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Old Photo Album: A visit from the fire department

A group of Sugar Valley Elementary School students beam from atop one of Sugar Valley Volunteer Fire Co.’s fire trucks. Many can be seen wearing helmets worn by firefighters to battle blazes too. We believe the photo was taken sometime in the 1950s or 1960s, but are unsure of who is pictured. ...

Reunions

SWEELEY —Friends and descendants of the late Henry and Mamie Sweeley and late James and Hanna Sweeley, 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14, Grove Park’s upper pavilion. Hot dogs and table service will be provided. Bring a dish to share and small prizes for bingo. Craft items will be chanced ...

Around the Town

GOOD DAY and Happy Birthday to Shirley Richner, 84, of Howard! Happy Birthday to Mason Askey and James (Tony) Warner. Farmer’s Market open today The City of Lock Haven and Downtown Lock Haven Inc. are hosting “Market Village on Main-Farmer’s Market” today and every Saturday ...

Construction begins on Equine Surgical Facility expansion project

BELLEFONTE— Construction began Wednesday on a state-of-the-art expansion of Abington Equine Hospital in Patton Township that will offer a wider range of health services to treat local horses, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte). The 63,000-square-foot ...

Howard Happenings

CHEER CLUB PICNIC The Senior Cheer Club met on July 1 at Bald Eagle State Park for a noon picnic. Club President Larry Butler welcomed everyone and said the table blessing before the meal. There were 17 in attendance on that rainy day, but smiles and spirits weren’t dampened as the group ...

Old Photo Album: A gas well fire in Leidy Township

EXPRESS ARCHIVES In 1952, the Maguire gas well went up in flames in a Leidy Township field. The twisted wreckage of the derrick is outlined by the blazing gas. The fire would eventually be put out by famous Texas firefighter Red Adair.