- There were four inches of snow on the ground, with the possibility of more, as blizzard conditions in the Midwest threatened to move into the Shamokin area. Temperatures, however, were in the 50s.
- Although virtually everyone in the area heated homes
The News-Item's cheers and jeers from the past week of news:
Jeers to Shamokin city officials for their admitted heads-in-the-sand approach to governing, allowing $800,000 in bills to pile up in this final month of the year with no means to pay them othe
Shamokin officials were ordered last month to make public what the city spends on providing health care insurance for its employees. Of particular interest, of course, is what has been afforded to those elected and appointed officials who aren't in full-
HARRISBURG - The following votes were recorded by lawmakers from northeastern and central Pennsylvania this past week at the Capitol.
CASINOS: Senate Resolution 273 authorizes a legislative study of the future of casinos focusing on online gambling, taxe
There are a number of great mysteries in life.
Where does the Abominable Snowman live?
Where was the Garden of Eden?
Do any of the Kardashian cabal have any discernible skills?
Kim Kardashian is engaged. Again. This time it's to rapper Kanye West. They p
To the editor: The state Senate and House recently passed a transportation bill which will be paid for by raising the tax on the price of fuel to one of the highest levels - and possibly the highest level - in the country. Other fees (taxes) connected to
To the editor: With the passing of Jim Kopenhaver , it should be noted that the Shamokin Greyhound football fraternity lost one of its all-time greats.
"Big Jim" excelled at both fullback and linebacker during the 1948, '49 and '50 seasons for coach Ray
With his signature legislative accomplishment crumbling around him amid a growing pile of negative headlines, President Obama is thankfully seeing another legislative priority slip away: his wrong-headed version of comprehensive immigration reform.
To the editor: Deep down, we always knew the time would arrive for our pastor to relocate to a new assignment. After all, this is the life of one called by God to become a priest. Still, we hoped the day would be far away, or by some miracle, never occur
To the editor: Thanks to retailers who open on Thanksgiving Day and the shoppers who enable them, we have forgotten the original purpose of the day. As a consequence, we are on a slippery slope to the demise of our national holiday.
Referring to our for