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The ring is ready and the weather looks promising for the Fall Family Fun Horse Show on Sunday. The event will take place at the Grand Valley Show Ring, next to the old Pinecreek Sportsman’s Club building on Goodwill Hill Road. The Grand Valley Desperados 4-H Club and the Grand Valley Volunt…

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Good Morning. I just want to wish my readers far and near a wonderful week. It seems that my online column for The Titusville Herald will not appear until Friday, as per The Herald’s policy. This means that some of my items in the column will be out-of-date each week due to this day-late del…

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Autumn is the  season for pumpkin spice and everything nice. The Sanford Saddles & Spurs took it upon themselves to spread some fall kindness. Club members painted and decorated 147 pumpkin plates to give to residents at the Rouse Home in Youngsville. Stephanie Drake, mother of 4-H membe…

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“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.”

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For two days I have been racking my brains trying to find something to write about. There’s really not much going on in Hydetown.

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Good Morning. With the recent cooler nights lately, folks were turning on a heat source to take the chill off. Just as a reminder, if you have not done this yet, please have your furnace or heater filters checked, changed or serviced before putting them into use. So many home fires can be st…

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Well, here we are moving into “Septober” already and it won’t be long before Hydetown transforms into a reddish-orange leaf factory. It’s a beautiful time of the year with all the fall colors and I love pumpkin candles and pumpkin coffee!

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Good Morning. One third of the month is gone and it hardly feels as if it is past the first week with such a low-keyed Labor Day. Time seamlessly is drifting towards the autumn season, and only the dropping leaves of trees are marking the change. Many places that were open only for the summe…

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Welcome to The Veterans Corner.Friday, Sept. 11, is Patriots Day. Remember to fly your American Flag at half-staff from sunrise to sunset. Additionally, a moment of silence is observed to correspond with the attacks, beginning at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane, American Airlines Flight …

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Good Morning. Hopefully, as the autumn season descends upon us, we can feel more normalcy in our lives than we have had since early March. School has started in most areas, and the sound of buses running once again can be a welcome sound for many. Welcome September.

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“And God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it.” God gave Adam a job to do, and through history He has had a certain job for each person. Noah built an ark. Moses led the people out of Egypt. The work of some people may seem more important, but they couldn’t d…

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Good Morning. Well, we have missed another local event which was cancelled due to the coronavirus. This week would have been the Crawford County Fair. Fortunately, folks are dealing with the summer void by doing other activities such as biking, hiking, walking and other outdoor venues. Some …

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Good Morning. My email is working again, and I look forward to getting back to normal. I will be able to post more news with having this resource operating once again. I apologize for missing some news that folks sent me during the last few weeks.

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Good Morning. I am still struggling with my email working properly. So, I hope that folks will send information to me by messaging me on Facebook, or call me, to let me know of news to include in the column.

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Good Morning. My email is not working lately, so if I have missed some messages of news for the column, I do apologize. News items can be called in to me, or can be sent to me via Facebook for the time being. Electronics are not my strong point, and this is one of those times that I will nee…

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My wife asked me the other night, “Do people even know why you call this column “The Bridge?” Well, I did explain in one of my first columns how I wanted it to be a bridge to the past. To be honest with you I was hoping for more participation from some of the Hydetowners who have some good s…

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The farmers’ market stands are filling up with corn this week. For the Hasbrouck family, growing corn has been family tradition. Great-gramma Dolyne Hasbrouck began selling her and husband George’s sweet corn in 1979. Her son, Kim, took over in 1994. The Hasbroucks were good friends with the…

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Good morning. It seems that things have hit a rut. Little of the new news is positive and the negative vibes are consuming our environment and home space. Gardens are beginning to fail with plants wilting and non-producing growth. We can always hope that neighbors are sharing their bounty an…

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Good morning. It is so nice to have the bridge repair work completed, and have state route 408 open again. It brings back a small measure of familiarity and comfort to our lives, while so much is still unpredictable and challenging. Now onward to the rest of the country and our everyday lives.

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On 76 Eldred Center Rd., Grand Valley, sits our local post office. We have had many postmasters throughout the years, including Charley Ongley, Bob Chambers and Robert Graham. The building was built in the early 1900s. A barber shop was later added on the side of the post office. On the oppo…

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Good Morning. This is said more of habit than of spirit, for me this week. I lost my husband on Monday, so I cannot think of much in the way of pleasant thoughts to share this week. Forgive me for the lull, but I will try harder next week to do better.

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An American flag was raised in my Uncle Jim Savitz’s field last week, just in time for Independence Day. Next to the flag sits one of Jim’s many stacks of rocks. He began his stone art after witnessing them on vacations across the country. 

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Good morning to all as we enter the second half of 2020. Saturday is the nation’s birthday, as we celebrate Independence Day. Picnics, parties and fireworks may be a bit different this year, but the celebration is still strong for this amazing country that we live in. Enjoy the day, the priv…

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Grand Valley was organized as a borough on June 8, 1897. In 1890, Luman B. Wood owned over 500 acres in Eldred Township. He had a merchandise store called Wood Brothers. He organized the L.B. Wood Lumber company with a large sawmill in Grand Valley, as well as two other sawmills in Warren Co…

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Good morning to all my readers from near and far. We are about to finish the first half of 2020 with the end of June. With all that has happened, do you feel like you rushed through to this point or was the first half a real drag of time, and you are ready to get the year over with soon?

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I try so hard every week to keep my column lighthearted, especially with all the stuff that’s been going on. I will admit sometimes it’s hard with all the negativity, but we can change that!

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Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there! I am lucky enough to have one of the best fathers a daughter could ask for. A few years back, my dad, my sister and I made the trip to old Granddad’s tree. The hard maple is over 100 years old and approximately 5 feet at the base. I never m…

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Good Morning. Saturday will be the first day of summer. With the way the year has been thus far, we may have to look very hard to see it for more than a few days at a time. This year has lived up to its symbolism, with it being 2020, like the notion that good vision is 20/20. We have had to …

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It used to be such a wonderful sight as you drove into Hydetown at night. Lights! The softball field would be all lit up and packed with people as you drove through Hydetown It was an awesome sight!

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On Saturday, June 6, 2020, Katelyn Maille and Christian Bundy exchanged vows. The couple were married by Pastor Ralph Culp at the Covenant United Methodist Church in Warren.

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Good Morning. Sunday will be Flag Day. Do you know how many different American flags have been flown over this nation since 1777. 

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“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” When a terrible crime or tragedy occurs, you often hear people say, “I just don’t un…