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December 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Winners announced for ‘Festival of Trees’

Three winners were announced recently for the favorite Christmas tree competition that took place during the “Festival of Lights” celebration in Mt. More...

Daily Courier will not publish on Dec. 26, Jan. 1

The Daily Courier will not publish newspaper editions on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.  The Daily Courier office will also be closed on those dates.  The Daily Courier staff wishes its readers and customers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. More...

Scientist, astronaut Sellers dies at 61

WASHINGTON (AP) — Piers Sellers, a climate scientist and former astronaut who gained fame late in life for his eloquent commentary about the earth’s fragility and his own cancer diagnosis, has died.  He was 61.  Sellers died Fri More...

Opinion

Congress expected to adopt massive public works bill

(AP) There weren’t many points of agreement between the two contenders in the brutal 2016 presidential campaign, but the need to invest in infrastructure offered a rare moment of harmony. More...

Children can beat depression

(AP) With festive holiday lights and decorations almost everywhere we look, and joyous Christmas music playing nonstop at the malls and on the radio, it’s hard to imagine that anybody could be feeling down at this time of year.  More...

More Americans vote for conservative candidates

The week the Electoral College completed its ballot for president. In the last month it became clear that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won more popular votes than did Donald J. Trump. More...

Sports

Indians knock off Falcons

Every now and then, a team shoots at an extremely high level, and the Peters Township boys basketball team seemed to have one of those can’t miss nights during Friday’s Section 2-AAAAAA game at Connellsville. More...

Playoffs start early for Steelers and Ravens

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When safety Mike Mitchell arrived in Pittsburgh in 2014, it didn’t take long to get indoctrinated into his new team’s particular distaste for the Baltimore Ravens.  “It was just you don’t like Balt More...

Scotties defeat Bulldogs, 68-45

Brandon Stone tallied a game-high 29 points to lead the Southmoreland boys basketball team to a 68-45 victory over host Beth-Center in a Section 4-AAA game on Friday. Tommy Pisula netted 21 points for the Scotties (5- 1, 2-0). More...

Normalville man serves church, Lord for 70 years

As the church pianist at the Normalville United Methodist Church, Louis Kemp has been serving the Lord and blessing others with his gift of music for 70 years.  He began taking lessons in 1944 when he was only nine years old.  More...

Obituaries

Angel Avenengo

Masontown

Angel Lette (Waters) Avenengo, 54, of Masontown, passed away at 9:28 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. More...

Barbara Fudella

Vanderbilt

Barbara Ann Fudella, 74, of Vanderbilt, died Wednesday Dec. 21, 2016, at her home. She was born Aug. 26, 1942, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late William H. Jr. and Margaret Jane Madden Martin. More...

Michele Zello

Connellsville

Michele Marie Pastors Zello, 50, of Connellsville, died suddenly Wednesday Dec. 21, 2016, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. She was born February 24, 1966, in McKeesport, the daughter of Richard C. Pastors and Joan D. Flowers. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1943, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower was appointed supreme allied commander.  In 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 became the first humans to orbit the moon.   More...

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Bible Digest

“For to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11 AKJV)  Jesus came to be the Savior of the world. Surrender your life to Him. Everyone needs Jesus.   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Christmas services listed  More...

Church News

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