“Taken 2”

“Taken 2”By Bob Garver             I want to start by saying that I wasn’t a fan of 2009’s “Taken”. I found it routine and unengaging. It is therefore important to keep in mind that I am not the audience for this past weekend’s “Taken 2”. Having said that, even if you were a fan of the original and therefore are the […]

Pink Outs

The Yard Signs Cometh

2012 Election Preview

The hopeless slog that has been the presidential campaign has been going on for months, but the local races are just beginning to rise above noise of the national and statewide races. Here are the ones you’ll see on yard signs in Sun Country … State Senate For another election, at least, Sun Country is still in the 15th State […]

New Field for Softball

Front Row for Video

Derry Township School District has proposed a plan to build a new softball facility at a cost of more than $120,000. The district says the expenditure is necessary to meet federal “Title IX” requirements. Title IX says, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or […]

Castaway Critter of the Week

Making the Grade

People don’t like being tested. Students don’t like being tested by teachers. And teachers really don’t like being tested by the government. But Hummelstown recently put itself to the test. This summer, Hummelstown was tested by a panel of “America in Bloom” judges, but they didn’t just look at flowers and gardens. They looked at streets and schools and parks […]


Letters to the Editor

Before we get started, a bit of follow up … In our March 29 issue, we brought you the story of Leah Stoehr, an LD graduate, who has been working as a neonatal intensive care nurse in Alaska. While she was in Alaska, Leah met and fell in love with Hazel, an infant with a rare disorder, “long gap esophageal […]

From Where I Sit

Have been doing a lot of traveling of late and my reports on those activities have resulted in a few local events of note having not been reported in this column. My friend and fellow former Clearfield Countian Judge John Cherry has taken a bit of grief for his comments about being fed up with the seeming unstoppable violent crime […]

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