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Mary Jo Podgurski

Q. This is my final year of college. COVID made some of my experience less than perfect, but I adjusted. I’m not writing about school. I love my campus, I love my professors, I love my major. In a year, I will be qualified to sit for my nursing boards. I will be the nurse I’ve dreamed of bec…


When I was a little kid, our house had a porch on the side and a nice bit of yard next to that with a big tree. My dad built an awesome playhouse for us on stilts beside it with a sandbox below. As we got older, the porch was enclosed and became a family room, and the stilt house was torn do…

Dave Molter

Wow! We’re into August already. Used to be that summer was a time to slow down, take a vacation, lounge in the back yard. But this year’s summer has been very stress-inducing: heat waves; droughts; flash floods; record-high inflation; a new strain of COVID.


The Monongahela Veterans Council will meet at VFW Post 1409 - Black Diamond, 793 E. Main St, Monongahela, at 7 p.m. Aug. 12. Upcoming events and activities will be discussed. All interested parties are welcome to attend.

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