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Service awards were presented at last night's DCNR forest fire wardens training banquet held at Florian Hall in Clearfield. Award recipients, from left in front, are Bradley Miles, 30 years; Mike Holliday, 25 years; Harry Wood, 30 years; and Gerald Bush, 30 years. In back are District Forester John Hecker; Ken Barnes, 35 years; Robert Martin, 25 years; Wayne Wynick, 35 years; William Hendricks, 15 years, Larry Long, 15 years, and Smokey Bear. See full story below. (Photo by Terry Whetstone)


Fire wardens hold banquet
Thursday, October 23, 2014
By Terry Whetstone Staff Writer
The Moshannon State Forest Fire Wardens Training Banquet was held last night at Florian Hall in Clearfield.
This year's main topic was fire wardens and their responsibilities, as Moshannon Forest Fire Investigator Ryan Ling spoke to the crowd about the duties of a fire warden, he had some help for guest speaker Terry Smith, a special investigator in the department of forestry.
Ling said fire wardens have jurisdiction throughout the entire state of Pennsylvania, "From border to border," he said.
Fire wardens are not always members of the local fire company, and he said they don't have to be.
"They have their own home address," Ling said. "They can go on a forest fire anywhere more...
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Diane Milliron of Clearfield snapped this peaceful photo at Shagger's Inn. (Submitted photo)
  WEEKEND EVENTS
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Weekend Events is a weekly feature of The Progress published to alert readers about events planned by nonprofit organizations or events that benefit the community.
All events are open to the public.
To have an event included, submit the information in writing to any office of The Progress by noon Tuesday. Late submissions will not be published, nor will submissions that do not include a contact person and more...

Lady Bison blank Dutch, 2-0
Thursday, October 23, 2014
By Jon Christoff Sports Writer
DUBOIS - The Clearfield girls soccer team inched one step closer on Wednesday night to defending its District 9 Class AA championship, as goals from Raquel Grice and Emily Ryan led the Lady Bison to a 2-0 win over St. Marys in a semifinal matchup at the DuBois Senior High School.
Clearfield controlled the play from the onset and kept the Lady Dutch from registering a quality shot in the contest, as it outshot St. Marys 13-2.
The Lady Bison threatened Lady Dutch keeper Rachel Bauer three times before finally punching one in and cruising to a convincing win. more...

Clearfield's Janelle Wallace, left, boots the ball away from St. Marys' Holly Shields during Wednesday's District 9 Class AA semifinal contest in DuBois. Wallace and the Lady Bison prevailed, 2-0. (Photo by Jon Christoff)

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