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Bill Horlacher

Bill Horlacher is a native of Happy Valley, a 1970 graduate of State College High School and a 1974 graduate of Penn State (journalism). He has spent his last 30 years in service to international students, helping them with personal, cultural and spiritual adjustments to America. After 39 years of living in California, Maryland and Texas, Bill returned to State College in 2013 along with his wife, Kathy.

Articles by Bill Horlacher

Spikes’ Alum Tommy Edman Finds a Perch with the Cardinals
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Spikes’ Alum Tommy Edman Finds a Perch with the Cardinals
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
Tommy Edman, the most recent Spikes alum to reach the major leagues, is playing a key role with the resurgent St. Louis Cardinals. When he joined the team as a wide-eyed rookie on June 8, the Redbirds were 5.5 games behind the Cubs and the Brewers. Today, the Cards are leading the NL Central. [Read More]
Making Room for the Nations in Happy Valley
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Making Room for the Nations in Happy Valley
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
Somehow, at the start of each semester, Penn State’s Office of Global Programs turns new internationals into bona fide Penn Staters, welcoming them into the school’s melting pot of nations without letting them melt down. It’s more than impressive; it truly is amazing. [Read More]
Happy Birthday, Good Day Café
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Happy Birthday, Good Day Café
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
There’s nothing like a hot cup of coffee to give me a warm, fuzzy feeling. And that feeling is all the warmer and all the fuzzier when I’m consuming a cuppa Joe in my favorite State College café. Good Day Café, an employer of adults with intellectual disabilities or mental health diagnoses, is [Read More]
Todd Miner Offers the Happiest Transportation in Happy Valley
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Todd Miner Offers the Happiest Transportation in Happy Valley
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
He says he provides “transportainment” for our community, and he certainly does that. It would be hard to imagine a transportation source better suited to fun-loving Happy Valley than the pedicabs operated by Todd Miner under the banner of “Vamos! Lion Chariot.” [Read More]
Former Penn State Coach Lorenzo Credits Others as He Enters Wrestling’s Hall of Fame
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Former Penn State Coach Lorenzo Credits Others as He Enters Wrestling’s Hall of Fame
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
Rich Lorenzo entered the National Wrestling Hall of Fame last weekend as a Distinguished Member, yet the very qualities that helped him win such recognition — selflessness, humility and team orientation — also made it hard for him to enjoy the congratulations. [Read More]
Happy 99th Birthday to the Mushroom Master, Leon Kneebone
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Happy 99th Birthday to the Mushroom Master, Leon Kneebone
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
Leon Kneebone nearly died three times within five days in 1944, while serving in World War II. He came home to become a family man, world-renowned mushroom researcher and volunteer who has had a huge impact on the Centre County community. And on Tuesday, he turns 99. [Read More]
Wrestlers’ Breakfast: Former Foes Enjoy Friendship and Welcome the New Guys
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Wrestlers’ Breakfast: Former Foes Enjoy Friendship and Welcome the New Guys
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
It’s a twice-per-year event for the fiercest of former foes who have become the closest of current comrades. [Read More]
Happy Valley’s Super Mom: Sue Paterno Is My Choice
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Happy Valley’s Super Mom: Sue Paterno Is My Choice
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
Five children, 17 grandchildren, dozens of student-athletes tutored, countless hours devoted to the Special Olympics and helping her husband build a powerhouse football program with a solid academic foundation — Sue Paterno chats about her life as a State College mom and the secret of her success. [Read More]
Ellen Campbell: She Works Tirelessly for State College’s Disadvantaged
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Ellen Campbell: She Works Tirelessly for State College’s Disadvantaged
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
Four of us met for coffee just a few days ago at Good Day Café. We were there to talk about someone — but not in a malicious way. We met as an informal admiration society, comparing notes on a marvelous woman named Ellen Herman Campbell. [Read More]
At PIAAs, State High Wrestler Urbas Missed Gold But Proved His Mettle
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At PIAAs, State High Wrestler Urbas Missed Gold But Proved His Mettle
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
Casual observers of high school wrestling may think that State College senior Cole Urbas fell short of the mark when he placed fourth at last weekend’s PIAA championships. I’d say they should think again. [Read More]
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