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Centre County Pomona Grange Legislative Banquet draws crowd

SPRING MILLS — With excitement in the air, approximately 100 grange members, candidates, politicians and community members enjoyed a wonderful meal on April 7 at the social hall of the New Hope Lutheran Church in Spring Mills. It was the Centre County Pomona Grange #13 Legislative Banquet ...

Two river lots in Lockport up for grabs

LOCKPORT — Two river lots are now available, and the new tenants will be chosen by the lottery system. But their leases will be for one year only. As PennDOT designs improvements to Farrandsville Road, which runs past Riverview Park and the entrance to river lots there, it is also looking ...

Centre to seek bids for nursing home project

BELLEFONTE — The county-owned Centre Crest facility’s parking lot expansion and stormwater management project will soon begin. At their Tuesday meeting, the Centre County Commissioners approved a request for bid proposals for the project’s construction at 502 E. Howard St. in ...

Possible oil spill in river investigated

LOCK HAVEN — The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is investigating a possible oil spill in the Susquehanna River that occurred this past weekend. On Sunday afternoon the Clinton County Communications Center received a call for a possible oil spill into the river on West Water ...

Local briefs

Bellefonte teen organizes 5k BELLEFONTE — Sabrina Corman, a 13-year-old Bellefonte student, organized a 5k to raise money for children in foster care in Centre County. The Ethel Beaver Fund 5K, a family event, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Governor’s Park, Bellefonte. The fee is ...

Business students learn what it means to be a state trooper

PHOTO PROVIDED Pennsylvania State Trooper Chris Soo speaks to Tom Temple’s business class at Central Mountain High School about careers with the PA State Police. Each semester, Temple, a business teacher, invites local professionals to visit his classroom and talk to students about their ...

Architect: JSSD has too much space

JERSEY SHORE — As the Jersey Shore Area School District looks to bring down its $1.821 million deficit, representatives from an architectural firm told the district it has too much space. Robert Pillar, director of educational architecture at Crabtree, Rohrbaugh and Associates Architects, ...

Calendar of events

TODAY r Coffee Break Concert, 7 p.m., Avenue 209 Coffeehouse, featuring Dr. Julie Park’s vocal students. Information: jxp851@lockhaven.edu or 570-484-2132. TOMORROW r “Good Kids,” 7:30 p.m., LHU’s Sloan Auditorium, by the University Players; may not be suitable for all audiences. ...

Dem candidates for 12th District to speak

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Democratic Committee will host a candidates preview night Thursday, April 19, featuring two Democratic candidates seeking to represent the new 12th Congressional District. The preview/debate will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Moose Family Center, 150 S. ...

Clothing swap, free new shoes offered Saturday

LOCK HAVEN — Free new shoes for kids and teens are offered this Saturday, April 21, at Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St. And a special clothing swap is planned the same day, at the same church, which is two doors up from Triangle Park. All members of the public are invited to ...

Around the Town

Good Day To Olivia Hanna! Word of the Day Ambivalent — Having contradictory thoughts about something or someone. Janice Long Special Prom It’s a luau party! The annual Janice Long Special Prom will be held at Central Mountain Middle School, Sunday, May 20 with refreshments from 1 to ...

City summer concerts mark 20 years

By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — From Big Willy to Hybrid Ice ... from traditional community bands to a special jazz performance by The Chicago Authority ... the 20th anniversary season of free summer concerts in Lock Haven has it all. Over the years — including the ...

Champions among us

From Staff Reports LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County has two Champions of the Pennsylvania Wilds this year. Olivia Hanna has been chosen to receive the Inspiring Youth Award. And the Pennsylvania State Flaming Foliage Festival was selected for the Event of the Year Award. Olivia is a ...

PennDOT workers’ memorial on display

Representatives from PennDOT, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Highway Safety Network stand behind a memorial for PennDOT workers who have been killed in the line of duty following a brief ceremony Tuesday morning. The traveling memorial is on display through Friday at the Clinton County ...

LOCAL BRIEFS

LHU to host Kent’s Fest on April 27 LOCK HAVEN — The 17th annual Kent’s Fest celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 27 in Lock Haven University’s East Campus Gymnasium. It will be hosted by LHU’s Department of Special Education and Council for Exceptional Children ...

Around the town

Good Day to Tasha Hartley! Word of the Day Stridulant — Shrill; making a harsh grating sound. Quote of the Day “Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.” — Abraham Lincoln Money Smart Money Smart Week is April 21 to 28. To help you protect your money, ...

Old Photo Album

Charlie Barnum is sharing this photo of a teacher in-service day at Renovo Elementary School in 1985-86, taken in the break room when the teachers got together for lunch. They are, from left, in front: Charlie Barnum, Laura Malone Murawski (now Orndorf), Ann Gregory, Denny Bryon (in front), ...

Renovo Council recognizes volunteers, student essay winner

RENOVO — Renovo Borough Council had some special guests at last week’s meeting — the Clinton County Commissioners, Commissioners Pete Smeltz, Jeff Snyder and Paul Conklin were at council’s monthly meeting to declare proclamations citing April 9-13 as “Local Government Week” and ...

Police: BEA student threatened to ‘shoot up’ school

JULIAN — A Bald Eagle High School student is being accused of making multiple threats to “shoot up” the school, state police at Rockview said. On April 13, Bald Eagle Area School Administrators reached out to police after they were made aware of alleged threats made by a student at the ...

PSU professor talks about climate

LOCK HAVEN — “We can have a world with icebergs and rainbows,” said Dr. Richard Alley. In other words, everything in the natural world can once more be in its proper place. His message on Tuesday, April 10 was that it will take 30 years to make the transition to renewable energy, but ...