John's Blog

He deserved the tribute of memories & music

Posted by Patrick Schurr | July 21, 2018

I planned to do office work most of the day since we were to get rain, so far, I got my work done, and the rain was spotty.  This afternoon, Charlotte and I attended a memorial service for a close … Read more>

Put your question into an email

Posted by Patrick Schurr | July 20, 2018

It was another nice day, but the rain is supposed to hit tomorrow and stay all week!  We’ll see how accurate that forecast turns out to be.  I would again ask people who need to contact me to do it … Read more>

Three more to go

Posted by Patrick Schurr | July 19, 2018

I had a Blair County Town Hall meeting tonight at the Geeseytown Fire Hall.  We had a nice crowd and a lot of questions, which forced us to go a little long.  Some of the topics we discussed included: the … Read more>

I appreciate this recognition very much

Posted by Patrick Schurr | July 18, 2018

I travelled to Lancaster today to attend the Awards Luncheon at the PA Association of Conservation Districts state conference.  I was honored to receive their Legislator Leadership Award.  I served on the Blair County Conservation District Board as a director … Read more>

These folks do it all!

Posted by Patrick Schurr | July 17, 2018

I had 4.2 miles in this morning before the lightning got worse and I decided to get back home.  I had an appointment in the office and a PennDOT meeting this afternoon.  I have been attending meetings on an intersection … Read more>

I can’t get everywhere, but I try

Posted by Patrick Schurr | July 16, 2018

I had a Blair Senior Services Advisory Board Meeting this morning.  I have staff attend many of these quarterly meetings because they often fall on session days.  We get reports on the usage of the various services they provide as … Read more>

Proud to have a small part in it

Posted by Patrick Schurr | July 15, 2018

Rep. Rich Irvin and I were the speakers this morning at a service in Mapleton commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Private Frank P. Hommon, who died on July 15th, 1918, fighting the Germans in France during WWI.  … Read more>

What the Sunday papers have for us

Posted by Patrick Schurr | July 14, 2018

Another beautiful day, and I got all of my mowing done and some trimming; it’s supposed to rain tomorrow.  I also got some office work done with a plan to do more tomorrow after I speak at an American Legion … Read more>

I think they succeeded

Posted by Patrick Schurr | July 13, 2018

Another in a string of very pretty days.  I had an appointment in the office this morning on a bill I authored.  Periodically I have people contact me who are doing a research paper on one of my bills and … Read more>

The negative impact of resistance to change

Posted by Patrick Schurr | July 12, 2018

I had a State Board for Vocational Education meeting and a State Board of Education meeting this morning in Harrisburg.  We went a little longer than usual with a long discussion about early learning and how money is distributed to … Read more>