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50th wedding anniversary

April 16, 2016 by Don Smith (Register to contact)

On April 1st Don and Carol (Heim) Smith, class of 1964, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Additionally, on Sunday, April 24th, during their church service they plan to renew their wedding vows in the presence of their family and church congregation. Don and Carol starting date the first week of their high school freshman year.

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Police: Student hit by pickup truck outside of high school  WJAC Johnstown

Authorities said a high school student was hit by a pickup truck early Thursday morning outside of Ligonier Valley High School. According to Ligonier police, the ...



Ligonier Valley football fondly remembers missing teen  WJAC Johnstown

LIGONIER -- As the search for a missing teen in Somerset County continues, those close to him are forced to reflect upon better times.Joey Dubics was a ...



Ligonier Valley sticks with tried and true 'West Side Story' for spring musical  Tribune-Review

Don't expect anything new from Ligonier Valley High School's spring musical production of 'West Side Story.' It's not because the student cast, crew and ...



Ligonier Valley grad missing, reservoir searched  Tribune-Review

Dive teams on Tuesday ended a second day of searching a Somerset County reservoir without success for a missing Ligonier Valley High School graduate.



Ligonier Valley earns first District 6 hoops crown | Sports  TribDem.com

Prior to Friday night, the Ligonier Valley High School boys basketball team hadn't made an appearance in a District 6 championship game in 31 years.



Missing Ligonier Valley grad identified as rescuers search Quemahoning Reservoir  Tribune-Review

Dive teams on Wednesday continued to search Somerset County's Quemahoning Reservoir for Joey Dubics, an 18-year-old Ligonier Valley graduate who ...



Ligonier Diamond celebration slated for Oct. 5  Tribune-Review

The Ligonier Diamond Park remains under construction, but borough officials are confident it will be ready for a celebration and dedication on Oct. 5.



Officials evacuate Ligonier Valley schools after Tuesday bomb threat; Classes to resume Wednesday  TribDem.com

A handwritten note found inside the Ligonier Valley High School prompted district officials to evacuate its schools Tuesday morning.



Body of Seward man recovered Saturday from Somerset reservoir  Tribune-Review

After six days of searching, search teams on Saturday recovered the body of a Seward man believed to have drowned this week at Quemahoning Reservoir in ...



Ligonier Valley High School senior pens Chapter 2 of Your Story  TribDem.com

Seventeen-year-old Nicole Fratrich took a chance on submitting her chapter for the “Your Story” competition and it paid off.



Ligonier dedicates Diamond Park following a $3.5 million renovation  Tribune-Review

Officials from Ligonier Borough and the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce on Friday unveiled the new-and-improved Diamond Park, which underwent a 3.5 ...



Thousands will line the streets for Fort Ligonier Days parade  Tribune-Review

Everybody loves a parade - but nobody loves it more than Tom Stablein, chairman of the Fort Ligonier Days parade committee. He has been overseeing one of ...



Dive teams search for missing Westmoreland County teen  WTAE Pittsburgh

Dive teams from Westmoreland and Somerset counties are searching for a recent Ligonier Valley High School graduate who was last seen at a local reservoir.



Search Continues For Teen Paddleboarder In Quemahoning Reservoir  CBS Pittsburgh

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter. HOLLSOPPLE, Pa. (KDKA) — There's still no sign of a recent Ligonier Valley High School graduate who disappeared ...



One serious injury in Greyhound bus wreck near Ligonier  WTAE Pittsburgh

A wreck involving a Greyhound bus and a passenger vehicle in Ligonier Township Wednesday night resulted in one patient being flown to a hospital.



Ligonier Valley hopes to grow into contender  Tribune-Review

John Jones has been coaching the Ligonier Valley baseball team for eight seasons. And despite losing six starters from the 2016 team that finished with a 5-1 ...



Ligonier Valley wrestler Patrick commits to Virginia  Tribune-Review

Robby Patrick could have waited to make his college choice. But the Ligonier Valley senior decided Virginia is where he would like to continue his academic ...



Students meant the world to elementary teacher from Ligonier Township  Tribune-Review

Dixie Hurt loved teaching her Ligonier Valley elementary pupils so much it didn't seem like work. 'She loved being around little kids and missed them so much ...



Petrof signs with Akron | Sports  Indiana Gazette

Lexie Petrof, a sfrom Ligonier Valley High School, recently signed a letter of intent to play softball at the University of Akron.



Thousands benefit from Ligonier's Valley Youth Network started by couple  Tribune-Review

Mention 'Kip and Sandy' to someone in Ligonier and it's likely they'll know who you're talking about, even without including their last name. Kip Crumrine has ...



Roundup of Westmoreland County high school graduations  Tribune-Review

It's high school graduation season and we have your Westmoreland County schools covered. Click below to see a complete list of graduates. □ DERRY.



Ligonier Valley wrestling team begins season  Tribune-Review

The Ligonier Valley High School wrestling team began the 2014-15 season with a Dec. 6 tournament at Hampton High School. Last season four wrestlers ...



Family, Friends Mourn Teen Killed In Crash On 17th Birthday  CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter. PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Friends and family gathered to remember a Ligonier Valley High School student who was killed in ...



Quemahoning reservoir recreation area reopens after body recovered  Tribune-Review

The Quemahoning Family Recreation Area reopened Monday morning, two days after searchers pulled the body of a Seward man from a reservoir there.



Suspect's mother: Bullying provoked high school fight caught...  WPXI Pittsburgh

FREE APPS | NOW | FACEBOOK | TWITTER Stories of the day... Toddler found alive 14 hours after car crash in Utah river VIDEO: Steelers take on Bethel Park ...



Maker movement coming to Ligonier  Tribune-Review

A child can transform a creative vision from an idea into a tangible object at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh's MAKESHOP. Soldered LED 'fireflies,' stuffed ...



Boosters have big plans for Weller Field, Standard Bank Stadium  Tribune-Review

The Ligonier Valley High School Football Boosters hope to raise more than $1.4 million to replace the football field, resurface the track and install a new press ...



Ligonier Township 17-year-old dies in crash on birthday after deer runs in front of car  Tribune-Review

The Ligonier community held a vigil Tuesday evening for a teenager killed in a crash on his 17th birthday while driving to school with his brother, who was ...



Students earn full rides to Saint Vincent College  Tribune-Review

Ligonier Valley High School seniors Andrew R. Klein and Wade Rashilla plan to apply their skills in calculus in two fields — physics and accounting, respectively ...



Ligonier Teen Fends Off Would-Be Robber, Police Trying To Track Suspect Down  CBS Local

LIGONIER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A Westmoreland County teenager fought off a would-be robber after stopping to help a man with a flat tire over the weekend.



Corey Turcheck named LVSD athletic director  Tribune-Review

Corey Turcheck began his first day as the new athletic director of Ligonier Valley High School Nov. 2. Turcheck is in his 10th season as an assistant football ...



25 vie for Miss Ligonier at pageant Saturday  Tribune-Review

The 53rd Miss Ligonier Scholarship Pageant is 7 p.m. Saturday in the Ligonier Valley High School auditorium. There are 25 contestants participating in this ...



55th Miss Ligonier pageant Saturday  Tribune-Review

The 55th annual Miss Ligonier Scholarship Pageant will be held 7 p.m. Saturday in the Ligonier Valley High School auditorium. The event is sponsored by ...



Out & About: Strolling the Diamond in Ligonier  Tribune-Review

People shopped, lounged in lawn chairs, munched on hot dogs grilled by Ligonier Volunteer Hose Co. No. 1, and admired the classic cars parked around the ...



Teen killed in Ligonier car crash on his 17th birthday  WPXI Pittsburgh

Solemn hymns and a soft glow illuminated the Diamond in Ligonier on Tuesday night to remember a 17-year-old Ligonier Valley student killed in a car crash ...



Rotary presents 54th Miss Ligonier pageant Saturday  Tribune-Review

The 54th Miss Ligonier Scholarship Pageant is 7 p.m. Saturday in the Ligonier Valley High School auditorium. There are 14 contestants participating in this ...



Ligonier Valley chamber names new executive director  Tribune-Review

The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce introduced Anna Weltz as the new executive director during a chamber member gathering at Ligonier Country Inn ...



Franklin Regional highest-rated school district in Westmoreland County  Tribune-Review

Franklin Regional Senior High School leads the pack among highest-rated high schools in Westmoreland County, according to state data. Academic ...



Rachel Allison crowned Miss Ligonier 2013  Tribune-Review

Smiling behind a bouquet of flowers with a tiara on her head, Rachel Allison accepted the title of Miss Ligonier 2013 last weekend at Ligonier Valley High ...



Out & About: Area high school students lauded for achievements in the arts  Tribune-Review

As a center for all kinds of artistic endeavors, The Palace Theatre in Greensburg provided the perfect setting on May 20 for the Westmoreland Cultural Trust's ...



Heavy Rains Cause Flooding, Prompt Evacuations In Westmoreland Co.  CBS Local

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Water rose so quickly in parts of Ligonier and Ligonier Township Friday morning, some people had to be rescued from their homes in ...



Volunteers join in Ligonier Borough's Friendship Park makeover  Tribune-Review

Lesley Jones tackled wooden and plastic planks with a table saw and router, Dave Madden made plans to pour a concrete base for some swings, and ...



Tournament marks 50th year for Ligonier fencing coach  Tribune-Review

Growing up in California in the 1960s, 11-year-old Norm Flam was captivated by the action-packed adventure movies of Hollywood's Golden Age. It was these ...



School official: Community grieving, counselors provided after two Blairsville students found dead within days  TribDem.com

An Indiana County community is receiving an outpouring of support across the region in the wake of two separate suicides by Blairsville High School students.



Ligonier looks back on its role in iconic movie 'Slap Shot'  Tribune-Review

Former Ligonier Mayor Chick Cicconi was a bit star-struck one morning 40 years ago when Art Newman, brother of Hollywood legend Paul Newman, walked ...



Ligonier remains a community in shock from death of officer  Tribune-Review

Across a stunned community, flags flew at half-staff, commercial signs posted messages to late Ligonier Township police Lt. Eric Eslary, and purple and black ...



National DAR group marks anniversary with day of service  Tribune-Review

The 125th anniversary of the founding of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution was celebrated last weekend across the country as ...



Tax refund promise led Ligonier teacher to second career as corgi breeder  Tribune-Review

Corgis are like potato chips. You can't have just one. The dog lover's adage rings true for Dee Ambrose-Stahl, who has long loved the fox-like breed. 'Don't ask ...



Fort Ligonier Days offers robust festival schedule  Tribune-Review

The tents are sprouting up around town. The traffic detour signs are in place. The busiest weekend in Ligonier is set to begin tomorrow. The 56th Fort Ligonier ...



HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Valley West edges Hazleton Area  Citizens Voice

HAZLETON — Valley West's Carson Canavan was a beast Friday night. The junior running back rushed for 251 yards on 29 carries and scored on a 42-yard ...



'This is big for the school and our team': Penn Cambria pounds rival Central Cambria  TribDem.com

The Goal Post Trophy will return to Cresson after a one-year hiatus, as Penn Cambria's defense and running game throttled their rivals from Central Cambria in ...



Luzerne County Hall of Fame announces new class  Citizens Voice

The Luzerne County Sports Hall of Fame will induct a diverse class of its 15 newest members next month. The high school, college and professional ranks will ...



Wine bar offers unique approach to dining in Stahlstown  Tribune-Review

Twenty-five years ago Virginia Robertson and Diane Martz met while working in Washington, D.C. For 15 of those years, they talked about one day opening a ...



HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Furious fourth quarter lifts Valley West past Scranton  Citizens Voice

KINGSTON — For the second straight season, Valley West won the fourth-quarter battle against Scranton. This year, it was good enough to seal the victory.



HS FOOTBALL: Lackawanna Trail and Scranton Prep move on in state playoffs  Citizens Voice

Then there were two. Lackawanna Trail and Scranton Prep advanced to the PIAA semifinals and continue to build on their programs' histories. During a ...



Trio of District 2's best coaches enter PA Sports Hall of Fame  Citizens Voice

PLAINS TWP. — They are three of the greatest coaches to walk the sidelines in the history of District 2 athletics. When you hear the names George Curry, Jack ...



HS FOOTBALL: Imhotep Charter ends Valley View run in PIAA Class 4A  Citizens Voice

SLATINGTON — Most fighting back tears, Valley View players walked off the rain-soaked turf and were received by a proud and passionate contingent of fans ...



Football Game of the Week: Valley View at Dallas  Citizens Voice

VALLEY VIEW (7-0) at DALLAS (7-0). When: 7, tonight. Last meeting: Valley View 18, Dallas 12 (2011 district playoffs). Series history: Valley View leads 2-1.



Dallas starts strong, but sees season end at Valley View  Citizens Voice

PECKVILLE — On its first drive of the night, Dallas checked off all the boxes. The Mountaineers completed a few passes, established a little bit of the run game ...



HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Dallas routs Tunkhannock - Sports  Citizens Voice

DALLAS — Heading into Friday night's contest, Dallas wanted to establish the line of scrimmage on both sides of the football. That mission was accomplished, ...



Fall Brawl will bring preseason wrestling tournament to Johnstown  TribDem.com

Rob Stehley knows plenty about the Laurel Highlands' strong connection to the sport of wrestling.



PIAA Field Hockey capsules - Sports  Citizens Voice

(2-1 Wyoming Seminary (18-2-1) vs. (11-1) Lehighton (17-4-1). What: PIAA Class A quarterfinals. When: Noon, today. Where: Central Columbia HS. How they ...



Rome takes 4th in Class 2A race - Sports  Citizens Voice

HERSHEY — After about a mile of running, Mitchell Rome found himself in the lead pack. Then the midway point of his final meet with Dallas cross country came ...



W-B Area will merge 3 city high school athletic programs  Citizens Voice

PLAINS — Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, it will be a brand new ballgame for the three Wilkes-Barre City public high schools. At a school board ...



WVC ROUNDUP: Valley West girls swim past Meyers on final relay  Citizens Voice

At Meyers, Valley West's girls edged out the Mohawks 89-84. The meet came down to the final race, the 400 freestyle relay, where Lexy Schweizer, Kendra ...



HALLO-WIN: Bald Eagle Area wins on Halloween to move on to next round of playoffs | News, Sports, Jobs  Lock Haven Express

WINGATE - The Eagles are on a roll this season. They shutout the Ligonier Valley Rams, 3-0, in the District 6 quarterfinal match to increase its record to a.



Valley View pulls away from Dallas with 3rd-quarter burst  Citizens Voice

DALLAS — There was still plenty of football left to be played and that one big momentum shift had yet to happen. But in the span of 21 seconds in the third ...



WVC BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Reigning WVC champs aiming for repeats  Citizens Voice

The champs are back. But in some cases, they look a whole lot different. The Wyoming Valley Conference boys basketball season begins Friday with Hazleton ...



PIAA FIELD HOCKEY ROUND 1 PREVIEW - Sports  Citizens Voice

(2-1) Wyoming Seminary (17-2-1) vs. (3-4) Bermudian Springs (21-2-1). What: Class A first round. When: 5, tonight. Where: Crestwood HS. How they got here: ...



Holy Redeemer (24-1, District 2 champion) vs. Bald Eagle (22-0, District 6 champion) - Sports  Citizens Voice

What: PIAA Class 2A volleyball championship game. When: 1 p.m. today. Where: Cumberland Valley High School. Online: Follow @TonyCVSports on Twitter for ...



Penn State's Sanderson to help with clinic at Valley West  Citizens Voice

Local wrestlers hoping to become the best in the district, region or state are getting the chance to learn from one of the best of all-time. Penn State wrestling ...



HS FOOTBALL: Scranton Prep rolls over Montoursville - Sports  Citizens Voice

DUNMORE — It had the potential for a disastrous start. Scranton Prep fumbled on the game's first play deep in its territory. Montoursville recovered and had the ...



2018 Field Hockey All-Stars - Sports  Citizens Voice

School: Holy Redeemer. Class: Senior. Position: Forward. After Holy Redeemer graduated its top players in 2017, Dolan took charge. Fairfield commit helped ...



Lackawanna Trail's active defense leading team into PIAA Class 1A final  Citizens Voice

Lackawanna Trail needed stops. As it has throughout the second half of the season, the defense rose to the challenge. Juniata Valley quarterback Quinn ...



Odds favor hunters as deer season begins - Sports  Citizens Voice

Recent trends indicate the odds favor hunters when they take to the woods today for the opening of Pennsylvania's two-week firearms deer season. According to ...



Bats gain protection in Pennsylvania - Sports  Citizens Voice

A disease put bats in danger a dozen years ago, but listing some of these bats as endangered in Pennsylvania now could take a small step toward saving them ...



WVC Track and Field: Tunkhannock boys, Coughlin girls win meet  Citizens Voice

At Solomon-Plains, Tunkhannock's boys (1-2 Division 1) earned their first win of the season behind Erik Bennett's wins in the triple jump and long jump.



State cross country preview - Sports  Citizens Voice

What: PIAA Cross Country Championships. Where: Parkview Cross Country Course, Hershey. When: Today, starting at 9:30 a.m.. Online: Follow staff writer Eric ...



WVC WRESTLING ROUNDUP: Mountaineers trounce Bulldogs - Sports  Citizens Voice

At Berwick, pins by Sawyer Christman (132 pounds), Ben Yanchick (138), Taylor Bolesta (220) and Shawn Henninger (285) led the way in a WVC Division 1 ...



Valley West holds off Coughlin - Sports  Citizens Voice

WILKES-BARRE — It wasn't a series that determined the outcome or defined the game. But when Valley West went on a 94-yard, 18-play drive to punch in its ...



WVC girls soccer coaches select all-stars - Sports  Citizens Voice

The Wyoming Valley Conference girls soccer coaches recently got together and selected their all-stars for the 2018 season. In addition to the first- and ...



CAGED BEAST: Jordan headlines PA Cage Fight event this weekend  Citizens Voice

LARKSVILLE — Jimmy Jordan considers himself to be somewhat of a natural athlete. Jordan recalls his late grandfather Don Lewis, who once marveled at ...



Out & About: Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce 2017 Awards Luncheon  Tribune-Review

Membership demonstrating integrity, leadership, collaboration and *service* was honored Oct. 12 at the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce 2017 ...



Quinn resigns as Coughlin girls coach - Sports  Citizens Voice

Sources have confirmed Coughlin girls basketball coach John Quinn III has stepped down as the head coach following a suspension that was handed down by ...



Kopko, Piestrak named all-state - Sports  Citizens Voice

Based on his size alone, it wasn't going to be too long before Hanover Area offensive lineman Justin Kopko was going to see time on the field. In fact, the senior ...



Players size up competition at WVC media day  Citizens Voice

PLYMOUTH — A few of the players walked into the cafeteria at Valley West High School on Thursday afternoon with their jerseys a little tighter than they ...



WVC Girls Soccer Preview: Dallas, Lehman still lead favorites  Citizens Voice

The status of local high school girls soccer will eventually change; the haves will become have-nots and vice-versa. But, for the time being, the Wyoming Valley ...



WVC SWIMMING ROUNDUP: Spartans, Patriots split - Sports  Citizens Voice

At Pittston Area, Valley West diver Sophia Ginocchetti broke her own school record with 271.15 points, but the Pittston Area girls claimed a meet win.



HS BASKETBALL: Wyoming Seminary powers to another victory  Citizens Voice

At Dallas, Dimitri Gnall scored 22 points, while Todd Phillips added 13 to lead Wyoming Seminary over Dallas, 65-32 in boys basketball action Saturday.



Renowned artist brings history home to Ligonier  Tribune-Review

From his early days as a young boy playing along the Native American Catawba Trail in Ligonier Township to his studies abroad in Europe, Chas Fagan's ...



New rules enhance pheasant hunting - Sports  Citizens Voice

For generations it was the pursuit of small game in general and ringneck pheasants and rabbits in particular that was the highlight of the fall hunting seasons.



Maxwell, Mytych, Wesneski score in win for red hot Blue Knights  Citizens Voice

KINGSTON — Believe the hype. Wyoming Seminary shut out its fifth straight opponent to begin league play in Wyoming Valley Conference field hockey, ...



Holy Redeemer rolls to 12th straight district title  Citizens Voice

Jason Farmer / Staff PhotographerHoly Redeemer's Liv Moore celebrates with the team. Photo: N/A, License: N/A, Created: 2018: Jason Farmer / Staff ...



Valley West defeats Bangor to advance to semifinals - Sports  Citizens Voice

SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — One year ago, Valley West field hockey made a statement. The Spartans cashed in on early scoring chances with three first-half goals ...



WVC Basketball Roundup: Dallas routs Valley West - Sports  Citizens Voice

At Valley West, Dallas, coming out of halftime with a six-point lead, erased any possibility of a Spartan rally with a third-quarter spurt that powered the ...



McGrane Tournament: Piontkowski's diverse skill set key for Redeemer  Citizens Voice

WILKES-BARRE — Jared Piontkowski stands out on any basketball court. This week, it's at the Wyoming Valley Catholic Youth Center, where Piontkowski will ...



DISTRICT 2 GIRLS SOCCER PREVIEW: Lake-Lehman 2A top seed, Crestwood ranked first in 3A  Citizens Voice

CLASS A. Defending champ: Lakeland. Moving on: The champion advances to the PIAA tournament, where it will play the District 3 runner-up in the first round ...



WVC GIRLS SOCCER ROUNDUP: Wesp wins it for Pittston Area  Citizens Voice

At Pittston Area, Katelyn Wesp scored the game-winning goal in the 64th minute of the Patriots' 3-2 win against Valley West in WVC girls soccer Thursday.



HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Advantageous Crestwood holds off Coughlin rally  Citizens Voice

WILKES-BARRE- Chalk it up as a typical season opener for both Crestwood and Coughlin. There were mistakes, penalties, opportunities and missed chances.



WVC BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Shoats leads Royals past Rangers  Citizens Voice

At Holy Redeemer, the Royals broked open a tied game with a big second-quarter run, beating Northwest 65-47,. The win improved the Royals to 7-1, 3-0 in the ...



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