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Walters’ trial delayed to January

The trial for a Wyoming County man charged with the killing of a 24-year-old woman and then dumping her body in the Susquehanna River at Falls, has been delayed another two months. Phillip Donald Walters, 32, of Mill City, is alleged to have killed his li (read more)

Courthouse exploring UGI options

The Wyoming County Courthouse may soon be hooked up to the marcellus gas long beneath its surface. Commissioner Tom Henry acknowledged there would be a meeting Thursday afternoon with UGI representatives to explore how the building’s utility needs are pre (read more)

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Honor, duty to give thanks VETERANS DAY

A former Navy combat pilot now teaching at Tunkhannock Area High School and a 2016 TAHS grad with recent Army experience in the Middle East joined forces Monday morning to share with students the importance of Veterans Day. In an assembly open to the enti (read more)

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Businessman sentenced for corruption

A 49-year-old Wyoming County businessman was sentenced Wednesday to 1-7 years in state prison and a $500 fine for corruption of minors, after police say he had sexual involvement with a person in his home. Chris A. Keiper, of Nicholson, who formerly had a (read more)

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For commissioner, it’s Wilbur, Henry, King

Wyoming County elected two new county commissioners Tuesday - with Republican Rick Wilbur and Democrat Ernie King - joining incumbent commissioner Tom Henry as a new board to take office in January. Following Friday’s canvass, Wilbur was the leading vote (read more)

New timetables for school sales

The Tunkhannock Area School Board on Thursday agreed to sell off a pair of elementary schools that were closed in the wake of consolidation following the 2017-18 school year via a live auction in January. The district had sought sealed bids in the six wee (read more)

Trail board hears bus policy concerns

The Lackawanna Trail School Board continues to hear concerns from parents about a school district policy that only allows students to get on and off the bus at one designated stop. A group of Lackawanna Trail parents attended Monday’s board meeting to dis (read more)

Lake Carey looksat construction dates

The Lemon Township Tunkhannock Township Joint Municipal Authority met last Thursday to acknowledge the awarding of major funding to complete the Lake Carey Sewer Project, by constructing a wastewater conveyance system and treatment plant, including a low (read more)

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Mural installed at the Dietrich

The Dietrich Theater has brought a piece of historic Wyoming County right to the center of Tunkhannock. A mural installed on the backside of the theater last week displays a realistic rendering of the Nicholson Bridge/Tunkhannock Viaduct in a “trompe l’oe (read more)

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UGI begins GET Gas, phase 2

UGI has begun the second phase of its GET Gas program in Tunkhannock Borough. Last week, Warren Street was blocked off to allow a crew from Linde Corp to begin installing pipeline that will give additional residences and businesses a chance to utilize nat (read more)

Boro oks budget, with no tax increase

Tunkhannock Borough Council has adopted a budget for 2020 totaling $1,114,244 with no tax increase. The largest expense item is $638,084 for police, $233,504 for general fund, $184,686 for public works, $42,000 for street lights, and $15,970 for zoning.Po (read more)

Eaton Twp. updates on Aldi timetable

The Eaton Township supervisors gave a brief update about the Aldi grocery store set to come to the township at their meeting last Tuesday (Nov. 5) on Election Night. The supervisors said they have not heard any immediate updates about the store, which the (read more)

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KC Veterans Day shares ‘real life’

When David Ragen took off his uniform after serving the U.S. Army for 10 years, he felt lost. “I thought I was done serving,” he said. “I thought my service to my country was over. I didn’t know who I was anymore.” The veteran served in the First 109th In (read more)

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Marines recall the bond of a warrior spirit

Area Marines stormed the Tunkhannock Moose Lodge Sunday night. The occasion was to celebrate the 244th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps, a time-honored tradition celebrated in communities near and far on Nov. 10. Lt. Col. George Gay, USMC Ret., said that (read more)

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Air Force vet advises next generation

Mark Gowarty’s decision to join the U.S. Air Force wasn’t one he had to consider for too long. “I was laying on the floor one night watching TV and an Air Force commercial came on,” he said. “I went in that next day.” The Scranton native didn’t immediatel (read more)

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Fourth graders meet the politicians

Three elected officials helped bring a civics lesson to life for Tunkhannock Area fourth graders on Friday. Rep. Karen Boback (R-Harveys Lake), Wyoming County Commissioner Judy Mead and Tunkhannock Area School Board member Holly Arnold participated in a p (read more)

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Nicholson woman pushes bridal boutique

She opened her gown and floral shop earlier this summer, but Rae Georgia of Nicholson is already booked through the rest of the wedding season. Her speedy ascent at Vow Floral and Formal follows a shift in the bridal industry, one that has raised a host o (read more)

Agency aims to simplify Medicare options

With the Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period underway, the APPRISE aims to make the process simpler for Medicare beneficiaries. “APPRISE is a state-funded program in whole or part by the Administration for Community Living and by the Pennsylvania Depar (read more)

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Rep. Keller touts Williams partnership

Congressman Fred Keller, R-Pa., heard from representatives of Williams Energy last week during a stop in Wyoming County, also taking an opportunity afterwards to visit a natural gas compressor station. At the Williams headquarters in Tunkhannock on Wednes (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (1999) Guest speaker at Thursday’s Veterans Day ceremonies at Tunkhannock Area High School was Robert J. Fordiani, former assistant middle school principal. The Wyoming County Planning Commission granted preliminary approval to the plans for (read more)

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Trail steamrolls into playoffs

Lackawanna Trail did what it does best: Run the football. Behind a ground game that totaled 473 yards and eight touchdowns, the Lions steamrolled Morrisville, 54-20, in the District 1-2 Class 1A subregional final Friday night at Robert Morris Field. Ray M (read more)

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Businessman sentenced for corruption

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A 49-year-old Wyoming County businessman was sentenced Wednesday to 1-7 years in state prison and a $500 fine for corruption of minors, after police say he had sexual involvement with a person in his home. Chris A. Keiper, of Nicholson, who formerly had a (read more)