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Remember When: High school bond issue; icy start to day

| Saturday, April 6, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Submitted by Marlene Campbell of Tarentum
Polar Storage and Locker Service was along East Sixth Avenue, Tarentum, in this undated photo.

100 years ago

New Kensington citizens must vote on $150,000 bond issue for new school

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75 years ago

Rain turns to ice as temps drop; phone wires, traffic affected

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50 years ago

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25 years ago

Moonlight Mushroom workers might become part owners

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15 years ago

Traffic-signal installation on Route 56 might cause woes

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10 years ago

70 tanks, 60 fighting vehicles used by U.S. troops driving into Baghdad

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Five years ago

Coffee shop to be among tenants in Grandview Square in Tarentum

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