TeamDuals

The Tiger wrestling squad last February competed at states as a team.

Musical cops

Corey Sidorek resigned from the Tunkhannock Township police force and Timothy McCoy assumed his full-time position.

Aldi’s soon

Eaton Township supervisors announced Feb. 4 that Aldi would be open by January of 2021.

Admits assault

Steven Smith, 18, of Wyalusing, entered a guilty plea Feb. 7, for assaulting another inmate at the Wyoming County jail.

Trespasser admits guilt

A 30-year-old homeless man, Nicholas Guy Sharp, admitted Feb. 7 to his role in breaking into a Forkston Township home on Oct. 16, 2019, and could face up to seven years in jail..

Steak ‘n Shake

Steak ‘n Shake, an eat-in and drive-thru fast food restaurant known for its steakburgers and milkshakes had a soft opening on property leased from Keystone College on Feb. 10.

Fugitive on lose

Anthony J. Kalmanowicz, 31, of Tunkhannock, forced his way into a vehicle at a local gas station Feb. 10, , driving away with a local victim. He was caught the next day.

Paving, sewer

Lackawanna Trail School Board gave its okay Feb. 11 to the expenditure of $$606.824 of paving at the elementary and high schools, and up to $15,000 for parts needed at the high school sewer plant.

No police fee

County commissioners agreed Feb. 11 that they would oppose any effort by the state to assess a police fee for state police protection.

Plant manager

Dan Lloyd has become the new family care plant manager at Procter & Gamble, Mehoopany.

Takeover aficionados

Fans of Home & Garden TV have been nominating Tunkhannock for a town makeover.

Frontier bankruptcy

Bloomberg is reporting that Frontier Communications is planning to file for bankruptcy for two months.

Ex-mayor dies

Norm Ball, 84, who served 22 years as Tunkhannock mayor, longer than anyone else in the town’s 179-year history, passed away Feb. 13 in hospice care, following a short hospital stay.

Bond issue

Tunkhannock Area School Board let the public know Feb. 13 that it was looking into the possibility of floating a $3 million bond issue to replace the roofs on various schools in the district.

New gas stop

New traffic lights at the Billings Brook Road intersection with Route 6 East, are the final step before the opening of a D&C Fuel Service Station near Shadowbrook, owner Craig Keller said.

Gordman’s

Shoppers came out Feb. 18 to support a new Gordman’s store in the Tioga West Plaza, replacing an off-priced store, Peebles in the previous year.

Deli upgrade

Falls Trail Deli has undergone a number of upgrades to enhance the food experience at the gas station owned by Magnesha and Pragnesh Patel.

Nicholson wonder

A group of Wyoming Seminary students have elected this semester to use the mammoth Nicholson Bridge which they visited Feb. 15 as an object lesson for interdisciplinary approaches to solving big problems.

Treatment plank ok

A Lake Carey Wastewater plant on the drawing books for a few years has been granted preliminary approval by the Wyoming County Planning Commission on Feb. 19.

Appeal denied

Phillip Walters’ appeal to the Pennsylvania Superior Court in the murder case of Haley Lorenzen has been denied.

Video arraignment

County commissioners announced Feb. 25 that they were purchasing a video conferencing system in the Wyoming County jail.

Bond increase

Tunkhannock Area School Board announced Feb. 27 the $3 million bond to be used for facility repairs may be stretched to $5 million while bond rates are at record lows.

Leaping joy

Stephen and Hannah Merkh were happy parents to a Leap Day son, Judah, who shares a birthday with 4-year-old brother Jack.

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