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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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Student Walking To School Struck By Vehicle, Driver Flees Scene  CBS Pittsburgh

A driver struck a high school student who was walking to school on Thursday morning, then drove off.



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.



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 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 ...



Divers search for missing Ligonier Valley graduate | News  Indiana Gazette

The search for a missing Ligonier Valley High School graduate entered its fourth day at the Quemahoning Reservoir in Somerset County.



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.



Ligonier Valley seniors earn college degrees before high school graduation  Tribune-Review

If college seems to go by too quickly for Sara Klinchock, she can blame it on her high school. Klinchock, 18, is one of 12 Ligonier Valley High School seniors ...



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.



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.



2 Ligonier Valley students to be charged in threats that forced evacuations  Tribune-Review

Ligonier Township police said last week that school officials and law enforcement have identified two students at Ligonier Valley High School who were ...



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 ...



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 ...



Joey C. Dubics | Obituaries  Indiana Gazette

Joey C. Dubics, 18, of Seward, died Saturday, July 14, 2018.



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 ...



Ligonier-area veterans gather to honor, remember those who served  Tribune-Review

A century after the signing of the armistice that ended World War I, Ligonier-area veterans gathered at the borough's Diamond on Saturday morning for a ...



Dive teams search for missing Westmoreland County teen  WTAE Pittsburgh

The 18-year-old man disappeared in the reservoir while paddleboarding with two other young persons.



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 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 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 ...



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 ...



High school student dies in crash driving to school on 17th birthday  WTAE Pittsburgh

The coroner has been called to a crash in Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County, where a car hit a deer and went over a hillside, according to emergency ...



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

Friends and family gathered to remember a Ligonier Valley High School student who was killed in a crash on his way to school on Tuesday.



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.



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



Westmoreland high school notebook: Pevarnik, Jackson headline WCCA boys golf tournament  TribLIVE High School Sports Network

The Westmoreland County Coaches Association will host its boys golf championships Thursday at Latrobe Elks Golf Club. The event will showcase two of the ...



Suspect's mother: Bullying provoked high school fight caught on camera | WPXI  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 ...



Ligonier Country Market's executive director keeps operations afloat  Tribune-Review

Make it, bake it or grow it. A person doesn't have to spend much time with organizers of the popular Ligonier Country Market to hear that phrase. It's even carved ...



Zoning update raises fears in Ligonier Township  Tribune-Review

Stephanie Verna and her family left Pittsburgh eight years ago to settle on a scenic 3-acre property in the Laughlintown area of Ligonier Township. The Ligonier ...



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 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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

Storms that made their way through this morning caused torrential downpours, lightning, thunder and flooding.



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 ...



'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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



High School Football: Wilkes-Barre consolidation forces minor schedule adjustments  Citizens Voice

When the Wilkes-Barre Area School Board elected to combine the athletic programs of GAR, Meyers and Coughlin beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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

Meyers High School athletic director Michael Namey looks through a binder with athletics transportation costs during a school board meeting at Solomon/Plains ...



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, ...



Forest Hills overcomes adversity, Bedford to notch first win  TribDem.com

After the team bus got lost, and Forest Hills and Bedford endured an hour-and-40-minute delay for lightning, the Rangers were able to finally notch their first ...



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.



There's a new game in town - Sports  Citizens Voice

WILKES-BARRE — Basketball's been good to Chris Shovlin and Dave Jannuzzi. Shovlin was entering his senior year at GAR when he was selected to play at a ...



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.



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 ...



Curry, Henzes, Klassner picked for PA Sports Hall of Fame  Citizens Voice

Curry. Henzes. Klassner. The names carry a lot of weight in sports in Northeastern Pennsylvania and beyond. The three coaching legends will receive some ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Valley West dominant in victory over Crestwood - Sports  Citizens Voice

KINGSTON — A lot of points were scored, a lot of turnovers were committed, and a lot of time elapsed. Valley West and Crestwood played just into the 10 o'clock ...



HS GOLF: WVC field once again deep, talented as new season begins  Citizens Voice

This high school golf season has only just begun. But Dallas' team victory at last week's Tryba Preseason Tournament was so convincing that it's hard to imagine ...



Dunell, Mohawks run wild, beat Mid Valley - Sports  Citizens Voice

WILKES-BARRE — Meyers didn't complete one pass Saturday night. In the end, the Mohawks didn't need to. Their trio of running backs was more than enough.



Senior running back, backup quarterback spark Pittston Area in 2nd half  Citizens Voice

WILKES-BARRE — Coughlin changed its quarterback out of necessity. Pittston Area changed its own to provide a spark. Even though the battle between the ...



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 ...



Wyoming Area Ring of Pride inductees - Sports  Citizens Voice

Kim Pace. Kim Pace, class of 1971, lives in Wilkes-Barre with his wife, the former Carol Lombardo. They have a daughter, Lindsay Pace Jankowski, and a ...



Berwick wins battle of unbeatens vs. Valley West  Citizens Voice

KINGSTON — Sometimes it is not about the number of chances you get, but what you do with those opportunities when you are presented with them. Berwick's ...



High school football: Otero delivers in UNICO Game  Citizens Voice

WEST PITTSTON — It took Dwayne Downing less than the five allotted practices in advance of Friday night's 67th annual UNICO Game to identify Hazleton ...



GOLF ROUNDUP: Pick shoot 1-under, Hazleton Area tops Crestwood  Citizens Voice

At Blue Ridge, Hazleton Area's Jordan Pick's 1-under-par 35 bested the field in a 164-174 Cougar win. Teammate Brady Antolick was close behind with a 39.



CROSS COUNTRY ROUNDUP: Rome wins at Kirby Park  Citizens Voice

At Kirby Park, Dallas senior Mitchell Rome won by nearly a minute in 16 minutes, 38 seconds as his Mountaineers took a pair of races but fell to Hazleton Area, ...



CROSS COUNTRY ROUNDUP: McKenna tops the field, Lake-Lehman tops the meet  Citizens Voice

At Lake-Lehman, Valley West sophomore Tavian McKenna won a season-opening tri-meet in 18 minutes, 30 seconds as his Spartans picked up a win, 24-33 ...



WVC BOYS SOCCER ROUNDUP: Meyers shuts out Holy Redeemer  Citizens Voice

At Holy Redeemer, first-half goals by Aiden McFarlane and Tanner Nilon lifted Meyers to a 2-0 win over Holy Redeemer on Wednesday in Wyoming Valley ...



Cougars roll past Scranton - Sports  Citizens Voice

MOOSIC — Jacob Hunsinger scored touchdowns three different ways, Sparky Wolk threw for a pair of scores, and Hazleton Area snapped a two-game slide ...



FOOTBALL GAME OF THE WEEK: Valley View at Berwick  Citizens Voice

VALLEY VIEW (5-0) at BERWICK (5-0). When: 7, tonight. Last meeting: Valley View 24, Berwick 17 2OT (2017 4A district championship game). Series history: ...



WVC Cross Country Results - Sports  Citizens Voice

Ed Narkiewicz Cross Country Meet/Conference Championships results. Wednesday, at Wyoming County Fairgrounds. Varsity Boys. Team standings. 1.



Maxwell appears in Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd  Citizens Voice

Wyoming Seminary junior field hockey standout Hannah Maxwell, of Forty Fort, appears in the latest edition of Sports Illustrated. A photograph and brief writeup ...



AHL: Lehigh Valley takes care of Penguins - Sports  Citizens Voice

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Power-play opportunities were hard to come by Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Arena, with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins ...



WVC FIELD HOCKEY ROUNDUP: Wyoming Area's Big 3 all chip in to beat Crestwood  Citizens Voice

At Crestwood, Lauren Parente, Toni Minichello and Kayla Kiwak scored a goal apiece in undefeated Wyoming Area's best win yet, a 3-1 win at perennial power ...



Canzler, Bertoni named Hazleton Area baseball, softball coaches, respectively  Citizens Voice

HAZLE TWP. — It seems like only yesterday that Russ Canzler was routinely swatting mammoth home runs at Joe Maddon Field and baseball fields throughout ...



Keystone State Games: Young Pocono 2 squad opens baseball play with loss  Citizens Voice

HUGHESTOWN — If the Keystone State Games resemble the Olympics, then one of its baseball games looked a bit like a local Futures Game on Thursday.



GAME OF THE WEEK: GAR at Meyers - Sports  Citizens Voice

GAR (1-8) at MEYERS (6-3). When: 3:30, Saturday. Last meeting: Meyers 26, GAR 19 (OT) (2017). Series history: Meyers leads 44-41-1. How they fared last ...



Fish and Boat Commission increasing some permit prices  Citizens Voice

Rather than close some hatcheries in a savings proposal that angered lawmakers, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission opted to raise money by ...



WVC CROSS COUNTRY ROUNDUP: Royals girls take top 3, Zapusek wins boys race  Citizens Voice

At State St. Elementary, Madison Dewees was the first of three Holy Redeemer runners to finish as the Royals took three victories Wednesday in Wyoming ...



Lackawanna Trail cruises vs. Haweyes - Sports  Citizens Voice

HANOVER TWP. — Lackawanna Trail is used to beating Wyoming Valley Conference teams. The Lackawanna League small school won seven of its last eight ...



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: ...



Athlete of the Week  Scranton Times-Tribune

The Lackawanna Trail defensive end was relentless in pursuit, leading an effort that shut out Juniata Valley in the second half of Friday's 24-14 win in the state ...



Berwick can't rally back - Sports  Citizens Voice

BERWICK — The Berwick Bulldogs were down, but not out. Despite a first half in which it allowed 21 unanswered points and committed 108 yards worth of ...



FIELD HOCKEY: Top WVC prospects detail recruiting process  Citizens Voice

The opportunities are boundless for a field hockey player in the Wyoming Valley Conference. There are countless ways in which a player can get from point A to ...



Live updates: Tunkhannock softball wins 17-0 at LLWS - Sports  Citizens Voice

The Tunkhannock majors softball team will play at 10 p.m. tonight against Europe-Africa (Northwest Czech Republic) in the Little League World Series in ...



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.



Tunkhannock to play for world championship tonight - Sports  Citizens Voice

PORTLAND — The Tunkhannock all-stars will be playing for a title when they take the field tonight at the Little League Softball World Series after scoring a ...



Dallas, Lake-Lehman boys soccer meet today in latest Cleary Cup match  Citizens Voice

It quickly becomes clear that Dallas vs. Lake-Lehman boys soccer isn't like most rivalries. Though the schools' proximity to each other makes them natural rivals, ...



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 ...



Penn State vs. Kent State: Players to watch - Sports  Citizens Voice

RB Jo-El Shaw, Kent State. Football fans in Scranton might remember Shaw as the powerful back at Lackawanna College who ran for 1,449 yards in his career ...



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 ...



Grimm leaving her mark on Kent State record books  Kentwired

Senior Maddy Grimm wanted to leave her last season on the Kent State softball team with a bang, and that's just what she did this season.



HS FOOTBALL: Ammons, Nanticoke Area rout GAR - Sports  Citizens Voice

WILKES-BARRE — There is something about Saturday night football and Nanticoke Area running back Joe Ammons that seems to click. Because when the ...



WVC Tennis: Landau's singles win, doubles sweep lifts Dallas  Citizens Voice

At Dallas, Morgan Landau won her No. 3 singles match, and the Mountaineers swept doubles play to take the overall match, 3-2. Reese Lewandowski and ...



DISTRICT 2 FIELD HOCKEY: Playoffs get started - Sports  Citizens Voice

The District 2 field hockey playoffs got underway with Tuesday's quarterfinal round in Classes A and 2A, where pretty much everything went according to plan.



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