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SHAMOKIN — It was a bittersweet moment as city officials and state Rep. Kurt Masser (R-107) stood in a vacant lot at Rock and Cameron streets on a cloudy Monday morning, watching an excavator claw rip into a wall at the former Shroyer dress factory building.

CATAWISSA RR — Twenty-one Southern Columbia Area School District residents attended a meeting Monday that lasted nearly four hours to discus ways to counteract bullying and revise the district’s anti-bullying policy.

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SHAMOKIN — The Salvation Army Family Store marked its official grand opening on Monday at its new location, 8 E. Independence St., with a 9:45 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony and the store’s opening at 10 a.m.

HUMMELS WHARF — Shoppers will have the opportunity to aid homeless animals next month during the return of a gift “wrap-a-thon” to be held Friday through Sunday, Dec. 14 to 16, at the Susquehanna Valley Mall.

SHAMOKIN — The Lower Anthracite Model Railroad Club will hold its annual open houses, featuring a 3,000-square-foot train display, from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 15, 22 and 29; and 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26. The club is located in the American Legion building above Shamokin-Coal Towns…

SHAMOKIN — Local supermarkets were crowded on Sunday with customers making their final purchases on the last weekend before Thanksgiving. In addition to frozen turkeys for the Thanksgiving Day meal, other popular items purchased included potatoes, brussel sprouts, bread cubes for stuffing an…

KULPMONT — The “Kulpmont100 Believes” Christmas decorations will feature new banners which will supplement Kulpmont’s holiday decor, compliments of the Kulpmont100 committee.

SHAMOKIN — In following the teaching of Jesus to love one another, members of Brookside Ministries church in Shamokin Dam came to the city Saturday to help minister to those in need.

MOUNT CARMEL — Thursday’s fire at a three-story commercial building in the downtown district reportedly left six people homeless and prompted borough fire officials to contact a state police fire marshal to inspect the property in hopes of determining an official cause.

HARRISBURG — The 110 members of the incoming Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus on Tuesday once again elected Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) as speaker of the House and chose Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) as the new majority leader for the upcoming 2019-20 legislative session.

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SHAMOKIN — The season’s first snowstorm wreaked havoc throughout the area Thursday, causing numerous crashes, forcing multiple road closures and prompting early dismissals at schools.

SHAMOKIN — Four defendants entered guilty pleas Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III and were ordered to pay fines and costs.

MOUNT CARMEL — The Mount Carmel Area High School football team easily beat North Penn-Mansfield in a District 4 Class 2A semifinal game at The Silver Bowl, but it was the Red Tornadoes’ performance following Saturday’s win that was just as impressive.

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SHAMOKIN — At Wednesday’s city council meeting, Mayor John Brown announced equipment will be assembled over the weekend at the former Shroyer Dress Factory for demolition to begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

SHAMOKIN — The history of the coal region’s veterans was on display for Wednesday’s opening of a “veterans museum” at the Northumberland County Career and Arts Center, honoring those who have served from the Revolutionary War to today.

KULPMONT — Demolition of the two smokestacks at the former JH & CK Eagle Mill is moving forward, but an obstacle involving Verizon phone lines has provided a hurdle for the EPA to tackle before work can be done.

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Shamokin Area School District is dismissing early today because of the pending snowstorm.

Gas Buddy is recommending motorists hold off on filling their tanks for now thanks to Tuesday’s 7 percent single-day drop in the price of crude oil, which extended the record streak of 12 days that oil has moved lower.

MOUNT CARMEL — Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I. With the surrender of Germany to the Allies at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, hostilities came to an end. The Mount Carmel Area Joint Veterans Committee held its 508th…

CATAWISSA RR — G.C. Hartman Elementary School released its first marking period honor roll. Those achieving distinguished honors have averages of 95 percent and higher and those with honors from 88 to 94 percent.