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Setup and preparation for the annual Clearfield County Fair is underway at the fairgrounds. This vendor is pictured setting up the signs on their popcorn, cotton candy and caramel corn stand. (Photo by Emily Miller)


It's go-time! Last-minute fair preparations underway
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Tyler Kolesar Staff Writer The 155th Clearfield County Fair will be up and running come Sunday, but the Clearfield Fair Board, volunteers, and vendors don't just waive a magic wand to get everything going.
A lot of hard work behind the scenes takes place months and weeks prior. Fair Manager Greg Hallstrom said there are plenty of vendors that set up shop this week.
"The people that are here right now, they have an off week," Hallstrom stated, while other vendors are currently attending other fairs in the state and nearby areas. Those vendors will come in this Sunday and get their booths in order.
As far as physical labor and work done by more...
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Hot Dog! Retiree brings New York flavor to Clearfield corner
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Emily Miller Staff Writer  Hot dogs! Get your hot dogs!
Thanks to Paul Akat, the Big Apple and Clearfield have something in common: a hot dog stand.
For about a year, Akat has been serving up hot dogs and sausages out of his stand in front of the Clearfield County Courthouse.
Originally from Long Island, New York, the retired Riker's Island correctional officer of 20 years came to Penfield seven years ago.
"I was looking for something other than my pension," Akat said. I approached the owner who was selling the stand and I bo more...

 

One hot dog, coming right up! Paul Akat serves up one hot dog to a customer in front of the courthouse on Tuesday. His stand offers hot dogs, sausages, nachos and cheese, chips and soda. (Photo by Emily Miller)



Clearfield County Commissioners reluctant to bail out airport
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Jeff Corcino Staff Writer The Clearfield-Jefferson Counties Regional Airport Authority, which operates the DuBois Regional Airport, is in a financial hole, and the Clearfield County Commissioners expressed their reluctance to bail them out at Tuesday's commissioners meeting.
The financial situation at the airport has deteriorated to the point that the entity hasn't had enough funds to pay for an audit since 2012.
The airport authority is required by the state to have an independent audit performed annually, according to county Solicitor Kim Kesner more...

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