[EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second part of a two-part story. The first installment was published in last week’s Leader-Vindicator.]

SLIGO – Sligo Borough Authority officially adopted its 2020 budget at its January meeting last week because the group did not have a quorum in December.

CLARION – 2019 ended on a high note for the Clarion County Jail, as the Paint Township facility finished the year more than $228,000 under budget.

EAST BRADY – In an effort to bring together the local police department, firefighters and the community, a five-team basketball tournament will be held this Saturday evening at the old East Brady High School gymnasium.

NEW BETHLEHEM – The first meeting of the new year witnessed Redbank Valley Chamber of Commerce members discussing the full slate of events planned in the community during 2020.

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BROCKWAY — The Redbank Valley wrestling team competed with a heavy heart Tuesday night and used a strong team effort to help lift up head coach Mike Kundick with an emotional 43-33 victory at Brockway.

NEW BETHLEHEM — The Redbank Valley Lady Bulldogs kept their winning streak going and pushed it to five games with Monday night’s 77-19 rout of Venango Catholic.

OIL CITY — Putting together a two-game winning streak for the first time all season, the Redbank Valley Bulldogs basketball team took care of Venango Catholic in a 56-32 win Monday night.

SLIPPERY ROCK — The Slippery Rock University women’s basketball team dropped a tight 82-76 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division decision on the road last Saturday afternoon at Seton Hill University.

For starters this week, I would like to extend some well deserved recognition. We should all be very thankful for our firefighters, ambulance workers and police. They never know when they might be called upon to risk their lives for others. In our area, firefighters and some ambulance worker…

It’s that time of decade again, the taking of the federal census. While the Census Bureau bureaucracy itself operates 24/7/365, it needs temporary help during the decentennial count. Those temporary workers look a lot like you and me.