Shooting of Officer Picked As Top Spot News
Material Witness Story Best Feature
A state police officer being shot in the leg, two material witnesses held in the Medford city jail, and the Jackson County home rule study committee organization and discussion of county government were voted the top news stories of 1960 by members of the Mail Tribune's news department.
Eight of the 12 employees in the news department chose the shooting of state policeman Donald Cain as the top "spot" news story of the year. "Spot" news is considered a story which has no long-range effect on the citizens.
Two staff members picked as the top spot news story the finding of a Cessna aircraft near Dutchman's Peak. Four California people were killed in the crash, and a search for the missing plane was conducted for some time before a hunter found the plane's wreckage.
The Medford Domestic Laundry fire and the O. H. Bengtson case involving embezzlement of Medford Escrow Company funds were rated the top stories by two other staff members.
Half the news department employees rated the Bengtson case the second most important story of the year, and half rated the murder of Mrs. Marion S. Hamilton in Ashland as the third most important spot news story.
The rest of the votes for the most important three spot news stories were divided among the number of traffic fatalities in Jackson County (there were 24 during the year), the death of William Campbell by beating in a downtown Medford parking lot, Sen. John F. Kennedy's visit to Medford for the Pear Blossom Festival, the Table Rock forest fire, and John Day's mountain climbing accident in Alaska.
Five staff members picked the home rule study committee as the top general news story of 1960. A general news story is one which has a long-range effect on the public welfare.
Two first place votes went to new construction in the area, and two went to the announcement that Sacred Heart Hospital would close, and the subsequent announcement that it would remain open.
One first place vote each went to the lumber market conditions, the rabid bat news, and the generally good business progress in the valley. The latter includes new construction, highway work and similar long-range programs.
Second Most Important
Four staff members rated the home rule study study group as second most important general news story of 1960, and five voted for Highway 99 freeway work as the third most important story.
The rest of the second and third place votes were divided among discussions on distributing O and C [funds] in more counties to help education, the Rogue Valley Art Association, the proposal for a multi-purpose stadium in Jackson County, the Mt. Ashland ski area development proposal, the Agate Dam portion of the Rogue Basin Project, Dr. Edwin R. Durno defeating Charles O. Porter as fourth district Congressional representative, and progress in air pollution in the valley.
Eleven of the 12 news department employees voted for the material witness story as the best feature news story that year. The witnesses, Virgil Payne Bennett and Norman James (Mac) McInnis, were held in the city jail several weeks because they saw William Campbell beaten to death.
Other First Place Vote
The other first place vote went to the continuing legal procedures between Mrs. Ann Todd and the Eagle Point Irrigation District and its officers.
Five second place and three third place votes went to the Mrs. Todd-EPID legal battle, and five second place and two third place votes went to the off-and-on dog control situation in Jackson County.
Other second and third place votes in the feature news category went to stories on Dallas Purcell, who lives with his family in the mountains north of the Table Rock area, and the town affiliation with Alba, Italy.
Following is a month-by-month review of activities in the area during the past year.
Jackson County's first baby of 1960 born at 12:01 a.m. to Mr. and Mrs. James G. House, Medford . . . Donald Thompson, Klamath Falls, found guilty of armed robbery holdup Sept. 7 at Safeway store . . . Completion date of Rogue Basin water resource studies extended more than a year . . . Snow surveys and weather forecasts predict shortage of irrigation water . . . Nearly 1,000 enroll for winter term at Southern Oregon College . . . School reorganization committee denies petition to relocate property in various districts . . . County Judge Earl Miller appointed to urban area committee of the National Association of County Officials . . . Ashland Mayor Richard L. Neill renames city officers . . . Rogue-Umpqua area spring and summer water supply outlook "fair to poor" . . . Seasonal job layoffs noted in timber industry during latter half of December . . . Application for federal assistance to enlarge Ashland sewage disposal plant approved . . . Medford city sanitary service withdraws request for a public hearing on proposed site for sanitary landfill . . . Victor David reelected president of Veterans Allied Council of Jackson County . . . City water supply outlook declared "poor to very poor" . . . Plans for a temporary dam near the future Agate Dam site rejected . . . Organization and procedures of Medford police department reviewed . . . Don Stathos resigns as chairman of the county Republican Central Committee . . . Angus L. Bowmer, Ashland, leaves on two-month, 28-state tour of theaters . . . Howard Prairie Lake recreational facilities to be ready by early summer . . . County Treasurer Karl L. Janouch and Ralph James file as candidates . . . Rogue Valley Art Association adopts articles of incorporation . . . Bear Creek pollution committee requests park sites along Bear Creek . . . Victor F. Birdseye named to county planning commission . . . County voter registration totaled 28,250 at the close of 1959 . . . School District 6C calls election on bond proposal . . . Judge Orval Millard seeks reelection to circuit court . . . Raymond R. Reter named to Federal Reserve Bank, Portland office . . . Siskiyou Pioneer Sites Foundation receives funds to restore U.S. Hotel in Jacksonville . . . County court asks for bids on new sheriff's department cars . . . Public library receives $23,000 grant-in-aid . . . Natural gas line possibilities seen for area . . . County Assessor Ray Schumacher announces candidacy for reelection . . . Oscar William (Ike) Dunford, prominent Jacksonville citizen, dies . . . Paul Rynning to run for county commissioner . . . Medford reported to have second largest dollar volume of construction in Oregon during 1959 . . . Mrs. James Ragland named chairman of county Republican Central Committee . . .. Timber Products Company plans three-quarters-of-a-million-dollar expansion program . . . Mark Boyden files for surveyor position . . . Henry Galey, Richard C. Cottle and Emmett Whitman named outstanding citizens in Ashland for 1959 . . . Herb Grey, Mail Tribune advertising manager, leaves for Antarctica on U.S. Navy tour . . . Herbert Hunter files for county assessor job . . . County public welfare commission considers work relief program . . . Miss Noreen Kelly appointed an assistant state attorney general . . . Mayor John Snider opens Eighth St. bridge . . . Petition to place Medford dog control law on primary ballot filed . . . E. H. Mann announces candidacy for state representative . . . Air pollution control makes "good progress" . . . Mercy Flights observes 10th anniversary . . . Funds allocated for Lake of the Woods road . . . Joseph A. Moore reelected vice president First National Bank of Oregon . . . John Dellenback seeks state representative office.
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Miss Evelyn Nye seeks reelection as state representative . . . Mrs. Ann Todd objects to Eagle Point Irrigation District's actions . . . Three directors--James Sandoe, Robert Loper and Jerry Turner--announced by Oregon Shakespeare Festival . . . Fruit growers petition state for emergency funds . . . Petition filed to place Sen. Wayne Morse on primary ballot for presidential nomination . . . Chamber of Commerce endorses Agate Dam proposal . . . City council grants license for second taxicab company and airport limousine service . . . Bomb scare evacuates city hall for 30 minutes . . . Town affiliation committee recommends Alba, Italy to be sister city . . . Higher than usual employment credited to mild weather . . . Members of county court receives state assignments . . . School officials plan bond issue to finance needed classrooms . . . Edwin Durno plans to enter congressional contest . . . Alan Holmes to seek district attorney job . . . Pat McLaughlin, Medford High senior, elected mayor for Student Government Day . . . Edward McGinty and L. E. Ager file for county surveyor position . . . Reorganization committee debates annexation of area south of Barnett Rd. . . . Petitions filed to enter Hubert Humphrey in Presidential race . . . A hunting accident responsible for death of Homer W. Buttram . . . Charles O. Porter to seek reelection . . . Gerald Scannell Jr. files for district attorney . . . Pacific Telephone Northwest tells of three-quarter-million-dollar improvement plan in Ashland . . . Medford celebrates 75th anniversary . . . Plans discussed for unionizing food clerks and restaurant workers in area . . . Miss Annette Gray, retired city teacher, named 1960 Woman of the Year . . . Distinguished Service Award presented to Delbert T. Landing . . . Two-million-dollar federal building proposed for Medford . . . Mayor Snider succeeds as president, League of Oregon Cities . . . County jail prisoners riot.
Rural school district budget cut . . . Two-car collision claims lives of Clarence E. Pullen and Vernon L. Ogye . . . Ashland council approves hospital plans . . . Edwin H. Taylor to seek county commissioner job . . . Sheriff Joseph Walsh serves as chairman of county Republican group . . . Donald M. Thompson sentenced to life imprisonment for Safeway robbery . . . Miss Inez Holcomb files for state representative office along with Robert Duncan . . . W. J. Rogers, horticulturist, arrives for fruit frost forecast season . . . Chester Rapp files for county treasurer along with Karl Janouch . . . Ashland woman, Mrs. Marion S. Hamilton, found shot to death in home . . . New pressroom facilities readied for Mail Tribune . . . City officials complete preliminary plans for extending facilities at airport . . . Phoenix residents okay water bond issue . . . Girl Scouts purchase campsite land in "Little Switzerland" area . . . Faber's Farmers Supply Company destroyed by fire . . . Sen. John Kennedy agrees to head Pear Blossom Festival parade . . . Fire destroys home of pioneer Anderson family.
Medford voters approve $750,000 bond issue to finance needed classrooms . . . March said to be "second wettest" March on record in vicinity . . . Fire damages Cooley Theater building . . . Robert Haworth considered for county recreation director as well as city recreation head . . . Robert C. Mix sentenced to 8 years in state penitentiary for assault with deadly weapon . . . Pear trees in full bloom . . . Season tickets for city swimming pools planned . . . Three high school athletes seriously injured in auto crash . . . Orchard heating under way . . . Some 10,000 Easter eggs "hunted" in Hawthorne Park . . . Clifford L. Howard, longtime circuit court reporter, dies . . . Rosemary Doolen, Medford, named Miss Salem . . . More than 70 citizens protest dog control law in Jacksonville . . . County juvenile department announces expanded activities in crime prevention . . . County Commissioner Chester Wendt elected chairman of local district of Association of Oregon Counties . . . Sen. John Kennedy discusses political issues while in valley for Pear Blossom festivities . . . Delegates converge here for 47th convention of Oregon Congress of Parents and Teachers . . . 1960 census nears completion . . . Douglas Kliever, high school senior, named merit scholarship winner . . . Gov. Mark Hatfield tours Southern Oregon . . . New Catholic high school planned for southeast Medford . . . Estimated $4,000 worth of furniture and appliances taken from Buy Rite Furniture and Appliance Company.
California Oregon Power Company applies for rate increase . . . Newly consolidated Phoenix-Talent school district names board members . . . Youth camping area proposed for Howard Prairie . . . Medford school patrons defeat budget . . . Simulated attack provides test for Civil Defense authorities . . . Some 75 persons assigned positions in Shakespearean festival company, Ashland . . . Building activity during April reaches all-time high for 1960 . . . Reduction made in Medford school budget . . . Poor weather blamed for employment lag . . . Medford Corporation announces plans for plywood plant . . . Inter-City Construction Company, Eugene, low bidder for construction of 10th Street bridge . . . City planning commission recommends adoption of preliminary civic center plan . . . Dr. George Verne Blue, SOC professor, dies . . . Precipitation at Crater Lake above average . . . Eugene Orr named American Legionnaire of the Year . . . About 500 attend Roosevelt memorial dinner . . . Pacific Telephone Northwest remodels Medford office . . . John Day hurt in accident on Mt. McKinley . . . Jacksonville discusses possible contamination of water supply . . . Angus Bowmer leaves for six-month tour of U.S., Canada and Europe . . . Dog control laws favored in county . . . Employment program for teenagers started in valley . . . More than 3,000 Elks meet here for state convention . . . School district voters approve 1960-61 budget for Medford . . . Mail Tribune uses new press . . . Primary election results told . . . Miss Shirley Satterfield named Miss Jackson County . . . Shakespearean ticket sales lead 1959 figures . . . 1960 frost season declared "not a particularly cold one."
Yellow traffic lines changed to white . . . DeAnne Taylor, MHS senior, selected to visit West Berlin, Germany, in American Field Service program . . . More than 400 students graduated from Medford High . . . West side residents oppose proposed zoning plans . . . Shakespearean festival begins casting . . . County recreation commission tables proposal to put athletic stadium on ballot . . . First full-color ad appears in Mail Tribune . . . Modernistic play equipment prepared for use in city parks . . . Jackson Park swimming pool dedicated . . . U.S. National Bank submits low bid on school bonds to finance two-year construction program . . . UMC sets $147,850 fall campaign goal . . . Robert D. Frohreich, 14, Ashland, killed in tractor accident . . . A rooster belonging to Mrs. Denker crows 67 times to win annual Rogue River Rooster Crow . . . SOC offers two acres of Jacksonville Britt estate for park . . . David Foote, Central Point, named First Citizen at Beaver Boys State, Corvallis . . . Wendel J. Toole killed in logging accident near Lake Creek . . . Federal Communication Commission hearings on television Channel 10 postponed . . . Harper Edwards selected chairman of county Democratic committee; Joseph Walsh selected Republican head . . . Brown Brothers Lumber Company, Williams, destroyed by fire . . . Merchants declare retail business slow . . . Construction starts on Oregon Broadcasting Company's cable TV line . . . Medford Irrigation District's stored water supply being depleted . . . Wallace Wong, longtime businessman in Southern Oregon, dies . . . Thunderstorms cause numerous lightning-started fires in valley.
Fire officials order removal of some fireworks from sale . . . Gas war tension decreases as stations take down signs . . . Milford E. Vanderpool killed while working on road patching project . . . Sen. Hugh Scott slated to speak at Republican rally . . . O. H. Bengtson and Mrs. Rachel Peterson Carter, employees of Medford Escrow Company, indicted by county grand jury on embezzlement charges . . . Fourth of July festivities attack scores of citizens throughout the valley . . . Local citizens participate in groundbreaking ceremonies atop Oregon mountain near Oregon-California line to start tunnel project . . . Unemployment declared higher than this time last year . . . Medford Domestic Laundry extensively damaged by fire . . . City officials ask state highway commission to use speed in freeway construction . . . Regulations for Medford limousines approved by council . . . Mrs. Mary G. Kelly and Rep. Robert Duncan leave for Democratic National Convention . . . Regional mill operators express desire to have pulp or chip board plant located here . . . County parks and recreation commission suggests 12-acre park site in Applegate . . . Copco continues rate increase talks . . . Fact finding committee demands enforcement of water pollution laws . . . Work program for general assistance welfare recipients goes into effect . . . Miss Halcomb, Democratic nominee for state representative, withdraws . . . Crop estimated at some 2,400,000 boxes for season . . . Carl Hillestad, Ashland, awarded $119,100 in damages from Kline Logging Company . . . Steps outlined to create low-cost housing for elderly . . . 65 local Boy Scouts leave for National Jamboree in Colorado Springs, Colo. . . . Bryon Ellis dies following boating accident near Florence . . . Shakespearean festival opens season with standing-room-only crowd of 4,100 viewers . . . Boundary board discusses transfer of land from Phoenix to Medford . . . 1963 set as completion date for Pacific freeway . . . Petitions filed to repeal county dog control.
Miss Rosemary Doolen selected Miss Oregon . . . Hazel J. Adams, 28, beaten and strangled to death in home; husband, Keith Adams, held . . . Members of home rule study committee named . . . Pear picking begins . . . Low lumber price plagues economy of country . . . Mayor John B. H. Leyen named Rogue River Man of the Year; Dan Smoot is guest speaker . . . Interim Committee on Education discusses inclusion of O and C funds in equalized flat grant system . . . Hot weather boosts water usage to year's high . . . Fire burns some 1,100 acres north of Lower Table Rock . . . Ashland Mayor Richard L. Neill files for reelection, opposing W. R. Brown and Norman Lindahl . . . Plans for convalescent home and cooperative apartment house at a cost of $1.3 million announced . . . William C. Campbell, transient, beaten to death in parking lot; Prentis H. Alexander held on murder charge . . . John L. Gregory named Democratic candidate for state representative to replace Miss Holcomb . . . Medford planes assist search for missing Cessna aircraft . . . Mosquito problem modified by warm weather . . . Area residents report influx of unidentified flying objects . . . Murder suspect Prentis H. Alexander found to be Leonard E. Nelson . . . Man-caused fires burn 140 acres of state and federal land . . . Week-long county 4-H fair ends . . . Ashland councilman Glenn Revel files for mayor's post . . . 100 persons riot near Medford 21 Club . . . George E. Myers, Trail, killed in auto accident . . . County population declared up 25 percent in last decade . . . City receives achievement plaque for safety program . . . School boundary board denies land transfer petition . . . James L. Reed, Tennessee carpenter and write-in candidate for President, stops in city on walking campaign . . . 200 Mexican nationals join pear harvest . . . Law enforcement officials ask public cooperation in dog control enforcement . . . Eastwood Cemetery officials report $1,000 in damage to property . . . Reduced taxes in most districts contemplated . . . Democrats lead in registration drive . . . Alva N. Bradford, Medford councilman, files for reelection.
Hyatt Lake drained, fish stranded, bag limits removed . . . William A. Singler files for city councilman . . . Agricultural year ends with near-normal precipitation amounts . . . Plywood output curtailment discussed . . . Ben T. Lombard, prominent Ashland lawyer, dies . . . "Unruly" bear destroyed at Crater Lake . . . Shakespearean festival closes with record season attendance close to 43,000 . . . Pear harvest said below normal . . . Russell Osborn and Norman Lindahl resubmit petitions for Ashland mayor . . . Medford's sister city, Alba, Italy, sends gifts . . . Mrs. W. B. McCullough files for Ashland city council . . . 361 teachers participate in Business Education Day . . . Mrs. Thomas Rutter elected chairman of home rule committee . . . Television channel 10 FCC hearings postponed until October . . . Rogue River residents sight UFO . . . Darryl D. Harrison, 10, drowns in pool near Ashland . . . Preliminary studies made of sewer problems in and around Medford . . . School board hears additional land transfer proposals . . . Preliminary work on new Ashland hospital gets under way . . . Phillip Riney, 13, accidentally killed by gun . . . O and C Association plans additional funds for recreation . . . UMC drive opens . . . David L. Snook, Central Point, burned in mill accident . . . County parks and recreation commission refuses to finance removal of snags from Hyatt Lake . . . "Sea to Winnemucca" caravan stops in Medford; four local residents join troupe . . . J. J. Newberry officials announce plans for second store in Medford . . . Jackson County receives civil defense emergency hospital . . . Harold Bailey, Karen Christensen, Peter Kreisman, Linda Neal and Larry Janssen named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists . . . City-state quibble over Hawthorne Park property price for freeway use.
Missing plane, four bodies found near Dutchman's Peak . . . Ashland-Talent UF reaches 1960 goal . . . Agate Dam plan gets approval of budget bureau . . . Forest fire danger declared extreme . . . Republicans accused of illegal practices in local registration drive . . . County clerk outlines dog control procedures . . . Mrs. Clara Thompson, Ashland, awarded $53,651 in damages for husband's tractor accident . . . Eagle Point water users dismiss suit against irrigation district . . . Don Berry, former county agent, wins national contest demonstrating effective crop pest control . . . County registration hits all-time high of 37,211 . . . Crater Lake National Park buildings damaged by "freakish" wind . . . O. H. Bengtson found guilty in embezzlement case . . . William Moffat elected president of Shakespearean festival . . . Ernest C. Berry killed in logging accident . . . Mayor Snider represents U.S. at VIII Inter-American Municipal Congress in San Diego . . . City considers experiment for dispersing fog . . . Ted Kennedy, younger brother of Sen. John Kennedy, visits SOC campus . . . Two-story home of William Bigham, southern Oregon landmark, burns . . . Pear harvest concludes with 2.2 million boxes . . . O. H. Bengtson receives three-year sentence in Oregon correctional institution . . . Guy Applewhite, prominent Ashland resident, dies . . . League of Women Voters Candidates Fair increases political tension . . . Charles O. Porter and Dr. Edwin R. Durno plan television debate . . . F. L. Somers low bidder on proposed Lake of the Woods highway . . . Affidavits claim statements wrong in Bengtson court case . . . Police recover stolen dynamite, arrest four youths . . . Gov. Mark Hatfield speaks at GOP rally . . . Michigan Governor G. Mennon Williams arrives here . . . County health department seeks help of mill owners in mosquito control program . . . James C. Collins, former Medford mayor, dies in hospital . . . About 100 businessmen visit schools on Education Business Day . . . JoAnn Johnson, Marsha Watson, John Alansky, Jim Henson and David Irving finalists in AFS competition for trip abroad . . . Amos E. Voorhies, Grants Pass, dean of Oregon publishers, dies . . . County court hears debate on Compound 1080, coyote poisoning program.
Firemen start 29th annual Christmas toy drive . . . Dr. A. Erin Merkel assumes duties as county public health officer . . . Glenn A. Klein appointed to state 4-H office at Oregon State College . . . Two men being held in city jail--neither committed a crime . . . Fay Carver elected Phoenix mayor . . . Central Point Mayor Freeman Mason retained . . . New Army reserve center dedicated . . . 300 cattlemen converge here for annual convention . . . Second bat found locally with rabies . . . Winning politicians include Dr. Edwin R. Durno, representative from the fourth district to Congress, state representatives Robert Duncan and John Dellenback . . . Over 200 music educators meet for convention . . . Veterans Day parade declared "one of the largest" . . . Another rabid bat found in county . . . Mayor Snider elected president, League of Oregon Cities . . . Rogue Valley Art Association hosts Oregon Art Alliance first state conference . . . Building department issues permit for $212,000 motel development . . . Robert Duncan supported for speaker of house position in state legislature . . . Stephen G. Nye elected president of Oregon State Horticultural Society . . . Monty R. Sall, 14-year-old Gold Hill youth, killed in hunting accident . . . Trial for murder suspect Keith Adams postponed until December . . . Mrs. Evelyn Nye receives GOP support for state senate post . . . 10th St. bridge over Bear Creek opens . . . Sacred Heart Hospital officials announce services will continue despite earlier shutdown threat . . . Coyote poison proposal defeated by county court after government recommendation . . . William M. Nickell and Mildred V. Jones killed in auto accident . . . Larry G. Noah (Leonard E. Nelson) receives life sentence for August murder . . . Ex-Japanese prisoners meet for 16th annual convention . . . Santa Claus arrives in valley to open annual shopping promotion . . . Completed vote canvass shows 85 percent of county registered voters cast ballots . . . County approves zoning laws for Oak Grove area . . . Congressman-elect Durno tells of "proxy congressman" . . . Philip Krouse, Applegate, wins $400 scholarship for 4-H work . . . Medford Naval Reserve unit receives top national, district awards for electronics group . . . Medford residents testify in city-limousine companies battle.
Dallas Purcell tells of survival test near Medford . . . County assessor to reappraise property owned by fraternal groups . . . L. L. Sawyer sworn in as district court judge, replacing retiree Leroy Bashaw . . . Eugene Bennett wins first area art competition . . . Twin 3-year-old Yreka girls, Debbie and Diane Carson, die in house fire . . . Police investigate disappearance of Rogue River women missing for more than a year . . . Harold Von Stein Jr. burns to death in home . . . Safeway store employees aid police in capture of armed robbery suspect minutes after incident . . . District Attorney-elect Alan Holmes challenges election expense report regulations . . . 1960 county population count rests at 73,962 . . . Trial for murder suspect Keith Adams delayed until January . . . UFOs again plague valley residents . . . Petitions circulate for athletic stadium plan at county fairgrounds . . . Bengtson trial moved to Josephine County . . . Dr. Edwin R. Durno resigns from state senator post . . . Mrs. Nell V. Beaman, James A. Murphy and Milton E. Stafford killed in auto accident . . . Lyndel Newbry accepts appointment to state senate . . . SOC President Elmo N. Stevenson tells of construction plans . . . County planning commission rejects proposed Sams Valley interim zoning ordinance . . . Mr. and Mrs. John Bohnert awarded $36,442.20 in freeway case . . . Plans for proposed $165,000 ski development go to U.S. Forest Service officials . . . Mrs. Ingeborg Larum, Medford, dies after being hit by car . . . Three new buildings prepare for opening--Rogue Valley Manor, Standard Insurance building, Jackson County Federal Savings and Loan Association . . . Plans readied to improve Howard Prairie Lake area . . . Dog control measures become effective . . . John R. Taylor, an ex-convict from Salem, held for shooting state police officer Don Cain . . . Graff and James Construction Company low bidder for Rogue Valley hospital addition . . . Ashland hotel building bought by First National Bank of Oregon for new branch . . . UMC exceeds goal for eighth consecutive time . . . Circuit court awards $44,725 to Chester and Glenna Irish and Emma Childreth in condemnation suit . . . Robert D. Fox, Portland, named deputy district attorney by Alan B. Holmes, D.A.-elect . . . Medford retail business for 1960 said at "healthy level" . . . Robert E. Welch and Edna M. Welch, both Jacksonville residents, killed in auto mishap . . . Home of Talent residents Mr. and Mrs. Theodore T. Noonchester destroyed by fire . . . County court establishes Howard Prairie development fund from recreation monies . . . Public library receives $3,000 in state-federal aid . . . Copco and PP&L agree on merger proposal . . . County court appoints Earl Miller to National Guard armory board . . . Two shopping areas, Alpine Village and Westgate of Medford, planned for Medford . . . District Attorney Reeder announces private law practice.
Last revised July 24, 2012