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Clinton Envirothon

LOGANTON — The Sugar Valley Rural Charter School, “Tsuga Canadensis” team, was the winner of the Clinton County Envirothon and will now represent the county at the 35th annual Pennsylvania State Envirothon on May 22 and 23 at Susquehanna University. They will compete against 65 ...

Teachers to revisit possible pay freeze

MILL HALL — Unionized teachers in the Keystone Central School District will hear a proposal this afternoon to take a one-year pay freeze to help the district with its multi-million dollar budget deficit for 2018-2019. Today’s meeting is closed to non-union members and press, but once ...

Keystone Finance Committee meets tonight

MILL HALL — Millions down, but millions to go. The Keystone Central School Board finance committee will meet tonight and likely make key recommendations before the school board’s May 17 meeting, at which they’re scheduled to act on a “final proposed” budget for 2018-2019. Over ...

‘Nobody wins’ in township boundary dispute

By LANA MUTHLER lmuthler@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — An ongoing boundary dispute between Dunnstable and Woodward townships could be headed to court. Dunnstable Township supervisors last month issued an ultimatum to the Woodward board, telling the supervisors to either accept ...

Demolition of former store nears end

By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — There is a pretty big hole along Bellefonte Avenue. It’s the spot where the old furniture store once stood, near the soldiers monument. The hole is almost an improvement. The store, at 37-41 Bellefonte Ave., had already been closed ...

North Shore fights rail ruling

LOCK HAVEN — A dispute over which railroad company has a new operating agreement with SEDA-Council of Government’s Joint Rail Authority is not over, and a trial court claim challenges a new Commonwealth Court ruling in favor of an Oakmont, Pa., based shortline railroad company. If the ...

Fill a bag, help feed families

Mail carriers for the U.S. Postal Service will again pick up nonperishable food from local residents Saturday as part of the annual “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.” Residents are asked to fill a bag with healthy nonperishable food items and set the bag near their mailbox. When letter ...

Robb second grade celebrates Earth Day

The second grade classes from Robb Elementary School helped beautify the environment for Earth Day. The students walked the surrounding blocks around the school, donning orange safety vests and plastic gloves to eliminate unsightly trash that pollutes the community. This walking field trip ...

Programs for teens at Ross Library

LOCK HAVEN — The Annie Halenbake Ross Library has announced its Summer Reading schedule for 2018, and there are programs for teenagers included. Teens from ages 10 to 18 are invited to take part in the upcoming programs during June and July, which revolves around the music-based theme ...

Centre Gives exceeds $852,000 in first 12 hours

STATE COLLEGE — During the first 12 hours of Centre Gives, Centre County residents demonstrated their love of place by donating more than $643,000 to their favorite nonprofits. Combined with the $200,000 stretch pool and power hour prizes, the current community investment tops ...

Bellefonte student wins top prize in Congressional Art Competition

BELLEFONTE – Megan Smith, a 12th-grader at Bellefonte Area High School, has been named the winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, according to U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson. Megan won for her watercolor/multimedia submission titled “Spoons.” An ...

A thoughtful takeaway

LOCK HAVEN — You see them proudly displayed when you walk down Main Street and on the Riverwalk here. Hometown Hero Banners have become an honored tradition in Lock Haven 10 years ago, and the program’s success has inspired communities across the state and nation to start their ...

School tax to go up in Bellefonte

By EMMA GOSALVEZ egosalvez@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Area School Board has passed its final proposed budget in the amount of $51,525,000, increasing school property taxes to help fund it. At their Tuesday night meeting, members voted 6-2 to approve the budget for the ...

MH police start patrols in Castanea

LOCK HAVEN — Mill Hall Borough Police have begun patrols in Castanea Township. That was a topic of discussion, along with adoption of a new “no parking” ordinance, at Castanea Township supervisors’ meeting Monday night. The final step to reaching the new police service was ...

Rail-trail to get new funding

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN - Clinton County will get over $1 million in state funding for its rail-trail. Lock Haven will get $1 million for sidewalks. Renovo is getting $40,000 for improvements. Gov. Tom Wolf and PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards announced last night that 82 ...

Court reverses ruling over rail pact

HARRISBURG — The SEDA-Council of Governments’ Joint Rail Authority has a new operating agreement for five of its shortline routes, thanks to a state court ruling last week. A three-judge panel of the Commonwealth Court vacated the ruling of the Clinton County Court of Common Pleas and ...

Centre supports funding for accessible recreation project

BELLEFONTE — The Wildlife for Everyone Endowment Foundation has the support from Centre County for not one, but two, public grants to make accessible recreation a reality in the area. During their Tuesday, May 8 meeting, the Centre County Board of Commissioners approved a letter of ...

Bellefonte receives award for “Pennies for Peace” project

BELLEFONTE - Students at Bellefonte Area Middle School care greatly about making a difference in the lives of students across the globe. Recently, the middle school received a 2018 Peace Leader Award for its efforts to help raise money for a global project known as Pennies for Peace. ...

Good Old Days this weekend at Booneville Campgound

LOGANTON — The annual Good Old Days celebration, held by the Sugar Valley Historical Society, will be Saturday, May 12, from 9:00 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Booneville Campground, just three miles west of Loganton. Throughout the day, demonstrations by Hampton’s Battery will take place. ...

Leadership Clinton County learns environment, agriculture

PHOTO PROVIDED Leadership Clinton County participants explored Clinton County’s many resources relating to agriculture and the environment. Organizations represented were Clinton County Cleanscapes, Clinton County Conservation District, Penn State Cooperative Extension-Clinton County, ...