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Southmoreland repeats as top overachieving district

By Paul Paterra
For the second straight year, Southmoreland is the region’s top overachieving school district according to rankings by the Pittsburgh Business Times. The overachiever rank uses a formula that takes into account three years of Pennsylvania System of School Assessment exam scores, as well as the percentage of students in the district ...

‘Sip and Sing’ event planned at Geyer in Scottdale

By Rachel Basinger
The Geyer Performing Arts Center will be hosting its first “Sip and Sing” wine festival event from 6-9 p.m. May 2 at the Scottdale Fireman’s ...

Scottdale native offers at-home salon service

By Paul Paterra
In Jennifer Dzambo Hosaflook’s role as a beautician at St. Anne Home in Greensburg, she saw just how much it meant to the residents there to receive a hair cut or a manicure. It gave the Scottdale native an idea. Those ...

Scottdale woman opens home to foreign exchange students

By Linda Harkcom
Over the years, Nicole Seese of Scottdale has opened her home to students from other countries who want to experience life in the United States. ...

Scouts’ Order of the Arrow’s 100th birthday to be celebrated with Greensburg-area events

By Rachel Basinger
The Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America, is 100 years old this year. With that being the case, ...

Scottdale, Everson church share Froggy fish fry prize

By Paul Paterra
Representatives of Froggy 94.9 came to St. John the Baptist Preschool recently to present the prizes for first place in the station’s annual fish fry ...

Scottdale woman celebrates 100th birthday

By Marilyn Forbes
April 10 was a special day in the life of Mildred Baumann Snyder, as the Scottdale resident marked her 100th birthday on that day. “I don’t ...

Southmoreland chrous prepares for PNC Park encore

By Paul Paterra
It’s probably safe to say that it’s sure sign of baseball season — the Southmoreland fifth-and sixth-grade chorus singing the national anthem before a Pittsburgh ...

East Huntingdon couple tapping trees to make maple syrup

By Rachel Basinger
Chris Harbaugh of East Huntingdon had no idea at the age of 7 that the maple trees he helped plant would one day be part ...

Scottdale will consider rental property ordinance

By Rachel Basinger
Scottdale Borough Council is considering enacting a residential rental property ordinance. Councilwoman Joan Brown said the protection committee has been researching an ordinance that was adopted by North Irwin borough. “It’s not a done deal,” she said. “This is going to take ...

West Overton to host concert promoting local bands, products

By Paul Paterra
Scottdale resident Tom Bailey promotes and markets local products with his online PennMade business. A chance to see and hear some of these products will take ...

‘Reading Buddies’ aid hunt in Southmoreland Primary Center library

By Paul Paterra
A group of Southmoreland Primary Center students searched high and low for plastic Easter eggs with some of their high school buddies at the school’s ...

Southmoreland High’s Hixson chosen as favorite teacher in bookstore contest

By The Independent-observer
Jenna Hixson, a teacher at Southmoreland High School, was chosen as the local winner of the Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest. According to a ...

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 ...

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 ...