Simple Assault And Theft At Pump N Pantry

Thursday February 26, 2009 PA State Police report that an unknown person entered the Pump N Pantry in Canton Township at 5:33 am on February 22 and stole several items. The thief fled the store and entered a dark-colored SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Trail Blazer or GMC Envoy. The store clerk, Thomas Watkins, attempted to stop the thief from leaving the scene but was struck by his vehicle as it left the parking lot. The vehicle...
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Canton Chamber Of Commerce Gift Certificates Available

Thursday February 26, 2009 Gift certificates will only be redeemable at businesses who are members of the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce. Advertising showing the redeemable businesses will accompany each new gift certificate sold. Participating businesses include: Acorn Markets #23 (Canton) Barb’s Tax Plus Brann, Williams, Caldwell & Sheetz C.A.F., Inc. Canton Bilo #275 Canton Borough Canton Borough Authority Canton Indepe...
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Donations Needed For Area Blood Drives

Thursday February 26, 2009 Hospital patients in northeastern and central Pennsylvania need blood every day. But, there isn’t enough available for the patients who need it. • Blood products help those who have been in serious accidents • Blood products may be needed by patients having surgery • Patients with serious burns may need blood products to help them heal • Patients fighting to recover from cancer can be helped by bl...
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Finnegan Is "Top Dog" Winner

Thursday February 26, 2009 From the showings of the motion picture, "Marley and Me," to the first showing of the motion picture "Hotel For Dogs," the Rialto Theatre here in Canton sponsored the Top Dog contest. People who attended "Marley and Me" had the opportunity to bring a photograph of their dogs. The photographs have been displayed in the windows of the Canton Independent-Sentinel. Citizens came by the office and vote...
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World Day Of Prayer At Ecumenical Parish

Thursday February 26, 2009 Every year the world comes together on a designated day to prayer for world peace, hunger, and to make a difference in the world. This year residents of the Canton and surrounding areas will be able to join with women all over the globe to make a difference. The event will take place on March 6 at the Canton Ecumenical Parish at 9:30 a.m. World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of women of man...
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Rekindle The Spirit To Move Hoagland School

Thursday February 26, 2009 Memorabilia Is Sought Rekindle the Spirit is in the process of moving The Hoagland School to the Manley Bohlayer Farm in East Canton. A "schoolhouse event" is being planned for September 13, 2009. Rekindle the Spirit is looking for persons with memorabilia from the Hoagland School or any one or two room schoolhouses. They would like to put together a booklet of schoolhouse memories. Schoolhouse ...
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Spaghetti Supper For Robin Campbell

Thursday February 26, 2009 The Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) of Canton will be hosting a Spaghetti Benefit Dinner for cancer patient Robin (Barnes) Campbell on Thursday evening, March 5, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The Benefit is to help with the ongoing costs related to her cancer diagnosis in late 2008. Due to the constant travel several times a week for tests and treatment, the costs are becoming a...
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Story Hour Resumes At Green Free Library

Thursday February 26, 2009 The Canton Green Free Library Story Hour is back! Starting February 24, 2009 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Story hour will be every week on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm and Friday 10:00 to 11:00 am. The children can enjoy reading, singing, dancing, and a craft....
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Troy High School Class Of 1969 Planning Reunion

Thursday February 26, 2009 The Troy High School Class of 1969 are planning a reunion. They are currently asking classmates to mark their calendars for June 20 at the Troy Vets Club where they will meet to celebrate their 40th reunion. Committee members are seeking updated addresses or e-mails of classmates. The information can be sent to Debbie White Hershey, 717-367-7610 or Read More
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Rialto Theatre Collects Food For Humane Society

Thursday February 26, 2009 During the showings of two recent animal-themed films, the Rialto Theatre collected dog food for the Bradford County Humane Society. Pictured above are the results of the drive....
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Missoula Children's Theatre To Hold Auditions In Canton For Robin Hood

Thursday February 26, 2009 An audition will be held for the Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) production of Robin Hood Monday, March 9 at the Nelle Black Auditorium from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Those auditioning should arrive at 3:45 pm and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition. Among the roles to be cast are Robin Hood, Maid Marion...
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Rialto Movie Minute: "The Pink Panther 2" and "Doubt"

Thursday February 26, 2009 The Pink Panther 2 It's been 45 years since Peter Sellers was unleashed as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau in the delicious Pink Panther. That 1963 film spawned numerous sequels and cartoons, and in 2006 the baton was passed to Steve Martin -- who hatched a worldwide hit with his version of the French detective. In this meandering, gag-laden sequel, Martin is assigned to join a team of other fame...
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Rialto Theatre Oscar Contest Winners Announced

Thursday February 26, 2009 During the last three weeks the patrons at the Rialto Theatre in Canton have been invited to participate in the 2009 Oscar Contest. On the 2009 Oscar Ballot, they were to choose the winner in each of the five following categories for the 2009 Academy Awards (Oscars) presented on Sunday evening, February 22, 2009: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Animated Feature. If t...
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2009 Canton Cinema Celebration Third Week's Motion Picture

Thursday February 26, 2009 The third week of the 2009 Canton Cinema Celebration features the motion picture "Rev Road" replaces "The Reader" which plays at at 7:00 pm Tuesday, March 3 ; Wednesday, March 4; (2:00 pm, Matinee, too) and Thursday, March 5 at the Rialto Theatre in Canton. Revolutionary Road Adapted from the revealing novel by Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road is an incisive portrait of an American marriage seen...
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Trout Stocking Schedules Now Available

Thursday February 26, 2009 Trout stocking schedules are now available at all State Repreentative's district offices for opening day of trout season in April. A total of 744 streams and 124 lakes will be stocked as a part of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's 2009 adult trout stocking program. Stocking occurs year-round, though most anglers typically view March as the official start of stocking season. To make the s...
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Cathy Lyon Earns Certification

Thursday February 26, 2009 Lackawanna College-Towanda Center recently held a graduation ceremony for Cathy Lyon, who completed the requirements for a Medical Office Technician Certificate. The objective of the program is for individuals to acquire a responsible entry level position in a medical office or hospital setting as a medical office assistant. The program develops understanding of medical office procedures and equip...
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Southern Gospel Quartet At Calvary Alliance

Thursday February 26, 2009 Southern gospel recording artists, "The Skyline Boys" from Northeast Virginia will be inn concert at 7 p.m., March 21 at the Calvary Alliance Church, Rt. 14 just north of Canton. The quartet consists of bass singer and manager Dennis Powers, baritone Bob Nitz; lead singer Rob Nykamp; and tenor Jodi Hosterman. In the past, the group has been nominated for Horizon Group of the year. They record unde...
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Frances I. Anderson, 85

Thursday February 26, 2009 On the morning, Feb. 17, 2009, Frances Irene (Chamberlain) Anderson of Cedar Ridge Apartments, Canton, passed away quietly at Bradford County Manor. She was 85 years of age. Born in Wellsboro on Oct. 29, 1923, she was the daughter of Ernest and Agnes (Connolly) Chamberlain. She grew up in Mainesburg, and graduated from Mansfield High School and Elmira Business College. In 1950 she married Perry An...
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David Alan Broughton, 52

Thursday February 26, 2009 David Alan Broughton, age 52, went to be with his Heavenly Father on February 19th 2009. He was the son of Kenneth (Paula) Broughton of Alpine, WY and Robert and Madeline (Maddy) Bartlett of Mansfield, PA. Other survivors include a daughter; Angela Osborn; two grandchildren, Legacy and Lukus Osborn of Boalsburg, PA; brothers, Douglas (Kristin) Broughton of Mansfield, PA, Major Martin (Sarah) Bartl...
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Clyde Lee Brown, 79

Thursday February 26, 2009 Clyde Lee "Coonie" "Brownie" was born December 22, 1929 in Shunk, the son of the late Ray L. and Anna (Leighton) Brown, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving and caring family at the age of 79. His sisters, Jennie Summers, Clara Stermer, Flossie "Tillie" Reedy, Margaret Norton and Ida Johnson; along with his brothers, William H. Brown and Floyd "Brownie" Brown, predeceased hi...
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JoAnn L. Gaitings, 71

Thursday February 26, 2009 JoAnn Larnard Gaitings, 71, of Columbia Cross Roads, formerly of Kingsbury Avenue, Towanda, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2009, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. JoAnn was born in Towanda, on Dec. 19, 1937, the daughter of the late Thomas Benjamin "Benny" Larnard and Delphine Brennan Larnard. She was a graduate of Towanda Area High School and the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing....
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Sandra J. McCloskey

Thursday February 26, 2009 Sandra J McCloskey of Williamsport passed away, February 21, 2009 at the Williamsport Hospital. She was a life long Williamsport resident. Sandra was an employee of Shop Vac. She was an avid NASCAR and NHRA fan and enjoyed crossword and word find puzzles. She was also a devoted fan of the World Champion Philadelphia Phillies. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter Sienna. San...
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June E. Miller, 77

Thursday February 26, 2009 On the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, longtime Canton, Pa., resident June Elizabeth (Krieg) Miller passed away quietly at Troy Hospital. She was 77 years of age. Born in Pittsburgh on Aug. 27, 1931, she was the daughter of Leo and Harriet (O'Brien) Krieg. As a young woman, June was employed for several years by Reliance Life Insurance of Pittsburgh. One day a co-worker introduced her brother, ...
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Kathryn B. Moore, 85

Thursday February 26, 2009 Kathryn B. Moore, 85, Wellsboro, PA, died February 16, 2009. She was born September 24, 1923 in Wellsboro, and was the wife of the late Wayne Moore. Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Milton Sherman, Troy, Marcia and Doyle Thomas, Wellsboro, and Linda Putnam, Cordova, TN; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be private. Memorials may be made in her me...
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Julia Passeri, 86

Thursday February 26, 2009 Julia Marie (Soper) Passeri, 86, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., passed away, Feb. 15, 2009, at the home of her daughter surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late Joseph Passeri, who passed away on Jan. 29, 1993. The couple married April 23, 1938, and had 54 happy years together. Julia was born on March 3, 1922, in Binghamton, N.Y., daughter of the late Leland and Lillian (Crumm)...
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Emmett Ira Stephens, 82

Thursday February 26, 2009 Emmett Ira Stephens, a lifelong resident of the Millerton, PA area, passed away at age 82 on February 21, 2009, at Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wellsboro, PA. He was employed by Hardinge Brothers for 35 years. He was a charter member of the Millerton Fire Department, past president of the Williamson High School Board of Education, and a member of the Millerton Methodist Church....
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Nancy Roblyer Swatsworth, 60

Thursday February 26, 2009 Nancy Roblyer Swatsworth, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, February 19, 2009 after a 4 1/2 year battle with cancer. Surviving are her husband of 41 years, William Furey Swatsworth, Snedeckerville, PA; daughter, Susan Swatsworth of Columbia, SC; son, Captain Wade Swatsworth and wife Laura; grandsons, RJ and Cooper of Watertown, NY; and granddaughter, Sydney Swatsworth of Edinburg, TX; son,...
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Charles D. Young, 90

Thursday February 26, 2009 Charles D. Young, 90, formerly of East Smithfield, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at the Bradford County Manor. The funeral service was held, Feb. 22, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., Troy, with Rev. Frank Monroe, former pastor of the Wetona United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Wetona Cemetery. Charles was born May 1...
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Canton Borough Authority Board Meeting Held

Thursday February 19, 2009 The Canton Borough Authority Board of Directors held their February meeting with Chairman David Zimmer and directors Steve Williams, Jeff Cole, Brian Landon and Frank Watson along with Manager Les Hilfiger. The minutes of the previous meeting and the payroll and invoices were approved. The directors voted to make four bill adjustments relating to frozen pipes. Abatements were made for sewer charge...
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CASD Board Meeting Held

Thursday February 19, 2009 The Canton Area School District Board of Education met at 7 pm on February 12 in the Elementary Theaterette with President Dennis Sourbeer and directors Bill Baker, Patsy Shaffer, Gary Black, Harold Hopkins, Duane Castle, Tom Wright and Jared Wilcox present along with Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Johnston, Elementary Principal Diane Barrett, High School Principal Craig Coleman, Business Manag...
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Administrators Report To School Board

Thursday February 19, 2009 The Administration reported to the Canton Area School District Board of Education at its February meeting. Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Johnston reminded the directors that three snow make-up days will be observed as follows: the day lost December 16 will be made up February 16; the day lost January 7 will be made up April 15 and the day lost January 28 will be made up April 14. Mr. Johnston ...
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Canton Fire Board Meeting

Thursday February 19, 2009 The Canton Fire Department Board of Directors held its February meeting with President Wayne Lamont, Secretary Sherry Miller, Treasurer Terry Lamont, Fire Chief Kim Jennings, Assistant Chief J. Scott May, Assistant Chief Ron Seeley, and municipal representatives Dale Jackson, Ted Tomlinson, Ken Quail, Gary Ferguson, Roger Tracey, James Tompkins and Marvin Woodward. McNett Township secretary Michel...
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CASD Board OKs Funds For Concession Stand

Thursday February 19, 2009 At its February 12 meeting, the Canton Area School District Board of Education voted unanimously to transfer $25,000 from the general fund to the capital reserve account, dedicated for construction of the concession stand restroom building at the athletic fields. The money is not to be used until the funds already donated to the project have been depleted, and the motion was amended to state that ...
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CHS Music Boosters Raising Money For Piano

Thursday February 19, 2009 The CHS Music Boosters (once known as the Band Boosters) now encompasses the entire Music Program at Canton High School. The group's goal is to raise money for a new piano for the Nelle Black Westgate Auditorium. The group is seeking donations from music patrons. The Music Boosters are working with former CHS musician Tim Oliver and several possibilities are under consideration. Vocal Music Direct...
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New Food Program At New Life Church

Thursday February 19, 2009 This March a new low cost food will be available at New Life Church. Residents can use cash or food stamps to purchase $60 worth of food for $30. For information go to www.angelfoodministries.com...
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Ten Days To Little League Deadline

By: Steve RockwellThursday February 19, 2009 Time is running out to get your kids signed up for Little League. Over eight hundred registration forms were sent home in the January report card envelopes and only thirty have been sent in. Twenty seven players signed up at the February 7 in person sign up. This is a far cry from the almost three hundred players we had last year. The deadline is February 28th! If your player turned 13 this year t...
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Jacobs Brothers To Perform In Alba

Thursday February 19, 2009 The Jacobs Brothers of Dillsburg, PA will perform at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Alba on Sunday, March 1, at 6:00 pm. The congregation invites the community to an evening of gospel music, featuring Bob Jacobs, Mike Jacobs and Mike Lawver. The Jacobs Brothers, veterans of gospel music, are dedicated to the ministry of spreading the Gospel through music. Since 1962 the group ...
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Free eBay Course Being Offered At IU

Thursday February 19, 2009 The B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging Community Education Program is sponsoring a FREE eBay (selling only) class for adults (age 60+). Participants must be familiar with basic computer use and the Windows system. This class will teach students how to sell products on eBay. Students will learn how to post pictures, understand procedures, track the auctions, and correspond with buyers. Participant must b...
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Several Items On Agenda At TASD Board Work Session

Thursday February 19, 2009 During a recent work session of the Troy Area School Board several items and proposals for school board members to consider were discussed. A short special meeting was held to vote on the change in collecting taxes. Several tax collectors and one Township Supervisor spoke to the board members about how important the personal touch is when dealing with the collection of taxes. "We consider ourselve...
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Troy Grazing Conference Scheduled

Thursday February 19, 2009 Attention Northern Tier farmers: Save the date for the Troy Grazing Conference, March 19th. This year's conference will be held Thursday March 19 at the Troy Fire Hall. The featured speaker at this year's conference will be Franklin County graizer Cliff Hawbaker, owner and operator of Hamilton Heights Dairy and Emerald Valley Dairy. Hamilton Heights Dairy consists of about 300 milking cows and the...
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Canton Fire Department January Report

Thursday February 19, 2009 In January 2009 the Canton Fire Department made these responses: Jan 1: Structure fire, Rt. 414 east, Canton Township Jan. 1: Mutual aid Franklindale - chimney fire, Rt. 414 east, Franklin Township Jan 5: MVA, Troy Street, Canton Borough Jan. 7: MVA, Rt. 14 south, Union Township Jan. 7: Structure fire, furnace malfunction, Rt. 414 east, Canton Township Jan. 7: Mutual aid, Franklindale, MVA, recall...
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Rialto Movie Minute: Gran Torino

Thursday February 19, 2009 This weekend's features at the Rialto are: Gran Torino: Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) has just lost his wife and his children want him to move out of the old neighborhood and move into a senior citizens' home. Walt doesn't want to move even though more Asian people live in his Detroit neighborhood than Americans. Walt has a problem with Asians ever since he fought them in the Korean War. This pre...
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2009 Canton Cinema Celebration Second Week's Motion Picture

Thursday February 19, 2009 The second week of the 2009 Canton Cinema Celebration features the motion picture "Last Chance Harvey" (Rated PG-13) which plays at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, February 24 ; Wednesday, February 25; and Thursday, February 26 at the Rialto Theatre in Canton. New Yorker Harvey Shine (Dustin Hoffman) is on the verge of losing his dead-end job. He has just one more chance to deliver, and he goes to London to att...
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Work Done At Manley-Bohlayer Farm

Thursday February 19, 2009 The winter months have been busy for the volunteers at the Manley – Bohlayer Heritage Farmhouse in East Canton. Rekindle the Spirit was fortunate to obtain a block grant through Senator Madigan’s office for a much needed new roof on the farmhouse. Before a new roof is put on, however, much reinforcing and beefing up needed to be done in the attic area. Ron Colton, Gene Kennedy and Harry Davis and ...
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Actor Ed Begley Jr. Supports Troy Business

Thursday February 19, 2009 The well known Hollywood actor Ed Begley Jr will be at the Pennsylvania State Home Show in Harrisburg, Pa Sunday March 1st supporting a local supply company Hoover Industrial Supply and the GREENSWITCH wireless energy control products. Hoover Industrial Supply is a company dedicated to providing the most efficient, beneficial and environmentally friendly products in our changing times both in Penn...
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Shirley Mix Inducted Into Bowling Hall Of Fame

Thursday February 19, 2009 Shirley Mix grew up on a farm in Columbia Crossroads, PA. She lived with her parents James and Elizabeth Finnerty, and her two brothers, Dick and Jim. Shirley graduated in 1955 from Troy High School . She married Ronald Mix and had four children: Brad, Terry, Jamie and Robin. She has eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, with two more on the way. She enjoyed being around people and dec...
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Trojan Boys Take NTL Title

Thursday February 19, 2009 The Troy boys basketball team completed a memorable NTL season with a 74-69 overtime win at Towanda, clinching the league title. Trailing 40-34 at the half, Troy rallied to force a tie and then took over in overtime, outscoring the hosts 11 to 6. Scoring for Troy: Jordan Brunelle, 23; Tyler Schucker, 18; Chance Wright, 11; Chris Stroup, 10; Bryant House, 9; Vance Spencer, 2; Seth Grantier, 1. Towa...
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Norm Alexander, 67

Thursday February 19, 2009 Norm Alexander, 67, well-known Canton, resident, passed away Feb. 14, 2009, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Francis Lowell, "Norm," to family and friends, was born on July 24, 1941, in Sayre, the son of the late Lowell "Dude" and Kathryn (Burr) Alexander. He graduated from Canton High School with the class of 1959, where he excelled in Warrior Football. After graduation, he worked for ...
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Frances Anderson

Thursday February 19, 2009 On the morning of February 17, 2009, Canton resident Frances Anderson passed away quietly at Bradford County Manor. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, and have been entrusted to the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton....
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Donald C. Ash, 83

Thursday February 19, 2009 On the morning of February 4, 2009 Donald Charles Ash, 83, formerly of Reading, died at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Born in Reading on May 7, 1925, he was the son of Charles and Marguerite (Wanner) Ash. Donald was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Navy, and had been employed for many years at American-LaFrance, Elmira, NY. Blessed with a steady hand and keen eye, he was responsible for hand painti...
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Kenneth R. Chapman, 82

Thursday February 19, 2009 Kenneth R. Chapman, 82, passed away February 16, 2009 at his home in Springfield, PA (Bradford County). Born March 30, 1926 in Overton, PA, he was the son of the late Ralph and Lavina (Kobbe) Chapman. In 1953 he married Jane Young. After his marriage to Jane he farmed, worked for the Leona Meat Plant, and retired from Southern Tier Transport where he was a truck driver. Kenneth was a member of the...
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Melvin W. Heater, 82

Thursday February 19, 2009 Melvin W. Heater, 82, of Covington, passed away at his home February 16, 2009 surrounded by his loving family. Melvin was the husband of the late Mary Heater who died June 20, 2008. He was born September 28, 1926 in Mansfield, a son of Charles and Anna (Seeley) Heater. Melvin was a self-employed dairy farmer and owner of Heater’s Trailer Park. He also had been employed at the A & P Plant in Big Fl...
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Joseph Hutter, 87

Thursday February 19, 2009 Joseph Hutter, Sr. 87, of Gillett, PA, passed away peacefully at the Bradford County Manor February 10, 2009. He was born in Switzerland March 20, 1921, son of the late Paul and Emma Hutter. Joe served his country in the US Navy during World War II in the South Pacific as a fighting Sea Bee. After the war he worked in various machine shops as a machinist. Mr. Hutter was predeceased by brothers Joh...
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Ralph Mahlon Kennedy, 83

Thursday February 19, 2009 Ralph Mahlon Kennedy, of Wellsboro, PA, died Monday, February 16, 2009 at the Samaritan House in Wellsboro surrounded by his loving family. Mahlon was born April 2, 1925 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Raymond A. and Wilda R. (Blackwell) Kennedy. He was the husband of Teresa Ann (Patt) Kennedy. Mahlon retired from Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post, NY after 30 years. He was a member of St. Peters Catholic...
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Anna Loomis, 87

Thursday February 19, 2009 Anna Loomis, 87, long-time resident of Canton, passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2009 at the Bradford County Manor. Anna was born on April 15, 1921 in Blossburg, one of three children born in the family of the late Arthur and Mary (Powers) Payne. She was a graduate of Canton High School. She was employed at Canton Manufacturing for several years. She was a member of Canton’s St. Michael’s Cathol...
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Gerald E. Miller, 75

Thursday February 19, 2009 Gerald E. “Jerry” Miller, age 75, Mansfield, PA, died February 17, 2009 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born April 27, 1933 in Tioga, PA he was the son of Albert and Irene (Howe) Miller. Jerry was the husband of Margaret (Nay) Hawn-Miller for 14 years. Jerry retired after 30 years of service from Corning Glass Works. He was a life member of the Mansfield, Tioga, and Blossbu...
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June Miller

Thursday February 19, 2009 On the morning of February 17, 2009, Canton resident June E. Miller passed away quietly at Troy Community Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, and have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton....
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Julia Marie Passeri, 86

Thursday February 19, 2009 Julia Marie (Soper) Passeri, 86, of Columbia Crossroads, passed away, February 15, 2009 at the home of her daughter surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late Joseph Passeri who passed away on January 29, 1993. The couple married April 23, 1938 and had 54 happy years together. Born on March 3, 1922 in Binghamton, NY, she was the daughter of the late Leland and Lillian (Crumm) So...
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Elsie Kate Powell, 66

Thursday February 19, 2009 Elsie Kate Powell, 66, formerly of LeRaysville and Towanda, Pa. passed away February 11, 2009 at the Troy Community Hospital. Born in Towanda on Sept. 22, 1942, she was the daughter of the late George Thomas Powell and Electra Crandal Powell. Elsie was a resident of the Martha Lloyd School, Troy, for over 25 years. Surviving are: brother and sister-in-law, Rowland B. Powell and Bridget Allen, Lewi...
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Melvin Route, 71

Thursday February 19, 2009 Melvin Route, 71, Ogdensburg, PA passed away at his home while surrounded by family on Tuesday morning, February 17, 2009. Born on November 4, 1937 at the family home in Roaring Branch, PA, Melvin Earl Route was a son of the late James F. and Sylvia E. (Day) Route. On September 17, 1960, Melvin married the former Joan Stock in Grover. They were blessed with over 48 wonderful years together and rai...
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Beverly Shanks, 82

Thursday February 19, 2009 Beverly Shanks, 82, Towanda, Sheshequin Township, was released from her arthritic body and went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Saturday February 14, 2009 at Memorial Hospital, North Towanda. Born on August 7, 1926 in Williamsport she was the daughter of the late Leroy and Mae Purhenn Sechrist. She was raised in Troy and graduated from Troy High School with the class of 1944. She...
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Lois (Darrow) Welch, 90

Thursday February 19, 2009 Lois (Darrow) Welch, 90, of Lakeland, FL formerly a long time resident of Troy, passed away Thursday morning, February 12, at the Lakeland Regional Hospital. Born on December 30, 1918 in New Albany, she was one of four children born in the family of the late Herbert E. and Mamie (Ormsby) Long. Lois graduated from Towanda High School and was employed by Troy Community Hospital and Westinghouse Elec...
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Howard J. Wheeler, 67

Thursday February 19, 2009 On February 2, 2009, Howard J. Wheeler of Laurel Hill, FL passed away quietly at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 67 years of age. He was born in the coal mining town of Pikeville, KY, and for several years worked in the mines with his father and uncles. Eventually Howard left behind the coal miner's life for a successful career as an auctioneer. He was a natural at buyi...
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Laverne "Pat" Zimmer, 94

Thursday February 19, 2009 Laverne A. "Pat" Zimmer, 94, of Orangeville, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville where he was a patient for two days. Born in Newark Valley, N.Y, on April 20, 1914, he was a son of the late Lewis E. and Cassie May (Arnold) Zimmer. He was a 1935 graduate of Athens High School. He joined the Pennsylvania State Police in 1937 serving in Mt. Pocono, Hershey, Hazleton...
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Canton Chamber Of Commerce Announce Valentine's Day Contest Winners

Friday February 13, 2009 There were three entries in the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce Valentine Contest on the theme "My Unforgettable Valentine." All involved the recovery of a family member from a serious disease, and the judges decided to award equal prizes to all three contestants. Each will receive flowers from Stull's Flowers & Gifts and gift bags from the Rialto Theatre. My Unforgettable Valentine My unforgetta...
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Road Usage Discussed At Troy Township Meeting

Friday February 13, 2009 The regular meeting of Troy Township Supervisors was held February 9 with Don Jenkins and Terry Lutz present. Visitor Terry Bridges asked the supervisors about the junk yard which is in the township. Mr. Jenkins said it has passed inspection and has received a new operations permit. The auditors are currently working on the books and hope to be completed sometime this week. So far they have found ...
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Ward Township Meeting Held

Friday February 13, 2009 The Ward Township Board of Supervisors held its February meeting with Chairman Cheryl Gould and Supervisors James Tompkins and Leon Nouse. There was an audience of four people. At the reorganization meeting on January 6, Mrs. Gould was elected Chairman and Mr. Tompkins as Vice-Chairman. Mr. Nouse was appointed Roadmaster. Mrs. Gould was bonded as secretary-treasurer at $250,000. Maxine Shedden was...
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Commissioners Set "Change Of Use"

Friday February 13, 2009 By a 2-1 margin the Bradford County Commissioners voted to define "Change of Use" for Clean & Green properties where gas exploration is taking place. The decision means that "Change of Use" will take place "when gas goes to market," with rollback taxes assessed within 60 days of the change. Commissioner Doug McLinko made the motion, which was seconded by Commissioner John Sullivan. Mr. McLinko sai...
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Troy School Board Defeats Resolution

Friday February 13, 2009 At a special meeting on February 10, the Troy Area School District Board of Education defeated a resolution to establish compensation and tax collection procedures for July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2014. The vote was 4-3 with one abstention, Directors Olsyn, Fox, Martin and May voted no and directors Morgan, Curren and Morse voted yes. Director Harer abstained and Director Roy was not present for the v...
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Troy Area Schools 2009-10 Kindergarten Registration

Friday February 13, 2009 The Troy Area School District is pleased to announce the dates, times, and procedures for Kindergarten Registration for the 2009-2010 school year. The following schedule applies: Monday, March 23 @ Mosherville; Please call 297-3145 for an appointment Tuesday, March 24 @ East Troy; Please call 297-3145 for an appointment Wednesday, March 25 @ East Troy; Please call 297-3145 for an appointment Thurs...
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Concession Stand-Restroom Nearing Completion

Friday February 13, 2009 The concession stand/rest room building at the Canton High School athletic field is making progress. The foundation and exterior walls are up and the building is protected from the weather so that interior work can take place. Some electrical work and plumbing has been done, thanks to the hard work of volunteers, but now the project needs an experienced dry wall finisher. Any qualified person is a...
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Fire Destroys Residence

Friday February 13, 2009 A home along Hardscrabble Road in McNett Township, occupied by Lyle Brown and Linda Wilber, was destroyed by an accidental fire on the evening of February 6. Three companies, Canton, Troy and Franklindale, responded to the fire, which was reported at 4:42 pm. The fire was ignited from a metal bucket full of hot ashes which had been left on the wooden floor. Fireman hand-laid 1,300 feet of hose to ...
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Food Pantry Thanks Community For Support

Friday February 13, 2009 The Canton Food Pantry extends a sincere thank you to the many community businesses, area churches, service organizations and individuals who continue to support the needs of area families who are struggling to feed their families. The Food Pantry relies heavily on the generosity of community members and, with their help, assembled and distributed 302 emergency food packages in 2008. The needs of ...
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Head Start In Troy Moves To Town

Friday February 13, 2009 Bradford-Tioga Head Start, which was formerly located in East Troy, has moved to their new location, in the Western Alliance Building, 430 Canton Street, Troy. The classrooms are located in the back of the building. Jody Thomas is the director of this Head Start, whose mission is to provide a variety of high-quality, support services for children and families to help them through the early years. ...
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Troy Chamber Of Commerce Urging Businesses To Become Members

Friday February 13, 2009 The Troy Chamber of Commerce held their regular meeting at the American Legion/Vets Club. Treasurer Elizabeth Bower gave her reports and the minutes were approved. It was reported that the Mansfield University Concert was a success. Members decided that they would promote the activities and sponsor community events through WIGGLE radio and the Canton Sentinel/Troy Gazette newspaper. Both companies...
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Canton Chamber Sees Artwork For Banners

Friday February 13, 2009 The Canton Area Chamber of Commerce held its February meeting with President Jodi Wesneski presiding. The joint committee comprised of Brenda Hilfiger from Rekindle the Spirit, Amy Seeley from the Chamber and community volunteers Joy Brann, Jana Kauffman, Mary Beth Schoonover and Barb Landis has decided on the artwork for the new street banners for Canton. The banners will "Welcome people to Canto...
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Underage Drinking Topic Of Town Meeting

Friday February 13, 2009 At a recent town meeting held at the First Baptist Church in Troy, sponsored by the Bradford/Sullivan Counties Alcohol, Tobacco Program, Communities that Care, and Other Drugs Coalition, the topic of underage drinking was discussed. A panel, including Thomas Carman, Executive Director of Western Alliance and County Coroner; Kyle Wisel, police chief of Troy Borough and Officer Floyd McDonald and To...
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Recreation Association Preparing For 2009 Pool Season

Friday February 13, 2009 The Canton Area Recreation Association Board met on February 5 to discuss the upcoming season. Due to scheduling conflicts, only three directors were able to be present: President Sandy Navone, Karen Robertson and John Shaffer. Mrs. Navone said that all pools must comply with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act. In order to come into compliance, the pool must install drain covers or an...
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2009 Canton Cinema Celebration First Week's Motion Picture

Friday February 13, 2009 The first week of the 2009 Canton Cinema Celebration features the motion picture "The Boy in Striped Pajamas" (Rated PG-13) which plays at 7:00 pm,Tuesday, February 17; Wednesday, February 18; and Thursday, February 19 at the Rialto Theatre in Canton. Adapted from John Boyne's award winning novel, The Boy in Striped Pajamas, presents a different view of the Holocaust, through the eyes of an 8-year...
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VIA Hears About Proposed Martha Lloyd Building Project

Friday February 13, 2009 The VIA met at Cedar Ridge Apartments on February 5 with 11 members present, along with many Cedar Ridge residents. Richard MacIntire, CEO and President of the Martha Lloyd Community Services, Inc., in Troy was their guest speaker. He spoke about the house they want to build across from the Cedar Ridge Apartment complex. This home wold be one story and would have four disadvantaged residents. Each...
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District Qualifiers For Northern Tier Swimming

Friday February 13, 2009 The following Northern Tier swimmers qualified for districts: Girls: Jessica Machmer Canton 200 free 2:04.63, 100 Free 57.12, 100 back 1:05.40 Ariana Smyth Troy 200 IM 2:29.14, 100 fly 1:09.81, 100 back 1:07.71 Susan Learn North Penn 200 IM 2:37.91, 500 free 6:13.26, 100 back 1:12.77 Megan Yanchuk Troy 50 free 26.62, 100 free 59.29, 100 back 1:08.00 Colleen Meringer Mansfield 50 free 27.12, 100 fr...
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Wendell Chubb Inducted Into Troy Bowling Hall Of Fame

Friday February 13, 2009 Wendell Chubb was born April 27,1930 in the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He lived in Ulster until he was six years old and then moved to Troy in 1937. Wendell worked for Penelec/North Penn Gas for 37 years, retiring in 1990. He married Elinor Kline in 1960 having three children together. They are David of Horseheads, NY, Deborah of Columbia MD, and Suzanne of Walton KY. Wendell started bowling...
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Dave Tripiciano To Speak At Big And Small Game Dinner

Friday February 13, 2009 Big game, small game, it's all the same for avid hunters. They love hunting! And they love getting together with other hunters to swap stories and learn about new ways to bag their prey. On Saturday, February 28th, Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church will host a Sportsman's Banquet featuring special guest speaker, Dave Tripiciano. Dave is author to Voyage of the Heart, a book which chronicles his journey f...
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Top Bowlers At Canton Lanes For 2/12/09

Friday February 13, 2009 Top scores at Canton Lanes for the previous week: Tom Rusk, 236, 258, 236, 730 Glenn Swartzentruber, 193, 268, 265, 726 Tink Wesneski, 205, 233, 264, 702 Dale Jackson, 245, 174, 244, 663 John Gerrity, 194, 231, 214, 639 Larry Hall, 211, 246, 179, 636 Russ Vermilya, 204, 204, 227, 635 Kyle White, 200, 215, 216, 631 Bob Blaney, 227, 177, 226, 630 Wayne Scott, 208, 195, 225, 628 Dann Lepper, 218, 190...
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Lloyd Allen Bacon, 33

Friday February 13, 2009 Lloyd Allan J.R. Bacon, Jr., 33, of Columbia, PA, died February 7, 2009 in Middlebury Township, PA. J.R. was born October 2, 1975 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Lloyd A. Cook, Sr. and Dorothy (Rice) Bacon. He was the husband of Connie (Nace) Bacon. J.R. was employed by Barron Security in Manheim, PA. He enjoyed bowling, hunting, and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Fraternal Order...
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Merle Brewer, 78

Friday February 13, 2009 Merle Brewer, 78, retired local business owner (Franconia Plumbing & Heating), died February 8, 2009 at Fairfax Hospital from heart failure and pneumonia. He lived in Woodbridge, VA. A down-to-earth man who loved the Redskins, Mr. Brewer is perhaps most remembered through his hands. He used those hands to build just about anything (including several houses), instructed his sons on how to hunt, and...
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Marjorie (Tripp) Hart, 95

Friday February 13, 2009 Marjorie (Tripp) Hart, 95, formerly of the Edward Flannery Apartments in Elmira, NY passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads. Marjorie was born in Canton, on February 2, 1914, one of two sets of twins born in the family of the late DeVille and Bessie (Grantier) Tripp. She was a 1932 graduate of Canton High School and attended Canton’s Church of C...
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Lorraine L. Kilburn, 74

Friday February 13, 2009 Lorraine L. Kilburn, 74, of Addison, NY, died February 7, 2009 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born March 6, 1934 in Coudersport, PA, she was a daughter of Robert and Emma Minnie (Carey) Nichols. Lorraine retired from Corning, Inc. with 43 years of service. She was a member of the Church of the Redeemer Episcopal Church in Addison, A Charter Member of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary #3904 in Addison, an...
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Jimmie R. Kreidler

Friday February 13, 2009 Jimmie R. Kreidler, 65, Covington, PA, died February 6, 2009 at his home. Born on September 30, 1943 in Lehman, PA, he was the son of Butler and Blanche (Williams) Kreidler. Jimmie was married to Mary Peg (Milbrodt) Kreidler. Jimmie was employed as a laborer in the construction business. In addition to his wife, Peg, he is survived by son, Jimmie Kreidler, Center Moreland, PA; daughters, Jammie Tu...
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Michael Rapchinski, 20

Friday February 13, 2009 Michael Rapchinski, 20, of East Smithfield, died Friday morning February 6, 2009 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, as the result of a motor vehicle accident on State Route 4031 in Wells Township. Michael was born in Pottstown, PA on July 31, 1988, the son of Mary Chepetz Zalenski and Anton Joseph Rapchinski Jr. He was a graduate of Athens Area High School class of 2007 and while attending high sch...
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Linda J. Smith, 62

Friday February 13, 2009 Linda J. Smith, 62, of Centerville Road, Gillett, passed away Friday, February 6, 2009, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Services were held Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, New York with Reverend Andy Phillips officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Bentley Creek Cemetery. Send condolences to Read More
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Mary C. Wallin, 53

Friday February 13, 2009 Mary Catherine "Cathy" Wallin, 53, Alexandria, VA, died, February 5, 2009 at her home. Born on June 7, 1955 in Chapel Hill, NC, she was the daughter of the late George and Beverly (Ware) Wallin, Jr. She was employed as a telemarketer for Awards of Excellence. Surviving are brother, Jeffrey Ware Wallin, Baltimore, MD; sisters and brothers-in-law, Amy and Douglas Ogden, Morris Run, PA, Alexandra and...
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Editorial: No More Drill, Drill, Drill

By: John ShafferFriday February 13, 2009 Last summer, when gasoline cost over $4 per gallon and oil was $140 a barrel, most of the country concluded that limiting our supply by limiting the areas where we can explore and drill for petroleum was contributing to the crisis. Folks were in the mood to "drill, baby, drill," not as the only way out, but as part of a solution including conservation, alternatives, adding to refinery capacity, ch...
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Clean And Green Tax Liability

Thursday February 5, 2009 Many landowners have their properties enrolled in Clean and Green. Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and the Bradford/Sullivan County Farm Bureau are working for legislation to clarify the Clean and Green taxing rules. We want to limit rollback tax liability for landowners whose land will be reassessed for the drilling and operation of gas wells. This legislation would: 1) Limit assessment of rollback taxe...
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Commissioners Promise To Define "Change Of Use" At February 5 Meeting

Thursday February 5, 2009 Responding to pleas from taxpayers, Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith promised that the Commissioners would vote on February 5 on their interpretation of "change of use" under the Clean and Green provisions of Pennsylvania law. The promise was prompted by concern over the changes to "Clean and Green" properties brought about by gas leases, exploration and drilling. For several weeks, landown...
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County Commissioners Hold Regular Meeting

Thursday February 5, 2009 The Bradford County Commissioners met on January 26 with Chairman Mark Smith and Commissioners John Sullivan and Doug McLinko. The Commissioners authorized advertising for bids for a used regular or extended 2 wheel-drive or 4 wheel drive pickup truck. An agreement was approved with Joseph and Cami Smith of Canton to oversee the sanitary upkeep of the restrooms at Sunfish Pond County Park. The Com...
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Area Residents Are Invited To Join EMPCC's Baby Bottle Campaign

Thursday February 5, 2009 All area residents are cordially invited to join the The Endless Mountains Pregnancy Care Center’s 9th annual Baby Bottle Campaign. The campaign theme is “Save Your Change To Save a Life.” Participating organizations receive empty baby bottles to distribute among their members who are then asked to fill the bottles with change over a several-week time period. This is a wonderful family activity wh...
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Canton Announces Kindergarten Registration

Thursday February 5, 2009 If your child will be 5 BEFORE September 1, 2009 they are eligible to register for kindergarten. Please call Canton Elementary @ 673-5196 to give your child’s name so they can be added to the registration list. You will then receive a registration packet approximately 2 weeks before registration. Appointment times will be assigned alphabetically and there will be no walk-in times available. Regist...
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Dates Added To CHS Tutoring Program

Thursday February 5, 2009 Since its inception four years ago, the tutoring program for 7th and 8th graders has been held after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-6:00 p.m. at Canton Jr- Sr. High School. However, in an effort to maximize results and make it more available to students, the free tutoring program will now be offered for an hour after school (3:30-4:30 pm) each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday wh...
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Help Fight Cancer By Ordering Daffodils

Thursday February 5, 2009 American Cancer Society Daffodil Days are coming soon! Troy area residents have until Friday, February 20 to place their orders for daffodil bunches, a Vase and a Bunch and the fifth edition of American Cancer Society's Boyd's™ Bear - Carrie N. Hope. You can receive a bunch of 10 flowers for a donation of $10, box of 500 for $500, or a half box of 250 for $250. This year also marks the addition of...
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Great Movies, Contests, Food Collections At Rialto

Thursday February 5, 2009 "Marley and Me" Pet Photo & Pet Food Drive "Marley and Me" rated PG is one of two motion pictures at the Rialto Theatre in Canton this weekend (Friday through Monday). See the schedule elsewhere. The Rialto Theatre Staff (Ann Kelley, Theatre Manager) invites all dog owners to submit a photograph that contains their dog when they attend. The photographs will be displayed in the windows of the Cant...
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Farm Bureau Holds Food Check-Out Program

Thursday February 5, 2009 The Farm Bureau is sponsoring a Food Check-Out Program during the first week of February. All items collected will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Danville, PA. Drop-off points are at any church in the area, Canton High School FFA, or the Canton Independent-Sentinel. Products needed include: seasonal fruit and vegetables, butter/margarine, individual cereal boxes (child size "fun packs"...
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Troy Borough Curbside Recycling Schedule For February

Thursday February 5, 2009 Troy Borough now has designated days in which recycling products will be picked up curbside. Everyone is urged to take part in this program. For February, residents may place their recycling on the curb on Wednesday, the 18th. Collection days are the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month. All materials MUST be on the curb by 7 a.m. Recycle items include empty and rinsed aluminum cans, clear, brown,...
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Rialto Movie Minute: "Marley And Me" And "Valkyrie"

Thursday February 5, 2009 There are two motion pictures at the Rialto Theatre, Canton this weekend: Marley and Me (Rated PG) will be shown on Feb. 6 at 7; Feb. 7 at 2; and also at 7; Feb. 8 at 2; and Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. AND Vakyrie (Rated PG-13) playing on Feb. 6 at 9 p.m.; Feb. 7 at 9 p.m.; and Feb. 8 at 7. Marley & Me – Newlyweds John and Jenny Grogan (Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston) decide to leave behind the harsh winte...
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Oscar Ballot Vote

Thursday February 5, 2009 The 2009 Academy Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be presented on Sunday, February 22. The Rialto Theatre Staff wants the people who attend the motion pictures at the Rialto in Canton from now until Feb. 22 to enter the 2009 Oscar Contest. The 2009 Oscar Contest asks the participants to choose the 2009 Academy Award winners in the following areas: Best Picture, Best...
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CHS Names Honor Roll For Second Marking Period

Thursday February 5, 2009 Canton High School has released the names of those students attaining the Honor roll for the second marking period of the academic year. FIRST HONOR ROLL GRADE SEVEN Emily Ambruch, Adelyn Atherton-Ely, Whitney Bailey, Samantha Bartlett, Ronald Baxter, Julie Beach, Alyssa Black, John Brenchley, Shania Bryington, Jacob Butcher, Spencer Castle, Shelby Clark, Alyson Clegg, Kassidy Colton, Andrew Dietr...
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Digital Film Festival Requests Submissions

Thursday February 5, 2009 The Bradford Co. Regional Arts Council announces the third Endless Mountains Digital Film Festival. Filmmakers of all ages are invited to submit short digital films to the arts council by noon on May 1, 2009. Winning submissions will be screened at participating theatres throughout the Endless Mountains region. Monetary prizes will be awarded. The Endless Mts. Film Festival was created in 2006 “to...
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Land Preservation Logo Contest

Thursday February 5, 2009 The Bradford Co. Agricultural Land Preservation Program and Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Association are seeking talented students to submit proposed designs for their respective logos. Your entry may become the official identifier of preserved farmland across Bradford Co. and beyond, used on items such as signage, hats, t-shirts, and letterhead. Bradford County’s contest is open to all stud...
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Groups Receive Keystone Historic Preservation Grants

Thursday February 5, 2009 The PA Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) recently awarded a $90,000 grant to the Deane Center for the Performing Arts and an $85,000 grant to the Tioga Co. Commissioners, announced Rep. Matt Baker. "Tioga County residents care deeply about the community's history and these organizations are doing great work to restore structures around the local towns back to their original glory," said Bake...
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Bradford County Redesigns County Website

Thursday February 5, 2009 The Bradford County Commissioners’ Office and CQ Services of Sayre announce the launch of Bradford County’s new website. The new website was launched Monday February 2, 2009 at 5:00 pm. The website address will remain the same as the current website, www.bradfordcountypa.org. The new website has been developed over the course of the last eight months an...
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Canton Girls Trim Meadowbrook

Thursday February 5, 2009 The Lady Warriors picked up a win on the road at Meadowbrook Christian by a 54-47 score. Scoring for Canton: Natalie Siedhof, 23; Rachel Shanley, 17; Becca McMurray, 6; Allison Kirby, 4; Kara Lammy, 2; Becca Machmer, 2. Canton also won the JV game, 45-17. Rachel Holmes was high scorer with ten points....
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Elwin L. "Ike" Austin, 86

Thursday February 5, 2009 Elwin L. "Ike" Austin, 86, of Big Flats, NY, passed away in the comfort of his home on Saturday morning, January 31, 2009, after an extended illness. Ike was born July 24, 1922 in Ogdensburg, son of the late Clarence and Emma (Watkins) Austin. He was a decorated WWII Army veteran serving with "The Big Red One." He was one of the first American soldiers to land at Normandy Beach on "D-Day" and was ...
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Diana Bacorn, 60

Thursday February 5, 2009 Diana Lee (Camp) Bacorn, 60, of RR 2, New Albany (Overton), Pa., went home to be with Our Father on Jan. 30, 2009, after battling a long illness. Born on Dec. 8, 1948, in Herrick Township, Diana was the daughter of the late Harry and Ethel (Casselbury) Camp Sr. She attended Camptown School, and then graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School in 1966. On Sept. 3, 1966, Diana married Gary Bacorn. T...
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Adelia F. Bushik, 106

Thursday February 5, 2009 On January 27, 2009, Adelia Frances (Morris) Bushik, 106, formerly of Roaring Branch and Ogdensburg, passed away quietly at Rose View Center, Williamsport. Born in Roaring Branch on January 22, 1903, she was the daughter of Archie and Sarah Elizabeth (Rauscher) Morris. Throughout her working life, Adelia was a dairy farmer. Blessed with a strong work ethic and an equally strong faith in the Lord, ...
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Marie B. Heath, 88

Thursday February 5, 2009 Marie B. Heath, 88, of Gillett, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009. Marie was a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Gillett and the Home Bureau. The family would like to thank the "World's Greatest Neighbors," Cindy and Kelly Oldroyd, for all their loving care, and the Skilled Nursing Unit of Towanda Memorial Hospital, for the wonderful care given to Marie during her stay. She was pred...
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Lawrence Machmer, 92

Thursday February 5, 2009 On the afternoon of Jan. 30, 2009, Lawrence Alfred Machmer, 92, Canton (Union Township) passed away quietly at his residence. Born in Union Township, Tioga County, on April 30, 1916, he was the son of Fred and Mabel (Mason) Machmer. During the Second World War, he served our country in the United States Navy. He was married to the former Millicent Crawford and together they raised two sons and sha...
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Shane Collin Minnier, 0

Thursday February 5, 2009 Shane Collin Minnier, born Jan. 18, 2009, the infant son of Billie Jo Gross and Walt Minnier Jr., Columbia Cross Roads, went to be with the angels on Jan. 25, 2009, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. He was pre-deceased by his grandfather William H. Gross Sr. Surviving are his grandparents Kathleen D. Gross, Columbia Cross Roads, Walt and Lynn Minnier Sr., Chemung, N.Y.; aunt and uncle William H. and ...
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Minnie Nenninger, 93

Thursday February 5, 2009 Minnie Nenninger, 93, Troy and former long-time resident of Sylvania, went home to her Lord, January 28, 2009, at Troy Community Hospital. Born on June 15, 1915 in Springfield Township, Minnie was a daughter of the late Ona A. and Katie (Leonard) Lee. She married her first husband, the late Raymond Dann, on June 1, 1947. He passed away in 1967. On December 22, 1972, Minnie married Arthur Nenninger...
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Edna M. Taylor, 72

Thursday February 5, 2009 Edna M. Taylor, 72, of the Martha Lloyd Community in Mansfield, passed away on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro. Edna was born on July 13, 1936 in Columbia Crossroads, daughter of the late Ivan and Mildred (Miller) Taylor. She enjoyed putting together puzzles and caring for her baby dolls. Eating popcorn and ice cream were some of Edna’s favorite pastimes. S...
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Marilyn K. Wheeler, 65

Thursday February 5, 2009 Marilyn K. Wheeler, 65, formerly of Tioga, died, February 1, 2009 at the Green Home in Wellsboro. Born August 25, 1943 in Covington, PA, she was a daughter of Howard and Marguerite (Nobles) Munson. She was the wife of Jon C. Wheeler for 36 years. Marilyn had been employed at Wundies and Wal-Mart. Marilyn was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Mansfield, PA. She had part...
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Thomas Wilcox, 37

Thursday February 5, 2009 Thomas Wilcox, 37, of LeRoy, passed away very unexpectedly, January 27, 2009 at the Troy Community Hospital. Thomas Dale was born on June 7, 1971 in Towanda, one of three children born in the family of Lloyd and Norma (Greene) Wilcox. Tom graduated from Canton High School with the class of 1989. He was employed at Canton Manufacturing for 19 years. On October 16, 1999, he married the former Meliss...
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Editorial: The Dispensable Man

By: John ShafferThursday February 5, 2009 Last week we wrote about Timothy Geithner, the "Indispensable Man," whose expertise, skill and connections were so awesome that the taxes he didn't pay were inconsequential. We disagreed with that conclusion, believing instead that Mr. Geithner's confirmation as Treasury Secretary sent a message that there are two sets of rules in this country (even under a Democratic administration): one for the ...
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