Mayor Dave Mitchell and his wife Nancy wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. They will have two of their granddaughters home for the holiday. The girls, Emily and Elizabeth VanderWeele, are from San Antonio, Texas and go to college near here. Emily is a sophomore and varsity swimmer at Grove City College and Elizabeth is taking nursing at Mercyhurst North East. They are the daughters of Dr. Richard and Kelly (Mitchell) VanderWeele and granddaughters of Dr. Alan VanderWeele who now also lives in San Antonio. Nancy Mitchell is recovering from two replacements and will soon be joining with the Blue Zones walking groups.
Congrats to Corry's new all-star cheerleading squads as both the “tiny” and “junior” squads came home with state titles at their first competition.
"Korny" has changed his mind and is back on the Browns bandwagon. He wore his Myles Garrett jersey to Sunday's home win. “Korny” is also helping to coach the middle school basketball team.
Happy 24th anniversary to Brenda and J.P. Catalfu.
Sympathies to the Benson family on the passing of Dave Benson who was a class of 1969 classmate of mine.
Did you see Jim Wojcicehowski on the Today Show shaking W.H. correspondent Peter Alexander's hand?
It's official. Logan McCray bested his father Mike in bowling, 119-100. Wonder if Mike got injured as he did a few years ago in the FNB-WWCB event.
Tim Giardini is thankful for the gift of toilet paper he received at the VFW. But he wonders who it came from.
Shannon Eshelman's sons, Arthur (10) and Wesley (9) Cassidy, enjoyed a Portland Trail Blazers' NBA game Saturday in Cleveland. The brothers are NFL Bears fans and grew up near Portland.
Belated birthday wishes to Tonja Messinger and Garret Zajac.
Tom VanTassel, after getting a personal newspaper delivered on a locomotive being unloaded in North East, told me I really am a paper boy.
Mary and Ken Harned are back from Costa Rica where they visited their son, Jason, a Union City graduate.
What a great weather day yesterday — that probably won’t happen again in 2019.
Sympathy to John Patterson on the passing of his brother Barry. And to the family and friends of Clymer’s Wilbur Meerdink.
Belated anniversary wishes to Julie Krone and Denny Foley. And birthday wishes to Dave Brown and Mike Theuret.
Sabrena and Blair Miller both bagged bears on Saturday by 11 a.m. It was her first black bear. And they say they use all the meat.
We all have a lot to be thankful for. Just look around, some folks aren’t as fortunate. 
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