Man pleads in bomb threat

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A 48-year-old Montrose man, who police say made a bomb threat against a Tunkhannock credit union last fall entered a guilty plea Friday to terroristic threats. Craig Martin Bauer, of Valley Road, appeared before President Judge Russell Shurtleff in the Wy (read more)

Caboose ownership transferred

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Tunkhannock Borough Council has determined the fate of the caboose at Riverside Park. At Thursday’s (Oct. 3) meeting, council members voted to transfer the ownership of the caboose to Miles Group. “They would move it back to Honesdale, refurbish it and us (read more)

NRCS okays Nicholson flood project

Nicholson Mayor Charlie Litwin announced on Monday that Nicholson Borough has been approved for a flood control project through the Natural Resources Conservation Service. At Monday’s Nicholson Borough Council meeting, Litwin said NRCS plans to formulate (read more)

Trail to hire new K-12 principal

The Lackawanna Trail School Board interviewed two candidates in executive session this week for the K-12 principal of student management position. Rebekah King formerly held the position and resigned for unknown reasons in September. Board president David (read more)

Democrats hold pre-election peptalk

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Wyoming County Democrats gathered Saturday morning at Shadowbrook for a pre-election breakfast. Following the pledge of allegiance, emcee Abe Kukuchka acknowledged recently retired Tunkhannock Mayor Norm Ball and his wife Peg for a literal lifetime of ser (read more)

HOMETOWN FALLFEST

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Tunkhannock celebrated its Hometown FallFest this past Saturday. (read more)

Tunkhannock man charged with rape, kidnapping

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A Tunkhannock man hit a woman over the head with a pipe in the early morning of Sept. 22, dragged her into the woods, bound her arms with duct tape and raped her, Scranton police said. Aaron Philip Sherman, 25, of 100 Bryden Beach Road, then kidnapped the (read more)

Photography show opens at courthouse

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A new art show, ‘Life and Nature through the Eye of Local Photographers’ debuted Friday at the Wyoming County Courthouse Gallery with some 43 photographs by four local residents- Bob Daniels, Dennis Montross, Ariana Lizza and Jen Staskiel. Former Tunkhann (read more)

Two candidates vying for prothonotary

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Wyoming County voters will have the choice between two candidates for prothonotary/clerk of courts in the Nov. 5 election. While newcomer Cindy Zika Newhart beat incumbent Karen Bishop by 398 Republican votes in the May primary, Bishop came out with 165 D (read more)

Tunk Twp. to receive Aug. 2018 flood funds

Tunkhannock Township will be receiving Federal Emergency Management Agency flood monies for damages that occurred in August 2018 flooding, supervisors learned Monday. Township secretary Judy Gingher said after mounds of paperwork, the township is to recei (read more)

KC exhibit explores indigenous themes

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Artist Jeremy Dennis addressed a crowd at Keystone College last week ahead of the opening reception for his exhibition ‘The Promise of Idle Time.’ A tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation in Southampton, N.Y., Dennis explores indigenous identity, c (read more)

Autumn staples at Jaynes Orchard

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Jeannie Jayne pointed out a lone tree overlooking Jaynes Orchard in West Auburn last week. To most, the tree would appear insignificant. That is, until they learn it’s the sole tree remaining from two generations ago when the Jayne family began harvesting (read more)

Shop offers antiques in Laceyville

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A new antique shop in Laceyville allows customers to take a walk down memory lane. Memory Lane Antiques and Collectibles opened last Thursday on Main Street, taking over the storefront formerly known as Laceyville Thrift and Vintage. Owners Heather and Ru (read more)

Health fair reassures, educates seniors

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Representatives from different organizations centered around health, wellness and social services recently shared valuable information with area seniors at the Falls Active Adult Center. Through a health fair on Thursday (Oct. 3), pharmacist Wendy Murphy (read more)

Filmgoers share sensibilities about festival movies

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Another Dietrich Film Festival has come and gone with movie enthusiasts gathering Friday to share their preferences among the 21 movies that graced the Dietrich screens for the previous three weeks. Ronnie Harvey, Dietrich movie booker, made it known that (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (1999) Wyoming Sand & Stone won the bid at $11.8 million for construction of the western half of the Tunkhannock bypass. The largest single-day concrete pour ever for a bridge in Northeast Pennsylvania occurred Wednesday when 850 cubic yards (read more)


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Tunkhannock man charged with rape, kidnapping

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A Tunkhannock man hit a woman over the head with a pipe in the early morning of Sept. 22, dragged her into the woods, bound her arms with duct tape and raped her, Scranton police said. Aaron Philip Sherman, 25, of 100 Bryden Beach Road, then kidnapped the (read more)