Dick Vermeil named speaker for Friendly Sons banquet

The Greater Wilkes-Barre Friendly Sons of St, Patrick announce their guest speaker will be Dick Vermiel former NFL head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs. The annual dinner will be held Friday, March 16 at the Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel and Conference Center in Wilkes-Barre. Cocktail hour is […]

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Luzerne County support urged for mine reclamation funding boost

Local waterways still polluted by abandoned mine drainage should prompt Luzerne County to support proposed federal legislation providing more money to fix the problem, environmental advocate Robert E. Hughes told county council members this week. “We know that they run orange, and they smell like sulfur — they’re a rotten egg smell — as you […]

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Ross Elementary students have an electrifying presentation with Benjamin Franklin

ROSS TWP. — Many books state Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity; however, according to Brian Patrick Mulligan, a reenactor of the historical figure, that’s false. Mulligan, with Mobile Ed Productions, has portrayed Franklin for 28 years and, through his research, learned that Franklin did not discover electricity — the ancient Greeks found rubbing fur on amber […]

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Luzerne County sees elderly pill-sellers fueling opioid trade

A new category of opioid drug dealers has emerged in Luzerne County: the elderly. County Drug and Alcohol Director Steve Ross revealed the development during a presentation for county council about the opioid epidemic this week, saying later he was alerted by several people in the recovery field. “Our seniors are in a very volatile […]

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The Lake-Lehman Foundation will host sixth annual Bowl-a-Thon

DALLAS — The Lake-Lehman Foundation will host its sixth annual Bowl-A-Thon from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 at Back Mountain Bowl, 3555 Memorial Highway. The event is open to the public; registration is $60 for a team of four bowlers and will include two games of bowling, shoe rental, two slices of pizza […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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