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    43rd annual Pineknotter Days schedule

    NORTHUMBERLAND — King Street Park in Northumberland will be the center of activity for Pineknotter Days. Here’s a line-up of events: Wednesday, July 1: Pineknotter Store and Concessions 6pm-10pm The Lucky Afternoon Band 7pm-10pm Thursday, July 2: Pineknotter Store and Concessions 6pm-10pm Car Show 6pm-9pm Memory Lane 7pm-10pm Friday, July 3: Pineknotter Store and Concessions 10am-10pm *WVLY Live Broadcast Craft Show 9am-3pm Balloon Artist 10am-2pm Chicken BBQ at 11am Lite Switch 7pm-10pm Pineknotter Days is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Northumberland-Point Township. Proceeds benefit community service projects.

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    Rep. Keller to Gov: Time to start governing

      SUNBURY – Leadership, governing and compromise…much needed in Harrisburg this week. A lot issues are on the table between the Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature, including the budget, pension crisis and the sale of the liquor stores.   This week on On The Mark, Fred Keller (R-85th, Kreamer), State Representative for the 85th district, said its time for Wolf to start leading:   “I think we need to stop the campaigning and get down to governing. I think this Governor is very capable. There’s some things we agree on, and again, he cares. I think genuinely, he thinks his position’s right and he is right on some things, but I think there’s…

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    UPDATE: Tornado hits Riverside area…heavy damage

    UPDATE: The National Weather Service confirms…it was a tornado that touched down near Riverside Tuesday. More details soon   on WKOK. RIVERSIDE –  A Riverside home was ravaged by severe weather Tuesday. The home of Lianne McCormick on Moser Road sustained significant damage as severe thunderstorms purshed through the area. She recounted the events to WKOK. “We were sitting in the living room and we heard the wind kick up. Then we heard what sounded like a train coming through the yard. Then we heard what sounded like three cannon shots. By the time we got here it was dissipating.” When they went to inspect the damage, the McCormicks discovered their pole barn was ripped from…

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    Valley Special Olympian to represent U.S.

    SUNBURY – A Special Olympian from Selinsgrove will be representing the United States in the upcoming Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.  Amanda Swazey is one of eight Special Olympics athletes from Pennsylvania and will be competing in equestrian events.   Swazey of the Northumberland-Snyder Special Olympics program has been riding at Random Canyon Therapeutic Riding in Kratzerville since 2006.  She says she will compete in three events at the World Games include dressage, trail riding and equitation.  Her coach is Abby Morris, “We do take athletes to Penn State once a year to compete.  Thankfully, we’ve had the opportunity now to take Amanda to the World Games, so we are super excited for…

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    Florida man hurt in a crash on Interstate 80

    MILTON – A Florida man was cited for driving too fast for conditions after crashing his car on Interstate 80 Tuesday night in Northumberland County.  State police say Ralph Brell was traveling on I-80 westbound in Turbot Township when he lost control of is vehicle and went off the left side of the road around 9:50 p.m.   Brell struck an embankment and the vehicle overturned several times.  Brell was taken to Geisinger Medical Center for treatment of unknown injuries.  His condition is not known.  (Ali Stevens)

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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…