Despite the threat of thunderstorms, which kept the petting zoo and some vendors away, Meshoppen’s Community Day provided entertainment, activities, food and chances to win prizes to residents and visitors alike. A history display curated by Marge Walters (above) included a tribute to veterans, who were also represented by membersContinue Reading

Meshoppen Borough Council Member Doris Pickett was complimented at the May 3 meeting of the fine job she did recently sprucing up the war memorial at the corner of Bridge Street and U.S. Route 6. Photo and story by Rick Hiduk (Also published in the Rocket-Courier) With sewer and waterContinue Reading

So many eggs, so little time for the six- to eight-year-olds (top) at the Meshoppen Holiday Fund Egg Hunt held last Saturday. Eight-year-old Caddy Hartman (above, left) of Jenningsville won a bike and got a hug from her younger cousin, Ayvah Bonning of Tunkhannock. Photos and story by Rick HidukContinue Reading

Photos by Rick Hiduk A large crowd gathered in downtown Meshoppen last Friday as a pair of operators moved their excavators into position to push down the last part of the former Tyler Hospital and Kennard Hotel that was methodically demolished over the course of a week. Traffic on RouteContinue Reading

Photos by Rick Hiduk (Also published in the Rocket-Courier) It was a sad sight for many residents of Meshoppen on Wednesday afternoon as an excavator tore into the backside of the old Tyler Hospital. For others, it was a sign of progress. The larger part of the building was constructedContinue Reading

Photo by Rick Hiduk Excavators stand at the ready for the dismantling of the three-story structure at the center of Meshoppen that has been home over the past 125 years to the Kennard Hotel, Tyler Hospital and KenMar Furniture. Contractors have been removing windows and fixtures from the inside ofContinue Reading

Photo and story by Rick Hiduk (Also published in the Rocket-Courier) After five years of deliberating the eventual demolition of the former pizza shop on Bridge Street in Meshoppen, the borough council found itself trying to compare apples to oranges as they were pressed to select an engineer for anotherContinue Reading

By Rick Hiduk (Also published in the Rocket-Courier) At the first meeting of the Meshoppen Borough Council on Jan. 7, Meshoppen resident Cindy Cona was appointed by the board to fill out the term of Herb Bevan, whose resignation was accepted in December. Bevan served on the borough council forContinue Reading