Stories from Sunday, January 2, 2022

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Board’s letter to voters said some proposed by-law amendments would increase red tape
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg Fair members will vote for more than directors at the annual meeting in January, with 10...
BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg Fair rebounded from huge financial losses suffered during the coronavirus pandemic to post...
One dog saved from burning home; couple’s cat is missing
NESCOPECK — Homeowners managed to save one of their two dogs after returning Saturday night to find their house on fire...
Bank teller spied alleged fraud try
SCOTT TWP. — A Berwick couple was surprised when the $31.40 check they’d mailed to pay a bill turned up in the hands of...
Family member fell from coasting car, police say
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — Police say an argument that started between a man and his girlfriend resulted in his arrest, his...
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Joy Through the Grove — A Christmas Light Experience: 5:30-9 p.m., Knoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg. SAA meeting: 2...
• Actor Kate Bosworth, 39. • Ballroom dancer Karina Smirnoff (TV: “Dancing with the Stars”), 44. • Actor Dax...
1811: Sen. Timothy Pickering, a Federalist from Massachusetts, became the first member of the U.S. Senate to be...
Three missing after wildfire SUPERIOR, Colo. (AP) — Nearly 1,000 homes were destroyed, hundreds more were damaged, and...
• EZ Storage will offer for sale contents of storage unit No. 97, occupied by Larry Palmer, 130 Anthony Ave.,...
Meteor may be boom’s cause PITTSBURGH (AP) — The National Weather Service says an exploding meteor is likely the cause...
TREASURE HUNT: 1-7-19-24-26 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 0-3; WILD: 2 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 3-9-6; WILD: 2 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 5-8-1-...
 
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BERWICK — Police nabbed the same man twice in a month and papers say both times he was wanted. Jonathan Diefenderfer...
BERWICK — The following landlord-tenant disputes were filed in the office of District Judge Richard W. Knecht. Such...
BLOOMSBURG — A Danville man threw a rock through his ex-girlfriend’s window, police said. Talideen Ernes Chambers,...
SCOTT TWP. — A Bloomsburg man stopped by police for driving erratically on Columbia Boulevard had been drinking, police...

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Glaxo Smith Kline retiree loved outdoors
Jack Arthur Walburn, 72, of Trevorton passed away on December 31, 2021. He was born March 14, 1949, in DuBois, the son...
Sports fan was a proud blood donor
Christopher Scott Kishbaugh, known to many as Big Dawg, age 52, of Berwick passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2021, at...
Former teacher, loved camping and grandchildren
Carolyn (Yost) Karas, aged 88, of Mount Pleasant Road, Orangeville, better known as Mama K, left her earthly confines...
Geisinger retiree was avid Dallas Cowboys fan
Gary R. Keefer, age 68, of 144 Elysburg Road, Danville (Riverside), died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday,...
Arrangements to be in future edition
June E. Wedge, 70, of Benton Township, wife of Charles R. Wedge, died Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at Geisinger...
Berwick Weaving worker loved bingo
Donna J. (Sponenberg) Schell, 67, of Berwick, passed away Monday, December 27, 2021, at Berwick Hospital Center. Born...
WASHINGTON (AP) —Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts says the federal judiciary needs to do more to ensure judges...
Sports fan enjoyed time on family farm, hunting
Walter M. Hontz, 84, of Shickshinny passed away on December 30, 2021, at Bonham Nursing & Rehabilitation Center....
Arrangements to be announced
Richard C. “Rick” Wolford, 54, formerly of Benton, died Friday evening, Dec. 31, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center,...
Completed obituary to appear later
Bruce H. Haney, age 78, of Bloomsburg passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2022, at his Montour Township home. A...

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The U.S. flu season has arrived on schedule after taking a year off, with flu hospitalizations rising and two child...

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DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky animal shelter has been doing its part to help with recovery from last month’s...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to further bolster his military capability, maintain...

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With COVID-19 cases surging just as students are about to return from winter break, dozens of U.S. colleges are moving...

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CAIRO (AP) — An advertisement by a French automaker has stirred up controversy in Egypt after activists said it...
“The new year began yesterday with a lot of wild weather across the nation. “Winter Storm Frida became a Frankenstein...

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Philly needs win vs. Washington, some help
LANDOVER, Md. — Jalen Hurts insists his sore left ankle feels good enough to get the Philadelphia Eagles two wins. One...
Participated in nine career Super Bowls
ATLANTA — Dan Reeves’ talents off the field were recognized early on by Tom Landry. Reeves was still suiting up for...
Jefferson runs Razorbacks past Nittany Lions
TAMPA, Fla. — Arkansas football is on the rise. KJ Jefferson picked up 104 of his 110 rushing yards in the second half...
ARLINGTON, Texas — Bryce Young is a former five-star recruit who won the Heisman Trophy in his first season as Alabama’...
 
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ORLANDO, Fla. — Chris Rodriguez ran for a 6-yard touchdown with 1:48 to play, and No. 25 Kentucky rallied in the fourth...
PASADENA, Calif. — C.J. Stroud capped his record-setting offensive day by leading a 56-yard drive ending in Noah...
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Spencer Sanders accounted for 496 yards and threw three of his four touchdown passes to Tay Martin,...
 
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AMES, Iowa — James Akinjo scored 16 points, LJ Cryer had 10 of his 13 in the second half, and top-ranked Baylor beat No...
WASHINGTON — DeMar DeRozan hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the second straight game to give the Chicago Bulls a 120-...
Another G League referee was called up by the NBA to work a game on Saturday and another head coach entered the league’...
NEW YORK — Noah Dobson scored 3:52 into overtime to give the New York Islanders a 3-2 victory over the slumping...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 33 21 7 5 47 109 97 Florida 32 21 7 4 46 122 95 Toronto...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Brooklyn 23 11.676 — Philadelphia 19 16.543 4½ Boston 17 19.472 7...
SEATTLE — Brian “Red” Hamilton was in the middle of moving equipment on the Vancouver Canucks’ bench in between periods...
 
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CLEVELAND — Myles Garrett was only 8 years old when Ben Roethlisberger started his personal, nearly two-decade-long...
Jan. 2, 1992 • Nanticoke’s John Beggs hits four free throws in the final 20 seconds of overtime and the Trojans edge...
Today No local sporting events scheduled ——————————————— Monday BASKETBALL High school girls Northwest at...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL (MEN'S) 1 p.m. ESPN2 — North Carolina at Boston College 2 p.m. BTN — Michigan St. at...
College Basketball FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at Indiana St. 1 Bradley North Carolina 7 at Boston College at SMU 3½...
x-subject to collective bargaining agreement and end of lockout: Jan. 15 — International signing period opens, 9 a.m....
BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHICAGO BULLS - Signed G Mac McClung to a 10-day contract. PHOENIX SUNS...
 
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The beginning of a new year also marks a new era for the Early Bird Sports Show at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. The...
Gun show slated The Nescopeck Rifle Club will hold it’s annual Gun Show on Jan. 8-9 at the Nescopeck Township Fire...
 
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NEW YORK — “Red Rocket” star Simon Rex compares today’s pandemic-scarred New York with the city he knew in the 1990s as...
As cute as pets are, they’re a financial commitment. Americans spent $103.6 billion on their pets in 2020 alone, APPA...
LOS ANGELES — Cartoonito, a programming block of animated shows on Cartoon Network and HBO Max, was developed with what...
For the Associated Press A key part of the car buying process is familiarizing yourself with some of the key terms you...
 
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The village of Kulp lies in Roaring Creek Township along Old Reading Road. According to the 1915 Beers history of...
Thank you, Evy Lysk, for all you do for stray, sick, unwanted cats. The explosive stray cat population is the result of...
 
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Hi, Greg. I enjoyed your recent “car firsts” column. What car do you feel was the first American compact car? There...
 
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Locally and across the state, historic markers have recently been revised or removed to better reflect modern...
ROSE: Berwick businessman Kirk Bower has put his money where his mouth has been: Paying out hundreds to people in the...
If you are paying the bills you already know inflation is at a nearly 40 year high. But not to worry, help is on the...
Perceptions rule the day. What is one person’s fact is another’s fiction. No better example would be the controversy...
A woman is on trial for beating her husband to death with his guitar collection. The judge asks her, “First offender...
 
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Millions of Americans watched the events in Washington last Jan. 6 unfold on live television. Police officers testified...
Hopefully it will be possible for us to see COVID vaccines given at Geisinger clinics in the near future. It would help...
 

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Fritz Turner, 23, returned to his hometown of Newport, Washington, to find the city’s Christmas tree “embarrassing.”...
Geisinger program administrator honored Mary Anne Wesne r, C-TAGME, program administrator for Geisinger’s pediatrics...
DANVILLE — The following property transfers were recorded in Montour County from Dec. 1 to 15: Anthony Township •...
 

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Obstacles can trip up those coming out later in life
CHICAGO — A lot can be hidden behind a marriage. For Brad and Cyndi Marler, it was that they are both gay. A few years...
Those cheesy TV infomercials promising “three easy payments of $19.99” were ahead of their time. The idea of paying in...
 

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Graduates MANSFIELD — Kira Temple of Danville completed the required coursework in December and earned a Bachelor of...
BLOOMSBURG — The Columbia County Traveling Library will make the following stops this week: • MONDAY: Greenwood...
ELYSBURG — Elysburg Bridge Club met Dec. 14; play yielded these results: Cleon Dodge, 1,900 points; Bob Reed, 1,300...
LCCC offers spring classes in Berwick NANTICOKE — Luzerne County Community College will offer courses for the spring...
Senior centers list week’s activities • Benton — Monday: New Year wishes, 9 a.m.; exercise, 10 a.m.; movie, noon;...
 

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DEAR ABBY: My significant other is a super-nice guy, who everyone likes and gets along with — until the topics of...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY You don’t wait for orders or for someone else to tell you what to do. You’re too busy taking the...
NEW YORK (AP) — The former Facebook manager who accused her former employer of caring more about money than about...