Penquis Homework Cafe

Submitted by Seth Barden on January 6, 2020 - 7:16pm


Penquis Valley Community Playground

Submitted by Seth Barden on January 6, 2020 - 7:16pm


Three Rivers Kiwanis bestows Robshaw and Rolfe with Book Awards

Submitted by Seth Barden on January 6, 2020 - 7:15pm

THREE RIVERS KIWANIS BOOK AWARDS — The Three Rivers Milo-Brownville Kiwanis Club is pleased to give Book Awards in the amount of $500 to a pair of Penquis Valley High School graduates who apply for in the spring and complete their first semester of college. Cymeria Robshaw was one of the recipients this year. She is enrolled at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts where she finished her first semester studying Pre-Med Biology in preparation to ultimately become an orthodontist. Robshaw graduated third in her class from Penquis Valley, where she was a track star for the Patriots. She has joined the track team at Holy Cross. Camryn Marie Rolfe, who is attending Husson University In Bangor, was also awarded $500. Rolfe and Robshaw were both active members of the Kiwanis-sponsored Key Club. Pictured with Robshaw is Three Rivers Kiwanis Treasurer Pauline Mullins.


Suits & Sneakers Game - Jan. 22

Submitted by Seth Barden on January 6, 2020 - 7:14pm


Milo Police asking for help locating missing man

Submitted by Seth Barden on January 4, 2020 - 2:14pm
Linked from: News Center Maine

Cevonte Johnson, 24, was last seen on Sunday near Pat’s Pizza on Park Street in Milo, according to Milo Police Chief Damien Pickel.

MILO, Maine — Milo Police and a local family are concerned about a missing man's well being.

Cevonte Johnson, 24, was last seen on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. near Pat’s Pizza on Park Street in Milo, according to Milo Police Chief Damien Pickel.

He is prescribed medications but hasn’t been taking them, according to his mother.

Johnson was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with vest and black cargo pants. He is 5'7" and weighs 125 pounds. 

Pickel said the public is not in any danger. Anyone with information should contact the Sheriff's Office at (207) 564-3304.


Search continues for missing man in Milo

Submitted by Seth Barden on January 4, 2020 - 1:47pm
Linked from: FOX 22 - ABC 7

MILO – Police say 24-year-old Cevonte Johnson was last seen Sunday evening around 6:30 near Pat’s Pizza in Milo.

Friday, Milo police posted on social media, saying they searched the boat launch and Sebec Bridge area and are reviewing surveillance footage from that area.

Milo police say there hasn’t been any contact made with Johnson and they have no new leads.

According to a post on the Milo Police Department’s Facebook page, there are people organizing a search planned for Saturday.

Authorities say he hasn’t had access to his medication and his family is concerned for his well-being.

Anyone with information about Cevonte Johnson is asked to call the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office at (207) 564-3304.


UPDATE: Milo police continue to look for missing man

Submitted by Seth Barden on January 4, 2020 - 1:31pm
Linked from: WABI TV5

MILO, Maine (WABI) - Milo police continue to search for a man who has been missing since Sunday.

Authorities say 24-year-old Cevonte Johnson was last seen around 6:30 p.m. Sunday near Pat's Pizza on Park Street in Milo.

Friday, police searched the Sebec Bridge area and the boat launch for Johnson. They say they're continuing to look through camera footage in the area.

Police say Johnson's family is concerned for his wellbeing.

Authorities say he hasn't taken his prescribed medication.

Johnson was last seen wearing all black clothing.

Anyone who knows Johnson's whereabouts is asked to call the Piscataquis County Sherrif's Office at 564-3304.


Brownville and Greenville schools taking part in WinterKids

Submitted by Seth Barden on January 4, 2020 - 1:30pm

Contributed, Special to the Piscataquis Observer • January 3, 2020

On Jan. 6 students and staff at 32 elementary schools around the state will start participating in WinterKids’ third annual WinterKids Winter Games, including Brownville Elementary School and the Greenville Consolidated School. This outdoor physical activity and nutrition competition encourages young children to develop healthy habits over the course of the four-week program. Each school will try to earn as many points as possible for the grand prize: $5,000 donated to their school. In total 7,332 students and 1,113 teachers and staff from every county in Maine (two schools per county) will be participating in the Winter Games.

Each week of the program will feature specific challenges and the percentage of students who complete the challenge will determine how many points each school receives. Students will be challenged each week to complete the following: Week 1 Outdoor Physical Activity; Week 2 Nutrition; Week 3 Family Engagement; and, Week 4 Winter Carnival. This year’s theme throughout the month is STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). Year 2 was Literacy and Year 1 was Winter Olympics. Past winners include Searsport Elementary School in Waldo County and Dayton Consolidated School in York County. 

Schools can earn bonus points by submitting a weekly wild card including photos, videos, boomerangs and memes. The final tiebreaker for top schools is a snow sculpture likeness of their school principals.

“The WinterKids Winter Games have exceeded any expectations we had at the start of the program. Teachers, students, parents and entire communities embrace this program with enthusiasm and a spirit of friendly competition that is unsurpassed and in my opinion a unique quality of our great state and its many counties and communities,” says Julie Mulkern, WinterKids’ executive director.

The Winter Games will close on Jan. 31 and winners will be announced on Feb. 6. In addition to the $5,000 grand prize, there is $3,000 for silver and $1,500 for bronze, plus numerous equipment and field trip prizes for participating schools. 

WinterKids has helped over 100,000 Maine children to be active outdoors in the winter through unique programs statewide over the last two decades. In addition to in-school education, the WinterKids App provides Maine and New Hampshire families with affordable access to winter activities and events reach thousands of families annually. WinterKids major community sponsor is Hannaford. WinterKids Supporting Sponsors are Agren, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Irving Oil, L.L.Bean, Portland Glass, WEX, and WMTW Channel 8 and Maine’s The CW. WinterKids was the 2018 beneficiary of the TD Beach to Beacon Road Race and a 2019 beneficiary of the Maine Marathon. Additional support for the WinterKids Winter Games is provided by The Bingham Program, TD Bank, Subway of Maine, Sam L. Cohen Foundation, The...

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