100 years ago
Winter classes offered at YMCA
The YMCA in New Kensington will open for the winter season and offer the following classes: The class in German will meet with instructor Rev. J. E. Scheetz; mechanical drawing will meet with instructor J. C. Mitchell; classes in arithmetic and bookkeeping will meet with instructor J. L. McCammon; architectural drawing will meet with instructor W. S. Brandon; and those who wish to learn to read and talk English will meet with Charles E. Hauch as instructor.
75 years ago
Construction booming in New Kensington
Building construction in New Kensington has surged far beyond the half-million mark for the year thus far.
During the past three months, permits totaling $329,295 were issued out of the clerk's office. Add $377,725, the total for the first half of the year, and a grand total to date of $707,020 is shown.
50 years ago
Faithful gather to mark church's 145th anniversary
Approximately 200 members, former members, former pastors and guests joined at dinner to recognize and observe the 145th anniversary of Zion Lutheran Church in Gilpin Township.
25 years ago
PSNK nears $1M mark to build science center
A fundraising campaign to build a science and technology center at the New Kensington campus of Penn State University is closing in on its $1 million goal.
The center is expected to cost about $2 million. The school is in the process of raising $1 million, and the state is expected to kick in the other half.
15 years ago
15 Valley churches link up with Lifechain
More than 200 people affiliated with 15 Valley churches joined in the Valley's third annual Lifechain. The Valley Lifechain was one of about 900 others throughout the nation and Canada, organized by churches to support life and offer support to families touched by abortion.
10 years ago
Striking Riverview teachers reject contract
Striking Riverview teachers rejected a contract that would include 4.2 percent raises for the next four years, stalling negotiations. Superintendent Charles Erdeljack said that the school board believes the contract that has been offered is at the limit of what the community can afford, given the tax burden.
Five years ago
Highlands honors former running back
Highlands High School honored one of its most dominant football players, former Har-Brack standout running back Cookie Gilchrist, at Golden Rams Stadium. Gilchrist, who remains the fifth all-time leading rusher in Buffalo Bills' history, received a standing ovation from the crowd.
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