Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part interview conducted with Sgt. Maj. Kevin Bittenbender and Abdul Wali, a native of Kabul, Afghanistan, who served allied forces in the war effort in that country, and will soon bring his expertise to the U.S. Army.
WATSONTOWN — Mayor Dave Hontz is working with members of the Watsontown Police Department to craft a plan to renovate the police office and upgrade security throughout the borough building.
MILTON — Individuals who dedicate their time and talents to help enhance the Milton Public Library were feted during the library’s annual gala, held Friday at Wynding Brook Golf Club, Milton.
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 the Mifflinburg area.
MILTON — Sitting in Rob Moyer’s office at the Milton branch of the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA is a 20-inch Hyper BMX Donny Robinson bicycle, ready to be assembled to be given away to one lucky TGIF participant.
WATSONTOWN — Community pride was a word used repeatedly as members of several Watsontown-area organizations joined together this week to unveil plans to install two new “Welcome To Watsontown” signs at the north and south ends of town along Route 405.
LEWISBURG — Lewisburg Area School District directors finished off the financing of the high school now under construction Thursday night by approving issuance of $7 million in general obligation bonds.
MIFFLINBURG — Designing a dream home is a challenge usually left to adults, but students at Mifflinburg Intermediate School recently got a chance to try their hands at it. The extra credit exercise turned into an offbeat way to help prepare for upcoming standardized tests, and the results were made known Thursday.
LEWISBURG — Thirty-five Northumberland County residents displaced by fires were assisted by the SUN Area Chapter of the American Red Cross in March.
LEWISBURG — Tickets are now on sale for a night of music and other entertainment to benefit the CommUnity Zone, a community resource center and meeting space in downtown Lewisburg. The Sound of Unity was chosen as a title for the night to both reflect the entertainment and the center which organizers hope to benefit.
MILTON — While hospitalized with bacterial spinal meningitis, Angie Smith was pronounced dead when she was just 17 years old.
LEWISBURG — Hon. Michael J. Sholley, 17th District judge, acknowledged a recent change at the top of the district’s vaunted Treatment Court program. But he said leadership has risen to meet the challenges that came with it.
MILTON — The fourteen students in Kristin Barr’s kindergarten class at Baugher Elementary School are now published authors.
MILTON — Two weeks after Milton Mayor Ed Nelson cast a tie-breaking vote to allow Wednesday burning to continue in the borough, council members learned that state regulations could douse burning in Milton.
WATSONTOWN — Whether it’s dousing a large building fire or helping to rescue a cat stranded high atop a tree, members of the Warrior Run Area Fire Department stand ready to respond when needed in the community.
LEWISBURG — A fitness and “encouragement guru” who has helped countless clients get in shape and lead happier lives hopes for their help and the help of others as the closing date for a national contest draws near.
MILTON — An annual tradition continues Sunday in Milton as volunteers with the Milton Fire Department will be serving the department’s 22nd annual Palm Sunday Ham Dinner. The dinner is slated for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the fire department, 121 Ridge Ave., Milton.
LEWISBURG — An authoritative source of Lewisburg history, who on occasion has been a figure in that history, celebrated birthday number 86 this week. Betty Cook was feted at her Market Street home by Mayor Judy Wagner and a collection of friends.
NEW COLUMBIA — Gravel was used early this week to attempt to fill large holes that dot Commerce Park Drive, a private access road in White Deer Township. More gravel is expected to be spread soon, paid for by at least one of the businesses in the small business park the road serves.
MILTON — The talents of 48 high school students from seven districts were showcased Monday as the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) hosted the High School Computer Fair.
TURBOTVILLE — An engineering firm with offices in Lewisburg is set to present options for the future of the Warrior Run School District’s elementary buildings at a school board meeting slated for Monday, April 13.
MILTON — Joe Mieczkowski describes Simon Cameron’s life as “a story of wealth, fame, politics and dishonesty.”
WHITE DEER – A 51 year-old-man was killed early Monday in a crash along Route 15 in White Deer Township, Union County.
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 Army veteran from Milton who was killed in action.
WATSONTOWN — A 59-year-old Watsontown woman remains hospitalized in critical condition at the Lehigh Valley Burn Center in Allentown after flames ripped through the apartment complex where she lived.
Three people were killed on area roadways Friday.
HARRISBURG — Republican state senators asked Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday to withdraw his nominee to head the state police, who was caught on video removing roadside signs critical of him, but the governor said he still supports him.
WATSONTOWN — A Watsontown woman was critically injured Thursday morning as an inferno ripped through the apartment complex where she lived, injuring two others and displacing a dozen people.
LEWISBURG — One of four teens of accused five felonies and four misdemeanors after an Ohio woman was critically injured when a rock was dropped from an Interstate 80 overpass onto her vehicle passing below, entered a no contest plea Thursday.
MILTON — Well over 100 local residents have been meeting each Wednesday throughout the Lenten season for a time of faith, fellowship and food as part of an annual Lenten season tradition in Milton.
MILTON — Dressed in scrubs, Sienna Short used a stethoscope to listen to her heartbeat Wednesday morning as she described the responsibilities of a nurse.
LEWISBURG — The threat of snowy weather on Friday has postponed a meeting and tour of portions of Lewisburg most likely to be affected both by high water and increasing premiums for federal flood insurance.
MILTON — The president of the Milton Area Education Association on Tuesday blasted the school board for considering the elimination of 17 positions for the 2015-2016 school year.
LEWISBURG — Standard Journal Publisher Amy Moyer and Chris Brady, managing editor, pledged support of the Union County Veteran’s Fourth of July Parade to the committee that steers it and events held in conjunction with it Tuesday night. The presentation to the committee comes shortly after the Standard Journal and the Central Susquehanna Valley Veterans Council became commemorative partners with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration.
DANVILLE — An extraordinary sequence of events, which started with quick thinking and solid action by a Mifflinburg-area neighbor recently resulted in a toddler being brought back to life at Geisinger Medical Center.
MIFFLINBURG — “Sugar,” this year’s Mifflinburg Area High School spring musical production, was considered one of the last traditional musicals when it began its 1972 Broadway run. Its score was more influenced by swing than pop music or rock ‘n roll, and the often-comic story was essentially a simple romantic one.
MIFFLINBURG — Jake Kerstetter of Mifflinburg was once the primary bread winner for his household but with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) after military service in Afghanistan in 2008, a diagnoses of a cyst on the brain, and seizures, the expenses are expected to only go higher.
MILTON — The sound of chain saws and branch chippers could be heard throughout downtown Milton Monday as the borough’s Public Works Department started taking down the trees which line Broadway, between Arch and Front streets, as part of a $751,000 project designed to spruce up the downtown area.
TURBOTVILLE — Questions surrounding the capacity of Lewis Township’s wastewater treatment facility is causing the Warrior Run School District school board to re-think a directive approved in December to build a new elementary building in close proximity to the middle school/high school complex.
MILTON — Zoe Paul, a sixth-grade Milton Middle School student, aspires to someday work as a veterinarian.
LEWISBURG — Lewisburg Area School District directors approved a contract with Pennsylvania American Water for a water line extension to the new high school. The $78,274 Extension Deposit Agreement was approved with seven votes, as Director Mary Howe abstained.
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 Mifflinburg.
MILTON — Surrounded by her students, Mary DeLong choked back tears Friday morning as she presented representatives from Team Cambodia with a check for $1,400.
MILTON — The Standard Journal and the Central Susquehanna Valley Veterans Council recently became commemorative partners with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, sponsored by the Department of Defense in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.
MILTON — Laughter and smiles were plentiful Thursday afternoon at the Milton Public Library as staff and friends tested a mini-golf course which will be used in a big family friendly tournament slated for Saturday afternoon at the library.
LEWISBURG — Lewisburg Area School District directors considered two candidates Thursday night to fill a portion of an unexpired term left open with the recent resignation of Edward Zych, director and board vice-president. They chose Dr. Michael Payne, a long-time member who had decided not to run again nearly two years ago.
LEWISBURG — When Guy H. Temple died last week at age 84, he left a legacy of diverse interests and achievements. Among them, interest in the agricultural community and the co-founding of Leadership Susquehanna Valley (LSV), a program that prepares and motivates people for community or organizational leadership.
Students from Warrior Run High School will be among those with artwork on display during a special show slated for 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Sunbury office of Rep. Lynda Schlegel-Culver (R-108). Displaying their artwork that will be on display are Warrior Run students, from left, Cassandra Vanatta, senior; Rachel Ritner, 10th grade; Natalie Lincalis, 10th grade; and Tia Haines, a junior. Not pictured are Warrior Run students Megan Herriman, Gavin Jacobs and Andria Miville.The Milton Area School district and Meadowbrook Christian School will be among the schools participating.