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Good Morning Nanty Glo!

Saturday, September 22 2001 

A Nanty Glo native's study of Johnstown's floods
On the Blacklick Valley Forum: Patriots and Heroes all
Tour dispatches, photos from UK and Ireland now online
Lots of photos from reunion record hop
George Dilling remembers Nanty Glo's trains
Someone looking for you?/Looking for Someone?| Deaths

David Caldwell's weekly roundup
of news affecting Blacklick Valley

Local Survivors

Two former local residents survived the terrorist attack on the Pentagon Building in Arlington, Virginia. Jim Grembi, whose mother still lives in Nanty Glo, works for the Navy Department at the Pentagon. He heard and felt the plane strike the building and immediately evacuated. He had to walk three miles to find transportation to return to his home, where he found many messages on his answering machine from his mother and three children.

Barbara Kovach Bardotz, formerly of Twin Rocks, works for the Defense Intelligence Agency in the Public Affairs Office. She felt the building shake, heard a very loud noise, then smelled the jet fuel. She grabbed her purse and headed toward the exit. She found a working subway that took her to Springfield, Virginia, where her husband met her.

Local Help

Riley, Johnstown Fire Department's search and rescue dog, accompanied his handler to the WTC crash site the same day as the attack on the World Trade Center Twin Towers. After more than a week of grueling work searching through the debris for victims, he and his handler returned to Johnstown. A Centre County veterinarian spent a week in New York providing medical care for the 300 search and rescue dogs used at the crash site. Many local fire companies are collecting funds to aid the families of the fallen firemen in NYC. The workers at the Somerset crash site have been inundated with supplies and offers of help from all over Pennsylvania. Area residents have also provided help and solace to the grieving family members of the crash victims.


Many of the local, lower-lying communities received their first frost of the season last weekend. This signals the beginning of fall, probably the most beautiful time of the year for Pennsylvania residents. The colorful fall foliage in Pennsylvania attracts tourists from many other parts of the country. Hopefully, the scenery of variegated leaves will strengthen our courage to face the ever-darkening events that confront us on the national and international scene.

 Check out Pat and David Caldwell's Home Page

First signs of fall...pumpkins and gourds on a field in the Silbaugh farm on old Route 22. Photo by Judy and Hobe Rose.

Husbands, wives

When women are depressed, they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking.

—Elaine Boosler

Sent by Mike Harrison

Thought for the day

A house is not built by beginning at the top and working down. You must begin with the foundations in order to reach the top. The foundation is our neighbor, whom we must win, and that is the place to begin. For all the commandments of Christ depend on this alone.

—Abba John the Short

Sent by Christopher Haas

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