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The annual Corry Day was held on Feb. 6 at the Golden Corral in Kissimmee, Florida. The usual location at 7702 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway had closed, but they met at the Golden Corral four miles down the road at 6077 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway. They plan to meet next year on Feb …

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Most COVID-19 cases have had mild symptoms and despite an average mortality rate north of 75 years and a 99.6% survival level, vaccination is a must.

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John Fetterman, our man-mountain lieutenant-governor, has announced that he is counting the costs of running for the U.S. Senate.

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When Chip Williams blows his whistle for the final time at today's Union City's girls basketball game, it will be for the last time in his 50-year career as a basketball official. I believe he'll be working with Keith Foust, the son of former baseball legend Paul Foust. I believe Chip will c…

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It has certainly been a strange start to a new year, hasn’t it? Some of us have turned into homeschool parents, many of have lost jobs, and it seems like there is now hand sanitizer waiting for us around every corner (though I suppose this last one isn’t so bad)!

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The St. Thomas Lenten fish dinners have a new look this year, it's a walk-in, takeout format. They run on Feb. 17 and 26, and March 12 and 26, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth Parish Center. Masks are required with social distancing practiced.

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America has endured the worst public health crisis in a century, 70 million claims for unemployment, trillions of dollars in borrowed “stimulus,” civil unrest, a belligerent communist China, convoys of illegal immigrants on their way to the border, which begs the question, what exactly is th…

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The Daytona 500 kicks off soon but locally the P2 Racing Team got started this past weekend at Florida's Bradenton Motorsports Park. Kurt Steading, who, in last year's world finals, was in midseason form breezing through several tests in his 2020 Camaro with speeds of 209 miles per hour in t…

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I recently heard from CAHS grad Marty Mitchell who lives in Tennessee. He is married to Barb Brant, the daughter of the late Russ and Eileen Brant. They re-met on Facebook about 10 years ago. She's an auditor for a hospital group in New Jersey, so she does it by remote. Marty, whose son Bran…

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Hoping to bring back memories, Jeff Black has been collecting old Corry football programs and posting them. His most recent is from Oct. 8, 1966, with Corry vs. Bradford. The offensive captains were Greg Brown and Jerry Roach, the defensive captains Ken McChesney and Jim Carrier. He's hoping…

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As this is my first opportunity to have an article posted in The Corry Journal, I thought it best to introduce myself. My name is Pastor Rod Bard, Pastor of New Life Assembly of God, located on East Main Street near the railroad tracks. 

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Nicole Ziccarelli, a married mother of four young children, a business person and a lawyer, as a Republican challenged the Democratic incumbent to represent the 45th District in the Pennsylvania Senate.

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A lot has changed in high school athletics with very few fans allowed at events. But I noticed some familiar faces the past week or so. Karen Craker is still at the table running the scoreboard at home wrestling matches. And the voice of Larry Harrington is unmistakable. Plus Craig Jaquith, …

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Before he became a Broadway star, Alexander Hamilton wrote: “a voluminous code of laws is one of the inconveniences connected with the advantages of a free government.”  

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  I saw 2020 grads Taylor Willis and Micah Knapp at Saturday's boys basketball game. Taylor is now attending Mount Vernon College in Ohio (where my sister Teri lives) and is majoring in pastoral studies. I believe Micah is working at Viking Plastics. Back officiating together were cousins LJ…

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Here is, as Paul Harvey used to say, the rest of the story. The new Winger Suites & Williams Place got its name because in 1922, the building was called Winger-Williams before it became Wing Willi Star Stores in 1939. It became Flye Rexall Drugs in 1957 and most recently Something Specia…

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In November, 203 persons were elected to Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives. In 39 of these elections, the Republican nominee ran unopposed by a Democrat. In 34 of these elections, the Democratic nominee ran unopposed by a Republican.

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Covering the Union City boys basketball game last Friday made me think: Is it one and done? Who knows if there will be any winter sports come 2021. That's basketball, wrestling and swimming. Thanks to Nathan DeSimone for allowing me to be in the UC gymnasium. It was interesting to see Amanda…

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The recent Journal story on Berkey’s Nursey reminded of a story and feature I did back in 1989. That's when a Berkey Christmas tree was picked to go to the White House. It was like a 40-foot tree. "That seems like a lifetime ago. We keep entering but we are competing against our own trees," …

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Country Cupboard, a trademark in Corry for decades, is closing up this afternoon (open until 5 p.m.). But the building is not closing. The new business will be called Six Little Monkeys Corry Edition. Theresa Williams, a bank manager for many years, will be the manager while her daughter-in-…

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The seven justices of Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court spent their Thanksgiving between the horns of a dilemma. They don’t seem to have liked it.

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Jeff Hiner has been coaching high school wrestling for 19 years as either an assistant coach or head coach — most recently at Union City. He was the head of the District 10 coaches association. He's now a full-time laborer doing concrete and grading at Erie's Warner Theatre. He runs and work…

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There were plenty of successful hunting stories from the first weekend and here's a good one involving the Brundage girls. Susan, Ryann and Lauren all bagged bucks. It was the first year of hunting for Susan, now 76, and Lauren, now 10, and Susan's granddaughter. Both are under the game comm…