CLARION - The 2021 Clarion County Music Education Association Marching Band Festival will be held at 7 pm. Monday Oct. 11, at the A-C Valley High School in Foxburg.

This event is hosted by Allegheny-Clarion Valley School District. They welcome the following school district bands: Allegheny-Clarion Valley (host band), Clarion Area, Clarion-Limestone, Keystone, Redbank Valley and Union School Districts.

Tickets for this event are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

This entertaining musical evening festival is undoubtedly one of the most popular local high school events. It's a place for local high school bands to perform for one another, for enthusiastic crowds of proud parents and for the general public for a love of highly-talented instrumental music performers.

CLARION - Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, working with the State System Foundation, has taken a major step to help prevent dropout among at-risk students by launching the Keystone Extraordinary Emergency Program (KEEP).

KNOX - Knox Lions Club September Student of the Month is Leia Bauer a senior at Keystone High School who was presented with her certificate of achievement and monetary gift by Lion Bill Black.

CLARION - The 2021-22 Clarion University Theatre season will open Sept. 22 with "Laughing Wild," a comedy by Christopher Durang. The production will run at 8 p.m. from Sept. 22 to 25, with a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Sept. 26, all in Marwick-Boyd Little Theatre.

CLARION - Brianna Van Tassel, a recent graduate of Keystone High School and Emma Smith a recent graduate of Clarion-Limestone High School each received a $500 scholarship from the Kiwanis Club of Clarion during a program held in June.

CLARION - Clarion University Physics Department will present Stars over Clarion at (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) 7 p.m. Sept. 2 in Donald D. Peirce Planetarium, located in Grunenwald Science and Technology Center.

CLARION - Clarion University's TRIO Talent Search has been awarded a five-year grant through the U.S. Department of Education. Disbursed in annual installments of $463,217, the grant totals $2,316,085 and provides funding the program from September 2021 through August 2026.

CLARION - Need to brush up on your test-taking skills or gain assistance reviewing for the SAT or ACT? Clarion University's Educational Talent Search will host two SAT review sessions in Ralston Hall, Clarion Campus.

FOXBURG The Allegheny-Clarion Valley Class of 2021 held their graduation Wednesday, May 26, in the high school gymnasium in Foxburg. Forty-four students participated in graduation activities with parents, family, and friends in attendance.

TIONESTA - Once again this year, the Keystone SMILES' AG Day was cancelled. However, the second graders in Mrs. Brannon's class did not miss out and participated in the field trip in a bag.

KNOX - Knox Lions Club May Student of the Month is Abbey Henry a senior at Keystone High School who was presented with her certificate of achievement and monetary gift by Lion Henry.