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Township in Clinton County mulls ‘fire tax’

DUNNSTOWN — The Dunnstown Volunteer Fire Co. in Woodward Township is in financial straits and needs help to sustain itself and replace aging equipment. Township Supervisors Kyle Coleman, Wayne Love and John Barth believe a long-term solution is a fire tax — an additional millage rate ...

‘Mom Prom’ back in April

The Annual Williamsport Mom Prom returns April 18, but its organizers already are looking for volunteers and contributors. Williamsport Mom Prom selected Uptown Music Collective as the beneficiary of this year’s event proceeds, according to a news release. “As their goal is to provide ...

Cultural center envisioned for Masonic Temple

LOCK HAVEN — Members of the historic Masonic Temple in downtown Lock Haven want to give the community a gift. In what they and others involved are calling a “once-in-a-generation opportunity,” Lodge 199, Free & Accepted Masons, is negotiating with the nonprofit Downtown Lock Haven ...

Zoning change on agenda in Clinton County

MILL HALL — A request to rezone 103 acres of land in Bald Eagle Township is on the agenda prior to Monday night’s Bald Eagle Township Supervisors meeting. The land is located behind Walmart and other stores along Hogan Boulevard and owned by Louis Winner Jr. It’s broken up into three ...

Knoebels to offer new ride

Knoebels Amusement Resort is retiring one ride while introducing a new one this year. Park officials told Sunbury’s Daily Item the park’s new “Tornado” ride should be ready by opening day, April 25. The ride will allow riders to spin the cars at the speed they prefer, park President ...

Muncy Lions Club starts new year with service

MUNCY — With the first week of 2020 officially in the books, an annual project began last Saturday and continues until this weekend. Approximately one dozen members of the Muncy Area Lions Club began collecting used Christmas trees throughout the Muncy and Hughesville area. The community ...

Clinton County United Way receives $2,500 grant

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County United Way has received a $2,500 grant from Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Pennsylvania. This money will be used to further the mission of the Clinton County United Way and fund 14 local partner agencies who have a direct impact on the residents of ...

Bellefonte’s police to add used cruiser to vehicle fleet

BELLEFONTE — The Borough of Bellefonte is getting a new police cruiser. Well, sort of. At Monday night’s borough council meeting, Sgt. Jason Brower spoke to council about the purchase of a used police cruiser. The vehicle is a 2012 Chevy Impala. The used cruiser was found on ...

Downtown Bellefonte may look different by the end of 2020

BELLEFONTE — 2019 certainly was an interesting year for Bellefonte and the Centre Region. And there are going to be plenty of changes on the horizon in Bellefonte and the Centre Region in 2020. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some things to watch as we flip the calendar to ...

Upgrades to Muncy park continue — opening planned

MUNCY — A ribbon cutting and official opening ceremony will be held this Spring for a five-acre land parcel located in northeast Muncy. Green Street Park is estimated to be one of the borough’s oldest community parks. Borough council applied for a state grant four years ago and a matching ...

Model railroad club plans open houses

CASTANEA — The Clinton Central Model Railroad Club will be holding multiple Model Railroad Open Houses throughout the month of January into February at the former New York Central RR Station, 15 Logan Ave., Castanea. According to a news release, the layout features 2,300 feet of track with ...

Local agencies work to find, help Clinton County’s homeless

Many people have heard the phrase “home for the holidays.” It’s part of many a Christmas song. It’s even a movie title. But what if you have no home for the holidays … or any time of year? Clinton County may not be home to any big cities, but that does not mean there are not ...

Family makes life brighter for neighbors

PORT MARION — Life is a little brighter for many, thanks to a Point Marion family whose hearts are filled with compassion for others. Whether helping a community group or leading their own project, Brandi and Gary Newman and their sons Gary Jr., 13, and Logan, 11, have been helping Point ...

Clinton County commissioners scale back tax increase

LOCK HAVEN — An 11th hour change to the 2020 Clinton County budget means that taxpayers won’t be taxed as heavily in the coming year. At Thursday’s voting meeting, the commissioners announced they had tweaked the proposed budget so that taxpayers will still see their taxes climb, but ...

Honey finds ‘forever’ home in time for Christmas

NORTH BEND — When Jeff and Tracy Embick decided to adopt a dog just before Thanksgiving, they along with their two youngest daughters, Nicole and Maya, had one requirement –they wanted a rescue dog. The family had chosen the path of adopting a dog from a kennel before. Their newest ...

Planning Committee analyzes Lewistown Train Station study

LEWISTOWN — Deputy Secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Jennie Granger, spoke on the Lewistown Train Station improvement study at Thursday afternoon’s Mifflin County Planning Commission Meeting. In the past few years, rail travel has been on the rise as a means of ...

No tax increase in Centre County budget

BELLEFONTE — Centre County has a 2020 budget with no tax increase. The commissioners unanimously passed the 2020 county budget in the amount of $84,333,038 of which $82,123,801 is for the operating budget and $2,209,237 is for capital reserve on Tuesday. The commissioners also unanimously ...

Fifth-grader buys shoes for classmates

BELLEFONTE — Joey Gearhart is a pretty special kid. At a time of year when most children are making Christmas lists and thinking about getting gifts, Joey is giving back. The fifth-grader recently collected money to buy shoes for his school, Marion-Walker Elementary in Bellefonte. He was ...

Lock Haven panel discusses possibility of history-based theme park

LOCK HAVEN — Can Central Pennsylvania, with all of its history and scenic beauty, support a history-based theme park? That was part of the impetus for a special forum and panel discussion in early December at Lock Haven University. Among the special guests was a representative of Puy du ...

Blair County medical center brightens walls with artwork from students

HOLLIDAYSBURG — UPMC Altoona made an ambitious request for a piece of art to comfort hospital guests, and Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School students delivered. A group of 20 students worked on a mural over the past six weeks that will be hung in the hospital’s cafeteria. It was an ...