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Public hearing set for Harner Farms rezoning - Vincent Corso

The request to rezone 71.5 acres of the Harner Farms property is moving forward to a public hearing after the request was reviewed by the Ferguson Township Planning Commission. The commission voted 3-2 to approve the request and township supervisors agreed to a public hearing about the zoning change



Centre County Gazette

Centre County 4-H Robotics Club wins world championship Centre County 4-H Robotics Club wins world championship
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — The Centre County 4-H Robotics Club recently brought home the gold after winning the international FIRST Robotics Competition. The club was the first Pennsylvania team to capture the title. "We are very proud of the Centre County 4-H Robotics team and their great success and [Read More]
Are police reports Are police reports
Centre County Gazette
ROCKVIEW STATE POLICE Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute on Back Street in Curtin Township on April 27. While on the scene, police said the suspect stated he was in possession of a small amount of marijuana and a pipe. He was charged with harassment and possession. *** A [Read More]
Area death notices Area death notices
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GATESBURG — Mary Ann (Wraith) Kayhart died Thursday, May 3, 2018. She was 78. Arrangements were under the direction of Koch Funeral Home, State College. www.kochfuneralhome.com STATE COLLEGE — Stephen J. White died Thursday, May 3, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He was [Read More]

Business

Centre Gives raises record total for local nonprofits Centre Gives raises record total for local nonprofits
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STATE COLLEGE — The Centre County community came through in a big way during Centre Gives, Centre Foundation's annual 36-hour online giving event supporting local nonprofits. Between 8 a.m. May 8 and 8 p.m. May 9, community members gave 9,657 gifts totaling $1,425,745. The [Read More]
Shred day nets 11,880 pounds of paper Shred day nets 11,880 pounds of paper
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — SPE Federal Credit Union announced its annual community shred day, held May 5, collected 11,880 pounds of paper.  The credit union also collected 520 pounds of food and nearly $750 for the State College Food Bank. Knisely Shredding provided two of commercial shredding [Read More]
Centre County Deed Reports recorded April 23-27 Centre County Deed Reports recorded April 23-27
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CENTRE HALL BOROUGH James Joseph E. Ash, James J. Ash Estate, Timothy J. Ash and Robert W. Ash to Robert W. Ash and Michelle Ann Ash, 108 N. Schaeffer Ave., $1 MILLHEIM BOROUGH Robert M. Lawler Jr., Courtlynn Lawler and Courtlynn M. Pulcini to Tara J. Jones, 107 Claren Court, $285,000 PORT MATILDA [Read More]

Sports

Saquon making an impact in cardboard collectibles Saquon making an impact in cardboard collectibles
Centre County Gazette
Not so long ago, kids clamored to pharmacy and candy store shelves, digging through their pockets for change to purchase a pack of baseball cards. They carelessly tore the cardboard prizes from the wax-covered packages which held tasty, yet albeit short, bubblegum treats. These cards were shuffled [Read More]
Local softball, baseball teams enter district playoffs Local softball, baseball teams enter district playoffs
Centre County Gazette
The second season — playoff season — is about to commence for Centre County softball and baseball teams, and District 6 has already released the pairings for many of the brackets for both tournaments. The only pairings not released yet are in 5A and 6A baseball. In all, there are nine [Read More]
Snow Shoe paddler wins Punch Brook Slalom Snow Shoe paddler wins Punch Brook Slalom
Centre County Gazette
BURLINGTON, Conn. — Alden Henrie, of Snow Shoe, mastered the 2018 rendition of the Punch Brook Slalom in Burlington, Conn., by having the fastest kayak time and near-fastest time in singles canoe.   The 17-year-old had a kayak run time of 120.7 seconds to win the adult men's [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

Four by Four to play at Rowland Theatre Four by Four to play at Rowland Theatre
Centre County Gazette
PHILIPSBURG — The music of the Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Bee Gees and Motown will fill the Rowland Theatre in Philipsburg at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 2, when Four by Four performs hits from pop music history.  The four-man singing group from Las Vegas will give the Rowland audience an [Read More]
Dance studio director reflects on 34 years in Bellefonte Dance studio director reflects on 34 years in Bellefonte
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — It is exciting to see people who have passion for their work — even after 34 years. Joan Kennedy-Kirkpatrick has such a passion. When Kennedy-Kirkpatrick arrived in Bellefonte to open a dance studio in 1984, she rented a space on High Street at the Odd Fellows, later [Read More]
Musical bingo to benefit Alzheimer’s Musical bingo to benefit Alzheimer’s
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Home Instead Senior Care and the Centre County Senior Center Coalition is hosting a musical bingo event at from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Champs Sports Grill, 1611 N. Atherton St., State College. All proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Several [Read More]

Education

St. Joe’s NHS adopts a highway St. Joe’s NHS adopts a highway
Centre County Gazette
BOALSBURG — The National Honor Society at St. Joseph's Catholic Academy School is participating in the Adopt a Highway Program to honor the memory of drivers education teacher Dave Erney, who passed away last year. Every year, NHS students select, organize and engage in a group service [Read More]
Penns Valley students volunteer at local summer camp Penns Valley students volunteer at local summer camp
Centre County Gazette
WOODWARD — In recent months, the Penns Valley Elementary and Intermediate School Parent Teacher Organization partnered with Woodward Camp for a fundraising opportunity that invited students from the valley to have a glimpse of the Woodward experience. Students were able to try out a number of [Read More]
P-O students participate in Wearable Device Challenge P-O students participate in Wearable Device Challenge
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PHILIPSBURG — Innovation is no stranger to the students of Cory Wood’s engineering classes at Philipsburg-Osceola Middle School. Twenty-four eighth-graders recently participated in the 2018 Wearable Device Challenge, a competition in which students are tasked with designing a wearable [Read More]

Community

Baker retires after nearly three decades with College Township Baker retires after nearly three decades with College Township
Centre County Gazette
BOALSBURG — For almost three decades, Kent Baker, of Boalsburg, has thought about all the details that go into community improvement projects. When he was working on making a roadway safer, renovating a facility or upgrading a park, he was focused on the details, making sure he paid attention [Read More]
CATA photo contest winners named CATA photo contest winners named
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE —  A total of 221 entries were submitted to the Centre Area Transportation Authority's sixth annual "In Transit" photo contest. From those photos, three finalists were selected by CATA representatives, and online voting determined placement of each. The grand prize winner [Read More]
On the Job On the Job
Centre County Gazette
Six-year-old Leah Jeffries, daughter of Aaron and Bridgit Jeffries, along with two dozen other children, recently spent a day at Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. The children visited active construction sites, learned to read plans and took a tour of an asphalt plant. They also traveled to Central [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Geisinger hosts critical care seminar at Spring Mills Geisinger hosts critical care seminar at Spring Mills
Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — More than 90 health care professionals attended Geisinger Western Region's critical care seminar May 8 at the Seven Mountains Wine Cellars, Spring Mills.  Dr. Brian Simpkins and counselor Michele Davis, of Geisinger, led a panel of speakers that included Gordon Merry, [Read More]
Salt provides surprising health benefits Salt provides surprising health benefits
Centre County Gazette
World Salt Awareness Week, an opportunity to recognize the many benefits of salt, was  celebrated this year in March. Salt, or sodium chloride, is essential for life. In fact, no mineral is more essential to human survival than sodium, because it allows nerves to send and receive electrical [Read More]
Facing childhood adversity linked with physical pain in adulthood Facing childhood adversity linked with physical pain in adulthood
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Experiencing trauma as a child may influence how much pain an individual feels in adulthood, according to Penn State researchers. Gaining insight about who feels more pain and why is important as issues such as the opioid crisis continue to escalate. The researchers found [Read More]
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