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    PennDOT open houses Danville and Mifflinburg

      UNDATED — PennDOT is hosting two events to educate the public on summer bridge projects. Union County residents are invited to attend an open house on Wednesday, May 27th at the Municipal Court Building on Chestnut Street in Mifflinburg from 5 to 7pm. Montour County residents can attend a separate event on Monday, June 1st from 5 to 7pm at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville. At these open houses representatives from the construction companies performing the work will be on hand to provide information, as well as to answer questions about the upcoming work that will replace several bridges in both counties. Additional information on the project can be found at PaRapidBridges.com (John…

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    PennDOT asks motorists to slow down

    PennDOT encourages work zone safety SUNBURY – Construction zones are popping up across The Valley – and PennDOT hopes drivers are prepared to slow down.  David Thompson is Community Relations Coordinator at PennDOT district 3-0.  He says work zone safety is a serious issue.   “It is just really important for motorists to remain alert when they are approaching work zones,” Thompson said.  “They need to drive at a safe and prudent speed and obey the work zone signs and flaggers…  Last year we had 45 crashes in the district in work zones, and a couple fatalities as well.  I think right now we have a real issue with people who are impatient, distracted, drowsy…

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    Mayfair at the Playground–a success

      SUNBURY — About 50 vendors and stands, and several hundred fairgoers attended the first annual Mayfair at the Playground in Sunbury. Organizers Lisa Portzline, and Dan Saxton said they were busy both Friday night and Saturday evening.  The two-day event was a fundraiser for the Good Will Hose Company.   The Mayfair was held on the fire company’s playground at Sixth and Line Streets. On display was the brightly colored vehicle that is the subject of the Sunbury Mustang Raffle. Saxton said he has been selling the $100 tickets steadily during the event. Several pieces of fire apparatus were stationed on the playground, and Sunbury Motor Company had a number of vehicles on display.

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    Vandalized memorial plaque, is now repaired

      SELINSGROVE — The veteran’s memorial plaque is repaired–just in time for Memorial Day. The repairs are complete on the $5,000 metal plaque, known as the Snyder County Veterans Memorial. The commemorative is at the East Snyder Park, and it was November 11 last year, more than 200 people gathered at the park for its unveiling. Today, WNEP reports David and Chris Gaugler used auto body tools and paints to repair the vandalized plaque and it looks restored for today’s observances. State troopers say they are still looking for the vandals–who damaged a veteran’s memorial, just prior to Memorial Day.

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    Memorial Day events around The Valley

      UNDATED — Many towns in The Valley are recognizing Memorial Day with events over the weekend.   Montandon: Parade will form at noon Sunday from Railroad Street and will move out at 1:00pm.  There will be a complimentary lunch after the parade served by the parade committee.   Selinsgrove: Victory Post #25 of the American Legion is sponsoring an annual Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony. Events begin at 9am Monday at the Selinsgrove Borough Building with the mayor’s Memorial Day Address followed immediately by a parade. Selinsgrove High School Band will perform in the parade. There will be free admission and a hot dog picnic at the Selingrove Area Pool Monday.   Danville: Ceremonies begin…

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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…

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Geisinger at 100: Part 6…CEO reflects on career

DANVILLE – Pride, ProvenCare, and fixing ‘post-Hershey’ Geisinger are some of the key words which came up in WKOK’s exclusive exit interview with the now former president and CEO, Dr. Glenn Steele. He says he is proud of the developments he led during his time at GHS and he believes he has been able to ensure a system of higher quality, lower cost, more satisfactory healthcare. Steele says his greatest accomplishment throughout his tenure has been national attention and “Probably the increase in the recognition and the understanding of Geisinger as an innovative, continually innovating healthcare system.” Over his 15-years, there is been national recognition on ‘ProveCare,’ and other advanced practices. In reflecting on his…

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Geisinger at 100: Part 5…Dr. David Feinberg – Visionary

DANVILLE — Dr. David Feinberg, the new CEO of Geisinger Health System takes a personal approach to running one of the nation’s largest rural health care systems. In the last month, he has visited every Geisinger hospital and clinic, makes daily rounds visiting patients at the Danville campus even stopping to take a selfie or two. Feinberg is focused on providing the best patient care for every patient, every time. When he met with Geisinger’s board during the interview process, they asked questions about running the business, but his answers centered on patients, “My answers were all focused on taking care of patients and if I’m chosen we’ll make those decisions based on what’s best…