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August 31, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Mt. Pleasant parents concerned about band

Some parents of Mt. Pleasant Area High School Band members are concerned about what the elimination of a music teaching position might do to the future of the band and voiced these concerns at the school board’s most recent meeting. More...

News

Utility pole damaged

West Penn Power crews were called out Tuesday evening to assess damages to a utility pole struck earlier in the day on Pittsburgh Street between Orchard Alley and Apple Street. More...

Bridge construction to begin

Construction of a bridge spanning Galley Run in Connellsville and Upper Tyrone townships is scheduled to begin next week, PennDOT officials said.  The bridge work is slated to start Tuesday on Broadford Road (Route 1031) and be completed by mid- More...

Correction

Bill McLuckey was misidentified in a story about the Connellsville Hall of Fame in Wednesday’s edition of The Daily Courier. In that same story Scot Sage’s name was spelled incorrectly. The Daily Courier apologies for the error.   More...

Opinion

Now, it’s time to help flood-ravaged Houston

(AP) –– Twelve years ago this week, the city of Houston responded with heroic life-saving actions to the near drowning of New Orleans. More...

Nation owes it to future generations to preserve monuments

(AP) –– The minute President Trump entered the Oval Office, President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy was in danger. More...

Realistic choices must be made in Afghan

WASHINGTON –– When summer ends and autumn begins, one tends to feel instinctively, if foolishly, that other things will end and begin, too. More...

Sports

Falcons seek success against Warriors

There’s nothing like a victory to help a high school football team get geared up for its next challenge.  The Falcons (1-0) were all smiles after their season-opening 46-33 victory over Fayette County rival Uniontown in the Coal Bucket Gam More...

Mt. Pleasant boys golfers knock off Yough, 207-284

Sam Napper shot a low round of 37 and Tim Pisula was one shot back at 38 as the Mt. Pleasant boys golf team posted a 207-284 win over visiting Yough in a Section 2-AA match on Wednesday at Norvelt Golf Club. James Queer tallied a 39. More...

SHS girls golfers working hard

One of the most familiar faces on the golf course at Southmoreland’s girls matches this season won’t be swinging a club. More...

F.C. exceeds out-of-county inmate budget

Fayette County has or will soon exceed the budgeted amount to house inmates out of the county.  Warden Brian Miller told the county prison board Wednesday that through July, $230,375 of the $250,000 budgeted for out-of-county housing had been sp More...

Scottdale VFD seeks funds for new fire truck

Hoping to add a much-needed new vehicle to its existing fleet, the Scottdale Volunteer Fire Department is getting ready to launch a campaign to raise the necessary funding to purchase a new truck for the department.  More...

Mt. Pleasant Area Mobile Technology Incubator could be reality

How does a 32-foot trailer filled with hands-on technology used as a mobile STEM lab and makerspace that can be used by the entire Mt. Pleasant Area School District as well as the local community sound? More...

Obituaries

Paul H. Miller

Indian Head

Paul H. Miller, 97, of Indian Head, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at his residence.  He was born Aug. 3, 1920, in Indian Head, a son of the late Horatio Pritts and Lulu Sophia Lohr Miller.  More...

Renowned Hungarian film director Karoly Makk dies

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Karoly Makk, one of Hungary’s greatest film directors whose “Cats’ Play” was nominated for an Oscar in 1975, has died.  He was 91.  The Szechenyi Academy of Letters and Arts said Makk, More...

Rollie Massimino, coach who led Villanova to 1985 NCAA title, dies

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rollie Massimino, who led Villanova’s storied run to the 1985 NCAA championship and won more than 800 games in his coaching career, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 82.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (Revela More...

Digestive problems could be solved by ‘addition diet’

Dear Doctor: Are there foods and drinks that can help firm up loose stool, so that there isn’t an occasional “surprise” when passing gas? More...

Enjoy Labor Day with families and friends

On Monday, Sept. 4, we will celebrate Labor Day. It’s a legal holiday in the U.S. and Canada, always observed on the first Monday in September. Enjoy the holiday with your families, friends and neighbors.  More...

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