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Circle K Club formed at Misericordia University

DALLAS TWP. — A group of Misericordia University students, with assistance from the Wyoming Area and Dallas Area Kiwanis Clubs, recently formed a chapter of the Circle K International Club on campus to expand service opportunities for students on campus and in the surrounding communities. Circle K International is the world’s largest student-led collegiate service […]

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Saint Therese’s Church’s Confirmation class collects for food bank

SHAVERTOWN — Members of the 2018 Confirmation class from Saint Therese’s Church recently participated in the 2018 “Souper Bowl of Caring.” The “Souper Bowl” is a simple effort to “love the Lord our God… and love our neighbors” by encouraging parishioners to give $1 each as they leave worship on Super Bowl Sunday. All donations […]

8 Comments - 4:27 pm

Jerry Shilanski shares 15-day hitchhiking trek to 1962 Seattle World’s Fair

LEHMAN TWP. — At age 23, Jerry Shilan set out with $120 in his pocket and a 51-pound backpack for a 15-day journey to hitchhike from Lehman Township to the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle, Washington. His adventure brought him face-to-face with a Timber Wolf and his trainer, as well as a variety of other […]

8 Comments - 4:25 pm

Dallas School District offers teachers’ union new contract proposal

DALLAS TWP. — Another contract offer crossed the table between the Dallas School Board and its teachers’ union Tuesday as a potential strike date is now less than three weeks away. The latest proposal gives union members a choice of three health care plans, and the same salary matrix and early retirement plan from the […]

8 Comments - 4:22 pm

Luzerne County Council weighs in on proposed tax diversion program

An estimated $5 million in real estate tax revenue from new construction would have to be temporarily diverted by taxing bodies to reconfigure a congested stretch of Route 315 near the Cross Valley Expressway, developer Robert Tambur told Luzerne County Council on Tuesday. Tambur needs the public highway improvements to proceed with a $100 million […]

8 Comments - 10:52 pm

Dallas School District offers union new contract proposal

DALLAS TWP. — Another contract offer crossed the table between the Dallas School Board and its teachers union Tuesday as a potential strike date is now less than three weeks away. The latest proposal gives union members a choice of three health care plans, and the same salary matrix and early retirement plan from the […]

8 Comments - 9:18 pm

Dallas Township supervisors vote against buying Hildebrandt building

DALLAS TWP. — The township’s municipal offices will not move into the former Hildebrandt Learning Center in Dallas Borough. Last year, the supervisors pursued a sales agreement to purchase the former childcare headquarters for $1.3 million. At a meeting Monday night, they killed the deal. The township supervisors voted 2-0 to rescind their decision to […]

8 Comments - 8:02 pm

Dallas School Board advances $18.5M elementary school plan

DALLAS TWP. — The Dallas School Board on Monday approved plans to move forward with the construction process of a new elementary school building. The approved resolution, known as Plancon Part F, allows Alloy 5, a Lehigh Valley-based architecture firm handling the project, to submit construction drawings to the state Department of Education for approval […]

8 Comments - 7:57 pm

Luzerne County Community Development to award $15 million in infrastructure grants

Luzerne County plans to provide $15 million in grants to municipalities for infrastructure projects, county Manager C. David Pedri announced Tuesday. The money comes from a business development loan fund that is no longer in high demand and cannot be used for county general fund operating expenses, officials said. The U.S. Department of Housing and […]

8 Comments - 7:54 pm

Dallas Elementary students explore ‘The Magic of Science’

DALLAS TWP. — Three wispy scarves in a small wooden box should have been easy for a fourth-grader to lift — at least that is what Dallas Elementary students Brandon Lee and Hannah Elenbass expected at “The Magic of Science” assembly on Feb. 9. Charles Murray, an instructor with Mobile Ed Productions and presenter of […]

8 Comments - 2:45 pm

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