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Saturday, February 2 2002


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David Caldwell's weekly roundup
of news affecting Blacklick Valley

Ebensburg airport

The Ebensburg supervisors had wanted to have the Ebensburg Municipal Airport shut down by January 1, citing the expense to the borough, the lack of use and the fact that the John P. Murtha Airport is less than a half hour's drive away. The airport remains open because grants received from the state would have to be returned if the grant period hasn't expired. A private group is looking to takeover the operation of the facility. ...A user of the airport, Dr. Timothy Patrick, and his wife, died this week when their plane crashed in Vermont. The Patricks, Ebensburg residents, were going to a skiing vacation/family reunion. Dr. Patrick was head of surgery at Miners Hospital in Hastings.

Spring break

Usually when we hear the term "spring break" we think of college kids going south to Fort Lauderdale or some other place with warm temperatures. However, even though it was the last week of January, the Blacklick Valley experienced spring-like conditions. Hikers and bikers braved mud and ice and traveled the Ghost Town Trail. Crocus and daffodil plants broke through the soil. A few ambitious souls brought out rakes to clean up the leaves carried in by the winter winds. Beginning last Sunday, our temperatures began climbing and by mid-week we had daytime readings in the high fifties and low sixties. (We sent the snow out to Jon in San Jose.)

Road projects

Parts of Nanty Glo will be torn up again this summer, beginning in March. The state department of highways will work on Route 271. The section from Johnson Street to the cut on Pergrim Hill will be widened to three lanes and new curbing installed. The middle lane will serve as a turning lane to enter the businesses along Shoemaker Street. The access from 271 to Lloyd Street will be eliminated. The state will install a new traffic light at the intersection with Roberts Street. The project will also remove the house beside the Baptist Church to allow widening of the intersection of Chestnut and Second Streets to facilitate the right turn from Chestnut to Second Street.... The state will also work on the Chickoree section of Route 22. Starting from Armagh, the road will be straightened and widened to 4 lanes to the intersection with the Ford's Corner Road.

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I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns.

—Craig, age 9


When they're rich.

—Pam, age 7

The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that.

—Curt, age 7

The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do.

—Howard, age 8
Sent by Mike Harrison

Thought for the day

Often the road less traveled is that way for very good reasons.


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