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These people are the front line of government service

Posted by Patrick Schurr | April 24, 2014

I was in Broad Top Twp. this afternoon for a groundbreaking ceremony. A long awaited rail-trail, the first in Bedford County, was officially recognized by the trail organizers and a group of government officials including the Secretary of DCNR. The … Read more>

This health care treatment model really works

Posted by Patrick Schurr | April 23, 2014

I don’t remember doing this before, but I made three separate trips to Huntingdon County today. I attended a Chamber breakfast at the Country Club, spoke to the Realtors at Hoss’s for lunch, and hosted the Emergency Services Workshop tonight … Read more>

I wish them well with their report

Posted by Patrick Schurr | April 22, 2014

I was interviewed this morning by three Claysburg-Kimmel Civics students.  They were delightful and would give most professional media people a run for their money.  I’ve posted the photo we had together after the interview.  I wish them well with … Read more>

We’ll see how he does

Posted by Patrick Schurr | April 21, 2014

We’re back to a regular work week and I have plenty scheduled before session starts next Monday. The Governor was in Blair County today for a ribbon cutting at The Meadows’ new custard stand outside of Hollidaysburg and joined a … Read more>

The policy should be stopped altogether

Posted by Patrick Schurr | April 20, 2014

Happy Easter! I hope that Christians had time together in church and with family. We had a cantata this morning at my church, and it was great. I was the narrator and watched the choir get better and better at … Read more>

I enjoyed seeing the success of the event

Posted by Patrick Schurr | April 19, 2014

We had near perfect weather for the Pub Run 1/2 Marathon this morning. The course was generally rolling hills with two substantial inclines toward the end that as the race director said, “make you smile”. There were 225 runners and … Read more>

Wish me luck

Posted by Patrick Schurr | April 18, 2014

I hope that everyone had a blessed Good Friday. Our offices were closed today, but I got some paperwork done and returned calls that I couldn’t return over the past few days. I tried to watch what I ate and … Read more>

I’m already looking forward to next year

Posted by Patrick Schurr | April 17, 2014

The A.B. Ross Leadership Program 2014 was a big success. We were blessed with good weather and the day was spent mostly outdoors at the Shade Gap Farm Supply (feed mill) and Hawbaker Family Farm. It was a bit chilly, … Read more>

Another reason why these programs should end

Posted by Patrick Schurr | April 16, 2014

Staff was busy preparing for the A.B. Ross Leadership Program scheduled for tomorrow. There are always last-minute issues with an event this size, but generally everything is in place and ready for a great experience with these students. I’ll give … Read more>

Tonight brought back good memories

Posted by Patrick Schurr | April 15, 2014

I hope everyone is done with their tax forms by now, but I doubt it. Charlotte and I got ours in on time, with the help of our accountant. With all of the new taxes the Obama administration has put … Read more>