Herald History

Compiled by Amanda Golden
Information for this column is compiled from The Daily Herald
digital archive. Articles are printed in original form, as they appeared
in the newspaper at the time of publication.
Five years ago, October 8, 2003
Tyrone School District looks into starting a soccer program
The Tyrone School Board held its work session last night and the topic of discussion was soccer.
A petition was handed in to the school administration to research the possibility of starting a soccer program in the Tyrone School District. The petition came because over 100 children are participating in youth soccer in Tyrone.
“Most of the people who signed the petition are elementary age children,” said Tyrone Athletic Director Tony Yaniello. “We know that soccer is something that is coming down the road, but right now, the interest doesn’t seem there at the high school level.”
Tyrone belongs to the Mountain Athletic Conference in all sports other than football and at the present time, the conference doesn’t have a junior high soccer program.
“Soccer is a sport that takes place in the fall,” said Yaniello. “I am not sure we have enough interested athletes to add another sport in the fall.”
“We have a problem facility wise as well,” said Yaniello. “The soccer field is used for junior high football practice and band practice. We would have to adjust things to accommodate these programs as well. It could be done but it will be inconvenient.”
On the high school level, the season is between 16 and 20 games and according to Yaniello.
“I talked to other athletic directors in the conference who have soccer programs and there is a start up cost of about $12,000 before paying coaches salaries and referees,” said Yaniello. “It costs about $6,000 yearly after the program gets started.”
Board president Lee Stover asked Yaniello if he thought a soccer program would take away from the sports that exist?
“I talked to a couple girls who play volleyball and signed the soccer petition and they said they would keep playing volleyball,” the athletic director answered. “Because of the way the league operates, the earliest we could start a soccer program would be the 2005-06 school year.”
Following the discussion, the board and Yaniello determined that the best course of action would be to send a questionnaire through the school district to see if the interest is there and inform the students of what time of the year that soccer takes place and come back to the board with the results.”
Twenty-five years ago, October 5, 1983
Local Businessmen Reduce Cost For Band Uniforms
Tyrone Area High School Band Boosters were pleasantly surprised during last night’s meeting held In the band room of the high school when two local business firms presented donations to the Boosters to help in the purchase of band uniforms.
The aged band uniforms are to be replaced for the 1984 school year and will cost an estimated $30,000. The uniforms are replaced about every 10 years or so, according to Band Director Gerald Roberts. The Boosters are responsible for paying half the cost of the uniforms. The school district will pay the entire cost and the Boosters will have three years to repay their $15,000.
The contributions received by the businessmen last night is big step in paying that half-cost, Roberts said. The contributions totaled $700.
Presenting $500 to the Boosters “in recognition of the enthusiasm, pride and spirit of competitiveness which has been fostered by the band,” was president of Quality Chemicals, Garth Burghard.
Burghard said the contribution was a way for his company which has been in business in Tyrone for about six years, to return some of the appreciation and enthusiasm Tyrone has shown us (the company).”
Making a $200 contribution was Jesse Ray, head of Rayco Transportation, one of the bus contractors for the school district. Ray said that his drivers returned their wages received for transporting the band to their recent comptitions.
Ray said his company added to the driver’s donation so that their joint effort was large enough to put a hole in the Booster’s deficit.
A committee was selected to work with Roberts and other advisors in the selection of the new uniforms. Work will begin immediatley on the uniforms.
One hundred years ago, October 6, 1908
Monthly Meeting of the Local Legislative Body
At the regular meeting of Tyrone borough council Monday evening, President pro tem Laporte was in the chair and all the members were present except Messrs. Dolaway and Donnelly.
Treasurer Gates reported the borough fun overdrawn $3,670.33, and sinking fund No. 1 overdrawn $1,504.54. There is in the treasury, in the light and water fund $3,251.88; in No. 2 sinking fund $3,266.62; and in No. 3 sinking fund $3,812.23. Tax Collector Owens reported that he had received taxes aggragating $11,042.04, from September 1 to October 1. Burgess Beuston reported his collections for September as follows: Fines $25.75, permits $29.00, licenses $102.60, warrants of survey $10.00; total $167.35.
Chairman Orr, of the highway committee, reported that the paving on Herald street and Alley F is progressing rapidly and that bills had been rendered the property owners on Washinton avenue for their acres paving. Chairman Poorman, of the legal committee, reported that all the private sewers were overloaded and that no more extensions should be granted. The finance committee recommended the asking for a loan to pay the floating debt, to be voted on at the February election. The matter was deferred until next meeting. Chairman Burford, of the light and water committee, recommended the placing of a 40-candle power light between 14th and 15th streets, and on his motion it was ordered placed. Chairman Stine, of the police committee, reported that four extra officers and a matron had been employed to assist in enforcing the curfew ordinance.
Borough Solicitor Hicks stated that Mr. Sargent, who claimed damages for an accident to his wife through the alleged negligence of the borough in not having lights placed at an excavation on East Tenth street, had no claim against the borough, as the borough would show that the accident was due to the carelessness of the driver. Chairman Heberling, of the private nuisance committee, reported that a nuisance ordered remedied has not been abated, and on Mr. Sprankle’s motion the committee was instructed to enforce the ordinance governing such cases.
On proper motion several new pavement notices were issued. Bills were read and orders granted amounting to $1,433.12.
One hundred twenty-five years ago, October 11, 1883
East Tyrone Items
Quite a curiosity passed through the railroad yard Monday afternoon. A cow with two heads, four horns, four eyes, two ears, two mouths and one tongue. She only eats with one mouth, the other one she can open and shut but does not use it for taking in food; the breathing can be done through both mouths. The cow was raised in New York state and the gentleman was taking her to Pittsburg to place her on exhibition. He said he refused the offer of five thousand dollars for her. He gave a free exhiblion in the yard at East Tyrone and everybody who knew of it availed themselves of the opportunity of viewing the curiosity.
Call at Smith and Gray’s and buy yourself a pair of boots that always give satisfaction. They also keep the “Life of Leather” for sale, 12 cts. per box, which makes the boots water proof.
To those interested we would call attention to T.D. Mott’s tire and water proof roofing paint. It is the best in use — in fact, the best in the world. For particulars see Z. B. Gray or M. Curns.
Good men wanted to sell the same in Bedford and Clearlield counties. They will do work in Tyrone and vicinity for any wishing a good article on reasonable terms and work guaranteed. It fills up all cracks and leaks in roofs, and there is no danger of the roof taking fire from sparks or burning shingles. It is the best article of the kind ever brought before the public.

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