TAYLOR MEMORIAL MUSEUM IN BROCKWAY GETS FACELIFT

Taylor Memorial Museum Brockway Patricia Lutz

Brockway, PA – The Taylor Memorial Museum in Brockway got a facelift, and much of that was due to a donation from the Grant E. Jackson Living Trust.

Jackson was a Brockway native who worked for Heinz in Pittsburgh. He died in 2015, and his family described him as proud of his hometown.

The donation came about after Jackson’s youngest daughter, Patricia Lutz, got a chance to do some genealogy research at the museum.

 

5K RUN AND WALK IN MEMORY OF SHANE HORNER

Shane Horner

Brockway, PA – This weekend, a 5K run and walk will honor the life of a young Brockway man and raise money for a scholarship in his name.

The Shane-O-Mak 5K run and 1.5-mile walk will be this Saturday, Aug. 11 in Brockway.

It’s held in memory of Shane Horner, who was killed in a car crash when he was 18 in 2009.

Listen to the full interview with Shane’s mother,

 

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT COMMUNITY CELEBRATIONS

National Night Out 2018 Clearfield

Clearfield, Jefferson, and Elk Counties, PA – Communities are a little closer after yesterday’s National Night Out, a celebration in towns around America to help encourage people to interact with their local police officers, government officials, and first responders.

In Clearfield, it was their first National Night Out. Along with all of the games, a obstacle course for bicycles, prizes, and costumed characters for the kids, Sergeant Nate Curry from the Clearfield Borough Police showed off a impaired and distracted driving simulator for the adults.

 

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: FREE, FUN LOCAL EVENTS TO FIGHT CRIME

National Night Out 2018

Clearfield, Jefferson, and Elk Counties, PA – Do you want to help give drugs a “going away party”? Tonight is the National Night Out, a day when communities partner up with their local police to encourage safer neighborhoods!

Towns throughout Pennsylvania will be celebrating. It’s all about making communities safer by encouraging people to interact with their local police officers, government officials, and first responders.

These are free community events, and everyone is encouraged to come.

 

BROCKWAY POLICE GET NEW TOURNIQUETS

new tourniquets Brockway police

Brockway, PA – The Brockway borough police department had some room in its budget to purchase tourniquets for each officer.

The tourniquets have a holster that clips to the officers’ belts and can be used quickly in an emergency situation.

Police Chief Terry Young has been updating Brockway’s police equipment over the past few years, and the tourniquets join recent additions such as small battering rams, NARCAN sprays, and updated bulletproof vests.

 

FRIENDRAISER POOL PARTY FOR NEW BROCKWAY KINDERGARTENERS

pool party Brockway kindergarteners

Brockway, PA – For kindergarteners starting their first day of school this year in Brockway, there’s a unique opportunity this August… something they’re calling a “Friendraiser.”

The Brockway Education Foundation is hosting a “Friendraiser” in hopes that it will alleviate some of the nervousness of meeting friends in kindergarten for the first time.

Lisa Rutherford from the Foundation explained that the Friendraiser is a free pool party for the Class of 2031 and their parents. 

 

2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR START DATES FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS

First day school

Clearfield and Jefferson Counties, PA – Do you know when your student has to go back to school? We have a list of dates.

The start dates for school in our area (in order by date, then alphabetically):

Thursday, Aug. 23 – DuBois Christian Schools, Johnsonburg, Ridgway, St. Marys

Monday, Aug. 27 – Clearfield

Tuesday, Aug. 28 – Brockway, Brookville, Clarion-Limestone, DuBois, DuBois Central Catholic

Wednesday,

 

BROCKWAY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO POSSESSION OF A STOLEN FIREARM

firearms charges

A 35-year-old man from Brockway pleaded guilty in court on Monday to one charge of possession of a stolen firearm.  According to officials, Douglas Means stole a pistol from his father’s home in Brockway in August of 2016.  They say he kept the firearm for many weeks and then sold it for $400 and 1 gram of cocaine.  The pistol was then given to another drug dealer in New York where investigators found it.

Means can face up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

 

1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM AT LOCAL LIBRARIES

Josiah Mengle Memorial Library 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Brockway, PA – Congratulations to Josiah for completing the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at Mengle Memorial Library! Josiah read 1,000 books in a little over one year!

Early literacy is so important for children.  If a child enters school having already experienced listening to and looking at books as an enjoyable activity, they are more likely to start school ready to learn.

That’s why the 1,000 Books program was created. 

 

FATAL FIRE TAKES LIFE OF BROCKPORT WOMAN; TWO OTHERS ESCAPE

fatal fire

Brockport, PA – A fatal fire took the life of a 50-year-old Brockport woman on Tuesday night, but two other women escaped without injuries.

The fire started just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday night at a home along Howard Road in Brockport.

The origin and cause of the fire are still under investigation. The Pennsylvania State Police Crime Unit and Fire Marshal Unit are still investigating the situation.

70-year-old Donna Truesdale and 95-year-old Elizabeth Hetrick were able to escape the single-family home and had no injuries.