Remember When: New Kensington foot bridge removal; VFW commanders banquet
100 years ago
Railroad company removes 12th Street foot bridge
The working crew of the P.R.R. took down the old Twelfth Street foot bridge in New Kensington. The bridge had long been considered unsafe for traffic and had been condemned for some time past. The railroad company will furnish a temporary steel bridge for foot traffic until final arrangements are completed relative to the new concrete bridge which is now being considered.
75 years ago
Ken-Mar hotel site of VFW annual past commanders banquet
The Veterans of Foreign Wars annual past commanders banquet was held in the Ken-Mar hotel. Honored was immediate past president William J. Carnahan, head of Post 92 in 1937. Other past presidents are W.C. Davis Jr., Joseph Mesta, Dr. D.O. Thomas, Edward Crummie, A.G. Sullivan, Roy McDonald, B.J. Dougherty and Harold Weaver.
50 years ago
Community Transit Service reports operating in black for 2 years
Community Transit Service, Inc., which provides bus service in the Allegheny Valley, operated in the black for the second straight year since taking over the old Harmony bus routes in April, 1961. The bus company's Allegheny Valley Division reported buses serving Valley municipalities carried a total of 1,719,930 passengers during the past 12 months.
25 years ago
Mini-mall, office complex under construction in New Kensington
New businesses in New Kensington, in various stages of construction, include: A six-unit mini-mall in the same complex as the Giant Eagle along Tarentum Bridge Road; a commercial office complex at Tarentum Bridge Road and Caldwell Avenue; a 36,000-square foot mall at the corner of Freeport Road and Valley Street; and bids are being accepted for the 3.4 acre city hall property at the intersection of Tarentum Bridge and Leechburg roads.
15 years ago
Valley High School renovation bids come in $3 million over budget
Bids for renovations at Valley High School were $3 million more than amount budgeted, forcing officials to either find more money or scale back the project. The school board had expected to spend $12 million for renovations, but the bids opened last week came in at $15 million.
10 years ago
Greensburg Road Dairy Queen robbed by man with knife
Lower Burrell police are searching for a man who used a knife to rob the Greensburg Road Dairy Queen. After an employee gave him an undetermined amount of money from the register, he left without harming anyone.
Five years ago
Alberta Clipper dumps 6 inches of snow in Alle-Kiski Valley
Alle-Kiski Valley residents are shoveling their way out of a half-foot of snow. The anticipated Alberta Clipper dumped the biggest amount of snowfall the Valley has seen this winter.
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