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Shaw clarifies volunteer background check requirements
Friday, November 27, 2015
By Dianne Byers Staff Writer MAHAFFEY - Clearfield County District Attorney William Shaw spoke to approximately 10 persons Monday at Mahaffey Firehall to clarify requirements under the state's child protective services law.
Shaw was invited by Community Volunteer Fire Department of Mahaffey to discuss the law with emphasis on what is required of volunteers.
Shaw said the law, which is now known as Act. 15 of 2015, amended the previous decree to make clear which adult volunteers need certifications or background checks and dismissed fees associated with state certifications.
"The goal of the statute is to protect children," Shaw said. more...
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The Progress to publish 'Letters to Santa'
Friday, November 27, 2015
By Dianne Byers Staff Writer Tis the season for Progressland's smallest residents to make their wishes known to the North Pole's chief resident. Whether they include a list of coveted toys, inquiries about the elves or Mrs. Claus or a personal question to the jolly old elf, The Progress is hoping kids will share the letters they pen to Santa Claus.

West Branch boys return all but one starter for this season
Friday, November 27, 2015
By Jaclyn Yingling Sports Editor ALLPORT - Most high school teams would be satisfied with 22 wins and a trip to the District 6 title game.
But the West Branch boys basketball team is always continuing to shoot for loftier goals, meaning last year is a distant memory. more...

Warrior letterwinners - The West Branch wrestling team returns 10 letterwinners for the upcoming season. Front row, from left, are Johnathan Bobbert, John Conklin, Nick Sample, Joey Couteret and Dylan Confer. Standing are Hunter Parks, Dan Ryder, Vince McDowell, Clayton Green and Trey Kalke. (Photo by Rich Murawski)
West Branch wrestling returns 10 letterwinners
Friday, November 27, 2015
By Rich Murawski Assistant Sports Editor
ALLPORT - The West Branch wrestling team has been on quite a run.
The Warriors have won 97 dual meets in the last four seasons and made the trip to the PIAA Team Dual Tournament in all four.
They've been able to do it despite losing key members of the team each year and having less than 20 kids in the room. And that's the challenge that lies ahead for eighth-year head coach Jason Bainey and his 10 returning letterwinners.
Gone to graduation are Buzzy Maines, Conor Myers, Luke Slippey, Kris Smeal and more...

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