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HAZEN — A group of local veterans made the trek to visit a forgotten veteran of World War II, “Teddy” the horse. The vets formed ranks, fired a volley over their comrade’s grave and stood at attention while “Taps” was played.

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BROOKVILLE — Jefferson County District Attorney Jeff Burkett found several good things that have come out of the ashes of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

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BROOKVILLE — Jennifer and Dave Black, owners of the Blackbird Distillery, own and operate one of Pennsylvania’s only distilleries that makes moonshine all by hand. Recently, at the Washington Cup Spirits Competition, they had their shine put to the test.

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HOWE –For the second time this year, Eldred Township has utilized recycled materials to repair a bridge. The first was on Gilbert Road, the most recent one carries Bottom Road.

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BROOKVILLE — Jefferson County resident have been receiving a letter in their mailbox that offers to help them register to vote. The only problem is that the letter is not being sent by the county’s voter registration office. It is being mailed by a private group based in Washington, D.C.

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BROOKVILLE — Southern Airways touched down in Brookville Tuesday . Southern Airways Express with headquarters in Memphis, TN, was the successful bidder to be the carrier for the DuBois-Jefferson County Airport, (DUJ).

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BROOKVILLE — “August 28 was a pretty busy day,” said Jefferson County Emergency Services Director Tracy Zents Tuesday. It was busy because the Emergency Services building in Pine Creek Township suffered a “severe lightning strike.”

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BEECHWOODS –In June the Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority (JCSWA) received a “902” grant through the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in the amount of $250,000.

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Three year-old Dominick Wonderling of New Bethlehem was a little in awe of the size of the piece of chicken served to him at the Summerville Labor Day celebration. He attacked the fowl with determination and, helped by his parents, was able to handle most of the dinner. The chicken dinner wa…

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BROOKVILLE — The Brookville Borough issued a boil water alert Tuesday for parts of the borough and Rose Township following a water line break on Alleghney Boulevard.

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Brailee Franklin was full of excitement and enthusiasm as she showed her new necklace to assistant principal Jessica Lindsay early Tuesday morning. Brailee is a student in Miss Hill’s kindergarten class at Northside. Tuesday was the first day of school for students in the Brookville School D…

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BROOKVILLE – Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin visited Jefferson County last week to tour several projects in the county.

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HENDERSON TOWNSHIP – On the rolling acreage that comprises the Beaver Run Farm in Henderson Township, one can find the usual signs of a farming operation – barns, fences, equipment and animals, among other vestiges of its heritage.

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BROOKVILLE –The designation of Brookville’s downtown as an historic district was not an end but a beginning. The trick is to continue on the trail blazed by Historical Brookville, Inc. and others.

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BROOKVILLE –Replacing a vehicle can be expensive. It can become even more expensive if that vehicle is a police cruiser. The Brookville Borough was faced with that unexpected expense but help came from an unexpected source: The Brookville Eagles Club.

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Members of the F.O.E. #983 showed their community support Saturday afternoon when they presented a check for $27,205 to the Brookville Police Department for the purchase of a patrol car. Eagles Club Secretary Phil Cook and members of the club presented the donation to borough manager Dana Sc…

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BROOKVILLE — Adult fans will be paying a little more to watch the Raider sports teams playing in the stadium this year.

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BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County Commissioners are in a holding pattern with regard to the DuBois-Jefferson County Airport.

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BROOKVILLE – Saturday, Aug. 13, marked another milestone for Brookville as noted by state Rep. Cris Dush (R-Brookville). Nearly 60 people attended the Depot Street Spur dedication breakfast at the Opera House Café on Main Street in Brookville, as well as the ribbon cutting ceremony that foll…

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BROOKVILLe – Everybody’s birthday is an important day, especially when you are a kid, but for a little boy named Alex Shrock his 13th birthday became one he will likely never forget.

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BROOKVILLE — “We really have a lot to be thankful for,” said David Love, vice chairman of the Jefferson County Fair Authority. “The Jefferson County Fair was once again a success,” he told the board at its monthly meeting last week.

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Maintaining a building 100 years old is not easy. A buiding with a century of wear and tear, especially by young adults, is going to need a few things beyond day-to-day care. The Brookville YMCA is no exception.

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BROOKVILLE –In July, 1991, Jefferson County initiated the paperwork for a new program that may open additional cell space at the county jail. The new Intermediate Punishment Program would be for qualified offenders only.

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BROOKVILLE – The Planning Committee for the Depot Spur to the Redbank Valley Trail will be hosting a dedication breakfast to benefit the spur’s trail maintenance and bike rack fund. It will be held Sat., August 13 at 9 am at the new Opera House Cafe at 229 Main St. in Brookville.

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Jeffersonian Democrat advertising representative Tammi Nogle presents Scott Lyle of Portland Mills with a $25 gift certificate from Alderton’s Meats and a Char Broil gas grill from Ace Hardware. Lyle was the winner of the Jeffersonian Democrat’s Grill Give-Away during the Jefferson County Fa…

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ROSEVILLE — Stephanie Vasbinder likes to say she has worked the “front of the house” and the “back of the house and that makes for a “happy house.” Chef Stephanie’s new house is the Pinecrest Country Club located on Route 322 west of Brookville.

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BROOKVILLE — Bigger and better is what the Jefferson County Fair Authority wanted this year’s fair to be, and their hard work paid off.

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Brookville Police Chief Jason Brown with the Brammo motorcycle that may soon become part of the police department’s fleet of vehicles.

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BROOKVILLE — The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals has recently convicted “Gateway Lodge” murderer Robert Rega’s appeal of his convictions for child sexual offenses.

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BROOKVILLE — Tuesday the Jefferson County Commissioners signed a 30-day outdoor burn ban for the county. The ban takes effect on Thursday, July 28 at noon.

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BROOKVILLE — Tuesday was an historic day in Brookville. For the first time in the history of the county seat, two sitting United States Senators visited the town.

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U. S. Sen. Pat Toomey, left, points out the gas chandelier in Brookville’s Marlin Opera House to Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, center, PA. Rep. Cris Dush and McCabe block owner Kathy McCabe.

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BROOKVILLE — It has been more than six weeks since the developer of the Nine Star project in Pine Creek Township submitted plans to the U. S. Corps of Engineers. Since that time there has been an exchange of information but no approval.

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BROOKVILLE — The probe by the Pennsylvania Ethics Commission into the activities of the Jefferson County Commissioners has grown quiet following an initial round of interviews.