Michael Lester
Southside Reporter
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Michael Lester covers Geisinger, northern Columbia County and whatever else crosses his desk. A native of the Poconos, he studied journalism at Bloomsburg University, graduating in 1995. He joined the Press Enterprise while in college.

Latest by Michael Lester

Published on January 25, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Newly appointed town councilman and downtown business owner Justin Hummel has an idea for a different kind of street fair with beer...
Published on January 25, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Town Council will tackle one of the town’s hottest topics at its February public meeting: It’s inviting residents to weigh in on the...
Published on January 24, 2020 - Page 1
SLABTOWN — A Bloomsburg bicycle shop that’s been in business over 30 years is leaving town. Paul Baskin plans to move Paul’s Bicycles shop from West...
Published on January 23, 2020 - Page 1
MECHANICSBURG — Southern Columbia’s football team will remain in its familiar Class AA division for the playoffs in the 2020 season. The Tigers...
Published on January 22, 2020 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A dispute continues to simmer between the town and Columbia County over six jury-selection days each year, when 90 to 100 residents are...
Published on January 19, 2020 - Page 1
HARRISBURG — Some sections of Fishing Creek could become off limits to anglers and boaters if state judges conclude the 30-mile stream was never used...
Published on January 16, 2020 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — Borough landlords are flat-out opposed to regular inspections of their rental properties. But they also acknowledge the borough code...
Published on January 16, 2020 - Page 3
Catawissa hopes to establish a weekly farmers market this year. Borough Manager Larry Kopp is in talks with local farmers about providing produce...
Published on January 8, 2020 - Page 1
FRANKLIN TWP. — A pair of watchdog groups advocating for Constitutional separation of church and state recently confronted Southern Columbia school...
Published on January 7, 2020 - Page 1
SUGARLOAF TWP. — Breaking down in tears had become almost routine for Jan Watts during the nearly three weeks his white German shepherd was missing...