PINE GROVE - The citizens of Pine Grove borough are now the proud owners of the Pine Grove Armory. Council president Scott Zimmerman announced August 20 that the closing on the building took place the day before and, "We're starting to look for grants."
Russ Stump, a driving force behind the purchase of the property, was in attendance and noted how relieved he was that the borough had finally received the keys to the building. In talking with people, Stump said, he noted that there are very few towns who can boast they have had two generals who have retired from the military. One, he said, was General Harry 'Cap' Schwalm, and another General William Prescott. And, said Stump, "I know where General Prescott's uniform is and I'm going to try to bring it back to Pine Grove."
TREVORTON - Despite financial stability, a new building and incentives for volunteers, the last all-volunteer ambulance company in Northumberland County is at risk of closing its doors because of a manpower shortage.
Gene Geise, president of the Trevorton Community Ambulance, said the company determined at an Aug. 13 public meeting it will be forced to end its service March 31 if it cannot recruit at least five new EMTs.
LOYALTON - Visitors to the Upper Dauphin Area School District website may see a new feature there.
Superintendent Evan Williams shared with the school board August 11 that the district is hosting a "WeatherBug" location. By visiting the website at www.udasd.org and clicking on the blue and white icon shaped like a ladybug, viewers can see the current weather conditions at the high school. A camera had recently been installed which shows the skyline above the Trojan football stadium in Elizabethville.
PINE GROVE - The board of the Schuylkill Conservation District met at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park August 18 to hand out awards to those who have improved the community.
This is the 60th year the organization has been in existence. A total of 10 awards were given out.
The Schuylkill County commissioners attended and said a few words, as did state Sen. David Argall, R-29.
Commissioner Gary Hess said the people recognized tonight did their part to make the county "a better place."