Museum director to leave

LEWISBURG - The Board of Directors of Packwood House reported the departure of museum director Dr. Richard Sauers. Sauers has accepted a position as the executive director of the Western Museum of Mining and Industry in Colorado Springs, Colo., and will be starting his new position in September.

Board members said Sauers has been an integral part of Packwood operations for nearly seven years. The museum is exploring several options to fill Sauers' position.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with tours conducted at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3:30 p.m. The current exhibit, "Pennsylvania Quilts II: Patterns and Variations," continues through Oct. 13

GED test in September

The General Educational Development (GED®) Test, which enables adults to earn a Commonwealth Secondary Diploma, will be given in September at the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) main office near Montandon.

The exam is made up of five parts: English/writing skills, reading, social studies, science and mathematics. Persons taking the test must be 18 years of age and must have withdrawn from school.

It is recommended that applicants attend a free GED screening at one of the sites (Lewisburg, Milton, Selinsgrove, Shamokin or Sunbury) to determine test readiness. Instructions are available for registering online for the GED test.

Before you can take the GED test, you must attend one of three orientation sessions at the CSIU Monday, Sept. 10. To be scheduled for an orientation session: Call the CSIU weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 523-1155, extension 2326; go to and print both registration forms; purchase a money order ($75 for complete test, $15 for single test) and make it out to "CSIU," and mail registration forms and money order to: CSIU/GED, PO Box 213, Lewisburg 17837.

Those planning to take the test should bring a government photo identification and a second proof of address to the orientation session. On test day, you must bring government photo identification to take the test.