MOUNT CARMEL — For generations a pipe organ had served as an instrument of worship at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, now the Church of Resurrection Episcopal, at Fourth and Maple streets.

SUNBURY — The Coal Hole and former VFW building along Commerce Street, both in Shamokin, were among 43 out of 167 properties sold during the county’s annual judicial sale held Thursday morning at the Northumberland County Administration Center.

MOUNT CARMEL — The borough accepted the lowest bid at Thursday’s council meeting for a six-part paving project to begin upon scheduling with the company.

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SHAMOKIN — BB&T Bank’s Lighthouse program offers employees an opportunity to perform community service projects intended to brighten the hearts and lives of local citizens.

SHAMOKIN — The Anne Miles Children’s Theatre sponsored by the Northumberland County Council for the Arts and Humanities presents “Junie B. Jones the Musical Jr.” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the career and arts center auditorium, 2 E. Arch St.

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee considered several gun safety reform measures at meetings Tuesday and Wednesday.

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HARRISBURG — State Rep. Kurt A. Masser (R-107) voted in favor of the no-tax-increase state budget plan Wednesday that he says invests more funding for all levels of education while protecting communities and families across Pennsylvania.

ATLAS — A resident of the 400 block of East Saylor Street told the Mount Carmel Township Board of Supervisors at their regular meeting Wednesday that she had to induce vomiting of her dog Tuesday evening after it ate an unknown object thrown into her yard.

LEWISBURG — Northumberland County Agency on Aging and Union-Snyder Agency on Aging recently held a luncheon at the Country Cupboard Lewisburg honoring the service of its APPRISE volunteers.

HERSHEY — MI Windows and Doors raised more than $800,000 for its Charitable Foundation at its 20th annual fundraising event in Hershey June 11 to 13. The proceedings included two nights of dinner and auctions at the Hershey Lodge, and two days of golf at the Hershey Country Club.

HARRISBURG — A day after Northumberland County earned praise from the state for its effort to eliminate housing blight, Gov. Wolf signed into law a bill written by state Rep. Kurt Masser (R-107) that provides “another tool” to use toward that goal.

DORNSIFE — New pieces of steel are expected to be delivered today as part of the $567,000 project to repair damage to a Route 225 bridge that crosses the Mahanoy Creek.

DANVILLE — A $6.5 million project is lifting off the ground, and will further elevate the capabilities of a program that has been saving lives for 37 years.

HARRISBURG — There are 10 proposals for medical marijuana grower/processor or dispensary locations in eastern Northumberland County in Phase II of the state’s medical marijuana program.

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SHAMOKIN — A group of state, county and local officials, led by Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello, visited a number of properties Monday morning in the Shamokin area to address the issue of blight, disc…

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COAL TOWNSHIP — The Shamokin Area School Board on Monday unanimously approved the general fund budget for the 2018-19 school year that will see a tax increase of 1.4 mills.

Dear Rusty: My husband got an overpayment notice from Social Security telling us that his former wife had collected $32,640.34 in benefits she wasn’t entitled to and they want us to repay the overpayment. We knew that his ex-wife had been married another three times, but she was single at 62…

DALMATIA — The Northumberland County Coroner’s Office announced that dental records will be used to identify the body of a male found at the south end of Zeigler Island near here Saturday night due to heavy decomposition.

SHAMOKIN — A group of state, county and local officials visited a number of properties Monday morning in the Shamokin area to discuss the issue of blight and how a negative can be turned into a positive.

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KULPMONT — Members of Kulpmont100 Inc. and the owners of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, located across Chestnut Street (Route 61) from the St. Pauline Center, gathered on May 26 for a ceremony to commemorate the original dedication of the Ascension Chapel that was built to honor the …

This spring we’ve had some pretty impressive and unusual house guests. For one thing, they can average a speed of 60 mph, with top speeds of 200 mph — all without a car.

Two incidents in local waterways were investigated Saturday night — one in which a body was found, and another in which a woman was safely rescued.

OVERLOOK — Members of the Northumberland County Airport Authority were pleased with Saturday’s turnout of area residents taking advantage of airplane and helicopter rides and tours of the facility in Ralpho Township during the annual Fly-In held on Father’s Day weekend.

ELYSBURG — An argument during which a razor was used to slice the back of a man’s neck Friday at a Reading Turnpike residence resulted in a Shamokin man being incarcerated in Mifflin County Jail.