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    Pineknotter of the year award announced

      NORTHUMBERLAND – One of the biggest community service awards in The Valley has a new winner. John R Boughner, of Sunbury, is this year’s winner of the 2015 Pineknotter of the Year award. He joins a long list of winners dating back to the 1970’s. He said, “I had no clue that I was being picked for this award,” Boughner said, “It never entered my mind.”   The annual award is given to someone who does a ton of volunteerism, gives themselves selflessly to the community, and is someone that can be counted on- all that Boughner demonstrates well.   Boughner belongs to the Sunbury Social Club, Northumberland Hook and Ladder Company, Americus Fire…

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    Two hurt in a Saturday DUI crash

                MIFFLINBURG – Two men were hurt in a crash Saturday that state police are investigating as a DUI incident.  Troopers say 24-year-old Zachary Grove of New Berlin was driving on Steffens Road in West Buffalo Township around 9:15 Saturday night when he drove off the road and struck a tree. Grove and his passenger, 21-year-old Cody Klinger of Shamokin Dam, were taken to Evangelical Community Hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.  They were not wearing seatbelts.  Mifflinburg Fire Department, EMS and Fire Police assisted state police at the scene.  (Ali Stevens)

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    Busy Rt. 15 bridge goes down to one lane

              MONTOURSVILLE — Lane restrictions begin Tuesday near New Columbia. Route 15 will be limited to one lane in each direction at the New Columbia exits as the bridge is repaired. Work will repair deteriorated concrete and seals and install waterproofing and a new overlay on the bridge deck. Work is expected to be completed in mid-October. (Jennifer Wakeman)

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    Two men arrested in Middleburg attic

    MIDDLEBURG – Two wanted men were found hiding in an attic, after one of them led police on a high-speed chase in Snyder County.  The incident began in Middleburg Sunday June 21. Police say they saw a suspicious vehicle, gave chase and the car soon crashed into a yard along Kissimmee Road.   The driver of the vehicle took off on foot, and was later found hiding in the attic of his home…he is not being identified…charges are pending. Additionally, another man, a fugitive was found hiding in the attic: 19-year-old Stuart Ammerman of Mifflintown. He was wanted by police and taken into custody.  (Jennifer Wakeman)

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    VIDEO HERE: Camp Cadet wraps up at SU

    SELINSGROVE – Susquehanna University is once again hosting a popular summer camp. Camp Cadet, the brainchild of retired state trooper Matthew Burrows gives kids ages 12-15 an inside look at law enforcement. State Trooper Rick Blair says Camp Cadet teaches important life skills, “The camp’s primary focus is teaching the kids self-esteem, discipline, and teamwork.” Campers stay in the dorms at Susquehanna University and their days are filled with drills, self-defense, guest speakers and other events. The camp structure is similar to a week at the police academy, “For those kids who are interested in law enforcement or the military, it gives them a little taste of that.” Camp Cadet, in its 10th year is…

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VIDEO HERE: Camp Cadet wraps up at SU

SELINSGROVE – Susquehanna University is once again hosting a popular summer camp. Camp Cadet, the brainchild of retired state trooper Matthew Burrows gives kids ages 12-15 an inside look at law enforcement. State Trooper Rick Blair says Camp Cadet teaches important life skills, “The camp’s primary focus is teaching the kids self-esteem, discipline, and teamwork.” Campers stay in the dorms at Susquehanna University and their days are filled with drills, self-defense, guest speakers and other events. The camp structure is similar to a week at the police academy, “For those kids who are interested in law enforcement or the military, it gives them a little taste of that.” Camp Cadet, in its 10th year is…

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Evangelical Hospital names new CEO

LEWISBURG — Evangelical Community Hospital will soon be under new leadership. The board of directors announced Tuesday that Kendra Aucker will take over as President and CEO in July. Roger Haddon Jr. is the Chair of the Board of  Directors at the hospital, “When choosing who will guide Evangelical into the future, Kendra stands out as someone who has a passion for the hospital and who, through the breadth of her experience , will be able to position the hospital in innovative ways that ensure its success in the ever-changing healthcare landscape.” Aucker has been part of the Evan team since 1990 serving most recently as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. She replaces Michael O’Keefe…

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Martha Barrick is 2015 ‘Distingished Citizen’

LEWISBURG — A major Valley business and community leader–has received a major award. The Susquehanna Council of the Boy Scouts of America has honored Martha Barrick, broker of Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate.  She is their recipient of their 2015 Distinguished Citizen award.   The Council presents this award each year to “A person in the community who goes above and beyond in their daily life that exemplifies Scouting’s aims.”   Local community and business leader, Eagle Scout Christopher Hilliard, a friend and neighbor of Barrick, spoke Thursday before the award presentation about the importance of scouting and he expressed the impact Martha Barrick has had on both his experience and on the local…