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GOOD DAY to Valerie Simone whose burning the midnight oil this week as she bakes up a plethora of Valentine’s Day delightful treats, including cheesecakes, cakes, cookies, pies and more. Word of the Day Chrestomathy — A volume of selected literary passages, usually by one author. ...

Area teacher with brain cancer remains optimistic

LOYALSOCK — What seemed like a normal day in December ended with Camilo Lopez-Medina, special education teacher at Loyalsock Elementary School, and his husband, Justin Lopez-Medina, in the hospital after Camilo experienced a vigorous seizure and inevitably was diagnosed with brain cancer at ...

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GOOD DAY and Happy 64th Anniversary to Donald and Martha Winslow, of Lock Haven. Happy Belated Birthday to Jack Martin, of Nittany. Quote of the Day “If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.” — Lemony Snicket Word of the Day Bibliophilia ...

LHU Council of Trustees welcomes student member Mia Swales

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University Council of Trustees recently welcomed Mia Swales, graduate student in the clinical mental health counseling program, as its new student member. Swales was approved by the Board of Governors at their regular meeting on Thursday, Feb. 4. Swales ...

Longer raccoon hunting season proposed

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s raccoon hunting season likely will be slightly longer in the 2021-22 license year because of proposed Sunday hunting opportunities up for adoption in April. The Pennsylvania Game Commission intends to maintain an October start to the raccoon hunting season and ...

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GOOD DAY and Happy Birthday to Deb Ingram, Feb. 6, and Jack Martin of Nittany, Feb. 7. Quote of the Day “If you want to win, do the ordinary things better than anyone else does them day in and day out.” — The late, great Pittsburgh Steelers’ head coach Chuck Noll, winner of four ...

Centre County creates 59th agricultural conservation easement

BELLEFONTE — The Centre County Agricultural Land Preservation Board on Jan. 13 officially preserved 82 additional acres of farmland, bringing its total acreage of preserved farms to 8,288 acres. Supported by state, county and Potter Township funds, the board recorded a deed of agricultural ...

Howard Happenings

LIONS CLUB NEWS Howard Area Lions Food Bank distribution will be on Monday, Feb. 8, at the former Beech Creek Elementary School. Those residents living in Centre County of the local Lions servicing area can come for food bank aid from noon to 3 p.m. The Lions Club is adding this ...

Bellefonte mascot controversy continues

BELLEFONTE — Although the snow was falling outside, the Bellefonte school board met for a special work session to discuss the district’s mascot on Tuesday night. For several months, the Red Raider mascot has been under fire by a handful of community members who view the district’s ...

New Love Center serves 654 families in January

JERSEY SHORE — In the month of January, The New Love Center Food Pantry, 229 S. Broad St., served 654 families distributing food to 1,500 people — 284 households in Jersey Shore, 210 in Lock Haven, and 115 in Renovo. Senior boxes were distributed to 53 senior clients. Also, 6,717 ...

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GOOD DAY to Heather Williams of Avis. Quote of the Day “Speak only if it improves upon the silence.” — Mahatma Gandhi Word of the Day Dictionary — a reference source in print or electronic form containing words usually alphabetically arranged along with information about ...

Robb School students study villages

EXPRESS ARCHIVES A group of Robb Elementary School fourth graders construct what they believe early Pennsylvania villages looked like. The class took place on Feb. 2, 1958 and shows Frank Price, David Rossman, David Murdoch, John Murdoch, Richard Selfe, Sandra Wolfe and Audrey Merryman.

Alaceus holds grand opening

LAURA JAMESON/THE EXPRESS Alaceus, Lock Haven’s one and only men’s clothing store, held its grand opening this week. Owner, Mo Ahrar, cut a ceremonial blue ribbon out front of the store at 108 E. Main St. on Wednesday afternoon. The store has been open for a few weeks to give Ahrar and ...

LHU awarded ‘It’s On Us’ grant to combat sexual assault on campus

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University recently was one of 37 institutions of higher education to receive an It’s On Us PA grant of $21,000 to help combat sexual assault on campus. Gov. Tom Wolf established It’s On Us PA, the nation’s first statewide campaign, nearly five years ago and has ...

Reading Along

EXPRESS ARCHIVES A group of Robb Elementary School students read along with another student during a class on March 15, 1949.

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GOOD DAY and Happy Birthday to Tyson Muthler of Jersey Shore! Quote of the Day “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” — Oscar Wilde Spring Soccer Registration Spring Soccer Registration at West Branch Soccer Club is now open. WBSC offers soccer for boys and ...

Area man celebrates 104th Birthday today

Clifford (Tip) Johnson has tipped the time of aging again. He turns 104 today! Tip was married to the love of his life, Pauline Wagner Johnson for almost 80 years. She passed away one month before their 80th anniversary. They are the parents of five children, Joe, Betty, Sally, Genny, Vickie, ...

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GOOD DAY and Happy Birthday to Tom Jones. Happy 104th Birthday to Clifford Johnson. Quote of the Day “Never regret anything that made you smile.” — Mark Twain Word of the Day Faff — To waste time without accomplishing much. Spring Soccer Registration Spring Soccer ...

Gathering around the teacher’s desk

EXPRESS ARCHIVES A group of Woodward Township Elementary School students gather around their teacher during a lesson sometime in the 1950s.

Renovo churches are Good Neighbors

KEVIN RAUCH/THE EXPRESS The Renovo Good Neighbor Center on behalf of the Renovo Council of Churches helped to feed 68 households at their last distribution day as they again manage to make an impact helping those in need of the service. Renovo has been fortunate to have been assisted by ...