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August 30, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

ASD prepares for 2017-18 school year

Classes for students, faculty to commence Sept. 5

While the Armstrong School District (ASD) has been preparing for the start of school throughout the summer, students will officially begin their first day of the 2017-18 academic year Sept. 5. More...


Divers respond to local gas line leak

Punctured pipe is sealed with a clamp to quell situation

A dive crew from Professional Marine Consulting, which is based in St. Augustine, Fla., on Tuesday repaired a leak to a 10-inch steel natural gas line in the Allegheny River south of Rosston Island in Armstrong County. More...

DEP to hold public hearing

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public hearing at 1 p.m. Sept. 13 at DEP’s Southwest Regional Office, which is located at 500 Waterfront Drive in Pittsburgh.  More...


Armstrong 911 released the following reports on recent incidents:  More...


Take Your Mark

Armstrong, West Shamokin kick off cross country schedule

After a long summer and many miles of practice, the Armstrong and West Shamokin cross country teams kicked off the season on Tuesday with a dual meet at Armstrong Junior Senior High School.  More...

Arrieta continues strong second half, Cubs beat Pirates, 4-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta continued his dominant second half with six innings of two-hit ball, Ben Zobrist homered and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on Tuesday night.  Anthony Rizzo went 3 for 4 with an RBI, Alex Avila More...

In the swing: River Hawks girls golf tees off

Though they’re not big on numbers, the Armstrong River Hawks girls golf team is certainly big on grit and determination. More...

Man allegedly led police on 45-minute chase

Marcus Alcantara told police he had been drinking the evening of incident

Pennsylvania State Police Troop D in Kittanning arrested a Templeton man after he allegedly led officers on a 45-minute vehicle chase early in the morning on Aug. 26.  More...

Senior Expo is slated for Sept. 6 in Kittanning Township

Organized by local and state representatives to better serve the community

A Senior Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Kittanning Township Volunteer Fire Department building at 13126 State Route 422.  The event will be co-hosted by the offices of Pennsylvania State Sen. More...


Warren D. ‘Jeep’ Atherton


Warren D. “Jeep” Atherton, 78, of Templeton, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at home surrounded by his family after a brief battle with cancer.  He was born Nov. More...

Marion E. Heck

East Brady

Marion E. Heck, 84, of East Brady passed away at 12:05 a.m. Monday, Aug. More...

Gertrude Colwell Weaver

Severna Park, Md.

Gertrude Colwell Weaver, 87, a resident of Severna Park, Md., passed away on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at her home.  Born in Widnoon on Sept. More...

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Pennsylvania Lottery

Pick 2 Day: 8-4 Night: 7-4  Pick 3 Day: 0-3-8 Night: 0-6-0  Pick 4 Day: 5-0-6-3 Night: 9-7-8-1  Pick 5 Day: 4-1-1-7-6 Night: 5-5-8-9-7  Treasure Hunt: 01-11-25-26-28   More...

Do Just One Thing

The next time you go clothes shopping, think less about how you look in the new garments and more about how long you’ll wear them. More...

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