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Tunkhannock Area graduates 190

Under picture perfect skies with a bit of a nip for this close to summer, some 190 Tunkhannock Area High School seniors went through graduation Friday night at Memorial Stadium. Principal Todd Bosscher welcomed the seniors and their families and friends. (read more)

Property purchased for Aldi’s grocery

Long-awaited plans for an Aldi’s grocery store in Wyoming County seem to have hit a gas pedal this past week as a deed was recorded in the courthouse Thursday (June 20) for a $1.1 million purchase of just under two acres in the old WalMart parking lot in (read more)

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Trail sends off 57 grads

Fifty-seven graduating Lions waved goodbye to Lackawanna Trail High School last Friday.Though the Class of 2019 was one of the smallest in the school district’s history, Principal Mark Murphy assured the crowd of family and friends who gathered at Lions P (read more)

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Prison time for home invasion

A 38-year-old Luzerne man was sentenced Wednesday to 16-84 months in state prison for his role in a Wyoming County home invasion Dec. 23. Charles Dale Atkinson Jr. appeared before President Judge Russell Shurtleff with his attorney Jonathan Blum who ackno (read more)

Factoryville amends floodplain ordinance

Factoryville Borough Council approved changes to the borough’s floodplain ordinance last Wednesday (June 12). Solicitor Paul Litwin explained that major changes to the ordinance include changing the violation penalty from a misdemeanor to a summary charge (read more)

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Accused murderer charged with child porn

The Wyoming County man accused of killing his live-in girlfriend last December, and then throwing her body into the Susquehanna River is now facing child pornography charges. Phillip Donald Walters, 32, of Mill City, Falls Township, was arraigned Thursday (read more)

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Strawberries ripe for the picking

After a rainy spring, Ruth Jones of Lehman Twp. took advantage of the sunshine last week and picked nearly 12 pounds of sweet, juicy strawberries at Whistle Pig Pumpkin Patch in Noxen. “The berries are so good when you pick them fresh,” Jones said after s (read more)

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17 graduate from Leadership Wyoming

For some of Leadership Wyoming’s 2019 graduates, participating in the program was a way of getting to know Wyoming County. This was the case for Tim Ballman, a Procter & Gamble employee who enrolled in Leadership Wyoming after relocating to the Tunkhannoc (read more)

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Stroke prevention encouraged among seniors

While having a stroke, an individual loses two million brain cells per minute. “Stroke is the No. 1 cause of disability in America,” said Ted Kross, emergency department director at Tyler Memorial Hospital. “Once you have a stroke, the symptoms are most o (read more)

TASD working out emergency protocols

The Tunkhannock Area School Board was apprised Thursday by its chief operating officer that emergency protocols continue to be modified in an effort to streamline access for emergency vehicles such as Triton Hose Company to the district’s Primary Center. (read more)

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Seventh graders excel in watercraft course

Twenty students in the Tunkhannock Area STEM Academy are leaving this school year not only knowing how to build a watercraft, but with lifetime certifications allowing them to operate one.For the first time, the district offered a watercraft class this ye (read more)

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Family grateful for return

Tunkhannock Twp. resident Frances Gummoe feels relieved and grateful this week, as a three to four-hour ordeal Sunday, June 9, resulted in her husband coming home safe. Byron Gummoe was out quadding in the woods with his daughter and granddaughter when th (read more)

Monroe Township man charged with solicitation

A 72-year-old Wyoming County man has been charged with criminal solicitation and harassment regarding a series of incidents last August. According to court records, George Ronald Charney, of Plattsburg Road, Monroe Township, made repeated attempts to reac (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (1999) Just when motorists in Tunkhannock get used to a new traffic pattern as intersections are created with the bypass now under construction, work shifts to the other side of the street. State police are investigating a murder of Charlene (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (1999) The Tunkhannock Area School Board on Thursday approved a $28.5 million budget for 1999-2000, with a 4.1 mill increase. Lackawanna Trail Superintendent Clyde Ellsworth has announced his plans to retire in November. Mindful of threats of (read more)

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Indraloka heads to new surroundings

A three-legged dog from the streets of India sets the pace on a walk through tall grass to reach the Indraloka Animal Sanctuary’s construction site. Sanctuary founder and President Indra Lahiri hasn’t named him yet. She brought him to those wooded hills t (read more)

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Gaughan, Sayre top D. Young races

Some 125 distance runners and walkers participated in the 13th Annual Damon S. Young Memorial Scholarship Run Saturday morning at Riverside Park in Tunkhannock with picture perfect skies and cool temperatures.Caitlin Gaughan captured the 5K race in 18 min (read more)


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Accused murderer charged with child porn

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The Wyoming County man accused of killing his live-in girlfriend last December, and then throwing her body into the Susquehanna River is now facing child pornography charges. Phillip Donald Walters, 32, of Mill City, Falls Township, was arraigned Thursday (read more)