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Susq. Twp. talks Francis Street bridge progress Vol. 125 No. 19

USPS 044-380

By Amber Stich

of Mainline Newspapers

The Francis Street Bridge was again a major focus of the Susquehanna Township Supervisors at their May 1 meeting. Residents have addressed the supervisors since the Troy Street bridge was closed due to structural concerns. Residents continued to express concern with the extended closure of the Troy Street bridge and with the supervisors repairing the Francis Street bridge first. The supervisors have expressed their understanding

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and said they are trying everything they can to address the issue. The township supervisors received a grant for the Francis Street bridge, which is why that project is moving forward, but no grant money was received to repair Troy Street bridge. This month, the supervisors said they had positive news regarding the current Francis Street bridge project. The engineer said the drawings for the project are finally complete and they are only waiting on three easements, before work can SEE BRIDGE, PAGE 7A

Summer fun

Broden Berish, Jerimiah Hoffman and Jiovanni Warner enjoy some sweet treats during the Local Heroes event held at Contres-Greer Social Hall Saturday, May 5. Photo by Amber Stich.

Local fire, EMS and police personnel honored through Local Heroes Event

By Amber Stich

of Mainline Newspapers

For our Firemen

Billy and Cora Tobin show their support of emergency service personnel during the Local Heroes event held at Contres-Greer Social Hall Saturday, May 5. Photo by Amber Stich.

Clearfield Township talks 2018 road project

By Amber Stich

of Mainline Newspapers

At the Clearfield Township supervisors meeting held May 3, the supervisors discussed their plans for this summer’s road project and whether they would do a full paving project or just sealcoat roads. This discussion was spurred by the deadline to apply for county aid for their road projects and the need to produce a total estimated project cost. The supervisors said that sealcoating was the way to go for this year.

“Most of our roads are in pretty good shape,” said vice-chairman Joseph Vescovi. “So we should look into keeping them that way.” After reviewing the roads that could used a sealcoat, the supervisors chose five roads in close proximity to each other to add onto the project list this year: Walnut Hollow, Stoltz, Bender, Grozanick, and Level roads. This would put the milage for the project at about four miles, which then allowed the supervisors to estimate how much their project would cost. They then made and passed a motion to submit their application for county aid with a total estimated project cost at about $80,000. The supervisors also approved the secretary to work on obtainSEE PROJECT, PAGE 2A

On Saturday, May 5, Girl Scout Troop 46463 hosted its second Local Heroes Event at Contres-Greer Social Hall. This event allowed children and community members to meet with local police, firemen and emergency medical service personnel to learn more about what they do and break down the walls that may exist between them. Three local fire companies, as well as a multitude of local police departments and EMS personnel were in attendance for the event. They brought their vehicles so the community could have a closer look at a police car, ambulance and fire

Supporting heroes

truck in a safe, non-emergency situation. The event also featured games, crafts and face painting for children, information on emergency services and food for attendees. Junior Girl Scout Troop 46463 leader Kim Laverick said the troop came up with the event as a form of community outreach when the girls were working toward achieving their Bronze Awards. The Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve, represents how Girl Scouts can use their skills and interests to take action and make a difference in their communities. Laverick said the event has grown much bigger than what they expected, and they are

happy to see the community support their local heroes who keep them and their community safe. Girl Scout Mya Calhoun said the event helps her and others realize these figures in uniforms are just everyday people who are there to protect you if you need it. “When you see things on TV, it can be scary, but if you know what they do it makes you realize, ‘Hey, they are not so bad,’” Calhoun said. “It’s been very informative.” The event also featured demonstrations by the Madera Fire Company search and rescue team, which featured dogs tracking a “lost” child to show

SEE HEROES, PAGE 3A

Girl Scout Troop 46463 members and leaders stand with some of the local police officers who attended their Local Heroes Event May 5 at Contres-Greer Social Hall. Submitted photo.

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