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PINE CREEK TOWNSHIP — During her tenure with the Jefferson County Conservation District (JCCD), Deb Wilson has been part of many projects, experiences and celebrations, including the 70th anniversary of the organization.

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BROOKVILLE — There is a new feature on Main Street that encourages all members of the community to pick up a good book. The Little Free Library was brought to Brookville through the combined efforts of Joyce Dietrich, Jim Dietrich and Patty Zion, of the Rebecca M. Arthur’s Library, along wit…

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CORSICA — This past Sunday, not even the bitterly cold temperatures could keep locals away from a good, hot breakfast with the Corsica Fire Department. Volunteers were serving a full menu, including old-fashioned buckwheat pancakes and their specialty omelettes starting at 7 a.m. until aroun…

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  • By Bishop Rex Slaughter
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As the New Year has begun it is filled with new or renewed hopes and dreams. What will this year bring? Will it be more of the same or will this year be different? Will all our hopes and dreams come true?

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STELLENBOSCH, S.A. — The calendar shows December 14, but it doesn’t feel much like Christmas. Here in South Africa, the summer sun now rises at 5:30 a.m. Most days, temperatures reach the 80’s. The sky is blue, the vineyards sport fresh green leaves, and the Jacaranda trees dress in smart pu…

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BROOKVILLE — Clara Carnes, a 79 year-old resident of Laurelbrooke Landing nursing home, has spent her life spreading Christmas cheer wherever she goes.

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BROOKVILLE — Class just got a little more exciting for Brookville Area School District students in kindergarten, first and second grade who now have new cutting edge technology to help them learn vocabulary, phonics skills, and foundational math concepts. This new educational program, the Os…

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The recent barrage of sexual misconduct claims against those in the entertainment industry, the media and politics has everyone talking about what the rules of engagement are between men and women.

  • By Bishop Rex Slaughter
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There have been so many tragic events lately. Some centered around the church while others are worldly. We should not be surprised at these events because it was all foretold in the Bible. Jesus told us that things would wax worse and worse (II Timothy 3:13).

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BROOKVILLE — District Judge Gregory M. Bazylak recently presided over preliminary hearings and other proceedings in District Court 54-3-03 in Brookville. Following are the results of those hearings and procedures.

  • By Jess Weible
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BROOKVILLE — SMP Pharmacy and Home Medical is a full service home medical equipment and health care provider with offices in DuBois, Clearfield, St. Marys, Kane, and, most recently, Brookville.

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The Community Events column is open to all non-profit organizations. Items for this news column must be submitted by 11 a.m. Monday to be included in the Jeffersonian Democrat. All items may be edited and will be printed as space permits.

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BROOKVILLE — Readers interested in local history have a new publication to peruse thanks to the combined efforts of the Brockway Historical Society, the Jefferson County History Center, the Punxsutawney Area Historical and Genealogical Society and the Reynoldsville Historical Society. Each o…

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Nearly twenty years ago, Brad McAdoo had a good-paying job working in a trailer factory plastering ceilings. Thanks to the encouragement from his parents and an education at Clarion County Career Center, he had grown from a restless youth to a highly-skilled worker. At the trailer factory, M…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.