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Put it together once again

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 21, 2018

There wasn’t much in the papers today.  A lot of coverage of yesterday’s Republican Gubernatorial debate in Pittsburgh.  There were a few stories on Congressman Pat Meehan’s alleged sexual harassment payout.  He was told to pay back any federal money … Read more>

I’m sure more information will be out

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 20, 2018

The comment I heard most often today was about how nice the weather was.  I was still beat from the Washington trip yesterday, but I managed to get up for my men’s fellowship this morning.  We had an inspirational message … Read more>

See the commitment from the administration on this issue first hand

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 19, 2018

The two buses from Blair County heading to the March for Life in Washington were on the road by 7:30 this morning.  We joined thousands of others from across the United States to march for change.  The U.S. Supreme Court … Read more>

I’m anxious to lend my voice

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 18, 2018

I attended the Tyrone Chamber Breakfast this morning where Cathy Griffith from the Griffith Family Foundation spoke about her fight to end Pancreatic Cancer.  It was an inspirational presentation about the loss of her husband and how they turned that … Read more>

We’re stuck with this mess

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 17, 2018

Another cold morning before we get a few days of warmer weather.  I was disappointed to learn this morning that the federal Dept. of Ed approved the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan submitted by the PA Dept. of Ed.  … Read more>

I really appreciate the effort

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 16, 2018

It’s January and it’s winter, so schedules change based on the weather.  I was supposed to go to a workforce development reception in Carlisle, but it was cancelled due to the snow.  I had an opportunity to attend an open … Read more>

Good luck to Huntingdon

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 15, 2018

The office was closed today in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  I had a meeting scheduled at a business this morning then went to the office to take care of something and discovered that the heat was off.  … Read more>

Generally free from scandals

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 14, 2018

I got a few miles in before church this morning and it was 7 degrees, which was 13 degrees warmer than my run last Sunday, so Spring is getting closer.  Charlotte and I got to the East Freedom Fire Hall … Read more>

Some substantial changes

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 13, 2018

We’re getting back to the bitter cold weather again.  It’s supposed to go down to 4 at my house and the ice and snow are additional problems.  What a switch after the warmth yesterday.  I got to my men’s fellowship … Read more>

During the declaration

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 12, 2018

I had a few office appointments this morning and got some work out.  I have had questions about the Governor, on Wednesday, declaring a state of emergency over the opioid crisis.  This is reportedly a first for PA, using the … Read more>