Florence R. Crisman Passes Away at Age 99

Florence R. Crisman

Florence R. Crisman, age 99, of Knox, passed away Friday morning, April 10, 2015, at the Redstone Highlands in Greensburg.
Born January 13, 1916 in Blair County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel M. and Ora Crisman and graduated from Clearfield Area High School.
She worked as a substitute mail carrier during the summers of her early college years, received a B.S. Degree in Education from Indiana State College (IUP) in May of 1938 and began teaching business education at the White Memorial School in Knox in September 1938.

Red Brick Gallery Opens 2015 Season With “Dancing Off The Canvas” ACV Student Art Show

Sampling of ACV student's art.

Foxburg, PA – The Red Brick Gallery in Foxburg, PA will open its 2015 exhibition season on April 11 with “Dancing Off the Canvas” - a multimedia exhibit featuring artworks created by local students from Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School. The art show will be on exhibition through Sunday, April 19 and is the first show to feature students' works. More than 85 A-C Valley School high school students in Anita Allen's art classes have created 100 works of art inspired by the dance which will be a part of the student art exhibit.

ACV Dev. Corp. and Clarion Hospital Considering Filing for Injunction Against Butler VA’s Plan to Move Clarion County VA Outpatient Clinic

ACV Medical Center and VA Outpatient Clinic

Since 2005, under contract with Butler VA Healthcare, Clarion Hospital has operated a veteran’s clinic at the A-C Valley Medical Center in Foxburg, Pa. The Allegheny-Clarion Valley Development Corporation, a community development organization, constructed and maintains the building and the Hospital provides the staff addressing the health needs of veterans from the four adjoining counties. The VA contract for the clinic and services was set to expire on March 31, 2015, so the contract renewal was put out for bid in July 2014.

UPDATE: Clarion Hospital Signs Extension Contract with the Butler VA


Late this afternoon the Butler VA and Clarion Hospital signed a five month extension for the Outpatient Clinic at the ACV Medical Center in Foxburg, PA.
The contract will run from April 1, 2015 through August 31, 2015, thus allowing VA outpatient services to continue without interruption at the Foxburg clinic.

VA Outpatient Contract Extension is Anticipated But Not Certain for ACV Medical Center

ACV Medical Center and VA Outpatient Clinic

VA Outpatient Contract Extension is Anticipated
But Not Certain for ACV Medical Center

Allegheny Grille Hosts Firemen’s Thank You Dinner

Buffet line at the Allegheny Grille, Foxburg, PA

As a way to say thank you for their dedication, hard work, training and attentiveness to the emergencies that arise, the Allegheny Grille in Foxburg, with the cooperation of the community, patrons and staff, local firemen were treated to a buffet dinner on Monday, March 23, 2015. Victims of the fire in Emlenton on February 5th were invited as well. More than 110 firemen, and their wives, from Parker, Perry Twp., St. Petersburg and Emlenton, and the ACV Ambulance Service attended the buffet.
Everyone was welcomed to the event with Jeremy Borkowski, assistant manager, serving as MC.

- Knox Mayor’s Spotlight - "Sportsmen Outfitters"

Sportsmen Outfitters - Knox, PA - Randy Culberson, Owner

This month the business spotlight rolls over to “SPORTSMEN OUTFITTERS” at 526 East State Street here in Knoxerland.

SPORTSMEN OUTFITTERS is a full service supplier of everything & anything that any Sportsman would ever want or need. Folks come from miles around to shop at Sportsmen Outfitters here in Knox.

Emlenton Resident, Sara E. McNany, Dies at Age 100

Sara E. McNany

Sara E. McNany, 100, of Crawford Corners Rd., Emlenton, Scrubgrass Twp., Venango County, went to be with the Lord, Sunday afternoon, March 8, 2015 at Orchard Manor in Grove City.

Sara was born in Scrubgrass Twp. on September 2, 1914. She was the daughter of Arthur J. and Anna Hagerty Milford.

Self-Publishing Conference to Be Held


It seems everyone has a book in mind that they’d love to write. Some only want to give copies to their friends and relatives; others would like to sell their book. But the process of putting their ideas on paper and getting them printed into book form can seem to be an overwhelming task.
The staff at Mechling Bookbindery/Bookbinders Workshop, of Chicora, hopes to calm the fears of would-be writers. They are holding a “Self-Publishing Conference” on Saturday, April 25, 2015 for those who want to see their dream come true.

Mass of Thanksgiving to Held for Local Firemen

Local Fireman

On the night of Thursday, February 5th, the Emlenton Mill burned down. Also destroyed was the household and business of Amy Whitehill, Amy’s Closet.  This was a great tragedy for our community, but also an occasion of great heroism and civic virtue. St. Michael’s Church in Emlenton will be offering thanks to God for the gift of our brave firefighters. On Saturday, March 14th, St. Michael’s parish invite the firefighters of the Emlenton borough and the surrounding area to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at 5 P.M.

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