Support The Troops Parade Is Cancelled

Thursday August 28, 2008     The 2008 Support the Troops Parade has been cancelled.  The parade had been planned for August 30 in Troy.    The Troy Chamber of Commerce has issued this statement concerning the cancellation:    "It is with much regret that the Troy Chamber of Commerce has cancelled the 3rd annual Support the Troops parade.  We feel we picked a wrong we...
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Canton High School To Hold "Reading Is Fundamental" Distributions In October, November, And January

By: Stacey SegurThursday August 28, 2008     Have you ever experienced anything that could allow you to become an expert, live dangerously, have a few laughs, see the world, travel through time, use your brain, get some free advice, discover new interests, find a cause, escape, and grow?  Well, by reading books, you can experience all of these situations, and RIF is an organization that encourages students to read.&n...
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Good Response By Community For Nathaniel Brantley

Thursday August 28, 2008     The family of Nate Brantley were very pleased with the response from the community which was generated from the article run in this newspaper on July 31, concerning the illness of Nate.    They have received amounts from $3.00 to $100 and appreciate every amount. The family was touched by all the letters received, and are slowly answering each one.  &nb...
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First Citizens To Hold Customer Appreciation Day In Canton

Thursday August 28, 2008     On Friday, September 12, First Citizens National Bank, 29 E. Main Street,  Canton will hold its Customer Appreciation Day.    Customers and the public are invited to drop by for a free hot dog, snack or soft drink, as usual, but the main emphasis of this year's event will be "Supporting the Troops."    The staff at First Citizens has asked&nbs...
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Tony Shattuck Continues To Recover

Thursday August 28, 2008     US Navy CPO Tony Shattuck, wounded in Afghanistan on June 26, continues to make a miraculous recovery. Tony gives the credit to God and his family asks the community to continue to pray for Tony's recovery....
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Public Meeting To Be Held In Ralston

Thursday August 28, 2008     The McIntyre Township Supervisors have arranged for a public meeting at the Fire Hall in Ralston on September 2 at 7:00 pm.    Mike Knight of the State Police barracks at Montoursville will be the special speaker.    Jim Bloom, who is interested in forming a Community Watch, also will be present.    Any parent or student with questio...
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Class of 1958 Makes Donations

Thursday August 28, 2008     The Canton High School Class of 1958 has disbursed monies to the Canton Area School District in loving memory of the deceased 1958 classmates.    A contribution was directed to the CHS Minnequan to defray expenses of the next publication.    A second and larger contribution was made to the Music Scholarship Fund for the benefit of students and that...
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Canton Fire Department To Test Hydrants

Thursday August 28, 2008     Residents of Canton Borough are advised that the Canton Fire Department will conduct a hydrant-testing program over the next two weeks.      The testing may cause water to be cloudy for a time....
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Farmers' Market Report For August 23

Thursday August 28, 2008     The Canton Farmers' Market was open on Saturday August 23. There were five vendors.    Brad and Sharon May had garden produce (potatoes, squash, cucumbers, beans) and  baked goods (bread, cookies, pies, cream puffs).    Shirley Morse and Rhea Secules had sweet corn for sale.    Loretta and Phil Fitzwater had bread, pies and othe...
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Balloons And Tags Returned From Long Flight

Thursday August 28, 2008     Four months ago on April 25, fifty-five Red Hat ladies, representing the five local chapters of the Red Hat Society: The Foxy Red Hatters, Queens of Hearts, Ruby Rascals, The Hug-a-Bears, and the Red Hot Cinnamon Sisters had a large birthday party at the Canton Moose Club to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the founding of the National Red Hat Society.    As pa...
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Four-Corners Picnic Scheduled

Thursday August 28, 2008     The annual Four-corners picnic is scheduled for September 7, starting at noon at Calvin Ayres' home.     Bring dish to pass, beverage, and own table service.     Hope to see you there....
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Zackery Martin Graduates From Warrant Officer Candidate School

Thursday August 28, 2008     On June 6, Zackery L. Martin, formerly of Canton, graduated from Warrant Officer Candidate School. His parents, Louis and Patti Martin attended the Commanders's Graduation Reception and the Pinning Ceremony held at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum, Fort Rucker, AL.    The US Army Warrant Officer Career Center was established by the Direction of the Chief of Staff of...
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McNett Township Seeks Grant And Loan

Thursday August 28, 2008     The McNett Township board of Supervisors held its August meeting with Chairman Kevin Shepard and supervisors Phyllis Clegg and Kenneth Quail present, along with Road Foreman Robert Guthrie, Employee Tim Crays, Secretary Roxanna Holmes and EMS Coordinator David Beahm.    Michelle Musser of the US Department of Agriculture also was present and informed the supervis...
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CHS Warrior Football For 8/28/08

By: Al SpencerThursday August 28, 2008     With the 2008 football season starting this weekend, the Canton Warriors have looked real good in their two scrimmages. They took the measure of Northwest Area and Cowanesque Valley.      The locals are playing a spread offense with many speedy backs and ends.  It is an exciting offense to watch.    The defense is a swarming one with man...
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Betty I. Beardslee, 81

Thursday August 28, 2008     Betty I. Beardslee, 81, of Avis, PA, passed away  Aug. 18, 2008, at the Williamsport Hospital.     Born March 20, 1927, in Sayre, she was the daughter of Burke and Helen Anderson Streeter.    She was the wife of Donald G. Beardslee Sr. for forty-seven years prior to his death in 1994. She retired in 1990 from Aero Space Inc. in Connecticut. ...
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Janet Chilson, 81

Thursday August 28, 2008     Janet Chilson, 81, Longtime resident of LeRoy, passed away at her home while surrounded by family, Aug. 22, 2008.    Born in Canton on June 21, 1927, she as the  daughter of the late Clarence and Grace (Rice) Twist.    She was a 1945 graduate of Canton High School.  On April 12, 1947 Janet married the late Robert G. Chilson in Elmira NY. ...
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Dr. Robert W. "Doc" Gordon, 91

Thursday August 28, 2008     Dr. Robert W. (Doc) Gordon passed away peacefully, July 21, 2008, at age 91.  He was a lifetime resident of his family farm on Gordon Road in Tompkins Center, MI, where he was a veterinarian for 47 years.      In 2004, Doc Gordon came to live with his son, Steve, in the Canton area.  He enjoyed the beautiful surroundings for the 3 1/2 years that h...
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William E. Gosline Jr., 81

Thursday August 28, 2008     William E. Gosline Jr., 81, formerly a resident of Elmira, passed away August 19, 2008, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility, where he resided since May.    He was born on December 16, 1926 in Roaring Branch, PA, only son of the late William and Emma Jane (Eden) Gosline Sr.    Mr. Gosline was predeceased by his sisters, Sarah Gosline Quinn, ...
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Seward Miles "Mike" Haight Jr., 90

Thursday August 28, 2008     Seward Miles "Mike" Haight Jr., 90, of Beverly, MA, formerly of Towanda and Troy, passed away Aug. 20, 2008, at Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, Beverly, MA, following a lengthy illness.    Born June 9, 1918 in Mountain Lake, Bradford County, he was the seventh child of nine born to Ethel and Seward M. Haight Sr.       ...
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Judith A. Hardenburg, 65

Thursday August 28, 2008     Judith A. Hardenburg, 65,  Oxford, NJ, passed away, August 22, 2008 in Warren Hospital, Phillipsburg, NJ.     Born May 8, 1943 in Somerville, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Millard Houston Todd and Ethel Lane Cronce Todd. Personal.    She was a homemaker who, for years, was an organist for area churches and a bookkeeper for the family hea...
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Theodore C. "Teddy" Johnson, 57

Thursday August 28, 2008     Theodore C. "Teddy" Johnson, 57, Fassett, PA, passed away Wednesday, August 20th, 2008, at his home surrounded by the love and care of his wife Bonnie.    Teddy was a proud Army Veteran and dedicated employee of Anchor Glass where he had numerous friends and coworkers.    Born on July 29, 1951,in Troy,  he was the son of the late Joseph and Lo...
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Martha Pepper, 96

Thursday August 28, 2008     Martha Pepper, 96, former longtime resident of LeRoy Twp., PA passed away while surrounded by her family on August 21, 2008 from the Sayre House Nursing Home in Sayre, PA.    Born on December 25, 1931 at the family’s home in Granville Twp., one of seven children born to Burr and Minnie (Shedden) Morse.      She was a graduate of Canton&...
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Clarence "C.K." Reinhard, 84

Thursday August 28, 2008     Clarence “C.K.” Reinhard, 84, formerly of Canton, passed away August 21, 2008 at the Good Shepherd Hospice Residential Center in Auburndale, FL.    Clarence Kenneth was born in Fort Pierre, SD on April 2, 1924, the son of the late John A. and Jessie K. (Young) Reinhard.      After graduating in 1941 from Marion High School in Iowa...
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Lynn R. Rinebold, 64

Thursday August 28, 2008     Lynn R. Rinebold, 64, Gillett, passed March 31st, 2008, at the Bath Veterans Hospital, Bath, NY after a courageous battle with cancer.     Lynn was the son of the late Earl Rinebold, and was born in Elmira, NY December 16, 1943.     Lynn is survived by his mother, Ruth Wheet Rinebold, Port Charlotte, FL; sister, Gayle (Richard) Sturdevant, Gillet...
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Editorial: Biden Our Time

Thursday August 28, 2008     Sen. Barack Obama's themes of youthful vitality and "change" took somewhat of a detour last week as he named career politician Joe Biden, thirty-six years a senator from Delaware, as his vice-presidential selection. Sen. Biden is the consummate Washington insider, and is only six years younger than presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain. This will make it ...
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Cam Ayres Takes Two Second-Place Finishes

Thursday August 28, 2008     Cam Ayres, third grade student at Canton Area Elementary  School, clinched two second place feature finishes this weekend!     On Saturday night Cam raced at Greenwood Valley Action Track.  He drew pill number twenty-two and started eighth out of nine karts in his heat race.  Cam finished fifth in his heat race.  In the feature, Cam started f...
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Two Canton High School Graduates Run For Penn College

Thursday August 28, 2008     Pennsylvania College of Technology Wildcat cross country teams are coming off one of their best years ever.    Penn College opens its season Friday evening at the King’s College Invitational.    On the men’s side, returnees include Mark Cordeiro, a sophomore from Canton High School.     Among the new runners on the women...
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End Zone "Standing Room Only" Tickets Available

Thursday August 28, 2008     A reminder that sixty "standing room only" end zone passes will be sold at the gate for the Canton Warriors' season opener at the new Miller A. Moyer Field on Saturday, August 30. The Sayre Redskins will provide the opposition and kickoff is set for 1:30.    The SRO tickets will be sold  for $10 each, one to a customer.    SRO passes will be r...
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Restroom And Concession Stand Construction Underway At Canton High

Thursday August 21, 2008     Ground was broken on August 10 for the Concession Stand/Rest Room building at the new CHS athletic fields.  Dave DeCristo is the volunteer coordinator of the project. Garth Watson is pictured preparing to turn the first bucket full of earth for the building's foundation.  Funds raised through Garth's "Run Across Pennsylvania" will be used to purchase materials for the...
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Eric Anderson Resigns From School Board; Pass To Play Is OK'd

Thursday August 21, 2008     The Canton Area School District Board of Education met August 14 in the Elementary Theaterette with President Harold Hopkins and directors Bill Baker, Patsy Shaffer, Duane Castle, Gary Black, Dennis Sourbeer, Tom Wright, Don Brown and Eric Anderson present.  Administrators present included Superintendent Jeffrey Johnston, Elementary Principal Diane Barrett, High School Pri...
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Lighthouse Of Faith And KC 101.5 Each Sponsor A "Free Swim Day" At War Memorial Pool

Thursday August 21, 2008     Two "Free Swim" days were held at the Canton War Memorial Pool last weekend.    On Saturday, the Lighthouse of Faith in Canton held its annual "Makin' Waves" day, featuring a hot dog and hamburger picnic, games, the free swim and a "Big Splash" diving contest and a "Freestyle Diving" contest.    In The "Big Splash", Brandon Schrader edged Alyson Go...
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Endzone Passes May Be Sold For Home Football Games

Thursday August 21, 2008 Program To Be Introduced On Trial Basis     At its August meeting, the Canton School Board unanimously voted to experiment with an "end-zone ticket" for home football games.    The program will be in place for the first home game of the season, which is scheduled  for kickoff at 1:30 pm on Saturday, August 30 vs. Sayre.    For longer th...
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Manley-Bohlayer Farm Holds "Green" Horticulture Seminar

Thursday August 21, 2008     Everyone is invited to the Manley Bohlayer farmhouse in East Canton, September 13, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. for a mini horticulture workshop organized by Rekindle the Spirit, Inc.    The workshop will be led by horticulturist, Flora Eyster, and will focus on getting gardens and plants ready for winter in an eco-friendly manner.     Flora has a lengt...
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Canton High School Parking Permits Now Available At High School

Thursday August 21, 2008     The administration at Canton High School reminds students that parking permit applications are now available at the office.    All students who drive any style of vehicle must have a permit to park in the school lots.    Application fee is $10 per vehicle and are available at the High School Office.  Office hours are 7:30 to 3:30 Monday throug...
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Residents Urged To Shop At Clothing Center

Thursday August 21, 2008     The Canton Clothing Center, 6 E. Tioga Street, Canton, would like to  invite the people of the Canton area to do their shopping in the store.    They have lots of good usable clothing, shoes, sheets, blankets, etc.     Hours are Monday and Wednesday, 8 to 2; Friday 1 to 6....
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Farmers' Market Has Successful Day

Thursday August 21, 2008     Things were hopping early at the Farmers' Market in Canton on Saturday August 16 with a large group of vendors and customers  gathering at the market before 8:15.    Brad May and Debra May  sold homemade bread pies, cookies, and other goodies and beans, cucumbers, squash and potatoes.    Katrina Row and her grandson Dakota were selling eg...
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Dairy Princess To Speak At Canton Senior Citizens Club

Thursday August 21, 2008     Canton Senior Citizens Club will meet on August 28 at 12 noon in the McCallum Manor Recreation Room.    Program for the afternoon will be Allison Waltemyer, Bradford County Dairy Princess.    Please bring dish to pass and own table service.    Table committee will be Marie Ohm, Howard Route, Cindy Dean and Charlene Hipple....
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Former Swayze Employees' Picnic Planned

Thursday August 21, 2008     The employee's of the former Swayze Folding Box Company will hold their annual picnic on September 6 at County Bridge picnic grounds with dinner starting at 12:30.    Please bring a dish to pass, own table service, and beverages. Meat will be provided.    An auction will be held after lunch, so bring a $2.00 gift, wrapped or bagged to be auctioned ...
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Evangelist Tim Hines To Speak At New Life Church

Thursday August 21, 2008     Tim Hines, evangelist from Homosassa Springs, Florida will be the guest speaker at New Life Church, Canton on Sunday, August 24th at 7:00 pm. Brother Hines is a graduate of New Life Bible College with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Theology from International Seminary. Tim and his wife Jodi have ministered on an international level. They simply preach the Word of God and obe...
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Canton High School To Focus On Attendance And Tardiness

By: Craig ColemanThursday August 21, 2008     Our goal is to have students attain the most from all of the programs at Canton High School. This can only be done if they are here. "Being present on a regular and consistent basis is the only way that a student can begin to achieve that goal."    It is imperative that students attend school at all times when they are physically able. Missing classes affects the...
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Administrators Report To Canton Area School District Board

Thursday August 21, 2008     Members of the Canton Area Schools administration gave reports at the August 14 school board meeting.    Superintendent of School Jeffrey Johnston announced that August 20 would be new teacher induction day, with In-Service days scheduled for August 22, 23 and 25.    Seventh Grade orientation and Kindergarten Open House will be August 21. &nbs...
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Mark Cordeiro And Lori Kingsley Win Canton 5K Run

Thursday August 21, 2008     A large field of runners took part in the fourth annual Canton 5K run on August 15. The race began and ended on the new track and wended its way around the Elementary School, softball field and baseball field.    The run was organized by Steve Williams, CHS Cross Country Coach.    Overall WinnersMale – Mark CordeiroFemale - Lori Kingsley ...
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Memorial Service: James R. Allen, 88

Thursday August 21, 2008     On the evening of Sunday, July 27, 2008, James Roy Allen of Canton passed away quietly at Bradford County Manor. He was 88 years of age.    A celebration of Jim's life will be held Saturday, August 23, at 2 o'clock pm at the Canton Ecumenical Parish, 43 North Center Street, Canton.    Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese ...
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John W. "Junkyard Jonny" Edkin, 87

Thursday August 21, 2008     John W. “Junkyard Jonny” Edkin, age 87, of Elkland Township, Forksville, passed away on August 14, 2008, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.    He was born on September 19, 1920, in Mar-Glen, PA, a son of the late Henry and Josie Adeline (Brown) Edkin, and has spent most of his lifetime in the Forksville area.    Mr. Edkin was a World W...
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Kathleen Victoria (McLean) Hadley, 91

Thursday August 21, 2008     On the morning of Wednesday, August 13, 2008, the Lord called home his servant, Kathleen Victoria (McLean) Hadley of Canton after a brief stay at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was 91 years of age.    Born in Blossburg on July 27, 1917, she was the daughter of John A. and Florence (Kreger) McLean. She was a graduate of Blossburg High School and the Elmi...
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Marjorie Hickok, 85

Thursday August 21, 2008     Marjorie Hickok, 85, longtime resident of Canton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 16, 2008, at the Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY.    Marjorie R. Hickok was born on May 7, 1923 in Laquin, the only daughter of ten children born in the family of the late James and Lila (Leonard) Hartford. She owned and operated the popular eatery, Hickok’s Restaur...
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Donald Jacob Kneller, 86

Thursday August 21, 2008     Donald “Don” Jacob Kneller, age 86, passed away early Monday morning August 18, 2008 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.    Don was born on May 8, 1922 at his family’s farm at Kinsley Corners. A life long resident of Cherry Township, Don was a graduate of Dushore High School, class of 1941 where he was a member of the Future Farmers of Ameri...
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Keith S. Reynolds, 54

Thursday August 21, 2008     Keith S. Reynolds, age 54, of Elmira, NY, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2008, very unexpectedly.    Born March 22, 1954 in Troy, the son of Paul and Betty (Stewart) Reynolds. Keith was a self-employed contractor in the area. He was a well-known bowler in the area and traveled the country competing in bowling tournaments. He was a member of the Professional...
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Editorial: The Olympic Dream

Thursday August 21, 2008     Every four years the world's attention is diverted (at least for a little while) from the usual course of events to the Olympic Games, as we all marvel at the athleticism of those who want to go "higher, faster or stronger."  We cheer for the winners, root for our favorites, cry over disappointment; we question judges' decisions, feel shame over athletes who fail doping te...
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Editorial: Choosing A Vice President

Thursday August 21, 2008     The presidential candidates are about to make their selections for vice-president, and speculation has revolved around several names for each party.    Sen. Barack Obama has an advantage of sorts, in that the base of his party is secure, so he can afford to "reach out" to balance his ticket. Sen. John McCain, on the other hand, can't  afford to make a choice...
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Canton Borough Holds Meeting

Thursday August 14, 2008     Canton Borough Council met on August 11 with President Ken Robertson and Councilors Craig Parker, Will Holmes, Alfonse Ciaccio, Roger Tracey and Nichole Trick. Other Borough officials present were Mayor John Mosser, Borough Administrator Amy Seeley, Police Chief Doug Seeley, Street Foreman Lewis Howell and employee George Jennings, and Solicitor Matthew Brann.   ...
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Entries Sought For Apple 'N' Cheese Art Show

Thursday August 14, 2008     PA Apple ‘n Cheese organizers are happy to announce the 2008 Pennsylvania Apple ‘n Cheese Festival and its Fine Art and Photography Show.    The Festival and show will be held the first full weekend of October, Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th.  The hours of the show are 10:00 to 6:00 on Saturday and 10:00 to 5:00 on Sunday.    ...
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Kaley Willow CDs Will Help Support War Memorial Pool

Thursday August 14, 2008     Parents or grandparents who are interested in providing charming and educational music for their children, and would like to support the Canton War Memorial Pool can do both things at once by coming to the Canton Independent-Sentinel office and purchasing the CDs issued by Kaley Willow.    "Kaley Willow" is the pen name used by Donna Raudenbush, who lives in Cant...
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Warrior Football On August 16

Thursday August 14, 2008     The 2008 Canton Warrior football team will host Northwest in a scrimmage beginning at 11 a.m. on August 16....
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Make Waves At War Memorial Pool

Thursday August 14, 2008     The Lighthouse of Faith, 49 E. Main Street in Canton, is holding its annual "Making Waves" day at the Canton War Memorial Pool on Saturday, August 16 from 1 to 4 pm. There'll be prizes, games for all ages, a free swim, pool contests and free food and drinks....
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CHS Parking Permits Now Available At High School

Thursday August 14, 2008     The administration at Canton High School reminds students that parking permit applications are now available at the office.    All students who drive any style of vehicle must have a permit to park in the school lots.    Application fee is $10 per vehicle and are available at the High School Office.  Office hours are 7:30 to 3:30 Monday throug...
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Green Free Library To Hold "Stranger Danger" Presentation

Thursday August 14, 2008     Stranger Danger and other safety tips will be presented at the Green Free Library, Friday, August 22, at 10 am by one of our very own Canton Police Officers.       The program is open to all children.  Jen Swain, Children's Librarian, says, "What a great way to kick off the new school year!"...
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Farmers' Market Has Successful Day

Thursday August 14, 2008     Ten vendors had products to sell at the Farmers' Market in Canton on Saturday August 9 in what was one of the busiest markets of the season.    Sharon and Brad May sold homemade bread (including cinnamon and French), pies, cookies, and other goodies and beans, cucumbers, sweet corn, Swiss chard and potatoes.        Emily Charles...
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Ward Township Discusses Four-Wheelers On Roads

Thursday August 14, 2008     The Ward Township Board of Supervisors held its August meeting with Chairman Cheryl Gould and Supervisors James Tompkins and Leon Nouse. There was an audience of fifteen people.    The treasurer's report was approved, with these balances: General fund, $31,156.26; CD, $18,501.59; State Fund, $22,130.79; PLGIT, $42,037.81.    The bills were approved...
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Canton Township Asked To Take Turnback

Thursday August 14, 2008     The Canton Township Board of Supervisors held its August meeting with Chairman Gary Ferguson and Supervisors Jasper Smith and Mark McMurray. Also present were Road Foreman Stacy Ferguson and Tax Collector Brenda Hartford Higley, who delivered her report prior to the meeting.    Several pieces of correspondence were dealt with which required no official action.&nb...
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Canton Borough Police July Report

Thursday August 14, 2008     Canton Borough Police Chief Doug Seeley submitted this report for July:    July 1, 9 am: Minor MVA, intersection of Main and Brann involving vehicles driven by Doyle Morgan and Doris Bentley. No injuries. Both vehicles driveable.    July 1, 11:01 am: Trespassing, 129 N. Center. Individual had gone when Police arrived.    July 2, 10:2...
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Canton Chamber Of Commerce Plans To Hold Seminars On Finance And Investment

Thursday August 14, 2008     The Canton Area Chamber of Commerce held its August meeting at Minnequa Springs Park. The setting was serene and peaceful, and a hummingbird could be seen working on the jewelweed near the pavilion.    Jodi Wesneski  has been working for several months on the Chamber's new website and reported that it now is up and running. (See article on Page One.)  ...
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Alba Church To Hold "Guys Are Few In The Pews" Men's Meeting

Thursday August 14, 2008     Men from all of the Christian communities of faith in the Greater Canton Area and the Greater Troy Area are invited and welcome to attend the Summer Dinner-Meeting-Program of the Christian Men's Fellowship of the congregations of the East Central District of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Pennsylvania (Alba, Canoe Camp, Canton, Covington, East Smithfield, North U...
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Cam Ayres Has A Successful Weekend

Thursday August 14, 2008     Eight-year-old Cam Ayres from Granville Summit had a successful weekend go-kart racing.  For the 2008 season, Cam is racing in the Novice Blue division for kids ages nine to twelve.    Saturday found him in Millville, PA at the Greenwood Valley Action Track.  Cam started his heat race in the seventh position out of ten karts and found himself in the sec...
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Mt. Pisgah To Hold "Canines of PA" Program

Thursday August 14, 2008     The Eastern Coyote is an extremely adaptable predator, with a high reproductive rate and because the social structure that it forms helps it to survive.  Did you know the grey fox can climb trees?  On Sunday, August 17th, at 7 p.m., at Mt. Pisgah State Park’s Nature Center, Charlie Fox will be presenting a program on the Canines of Pennsylvania.  Come and d...
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Canton Police Issue Outdoor Burning Reminder

Thursday August 14, 2008     Canton Police want to remind Borough residents of the provisions of the Outdoor Burning Ordinance:    Combustible refuse may be burned so long as the following provisions are met:    1. Burned in a non-combustible container located a minimum of 15 feet away from any building.    2. It is burned between the hours of sunrise and sunset...
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Maida A. Foshey, 87

Thursday August 14, 2008     Maida A. Foshey, 87, Troy, died August 10, 2008 in Troy Community Hospital.    Born on April 12, 1921 in Cooperton, OK, she was the daughter of Jesse G. and Minnie E. (Brown) Gross.    She was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting and making things for other people.    Surviving are a son, Ronald F. Weldon, Biggs, CA; son and daughter-i...
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Leona Haire, 93

Thursday August 14, 2008     Leona Margaret Kissel Haire, 93,  North Port, FL, passed away Aug. 9, 2008, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.    Born Oct. 4, 1914, in Stevensville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Jason and Lenah Kissel. She graduated from Camptown High School in 1932 and Mansfield State Normal School in 1934, which later became Mansfield University. ...
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Kathleen Hadley

Thursday August 14, 2008     Kathleen Hadley of Canton passed away on August 13 at Robert Packer Hospital.     Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton....
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John M. Judson, 58

Thursday August 14, 2008     John M. Judson, age 58, of Columbia Cross Roads, passed away  August 8, 2008 at home.     Born February 22, 1950 in Troy, he was the son of the late LaRue “Red” and Isabelle Passmore Judson. He was employed in the Maintenance Department at the Northern Tier Career Center. Formerly he operated the Recreation Center in Troy for many years.  ...
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Vadys Thomas, 92

Thursday August 14, 2008     Vadys (Reeser) Thomas, 92, of Troy, passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at the Sylvan Ridge Personal Care Home.      She was the wife of William Alonzo “Lonnie” Thomas who passed away on Feb. 28, 2008. The couple married on June 1, 1935 and had 72 years together.    Born on October 21, 1915 in Berrytown, PA, she was the daugh...
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Editorial: The Left's Double Standard

Thursday August 14, 2008     The crisis in the Caucasus region concerning Russia, the independent successor states to the former Soviet Union, and the ethnic groups whose regions cross international borders has been smoldering for some time, and the embers burst into flame with the recent Russian incursion into the independent nation of Georgia.  The situation is complicated and the options of the Uni...
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School Board Holds Work Session

Thursday August 7, 2008     The Canton Area School District Board of Education held a work session on July 22 with President Harold Hopkins and directors Dennis Sourbeer, Duane Castle, Donald Brown, Tom Wright and Gary Black along with Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Johnston, High School Principal Craig Coleman, Elementary Principal Diane Barrett, Business Manager Mark Jannone and Special Education Sup...
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Card Shower For Ruth Kinney-McIntire

Thursday August 7, 2008    Ruth Kinney-McIntire will be 89 years young on August 9.   For many years Ruth was a correspondent for the Canton Independent-Sentinel.   Birthday greetings can be sent to Ruth at RR#1 Box 75, Granville Summit, PA 16926....
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Original Class Of 2008 Quilt Drawing At Fifth Reunion

Thursday August 7, 2008     Pictured is Miss Katie Shedden, President of the 2008 graduating Class of Canton High School.  Miss Shedden is standing next to the class quilt which was made by her kindergarten class in the spring of 1996.    Each kindergartener drew a picture which was transferred to a quilt block. The quilt was then constructed by Mrs. Marcia Randall whose grandson Nicho...
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Two Chances To Catch The "Max & Me" Show

Thursday August 7, 2008     Maxmillian Esmus and Cherilyn Ayres have prepared a piano duet show that was very well received at Towanda's First Methodist Church on Tuesday, July 29.    The show will be presented in the upcoming week at two locations. The first performance will be at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, August 12 in the Rialto Theatre in Canton.    The second show will be 6:00 ...
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Canton Hosting 5K Race On August 15

Thursday August 7, 2008     There will be a new course this year for the 4th Annual Canton 5K Race, which will be held on Friday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m. Due to its location and layout, it is also spectator-friendly and safer than traditional road races. The race will start on the new Canton High track.  The runners will then proceed out of the stadium and run two loops of the Canton Area School Distr...
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Canton Garden Club Invites You To A Flower Show

Thursday August 7, 2008     The Canton Garden Club invites anyone interested to attend their Flower Show "Special Occasion" August 15 and 16 in the gym at New Life Church.  Also, those that are interested in entering a display are welcome.   Attendance and entries are at no charge.  Display may be entered on  Thursday, August 14, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Friday, August 15, fro...
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Permits Issued For Armenia Mountain Wind Farm

Thursday August 7, 2008     DEP has issued two permits for the wind turbine project in Armenia Township in Bradford County and Ward, Richmond and Sullivan Townships in Tioga County.    The approvals cover the proposed 124 wind turbines that are to be erected by AES Armenia Mountain Wind LLC. Fifty-two of the turbines will be in Armenia Township and seventy-three in Tioga County, seventeen o...
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Cub Scout Leaders Needed In Area

Thursday August 7, 2008     Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent, these are all qualities required of boys in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of America program.       The Cub Scout program in Pack 30 of Troy needs additional adult volunteers in order to help them continue to instill these Family and Communi...
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Seventh Grade Orientation At CHS August 21

Thursday August 7, 2008     Canton Jr./Sr. High School will be having Orientation for students entering seventh grade and their parents on August 21 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Please enter through the main lobby and pick up your child's folder and proceed to the gymnasium.    Around 7:00, refreshments of cookies and punch will be available. Everyone is invited to the auditorium to learn about th...
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Busy Day At Farmer's Market (August 2)

Thursday August 7, 2008     We had a hard rain between 5 and 7 am on August 2,  but  vendors shrugged off the threatening weather to set up their booths at the Canton Farmers' Market.  It began to shower again a bit after 9 am, but the vendors had umbrellas and "stuck it out" until the sunshine returned.    Emily Charles was back with bread, sugar cookies, chocolate chip cook...
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Canton Pool To Close For Season On August 22

Thursday August 7, 2008     The Canton War Memorial Pool will close for the season after the close of business on August 22.    Canton schools are scheduled to open on August 26, and the pool must close because a sufficient number of lifeguards will not be available due to students returning to college, and so forth.    The staff will hold a "Cleaning Party" on August 23 to c...
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KC 101 To Sponsor Free Day At Pool

Thursday August 7, 2008     Radio station KC 101 will sponsor a "Free Swim Day" from noon to 6 pm at the Canton War Memorial Pool on Sunday, August 17.  The public will be able to swim at the pool at no charge.    Rain date is August 23....
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Wiz Pulling To "Support Our Troops"

Thursday August 7, 2008     Wiz Pulling, Inc. in association with the Innes Hose Co. will sponsor a "Support Our Troops" garden tractor pull at the Firemen's Field on August 16 starting at noon.     Admission is $2 for those older than 12, and there will be a 50/50 raffle and a chicken BBQ. Proceeds from the pulls and 50/50 will benefit the brave men and women serving America in the Armed ...
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War Memorial Pool Board Seeks Donations

Thursday August 7, 2008     The Canton War Memorial Pool Recreation Association Board held its August meeting with President Sandy Navone and directors Donna Raudenbush, Bruce Tymeson, Karen Robertson, Jim Eicher, Fran Trick and John Shaffer, plus Borough Council representative Nichole Trick and Manager April Lowry.    Ms. Lowry reported that the state inspector visited the pool on July 29 ...
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Wheel Inn Benefit Softball Tournament Raises Money For Worthwhile Causes

Thursday August 7, 2008     The Wheel Inn Benefit Softball Tournament was held, July 25, 26 & 27 with 20 teams participating.    The Tournament raised a total of $6,355, which was distributed to the following:    Miles Reed, Sue Collister, Missy Myers, Terry Sharrow, Tony Shattuck, the family of Brent Woodward, and two memorial gifts - in memory of Glenda Thompson and Car...
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Canton Youth Football Purchases Trailer

Thursday August 7, 2008     With the upcoming 2008 football season quickly approaching, Canton Youth Football purchases a trailer for storage and a concession stand.  Making this possible were Janet Holmes with First Citizens National Bank making a donation along with Dennis Bellows of SPE in Towanda making a donation and the sale of the trailer. Those involved in the purchase include Janet Holmes of...
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Janette E. (Kenyon) Keltz, 57

Thursday August 7, 2008     Janette E. (Kenyon) Keltz, 57, of Troy, died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at home.     Born Sept. 20, 1950, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Robert E. "Bob" and Doris Janette (Baker) Kenyon.     She was the wife of the late Lynn R. Keltz Sr., who passed away May 24, 2008. Janette and Lynn celebrated a 37th wedding anniversary on May 1, 2008. ...
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Charles "Bud" Slingerland, 60

Thursday August 7, 2008     Charles "Bud" Slingerland, 60, of Mansfield, went to be with the Lord, August 2, 2008, at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.     Born on January 19, 1948 in Wellsboro, he was a son of Warren and Alice (Cox) Slingerland.     He had been employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer and was a mechanic for Pepsi. Bud enjoyed John Deere and watc...
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