WATSONTOWN — While noting that community events with more than 100 people are forbidden even under a Pennsylvania county’s green phase of reopening from the coronavirus pandemic, members of Watsontown Borough Council on Tuesday verbally agreed the community will not be hosting its annual Jul…
HARRISBURG — With the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approving a short-term $25 million budget on Tuesday, Sen. John Gordner (R-27) said he expects the Senate to act on the spending plan this week.
Editor’s note: The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Columbia County, of Northumberland County, and of Montour County are sharing their expertise this growing season. If you have any questions or column topic suggestions, please email them to ColumbiaMG@psu.edu.
MILTON — Krista Menezes looked on in anticipation Tuesday morning as volunteers with the Milton Fire Department placed a 28-foot ladder amidst a row of trees standing between two homes on Sycamore Lane.
LEWISBURG — The boards of the Union County Library System has canceled all book sales for the spring and summer due to the challenges in providing the opportunity to browse and shop safely.
MIFFLINBURG — Two bike rides, both to raise funds for Rotary’s Global Polio Eradication Campaign, will be held Saturday, June 20, starting from the Mifflinburg Community Park. Registration will take place from 8 to 9 a.m.
HARRISBURG — The Pa. Department of Health on Tuesday reported 451 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total in the commonwealth to date to 68,637. Thirteen new deaths were reported, bringing the state's total to 5,152.
LEWISBURG — Preston Boop, Union County commissioner chair, said new information was found out over the weekend about COVID-19 cases attributed to the county.
NEW COLUMBIA — Virtually all the clients of one local counselor have reported difficulty dealing with the COVID-19 crisis and the havoc it has brought to their lives.
Richard Chalmers, Lewisburg American Legion Post 182 adjutant, placed a Memorial Day wreath at Lewisburg Cemetery. Chalmers and the Kratzer-Dull post Honor Guard then traveled to six other cemeteries in Union County to place wreaths, fire rifle volleys and sound taps. Dan Schwanger, LAHS ban…
MIFFLINBURG — Dozens of golf carts carrying Hidden Valley Camping Resort campers gathered Sunday to maintain a tradition which almost didn’t happen this year.
LEWISBURG — Getting Ahead in the Valley, like many activities which relied on gatherings, was on hold after the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
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MILTON — Although a community Memorial Day service was unable to be held this year in the Milton area due to the coronavirus pandemic, members of the Milton American Legion Post 71 color guard traveled across the community to salute their fallen comrades.
Emergency personnel from Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, recently responded to an emergency, and took time to don personal protective equipment necessary in the age of COVID-19. From left, Danielle Hagerman and Paula Raemsch.
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Monday confirmed that there are 473 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 68,186.
WILLIAMSPORT — With schools closed, individuals out of work and much uncertainty looming as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, anxiety levels for many are climbing.
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Sunday confirmed that there are 730 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 67,713. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.
LEWISBURG — Questions will likely linger in the months ahead as to why some businesses received state waivers to stay open through the coronavirus crisis while others did not.
MAHONING TOWNSHIP — A 56-year-old Shamokin Township man died Friday morning after suffering a medical emergency prior to his car drifting off Route 54 near Eyer Road.
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Saturday confirmed that there are 725 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 66,983.
LEWISBURG — Navy sailors had plenty to worry about as World War II raged in 1945 in the Pacific. Japanese kamikazes, the Japanese Imperial Navy and machine gun placements entrenched in island fortifications threatened American ships as they hopped from island to island on their way to victory.
Kevin Fry, center, was selected as the 2019 Milton Super Booster Award recipient. Fry is a lifelong resident and alumni of Milton Area School District. He has been an active member of the Milton Athletic Booster Club since 1987, and has held various officer positions over time. He is current…
LEWISBURG — The Union County Library System — which consists of Herr Memorial Library in Mifflinburg, The Public Library for Union County in Lewisburg and the West End Library in Laurelton — will reopen to the public with limited pickup service on Monday, June 1.
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf has announced he is easing some pandemic restrictions in Philadelphia and the heavily populated suburbs on June 5, while lifting them almost entirely in 17 rural counties next week as Pennsylvania continues to emerge from a shutdown imposed nearly two months ago to…
DANVILLE — The Geisinger Health System has seen its first case of pediatric inflammatory syndrome, which occurs in children who test positive for coronavirus.
MILTON — For the past two months, the lights inside of the Milton YMCA have been primarily turned off, and the halls have been absent from the vibrancy of children moving from one end of the building to another.
LEWISBURG — As a result of three positive COVID-19 cases on two shifts, Quandel —Evangelical Community Hospital’s construction manager — has temporarily suspended interior work on the PRIME (Patient Room Improvement, Modernization, and Enhancement) project, according to a release issued Frid…
MILTON — With schools switching to an online learning model due to the coronavirus pandemic, many traditional year-end activities are unable to be held this year.
MONTOURSVILLE — PennDOT recently advised motorists who travel on Interstate 80 in Liberty Township, Montour County, that lane restrictions will continue in both directions in the week ahead.
HARRISBURG — Five new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Northumberland County, three new cases in Lycoming County and two in Snyder County, however the Pa. Department of Health on Friday reported no additional new cases in any other local counties.
MONTOURSVILLE — A water main project along the southbound lane of Route 11 between Woodbine Lane in Mahoning Township, Montour County and the Route 42 interchange in Montour Township, Columbia County has resumed.
RED ROCKS — Ricketts Glen State Park warned the public Thursday that visitors could be turned around this holiday weekend if the park reaches capacity.
The Memorial Day holiday has traditionally been auto racing’s most historic weekend, with three of the biggest races in the world — Formula 1’s Monaco Grand Prix, IndyCar’s Indy 500, and NASCAR’s 600-mile race — all being contested.
MILTON — Three Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) employees will each be receiving an approximate $20,000 pay increase after being granted position transfers during the organization’s Wednesday board meeting.