Anniversaries

Friday, April 01, 2022
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COAL TOWNSHIP — Mr. Robert Nahodil Jr. and Mrs. Deborah Nahodil will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday. The couple were married April 3, 1982, at Salem United Church of Christ, Coal Township, by the Rev. Sterling Martz.

Monday, September 13, 2021
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Mr. and Mrs. Marlin and Sharon (Shalongo) Orner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were married Sept. 11, 1971, in St. Stanislaus Church, in Shamokin. They have three children and four grandchildren.

Tuesday, August 03, 2021
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ELYSBURG — Bob and Anne Marie Devine, of Elysburg, recently had the honor of celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married July 31, 1971, in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church by the Rev. Joseph Bradley.

Monday, February 15, 2021
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MOUNT CARMEL — Ten years ago, Mary J. Snyder, of Mount Carmel, entered a contest in The News-Item by telling the story of how she met the love of her life, Lewis Snyder, and married him on Feb. 11, 1994.

Friday, October 02, 2020
Friday, September 04, 2020
Friday, August 21, 2020
Friday, July 31, 2020
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Dale and Christine Fink, of Jersey Shore, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Aug. 1, 2020.

Friday, July 24, 2020
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COAL TOWNSHIP — It is with joy that we announce Francis Sr. and Joyce (Burns) Koczur, of 1337 W. Independent St., Coal Township, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a private celebration at noon today.

Friday, July 03, 2020
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COAL TOWNSHIP — Ron and Sharon Miller, of Coal Township, celebrated 50 years of marriage on May 30. Celebrations ensued at their anniversary party held at the Warehouse Banquet Facility, in Kupmont, on June 20, which was postponed from its earlier anticipated date of May 30, due to the globa…

Friday, June 19, 2020
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It all started with a teen and an ice cream truck. Karl Kort lived in Mount Carmel and held a job selling ice cream. A tip from a friend said there was a pretty little blonde on Poplar Street in Kulpmont who was interested in meeting him. Karl drove his usual ice cream route that day and str…

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Monday, May 18, 2020
Friday, May 08, 2020
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Sunday, April 21, 2019
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Happy 75th anniversary to Edward and Evelyn Strike, who recently gathered with family to celebrate this milestone. They were married on Dec. 31, 1943, in Elkton, Maryland, while Edward was on a three-day pass from the U.S. Navy. The couple still resides in their home in Mount Carmel and they…

Sunday, March 03, 2019
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Sunday, December 16, 2018

Births

Friday, December 02, 2022
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A son, Clay Elwood Campbell, was born at 5:57 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Clinton Roy and Lindsay Brooke Campbell, of Herndon. The mother is the former Lindsay Brooke Johnson.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Engagements

Friday, August 05, 2022
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MOUNT CARMEL — Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Montgomery, of Mount Carmel, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Marisa Ann Montgomery, to Andrew Daniel Hasuga, a son of Mr. and Mrs. David Hasuga, of Coal Township.

Tuesday, January 04, 2022
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SUNNYSIDE — David and Carol Phillips, of Sunnyside, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Christine Phillips, to David Peter Raymond Huber, of Mount Carmel.

Weddings

Sunday, September 08, 2019
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PENSACOLA, Fla. — Sherri Lynn Dreher and Robert Louis Wydra were married Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2019, in a sunrise ceremony on Langdon Beach, Pensacola, Florida.

A son, Clay Elwood Campbell, was born at 5:57 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Clinton Roy and Lindsay Brooke Campbell, of Herndon. The mother is the former Lindsay Brooke Johnson.

A son, Connor Moore Rebuck, was born Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, at The Family Place of Evangelical, Lewisburg, to Kimberly and Danny Rebuck Jr., of Shamokin.

A son, Graysen Allen Scholl, was born at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, at The Family Place of Evangelical, Lewisburg, to Kirstyn Kehler and Brent Scholl, of Shamokin.

A daughter, Aria Chanel Diak, was born Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Nicholas and Kayla Diak, of Paxinos.

A daughter, Colbie Jane Hancock, was born at 10:37 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Alexander and Madison Hancock, of Coal Township. The mother is the former Madison Ertter.

A daughter, Olivia Swisher, was born Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, to Justin and Victoria Swisher, of Bloomsburg.

A son, Bentley Thomas Ebbecke, was born at 2:39 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Andrew Ebbecke and Skyler Hoffman, of East Cameron Township.

WEST CAMERON TOWNSHIP — Jared Paul Smink, of West Cameron, and Brandi Lynn Bower, of Shamokin, were joined in marriage on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. The intimate ceremony was performed by Pastor David Butler and witnessed by the couple’s closest family members.

A daughter, Emersyn Wren Stein, was born Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, a daughter of Adam Stein and Samantha Janovich, of Shamokin.

A son, Chandler Vaughn Bainbridge, was born at 2:43 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, of Danville, to Justin and Megan Bainbridge, of Ranshaw.

A daughter, Juniper Oakleigh Marie Valentin, was born Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, to Ashley Cornelius and William Valentin, of Catawissa.

A son, Ezra Michael Domanski, was born at 5:22 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Caitlin Domanski, of Mount Carmel. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19 inches in length.

A daughter, Genevieve Violet Spears, was born Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, to Michael and Kimberly Spears, of Kulpmont. The mother is the former Kimberly Kushner.

A daughter, Lainey Mae Knause, was born at 7:47 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Robert Knause and Amanda Malakoski, of Kulpmont.

A daughter, Aubriella Faye Ervin, was born Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, to Selena Guererra and David Ervin, of Kulpmont.

A son, Beau Donald Green, was born at 12:36 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Jessica Albertini and Shane P. Green, of Ashland.

A daughter, Reagan Joan Smolock, was born at 5:14 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Ryan and Amanda Smolock, of Coal Township. The mother is the former Amanda Yanek.

A son, Devynn James Parker, was born Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, to Morgan Salvanish and Jesse Parker, of Beech Creek.

A son, Raylan Carter Brabitz, was born Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, to Madison and Brandon Brabitz, of Shamokin. The mother is the former Madison Collins.

MOUNT CARMEL — Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Montgomery, of Mount Carmel, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Marisa Ann Montgomery, to Andrew Daniel Hasuga, a son of Mr. and Mrs. David Hasuga, of Coal Township.

A daughter, Maeve Henley O’Neill, was born at 7:16 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Bloomsburg Geisinger Hospital, Bloomsburg, to Kayla and Michael O’Neill, of Mount Carmel. The baby weighed 8 pounds, and was 22 inches in length.

A son, River Hayes Howerter, was born at 8:24 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at The Family Place of Evangelical, Lewisburg, to Rachael Engelke and Cristen Howerter, of Kulpmont.

A daughter, Rylan Patricia Heitzman, was born at 1:38 p.m., Sunday, July 17, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Jarrett and Tricia Heitzman, of Elysburg. The mother is the former Tricia Higgins, of Elyburg.

A daughter, Felicity Kathleen Guinther, was born Monday, July 25, 2022, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, to Christopher and Danielle Guinther, of Shamokin. The mother is the former Danielle Little.

A daughter, Eleanor "Ellie" Mae West, was born Monday, July 25, 2022, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, to William and Jocelyn West, of New Columbia. The mother is the former Jocelyn Shaylyn Bitting.

A son, Ledger Glace Campbell, was born at 12:44 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2022, at The Family Place of Evangelical, Lewisburg, to Lindsay and Ryan Campbell, of Sunbury. The mother is the former Lindsay Venn.

A son, Hudson Scott Lee Woodruff, was born Saturday, July 2, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to John and Alyssa Woodruff. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces.

A son, Michael Christopher Whitman, was born at 3:09 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Matthew and Andrea Whitman, of Coal Township. The mother is the former Andrea Ignaszewski.

A son, Axel Jonathan Mudry, was born at 5:46 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Gary and Brynna Mudry, of Elysburg.

A son, Dawson David Stevens, was born at 12:26 p.m. Monday, June 6, 2022, at The Family Place of Evangelical, Lewisburg, to Erica Sciascia and Daniel Feese, of Sunbury.

A daughter, Blaire Wren Warford, was born at 11:47 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Cory Warford and Savannah Copson-Warford, of Klingerstown.

A son, Kai Mathias Babb, was born Monday, June 6, 2022, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, to Sharyl Petrovich and Marcus Babb, of Coal Township. The mother is the former Sharyl Geise.

A son, Cole Sherman McManus, was born Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Olivia and Jeffrey McManus, of Danville. The mother is former Olivia Renn.

A daughter, Amara Anastasia Erlston, was born at 8:52 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Bryan and Bobbi Erlston, of Bloomsburg. The mother is the former Bobbi Burtts.

A daughter, Nora Irene Henderson, was born Sunday, May 29, 2022, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, to William and Victoria Henderson, of Shamokin. The mother is the former Victoria Candelora.

A daughter, Amelia Hope Beagle, was born at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Erik and Kasi Beagle, of Elysburg. The mother is the former Kasi Ristine.

A son, Karson Lee Klinger, was born at 5:57 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2022, at The Family Place of Evangelical, Lewisburg, to Karen L. and Benjamin O. Klinger, of Sunbury. The mother is the former Karen L. Mullen.

A daughter, Willa SarahAnne Weaver, was born at 9:41 a.m. Thursday, April 21, 2022, at The Family Place of Evangelical, Lewisburg, to Brittany Coder and Travis Weaver, of Beavertown.

A daughter, Maisie Jean Stoud, was born at 3:54 p.m. Sunday, March 27, 2022, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, to Lauren and Ryan Stoud, of Milton. The mother is the former Lauren Garancosky.

COAL TOWNSHIP — Mr. Robert Nahodil Jr. and Mrs. Deborah Nahodil will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday. The couple were married April 3, 1982, at Salem United Church of Christ, Coal Township, by the Rev. Sterling Martz.

A daughter, Tashvi Mounish Patel, was born at 7:26 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Mounish and Rimpal M. Patel, of Ashland. The baby weighed 7 pounds, and was 20 inches in length.

A daughter, Sarai Rose Braggs, was born at 7:18 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Tariq Braggs and Abigail Brokenshire, of Mount Carmel. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20 inches in length.

A daughter, Leah Marie Schweitzer, was born at 12:50 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2022, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, to Jenessa and David Schweitzer, of Dornsife. The mother is the former Jenessa Zack.

MOUNTAIN TOP — The Rev. Dr. and Mrs. James L. Harring, of Mountain Top, will observe their 70th wedding anniversary on Palm Sunday. They were married April 10, 1952, at the St. Paul Evangelical United Brethren Church in Mount Carmel by the Rev. E.B. Harris.

A son, Ryker Thomas Sebasovich, was born at 12:58 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, to Desiree and Andrew Sebasovich, of Coal Township. The mother is the former Desiree Dannheimer.

A daughter, Navi Aleta Rose Lehman, was born Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, to Alexis Miller and Zachary Lehman, of Shamokin.

A daughter, Aurora Rayne Lynn Nolter, was born at 7:05 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Jared Nolter and Kelli Eckert, of Coal Township.

A son, Eli Robert Pfleegor, was born Saturday, Feb. 12, 2021, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, to Brent and Georgia Pfleegor, of Milton. The mother is the former Georgia Klischer.

A son, Orion Drake Raybuck, was born at 4:47 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, to Katelyn Bridge and Zachary Raybuck, of Coal Township.

A daughter, Elizabeth Louise McCracken, was born at 4:56 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Douglas Wade McCracken and Jessica Lynn Baskin, of Mount Carmel.

A daughter, Oakley Grace Ramsay, was born at 5:37 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, to Amanda and Ryan Ramsay, of Shamokin. The mother is the former Amanda Neidig.

A son, Patrick Leroy Kitt, was born Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, to Martha Doone and Peter Kitt II, of Shamokin.