Remember When: Yacht Club dance, Kittanning store closings
100 years ago
Parnassus Yacht Club has anniversary dance
The anniversary dance of the Parnassus Yacht Club was a big success. The club was tastefully decorated with patriotic colors, it being a Washington's birthday dance, and a large picture of the “Father of this Country” decorated the wall of the dancing floor.
75 years ago
West Penn invites community to visit new office in New Ken
To every resident of this community is extended a cordial invitation to visit West Penn's new office at 924 Fifth Ave., New Kensington, on opening day, February 26. In order to show you the latest improvements in things electrical, a number of local electrical dealers will exhibit their newest appliances in the display section of the new office.
50 years ago
A-K Valley remains frigid; there might be snow flurries
It may get as high as 12 to 20 above today. That's the best the weatherman could do as the Alle-Kiski Valley awoke this morning after another subzero night. The overnight unofficial low of 2 above held steadily from midnight to 6 a.m. But that moderation may bring snow flurries, which would add to the icy road conditions.
25 years ago
Kittanning loses women's clothing, hardware, department stores
Hart's, one of Kittanning's last stores specializing in women's clothing, abruptly closed. The closing, which was no surprise to other merchants, came 24 hours after the closing of Fabian's Hardware, a block away, and a month after Brody Bros., a department store across the street.
15 years ago
Tara Lipinski, 15, wins skating gold
U.S. figure skater Tara Lipinski won the ladies' singles Olympic gold medal in figure skating at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Lipinski, 15, is the youngest individual gold medalist in the history of the Olympic Winter Games.
10 years ago
Lower Burrell China Lobster to move; Eckerd Drugs to build
China Lobster restaurant in Lower Burrell will move to now-closed Big Al's along Wildlife Lodge Road. The move will make way for construction of an Eckerd Drugs superstore at Route 56 and Leechburg Road, the location of China Lobster.
Five years ago
2-4 inches of snow, freezing rain result in numerous accidents
Snow and freezing rain caused numerous accidents and school delays. The National Weather Service said from 2 to 4 inches of snow fell across the region before turning to a mixture of snow and freezing rain.
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