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    Shoppers braving snowy roads for Thanksgiving groceries

    SUNBURY – With a snow storm just before the Thanksgiving holiday, many people are braving the conditions to get to the supermarket.  At Weis Markets in Sunbury, the snowy parking lot was full of cars.  Customers were rushing around the store to stock up on Thanksgiving essentials – like stuffing and turkey.  The baking aisle seemed to be the most popular Wednesday afternoon, as customers were stocking up on ingredients for pumpkin pies and chocolatey desserts.   Weis Markets Public Relations Director Dennis Curtin said his stores were prepared for the storm.  Extra shipments of products of every kind were sent Tuesday to meet the increase in demand before the storm.  Weis also scheduled additional…

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    Bids awarded for Lewisburg High School

    LEWISBURG – Bids have been awarded to several vendors for the construction of the new Lewisburg High School.  A special meeting was held on Monday night and the board voted 8 to 1 to award selected bids for general contracting, electrical work, plumbing, and HVAC installation.  The bids total more than $31-million.   The dissenting vote came from school director Mary Howe, who pleaded with the board once again to end the new high school project and reconsider the Newman Property as the site.  The board says a groundbreaking for the new school could happen early in 2015. (Ali Stevens)

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    Snyder County refinances their debt

    MIDDLEBURG – Snyder County will save almost $97,000 by refinancing their debt.  Commissioner Malcolm Derk tells us they voted this week to refinance their loan to secure a lower interest rate, going from about 3 percent to 1.49 percent.  The current debt is $2.6-million and the savings will be spread out over 2016, 2017 and 2018.  Derk says they will make their final payment in 2020.   The debt was also refinanced in 2009, saving the county more than $188,000.  The loan was secured before Derk and the other commissioners were in office.  It was used to pay for renovations to the CareerLink building in Selinsgrove, renovations to the Children and Youth offices and renovations…

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    Tree Fest will soon begin in Selinsgrove

    SELINSGROVE – Children’s books come to life at the annual Tree Fest at the Rudy Gelnett Memorial Library in Selinsgrove. The event kicks off with an opening reception on Tuesday December 2 at 7 p.m. at the library during Selinsgrove’s Late Shoppers Night.  There will be 25 trees and several wreaths decorated by businesses and individuals with a children’s book as a theme.   Liz Heim is president of the Friends of the Rudy Gelnett Memorial Library in Selinsgrove, “It is designed to make reading fun for children.  They get a book and they read it and then they work on decorations that convey the theme of the book.   It’s a wonderful thing to see…

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    Fire at a barn in Northumberland County

      PAXINOS – Multiple emergency crews were called to the scene of a barn fire in Shamokin Township Wednesday morning.  The fire was at a barn on Hollow Road, just off Irish Valley Road outside of Paxinos.  The fire was reported in the midst of a snow storm at 10:30a.m.  Despite a quick response, volunteers were unable to save the barn, which was fully involved in flames when crews arrived.    (Ali Stevens)

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Video Here: Three-alarm fire in Sunbury

SUNBURY — Five adults and three children were displaced by a fire in Sunbury Monday morning. The three-alarm fire destroyed two homes. The double home, at 1102 and 1104 Miller Street, went up in flames just before 9:00a.m. says Sunbury battalion chief Brad Wertz.   Wertz says, “Not sure what started it, it is undetermined as of now. The fire marshal has been called. All occupants were out of the building.  From what I was told, occupants were at work and the kids were not home.”   It is not known yet who owns the building, or who the occupants were. The Red Cross is assisting the families with clothing, food and shelter. Several surrounding…

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VIDEO HERE: President of Sunbury Motor Company honored for volunteerism

SUNBURY—The president of Sunbury Motor Company was recognized last night for his dedication to the community. The Spreading Antlers Children’s Foundation presented its inaugural Community Contributor Award to Robert Mertz, Jr. at the Sunbury Elks Lodge. Mertz was honored for his volunteerism and philanthropy by friends, family and elected officials. Linda Schlegel-Culver thanked Mertz for his lifetime of service to the community. “All the good things that you have done in Sunbury have been so appreciated and we wouldn’t be what we are without you.” Sunbury Mayor David Persing declared November 20, 2014 Robert M. Mertz, Jr. Day in the City of Sunbury and encouraged citizens to emulate Mertz’s service and passion for his community….

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VIDEO HERE: Stove fire damages home

SUNBURY — Upper Augusta Fire Chief Bill Brown says a quick response by firefighters saved a home from being destroyed by fire this morning on the Island between Sunbury and Northumberland. Brown described what he found when he arrived, “When I got here we had fire in the kitchen area of the home. From what we are seeing, it looks like it probably started as a stove fire and extended into the kitchen area.” The fire started around 8:20 a.m. at a home at 230 Pontius Avenue off Island Boulevard. Brown says the family wasn’t home at the time of the fire and a dog escaped unharmed. Firefighters cut through the roof with a saw…