The big day has arrived – the long-awaited and much-anticipated beginning day for the 2018 Jefferson County Fair at Brookville, after a whole year of planning and contracting for services. The…

For the farming community in this part of Pennsylvania the planting season should be about over, and the growing season should be underway. It has been a difficult season for most farmers due …

As the weather has turned warmer and the spring rains have been falling, the world around us has come to life. One of the first reactions on our part has been to bring our freshly serviced and…

“That was really bizarre!” said a friend when I described an experience that occurred with the United States Postal Service about six weeks ago. It followed a time around the end of February w…

In case you haven’t heard the news, that I had a “big” birthday earlier this month. You would be an exception around here if you hadn’t heard because my family went way overboard in spreading …

After the beginning of each new year, we hear a lot of comments that encourage us to make resolutions that will improve our individual way of life and then resolve to keep them throughout the …

Once again, everybody seems to be talking about the weather these days. Most conversations eventually come around to, “How are you standin’ the winter?” or “Is it cold enough for you?” or “I c…

For most of my life I have been an advocate for shopping locally including Christmas shopping for my family, and the occasional shopping for other stuff where there was a need. Every December,…

It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to make a public announcement that Sugar Hill Grange of Brockway is about to become history and will no longer exist. The original version of this Gr…

As you drive around country roads in our area today, you will see many fields of corn mostly standing tall and brown after last week’s touches of frost. Occasionally you will notice a patch of…

I’ve heard it said that “Anyone who ever gets their feet wet in Toby Creek will always come back to this town!” Time and again that adage has held true as we’ve seen young people, who had vowe…

A week ago yesterday, my wife and I joined others from this area on a Fullington bus trip to the Sights & Sound Theater at Ronks, Pa., in Lancaster County. The trip was organized by Meredi…

More than 400 years ago, the renowned English poet and playwright William Shakespeare posed the question, “To see, or not to see; that is the question” or something like that. That has been a …

After much anticipation and a lot of preparation, the Easter weekend has finally arrived. These have been holy days for Christians around the world. From what I’ve learned from family and frie…

When I was going into Martino’s BiLo last Wednesday afternoon, I met Bud Neubert coming out of the store with his bag of good stuff for the day. With a big smile on his face, he called out, “H…

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