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Monday, 02 May 2022 11:18

Bridge Open at 447 / Upper-Seese

Bridge open at 447 / Upper Seese (near Stonewall Gardens)

Update 5/3/22 at 10:30am
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Flames broke out at the home near Cresco around early Monday.

Author: WNEP Web Staff
Published: 8:06 AM EDT May 2, 2022
Updated: 8:26 AM EDT May 2, 2022

MONROE COUNTY, Pa. — At least one person is dead after a fire in Monroe County.

Weiler Abrasives (Cresco, Pennsylvania), a leading provider of abrasives, power brushes and maintenance products for surface conditioning, announces that Karl M. Weiler, former president, has received the John J. Buckley Lifetime Achievement Award from the Industrial Supply Association (ISA).

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Friends and family of Mike Bolock celebrate his 25-year career of owning and operating Bolock Funeral Home in Cresco.

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Thursday, 21 April 2022 09:47

Obituary: H.Sumner Shumway

H. Sumner Shumway, 98, of Cresco passed away in his home on Friday, April 15, 2022. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of the late Harold L. and Ruth (Basehore) Shumway. Sumner was the beloved husband of the late Janet (Burgwin) Shumway. Sumner honorably served as a radar technician in the United States Navy during WWII. He very passionately spent time, educating youth about Veterans Affairs; he spoke at many local schools and events. He also served his community as a chaplain for VFW Post #922 and served as a Barret Township board member. Sumner worked for many years as a telecommunications technician for AT&T. Sumner will be remembered for his love of sharing stories and memories with all he encountered. Above all, he was the most active and loving father, with the best Donald Duck voice around.

Survivors: Harold will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Gail Shumway and her husband Bruce Guerdan and Cindy Morgan and her husband George; brother in law, Bruce Burgwin and his wife Flo; daughter in law, Geralyn Shumway; grandchildren, Jennifer Lintzeris and her husband Kostaki, Alison Wong and her husband Jeffrey, Brittany Morgan, Stephanie Guerdan, Christian Guerdan and his wife Nicole, Emily Haas and her husband William and Andrew Guerdan; great grandchildren, Nicholas and Emma Lintzeris and Ava and Alivia Wong and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Sumner is preceded in death by his son, Gary Shumway.

Services: A memorial service at the American Legion Post #922, Spruce Cabin Rd, Cresco, PA 18326 will be announced in the days to come. Bolock Funeral Home of Cresco has been entrusted with arrangements.

Posted online on April 18, 2022

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Author: Amanda Eustice (WNEP)
Published: 4:30 PM EDT April 20, 2022
Updated: 4:50 PM EDT April 20, 2022

CRESCO, Pa. — On the outside, the former Monsignor McHugh School in Paradise Township, near Cresco, still looks like a school. On the inside, it has been transformed into a new worship space: Most Holy Trinity.

Over the past couple of years, parishioners have come together to volunteer their time to help make the new worship space. Mike Ziobro of Canadensis is one of them.

Thursday, 21 April 2022 09:22

Bridal Time Travel - Gowns through the ages

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Thursday, 21 April 2022 09:20

Community Garden 2022

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Wednesday, 20 April 2022 21:29

Township Cleanup Schedule (2022)

8am –12pm
May 7, 2022 ● June 4, 2022 ● July 9, 2022 ●  August 6, 2022 ● September 10, 2022 ● October 1, 2022

Items accepted ONLY on these dates/times. Please no calls during the week.

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Krista Paolucci of Barrett Township believes the overturning of Roe v Wade will remove the power from lifelong federal appointees and return it to state legislators and, ultimately, the voters. "This is the most democratic way for our country to address a deeply contentious issue that has scarred the spirit of our nation for generations," she said.

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MOUNTAINHOME, PA - Krista Paolucci announced her candidacy for representative in the Pennsylvania General Assembly in the 115th district of Monroe County. The revised 115th district represents Barrett, Coolbaugh, Middle Smithfield, Paradise, Pocono, Price, Stroud Township 2, 4, 5, and the borough of Mt. Pocono.