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Bruner family name synonymous with success at Indiana County Fair

Bruner family name synonymous with success at Indiana County Fair

- CASEY KELLY

Each year, when the results from the Indiana County Fair events and competitions are released, there’s bound to be a few repeating names. But throughout the years, one Blairsville family has dominated the winner’s circle, taking home prizes in a wide variety of the fair’s categories.

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Kiss a Pig contest raises funds for club
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Kiss a Pig contest raises funds for club
11 hours ago - - KAYLA GRUBE
Evergreen Boys and Girls Club held a fundraiser during the summer to benefit the children served by the club. Local “celebrities” raised donations, and the top three candidates who “brought home the most bacon” had to kiss a live pig Tuesday. [Read More]
Shawl auction to benefit scholarship Shawl auction to benefit scholarship
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For the past 30 years, the Indiana County Lead Line Contest has been part of the Indiana County Fair. [Read More]
Unemployment rate increases for July Unemployment rate increases for July
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Indiana County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July increased 0.4 percent to 7.4 percent, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. [Read More]
Film series to launch Friday Film series to launch Friday
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The Center for Community Growth will launch the second half of its 2016 Film Series, Getting Local, on Friday at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse with the environmental film “How To Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change,” directed by Josh Fox. [Read More]
PennDOT schedules road work PennDOT schedules road work
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PennDOT has scheduled the following maintenance and construction activities in Indiana County next week: [Read More]
United Way sets campaign for Sept. 27 United Way sets campaign for Sept. 27
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The 2016 United Way of Indiana County campaign will kick off with the theme “Stayin’ Alive for 85!” at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Park Inn by Radisson, 1395 Wayne Ave., White Township. [Read More]
ICCAP to hold food distribution ICCAP to hold food distribution
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ICCAP will hold a food distribution Thursday at the Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Plumville. [Read More]
Patriots group plans 9/11 dinner
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Sept. 11 has been designated as National Patriots’ Day. In keeping with this as a day of remembrance, the Indiana Armstrong Patriots are sponsoring its first Patriot’s Day Dinner on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 5 p.m. at Rustic Lodge in Indiana. [Read More]
Local author to hold book signing
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Local author Janice Dembosky will have a book signing Sept. 8 at the Burrell Township Library, Black Lick. [Read More]
South Carolina gospel group to minister in Indiana
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Commandment 11, a contemporary gospel group from Simpsonville, S.C., will be ministering at the Christ Bible Fellowship Church, 178 Old Route 119 South, at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. [Read More]

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IUP BASKETBALL:: Women slate exhibition games IUP BASKETBALL:: Women slate exhibition games
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IUP women’s basketball coach Tom McConnell announced the addition of two exhibition games to the Crimson Hawks’ preseason schedule. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF ROUNDUP: Northern Cambria improves to 5-0 HIGH SCHOOL GOLF ROUNDUP: Northern Cambria improves to 5-0
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HASTINGS — In a clash of the top two teams in the conference, Northern Cambria improved to 5-0 by defeating Ligonier Valley, 202-222, in a Heritage Conference boys’ golf match Tuesday at Cambrian Hills Golf Course. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Indiana girls drop match to Seneca Valley HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Indiana girls drop match to Seneca Valley
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ELLWOOD CITY — Indiana lost to Seneca Valley, 207-215, in a WPIAL girls’ golf match at the Connoquenessing Country Club on Tuesday. [Read More]
Dead heat highlights races at county fair Dead heat highlights races at county fair
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A dead heat highlighted the first day of harness racing at the Indiana County Fair. [Read More]
Renovation begins at First Commonwealth Field Renovation begins at First Commonwealth Field
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Workers placed 40-foot poles in the ground as part of the Homer City Area Athletic Booster Club’s renovation project at First Commonwealth Field in Center Township. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Dog days are here
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ZEKE WILSON: Dog days are here
2 days ago - - ZEKE WILSON
The heavy rainfall that ushered in the week did a fine job of washing the landscape and cleaning the creeks. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Topwater lures attract bass in late summer, early fall
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JEFF KNAPP: Topwater lures attract bass in late summer, early fall
2 days ago - - JEFF KNAPP
After launching the boat at the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s Franklin launch, I motored a couple hundred yards upriver to the base of a small riffle. Traffic buzzed over the nearby bridge that carries Route 322 over the Allegheny River, near the spot where French Creek joins. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Northern Cambria stays unbeaten HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Northern Cambria stays unbeaten
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KITTANNING — Northern Cambria upped its record to 4-0 by besting West Shamokin, 215-234, in a Heritage Conference boys’ golf match Monday at Deertrak Golf Club. [Read More]
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Indiana wins section opener HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Indiana wins section opener
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NATRONA HEIGHTS — Indiana didn’t lose a set and routed Highlands, 5-0, in its WPIAL Section 3-AA opener in girls’ tennis action Monday. [Read More]
SANDLOT BASEBALL: Bob’s Pizza, Moran Financial score wins SANDLOT BASEBALL: Bob’s Pizza, Moran Financial score wins
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Bob’s Pizza shut out Bowman’s Coins, 6-0, and Moran Financial beat George’s Pro Shop, 13-5, in Indiana Over-40 League baseball games Sunday at the White Township Recreation Complex. [Read More]

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Second man sentenced in January robbery of student Second man sentenced in January robbery of student
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An Erie man was given a suspended jail term Monday after admitting to his part in the reported robbery and abduction of an Indiana University of Pennsylvania student just before the spring semester in Indiana. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Indiana Borough police reported Briana Marin was cited with public drunkenness today at Sheetz, 768 Wayne Ave. [Read More]
ACCIDENTS ACCIDENTS
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State police reported a car driven by Joseph Grendle, of Home, and a motorcycle driven by Albert Moyta, of Ford City, collided at Route 422 and Hawk Hollow Road at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. [Read More]
Police: Wife in kidnapping found dead Police: Wife in kidnapping found dead
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PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania woman kidnapped by her husband who previously was charged with holding her captive has been found dead in a barn, while he is hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, state police said today. [Read More]
Police: Man made bail, kidnapped wife Police: Man made bail, kidnapped wife
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PITTSBURGH — A man free on bond while awaiting trial on charges he abducted and beat his wife while holding her captive for nearly two weeks earlier this summer kidnapped her again Tuesday and is on the run, state police said. [Read More]
Corrections officer charged in death of K-9 left in hot car Corrections officer charged in death of K-9 left in hot car
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BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania corrections officer has been charged after a drug-detecting police dog in his care died last month after it was left in a hot vehicle for 2½ hours during a training exercise. [Read More]
Man uses sledgehammer to rescue baby from hot car Man uses sledgehammer to rescue baby from hot car
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HOWELL, N.J. (AP) — Police say a man used a sledgehammer to rescue a baby from a hot car at a New Jersey shopping center. [Read More]
Agencies place flags for DUI awareness campaign Agencies place flags for DUI awareness campaign
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Several agencies cooperating in a DUI awareness campaign for the Labor Day holiday placed 24 flags outside the Indiana County Court House on Monday, each flag representing an alcohol-related fatality in Indiana County in the past five years. [Read More]
Personal care home owners waive hearing in OD death Personal care home owners waive hearing in OD death
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CLYMER — The owners of a northern Indiana County personal care home have opted to face possible trial on allegations that they failed to properly care for a resident who died in 2014 of a drug overdose. [Read More]
POLICE LOG POLICE LOG
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Indiana police reported Jacob Carey, an IUP student from Bridgeville, Allegheny County, was found intoxicated at 1:32 a.m. Friday when officers responded to a report of a naked man on North Ninth Street. [Read More]

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Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 31: Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 31:
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, Aug. 30, 2016: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 30: Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 30:
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today... [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, Aug. 29, 2016: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 29 Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 29
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today: [Read More]
HOSPITAL NOTES HOSPITAL NOTES
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Indiana Regional Medical Center, weekend activity: [Read More]
Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 28: Gazette readers' birthdays, Aug. 28:
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Be sure to wish a happy birthday to these Gazette readers when you see them today... [Read More]
50th ANNIVERSARY: Joseph and Phyllis Bestvina 50th ANNIVERSARY: Joseph and Phyllis Bestvina
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Joseph and Phyllis (Widdowson) Bestvina, of Clymer, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. [Read More]
BOY OF THE MONTH: Jacob Kovalchick BOY OF THE MONTH: Jacob Kovalchick
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The Indiana Optimist Club recently selected Jacob Kovalchick as its Boy of the Month for August, the 704th Boy of the Month since the program began. [Read More]
Avonmore woman serving in U.S. Navy Avonmore woman serving in U.S. Navy
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Ensign Susan Funk, of Avonmore, conned the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason in the Gulf of Aden during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie on Aug. 15. [Read More]

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Police: Wife in kidnapping found dead Police: Wife in kidnapping found dead
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PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania woman kidnapped by her husband who previously was charged with holding her captive has been found dead in a barn, while he is hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, state police said today. [Read More]
State lawmakers confirm Beemer as attorney general State lawmakers confirm Beemer as attorney general
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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania lawmakers made a hasty return to the state Capitol from their summer recess on Tuesday as they rushed through a replacement for the state’s convicted ex-attorney general. [Read More]
Senators demand answers on EpiPen revenues
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WASHINGTON — In a sign of growing concern in Congress, 20 Democratic senators are demanding answers about steep price hikes for the life-saving EpiPen injector device. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: McCain defeats Republican challengers to win Arizona primary CAMPAIGN 2016: McCain defeats Republican challengers to win Arizona primary
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PHOENIX — Sen. John McCain beat back a primary challenge Tuesday from a Republican tea party activist to win the right to seek a sixth term in November in a race that has been inundated with questions about GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: In political gamble, Trump to make surprising trip to Mexico CAMPAIGN 2016: In political gamble, Trump to make surprising trip to Mexico
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EVERETT, Wash. — Donald Trump will make a quick visit to Mexico today, meeting with the president of a nation he derided as the home of rapists and criminals. The trip is a politically risky move for the Republican presidential nominee less than 10 weeks before the election. [Read More]
State Department: Benghazi emails involving Clinton recovered by FBI State Department: Benghazi emails involving Clinton recovered by FBI
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WASHINGTON — The State Department says about 30 emails that may be related to the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI’s recently closed investigation into her use of a private server. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Rubio, Murphy win Florida's Senate primaries CAMPAIGN 2016: Rubio, Murphy win Florida's Senate primaries
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio’s presidential aspirations and insistence that he was done with the Senate didn’t hurt him with GOP voters, now it’s time to see if the rest of Florida will be as forgiving as he seeks a second term. [Read More]
Airstrike kills key IS leader Airstrike kills key IS leader
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BEIRUT — The Islamic State group’s spokesman and chief strategist, who laid out the blueprint for the extremist group’s attacks against the West, has been killed while overseeing operations in northern Syria, the group has announced. [Read More]
Obama coming to Carnegie Mellon Obama coming to Carnegie Mellon
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Barack Obama is scheduled to co-host a conference highlighting technical innovations along with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, the White House announced Tuesday. [Read More]
State OKs use of gas waste on road
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MARIETTA (AP) — State regulators are allowing nearly 4,000 tons of natural gas drilling waste to be used in a road project in north-central Pennsylvania. [Read More]

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Letter to the Editor: Career politicians have to go Letter to the Editor: Career politicians have to go
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It seems many voters continue to elect the same Republicans and Democrats into office and then wonder why nothing gets done. On the local level, young people are leaving the state in search of work because most of Pennsylvania does not offer good-paying jobs. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Agreement voiced on bathroom issue Letter to the Editor: Agreement voiced on bathroom issue
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I agree with Carrie Orr, of Indiana, (“We are losing our moral footing,” Aug. 16) when it comes to bathrooms since I have a little great-granddaughter. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Sheriff, staff lauded for honoring mother Letter to the editor: Sheriff, staff lauded for honoring mother
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We’d like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to the Indiana County Sheriff’s Department. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Recommit to God, America: Vote Trump Letter to the editor: Recommit to God, America: Vote Trump
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We are a nation in need of repentance to turn from our pride and back to God. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Character before politics Letter to the Editor: Character before politics
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Something that often gets thrown to the wayside in elections is humanity. As elections approach, constituents begin to see candidates more for their platforms and policies and not who they are as people. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: 'Wings' was once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Letter to the Editor: 'Wings' was once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
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Kudos and congratulations to the Indiana County Jimmy Stewart Airport Authority Board of Directors for bringing the Collings Foundation’s “Wings of Freedom Tour” to Indiana County last week. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Halvorson up-front about election role Letter to the Editor: Halvorson up-front about election role
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After reading the comments of Adam Sedlock recently published in The Indiana Gazette (“Sedlock plans another run as write-in,” Aug. 6), I decided it would be helpful to provide some information about Art Halvorson, a candidate for U.S. representative in the 9th Congressional District. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Words today fail to measure up to past Letter to the Editor: Words today fail to measure up to past
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Words matter. Words have always mattered in our history, from the Declaration of Independence (“We hold these truths to be self evident”) to the inaugural call to action from President John F. Kennedy (“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Raises for state workers seem out of line Letter to the Editor: Raises for state workers seem out of line
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I was shocked that the Friday, Aug. 5, Indiana Gazette ran an article outlining at least three years’ worth of pay raises for state workers, all 40,000 of them. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Many helped make Starlit Night a success Letter to the Editor: Many helped make Starlit Night a success
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I would like to thank the Summit Church, Donna Baughman, Stef McCoy and all the volunteers who helped sponsor and host Starlit Night, a prom for special needs people, on July 29. [Read More]
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