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Generation X: Taking Retirement into Their Own Hands

With all the attention paid to baby boomers, it’s hard to believe another generation is rapidly approaching retirement age. In 2015, the first wave of Generation X is turning fifty. And Gen Xers are taking retirement into their own hands. According to the recent Ameriprise Financial Retirement 2.0 study1, an overwhelming majority of Gen X say they started saving and investing early for retirement. They’re also looking to redefine retirement. As this generation heads into … Continue reading

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Photos: The Pie Festival

The Lincoln High School Marching Blue Band kicked off the fall sports season with the annual Pie Festival yesterday at Helling Stadium. Due to a cold week, the pie festival had premature fall temperatures. The band, under the direction of Mr. Lee Caldwell, showed off a summer of practice while the fall sports were introduced. This season, Lincoln fields the following teams: football, girls and boys golf, girls volleyball, girls tennis, boys and girls cross … Continue reading

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Sixty Years and over 285 Marriages

Many may not know Pastor John or his wife Janice Magargee, but odds are you may know someone that does or someone whose life has been touched by them. Thursday marked the couple’s 60th Wedding Anniversary – a beautiful accomplishment to say the least – but today they are also celebrating over 285 unions brought together during John’s time as a Pastor. John Magargee met his bride in 1953 at the local theater in Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania.  Janice was … Continue reading

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Mayor Awards Commendation to Lincoln Athlete

Mayor Court was honored to present to Taylor Petrak, a junior at Lincoln High School, a commendation, along with his congratulations, for her achievement as the recipient of the “Beaver County Girl’s Athlete of the Year” award for Swimming and Diving. Petrak has been accepted as a 2014-2015 USA Scholastic All-American through her achievements scholastically as well as athletically. At the USA Speed Sectionals In Virginia in April 2015, Petrak finished 3rd in the 100 … Continue reading

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Police and Fire: Laundromat Fire

Local fire departments, Noga Ambulance Service, and the Ellwood City Police Department responded to a laundromat fire around 2:00 p.m. on Monday. The fire, at Drop and Stop Laundromat on 313 Seventh St, started in a dryer. According to the police report, clothes in a running dryer caught fire. The apartments above Drop and Stop were evacuated, and the fire was quickly extinguished. Involved fire departments included Ellwood City Borough and Wayne, Franklin, Perry, and … Continue reading

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Lincoln High School Football Season Ticket Info

Adult Season Tickets for the 2015 Ellwood City Football season will go on sale at the High School office Wed, August 26 during school hours. There are four home games and prices are as follows: Adult General Admission: $20.00 Student: $5.00 Senior Citizen: Free (Senior Citizen Pass required) All Adult and Student tickets will be $5.00 at the gate this year The pre-sale prices will remain $4 adult and $2 student. These tickets can be … Continue reading

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Meet the Wolverine Workshop Facilitator

[This is Part 3 in a series on the Ellwood City Area School District’s Makerspace program. The previous articles can be read here and here.] At the beginning of August, everything was set for Perry School’s Wolverine Workshop to be fully operational for the 2015-2016 school year. The room’s construction was almost complete, and the technology ordered. The one thing missing was the faculty member. The position was filled at the school board meeting on … Continue reading

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Monday Last Day for School Discount at Tax Office

The office of Tax Collector Mary Ann Portugallo in Ellwood City, located in the municipal building on Lawrence Ave., will be changing its hours from September through December. The office will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and closed on Thursday and Friday. Also, Monday, August 31 is the last day the school discount. For more information, please contact the Ellwood City Tax Office at 724-758-9673.

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Fall Sports: Senior Athlete Spotlight, Pt 2

Part 2 of the Senior Athlete Spotlight continues with tennis and cheerleading. Part 1, cross country and volleyball, can be found here. Be sure to check for sports coverage through the season. Name: Abby Higby Parents’ Names: Scott and Mary Higby Sport: Tennis Years Played: Three. What has your favorite memory been over the years? Team huddles. What are you most looking forward to about the upcoming season? I’m hoping to make it to … Continue reading

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Festival Meeting Discusses Vacancies

The Ellwood City Arts, Crafts, Food and Entertainment Committee met at the Salvation Army on Wednesday, August 18, for their annual reorganization meeting. The following vacancies will be filled before the first general membership meeting in January: Vice Chairman, Children’s Area, and Crafts Chair. Anyone interested in submitting a letter of interest for any of the three positions are asked to submit a letter of interest to Raylene Boots, Festival Secretary, 370 State Route 288, … Continue reading

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