Monday May 26 2014

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MONDAY, MAY 26, 2014

MEMORIAL DAY IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY, ALL NON-ESSENTIAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES ARE CLOSED TODAY.PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE ALSO CLOSED ALONG WITH THE POST OFFICE, LIBRARIES, BANKS, AND LIQUOR STORES.

GOVERNOR TOM CORBETT WILL VISIT BOALSBURG, THE BIRTHPLACE OF MEMORIAL DAY, TODAY FOR THE 150TH COMMEMORATION. ALSO ATTENDING THE 6PM CEREMONY WILL BE CONGRESSMAN GLENN THOMPSON AND STATE REPRESENTATIVE KERRY BENNINGHOFF. BOALSBURG’S "DAY ON THE TOWNE" GETS STARTED AT 8 THIS MORNING AND A SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT 8PM AT THE BOALSBURG CEMETERY, WHERE THIS NATIONAL EVENT FIRST OCCURRED IN 1864.

EAGLE SCOUT CODY ECKELS WILL RECEIVE THE 2013 “GLENN & MELINDA ADAMS NATIONAL EAGLE SCOUT SERVICE PROJECT OF THE YEAR” AWARD TODAY. HE RAISED TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO REVITALIZE SOLDIERS PARK IN TYRONE. MEMBERS OF THE BOYS SCOUTS OF AMERICA LAUREL HIGHLANDS COUNCIL WILL PRESENT CODY WITH HIS MEDAL TODAY AT 11AM DURING THE MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE AT THE PARK. CODY WILL ALSO RECEIVE A 25-HUNDRED DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL OF HIS CHOICE.

MISSING CANOEIST FOUND

AFTER A WEEK-LONG SEARCH, THE CENTRE COUNTY CORONER CONFIRMS THAT THE BODY OF A 19 YEAR OLD MAN HAS BEEN RECOVERED FROM THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER. HE WENT MISSING NEAR KARTHAUS IN CLEARFIELD COUNTY MAY 17TH DURING A CANOE TRIP WITH HIS CHURCH GROUP FROM EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA. AN AUTOPSY IS SCHEDULED TODAY TO DETERMINE THE OFFICIAL CAUSE OF DEATH.

FIRE IN CLEARFIELD COUNTY D

AMAGE IS ESTIMATED AT 10-THOUSAND DOLLAR AFTER A FIRE BROKE OUT SUNDAY MORNING ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF A VACANT HOUSE AT PUTTY ROAD AND TURKEY HILL ROAD IN LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, CLEARFIELD COUNTY. THERE WERE NO REPORTED INJURIES. A STATE POLICE FIRE MARSHAL IS INVESTIGATING THE CAUSE.

81ST STATE HOUSE RACE

AFTER A WEEKEND OF COUNTING, THE RACE FOR THE 81ST STATE HOUSE SEAT IS STILL TOO CLOSE TO CALL, BUT OFFICIAL RESULTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE RELEASED TOMORROW. REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT MIKE FLECK IS OPENLY GAY AND FACING A WRITE-IN CHALLENGE FROM HUNTINGDON COUNTY TREASURER RICHARD IRVIN FOR THE GOP NOMINATION. FLECK COULD ALSO TAKE THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION.

FREE FISHING

TODAY IS ONE OF 2 “FISH FOR FREE” DAYS IN PENNSYLVANIA. ANYONE CAN FISH WITHOUT A LICENSE AND CAN BORROW RODS AND REELS FROM LOANER SITES. A LISTING OF THOSE IS AVAILABLE ON THE FISH & BOAT COMMISSION’S WEBSITE. THE OTHER FISH FOR FREE DAY WILL BE JULY 4TH.