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June 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

No paper on July 4

The Daily Courier will not publish on July 4.  The offices will be closed and will reopen on July 5.  However, the newsroom will be staffed to take death notices.  Deadline for obituaries remains at 6 p.m. More...

News

Forgotten veterans who died finally get funeral ceremony

DENVER (AP) — Fort Logan National Cemetery honored 30 veterans whose remains have gone unclaimed with a funeral ceremony Saturday in Denver, including veterans’ whose cremated remains were left at funeral homes and others who had no next More...

At the Bullskin Opry

A gathering of old friends at the Bullskin Opry brought together (left to right); guitarist Dale Bryner of Connellsville, Ed Fabian, of White on banjo and Vic King of Rivesville, WV, also on banjo. More...

Westmoreland County Community College approves 2016-17 budget

YOUNgWOOD —- The Westmoreland county community college board of trustees Wednesday, June 22 adopted the college’s fiscal year budget which takes effect July 1. More...

Opinion

Good nutrition foundation for success

Another View

Three years after the federal school lunch program underwent its first major overhaul in three decades, students are eating healthier and wasting less food.  More...

Political Cartoon

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No way to know what Europe will look like

On Friday, as the dust was just beginning to settle across a Europe that would be dramatically changed by the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the 28-member European Union, some began to push for still more disintegration.  More...

Sports

Rec board sponsors fitness camp

School is out for the summer, and already, many parents probably have heard the dreaded words: “I’m bored.” More...

Mt. Pleasant 11-12s fall in District 9 semifinal

Connellsville, Mt. Pleasant and Bullskin still alive in tournament

Tyler Kovatch hit a walkoff homer as the Rostraver 11- and 12-year-old Little League All-Stars defeated Mt. Pleasant, 9-8 in a District 9 semifinal game on Sunday at Carmichaels. Logan Hoffman homered and singled. Andrew Sokol ripped three singles. More...

Tony Stewart wins at Sonoma

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Key budget legislation under negotiations

New state spending plan may not meet deadline

HARRISBURG (AP) — The start of Pennsylvania state government’s 2016-17 fiscal year is just four days away and key budget legislation remains under negotiation behind closed doors. Democratic Gov. More...

Youghiogheny important to Fayette Tourism

Panel discusses water warming

Penn State Fayette Campus hosted a symposium Friday in conjunction with Trout Unlimited, the Fayette County Conservation District and the Mountain Watershed Association to address areas of concern for the 1,764 square mile Youghiogheny Watershed.&nbs More...

Hundreds join in fight against cancer

Relay for Life held at Viking Stadium

Hundreds of participants filled Viking Stadium on Saturday and Sunday in an effort to raise a goal of $110,000 for the American Cancer Society’s Knock Cancer off the Board, Relay for Life.  More...

Obituaries

John W. Jones

Connellsville

John W. “Jack” “Mucka” Jones, 88, of Connellsville, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at his home. Jack was one of ten children, born on May 16, 1928 to AnnaBelle Jones Fagan and Thomas Jones in Connellsville. More...

Charles Neighbors

Charles (Charlie) Robert Neighbors, 85, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016.  He was born September 10, 1930 in Dunbar, the son of the late Joseph L. and Elise E. Forman Neighbors.  More...

Barbara Helms

Barbara Ellen (Krepps) Helms, 75, of Bellville, Texas, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016, in College Station, Texas.  She was born November 16, 1940, in Connellsville, the daughter of Martin Edward Krepps and Mary Ellen (Dascani) Krepps. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1829, British chemist James Smithson died, leaving an endowment for “the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.”   More...

Comics

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Lifestyles

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Street fair St. Rita Street Fair will be held July 14-16 on the parish grounds on First Street in Connellsville from 5:30 to 10 p.m. each evening. More...

ASK Dr. K

Torn meniscus doesn’t always require surgery

DEAR DOCTOR K: My knees hurt a lot, more on the left. At 76 years young, I guess I should expect that. An MRI scan shows I have a “torn meniscus” in my right knee, and arthritis in both knees. Is there anything to be done? More...

10 people …

… you can always find on college Facebook groups

College Facebook groups are a great way to meet people, find out more about a school and even scout for potential roommates. However, they’re often full of people with either poor social media etiquette or just strange personalities. More...

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