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    New scoreboard for Selinsgrove football

    SELINSGROVE – Big upgrades are happening for Selinsgrove High School football this season. The Selinsgrove Area School District has a new scoreboard for its football stadium that will be ready for the team’s first home game September 11. The cost is $45,000. However, Selinsgrove Superintendent Chad Cohrs says the district didn’t pay a dime for the project, “Funds were raised and spearheaded by one individual, Dennis Wolf, a former school board member, actually undertook the campaign and raised money for the scoreboard as well as trying to raise funds for a new press box.” Cohrs says the new press box is the next step, “The press box is a little bit more of an expensive…

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    Well-known Scout leader from Sunbury has died

    SUNBURY – A popular Scoutmaster from Sunbury has died at the age of 97.  Herbert Wiand entered scouting at the age of 10 in 1928 with Troop 3 of Zion Lutheran Church.  After serving in the Army, Wiand returned to scouting and served as Scoutmaster for Troop 333 for 18 years.   He served in numerous other capacities for the Boy Scouts’ Susquehanna Council.  He retired from scouting just a few weeks ago, completing a 73 year career.  Contributions in Herb’s memory may be made to Zion Lutheran Church in Sunbury or to the Boy Scouts of America.  (Ali Stevens)

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    PSP: Looking for Danville area jewel thief

    $5000 in property stolen from Danville home   DANVILLE – State police are investigating a burglary in Montour County. A home alone Marr Road was burglarized sometime between August 21 and August 28. Items stolen include handbags, and a jewelry box containing gold and silver jewelry. The combined value of the items is estimated to be $4800. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police in Milton. (Jennifer Wakeman)

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    Two towns getting new liquor stores

      SELINSGROVE — The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is moving two stores to new locations. Selinsgrove’s store will move from its current location on North Market Street to the Monroe Marketplace next to Michaels. The grand opening for the Selinsgrove location will be September 17, according to Stacy Kriedeman spokesperson for the PLCB. The Lewisburg store will be leaving downtown to move to the new Penn House Commons in East Buffalo Township. A letter-writing campaign by the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership failed to convince the PLCB to keep the store in Lewisburg. Linda Sterling, executive director of the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership said in May the loss of both CVS and the liquor store would not be…

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    DUI moving memorial coming to Danville

      DANVILLE – In advance of Labor Day, the Pennsylvania DUI Association is bringing a memorial to Danville.  The DUI Victim’s Moving Memorial features names of Pennsylvanians killed by alcohol or drug impaired drivers. PennDOT and the North Central Highway Safety Network have teamed up with the DUI Association to inform the public about DUI prevention. Geisinger Health System, state and local police are sponsoring the memorial to highlight the dangers of impaired driving as part of a Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The memorial will be on display Wednesday September 2 in the visitor’s parking lot at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville from 10am to 2pm. (Jennifer Wakeman)

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VIDEO HERE: Camp Cadet wraps up at SU

SELINSGROVE – Susquehanna University is once again hosting a popular summer camp. Camp Cadet, the brainchild of retired state trooper Matthew Burrows gives kids ages 12-15 an inside look at law enforcement. State Trooper Rick Blair says Camp Cadet teaches important life skills, “The camp’s primary focus is teaching the kids self-esteem, discipline, and teamwork.” Campers stay in the dorms at Susquehanna University and their days are filled with drills, self-defense, guest speakers and other events. The camp structure is similar to a week at the police academy, “For those kids who are interested in law enforcement or the military, it gives them a little taste of that.” Camp Cadet, in its 10th year is…

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Evangelical Hospital names new CEO

LEWISBURG — Evangelical Community Hospital will soon be under new leadership. The board of directors announced Tuesday that Kendra Aucker will take over as President and CEO in July. Roger Haddon Jr. is the Chair of the Board of  Directors at the hospital, “When choosing who will guide Evangelical into the future, Kendra stands out as someone who has a passion for the hospital and who, through the breadth of her experience , will be able to position the hospital in innovative ways that ensure its success in the ever-changing healthcare landscape.” Aucker has been part of the Evan team since 1990 serving most recently as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. She replaces Michael O’Keefe…

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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…