BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County Commissioners announced William Becthel as the new Veteran’s Affairs director during the meeting Tuesday.

LIMESTONE TWP. — Puzzled by the ongoing reluctance of the Clarion County Commissioners, members of the Clarion-Limestone School Board voted to pursue in-school security provided by the county sheriff’s office.

LIMESTONE TWP. — With the start of the school year fast approaching, Clarion-Limestone Area School District officials last week released details on the district’s Phased Reopening Health and Safety Plan for the start of the 2020-21 school year.

ALCOLA — The Clarion County Fair opens today (Wednesday) for its abbreviated four-day run at Redbank Valley Municipal Park near New Bethlehem.

CLARION — Officials with Clarion’s 67th Annual Allegheny Toyota Autumn Leaf Festival said last week that organizers have had many meetings and conversations regarding how this year’s festival will look amid the pandemic and ever-changing guidelines.

BROOKVILLE — The following are building permits that were issued in Brookville from June 1 through June 30.

CLARION, Pa. — The ServSafe Food Safety Manager Course, conducted by Penn State Extension, is being held at Trinity Point Church of God, 180 West Trinity Dr., Clarion on Tue., Aug. 11, 2020 (9:00 AM –4:00 PM) Tue., Aug. 18, 2020 (9:00 AM –12:00 PM). The certification exam will begin at 12:00…

BROOKVILLE — The Second Strike Lanes tried something new this summer with a pro shot league for an added challenge.

SUMMERVILLE — The Labor Day festival in the park has been canceled this year due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus.

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HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Game Commission has a new plan for battling what many consider the biggest wildlife-management challenge of the 21st century.

In the final days of July, we’re clinging to the heat of the summer and looking ahead to a cloudy fall.

Brookville Raiders head coach Scott Park reported these key dates to remember for players and parents regarding the upcoming preseason schedule:

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners met last Saturday in an online format that was open for the public to follow live. It’s the second commissioners meeting to be held only online in compliance with state guidelines to minimize the effects of COVID-19.

DuBOIS — Moving to within one win of a finals sweep of the Brookville Grays, the DuBois Rockets went into Wednesday looking for their second Federation League title in three years.

Today would be my grandma’s 121st birthday. We lost her back in 1981, but still miss her and all the lessons she tried to teach us. When I was young, some of those lessons seemed silly and I thought I would never need to know those things.

A couple weeks ago I wrote about three beautiful young girls whose lives have touched my life. Kali, Ellie and Kaitlyn are all very pretty, as all who see them would agree.