John's Blog

It is fair season, after all

Posted by Patrick Schurr | July 22, 2014

Charlotte’s vehicle took a turn in the shop today, so I took her to work. I got an early six miles in before that and took the opportunity to mow the grass before going to the office since I was … Read more>

What a year it’s been, as far as the weather goes

Posted by Patrick Schurr | July 21, 2014

I had to get brakes on the truck today. The garage told me that the rust is worse than I thought underneath. I’ll have to make some decisions about what I’m going to do soon; she’s due for inspection in … Read more>

The “cancer” affecting our General Assembly

Posted by Patrick Schurr | July 20, 2014

After church I hurried to get to the Blair County Tea Party’s Freedom Fest 2014. I was the first speaker and gave the enthusiastic crowd an update on the Paycheck Protection legislation. This subject was brought up by other speakers … Read more>

Fun sitting in for “Wipe Out”

Posted by Patrick Schurr | July 19, 2014

Last night I drove to Franklin County to attend their Farm Bureau Picnic. I met quite a few people and had a great meal topped off with Grape Nuts ice cream. I left there for Grantville (near Hershey). This morning … Read more>

Difficulty dealing with DEP

Posted by Patrick Schurr | July 18, 2014

I was on a conference call this morning with DEP concerning a water contamination issue in the Senate District. My office has been dealing with this case for several years and has had a difficult time getting help for a … Read more>

They always do a great job with their events

Posted by Patrick Schurr | July 17, 2014

I attended the quarterly Hollidaysburg Veterans Home Advisory Council Meeting this morning. We departed from our usual agenda and took a tour of renovations at Eisenhower Hall. The main meeting room and dining rooms had extensive work done including new … Read more>

Thank you to those who work in the probation system

Posted by Patrick Schurr | July 16, 2014

I got in 10 miles this morning. It was cool, not raining, and I didn’t have any early-morning appointments. I attended the Blair County Probation office’s Recognition Ceremony this afternoon. I have been to these before; they’re part of a … Read more>

We need to do our best to decrease the burden

Posted by Patrick Schurr | July 15, 2014

I had the opportunity this morning to stop by Through, Inc. in East Freedom and get an update on their progress. I was there a year or so ago and was very impressed with what they had done at that … Read more>

It will be interesting to see what impact it has

Posted by Patrick Schurr | July 14, 2014

I left early this morning for a meeting in Cumberland County, saw a constituent in the Hollidaysburg office, attended a meeting in Altoona and ended the day in Bedford honoring Mabel Jordon as the Rotary/Elks Club Citizen of the Year. … Read more>

See what they stand for

Posted by Patrick Schurr | July 13, 2014

There were several stories today about how the Governor handled the budget. He is being criticized by leaders in the General Assembly of both parties and people are asking how this jab at the legislature’s funding will help him get … Read more>