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Greetings Word of the Week fans and welcome to the Jan. 20 edition of Clarion County's favorite word game.

WASHINGTON TWP. - A citizens' push for Washington Township to have its own webpage was broached a few times in 2021 and in the first meeting of 2022 the Washington Township Board of Supervisors moved one step closer to making a web presence a reality.

MARIENVILLE - Everyone is invited to join the East Forest Chapter of FCCLA (the Family, Career, Community, Leaders of America) and the mighty Mini Relay Club at the Forest Fires boys' basketball game held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the East Forest School.

SHIPPENVILLE - Fixing a broken drain pipe can be a chore for any road crew but to have a lone maintenance worker accomplish the repair along one of the busiest stretches of two-lane highway in the county during the winter is just a bit much for the Shippenville Borough Council to approve.

KNOX - Due to illness, the Keystone boys' basketball team was unable to play or hold practice for a little more than two weeks but if the Panthers suffered any rust from the prolonged shutdown, it didn't show.

CLARION - When it was announced at the Clarion Area School Board work session Jan 4. the Clarion administration was seriously looking into creating a middle school for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grades to be in operation as early as the fall of 2022, the plan got some pushback from members …

ELK TWP. - The Elk Township Board of Supervisors began 2022 by welcoming two new supervisors Les Wingard began a six-year term and John S. Knight Sr. began a two-year term.

CLARION - The number of influenza cases in Clarion County increased again according to the latest report from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

CLARION - There would have been no shame for the Clarion Area girls' basketball team to come up short in their KSAC crossover against visiting Moniteau Friday night (Jan. 14) seeing as how the Bobcats had two consecutive games postponed and Clarion was taking on the Warriors under the direct…

CLARION - Clarion County will host an unusual race this summer adventure racing. "We have a new event coming to Clarion County called Rootstalk Racing," said Clarion Chamber of Business and Industry Executive Director Tracy Becker.

PAINT TWP. - An increased effort to keep people out of jail and factors related to the COVID-19 emergency led to the Clarion County Jail coming about 13 percent -- $329,611 under budget.

CLARION - The Garden Club of Clarion County is offering one scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a student graduating from a Clarion County public, private or home school program who is an entering freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior attending a college or university for the 2022-2023 a…

When winter weather comes barreling in, it comes in hard. These two photographs of Main Street in Clarion were taken about 24 hours apart. One was taken Sunday morning and the other was taken Monday morning as the county began digging out from a foot of snow in some places. More snow was for…