A look at the Valley's past in the language of the times
100 years ago
200 pictures by art school to be on view
Over 200 pictures will be on view at the Art Exhibit at the Town Hall for the benefit of our schools. The exhibit represents the best of the principal schools of art and include many reproductions of sculpture, architecture and important views from nature.
75 years ago
Valley Heights fire dept. won't sell liquor
The Valley Heights fire department had decided to discontinue liquor sales in its club after May 1. The decision was the outcome of a controversy with the department, which has a ruling that no fire company may have an intoxicants-dispensing club.
50 years ago
Silverman's remodels, plans grand opening, door prizes, gifts
Silverman's in New Kensington, has remodeled, repainted and restocked and will celebrate the new Silverman's with a Grand Opening. There are free door prizes, valuable gifts to all women until 9 p.m. and free balloons for the kiddies.
25 years ago
Traffic-signal system should fix snarls
Traffic snarls near Valley High School will lessen after the bugs in a new traffic signal system are worked out. New traffic signals went into service on Stevenson Boulevard at Frances Boulevard, Powers Drive and Seventh Street. It's the first time there's been a signal at Francis Boulevard, while the other two replace old traffic lights.
15 years ago
Parents want to know why school is closing
A group of parents whose children attend St. James School in Kiski Township are considering legal action to obtain information they believe might help keep the school open. The group said they are not getting information from the school or the Diocese of Greensburg, and they want answers. Officials cite declining enrollment and increasing expenses as reasons the 44-year-old school will close at the end of the school year.
10 years ago
Fire damages Freeport building; 12 homeless
Twelve people were left homeless after a fire ripped through a 100-year-old building located at 219 Fifth St., Freeport. The three-story building housed four occupied apartments on the second and third floors. The first floor was home to AKA Tanning and American Karate Academy.
Five years ago
Undercover sting closes Tiger Ranch
An undercover sting that officials say confirmed suspicions of animal cruelty shut down the Tiger Ranch Farm in Frazer. Nearly 700 cats, nine dogs and several other animals were placed in the care of a state animal protection group.
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