Tree Fest continues at the Selinsgrove Library

Tree Fest Selinsgrove

SELINSGROVE — Votes are still being taken at Tree Fest inside the Rudy Gelnett Memorial Library in Selinsgrove.  You can cast your vote for the tree of your choice.  All of the trees are decorated to the theme of a book.  You can visit Tree Fest during regular library hours.   Follow

Paul Spiegel remains president of the Selinsgrove School Board


  SELINSGROVE – The Selinsgrove School Board will remain under the same leadership after their reorganization meeting on Monday. Paul Spiegel  was elected to remain president of the board. There will be a new vice president. Roger Sheesley was selected for that position.   Another item addressed at the meeting was Selinsgrove’s decision to deny the New Berlin Charter School application to students in the Selinsgrove Area School District. Lewisburg and Mifflinburg School Districts have also denied the application. (Andy Reed)   Follow

Today on Newsradio 1070 WKOK

Today on WKOK: On The Mark 8:30am: Open phones with host Mark Lawrence. 9am Dan Johnson, founder of PANDA joins us on the newsline to talk about People Against the National Defense Authorization Act. Dan Patrick 10am: Archie Manning, and more excerpts of the Bob Costas interview. Michael Smerconish noon: MS returns talking about all of this week’s news, and guest Christ Matthews on his new JFK book. Steven Jones 3pm: Coach Brett Bielema left Wisconsin for Arkansas, and other coaching changes. The best of the best, and more Costas! On WKOK. Follow

NorCo Comms bicker, even without Clausi


Commissioner Rick Shoch provided WKOK an e-mail string between himself and Commissioner Bridy.  Read here: Commissioner E-mail SUNBURY — Northumberland County Commissioners just can’t get along, even without former chairman Vinny Clausi present.  Not much was accomplished at Tuesday’s meeting.  A few motions were made to approve minor matters, but much of the hour and a half-long meeting was spent with Shoch and Bridy arguing. Rick Shoch accused his fellow commissioners of changing the date of an upcoming meeting because they knew it would interfere with Shoch’s personal obligation to Point Township.  He claimed that Stephen Bridy knew his prior commitments on that particular date, and that is why either Bridy or Clausi asked to move…

Toomey talks structural spending problem


  UNDATED – Republican U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA, Sen.) says there is still time to solve the impending fiscal cliff. “The great danger of the fiscal cliff is the massive tax increase set to go into effect January 1,” says Toomey. “If that were to happen, it would likely throw the country into a recession and cost us hundreds of thousands or even millions of jobs.”   “I still maintain that the basic framework that I laid out in the super committee is the framework that can get us to an agreement, avoid the fiscal cliff and encourage economic growth.” Toomey calls this a structural spending problem that needs to be fixed. “One side…

NFF: Mother wants daughters to feel special


NFF:  Mother wants daughters to feel special   NEWCOLUMBIA– A New Columbia family has trouble making ends meet all year, but it’s particularly trying during the holidays.  Casey Hoey has two daughters, ages three and four.  She and their father want to give the girls a beautiful Christmas, but times are tough.   The girls’ father is having trouble finding a job, so the finances fall on Casey.  She works at a Chinese restaurant.  “I live off of $190 a week.  It’s very hard.”   Casey said without the Needy Family Fund, the holidays would not be as joyful.  “I just want my kids to have a good Christmas.  I want them to feel special. …

Needy Family Fund makes progress

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SUNBURY — The Needy Family Fund has so far reached $16,073 of its $75,000 goal.  Recent donations to the fund include a $400 from Michael and Sally Kobus of Lewisburg.  A $503 donation was received from the Fraternal Order of Eagles Sunbury Area No. 503.   Rounding out the current total are $250 in donations from anonymous givers.  Each year, The Daily Item, the Salvation Army of Milton and Sunbury, Susquehanna Bank and the radio stations of Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation team up to raise money for families in need.   The Salvation Army distributes toys, food, clothing, and gifts to eligible families. You are asked to please consider a generous contribution to the Needy Family…

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  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Democratic lawmakers say the Corbett administration’s move to privatize Pennsylvania Lottery management is shrouded in secrecy and creating a corporate giveaway for the sole bidder. Senate Democrats are asking for an unredacted copy of the proposed agreement between the state and Camelot Global Services and a full explanation of the scope of expanded lottery gambling under it. House Democrats say the proposed agreement would ensure that Camelot stands to reap hundreds of millions of dollars in profits that otherwise would go to programs for the state’s seniors for their prescription drugs, transportation, property taxes and rent. Gov. Tom Corbett says he’s exploring privatization of the lottery management to see if…