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Commissioner race draws 10

A hotly contested race for Wyoming County commissioner will highlight the May 21 primary election ballot. With last Tuesday’s (March 12) deadline for filing candidate petitions now passed, three Democrats and seven Republican commissioner candidates will (read more)

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Vandals attack sculpture

Keystone College and the artist whose sculpture was damaged on its campus seek the vandals who knocked over and disassembled the steel, cast-iron and aluminum artwork.The sculpture, “Handshake Deal,” by Nikki Moser of Edwardsville, co-founder of the Scran (read more)

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Former Triton chief remembered

James Rail, who served as chief of Triton Hose Company from 1989 to 1999, was remembered Saturday as dedicated to serving and protecting the people of Tunkhannock for more than six decades of his life. Rail, 89, died March 9, and was laid to rest at Pieta (read more)

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12th District race begins to unfold

A pair of candidates have been picked by the party faithful in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District to fill a vacancy left by Tom Marino’s resignation in January. This includes Republican Fred Keller of Snyder County, who is in his fifth term as a P (read more)

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Nicholson man admits drug possession, escape

A 29-year-old Nicholson man who escaped from police custody last August after authorities found 630 packets of heroin in his home, could face as much as 17 years in state prison and $255,000 in fines. Ryan Forrest Kiernan, of Lenape Lane, appeared before (read more)

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American Legion marks 100 years

American Legion posts around the country are in the midst of celebrating the national organization’s centennial. Since its founding in 1919, nearly 2,500 American Legion posts have formed around the country, including posts in Tunkhannock, Factoryville, N (read more)

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Student qualifies for All State band

Tia Brooks remembers the struggle of first learning how to play an instrument in fifth grade. “It’s so weird to think about,” said Brooks, a Lackawanna Trail sophomore. “I remember I wasn’t the best at all, but one of the first kids to make it to a B and (read more)

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Organizer offers spring cleaning tips

Today marks the first day of spring: a season of renewal, warmer weather and purging homes of unwanted clutter. Spring cleaning can be overwhelming, so professional organizer Tara Atkins provided some easy-to-follow tips for even the most stubborn pack ra (read more)

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Chamber reminds of member benefits

The Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce wants to help local businesses get the most out of their chamber memberships. At Shadowbrook Resort on Wednesday (March 13) afternoon, chamber members gathered for the Business Speaker Series luncheon, where this mon (read more)

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Commissioners pass hazard mitigation plan

The Wyoming County Commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday for a hazard mitigation plan. Wyoming County Emergency Management Agency Director Gene Dziak was present at Tuesday’s meeting and said he is satisfied with the plan, calling it intensive and det (read more)

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TA board gets briefed on STEM winner

A team of Tunkhannock Area High School students demonstrated their answer to Gov. Tom Wolf’s STEM Challenge which has earned them a trip to Harrisburg.Using a challenge “to research, present, and design a device or project that can make the quality of lif (read more)

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NE workshop educates regional contractors

For 25 years, the Northeast Regional Contractors and Engineers Workshop has been a gathering place for workers, businesses and municipal officers to receive valuable updates on their respective fields. Last Wednesday (March 13) at Keystone College, around (read more)

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Open season for ice cream

The temperature rising to 67 degrees last week mixed with the season opening of a popular ice cream shop was the perfect combination for those with spring fever. Eager customers flocked to The Freez on West Tioga Street in Tunkhannock on Friday while also (read more)

Overfield Township audit presented

Overfield Township supervisors learned how the township fared last year in a financial audit at last Tuesday’s (March 12) meeting. Eric Davis, a partner from Ginader, Jones & Co., presented the audit from 2018 and compared it to 2016-17. Revenues for 2018 (read more)

Wyoming County sentencings

Sentences handed down by Judge Shurtleff in the Wyoming County Court of Common Pleas in Tunkhannock on Wednesday, Feb. 13: *Frederick C. Boston Jr., 49, of Hunlock Creek, was sentenced to 3-6 months in county jail and a $500 fine for DUI on Nov. 14, 2018. (read more)

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RAYMOND HOENEMar. 14, 2019 Raymond C. Hoene, 82, of Tunkhannock passed away, peacefully, surrounded by his family on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital. He is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Joyce who lovingly cared f (read more)

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JOHN PHILLIPSMar. 15, 2019 John ‘Jack’ Phillips, 77, of White Haven, passed away on March 15, 2019, surrounded by his family after a tragic accident. Born on Aug. 21, 1941, in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Harold Phillips. He was a member of th (read more)

Season over for TA swimmers

The Tunkhannock swim team returned from states on Thursday with more experience. The team, made up of seniors Dylan Mislevy, Dyllan Henning, AJ Hodge and sophomores Davis Tidball and Julien Madus, did not medal at Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium.“ (read more)


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