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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

Chiropractor Roy Love: Making Great Adjustments to Local Causes
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Chiropractor Roy Love: Making Great Adjustments to Local Causes
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
Good Day Café was certainly the best place to meet Dr. Roy Love for coffee. After all, it was his idea to create this Strawberry Fields enterprise to provide jobs for adults with intellectual disabilities or mental health diagnoses. And he continues to be one of the café’s key boosters. [Read More]
Denny Rhule: Dad of NFL Coach Offers Father’s Day Encouragement
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Denny Rhule: Dad of NFL Coach Offers Father’s Day Encouragement
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
Many of us dads will soon be opening a Father’s Day gift and we’ll be delighted to receive football jerseys bearing the colors of our favorite NFL teams. But Denny Rhule has a leg up on all of us. His closet is already filled with Carolina Panthers’ gear, and for a good reason. Denny’s son, [Read More]
Centre Region Pastors McKenzie and Nold Explore Path for Racial Healing
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Centre Region Pastors McKenzie and Nold Explore Path for Racial Healing
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
Friends for nearly 30 years, State College pastors Harold McKenzie and Dan Nold have been partners in leading community conversations and initiatives, including the Racial Unity Network. On the day of George Floyd's funeral, they sat down to discuss a path forward for racial healing. [Read More]
The Demise of a Birthday Party, Promotion Ceremony and Class Reunion
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The Demise of a Birthday Party, Promotion Ceremony and Class Reunion
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
This week was going to be fantastic until life got in the way of my plans. Three of my favorite events for the entire spring had somehow grouped themselves into the last seven days of May. And then they all vaporized. [Read More]
My Pick for Happy Valley Mom of the Year Is One Adventurous Soul
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My Pick for Happy Valley Mom of the Year Is One Adventurous Soul
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
Kim Sublett is the mother of nine children, three biological and six adopted, who range in years from 24 down to 4. To be honest, I’m not sure which is more amazing — the number of kids or the adventurous path that she and her husband, Stacy, followed in gathering all of them. [Read More]
Penn State Graduates Smile Through Their Blight of Passage
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Penn State Graduates Smile Through Their Blight of Passage
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
“I don’t think there’s ever long enough at Penn State,” she said. “Regardless if it ended right after spring break or if it ended in May, I feel like I would be just as upset. It’s been the best four years I could possibly have, and I don’t think anything else will ever compare to it. [Read More]
State College’s Matt Rhule Embraces New Role as NFL Head Coach Despite Pandemic Complications
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State College’s Matt Rhule Embraces New Role as NFL Head Coach Despite Pandemic Complications
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
“So this is a challenge to myself as a coach, to my coaching staff and our players. If we can find a way to be special and excel right now when things are really, really hard, everything will be that much better when this is over and things are good.” [Read More]
COVID-Era Coping: Four Happy Valley Folks Share Their Experiences
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COVID-Era Coping: Four Happy Valley Folks Share Their Experiences
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
Some of these people will make you chuckle; some might almost make you cry. But I’m certain you’ll appreciate the insights from four local residents who told me how they are coping with this COVID-dominated time. [Read More]
Recovered from COVID-19, Dan Nold Offers Another Dose of Hope
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Recovered from COVID-19, Dan Nold Offers Another Dose of Hope
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
This week brought more bad news for our nation’s health and wealth, so I decided more encouragement from Pastor Dan Nold was in order. I reached out to Nold and was delighted to learn that during the preceding few days he had met the criteria to be declared as healed from COVID-19. [Read More]
Diagnosed with COVID-19, Local Pastor Dan Nold Offers Message of Hope
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Diagnosed with COVID-19, Local Pastor Dan Nold Offers Message of Hope
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
Pastor Dan Nold, of Calvary Church, offered honest insights into his coronavirus struggle, but above all expressed his hope for the future. [Read More]
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