Otto’s Tavern Hosts Jeffy Miller Benefit

Jeffy Miller Benefit

Otto’s Tavern Hosts Jeffy Miller Benefit
$3,477 Raised to Help with Funeral Expenses

The rain did not deter any of the the friends or family of Jeffy Miller for the Jeffy Miller Benefit sponsored by Otto's Tavern on July 19th. The benefit was well attended. The benefit was held to aid in paying for funeral costs and misc expenses for Jeffy, who was killed in motorcycle accident.
Friends and family feasted on a pigroast dinner, played beer pong and purchased auction and 50/50 tickets and had a balloon release. A total of $3,447.00 was raised during the benefit.

Emlenton United Methodist Church Welcomes New Pastor, Kent O’Neil

Kent and Sarah O'Neil

Emlenton United Methodist Ministry welcomed its new pastor, Kent O’Neil, and his family on July 6, 2014. Pastor O’Neil preached a lively message entitled “. . . But on God’s Power” to a special combined gathering of Emlenton UMC, Big Bend UMC, and Old Zion UMC hosted by Emlenton UMC. Pastor O’Neil had previously served churches in Karachi, Pakistan and most recently nearby in Franklin before being appointed to serve Emlenton by the Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church during its Annual Conference in Grove City June 5th through 8th this year.

Progress Profile: H.B. Beels & Son - by Frank Agnello

H.B. Beels and Son, Inc.

Mayor's spotlight, by Frank Agnello. Mayor of Knox: My spotlight this month is on another one of the great legacy businesses here in Knox called “H.B. Beels & Son, Inc.” This insurance agency has a long robust history (over 114 years) of filling a broad array of insurance needs, while delivering superior customer service not only to the Knox area residents & businesses; they are a well-known insurance provider to many all over N/W Pennsylvania.

Emlenton Echoes 4-H Members Recognized


The Emlenton Echoes 4-H Club has several members who have been recognized for there accomplishments.
Kelsey Ziegler and Kevin Riddle were given the Outstanding Girl and Boy award for emerging leaders sponsored by the Titusville News Herald at the Leadership Dinner in March.
MaryBeth Hutchinson was also awarded the Outstanding Leader award for 2013-2014.

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Lowers License Fee for Tavern Gaming Licenses


Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today unanimously voted to lower the license fee of a Tavern Gaming License from $2,000 to $500.
The move resulted from a recent legislative change that allowed the PLCB to drop the license fee to a minimum of $500. The new fee structure applies to all new Tavern Gaming License applicants and to three applicants who have yet to pay the license fee.

Shippenville Borough Celebrates 125 Years

Linda  Duffee and Eric Sterner

Shippenville Borough celebrated its 125th Anniversary on Saturday, July 19, 2014 in the Shippenville Fire Hall. The historic celebration was held at Noon to 3:00 PM.

Pa. Turnpike to Raise Speed Limit to 70 mph on Stretch of Toll Highway Next Week


New speed limit starts July 23 between Blue Mountain and Morgantown interchanges.
HARRISBURG, PA. (JULY 18, 2014) – The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) announced today that a 70 mph speed limit will be put in place on a 100-mile stretch of toll road in the south-central part of the state next week. The 70-mph zone will be on the Turnpike mainline (Interstate 76) between the Blue Mountain Interchange (exit #201) and the Morgantown Interchange (exit #298) starting July 23.

ACV Class of 1974 Holds 40th Class Reunion

ACV Class of 1974 Holds 40th Class Reunion

The 40th reunion for A-C Valley Class of 1974 was held at the David Wetzel Park in West Freedom on Sunday, June 22, 2014.
1974 Class members attending are pictured here: Row 1: Luanne Howard Mattern, Pam Bailey Levier, Julee Womeldorf Hamel, Sherre Fair McNany, Barb Bittinger Ritts, Barb Stewart Harriger; Row 2: Rober Woods, Dawn McElhattan Earp, Becky Schultz Ruckdashil, Don Whyte, Carol Snyder Adams, Jannie Landers Shirey, Gail Busch Pipher; Row 3: Bruce Donaldson, Jay Jack, Chuck Beals, Rod Morrison, Bill Keefer, Don McNany, Steve Chambers, Alan McCall

Shippenville Borough Celebrates 125 Years - Event moved to the Fire Hall

Shippenville Borough will celebrate its 125th Anniversary on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Woodburn Park on South Street.
The historic celebration will be held from 12 Noon to 3:00 PM. (Due to rain, the event has been moved to the fire hall on Main Street)
A commemorative book of Shippenville’s 125 years will be on hand for sale. The book contains 82 pages and features its founding fathers, many historic photos and present businesses. The book may be purchased for $5.00 on this day only. The regular price is $8.00.

Redbank Valley Trail Named "Pennsylvania'a Trail of the Year"


Clarion County Trails Association invites you to attend Outdoor Adventures 2014 . . . A celebration of the Redbank Valley Trail being named “Pennsylvania’s Trail of the Year”, by D-C-N-R, on Saturday, August 9th at Gumtown Park in New Bethlehem. Events start at 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Events include a community yard sale, a bicycle poker run, geocaching, a hike to climax tunnel, fishing tournament, wine tasting, corn hole games, craft vendors, food, awards ceremony, and live music with D-J Dan, the Rebank Valley High School Marching Band, and the Bluegrass Sounds of the Keister Family Band.

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