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2008-10-06 00:00:28

By Burton Kummerow This series of occasional articles is presented in conjunction with this year's Ligonier 250 Celebration and follows the Gen. John Forbes Campaign as it marched across Pennsylvania in 1758. The series is written by Burton Kummerow, author of the book, "Pennsylvania's Forbes Trail." On Oct. 5, 1758, British Gen. John Forbes had an important meeting with Lt. Col. Henry Bouquet and Col. George Washington at Raystown (Bedford). The general and the rest of his army were in...

2008-09-29 00:00:19

The Game Commission went to bat for its deputy wildlife conservation officers this past week during a Senate Game and Fisheries Committee hearing. The deputy program has been around since 1903. Its validity has been called into question recently, though, by state Sen. Gibson Armstrong, a Lancaster County Republican. Armstrong has proposed stripping deputies of their law enforcement powers on all properties other than game lands. Some sportsmen have suggested the legislation is nothing...

2008-09-05 00:00:12

By AJ Panian When Lou Izzo landed 12 brook trout and watched 12 others jump his hook while fishing Mill Creek one day in July, he judged the Laurel Mountain watershed and Loyalhanna Creek tributary to be in pristine ecological health. "It's kind of like sending the canary through a coal mine. If a stream is holding healthy, active trout in July, you know things are going well," said Izzo, 60, who is president of the Forbes Trail Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The main reason for Izzo's...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.