Locals Share Love Stories


February 9, 2023

Love is a funny thing. Even after the one who stole your heart is gone, the mention of their name can cause the heart to skip a beat.

Just ask Paul Stern. He may be 101, but mention the name Betty Heltzel and he wants to talk about her.

"We knew each growing up, she was a good person," Stern said.

Stern, a retired farmer of Agway Road, Martinsburg, lost Betty on April 17 after 75 years of marriage.

"It's awful quiet," he said.

For Joe and Mary Lou Furry of Furry Orchard Road, New Enterprise, meeting was the easy part. It was keeping the relationship going that took work.

It was the mid-50...

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