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Bellefonte hopes to play last game at Rogers Stadium - Vincent Corso

After playing most of the season without a home stadium, the Bellefonte Area High School football team may be able to play its final home game in the new Rogers Stadium, depending on whether construction crews can get things up to code for the Friday, Oct. 26, kickoff.



Centre County Gazette

Federal grant could bring new water tank Federal grant could bring new water tank
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — The county is looking for federal funding to provide a new water storage tank in Unionville.  The application for a $441,976 Community Development Block Grant, which is managed by Centre County, includes $272,552 that would be used for the water tank. The federal funds can [Read More]
Local Police Blotter Local Police Blotter
Centre County Gazette
ROCKVIEW STATE POLICE Police responded to a report that lawn chairs were taken from a Rush Township residence between July 1 and Sept. 30. A male suspect is currently awaiting the filing of charges. *** Police said that a 31-year-old male inmate at SCI Rockview was found to be in possession of [Read More]
Area death notices Area death notices
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Angelina Bottino died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Juniper Village at Brookline. She was 93. Arrangements were under the direction of Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Service, State College. www.heintzelmanfuneralhome.com   STATE COLLEGE — Richard S. Killam [Read More]

Business

Chef shares world of flavor, one stop at a time Chef shares world of flavor, one stop at a time
Centre County Gazette
Chef shares world of flavor, one stop at a time By VINCENT CORSO vcorso@centrecountygazette.com STATE COLLEGE — There is just something fun about getting meals from a food truck. And, the World’s Fare food truck makes it an even more fun experience with a multicultural, ever-changing [Read More]
Centre County Deed Reports Centre County Deed Reports
Centre County Gazette
Recorded Sept. 10-14   BELLEFONTE BOROUGH Jean E. Hancock to Camillo Properties Inc., 526 Willowbank St., $86,000 Grant B. Torsell Jr. and Sharon L. Truchan to Grant B. Torsell Jr. and Carol S. Torsell, 1048 Tanney St., $1 Brittany E. Curchoe to Matthew W. Strouse and Christine L. Strouse, [Read More]
Assistant manager named at Ten Thousand Villages Assistant manager named at Ten Thousand Villages
Centre County Gazette
Jenn Miller recently was promoted to the position of assistant manager at Ten Thousand Villages, 134 S. Atherton St., State College. The store offers opportunities for artisans in developing countries to sell their products in the American market.     [Read More]

Sports

SC tennis star making transition from sub-Saharan Africa SC tennis star making transition from sub-Saharan Africa
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — When you spend most of your life living in sub-Saharan Africa, there’ll be plenty of adjustments coming to the United States. Even the appropriate times and ways to smile, it turns out, for State College Area High School senior girls’ tennis player Amelia [Read More]
Wolves weather storm, advance to states Wolves weather storm, advance to states
Centre County Gazette
In a tight matchup between district champions, the St. Joseph’s boys golf team secured a slot in the state championships, coming up victorious over District V champions Rockwood by a team score of 315-329. The 14-stroke victory propelled the Wolves to a second straight state championship [Read More]
Former PSU football great needs a lift Former PSU football great needs a lift
Centre County Gazette
When he was at Penn State, he was No. 60. In the NFL, he was No. 55. Now, Matt Millen is wearing a patient number as he lies in a New Jersey hospital waiting for a heart transplant to save his life. To those who have known him, it’s almost unthinkable that this man, so full of fight on the [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

Historic Egg Hill Church honors its past once a year Historic Egg Hill Church honors its past once a year
Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — Deep in the woods of Potter Township, on a narrow dirt road between Sinking Creek and Georges Valley, stands Egg Hill Church.  A weathered, wooden, one-room structure, it stands as a monument to the faith and tenacity of the early settlers of Penns Valley. The original [Read More]
Walker Township festival celebrates autumn Walker Township festival celebrates autumn
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — Autumn arrived with a sunny day and idyllic weather for the third annual Walker Township Fall Festival on Sept. 22. Children and their families enjoyed a fun-filled day of free crafts and games sponsored by the Walker Township Parks and Recreation Department. The day started with [Read More]
Regional happenings celebrate the season Regional happenings celebrate the season
Centre County Gazette
A closer look at some of the fall festivals and events in the area:   Friday, Oct. 5, through Sunday, Oct. 7 Farmer’s Wife Fall Festival 413 Airport Road, Centre Hall Family activities, crafts, homemade baked goods, pumpkins, gourds, a mini corn maze, rides to a pumpkin patch, [Read More]

Education

Penns Valley High School dedicates newly renovated building Penns Valley High School dedicates newly renovated building
Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — On Sept. 26, a public dedication ceremony attended by about 150 people was held in the Penns Valley High School auditorium for the recent major renovations to the building. The ceremony was the culmination of a multi-million dollar project which began in June 2017 and includes [Read More]
State High students organize relief effort for school district flooded by Florence State High students organize relief effort for school district flooded by Florence
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Several State College Area High School student groups have joined together to organize Operation Sunshine, a relief effort for a North Carolina school district hit hard by Hurricane Florence. Public Schools of Robeson County district was still recovering from the aftermath of [Read More]
Piazzas speak with student leaders about Greek life safety Piazzas speak with student leaders about Greek life safety
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Jim and Evelyn Piazza, parents of Timothy Piazza, addressed student leaders in Penn State’s Greek-life community Aug. 29 as part of the “Reframing the New Member Experience” program. The Piazzas were invited by university President Eric Barron to speak at [Read More]

Community

Small game hunting seasons set to open Small game hunting seasons set to open
Centre County Gazette
Few things get a hunter's heart pumping more than the cackle of a flushing ring-necked pheasant or the thunder of a ruffed grouse as it takes to the air. Other hunters have heightened anticipation when their baying beagles turn the corner and they know that a cottontail will be running their way. [Read More]
Mystery of Bellefonte Academy swimming pool unearthed Mystery of Bellefonte Academy swimming pool unearthed
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — About a month ago, comments started appearing on Facebook regarding the old Bellefonte Academy swimming pool.  On the social media site, Harry Breon said that workers toiling away on the Rogers Stadium football field had apparently hit a piece of the academy's old filled-in [Read More]
Church to celebrate pipe organ's 150th anniversary Church to celebrate pipe organ's 150th anniversary
Centre County Gazette
BOALSBURG — The congregation of St. John’s United Church of Christ, 218 N. Church St. in Boalsburg, will hold a birthday party for its organ at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. Yes, that's right — a party for an organ, and one that's 150 years old at that. The church’s Charles F. [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Sunday's Centre County Heart Walk supports AHA Sunday's Centre County Heart Walk supports AHA
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE —The 2018 Centre County Heart Walk, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6, at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, will be among 300 Heart Walks held in communities across the nation. Each year, nearly 1 million people walk in the events, which are fundraisers of the American Heart [Read More]
Mount Nittany receives four national stroke care awards Mount Nittany receives four national stroke care awards
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health has announced Mount Nittany Medical Center has recently received four national quality awards for excellence in stroke care: ■ Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers Gold Seal of Approval Established in 2003, the Gold [Read More]
What to know about shoulder replacement surgery What to know about shoulder replacement surgery
Centre County Gazette
Those whose golf or tennis games are on hold due to chronic shoulder pain and stiffness might find themselves considering joint replacement surgery.  First performed in the 1950s, the surgery was invented to treat serious breaks in the ball or socket of the shoulder joint that could not be [Read More]
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