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Icy picnic -
This snow-covered picnic table looks like it is sitting on Glendale Lake, while two ice fishing houses actually are on the lake in the background. (Photo by Terry Whetstone)

Windy Hill Village receives $1,500 grant
Saturday, January 31, 2015
PHILIPSBURG - Windy Hill Village, a Presbyterian Senior Living community and a Masterpiece Living community, recently received a grant of $1,500 in support of its "$100,000 for 100 Campaign" from First Energy Foundation.
First Energy Foundation is committed through its grant program to improving the vitality of communities, promoting local and regional economic development, advancing an educated workforce by supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education initiatives, and supporting community, leadership and volunteer interests of First Energy employees.
"The grant to Windy Hill Village from First Energy Foundation reflects its focus on organizations within our service areas that support our priorities," according to Dee Lowery, president of the First Energy Foundation. more...
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Pickleball has come to the Clearfield YMCA. The game is a combination of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. The sport is played with a wiffle ball-like ball, racquets that look like a combination of racquetball racquets and ping-pong paddles, and a tennis-like net. The game is played on a badminton-sized court and has rules similar to tennis. It is played as singles or doubles and can be played indoors or outdoors. The Clearfield YMCA is planning to start the area's first eight-week pickleball league. Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America. According to the USA Pickleball Association, it tripled in size from 2010-2014 and has more than 150,000 active participants. The late U.S. Rep. Joel Pritchard, a Republican congressman from the state of Washington, invented the game in 1967 as a game the whole family could play together. There are two stories on how the sport got its name. Some claim it was named after Pritchard's cocker spaniel, Pickles, who would chase the ball. The other is that Pritchard named the game after pickle boat crewmen, who were made up of a combination of crews from several boats. Shown are Fred Ammerman and Scott Cline playing pickleball at the YMCA on Wednesday. (Photos by Jeff Corcino)

West Branch boys fall in battle of ICC North leaders
Saturday, January 31, 2015
By Jaclyn Yingling Sports Editor
ALLPORT - The West Branch boys basketball team had only suffered one loss all season, losing to Bellwood-Antis on the road.
The Warriors hosted the Blue Devils on Friday for the big rematch, with both teams coming into the Inter-County Conference with one loss.
Unfortunately for West Branch, it was never really a contest.
Bellwood-Antis broke out to an 18-2 lead before rolling over the Warriors, 67-49. more...

West Branch's Austin Krise drives to the hoop as Bellwood-Antis' Nathan Davis defends on Friday night. The Warriors were defeated, 67-49. (Photo by Rich Murawski)

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