A Klingerstown author noted for penning local history books takes a step further back in time for his newest release.
Steve E. Troutman has written "Geology of the Mahanoy, Mahantongo and Lykens Valleys - Something About The Earth We Walk On".
For nearly two years Troutman worked on his latest offering, a 70-page soft cover book published by Sunbury Press of Mechanicsburg. The book is filled with color pictures (including dinosaurs), diagrams, and illustrations.
PINE GROVE - The Pine Grove "Shade Tree Commission" had been a contentious subject for the previous mayor and had finally ended up with all resident members resigning. According to board president, Scott Zimmerman, council member Steve Kramer is the only remaining member.
Zimmerman recently reported he had received a call from the bank about the commission's account which contained $4,000 since it has been inactive for years. He suggested, and the board agreed, the commission should be dissolved and the money used for trees around the canal. A portion of the funds, councilman Tony Gurski suggested, could be used to pay for the required ordinance which must be made, advertised, and adopted to dissolve it.
HEGINS - It's called the Single Working Mother's program, but really it's not just for single working mothers. Single fathers can also benefit from this newly formed program at St. John's United Methodist Church in Hegins.
The program that began in September offers free time to single parents who may have to work or that just need that extra time to get errands done without having the kids tag along.