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

Photo by Rick Hiduk (Also published in the Rocket-Courier) Bruce Overfield (in bucket) prepares to hoist another reindeer to a utility pole along Bridge Street in Meshoppen on Sunday. Helpers on the ground included Chris Gruver (left) and Scott Overfield.

Pastor Scott Ryan (left) congratulates Doug Priestner (right) on the success of Meshoppen UMC’s Operation Christmas Child drive, which netted 150 gift boxes for children in need, as Doug’s mother, Dulcie looks on. Story by Rick Hiduk/Submitted Photos (Also published in the Rocket-Courier) Doug Priestner, an Elk High School sophomoreContinue Reading

Employees of River Valley Recreation expected to have the construction of a new playground in Meshoppen Community Park completed by the end of the day on Thursday. Photo and story by Rick Hiduk (Also published in  the Rocket-Courier) A rather lengthy meeting of the Meshoppen Borough Council on Monday eveningContinue Reading