Esther Nelson

Esther R. Nelson, age 84 of DuBois, passed away on Sunday, April 29 at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.

In keeping with Esther’s wishes, there will be a private family visitation.

A funeral service for Esther Nelson will be held on Wednesday, May 2 at 11 a.m. at the Lakeside United Methodist Church in DuBois.

The Baronick Funeral Home and Crematorium is in charge of the arrangements.







 

LIKE ARROWS FILM SCREENING IN DUBOIS AND CLARION

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DuBois, PA – An inspiration film focusing on the challenges and joys that come with raising children will be shown nationwide just two nights only, including here in our area.

The film “Like Arrows” follows the journey of a couple who becomes pregnant, the birth and growth of their children, and how their marriage grows over time as well.

Chris Gearhart, a missionary with Family Life in Arkansas, grew up in this area and wanted to see the film shown in his hometown.

 

CRASH AFTER DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE OF METH

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Bell Township, PA – A Jefferson County man is accused of driving under the influence of methamphetamine after he crashed his car in Bell Township.

29-year-old Benjamin Lane of Knox Dale had been driving along Knox Dale Road just before 3 a.m. on April 15 when his vehicle rolled over.

Lane wasn’t injured, but police found that he was under the influence of meth after a blood test at the hospital.

 

MAN ARRESTED FOR TAKING ITEMS FROM CLEARFIELD PORCHES

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Clearfield, PA – After dozens of items had gone missing from porches and yards in Clearfield, police have arrested a man who they believe was responsible.

Officers were called out to Daisy Street just before 11 on Friday morning for reports of a man who was wandering onto people’s porches.

They found him and arrested him on several violations, though police reports do not list his identity or exactly what charges he faces.

 

LAW WOULD REQUIRE TRUCK DRIVERS TO REMOVE ICE

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Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania State Senate just approved legislation that would require truck drivers to remove ice or snow from their vehicles following heavy storms.

Named “Christine’s Law,” the measure would help prevent tragedies like the one that befell Christine Lambert of Palmer Township in 2005. She died when a large piece of ice dislodged from a passing truck and crashed through her windshield.

Senator Lisa Boscola originally suggested the legislation.

 

TWO SPORT BIKES LED POLICE ON A CHASE THROUGH MULTIPLE TOWNSHIPS

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Wednesday night around 9:30 p.m., DuBois police attempted a traffic stop for equipment violations on a pair of sport bikes near Save-A-Lot in Sandy Township, Clearfield County.  When police activated their emergency lights, the sport bikes accelerated and fled police at a high rate of speed.  The chase took police through Sandy Township, Winslow Township, and Reynoldsville before the pursuit was called off. During the pursuit, police say they observed multiple traffic violations.  One of the sport bikes was identified as a black 2005 Kawasaki ZX-6R.

 

DAMAGE DONE TO POST OFFICE MULTIPLE TIMES IN TWO WEEKS

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On Thursday April 26, 2018, Pennsylvania State Police investigated a criminal mischief complaint.  Someone went into the lobby of the Delancey Post Office and threw paper and trash all over the lobby floor.  There were also numerous shelves broken and damage was done to the door of the employee entrance.  Police say this is the third time in a two-week period.

Anyone with information is being asked to call Pennsylvania State Police in Punxsutawney at (814)938-0510.

 

CONGRESSMAN GLENN THOMPSON RECEIVES GOODWILL AWARD

Glenn Thompson GT Goodwill Award

Falls Creek, PA – Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-Penn) is one of nine members of Congress who received a Goodwill Industries International Policymaker Leader Award this week. The award honors elected officials who support Goodwill’s public policy agenda. Awardees were announced on Thursday, April 19 at Goodwill’s annual advocacy event in Washington, DC.

Nominated by Goodwill Industries of North Central Pennsylvania (Falls Creek), Rep. Thompson is known as a champion of people with disabilities.

 

PENN STATE DUBOIS STUDENTS PLANT TREES TO HELP TROUT

Penn State DuBois Wildlife Tree Planting Trout

DuBois, PA – Some Penn State DuBois students helped plants trees near Rockton Mountain to help keep trout cool at S.B. Elliot State Park.

Because of logging years ago in the area, the trees that shaded the stream had been cut down. The water had been too warm for trout to continue living there, but new trees could eventually make it habitable again.

A group of students in the Penn State DuBois Wildlife Technology program partnered with local and state organizations to help improve the habitat of a wild trout stream in the area.

 

NORTH CAROLINA MAN’S MONEY TAKEN AT FALLS CREEK ATM

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Sandy Township, PA – A 50-year-old North Carolina man reported that money had been taken from his account at the Falls Creek Sheetz ATM on Monday.

However, he says that he had not been in Pennsylvania and that he had his bank card with him the whole time.

Police do not say how much money was taken from the man’s account.

Officers and the bank are investigating what happened to the money.