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Tatem pleads in drug death

A 38-year-old Tunkhannock woman faces at least five years in prison after pleading guilty Friday morning to drug delivery resulting in death. Angelena Jay Tatem, of Maple Avenue, appeared before President Judge Russell Shurtleff in the Wyoming County Cour (read more)

Dunkin’ to address traffic flow

It wasn’t on the agenda for last Tuesday’s (Sept. 3) Tunkhannock Township meeting, but supervisor Hoyt Keiser announced during the public comment period that he had met Eric May, owner of the Dunkin Donuts franchise at the intersection of Routes 92 and Rt (read more)

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BRIDGE DAY: Nicholson honors its past

Okey Dokey the clown had about 40 children mesmerized by a magic show Sunday afternoon when a few of them pointed to something in the sky, that caught the performer off guard. It was the loud roar of a freight train with at least 100 cars going over the m (read more)

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Trail K-12 principal resigns

The Lackawanna Trail School Board acknowledged the resignation of Principal of Student Management Rebekah King at Monday’s school board meeting. King, whose resignation was effective on Sept. 6, oversaw students in kindergarten through 12th grade. There w (read more)

Boro testifies for noise ordinance

Tunkhannock Borough made its case regarding a borough noise ordinance on Tuesday during a hearing with representatives of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. Through the ordinance, the borough would allow Tunkhannock Borough Police to take over the PLC (read more)

Boro hears rate case update

Tunkhannock Borough Council heard an update on Thursday about rates for hooking up to natural gas potentially decreasing in the borough. UGI Business Development Director Don Brominski was present at last week’s borough council meeting to discuss UGI’s on (read more)

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11 arrested in Little Rocky Glen incident

Eleven persons in their late teens or early 20s were arrested Aug. 25 after the state police were dispatched at 11:41 p.m. the day before about a disturbance at the area of Little Rocky Glen in Clinton Township. According to a police report filed by Tpr. (read more)

Nicholson accepts creek project bid

Nicholson Borough Council accepted a $79,686.68 bid from Neal-Lynn Inc. in Luzerne last Tuesday (Sept. 3) for its Horton Creek project. With funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Nati (read more)

Ex-sub admits charge

A former Tunkhannock Area High School substitute teacher could face as much as seven years in prison and $15,000 fines after pleading guilty Friday to a lone charge of disseminating explicit sexual material to a minor last fall. Investigators say that Zac (read more)

Feasibility study launched for new jail

A study has been initiated to determine the feasibility of building a new county jail, though Commissioner Tom Henry stressed that this would be a “last resort.” Wyoming County hired L.R. Kimball, an architecture and engineering firm headquartered in Eben (read more)

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Bowling to return to Wyoming County

Belvedere Entertainment Center in Nicholson has good news for local bowlers. After rebranding Belvedere Lanes into an entertainment center following years of devastating floods that put bowling equipment in disrepair, owner Allen Loch plans to bring the l (read more)

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Rustic Willow reopens in Meshoppen

Cassie Holley has always seen value in transforming old pieces of decor into new treasures. “I grew up going to yard sales, flea markets and auctions with my grandfather,” Holley said. “My mother passed away when I was 8, but I remember growing up, we wou (read more)

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Fallfest Mixer brings restaurants together

Local restaurants have been making menu plans for the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce Fallfest Mixer. Now in its fifth year, the mixer has been bringing together business professionals from various industries for networking and entertainment, but also (read more)

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Chestnut tree could make a return at park

The eight American chestnut seedlings outline a precise 30-foot square inside a high fence just off the main road through Lackawanna State Park. With one at each corner plus one on each side of the simple configuration, the small trees await the future pl (read more)

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KC starts mentoring initiative

A new program at Keystone College this year seeks to promote career readiness. Through the Keystone College Mentoring Initiative, students could connect with local community mentors from a variety of backgrounds. “This could be activities such as advice a (read more)

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Street Fair

STAFF PHOTO/ROBERT BAKER Manor’s street fair Betty Savickas, 94, of Tunkhannock’s United Methodist Manor, hugs a Teddy Bear her young friend Winston White, right, helped her make Saturday afternoon during a street fair that took advantage of gorgeous weather. Behind them is the Manor’s activities director Terry White who said the annual event was well attended and helped spur intergenerational contact with the facility’s residents. Among the activities offered were a borough police car with officer Bob Roberts, a Triton Hose Company Fire Truck, Louis Marcho’s alpackas, and area artists and other vendors. (read more)

From Our Early Files

20 Years Ago (1999) The new Tunkhannock Area Middle School has been open a week and students, teachers, and administrators are finding their way around the building. “The devil is in the details,” said principal Joe Papi. The Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair w (read more)

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Tigers stun Pittston Area

In an amazing comeback finish, the Tunkhannock Tigers pulled out the win over an exhausted Pittston Area team, 35-32, in the annual Coach Charlie Shaw Memorial Game. Up 32-7 early in the fourth quarter, the Patriots looked to have the game all but locked (read more)


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A former Tunkhannock Area High School substitute teacher could face as much as seven years in prison and $15,000 fines after pleading guilty Friday to a lone charge of disseminating explicit sexual material to a minor last fall. Investigators say that Zac (read more)