New police hired

Three new police officers were hired, pending their completion of the police academy, during a special meeting of Shamokin City Council Friday at City Hall. Pictured, from left, are Administrator Robert Slaby, Councilwoman Barbara Moyer, Councilman Charlie Verano, Mayor John Brown; newly-hired officers Preston Gehring, Travis Minnig and Benjamin Busko; Chief of Police Raymond Siko II, Councilman Scott Roughton, Controller Dave Kinder, Mayor-elect Rick Ulrich and Councilman-elect Joseph Leschinskie.

SHAMOKIN — Shamokin City Council approved $225,000 of funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to be distributed to its employees in the form of bonuses during Friday’s special meeting at City Hall.

Full-time employees each received $10,000, while part-time employees received $5,000.

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