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Owensdale brothers’ prisoner of war tales from WWII told

By Robert Percy
Author’s note: An audio-taped interview of Owensdale native, Don Keffer, forms the basis for this dual World War II tribute that includes his late brother, …

Good Friday, Easter Sunday programs planned in Scottdale

By Marilyn Forbes
The Scottdale Area Association of Churches will present a special service on Good Friday. There will be music, spiritual messages and an original play penned by Martha Oliver of Scottdale. “This is a revised community service and distinctly different from …

Scottdale council asked to reconsider complaint forms

By Rachel Basinger
Scottdale Borough Council members were asked at their meeting Monday night to reconsider the use of a complaint form document in regards to code enforcement. Borough Manager Angelo Pallone said in the last year or so, addressing code issues in …

Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts coming to Southmoreland

By Paul Paterra
Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts is coming to the Southmoreland School District for the 2014-15 school year. School directors voted Apriol 10 to approve the kindergarten transitional program handled through the Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette Inc. The program is funded by …

‘Spectacular Shopping’ coming to Mt. Pleasant

By Marilyn Forbes
Everyone loves to shop and what better way to indulge in that passion then to do it while also generating money for a good cause. Starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, the “Patti-O-Rockers” Relay for Life team will be hosting its …

Scottdale Kiwanis receives Distinguished Club Award

By Rachel Basinger
The Scottdale Kiwanis was just one of 21 out of more than 200 clubs across the state to receive the Distinguished Club Award at the recent mid-year conference in State College for the accomplishments its members reached during 2013. Under …

Southmoreland baseball team plans fundraisers

By Paul Paterra
The Southmoreland baseball team is having success on the diamond in the season’s early going continuing its steady improvement with a 4-1 record as of Monday. It hasn’t hurt to be able to have players participate in offseason programs funded …

Scottdale man dies following Bullskin crash

By Mark Hofmann
A Scottdale man, who was the passenger in a vehicle which crashed in Bullskin last week, has died. State police at Uniontown said William R. Romesburg Jr., 42, of Scottdale, died at a Pittsburgh hospital on Friday. Police said he …

Pulitzer Prize-winning show comes to Geyer

By Rachel Basinger
It’s been several years since the play, “You Can’t Take It With You,” has graced the Geyer Performing Arts Center stage in Scottdale, but beginning …

Green projects to continue in Scottdale

By Marilyn Forbes
The streets of Scottdale will soon be getting greener as plans for the Scottdale Green Streets Construction Project are expected to go out for bids soon. The project was made possible through grants acquired through the Jacobs Creek Watershed Association …

‘Downton Abbey Tea’ sequel brewing for Scottdale Historical Society

By Marilyn Forbes
Where else can one enjoy a wonderful high tea surrounded by the luxury of old world charm than at the Loucks Homestead in Scottdale, a …

Scottdale library exceeds fundraising goal

By Rachel Basinger
For the fifth straight year the Scottdale Public Library has reached and exceeded its monetary goal during the Love Your Library campaign that began in …

Scottdale library fundraising campaign exceeds goal

By Rachel Basinger
For the fifth year in a row, Scottdale Public Library has exceeded its monetary goal during the Love Your Library campaign, which began in January …

Mature comedy-drama planned for Southmoreland play

By Rachel Basinger 9:26 p.m.
A group of students at Southmoreland High School will be taking to the stage for the next three nights to perform the play “John Lennon …

6 Southmoreland students qualify for state music event

By Paul Paterra
Six Southmoreland High School students are in Hershey displaying their musical aptitude. It’s the annual Pennsylvania Music Educators Association conference and features the musical talents …

Scottdale-based Carson’s garners catering honors again

By Rachel Basinger
For the third straight year, Carson’s Catering in Scottdale took top honors on both The Knot and Wedding Wire websites. On Wedding Wire, the caterer was voted as the couple’s choice and on The Knot, Carson’s was chosen as The …

Steelers to take on Southmoreland volleyball team

By Rachel Basinger
Some members of the Pittsburgh Steelers will make their way to Alverton Friday night to compete in volleyball matches against members of the Southmoreland High School volleyball team. Monica Howell, an officer with the volleyball boosters, said this will actually …

Southmoreland student group specializes in random kindnesses

By Paul Paterra
There’s a group of students at Southmoreland High School who are performing wonderful acts for no other reason than just to be nice. It’s the …

Farmer makes $2,500 donation to Scottdale library

By Paul Paterra
Scottdale Public Library is the benefactor of a $2,500 gift, thanks to the generosity of a local farmer. Darleen Catalina of Scottdale was selected as …

5th grade approved for St. John the Baptist

By The Independent-observer
St. John the Baptist Regional Catholic School will be getting an addition. Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt has given the school, located at 504 S. Broadway, …