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39 years as RN at Warren General

Chris Sonney has seen a lot in 39 years as a registered nurse at Warren General Hospital. People come and go. The technology changes. And, once in a while, there is a new medical concern — perhaps a novel coronavirus. Her mother’s enjoyment of the field — she spent 30 years as a ...

‘Good lesson’

Some youthful volunteers were out honoring veterans at St. Joseph Cemetery on Thursday. Four young ladies, none of them yet 16 years of age, did the bulk of the work of placing flags in the 1,200 veterans markers at the cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day. Scottlynn (9) and Madalynn ...

Conservation District names Forest Landowner of Year

Vinnie Marold is Warren County Conservation District’s Forest Landowner of 2019. When he was young, Marold wanted to be a forester, according to a release from the conservation district. “Life took him in a different direction, but now he is returning to his dream.” He now owns 220 ...

Stabilization for PA’s streams

This is Conservation District Week. The Times Observer is publishing a series of articles — this is the third of four — on the history of Conservation Districts and how they work today; the effect of Conservation Districts on agriculture; their role in dirt and gravel road projects, stream ...

County’s Conservation District names Educator, Youth Volunteers of the Year

Heather Cass is the Warren County Conservation District’s Conservation Educator of 2019. “Heather is an avid gardener and passionate educator,” according to the announcement from the conservation district. At Tidioute Community Charter School, Cass, the office manager, is involved in ...

Warren County Conservation District and its role in ‘wise land use’

This is Conservation District Week. The Times Observer will be publishing a series of articles on the history of Conservation Districts and how they work today; the effect of Conservation Districts on agriculture; their role in dirt and gravel road projects, stream stabilization projects, and ...

Helping people understand, appreciate the environment

The Warren County Conservation District’s Environmental Education program is a constantly growing curriculum aimed at helping people understand and appreciate Warren County’s natural environment and natural resources. The District provides hands-on educational programs used to reach youth, ...

12th birthday

Photos submitted to Times Observer Caleb Jakubczak had quite the reaction for his 12th birthday, which saw law enforcement (inset) and fire personnel, as well as family and friends, drive by his house, honking and waving.

Warren County School District Trivia Night Zoom-ing past COVID

The Magna Carta. July 16, 1969. Greenland Shark. COVID-19 can’t hold Warren County School District Trivia Night down. That’s right, Trivia Night Quarantine Edition kicks off at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14. “Students will be competing with teams from within their own households and will ...

Many faces

Billboards promoting May as Mental Health Awareness Month have been popping up all around Warren County. Much like mental health issues pop up all around us. CORE (Choosing Openness Regarding Experiences) and the Warren County School District teamed up to offer a contest — prior to ...

Feelings ‘jumble up’

Words. They can be used as a weapon. They can also be used to heal, which is what Youngsville High School senior Dakota Hensel is trying to convey in her art for Mental Health Awareness Month. CORE (Choosing Openness Regarding Experiences) and the Warren County School District teamed up ...

‘Outstanding Creativity’

“And the winners are...” Eisenhower Middle School for “Outstanding Creativity” in the Forest Oil Region contest of “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing” for Venango, Warren, Forest, and Clarion counties. The virtual awards event premiered on YouTube this week and can be viewed by ...

School lunch heroes

For more than a month, the summer lunch program has been running fast and furious outside of its normal timeline. To recognize the many individuals who are making a difference in our community by providing nutritious meals to students including those who may not have that opportunity at home, ...

‘At the front door’

Tough times often hit those who give as well as those who need. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office and Warren County Jail are helping to make sure The Salvation Army has what it needs to help people. On Thursday, deputies collected a donation from Walmart of 1,032 food items valued at ...

City awards bids for sensory playground construction

Warren City Council has approved bids for the sensory playground project at Lacy Park. The action to award two contracts was undertaken during a special council meeting held virtually on Thursday. City Engineer Chad Yurisic said a bid opening was held on Wednesday. There were two contracts ...

Those tricky sweet peas

I have always loved sweet peas, a flowering annual of many colors and sweet fragrance. As a little girl I helped my grandmother plant her presoaked sweet pea seeds against the lattice wall of the summer house. This garden tradition always took place on Good Friday so that the spring moon would ...

Briefs…

Birdathon 2020 With the need for social distancing, Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) is taking a different approach to its Birdathon 2020 fundraiser on Saturday, May 2. The rain-or-shine event raises money for the Ryan Exline Memorial Fund that awards $500 to a local student pursuing ...