Lackawanna Trail School District plans to supply each student with a Chromebook for the upcoming school year, school board announced June 1.

No carnival

Organizers have decided to cancel the Triton Hose Carnival which originally was scheduled for July 28-Aug. 1.”This is definitely uncharted waters,” Triton President Chuck Sands said.


Registered Republicans and Democrats went the the polls June 2 with 89.8 percent of Republicans voting for Donald Trump, and 75.1 percent of Democrats casting their preference for Joe Biden.

Lucky Bob

A tractor-trailer travelled off Rt. 29 early June 3 and struck the Eaton Township home of Bob Stroka who was indeed lucky to be alive.

Supplier caught

Wyoming County District Attorney Jeff Mitchell and County Detective David Ide appeared before cameras June 3 with their Luzerne County counterparts to share how they captured the leading supplier of drugs coming into Wyoming County over the previous eight years.

Grad plans

Elk Lake school board finally made a decision June 3 on a June 20 graduation for the class of 2020 with a serious hope Susquehanna County will be in the green phase by then.


Tunkhannock Borough Council discussed June 4 about how the borough might rezone the area surrounding the Wyoming County Courthouse from residential to residential/professional.

New rally

Around 150 people staged a peaceful rally in downtown Tunkhannock June 5 to raise awareness of racial injustice in one’s home community and around the nation.

New councilman

Factoryville borough council voted June 10 to accept the resignation of Sadie Rozenburg who is moving out of state, and Elena O’Connor, a Keystone College staffer who will be sworn in July.

Class night

The Lackawanna Trail Class of 2020 made its own memories with a virtual awards ceremony as well as a parade trough the various communities which make up the school district.

No upped taxes

Tunkhannock Area School Board voted 8-0 on June 11 to embrace a $49.6 mill budget with no tax increases for 2020-21.

Going green

Wyoming County made its long awaited transition to the green reopening phase for business on June 13, but what commissioners said they really wanted was a return ‘to the old normal.’

Cabot charged

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro charged Cabot on June 15, one of the region’s biggest natural gas developers with environmental crimes following a 2-year grand jury.

Kidneys man

Friends who formerly played music in the Mill City Assembly of God Church participated in a kidney transplant June 18 in Danville after they were discovered to be a perfect match.

Seeing three

To keep Tunkhannock Area High School grads socially distanced, the class of 173 graduates was divided into three equally identical ceremonies June 19.

Drive by

Elk Lake High School dropped off grads at one end of the gym June 20, then left a few minutes later after a diploma hand-off for 75 grads on June 20.


Rodney Smith 46, of Monroe Township, died in a motorcycle crash June 20 near the intersection of Star Hill Road and Buckwheat Hollow Road.

No fireworks

Tunkhannock Rotary makes the call June 24 to cancel its annual July 3rd fireworks show in Tunkhannock Area football stadium.

Trail sendoff

With 84 Lackawanna Trail soon-to-be graduates socially distanced on the football field June 26, family and friends were able to see it all live stream rather than from a packed football stadium.


The Tunkhannock Area school board acknowledged June 25 it would reopen two wings of the old Mehoopany Elementary School so instruction in grades K-2 could be socially distanced, keeping students safe in the fall.

Trial reset

Pre-trial motions by specially assigned Judge Dudley Anderson on March 29 have moved the Walters trial to Aug. 17, and new charges of strangulation and abuse of corpse added to homicide.

Closed book

Kristin Smith-Gary closed the chapter on 11 years as director of the Tunkhannock Public Library on June 30.

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