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Old Photo Album: Clowning around

EXPRESS ARCHIVES Ruth C. Gallagher, is seen clowning around with a silly friend on her birthday while loved ones look on.

Centre chamber CEO announces retirement

STATE COLLEGE — The Chamber of Business and Industry (CBICC) and the Centre County Industrial Development Corporation (CCIDC) announced that longtime President and CEO, Vern Squier, will be retiring from his position with the organization late this year, time being dependent upon search ...

New Love Center sees spike in numbers during pandemic

JERSEY SHORE — The New Love Center numbers saw a surge in the number of people served during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to their 2020 summary report. In total the organization served 3,950 children ages 0 to 17; 7,586 adults ages 18 to 59; and 4,472 people 60 and ...

SVRCS students place first, third in Budget Game

LOGANTON — Garret Hampton, under the leadership of Arleen Parker, from Sugar Valley Charter Rural School, finished in first place in the Statewide division of thePennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy Budget Game. Additionally, Isaiah Nearhoof, also of SVRCS, placed third. Sugar ...

One Book, One Bellefonte coming Jan. 29

BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte READS Committee has announced its choice for this year’s “One Book, One Bellefonte” Celebration. The feature title is Brave Like That by Lindsey Stoddard. Several companion books will also be available. Community members of all ages are invited to drive ...

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GOOD DAY to all the area students and teachers who are able to get back to school this week. Word of the Day Codicil — Law. A supplement or appendix to a will. Quote of the Day “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath ...

Late Christmas

KEVIN RAUCH/THE EXPRESS These Christmas presents may arrived a little late, but were certainly a welcome surprise for the Renovo Area Public Library last week. The Berkshire Hathaway Energy Gas Transmission and Storage company (formerly Dominion Transmission) donated salt to help assist the ...

Pennsylvania State Police welcomes 51 new troopers

Harrisburg — Colonel Robert Evanchick, commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police, announced that 51 cadets graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey and have been assigned to troops across the commonwealth. The men and women represent the 160th graduating cadet class. In ...

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Good Day and Happy Birthday to Cristy Lehman! Word of the Day Opus — A creative work, especially a musical composition numbered to designate the order of a composer’s works. Quote of the Day “The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” — Anne ...

A new flag for a new year

PHOTO PROVIDED Christmas is always the most wonderful time of the year. It was also a “special day” for the Singh family. After all the presents were opened, Sunjeet told his father and family members that there was one more present to see. We must go to the Bald Eagle Truck Stop, he ...

Ross Library receives donations, memorials

LOCK HAVEN — The following memorials, honors, gifts and donations were received from December 1-31, at the Ross Library. IN MEMORY OF: Manuel L.Andrus from Rosemary Andrus; Carol Ann Williams Brungard from Lock Haven High School Class of 1962; Gwen Clawson from Carole L. Reeser; Karl ...

Local briefs

AARP free tax preparation not available in 2021 LOCK HAVEN — After 33 years of providing free in-person tax-preparation assistance through the Tax-Aide program sponsored by AARP Foundation and the IRS, the service will not be available locally for the upcoming income tax season. The ...

Old Photo Album: 4-Her identified

EXPRESS ARCHIVES Thanks to a multitude of readers, we were able to identify the ladies pictured in this photograph, taken sometime in the 1980s. The young woman at left is Michelle Vonada and the woman on the right is Pam Blesh. It is also believed the gentleman facing away from the camera ...

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GOOD DAY and Happy Birthday to Pauline McCauley of Swissdale. Quote of the Day “Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.” — Oscar Wilde Word of the Day Integument — A natural outer covering or coat, such as the skin of an animal or the membrane ...

Wayne Twp. ice skating rink to open soon

McELHATTAN —The Wayne Township Recreation Committee reports the ice skating rink should soon be ready for ice skaters. The committee, which met Wednesday, said the weather hasn’t been quite cold enough long enough, but adequate freezing of the ice is expected by next weekend. During ...

Just a pile of rubble

CHRIS MORELLI/THE EXPRESS The former Smith Furniture store in Dunnstown was reduced to a pile of rubble Thursday by a crew from Steinbacher Enterprises. The roof on the oldest furniture store in Clinton County imploded into the store from the weight of two feet of snow that covered the area ...

Howard Happenings

HOWARD AREA LIONS The Howard Area Lions Club wants to thank everyone for their donations of food and money over the past year that enabled the Food Bank to stay open and able to provide food aid to many local families who were in need. Howard Area Lions Food Bank distribution dates will be ...

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GOOD DAY and Happy Birthday to Bob Lannan! Word of the Day Assonance — Resemblance of sound, especially of the vowel sounds in words. Quote of the Day “Failure is an important part of your growth and developing. Don’t be afraid to fail.” — Michelle Obama Hire a ...

Borowicz sworn in for second term

PHOTO PROVIDED Stephanie Borowicz (R-Centre/Clinton) was sworn in for her second term at the 76th district representative on Tuesday as the state Capitol in Harrisburg. “Today I was honored to take the oath of office to represent the 76th District for a second term,” Borowicz said on ...

Old Photo Album: Former Express Editor tests out a new device

EXPRESS ARCHIVES Rebecca Gross, former Express Manager Editor, tests out a new emergency system in the 1980s. The system, similar to Life Alert, could be used in the event of an emergency. As far as we can tell, Gross could hit a button on the remote she is holding and it would contact the ...