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Bethel trio of siblings celebrate 150 years of marriage

By Brigid Beatty
What is the secret to a long, happy marriage? Three Armstrong County siblings and their spouses seem to have it figured out as they prepare to celebrate their 50th anniversaries together in Bethel on the Fourth of July. William, George ...

New Armstrong Junior-Senior High facility to be shown off in August

By Brad Pedersen 8:57 a.m.
After about two years of construction, the public will be able to get its first look at the completed Armstrong Junior-Senior High School in Manor on Aug. 22. “It’s a really impressive, beautiful building that will serve this district for a ...

Class of ‘74 returning for last dance at Kittanning High School

By Brad Pedersen 8:57 a.m.
The last class in Kittanning Senior High School was in June, but there’s one final dance coming up in its  gymnasium. About 20 members of the school’s class of 1974 planned the dance for Aug. 22 after reminiscing about the time ...

SummerFest kicks off in Ford City

By Brigid Beatty
Close to 50 crafters and food vendors were hard at work Thursday afternoon setting up booths throughout the Ford City Memorial Park just hours before ...

Sheriff starts fundraising to buy drug-sniffing K-9 officer for Armstrong

By Brad Pedersen
Adding a drug-sniffing dog to Armstrong County’s roster won’t come cheap, so Sheriff Bill Rupert and Deputy Theresa Gipson are working to raise $40,000 to ...

Ford City targeting development of former industrial land

By Julie E. Martin
Ford City will look to Armstrong County for help in developing a former industrial site along Second Avenue. Council discussed development of the property formerly owned by PPG during a meeting of the borough’s finance committee Thursday morning. “The county has a ...

Armstrong fire departments sharpen river rescue skills

By Brad Pedersen
While most see the fast-moving, high, murky brown waters of Crooked Creek as reason to seek higher ground, about two dozen members of the Armstrong ...

Concert aims to heal wounds of Armstrong veterans

By Brigid Beatty
A Ford City man is turning to music to help heal the wounds of Armstrong County veterans. Steve Heffner is the driving force behind “Operation Bandage: ...

Grant helps Armstrong agency provide cribs to needy families

By Brad Pedersen
Armstrong County Children, Youth and Family Services will be able to help at least 10 area babies sleep a little easier after receiving a mini-grant from Cribs for Kids, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit. The agency Wednesday received 10 Safe Sleep Survival Kits, ...

Union to work while ATI talks continue

By Tom Yerace
Union steelworkers at ATI Flat-rolled Products plants remain on the job because of a contract extension reached late Tuesday. The contract between members of the United ...

Roof over Cowansville veterans center a ‘godsend’

By Brad Pedersen
Rain is going to quit leaking into the dormitory of the Mechling Shakley Veterans Center once a $50,000 steel roof paid for through donations and grants is put in place next week. “We had a need and the entire community came ...

Progressive Workshop welcomes new CEO at Kittanning meet-and-greet

By Brigid Beatty
Officials and community leaders stopped by the Progressive Workshop of Armstrong County Tuesday to welcome the agency’s new Chief Executive Officer L. Michelle Uschock and ...

Trailer fire puts Rayburn family out of home

By Brigid Beatty
A family of three was displaced by a Monday afternoon fire in the trailer where they lived at 195 Staley’s Court Road in Rayburn. Teri Lowers, ...

Rain washes out concert, not comeback for Kittanning bar band

By Brad Pedersen
A popular bar band made its comeback Saturday after a three-year break, but it wasn’t as the opening act for Sister Hazel at the Arts on the Allegheny free concert in Kittanning’s Riverfront Park as expected. Heavy rain and thunderstorms washed ...

Leechburg residents begin holiday lights campaign

By R.A. Monti
Years ago, during the holiday season, Market Street in Leechburg was aglow from Christmas lighting hung by borough workers. That hasn’t been the case in ...

Ford City delays decision on accountant’s job

By Julie E. Martin
Ford City officials are holding off on a decision whether to keep their current accountant. Council didn’t act Monday on whether to hire a new account or keep the one it has in order to do more research into the ...

Apollo to contact owners of vacant properties, issue fines

By George Guido
Apollo is getting set to enforce its vacancy ordinance. The borough will send applications to owners of vacant structures this week. The mailing will include a review of the ordinance. Each owner of a vacant property must fill out an annual ...

Priest celebrates first Mass in Ford City hometown church

By Brigid Beatty
A 26-year-old newly ordained Catholic priest from Manor celebrated his first Mass on Father’s Day in his hometown church of Christ, Prince of Peace in ...

Former Applewold president files stalking complaint against Kittanning man

By Julie E. Martin
A Kittanning man has been accused of stalking, harassing and threatening a public official for the third time in about a year. Charles E. Zimmerman, 25, of Kittanning was charged this month with several misdemeanors following a complaint filed with ...

Bell teen named queen of Fort Armstrong rodeo

By Brigid Beatty
A queen has been crowned to reign over this year’s 20th annual Fort Armstrong Championship Rodeo at Crooked Creek Horse Park in Manor. Caleigh Anderson, 17, ...

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