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With everything that’s been going on in our world, I’ve found myself thinking a lot about ‘the Golden Rule.’ You know that one, right? “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” The well-known saying originates from Matthew 7:12, in which Jesus says, “so in everything, do to others…

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Thanks to Doris Cervola for this Joe Vanik update. He is at Pleasant Manor, apartment 19. "Joe has a great sense of humor, likes his cigars and gives the women a run," Doris tells me. “He does a lot of walking with his neat walker. Joe will be going to California soon since his brother is there."

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Editor’s note: The following is the last in a two-part series. The first part can be found in the Monday, June 22, edition.

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Mike Comitz and Kayleigh Marie were to be married this past Saturday. But the COVID virus intervened and postponed the event, now rescheduled for next year on June 19. But the Comitz clan still got together since they planned on being back in Corry. Mike's grandmother, Jean, came from Florid…

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Editor’s note: The following is part one of a two-part series. See the Rev. Davis’ second part under “Along the Way” in a later edition of The Corry Journal.

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When, a long time ago, the Supreme Court rendered a decision which should have enabled the Cherokee nation to remain on its lands in Georgia, President Andrew Jackson is said to have responded: "Chief Justice Marshall has made his decision. Now let him enforce it."  

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Canada began its conversion to the metric system in 1970 and completed the transition by 1985. In the United States, Congress authorized the conversion to metric in 1975 and by ten years later the effort was abandoned – for lack of interest.

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When Marine Corps Gen. Jim Mattis was nominated as President Trump’s secretary of defense, he needed a congressional waiver to be confirmed because federal law prohibits former military officers from serving as secretary of defense within seven years of retiring. That waiver came without res…

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Mark your calendars. The Community Blood Bank will be at Corry Memorial Hospital on Monday, June 15, from 12-4 p.m. Remember that CBB is the only supplier of blood and blood products to Erie County. You must be at least 17 years or older with a valid ID. And weigh at least 110 pounds. You ma…

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North Hills Golf Course is offering quite a special for anyone 17 years old or under. You can play any night after 5 p.m. free of charge while walking. If you’re 16 or 17 with a valid license, you can rent a power cart for $7 for nine holes. Some restrictions may apply. Call the golf shop at…

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The Youngbloods sang it pretty well decades ago: “Love is but a song we sing, fear’s the way we die. You can make the mountains ring, or make the angels cry …” 

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The Save-An-Eye football game on July 17 is off this year and denied many players one last chance to suit up, including Corry's Logan Harrington and Nick Lapinski, along with General McLane's Landon Mitchell. Mitchell would have been a third generation player joining his father, Corry grad K…

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In Pennsylvania, since the end of the first week of May, we have had a sustained reduction in hospitalizations for COVID-19, sustained reduction in COVID-19 cases requiring ventilators, an overall decline in new cases of COVID-19 reported, and daily testing for COVID-19 has increased by near…

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You may have noticed that two former Corry Area High School coaches were putting the final touches to the old railroad depot building in the center of town. Hy Daley (cross country) and Mayor Dave Mitchell (tennis) worked with Dave Ploss to get the building looking good for last weekend. Dav…

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Memorial Day is a time to honor our current and past servicemen and women. We wouldn't be here without them. I made a trip to the McCray cemetery earlier this week and came across this amazing tombstone. It's from John W. McCray who was in the 145th regiment of the Pennsylvania volunteers --…

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Favorite movies might be likened to old friends – they are familiar, they don’t disappoint, and you often find something new.

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Many headlines can tell a story that no novel can and in one concise phrase.

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A few not-so-short months ago, it seemed to me the most important issue concerning elections in Pennsylvania was gerrymandering - the computer-driven gerrymandering which creates safe districts for representatives who are servile to their political party.

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Jackie Pondel Reynolds graduated from Corry in 1979. Her claim to fame is probably as Bee Bee the clown. And she is also a ventriloquist. She's also quite a writer. She recently published “Springtime: Refresh Your Soul and Renew Your Spirit”. It is an uplifting book with stunningly beautiful…

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If I had to label this special period in our lives, I’d call it the “Big Time Out”. I know that statement borders on trivializing the unprecedented social, economic and spiritual impact imposed on each one of us. I have started to rename it the “carnivorus” virus, a monster that has attacked…

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Dick Herberg provided me with some interesting information he picked up awhile back at Bowl-Aire Lanes. The other day, Butler's Ethan Morton edged out McDowell's William Jeffress as the Class 6A basketball player of the year. The 6-foot-5 Morton is a Purdue University recruit. Morton is the …

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The following information was told by Dan McEldowney by the late Kay Hickle, daughter of the late Harry Hickle. She said that her father was instrumental in the design of the Corry beaver. At the time, Harry worked at Aero Supply and was a draft/designer there. "I am not sure this is true bu…

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My working definition of a narcissist: someone who regards other people as existing to benefit him or herself, perhaps for a cause the narcissist has closely identified with.

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There are many throughout government who believe that testing is the key in combating Covid-19. Provided employers are to test their workers, then why not test for the flu, HIV, strep throat, TB, or the common cold?

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For those who participated in the Corry track team's fundraiser from Balek's, voucher pickup will be on Tuesday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. at the Cobblestone Inn & Suites. You are to use the parking lot behind the hotel. Anna and Ben Long are organizing a drive-thru food drive for …

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The writer James Agee called it sacrilege to listen to Beethoven while eating or playing cards. Beethoven's music deserves one's full attention. Agee's preferred method to listen to at least some of Beethoven's symphonies was to press his ear against the speaker and play his phonograph as lo…

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The economy is another way of saying, our lives. No matter what the popular ethos preaches, there is no such thing as a non-essential business.  All businesses are essential for those who work them.  

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This past Saturday kicked off the 10-day birthday run for the Bogert/Byler family. On April 18, Ainsley Byler became a teenager turning 13. She's the daughter of Gabe and Krista (Bogert) Byler of Spartansburg. On April 19, grandma Cheryl Byler celebrated her birthday. April 21 was papa Ron B…

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To begin by borrowing from Thomas Paine, who wrote the original, according to legend, on a drumhead by a flickering fire in the camp of an army that seemed to be routed at every turn by a better equipped, more experienced, and more powerful foe: "These are the times that try men's souls. The…

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You don't miss water until the well runs dry, the same can be said for penicillin.  The last American company to produce penicillin closed up shop in 2004. 

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Our forefathers knew that staying free takes unusual courage, requires a commitment to personal responsibility, and puts stock in maintaining a value system where everyone sees there is a real difference between right and wrong, good and evil! Our forefathers had that courage and the plans a…

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Erie County Executive and former congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper has some explaining to do on matters of life and death. Dahlkemper made a round trip across state lines from Pennsylvania and traveled to her lakefront New York estate to visit family members fleeing a Philadelphia COVID-19 hotspot. 

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When you've been in this business for over 40 years, you meet all kinds of people. From coaches to athletes to sports reporters. Gary Drapcho, who passed away earlier this week, was one I'll never forget. One of the last times we talked was at the Save An Eye football game at McDowell's Gus …

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Jean and Dick Farver had a great experience on the way home from snow birding in Florida. They went via Montgomery, Ala., where their daughter SSG Colleen Farver Heim USAF is stationed at Maxwell Air Force Base. Colleen enlisted 14 years ago. Jean Farver, Capt. USN (retired) re-enlisted Coll…