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Catherine Shadle, 95, gets her birthday wish

Catherine Shadle has been a resident at Susque-View home for almost a year and celebrated her 95th birthday on Sept. 17. Catherine wanted to give back to the facility and asked her family to purchase new bingo equipment for the nursing home instead of purchasing gifts for her on her birthday. ...

Centre officials discuss successful flood repairs

BELLEFONTE — It has been less than a year since last October’s severe storm flooded parts of Centre County, and now, 10 affected landowners’ properties have been repaired. After parts of the Bald Eagle Valley and Coleville areas were affected by the flooding that took place on Oct. 21, ...

BASD picks design group for stadium project

BELLEFONTE — Plans for the design of Rogers Stadium’s bleachers and ADA compliance renovations will begin this fall. At the Oct. 10 meeting of the Bellefonte Area School District Board of School Directors, the board approved ELA Group, Inc. to design the stadium for new bleachers and ADA ...

Bellefonte crowns homecoming king, queen

Bellefonte Area High School celebrated homecoming on Friday night, Oct. 6, announcing the 2017 Homecoming King and Queen during halftime ceremonies at the Bellefonte-Clearfield football game. Shown are seniors Nate Smith, son of David and Christy Smith, who was crowned king, and Kiara ...

JSASD board to hear options on upcoming budget

JERSEY SHORE — Jersey Shore Area School Board faces a challenge as it prepares to hear options from administrators at its next meeting regarding a difficult upcoming budget and financial forecast for the next three years. The district projects a $29 million budget, one that likely includes ...

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JS council approves curbing JERSEY SHORE — On Monday night, Jersey Shore Borough Council unanimously agreed to pay $7,000 to John Sanso Concrete to pour concrete curbing on the intersection of Nichols Alley and Railroad Street to decrease basement flooding in the area. Borough Manager ...

Station Gallery to host free art reception Friday

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Arts Council will open the exhibit “Vibrance” in The Station Gallery on Friday. The exhibit features bold yet sensitive paintings by Rich Harydzak. Part of the arts council’s Invitational Artist Series, the exhibit will be on view through Nov. ...

CC Economic Partnership dinner to feature cannabis industry entrepreneur

LOCK HAVEN — Chris Woods, founder and owner of the company establishing a state-permitted medical marijuana growing and processing facility in Pine Creek Township, will be the keynote speaker at the Clinton County Economic Partnership’s upcoming annual dinner. The event, scheduled ...

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Good day And happy 3rd birthday to Eva Jayne Lyons of Lock Haven. Word of the day Thanatopsis — A written contemplation of death, often in the form of a poem. Popularized from a poem of the same name by William Bryant. Quote of the day “It’s never too late to be who you might ...

Bikers deliver 822 items to hospitals, nursing homes

Susquehanna Valley Big Twins Motorcycle Club spent seven hours distributing 822 knitted items, including shawls, lap robes, mittens, scarves, infant sweaters, hats and comfort dolls during last Saturday’s Knit N Run, an annual event sponsored by the Prayer Shawl Ministry at Bald Eagle United ...

Last call: Today is deadline to register to vote

LOCK HAVEN — Today is the last day to register to vote in the general election Tuesday, Nov. 7. And, Tuesday, Oct. 31 is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot (for all civilians). Absentee ballots must be filled out and returned to the county board of elections on or before Nov. ...

Board disagrees on hire, criticizes state’s gridlock

LOCK HAVEN — Hiring a former Clinton County employee as a part-time security-software person in the MIS Department to complete security systems at the Piper Blue Building the county bought does not sit well with one commissioner. At last week’s meeting, Commissioner Paul Conklin raised ...

BEA crowns its queen

Emma Murgas was crowned BEA’s 2017 Homecoming Queen at ceremonies held at Alumni Field on Friday night prior to the Huntingdon vs. BEA football game. Pictured from left are Morgan Chambers, first runner-up, escorted by Cale Burkett; 2017 BEA Homecoming Queen Emma Murgas, escorted by Jared ...

Olivia McGhee collecting soup, cereal, children’s books

MILL HALL — Soup and cereal are at the top of the list of favorite foods for elementary school aged boys and girls. And Olivia McGhee is once again promoting her program “Share the Love” by collecting cans of soup and boxes of cereal for local youngsters. The event will take place ...

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CM Volleyball pink-out game tomorrow MILL HALL — In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Central Mountain High School Volleyball Team will be holding a pink-out game against Bellefonte High School tomorrow. This endeavor is the senior project of Jada Dauberman and ...

Calendar of events

TODAY r School Wellness, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Keystone Central School District Administration Conference Room. r “Changing the World One Wall at a Time,” 6-7:30 p.m., Ross Library. Call the library at 570-748-3321 and ask for Mary-Jo for details. r Nittany Valley Writers Network event, ...

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Good Day And Happy 25th Anniversary to Jim Kelly and Staci Moore-Kelly of Beech Creek! Word of the Day Sepulchral — Anything of, or pertaining to, burial. Quote of the Day “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and ...

News gets around

By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — “It’s your fault. You started it. I’ve gone national!” Those were the words of a smiling Fred Curran of Renovo when we met Wednesday morning at Avenue 209. It was the first ever “coffee event” sponsored by The Express, ...

Road work winds down in Centre, Clinton counties

LOCK HAVEN — A road project to improve ride quality and extend the useful life of roadway surfaces continues to move toward completion in Centre and Clinton counties. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), work through mid-October in the two counties will ...

Local Vietnam veterans honored in ceremony at ‘The Wall’

STATE COLLEGE — “We have waited a long time for this event and I want to welcome every Vietnam veteran home. We are literally surrounded by heroes this evening.” The words of Vietnam vet Brent Pasquinelli set the stage for a solemn ceremony honoring local Vietnam veterans. A huge crowd, ...