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Friends of the Ross Library honor Kodish, Allison

LOCK HAVEN — Wayne Allison and Eleanor Kodish were honored at the Friends of Ross Library annual meeting, held May 8. Allison was named Friend of the Friends and Kodish was named Volunteer of the Year. Judy Lantz, a Friends director, spoke about her dear friend Allison. When he joined ...

Calendar of events

Thursday r Clinton County Democratic Party meeting, 6 p.m., Avenue 209. r Community movie night featuring “Sing,” 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30, CMHS auditorium; free; donations accepted. Popcorn and water on sale. r Hyner Hang Gliding Club Memorial Day Weekend Fly-In, Hyner View State ...

Baby Sweetheart applications now available

JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Chapters of Beta Sigma Phi are gearing up for another Baby Sweetheart Contest and accepting applications for contestants. The contest, held every year during the July 4 Town Meeting celebration, is open to boys and girls ages 3-5. Applications are ...

Sierra Pletcher of Bellefonte, right, has been named Miss Bellefonte 2017-18 and will represent her school in the Pennsylvania State Flaming Foliage Festival, held in Renovo the second weekend of October. Kaylee Dreese, left, is the runner-up.

Sierra Pletcher crowned Miss Bellefonte

PHOTOS PROVIDED At left, Sierra Pletcher of Bellefonte, right, has been named Miss Bellefonte 2017-18 and will represent her school in the Pennsylvania State Flaming Foliage Festival, held in Renovo the second weekend of October. Kaylee Dreese, left, is the runner-up. The coronation took ...

Nurse: Many JS students need immunizations

JERSEY SHORE — Nurse Doreen Eisenhauer announced at Monday’s school board meeting that more than 300 Jersey Shore students are in need of immunizations in order to attend school in the fall due to new regulations from the state Department of Health. Prior to the new regulations, students ...

Lamar Twp. plans 200th anniversary celebration

SALONA — The Lamar Township Bicentennial Committee is planning a celebration in recognition of Lamar Township’s 200th year and is inviting area residents to come out to the Long Run Recreation area. The event is scheduled for July 22, beginning at 10 a.m. with no end time scheduled. ...

Around the Town

Good Day And happy birthday to Marcia Bauman of Mill Hall. Quote of the Day “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” — Mark Twain Word of the Day The word of the day is ultracrepidarian, (pronounced ...

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Keystone students take skills competition by storm

MILL HALL — A group of talented Keystone Central School District students, led by their advisors Daci Killinger, Jennifer Walters and Shan Parker, took the 50th anniversary SkillsUSA Pennsylvania state competition by storm this year. Held April 19-21 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention ...

Bechdels resign as BE Township supervisors

MILL HALL — Two resignations in one day have left the Bald Eagle Township Board of Supervisors with a power vacuum that can only be resolved in court. Supervisor James H. Bechdel Sr., who has held the elected position of Bald Eagle Township supervisor for 34 years, resigned his position ...

County slates interviews for HR person

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County commissioners have whittled down some 45 applicants to just six or seven candidates who will be scheduled for interviews into next week for the human resources administrative position in county government. Chief County Clerk Jann Myers was involved in the ...

Moose Riders plan Dice Run on June 10

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Infant Development Program will benefit from proceeds of the Lock Haven Moose Riders 6th Annual Dice Run on Saturday, June 10. Registration will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lock Haven Moose Lodge, 150 S. Hanna St. The registration fee of $15 per ...

Eyeglass clinic coming to area

LOCK HAVEN — The Lo-Cost Eyeglass clinic is coming to Lock Haven and South Renovo in the near future. The clinic will be at the Lock Haven Salvation Army, 119 E. Church St., from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6. Walk-ins welcome until 1:30 pm. Also Tuesday, June 6, from 9 to 11 ...

Calendar of events

TODAY r Clinton County Progressive Dinner, a fundraiser for STEP, starting with welcome at 5 p.m. at Clinton County Community Center, Clinton Plaza, Lock Haven. Tickets: $50. Information: 570-601-9546. r CMHS Choir concert, 7 p.m., school auditorium. THURSDAY r Clinton County Democratic ...

Hosts Kline Williams of Kliney’s Home Furnishings, left center, and Doug Knisely of Knisely Shredding, right center, are surrounded by employees from both businesses. They are, from left, Ashley Strouse, Danielle Bailey, Judy Yost and Terry Stephens from Kliney’s, and from Knisely Shredding, Brandon and Lindsey Caroway, Patti and Jim Bilbay, and, in front, Allen Reeder. Above left, Doug Knisely, owner of Knisely Shredding, explains the mobile document shredding process his company uses to provide secure shredding to customers, to Mike Romanesky of M & J Supply Company, Inc.

Partnership’s ‘Time Out’ draws crowd

PHOTOS PROVIDED The Clinton County Economic Partnership’s “Time Out” was held Thursday night and was hosted by neighboring businesses, Kliney’s Home Furnishings and Knisely Shredding — both located along Woodward Avenue (Route 15) in Pine Creek Township — and drew more than 70 ...

Dominion grant supports Envirothon Day Camp

MILL HALL — Whether it’s forging new nature trails, restoring waterways or inviting youth to learn about nature in the great outdoors, this year’s Dominion environmental stewardship grants will support a variety of initiatives benefitting schools, organizations and communities across 10 ...

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Twelve years after receiving a traumatic brain injury in Iraq, veteran Brian Getz, second from left, received his Purple Heart in a surprise ceremony. Dozens of fellow veterans, family, friends and even some who had never met Brian packed Renovo Fire Hall. Seen after the ceremony are, from left, Veterans Service Officer of the VFW Benefits Center Sean MacMillen, Brian and his wife Linda, and Lt. Col. (ret.) William Reynolds.

A HERO’S HEART

By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express RENOVO — “For over 240 years we have enjoyed freedoms that others do not. We enjoy these freedoms because of people like Brian Getz.” Those were the words spoken by Sean MacMillen, veterans service officer of the VFW Benefits Center, as he spoke to ...

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Progress on Ontario Ave

KEVIN RAUCH/FOR THE EXPRESS This pictures show the progress that Smith Excavating has made on Ontario Avenue. Smith Excavating continues to work down the 500 block, having now removed three structures, two of which were once double-homes. Additionally, the company removed a triplex on the ...

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The Clinton County Relay for Life opened Friday afternoon and continues today at Riverview Park. The Lock Haven Catholic School Crabs Team includes, Cora Shadal, far left, Harper Coleman in front, and Alex Johnson in the orange shirt, all cancer survivors.

COME ON OUT FOR RELAY!

LOCKPORT — The Clinton County 2017 Relay for Life started its annual 24-hour loop at Riverview Park at 4 p.m. yesterday. More than 200 runners took laps around the park yesterday and will continue today. Event leader Rona Houser began the opening ceremonies around 5:30 last night and ...

A board divided

RENOVO — The Keystone Central School Board may have passed a preliminary, $77.1 million budget for 2017-18 on Thursday night, but it did so through much debate. The vote was 6-3 to approve, but only after the pre-kindergarten, or Pre-K program, in particular, came under heavy fire. ...

Primary races still up in air after recount

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Election Recount Board expects to certify last Tuesday’s primary election results early next week after completing its task late Friday. And with those still uncertified results, there are some very tight races. County Voter Registrar Maria Boileau ...