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HEATHER BLAKE

Heather Blake is the wire editor and an assistant web editor for The Indiana Gazette. She covers courts, Saltsburg and Homer City borough councils and Penns Manor and United school districts, in addition to writing feature articles. She can be reached at hblake@indianagazette.net.

Articles by HEATHER BLAKE

Colonial partners with schools on mentoring effort Colonial partners with schools on mentoring effort
23 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
Students at four Indiana County schools are getting a lesson in paying it forward through a new program offered through a local business. [Read More]
Armagh & East Wheatfield Township Volunteer Fire Department Armagh & East Wheatfield Township Volunteer Fire Department
24 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
Armagh & East Wheatfield Township Volunteer Fire Department may have originated with one fire engine housed in a garage in Dilltown nearly 75 years ago, but it advanced over the years to play a vital role during one of the region’s worst disasters. [Read More]
Aultman Volunteer Fire Association
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Aultman Volunteer Fire Association
24 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
There were no pagers back when Aultman Volunteer Fire Association was founded in 1964, according to its president. [Read More]
Black Lick Volunteer Fire Company Black Lick Volunteer Fire Company
24 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
In the early days of the Black Lick Volunteer Fire Company, members answered a fire alarm with a bucket brigade — a wagon pulled by the firemen that had buckets on a rack. [Read More]
UNITED: Directors table vote on Challenger funding UNITED: Directors table vote on Challenger funding
25 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — Opting to seek more information on the proposed STEM Academy and Challenger Learning Center, directors on Tuesday tabled until next month a motion to vote for the project that would put forth $207,200 as United’s share. [Read More]
UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Board weighs money options UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Board weighs money options
25 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — Feeling the pressure of a five-month-long state budget impasse, directors on Tuesday authorized administrators to explore alternatives available to the district — including school closures — in the event it has insufficient funds ... [Read More]
UNITED: School directors move forward on energy requests UNITED: School directors move forward on energy requests
29 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — Directors on Monday authorized the administration to issue requests for proposals for a guaranteed energy savings performance contract to three firms selected as finalists in response to the district’s request for qualifications. [Read More]
UNITED: School directors, teachers union ratify contract UNITED: School directors, teachers union ratify contract
29 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — After 22 months of negotiations and more than a year of operating under an expired contract, the United Education Association and United School District have ratified a four-year successor agreement. [Read More]
ON TAP: Two local breweries roll out the barrel for Oktoberfest ON TAP: Two local breweries roll out the barrel for Oktoberfest
32 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
Indiana’s two craft breweries will offer up samples alongside 16 others from across the state at Saturday’s fourth annual Downtown Indiana Oktoberfest. [Read More]
UNITED: District approves change order UNITED: District approves change order
34 weeks ago - - HEATHER BLAKE
EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP — United School District is saving itself more than $11,000 after directors on Tuesday approved a deduct change order for library furniture that was never delivered. [Read More]
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