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Schnee, Kelleher win Luzerne County Council Republican write-in nominations

Democrat Robert Schnee is back in the Luzerne County Council race, and Republican Eugene Kelleher is now on the ballot.According to unofficial results compiled by county Administrative Services Division Head David Parsnik, both men received enough Republican votes to appear on the general election ballot in the county council race.Workers finished counting the 1,900 write-in votes in the race around 3 p.m., but Parsnik did not know if he would have a final combined tally...

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Memorial Day Services

HUDSON: The Lani VFW Post 6325 is holding its annual Memorial Day services at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 25, at the post home, 35-37 Cleveland Street.Post officers and interested regular members are requested to be present at 10:10 a.m. prior to the official services.Residents of the community are invited to attend the ceremony to honor deceased and living veterans.WEST WYOMING: The Italian American Veterans of Luzerne County Post...

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Blake A. Pekarski

Blake Alexander Pekarski, son of Justin and Nikki Pekarski, Plains Township, is celebrating his fourth birthday today, May 23. Blake is a grandson of Richard and Marie Sabatura, Shavertown, and John and Carol Pekarski, Plains Township. He has a brother, Bryson, 1.

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Schedule for Dallas’ recreation program announced

DALLAS — The borough’s Summer Recreation Program will begin on June 15 and run through Aug. 14, the Borough Council announced Wednesday.The program will be held Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kenneth Young Memorial Park on Burndale Road. Dallas Borough and Dallas Township children between the ages of six and 12 can participate and registration is required.In related business, the council accepted the resignation of Olivia Magni from the p...

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Jeremy J. Reisinger

Jeremy Joseph Reisinger, son of Joe and Kim Reisinger, Redding, California, is celebrating his sixth birthday today, May 23. Jeremy is a grandson of attorney Joseph R. Reisinger, Wilkes-Barre; the late Kathleen Fortune; John Dustin, Leesburg, Florida; and the late Carol Grabauskas. He has a brother, Zachary, 10.

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Candidate takes issue with Forty Fort council

FORTY FORT — Tensions grew as a borough resident running for Borough Council argued with the mayor and council members at Monday’s meeting.Dominic J. Butchko argued with council members and Mayor Andrew Tuzinski over how often the council checks its budget and other issues.“I want Forty Fort to be run like a business, sir, and it’s not being run that way,” Butchko said.Tuzinski explained that running a government entity is not lik...

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Kiera L. Yozviak

Kiera Leigh Yozviak, daughter of Dr. Joseph and Holly Yozviak, Breinigsville, is celebrating her 10th birthday today, May 23. Kiera is a granddaughter of Joseph and Carol Ann Yozviak, Nanticoke, and Michael and Susan Ciocci, Springfield. She has a brother, Alexander, 7, and a sister, Gabriella, 5.

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Check out upcoming church events

CONYNGHAM: The Sunday School at Conyngham United Methodist Church, 411 Main St., recently completed a mission project collecting materials for Ruth’s House, Wilkes-Barre. Ruth’s House is a temporary haven for women facing homelessness or other hardships. For more information call 570-788-3960 or email conynghamumc@ptd.net.

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Students excel at biology Olympics

MMI Preparatory School students Anirban Chowdhury and William Bower both placed second in the Cedar Crest Biology Olympics. Chowdhury, a sophomore and the son of Bhaskar and Saumitri Chowdhury, Hazle Township, was second in ecology. Bower, a junior and the son of Dr. Kathy Young, Sugarloaf, and Philip Bower, Emmitsburg, Maryland, was the runner-up in cell biology. A pool of 90 participants competed in this year’s event. Students participated in various scholastic events that included a ...

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Mercy Charism awards presented

Misericordia University recently presented Kayleigh Reynolds, Forty Fort, and Conor Brennan, Stockholm, New Jersey, with Mercy Charism awards in recognition of student leadership that represents the core values of mercy, service, justice and hospitality of the Religious Sisters of Mercy, the founders of Misericordia University. At the award presentation, from left: Stockholm; Sister Jean Messaros, vice president, mission integration, Misericordia University; and Reynolds.

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