North Union Church Anniversary

Tuesday June 16, 2009 North Union Church Schedules Anniversary Events and Services The North Union Church will be celebrating their 150th anniversary with an ice cream social on June 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. The menu includes ice cream, hot dogs, and musical entertainment. On Sunday, July 19 at the 10 a.m. worship service, guest speaker will be Rev. Dennis Landon. A special afternoon program will start at 2 p.m. Everyone is...
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Canton Historical Items Preserved For The Future

Friday June 5, 2009 On May 9, 2009, the Bradford County Historical Society, LeRoy Heritage Museum, Inc. and Rekindle the Spirit, Inc. were able to acquire several items at the recent Brann auction in Canton. These items will be preserved by the three organizations for all local residents. The Bradford County Historical Society purchased a collection of circus equipment used by Francis “Butch” Brann and his wife Ameli...
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Chemung Canal Trust Company Expands Into Pennsylvania

Friday June 5, 2009 Chemung Financial Completes Acquisition of Canton Bancorp. Inc. Chemung Canal Trust Company (CCTC) today announced that its parent company, Chemung Financial Corporation, has completed the acquisition of Canton Bancorp, Inc, the parent company of the Bank of Canton (PA). As a result, all three Bank of Canton offices opened on June 1st as full service branches of Chemung Canal Trust Company. "We a...
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Canton Borough Authority Holds Regular Meetings

Friday June 5, 2009 The Canton Borough Authority Board of Directors held its regular April meeting with Chairman David Zimmer and directors Steve Williams and Brian Landon, along with Manager Les Hilfiger. John Mosser Jr. of the Canton Borough Shade Tree Commission thanked the Board for its recent donation of $400, which will be used to replace some trees removed during the Water/Sewer project. The minutes of the pre...
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Dog Law Canvass Planned For Canton

Friday June 5, 2009 Bradford County Treasurer Becky Clark has received word from the Department of Dog Law that they will be canvassing the Canton area in the next couple of weeks for unlicensed dogs. Be sure to buy your license if you haven't already done so. Bureau of Dog Law can assess a fine of up to $300 for unlicensed dogs. Purchasing a license has never been easier by doing one of the following: Log on to Read More
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Endless Mountains Antique Tractor And Machinery Show To Be Held June 5 To 7 At Canton Fairgrounds

Friday June 5, 2009 It's that time of the year. The tractor club is putting on their second tractor show. Gates open at 7 am every morning with a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, eggs or a breakfast sandwich being served. Chicken BBQ dinner will be available on Saturday, June 6 and a Ham Dinner on Sunday, June 7. A lunch menu is available all the days. Ever had a Linda? Come to the show and try one. I hear that they a...
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Vendors Needed For Block Dance On June 6

Friday June 5, 2009 Get ready to dance the night away on June 6 starting at 6:30 and running unto 9:30 p.m. The Canton's Town Square will be alive with music, dancers, and food vendors. The McNett Country Band will be the featured musicians. Everyone is invited to attend. A 50/50 drawing will be part of the evening's activities. Vendors are welcome. It is a good way for area organizations or private individuals to ho...
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First Lemonade Stand Day Scheduled For June 20

Friday June 5, 2009 The Canton Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to sponsor the First Annual "Lemonade Stand Day". In an ongoing effort to involve the businesses and community, the chamber realizes children are also a very important part of the future and growth of our area. What a better way for them to be their own “business-owner”, than by having a lemonade stand. The event is geared toward children ages 5-11 in...
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Mile Of Pennies For Canton Pool

Friday June 5, 2009 Mile of Pennies Benefit for Canton Swimming Pool, June 5 from 9 to 5 at the following locations: BiLo, D&H, Chemung Canal Trust Bank, (formerly Bank of Canton), and Dollar General. Sponsored by the VIA (Village Improvement Association) which originally donated the land that the pool was built on during 1954-55 and have continued through the years to donate yearly to the pool through this Penny Dri...
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Annual Motorcycle Ride Scheduled By St. Michael's

Friday June 5, 2009 St. Michael’s motorcycle benefit rally, Light Ride is changing the date. It was previously held in mid September. This year the ride will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2009. The date is being changed to avoid conflicts with local and regional sporting events, specifically High School and College football games. Light Ride is a benefit motorcycle rally hosted by St. Michael’s Church, Canton, Pa. ...
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Blacksmith Classes Offered At Manley-Bohlayer Site

Friday June 5, 2009 A Blacksmith Class, offered by Rekindle the Spirit of Canton, will be held at the Manley-Bohlayer Heritage Farm (Blacksmith Shop) in East Canton on Saturday, June 27, 2009 from 9 am to 3 pm. Merle Eiffert, blacksmith, is to be the instructor of the class and will be demonstrating the art of blacksmithing...taking hot iron heated on a coal fire in a forge and hammering it into shapes such as door h...
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Friends Of Library Preparing Book Sale

Friday June 5, 2009 The Friends of the Green Free Library met on May 26 to set out plans for the annual book sale. Dates and times for the book sale which will be in the former Burk's Store are as follows: August 6 - 10 am to 4 pm August 7 - 10 am to 7 pm August 8 - 9 am to 12 noon (Bag Day). Books may be left at the library until July 31. Please - no text books, encyclopedias, or Reader's Digest condensed books. Do ...
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Rep. Matt Baker Guest Of Canton Senior Citizens

Friday June 5, 2009 Canton Senior Citizens Club met Thursday, May 28 at the McCallum Manor with eight members and one guest. The meeting was opened with the Flag Salute and Prayer by President Richard Pratt. After a delicious lunch guest speaker Rep. Matt Baker spoke on happenings in Harrisburg. The big thing going on now is the state budget, which is in serious condition with a very large deficit with the Governor a...
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Representatives Meet To Discuss Roads

Friday June 5, 2009 Rep. Garth Everett, Senator Gene Yaw, Rep. Tina Pickett, and Chuck Dillon from Sen/Lt. Gov. Joe Scarnati comprised a panel to discuss posting roads in Pennsylvania. A large number of area residents took part in the discussion in Troy....
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June 30 Cut-Off Date To Pay Property Taxes

Friday June 5, 2009 The Bradford County Tax Claim Bureau reminds those taxpayers who have not yet paid their 207 property taxes in full that June 30, 2009 is the cut-off date for payment before advertising. After that date, the owners and their properties will be subject to advertisement in local newspapers in an effort to comply with the PA Tax Sale Law. The annual tax sale by the Bradford County Tax Claim Bureau is...
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Pottery, Tile And Glass Exhibit At Manley-Bohlayer Farm

Friday June 5, 2009 The third art exhibit, in the series of six, sponsored by Rekindle the Spirit Inc. will be held on June 19th and 20th at the Manley/Bohlayer Heritage farm in East Canton. This month’s exhibit features pottery, glass, tiles and mosaics by five area artisans, several of whom will demonstrate their craft during the exhibit hours, as well as sell their works. The exhibitors include Gail Jones, Muncy V...
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Ruby Rascals Enjoy Forget-Me-Nots

Friday June 5, 2009 What a great day for sixteen Ruby Rascals Red Hatters on Wednesday, May 16 with lunch at the Midway Restaurant in Roaring Branch. Later after lunch Ruby Rascals then traveled to the Leon Tillotson home to see the beautiful blue forget-me-nots in full bloom on the Roaring Branch-Ogdensburg Road. The day was planned by Nelle Jean Owen, Ruby Rascal Queen for the month. Linda Owen "niece" was very bus...
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Sherry J. Adams, 58

Friday June 5, 2009 Sherry J. Adams, age 58, of Wellsboro, PA, died Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Sherry was the wife of David Adams and would have celebrated their 40th anniversary on November 15th, 2009. She was born November 30, 1950 in Wellsboro, PA, a daughter of Lawrence G. and Pauline M. (Hegele) DeWitt. Sherry was a 1969 graduate of Wellsboro High School; a member of the Women ...
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Margaret Irene Butcher, 89

Friday June 5, 2009 Margaret Irene Butcher, 89, of Granville Summit, PA, passed away May 28, 2009, at the Bradford County Manor. Born November 7, 1919 in Millerton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Ella Grinnell Schofield. She was married to the late Harry Butcher. Margaret was active in the Granville Center Church of Christ where she served as secretary for 50 years, and was also a member of the Reb...
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Robert E. Finogle, 62

Friday June 5, 2009 Robert E. Finogle, 62 of Troy, PA passed away on June 1, 2009 at the Robert Packer Hospital surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Gayle M. (Ward) Finogle to whom he married on September 5, 1997 and had over eleven happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to call from 6:00-8:00 PM on June 5, and again from 10:00-11:00 AM on June 6th at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral...
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James Herman Memorial Service

Friday June 5, 2009 A Memorial Service to commemorate the life of James Herman, Grover, who passed away on April 27, 2009, will be held at the Grover Church of Christ. The service will be on Sunday, June 14 at 2:30 p.m. Jim served as a deacon with the church as well as various other ministries which he did with great joy. The family will provide flowers for the service. Those who knew Jim and his wife Jessie are invi...
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Deborah Kjellander, 53

Friday June 5, 2009 Deborah M. Kjellander, 53, Gillett, PA, although prematurely, found her lifelong goal to walk with the lord on Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY with her loving family at her side. Born on June 30, 1955 in New York, NY, she was the daughter of the former Eleanor (Summerville) McCracken and the late Edward McCracken. She was employed at the First Citizens National B...
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Hazel Roussos, 79

Friday June 5, 2009 On the morning of May 29th, 2009, Hazel Margaret (Anderson) Roussos, 79, LeRoy passed away quietly at her residence after a lengthy illness. Born in Newark, NJ, on November 19, 1929, she was the daughter of William and Mildred Anderson. She was a retired employee of Edison Electronics in New Jersey. In 1961 she married Satamaatios "Am" Roussos, and a few years ago they purchased a farm in LeRoy. H...
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Bertha W. Tiller, 83

Friday June 5, 2009 Bertha Sophia Wrisley Harper Tiller passed away peacefully on Monday, May 25, 2009 at Country Cottage Assisted Living Facility, Palm Coast, Florida. She was a longtime resident of Troy, PA; Spot, NC; and Zephyrhills, FL. She was born August 28, 1925 in West Burlington, PA to the late Mary Bourne Wrisley and Theodore S. Wrisley. She married R. Kenneth Harper on December 27, 1945. She worked at Troy...
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Calvin Michael "Mike" Turner, 60

Friday June 5, 2009 Calvin Michael "Mike" Turner, 60, of Eatonville, WA, formerly from Canton, died Saturday, May 30, 2009 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, WA. Born June 14, 1948 in Canton he was the son of Chester O. and Gertrude C. Turner. He was a graduate of the Canton High School Class of 1966 and entered the United States Navy shortly after graduation. After discharge from the Navy in 1969 he worked for ...
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Valeda VanHorn, 93

Friday June 5, 2009 Valeda Angie VanHorn, 93, formerly of Nelson, PA, died Thursday, May 29, 2009 at The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Valeda was born December 29, 1915 in Farmington Twp., PA, a daughter of Dean and Edna (West) Colegrove. She was the wife of George VanHorn of Wellsboro, PA. Valeda is survived by her husband, George; a daughter, Betty Dean Meckes of Elmira, NY; two grandchildren, Dean Meckes and Jacqueli...
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Editorial: Two Murders

By: John ShafferFriday June 5, 2009 There were two murders in recent days that attracted significant attention from the news media. The first victim was a public figure, Dr. George Tiller, an abortionist. He was slain on Sunday morning while serving as an usher at his church. Dr. Tiller's center had been bombed in 1986 and he had been shot 15 years ago. He recently had been acquitted for violating the Kansas law on abortion. Dr. Til...
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