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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hurrican Hazel ~ October 15, 1954

Photo: Barbara Bloom
Looking east on Cunningham St. toward Chestnut St. with the Walsh Equipment Building in the background.
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Broad Street School ~

Photo: Barbara Bloom
This picture was taken in Aug. 1973. I attended first through fourth grade at Broad St. school. My teachers were: Mrs. Helen McCandless (first), Ruth Goldblum (second), Miss Lilian Adami (third), and Mrs. Virginia Welton (not sure about that name) (fourth). I can still remember that each room had its own "cloak room" where we would hang our coats and keep our boots during the winter. The gym class was in the basement as were the bathrooms. B.Blum

Friday, April 08, 2011

Remembering Butler Firefighters ~

On April 8, 2001 Scott Wilson [left] and Anthony Murdick [below], both 25, died while attempting to recover the body of kayaker Neil Balcer, 23, from the Slippery Rock Creek near McConnell's Mill. We have not forgotten these dedicated men.

More that 500 fire departments sent firefighters and trucks to participate in the funeral procession. They came from as far away as Texas.
Photos: Unionville VFD

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Ronald Stutz BHS '52

+ 4 November 2010

Ronald Stutz BHS '52 was a very talented basketball star on the BHS team from '48-'52 and was one of the first to make the varsity team while only a freshman. He also played football. He was a member of the 1950 Butler High School football team that won the WPIAL Championship with a perfect 12-0 record. After high school he went on to play football in the US Army where he earned MVP honors.