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BROOKVILLE — It was standing room only Monday night in the LGI room at Hickory Grove as the Brookville Area School Board debated the question of whether or not to hire a full-time elementary music teacher.

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CLARION — “Fentanyl is the plague of a generation. There has never been a more direct, lethal threat to the welfare of rural communities in general, and Clarion County in particular, than the sale of fentanyl – because fentanyl is death.”

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BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County Commissioners kept to a short meeting time wise but approved several items including the fees schedule for the Jefferson County Coroner’s office and an agreement with Sykesville Borough in regards a storm water project.

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BROOKVILLE — Bids are scheduled to be opened today (Thursday) for the reconstruction project of routes 28 and 322 on the east side of the borough. Members of the Brookville Municipal Authority received the update at their monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon.

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CLARION — The Clarion Area Chamber of Business and Industry honored a citizen of the year, lifetime achievement, volunteer of the year and two businesses Saturday night at the organization’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner held at Clarion University.

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BROOKVILLE — A Brookville couple has helped out the Brooville Area Little League when it needed it most and now BALL wants to say thank you in a big way.

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BROCKWAY — When walking up the stairs, the last thing on anyone’s mind is multiplication facts. Climbing stairs, however, is a daily activity, and one that could be used to reinforce lessons learned in school.

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BROOKVILLE — The first photograph showing people was titled “View from the window at Le Gras” taken in Paris in 1826.

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The snowmobile races held Sunday at the Wes King Farm near Sigel, for the benefit of the Sigel and Corsica Volunteer Fire Departments, was marked by one serious accident which sent two men to the hospital.

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BROOKVILLE — A cast of 26 students in the Brookville Area School District’s Drama Club will present Ed Monk’s “Bedtime Stories (As Told By Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up)” March 14 and 15 in the Brookville High School Auditorium.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Many snack lovers know to stop and see the “pretzel lady” at Cindy Lou’s Shadow Crunch Pretzels stand on their way through any area festival or craft fair.

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BROOKVILLE — Monday night a small group of business owners gathered at the Opera House Cafe to talk about forming a Brookville Area Business Association.

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BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County Commissioners awarded a construction bridge for a Sykesville project during Tuesday’s meeting.

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BROOKVILLE — Jefferson County’s 911 center processed 186 9-1-1 calls during the recent windstorm. The National Weather Forecast had cautioned people on poor traveling conditions Sunday and Monday, noting that potential gusts of up to 60 miles per hour could damage properties, causing downed …

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BROOKVILLE — The 2019-2020 school year will begin slightly earlier than usual in the Brookville School District.

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BROOKVILLE — More than 100 people of all ages gathered last week at Heritage House for the 23rd annual Rally for Life. The annual event is held to recognize the sanctity of all stages of life.

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BROOKVILLE — Third-graders at Hickory Grove Elementary School met the third-grade class at Bradley Creek Elementary School in Wilmington, North Carolina, Thursday afternoon — via Skype.

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BROOKVILLE — Arthur McKinley gave the Brookville Borough Council an update on the proposed Riverwalk project at last week’s council meeting.

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BROOKVILLE — Business administrator Ellen Neyman has projected conservative increases in revenue for the 2019-2020 school year.

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BROOKVILLE — The Rebecca M. Arthur’s Library STEM program embraced the Valentine’s Day holiday by learning about the heart at its February meeting. Children got to learn how to take their own pulse, the anatomy of the heart, and about how the heart functions.

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BROOKVILLE — “Thank you and welcome home” were words that were echoed many times Friday afternoon as members of the 665th Engineer Detachment were honored at a reception at The Heritage House.

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BROOKVILLE — Preparing for a busy summer season, the Jefferson County Fair Authority discussed contracts for several events at its February meeting.

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FALLS CREEK — The Clearfield-Jefferson Counties Regional Airport Authority recently signed an agreement with GAI Consultants of DuBois for the design and engineering of the Terminal Building Rehabilitation Project.

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HARRISBURG — Responding to Governor Tom Wolf’s annual budget address Tuesday in Harrisburg, Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Brockway) said he will work to pass a fiscally responsible state budget that controls spending, holds the line on new taxes and continues to invest in education and job-creation.

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BROOKVILLE — Hickory Grove students dug deep into their pockets last month to collect money to help in the fight against cancer.

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BROOKVILLE — Meeting needs of Brookville students above and beyond opportunities provided through the school district’s annual budget is the mission of the Brookville Area Raider Scholastic Foundation.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Once again a large crowd gathered at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney to find out what Phil’s prediction would be this year. By 5:30 a.m. the number of people was already more than 10,000 and still growing steadily.

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CLARION — A dream for decades, and years of planning came to fruition this week as the new full-service YMCA facility opened its doors in Clarion County.