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Controversy dogs flood monies

Tempers and emotions continue to run high over the $2,435,000 in state grant money that has been earmarked to buy out certain flood-damaged properties in Meshoppen Borough. (read more)

Prison time for corruption

A 26-year-old Meshoppen man was sentenced to 8-24 months in state prison for corruption of minors involving a 14-year-old boy. (read more)

TASB to move RFP forward

The Tunkhannock Area School Board gave its blessing Thursday night to a Request for Proposal to seek bids for engineering services for the school consolidation project expected to take place by the 2018-19 school year. (read more)

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Max in training to help in searches

The Tunkhannock Rotary was introduced last Thursday to a highly sensitive law enforcement tool during its meeting at Purkey’s Pink Apple. (read more)

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Boro police force marks 120th birthday

The Tunkhannock Borough Police force marked its 120th birthday Thursday morning with an open house. (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (1997) A Friday evening blaze destroyed a Meshoppen Township home on Oliver Rd. owned by veterinarian John Lopatofsky and rented out to Joyce Peterson. A ‘Meet Your Township Officials’ meeting held in Mehoopany was attended by supervisors Phi (read more)

Stocking fish for sale

One of the joys of rural life is an evening at the farm pond with the kids or grand kids fishing, whether for everybody’s favorite panfish -the bluegill - or America’s game fish - the large mouth bass. Perhaps you would like to fly-cast for rainbow trout (read more)

Get-Em-All Bait has eye on outdoor sports

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Get-Em-All Bait Tackle Archery was busy on Friday and Saturday, filling customers orders as they readied for local streams in anticipation of trout season officially opening in Pennsylvania. Store manager George Mallinson of Factoryville explained that Ge (read more)

Firefighters pictured in training manual

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Firefighters from Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company have provided an additional service outside their traditional roles as emergency responders. Northmoreland Fire Chief Chuck Story reported the department participated in a photo shoot last Au (read more)

Rubik provides puzzle challenge to students

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(Ed. Note: An earlier version of this story appeared in our April 12 issue.) Fifth graders at the Tunkhannock Area Middle School were busy on Thursday (April 6), trying to puzzle out the best possible way to create a puzzle. Working with a program called (read more)

Quick to represent state on national stage

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Ashli Quick of Tunkhannock says it’s pretty exciting that she is going to be Pennsylvania’s representative at the Miss United States Agriculture competition this summer in Alabama. A junior at Tunkhannock Area High School, Quick said she was named 2017 Pe (read more)

Jury: Race played a role in officer’s firing

A former correctional officer at State Correctional Institution at Dallas has won a $62,000 verdict against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections after a federal jury found his race was a determining factor in his firing. Ricardo C. Jackson of Factor (read more)

Baker, UW honored for commitment to children

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For 155 years, Children’s Service Center has impacted the lives of countless children like state Sen. Lisa Baker’s husband, Gary. Gary Baker, who formerly served as the northeast regional director of the state Department of Community and Economic Developm (read more)

Elk Lake District meal prices to increase

Parents and students should expect to pay a little more to eat in the Elk Lake School District next fall. “There will be an increase,” Elk Lake Superintendent Kenneth Cuomo told school board members during their Wednesday, April 5, meeting. “In general, a (read more)

Trail mulls Dean of Students position

The Lackawanna Trail School Board approved changes in this year’s school calendar and changes to next year’s calendar in its regular meeting Monday (Apr. 10). Lackawanna Trail School Superintendent Matthew Rakauskas hads proposed amending the 2016-2017 sc (read more)

Ticks on the rise in Northeast Pa.

On a spring-like day in late February, Shannon Cantner’s daughter, Emma, visited friends in the Newton Ransom area, taking advantage of the 60-degree warmth to romp in the woods. Although Emma is only 5, she is well-schooled in the need for a “tick check” (read more)

Things going well for April and her calf

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You might say that Allysa Swilley is now an ‘aunt.’ That happens to a lot of folks, of course, but in this case, her ‘nephew’ was about five feet, nine inches tall at birth, and weighed around 129 pounds! Swilley, a zoologist at Animal Adventure Park in H (read more)

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