Free educational programs are offered to the public on Saturdays and Sundays at the Elk Country Visitor Center, located at 950 Winslow Hill Road, Benezette. The following is a list of programs scheduled for July, provided by Conservation Education Coordinator Ben Porkolab.

An organization, founded by a Philipsburg native, offering encouragement for those undergoing breast cancer treatment, is this year’s beneficiary of the Corner Concert Series.

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ST. MARYS — Magisterial District Judge Mark Jacob presided over preliminary hearings June 28.

BROOKVILLE — Justin Lucius Ratzel, 32, and Raven Nichole Jeffrey, 29, both formerly of Brockway, have received lengthy state prison sentences, Jefferson County District Attorney Jeff Burkett announced in a press release Thursday.

DuBOIS — A DuBois man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly fled from police on foot when they attempted to take him into custody for an active warrant.

DUBOIS — When it comes to high school track and field, athletes from the Tri-County Area have more than held their own against competition from all corners of the state, and the 2022 season was no different.

DUBOIS — The DuBois Minor League All-Star baseball team notched its second mercy-rule victory in as many games Friday night, upending Punxsutawney, 11-1 in four innings, at Way Memorial Field to reach the winners’ bracket final of the District 10 Tournament.

BROCKWAY — Chase Wolfe’s complete-game four-hitter and Eric Decker’s big bat propelled the Brockway Little League All-Star baseball team to a 3-1 win over Brookville at Taylor Memorial Park Friday night.

ST. MARYS — If you love offense, then Benzinger Park was the place to be Friday evening as the DuBois Junior League All-Star softball team outslugged St. Marys, 18-12, to reach the finals of the District 10 Tournament.

I always look forward to doing or seeing something I haven’t done or seen before. A few weekends ago, I had the opportunity to help deliver humanitarian aid and supplies to a Ukrainian church near Philadelphia. Our church and my book club had been collecting these things and they were stored…

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