BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 12, 2022

GRANT FOR ATV TRAIL ANNOUNCED IN CLINTON COUNTY

A 1.2 million dollar grant has been announced for Clinton County to develop and fund an ATV connector trail between Renovo and Chapman Township.  According to The Express, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn made the announcement for the connector between the Whiskey Springs to Blood Skillet trail, which will include over a mile of trail between Brewery Run Road and Sproul State Forest, which will be ADA accessible.  According to chamber officials there, ATV riding is an increasingly popular outdoor activity and Clinton County has the space for it. 

DEP RECOGNIZES ENERGY SAVINGS IN PAXINOS

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has recognized an upgrade in Paxinos that has resulted in a drop in energy costs up to 70 percent at Dries Orchards.  According to the DEP, the installation at the orchards packing and storage facilities were supported through the Agricultural Energy Efficiency Rebate Program which pays up to 5 thousand dollars per business by utilizing energy efficient technologies like LED lighting. Officials from the orchard say the lighting has improved overall employee morale and quality control. 

SPONSOR A FLAG ON MEMORIAL DAY

If you’d like to sponsor a flag of Honor in Triangle Park in Lock Haven over Memorial Day weekend, the deadline to sign up is May 13th.  According to the Express, The Downtown Lock Have Rotary Club’s annual project brings sponsored full-size flages on 10 foot poles to the park  between May 28th and June 1st.  With a goal of 100 flags for a $35 fee, the money raised goes to local non-profit organizations.  Corporate sponsors are also available this year for $100.  For more information, email RotarySue52@gmail.com.

AMERICAN PICKERS COMING BACK TO PA

If you’ve seen the American Pickers TV show, you know the hosts go to dusty spots all over America to find antiques, well they’re coming back to PA in June and are looking for more spots to pick, hoping to meet Pennsylvanians with unique collections of pickable relics.  If you know of someone in Pennsylvania who has an accumulation of antiques or treasures that are available to be looked at, you’re encouraged to email; Americanpickers@cineflix dot com or get the details on Facebook at GotAPick

ST MARK’S LUTHERAN SPIRE DAMAGE REPAIR

Crews in large cranes were working to remove the spire of St Mark’s Lutheran Church yesterday just off the Market Street Bridge.  According to the Sun Gazette, after wind gusts were reported in early March that damaged the structure, the church will see what repairs can be made and if it can be made less prone to wind damage in the future.  Watch for work crew to be on the scene again today.  Gusts that damaged the spire topped 50 miles per hour.

VETERANS CAN FIND HELP NAVIGATING VA

Representative Joe Hamm, who serves the 84th Legislative District, has announced that he will be holding service hours in his Montoursville office this Wednesday so that veterans and their families can get assistance navigating the VA benefits system or ask other questions.  According to Representative Hamm’s newsletter, William McGovern, a veterans service officer from the American Legion, can assist with Compensation and pension claims,  Education benefits, enrollment in the VA, survivor benefits, state benefits or with medical or military records. Call 570-546-2084 to make an appointment and be prepared to give contact information and a description of their issue, veterans do not need to belong to the Legion to get help. 

PRIMARY ELECTION REMINDERS

With the Primary election in Pennsylvania coming up May 17th, now is the time to start thinking about eligibility and whether you are registered to vote.  An eligible voter is someone who is 18 on or before the day of the primary, has been a citizen of the United States for a month before the election and has been a resident of the election district in which you wish to vote for 30 days.  Only Republicans or Democrats can vote for the candidates in the primary, however ballot questions are for all voters.  The deadline to register is May 2nd, 2022.

FREE MULCH IN SUNBURY

You don’t have to wait long to get free mulch in Sunbury!  According to Sunbury’s Department of Public Works announced the giveaway will be Aril 30th from 7am til noon, while mulch supplies last.  Officials say they will provide a loader and skid steer at the city’s brush pile at North Second Street and John Street to help load the trucks and trailers.  The public can come back as many times as they  want for the free mulch, and the event is not exclusive to Sunbury residents.  Details at sunburypa.org.

SPORTS

Major League Baseball
Guardians 10 Royals 7
Orioles  2   Brewers 0
Phillies 5 Mets four,
Blue Jays 3Yankees 0
Nationals 11 Braves 2
Pirates and Cardinals were postponed with a make up date of June 14.

NHL – Jets beat the Canadians 4-2

The NBA with east and west matchups this week post season – 
Cleveland is in Brooklyn @7pm and LA in Minnesota play 9:30.  Charlotte & Atlanta and San Antonio & New Orleans play 9th vs 10th place matchups tomorrow.

PIAA District 4
Varsity Baseball

Central Dauphin 6                 Williamsport 0
Loyalsock 6                            Warrior Run 2
North Penn Mansfield 16     Williamson 6
Shikellamy 9                         Shamokin 1
Central Columbia 7               Hughesville 0
Midd-west 3                           Bloomsburg 0
Southern Columbia 15         CMVT 0
Central mountain 7                Lewisburg 2
Muncy 3                                 Canton 1
Mifflinburg 5                        Jersey Shore 4
Benton 6                                Northwest 3
Mount Carmel 11                  Milton 1
Selinsgrove 11                       Danville 2
Wellsboro 16                         North East Bradford 1
South Williamsport 9           Cowanesque Valley 0

Varsity Softball

Bloomsburg 12                      Hughesville 5
 Montgomery 15                   Saint John Neumann 0
Lewisburg 13                         Southern Columbia 2
North East Bradford 15        Wellsboro 3
Montoursville 5                              South Williamsport 4
Shamokin 9                           Midd-west 5
Cowanesque Valley 14         Troy 5  
North Penn Liberty 12          Coudersport 2
Northwest 16                         CMVT 1
Williamsport 2                      Central Columbia 1
Central Mountain 2               Selinsgrove 0

Local Racin’
The 34th season of the Clinton County Motor Speedway will start this Friday night.  According to the Sun Gazette, local drivers will join 2-time Clinton COUnty Speedway track Champ Garett Bard who returns to the 3/8th mile oval.  Featured cars will be RaceSaver Sprint cars sanctioned by the Laurel Highlands RaceSaver Sprint series.   

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