Morgan Waldroup Achieves Highest Award in Girl Scouts

Chicora Elementary students that participated in Morgan Waldroup's reading program.

Morgan Waldroup, from Petroleum Valley Girl Scout Troop #21945 earned her Silver Award which is the highest award earned by Girl Scouts at the Cadette age level. Morgan is 14 years old, attends Karns City High School, and is the daughter of Brandy and Todd Waldroup of Fenelton. Morgan chose to earn her award by helping the Chicora Elementary PTO. Working with the Chicora Elementary PTO and seeing the need to expand the children’s fun reading programs for the age range of Kindergarten through 2nd grade, Morgan held a primary aged-based Dr.

The City of Parker Names Citizen of the Year for 2014

Congratulations Richard Amsler, from the City of Parker!

On Saturday, March 29th, the City of Parker declared that Richard Amsler is Parker’s Citizen of the Year for 2014.
Mr. Amsler was chosen because of his decades of service to the City. For the past 30 years, he has been a member of Parker’s Volunteer Fire Department, and many years have served as Fire Chief. Mr. Amsler has also served on the City of Parker’s Council as well as other City committees. Mr. Amsler is also a member of Butler County’s Team 300, a water rescue team.

Pennsylvania's Most Famed Bald Eagle Nest Has Three New Stars

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The first of three eaglets hatched Friday inside a Pittsburgh nest as the magical moment was captured by a camera and live streamed to viewers online. Then on Sunday, a second egg hatched, bringing the count at the nest to two adults, two eaglets and one egg. The third egg hatched on Wednesday, April 2, 2014

How Does Your Town Measure Up Against American's Prettiest?


America in Bloom, with cooperating sponsorship from Home & Garden Showplace and Monrovia Nursery, announces an exciting new endeavor to encourage and recognize beautification efforts through a new annual photography contest. Cities and towns across the United States will be evaluated on their overall beauty as demonstrated by a submitted portfolio of up to 18 photos. Entrants are invited to submit any photographs from their city.

Trail Town Program® Expanding to Oil City & Region


Trail Town Program®
Expanding to Oil City & Region
Greensburg, PA – The Progress Fund’s Trail Town Program® is expanding to new Trail Towns across western Pennsylvania, including Oil City. Oil City will also join Titusville, Emlenton, and Foxburg in becoming Trail Towns along the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail.

Open Recruitment for Laborers in Parker Area

Manpower is hiring laborers for local companies in Parker and Emlenton. An open recruitment will be held at the Parker Fire Hall on Tuesday, April 8th. Times are 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm, & 4 pm. Must be able to pass a math test, background check & drug screening. Please bring two forms of identification and your resume. May contact 814-676-8775 with any questions.

The Emlenton Hill Project Continues to Move Forward

Emlenton Hill

The Emlenton Hill Project Continues to Move Forward
Is now in the third and final phase.

Air Force Hometown News

Air Force Airman Kelsey M. Boocks

Air Force Airman Kelsey M. Boocks graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
     The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
     Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Trout Season Facts & Regulations


Statewide Opening Day on  Saturday, April 12th at 8 am.
Minimum Size: Seven (7) inches
Fishing Hours: 24 hours a day, after the 8 a.m. opener
Creel limits:
 Regular season (opening day thru Labor Day)
       5 (combined species)
    Extended season (Jan. 1-Feb. 28) & (day after Labor Day-Dec. 31) 3 (combined species)

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month


(HARRISBURG, Pa.) – Picture a bustling classroom full of kids, 33 of them to be exact. Next, picture that classroom emptied – all that young life, all of those 33 futures, gone.
That’s how many children died in Pennsylvania in 2012 from child abuse – beaten, shaken, attacked, neglected.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, when the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA), the state’s lead organization in helping families prevent abuse and in training people to recognize and report abuse, will be working to put a spotlight on the issue.

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