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Gazette writer discusses favorite works of the past decade Gazette writer discusses favorite works of the past decade
5 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
September 2019 marked my tenth year of writing for The Centre County Gazette. I’ve submitted nearly 1,000 stories in that time. They have been interesting stories, and I would like to share a few that were my favorites. In 2012, I interviewed Bruce Moyer of Centre Hall for a [Read More]
Model Aviation Has Roots in Centre County Model Aviation Has Roots in Centre County
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Sam Stitzer
Building and flying model airplanes is a hobby enjoyed by thousands of people around the world. The hobby has a long history, and some of it involves people from right here in Centre County. [Read More]
Group donates money to Penns Valley EMS Service Group donates money to Penns Valley EMS Service
12 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
GRACE UNITED Methodist Church Men’s Group president Bob Booz, center, and member Dave Bressler presented Penns Valley EMS Chief Cindy Ross with a check for $1,000 to be used for the purchase of two CPAP machines. [Read More]
Boalsburg commemorates Pearl Harbor attack Boalsburg commemorates Pearl Harbor attack
15 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
BOALSBURG — At 12:45 p.m. on the afternoon of Dec. 7, a group of about 50 people, a color guard of former U.S. Marines and an honor guard from American Legion Post 245 gathered on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the Japanese [Read More]
Centre Hall hosts community holiday celebration By SAM STITZER Centre Hall hosts community holiday celebration By SAM STITZER
16 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — The Centre Hall Community Christmas, sponsored by the Centre Hall Council of Churches, was held Nov. 29 through Dec. 1. The annual celebration began with a community tree lighting at St. Luke Lutheran Church. Citizens gathered around the tree at the intersection of [Read More]
Penns Valley Offers Many Holiday Events Penns Valley Offers Many Holiday Events
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Sam Stitzer
As the holiday season arrives, the Penns Valley area will offer several events to celebrate the season. [Read More]
Millheim Hotel hosts fundraiser for leukemia-stricken teen Millheim Hotel hosts fundraiser for leukemia-stricken teen
18 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
MILLHEIM — The residents of Penns Valley have long been known for helping fellow citizens in times of trouble. It’s one of those times for the family of Penns Valley resident Ronnie Ticknor Jr. Ticknor, a 16-year-old sophomore at Penns Valley Area High School, was recently [Read More]
PV High School hosts fighting robots tournament PV High School hosts fighting robots tournament
19 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — The popular “BattleBots” television show features mechanized robots fighting it out inside a metal and plexiglass arena. Folks in Penns Valley got a taste of that kind of action on Nov. 9 as 14 teams of students from high schools around the state gathered for a [Read More]
Retired bomber pilot featured at breakfast Retired bomber pilot featured at breakfast
19 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — Colonel O.J. Johnston was the featured speaker at a veterans recognition breakfast held at the Old Fort American Post 779 on Nov. 8. Johnston was born and raised in Centre County, and graduated from State College High School and Penn State University, attaining a bachelor’s [Read More]
World War II soldiers liberated concentration camp World War II soldiers liberated concentration camp
20 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Corporal Harold A. Stitzer was a young man from Pleasant Gap. He was a soldier and a hero, earning a Bronze Star medal in World War II, and … he was my father. Stitzer was a member of the 387th Field artillery Battalion, U.S. Army. The 387th was part of the 104th Infantry Division, led by [Read More]
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