Self-Publishing Conference to Be Held


It seems everyone has a book in mind that they’d love to write. Some only want to give copies to their friends and relatives; others would like to sell their book. But the process of putting their ideas on paper and getting them printed into book form can seem to be an overwhelming task.
The staff at Mechling Bookbindery/Bookbinders Workshop, of Chicora, hopes to calm the fears of would-be writers. They are holding a “Self-Publishing Conference” on Saturday, April 25, 2015 for those who want to see their dream come true.

Mass of Thanksgiving to Held for Local Firemen

Local Fireman

On the night of Thursday, February 5th, the Emlenton Mill burned down. Also destroyed was the household and business of Amy Whitehill, Amy’s Closet.  This was a great tragedy for our community, but also an occasion of great heroism and civic virtue. St. Michael’s Church in Emlenton will be offering thanks to God for the gift of our brave firefighters. On Saturday, March 14th, St. Michael’s parish invite the firefighters of the Emlenton borough and the surrounding area to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at 5 P.M.

Local Business Owner Announces Candidacy for Clarion County Commissioner

Ted Tharan

KNOX, Pa. – Ted Tharan, resident of Beaver Township and life-long resident of the Knox area, has announced that he is running for the Republican office of Clarion County Commissioner.

Angi Keller Announces Her Candidacy for Clarion County Commissioner

Angi Keller

PORTER TOWNSHIP – Angi Keller of Porter Township recently announced her intent to place her name on the Republican ticket for the office of Clarion County Commissioner in the May 19 primary election.

PA Youth . . . Get Certified For A Hunting License . . . On-Line

Youth . . . Get Certified for a Hunting License on-line.

Option allows new hunters to complete Hunter-Trapper Education anywhere, anytime. Many first-time buyers of Pennsylvania hunting or furtaker licenses have a new, convenient option for completing the required certification course. A new, online-only Hunter-Trapper Education course is available from the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The course, which can be completed online in about six to eight hours, is available to students ages 16 and older.

Diocese of Erie responds to appeal ruling

Erie Diocese Shield

The Diocese of Erie was disappointed by the opinion issued last week, February 11, 2015. in the cases the Erie and Pittsburgh dioceses had brought against the government under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in the United States Court of Appeals. At issue was whether the dioceses—which are exempt from the provisions of the Affordable Care Act requiring employers to provide health insurance coverage for products and services against its teachings—can be considered separate from the nonprofit charitable and educational organizations they sponsor.

Artist Among Us!

cathy and Paul Kentzel

Cathy and Paul Kentzek, Visionaries

by jae Brown

   On June 21, 2013,  Cathy and Paul Kentzel officially became the owners of Emlenton’s Barnard House. Pioneering entrepreneurs Norma Baum and Kathy Powell had established the venue as a much-loved tourist landmark along the Allegheny River and the Kentzels were keen to continue on in their footsteps  -  providing a comfortable haven for visitors to Emlenton.

Open Letter from the


I have been assistant fire chief for the Emlenton Fire Department for 40 years and president of the Emlenton Borough Council nearly 20 years.
On the evening of February 5, 2015, shortly after 10PM, the Emlenton Fire Department was dispatched to heavy smoke coming from the Mill on Main St. called in by the Emlenton Police Dept.

2015 Foxburg Ice Fishing Tournament

2015 Foxburg Ice Fishing Tournament

Commentary by Chuck Gisselbrecht

  We changed things up this year. We had preregistration available until February 2nd through by mail.Only 12 teams had pre-registered, by then which concerned us. The concern was would we have enough entrants the day of. Well, to our surprise we had 31 additional teams register by 8 AM the day of the tournament which brought the total number of teams to 43, which exceeded last year’s total of 33.

A-C Valley Varsity Cheerleading Squad Wins District IX Championship

A-C Valley Varsity Cheer Squad

The Allegheny-Clarion Valley Varsity Cheer Squad was awarded the title of District IX Champions at the Competitive Spirit Competition held on January 10th at the Dubois Jr./Sr. High School. This earned them the opportunity to proudly represent the top seed for District IX in the PIAA State Cheer Championship. The State Championship will be held on January 23rd & 24th at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA.

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