[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.


SHANKSVILLE – “We had all walked the same passageways, climbed the same ladders, slept or worked in the same spaces. Not all of us did this during the same timeframe though. Some were 10 years ahead of me, while others were 10 years behind. I call them my shipmates. I call them all friends.”

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.


NEW BETHLEHEM – Benjamin “Ben” Kundick Sr., Redbank Valley’s longtime and legendary high school wrestling coach, died Monday evening, Jan. 13, at his New Bethlehem home. He was 88.


NEW BETHLEHEM – An early Christmas gift arrived for the McCauley family when they heard on Dec. 14 that a heart was available for their 3-year-old daughter, Alexa.