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Fees boost school budgets

5 districts in county charge

The Planet Marching Band performs in the 2016 homecoming parade. The Mars district has the highest activity fees in the county.

With tight budgets and cuts in state funding, numerous school districts in Butler County have turned to imposing student activity fees and a “pay to play” model for sports.

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Dad, daughter share journeys

Both receiving degrees at SRU

Chenoa Gregory and her father, Michael, will both graduate from Slippery Rock University next month.

SLIPPERY ROCK — College graduation season is a time of celebration for parents across the country.

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Middlesex T-shirt sale supports K-9

Officer Conrad Pfeifer holds an example of a T-shirt that the Middlesex Township Police Department is selling to raise funds for the care and maintenance of Mibo, the department’s K-9 officer. The $15 shirts are for sale at the township building, 133 Browns Hill Road.

MIDDLESEX TWP — The Middlesex Township Police Department is selling T-shirts to raise funds for the care and maintenance of Mibo, the department’s K-9 officer.

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Police say girl, 3, flown to hospital after dog bite

A 3-year-old girl was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital after a dog bit her in the face Friday morning. Police report the incident happened on Lindey Road, where the dog was chained.

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Sweet Sounds

Vinyl music gives record stores a boost in a digital world

Chris Brown poses in Scarborough, Maine, with a copy of The Knack’s “Live in Los Angeles” in this 2012 photograph. Brown from Maine-based Bull Moose Music, hatched the idea for Record Store Day, an annual event to celebrate local record stores.

PORTLAND, Maine — Record stores have not only survived the onslaught of pirated music, digital downloads and online streaming services. They’re now growing in numbers.

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Community

Competitors named for 2 local pageants

Competitors named for 2 local pageants

A dozen young women and teens will compete next weekend for the titles of Miss Butler County USA and Miss Butler County Teen USA. The pageants are scheduled for 7 p.m.

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Today's Verse

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Chuckle of the Day

Inside everyone of us is a child yearning to get out, and unfortunately, he usually does.

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