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AF veteran routinely took fire

Editor’s note: This year marks the 50th anniversary of troop on troop combat in Vietnam as well as the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon. Standard Journal is honoring Vietnam veterans throughout the year, continuing today with an Air Force veteran from New Columbia.

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Saturday 05/02/2015
Violent crash snarls Route 15 traffic
Updated: May 02, 2015 - 12:36 am

LEWISBURG — The driver of a tractor trailer truck from Virginia was flown to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, following a three-vehicle crash which occurred at around 7:30 a.m. Friday along Route 15, just south of River Road, East Buffalo Township, Union County.

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Students shine at Special Education Field Day
Updated: May 02, 2015 - 12:30 am

TURBOTVILLE — The smiles and laughter were evident Friday at the Warrior Run High School football field as 120 of the school’s students worked hand-in-hand with 170 special education students from 17 local districts during the school’s second Special Education Field Day.

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Friday 05/01/2015
Teens to be tried as adults
Posted: May 01, 2015

LEWISBURG — Three teens accused of a night of crimes in July of last year, including the dropping of rocks from an I-80 overpass, learned Thursday that the felonies they face would be heard in an adult court.

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Commissioner candidates gather in Wats.
Posted: May 01, 2015

WATSONTOWN — In an era which in-fighting among commissioners has been a common occurrence, the eight candidates for Northumberland County commissioner repeatedly stressed the importance of working in step with one another, other county employees and the community during a Meet the Candidates forum held Thursday in Watsontown.

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BVRPD holds open house in new quarters
Posted: May 01, 2015

LEWISBURG — When the police departments of two local municipalities merged in 2012, it was pretty much a foregone conclusion that the first headquarters for the Buffalo Valley Regional Police Department would be a temporary one. Though highly visible on West Market Street, the building which housed the combined Lewisburg and East Buffalo departments was simply too small.

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Thursday 04/30/2015
Band performance Saturday
Posted: April 30, 2015

MILTON — The vocals of a local singer-songwriter will mix with the sounds of the Milton Area Community Band during a concert slated for 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Milton Area High School Auditorium.

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Lewisburg K-12 art show tonight
Posted: April 30, 2015

LEWISBURG — “Why art matters to me,” was a thought Kelsey Landis, Kelly Elementary School art teacher, assigned to her young students earlier this year. Her hope was to get their minds focused.

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UC parade shirt unveiled
Posted: April 30, 2015

LEWISBURG — Staff members and volunteers at the 21st Union County Veterans Fourth of July Parade will be wearing distinctive T-shirts for easy identification.

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Wednesday 04/29/2015
Heritage society honors youth
Posted: April 29, 2015

TURBOTVILLE — Three Warrior Run High School seniors were recognized for their dedication to the Warrior Run-Fort Freeland Heritage Society during the society’s annual banquet, held Tuesday at the Turbotville Community Hall.

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Environmental expertise
Posted: April 29, 2015

WINFIELD — Students from around the region were blessed with near-perfect conditions Tuesday for a test of their environmental expertise at the 2015 Susquehanna Valley High School Envirothon.

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SU professor raising funds for Nepal victims
Posted: April 29, 2015

SELINSGROVE — Dr. David Richard describes the people of Nepal as “wonderful people” who are “very resilient.”

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Tuesday 04/28/2015
Weis breaks ground on expansion
Posted: April 28, 2015

MILTON — A multi-million dollar project which could lead to local job creation has been bolstered by a $1 million state grant.

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Scholarship surprise
Posted: April 28, 2015

MIFFLINBURG — The surprise held to the end Monday as Kylie Kuhns, a Mifflinburg Area High School senior class member, was presented a $20,000 scholarship check from the Foot Locker Foundation.

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EBT sidewalk construction authorized
Posted: April 28, 2015

LEWISBURG — East Buffalo Township supervisors agreed at a Monday public work session to authorize the construction of a sidewalk along the northern edge of the PennHouse Commons development.

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Red Cross seeks to reduce overhead
Posted: April 28, 2015

LEWISBURG — Consolidation is expected to make operations for the SUN Area Chapter of the American Red Cross more efficient, without diminishing services offered by the organization.

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Monday 04/27/2015
Planting marks massive tree restoration effort
Posted: April 27, 2015

LEWISBURG — The flat, grassy parkland between North 11th and St. Lawrence streets on the Lewisburg Borough side of St. Mary Street was once dotted with trees. Many were infested with the emerald ash borer and were at risk of falling. All were cut down by a contractor earlier this year.

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Milton police seeking Moten
Posted: April 27, 2015

MILTON — Milton police are seeking Frederick Moten in conjunction with an alleged assault which occurred early Saturday morning in the borough.

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Saturday 04/25/2015
Marine took on one of toughest jobs
Posted: April 25, 2015

Editor’s note: This year marks the 50th anniversary of troop on troop combat in Vietnam as well as the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon. Standard Journal is honoring Vietnam veterans throughout the year, continuing today with a Marine veteran from Milton.

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A day of action
Posted: April 25, 2015

MILTON — Volunteers from more than two dozen businesses descended on over 30 locations throughout Northumberland, Union and Snyder counties Friday to give of their time assisting entities that give back to the community.

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Friday 04/24/2015
Author to visit library
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 9:06 am

MILTON — The everyday miracles a Lewisburg woman has experienced in her journey to overcome a tragic loss are chronicled in a book which will be available during an author visit slated for Saturday, May 2, at the Milton Public Library.

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LASD budget proposal approved
Posted: April 24, 2015

LEWISBURG — The proposed final 2015-16 Lewisburg Area School District budget was approved by directors without a dissenting vote Thursday night, with final adoption expected June 11.

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Milton streetscape work continues
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 9:00 am

MILTON — Work is progressing on schedule with Milton’s Project 2017 streetscape project.

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Steps in place for St. Anthony Street makeover
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 9:15 am

LEWISBURG — Surveying and engineering services of the Larson Design Group were secured Tuesday night by Lewisburg Borough Council for a project that will see portions of St. Anthony Street get a new look.

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Thursday 04/23/2015
Duty night builds camaraderie
Posted: April 23, 2015

LEWISBURG — Wednesday night is Duty Night at the William Cameron Engine Company (WCEC). Chief Jamie Blount III called the weekly session an opportunity to engage volunteers in all aspects of the fire service, not just emergency response.

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Pawsome Pals
Posted: April 23, 2015

MILTON — Young authors from across the Milton Area School District have been crafting stories about their four-legged friends in support of a special upcoming event.

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Flood zone tour a good start
Posted: April 23, 2015

LEWISBURG — A recent walking tour of Lewisburg properties in the flood plain went well despite being cut short because of rain. The offices of Rep Tom Marina (R-10), Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) sent representatives to the April 10 meeting, which was also attended by Union County Commissioners.

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Milton adopts burn ban
Posted: April 23, 2015

MILTON — Milton borough council marked Earth Day on Wednesday by banning burning in the borough.

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Wednesday 04/22/2015
Milton honors educators
Posted: April 22, 2015

MILTON — Two teachers with a passion for education received special recognition during Tuesday’s Milton Area School District school board meeting.

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Long-distance connection
Posted: April 22, 2015

MILTON — Hands stretched spiritually across the water Tuesday between Meadowbrook Christian School students and students from a Ugandan village.

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Kelly student top fundraiser
Posted: April 22, 2015

LEWISBURG — Emma Wright, a Kelly Elementary School third grader, has again turned out to be a champion fundraiser.

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Milton district mum on staff cuts
Posted: April 22, 2015

MILTON — Officials in the Milton Area School District will not say what positions, if any, are being targeted for elimination under the terms of a proposed final 2015-2016 budget approved during Tuesday’s board meeting.

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Tuesday 04/21/2015
Lbg. team reaches World Finals
Posted: April 21, 2015

LEWISBURG — For the first time in the 25 years the Lewisburg Area School District has been fielding teams for Odyssey of the Mind, a local team has qualified for the ultimate prize, a trip to the World Finals.

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Multimedia exhibit at Downtown Gallery
Posted: April 21, 2015

LEWISBURG — With a little bit of imagination, a viewer may think the Downtown Gallery in the DeWitt Building, 416 Market St., Lewisburg, is being reclaimed by plant life.

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Kids helping Kidz
Posted: April 21, 2015

WATSONTOWN — Lisa Derr and Donna Bridge felt like kids at Christmas Monday evening as they sorted through a truck filled with more than 60 puppets and other items needed to operate a full-scale puppet ministry.

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Monday 04/20/2015
Memories of a missionary midwife
Posted: April 20, 2015

PENNS CREEK — Riding in the back of an ambulance traveling over rugged roads in rural Honduras, Hannah McDowell worked feverishly to perform CPR on a newborn child after its heart had stopped beating.

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Y preps for summer camp
Posted: April 20, 2015

MILTON — From a visit to a camp in the Poconos to taking in a movie and going bowling, the Milton YMCA’s Summer Camp keeps children busy after school dismisses for the summer.

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Car show to benefit Relay For Life
Posted: April 20, 2015

MILTON — Since 2007, Joe Cawley had been the driving force behind the Terry’s Moonbeams Relay For Life Team Car Show, held each May to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

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Saturday 04/18/2015
Artillery unit earned Presidential Unit Citation
Posted: April 18, 2015

Editor’s ote: This year marks the 50th anniversary of troop on troop combat in Vietnam as well as the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon. Standard Journal is honoring Vietnam veterans throughout the year, continuing today with an Army veteran from Mifflinburg.

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CSVT environmental impact questioned
Updated: April 18, 2015 - 1:55 am

LEWISBURG — Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa. 10) was challenged Friday at a legislative breakfast meeting of the Central Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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Friday 04/17/2015
‘The YMCA is like my other family’
Posted: April 17, 2015

MILTON — Two of Claribel Familia’s children have excelled by being enrolled in the child care program at the Milton YMCA. Now, her 2-year-old grandson Shadae Familia is thriving in the program.

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Lincoln coffin replica draws hundreds
Posted: April 17, 2015

MILTON — On April 22, 1865, 40,000 people lined the streets of Harrisburg to watch the hearse carrying slain President Abraham Lincoln’s body pass by as it toured the country, giving mourners the opportunity to pay their final respects.

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Pre-K program preps young students
Posted: April 17, 2015

LEWISBURG — School directors took a trip down the hall during the Lewisburg Area School District directors meeting at Kelly Elementary School, and took a look at a classroom used by the youngest students in the district. Courtney Beddall, pre-K lead teacher and reading specialist explained how the program seems to be made up of simple tasks, but it is all geared to prepare children for full-time school days.

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Thursday 04/16/2015
Milton to stage ‘Mary Poppins’
Posted: April 16, 2015

MILTON — Over the last several weeks, Tara Wands, Ellen McCormick and Camden Choplick have had a view of the Milton Area High School auditorium from a perspective never seen before.

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Mock trial results in conviction
Posted: April 16, 2015

LEWISBURG — A jury of seven women and five men voted to convict a “Mifflinburg man” of rape and a sexual assault charges Wednesday night in Union County Court.

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PPL donation benefits TIME
Posted: April 16, 2015

MILTON — A volunteer-led organization dedicated to maintaining a vibrant community received a boost this week from a company that supplies energy throughout the area.

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Wednesday 04/15/2015
BU student: Racial slang common
Posted: April 15, 2015

LEWISBURG — An open letter to Bucknell University President John Bravman critical of the university community recently prompted a meeting between the president and the senior class member who wrote it.

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Miff. board OKs SUN ATI plan
Posted: April 15, 2015

MIFFLINBURG — The nine directors of the Mifflinburg Area School District approved both a general operating budget for the SUN Area Technical Institute for 2015-16, and a Facilities Improvement Resolution for a limited makeover of the facility Tuesday night.

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Doctor offers health care solutions
Posted: April 15, 2015

LEWISBURG — The director of clinical research at the Ichan School of Medicine in New York City offered Tuesday night lecture-goers ideas to improve health care.

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Tuesday 04/14/2015
WR board wants more time
Posted: April 14, 2015

TURBOTVILLE — The Warrior Run School District school board will continue to weigh options for the future of its elementary facilities following a Monday board meeting in which an architect classified the two most viable options as “a dead-even match.”

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