REYNOLDSVILLE — Like many of the older cemeteries in this area, the Reynoldsville Cemetery faces serious issues — it requires significant maintenance and that maintenance takes money and work.

BROCKWAY — Sixty-six people, both from the community and the schools, sat in chairs in the Brockway Area Elementary School Gymnasium to have their hair cut recently.

Here's your obligatory reminder that Memorial Day is not about summer, vacations, grilling, or an extra day off work--it's actually a day of remembrance that stems from collective mourning after the Civil War claimed the lives of more than 600,000 Americans.

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It is unfortunate that the passage of the 2018 farm bill has been delayed. As farmers and ranchers, we know how important these programs are to our livelihood and our ability to grow the food, fuel and fiber we all enjoy. Our legislators should understand how important the farm bill is to agriculture and our rural economy. As a nation, we have the chance to support good nutrition for all and work together to protect the safe, affordable food supply we all depend on.A core purpose of a farm bill is to help farmers and ranchers weather factors beyond our control, including weather, natural disasters, disease, and high and rising foreign subsidies, tariffs, and non-tariff trade barriers. This is especially true during hard economic times such as we are experiencing now.American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall said, “H.R. 2—the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018—takes us one step closer to bringing certainty to families who face the toughest farm economy in more than a decade.”Farmers are resilient, but we have lost nearly half our net farm income in the last five years, the steepest decline since the Great Depression. Farmers want to keep agriculture progressing and sustainable for current and future generations, but we must be able to hold on through the tough times to do that.The farm bill helps provide an effective risk management plan in the form of federal crop insurance. It continues the work of streamlining and improving programs that encourage our conservation work and promote critical research and development for farming practices.The 2018 farm bill is good for farmers and good for our country, for our local economy as well as our national economy.Even amid great financial hardship for agriculture, farmers and ranchers are doing their part to help restrain federal spending. The farm bill reported by the House Agriculture Committee abides by the Committee’s commitments under the FY 2018 budget resolution and is on target to contribute more than $112 billion to deficit reduction over the next 10 years. These savings are roughly five times greater than initially pledged.The new working standards and guidelines for education programs proposed in the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 would give Americans struggling with poverty not only access to the nutrition they need, but also a pathway to learn and enter a new career and get back on their feet. As farmers, we want to see the food we grow get to all Americans’ plates. Our nation’s ability to raise the next generation of citizens, soldiers and leaders depends on it.We urge you to ask Congress to complete a new farm bill that promotes food security and a strong farm economy and that protects the thousands of jobs supported by America’s agricultural productivity.

President Judge Fredric J. Ammerman heard the following cases during Revocation Court on May 7. Revocation Court is held for defendants accused of violating their probation, parole, supervised…


JOHNSONBURG — Sparked by a two-run home run by senior Neil MacDonald, top-seeded Johnsonburg rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to pull out a thrilling 3-2 walk-off victory in eight innings aga…


DuBOIS — Eight two-out runs led DuBois Central Catholic to an 11-1 victory over Clarion-Limestone in five innings in the District 9 Class A semifinals at Showers Field Thursday.

DuBOIS — The St. Marys and Punxsutawney softball teams will square off for the third time this season today at DuBois City Park’s Heindl Field with the District 9 Class 4A championship at stake.

DuBOIS — The St. Marys and Punxsutawney softball teams will square off for the third time this season today at DuBois City Park’s Heindl Field with the District 9 Class 4A championship at stake.

CHENGDU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 28, 2018--HitGen announces the completion of RMB 250 Million Series B fund raising. This round of fund raising was led by CDH, a leading VC and PE firm in China, and Leadyond capital. According to the company, the proceeds from this round of fund raising …

The ABCs of CBCs, BMPs, LFTs and CMPs: A guide to interpreting lab tests

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A major tobacco company is pumping millions of dollars into a campaign to persuade San Francisco voters to reject a ban on selling flavored tobacco products. It includes menthol cigarettes and vaping liquids with flavors like cotton candy, mango and cool cucumber.

STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. (AP) — Standing Rock Sioux tribal member Marlo Hunte-Beaubrun went door to door on North Dakota's largest American Indian reservations in 2012 turning out the tribal vote to help put Democrat Heidi Heitkamp in the U.S. Senate. Six years later, with Heitk…