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August 15th, 2011

Local author uncovers Muslim stereotypes

August 15, 2011

After volunteering for a cultural exchange company teaching Turkish families conversational English, Ridgway resident Dale E. Fox wanted to set the record straight by writing a book about the misconceptions and stereotypes Americans have of Muslims.
"The real purpose of writing the book was to be able to share and communicate the different things I learned about the Muslim country," Fox said. "I had never met a Muslim person and had no idea what their culture and society would be like going in."

August 13th

Event offers behind-the-scenes look at drill site

August 13, 2011

Approximately 300 people, including the general public, business owners and industry representatives, had the opportunity to catch a behind-the-scenes look at an active Marcellus Shale drilling rig as part of the EOG: B2B Network Day held Friday afternoon.
EOG Resources volunteered one of their well pad sites, located inside S.B. Elliott State Park in Clearfield County, during the event hosted by the DuBois Chamber Energy Committee and the Clearfield County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC).

August 12th

Fair evolves over time

August 12, 2011

KERSEY – As patrons stroll the Elk County Fairgrounds this week, they might be interested to know that several organizers have been around since the event's inception in the early 1970s.
Ernest Mattiuz, vice president of the Elk County Farm Bureau, has been around since the third county fair and fondly remembers the constant evolution with ease.
Unofficially, the fair started out in 1974 as a weekend event held at the Kersey Community Center. The following year, the event was held behind the building and it was turned into a weeklong event in 1976.

Parish honoring samaritans

August 12, 2011

St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church parish will honor samaritans Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Church in St. Marys.
Among the honorees will be Helen Rohr, the secretary at St. Leo's; she will be receiving the bishop's commendation for service medal.
"She served here as the parish secretary for the past 35 years," said Brian Vossler, pastor at St. Leo's. "There will be a ceremony with a light reception at the St. Mary's Church this Sunday beginning at 6:30 p.m.
"We wanted to honor her for her dedication and commitment to the parish here at St. Leo's."

Police say suspect implicated in other Big Run fires

August 12, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Thursday, state police formally announced charges against a teenage member of the Big Run Area Volunteer Fire Company stemming from an Aug. 9 fire in Big Run, and said he has also been implicated in several other fires dating back to 2010.
Officials from PSP-Punxsutawney and the district attorney noted, however, that charges filed against Anthony M. Overbeck, 18, Big Run, are not an indictment of other firefighters.

School district scores high on PSAA's

August 12, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Area School District exceeded the PSAA exam targeted test results for the 2010-2011 school year.
Each spring the school district is required by the state to give the exams to students in grades 3-8 and 11.

School district scores high on PSAA's

August 12, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Area School District exceeded the PSAA exam targeted test results for the 2010-2011 school year.
Each spring the school district is required by the state to give the exams to students in grades 3-8 and 11.

August 11th

Elk County Fair continues

August 11, 2011

Members of April School of Dance performed to a sizable crowd Wednesday night at the George A. Swanson Memorial Stage at the Elk County Fairgrounds. The Fair continues today with the Compact Car & Truck Demolition Derby at the Al Dietz Memorial Track at 7 p.m. That event will be complemented by the talent show at the George A. Swanson Memorial Stage at 7 p.m. Other fun events in the evening include the watermelon eating contest at the Starr Pavilion, the Hershey contest in Exhibit Hall No. 1 at 7 p.m., the best Jell-O dessert contest at 8 p.m. in Exhibit Hall No.

Supervisors put trailer up for bid

August 11, 2011

BROCKPORT – The Horton Township Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of putting a trailer up for bid during Wednesday night's regular meeting.
"When we bought that paver it came with a trailer," said supervisor Dennis Thompson. "We actually don't need it, so we are going to try and put it up for bid."
The trailer will be put out for bid with a minimum bid of $2,000.
"We are going to put it up for bid because we don't need a second trailer," said chairman Jeff Johnson.

August 10th

Elk County Fair kicks off

August 10, 2011

The 2011 Elk County Fair kicked off Tuesday evening with the Opening Ceremonies which were attended by State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield), Elk County Commissioners, various township supervisors and fair board personnel and volunteers. Next was the crowning of the Elk County Fair queen, junior queen and princess. This year there were 10 princess candidates, 15 junior queen candidates and five queen candidates.

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