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The effects of war on those returning

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.

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Saturday 05/23/2015
Celebrating 95 years of community banking
Posted: May 23, 2015

MILTON — Since it was founded on May 22, 1920, the Milton Savings Bank has remained an independent bank serving the local community.

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Friday 05/22/2015
Scouts present Distinguished Citizen Award
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 9:31 am

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.

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Hands-on for a healthy creek
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 9:28 am

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.

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COH spruced up for season
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 9:25 am

LEWISBURG — The distinctive tabernacle at Central Oak Heights (COH) got a thorough cleaning up Thursday by association members and AmeriCorps volunteers.

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LAHS repurpose decision deferred
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 9:22 am

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.

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Thursday 05/21/2015
Salvation Army recognizes good works
Posted: May 21, 2015

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.

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Mayor, council clash over water work
Posted: May 21, 2015

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.

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
Republicans, Democrats trim commissioner race in N. County
Posted: May 20, 2015

SUNBURY — The field of candidates for Northumberland County commissioner was cut in half, whittled from eight to four by voters in Tuesday’s primary.

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Incumbent justice gets nomination in Union County
Posted: May 20, 2015

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.

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Milton music position spared for now
Posted: May 20, 2015

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.

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Aucker to lead Evangelical Community Hopsital
Posted: May 20, 2015

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.

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Tuesday 05/19/2015
WR board OKS elem. schematic design
Posted: May 19, 2015

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.

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A haunting in Milton?
Posted: May 19, 2015

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.

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Foundation rallies support for 9-1-1 op
Posted: May 19, 2015

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.

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Saturday 05/16/2015
Navy Seabees got it done
Updated: May 16, 2015 - 12:52 am

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.

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Vandalism at memorial site haunts family
Updated: May 16, 2015 - 12:44 am

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.

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Friday 05/15/2015
Breathing new life into stream
Posted: May 15, 2015

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.

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School taxes a topic at town hall
Posted: May 15, 2015

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.

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LAHS survey absence explained
Posted: May 15, 2015

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.

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Himes to retire as LAHS principal
Posted: May 15, 2015

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.

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Thursday 05/14/2015
Communication is key
Posted: May 14, 2015

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.

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Area bar serves as comic training ground
Posted: May 14, 2015

LEWISBURG — Brasserie Louis has been turning into a comic classroom on Thursday nights.

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Wednesday 05/13/2015
NCP: 1876-2015
Posted: May 13, 2015

SUNBURY — Crumbling brick in the basement, exposed wiring everywhere and charred remains litter various areas of the Northumberland County Prison.

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Geisinger CEO makes the rounds
Posted: May 13, 2015

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.

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LASD director and MDJ candidates take questions
Posted: May 13, 2015

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.

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Tuesday 05/12/2015
Milton grad a ‘celebrity chef’
Posted: May 12, 2015

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.

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Blogger seeks to expose refugee program
Posted: May 12, 2015

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.

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Monday 05/11/2015
Bison re-live historic upset
Posted: May 11, 2015

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.

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Y preps for annual Spring Fling
Posted: May 11, 2015

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.

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Trust providing relief for area school districts
Posted: May 11, 2015

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).

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Saturday 05/09/2015
Milton battles past Mifflinburg
Posted: May 09, 2015

MIFFLINBURG — It took a while to get the bats heated up, but once they did, the Milton hitters were on fire.

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Milton man gave all
Posted: May 09, 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 Milton man who was killed in action.

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Fun for a cause
Posted: May 09, 2015

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.

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Friday 05/08/2015
Grooming young leaders
Updated: May 08, 2015 - 9:49 am

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.

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UC students earn academic honors
Posted: May 08, 2015

BLOOMSBURG — Twenty-seven high school and seven college students were recognized Wednesday night for academic achievements in chemistry.

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HS RFP response well received
Updated: May 08, 2015 - 9:39 am

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.

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RiverWoods breaks ground for rehab center
Updated: May 08, 2015 - 9:26 am

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.

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Thursday 05/07/2015
Milton hero remembered
Posted: May 07, 2015

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.

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Buggytown WorkCamp assignments made
Posted: May 07, 2015

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.

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Local Girls on the Run celebrates 5 years
Posted: May 07, 2015

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.

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Another delay in Bolus fraud hearing
Posted: May 07, 2015

DANVILLE — Another continuance was granted Wednesday for preliminary hearings of criminal allegations against members of the Bolus family and companies they are involved in.

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Wednesday 05/06/2015
Milton man charged after shots fired
Posted: May 06, 2015

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.

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County moves forward with land purchase process
Posted: May 06, 2015

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.

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Mifflinburg class trip plans changed
Posted: May 06, 2015

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.

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Tuesday 05/05/2015
Baltimore PD alum: Little has changed
Posted: May 05, 2015

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.

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Teaching the teachers
Posted: May 05, 2015

LEWISBURG — An effort teach the teachers is underway in Lewisburg, with the game of tennis as the subject.

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Milton art show up and running
Posted: May 05, 2015

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.

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Monday 05/04/2015
Moyer prints on display at Milton library
Posted: May 04, 2015

MILTON — Valerie Moyer describes her talent for creating art as “a gift from God.”

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Whispering Willow proprietor channeled love of decorating
Posted: May 04, 2015

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.

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