September 27, 1999 |
Norristown's offense has gotten plenty of attention, and with good reason. The Eagles feature speed - lots of it. In the spring, Norristown's 4x100-meter relay team placed second in the PIAA state track championship meet. All four members of that team are on the football roster. And two of them, Troy Swittenburg and Ernie Terrell, figured in the scoring Friday night as the Eagles dismantled Quakertown, 27-0, in a Suburban One League American Conference Liberty Division game. In three games, Norristown has outscored its opponents by 112-0, with a high-octane offense.
January 23, 1995 |
The Norristown boys' basketball lineup shouldn't be memorized, unless a computer with plenty of megabytes is available. Through 17 games this season, coach Tom McGee has been forced to use 17 combinations. Reserve senior forward Jeff Butler was killed in a car accident last month before he ever got in a game. Somehow, even though they were still emotionally reeling, the Eagles managed to keep winning. But injuries have piled up in recent weeks, and coaching decisions by McGee have also resulted in various lineups.
July 29, 1987 |
Gordon of Philadelphia, a nationally-known manufacturer of traditional women's clothes, is being closed by its parent company. The Norristown firm, which employs about 80 people here and 10 in its New York showroom, is being phased out because "it has continued operating at a level that is not satisfactory, despite an intense, 18-month program to redirect the products and market thrust of the company by its management," said Linda Kyriakou, spokeswoman...
May 6, 2010 |
Norristown softball coach Jon Kandrick didn't want a repeat of his team's earlier meeting with Wissahickon in a Suburban One League American Conference game. The Trojans won that first game, and sophomore lefthander Katie Ziegler limited the Eagles to two hits. Thursday, the Eagles resorted to their slapping and bunting offense and earned a 7-0 victory that kept them in the driver's seat in the conference. "I told them we needed to get on base and score runs any way we could," Kandrick said after the Eagles improved to 10-3 overall, 9-2 in the conference.
June 17, 2012 |
If there was any question that the sweeping four-column monument in Norristown emblazoned with the word King was a tribute to the civil rights leader whose nonviolent movement transformed a nation, a new addition should erase any doubt. A bronze relief depicting the face of the slain Nobel Peace Prize winner was dedicated at the park named in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his elder son stood in front of the memorial Saturday to say thank you. "It is wonderful to name things in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., but what is most important is that we continue the work that is not fulfilled yet," Martin Luther King 3d said before a crowd of more than 100. The ceremony came 25 years after officials, clergy, and residents of the Montgomery County municipality joined in 1987 to develop a park in King's honor on Oak Street.
October 11, 2015 |
The Norristown council president has resigned after admitting that she had been living outside of her council district since summer. In an email Thursday evening to the council and staff, Linda Christian said she had struggled with unemployment until recently, and had lost her home of 21 years to foreclosure. She said she was still living in the municipality and had a "promising" lead on a new residence within the district. The resignation, she wrote, was necessary "to prevent hateful, gossipy people from telling my story their way. " Over the last week, two community activists began questioning Christian about her residence, and shared the information with council members and reporters.
March 14, 2013 |
After three years at Church Farm, Howard Sellars decided to play his final season of high school basketball at Coatesville. "Coatesville is where I live," the 6-foot-1, 160-pound senior guard said. "I just wanted to come home and give the city what they haven't seen in years. " Wednesday night, with Sellars as the catalyst, the Red Raiders moved closer to their first PIAA Class AAAA state title since 2001 with a 58-52 victory over Norristown in a second-round game at Spring-Ford.
April 11, 2006 |
Former Norristown Mayor Ted LeBlanc, facing the financial collapse of the pub he owned, sold out his constituents for $10,000, federal prosecutors said yesterday in the first day of LeBlanc's fraud, corruption and tax-evasion trial. "LeBlanc betrayed the trust of the citizens of Norristown for a bar," assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Gray said during opening statements at the U.S. District Courthouse in Philadelphia. LeBlanc, 68, theoretically faces up to 171 years in prison on the charges stemming from his actions between December 2002 and July 2004.
March 12, 1987 |
Adrift in a $2.2 million sea of red ink, Norristown officials last week gave up the zoo. Turning the buildings and animals over to a private society, they argued, would save about $20,000 in the first year alone. Mayor John Marberger was unimpressed. "Twenty thousand is just nothing," he said in an interview last week in his newly redecorated office. "It's just a spit in the ocean. " Besides, the mayor added, "I love the town, and I love the zoo, and the zoo is one of the few things that we have left here.
December 14, 1987 |
When Fred Michini first saw the historic Simpson Grist Mill, on a hillside overlooking a grimy section of Norristown's west end, he looked beyond the charred beams, the warped floorboards and the grain scattered about and envisioned, instead, a cozy, old-world Italian restaurant. "The outside of it reminded me of an old country inn in Italy," said Michini of the four-story, 19th-century stone structure, which overlooks Stony Creek near the busy commercial corner of Marshall and Markley Streets.