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The Board of Directors of the Rebecca M. Arthurs Memorial Library wishes to thank Joann, Dani and the entire staff of Dirty Ehrma’s for helping make our third annual Celebrity Bartender event a success. The Edward Jones Team, S&T Bank Team and Library Ladies Team excelled in their barten…

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Brookville Cub Scouts of Pack 64 want to thank the community for its support during our Scouting for Food project. The Scouts collected 1,300 items to be donated to the Brookville Ministerium Food Pantry.

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On behalf of my family and the YMCA, this letter is written to express thanks to all who made this year’s “SHARE THE LOVE” Brookville YMCA fundraiser a success. While

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Greetings from Liberty, N.C.! This morning we received wonderful news! The South African Department of Home Affairs accepted our appeal and has granted us a visa valid until December 2021. Thank you so much for praying. Right now, our plan is to finish our HMA and return to SA (at) the end of June.

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Where, oh where, does one even begin to acknowledge and thank their community for the support and contributions provided to our family over the past few months? We had some family friends reach out to us in the early days of January asking for permission to have a spaghetti dinner and Chines…

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Greetings from Liberty, N.C.! A month has passed since we arrived in the U.S. We're adjusting to the change and starting to get into a rhythm. Dylan has managed to catch up with all of his assignments, and Marcie and Caleb are working out the rough spots of their homeschooling process. Mark …

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Greetings from Liberty, N.C. Definitely not where we had planned to be at this time, but we are grateful for the opportunity to see family and friends.

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Editor’s Note: We are rerunning the Harris letter from last week as the end of the letter was not published.

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The Toys for Angels Committee extends a heartfelt “Thank You” to all of the churches, individuals, and businesses who helped make this Christmas special for area families. Approximately 160 children from 53 families received clothing, footwear, toys, and treat bags this year. Helping make th…

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I am a member of the Brookville Area Joint High School class of 1958. I no longer live in the area but recently attended the 60th reunion of this class. There is a unique history associated with the passing of time between the matriculation of this group and the present day. They virtually h…

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I know that there are those that still disclaim climate change or man’s role in it and one of those is obviously our congressional representative Glenn Thompson. I read that Thompson recently voted NO on an amendment to HR4606 that would curb methane emissions. It would have simply “required…

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Like most voters in the 66th representative district of Pennsylvania, I received the Cris Dush campaign brochure distributed and paid for by us, the voters of Pennsylvania.

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I am committed to empowering all children to lead healthy and active lives through effective health and physical education programs – do the education leaders in our state feel the same way? In December of 2015, President Obama signed the new bipartisan federal education legislation into law…

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I’d like to offer two distinct thoughts regarding the Thursday, August 16 edition of the Jeffersonian Democrat.

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Now that summer is here we are again hearing of kids dying in hot cars. The experts have given some tips on how to avoid this. A simple way to remember a child is in the back seat is to take two toys, books or stuffed animals along in the car. Give one to the child and keep the other one bes…

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On behalf of our son, Emmett Blake Rowan, the family of Stephen and Ruth Rowan would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone in our wonderful community that contributed in any way to the funeral of our son. Thanks to all of you who came out at 11 o’clock at night on Wednesday, July 1…

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Interesting piece of mail from the Faith & Freedom Coalition (ie Ralph Reed) this week, as we all gear up for the 2018 mid-terms. Final option is a checkbox: “ No, because I oppose President Trump. I want the Left in control of our government; I want 'open borders' for America; and I wan…

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As an avid automotive enthusiast since birth, and one who knows first hand how to produce a successful, quality car show, I wish to commend the Festival Board on a very nice turn around with this years endeavor! Job WELL DONE!

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I feel there should be clarification regarding School Board member Kerith Strano Taylor's statement in the June 14, 2018, Jeffersonian Democrat with regard to separation of Church and state wherein she was quoted, "This isn't imagined; it's been the doctrine of the United States since its fo…

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BROOKVILLE — The Brookville Volunteer Fire Company is reminding area residents that it does not solicit donations by telephone.

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March is designated as National Social Work Month and this year’s theme is “Social Workers. Leaders. Advocates. Champions.” The theme could not be more fitting.

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Jeffersonian Democrat office – God answers prayers, great customer service and staff with awesome changes.

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Because Randy Bartley had been the editor of the Jeffersonian Democrat for a quarter-century, and a staff member for even longer, it follows that some readers took his editorship and his weekly "A View from Main Street" essays for granted, much as we expect to see the courthouse clock tower …