BREAKING NEWS: Wilbur, Henry, King, Cronin emerge

Voters let their voices be heard in Wyoming County on May 21, but voter turnout was low. In a hotly contested Wyoming county commissioners race, incumbent commissioner Tom Henry (20.93%) and Exeter Twp. supervisor Rick Wilbur (25.28%) emerged from a field (read more)

Elk Lake anticipates tax increase

Elk Lake School Board approved a preliminary 2019-20 budget of $21.45 million on Thursday, which will see taxes increase, should a final budget be adopted in its current form. Property taxes will rise 3.1 percent for those in the Wyoming County portion of (read more)

Planners grant D&C waiver

The Wyoming County Planning Commission granted a waiver last Wednesday allowing D&C Fuel Sales to begin site development for a new gas station, just east of Shadowbrook Resort, before the developer has a highway occupancy permit (HOP) in hand. Craig Kelle (read more)

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Memorial Day services set

Across Wyoming County, like much of the United States, communities and veterans groups will take time out with solemn services and/or parades to remember those who have gone before. But the weekend will be more than just a remembrance. In parts of the cou (read more)

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Open house opens doors to the past

Visitors to the old Harrison Street School in Tunkhannock took a step back in time Sunday afternoon during the Wyoming County Historical Society’s 28th annual open house. Veteran educator Dick Daniels sat at the teacher’s desk in a refurbished classroom u (read more)

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DUI suspected in police car crash

An Illinois man is suspected of driving under the influence when he crashed into a parked police car early Saturday morning, state police said. A Tunkhannock Township patrolman parked his 2017 Ford Police Interceptor facing north on the shoulder of southb (read more)

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PreHempt CBD Boutique opens in T-town

When Sarah Streby began using cannabidiol to manage pain caused by her arthritis and fibromyalgia, she soon figured out that she was on to something. “I’ve been using CBD for about seven or eight months and it has made a world of difference for me,” Streb (read more)

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Chamber aims to help businesses find talent

The Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce held a job fair last week in hopes of helping local businesses find new talent. At Shadowbrook Resort on Thursday, various companies set up booths to draw in prospective candidates from 2 to 7 p.m., so as to welcome (read more)

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Teen princess to promote benefits of dairy

A new Dairy Princess was crowned Sunday afternoon to reign over Lackawanna and Wyoming Counties.Loghan Hirkey, a 16-year-old sophomore honor student at Tunkhannock Area High School, was crowned by Emma Loch, the 2018-19 princess, at the annual Dairy Princ (read more)

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Seniors learn to prevent diabetes

Seniors at the Tunkhannock Active Adult Center recently wrapped up a year-long course on diabetes prevention. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer the “Prevent T2” lifestyle change program, which Geisinger has been administering locally to (read more)

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Stunted growth impacts area farmers this season

Last week a Massachusetts nursery was holding strawberry plants with Craig Pallman’s name on them. But the South Abington Twp. farmer, known for his family’s popular you-pick strawberry patches, couldn’t take them just yet. Soaking rain has delayed planti (read more)

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WVAC office to open in Tunkhannock

The Wyoming Valley AIDS Council’s services will soon become more accessible for Wyoming County residents. The council, also known as Xceed America, has plans to open an office in Tunkhannock this June.In 1985 during the AIDS crisis, the WVAC began as a su (read more)

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4th Fridays promoting local business

Every fourth Friday through September, Wyoming County businesses are staying open late and hosting special events for customers. The Tunkhannock “4th Fridays” Series is a renewed effort from the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce to promote shopping local (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (1999) Retiring County Commissioner Bill Reid, a prisoner of the Germans in World War II, is this year’s Memorial Day speaker in Tunkhannock. Incumbent Tony Litwin and newcomer Judy Mead won the GOP nomination for commissioner; while Ron Will (read more)

Airport Authority continues project discussion

The Wyoming County Airport Authority hopes to soon move forward with project plans for the Skyhaven Airport. At last Wednesday’s (May 15) meeting, Airport Authority members, along with Skyhaven owner Charlie Gay, continued a discussion from last month abo (read more)

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Pair of Tigers strike gold field

Tunkhannock’s Matt Prebola (javelin) and Dalton Yeust (pole vault) won district gold and were crowned league champions on Thursday, May 16, at Scranton High School in the Class 3A track and field championships. They will represent Tunkhannock at the state (read more)

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