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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 ...

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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 ...

Join Olivia McGhee and “Share the Love” by 
donating soup, cereal and children’s books for Mill Hall youngsters. 

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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 ...

Local briefs

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, ...

Around the Town

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 ...

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Fred Curran and his “best friend” Sylvia were among guests of The Express at the newspaper’s first ever “coffee event” last Wednesday at Avenue 209.  Fred specifically asked for Lana Muthler, center, with whom he shared a heartwarming story of love of life, community and comradery. At right, Renovo resident Fred Curran, left, recently presented a $1,000 donation to Bucktail Medical Center Administrator Tim Reeves on behalf of Piperliners Local Union 798, of which Curran is a retired member. The donation was made in memory of Fred’s late wife Joyce, who had worked at the BMC and served on the board, and eventually passed away at her beloved hospital.

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 at Thursday’s ceremony are, from top, at left, John Delaney, Ron Jones, Fred Miller, George Crouse, Carlton Cannon; Robert “Chip” Rager, Sam Shoemaker, Craig Yarnell, Jimmy Stewart, Tom Gordon; John Shoemaker, Roger White, Meat McCaslin, Gary Brooks, Lee Brooks; Brent Pasquinelli, Truman Hibbler, Rich Myers, Gaylan Klobe. At right, from top, are Carol Terry and escort Shawna Mumma; Joe Worrick, Dave Kinley; John Cole, Jerry Winner, Dean Wetzler; Tink Cummings, Mike Dunlap, Eli Duck. 
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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, ...

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Helping to strengthen the fight against domestic violence, the Clinton County commissioners gathered with local Women’s Center staff for a proclamation that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. From left are Jeff Snyder, Lydia Runkle and Jacqueline Bilski, both of the Women’s Center, along with Pete Smeltz and Paul Conklin.

Domestic violence, tax proposal get board’s attention

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County commissioners oppose elimination of what’s called the state and local income tax deduction, or SALT. And they put that opposition in the form of a formal resolution they passed unanimously at this week’s meeting. The tax plan proposed by President Trump ...

KCSD officials hear ‘Bucktail News,’ meet new K9 officer Duchess

RENOVO — The school board arrived late to Thursday’s monthly meeting, due to an almost two-hour long executive session occuring just prior. Following their arrival, Robert Varholak presented “Bucktail News,” a student-run morning announcements program which runs weekly on Fridays. ...

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Royalty named at Central Mountain

Central Mountain’s 2017 homecoming celebration was held Friday night at Don Malinak Stadium, Mill Hall, as the Wildcats took on the Shamokin Indians. Honors were bestowed upon Joseph Moore and Josie Dershem. For game coverage on the team’s first win of the season, see Page B1.

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Bucktail bestows king, queen honors

Bucktail Homecoming 2017 took place Friday night at Dwyer Memorial Field, Farwell, as the Bucks took on the Sayre Redskins. During halftime, queen and king honors were announced as Katelyn Pick and Aaron Lucas reigned on behalf of their school. Katelyn is the daughter of Ken and Jen Pick of ...

Bald Eagle Township considers consolidation of two zoning posts

MILL HALL — Bald Eagle Township does not have a zoning officer, and the township supervisors would like to hire one. Rob Getz has a new job and has resigned from the position. The zoning officer basically issues permits. If complaints come in, they go to a different officer, the zoning ...

Around the Town

Good Day And Happy Sunday Birthday to Esther Barner! Word of the Day Eldritch — Suspected to be of supernatural origins; unearthly or otherworldly; sometimes cosmic. Quote of the Day “To educate a man in mind, and not in morals, is to educate a menace to society.” — ...

From top: Clients Seneca Peterson and Wayne Perry with caregiver Carla Mantle. Iona Spalletta and her daughter Carla enjoy food at the open house. Clients Stefanie Roman and Danielle Karichner. Kayla Baker and her boyfriend Terrance Winters met through CCCC. Larry Tompkins at his desk in “The Haven.”
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Community Connections celebrates anniversary

LOCK HAVEN — As people milled around the Clinton County Community Connections 50th Anniversary Open House, laughing and talking, and “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” played during a slide show, Terrance Winters declared that he wanted to open his own restaurant. “Terrance is here ...

Music cuts still in spotlight at Keystone Central

RENOVO — The beleaguered elementary music program at Keystone Central once again set the tone for much of Thursday’s school board meeting. The elementary music program was initially brought up at the September meeting, as parents discovered that the music program had seemingly suffered ...

MH man charged with selling heroin

LOCK HAVEN — Julian Vincent Crosby, 55, of 155 Fairpoint Road, Mill Hall, was arrested and jailed for allegedly selling heroin, city police reported. He was found on Commerce Street, passed out and under the influence of drugs in the middle of the day, at 2:22 p.m. Tuesday, police ...