June 20, 2016 |
When the planes burned, the kids would come out. Hope Grosse and her siblings would run down their Warminster street and rubberneck amid shrieking sirens. They would watch Navy firefighters shoot a dense white foam from hoses, smothering the flames that leapt up from the fenced-off lot. When the blackened plane was cool, the children would climb the fence and jump into the burned-out cockpit, pretending to be pilots, Grosse recounted. The plane, and the field where the Navy conducted drills, was also a playground for the Kirk Road kids back in the 1970s and '80s.
June 3, 1993 |
Warminster brought out the bands for Memorial Day. High school bands, string bands and a fife and drum corps were among the attractions for spectators.
October 21, 1990 |
If you're looking for intrigue, try Ludlum or le Carre. Don't bother with the state Department of Community Affairs' (DCA) report on Warminster's governmnent. It has all the drama of a macro-economics textbook. The report - which some had hoped would spark a grand jury investigation - is full of recommendations and suggestions on how the township should be run. It was released this week and presented to the Board of Supervisors at Wednesday night's meeting. Warminster asked the state agency for the study after the township went broke last year.
January 13, 2013
A man who police say sprayed gunfire Friday inside a Warminster take-out restaurant he once owned has surrendered to authorities. Jose Delgado, 33, of New York City, was arraigned Saturday on a long list of assault and weapons charges. He was jailed in lieu of $500,000 cash bail. The former owner of the restaurant now known as Mama Juana's, Delgado was in a business dispute with the current owner when he fired the shots, Warminster Police Chief Michael Murphy said. About 10 a.m. Friday in the restaurant, Delgado allegedly fired four rounds from a silver semiautomatic handgun, Murphy said.
May 22, 1986 |
Paul Bailey took a notebook everywhere he went during the hectic year of 1960 when he crisscrossed North America. A notebook and 250 years of history. Bailey, a retired electronics technician who designed components for laser equipment, traveled to Panama, Puerto Rico and Bermuda for his employer, the U.S. Naval Air Development Center. During his spare time, he was on a mission for which he had been volunteered. "My wife was attending a meeting of the Women's Club of Warminster in 1960," said Bailey, now 72. "Somebody realized the township's 250th anniversary was coming up and asked for a volunteer to write the township's history.
August 25, 1991 |
Kevin Stricker loved playing basketball and defeating bad guys in Nintendo games. But there was one bad guy he couldn't overcome. On Tuesday, the 11-year-old Warminster youth lost his war against leukemia when he died of pneumonia at an Iowa hospital. "He had a lot of courage, when it came down to the hard facts," said Sam Clover, Sam's uncle. "He accepted it and knew what was going to happen. " Kevin was recovering at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinic in Iowa City after undergoing a bone-marrow transplant in February.
June 23, 1994 |
It looks as if Warminster has Fort Washington's number. In a Lower Montco American Legion game that had 18 walks in just 5 1/2 innings (because of darkness), the Warriors got timely hitting and dropped the visiting Golden Generals, 5-4, Tuesday night at Munro Park. It was the second time this season that Warminster had beaten Fort Washington by that score. It was an ugly game that only Warriors coach Frank Fisher could love. Generals coach Lou Lombardo was so disenchanted with his team that he made everyone, including the scorekeepers, do 50 pushups after the game, and would not comment.
June 30, 1988 |
There's nothing like a good cause and a backyard fair to bring out the best in children. Such a fair - developed by 9-year-old Mimsy Winston and 12 friends - on June 18 raised almost $500 in cash and donations from merchants for abused and neglected children at the Stenton Shelter in Mount Airy. Among the 13 children who manned booths and helped out at the fair in the Winstons' back yard were these eight: (front, from left) Jessica Adamski, 9, Bruce Smith, 6, and Mimsy, all of Warminster; (middle, from left)
April 30, 1996 |
Robert J. Walsh, 70, formerly of Warminster, a retired union official, died April 22 at his home in Longwood, Fla. Mr. Walsh was born and educated in Flemington, N.J., and served with an antitank unit of the Army's 78th Infantry Division during World War II, including during the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers for more than 50 years. He was the business manager for Local 542 in Norristown for 18 years, then regional director in Florida and Alabama before his 1990 retirement.
April 19, 2000 |
Three residents of an apartment complex on North York Road have been charged with prostitution and related offenses, the result of a three-month undercover investigation, police said yesterday. The investigation centered on what police described as an illegal "massage" parlor at the apartment shared by the trio at the Log College Apartments, 885 N. York Rd. Joanne Seehousen, 30, and Gerardo Picardi, 44, were charged with promoting prostitution. Seehousen and Stephanie Van Blarcom, 39, were charged with prostitution, police said.