Around the Town


and Happy Birthday to Ronald Bauman on his 70th birthday!

Word of the Day

Kibe — Chapped area of skin

Quote of the Day

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”

— Bruce Lee

How fast can you run?

Well, the overall winner in Saturday’s scenic road race, which was part of the annual Rally for Recovery, ran the 3.1-mile course in just a little over 17 minutes. Hats off to Steven Schankweiler, 19, a student at Lock Haven University for a job well done. And he didn’t even look tired when he crossed the finish line.

Are you ready for some football?

Summer is all but gone and fall is on its way. And that means football season is upon us. Central Mountain High School plays its first home game this Friday against Williamsport and Penn State will kickoff its season on Saturday, Aug. 31, when the Nittany Lions host Idaho in Happy Valley.


The world’s oldest continuously running business is a hot springs hotel in Japan that’s run since 705 A.D.


The world’s deepest postbox is in Susami Bay in Japan. It’s 10 meters underwater.


It costs the U.S. Mint almost twice as much to mint each penny and nickel as the coins are actually worth. Taxpayers lost over $100 million in 2013 just through the coins being made.


The Dance Fever of 1518 was a month-long plague of inexplicable dancing in Strasbourg, in which hundreds of people danced for about a month for no apparent reason.

Several of them danced themselves to death.


Sigurd the Mighty, a ninth-century Norse earl of Orkney, was killed by an enemy he had beheaded several hours earlier. He’d tied the man’s head to his horse’s saddle, but while riding home one of its protruding teeth grazed his leg. He died from the infection.


The Dutch village of Giethoorn has no roads; its buildings are connected entirely by canals and footbridges.

Happy Birthday

to John Bilbay!

Happy Anniversary

to Robert and Lois McGill!


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