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Ground finally broken for UGI

UGI launched a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday morning to mark the start of getting gas to the businesses and residents of Tunkhannock.“It’s almost like a dream that this is finally happening,” Wyoming County commissioner Tom Henry said.”We’ve really wo (read more)

Judge denies consolidation of Falls polls

A petition to consolidate two polling places in Falls Twp., into one, was denied last Thursday by President Judge Russell Shurtleff A hearing Tuesday sought to merge Falls Township #1 with the polling location currently in the Falls Township Municipal Bui (read more)

Trail may beef up collections

FACTORYVILLE - The Lackawanna Trail School District business office will look into soliciting bids for a credit collection agency to tackle a growing problem: student lunch debt.The school board voted unanimously at its meeting Tuesday to authorize the mo (read more)

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TA superintendent contract amended

The Tunkhannock Area School Board unanimously approved an amended contract for Superintendent Heather McPherson Thursday night, that brings her financial benefits package in line with other administrators.Board president Phil Farr said that her annual sal (read more)

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Carnival raises money for food program

A new program will soon kick off to provide food to children in the Elk Lake School District. The Future Business Leaders of America and SkillsUSA clubs held a walk-out-hunger carnival at the Elk Lake Elementary school on Saturday. According to FBLA presi (read more)

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Wine Festival replaces rain

As the clouds shifted east around 10 a.m. Saturday, and a steady downpour came to a halt, Ron Furman broke out into a huge smile. The Tunkhannock Rotary Harvest and Wine Festival Chairman, along with local Rotary President Mike Markovitz, breathed a colle (read more)

Wyoming County sentencings

President Judge Russell Shurtleff sentenced the following defendants in the Wyoming County Court of Common Pleas on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018: *Preston James Barker, 38, of Moosic, was sentenced to 12-24 months in state prison, a $500 fine, and $1200 resti (read more)

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St. Luke’s bringing ministry to a close

It’s always a wrench to a community when a cherished institution goes out of existence - particularly a church. Noxen will soon have to deal with the heartbreak when the St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church permanently closes its doors on Jan. 6, after (read more)

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Kids eager for preschool story time

Nearly every Wednesday morning, just before 10 a.m., young children accompanied by their parents are eagerly waiting outside the Tunkhannock Library. The moment the doors open, the children, from infant to 3 years old, quickly go inside to the community r (read more)

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Keystone marking time in a capsule

In 2068, a time capsule is scheduled to be opened at Keystone College, in memory of the institution’s 150th anniversary. The capsule will hold such memorabilia as a t-shirt and a hat, each containing the college’s 150th anniversary logo, touch screen glov (read more)

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Trail alumni serve together in Kuwait

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – Three Lackawanna Trail High School graduates are currently serving in the Middle East as part of the same Pennsylvania Army National Guard Unit. The field-grade officers are with Headquarter and Headquarters Battalion, 28th Infantry (read more)

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Concerns addressed at PennDOT CAB meeting

Community leaders in Wyoming and Susquehanna counties attended PennDOT’s Customer Advisory Board on Thursday at Triton Hose Company, where they addressed concerns about road and bridge conditions throughout the area. The event was hosted by Brian Small, A (read more)

School bell now housed in tower

The historic bell housed for many years at the former Mehoopany Elementary school has a new home. Mehoopany Township Supervisor Roy Darling reported at the supervisors’ meeting on Oct. 10 that the bell has been installed in the tower at the Mehoopany Publ (read more)

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Family group honors Wyoming County

Wyoming County will be named the ‘County of the Year,’ on Friday by the Pennsylvania State Resource Family Association. Wyoming County Commissioner Ron Williams informed Commissioners Tom Henry and Judy Mead via a conference call on Tuesday that he was co (read more)

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Founders of Keystone art program honored

About 200 people showed up at Miller Library’s Linder Gallery on Saturday to honor the three men primarily responsible for establishing Keystone College’s art program. Karl Neuroth, Cliff Prokop and Bill Tersteeg were all on hand, with various examples of (read more)

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Home gutted by fire

A Lemon Township home was destroyed by fire Friday afternoon. Triton Asst. Fire Chief Eric Kukuchka said that a report of a working structure fire went out around 4:30 p.m., and upon arrival found the home on Dickinson Road belonging to Viola Dickinson wa (read more)

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Hometown Fall Fest: Tunkhannock once again brought out her finest.

Tunkhannock was awash in her hometown splendor Saturday, Oct. 6, as the Tunkhannock Business and Professional Association held its annual Hometown Fall Fest. The weather wasn’t too crispy cold, but the crows were out in full force at Ebb’s Candy Jar as Ei (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (1998) House Speaker Newt Gingrich was in the region last Tuesday to speak on behalf of Tunkhannock businessman Don Sherwood, the GOP nominee seeking to replace retiring 10th District Congressman Joseph McDade. D&L Realty of Dunmore, owned by (read more)

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Trail outrushes Hanover Area

Dominating in all three phases, Lackawanna Trail beat Hanover Area, 35-7, in a non-conference game Friday night. Trail (7-1) out-rushed the Hawkeyes (3-5), 253-33. Jeffrey Resto returned the opening kickoff 85 yards to give the Lions a 7-0 lead. “(Resto) (read more)


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Assault lands KC coed in jail

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A former Keystone College student was sentenced Wednesday to 4-18 months in county jail for assaulting a fellow coed in 2015 in an apparent case of mistaken identity. Larissa Valerie Roker, of Fort Myers, Fla., appeared before Wyoming County President Jud (read more)