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Monday, 22 May 2023 17:19

Cynthia Ann Misko

Cynthia Ann Misko, of Cresco, PA, passed away on May 18, 2023 at the age of 68. She was born on October 22, 1954 in Swiftwater, PA to the parents of Clara (Coffman) and Glenway Keiper. Cynthia was the wife of Randy Misko, with whom they shared 32 years of marriage, and the Mother of Connor Joseph Misko.

Wednesday, 17 May 2023 16:54

Housekeeping at Skytop | Do My Job

Source: WNEP

Newswatch 16's Amanda Eustice got a behind-the-scenes experience with the housekeeping staff at a popular Pocono resort.

Source: Pocono Record

State Rep. Tarah Probst is introducing legislation that would ban the sale of consumer-grade fireworks in Pennsylvania.

“The usage of fireworks has become a real nuisance in some areas, causing stress to pets and livestock, depriving people of sleep, and negatively impacting veterans and others with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),” said Probst, a Democrat representing parts of Monroe and Pike counties, in a sponsorship memo.

“Additionally, there have been daily complaints in the summertime of people not following the law and shooting off fireworks in small towns, boroughs, and residential areas, potentially causing collateral damage throughout our communities,” Probst said in the memo.

Thursday, 04 May 2023 08:27

Lothah Schenk

Lothar Alexander Schenk, of Cresco, PA, passed away on April 27, 2023 at the age of 85. He was born on August 20, 1937 in Germany to the parents of Eva (Hoffmann) and August Schenk. He was the loving husband of Elisabeth (Perz) Schenk, with whom he shared 60 years.

Phyllis Spooner Price, long time resident of Mountainhome, PA, passed peacefully on Friday, April 28th at Grace Park in Stroudsburg surrounded by her family and her Grace Park family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Richard L. Price, Sr., her parents Ray Newhall Spooner and Marjorie Bergen Spooner, and her sister Joan Spooner Baltzer.

TAKE NOTICE that the Barrett Township Board of Supervisors has terminated the fire ban emergency, effective immediately. Outdoor burning or fires are permitted in Barrett Township in accordance with applicable law.

Friday, 28 April 2023 11:12

Obituary: Judith Carrington Holt


Judith S. Carrington Holt
April 24, 2023
On Monday, April 24, 2023, Judith S. Carrington Holt passed away at the age of 76. Judy was the wife of James "Jim" Holt and mother to two children. To many, she was known as "Aunt" Judy, a beloved friend, aunt, mother, care giver, and supporter.

Thursday, 27 April 2023 16:43

Obituary: Kathleen “Kay” Cody Sengle

From 1955 until 2015, Kathleen lived and worked in Mountainhome and served as a teacher and school counselor for the Pocono Mountain School district until her retirement in 1992. Kay was an active member of the Mountainhome United Methodist Church, a stalwart supporter of and long-time volunteer at the Barrett Friendly Library, was active in the local AAUW chapter, a supporter of Boy Scout-Troop-89 of Barrett Township, and a charter member and active volunteer for the Barrett Township Historical Society.

Monday, 27 March 2023 16:21


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