The newsletter of the Tyrone Area Historical Society is published as a benefit for members. It was introduced by Paul and Suzanne Ohl in February 1991 and published aperiodically. After the passing of Paul in September 1995, editorship was taken over by Charlie and Marge Hoyer in January 1996.
With a name change by Marge to Tyrone PastTimes, the newsletter was placed on a quarterly publication schedule to keep members updated on the activities and programs of the Society and its Tyrone History Museum.
The newsletter was expanded to include a regular feature: an interview with a local notable, many of which were conducted by Society board member Susie O’Brien.
Another regular feature is the “Tyrone Trivia Quiz,” started by board member Lori Eckert and now continued by various contributors. Articles on various topics by Cary Simpson, Gary Long, Robert W. Hamor, and Suzi Walls are very popular with readers.
Contributors over the years include Jeffrey Adams, Stephen Altic, Bill Anderson, Mike Bezilla, Judie Eckroth Black, Amanda Bock, Greg Bock, Bruce Bonta, Mary Brunner, the late Jack Cupper, Bob Dollar, Ginny Dollar, Viola Dollar, Walt Frank, Kim Gardner, Luther Gette, Peter Gardella, JoAnn Gurekovich-Reese, Robert W. Hamor, Adeena Harbst, the late Clarence Hastings, David Hershey, Charlie Hoyer, Suzie Johnson, Peter T. Kiefer, Ken Love, Richard Merryman, Shirlee (Boal) Nicholson, Susie O’Brien, the late Suzanne S. Ohl, James Rada Jr., Albert M. Rung, Edward Schlosser, Rich Searer, Nancy Smith, Sandra Thomas, Scott Troutman, Bill Waite, Will Walk, Virgie Werner, Don Wilson, Chris Wilt, and Paula Zitzler.
Of course, a message from Society President Nancy A. Smith appears in every issue.
In July 2009, after 13 years, Charlie and Marge “passed the baton” to Viola Dollar.
Click here for an index to the contents of all newsletter issues from 1996 to the current (Summer 2013) issue. At the bottom of the index page are links to archived newsletter issues (PDF files) from the Winter 2008 issue to the Spring 2013 issue.