No Sochi

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Snowboarder Eric Beauchemin, left, and his parents Dave and Wendy, of Lake Winola, take a lift ride before an Olympics-qualifier run in the U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain, Calif.,…

Stopping world violence

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Tunkhannock Area grad Jessica  Gorham, assesses damage following Typhoon Haiyan, and stands here with residents from a rural community outside of Tacloban in the Philippines last year. See separate story….

Swearing in

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Wyoming County officials elected in November’s election were sworn in Monday morning by President Judge Russell Shurtleff, right. With him, from left are Magisterial District Judge John Hovan, District Attorney…

Holiday camp

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Kids take in a pottery lesson from Tunkhannock artist Steve Colley at the Dietrich Theater’s holiday art camp in the days between Christmas and the start of the New Year. …

Snow family

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Wyoming County’s first major snowfall of the year Saturday into Sunday morning dropped eight and a half inches of the white stuff on Tunkhannock, and created an opportunity Sunday afternoon…

Firefighter laid to rest

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THRU Factoryville’s recently fallen assistant fire chief Russell Gow was led through the town on Monday in a long procession of emer­gency vehicles. STAFF PHOTO/MICHAEL WINTERMUTE        …

State champions!

Tunkhannock Area High School celebrated its first state title in 41 years on Saturday when the boys’ cross country team rode into town on the top of a Triton Hose…

On fire

Seth Williams gets in the spirit of Homecoming festivities during Thursday night’s big bonfire at Lackawanna Trail High School. PHOTO COURTESY OF ALICE STUFFLE

Kickstands for Kids

Motorcyclists led by a group called Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) prepare to take off for a fundraising benefit throughout the Endless Mountains from Lazybrook Park east of Tunkhannock. See…

Acting up

IN PHOTO: For students of Michaela Moore, outlandish garbs mark the grand performance of a week of acting school at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. In the front row, from left, are Robert Wallace, and Isabelle Maurer. In the middle row are Ethan Fenner (directly behind Wallace), Brittany Sackman, Lucy Specht, Emma Douthett, and Kendra Brosious. In the back row are Kaylee Salony, Coleman Wohlken and Emily Knoepfel. STAFF PHOTO/MICHAEL WINTERMUTE

IN PHOTO:  For students of Michaela Moore, outlandish garbs mark the grand performance of a week of acting school at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. In the front row, from left,…

Relay for Life

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Survivors and friends and relatives of those touched by cancer begin their survivors’ lap around the Tunkhannock Area High School track Friday night. STAFF PHOTO/ROBERT BAKER

Founders’ Day

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IN PHOTO: Makayla Purdy, left, of Tunkhannock and Hailey Derolf of Evans Falls, get to pick Ducks during the United Way Duck Derby at Tunkhannock’s Founders Day.STAFF PHOTOS/ROBERT BAKER

A new era

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Last Friday evening, Doug and Dave Gay took time out to thank well wishers, who had grown fond of the family hardware store that had stood the test of time…

Class of 2013

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IN PHOTO: After receiving their diplomas, newly minted Tunkhannock Area grads show a burst on new energy in tossing their mortar boards to the wind. STAFF PHOTO/ROBERT BAKER To read…

EMT remembered

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IN PHOTO: An ambulance carrying the casket of Rescue Lt. Thomas Gruen gets a highway salute east of Tunkhannock underneath a flag tribute from Meshoppen and Northmoreland Twp. fire companies’…

Liftoff

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IN PHOTO: During Monday’s Memorial Day service at Keefer Little League Baseball Field, individuals holding onto 286 helium-filled balloons – one for each Pennsylvanian who has died in military actions…

Healing help

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IN PHOTO: Joseph ‘Tubby’ Barletta of Lake Ariel, right, here with Wyoming County Veterans Affairs director Jack Hubert, stopped in Tunkhannock at the courthouse square Friday during his annual ‘Walk…

Tuscarora migration

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IN PHOTO: Preparing for to paddle up the Susquehanna River from Riverside Park in Tunkhannock to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Tuscarora nation’s northern migration were, left to right,…

21 again

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IN PHOTO: The Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce had local adults feeling like kids again as photographer Scott Mowry assists in the manufacture of a ‘fake’ ID to go with…

Special Olympics

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IN PHOTO: Matthew Porini, 13, of Montrose, takes an early lead in a wheelchair race around the Tunkhannock track at Wednesday’s Special Olympics. STAFF PHOTO/ROBERT BAKER

Prom safety

State Trooper Paul Semler, right, showed a number of examples of drug paraphernalia to Lackawanna Trail High School juniors and seniors during a driver safety presentation on Tuesday, April 16, in anticipation of upcoming prom events. STAFF PHOTO/TOM FONTANA

IN PHOTO: State Trooper Paul Semler, right, showed a number of examples of drug paraphernalia to Lackawanna Trail High School juniors and seniors during a driver safety presentation on Tuesday,…

Getting dirty

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IN PHOTO: Students from Tunkhannock Area High School help pack seedlings in soil Friday morning at Triton Hose Company in a partnership with the Wyoming County Conservation District that helps…

‘Seussical’

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IN PHOTO: Tunkhannock Area High School will be putting on ‘Seussical, the Musical’ this Friday and Saturday at the high school auditorium. Here, Gertrude McFuzz (played by Stephanie Kridlo) finally…

Hop to it

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IN PHOTO: Young and old alike hop to an Easter Egg Hunt put on by the Tunkhannock Kiwanis at the Baumgartner Field south of town Saturday. The bunny was provided…

Got talent

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IN PHOTO: Lackawanna Trail student Colin Bolthouse leaps through the air during a dance number in at the “Trail’s Got Talent” competition held on Thursday evening in the high school…

Leadership conference

IN PHOTO: Following through on a skit suggested by inspirational speaker Derek Felton, sophomore Chris Cook, center, is dressed up as a cow and gets volunteers to join him on…

Read to me

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IN PHOTO: As a part of “Read Across America” last Friday district judge David Plummer read to Karen Shaw’s second grade class at Lackawanna Trail Elementary School. PHOTO COURTESY OF…

Soldier remembered

IN PHOTO: Staff Sgt. Jason Miller, 25, a 2006 Elk Lake High School graduate, is laid to rest Wednesday afternoon at Sunnyside Cemetery in Tunkhannock. STAFF PHOTO/ROBERT BAKER To read…

Ice rescue training

IN PHOTO: Tunkhannock Dive team members Mark Roote left, and Katie Kamp, right, take instructions from PFBC instructor Len Basara Saturday during an ice rescue class about a person having…

To frack or not to frack?

IN PHOTO: French high school  students Antoine Duguet and Salome Fauvel, along with teacher Annie Perrier speak with former Tunkhannock Area teacher Janet Shaw, right, who helped coordinate a program…

Souper day

IN PHOTO: More than 420 individuals turned out to support Wyoming County’s Interfaith Friends for a Souper benefit that raised funds for fuel assistance. Here, hungry participants line up for…

House fire

IN PHOTO: This Whites Ferry Road home in Falls Township was gutted by fire late Thursday morning. STAFF PHOTO/ROBERT BAKER

Goal reached

IN PHOTO: Members of this year’s United Way Board of Directors are, in the front row, from left, are Deb Shurtleff, Kay Dugas, Flo DePolo, Kathi Keefe and Kristen Huff….

On eagle’s wings

IN PHOTO: Soon to be minted Eagle Scouts, from left, James Proulx, Justin Hill and Zachary Daniels recite the Eagle Scout Oath to a crowd of well wishers Saturday. STAFF…

New wind farm

IN PHOTO: The town of Noxen is sited down wind of about 10 wind turbines, in this picture, but the irony for an 88-turbine wind farm is that the people…

Snow shows

IN PHOTO: Area youths used a pair of recent snowfalls on Wednesday and Friday to take advantage of the slope behing the Tunkhannock Area Middle School. From left are Elizabeth…

Fresh start

IN PHOTO: Lake Winola Fire Chief Martin Bonifanti and former Falls fire chief Richard ‘Butch’ Wilbur show off the interior of the new Falls fire station that replaced another facility…

Christmas light show

IN PHOTO: Giving their thumbs up to the huge holiday light display at Lazy Brook Park through Christmas Eve are some members of the Tunkhannock Area High School Class of…

Hometown Christmas

IN PHOTO: Visitors to Tunkhannock during last weekend’s ‘Christmas in Our Hometown’ work their way through a large selection of goodies during the Dietrich Theater’s Cookie Walk. PHOTO/TOM FONTANA

Peace on earth

IN PHOTO: More than 35,000 lights adorn the front of Creekside Gardens as a testament to the rebirth of a tradition that captured the hearts of the Kukuchka family. STAFF…

Giving thanks

IN PHOTO: The Tunkhannock Assembly of God hosted a community Thanksgiving meal for area residents last Thursday. Serving, from left, are Dave Imbriani, Jean Clark, Tom Gruen, Avery Billings and…

Thankful giving

IN PHOTO: The Commission on Economic Opportunity, serving Wyoming County, held its 33rd annual Thanksgiving food drive this fall with volunteers coming out to the Triton Hose Company on Saturday…

Giving thanks

IN PHOTO: Members of Triton Hose Company take time out Saturday morning to serve up a breakfast of gratitude to area veterans, including at left, Butch Wilbur and Spencer Jonas….

State champs

IN PHOTO: Elk Lake’s girls’ cross country team celebrates with their medals after taking the PIAA Class A team title in Hershey on Saturday. From left, are Kenzi Jones, Elizabeth…

Storm briefing

IN PHOTO: Emergency Responders from across Wyoming County get briefed by County EMA Director Gene Dziak Sunday afternoon as to what to expect from Hurricane Sandy entering the region. STAFF…

On parade

IN PHOTO: The winning float in Friday’s Homecoming Parade came from the Tunkhannock Area High School Class of 2013 with its patriotic tribute to the United States. STAFF PHOTO/ROBERT BAKER

Fire safety

IN PHOTO: Triton Hose Company President Chuck Sands and outfitted Triton firefighter Keith Howard share some points of fire safety with area residents during Sunday’s open house. The Examiner’s annual…

Bonfire

IN PHOTO: Lackawanna Trail student Richard Pollock plays the saxophone near the homecoming bonfire at Tunnel Hill on Friday night. PHOTO COURTESY OF ALICE STUFFLE

Rachel’s Challenge

IN PHOTO: As the night’s program empties out, Tunkhannock Area student Kristyn Murray tells fellow students, parents and community members Thursday night that if they accept Rachel’s Challenge of targeted…

End of an era

IN PHOTO: Dick Lochen stands in front of the Main Street grocery store that will close Sunday, following 97 years of his family’s service to Nicholson. STAFF PHOTO/ROBERT BAKER

September 11 memorial

IN PHOTO: The sun begins to set on the American flag hosted by fire trucks from the Clifford and Montrose Fire Companies at Dan Crisman Memorial Field in Montrose on…

Recovery

IN PHOTO: In addition to the flood recovery recognition at Lazybrook Park, the Dietrich Theater also had an open house Sunday afternoon to thank the many visitors and friends who…

Fair fun

IN PHOTO: Colt Ford performed with his band on the Main Stage Saturday night at the Fair, rocking out the crowd with his unique blend of country and rock n’…

Back to school

IN PHOTO: It is that time of year again when students dust off their notebooks and pencils and head back into the classroom for the start of another school year….

Big birthday

IN PHOTO: Pictured left to right, Virginia Van Fleet, Abby Dalton, Molly Landsiedel, Cinderella Reinberger and Liam Rupert get ready to enjoy some cake at the Wyoming County 4-H picnic…

Noxen shooting

IN PHOTO: A medical rescue helicopter arrived at the Noxen Fire Co. carnival grounds Sunday night around 8:30 p.m. following a report of a shooting. STAFF PHOTO/ROBERT BAKER To read…

Horlacher champs

IN PHOTO: The recently crowned state champion 9-10 Little League Softball team from Wyoming County’s Bob Horlacher League was treated to a trip through Tunkhannock as part of Friday’s antique…

Windmill construction

IN PHOTO: John Graham, BP Wind Energy President and CEO, and U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., were the first on Monday to sign the wind blade that will be hoisted…

State champs!

IN PHOTO: Moments after their 2-1 win over West Point, the Bob Horlacher state champion 9-10 girls hug their coaches. From left are Coach John Kuderka and daughter Sarah, Manager…

Old wheels

Mike Slowey of Falls, a seventh grade student at Tunkannock Area Middle School, drives his 1958 model tractor at the Endless Mountains Antique Tractor Show in Lazybrook Park over the…