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Congential amputee who climbed Kilimanjaro to speak in Middletown on April 15


kylephoto4 8 15Submitted photo -- Motivational speaker Kyle Maynard poses for a photo while hiking Herman Gulch Trail in Colorado.


Kyle Maynard, a New York Times bestselling author and the first quadruple amputee to climb Mount Kilimanjaro without the aid of prosthetics, will speak at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15 at Penn State Harrisburg’s Capital Union Building.


The event is free and open to the public.


Maynard, 29, a wrestler, weightlifter and mixed martial arts fighter, is author of “No Excuses,’’ an inspirational book that made the New York Times’ bestseller list in 2005.


He crawled to the summit of Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro – a climb of 19,340 feet – in 2012.


Marie Monville to speak at Middletown church


     Marie Monville, whose husband shot 10 children at an Amish one-room school in Nickel Mines, Lancaster County in 2006, killing five of them, before turning the gun on himself, will speak about her faith during an appearance at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 19 at the Middletown First Church of God, 245 W. High St.