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Penns Valley center tailored to seniors’ needs Penns Valley center tailored to seniors’ needs
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
MADISONBURG — The Penns Valley Senior Center “can be anything the seniors want it to be,” said its manager, Paula Snyder. The senior center is located at 102 Leisure Lane in Madisonburg and is operated by the Centre County Aging Office. It is open to anyone over age 60. Funding [Read More]
Centre Hall Cub Scouts go racing at Pinewood Derby Centre Hall Cub Scouts go racing at Pinewood Derby
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — St. Luke Lutheran Church was the site of Cub Scout Pack 20's Feb. 4 Pinewood Derby. The traditional racing event dates back to 1960 in Centre Hall.  There were 17 cars competing for honors this year. Between rounds of racing, a lunch break was taken by Scouts and a crowd of [Read More]
Technology competition comes to Penns Valley Technology competition comes to Penns Valley
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS —About 400 middle and high school technology education students from more than 20 central Pennsylvania schools competed Feb. 4 in the Pennsylvania Technology Student Association's regional conference at Penns Valley High School. The students competed in about 60 different [Read More]
Penns Valley welcomes scholars to Academic Decathlon competition   Penns Valley welcomes scholars to Academic Decathlon competition
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — Penns Valley High School recently hosted eight schools from five central Pennsylvania counties for a district Academic Decathlon. The event, held Feb. 3, tested students in 10 different categories: science, music, mathematics, language and literature, art, speech, interview, [Read More]
Scout camp in Potter Township hosts 46th Klondike Derby Scout camp in Potter Township hosts 46th Klondike Derby
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
POTTER TOWNSHIP — The Juniata Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America hosted its 46th annual Klondike Derby at the Seven Mountains Scout Camp in Potter Township on Jan, 28. This event is a competition between Boy Scout patrols pulling dog sleds to several stations located around the [Read More]
Penns Valley woman retires after nearly 5 decades in banking Penns Valley woman retires after nearly 5 decades in banking
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
OLD FORT — When Linda Brown accepted a job as a teller for Peoples National Bank in June 1969, she had no idea she would still be employed there 47 years later. On Jan. 25, Brown worked her last day at what is now First National Bank's Old Fort branch, encouraged by a steady stream of [Read More]
Penns Valley honors undefeated ’60s wrestling teams Penns Valley honors undefeated ’60s wrestling teams
4 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — Back in the 1960s, Penns Valley High School had two undefeated wrestling teams. The 1963 and 1966 teams both racked up 11-0 records under head coach Joe Hammaker. On Jan. 18, 11 members of these undefeated teams and Hammaker were honored at a match against Huntingdon. Herb [Read More]
Centre Hall Poet Shared Mosaic of Rural Life Centre Hall Poet Shared Mosaic of Rural Life
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Sam Stitzer
There aren’t many people in Centre Hall who remember Harvey Flink, but those who do remember him fondly. He was a published poet whose life spanned just 48 years. He made his home in Centre Hall, and he might be called the poet laureate of the village. [Read More]
Centre Hall poet shared mosaic of rural life   Centre Hall poet shared mosaic of rural life
5 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — There aren’t many people in Centre Hall who remember Harvey Flink, but those who do remember him fondly. He was a published poet whose life spanned just 48 years. He made his home in Centre Hall, and he might be called the poet laureate of the village. Harvey Wagner Flink [Read More]
VFW Loses Building to Route 322 Construction VFW Loses Building to Route 322 Construction
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Sam Stitzer
The Potters Mills Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9575, established in 1947 and located along Route 322 near Potters Mills, has a serious problem. PennDOT is constructing a new four-lane section of Route 322, and it has taken the VFW’s property by eminent domain. [Read More]
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