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With hunting season upon us, there's a great new event organized by John Brundage. It's called Corry Area Kids Buck & Doe Pool and it has its own Facebook page. It's open to students in the Corry Area School District who can submit a photo to the page with name, age and date — archery de…

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Twenty years ago, Joe Scarnati, a 38-year-old restauranteur (and bartender) from Brockway, narrowly won an election, running as an independent, as senator from Pennsylvania’s 25th District.

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Joe Biden's "time for healing" and "stop treating our opponents as our enemies" speech was anything but Lincolnesque as the most divisive, volatile election since the Civil War has put many in doubt.

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The annual Stuff the Truck with Toys for Tots event is set for Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at DAVID Corry Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. It's in conjunction with the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Friends and neighbors are invited to bring in the unwrapped toys they ha…

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I was becoming a danger while driving on the main streets of my hometown. My eyes were drawn to the banners, mounted on utility poles, honoring the military service of individuals from our community, especially service in time of war.

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Many Biblical lessons are the “easy to hear” kind. They are pleasant stories that are uplifting and encouraging. They tell us about the benefits of Christian living, like forgiveness for our sins and the promise of eternal life. They offer joy and hope.

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There are some news stories that have been buried under the avalanche of media coverage during this most contentious and controversial of presidential elections, but it certainly doesn’t diminish their newsworthiness and importance.

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Sharonell Fulton, of Philadelphia, has fostered 25 children in that city over the course of 40 years in association with Catholic Social Services. She is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit, now before the United States Supreme Court, between Catholic Social Services and the City of Philadelphia.

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Bring your pet to the Corry VFW pavilion for a photo with Santa on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 15, from noon to 3 p.m. Those attending are asked for either a $10 monetary donation or pet supplies. All of the donations will be divided among three shelters. EARS …

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It was not a dark and stormy night. It was a sunny October afternoon. Driving on the interstate between Northeast and Erie, I saw on an overpass two persons joyfully waving a banner for Donald Trump. I admired their enthusiasm even as I could not understand it.

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Have you ever tried to walk across a rushing river? 

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Worldwide, we are undergoing unprecedented times as a pandemic sweeps the globe, economic hardships proliferate, riots and protests unfold in the streets, and political polarization intensifies as the presidential election nears. 

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The first thing I did in prep for this column was search on the net for a list of what are considered to be the books that every Christian should read. And as you can imagine, the list varies by number and title.  

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On June 3, 1940, headlines told of the British evacuating from the beaches of Dunkirk, the Germans bombing Paris from the air, and the Japanese continuing their ruthless advance in China.

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I saw the "old" gymnasium at Corry Area High School on Thursday during the middle school girls basketball game. It was pretty impressive. The new bleachers are first class and there are now orange mats against the wall from end to end of the playing surface. Todd Knapp pointed out a few thin…

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The Biden-Harris presidential placards popped up on lawns like dandelions on a warm spring day following that first presidential debate with the never-Trumpers cultivating among them.

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Volleyball has long been a success story at Corry Area High School. Before I returned from college, The Corry Journal ran a photo of the 1972 Erie County League champion Lady Beavers, coached by Pat Stack. The team included Karen Consolo, Sue Hicks, captain Adele Hammerlee, Mary Lee Brant, M…

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Richard Farver, treasurer of the Corry Area Food Pantry, deposited over $1,400 which was mostly donations in memory of Jean VanTassel. "She was a hard worker and had a significant impact on the entire community," he noted. "The recognition of her efforts came from many local individuals as w…

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Before I am where I am now in my spiritual journey to and with Jesus, I once saw a T-shirt that I thought made a good point. It was a T-shirt with COEXIST burned onto it; the letters used are made from various symbols, e.g., the ‘o’ is a peace sign. The ’s’ is the Taoist yin/yang symbol. It …

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Is the union of fifty states breaking apart? Not long ago the question would have seemed ridiculous, even thinkable. Now not so much. Here is a warning sign: the rise of vigilantism.

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Remember Jackie and Bob Grice? I recently received an email from her. She and Bob live in a condo near Fort Myers, Fla. Bob is 98 and she'll be 96 in November. "We miss our Corry friends and acquaintances, but not the winters," she claims. "The VA takes very good care of Bob." They also enjo…

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Mickey Moniak made it to the major leagues last week with the Phillies. His grandfather, Bill, is very proud of Mickey. Bill played in the Red Sox organization from 1958-1964. "Ted Williams was my mentor, that was passed on to Mickey," Bill tells me. "He is a great humble kid who works hard.…

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One of the biggest hurdles of doctrine and faith among Christians, especially between Catholics and Protestants, is Marian theology. Catholics have a great devotion to the Blessed Mother, Mary, and Protestants ask why or refuse to.  

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Despite the rain, the Aaron Murphy golf benefit at North Hills was a big success. "We had 120 players and 30 guests, and no one complained about the weather," said Taree Hamilton, one of the organizers. "We had a great wood carving made by Scott Dow that went for over $400."

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The word “light,” (L-I-G-H-T) is both a common and powerful metaphor in the Bible. It is common, because it appears 295 times in the New Revised Standard version and is found in 46 of the 66 books.It is powerful because we are all aware of what light is. And, when it is used as a metaphor, w…