A daughter, Morgan Picklo, was born Saturday, Dec.19, 2020, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, to Michael and Stacy Picklo, of Mount Carmel. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces.

A son, Kenneth Scott Short, was born Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Pottsville, to Amanda Miller and John Short, of Mount Carmel. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce.

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.

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A daughter, Audrey Rose Foust, was born at 7:52 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Robert G. Foust III and Wendi L. Baumerts, of Trevorton.

A son, Jack Thomas Treese, was born at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, to Cassandra and Frank Treese, of Middleburg. The mother is the former Cassandra Walter.

A son, David Michael Lucas, was born at 4:55 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Jonathan and Kelly Lucas, of Aristes. The mother is the former Kelly Tarlecki.

MOUNT CARMEL — Bruce and Donna Bortree, of Mount Carmel, are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica L. Bortree, to Douglas W. McCracken, a son of Douglas and Nancy McCracken, of DuBois.

A son, Louie James Banting, was born at 11:20 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, at The Family Place of Evangelical, Lewisburg, to Victoria and Lucas Banting, of Danville.

A son, Carter James Styers, was born on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, to Corina Finlan and Austin Styers, of New Berlin.

A son, Lennox Eli Moore, was born at 8:59 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Wesley Allen Moore II and Brieanna Marie Lindstrom, of Coal Township. The baby was 5 pounds, 13 ounces, and 20 1/4 inches in length.

A daughter, Marlee Mae Moyle, was born at 6:23 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Jarrod Moyle and Sierra Delbo, of Coal Township. The baby was 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and 20 1/2 inches in length.

A daughter, Leighton Claire Kerstetter, was born at 12:59 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, at The Family Place of Evangelical Hospital, Lewisburg, to Erin and Ronald Kerstetter, of Coal Township.

A daughter, Piper Bamford, was born at 10:25 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, at The Family Place of Evangelical, Lewisburg, to Kayla and Davis Bamford, of Coal Township. The mother is the former Kayla Shiko.

A son, Dean Scott Hartzell, was born Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, to David Hartzell, of Shenandoah, and Amanda Stepp, of Mount Carmel.

Andrew Klembara, of Elysburg, and Tara Brokenshire, of Kulpmont, are very proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Peyton J. Klembara to Mark R. Menapace, a son of Mark and Diann Menapace, of Wilburton.

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MOUNT CARMEL — The engagement of Douglas Sebes, a son of Francesca Sebes and the late Albert Sebes, of Mount Carmel, to Amy Jacobi, of Arizona, a daughter of Vince and Kay Jacobi, is proudly announced by Francesca.

A daughter, Gracie Mae Woytowich, was born at 1:35 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, at The Family Place of Evangelical, Lewisburg, to Tonya and Michael Woytowich, of Kulpmont.

A daughter, Olivia Marie Bennett, was born at 9:55 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Brandon Bennett and Brittny Long, of Shamokin. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 21 inches in length.

A daughter, Gabriella Mae Hile, was born Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, to Miranda Lynn Gipple and James Robert Hile.

A son, Justin William Kern Jr., was born Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, to Justin Kern and Brionna Snyder, of Coal Township.

A son, Albert Andrew Scott, was born Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, to Akeem and Danelle Scott, of Bloomsburg. The mother is the former Danelle Bressi.

Mr. Christopher and Mrs. Dawn Petrovich, of Coal Township, along with Mr. Michael and Mrs. Darlene (Blase) Scott, of Coopersburg, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Tyler B. Petrovich, to Jennifer L. Siebert, daughter of Drs. Glen and Barbara Siebert, of Wyndmoor.

A son, Jasper Paul Kluesner, was born at 12:41 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Braydon Kluesner and Amanda Samms-Kluesner, of Shamokin.

A son, Colson Thomas DePuy, was born Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Katelyn Arbogast adn Jeffrey DePuy, of Coal Township.

A son, Ryder Lee Newman, was born Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, to Justin Newman and Nikki Cresswell.

A daughter, Aria Rosemarie Malia, was born at 2:03 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Robert T. Malia Sr. and Melissa Ritzman, of Coal Township. The baby weighed 4 pounds, 10.6 ounces, and was 17 inches in length.

A son, Isaiah Zane Thomas, was born at 12:53 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Abdl Thomas and Alicia Lahr, of Shamokin. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19 3/4 inches in length.

A daughter, Everly Faith Wisnoskie, was born at 1:19 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, at The Family Place of Evangelical, Lewisburg, to Bobbijo and Kenneth Lamar Wisnoskie, of Locust Gap. The mother is the former Bobbijo Derck.

A daughter, Sophee Ann Shurock, was born at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, to Ryan Adam Shurock and Mandy Lynn McBride, of Shamokin. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches in length.

A daughter, Charlie Rose Jean Dagan, was born Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, to Jannelle Albertini and Damien Dagan, of Coal Township.

A daughter, Izabella Faun Searls, was born Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, to Abby Weaver and Robert Searls, of Shamokin.

Shelia Mae Evans, of Sunbury, and Brian Keith Tyson, of New Columbia, recently announced their engagement.

A son, Brooks Gregory Butler, was born at 7:32 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at The Family Place of Evangelical, Lewisburg, to Christa and Jesse Butler, of Coal Township. The mother is the former Christa Stumhofer.

A son, Thomas James Kushner, was born at 12:40 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Easton, to Jeremy and Maria Kushner, of Nazareth. The mother is the former Maria Kidron. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 19 inches long.

Twins Daxon Michael and Luna Marie Walsh were born at 6:02 p.m. and 6:03 p.m. respectively, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, at The Family Place of Evangelical, Lewisburg, to Kacie and Derek Walsh, of Trevorton. The mother is the former Kacie Burk.

MIDDLEBURG — Desiree E. Snook, of Middleburg, and Tanner J. Stroup, of McAlisterville, recently announced their engagement.

A daughter, Iris Lovier Anthony, was born at 1:32 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, at The Family Place of Evangelical, in Lewisburg, to Nicollette Padakowski and Joseph Anthony, of Coal Township.

A son, Seger Brooks Bendas, was born Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, at Bayhealth Medical Center, in Dover, Delaware, to Ssgt. Patrick and Samantha (Pisko) Bendas, of Dover, Delaware. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19 3/4 inches in length.

RADFORD, Va. — Chester and Salinda (Moyer) Arthur, of Radford, Va. recently announced the engagement of their daughter, Sara Margaret, of Christiansburg, Va. to Matthew Cody Roberts, of Radford, Va.

A son, Lorenzo Alexander Fedoriw, was born at 5:58 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, to Alexandria Smith and Travis Fedoriw, of Williamsport.

A son, Emeryn William Zimmerman, was born at 10:57 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville, to Bryan and Stephanie Zimmerman, of Kulpmont. The mother is the former Stephanie Geise.

A daughter, Chelsea Rae Billig, was born at 1:35 p.m., Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, at The Family Place of Evangelical, Lewisburg, to Jennifer and David Billig Jr., of Trevorton. The mother is the former Jennifer Hughes.

Dale and Christine Fink, of Jersey Shore, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Aug. 1, 2020.

A son, John William Hixon, was born at 5:14 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at The Family Place of Evangelical to Rachel Leah (Bove) and Dr. Paul William Hixon, of Paxinos. John’s grandparents are Nancy Bove, of Orchard Park, New York, and Lee Hixon and Lisa Hixon, both of Mobile, Alabama.

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.