Wind-chill factor could leave kids cold

While cell phones have revolutionized the way we communicate with each other, progress comes at a price. They have made me look even more foolish than usual when I attempt to converse with a passer-by who was speaking on a phone and not to me.  More...

Posted 1/15/2017 11:00 AM


Twenty-four Coal Township residents were made temporarily homeless shortly after 3 this morning when fire almost completely destroyed four residences and damaged a fifth home in the 1700 block of West Wood Street, just east of Edgewood Park. More...

Posted 1/15/2017 11:00 AM

Servant claims 'spook' in cellar

A servant’s claim of having encountered a spook in the cellar of a Shenandoah residence was “vindicated,” according to a report in the Saturday, Feb. 25, 1893 issue of the Evening Herald.  More...

Posted 1/15/2017 11:00 AM

The little ram is riding high!

Aries the ram is certainly not the smallest constellation in the Shamokin night sky, although it sure appears to be. Constellations are more than dot-to-dot pictures of animals, people, or things. More...

Posted 1/15/2017 11:00 AM

The stigma of the failed New Year's resolution dispelled in stories of success

BY JENNA WASAKOSKI THE NEWS-ITEM The fallout from booze, Christmas cookies, pork and sauerkraut and other holiday goodies often leads to an internal promise to seek a healthier lifestyle. The New Year’s resolu More...

Posted 1/8/2017 11:00 AM

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

An example of ketogenic recipe Jessica Hine enjoys in her lifestyle change: Ingredients 2 cup raw cauliflower crumbles, keep some larger if you like more texture 2 cup chicken stock, more as needed 1 cup broccoli flowerets, cut sm More...

Posted 1/8/2017 11:00 AM

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