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County jail 25 over capacity

Wyoming County commissioners learned Tuesday that 25 local prisoners are being housed outside the county. The 25 prisoners incarcerated outside Wyoming County is the highest since August 2016, when an emergency meeting of the prison board was called to de (read more)

TASD workingout kinks

A dozen or so parents showed up at the Tunkhannock Area School Board meeting Thursday night wanting answers to mostly transportation concerns for the first few days of the school year. Superintendent Heather McPherson told those present she was not going (read more)

Factoryville boro council gets earful

Factoryville borough council got an earful from residents last Wednesday night about students - believed to be from Keystone College - who seem to be causing problems, disturbing the peace of those who just want a quiet night’s rest. Stacey Trunk, who liv (read more)

Man gets prison time for WalMart theft

A 30-year-old Tunkhannock man faces at least 14 months in state prison for his role in a scheme that cost the Tunkhannock WalMart more than $1,800, after a purchase in the middle of the day. Court records note that Angel Gabriel Santana, entered the local (read more)

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Officials engaged in opioid fight

Wyoming County is not alone in its fight against the opioid crisis. At the invitation of the Wyoming County Hope Coalition, members of the public viewed Heroin(e) at the Dietrich Theater on Wednesday. The 39-minute film is a documentary about three female (read more)

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Butterfly release marks summer’s end

Once again, the monarch butterflies were kings of the sky over Creekside Gardens in Eaton Township. Hundreds of people showed up on Sunday to take part in Creekside Gardens annual monarch butterfly release. The event was assisted by good sunny weather, as (read more)

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Tunkhannock Area strikes up the band

The Tunkhannock Area High School Marching Band has a new feature this year. For the first time, the band has four drum majors - two head drum majors and two assistants - to oversee the group’s performance. “It’s because we have so many performers,” explai (read more)

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Chatting about removing excess stormwater

A presentation provided last week by the Wyoming County Conservation District gave valuable information on how property owners can manage stormwater run off from their backyards. The presentation was part of a ‘Chat and Chew’ series sponsored by the Conse (read more)

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Lawyer: Elderly have ways to protect selves

Most people understand the importance of having a will, but many other types of legal documents are equally important as folks grow older. Is there documentation in place providing instruction to a hospital if a patient becomes incapacitated? Has a person (read more)

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Open house provides glimpse of new system

The Tunkhannock Area School District held an open house Sept. 6 to give the public and students their first glimpse of the newly revamped buildings in the district. The redesigned buildings are part of Phase I of a consolidation plan which has been ongoin (read more)

Mehoopany Twp. now has school bell

Mehoopany supervisors announced last Wednesday that the township has taken possession of the school bell recently housed at the elementary school. Supervisor Roy Darling reported that the bell is at his residence, where it will remain until it is ready to (read more)

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South Montrose gathering to remember 9-11

A crowd of visitors gathered on a green field in South Montrose Tuesday to commemorate the events of September 11, 2001, and those lost in the military efforts that followed. The green field, granite obelisks and stainless steel markers, the row of flags (read more)

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Barbecue’s best helps local UW agencies

Cook teams rolled into Lazybrook Park Thursday, a full day ahead of the seventh annual Williams Barbecue Cook-Off on Friday, Sept. 14.“We have 39 cook teams from all over the United States,” said Tammy Bonnice of Williams Companies. The smoky smell of bar (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (1998) Fire trucks and ambulances were draped in black Friday to honor Richard Avery, the former Lake Winola Fire Chief, who died last week. Newly elected officers of the Endless Mountains Council of the Arts are Mike Wisnosky, president; and (read more)

Noxen hosting Fall Festival

The fourth annual Noxen Fall Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, next to the Noxen Food Mart. A car and truck show will be held in conjunction with the festival. Cars can be entered in the car and truck show for a $10 fee. Pr (read more)

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Trail upends gridiron nemesis

Given the history, given the opponent, given the stark reality that stared it down, Lackawanna Trail knew despite how well it was playing the outcome might not go its way. The moments after Rayshaun Dawkins’ tackle-busting, 70-yard touchdown run in the fi (read more)

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Bench warrants

Wyoming County has bench warrants for the following individuals. Please contact the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department at 570-996-2265. If a call is received during non-business hours, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as poss (read more)