Former Canton Resident Named Teacher Of The Year

Tuesday November 25, 2008     Former Canton resident, Jan Wilcox, was recently named Teacher of the Year for 2008-2009 by the Middletown Area School District and the Shippensburg University School Study Council.  The School Study Council comprises sixty-three member school districts in York, Dauphin, Adams, Cumberland, Perry, Juniata, Mifflin, Huntingdon, Bedford, Fulton, and Franklin Counties working ...
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CASD Board Oyster Stew Dinner

Tuesday November 25, 2008     All former and present Canton Area School District administrators, school board members, doctors, tax collectors and solicitors are invited to attend the traditional Oyster Stew Dinner in the Elementary Cafeteria following the December 4, 2008 school board meeting.    The board meeting will begin at 7:00 pm in the Elementary Theaterette.  All those attending...
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Invitation To Attend Victorian Country Christmas

Tuesday November 25, 2008     Folks of all ages are welcome to  attend  the 10th Annual Victorian Country Christmas, Saturday, December 6 from 10 am to 4 pm at the  Manley-Bohlayer House, East Canton. The special  event is  sponsored by the Manley-Bohlayer Heritage Farm Committee of Rekindle the Spirit.    The Victorian Country Christmas features a variety of handmade...
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Troy Lions Club Needs Your Help To Fill Christmas Baskets

Tuesday November 25, 2008     Once again the Troy Lions Club will be doing their Christmas Basket Project. This year the Lions will be  packing and delivering over 100 food baskets and toys for over 200 children in the Troy and surrounding areas.    The list of less fortunate families is at record level this year and the Lions are asking for help.    They are in need of do...
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Artists Sought For Artist In Residence Program

Tuesday November 25, 2008     Applications are now being accepted for artists interested in being listed in the Directory of Pennsylvania Artists in Education. Artists approved for inclusion in the Directory are eligible to participate in the Arts in Education program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, administered in this region by the Northern Tier Partnership for Arts in Education (program of the B...
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Residents Asked To Comply With 911 Questionnaires

Tuesday November 25, 2008     The Bradford County Commissioners want to remind the residents of Bradford County that the readdressing is underway throughout Bradford County.      The county's consulting firm, MSAG LLC of Virginia, will be hanging a questionnaire on each resident’s doorknob.    Residents need to complete these questionnaires promptly and return them ...
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Foxy Red Hats Visit Cast And Crew

Tuesday November 25, 2008     The Foxy Red Hats Chapter trekked over to Mansfield for their November event which was planned by Edna Kniffin and Grace Mott.     The  destination was the Cast & Crew, a recent addition on the Mansfield restaurant scene, owned by Aaron Hulslander, a former resident, of Canton, where he lived with his parents.     The d...
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Deb Hulslander Wins Garden Bench

Tuesday November 25, 2008     The cherry garden bench that is made and raffled off each year by the Endless Mountains Woodworkers has been awarded to Debi Hulslander of Center Street in Troy, PA.    The Woodworkers use the proceeds from the raffle for materials to make Christmas toys which are then donated to Bradford County Children and Youth Services. Generous donations of materials this ye...
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Ryan VanNoy Named Assistant MU Women's Basketball Coach

Tuesday November 25, 2008     Ryan VanNoy has been named the full-time assistant coach for the Mansfield University women's basketball program.    A native of Troy, he was a member of the Mansfield University men's basketball team during the program's centennial season in 1999-2000.    VanNoy, retuned to Mansfield after serving as the Parks and Recreation Director for Dover Tow...
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McNett Township OKs Tentative Budget

Tuesday November 25, 2008     The McNett Township Supervisors held a special meeting on November 22 to discuss a tentative budget for 2009 and other matters.    Vice-Chairman Kenneth Quail conducted the meeting. Others present were Supervisor Phyllis Clegg;  future Secretary Michelle Karpinski, who formally will assume her duties on December 1 upon the resignation of present Secretary Ro...
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Live Nativity To Be Held At New Life Church

Tuesday November 25, 2008     New Life Church, Canton, invites you to a unique Christmas Experience held on the church grounds on Rt. 14 (2.3 miles north of Canton).  As you approach the church you will be greeted by thousands of twinkling lights and a large Bethlehem star attached to the steeple.  When you drive into the church grounds, you will be asked by attendants to “stable your ride&r...
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Bob Garrison Honored As Distinguished Alumnus By Troy Foundation

Tuesday November 25, 2008     Bob Garrison spoke to the students, faculty, and guests about "Don't blame someone else for what you can't do. You can do it! Just put your nose down and go to work. I guarantee you will excel. Never say can't, don't want to do it. Find out what your want to do and get it done."    During the ceremony, others who spoke about many things which Bob Garrison did to ...
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Power Library Now Available At County Libraries

Tuesday November 25, 2008     Have you recently had a need for news article in a magazine to which you don’t subscribe? Does your child need a photograph of whales surfing in waves for a class project?  Do you need the schematics to repair your car engine?  Would you like to print out some health information in Spanish for your neighbor?    Well, for more than ten years now, s...
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Local Artists To Exhibit At Dickens Of A Christmas

Tuesday November 25, 2008     Artisan’s Shoppe hosts a special Local Artists’ Exhibit and Market December 5 and 6 in conjunction with this year’s Dickens of a Christmas at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro, PA. Call 570-724-5166 for more info.    On Friday, December 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. a “Dickens of a Happy Hour” will be held at 104 Main Street to give the public...
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Hugga Bears Surprise Outing And Annual Birthday Party

Tuesday November 25, 2008     On Monday, November 17 the Red Hat Hugga Bears from Canton set out on a  surprise trip planned by one of their own. Suzanne Schrader, Contessa of Coins. She knew the members hadn't taken time to travel to the Shedden's Store in Fassett in quite some time so she planned the day to include this stop. After a successful and fun shopping spree the ladies headed for their secon...
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Aerial Photographs Of Canton Schools

Tuesday November 25, 2008     Canton Area School District Business Manager Mark Jannone holds two enlargements of aerial photographs of the CASD campus. The photos were taken by Frank Watson during a football game. The enlargements are courtesy of Brown's Pharmacy and will be framed for display at the school....
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Concession Stand Construction Moving Along

Tuesday November 25, 2008     Construction of the concession stand and restrooms at the athletic  fields of Canton High School is moving along. Dave DeCristo and his employees are hard at work to make sure that the building will be ready for the spring sports season, but he needs your help.  If you can help in any way, donating your time, talents, money, or materials, it would be greatly appreciat...
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Edna E. Ball "Betty" Bailey, 91

Tuesday November 25, 2008     Edna "Betty" E. Ball Bailey, 91,  Wellsboro, PA, died Monday, November 17, 2008, in the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA.     Born July 7, 1917 in Moria, PA, she was the  daughter of William and Bertha (Hill) Puterbaugh.    She was the wife of the late Jack Bailey who died in 1994. Betty had been employed by Ingersoll Rand and Remington Ran...
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H. Corey Brown, 85

Tuesday November 25, 2008     H. Corey Brown, 85, of Coryland passed away  November 18, 2008, at the Troy Community Hospital. He was the loving husband of Norma (Ward) Brown.  The couple married on November 21, 1945 and had 62 happy years together.      Born on July 19, 1923 in Coryland, he was the son of the late Lewis H. and Bertha (Benson) Brown.     He was ...
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Raymond A. Harkness, 49

Tuesday November 25, 2008     Raymond A. Harkness, 49, of Wellsburg, NY, passed away November 20th, 2008 at home surrounded by his loved ones, following a courageous battle with cancer.      Raymond was born in Troy to R. Merlin and Betty (Shuart) Harkness.   Raymond was a graduate of EFA and worked as a truck driver and mechanic for Lewis Transportation.  In his spare t...
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John R. Pino, Sr., 83

Tuesday November 25, 2008     John R. Pino, Sr., age 83, of Covington, died Saturday, November 22, 2008 at his home.      John was born November 5, 1925 in Mansfield, a son of Ross and Lena (Howe) Pino.  John was the husband of the late Betty J. (Johnston) Pino who died in 2002.  He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, Past Commander of the Mansfield VFW, a charter member...
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Alice Sherwood, 87

Tuesday November 25, 2008     Alice Sherwood, 87, formerly of LeRoy passed away peacefully to join her beloved husband Victor, November 20, 2008 at Towanda Memorial Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Unit.    Alice Mildred was born on December 1, 1920 in Emporium, PA, the only daughter of the late Harold Everest and Mildred Alice (Ensign) Chadwick.  She was the wife of the late Victor Juds...
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Beverley Stolarski, 81

Tuesday November 25, 2008     Beverley Anne Batley Stolarski, 81, formerly of Troy, passed away peacefully to join her beloved husband, Bob, Nov. 23, 2008, at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.    Born on March 26, 1927, in Wharton, NJ, she was the only child of the late John and Mary Louise (Lambert) Batley.     She attende...
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Editorial: Thanksgiving

By: John ShafferTuesday November 25, 2008     Due to the plunging, erratic stock markets and the other dismal news about the economy, there may be more folks who are a bit tepid about giving thanks this year. We hope that is not the case, because it is important to give thanks at all times and in all seasons.    For one, this still is the world's largest and most important economy, and it has generated more ...
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Canton Fire Board Works On Budget

Thursday November 20, 2008     The Canton Fire Board held its November meeting with President Wayne Lamont, Treasurer Terry Lamont, Secretary Sherry Miller, Fire Chief Kim Jennings, Deputy Chief J. Scott May, Rodger Davy, Trustee George Jennings and municipal representatives Mark McMurray, Roger Tracey, Dale Jackson and James Tompkins.    The minutes of the previous meeting were approved and b...
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CASD Board Votes To Stay Within Tax Index

Thursday November 20, 2008     The Canton Area School District Board of Education met on November 13 with President Harold Hopkins and directors Bill Baker, Patsy Shaffer, Duane Castle, Gary Black, Tom Wright, Donald Brown and Jared Wilcox present.  Others present included Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Johnston, High School Principal Craig Coleman, Elementary Principal Diane Barrett, Business Manage...
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Voluntary Drug Testing Program For 7th & 8th Grades At CHS

Thursday November 20, 2008     The Canton Area School District, with help from Memorial Hospital and Partners in Family and Community Development, is implementing a drug-free incentive program in the seventh and eighth grades for the 2008-2009 school year.  It was such a successful program last year that we wanted to offer it again this year, and this is possible through the support from the Student Ass...
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Bakery In Troy

Thursday November 20, 2008     Last week there was a letter to the editor concerning Troy, and it indicated there was no bakery in that fair town.    The writer was mistaken. Actually, there is a thriving bakery, Moose's Munchies, in downtown Troy, and it turns out doughnuts, cakes, pies, wedding cakes, and many other types of baked goods each day.    Moose's Munchies also serve...
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"Light Night" In Canton To Be Held November 28

Thursday November 20, 2008     Santa Claus will be coming to town on Friday, November 28!    Arriving in Canton at 6:30 pm, he'll light the tree on Main Street and then will proceed to the former Burk's Store, beside the Canton Pharmacy, where children young and old can visit with him.    While folks await for his arrival,  they are invited to join in caroling with the Grov...
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Please Volunteer To Help With Concession Stand/Restrooms

Thursday November 20, 2008     Once again, the call is going out for volunteers to assist with the construction of the concession stand/restroom building at the new athletic fields at Canton High School.    Although Canton has a long history of volunteers pitching in to make community projects a success, so far the number of volunteers for this project has been scant, and insufficient to compl...
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Grover Church Of Christ Dinner Theater

Thursday November 20, 2008    Hold on to your hats! That wacky bunch from "Cricket County" is back in another hilarious episode: "A Cricket County Colorado Christmas!"    Oswald Tippinhimer and his city family take their country cousins from Cricket County to the mountains in Colorado for Christmas this year. The trip, however, isn't exactly offered from the kindness of their hearts -- it is an att...
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"Christmas Is In The Air" Is Theme At Manley-Bohlayer

Thursday November 20, 2008     The 10th Annual Victorian Country Christmas is to be  at the Manley-Bohlayer House, East Canton, PA (Rt 414/East Canton Crossroad) on Saturday, December 6, 2008 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This festive occasion is sponsored by the Manley-Bohlayer Heritage Farm Committee of Rekindle the Spirit, Inc.    "Christmas Is In The Air," the decorating theme for this ye...
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Canton Chamber To Hold Christmas Raffle

Thursday November 20, 2008     In order to raise money for its many projects, the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a Christmas raffle with some very nice prizes that will brighten  Christmas morning for any family.    Grand Prize is a Wii Gaming System.    Second Prize is a $50 gas card from Pump 'n Pantry.    Third Prize and Fourth Prizes are $50 S...
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Rememberance Tree Ceremony On December 4

Thursday November 20, 2008     The 15th Annual Remembrance Tree ceremony will take place, Dec. 4, at 7 pm in the Troy Community Hospital lobby with Rev. Mr. William Graham of St. John's Church in Troy as guest speaker.    The Remembrance Tree, sponsored by Troy Community Hospital Auxiliary,  is an opportunity toremember loved ones by sponsoring angels or snowflakes placed on the tree in t...
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Santa Breakfast In Canton December 13

Thursday November 20, 2008     The Canton Area Chamber of Commerce is happy to bring back "Breakfast With Santa."    The Chamber is excited about hosting this event.  Many folks may remember attending or helping with this breakfast in the past.     The Irene W. Hurley Chapter of the National Honor Society will again be servers, as they were several years ago.  &n...
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Thanksgiving Union Service

Thursday November 20, 2008     All congregations and residents in the Canton area are cordially invited to attend a Union Thanksgiving service November 27 at the Canton Ecumencial Parish, Center Street, sponsored by the Canton Area Ministerium at 7.    Pastor Laura King of the East Canton United Methodist Church will be the guest speaker....
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Benefit Dinner To Be Held For Larry Chaapel

Thursday November 20, 2008     A benefit roast beef dinner will be held for Larry Chaapel, November 21, starting at 5 pm at the East Canton United Methodist Church. Donation at the door. Take out available....
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"Friends" Invited To Sing

Thursday November 20, 2008     The Senior Choir at the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) once again invites friends to join them to sing on Christmas Eve.  The Choir will be singing several pieces.    Rehearsals specifically for this service will be on the first three Wednesdays in December: Dec. 3, 8 pm, Dec. 10 at 7:45 pm and Dec. 17 at 7:30 pm; and on Monday, December 22 at...
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Ward United Methodist Church Honors Veterans

Thursday November 20, 2008     The Ward United Methodist Church honored Veterans on Sunday, Nov. 9. Maxine Shedden gave the commemorative awards to Floyd Taylor, Jr., Paul Machmer, Dave Shedden, Leon Nouse, and Scot Abercrombie. Three other veterans, Lawrence Machmer, Robert Rice, and Wayne Thompson, were ill and could not attend.    Nick Bogaczyk who is now serving in the U.S. Air Force, was ...
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Thanksgiving Evening Service In Granville Center

Thursday November 20, 2008     There will be a special Thanksgiving Evening Service at the Granville Center Church of Christ at 7 pm on November 26.    The community is invited to join and share the blessings of Thanksgiving.    The service is being organized by Dona Beers.    Evangelist Eric Smith will speak at the service....
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Canton High School Receives Keystone Award

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Canton Garden Club Replaces Foliage

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Canton Keeps The Shoe

Thursday November 20, 2008     The Old Shoe Football Classic for 2008 is now in the record books, and once again  the Canton Football team gets to "Keep the Shoe."    A banquet was held at the Wheel Inn, Roaring Branch, sponsored by Canton and Troy Lions Club to honor the senior members of both teams and to exchange the shoe.    In the photo are Coach Schucker from Troy on ...
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"Fireproof" At The Rialto This Weekend

Thursday November 20, 2008 Everybody, Especially Couples, Is Invited     The Rialto Theater here in Canton will be featuring the highly acclaimed and anticipated motion picture, "FIREPROOF", starring Kirk Cameron at 7:00 pm from Friday, November 21 through Monday, November 24 and at 2:00 pm (Matinees) on Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23.    All ages are welcome, but the film is e...
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Winners At Troy Halloween Parade

Thursday November 20, 2008     The Troy Halloween parade was on Friday, October 31 with the Troy Band, the Putnam Family with their classic cars all decorated, Jim Blackwell and Rod Spalding with their trucks and a motorcycle.      The Republican party were "undercover" with their candidates, TOPS had a float as did the Trojan Jr. Football with two other floats.  Boy Scout Troop #40...
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The Chinook Sage For 11/20

Thursday November 20, 2008     Every day after morning coffee I run the dogs in the 90 thousand acre state forest that surrounds my mountain cabin. They are all whistle trained to return to my side at the first sound of my police whistle. We stay out about an hour to give all of them a good exhausting run. They never "Critter" when on a run. Meaning if they flush out a critter they enjoy the event but are we...
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United Way Campaign Is Underway!

Thursday November 20, 2008     The United Way Campaign for 2009 is underway and we need your help!    In the coming year the Bradford County United Way has committed to raising funds to assist 46 agencies throughout Bradford County.  These agencies serve all of us, from our children in Scouts and 4-H, to our parents and our grandparents who may need meals, a ride, or skilled care.  T...
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Calendar Of Events For 11/22-12/14

Thursday November 20, 2008      November 21: Benefit Roast Beef Dinner for Larry Chaapel at East Canton UM Church, begins at  5:00.    November 21: Fish Fry at Fay's Sugar Shack, 1/2 mile north of Big Pond Road on the Berwick Turnpike. 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Sponsored by Big Pond Lions Club. Fish or chicken, potatoes, cabbage salad, homemade desserts.    November 22: Craft S...
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Ribbon Cutting And Open House At Rook's Eyecare

Thursday November 20, 2008     Canton Mayor John Mosser had the honor of cutting the ribbon at the Grand Opening/Open House at Dr. Nikki Rook's Endless Mountains Eye Care, along Route 414 south of Canton. Pictured: Mr. Mosser, Anna Watkins of Dr.Rook's staff; Dr. Rook; Kate Daly of Dr. Rook's Staff; Brett Young, Kevin Young, and Valerie Kline.    There were giveaways, door prizes and a Chinese...
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H. Corey Brown, 85

Thursday November 20, 2008     H. Corey Brown, 85, of Coryland, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at the Troy Memorial Hospital.     Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA....
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Margaret M. Norton, 72

Thursday November 20, 2008     Margaret M. Norton, age 72, of Mildred, passed away peacefully at her home Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, with her loving family at her side.     Margaret was born January 26, 1936, in Fox Township, Sullivan County, a daughter of the late Ray Lloyd and Anna Leighton Brown of Shunk. She graduated from the Loyalsock Area High School a member of the class of 1954.  &...
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Lawrence M. Roloson, 87

Thursday November 20, 2008     Lawrence M. Roloson, 87, of Columbia Crossroads, PA, passed away November 11, 2008 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.      He was the loving husband of the late Genevieve M. (Everts) Roloson who passed away on September 24, 2005.     Born, December 21, 1920, Troy, PA, he was  the son of the late Glenn and Ora (Hager) Roloson. ...
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Mary L. (Makin) Porter, 95

Thursday November 20, 2008     Mary L. (Makin) Porter, 95, Millerton, died, November 12, 2008, at her home.     Born on June 24, 1913 in Stony Fork, PA, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Lena (Davis) Makin.    She was married to the late George Porter. Prior to her retirement in 1958, she was employed with Corning Glass.  She enjoyed crossword puzzles, writing to...
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Dale H. Selleck, 65

Thursday November 20, 2008     Dale H. Selleck, 65 of Granville Summit, passed away at home with his loving family at his side on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, following a lengthy illness.     Dale was born Oct. 17, 1943 in Sayre, son of Geraldine M. Morgan Selleck and the late Howard Selleck. He graduated from Troy High School and married the former Beverly A. Campbell on Jan. 11, 1963.  &...
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Clarence A. "Johnny" Stevens, 77

Thursday November 20, 2008     Clarence A. "Johnny" Stevens, age 77, Columbia Cross Roads, Springfield Township, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at the Troy Hospital after being stricken at home on his tractor.     Born March 20, 1931 in Ridgebury Township, he was the son of the late Liel and Olive Ackerman Stevens. He was married to former Charlotte Parks and celebrated many wonderful ...
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Editorial: Making Every Vote Count

By: John ShafferThursday November 20, 2008     One of the intriguing footnotes to this year's presidential election took place in Nebraska, and highlights the importance of a change that other states should make.    John McCain won the most votes in the Cornhusker state, which has five electoral votes. However, Senator Barack Obama narrowly took the vote in one of the state's congressional districts.  Un...
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Veterans' Day Observed At Troy And Canton Schools

Thursday November 13, 2008     There were several events taking place at both the Troy and Canton school districts for Veterans' Day last Tuesday.  Additional photos can be found in this week's print edition of the Sentinel....
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Honor Rolls At Canton High Schools

Thursday November 13, 2008     Canton High School Principal Craig Coleman has released the First Period Honor Rolls:FIRST HONOR ROLLGRADE 7    Meika Aeppli, Emily Ambruch, Adelyn Atherton-Ely, Whitney Bailey, Samantha Bartlett, Ronald Baxter, Julie Beach, Jordan Bentley, Alyssa Black, John Brenchley, Shania Bryington, Jacob Butcher, Spencer Castle, Alyson Clegg, Kassidy Colton, Andrew Dietrick...
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Canton Borough OKs Tentative Budget

Thursday November 13, 2008     Canton Borough Council held its November meeting with President Ken Robertson and Councilors Will Holmes, Nichole Trick, Sheila Riggs, Roger Tracey, and Alfonse Ciaccio. Other Borough officials present at the meeting were Administrator Amy Seeley, Police Chief Doug Seeley, Street Foreman Lewis Howell and Solicitor Matthew Brann.    The minutes from the previous m...
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Troy Township Approves Proposed Budget

Thursday November 13, 2008     The Troy Township Supervisors held their November meeting with Chairman Terry Lutz and Supervisors Paul Everts and Don Jenkins.     Supervisors discussed damage which has occurred on the roads, some of which is caused by gas drilling company trucks. They will talk to the management of these companies to see what action will be taken to fix the roadways. Some of ...
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Canton School Board Holds Work Session

Thursday November 13, 2008      The Canton Board of Education held a Work Session on November 6 to prepare the agenda for the November 13 meeting.    Present were Board President Harold Hopkins and Directors Gary Black, Patsy Shaffer, Duane Castle, Jared Wilcox and Donald Brown. Administrators included Superintendent Jeffrey Johnston, Elementary Principal Diane Barrett, High School Princi...
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Flower Tubs Are Topic At Chamber Meeting

Thursday November 13, 2008     The Canton Area Chamber of Commerce held its November meeting in First Citizens National Bank.    Two visitors were Dot Hopkins and Patricia Sanford of the Canton Garden Club, who offered suggestions about the flower tubs in downtown Canton. For many years, the Chamber has provided wooden tubs in the business section, and also has purchased flowers for the tubs.&...
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2008 Canton Foundation Grant Recipients

Thursday November 13, 2008     The Canton Foundation  has released its list of 2008 Grant recipients:    • Canton Area Recreation Association – $1,500 for a Portable Lifeguard Chair    • Canton Head Start – $410 for a Tabletop Light Box    • Canton Little League – $1,000 for expenses for new field project    &nb...
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Canton Chamber Of Commerce To Hold Christmas Raffle

Thursday November 13, 2008     In order to raise money for its many projects, the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a Christmas raffle with some very nice prizes that will brighten  Christmas morning for any family.    Grand Prize is a Wii Gaming System.    Second Prize is a $50 gas card from Pump 'n Pantry.    Third Prize and Fourth Prizes are $50 S...
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Santa Breakfast In Canton To Be Held December 13

Thursday November 13, 2008     The Canton Area Chamber of Commerce is happy to bring back "Breakfast With Santa."    The Chamber is excited about hosting this event again.  Many folks may remember attending or helping with this breakfast in the past.     The Irene W. Hurley Chapter of the National Honor Society will again be servers, as they were several years ago. &n...
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Influenza Clinic At Canton Schools

Thursday November 13, 2008     Canton Area School District will be offering a free flu vaccination clinic on Saturday, November 15, starting at 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the Elementary Nurse’s Office.  The flu vaccinations will be given to all Canton students, K -12 pre-registered with scheduled appointments.  The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Immunizations, is offering the free ...
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Rememberance Tree Ceremony Scheduled For December 4

Thursday November 13, 2008     The 15th Annual Remembrance Tree ceremony will take place Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 7 pm in the Troy Community Hospital lobby with Rev. Mr. William Graham of St. John's Church in Troy, as guest speaker.    The Remembrance Tree, sponsored by Troy Community Hospital Auxiliary, is an opportunity to remember loved ones by sponsoring angels or snowflakes placed on...
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Tri-County United Methodist Parish To Host Jacobs Brothers

Thursday November 13, 2008     The Jacobs Brothers of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania will be in concert at Canton Ecumenical Parish on Saturday, November 22, beginning at 6 PM.  The concert is being hosted by Tri-County United Methodist Parish.    The Jacobs Brothers have been ministering in song for over forty years.  They have ministered via radio, television, and public concerts.  T...
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Brian Lake Ministries Coming To Lighthouse Of Faith Church, Canton

Thursday November 13, 2008     Brian Lake is a revivalist with a heart to see the church come into a deeper intimacy with Jesus. Out of the intimacy he believes everyone will see healing revival manifested throughout the world. His ministry is fulfilling his vision through conferences, crusades, and media productions. Brian also has a heart to help the poor of the earth through building orphanages, humanitar...
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Free Arts Programs At Troy Senior Center

Thursday November 13, 2008     The B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging Community Education program is sponsoring a series of free Arts programs for adults (age 60+), together with the YMCA of Bradford County and the Pennsylvania in the Arts Program.    Artists entertaining at the Troy Senior Community Center will be: Bonnie Kyofski, Storyteller (November 21); Valerie Bolinger, music (December 10); an...
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Evening Story Hour At Green Free Library

Thursday November 13, 2008     "We've heard your request!"    An additional Story Hour will be held at the Green Free Library in Canton on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.    All ages through Kindergarten are welcome.    A spokesman says, "We read, sing, dance, and do a craft, but most of all, having fun is mandatory!"...
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Canton Music Club Raffles Afghan

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Troy Heritage Garden Club Wins Award

Thursday November 13, 2008     The PA Horticultural Society, producer of the Philadelphia Flower Show and renowned urban greeening program Philadelphia Green, paid tribute to Troy Heritage Garden Club as a community greening champion this fall.    The Community Greening Award, a collaboration of PHS and Keep PA Beautiful, recognizes individuals, garden clubs, civic associations, businesses, mu...
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Troy Community Hospital "Turns The Town Pink"

Thursday November 13, 2008     Troy Community Hospital recently sponsored "Turn our Town Pink" day with the purpose of raising breast cancer awareness.    This first time event drew a large number of local residents who came out to learn more about the early detection of breast cancer, purchase tickets for a raffle, and guess how many candies were in the jar.    Other area busin...
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Annual Meeting Of Bradford County Heritage Association

Thursday November 13, 2008     The annual meeting of the Bradford County Heritage Association (BCHA) was held Nov. 6 at Bradley Hall, Columbia Crossroads. President W. Bruce Staudt opened the meeting and updated those in attendance about how the complex is expanding. He noted that a barber shop will be added to the building in the complex soon. He also expressed his concern and asked that Lawrence Roloson an...
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CHS Warrior Football For 11/13/08

By: Al SpencerThursday November 13, 2008 Warriors Fall to Line Mt.    The 2008 Football season came to a bitter end for Canton as they dropped District Four play-off game to the  Line Mt. Eagles 14-0 at Moyer Field. The Eagles stopped the Warrior offense cold with Canton having only 108 yards in total offense. Tyrell Wheeler had 15 yards on the ground and 38 yards receiving. Bill Sourbeer added 26 yard receiving. Re...
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Trojans Lose In Districts To Mt. Carmel

Thursday November 13, 2008     The Troy football team saw its season come to a close with a 50-0 defeat at the hands of Mt. Carmel on Saturday night, November 8, in the District IV playoff.    Mt. Carmel scored at least one touchdown in each period and led 14-0 after one quarter, 35-0 by the half and 42-0 after three quarters.    The first score in the game came on a fumble reco...
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Some Roads In Ward Township Open To ATVs

Thursday November 13, 2008     The Ward Township Supervisors met November 5 in a meeting delayed 24 hours due to Election Day. Chairman Cheryl Gould presided over the meeting. Supervisors James Tompkins and Leon Nouse were present  and there was an audience of about sixteen people.    The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as were the treasurer's report and bills for payment.&n...
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McNett Township Hires New Secretary

Thursday November 13, 2008     The McNett Township Board of Supervisors held its November meeting with Vice-Chairman Kenneth Quail  and Supervisor Phyllis Clegg, along with Road Crew employee Tim Crays.  Michelle Karpinski served as acting Secretary.    Mr. Quail opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and a Moment of Silence for  the late Sara "Sally" Kitchen, who was ...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Brant, 85

Thursday November 13, 2008     Elizabeth "Betty" Brant, 85, Lawrenceville, PA, died, November 9, 2008, in Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA.     Born March 29, 1923 in Mosherville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Anna Jane (Baumgartner) Wheeler.     She was the wife of Bruce L. Brant who died on September 21, 2008. Betty was a member o...
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Sharon L. Coxhead, 65

Thursday November 13, 2008     Sharon L. Coxhead, 65, of Blossburg, passed away on Monday, November 10, 2008 at the Bradford County Manor.      Sharon was born on February 10, 1943 in Sayre, PA the daughter of the late Leon and Olive (Tunnicliff) Johnson.  She was a homemaker, but moreover she was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.     Her family in...
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Judy (Wolfe) Howe, 72

Thursday November 13, 2008     Judy (Wolfe) Howe, Horse-heads, NY, 72, passed away Nov. 4, 2008, at her home surrounded by her loving and caring family. She fought a long and courageous battle with cancer and the extreme effects of chemotherapy.    She was the daughter of Lois (Greenleaf) Wilson and Melvin Wolfe. She was married to Robert Larry Howe whom she met while working at the Robert Pac...
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Mary Jo Jones, 54

Thursday November 13, 2008     Mary Jo Jones, age 54, of Mansfield, died Sunday, November 9, 2008, at her home surrounded by her loving family.     Mary Jo was born December 1, 1953 in New Castle, PA, a daughter of Robert and Helen Louise (Reinhard) French. She was the wife of Benjamin Jones with whom she celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary on September 7.     Mary Jo wa...
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Sara Kitchen, 77

Thursday November 13, 2008     Sara Kitchen, 77, Roaring Branch, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Friday evening, Nov. 7, 2008 at the Gatehouse in Williamsport.    Sara Jane Sechrist was born on July 29, 1931 in Williamsport, a daughter of the late Claire and Beulah (Williamson) Sechrist.  She was a graduate of Williamsport High School.    On October...
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Goldie L. Heinzelman Plaskon, 74

Thursday November 13, 2008     Goldie L. Heinzelman Plaskon, 74, long time resident of the Elmira Heights community passed away, November 7, 2008 at her home in the care of her family and Southern Tier Hospice.    Born on June 22, 1934 in Granville Summit, PA she was the daughter of Leon & Katie Burbank Frances.     A mother and homemaker, Goldie took pride in her home and ...
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David Thomas Roberts, 45

Thursday November 13, 2008     David Thomas Roberts, 45, of Lawrenceville, PA, died November 4, 2008 at his residence.     Born on May 7, 1963 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was the son of Thomas and Joyce (McKeel) Roberts of Lawrenceville. David was employed with Ward Manufacturing Company in Lawrence Twp. for 17 years.     He served as a Sgt. with the US Army from August 1981 throu...
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Lawrence M. Roloson, 87

Thursday November 13, 2008     Lawrence M. Roloson, 87, of Columbia Crossroads, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.    Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA....
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Anne E. (Sozzi) Seidel, 69

Thursday November 13, 2008     Anne Elizabeth (Sozzi) Seidel, age 69, of Mansfield, PA, died November 7, 2008 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.     Born in Cooperstown, NY, on May 3, 1939, she was the daughter of the late John and Emma (Lamb) Sozzi.              She graduated with a BS in Biology and a specialization in Medical ...
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Marvin Shoemaker, 76

Thursday November 13, 2008     Marvin Dean Shoemaker, 76, formerly of Lewis Rd., Binghamton, died November 9, at Willow Point Nursing Home, Vestal, NY.     Born in Leroy, PA, he lived in the Binghamton area most of his life.     Surviving are  daughters, Mary Lurie, River Edge, NJ, and Helene Whitman, Granville Summit; sister, Esther Ackley, Williamsport; and two grandchi...
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Joy L. Snell, 78

Thursday November 13, 2008     Joy I. Snell, 78, of 2627 Route 87, Hillsgrove, passed away October 12, 2008 at the Williamsport Hospital.    Born May 25, 1930 in Millville, she was the daughter of Louis Stewart and Mary Anna Moser Heddens.    Joy was a 1948 graduate of Montoursville High School and active participant in alumni affairs. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Chur...
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Mildred Thorpe, 89

Thursday November 13, 2008     Mildred Thorpe, 89, formerly of Sylvania and Canton passed November 2, 2008 at the Bradford County Manor.    Surviving are her sisters, Eleanor Steward of Peoria, IL, Sally Haas of Bath, PA; a brother, Norman Henley of St. Petersburg, FL; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jeanette Beardslee of Armenia Mountain, Thelma (Robert) Baker of Lawrenceville, Betty Jean...
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Elizabeth Wilcox, 75

Thursday November 13, 2008     Elizabeth  Etta Wilcox, 75, of Mansfield, PA, died November 7, 2008, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.     Born November 4, 1933 in Blossburg, PA, she was the a daughter of Clarence and Edna (Carroll) Logan.     She was married to the late Richard Erwin Wilcox. Elizabeth enjoyed watching animals and nature. She was ...
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Editorial: A Stimulating Discussion

By: John ShafferThursday November 13, 2008     The election is over, and almost all the races have been decided. It was a good year to be a Democrat and not such a good year to run as a Republican. Except for the Minnesota Senate race, and the McCain staffers slashing Gov. Sarah Palin, the post-election period lacks the bitterness found in the aftermath of the  2000 and 2004 elections, and that is a good thing for the ...
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Barack Obama Carries PA, Wins Presidency

Thursday November 6, 2008 Annexation Passes; Tax Shift Narrowly Loses     Illinois Senator Barack Obama led the ticket as the Democrats regained the White House. Sen. Obama appears to have carried at least 30 states, and the Democrats gained at least five Senate and twelve House seats.    Locally, voters in Canton Borough and Canton Township gave their approval to the annexation of the Eleme...
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Winners Named In Canton's Halloween Parade

Thursday November 6, 2008     After postponement for a week due to heavy rains all day on October 25, the Canton Civic Club Halloween Parade was held on November 1 under nearly splendid weather, with no rain or high winds. There was a large group of costumed youngsters, and some not so young, to illustrate this year's theme, 'A Hobo's Haunted Halloween."    Winners in costumes, novelties and ...
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Canton Township Appoints New Tax Collector

Thursday November 6, 2008     The Canton Township Supervisors held their November meeting with Chairman Gary Ferguson and Supervisors Jasper Smith and Mark McMurray.  Others present were Tax Collector Brenda Hartford Higley and Road Foreman Stacy Ferguson.    J. Scott May, Deputy Fire Chief was a guest. He informed the Supervisors of his concerns over the conditions at a property in the ...
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Canton High School Announces Veteran's Day Program

Thursday November 6, 2008     Ron Kirby, chairman of the Social Studies Department has announced that Canton High School will be celebrating its annual Veterans Day program at 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 11 in the Nelle Black Westgate Auditorium.    Participants in this year's program will be the Canton High School Band, under the direction of Mrs. Diana Bailey, local veterans representing VFW ...
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Troy Elementary Schools Plan Their Veteran's Day Programs

Thursday November 6, 2008     The students of the Troy Area Elementary Schools are busy preparing for their annual Veterans Day programs.      November 11, will begin with the Mosherville K-4 students program at 8:45 am.     TECE 3rd and 4th grade students will present their program at 12:30 p.m. and the W.R. Croman 3rd and 4th grades will present their pr...
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Canton Pool Receives Grant

Thursday November 6, 2008     The Canton War Memorial Pool has received a grant of $10,000 through the Department of Community and Economic Development to be used to update the plumbing and repair the deck at the pool....
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Canton American Legion Collecting Cereal Bars

Thursday November 6, 2008     The Canton American Legion is collecting "Cereal Bars" for Operation Holiday Morale.    You may drop them off at the Legion anytime. (1 mile south of the light in Canton) . Deadline is Nov. 28. Please be generous and help Support Our Troops....
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"Scouting For Food" November 8

Thursday November 6, 2008     Canton Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts once again will go "Scouting for Food" to collect canned goods and non-perishable items for the Canton Food Pantry.    This year's collection will take place on Saturday, November 8, beginning at 8:30 am.    This always is one of the largest and more important collections for the Food Pantry, so folks are encouraged...
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Church of Christ New York City Trip Christmas Show - Tickets Going Fast!

Thursday November 6, 2008     Because of local demands and requests, the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) of Canton again will be sponsoring the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Show Excursion., New York City, NY, on Thursday, December 11.    Everyone of all ages from everywhere is welcome to come and enjoy a great show with traditional favorites in the beautiful Radio City Music Hall.&n...
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New Children's Books At Green Free Library

Thursday November 6, 2008     These books have been added to the Children's department at the Green Free Library in Canton:    Barbie, Mariposa by Mary Man-King    Halloween Rescue by Cynthia Stierle    Dora's Perfect Pumpkin by Kristen Larsen    The Secrets of the Rock by Phyllis J. Perry    <...
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New Books At Green Free Library

Thursday November 6, 2008     These books now are available for circulation at the Green Free Library in Canton:    Silver Bells by Fern Michaels    Captivated and Entranced by Nora Roberts    Dark Summer by Iris Johansen    The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly    Heat Lightning by J...
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Sign Up For November SHARE Packages

Thursday November 6, 2008     The SHARE food program which provides area residents the opportunity to purchase food at a low rate, announces the choices for November.    Order by 5 pm, Monday, November 10, at the Independent-Sentinel office, 4 W. Main Street, Canton, and receive on Saturday, November 22 between 7 and 9 am at the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) E. Union St. at North Mi...
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LeRoy Holly Home Tour Slated For December 13

Thursday November 6, 2008     LeRoy Heritage Museum, Inc. announces that the third annual LeRoy Holly Home Tour will be held December 13, 2008, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.    The tour will feature six historic homes or buildings in the community of LeRoy, beautifully decorated for the Christmas season. A variety of activities will also take place at the LeRoy Community Building (school house) duri...
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Old Shoe Game Recap

Thursday November 6, 2008     Canton took a 21-17 victory in the 54th Old Shoe Classic.  Troy  took the lead on an 81-yard scamper by Chance Wright with 2:19 left in the first period, and kept the lead until 2:09 left in the game, when Billy Sourbeer made an amazing catch among a crowd of defenders and came down with what proved to be the winning touchdown.    Troy opened the scorin...
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CHS Warrior Football For 11/6/08

By: Al SpencerThursday November 6, 2008     The Troy Trojans were sent home shoeless for the third year in a row as the Canton Warriors regrouped from a 17-7 Troy lead at half to take the 54th Old Shoe Classic 21-17 at Moyer Field.    It was a game of games as the Warriors went on a memorable 14-play 96-yard drive to send the arch-rival home wondering what happened.    What happened was a cr...
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Canton To Host District Playoff Game

Thursday November 6, 2008     Canton's Miller A. Moyer Field will be the site of a District IV PIAA football playoff game on Saturday, November 8.      The Warriors will host the Eagles of Line Mountain.    Pre-game tickets can be purchased in the High School office  and tickets are priced as follows: adults $6.00; and students $3.00.      &...
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Patton And Evans Compete In State Championship

Thursday November 6, 2008     The PIAA Cross Country Championship Meet was held on Saturday, November 1 at the Parkview Course, located behind the Giant Center in Hershey.  Among the field of 292 runners in the class AA boys’ race were two Canton runners, Nick Patton and Lucas Evans.    Patton, closing out his senior season, ran a strong pace throughout the 5000 meter course which ...
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Hartley Lawson Everts, 90

Thursday November 6, 2008     Hartley Lawson Everts, 90, of "Farmers Valley," Troy, passed away, Oct. 28, 2008, at  Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.     Born on June 18, 1918, in Berrytown, he was the son of the late Walter Bryron Everts and Emma "Agnes" (Lyon) Everts.     He was a 1937 graduate of Troy High School. He served in the U.S. Army, Company E, 109th Infantry i...
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Richard M. Hamilton, 86

Thursday November 6, 2008     On the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, former Shunk resident Richard M. Hamilton passed away quietly at Dar-Way Elder Care in Estella. He was 86 years of age.     Born at home in Marsh Hill on April 14, 1922, he was the son of Ira J. and Effie (Moyer) Hamilton.     Richard spent much of his life as a manual laborer. As a teenager he worked with...
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Jane Gustin Kemp, 88

Thursday November 6, 2008     Jane Gustin Kemp passed away in Lakewood, Colorado on October 15, 2008.    She was born in Troy on October 1, 1920.    Jane always had unconditional love for her family, friends and patients. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. Her hobbies were playing bridge and working crossword puzzles.    Jane graduated from Wilmington Ge...
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Mildred Thorpe, 89

Thursday November 6, 2008     Mildred Thorpe, 89, formerly of Sylvania and Canton, passed away Sunday morning, November 2, 2008 at the Bradford County Manor.    Mildred Henley was born on September 20, 1919 in Troy.  A caring and devoted wife, sister and friend; Millie was the widow of Frederick M. “Pete” Thorpe.    Millie and Pete were married November 17, 195...
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Lee Dale Makley, 70

Thursday November 6, 2008     Lee Dale Makley, 70, of Covington, PA, died Wednesday, October 29, 2008, in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.     Born November 15, 1937, in Covington Township, he was a son of Frank and Ina (Harvey) Makley. He was the husband of Ute "Judy" (Roeding) Makley. They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 22, 2009. &...
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Editorial: President-Elect Barack Obama

Thursday November 6, 2008     The country shifted directions yesterday, electing Democratic Senator Barack Obama as President. The President-elect seems to have won about 54% of the popular vote, giving him a higher percentage of the vote than was won by his fellow Democrats Woodrow Wilson, Harry Truman, John Kennedy, Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton. His electoral vote total is comparable to that of President ...
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