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Among the volunteers honored at the Salvation Army volunteer banquet were those who have given more than 1,000 hours. They are, from left, Billy Powers, Kirsten Morse with her son and daughter, Jim Gill and Kathy Deavor.

Salvation Army honors volunteers

FLEMINGTON — Dozens of men and women were honored recently at the Salvation Army’s annual volunteer banquet held at the Red Eye Center. Calling the Salvation Army “a truly volunteer army fighting against hunger, poverty, illiteracy and loneliness,” Major Sharon Cupp thanked the ...

Playgrounds, city beach open Monday

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — The summer recreation program begins Monday, June 19, when area playgrounds and the city beach will open for the season. Twelve playgrounds opening Monday for an eight week program are Hammermill, Hoberman, Piper-Harmon and Bennage, in Lock Haven; ...

JS to receive grant for residential improvements

From staff reports JERSEY SHORE — The borough will again receive a $350,000 state Department of Community and Economic Development grant for home improvements. Borough Manager Joseph Hamm informed council of the funding during Monday night’s regular monthly meeting. The money is ...

Library kicks off summer activities

JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Public Library will kick off a summer full of activities and fun for kids, teens and adults on Friday, June 16 from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. The early registration event will feature games, crafts, snacks and free t-shirts while supplies last. This year’s ...

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Good day To Alex Bartlett of Lock Haven! Happy belated birthday. Quote of the day “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by ...

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Nancy Gregory blows out her candles with help from nieces Thalia Johanssen, left, and Mary Anne Scott.

Nancy Gregory marks milestone with friends and family

MILL HALL — Nancy Gregory had a fine birthday celebration Saturday with family and friends. She was thrilled with her cake and delighted with her twinkling red, white and blue necklace and a light-up party tiara. She blew out her candles (with a little help from two nieces) and happily ...

Major fiscal impacts locally for proposed state budget

LOCK HAVEN — The ballooning, multi-billion-dollar structural state budget deficit is looming again this year. The Clinton County commissioners fear the tough choices our state lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf face will fall on the backs of county government in the form of zeroed-out funding for ...

Chestnut Grove Recreation Authority born

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County commissioners approved creation of the Chestnut Grove Recreation Authority at a special meeting Monday morning. The authority will create a sports support system for the athletic complex in Castanea Township. As part of the county’s resolution, the board ...

Calendar of events

TODAY r Basic map and compass skills, 5 p.m., Ross Library, 232 W. Main St., Lock Haven, part of the Outdoor Skills and Camping Series. For more information, contact Art Dawes at 570-261-4884 or pawildernessskills@gmail.com. TOMORROW r Jukebox musical “Life Could Be a Dream,” 2 p.m. ...

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Ken and Laurie Nihart meet Nigel, an umbrella cockatoo. Nigel, his bird buddy Archie, a blue and gold macaw, and his owner Joshua Rouland visited Heartland Personal Care Home in Woolrich recently with other members of Wings Over Williamsport Pet Bird Society and Rescue. Holding the organization’s sign are Sherry Gunsallus of McElhattan and Zach Campbell of Williamsport.

Nigel and Archie charm Heartland residents

WOOLRICH — Nigel and Archie fascinated their audience at Heartland Personal Care Home, just by standing still and looking beautiful. Nigel is an umbrella cockatoo, and Archie is a blue and gold macaw. Both seem to be healthy, happy birds. They are owned by Joshua Rouland and Zach Campbell, ...

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Good Day And happy 47th anniversay to James and Kathy Peters! Quote of the Day “The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.” — Elbert Hubbard GOP meeting The Clinton County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. today in the Commissioners’ conference room in the Garden ...

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Always a Bulldog

By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com JERSEY SHORE — “From diapers to diplomas ... we have finally made it. We aren’t dreaming. We are finally walking across this stage,” Emma Frazier said as she looked out over the mass of orange and black — the Jersey Shore High School Class ...

BEA passes budget with tax increase

By ROSE HOOVER For The Express WINGATE — Property owners in the Bald Eagle Area School District will see a 3.39 percent increase in taxes next year. The increase was necessary to balance the 2017-18 general fund budget of $32,741,311 adopted by the board last Thursday. The vote on ...

Seventh annual Cruise for a Cure is held

Kevin Rauch krauch1@comcast.net The Bucktail Medical Center’s Relay for Life Team again joined forces with the Central Mountains ATV Association in hosting the 7th annual ATV Cruise for a Cure on Saturday. Hundreds of ATV and UTV’s descended into Renovo for the 41 mile ride cruise ...

Town talks bike trail, drug epidemic

By EMMA GOSALVEZ egosalvez@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — Members of Bellefonte Borough Council and the Centre County Board of Commissioners held their second ever joint town hall Thursday night to discuss topics of importance to the local community. These topics included the Bellefonte to ...

Republicans urge Trump on tapes; Sessions to testify Tues

By HOPE YEN Associated Press Fellow Republicans pressed President Donald Trump on Sunday to come clean about whether he has tapes of private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey and provide them to Congress if he does — or possibly face a subpoena, as a Senate investigation ...

STEP offers cooking classes to Renovo seniors

LOCK HAVEN — Following successful sessions of the hands-on cooking class, Healthy Aging through Local Harvest, at the Clinton County Community Center and the RiverWalk Center, STEP’s Abbey Eschbach is rotating through all of STEP’s Centers for Healthy Aging, holding four consecutive ...

Students are seen during last night’s commencement ceremony at Central Mountain High School.
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The CMHS senior class of 2017 steps into next chapter of life

MILL HALL — “Dig your roots,” Central Mountain High School Class President Brody Baker told the 290 members of the 2017 graduating class before a large crowd at the school’s 18th commencement ceremony. It would appear an odd choice as a class sentiment, but as Baker explained, he’s ...

KCSD seeks task force members to give input on expenses, programming

MILL HALL — The Keystone Central School District administration and school board are looking for people who care about public education. They want to form a 2018-2019 Program Planning Task Force comprised of citizens whose goal is “to identify at least $10 million or 13 percent of the ...

Howard school remaining open next year

WINGATE — Classes will remain status quo at Howard Elementary for the 2017-18 school year. In a decision made Thursday night, Bald Eagle Area School Board approved Proposal #5, which was to “keep all students at Howard and fill all positions in Grades K - 5.” The board had considered ...