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August 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Ruffsdale farm model for new farming direction

Windy Heights hosts state agriculture secretary

Windy Heights Farms of Ruffsdale, owned and operated by the Forejt family, played host to this year’s Westmoreland County Farm Bureau’s annual legislative tour. More...

News

School Menus

School menus for the week of Aug. 29 SOUTHMORELAND Primary Center Wednesday: Chicken patty sandwich or yogurt snack pack, barbecue sidewinder fries, cucumber rings and peaches. More...

Waltersburg man charged with agricultural vandalism

A Waltersburg man accused of failing to control his livestock was charged this week with agricultural vandalism. Charges against Mark George Stash, 48, of 342 Buena Vista Road, were filed with District Judge Richard Kasunic II. More...

Fueling up for Friday

Players and coaches for the junior varsity and varsity Falcon Football teams enjoyed a spaghetti dinner Thursday evening, courtesy of the Paint Room. The Falcons open the season tonight at 7 p.m. More...

Opinion

Warner offers solutions to stop Harrisburg’s spending madness

Guest Commentary

Offering realistic solutions to stop Harrisburg’s spending madness, I am sponsoring the Taxpayer Protection Act (House Bill 472) and the Zero-Based Budgeting Act (House Bill 2286). More...

It’s time to reap a harvest of festivals

Westsylvania

When late summer rolls around each year, it’s hard not to write about festival season. Not that we don’t have festivals to enjoy year-round. More...

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Lifestyles

BIBLE DIGEST

“Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shall you dwell in the land, and truly you shall be fed. More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Shroyer reunion The Shroyer reunion will be held on Labor Day at the Shawn Shroyer home at 809 Garden St., Connellsville. For directions call 724-628- 6276 or 724-366-5134. Bring a covered dish and drinks and a white elephant gift for the auction. More...

Metabolic rate makes keeping weight off harder for some

DEAR DOCTOR K: I heard about a recent study that explained why the “Biggest Losers” had trouble keeping the weight off. Can you explain? More...

1991 WPIAL Champs reunite

A pep rally and welcome home gathering was held at East Park on Thursday evening to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1991 WPIAL Championship Falcon season. More...

Preparing for an Italian Mass

Chris Mickey directs the St. Rita’s RC Church choir as it prepares for Sunday’s Italian Mass which will be held as part of this weekend’s Italian Festival. The Mass will be held in the Bradley Paint parking lot. More...

Nonbelievers sue over state House’s opening prayers

HARRISBURG (AP) — A group of people who don’t believe in God filed a federal lawsuit Thursday that seeks to change how prayers are handled before sessions of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. More...

Obituaries

Dwayne E. Welling

Addison

Dwayne E. Welling, 93, of Addison, Somerset County, formerly a longtime resident of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Sunday. Aug. 21, 2016, at his home. He was born Nov. 5, 1922, in Connellsville, a son of the late Louis E. More...

Marie C. DeMatteo

Kittanning

Marie C. Bugosh DeMatteo, 84 of Kittanning, formerly of Scottdale, died peacefully, early Monday morning, August 21, 2016 at Kittanning Care Center, Kittanning, PA. More...

William J. Holchin

Dunbar

William Joseph Holchin (Bill), age 62, of Dunbar, Pa., died Tuesday August 23, 2016, at his home. Bill was born on May 20, 1954 in Uniontown, the son of the late Joseph and Josephine Holchin. He was a member of St. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1768, British explorer James Cook set sail from England on his first expedition to the southern Pacific Ocean. In 1920, the 19th Amendment was formally adopted, granting women the right to vote. More...

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ALMANAC

Today is Friday, Aug. 26, the 239th day of 2016. There are 127 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History In 1789, France’s National Assembly adopted its Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. More...

Sports

Falcons hope to keep coal bucket

Uniontown leads all-time series, 36-35-9

A longstanding Fayette County tradition is about to be revived at Connellsville Stadium. More...

Connellsville remembers 1991 champions

On the eve of the Connellsville varsity football team’s 2016 season opener, the Falcons and the city took time out to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1991 Falcon football team’s WPIAL championship with a pep rally at East Park. More...

Falcons fall to Leopards

Devan Judy shot a low round of 41 as the Belle Vernon golf team knocked off Connellsville, 224-246 in a Section 2-AAA match on Thursday at Pleasant Valley Country Club. More...

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