This French chateau-style home started out as a Victorian home but has transformed itself once again with modern amenities and inspired interior design. LORENA BENIQUEZ/West Branch Life

With so many architectural jewels on Williamsport’s Grampian Boulevard, it is tough competition to standout — but one French chateau does just that. Located at 235 Grampian Blvd., the historic home recently got an update with new technology and daring design.

“It has a modern floor plan that preserves the historical features,” said Fish Real Estate Agent Denise Reis, who is familiar with the home.

Built in 1898, the home has a storied

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MARION — When the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily closed Matt Cassell’s office this spring, his wife Amanda found something to keep the family busy at their Marion home.

Chicken coop keeps Marion family connected

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Luke and Lilla Cassell play with their chickens in the family’s chicken coop. 

“She was raised with her grandmother having chickens in Kemper County,” said Cassell, a doctor at Meridian Oncology Associates. “She had been begging for us to get chickens, so when COVID slowed things down a little bit, I finally agreed.”

“Since I was three, I remember going every morning and letting the chickens out,”

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Hanover County is preparing for about 60% of its entire student population to be back in school under a relatively normal five-day school week. The system expects 56% of the 2,600 county students who receive special education accommodations to resume in-person learning, a spokesman said.

Select K-12 special education students in Chesterfield could return to four days of in-person instruction as early as Sept. 29. Downing says her son meets the threshold to be in the first cohort, but said the school system says otherwise.

Chesterfield’s Director of Special Education Diane Glover, who did not make herself available for an

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JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) — Residents in certain areas of Johnson County are up in arms because of people firing off guns near homes.

On Thursday, KCTV5’s Greg Payne looked into the complications that have made enforcing such situations tough for law enforcement.

“So, here is where the bullet entered through our exterior wall,” said Matthew Keys.

It’s a constant reminder for him of May 31.

“I was working in my garage and I heard glass shatter,” he recalled.

Keys said that, for hours, a group of college students on their own family property nearby were shooting off firearms.


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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex has revealed he hopes one-year-old Archie will develop the same love he has for the Rugby League. The one downside is, however, the Duke is currently struggling to find mini rugby balls small enough for the toddler, speaking during a Zoom call with former Rugby players, coaches and volunteers from the Rugby Football League.

Prince Harry was joined in commemorating the League’s 125th anniversary by players Gemma Walsh, Emily Rudge, Jamie and Kurgan Jones-Buchanan, Jordan Robinson and Alex Donaghy, as well as volunteer Fionna Everson.

The Duke of Sussex, who now lives in Santa Barbara

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In late July, three sisters huddled together outside a hospital room. They weren’t allowed in the room even as their mother was losing her battle against COVID-19.

The three sisters, Melody, Valerie and Kimberly, stood together and sang to their mother Charlene Hausler: “What a day that will be, when my Jesus Lord I see. When I look upon his face, the one who saved me by his grace.”

Music was a bonding force in the family, Melody Phillips recalled. Hausler, 74, had grown up in a musical family, the daughter of two pastors. But even more than music, the

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