Luzerne County controller audit detects health insurance billing errors

Luzerne County government charged some employees too much for health insurance coverage and others too little in 2017, resulting in a net shortchanging to the county of $2,751.37, a new county controller’s office audit shows. The county is owed $6,769.75 from those undercharged, while the county owes $4,018.38 to those overcharged, according to the audit […]

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No agreement in Dallas School District negotiations – strike date looming

DALLAS TWP. — The Dallas School Board and the Dallas Education Association are not close to a contract agreement, school district attorney Vito DeLuca said on Monday. The union does have a second strike date filed for Monday, Jan. 22. John Holland, of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, would not confirm if the teachers still […]

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There is so much to do at the Back Mountain Memorial Library

The Back Mountain Memorial Library lists the following upcoming events: • Registration for Winter/Spring Story Times will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30 Several sessions are available for toddlers through 5-year-olds. Classes include stories, fingerplays, music, and a craft. They will run eight weeks from the week of Feb. 12 to the week […]

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Dallas Senior Center menu for week of Jan. 22, 2018

DALLAS — Following is the menu for the Dallas Senior Center for the week of Jan. 22, 2018: MONDAY: Cheeseburger, oven-browned potatoes, sauteed cabbage, whole wheat sandwich roll, fresh fruit salad, milk and coffee. TUESDAY: Rosemary chicken, Brussels sprouts medley, herbed rice, berry crisp, milk and coffee. WEDNESDAY: Polish Day Special Lunch — Smoked kielbasi, […]

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Jackson Twp. supervisors adopt resolution to end gerrymandering

JACKSON TWP. — At its Jan. 2 meeting, the township board of supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution to support legislation that seeks to end gerrymandering in Pennsylvania. This resolution calls on the PA Legislature to enact transparent, fair and independent redistricting reform through the creation of an Independent Citizens’ Commission to take over the process […]

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Wyoming Seminary graduates return for College Panel

Wyoming Seminary graduates from the class of 2017 recently returned to the Upper School campus to participate in a College Panel, sharing their college experiences with current students. Moderated by Denny Barber, Sem’s associate director of college guidance, the eight-member panel gave students information on how to search for a college, how to balance academics […]

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Misericordia UniverSusity medical imaging students pass national exam

The seven-member Misericordia University Medical Imaging Program winter graduation class passed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists national certification examination in radiography shortly after completing the requirements for the bachelor’s degree program. Members of the class are, from left, first row, Stephanie Kachelries, Plains; Brielle Shuster, Oak Ridge, N.J.; Shelby Aruscavage, Laflin; Ashley Klein, Exeter; […]

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Lalaine Bangilan Little named director of Freidman Gallery at Misericordia

DALLAS TWP. – Misericordia University has named Lalaine Bangilan Little, of Forty Fort, as the director of the Pauly Friedman and the MacDonald Art Galleries. Little previously served as museum educator for the pre-kindergarten to 12th-grade programs at the Allentown Museum of Art in Allentown. Little brings to the position a broad range of experience. […]

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Meadows Auxiliary sponsors holiday party

DALLAS — Volunteers and staff at Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center shared their holiday spirit with residents at the annual holiday party sponsored by the auxiliary. Residents enjoyed pastries, seasonal beverages and entertainment provided by Chris Rash & Al & Dedra. Second-floor residents of the Meadows who enjoyed a holiday party are, from left, first […]

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Penn State/Wilkes-Barre welcomes new staff members

LEHMAN TWP. — Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, Dale Jones is pleased to announce the addition of new staff members to Penn State Wilkes-Barre for the 2017-2018 academic year. The admissions department has welcomed Diana Coslett as the Student Aid Coordinator. She brings more than 26 years of financial aid experience with extensive knowledge of […]

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