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WATSONTOWN — When it came time for the Principal’s Cabinet at Watsontown Elementary School to decide on what it would do for a community service project, the choice to brighten the day of young children in the hospital won overwhelming approval.

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Thursday 05/05/2016
Senior mental health needs addressed
Posted: May 05, 2016

LEWISBURG — About 50 health care professionals attended a talk Wednesday night meant to raise their awareness of mental health needs of senior patients.

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Man arrested after Sandusky disturbance
Posted: May 05, 2016

LEWISBURG — Misdemeanor allegations were filed last week against a man who was removed from his seat and ushered out of the auditorium at a talk by Matthew Sandusky, the adopted son of Jerry Sandusky. John Zeigler, 49, of Camarillo, Calif. was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Thursday, June 23, in the courtroom of Union County Magisterial District Judge Leo Armbruster.

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Job training catches interest of prison board
Posted: May 05, 2016

SUNBURY — A presentation at Wednesday’s prison board meeting on bringing workforce re-entry programs into the Northumberland County prison system intrigued county officials working to end recidivism.

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Deppen confident in vote tally
Posted: May 05, 2016

SUNBURY — Incumbent state Rep. Lynda Schlegel-Culver (R-108) is likely to have a Democratic challenger on the ballot in the fall general election.

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Wednesday 05/04/2016
Deficit in tent. MASD budget
Posted: May 04, 2016

LEWISBURG — A $29,630,899 budget for 2016-17 was given tentative approval Tuesday night by directors of the Mifflinburg Area School District. It will be properly advertised and subject to further discussion before final adoption.

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Speaker touts value of Pre-K
Posted: May 04, 2016

NORTHUMBERLAND — Support for early childhood education programs such as Every Baby Needs Laptop, Wee Read and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library do more good in the long term than tuition-free college, a proposal which has been circulated this election year by at least one presidential candidate. So noted Art Thomas, who helped host the Champions of Early Childhood Education Summit 2016 Tuesday morning.

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Clausi quizzes Commissioner Shoch
Posted: May 04, 2016

SUNBURY — Northumberland County commissioner Chair Rick Shoch remained virtually silent on Tuesday as a long-time rival lobbed several questions at the board of commissioners.

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Tuesday 05/03/2016
Making a connection
Posted: May 03, 2016

SUNBURY — Connie Cuff didn’t have to think twice when asked who enjoys interacting with the public more: She or her 6-year-old golden retriever Cagney.

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Pops concert preparation
Posted: May 03, 2016

LEWISBURG — The Buffalo Valley Singers were busy rehearsing this week in advance of their upcoming concert, a diverse program featuring jazz, patriotic, popular and spiritual selections. Director Connie Pawling Young said the 22 selection concert would include “Begin the Beguine,” “America, the Beautiful,” “The Sound of Silence” and a novelty number called “Galop.”

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WR board to introduce Hack as super candidate
Posted: May 03, 2016

TURBOTVILLE — A familiar face in the Warrior Run School District is being vetted as a possible replacement for Superintendent Dr. John Kurelja, who will leave the district at the end of June to assume a position with the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU).

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Lewisburg Children’s Museum planning underway
Posted: May 03, 2016

LEWISBURG — One would think a children’s museum with lots of imaginative stuff in it would be a natural fit for Lewisburg and well established by now. But steps really weren’t taken toward putting together the many components until earlier this year.

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Monday 05/02/2016
Robotics all the rage at WR
Posted: May 02, 2016

TURBOTVILLE — As the school year draws to a close, many students are looking forward to summer vacation. For a group of Warrior Run students, anticipation is already building for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Crews plan for CSVT bridge piers
Posted: May 02, 2016

LEWISBURG — Sounds of heavy equipment echo through Mulls Hollow in Union Township these days when crews assigned to the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation project are at work. But things may settle down a bit once the 12-mile bypass is complete and its big bridge carries traffic high above the valley.

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Saturday 04/30/2016
Connected with classmates
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 1:40 am

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part feature examining how robot technology has allowed a Turbotville Elementary School student to continue to attend classes while recovering from surgery.

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Police seeking info on missing Milton man
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 1:42 am

MILTON — Police and the family of a Milton man missing since Sunday is seeking information on his whereabouts.

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Autism awareness
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 3:29 am

MILTON — April is Autism Awareness Month, and officials with both the Milton Area School District and the Milton Police Department are stressing the importance of remaining aware of autism throughout the year.

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Arbor Day
Updated: April 30, 2016 - 1:20 am

Gerald Hoy, forester for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources rolled the root ball of a tulip poplar into place at Buffalo Valley Recreation Park, about to be planted to mark Arbor Day. Banners from the Arbor Day Foundation denoting Citizens’ Electric as a ‘Tree Line USA’ utility and Lewisburg Borough as a ‘Tree City USA’ community were displayed by Mark Spiro, Kim Wheeler, Kevin Nutt (Citizen’s Electric), Hoy, Issac Sussman, Nora Sussman, Otto Faden, Rachel Sussman, Mette Faden and Jamie Piperberg.

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Friday 04/29/2016
West Branch CSVT work is massive
Posted: April 29, 2016

Construction ahead of schedule

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New LAHS progress steady
Posted: April 29, 2016

Long break expected for move in

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Charges against Haven volunteers dropped
Posted: April 29, 2016

MILTON — The Northumberland County District Attorney’s Office has withdrawn charges filed against two volunteers with Haven to Home Canine Rescue in connection with the alleged theft of an 8-year-old husky named Maggie.

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Robotics keep student in classroom
Posted: April 29, 2016

Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part feature examining how robot technology has allowed a Turbotville Elementary School student to continue to attend classes while recovering from surgery.

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Thursday 04/28/2016
‘No one ever held him accountable’
Posted: April 28, 2016

LEWISBURG — The start of a planned talk by the adopted son of Jerry Sandusky was delayed Wednesday night as a man was removed from his seat by police. John Ziegler, a documentary filmmaker and blogger, apparently obtained a ticket to the event in the auditorium at Lewisburg Area High School.

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Long-time volunteer honored
Posted: April 28, 2016

PENNS CREEK — No one was more surprised Wednesday morning than Linda Klinger upon receiving Volunteer Spotlight award from a state Department of Aging representative. Klinger was told Holly Kyle, her daughter and Union-Snyder Agency on Aging executive director, was to receive an award.

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Memorial site maintenance
Posted: April 28, 2016

MILTON — While hoisted 80 feet above the ground, Jeff Oberdorf and Mike Tyndale carefully extended their arms from the top of the Milton Fire Department’s ladder truck while threading a new cable into the giant flag pole at the Veteran’s Memorial Walkway in Milton.

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
Turnout strong for primary
Posted: April 27, 2016

LEWISBURG — Unofficial results indicated 9,752 of 22,636 Union County voters voted in Tuesday’s general primary election. The 43.1 percent participation figure was notably higher than in 2015, when 23.16 percent of registered voters voted in the primary.

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Trump tallies big numbers in Northumberland County
Posted: April 27, 2016

SUNBURY — Donald Trump received 64.13 percent of the Republican vote in Northumberland County, mirroring the statewide results where Trump emerged victorious by a wide margin.

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Students take on environment
Posted: April 27, 2016

WINFIELD — The lost skill of rail-splitting was demonstrated atop Shikellamy Bluffs on Tuesday. The exhibition was put on for the Envirothon, an annual test of environmental education for high school students.

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Heritage society holds annual banquet
Posted: April 27, 2016

TURBOTVILLE — What started as a hobby for a Lewisburg-area couple quickly turned into a successful business designed to persevere written history.

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Tuesday 04/26/2016
A growing collaboration
Posted: April 26, 2016

MILTON — Each day when eighth-grade students walk into Bradley Grey and Jonathan Dick’s STEM class at the Milton Middle School, they are presented with a different problem to solve related to the school’s greenhouse.

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Moonbeams prepping for annual car show
Posted: April 26, 2016

MILTON — It was both a proud and emotional moment for his family as Wayne Cawley put the finishing touches on a 1971 Plymouth GTX last summer. Cawley’s work on the vehicle marked the culmination of a 30-year effort that spanned two generations, and involved multiple family members, to restore the classic muscle car to its original form.

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Online registration facilitates party switches
Posted: April 26, 2016

SUNBURY — “It was a huge shift this time,” was how Northumberland County Director of Elections Alisha Elliott described changes in party affiliations among voters leading up to the 2016 primary.

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Monday 04/25/2016
Competitive fisher commits to Georgia college
Posted: April 25, 2016

MIFFLINBURG — Family, friends and mentors gathered recently at Mifflinburg Area High School to wish Nick Osman well as he signed a letter of intent to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). He will be part of the school’s first competitive fishing team and first recruiting class for coach Issac Payne.

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Saturday 04/23/2016
Survival at sea, back to war
Posted: April 23, 2016

Editor’s note: Today is the second feature to highlight the World War II service of Al Hess. The first was featured Saturday, April 16.

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Weird weather hurt local fruit trees
Posted: April 23, 2016

BUCKHORN — Warmer than average temperatures in March, followed by an invasion of arctic air early this month brought mixed degrees of damage to local fruit trees. Though there was damage to orchards in much of the region, more was sustained by certain varieties of fruit trees.

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Attorney retained to review UCHA procedures
Posted: April 23, 2016

LEWISBURG — A new board member began service to the Union County Housing Authority (UCHA) Friday. Dr. Michael E. Hanyak Jr. signed an oath and code of conduct at the top of a morning meeting at the Community Service Center.

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Friday 04/22/2016
River themed Arts Festival takes to the streets
Updated: April 22, 2016 - 9:25 am

LEWISBURG — Lewisburg’s status as a Susquehanna Greenway Partnership River Town prompted the theme for the 2016 Celebration of the Arts. Organizers decided to have the 16-day festival recognize the Susquehanna River rather than highlight an individual artist.

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Kurelja resigns as W.R. super.
Posted: April 22, 2016

TURBOTVILLE — Even before Warrior Run Superintendent Dr. John Kurelja tendered his resignation on Thursday, members of the board had a potential candidate in mind to fill his position.

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Love blossoms at the YMCA
Updated: April 22, 2016 - 9:12 am

MILTON — If not for the Milton YMCA’s financial assistance program, John and Nicole Bartholomew joke that they may have never met.

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Enterline’s owner charged with theft
Posted: April 22, 2016

MILTON — The owner of a Milton floral shop has been charged by the state Attorney General’s Office after allegedly failing to remit sales and state withholding tax payments over a five-year period.

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Thursday 04/21/2016
Historic map replica available
Posted: April 21, 2016

MILTON — Limited-edition framed replicas of a historic Milton map will be available for purchase as activities ramp up surrounding Milton’s 2017 bicentennial celebration.

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Mifflinburg baseball falls to Selinsgrove
Posted: April 21, 2016

MIFFLINBURG — Mifflinburg coach Tom Church knows his team is young.

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Curtain rises tonight on CWC production
Posted: April 21, 2016

MILTON — With the auditorium covered in darkness, members of the “Anne of Green Gables” stage crew recently rolled a giant house set in a circular motion, switching the house from what appeared to the audience as the interior rooms to a front porch setting.

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Ethnic Soup Challenge set
Posted: April 21, 2016

WATSONTOWN — Printed proof that Father’s Hope has spread the joy its founder and director intended is on the pages of a new 50-page book. Kevin Mertz, who started the organization that has distributed thousands of small stuffed toys to orphanages and missions in 18 countries, said the book would be available at an upcoming event associated with its launch.

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Kurelja hired at the CSIU
Posted: April 21, 2016

MILTON — With the hiring of Dr. John Kurelja Wednesday by the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU), Warrior Run School District will begin a search for a new superintendent.

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Wednesday 04/20/2016
Milton teachers honored
Posted: April 20, 2016

MILTON — Two educators who constantly show their commitment to students were recognized during Tuesday’s Milton Area School District School board meeting.

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Eagle Scout project aimed at park
Posted: April 20, 2016

LEWISBURG — Lewisburg Borough Council conditionally approved an Eagle Scout project which will see improvement of a sliver of parkland off North Third Street between Cherry Alley and Heritage House.

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Church revival
Posted: April 20, 2016

MILTON — Step into the former St. John’s United Church of Christ building on North Arch Street in Milton and you’ll be greeted by the sounds of hammers pounding nails and saws cutting wood as members of a New Columbia area church work to bring the historic building back to life.

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Tuesday 04/19/2016
Jumping for heart health
Posted: April 19, 2016

LEWISBURG — Paige Wright, a second grader at Kelly Elementary School, did in 2016 what her sister did a year ago. That is to jump rope for the American Heart Association and raise the most money among both second and third graders at the school.

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Bringing awareness
Posted: April 19, 2016

DANVILLE — Pinwheels with a purpose sprouted Monday at various medical centers in the region. Among them, 262 were tamped into place at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, each representing a $5 donation given to prevent child abuse.

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