Remember When: High school bond issue; icy start to day
100 years ago
New Kensington citizens must vote on $150,000 bond issue for new school
New Kensington School Board authorized a $150,000 bond issue at its meeting to be voted upon by the citizens of New Kensington. The bonds will be used for erecting, completing and furnishing the new school building on Ridge Avenue and Freeport Road in the Third Ward.
75 years ago
Rain turns to ice as temps drop; phone wires, traffic affected
When the mercury dropped during a rainy period overnight, ice formed on telephone wires and trees over the Saxonburg-Butler-Cabot sector. Wires of the Saxonburg Telephone Company were reported down. Limbs of trees were broken off by their coating of ice. In addition, highways were covered with a sheet of ice, which hampered traffic.
50 years ago
N.K. band, majorettes perform544 in D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival
New Kensington High School Band members and majorettes returned after participating in the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. Parading before a record crowd of 175,000, the marching unit joined with 200 others from Key West, Fla., to Texas.
25 years ago
Moonlight Mushroom workers might become part owners
Moonlight Mushroom Co. workers could become part owners in their company if Myco-Sci Corp. sells the business. The Armstrong-Butler counties' mushroom grower confirmed the parent company, Myco-Sci Corp., may be sold. What is being considered is an ESOP — employee stock ownership plan.
15 years ago
Traffic-signal installation on Route 56 might cause woes
Drivers on the Route 56 bypass in Lower Burrell will have to wade through a PennDOT construction project for the next six months. The project will start from Wildlife Lodge Road to Melwood Road and will include the installation of a long-sought traffic signal at the intersection of Route 56, Melwood Road and Spooky Hollow Road.
10 years ago
70 tanks, 60 fighting vehicles used by U.S. troops driving into Baghdad
U.S. troops drove into the heart of Baghdad, seizing key buildings. More than 70 tanks and 60 Bradley fighting vehicles took part in the raid under cover of tank-killing A10 Warthog planes and pilotless drones.
Five years ago
Coffee shop to be among tenants in Grandview Square in Tarentum
Motorists driving along East 10th Avenue and Route 366 could see the steel skeleton of the $3 million Grandview Square Center in Tarentum as early as mid April. The building will house six to seven tenants, including a coffee shop, a real-estate company and hair-care store and will bring 30 to 40 part-time jobs to the area.
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