Military group honors Barrar

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Former state Rep. Stephen Barrar, center, is inducted into the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Hall of Fame. Flanking him are Maj. Gen. Mark Schindler, adjutant general and head of the DMVA, and current state Rep. Craig Williams.

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) inducted the former state Rep. Stephen E. Barrar, into its prestigious Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognizes citizens for their exceptional service to the department, the Pennsylvania National Guard, and Pennsylvania’s veterans. “The DMVA Hall of Fame enshrines exceptional people, like Steve Barrar, who distinguish themselves through outstanding public service to our nation and…

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Harry R. Schofield of Kennett Square

Harry R (Randy) Schofield, 92, of Kennett Square, died Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Kendall Crosslands Community. Born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia, Randy is survived by his children, Christopher and Carolyn Schofield, his daughter-in-law Cindy, grandsons Anthony and Robert, granddaughters Emily and Vanessa, and five great-grandchildren. He was the beloved husband of the late Virginia (Ginny) Schofield, with whom he shared 64 years of…

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Op/ed: Keep U.S./France friendship

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A statute of French Gen. Marshal Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau is unveiled at the Yorktown Riverwalk Landing. (Photo courtesy of Bruce E. Mowday.)

One brief, vivid and unforgettable comment, at least one that should not be forgotten, was boldly stated. A French military officer told a gathering in Yorktown that in today’s dangerous and unstable world, we must retain our staunch and long-lasting friendships. Without strong alliances, both France and the United States are in peril. His words were heard and privately repeated immediately after his presentation at…

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Adopt-a-Pet Oct. 25

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Rodeo Rodeo is a rootin' tootin' good time. This very friendly boy loves people and can keep himself entertained with a good chew toy. He looks forward to meeting the family and other dogs in the home at the shelter before saying yes to forever with you. Given Rodeo…

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