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| Historical Headlines – January 16  The Kittanning Paper

1/16/1969 – Kittanning Borough has been reimbursed for 50% of the $16,666 purchase price of a new land development tract in Rayburn Township. Council ...



| Sale Approved of Former Kittanning High School to Local Business  The Kittanning Paper

The Board of Directors of the Armstrong School District (ASD) held a special public meeting yesterday afternoon to decide on a buyer for the former Kittanning ...



| Historical Headlines – December 28  The Kittanning Paper

12/28/1968 – The doors opened today at the Burger House, Kittanning's newest restaurant at 107 Market Street. It is owned and operated by Beryl Calhoun, ...



| Historical Headlines – January 11  The Kittanning Paper

1/11/1969 – Clifford Earl Vandervort, 77, of Mayport RD1 is being held today on an open charge of murder in the shooting yesterday of Loyal Jack Sadler, 72.



| Historical Headlines – December 30  The Kittanning Paper

12/30/1968 – Following the success of the Apollo 8 mission, astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell Jr., and William Anders were informed by telegram that ...



| Bleachers Moved From Old High School to New Home  The Kittanning Paper

A large crane was at the former Kittanning High School athletic field removing two sets of bleachers, one from each side of the press box, yesterday.



| OBIT: Joseph L. Smith (Kittanning)  The Kittanning Paper

SMITH – Joseph L. Smith, 82, of Kittanning passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018 with his family by his side. He was born on November 14, 1936, a son of ...



| Ford City Cannon Restoration Nearly Complete  The Kittanning Paper

The iconic cannon has made its way back into Ford City Memorial Park. The cannon, a German relic, given to the Ford City High School in the late 1940's, ...



| OBIT: Lucille Joanne Burns (formerly of Kittanning)  The Kittanning Paper

Lucille Joanne Burns, 80 of Concordia at Cabot, formerly of Kittanning, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Allegheny General Hospital ...



| Historical Headlines – June 11  The Kittanning Paper

6/11/1968 – Reverend Raymond McLean, pastor of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Kittanning from April 1949 to April 1952 will celebrate his 25th ...



Kittanning High School Class of 2014  Tribune-Review

Here's a look at the Kittanning High School Class of 2014: Katlynn Starr Adams, Robert Colton Adams, Michael Richard Anderson, Cory Robert Anthony, Tianna ...



| Historical Headlines – April 2  The Kittanning Paper

4/2/1968 – A state-wide search in underway by State Police and Armstrong County Sheriff deputies for 3 inmates who escaped from the Armstrong County Jail ...



Armstrong Junior-Senior High School athletic complex will not be ready for school's inaugural year  Tribune-Review

Armstrong School District officials are paring down plans for Armstrong Junior-Senior High School's athletic complex and will rely on plan B — using other district ...



| OBIT: William F. Kuhn, Midlothian, VA (formerly of Kittanning)  The Kittanning Paper

KUHN – William Frederick Kuhn, (age 88), of Midlothian, VA died on Saturday August 25, 2018. Bill was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, ...



| Final Kittanning Graduation Class Cherishes Past, Looks Forward to Future  The Kittanning Paper

by Jonathan Weaver. With girls in white and boys in red, the last Kittanning Senior High School class received their diplomas Friday evening. Rain forced ...



Alvin E. Wright  Indiana Gazette

Alvin E. “Pete” Wright, 90, of Kittanning Township, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 25, 2018, while working on his family farm, which was the same ...



| Dayton Fair Closes Another Year of Competition  The Kittanning Paper

Daily rain last week created mud conditions that cancelled one night of shows during last week's Dayton Fair. This photo also shows a section of bleachers that ...



| Kittanning High School Grand March Crowns Final King and Queen  The Kittanning Paper

by Jonathan Weaver. The final Kittanning Senior High School Grand March preceded the prom Friday evening in Kittanning Riverfront Park along South Water ...



Mary Jane Luke  Indiana Gazette

Mary Jane Luke, 91, of Kittanning, passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at Allegheny General Hospital.



Armstrong River Hawks make their debut  Tribune-Review

Bob Lattanzio hasn't missed a Kittanning Wildcats football game in 52 years, and he plans to keep the streak alive by not missing a single Armstrong River ...



West Shamokin: High school welcomes fresh faces to faculty  Indiana Gazette

This year at West Shamokin Junior/Senior High School our staff has welcomed a few familiar and also unfamiliar faces, some of whom have worked in the ...



Constance Shertzer | Obituaries  Indiana Gazette

Constance Murphy (Boyer) Shertzer, 80, of Indiana, passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at her home.



Sandra L. Haines Obituary  WKBN.com

WARREN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) - Sandra L. Haines, 66, passed away Friday morning, November 9, 2018, at Armstrong Memory Care in Warren following a ...



| Hearing Set for Kittanning High School Renovations  The Kittanning Paper

by Jonathan Weaver. Armstrong School Board Directors formally announced Monday the next step in the proposed Kittanning Jr.-Sr. High School renovation ...



10 inducted into Farrell Alumni Hall | Community  Sharonherald

FARRELL – Ten alumni were inducted into the Farrell Alumni Hall of Fame at its 14th annual banquet Oct. 13 at the Park Inn by Radisson. The event attracted a.



Kittanning, Ford City students enjoy last proms before unification  Tribune-Review

Prom season is in full swing but for two area high schools — Ford City and Kittanning — the music has stopped. At least until next year when the two schools will ...



| New Tennis Courts and Fields at Armstrong High Are Just the Start  The Kittanning Paper

By Jake DeLuca. No more riding buses to practice for the Armstrong High School tennis, baseball, and softball teams thanks to the newly finished courts and ...



Franklin Regional's Spencer Lee, Penn State win NCAA wrestling titles  Tribune-Review

CLEVELAND — The host city of the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship has a theme song: 'Cleveland Rocks.' If Cleveland rocks, then Iowa ...



High school bowler first to get Armstrong letterman jacket  Tribune-Review

A member of the Kittanning High School bowling team is the first student to earn an Armstrong Junior-Senior High School letterman jacket. Although he will ...



Eleven inductees join Armstrong County Sports Hall of Fame  Tribune-Review

Long-time Kittanning High School basketball coach Dave Sysyn remembers the first time he heard of the town. He couldn't pronounce it properly. 'I wanted to ...



| Kittanning Boys Play for Golf Championship Today  The Kittanning Paper

by Jonathan Weaver. This summer, the Kittanning High School golf team could routinely be found on the greens perfecting their game. That dedication led to ...



Kittanning nonprofit offers $60K in scholarships  Tribune-Review

A Kittanning nonprofit is making post-secondary scholarship applications an easy and painless process for high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate ...



| Volunteerism Characterized by Mr. Jack Bennett  The Kittanning Paper

During the public meeting of the Armstrong County Board of Commissioners yesterday, a proclamation was read honoring a local man for his years of volunteer ...



| OBIT: Samuel J. Luke (Kittanning)  The Kittanning Paper

Samuel J. Luke, 93, of Kittanning, PA, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 at Indiana Regional Medical Center. He was born May 15, 1924 in Rayburn Twp., ...



Armstrong athletic complex costs exceed anticipated total for project  Tribune-Review

An athletic complex at the new Armstrong Junior-Senior High School will cost more than district officials anticipated. Armstrong School District officials are ...



| KHS Class President Initiates Sermon During Acceptance Speech at Graduation  The Kittanning Paper

Kittanning Senior High School's graduation on Friday night was fairly typical of every other high school in the Armstrong School District until Principal James ...



Schools converge for Armstrong County Marching Band Festival  Tribune-Review

Freeport Area's Edward Gamble has a standout face among the line of horns while performing songs from the 1990s at the annual Armstrong Band Festival ...



| Photographer Brings Talent Back Home  The Kittanning Paper

Stephen Butler, of Manorville, is a professional photographer who has recently returned to his roots in Armstrong County from Kansas City, where he was the ...



Getting ready for the River Hawks in Kittanning  Tribune-Review

Work has started on transforming the football field used by the Kittanning Wildcats into the home of the Armstrong River Hawks. Construction of the $55 million ...



| OBIT: Kevin G. Adams (Kittanning)  The Kittanning Paper

Kevin G. Adams, 64, of Kittanning, PA, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 at his home. He was born October 21, 1953 in Kittanning, PA, the son of ...



Philosophical blacksmith from Boquet dies at 66  Tribune-Review

Following his passions left a long list of interesting titles to describe Jack W. Stull, but the most accurate description may be the simplest. 'He just had this way ...



Memories haunt razed fire hall in Kittanning  Tribune-Review

KITTANNING — For a century and a half, the tall red brick building along the 200 block of South Jefferson Street had been a hub of activity – first as a church and ...



| Local Sports Enthusiast Recalls History of Kittanning/FC Football  The Kittanning Paper

Red cats and purple sabers are getting ready to put away their uniforms for the last time. Stores that have carried the team shirts and shorts now have them to the ...



Penn State’s Jason Nolf develops into one-of-a-kind wrestler with his creativity and dedication to the...  Centre Daily Times

Penn State's reigning national champion Jason Nolf is off to a dominant start, going 7-0 with seven pins heading into Sunday's wrestling dual against Lehigh.



Guido: Ford City's Cutts Pinson leads memorable Armstrong County Sports Hall of Fame class  Tribune-Review

Ford City girls basketball had quite a run, making the WPIAL playoffs the final 20 seasons of the school's existence. And one of the players responsible for ...



NCAA wrestling championships enjoy record attendance, viewership  Tribune-Review

There were numerous records set at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships last week. Record crowds attended the six sessions at Quicken Loans Arena ...



Kim C. Raraigh  The Sentinel

Kim C. Raraigh. Kim C. Raraigh, age 66, of Carlisle, passed away unexpectedly on April 15, 2017. He was born April 5, 1951 in Kittanning, PA.



Kittanning Light Up Night a celebration of holiday spirit, bittersweet endings  Tribune-Review

For 20 years, Pat Cavanaugh has been part of the musical magic of Kittanning's holiday season kick-off. But Friday evening, he had the chance to really light up ...



| OBIT: Nick Nolte (Kittanning)  The Kittanning Paper

Robert Nicholas “Nick” Nolte, 61, of Kittanning, PA, died Saturday, May 14, 2016, at his home. He was born on December 3, 1954 in Kittanning, to Robert G. and ...



Alle-Kiski schools present personalized takes on classic musicals  Tribune-Review

High school musicals are in full bloom across the Alle-Kiski Valley. Favorite characters from Rydell High are featured, as Burrell showcases the classic musical ...



Christina (Bliss) Housman  Sentinel-Tribune

Christina A. (Bliss) Housman, 85, of Perrysburg, passed away peacefully with her husband at her side on Tuesday (Jan. 23, 2018) at The Manor of Perrysburg.



| Kittanning Football Coach Optimistic about Upcoming Season  The Kittanning Paper

by Jonathan Weaver. Newly-hired Kittanning Senior High Football Head Coach Frank Fabian introduced himself to Quarterback Club booster parents Monday ...



Worthington billboard shines light on heroin addiction  Tribune-Review

Jessica Smith says that, despite his struggles with addiction, her brother always tried to help others. 'He was so selfless, so good hearted. He would do anything ...



Saber pride booming in Ford City's final year  Tribune-Review

It's the final year of Ford City High School, but not of Saber pride: 'Ever in days to come, our fond memories will cling steadfast to purple and gold.' So say the ...



Youth football teams collect championships  Tribune-Review

Move over Freeport, there's a new team in your league. The Lower Burrell Flyers scored on a 75-yard touchdown pass from Alex Arledge to Joey Shybloski on ...



Touchdown vs. Nebraska was a long time coming for Nick Bowers  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

The catch itself was easy. It's the two-plus years that led up to it that made it special.Nick Bowers went out for a route from the Nebraska 15-yard line.



| Upcoming National Championship Doesn't Intimidate U16 Arrows  The Kittanning Paper

by Jonathan Weaver. In two weeks, the Armstrong Arrows U16 team will either come back from New Jersey with a national championship or crushed dreams.



Penn State's tight end battle might have a front-runner soon  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

His preference, Penn State coach James Franklin said recently, is pretty simple: He likes to have a designated starter at each position. He's not a fan of using ...



| Kittanning Students Win Regional Driving Competition  The Kittanning Paper

by Jonathan Weaver. A trio of Kittanning teens is the best on the road, according to a recent Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) competition. Kittanning ...



| Township Elementary School Again Proposed for Sale  The Kittanning Paper

by Jonathan Weaver. Since Kittanning Township Elementary was closed in June 2012, multiple offers to buy the building and land were made, but none stuck.



Worthington native living her dream as a Celtics cheerleader  Tribune-Review

Jessica McClain, a cheerleader for the Boston Celtics, credits her Worthington family for encouraging her to reach her goals. 'It took a lot of work and a lot of ...



| Arrows Play for State Championship  The Kittanning Paper

by Jonathan Weaver. An Armstrong Arrows team went for the state championship during the weekend. The Arrows U16 team ranked fifth in Class AA in the state ...



Pediatrician was devoted to patients, community  Tribune-Review

Dr. James Kennedy Greenbaum died in his home in Kittanning on Thursday. He was 92. Dr. Greenbaum was a physician who served his Western Pennsylvania ...



Apollo-Ridge's Tipton, Kittanning's Knepshield named Leader Times Basketball Players of the Year  Tribune-Review

Apollo-Ridge's Tre Tipton, Kittanning's Emily Knepshield named Leader Times Basketball Players of the Year Boys player of the year Tre Tipton Apollo-Ridge ...



Tributes | vindy.com — EDWARD M. PAPCIAK  Youngstown Vindicator

Youngstown, Ohio | Tributes, In Memoriam, Deaths, Obituaries, for Warren, Austintown, Boardman, Canfield, Poland.



Months of hard work go into Alle-Kiski high-school musicals  Tribune-Review

Alle-Kiski-area high-school musicals are off and running. Students are rehearsing, dancing, singing, creating sets and making musical memories. More than a ...



| Ford City Seniors Win Teen Driving Competition  The Kittanning Paper

By Jonathan Weaver. The best student drivers from nearly a dozen high schools in Armstrong and Indiana County competed in the “Teen Safe Driving ...



Ford City prank may lead to felony charges  Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Sunday, December 14, 2003. By Paula Reed Ward, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. FORD CITY, Pa. -- What started out as a drunken prank Thanksgiving morning ...



| Police Lockdown Schools; Search for Drugs/Weapons  The Kittanning Paper

by Jonathan Weaver. Local and state police agencies conducted an illegal substance/weapon search at the four Armstrong School District high schools Tuesday ...



Longtime watchmaker's closing sparks fond memories  Tribune-Review

KITTANNING — For the last few days — since the owner of Adams Jewelers set out signs announcing his going-out-of-business sale — new and longtime ...



Armstrong singers head to Harrisburg performance  Tribune-Review

Two Armstrong School District students selected for their singing talent are bound for a state choral performance this week. Cassandra Velcko and Olyvia ...



| Football Field Not Considered in Renovation Plans  The Kittanning Paper

by Lee Rettig. While the school directors figure out how to spend the 70 to 80 million dollars on Kittanning, Ford City and Elderton secondary schools, there may ...



Robb relatives a major reason for Kittanning's wrestling success  Tribune-Review

Perhaps boys with the surname Robb elsewhere in this country prefer to play basketball or swim or skate on a rink during the winter months. In Kittanning ...



Manor Township policeman Rupert enters race for Armstrong sheriff  Tribune-Review

Being in charge of courthouse security, prisoner transports and the serving of court documents are the most important jobs of the county sheriff, says Manor ...



| Kittanning Junior High Wins Tournament  The Kittanning Paper

On Saturday January 14, Kittanning Junior High Wrestling hosted a dual tournament at Kittanning High School. It included wrestlers from Kittanning Junior High, ...



Funeral director seeks coroner post  Tribune-Review

COWANSHANNOCK — A Rural Valley funeral director who is serving as an Armstrong County deputy coroner is running on the Republican ticket in the May ...



| College Athletes Teach YMCA Volleyball Clinic  The Kittanning Paper

by Jonathan Weaver. For about two dozen co-ed beginner volleyball players, Monday was their time to “watch the professionals.” Since January, children (seven ...



Life skills students enjoy prom festivities in Manor  Tribune-Review

Cody St. Antoine, a 17-year-old Apollo-Ridge student, posed for prom pictures with his date at Lenape Heights Golf Resort in Manor and smiled broadly while ...



| Trail Trash Cleaned Up by Kittanning Key Club  The Kittanning Paper

If you happened to see a group of young people walking the Rails to Trails and carrying trash bags this past Saturday, you saw a Kittanning High School Key ...



Where are they now?: Erin Mathias, Jason Nolf and Julian Batts  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

ERIN MATHIAS. Fox Chapel basketball. Mathias is in her first season as a full-time starter for the Duke University women's basketball team. Mathias, a senior ...



| Police Sergeant Celebrates 25 Years of Service  The Kittanning Paper

By Ryan McLaughlin. Police Sergeant John Atherton celebrated 25 years with the Ford City Police Department on Friday, June 6. Atherton attended Kittanning ...



| Physics Students Design Thrill Rides  The Kittanning Paper

by Jonathan Weaver. Physics 1 students at Kittanning Senior High designed what could become roller coasters at local theme parks. After learning about ...



| YMCA Youth Soccer Concludes Fall Season  The Kittanning Paper

By Jonathan Weaver. Last weekend, hundreds of local children and pre-teens played their last soccer match of the season through the Richard G. Snyder YMCA ...



| 'Community Helpers' Give Shannock Valley Kindergarteners Early Career Options  The Kittanning Paper

by Jonathan Weaver. Although mostly only five years old, about 40 Shannock Valley Elementary kindergarten students during the past month have thought ...



| Last-Minute Score Pushes Seniors to Powderpuff Victory  The Kittanning Paper

by Jonathan Weaver. The Kittanning Senior High School junior and senior girls` powderpuff teams played to the final horn during their annual football game last ...



| Haunted House Open Tonight in Wick City  The Kittanning Paper

by Jonathan Weaver. Local trick-or-treaters might not be able to attend Cheesman's Freight Farm in Butler or The Scarehouse in Pittsburgh, but Armstrong ...



New Kensington student leaders attend SGA summit in DC  Penn State News

Getting fellow students involved in campus activities was the impetus for six Penn State New Kensington student leaders to participate in a global student ...



Penn State's Megaludis, Nolf to wrestle for national titles  Tribune-Review

NEW YORK — Penn State senior Nico Megaludis reached the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship final for the third time in four tries. Now the Franklin ...



Ford City newlyweds share their love for performing in Armstrong Community Theater's 'Hello, Dolly!'  Tribune-Review

Mallory Mousseau and Jake Grantz have left no doubt that they really wanted to be part of Armstrong Community Theater's annual summer musical. The Ford ...



| Freeport Grad Makes Directorial Debut in ACT's “Aladdin”  The Kittanning Paper

by Jonathan Weaver. Hannah Younkins has plenty of experience backstage, but it's watching she has to get used to. Hannah – 18 – makes her directorial debut ...



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