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Thanks to everyone who made the Labor Day Community picnic such a great success! Here are some wonderful photos:
In the photos above by Virgie Werner, members of Tyrone Elks call numbers for the immensely popular Bingo, played by at least 400 people. At right above, members of Tyrone Rotary show their skills as they book the chicken barbeques, and in the bottom row, Oldest in attendance Hannah Isenberg, a wonderfully spry lady of 96 and Youngest is Henry Osterhout, just two weeks old, with mom, Siera. Kip Woodring entertained the crowd with lots of old favorite songs. And in the photo at the right in bottom row, Beulah Irvin, the beloved "Apple Dumpling Lady" is shown with Peg Baney, in a photo taken by Betsy Simpson.
Thanks to Virgie Werner for these exciting photos of Steam Engine 765, as it made its way through Tyrone eastward in the first photo, and westbound in the other three. One thrilling thing for some of the "rail buffs" was to see the steam rising high above the train as it made its way South in the Valley out of Tyrone, and a number of perfectly-shaped smoke-rings rose hundreds of feet above the steam before evaporating. A wonderful experience for many folks in this area. August, 2012
Elected Officials Rep. Jerry Stern and Mayor Bill Fink, with Hon.Sam Hayes, Jr., former Legislator and State Secretary of Agriculture, and Bill Ellenberger, III, Principal Speaker for Memorial Day, 2012.
A Tribute to Chip Dillon
Chip has played "Taps" for Veterans' Memorial Services in the Cemeteries and at The Soldier's Park Ceremonies. And, he is also the Chairman of the Committee that organizes the annual Memorial Day Parade in Tyrone.
Memorial Day, 2012: More Photos by Virgie Werner:
The 2012 Memorial Day Parade in downtown Tyrone, as the Tyrone Area High School Band, under the direction of Mark Murphy, marches under the aerial ladder arches. We salute Mark, who has been an inspiring Band Director, and who has resigned to take another position. Thanks to Virgie Werner for this and other photos of the exciting Parade and Inspirational Ceremonies.
The Arch of two Aerial Ladders supporting the American Flag was a fitting "portal" through which the parade emerged.
Grand Marshall of Memorial Day 2012 Parade- Bill Engelman, a true war hero, and beloved Tyrone resident
Also Grand Marshall of the 2012 Tyrone Memorial Day Parade, Pastor Barry Neal, Retired Army First Lieutenant, who retires soon from the Christ United Methodist Church in Tyrone.
This group is admired by everyone in Tyrone.
Chip Dillon played Taps for Three Memorial Services at Cemeteries and at the Soldier's Park Ceremonies. He was also the General Chairman of the Committee that organized the Memorial Day Parade
St. Patrick's Day Parade March, 2012. Giant Balloon Release.
WTRN's News Staffers
Each morning, beginning at 6 a. m. Bob Johnson brings you updated reports of the latest local, regional and national news, sports and weather; everything you'll need during your morning commute- regardless of when you start- anytime between 6 and 8! And WTRN's Mid-Morning News Hour brings Jean Dixon to the microphone, with later news reports, as well as keeping you up to date on the various church, club and municipal meetings taking place, as well as the obituaries. WTRN is justly proud of Jean, Bob, and Betty Rodgers, who fills in when Jean has a special assignment away from the station.
Police Chief John Romeo urges participation by citizens
It all began with this broadcast on WTRN, as Tyrone's Chief of Police John Romeo spoke with Betty Rodgers about the importance of citizens' participation and the benefits of watchful observance of "things going on" in town, and participation in "Operation Our Town".
Memories from the past- 1954- Opening of the Tyrone Hospital. Tyrone Native Fred Waring, world-famous musician, came to play a concert with his 50 piece orchestra and singers. He's in the back seat with Ann Getz of Tyrone. Front seat, Benjamin C. Jones, and Ted Feller, Jr., driving the convertible. Photo courtesy of Mayor Bill Fink.
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Our 57th Birthday!
We are proud to be part of the Tyrone Community!
From Mayor Bill Fink of Tyrone
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1999 State Champions! Click on Sports Page. 1999 Champs. 2011 Photo by Virgie Werner
SALUTE TO THE BLUE DEVILS OF 2011
Congratulations to the Bellwood-Antis Blue Devils and Coach John Hayes on a great 2011 Season. Although it's over....it'll go into the record books as an outstanding year!
Every member of the team can be proud all the rest of his life of the great team he was a part of!
SALUTE TO THE NITTANY LIONS OF 2011-2012!
Follow the Nittany Lions on WTRN 1340AM/ 100.7FM. They need your support more now than ever before!
CLICK HERE FOR Veterans Day and Memorial Day Parades and Programs
TACO AWARDS 2011: Click Here: TACO Awards (Photos by Virgie Werner)
Photographs of Tyrone Mayor Bill Fink before he retired from Military Security involving Air Force One.CLICK HERE FOR FULL SIZE PHOTOS
We remember the Tyrone YMCA and also Barney Mogle- Click Here Sports Page.
MEMORIAL DAY 2011 PHOTOS BY VIRGIE WERNER CLICK HERE FOR FULL SIZE PHOTOS
Antique Cars in Memorial Day Parade - Click HereAntique Cars at Tyrone
Congratulations to Tyrone's Nick Patton! Silver Medal At 2011 State Track Championships
Click Here:for full-sized photos Sports Page. Photo by Virgie Werner
Minerva Frank is honored on 100th birthday CLICK HERE FOR FULL SIZE PHOTOS
PHOTOS OF TYRONE SESQUICENTENNIAL PARADE
By Don Wilson, Sr., and Don Wilson, Jr.. September 23, 2000
State Police Mounted Patrol Led Parade
Members of Gardner Guards and Tyrone Guards in parade on their "Reunion Day"
Honored Guest From Epworth Manor in Horse-Drawn Carriage
Numerous Antique Cars Were in Line of March
Dale Busche, Singer of "Celebrate Tyrone" and his family
"Swingin'Members of TAHS Class of 1966"
Tyrone Golden Eagles Cross Country Team
Students At Grier School, including International Students
Float from Grace Baptist Church, with singers and riders
Tyrone Rotary Club's Float
A wide photo tells the story of a romance that began when one Gardner Guards member picked up another, and noticed an attractive sister on the porch. Today, 30 years later, a great story! They all now live in Orlando, Florida. Use side arrows to see full photograph
Julie Wilt (in Red, White & Blue), a national Winner in Special Olympics, was interviewed on WTRN and on the PA System by Jean Dixon, Cary Simpson, and Ted Simpson (who is checking a wire) from the steps of the Post Office. The parade had 56 units and was well attended.
How long will we wait for something to be done about the flood problem in Tyrone? The continued development and paving of areas that drain into the "bottleneck" at Tyrone must be dealt with. Every drop of rain that falls from 17th Street in Altoona to Bald Eagle must flow past Tyrone. This includes the Penn State Campus in Altoona, Bellwood, Tipton, Greenwood, etc. WTRN urges everyone to work together to solve this problem. The Flood on December first was just a few inches from coming onto the streets of downtown Tyrone!
Photos of the Flooding in Tyrone on December 1, 2010. Photos by Tyrone Borough Mayor Bill Fink
LINKS to Click on:Here for: Busy Days In Tyrone-YMCA demolished-
TACO 2011 Radio Auction-
OLD FRIENDS REMINISCE ABOUT TYRONE
Antique Racing Cars at Tyrone ABCD Blair County Development TAHS - Alumni Page Amtrak
Bellwood Antis Football Bellwood Home Page Bryce Jordan Center
CLICK HERE FOR LOCAL PHOTO ALBUM
Tyrone VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS Wonderful Memories,
Col Crowther Memorial Ceremonies and Encampment
Del Grosso's on Today Show
Dorman's Jewelry Dover Millionaires Drivers Licenses
Epworth Manor History of Epworth Manor Frontline Ministries
Photos by Bob Johnson and 2 Marvelous Gifts
Gardners Candies PHOTOS OF GARDNER GUARDS GEOLOGY OF THE MOUNTAINS.
Tyrone Sports Museum
Grier School For Girls Historical Picture Pages Hookies Fire Co. Joshua House
Little Juniata River Chapter of the Federation of Fly Fishers
MYSTERY PHOTO CONTEST CLICK HERE for past photos
Andy Moore, amazing local artist remembered Museum Early Tyrone, PA
Muddy Run Raceway MAPQUEST
Tyrone National Guard -photos by Virgie Werner NASA site
Outstanding Citizen Award
OLD FRIENDS REMINISCE ABOUT TYRONE
Tyrone Paper Mill Reopens 2003- Team Ten- American Eagle
Penn State Sports Picture pages of Tyrone Past and Present
Penn DOT Q4U Museum-
Railfan Guide-Horseshoe Curve Railroad City Search Google
Project Freedom at Camp Anderson -
Dedication by Three Rotary Clubs for Boy Scouts/Easter Seals -Click Here
Saint Matthew School A.J. Schopp, State Wrestling Champ.
Let Us Not Forget Kathy Shea
Tyrone Area Historical Society Tyrone Area Schools
Tyrone Church Information Page Tyrone Snyder Public Library
TAHS Wrestling Tyrone Community Players
Tyrone's Sesquicentennial Celebration
USA Today Woodland Avenue Paperboy-Gary Long WILSON CHEMICAL COMPANY
Pa District-6 Wrestling
54 YEARS OF WTRN HISTORY
TYRONE COMMUNITY DAY at Del Grosso Park.Click here for photos of past year's celebrations.
EEO REPORT Click Here
TODAY IN HISTORY! Click on http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/today/today.html
See the DelGrosso Story on The Food Network Show "Unwrapped" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zoBIIU595Y
Walter L. Main Circus Train Wreck
Courtesy of WPSU: click below
Click Here for 2005 Observance
of the May 30, 1893
His parents are natives of Tyrone, and he's now the head of a national
support group to help kids to cope when cancer comes to their mother or
dad. To learn more, click here: http://www.kidskonnected.org/
Don't forget that Tyrone Football games are on the Internet.
Go to www.tyronepa.com
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The inspiration and guiding force
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TYRONE'S OWN FRED WARING!
For a complete collection of Fred Waring information
by Tyrone's own beloved historian,
Suzanne Sickler Ohl, click on Fred Waring Page
This Painting by Vanelda Benn (1926-2011)
is In Loving Memory of her, by the WTRN Staff.
Do you think that Gamesa is a small company in Ebensburg that
makes"Windmill Towers"? Yes, you're right, except that
Gamesa's plant in Ebensburg is one of scores of plants all over
the world, including 5 in China. This is their World
Headquarters Building in Madrid, Spain. At this time, in
addition to working on the Windfarm on Ice Mountain and
Sandy Ridge, they are also busy installing more wind-turbines
in Scotland, Mexico, Ireland, Germany, throughout South
America, including Brazil, and almost every other country
around the world. They're working on off-shore windfarms,
which is an exciting idea, since there are no nearby neighbors
DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN
If you look down at the base of all of this underbrush growing in the bed of the Little Juniata River, you will see a "tiny creek". But, when torrential rains come, this tiny creek is fed by all of the drain-off from the middle of Altoona to Tyrone.....and the community is in peril. Isn't there someone who will listen among the paid government employees....and let this underbrush be trimmed? We will be pleased to post your point of view. Call WTRN 814-684-3200 or fax 814-684-1220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
From Bill Anderson:
Attached: Bill's Comment from Daily Herald
Fink gets it
That the periodic flooding of
downtown Tyrone is a serious problem is indisputable. On the night of September
18th, 2004 Hurricane Ivan came rushing down
Through editorials, presentations
to groups and forum responses, I have tried to focus the borough leadership and
its citizens on the real cause of flooding in Tyrone and indeed most Pa towns.
And that cause, as Bill Fink correctly states, is poorly managed storm- water runoff
in the headwaters of the river. We have long maintained that digging a
deeper ditch (advocated in the 1978 flood plan), is the wrong answer. What we
need is to focus our attention on where the water comes from and that is Antis
This does not mean that development has to cease in our neighboring townships. What it does mean is that we must be sure that each new project, small or large, has a plan in place to retain all additional storm-water runoff on site, both during construction and after. In addition we need a proactive plan for reducing storm water runoff from existing large impermeable surfaces such as the I99 corridor and significant roofs and parking lots throughout the headwaters.
Mayor Fink’s efforts to
understand the Tyrone flooding issue is commendable. He has brought our
concerns to PennDOT, Congressman Shuster and others. He has called for a
consortium including Snyder and Antis townships and the Mayor of Bellwood.
These are excellent first steps and we congratulate our new Mayor for taking
them. However, several very important stake holders have been omitted. Many of
the Little Juniata River tributaries flow out of
WTRN invites you to express your views. Send to email@example.com.