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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

Are There Any Real Nittany Lions Remaining?
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Are There Any Real Nittany Lions Remaining?
173 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
The federal government declared the Eastern cougar, or mountain lion, extinct, and experts say there is no evidence to the contrary. But some eyewitnesses swear what they saw was not a bobcat but an actual mountain lion roaming the Keystone State. [Read More]
The Creamery's 'Keeney Beany' and the Prof Who Gave It His Name
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The Creamery's 'Keeney Beany' and the Prof Who Gave It His Name
175 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
Keeney Beany Chocolate has remained one of the Penn State Berkey Creamery's most popular flavors since being introduced in 1985, and it's named for a pioneering professor known as "the Emperor of Ice Cream." Get to know the great Phil Keeney. [Read More]
How I Found the Grace to Stop Hating Pitt
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How I Found the Grace to Stop Hating Pitt
177 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
If confession is good for the soul, this is as good a time as any for me to come clean. On Sept. 10, Penn State's football team will play Pitt for the first time in 16 years, and the renewal of this rivalry reminds me of how much I used to hate Pitt. [Read More]
Danny Almonte & State College Little Leaguers: 15 Years After the Heartbreak
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Danny Almonte & State College Little Leaguers: 15 Years After the Heartbreak
178 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
It has been 15 years since the State College American Little League All Stars missed out on a dream — a chance to play on Little League’s biggest stage — when a team from New York infamously fielded a dominant pitcher who turned out to be two years too old. [Read More]
The Corner Room: Iconic Home for Emma's Hugs & Penn State Football Recruiting
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The Corner Room: Iconic Home for Emma's Hugs & Penn State Football Recruiting
181 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
The Corner Room has cornered its competition since 1926, and I still consider it the leader for delivering good food and lifelong memories. The people who work there -- for 15, 40, 60 years -- can tell its story best. [Read More]
How to Furnish a New Life for Penn State’s International Students
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How to Furnish a New Life for Penn State’s International Students
183 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
Many international students arrive at Penn State alone, facing a new culture and challenged by a strict budget that might not let them afford basic items like a bed or desk. That's where Garage Giveaway comes in. [Read More]
BEA Little League's Playoff Run Continues While State College's Ends BEA Little League's Playoff Run Continues While State College's Ends
184 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff, Bill Horlacher
Bald Eagle Area Little League continued to fight its way back in the District 5 Playoffs, defeating State College 6-3 Thursday night at Montresor Field and ending State College's playoff run. [Read More]
State College Little League Suffers First Playoff Loss State College Little League Suffers First Playoff Loss
184 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff, Bill Horlacher
Clearfield got a dominating pitching performance from starter Oliver Billotte and jumped out to an early 7-0 at lead at home Tuesday to hand State College Little League its first loss, 8-3, in the District 5 playoffs. [Read More]
State College Little League Continues to Roll in District Playoffs State College Little League Continues to Roll in District Playoffs
185 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff, Bill Horlacher
Keyed by a strong outing from pitcher Andre Marshall and a grand slam by John Olsen, State College Little League improved to 3-0 in the District 5 Playoffs with a 14-3 win over Penns Valley Thursday night at Montresor Field. [Read More]
State College Blanks Nittany Valley in District 5 Playoffs State College Blanks Nittany Valley in District 5 Playoffs
186 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff, Bill Horlacher
Led by outstanding pitching from Evan Martin and stellar hitting paced by Branden Price, the State College Little League All-Star Team shutout Nittany Valley, 11-0, Sunday night at the Marion Walker complex in Bellefonte. [Read More]
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