Remember When: A look at the Valley's past in the language of the times
100 years ago
Shot fired at the Rev. Paonessa of St. Peter Church
A dastardly attempt was made to murder Father Paonessa of St. Peter's Church, New Kensington. A shot was fired at him through a window and the bullet went only two inches wide of his head. He is at a loss to know who the men were or why the shot was fired.
75 years ago
New Kensington Elks to dedicate home
Marking the 39th anniversary of the founding of New Kensington Elks Lodge, the local organization will formally open and dedicate its beautifully re-modeled Home. The Elks have reported to have spent nearly $20,000 for remodeling and refurnishing its quarters.
50 years ago
Public welcome to inspect Miners Clinic
New Kensington's Miners Clinic will open its doors for public inspection of its new facilities. Titled the New Kensington Clinic of the Russellton Medical Group, the two-and-a-half story structure on Powers Drive includes offices for family doctors and specialists, diagnostic X-ray and laboratory services, physical therapy and nursing services. Medical director is Dr. Daniel Fine of New Kensington.
25 years ago
Cooler temperatures disrupt AK heat wave
Cooler temperatures moved in to give the Alle-Kiski Valley a respite from the record-setting heat wave. Yesterday the temperature soared to 98 degrees at Pittsburgh International Airport.
15 years ago
Developer Zamias has plans for Frazer mall
The Frazer Heights Galleria project is getting a little larger. In addition to an enclosed shopping mall, developer Damian Zamias plans to build a large strip mall on property he owns in the southern tip of the township. The 400,000-square-foot strip mall will feature large retailers such as Super Kmart, Super Wal-Mart and large sporting goods stores.
10 years ago
Penguins draft Marc Andre Fleury
Penguins general manager Craig Patrick pulled off the deal of the NHL Draft, swapping his third-pick for the Florida Panthers' first pick overall and taking goaltender Marc Andre Fleury. Fleury is considered one of the best goaltenders drafted in the past decade.
Five years ago
Supporters need $500,000 to renovate Owens Field in Apollo
Local town supporters have mounted a $500,000 fundraising drive to keep Owens Field in Apollo — the oldest athletic field in the Alle-Kiski Valley — the home field for the Apollo-Ridge football team. The 90-year-old field is in desperate need of renovation.
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