The Bellefonte Train Station at 320 W. High St. is the headquarters for the Bellefonte Intervalley Area Chamber of Commerce. Visitors frequently stop by for information on the town and to get a walking tour map to guide them through Bellefonte’s many historical sites.

Bellefonte Chamber looks toward mobile app to help visitors

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By EMMA GOSALVEZ BELLEFONTE — The experience of taking a walking tour through historic Bellefonte may get a 21st-century facelift. The Bellefonte Intervalley Area Chamber of Commerce (BIACC) is hoping to get funds for a new mobile application that will help ...

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Police, court and fires

Commercial vehicle crash BELLEFONTE — On Nov. 13 at about 2 a.m. a crash occurred on I-80 near mile marker 138.4, Rush Twp., state police at Rockview said. Tyrone Jackson, of Sunbury, Ohio, was operating his commercial vehicle when he overturned his vehicle and blocked both lanes of ...


A Christmas walk in McElhattan

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PHIL MAPSTONE/THE EXPRESS This weekend at the Wayne Township Nature Park, local families gathered to walk through the park and say ‘hello’ to Saint Nick himself. Above, Santa draws in a crowd of children as they tell him their present wishes for this Christmas. At right on top, ...

LHU student pottery sale is this week

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LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University’s 16th annual student pottery sale will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art Professor Vance McCoy’s students have created hundreds of glazed stoneware vessels that will be available for purchase in LHU’s ...

Around the town

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Good Day And Happy Birthday to Jim Akeley of East End, Mill Hall! Word of the Day Reeve — To pass through, as a line or rope; noun: a local official. Quote of the Day “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln Love the library Ross ...

Winter in Lockport: river ice

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As we enter the winter season, the temperatures bring to mind the different cold-weather activities we used to enjoy in Upper Lockport. Of course, one of the biggest was going out on the ice. The river would freeze glass-smooth, and that was an invitation to strap on skates and proceed to slip ...

Online courses help hobby farmers

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Hobby farmers, horse owners, and chicken owners can learn how to fulfill a requirement by taking a course in the comfort of their own homes. Pennsylvania farmers and property owners who have animals or poultry that produce manure or who use manure for crop production are ...

Police news — Saturday, Dec. 9

Police, court and fires

Boy threatens school JERSEY SHORE — A 12-year-old boy was taken into custody at 9 p.m. Wednesday in Limestone Township for sending text messages to other students about a possible school shooting the following day, state police at Montoursville report. He was later released, police said, ...

Connect … collaborate


By BOB ROLLEY A workshop this past week on starting a nature-based business drew upward of 45 people from the region, all interested in promoting any type of business that promotes, relies on, involves or is connected to outdoor recreation, tourism and the “green ...

Extension offers online tools for small-scale cheese-makers


UNIVERSITY PARK — When it comes to artisanal cheese-making, Pennsylvania is not Vermont, concedes Kerry Kaylegian, but the dairy foods Extension specialist in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences is doing what she can to put the Keystone State on the cheese-making map. The ...

The coming of the King and Savior


The prophet Isaiah ministered during the years 740 to 697 B.C. He prophesied and foretold some amazing things concerning Jesus Christ the Messiah and what would happen to Him 700 years before Jesus was born. He said this in the Old Testament of the Bible: Isaiah 7:14: The Lord himself will ...


Brothers get their bucks


PHOTO PROVIDED Brothers Ethan Simmons and Ashton Probst of Mill Hall shot their bucks one right after the other on Nov. 27. They were part of four generations of hunters that day as Ethan, who bagged his first deer, was sitting with his great-grandfather Dick Dauberman and Ashton was sitting ...

Residents speak up

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MILL HALL — Multiple community members spoke Thursday to the Keystone Central School Board, some in support of programs and decisions, some in opposition. But whichever way the speakers felt, everyone had an opinion on district’s current budget crisis and options to drastically reduce ...

December events in our towns encourage reading


Hello, kind readers! When you are writing a column promoting community literacy, and you open the newspaper and see a list of coming events that do just that… well, it’s kind of like Christmas! Each event is a present to us! In case you missed them or need a reminder, read on. r Now ...

Area Church Briefs


Trinity Christmas Program is Sunday MACKEYVILLE — The Trinity Christmas Program will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday at Mackeyville United Methodist Church, 23 Fairground Road. This popular and well-loved annual program featuring Trinity praise group includes several musical numbers, skits ...

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Expecting hunter didn’t expect this


PHOTO PROVIDED Jennifer Walters is seen with her husband, Kyle Walters, and the trophy deer she shot on the first day of buck season. Taught to hunt and fish at an early age by her father, Mike Gavlock, Jennifer is an avid hunter herself. She landed this buck with a beautiful 12-point rack ...

Jones OK’d to help find new super

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MILL HALL — Albert Jones, a former Keystone Central School Board member who abdicated his seat upon moving to a new home earlier this year, will helm Keystone Central’s search for a new superintendent at no cost to the district, according to a unanimous vote Thursday. There was no ...

Proceedings from district judges

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LOCK HAVEN — The following court proceedings were held before district judges. r Seth Anokye Jr. of Laurel, Md., charged with marijuana — small amount for personal use, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, public drunkenness and similar misconduct, waived for court. r Rickey Allen ...