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Jimmy Stewart's old Cessna returned to airport for restoration

Jimmy Stewart's old Cessna returned to airport for restoration

- RANDY WELLS

A 54-year-old worn-and-weary airplane arrived at the Indiana County/Jimmy Stewart Airport Monday. But since it is long past its airworthy days, it came in pieces on two trailers behind pickup trucks. Still, it arrived with significant provenance.

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Pets of the Week: Area shelters offer animals for adoption
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Pets of the Week: Area shelters offer animals for adoption
8 hours ago - - JAMES J. NESTOR
Several dogs and cats are available for adoption from the Indiana County Humane Society’s animal shelter at 191 Airport Road, White Township, and from Four Footed Friends along Beck Road, White Township. [Read More]
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Hotel plan, inquiries spur optimism
10 hours ago -
The Indiana County Chamber of Commerce discussed state budget negotiations, a new hotel at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, Windy Ridge, community improvements, the national spotlight and early learning investment among other pertinent topics at Thursday’s meeting. [Read More]
Ribbon-cutting held for Rustic Acres Ribbon-cutting held for Rustic Acres
10 hours ago - - TERI ENCISO
Rustic Acres Furniture held a ribbon-cutting Wednesday at its new location in Renaissance Circle along Oakland Avenue in White Township. [Read More]
CARL KOLOGIE: A gift from Caviezel CARL KOLOGIE: A gift from Caviezel
10 hours ago - - CARL KOLOGIE
LAKE WALES, Fla. — May 20 is Jimmy Stewart’s birthday. Born in 1908, he would have been 107 years old. [Read More]
Human Services Department lists area agency activities
10 hours ago -
Information for this column is provided by the Indiana County Department of Human Services. [Read More]
Senior activity centers post schedules
10 hours ago -
The schedules at the Aging Services Inc. social centers for the coming week: [Read More]
IT'S HAPPENING HERE IT'S HAPPENING HERE
10 hours ago -
Local and upcoming events, provided by the Indiana County Tourist Bureau. [Read More]
PennDOT scheduled Beyer Bridge work PennDOT scheduled Beyer Bridge work
10 hours ago -
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Engineering District 10 has scheduled a public plans display, in an open-house format, for the Route 954 Beyer Bridge Replacement Project in South Mahoning Township. [Read More]
GOVERNMENT IN ACTION
11 hours ago -
Meetings of municipal governments, school boards and county governmental bodies scheduled this week are at the following times and locations: [Read More]
Word Whiz Iggy winners announced
11 hours ago -
Two Gazette readers won $25 in Iggy Bucks, to be spent with any participating merchant. [Read More]

All Indiana Sports News

 
IUP ROUNDUP: Hawks split twinbill with Mercyhurst
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Ryan Uhl smacked two home runs and Jordan Giannini hit a game-winning single in the ninth inning in IUP’s doubleheader split with sixth-ranked Mercyhurst in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference baseball action Saturday afternoon at Dougherty Field. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: IHS holds on in charity clash
11 hours ago -
CENTER TOWNSHIP — For the first time this season, the Indiana High School baseball team jumped out to a sizable early lead. And the way Saturday’s game with county rival Homer-Center unfolded, the Indians certainly felt fortunate that they did so. [Read More]
IUP ROUNDUP: Hawks extend win streak to 10
1 day ago -
IUP bumped its win streak to 10 games, sweeping Slippery Rock in a PSAC West softball doubleheader on Friday afternoon at Podbielski Field. [Read More]
IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks' offense a work in progress IUP FOOTBALL: Hawks' offense a work in progress
1 day ago - - MATTHEW BURGLUND
If the 2015 football season started today, Curt Cignetti would feel good about his defense. But the offense? Well, let’s just call it a work in progress. [Read More]
Bouchette speaks to students about fulfilling career Bouchette speaks to students about fulfilling career
1 day ago - - JUSTIN GERWICK
Pittsburgh Steelers beat reporter and IUP graduate Ed Bouchette spoke to a group of students at the Beard Auditorium in Stouffer Hall at IUP on Friday afternoon. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Bobcats cruise to victory HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Bobcats cruise to victory
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Once-beaten Blairsville mounted big rallies in the first and seventh innings and handcuffed host Northern Cambria to coast to a 15-0 win in a Heritage Conference softball game Friday. [Read More]
AROUND THE AREA: Bray, Indiana beat Knoch AROUND THE AREA: Bray, Indiana beat Knoch
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Indiana defeated Knoch, 10-7, in a WPIAL non-section boys’ lacrosse game at Andy Kuzneski Field on Friday. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Comets cruise past Saltsburg HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Comets cruise past Saltsburg
2 days ago -
Host Penns Manor limited Saltsburg to two hits in an 11-1 win in a Heritage Conference baseball game that was shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule Thursday. [Read More]
TRACK AND FIELD: IJHS teams score sweep
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Indiana swept Penn-Trafford in a junior high track and field meet Thursday. [Read More]
Booster league seeks players
2 days ago -
Indiana Area Booster Ball is accepting applications for the 2015 season. [Read More]

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POLICE REPORT POLICE REPORT
10 hours ago -
Indiana police were called to the Sheetz store, 768 Wayne Ave., for a report of a retail theft at 11:33 p.m. April 10. [Read More]
Charges filed in fatal crash Charges filed in fatal crash
1 day ago -
HOMER CITY — A Homer City man has been charged with homicide and driving under the influence in connection with a traffic crash that claimed the life of a Clymer woman last month in Center Township. [Read More]
Numerous defendants sentenced in county court
1 day ago -
The following defendants appeared for sentencing and other sanctions at hearings March 27 and 30 and April 2 before Judges William Martin and Thomas Bianco in Indiana County Common Pleas Court: [Read More]
POLICE LOG
1 day ago -
Borough police took a Harrisburg woman into custody for a warrant after they discovered her at a party this morning at 12:32. [Read More]
Hickton to co-chair Heroin Task Force Hickton to co-chair Heroin Task Force
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PITTSBURGH — The top federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh has been picked to co-chair a national Heroin Task Force as the city and its suburbs respond to 12 overdoses that killed two people this week. [Read More]
Gas-line blast at California gun range injures 11
1 day ago -
FRESNO, Calif. — A natural gas pipeline explosion at a California sheriff’s gun range shot flames well over 100 feet into the air, left 11 people injured and brought traffic on a busy highway to a halt, authorities and witnesses said. [Read More]
INDIANA DISTRICT COURT DOCKET
2 days ago -
The following defendants have been named in criminal charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Guy Haberl, of Indiana. [Read More]
POLICE LOG
2 days ago -
Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus police said Ronald Seibert, 20, of Gibsonia, was asleep in a running car on March 22 in the Zink parking lot. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS
2 days ago -
No one was injured in a two-vehicle accident on Monday at Elkin Avenue and Route 119 at 6:30 a.m., according to state police. [Read More]
Independent review sought in reserve deputy program Independent review sought in reserve deputy program
2 days ago -
TULSA, Okla. — A state lawmaker called Thursday for an independent review of Tulsa’s reserve deputy program as more questions arose about the training of a 73-year-old volunteer officer who says he accidentally shot a suspect to death while the man was being held down by others. [Read More]

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STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Sebastian Murabito STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Sebastian Murabito
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The Saltsburg Lions recently named Sebastian Murabito, of Saltsburg, as the Saltsburg Middle/High School Student of the Month for February. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Brooke Shindledecker STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Brooke Shindledecker
1 day ago -
The Saltsburg American Legion Auxiliary recently named Brooke Shindledecker, of Clarksburg, as the Saltsburg Middle/High School Student of the Month for February. [Read More]
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Tanner Stewart STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Tanner Stewart
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The Lions Club of Rural Valley has named Tanner Stewart as the West Shamokin Junior-Senior High School Student of the Month for February. Tanner is the son of Terry and Tracy Stewart, of Rural Valley. [Read More]
SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Carrie Cramer SENIOR OF THE MONTH: Carrie Cramer
1 day ago -
The Women’s Civic Organization of Rural Valley named Carrie Cramer as the West Shamokin Junior-Senior High School Senior of the Month for February. [Read More]
BIRTH: Alayna Marie Jack
1 day ago -
Jared and Kayla (Keeler) Jack, of Kittanning, have announced the birth of their daughter, Alayna Marie Jack. She was born March 30, 2015, at Indiana Regional Medical Center. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 18
1 day ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES
1 day ago -
Indiana Regional Medical Center, April 17, 2015: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 19 Gazette readers' birthdays, April 19
1 day ago -
If you see these Gazette readers today, be sure to wish them a happy birthday! [Read More]
60TH ANNIVERSARY: Dennis and Jane Patrick 60TH ANNIVERSARY: Dennis and Jane Patrick
2 days ago -
Dennis and Jane (Stauffer) Patrick, of Burnside, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on March 8. [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, April 17
2 days ago -
Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]

All World News

 
How is Gulf of Mexico faring after oil spill
10 hours ago -
Five years after the BP well explosion, there is no single, conclusive answer to how the Gulf of Mexico is doing, but there are many questions. Here are some of them: [Read More]
What's in a hotel name? Guests try to decipher the mystery What's in a hotel name? Guests try to decipher the mystery
10 hours ago -
NEW YORK — Today’s traveler faces a bewildering choice of hotel brands with similar-sounding and confusing names. Want to stay at a Hyatt? Take your pick. [Read More]
Paul blasts GOP's hawks
10 hours ago -
NASHUA, N.H. — Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field. [Read More]
Five years on, husband's death on oil rig haunts woman
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JONESVILLE, La. — Courtney Kemp was getting dressed for work when husband Wyatt walked in and sat down. He didn't speak, but she could tell something was weighing on him. [Read More]
VIEWING HARRISBURG: Wolf, GOP leaders have plenty to chew over on budget table
10 hours ago -
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania measures its state budget deficit in the billions, is led by a Democratic governor and Republican Legislature who have much different ideas about policy and faces ballooning public sector pension payments that are squeezing finances. [Read More]
Ohio officer praised
10 hours ago -
NEW RICHMOND, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, “shoot me.” [Read More]
California water-saving mandate shrinks cuts California water-saving mandate shrinks cuts
10 hours ago -
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Water use must plummet in each California community under Gov. Jerry Brown’s sweeping plan to get through a relentless drought, but regulators on Saturday offered some cities relief from drastic cuts. [Read More]
Teen girl to stay in jail until trial in mom's murder
10 hours ago -
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A judge has ruled that an eighth-grade girl accused of conspiring with her soldier boyfriend by text message to have her mother killed will remain in adult jail while awaiting trial. [Read More]
French replica of revolutionary frigate sets sail for Boston French replica of revolutionary frigate sets sail for Boston
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FOURAS, France — With champagne, fireworks and a presidential blessing, a painstakingly built replica of the frigate once used to bring French troops and funds to American revolutionaries is setting sail for Boston. [Read More]
As chains rise, NYC debates saving small shops As chains rise, NYC debates saving small shops
11 hours ago -
NEW YORK — New York is increasingly becoming chain store city. [Read More]

All Reader Letters and Gazette Editorials

 
Letter to the Editor: Indiana Area school board doing a good job
10 hours ago -
I worked for PennDOT for 36-plus years. A primary rule was that every transportation improvement project is governed by two factors: safety and budget. [Read More]
VERBATIM
10 hours ago -
“WE WANT to make sure that Harrisburg hears us loud and clear. If you thought ‘Obama-nomics’ was good for us, wait until you see what (the governor) has in store.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Living in an age of constant distraction
10 hours ago -
We sit and analyze major news events from the comforts of our home, workplace and outdoor venues. Video cameras are attached to everything from animals, buildings and cars to people and law enforcement. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Indiana council should consider bike plan
10 hours ago -
As many of our community’s residents are aware, spring is here. This means that more and more of us will get out the bicycles and head out for a ride. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Comments about realignment inaccurate
3 days ago -
As chairman of the IASD Academic Committee, I would like to clarify a few items and correct several inaccuracies in Michele Tortorella’s letter to the editor on Sunday (“Public misled on realignment’s benefits”). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: People don't want county to be dump site
5 days ago -
In Eric Buterbaugh’s April 2 letter, “County erred in backing township action,” he did his best to try to degrade the county commissioners for becoming involved in the dispute over a waste water dump site within the county. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A revenue problem, not a spending one
5 days ago -
In his April 5 article “To move forward, we must act now,” U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster has joined the chorus of those who compare the government’s budget to that of the typical family’s budget. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Math in Smerconish column does not compute
5 days ago -
In his April 7 column, Michael Smerconish says: “Bill Clinton won 61 percent of counties that now have a Whole Foods and 40 percent of counties that now have a Cracker Barrel — a 21 percent gap.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Public misled on realignment's benefits
1 week ago -
At the Academic Committee meeting of the Indiana school board on March 30, over 50 elementary teachers came out to voice their displeasure with the elementary realignment that has occurred this year. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Rep. Dush communicates with constituents
1 week ago -
On March 23 at 7 p.m. Cris Dush, newly elected to the state House of Representative from 66th District (northern Indiana County and all of Jefferson County), surprised his constituents with a town hall meeting via an unannounced telephone call. [Read More]
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