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 who passed away in 2011.
MILTON — Since it was founded on May 22, 1920, the Milton Savings Bank has remained an independent bank serving the local community.
LEWISBURG — Troop 509 of the Boy Scouts of America heralded the presentation of their 2015 Distinguished Citizen Award to Martha Barrick. The well-known real estate professional was lauded for community contributions at various levels.
MILTON — A steady rain falling Thursday morning wasn’t enough to dampen the enthusiasm of a group of young scientists conducting studies along Limtestone Run at Baugher Elementary School.
LEWISBURG — The distinctive tabernacle at Central Oak Heights (COH) got a thorough cleaning up Thursday by association members and AmeriCorps volunteers.
LEWISBURG — The committee that fielded proposals for reuse of what is now the Lewisburg Area High School chose to wait for additional information before making a decision.
NORTHUMBERLAND — The Northumberland County Salvation Army recognized good works of supporters Wednesday night. Board members were also slated for installation at the 2015 annual dinner to serve its two locations.
WATSONTOWN — Mayor Dave Hontz and members of Watsontown borough council clashed over work completed on Third Street by the Pennsylvania American Water Company during a special borough council meeting held Wednesday.
SUNBURY — The field of candidates for Northumberland County commissioner was cut in half, whittled from eight to four by voters in Tuesday’s primary.
LEWISBURG — Unofficial primary election results for contested races in Union County were posted online late Tuesday night. Of 18,479 registered voters, 4,375 cast ballots, a participation rate of 23.68 percent.
MILTON — Votes of confidence for Brett Hosterman, a popular Milton Area High School instrumental music teacher, were voiced by citizens attending the district board meeting prior to a Tuesday night vote on elimination or suspension of the position he holds.
LEWISBURG — The next president and CEO of Evangelical Community Hospital was introduced Tuesday as an executive ready to reaffirm the value of the independent local institution for its stakeholders.
TURBOTVILLE — Members of the Warrior Run School District school board on Monday approved a project justification and schematic design to be submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education relative to the proposed consolidation of elementary schools at the middle school/high school campus.
MILTON — Keith Heddings has known there’s something unique about his home, located on the corner of Broadway and Turbot Avenue in Milton, since the day he purchased it 13 years ago.
NEW COLUMBIA — Jason Kaufman, who serves as a Snyder County 9-1-1 dispatcher, cannot see well enough to read a book to his young son without holding it close to his face.
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 Navy veteran from the Turbotville area.
NEW COLUMBIA — A steel cross measuring over six-feet tall and reading “Big Daddy 1952-2010” stands high atop an embankment just off of the Mile Run exit of Interstate 80 in White Deer Township, Union County.
MILTON — Stabilization work which has been completed over the last several years along a stream which flows through the Milton area has led to improvements along the stream, according to conservation officials.
MIFFLINBURG — Rep. Fred Keller (R-85) took questions about property taxes at a town hall-style meeting Thursday night in Buffalo Township. School taxes were the focus of one attendee, who noted that the legislature had limited districts from raising revenue via the Act 1 index.
LEWISBURG — Social media posts and other reports noting the absence of Lewisburg Area High School from a widely looked at list of the top high schools in the state were addressed at the district board meeting Thursday night.
LEWISBURG — Directors of the Lewisburg Area School District approved the retirement of David Himes, high school principal, at their meeting Thursday night. Himes will be replaced at LAHS by Paula Reber, currently the principal of Linntown Intermediate School.
MILTON — Five-year-old Alissa Parks, of Bloomsburg, giggled excitedly Wednesday morning as a gust of wind blew the cowboy hat off of “Woody’s” head.
LEWISBURG — Brasserie Louis has been turning into a comic classroom on Thursday nights.
SUNBURY — Crumbling brick in the basement, exposed wiring everywhere and charred remains litter various areas of the Northumberland County Prison.
DANVILLE — Staff at Geisinger Health Systems said that what Dr. David T. Feinberg, president and chief executive officer, did for news media members Tuesday did not differ from what he does every day. Feinberg visited patients to see how things were going, much like any staff physician.
LEWISBURG — Three candidates for the Republican nomination for Magisterial District Judge attended a candidates night Tuesday at Lewisburg Area High School. Incumbent Leo Armbruster, and challengers Malcolm Herman and Jeff Rowe were hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Lewisburg Area.
MILTON — A Milton Area High School graduate and U.S. Navy veteran who has long dreamed about becoming a celebrity chef is now seeing his dream turn into reality.
LEWISBURG — An internet blogger explained to Susquehanna Valley Conservatives Monday night what she said were the pitfalls of a program to resettle international refugees in the U.S.
LEWISBURG — Ten years ago they shared something few collegiate student-athletes ever experience, and on Saturday, at the Campus Theatre, they re-lived the experience with fans, friends and the Bucknell community.
MILTON — A one-mile run and walk, a kids fun run and a tricycle race are among the activities that will highlight the Milton YMCA’s annual Spring Fling, slated for Saturday.
MILTON — Local school districts received an unexpected savings in their 2015-2016 budgets thanks to a move by the Central Susquehanna Region School Employees’ Health and Welfare Trust (CS Trust).
MIFFLINBURG — It took a while to get the bats heated up, but once they did, the Milton hitters were on 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 a Milton man who was killed in action.
WATSONTOWN — With temperatures reaching into the 70s on Friday, Watsontown Elementary School students spent a portion of their day outside, having fun for a good cause.
WATSONTOWN — Thirty-nine young leaders from nine local school districts were recognized during a special ceremony held Thursday in Watsontown by the Central PA Chamber of Commerce.
BLOOMSBURG — Twenty-seven high school and seven college students were recognized Wednesday night for academic achievements in chemistry.
LEWISBURG — The committee pledged to field proposals for new use of the Lewisburg Area High School property once students and staff vacate it discussed a proposal Thursday night. The proposal considered was submitted by GreenSpace Properties LLC, and was the sole response to the district’s Request For Proposal (RFP) issued earlier this year.
LEWISBURG — Ground was broken Thursday for a 16,000-square-foot addition to the RiverWoods Senior Living Community campus. The 32-bed facility will specialize in care for residents who are transitioning back to their homes.
MILTON — Eight years after a local author and historian passed away, a book which he began researching around the year 2000 has been released for purchase.
MIFFLINBURG — Seventy-two homes will be worked on free of charge on or between Sunday, June 21, and Saturday, June 27, by the Buggytown Work Camp. Kim Sawyer, coordinator, said a selection committee made the decisions from among more than 190 applicants from Union, Snyder and upper Northumberland counties.
MIFFLINBURG — Organizers of the Girls on the Run of the Greater Susquehanna Valley 5K, scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mifflinburg Community Park, hoped attendance at the upcoming race would exceed previous races.
DANVILLE — Another continuance was granted Wednesday for preliminary hearings of criminal allegations against members of the Bolus family and companies they are involved in.
MILTON — A Milton man convicted in a 2003 robbery has now been locked up in lieu of $175,000 cash bail after allegedly discharging a stolen .45-caliber handgun in a suicide attempt Monday.
SUNBURY — By a vote of 2-1, the Northumberland County commissioners on Tuesday approved entering into an agreement to purchase the 19.5-acre former Celotex property in Sunbury from Moran Industries for $2 million, with the purpose of developing the new county prison at the site. The county’s prison was destroyed by fire in January.
MIFFLINBURG — School directors of the Mifflinburg Area School District learned Tuesday night that destinations and dates for a pair of middle school class trips were recently changed. One was planned for the Mall and other sites in Washington, D.C., while the other was to have been to the Inner Harbor and Aquarium of Baltimore.
DALMATIA — Unrest in Baltimore has eased in the time since National Guard troops were called to the city after police and youths clashed. Curfews imposed last week have been lifted, and it was announced that six police officers will face charges for the death of Freddie Gray. There were marches of solidarity in Baltimore and elsewhere over the weekend.
LEWISBURG — An effort teach the teachers is underway in Lewisburg, with the game of tennis as the subject.
MILTON — The work of hundreds of young artists will be on display this week as the Milton Area School District presents its District Wide Art Show.
MILTON — Valerie Moyer describes her talent for creating art as “a gift from God.”
MIFFLINBURG — The proprietor of one of Mifflinburg’s newest businesses said a touch of despair drove her to take action and set forth on a path toward success.