Local author Allen Gress holds his novel, "Duel in the Parking Deck," which he will discuss at a Feb. 17 program at Minerva Public Library. Gress will also discuss his writing experiences and give young writers tips on the publishing business. "Duel in the Parking Deck" is geared for middle and high-school aged youths and tells the story of Sean O'Doul, a 14-year-old who gives information to the police about a violent murder and becomes a target as the murders stalk the only eyewitness to their crime. According to Gress, the novel is wholesome despite the violence related to the story. Sean deals with the tragic loss of his father, moving from school to school, his mother's new romance and his first real girlfriend-problems many young males face in modern America.
Nick Embrogno, age 12, bowled the first 600 series ever in the Saturday afternoon bantam league - Lions Den Jr. Mixed. Embrogno bowled games of 199-200-206, converting 17 out of a possible 19 spares for a 605 series. Embrogno, who stands 4'9" and weights 89 pounds, throws a 12-pound ball and some day plans on competing on the Minerva High School bowling team.
Presenting a check for $500 to the Minerva Library is Junior Post Madame President of the Minerva Eagles Auxiliary, Geraldine Miller; Director of the Minerva Library, Judy Phillips; and President of the Minerva Eagles Auxiliary, Nettie Forester. "We are very happy with this generous check," Judy Phillips said about the $500 check given in order for the library to improve their books on tape and large print books.
Receiving superior ratings at the recent solo and ensemble are Angela Rittmaier, Tracy Saunier, Samatha Dunn, Megan Kocher, Morgan Brewer, Christina Archer, Karen Bigler, Terra Dennis, Missy Earley and Sarah Shearer.
Kishman's IGA January Give-a-way winner of a washer and dryer was Evelyn Baker of East Rochester. George Kishman and Jake Tarbet presented her with the prize. Second-place prize winner of a $100 gift certificate was Diana Smith of Minerva.
Nearly a year after the March 1986 Balloon Launch to promote the annual Right To Read Week program at Malvern Elementary, Amanda Leasure has received a letter telling her that her balloon was found. Jim Schoenstein of Absecon, New Jersey wrote to the second-grade student to tell her that while walking through a wooded area in southern New Jersey, he came across her balloon. He sent her a piece of a map of New Jersey with the area where he found her balloon marked and wrote a note with it, saying that he has found other balloons in the past, but has never found one from as far away as Ohio. He said he found her balloon Jan. 3, ten months after it was sent from Malvern. Amanda, 8-years-old, is currently in Mrs. Marty Reed's second-grade class, but was a member of Miss Melba Rutherford's first-grade class at the time of the launch.
Winners in the Custom Relations Contest recently named at Kishman's IGA Super Market are Mary Brodzenski, cashier, who was second-place winner of $100; Ruth Momosor, cashier, third-place winner of $50; Shirley Louive, meat department clerk, who won $25 in fourth place; and Mary Rose Lutes, Aunt Patti's Pantry clerk, winner of $10 for fifth place. Jim Lynch, winner of the first-place prize of a round trip, all expenses paid trip to Las Vegas. He is manager of the frozen food department. The contest was held over a three-month-period, during which employees of Kishman's IGA voted for fellow-employees whom they believed to be the most congenial and most friendly with, and courteous to, IGA customers.
A fire believed to have started from a short in the electric heating system destroyed the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wilhelm of Lake Mohawk Tuesday morning. Loss in the fire at 35 Apache Trail has been estimated at $50,000. The Wilhelms and their small daughter escaped without injury, but were unable to save any of their belongings. Brown Township and Malvern volunteer firemen were called to the scene at 7:20 a.m., but the fire was out of control when they arrived as flames spread quickly through the two story cedar-sided home.
Arthur J. Hole, owner of the East Rochester Auto Co., reported to The Leader he arose at his regular time, Wednesday, Feb. 1 and opened his establishment the same as usual. However, there was a reminder to him on the first day of a new month that it was just 50 years ago on Feb. 1, 1917 that he started in the garage business in a building located close to the present building.
Nancy Robertson, member of the senior class, has been selected as the Good Citizen of Malvern High School for the current year. Through her demonstration during the entire course of the qualities of dependability, leadership, service and patriotism has earned the DAR Good Citizen Certificate. The certificate was sent to her by the National Chairman of the Daughters of The American Revolution, Good Citizens Committee, Mary S. Ritchie.
Mayor L.C. Lally has moved his office from the council chambers of city hall to new quarters on the second floor where the public library was formerly located. Mayor Lally started last Saturday afternoon to make the change and by Thursday evening he had set-up a very nice second-floor office in the southwest corner of city hall. The mayor reports the new office is ideal for handling the affairs of the village and hearing court cases.
Good Roads Machinery Corporation this week announced the completion of plans for the expansion of its plant on Bridge Street. The one-floor addition will be 68 ft. x 18 ft. or 10,000 square feet, and will be added to the northwest end of the present building. The expansion is being made in anticipation of company growth over the next five years.
Gaining entrance through a window in Supt. H.P. Wisman's office, a thief, or thieves, entered Minerva High School and stole a new electric sweeper from the home-economics classroom. Nothing else has been reported missing. There was no money stolen as cash is not kept in the building.
Evelyn Starkey was chosen Minerva High School May Queen. She has been active in clubs, band and orchestra. Starkey was an attendant for the Football Queen and May Queen her junior year.
Receiving second highest number of votes, Barbara Walters, was elected Goddess of Minerva and will crown Evelyn Queen in May Day festivities this spring. Joann Blamer and Marie Kimbel are senior attendants for the May Queen.
Lottie Lou Lippincott, Joan Lotz, Nan Raley and Doris Anthony are junior attendants.