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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LEWISBURG — Staff members and volunteers at the 21st Union County Veterans Fourth of July Parade will be wearing distinctive T-shirts for easy identification.
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.
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.
SELINSGROVE — Dr. David Richard describes the people of Nepal as “wonderful people” who are “very resilient.”
MILTON — A multi-million dollar project which could lead to local job creation has been bolstered by a $1 million state grant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MILTON — Milton police are seeking Frederick Moten in conjunction with an alleged assault which occurred early Saturday morning in the borough.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MILTON — Work is progressing on schedule with Milton’s Project 2017 streetscape project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MILTON — Milton borough council marked Earth Day on Wednesday by banning burning in the borough.
MILTON — Two teachers with a passion for education received special recognition during Tuesday’s Milton Area School District school board meeting.
MILTON — Hands stretched spiritually across the water Tuesday between Meadowbrook Christian School students and students from a Ugandan village.
LEWISBURG — Emma Wright, a Kelly Elementary School third grader, has again turned out to be a champion fundraiser.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”