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ROCKVILLE, CLARION COUNTY — At the intersection of the old Olean Trail and Delp Road in Clarion County history was made by Chapter #630 of North Central PA Pheasants Forever.

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BROOKVILLE — “This country was founded on war and we’ve always tried to live in peace,” said Commander William Littlefield as he addressed nearly 200 people attending the Veterans Day luncheon at Heritage House.

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Jacob d’Argy, owner of the McKinney -d’Argy Funeral Home and the G.B Carrier House Inn, is committed to offering modern options merged with timeless traditions. Thanks to a recent partnership with Steve Aaron of Clarion Monuments, the McKinney-d’Argy Funeral Home will provide even more to fa…

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BROOKVILLE — Get ‘em while they’re hot, because Brookville’s famous Dinger Dogs will soon be gone forever. Pete Dinger has decided to retire, after cooking hot dogs for more than 40 years.

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BROOKVILLE — Third-graders at Hickory Grove Elementary School had a rare opportunity last week. Through Skype they were able to talk to third-graders at KIPP: Explore Academy in Houston about their experiences when Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas late in August.

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REYNOLDSVILLE — Dozens of volunteers who have donated thousands of hours of their time were honored last week at Jefferson County’s annual RSVP recognition luncheon, held this year at the American Legion in Reynoldsville.

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After twenty-seven years as the Library Director at the Rebecca M. Arthurs Library in Brookville, Rosalee Pituch will be stepping down so that she can devote more time to her family, particularly her new grandson, Crosby, who was born July 28.

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BROOKVILLE — You may have heard about painted rocks around Brookville lately. This is part of a fun, scavenger hunt-like activity started by a local family. If you have Facebook and enjoy scavenger hunts, this is for you.

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STRATTANVILLE — The Clarion-Limestone School Board considered the remarks of several parents who attended the meeting to discuss House Bill 1606, a new law which allows for non-nursing school staff to be trained to provide routine and emergency care for students with diabetes. The legislatio…

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Brookville Area High School senior Hailey Shields was crowned as the 2017 Homecoming Queen and Rory Hoffman was named the Homecoming King during halftime activities at the BAHS field. The Raiders defeated the Redbank Valley Bulldogs 53-22. Details are on Page B1.

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STRATTANVILE — Clarion-Limestone students and faculty gathered in the high school gym last Friday for a pep rally to spread some school spirit before the homecoming game. However, this time students had something new to rally behind.

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STRATTANVILLE — School can be a place where children experience social pressures that can negatively impact their self esteem. That’s why the teachers at Clarion-Limestone Elementary have transformed the school bathrooms to make them a place where all students can be reminded of their own worth.

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PINE CREEK TOWNSHIP – The Antique Firearms & Indian Artifact Show, a day-long event filling two buildings at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, is a combination of observation, learning, teaching, admiring and appreciating historic items.

  • By Jess Weible
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BROOKVILLE — Jefferson County Treasurer, James “Moon” VanSteenberg spends his weekdays in his office on Main Street in Brookville. But if you look for VanSteenberg on any given weekend in the summer, you’ll most likely find him at a county fair or town festival serving shaved ice and funnel …

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BROOKVILLE — Brookville native Becky Aikman is the author of Saturday Night Widows, a memoir that earned her a spot on the A Pulpwood Queen Book Club Selection in 2013. Her new book, Off the Cliff: How the Making of Thelma & Louise Drove Hollywood to the Edge, has already captured the at…

  • By Randy Bartley J-D Editor
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Jefferson County Deputy Sheriff Jeff Lachnicht is used to serving the public but last week he was serving wings at Dirty Ehrma’s as part of the fund raiser for K9 Iron. Chantel Crawford took matters into her own hands just to be certain her wings arrived safely.

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SUMMERVILLE — Summerville will be celebrating Labor Day in grand style on Monday, Sept. 4. In addition to the traditional parade there will be music, food and a car show.

  • By Laura Lynn Yohe
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SUMMERVILLE — A dedicated group of volunteer historians, with a common interest in the Jefferson County community of Summerville, undertook the challenging task a few years ago to write a comprehensive history of the town and its people.

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BROOKVILLE –Join the Jefferson County History Center and North Fork Chapter 29 of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology at the 12th Annual Antique Firearms and Indian Artifact Show. The show will take place at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 2nd from 9 a.m. –4 p.m.

  • By Patti Slaughter
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BROOKVILLE — A small part of Brookville will soon be going to Ethiopia, where a community school is being developed in an area of great need.

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American Pickers to Film in PennsylvaniaMike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Pennsylvania! They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the region in September 2017!

  • By Laura Lynn Yohe
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BROOKVILLE — Curtis Manley graduated from Brookville Area High School in 1979, having moved to the area eight years previous with his family. His life career and goals were set, rooted in his love of science.

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BROOKVILLE — Saturday night marked a 20 year anniversary for demolition derby driver Mark Sturdevant. Just before the event organizer gathered all the drivers together for a quick meeting before they would enter the arena with the intent to destroy one another, Sturdevant realized he had bee…

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LUCINDA — St. Joseph parishioners and festival organizers are grateful to the many individual and corporate sponsors from the surrounding area for their contributions toward the grand prize drawing. A complete list of sponsors is available at www.st-joseph-lucinda.org/2017Sponsors.pdf.

  • By Jess Weible
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BROOKVILLE — Twenty-two years ago, Pat Conway attended a writers’ conference in Mercer, and upon her return invited local poets to enter a poetry contest at the Rebecca M. Arthurs Library in Brookville. Poets young and old were invited to submit a poem that would be judged by a guest writer …

  • By Randy Bartley J-D Editor
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The Pine Creek Volunteer Fire Company did not disappoint their fans and held their chicken BBQ in spite of the rain.

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BROOKVILLE — With the opening of Scripture Rocks Heritage Park, the Jefferson County Historical Society had hoped to bring history to life. And last Sunday at Scripture Rocks was certainly lively as a steady stream of visitors from near and far filtered through the park to spend the warm, su…

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BROOKVILLE — “The YMCA is more than a gem. It is a cause,” said Sara Haines, the YMCA Support Campaign Chairwoman. “The Y is an organization that, thanks to your support, continues to strengthen the community in which we live.”

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BROOKVILLE — With a little over a month to go until opening ceremonies, members of the fair board are busy finalizing plans for the 2017 Jefferson County Fair.

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BROOKVILLE — Fathers Day weekend will be special in Brookville, with the Big Rigs Power Pulls coming to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on Saturday night.

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BROOKVILLE — “The Laurel Board has decided to hold some of the festival events,” said Laurel Board president Joyve Toven in an e-mail to the Jeffersonian Democrat. “The crafter vendors will still be able to set up with the Sidewalk sale June 23. All craft vendors that have paid will be calle…

  • By Randy Bartley J-D Editor
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BROOKVILLE — The effort to improve the North Fork Park will continue with a public meeting on July 12 at 7 p.m. at the park.

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REYNOLDSVILLE — This summer, Camp Friendship again opens its doors for children in the Clearfield and Jefferson County school systems who participate in special education classes. Camp Friendship offers four weeks of free summer day camp for children with intellectual and/or developmental di…

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Winners in the annual poetry contest were announced at the Rebecca M. Arthurs Memorial Library. Selected as winners were (front, l-r) Josie Bates, Adell Doty, Ella Weaver, Leah Kornbau, Ellie Wingard; (back row, l-r) Shawn Foster, Rachel Miller, Jan Sady, Milea Reynolds, Zac Wever, Jessica C…

  • By Alex Nelson
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BROOKVILLE — The Brookville Church of God was the headquarters for meal packaging on Saturday, June 3. The community members gathered at the church at 9 a.m. to start preparing the 40,000 meals. There was about 190 volunteers that came to help with the food.

  • By Laura Lynn Yohe
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SOLDIER – The “Tales of the Past” Banquet has been held for thirteen years now. Sponsored by the Past to Present Machinery Association (PPMA), the event is designed to share the memories of those who have lived, worked and enjoyed life in agricultural, rural Pennsylvania.

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BROOKVILLE — The Tri-County Envirothon was held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. This annual event was held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Brookville and sponsored by the Clarion County Conservation District (CCCD), Forest County Conservation District (FCCD) and Jefferson County Conservation…

  • By Patti Slaughter
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BROOKVILLE — Parents who attended this year’s D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) graduation were given a glimpse of what to look for if they suspect someone is using drugs.

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Paige Alexis Aaron 2017 C-L Valedictorian