Road work near Catawissa starts today

MONTOURSVILLE - A PennDOT maintenance crew in Columbia County will replace a large pipe beneath Route 3016 (Hollow Road) in Catawissa Township to improve drainage. The pipe is located about one mile north of Catawissa.

Weather permitting, the work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday.

A red-arrow detour will be in effect on Route 487 (River Hill Drive), Route 42 (West Main Street) and Second Street in Catawissa.

OLOL announces year-end activities

COAL TOWNSHIP - Year-end activities at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday with the annual May crowning ceremony in the Lee Korbich Memorial Gymnasium.

The senior awards program will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday with baccalaureate the same day at 7 p.m. The Rev. Al Sceski, school chaplain and pastor of Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church in Elysburg, will be the celebrant at baccalaureate. The Rev. Martin Kobos, pastor of Mother Cabrini Church in Shamokin, will be the homilist. Area pastors will concelebrate the Mass.

Graduation ceremonies for 18 seniors will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22.

Guest speaker at graduation will be Amanda (Swartz) Sbriscia, a 2002 graduate of Lourdes who is the director of annual giving and alumni relations at Bay Path College in Longmeadow, Mass.

Livia A. Riley, superintendent of schools for the Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, will preside and confer diplomas at graduation.