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Southmoreland science program benefits from grant

By Paul Paterra
Southmoreland High School once again will receive a grant thanks to local farmers. Janet and Alvin Vance of Mt. Pleasant were the recipients of $2,500 through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, which is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The program offers farmers ...

Scottdale funeral director plans health fair

By Rachel Basinger
Local funeral director Rob Ferguson is hoping to help the community learn how to live healthy lifestyles by hosting a health fair on April 17. While ...

Froyo Ninja reopens in Mt. Pleasant after winter break

By Taylor Millslagle
After being closed for more than four months due to the winter, Stanley Wang, recently reopened his business, Froyo Ninja. “I’m looking forward to seeing all ...

‘Southmoreland Superheroes’ to walk for autism

By Anna Sowinski
A year ago, the Youth Education Association at Southmoreland raised more than $12,000 for Walk Now for Autism Speaks, a nonprofit organization that supports research for autism. This year, YEA is setting bigger goals for the upcoming Autism Walk. The ...

Scottdale History Revisited: Former Postmaster, war hero falls victim to ‘New Deal’

By Bob Percy
Author’s Note: The town of Scottdale, Pennsylvania has gone through significant transitions since its Borough Incorporation in 1874. Its meteoric economic prosperity, spawned by industrial productivity, did not materialize by chance. Many families contributed to this success. The intent of ...

‘The Crop Shop’ relocates to Mt. Pleasant

By Mark King
With so many businesses closing their doors and leaving the area, there remains some people who still believe in the American dream and are willing to open their doors to preserving the basic principal that was originally the backbone of ...

Southmoreland play offers sarcasm, humor

By Rachel Basinger
Southmoreland High School students will bring sarcasm and humor to the stage this year in their production of “A Dark and Stormy Knight” slated for 7:30 p.m. April 9, 10 and 11 at the school auditorium. Directors of the show this ...

Southmoreland duo collects books for hospital library

By Kelly Vernon
Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Health Occupations students Mikayla Horvat, 17, and Addison Loucks, 17, both of Southmoreland, and Chelsey Wallace, 17, of Greensburg Salem recently collected 2,390 books for the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh library. Health Occupations instructor ...

Scottie Sports Roundup - Beistel places 3rd in national tournament

By Tribune-Review
Jake Beistel continues to succeed on the wrestling mat. The Southmoreland junior placed third out of 54 of the country’s top 11th-grade heavyweights this past weekend’s National High School Coaches Association Wrestling Championship, held in Virginia Beach, Va. Beistel won seven of ...

Southmoreland band trio earns all-state acclaim

By Paul Paterra
Three members of the Southmoreland High School band are in Hershey displaying their musical talents. Juniors Jayson Monroe, Katie Kimmel and Blaise Wisniewski are in “Chocolatetown” ...

Geyer in Scottdale stages ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’

By Linda Harkcom
The Geyer Performing Arts Center will present Tennessee Williams’ best-known work, the Pulitzer Prize winning play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” this weekend. The ...

Period clothing adds to West Overton experience

By Marilyn Forbes
Wishing to create an even more memorable visit to the facility, the West Overton Village and Museums recently acquired two lovely period dresses that will ...

Scottdale pair drives craft show

By Marilyn Forbes
Since she became involved in the local Mt. Pleasant Relay for Life whose proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society, Rachel Davis of Scottdale has been ...

Scottdale, Everson — separated by creek — share mining past

By Karl Polacek
Scottdale was incorporated in 1874 from land in East Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County. Everson — on the other side of Jacobs Creek in Fayette County ...

Roots of Scottdale businesses run deep

By Karl Polacek
There are a number of businesses in Scottdale. Some are growing, others are changing. Collections by Marty Marty Savanick has been in antiques business for ...

Everson, Scottdale leaders optimistic about future for boroughs

By Karl Polacek
Scottdale and Everson officials believe their communities have a bright future ahead of them. Scottdale Mayor Chuck King said the business community is showing signs ...

Southmoreland School District focused on growing population, boosting achievement among students

By Karl Polacek
Southmoreland School District, which services the boroughs of Scottdale and Everson and the townships of East Huntingdon and Upper Tyrone, is situated in an area ...

Alert system to be installed at Southmoreland School District

By Paul Paterra
The Southmoreland School District will soon be installing a mass notification system to instantly alert of events, such as school cancellation due to weather or something as extreme as a bomb threat. “After the incidents that we’ve had and the weather ...

Passion propels Scottdale author’s writing

By Marilyn Forbes
Penning her books from the heart using personal experiences and insight from her own heritage, Scottdale author Alice Miller has recently completed “Pleasing Prince Renier” ...

3 Southmoreland student journalists garner honors

By Paul Paterra
Three members of the Tam O’Shanter newspaper staff at Southmoreland High School have been recognized for their work. Seniors Anna Sowinski, Emily Donovan and Jordan Pawlikowsky ...