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County addresses feasibility study

Wyoming County Commissioner Tom Henry addressed questions from the public this week regarding the launch of a feasibility study for a new county jail. At Tuesday’s meeting for the commissioners, commissioner candidate Rick Wilbur questioned the cost of th (read more)

Triton deferring agreement

Tunkhannock Mayor Stacy Huber confirmed Tuesday that Triton Hose Company has deferred entering into an agreement with Northeast Marcellus which has been working on a water line from the Susquehanna River to Lemon Township. Triton had been in discussion re (read more)

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9-11 MEMORIAL: Remembering at Crisman Field

Eighteen years ago, Debbie Crisman launched a missing person ad for her son Danny, who was working in one of the World Trade Center Towers when the planes struck. She desperately hoped that he had been anywhere else but at work when the terrorists flew pa (read more)

Recovery event this Saturday

The Wyoming County Hope Coalition plans to shed light on substance use disorder recovery stories this weekend. In honor of National Recovery Month, the coalition sponsors the Wyoming County Recovery Celebration this Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p (read more)

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Woman gets 9-24 months in burglary

A 26-year-old Dallas woman was sentenced to 9-24 months in state prison for her role in the burglary of a Wyoming County home last December. According to court records, on Dec. 11, Kyle-Ann Lucas Tunis, of Demunds Road, and an accomplice were accused of s (read more)

Lake Carey draft ordinance moves to townships

The sewer authority responsible for coming up with an affordable sewage collection system around Lake Carey approved a mandatory connection ordinance last Thursday. It was unanimous for the four members present at the Lemon Township & Tunkhannock Township (read more)

TASB gets update on sale of building

Tunkhannock Area School District CEO Shane Powers prepped the school board last Thursday on how the interest has been for the sale of two former elementary school buildings- at Evans Falls and at Mill City. She said that half a dozen groups were intereste (read more)

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Walk-throughs reveal repurposing ideas

A community learning center, an addiction treatment facility and a home for veterans were just three futures that potential buyers have imagined for elementary school buildings left vacant in Mill City and Evans Falls. Tunkhannock Area School District und (read more)

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Coalition pushes forward against epidemic

The Wyoming County Hope Coalition had a full house at its September meeting as members moved forward with plans to address the opioid epidemic. On Thursday, (Sept. 12) coalition leader Michael Donahue brought up a series of thousands of lawsuits against P (read more)

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F’ville to advertise new noise ordinance

Factoryville Borough Council plans to advertise a noise ordinance for future adoption. At Wednesday’s (Sept. 11) council meeting, solicitor Paul Litwin said the ordinance, addresses “unreasonable” noise in the borough. “If there’s an allegation of unreaso (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (1999) The Tunkhannock Rotary is inviting the community to ‘An Evening with George Gay and Family’ at the fairgrounds on Sept. 29 to honor the man, now 92, who has been a member for almost the entire 75-year existence of the club. Wyoming Cou (read more)

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Home engulfed in flames

An Overfield Township house in Wyoming County, was destroyed by fire early Wednesday afternoon. Lake Winola First Assistant Fire Chief Michael Dziak called it a “total loss,” and said a call went out from the Wyoming County 911 center at 1:38 p.m. after a (read more)

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Cat lover donates pillows to rescue

“Look, mom, they love your pillows,” Ethel Walter said to her mother, 88-year-old Bertha Singer, at Meshoppen Cat Rescue last Thursday. Her mother happily laughed in response as she watched rescue cats get comfortable on the homemade pillows she’s been do (read more)

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Yurgosky: Time to think about holidays

September may seem a little too early to think forward towards the upcoming holiday season, but for businesses, using this time effectively could make all the difference. Keith Yurgosky, a business consultant for the University of Scranton’s Small Busines (read more)

Take a look at ‘first drafts of history’

Newspapers are sometimes referred to as “the first draft of history.” Events, both significant and personal, are recorded on their pages shortly after they occur. It makes them a valuable resource for capturing the tone of the times. Now you can have thou (read more)

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ROAR promotes student positivity

Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center kicked off its annual school-wide positive behavior program last week. Principal Brian Kearney said ROAR, now in its fifth year, aims to encourage students in kindergarten through sixth grade to practice good behavior in (read more)

Tigers’ sting stuns Hornets

Tunkhannock head coach Mike Marabell and his staff went into halftime Friday night at Honesdale with a familiar feeling — frustration at another poor first half from his team. The Tigers responded in the second half, however, scoring 21 unanswered points (read more)

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