Photo submitted to Times Observer Students participating in the Legion essay contest at Eisenhower were recently awarded their prizes. This year’s subject was “What is the significance of the red, white, and blue of the American Flag?” Pictured are Richard Morgan from Sugar Grove Post 758, Caleb Penley, 1st place, 8th grade, Caroline Smith, 1st place, 6th grade, Logan Degnan, 2nd place, Peyton Kellogg, 3rd place, 6th grade, and Ericka Alm, principal.

Improving internet?

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, residents from Farmington Township will be holding a meeting at the Lander Fire Hall to discuss options for improving the internet service in the Russell, Lander, Sugar Grove area. There will be a representative on hand from WestPA.net to answer questions.

Class lunch

The Warren High School class of 1951 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Conewango Club.


The Warren High School class of 1953 will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at New Beginnings in Sugar Grove.

Heroes support group

Heroes, a support group for parents of children with all disabilities, will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Jefferson DeFrees Family Center (Jefferson Room), with William A. Clark, D.Ed., executive director of BEi, as guest speaker.

The topic of the meeting is an overview of the history of BEi and its services in Warren Forest and McKean counties.

This is a kid-friendly meeting with activities for the children.

For more information, visit HEROES on Facebook.

Bridge results

Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Audrey Cable was first and Connie Michell was second. At the Woman’s Club Thursday afternoon, Tana Fegely and Connie Michell were first and second. Patty Baker placed first Thursday evening at the library with Connie Michell in second.

Church meetings

The Swedish Union Church and Cemetery of Tidioute Spring Meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the Swedish Union Church on Swede Road in Tidioute. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Grant writing workshop

Allegheny Center for the Arts will host an arts grant writing workshop. The workshop will be presented by the Council of arts of Erie. The grants are available through Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts. Grants are available for individual artists and organizations. Grants up to $2,500 are available to support performances, exhibitions, and other art projects. The applications would be due June 20, 2019

The workshop will be on the second floor of Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church at 444 Pa Avenue West from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Email Allegheny Center for the arts@gmail.com for questions. Reservations aren’t required but would help ACA to set up.

Poker run fundraiser

The MacArthur Club Veterans’ Benevolent Association of Youngsville will host its fourth annual motorcycle poker run to raise money for a scholarship fund it has started for Warren County and, this year, also including Corry seniors.

Formally known as Rally in the Valley, this year’s ride is called Allegheny Freedom Ride to be held on Saturday, June 1, and open to motorcycles, and cars. The ride is around 130 miles and will lead back to the club on Mead Run road in Youngsville for a BBQ, door prizes, and entertainment. The ticket cost will be $25 per person and include dinner and an event T-shirt.

“If all goes to plan, we expect to award several $500 scholarships this year,” said Scholarship Chairman Amanda Roberts.

Last year, the club was able to give out four $500 dollar scholarships to Warren County graduating seniors.

The scholarship is available to any Warren County or Corry senior who is currently, or will be enlisting, into the armed forces after graduation.

According to Barry Mohr, Macarthur Club vice commander, and Julie Mohr, club secretary, “We think that it is important to not only support our servicemen and servicewomen of the past but also of the future. It seems as though there are plenty of scholarships for academic achievement, but none that reward our youth for making the commitment, and sacrifice for the freedom of this great nation.”

The Macarthur Club Veterans’ Benevolent Association, founded in 2016, is a non-profit private social club. Since its establishment, its membership has raised money for veteran’s projects such as Citizens Assisting Veterans, Snowflakes for Soldiers, as well as Liberty Way Veterans’ outreach center located in Lander.

The MacArthur Club is a unique group of patriots who are inherently committed to providing support to veterans and their families.

Applications for the scholarship are available in the Warren, Eisenhower, Youngsville, Sheffield, Tidioute Charter, Warren County Christian, and Career Center guidance offices as well as Corry High School.

For more information, to make a contribution, or to buy a ticket, contact Mandy Proper, ride chairman, at (814) 779-5171, or Kevin Blakeslee, club commander, at (814) 779-8587.

Halls of Ivy

McKenna Darts of Warren recently received the Award for Artistic Excellence in Photography in Jamestown Community College’s annual juried student art and design show

The exhibition is on display until May 9. The Weeks Gallery is located on the second floor of the Sheldon Center on the JCC campus. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.


Kaitlin Sedon, a 2016 graduate from Warren Area High School, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford with her Bachelor of Science degree in Radiological Science. While at UPB, Kaitlin was an XAE inductee into the National College Athlete Honor Society, and captain of the two-time AMCC Volleyball Team. This summer, she will complete her final rotation at Olean General Hospital in Olean, N.Y.

She is the daughter of Bob and Andrea Sedon of Russell.

Fire services meeting

A fire services meeting will be held Thursday, May 9, at Sugar Grove Fire Hall. Dinner is at 7 p.m. with the meeting to follow.

Penn/York dancers

Penn/York Campers will be square dancing at Leisure Lake Campground in Corry this weekend. On Friday, May 10, there will be an informal dance, and on Saturday, May 11, there will be a formal dance. Both dances start at 7 p.m. Don Yosten will be the caller. All area square dancers are welcome. For questions, call Pete Engman at 726-0687. Penn/York is a member of the National Square Dance Campers Association, Inc.


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