Photo and Story by Rick Hiduk (March 13 update: After Wednesday’s sentencings, which included a 10-month to four-year mandate for Robin Gorton-Parrish for embezzling more than $34,000 from the Noxen Fire Company, prison population in Wyoming County stood at 70 inmates. The decision by Judge Shurtleft concerning Gorton-Parrish did not affect
By Rick Hiduk The furnace at the Wyoming County Prison in Tunkhannock shut down on Feb. 24 in the midst of the cold snap that has held sway in the Endless Mountains since January. Warden Ken Repsher said that the culprit was a combination of a bad gasket and snow and
Photos and Story by Rick Hiduk Wyoming County Commissioners (from left) Ron Williams, Tom Henry, and Judy Mead and the county’s election board honored (continuing from left) Janet Kristunas, Walter Reese and (not pictured) William Dodge for 50 years each of consecutive voting in local and national elections. In a
Photo by Rick Hiduk It has been years since the landscape around Susquehanna River bridge at Tunkhannock has appeared this wintry. The river looks to be frozen solid but is in fact simply jammed with ice that flowed to this point during last week’s brief thaw and got stuck. Heavy
Photos and Story by Rick Hiduk On Jan. 14, Dietrich Theater program coordinator (front, from left) Margie Young, Dietrich cultural program director Erica Rogler, Tunkhannock Public Library director Kristin Smith-Gary, and Mehoopany Area Library director Ina Hunter share with the Wyoming County Commissioners the details of the annual Wyoming County
Story and Photo by Rick Hiduk Tunkhannock Creek, as seen in both directions from the bridge that connects business Routes 92 and 6 in Tunkhannock, has ice backed up several miles from the Susquehanna River on Tuesday afternoon. Upstream, the creek was still flowing through Shadowbrook Resort, though full of
Wells Fargo district manager Paul Story (left) and Tunkhannock store manager Travis King (right) recently presented Dietrich Theater executive director Jennifer Jenkins with a grant for $1,885 in support of the theater’s After-School Theatre Arts program. Classes begin on Wednesday, Jan. 8 for the program, which provides middle and high
Photo and Story by Rick Hiduk Retiring Deputy Treasurer Helen Montanye was thanked for 30 years of service to Wyoming County during a surprise retirement party at the courthouse in Tunkhannock on Tuesday morning. Dozens of Wyoming County employees at the courthouse took an early lunch break on Dec.
Photo and Story by Rick Hiduk Wyoming County Commissioners (from left) Tom Henry, Judy Mead, and Ron Williams were happy to announce that Wyoming County had been upgrade to AA status on the Standard & Poors Index. The board also negotiated a better deal on their annual Tax Anticipation Note.