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Old Photo Album Update: Howard Township Fairview School

Community

EXPRESS ARCHIVES Pictured are students from the Howard Township Fairview School in 1935 with their teacher Alice Confer, far right. Fairview School, three miles east of Howard near Route 220 was rebuilt in 1906 following a fire in January of 1905 that destroyed the original school built about ...

Area Church Briefs

Religion

Last in-person service LOCK HAVEN — Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases Great Island Presbyterian Church, 12 W. Water St., Lock Haven, will be holding its last in-person service on Sunday, Nov. 22. The following Sunday services will be available online at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday morning ...

Bald Eagle Area is the latest Centre County school to close

Local news

WINGATE — In Centre County, the dominoes continue to fall. On Friday afternoon, the Bald Eagle Area School District announced that it was immediately switching to fully remote learning. Schools are scheduled to re-open on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Bald Eagle Area joins Penn Valley and State ...

Around the Town

Community

GOOD DAY and Happy 82nd birthday to Bob Coltrane. Word of the Day Shindig — A social gathering with dancing. Quote of the Day “I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” — Estee Lauder St. Paul’s Food Pantry Wednesday St. ...

Susquehanna Big Twins donates to Prayer Shawl ministry

Religion

PHOTO PROVIDED Members of the Susquehanna Big Twins Motorcycle Club recently presented a check for $500 to the Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Prayer Shawl ministry for the purchase of yarn. The yarn will be used for local community projects as well as Meals on Wheels. Pictured, from left, are ...

KCSD updates students and families about closure

Local news

MILL HALL — Schools in the Keystone Central School District are scheduled to resume in-classroom learning on Wednesday, Dec. 2. On Friday afternoon, KCSD superintendent Jacquelyn Martin sent an update to students, parents and families. In it, Martin said that the district will “continue ...

Local interchange project to see guide rail work next week

Community

BELLEFONTE —The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is providing an update for traffic impacts on Interstate 80 eastbound and westbound as the Local Interchange Route 26 project continues in Centre County. The work zone is located between the I-80/161 exit and Jacksonville Road, east of ...

Big, fun Thanksgiving Day edition coming

Local news

Your community newspaper wants to extend an early Happy Thanksgiving greeting to all! What a year this has been ... and will likely continue to be. It makes the holidays all that more special to observe, celebrate ... and be thankful for. In support of the call to “Shop Local,” staff at ...

Free turkey dinners on Thanksgiving Day

Local news

For those who live alone or don’t cook, there are three local groups who would love to provide you with a turkey dinner and all the trimmings on Thanksgiving Day. There will be some restrictions due to the COVID-19, but there will be plenty of turkey, corn, potatoes, pie, cranberry sauce ...

GOP lawmakers send Wolf bill to limit COVID-19 lawsuits

Local news

HARRISBURG (AP) — A divided state House on Friday passed a Republican-backed proposal to make it harder to sue schools, health care provides and others over COVID-19 claims. The 104 to 98 vote sent the bill to the desk of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. All House Democrats were opposed, joined by ...

Wolf to veto bills on carrying, selling guns amid disasters

Local news

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf will veto legislation heading to his desk that would repeal long-standing laws intended to control the carrying of guns and prevent public officials from shutting down firearms sales during disaster emergencies declared by a governor. Wolf, a Democrat who has ...

Pennsylvania House votes to impose fees on electric cars

Local news

HARRISBURG — Motorists who register an electric vehicle in Pennsylvania would have to pay an annual fee, under lame-duck session legislation approved by the state’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill, backed by a 132-70 vote, still requires Senate ...

Lieutenant gov’s flags fly in the face of some PA lawmakers

Local news

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor, Democrat John Fetterman, may have gotten under somebody’s skin. A provision slipped into lame-duck budget legislation Friday would ban flags not approved by lawmakers from flying at the state Capitol — such as the pro-marijuana ...

Geisinger urges everyone to Mask Up

Local news

DANVILLE — Geisinger has joined 100 of the nation’s top health care systems, representing thousands of hospitals in communities across the country, with an urgent plea for all Americans — mask up, because wearing a facemask is our best chance at slowing the surging COVID-19 pandemic ...

Another exciting Pennsylvania Deer Season approaches

Community

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s upcoming firearms deer season will start with a bang. For the first time in the Game Commission’s history, deer hunters will have a Saturday-Sunday opening weekend on Nov. 28 and 29. Hunters in 10 Wildlife Management Units also will have concurrent ...

Lock Haven Catholic School receives shade structure grant

Local news

PHOTO PROVIDED Lock Haven Catholic School PTO has been awarded a Shade Structure Grant from the American Academy of Dermatology. The grant has provided a permanent shade structure awning that will protect 250 children each day from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. Since its launch in ...

Police news – Nov. 20

Police, court and fires

Tractor trailer crash BELLEFONTE — State police at Rockview responded to a tractor trailer crash that took place around 5:40 a.m. on Nov. 17 along Interstate 80 in Marion Township, Centre County. According to police, a 38-year-old man was traveling along Interstate 80 Eastbound in a 2011 ...

Howard Happenings

Community

DRAWING WINNERS Howard Fire Company held its annual gun drawing last Saturday at noon. The raffle was virtual and live-streamed to the Howard Fire Company facebook page. Winners have already been contacted. The 10 gun winners were: Bobby Yearick, Zach Fisher, Sandy Shivery, Carter Miller, ...

Not just COVID: Nursing home neglect deaths surge in shadows

Health

When COVID-19 tore through Donald Wallace’s nursing home, he was one of the lucky few to avoid infection. He died a horrible death anyway. Hale and happy before the pandemic, the 75-year-old retired Alabama truck driver became so malnourished and dehydrated that he dropped to 98 pounds ...

County unveils no-tax-increase budget for 2021

Local news

LOCK HAVEN — This last year has been one of heartache, financial despair and downright frustration. But for most Clinton County residents, there is still a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, like family, friends and good health. And for county property owners, there is one more ...