Oct. 1 deadline for miners’ salute

SHAMOKIN — Oct. 1 has been established as the deadline for submissions for The News-Item’s Salute to Miners project.

The newspaper is recognizing this year’s 250th anniversary of the discovery of anthracite coal in Pennsylvania, including with a special section to be published in early November.

Watch for the form publishing regularly in The News-Item that asks for information about miners, past and present.

For more information, contact editor Andy Heintzelman at 570-644-6397, ext. 1341, or at

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