Super Bowl Trivia


Please return your finished trivia to The Progress News by Friday, January 31, 2014 by 2:00 PM. In the event of a tie, we will use the tie breaker question (No. 13) and if tied after that we will randomly pick a winner.  You may mail your entry to: The Progress News, P.O. Box A, Emlenton, PA 16373.  Winner will be announced in next week's Progress News.

Keystone SMILES Service Signature Project - MLK Day

A day on, not a day off for SMILES members and volunteers on MLK Day.


Keystone SMILES AmeriCorps MLK Day of Service Signature Project took place, January 17, 18, and 20, 2014. Over this three day period, a total of 61 AmeriCorps members from our 12 county service region joined 18 staff and 7 community volunteers in Clarion, PA for SMILES MLK Service Project. The overall service hour total for the three days was 1,014.

Diversity Day at Clarion Free Public Library

Diversity Day at Clarion Free Public Library


Immaculate Conception School teachers Deb Marchand and Nadine Babington took their second and third grade students to visit the Clarion Free Library on Monday, January 20, 2014, for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Diversity Day Program led by Dr. Brenda Sanders Dede.

Emlenton Fitness Center

Come check out some of the new equipment at the Emlenton Fitness Center.


Progress Profile:

Turn on the radio or television just before or after the new year and promises of weight-loss fills the airwaves. Jenny Craig, Weight-Watchers, Nutri-System immediately bombard us with a decision of spending a lot of money and losing weight.

Keystone Cheerleaders Named Co-Champions at District 9 Competition

District 9 Cheer Champions


DUBOIS, Pa. – Keystone and St. Marys are the co-champions of the 2014 District 9 Competitive Cheer championships held Saturday at DuBois High School.

The Lady Panthers and Lady Dutch tied for first place, Elk County Catholic was third.

Nine of the 12 teams qualified for the state championships. Also qualifying were Redbank Valley in fourth place, Karns City in fifth place, Curwensville in sixth place, DuBois in seventh place, Punxsutawney in eighth and A-C Valley in ninth place.

Shane Harvey Earns Rank of Eagle Scout



SHANE PATRICK HARVEY, age 15, of Troop 30 Oakland Township, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on September 25, 2013. An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held on November 17, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Butler, where he is a member.

Shane is the son of Cheryl (VanDyke) Harvey of Chicora and Keith Harvey of Chicora. He is the grandson of Rosie VanDyke and the late William B. VanDyke of Butler, formerly of Freeport and Dorothea Harvey and the late Harold G. Harvey of Sarver.

100th Birthday Celebration

Eleanor Dotterer

Jan. 22, 2014 will be the 100th birthday for Eleanor Dotterer, McReynolds, Taylor.

Eleanor is the mother of four children, Skip McReynolds and wife Vivian, Eleanor Henneman and husband Jim, Duane McReynolds and wife Martha, and daughter Joyce Antons. She has 8 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren.

They will be celebrating her birthday at Duane's home. If you would like to extend wishes, send cards to:

A-C Valley Varsity Cheerleaders Qualify For State Championship!

A-C Valley's Varsity Cheerleading Squad


Congratulations to the A-C Valley Varsity Cheerleading Squad & Coaches for qualifying to compete at the 2nd Annual State Competitive Spirit & Cheer Championship to be held at the Giant Arena in Hershey, PA on January 24th & 25th. This is the 2nd year, consecutively, they have participated.

Clarion University To Provide Veterans With Educational Opportunities



Clarion University President Karen M. Whitney signed a memorandum of understanding that ultimately will provide higher education to hundreds of veterans. The goal is to expand their career opportunities through their enrollment at the university.

Brady's Bend American Legion Bishop-Madden Post 488 2nd Annual Polar Bear Plunge

Brady's Bend Polar Bear Plunge


Members of the Brady’s Bend American Legion were freezing’ for a reason on January 1st. 16 brave men, women, and yes children, plunged into the freezing Allegheny River at 11 am. Members and other generous people who did not take the plunge sponsored each one of them and they raised over $3,000.00. All the monies collected are being donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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