GANT RELOAD: Week of Dec. 22

The weekly reload gives readers a look back upon the most noteworthy stories of their work week.  It contains the big headlines, as well as a few stories you might have missed. It might even include a story or two of the lighter side.

The reload will be posted each weekend for your perusal. For most part, the reload will be filled with local headlines, but every now and again, a state, world or national story will make the list.

Clearfield United Way Campaign Reaches 89% Mark

CLEARFIELD – Volunteers from the Clearfield Area United Way announced $16,190 in new campaign donations at a report luncheon recently at the St. Charles Café.

The new donations bring the total raised by the CAUW to $216,181.37, or 89 percent, of the $245,500 2014-15 goal. Funds raised help 24 local member agencies located throughout eastern, southern and central Clearfield County.

GANT Announces Partnership with CNN to Broaden, Increase News Content

CLEARFIELD – GANT Media LLC today announced its partnership with CNN, which offers a digital network that’s consistently the No. 1 current events and news destination on the web and the world’s most extensively utilized news service.

Average Gas Prices Fall 7.3 Cents in PA

PENNSYLVANIA – Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 7.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.69 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,269 gas outlets in Pennsylvania.

Echevarria Gets State Prison in Assault Case

CLEARFIELD – A Reynoldsville man accused of assaulting two people outside a DuBois home was sentenced to state prison during colloquy court in Clearfield County.

North Korea’s Internet Still Spotty

Internet service in North Korea was intermittent on Tuesday, according to Dyn Research, a company that monitors Internet performance.

Church Gives Unique Offerings to Cookie, Pizza Delivery Persons

HYDE – In Acts 20:35, The Lord Jesus himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

In recent services, congregational members at the Hyde Wesleyan Church have studied the meaning of “living generously.” Pastor Stevan Sheets blessed congregational members in both of his services Sunday with an opportunity to give a “unique” offering.

Clearfield Foundation Announces New Fund

CLEARFIELD – The Curwensville Public Library has established a special building fund with the Clearfield County Charitable Foundation.

Recently, the library received money from an estate, according to Debbie Bowser of the Curwensville Library Building Corp., and they decided the best use of the money would be to invest the money with the CCCF to allow the funds to grow.

Clearfield Commissioners Approve Budget Without Tax Increase

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Commissioners passed a resolution finalizing its 2015 budget without any tax increase at yesterday’s regular meeting.

The county’s budget maintains real estate taxes at 18.5 mills. The millage rate has been 18.5 mills since 2011, according to previous reports.

Bawden Pleads Guilty to Stealing from DuBois Employers

CLEARFIELD – A former DuBois woman charged with stealing from her employers pleaded guilty in Clearfield County Court.

Mary Beth Bawden, 53, whose address is now listed as Erie, pleaded guilty to felony counts of theft in one case and access device issued to another who did not authorize use and theft in a second case.

Clearfield Elementary Students Perform Holiday Concert
2014 Entertainment Hits and Misses

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