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So far, bear tally up from last year

HARRISBURG (AP) – Hunters killed 223 bears during the third day of Pennsylvania’s statewide bear season, raising the three-day total to nearly 2,500. That’s almost…



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Police seek two burglary suspects

MARIENVILLE – Tpr. Kathleen Watters of the state police barracks at Marienville is seeking information concerning a series of burglaries in the area of Watson Farm…


2014 Holiday Toy Drive. (Submitted)

Annual Holiday Toy Drive set

From staff reports A.B.A.T.E. of Clarion County and Charitable Deeds and Services are teaming up for their annual Holiday Toy Drive. Last year’s drive raised almost…





Phyllis Siwiecki (center front) was granted her wish to attend a live performance of the play, Mary Poppins, at the Borrows Civic Theater in Franklin, and was also able to meet the cast members, while fulfilling her wish. (Submitted)

Some wishes do come true

NEW BETHLEHEM – As part of WRC Senior Services celebration of its 125th anniversary of providing care and services, the organization started a resident wish…


In this Nov. 20, 2015 photo, Tom Burton dresses as Santa Claus at his home in Owensboro, Ky. (Jenny Sevcik/Messenger-Inquirer via AP)

St. Joseph students write to Santa

LUCINDA – The students in Mrs. Stewart’s kindergarten class wrote letters to Santa with Christmas wishes. *** Dear Santa, My name is Marshall. I am…




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Cultural performance at Clarion Univ.

International students from Brazil demonstrate a traditional dance at the “Celebrating Our Culture” event at Clarion University’s Hart Chapel Nov. 13. Sponsored by the Clarion…



Clarion Industries made a $50,000 contribution to the Clarion County YMCA to help fund the Clarion County YMCA. Pictured are (from left) Milissa Bauer, Al Lander and Jesse Kelley, YMCA representatives; Christian Schweitzer, Clarion Industries vice president of operations and Jarred Beggs, chief financial officer.

Clarion Industries donates to YMCA

SHIPPENVILE – Clarion Industries is the latest contributor to the major gift campaign to build a full-service Clarion County YMCA, announcing a $50,000 contribution. “Clarion…


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Explosion damages vehicles

From staff reports Clarion County officials are investigating a Nov. 12 explosion at a residence which left an estimated $80,000 in damages. A Redbank Township…



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Keystone honors veterans

Keystone Elementary School Nov. 6 honored military veterans with a ceremony attended by American Legion posts from Knox and Lamartine. The students also invited military…