The True Meaning of Christmas

WKOK and W&L Subaru present: The True Meaning of Christmas as presented by Mrs. Knarr’s, Mr. Ettinger’s and Mr. Beddal’s 3rd grade classes at Priestley Elementary School, Northumberland, PA —and— Mrs. Brouse’s 5th grade class at Selinsgrove Elementary School, Selinsgrove, PA Coming soon, you’ll be able to listen to and download the features you hear on 1070 WKOK right here on this page. Mrs. Knarr’s class at Priestley Elementary Bryce   Kynkade   Ethan   Averi Anthony  Brady Jacob H. Jakup K. Alyssa Serenity Drew Trey John Kyleigh Kaylee Kylee Kirsten Lynsie Gabe Austin Dillian   Mr. Beddal’s class at Priestley Elementary Elizabeth Jordan Domonic Aden Mary Donovan Kayleigh Meryssa Dalton Emma Vaughn Gillian Jada Briana Adam Kyara…

Celebrating the season in The Valley

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LEWISBURG – There were many holiday events over the weekend and more are coming up in The Valley.  In Lewisburg, the Victorian Parade drew a crowd along Market Street.  9-year-old Claire Hunter of Lewisburg participated in the parade. “I was Tiger Lily from Peter Pan,” says Hunter.  And, it wasn’t her first time.  “This is my third year.  I just think it’s fun to get dressed up and parade down the street, handing out candy canes.  It’s just a fun tradition.” In Selinsgrove over the weekend, the first annual Santa Fest was a big success.  Coming up this week is the popular Christkindl Market in Mifflinburg.  It runs Thursday through Saturday.  For more information on…

Senator wants to increase fines for underage drinking

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HARRISBURG — The sponsor of a new state law increasing maximum fines for underage drinking is seeking an additional financial penalty in next month’s legislative session. Senator Jake Corman (R-34th, State College) said he will resubmit his bill to allow municipalities that include all or part of a university or college to impose a $100 fee for alcohol-related offenses to help finance local prevention programs.   Corman sponsored a new law that will boost the maximum fine for underage drinking from $300 to $500 and double the fine for subsequent offenses to $1,000. The law takes effect on December 24th. Corman says the new law is designed to help college communities like State College pay…

Family of 5 lived 3 months in camper

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MILLMONT — Samantha Confer’s family moved into their new house the Monday before Thanksgiving. Prior to the move, her fiance and three children, ages8 to 5, were living for three months in a 35-foot camper parked on the property of relatives. The family had to move from its former home after the landlord raised the rent by $200 amonth, which they could not afford. While the family is thankful to have a new home, there’s not enough money for the holidays. Confer says “It kind of puts a damper on Christmas because we’ve had to put a lot of money into the house.” Confer’s fiance is in the construction business but hasn’t had a lot…

NFF: Without work, it’s hard to live

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TURBOTVILLE — A BB gun shot to the eye has been the toughest obstacle for a Turbotville man and his family to overcome.  Before his injury, the husband had worked at Muncy Home, but now he can’t work at all.  His wife, who asked that the family name not be identified, said her husband also suffers from back and neck injuries related to his time in the military. The family applied for food stamps but was turned down because the husband’s military pension beings them slightly over the limit required for the program.  The pension is their only source of income and the wife says, that can not live on that alone.  She stays at…

Library to sell items at Jackson Penn

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SELINSGROVE – The new Rudy Gelnett Memorial Library in Selinsgrove will be selling some of their older furniture and items this week. Now that the new library has opened, a sale is planned for Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jackson Penn Elementary School. They will be selling their old bookshelves, office chairs, stacking chairs, folding chairs and other miscellaneous items. For more information, you can contact the library director at 374-7163. The public is invited to attend. (Ali Stevens) Follow

Sunbury Rotary helps local kids shop for the holidays

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SUNBURY – The Sunbury Rotary Club held their annual Shop for Tots event on Saturday, where children from lower income families are able to buy presents for the holidays. 30 children from the Shikellamy School District were treated to a $100 shopping spree at Kmart on Saturday to buy gifts for their families to learn the lesson of giving a gift.   10-year-old Karin (Kah-rin) from Chief Shikellamy enjoyed shopping for her sister. She said, “I got my sister mocassins. I can’t wait to see my sister smile because she has been begging for them.”   After the shopping, the kids were treated to lunch and then their gifts were wrapped by the Shikellamy cheerleaders….

5th annual Magical Memories Wish Kid party a success

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MILTON — About 200 children and their families attended the 5th annual Magical Memories Wish Kid holiday party on Saturday at the Christ Wesleyan Church in Milton. Children who are dealing with terminal and life-threatening illnesses were able to enjoy live music from Woody Wolfe, crafts and holiday treats. Donations from groups including the Sunbury American Legion Riders helped make the event possible. The party was for children in Montour, Snyder, Union, Northumberland and Columbia Counties. Children were greeted by Mickey and Minnie Mouse too! (Ali Stevens) Follow

Man found dead in a burning car is not identified

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DANVILLE — Following an autopsy on Friday, officials still haven’t released the identity of a man found dead in a burning car in Montour County on Wednesday morning. Montour County Coroner Scott Lynn was present for the autopsy and says dental records could not identify the man, so DNA tests will be the next step. Results could be available by today.   The Press Enterprise reports authorities have an idea about who was in the car, and the family has been notified, but they will not release the name until positive identification is made. The car was discovered burning off Baldtop Road in Liberty Township around 4:45 a.m. State police say the death does not…

Wreaths for Warriors volunteers busy in rain

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SUNBURY –Holidaywreaths were placed on veteran’s graves and at military memorials in The Valley over the weekend. Members of the local Wreaths for Warriors committee and volunteers were out in rain Sunday and cool temperatures Saturday, placing hundreds of wreaths on veteran’s graves.   Friday John Deppen, acting chairman of the local Wreaths for Warriors effort said Wreaths Across America began in 2006 and a local resident advocated for the effort.  He said, “Local citizen Chris Kerwin said why can’t we do something like this in theSusquehannaValley. It began with a very small effort in 2006 with a few dozen wreaths inNorthumberlandCounty.  We have since grown to more than 1,200 wreaths being placed on Veteran’s…