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In pandemic, faithful still see a higher power at work

Religion

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Dan Frachey of Springfield said he doesn’t believe in “a capricious or mercurial God.” The COVID-19 pandemic has caused deaths, stripped people of their livelihoods and even shuttered places of worship. But Frachey, a Roman Catholic and program director for the ...

Centre prison has second case with COVID-19

Local news

BELLEFONTE — A second inmate at the Centre County Correctional Facility has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a news release from the county’s Prison Board of Inspectors. The individual, a Centre County resident, has been in isolation at the county jail in Benner Township since ...

Thomas Brown Stewart versus the poison pen

Community

I’ve always felt a certain kinship with Thomas Brown Stewart. He and I had a lot in common. He was born in 1869, I was born in 1969. Both of us have strong family connections in the southeastern part of Pennsylvania. He and I both served as curators to local museums. And, most importantly, ...

Farming makes the world go round

Community

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our farmers and farm workers who are keeping the very complicated engine called the food chain going during this challenging period. It is the food that you produce that guarantees that we have ability to put nutritious food on our ...

Unreachable unemployment office angers Pennsylvanians

Local news

HARRISBURG — The slow and methodical process of reopening the state is underway. The construction industry has a green light to restart on May 1, and Gov. Tom Wolf has laid out a phased county-by-county plan to reopen the state on May 8. But six weeks after Pennsylvania shuttered its ...

Around the Town

Community

GOOD DAY and Congratulations to Jake Morelli on his graduation from the University of Pittsburgh on Sunday! H2P! Word of the Day Cerebral — Appealing to or requiring the use of the intellect; intellectual rather than emotional. Quote of the Day “All adventures, especially into ...

Lycoming county coroner talks concerns after death count revision

Local news

WILLIAMSPORT — With the revision of COVID-19 deaths for the county back to zero, Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. again expressed concerns regarding how the numbers are recorded during these unprecedented times. “Those numbers are not coming out of my office,” he ...

Sunday Church Services

Community

Although all churches in our are closed due to the coronavirus, many have found a way to conduct services while following social distancing and other restrictions. The following churches are live streaming Sunday worship services or holding services outdoors in the church parking lot ...

Cancellations and Postponements

Community

EVENTS — The annual Beech Creek Memorial Day Parade has been canceled. — The annual Sugar Valley High School Alumni Reunion Banquet scheduled for May 16, has been canceled — The 35th annual Sentimental Journey to Cub Haven Fly-In scheduled in June has been canceled. The next Fly-In ...

Help for the Community

Community

Sons of Italy offers free spaghetti dinner LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven Sons of Italy will offer free spaghetti dinners on Saturday, April 25, beginning at 4 p.m. Vehicles will line up in the alley behind the Sons and the dinners will be distributed by Sons members. Between 500 and 600 ...

Local briefs

Community

KC Foundation creating cookbook LOCK HAVEN — Keystone Central Foundation is creating a cookbook and they’re looking for some good family recipes to include in this new cookblook. The Foundation hopes the cookbook will reflect, reminisce and reconnect alumni and remind them of their ...

Three new COVID-19 cases reported in Clinton

Urgent information

Three new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Clinton County Friday afternoon, increasing the total to 17 cases, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported. Centre County, which previously reported two deaths, now only has one listed with a total of 77 positives and 762 negatives. The ...

Philadelphia area likely among last; Northcentral among first

Local news

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday he’ll be employing a “county by county” approach to reopening Pennsylvania. Wolf has outlined steps to allow for a return to normalcy after shutting down the state to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Wolf said the northwestern and ...

Woman attacked by dogs

Police, court and fires

BELLEFONTE — The owner of two pitbulls, a 37-year-old Bellefonte woman, was cited for dog law violations after a 29-year-old Bellefonte woman was attacked while walking her two dogs along Dorchester Lane, Benner Township, state police at Rockview said. The incident occured at 8:22 p.m. on ...

Centre County 2020 seniors won’t give up

Community

BELLEFONTE — Canceled senior trips, remote classes, missed time with friends, and altered graduation ceremonies are just a few of the disappointments that the graduating Class of 2020 is facing at this time. For the seniors of Centre County Christian Academy’s student council, the ...

Is it possible to suddenly develop allergies?

Health

For those who suffer from seasonal allergies, you know that this time of year can be a challenge. Flowers, trees, and grasses are in bloom and growing which means pollen and other allergens are in the air. In the U.S., an estimated 18 million adults have hay fever or allergic rhinitis, ...

SVRCS agrees to new five-year charter with KCSD

Local news

LOGANTON — Schools might be closed, but progress has been made between Sugar Valley Rural Charter School and the Keystone Central School District. Earlier this week, the charter school’s board of trustees unanimously agreed to a new five-year charter with KCSD. The Keystone Central board ...

Emergency service 4/23

Police, court and fires

LOCK HAVEN — The following calls were dispatched by the Clinton County Communication Center. WEDNESDAY — At 5:25 p.m., Sugar Valley/Loganton Fire Department and Lock Haven and Jersey Shore EMS were called to a vehicle accident at West Valley Road, Logan Township. The call was cleared at ...

Governor’s Youth Council meets in Liberty Township

Community

BLANCHARD —The Governor’s Youth Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation recently met for their quarterly meeting in our area. The youth council is comprised of 20 youth from across Pennsylvania. They meet to discuss strategies to engage and educate youth across the Commonwealth in ...