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, Bill Anderson, Amanda Bock, Greg Bock, Bruce Bonta, Mary Brunner, the late Jack Cupper, Bob Dollar, Ginny Dollar, Viola Dollar, Luther Gette, Peter Gardella, JoAnn Gurekovich-Reese, Robert W. Hamor, the late Clarence Hastings, David Hershey, Charlie Hoyer, Suzie Johnson, Peter T. Kiefer, Shirlee (Boal) Nicholson, the late Suzanne S. Ohl, Edward Schlosser, Rich Searer, Sandra Thomas, Will Walk, Virgie Werner, 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 issues of the newsletter from 1996 to the Spring 2013 issue.
Click here for a list of links to archived newsletters (PDF files) covering the years 2008 through 2013 (Volumes XVIII through XXIII).