Bishop to undergo hip surgery

HARRISBURG - Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, 66, will have hip replacement surgery this morning at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, the Diocese of Harrisburg announced Monday.

Gainer expects to be discharged from the hospital within a few days. He hopes to resume his normal schedule in approximately one month, following physical rehabilitation, the diocese reported.

The Rev. Robert M. Gillelan Jr. will handle the normal administration of the diocese in the interim. Gillelan is vicar general of the diocese and has served as administrator during the time between the death of Bishop Joseph P. McFadden and the installation of Gainer.

The diocese said prayers for a successful operation and a speedy recovery are welcome.

National Night Out in Shamokin

SHAMOKIN - The city's police department will once again host a National Night Out event for 2014, taking place from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Claude Kehler Park, located at Third and Arch Streets. All are welcome to attend.

If anyone is interested in making a donation, they can do so by calling 570-648-5708, stopping by the station or by sending it to Shamokin Police Department National Night Out Committee, 511 N. Franklin St., Shamokin. Please mark all envelopes Attention: NNO Committee.

Kulpmont code office closed

KULPMONT - The code enforcement office will be closed from Aug. 7 to 13 for vacation and reopen Thursday, Aug. 14.