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Night of laughter to benefit Leadership Clinton County

MILL HALL — Leadership Clinton County is sponsoring a comedy fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 24 in the banquet room of Haywood’s on the Green. Show time is at 7 p.m. with the doors opening at 6 p.m. The audience will enjoy comedians Clayton Fletcher and Andrew Kennedy and laugh for a ...

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Good Day And Happy Birthday to Karen Heverly of Marsh Creek! Quote of the Day “The less you talk, the more you’re listened to.” — Pauline Phillips Word of the Day Daily-breader — British slang for a commuter. Garden Symposium On Saturday, Jan. 20, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., ...

Poormans closing produce market, keeping tree farm

WOOLRICH — Brian and Karen Poorman have been selling vegetables at their store on Route 150 since 2011. They’ve been doing business in the area as Poorman’s Island Farm Market since 2005, first selling corn and expanding to other vegetables. Now, they’re packing up shop. “It ...

Housing proposed at country club

LOCK HAVEN — Houses overlooking the Clinton Country Club golf course? That could be the future for the 50-acre property in the Mill Hall area. The club’s owner, Williamsport Hospitality, LP, is interesting in keeping the golf course open to the public as it is now, according to company ...

Centre officials mull security guidelines for demonstrations

BELLEFONTE — In the coming weeks, the Centre County Board of Commissioners will be examining a proposed ordinance that would put in place guidelines for security and public events that take place on county property. During their Tuesday, Jan. 16 meeting, the commissioners were scheduled to ...

Rote development may have 10 more houses

LOCK HAVEN — A new phase of Whitetail Estates in Rote was reviewed and recommended by the Clinton County Planning Commission on Tuesday. At the same meeting, the commission reorganized for 2018, keeping the current officers and the same meeting days and times. The planning commission meets ...

More jail time ordered in bad checks case

LOCK HAVEN — Beth A. Berfield, who had just begun her 90-day jail sentence on Saturday for writing her 11th bad check, was back in court this week after officials learned that she had never paid full restitution for a $788 check, as she had testified previously. Court officials learned of ...

Local fifth-grader starts his own business

LOCK HAVEN — A local elementary school student has started his own small business in a local pizza shop. Grady Bowman, age 10, who’s in the fifth grade at Mill Hall Elementary, purchased six candy vending machines to put in his dad’s business, Pizza King at 226 E. Main St. The brand ...

Calendar of events

TOMORROW r Community Lunch, noon, Lamar United Methodist Church, free, featuring pork, hot dogs, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, applesauce, pudding. Friday r “Out Loud” poetry reading by author Shara McCallum, 7:30 p.m., Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, 133 N. Allegheny St., ...

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Good Day And Happy Birthday to Vonnie Mark! Italy on your Bucket List? Join a local group on a Nov. 2018 tour of Rome, Florence and little villages in between. Come to an Informational Meeting on Monday, Jan. 29 at Ross Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Sloan Room Second Floor. For more ...

Proud to be a veteran

RAUCHTOWN — You can see it in the way he talks about himself and his fellow soldiers ... how they risked their lives to protect loved ones back home and those in the country where they were serving. And you can see it in the memorials he has for his fallen brothers in the front yard of ...

Bellefonte council hears business idea

BELLEFONTE — Bellefonte may be getting a new type of business: one that brings together tattoos and art. “I think it could help the borough expand commercially and reach out to the art community,” said Gabrielle Yunis, 24, of Pleasant Gap, who would be opening the new tattoo studio ...

Veteran’s honors listed

These are the decorations and awards that Gaylon Klobe received during his time in the military. United States AWARDS r Special Forces TAB r Two awards of The Combat Infantry Badge r Master Parachute Wings r Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device and 5 Oak Leaf Clusters (OLCs) r Air ...

‘It wasn’t my day’

By LANA MUTHLER lmuther@lockhaven.com WOOLRICH — She said she doesn’t know why, but she “always” takes Island Route when she’s going to Lock Haven. She also said she’d “never drive through water across the road.” On Saturday morning, Sharon Boatman followed her ...

Officials relieved as ice moves down river

SARAH SMELTZ/THE EXPRESS Local officials were keeping a close eye on the Susquehanna River on Saturday morning as the river rose quickly and prompted a meeting to talk about the need to close the flood gates on the levee. The river was scheduled to crest at 1 p.m. at 18 feet.... which is ...

Ice moves out of Renovo

KEVIN RAUCH/THE EXPRESS All that remained Saturday morning from Friday night’s flooding of the River Road at North Bend was large chunks of ice along the banks of the river. People could be seen all evening and into the nighttime hours observing the breaking of the ice that had frozen ...

Fighting back

By KEVIN MCKEE kmckee@lockhaven.com MILL HALL — In December, Keystone Central School Board member Roger Elling posed this question: “What if we cut the entire CTE (Career and Technical Education) program?” He acknowledged that asking the question would likely make him the “bad ...

‘A new era’

By KEVIN MCKEE kmckee@lockhaven.com MILL HALL — It’s no secret that the Keystone Central School District, much like those it teaches, has been going through some changes. Among the items the board approved on Thursday night are a paid leave of absence, retroactive to Dec. 22, for ...

More Keystone Central voices heard

SARAH PAEZ/THE EXPRESS “Grand Champions” are reading students at Central Mountain Middle School, as teacher Christina Onuskanich declared to the Keystone Central School Board on Thursday night before a huge audience. Various CMMS teams from grades 6-8 competed in the interscholastic ...