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BRUNNER-CHEVILLOT — Jessica Chevillot and Dallas Brunner of Mill Hall announce the birth of their daughter Josie Ray Elizabeth Brunner, who was born Dec. 28, 2021, at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College. Josie weighed 8 pounds 2.8 ounces and was 21 inches long. Proud big brother is ...

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ISENBERG — Colton Isenberg and Gillian McLean welcomed their little boy, Clifford Buck Isenberg into the world on Dec. 5, 2021 at 2:06 a.m. at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. He weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long. His grandparents are DeVonna McLean of Mill Hall, ...

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SMITH — LaToya Lewis and Christopher Smith, of Lock Haven, are the proud parents of a baby boy, Ripley Wilder Smith, born Jan. 3, 2022 at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital. Big sister is Hazleigh Lewis-Smith. Grandparents are Shannon Klinefelter and Matt Harris, of Lock Haven, and Patricia Smith ...

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WESTON — Alexis Kaczor and the late Spencer Weston are the proud parents of a baby girl, Mila Mae Weston, born at 1:37 p.m. in November 2021 at UPMC Hospital in Williamsport. Weston weighed 4 pounds and 13 ounces and was 18 inches long.

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Madisyn A. McCarty

This pretty little girl with the beautiful smile is Madisyn Anne McCarty. Madi just turned 10 years old on June 20 and celebrated with a birthday party with her friends at home in Mt. Holly Springs, where she lives with her mom and dad and sister, Alexandra. Madisyn will be in the fifth ...

Alexandra M. McCarty

This lovely young lady turned 12 years old on Oct. 20 and celebrated with a few of her best friends on Oct. 24 at her home. Ali and her sister, Madisyn, were able to return to school. Ali is now in middle school and next year she will be a teenager. Ali is active in her Youth Grange at ...

Liam celebrates sixth birthday

PHOTO PROVIDED This handsome young man is Liam Getgen the son of Susan and Zach Getgen. Liam turned 6 on Sept. 6. He celebrated with a monster jam party with family and friends. Liam was really excited to start kindergarten at Woodward Elementary. He is the grandson of the late Steve Ransdorf, ...

Younger set: Madisyn Anne McCarty

This sassy, but sweet little lady celebrated her ninth birthday on Saturday, June 20. The party was held outside at her home with her friends. The kids painted their own vases and had a water battle with water balloons and water guns. Madi likes to play soccer and go roller blading with her ...

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Local students named to Dean’s List at Grove City College

GROVE CITY — The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2021 semester at Grove City College: — Hannah Elmer of Bellefonte — Victoria Henry of Jersey Shore — Jared Krout of Mill Hall Students eligible for the Dean’s List have a GPA of 3.40 to 3.59; for ...

SNHU announces Fall 2021 President’s List

MANCHESTER, NH — It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following students on being named to the Fall 2021 President’s List. Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.700 and above are named to ...

Local students named to Slippery Rock University fall 2021 dean’s list

SLIPPERY ROCK — Slippery Rock University has announced its dean’s list for the fall 2021 semester. The dean’s list consists of SRU undergraduate students who earned an adjusted semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher, based on a schedule of at least 12 newly attempted and earned ...

Local students earn Dean’s List honors at Edinboro University

EDINBORO — Edinboro University is proud to recognize the Edinboro students who were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2021 semester. The following local students earned Dean’s List honors: — Sydney McKeague of Bellefonte. — Mykayla Cole of Bellefonte. In order to attain ...

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Mauck — Strope

Sharla Mauck and the late Brian Mauck, of Blanchard, announce the engagement of their daughter Stormie Mauck to Ryan Strope, the son of John and Kristi Strope, of Lock Haven. The couple are both Central Mountain High School graduates. A wedding is planned on Aug. 20, 2021 at Mountain Valley ...

Crawford — Germello

Tim and Jennifer Crawford, of Mill Hall, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tawnni Crawford, to Zachary Germello, the son of Angelo and Wendy Germello, of Lock Haven. The couple are both graduates of Central Mountain High School. They will be married on June 12, 2021 in Lock Haven.

Moore — Yarrison

It is with great joy that Mr. and Mrs. Craig Yarrison of Mill Hall, and Mr. Mrs. Tracy Moore of Loogootee, Ind., announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children, Chad Alan and Damaris Faith. Chad and Damaris will become Mr. and Mrs. Yarrison on April 30, 2021 before family and ...

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Hurlbutts celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

PHOTO PROVIDED John Warren and Kathy L. Hurlbutt will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 5, 2022. They were married in Newberry, Pa. at the United Methodist Church on Fourth Street. The former Kathy Chilson was the daughter of the late Melvin and Eleanor Chilson. John was the ...

Bairs celebrate 70th Wedding Anniversary

PHOTOS PROVIDED Robert and Ruby Bair recently celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary. They were joined in marriage on Dec. 27, 1951 at the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Rebersburg, Pa. and officiated by Dr. Sunday. They lived in Castanea for 50 years and are currently living in Centre Hall, ...

Sanders celebrate 60th anniversary

PHOTO PROVIDED Joseph and Patricia Sanders were united in marriage on Nov. 4, 1961 at 9 a.m. at Saint Agnes Catholic Church. The family celebrated this special anniversary with a picnic in August at Bald Eagle State Park. Joe and Pat have been blessed with four children, seven ...

Bottorfs celebrate 50 years

PHOTO PROVIDED James and Brenda Bottorf of Lock Haven will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Sept. 25, 2021. They eloped on Sept. 25, 1971. Brenda is retired from Bi-County WIC. James is also retired, but works part-time at Wegmans in State College. They have two children: A son, James, Jr., ...

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Hewitt — Summers

Lyndsey Hewitt and Robert Lee Summers, Jr. were united in marriage on Sept. 4, 2021, at Lucy’s Garden in Ridgefield, Wash. Hewitt, 31, is the daughter of Timothy and Nicole Hewitt, of Lock Haven, and Sandra Anderson, of Oskaloosa, Iowa. She is a 2008 graduate of Central Mountain High School ...

Orwig — Hartman

PHOTO PROVIDED On Oct. 21 at the Bald Eagle State Park Nature Inn, Kearstin Orwig and Ross Hartman were united in marriage. The bride was escorted along a beautiful fall pathway by her father, Kris Orwig. A delicious dinner was held for friends and family hosted by the grooms parents, Paul ...

Swam – Eaton

Haleigh Swam and Thomas Eaton were united in marriage on Oct. 2, 2021 at Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, Va., in a beautiful outdoor ceremony led by John Fulton, grandfather of the bride. Haleigh is the daughter of Sarah and Jason Swam of Fernandina Beach, Fla. She earned bachelor’s ...

Torres — Fuller

On Saturday, July 10, 2021 Hunter E. Torres, son of the late Lucille K. Torres (Jones) and Elvis E. Torres, and Saletia M. Peck (Fuller), daughter of Rhonda K. Lambert (Bauman) and William S. Fuller Jr. were married at the Dixie Weiss Memorial Park on Big Plum Run Road in Swissdale surrounded ...

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Go-to gifts for the holidays

When you shop local for holiday gifts, those gifts offer more than just a wrapped present. They offer sustainability to local merchants. Kevin Coolidge, owner of From My Shelf Books and Gifts in Wellsboro, says it best, “Of course it is important for people to shop local through the holidays ...

Murals abound through cities and towns

The first known paintings from cave walls date back 45,000 years ago in Indonesia. Back then, there was intent to reflect the world seen around oneself. That drive still persists today. Our fair hamlets bear witness to who we are and who we honor with murals splashed across buildings and ...

Frozen Snot race not for newbies

By A.M. WERTZ West Branch Life ne of the most extreme trail events in the world takes place in Clinton County with The Frozen Snot Adventure Race at McElhattan. FSX2022, set for February 12, 2022, could see 300 trail runners experience one of the most difficult events of their lives. ...

Lewisburg lights up

With frigid weather approaching outside and the holiday season just around the corner, Lewisburg’s CommUnity Zone, in collaboration with the borough, the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership and the Campus Theatre, has found a way to warm up visitors from the inside out. In its second year, ...