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Armstrong County Pasta maker takes his fruit-filled pierogi to Kennywood

By Julie E. Martin 10:24 a.m.
This summer, John Kaczor’s dreams of running his own business have taken him from Cadogan to Kennywood. Kaczor’s new twist on traditional pierogi is wowing the folks at the amusement park. The owner of the Cadogan-based Kaczor Ravioli Co. and …

Armstrong farmers contend with rain in making hay

By Brad Pedersen 10:24 a.m.
Every dry, sunny day, Chris Hileman finds himself in his tractor, rushing toward his 100-acre hay field along Route 85 in Valley Township. Hileman, like many farmers across Armstrong County, is racing to get his hay cut down and baled …

100th anniversary of Smith-Lever Act marked

By Brigid Beatty 10:24 a.m.
Farming practices have undergone many changes during the past century affecting how local food is produced, preserved and prepared — and Penn State Cooperative Extension …

Apollo’s ‘Race to the Moon’ puts runners in the dark to raise money for trails

By Brad Pedersen
There’s just something about running in the dark that brings Parks Township resident Dave Charlton to the annual Race to the Moon on the Roaring …

Beware of phone scams, Armstrong officers caution

By Julie E. Martin
When a family friend called Allyn Cavoto last week asking for bail money after being arrested in Arizona, he had no qualms about helping. Cavoto, 54, of Adrian was shocked ­— still, he could understand how anyone could run into …

Ford City to honor veteran officer

By Julie E. Martin
When Ronald Klingensmith returned to Ford City after serving in the Navy, he wanted to remain dedicated to his hometown. He did just that, taking a position as borough police officer. “I loved the community that was here when I …

PennDOT to fix falling road on Route 28 in Boggs

By Brad Pedersen
Next week, state officials will start stabilizing a portion of Route 28 in Boggs that has been collapsing for the past several years. PennDOT engineers …

SummerFest continues tradition of Heritage Days

By Julie E. Martin
Though it wasn’t Heritage Days, there were plenty of traditions at Ford City’s new summer festival, and the Ford City Legacy Group is looking forward to the future. The group, formed specifically to institute SummerFest, succeeded in bringing together the …

Grant funding hits snag for Kittanning revitalization project

By Julie E. Martin
Kittanning’s downtown revitalization effort is still in the running for state grant money, but, if the borough gets it, it will be less than a third of what officials had hoped for. On Wednesday, Jennifer Bellas, director of Armstrong County’s …

County’s annual rodeo to benefit HAVIN shelter

By Brigid Beatty
Organizers and participants of the 19th annual Fort Armstrong Championship Rodeo are gearing up for Friday and Saturday evening’s events at the Crooked Creek Horse …

Ford City police to step up aggressive driving enforcement

By Julie E. Martin
Ford City police are stepping up traffic enforcement on the borough’s portions of Routes 66 and 128 through the end of August. The effort, which adds extra manpower, is part of a statewide initiative to decrease aggressive driving. Other participating …

Former West Kittanning council member will maintain official site

By Brad Pedersen
A former councilwoman will remain in charge of West Kittanning’s official borough website. Council agreed to pay former councilwoman Michelle Cogley $25 per month to maintain the site, which she designed as part of a web design class studying at …

Sinkhole at Flynn Tire and Auto a safety hazard, officials warn

By Brad Pedersen
West Kittanning officials want a borough business to fix a collapsed catch basin in its parking lot, near the corner of Ferne Drive and Butler Road. Council tasked solicitor Andrew Sacco with drafting a letter to Flynn’s Tire & Auto …

Storms stall progress on Kittanning Citizen’s Bridge

By Brad Pedersen
It might take longer than expected before two-way traffic resumes on the Kittanning Citizen’s Bridge. A rainy summer has slowed PennDOT’s rehabilitation of the 82-year-old bridge, which has been limited to one lane. Though it was originally supposed to reopen …

Kittanning house renovation project receives help from afar

By Brigid Beatty
A Kittanning house renovation project has drawn out-of-state help and support from local nonprofits and churches this week in what some consider a true labor …

West Kittanning coordinator wants to bolster emergency management operation

By Brad Pedersen
West Kittanning’s emergency management coordinator, Joe Mores, wants to have more of a presence in the borough. Mores wants to work with council to establish an emergency management staff of at least six volunteers and be included in the borough’s …

Kittnning seeks volunteers to help cleanup of Riverfront Park

By Julie E. Martin
Borough officials are hoping many hands will make for light work at Kittanning’s Riverfront Park. Council is putting out a call for volunteers for a cleanup project from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the park, which lies between Water …

Templeton/Adrian Flotation Awareness River Rafting Day draws 160 river lovers

By Julie E. Martin
The sun shone on Pam Everett on Saturday. Her rafting event — the Templeton/Adrian Flotation Awareness River Rafting Day — overcame high waters, bad weather …

Kittanning to add another batch of digital parking meters

By Julie E. Martin
By the fall, Kittanning Borough will be one step closer to modern times. Or at least another part of Market Street will be. Council decided on Monday to replace mechanical parking meters in Market Street’s 300 block with digital ones. …

Auditors may take West Kittanning to court

By Brad Pedersen
For a second consecutive month, West Kittanning Council refused to pay the borough auditors, which could end up landing the borough in court. On Monday night, council acknowledged a letter from Leechburg-based attorney Chuck Pascal, an attorney for the auditors, …

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