By R.L. McCray

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On this day, 21 years ago, there was an earthquake that shook Corry and this part of the state. During that time, Brett Thomas was being born at Corry Memorial Hospital. “The whole hospital shook, and that’s a memory we’ll never forget,” his mother recalls.

We lost a lovely lady with the passing of Veronica “Ronnie” McQuiston, 97. Her son Jim, of Oak Island mystery fame, told me how she loved playing cards and especially betting her kids at it.

Belated anniversary wishes to Joy and Tim Linkerhof.

Kudos to Jerry Hamilton who was named the Corry Moose of the Year.

Hard to believe it but Dave “Big Al” Wetmore turns 70 today. It’s also John Dyne’s special day. Celebrating on Friday are Connie Messinger, Pat Munn and Lucinda (Cyndy) Munsee.

It was a great time by all at the Brown Leaf Open, a fundraiser for the Corry softball program. It was nice that the high school players were on hand, Micah Knapp, Max Rimdzius, Nate and Reagan James. It’s their home course at North Hills. They have districts coming up.

Do you know a great teacher who deserves some praise? Nominate them for the 3rd Annual Teacher of the Year Award through the Corry Federal Credit Union. They are taking nominations until Sept. 30.

The new plants and flowers look great in front of Cambridge Corry.

I went by the old Perkins Restaurant the other day and there were three vehicles outside. Anyone know what they are doing inside?

I see that it was another successful McNichol Open with Terri Malek and her brothers. Did Howard really turn 81?

Happy birthday No. 18 to volleyball standout Mary Elizabeth Goodsel.

Glad Jon "Sky King" Gage survived his Segway tester at Peek'n Peak.

Nice meeting Zack Borland, sports editor of the Titusville Herald. He helped out with in-depth stats and photos from Corry’s soccer matches there Monday and Tuesday. He tells me there’s a move to finally get turf for Carter Field, which then would have the soccer matches moved there.

Many Corryites, including myself, ran into a long delay Friday evening in Titusville for their homecoming parade. It seems to happen every other year. But somehow the Beavers won the game. Corry’s parade is tomorrow starting at 6 p.m.

Tomorrow night at North Hills Golf Course, Mary Lou Karr will play the first set, she is a country and folk singer who accompanies her songs on auto harp. The Montauk Boys (Kevin Stolz and Bill Roche) will play the second set: rhythm and blues guitar vocals and harmonica. The shows are recorded and broadcast one week in the future on Sundays at 8 p.m. on Channel 98.9 FM. 

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