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Monday, 13 June 2022 11:20

Obituary: Richard James Boyle

Boyle, Richard J. (Dick) of Stuart, Florida and Buck Hill Falls, PA died peacefully on June 11, 2022. Beloved husband of Denise Burke Boyle. Devoted father of Ann Marie Myers (Gerald) and Richard J. Boyle Jr. (Tamara). Loving grandfather of Ava, Gregory, Nicole and Brandon. Dear brother of Eileen McCarthy and Kathleen O'Brien (Dennis). Loving brother-in-law of Marianne Marquis and Noreen Romano (Joseph) and uncle to many nieces and nephews.

4-year-old Kenzie Moore's dream came true Saturday when the community rallied together and made him an honorary firefighter.

MARSHALLS CREEK, Pa. — Climbing up the steps of the fire truck is just one of the many things firefighters at the Marshalls Creek Fire Company have to do on a regular basis.

And it's one of the many things 4-year-old Kenzie Moore of Cresco got to do on Saturday as first responders got together to grant his Make-A-Wish to become a firefighter.

Monroe County, Pennsylvania

Notice Text

Sheriff s Sale



By virtue of a Writ of Execution issued out of the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County, Commonwealth

of Pennsylvania to 004962 CIVIL 2019 I, Ken Morris, Sheriff of Monroe County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will expose the following described real estate to be sold at a public online auction conducted by Bid4Assets, 8757 Georgia Ave., Suite 520, Silver Springs, MD 20910 on:

Thursday, June 30, 2022

AT 10:00 A.M.

By accessing the web address: www.bid4assets.com/monroecountysheriffsales

Wednesday, 01 June 2022 11:54

Obituary: Lawrence Madden

Lawrence Anthony Madden, 67, of Cresco, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022. Born in Queens, New York he was the son of the late Edward and Charolette (Speielman) Madden. Lawrence worked for Major Hyundai as a mechanic for many years. He enjoyed comic books, riding motorcycles and building Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Survivors: In addition to his wife, Nancy, Lawrence will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Nanciann Madden and Melissa Foster and her husband Chad and grandchildren, Malekai Foster, Caysyn Foster, Maizey Foster and Adeline Biechy.

Services: Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Bolock Funeral Home of Cresco has been entrusted with arrangements.

Published by Bolock Funeral Home & Crematory - Cresco on May 29, 2022.

Original Title:
Auditor General DeFoor Releases Audits of 36 Municipal Pension Plans in 19 Counties

View the PDF Report Here

HARRISBURG – Auditor General Timothy L. DeFoor today announced the release of audit reports for 36 municipal pension plans in Allegheny, Beaver, Bucks, Cambria, Clearfield, Crawford, Delaware, Erie, Fayette, Lancaster, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Snyder, Tioga, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming and York counties.

Editor's Note:
Last week, I reached out to Dollar General HQ to inquire about the status of our local store, because the rumor I'm hearing is they did not obtain a proper permit from PennDOT for the entrance off Route 390:

Here is the response from Dollar General Public Relations:

Hi Nate, Thanks for reaching out! DG is currently under construction on a new location at 967 PA Route 390 in Cresco, PA. At this time, a store opening is slated for summer 2022 but understand that construction progress may alter this date. Please feel free to check back with us on a periodical basis for updates.

Friday, 20 May 2022 15:04

Obituary: Carol Ann Plante

Carol Ann (Valenches) Plante, 81, of Blakeslee passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at Lehigh Valley Hospital Pocono. Born in Scranton she was the daughter of the late Carl and Elsie (Palmer) Valenches. She was the beloved wife of Dewey Plante with whom she 49 shared years of marriage. She was a member at the former Christ the King parish of Blakslee.

Thursday, 19 May 2022 11:12

Quinton Thomas Freeman: Obituary

Was born on May 12, 2003 in Minneapolis, Minnesota but Pennsylvania became his home from kindergarten to graduating high school. He loved basketball, music, dancing and spending time outdoors with his friends, with a laugh that was undeniable. Quinton had many jobs. Sadly on May 16, 2022 Quinton passed away at the early age of 19. He did a lot but his best accomplishment was when he handed his mom Tresa Robinson his high school diploma. He will surely be missed.

Source: Pocono Record

Let there be light!

As the smoke from the incense lingered, a loud applause filled the worship space when the votives were lit and the lights turned on.

It was all part of the Dedication Mass at Most Holy Trinity Church in Cresco held Sunday and led by Bishop Joseph Bambera of the Diocese of Scranton.

A never before seen sketch of a decades old murder suspect is finally being distributed to the public. 52-year-old John Leonard Sr. of Cresco was killed on September 8th in 1970. It happened around 2:30PM at the Buck Hill Falls Hotel in Barrett Township -- which has since been demolished after falling into disrepair. Leonard was the taxicab driver of a black 1966 Plymouth Sedan for Mick's Taxi Service. He was called to the hotel where a white man with dark hair and approximately 30 to 40 years old approached the vehicle. Leonard was later found in the sedan dead with multiple gunshot wounds. Police say Leonard had five children at the time. He was a World War II veteran. And was an active member with the VFW and his community. If anyone has information on this crime-- you're asked to contact state police at Stroudsburg.