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SHAMOKIN — Going on its 14th year, Shamokin’s Anthracite Heritage Festival has fast become a happening Memorial Day Weekend event that both locals and visitors from out of the area look forward to each year. The decade-and-a-half old festival, which typically fills out three full blocks on M…

SUNBURY — Incumbent Northumberland County Commissioners Kymberley Best and Sam Schiccatano each sailed through Tuesday’s primary to the general election on their party’s respective tickets.

SHAMOKIN — City voters Tuesday shot down a referendum asking whether a government study commission of seven members be elected to study the existing form of government and consider the advisability of the adoption of a Home Rule Charter.

SHAMOKIN — Turnout was steady at various polling stations throughout the city on Tuesday as residents cast their ballots on the controversial Home Rule question and whether a study commission should be formed to decide how to best continue moving the city forward financially.

ELYSBURG — The Elysburg Knights of Columbus, Father Charles R. Slough Council 14161, recently awarded its annual scholarships to three graduating seniors who submitted an essay that described the significance of their Catholic faith and their parents’ roles in molding their Christian direction.

SUNBURY — Due to a special election in the 12th congressional district and a referendum in the City of Shamokin regarding home rule charter and a government study commission in Tuesday’s primary election that allowed all registered voters to cast ballots instead of just Democrats and Republi…

SHAMOKIN — The Northumberland County Council for the Arts, SEDA-Council of Governments’ Joint Rail Authority, North Shore Railroad and Penn Valley Railroad LLC once again will sponsor the Anthracite Heritage Express train excursions during the Anthracite Heritage Festival on Saturday.

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania is in full compliance with the federal REAL ID Act and regulation, PennDOT announced Monday. The state Department of Transportation reportedly was notified of the compliance by the federal Department of Homeland Security.

SHAMOKIN — Dawn M. Thompson, 43, of 513 W. Mulberry St., Shamokin, is being charged with aggravated assault, simple assault with a deadly weapon, simple assault, reckless endangerment and possessing an instrument of crime after she allegedly stabbed Akeem Gregory Tuesday evening at their home.

MOUNT CARMEL — Like most local residents, the Rev. Francis Karwacki, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, cares about his community and keeping it clean. Karwacki also believes in showing respect toward the deceased and the grounds where their physical remains are now buried.

CATAWISSA, RR — The Southern Columbia Area School Board honored it’s student of the month, third-grader Olivia Jones, for her exemplary behavior both in and out of school. The quiet, young lady stood before the board as Superintendent Paul Caputo offered his congratulations for her attendanc…

SHAMOKIN — Central Susquehanna Opportunities Inc. (CSO) will hold its annual Community Action Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Northumberland County Career and Arts Center, at 2 E. Arch St.

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SUNBURY — Incumbent Northumberland County Commissioners Kymberley Best and Sam Schiccatano each sailed through Tuesday's primary to the general election on their party's respective tickets.

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SHAMOKIN — City voters Tuesday shot down a referendum asking whether a government study commission of seven members be elected to study the existing form of government and consider the advisability of the adoption of a Home Rule Charter.

American Legion Auxiliary to meet

LEWISBURG — More than anything else, the world today needs do-ers — people of action who push the boundaries of life and give of themselves to make the world a better place — former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told the crowd at Bucknell University’s commencement Sunday.

SHAMOKIN — Local author KristaLyn A. Vetovich will be on hand at the Heritage Festival Saturday to sign and talk about her work, including her latest book "Strayed: A Shifted Series Novella."

SHAMOKIN — It was a sad day for parishioners of Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, 28 W. Arch St., who watched pieces of the church’s history auctioned off Saturday morning.

Six candidates are vying for four open seats on Kulpmont Borough Council in Tuesday’s primary election. With Councilman George Malakoski not running for re-election, three seats are available for four-year terms, while one two-year term spot is up for grabs.

Open house at Ralpho Fire Co.