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Centre County EMS providers struggle with financing, personnel - Sean Yoder

Emergency medical services professionals face an ever-tightening vise as they are squeezed for both personnel and funding. It is not a new narrative EMS agencies, especially in rural areas, complaining of lack of funding, low reimbursement rates for services, fewer volunteers and fewer willing



Centre County Gazette

Civil War Days return to Curtin Village Civil War Days return to Curtin Village
Centre County Gazette
Civil War reenactors set up typical campsites of the period and offered demonstrations, lectures and displays for the enjoyment of visitors roaming the grounds of the Eagle Iron Works and Curtin Village historic sites June 17 and 18. [Read More]
Bellefonte Elks present Flag Day ceremony   Bellefonte Elks present Flag Day ceremony
Centre County Gazette
Bellefonte Elks Lodge No. 1094 held its annual Flag Day ceremony, honoring the American flag and its long history, at Talleyrand Park in Bellefonte on June 14. [Read More]
Thousands pack the streets of Bellefonte for weekend cruise   Thousands pack the streets of Bellefonte for weekend cruise
Centre County Gazette
The 29th annual Bellefonte Cruise and Car Show — a three-day event featuring an open cruise, sock hop, car show and soap box derby — got off to a wet start June 16, but the rain didn't stop the spirit of cruising. [Read More]

Business

Great leaders are made, but first they’re born Great leaders are made, but first they’re born
Centre County Gazette
A debate ensues, and it’s one that crosses all borders. Great leaders: Are they made or born? If you had asked Vince Lombardi, the coach whose name is on the NFL’s Super Bowl trophy, he would have told you great leaders are made — through grit, focus and applied skill. [Read More]
LCC CLOSING RETREAT LCC CLOSING RETREAT
Centre County Gazette
Leadership Centre County’s closing retreat, sponsored by Geisinger, was held June 7 at the Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery. The objective of the day was to reflect upon the yearlong class experience and to channel newly developed skills, awareness, knowledge and relationships into action. [Read More]
Nonprofit seeks items for online auction Nonprofit seeks items for online auction
Centre County Gazette
Global Connections is collecting everything but the kitchen sink to advance its mission of promoting intercultural understanding. From now until Saturday, July 15, the organization is accepting donations — from vehicles to furniture to artwork to sporting goods — for its online “Everything bu [Read More]

Sports

2016-17 high school sports seasons produces many Centre County champions 2016-17 high school sports seasons produces many Centre County champions
Centre County Gazette
Another amazing high school sports year has come to an end, and now, before the schools begin to gear up for 2017-18, would be a good time to look back and acknowledge some of the highlights and successes of the teams here in Centre County. [Read More]
Local teams continue in LL all-star tournament Local teams continue in LL all-star tournament
Centre County Gazette
The District 5 11- and 12-year-old Little League All-Star Tournament began June 24, with four local teams —State College, Bald Eagle Area, Philipsburg-Osceola and Penns Valley — in on the action. [Read More]
North defeats South, 17-7, in annual Lezzer Lumber Classic North defeats South, 17-7, in annual Lezzer Lumber Classic
Centre County Gazette
It may have seemed like early November to some, but the 2017 edition of the annual Lezzer Lumber Classic Football All-Star Game was played June 23 at Altoona’s Mansion Park. The North squad, with 17 players from Centre County high schools on its roster, broke a two-year drought by relying on its [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

New Palmer Museum of Art director hired New Palmer Museum of Art director hired
Centre County Gazette
Following a national search, Erin Coe, director of The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, N.Y., has been named director of the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State. [Read More]
Penn State SBDC client, artist participating in Festival of the Arts Penn State SBDC client, artist participating in Festival of the Arts
Centre County Gazette
James Byrnes began blowing glass in 1978, first as an occupation, then as an artistic creation. Byrnes set up a home studio, began selling decorative pieces on consignment, then went into business for himself after winning a contest in the early 1990s. While Byrnes is often recognized for his Christ [Read More]
'Elephant and Piggie' to headline State Theatre Kids' Day 'Elephant and Piggie' to headline State Theatre Kids' Day
Centre County Gazette
FUSE Productions and WPSU present the children’s musical "Elephant and Piggie’s 'We Are In A Play!'" as part of a special Kids' Day on Saturday, July 1, at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. [Read More]

Education

Discovery Space hires campaign director Discovery Space hires campaign director
Centre County Gazette
Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania has hired fundraiser Selden W. Smith to manage its campaign as it prepares to move into a new, larger home on North Atherton Street this fall. Smith has been a director of major gifts at the Eberly College of Science since 2003, and a volunteer for Discovery S [Read More]
Agriculture secretary salutes students, teachers at state FFA conference Agriculture secretary salutes students, teachers at state FFA conference
Centre County Gazette
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding thanked more than 1,500 high school students, teachers and guests in Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center recently for their commitment to agriculture as part of the Pennsylvania State FFA Convention and Activities Week. [Read More]
Summer lunch program continues to grow in Centre County Summer lunch program continues to grow in Centre County
Centre County Gazette
One in six children in the United States wakes up facing hunger every day, which can lead to poor nutrition, more frequent illnesses, inability to concentrate and many other health and behavioral issues. Together with local school districts and communities, the YMCA of Centre County continues to exp [Read More]

Community

Boalsburg footbridge gets a makeover after two decades Boalsburg footbridge gets a makeover after two decades
Centre County Gazette
The footbridge along Boalsburg Pike has been trodden over by man and nature in its decades-long existence. On June 12 and 13, it got a long-awaited makeover by the Lions Club of Harris Township. [Read More]
Centre Wildlife saves ailing tundra swan Centre Wildlife saves ailing tundra swan
Centre County Gazette
In the beginning of June, a weak, starved and ailing swan landed in the grass near a business on East College Avenue. Far from its usual summer home in northern Canada, this lone bird, a tundra swan, had fallen behind its flock of travel companions. [Read More]
Trout Unlimited helps veterans transition back to civilian life Trout Unlimited helps veterans transition back to civilian life
Centre County Gazette
Many military servicemen and women have trouble getting back into civilian life after returning from duty. The Spring Creek chapter of the Trout Unlimited Veterans Service Program has been easing this transition since 1973. [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Fundraisers 'step right up' at carnival-themed Relay for Life Fundraisers 'step right up' at carnival-themed Relay for Life
Centre County Gazette
For 24 hours on June 24 and 25, hundreds of walkers participated in "Carnival of Hope," the 12th annual Happy Valley Relay for Life. [Read More]
Penn State researchers receive grant to develop new contraception technology Penn State researchers receive grant to develop new contraception technology
Centre County Gazette
Two Penn State researchers have received a grant through the Grand Challenges Explorations program — an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — to develop a novel approach to contraception. [Read More]
Juniper Village receives national quality award Juniper Village receives national quality award
Centre County Gazette
Juniper Village Wellspring Memory Care at Brookline has won the 2017 Bronze National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living. [Read More]
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