Remembering Lois Haddon, matriarch of SBC

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 NORTHUMBERLAND — Many people  are remembering Lois Haddon as a woman who loved her family and her community.  Haddon, of Northumberland, passed away Sunday. Vice President of Community Relations and Chief Development Officer at Evangelical Community Hospital, Tami Radecke, remembers Haddon as a great volunteer.  “Knowing her here at Evan, she has been a donor and a friend.  We will certainly miss her.”  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Haddon’s memory may be made to Evangelical Hospice.  “I know that Evan Hospice was with her these last few months,” says Radecke.  “We are just very very honored that the family chose the hospice for memorial contributions.” Anne Rebuck of Sunbury has been a longtime friend. …

Camp Mount Luther and other nonprofits to get help

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SUNBURY — A new fundraiser promises to help many helpful organizations across the state.  Raise The Region 2013 is a unique giving event that supports local nonprofits.   Camp Mount Luther is just one of the 160 groups that will benefit from the fundraising event on March 12.  Chad Hershberger is the camp’s executive director.  He explained how important this fundraising event is for the nonprofit group.   “Any money that comes in to camp helps us to be able to provide programs and facilities for the community at reduced rates, and subsidize what it costs us to actually run the camp and run the programs that we do,” he said.   Hershberger said they…

$7,500 raised for Camp Cadet

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LEWISBURG – Celebrity Service Night at Applebee’s in Lewisburg was a huge success last week, with $7,500 raised for Camp Cadet. Trooper Matt Burrows says the amount raised is up from last year and they had a great turnout with many generous tips. The money raised supports Camp Cadet, a free camp that provides a structured environment for kids ages 12 to 15 in Union, Montour, Snyder and Northumberland Counties. The camp focuses on structure, teamwork, discipline and self-esteem. The next fundraiser for Camp Cadet is coming up in May. Burrows said, “That will be our 9th annual 5K race at the Lewisburg prison on May 11th.”Burrows says you can visit their website for more…

Man officially charged with homicide in Middleburg stabbing

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MIDDLEBURG – The man accused of stabbing and killing his grandmother in Middleburg is now facing multiple charges, including homicide, for the incident on February 17th.  District Attorney Mike Piecuch says Joshua Snook of Sunbury is facing charges including homicide, aggravated assault, burglary, robbery, theft, unlawful possession of a firearm and several other counts. Police say Joshua Snook went to the home of his grandmother, 71-year-old Bonnie Snook of Middleburg, where the woman was stabbed to death.  Snook is also accused of stabbing his grandfather, Dale Snook, who was seriously injured and spent several days at  Geisinger Medical Center.  Snook’s wife, Jennifer Snook, was also charged with homicide, for driving Snook to the home where…

Update: Milton woman seriously injured in crash

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MILTON — A Milton woman was seriously injured Monday morning in a crash on Route 147.  The crash happened just before 6:30a.m. near the on-ramp to I-80 in the northbound lane. According to Milton State Police, 37-year-old Beth Mattingly lost control of her vehicle while negotiating a curve.  Her vehicle struck a guardrail head on, spun around, and flipped end over end for 20 yards. Mattingly was not wearing a seatbelt.  She had to be extracted from the vehicle and was taken to Geisinger Medical Center where she is listed in serious condition.  Milton EMS, Milton Fire Department, Turbot Township Fire Department, PennDOT and Heaters Garage assisted at the scene.  The crash closed the road…

Road projects are popping up

MONTOURSVILLE — PennDOT has announced a few road projects this spring: — Route 61 Bridge rehabilitation near Shamokin starts Monday March 11. Workers will rebuild the bridge over Shamokin Creek near Tharptown in CoalTownship. Traffic will be maintained but reduced to a single lane in each direction. All work is scheduled for completion by Nov. 1. — Between Trevorton and Shamokin PennDOT starts a paving project on Route 225 March 11. First drainage improvements, then repaving, will lead to some delays for motorists. The work along Route 225 extends from one mile east of Trevorton to the intersection with Route 61 at Shamokin. Work is scheduled for completion by July 3. —  In Mifflinburg, PennDOT…

Mayor touts Sunbury’s growth possibilities

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SUNBURY — Growth of the city is on the mind of Sunbury mayor David Persing.  We have been hearing from Persing following his state of the city address last week.  Since announcing that Clean Harbors is moving out of Sunbury, one of the biggest questions is the former Celotex site in the city.  Persing says they are continuing to work with owner of the property John Moran and commends him on his financial investment. “If someone calls me with an interest in developing that property, we will sit down and talk with them.  [Moran] has made an impact in the city of Sunbury and his property has huge opportunities.”  Persing say there was never any…