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Field too tough for locals

WILKES-BARRE — There may have only been five teams involved, but the MAC Championships were one of the toughest tournaments on the schedule this season for the King’s and Wilkes wrestling teams.With four of the five teams nationally ranked in the Top 25 and unlimited entries for each team in any weight, the competition was no slouch at Wilkes University’s Marts Center on Saturday.

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Wilkes University students honored at Kosciuszko Ball

Pictured PLAINS TWP. — The Wilkes University Polish Room committee presented three university students with scholarships on Saturday night at the 65 annual Kosciuszko Ball held at the Woodlands Inn.Sarah Rose Benczkowski, Jacob Siejak and Patrick Cooper were awarded scholarships, honoring their academic achievements and their Polish heritage.Cooper, an environmental engineering major from Glen Lyon, was presented with a $3,000 scholarship. Benczkowski, an early ele...

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Misericordia hoops survives late barrage from Eastern

DALLAS — Down 19 in the second half, Eastern had to simplify its strategy.Bombs away.And it almost worked. The Eagles launched 24 three-pointers after halftime and hit eight of them before falling to Misericordia 77-71 Saturday at the Anderson Center.The Cougars saw Eastern pull as close as 66-62 with 1:58 to play before buckets by Steve Ware and Jamie Egan settled things down. Ware and fellow senior Joe Busacca once again led the team in scoring with 18...

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Luzerne County Community College student gives Scouts a lesson in flight

FORTY FORT — Boy Scouts from Troop 155, Trucksville, and Troop 100, Plains, got a course in what it takes to become a pilot at the Wyoming Valley Airport on Saturday.During the two-hour program, Luzerne County Community College aviation student Jacob Revak, 18, and his flight instructor, Tyler Bator of Valley Aviation, gave the attendees a detailed explanation of how planes fly, the parts and controls of the airplane, basic flight maneuvers and pilot training.Revak...

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Charities, cities at odds over constitutional amendment

HARRISBURG — In just a few months, state voters could find themselves picking sides in a long-running dispute about who decides which charities should be exempt from taxes, a decision with significant financial implications for the charities and the cities and towns where many of them are based.Charities, including large hospitals, are concerned about new costs if their tax status changes. The municipalities, many with tight budgets already, worry about erosion to their tax b...

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Yaremko celebrates 100th birthday

Anna Yaremko, a resident at Tiffany Court, Kingston, is celebrating her 100th birthday today, Jan. 25.Anna was born on Jan. 25, 1915 to John and Ephrosinia Yaremko. She is one of seven children, six girls and a boy.She worked as a bookkeeper until World War II, when she moved to Washington, D.C., and worked for the Government Office of Personnel Management.

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Lakeside staff celebrates holiday

Staff members from Lakeside Health and Rehabilitation Center, Harveys Lake, dressed in holiday gear and provided a Christmas party for the residents. The festivities included singing carols, opening presents and tasting cookies. Some of the participants, from left, first row, are Ali Drezek, Sara Swanson, Cyndi Kolb and Trudy Holcomb. Second row: Tina Coole, Geniele D’Aiello and Debbie Evans.

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The Zapotowskis

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Patrick Zapotowski, Harpursville, New York, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 19, 2014. They were married on April 19, 1954, in St. John the Evangelist Church, North Main Street, by the late Rev. John J. Fergeson.The maid of honor was Louise Marie Zapotowski Schuler, now of Frenchtown,Tennessee. The best man was Leonard Zaikoski of the city.Mrs. Zapotowski is the former Catherine Ann Maughan, daughter of Elizabeth Ann Ryan Maughan an...

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Kingston man charged after bar fight

LUZERNE — Nearly four months after police responded to a report of bar fight, assault charges were filed against a Kingston man.John Breha, 40, of North Loveland Avenue, faces charges of aggravated and simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment.His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Thursday before District Judge David Barilla, Swoyersville.Officer Scott Kocher filed the criminal complaint against Breha on Dec. 23 for the alleged a...

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King’s students rack up hours and honors in offering aid

WILKES-BARRE — Yes, you can say King’s students dig it. They also cook it, clean it, teach it and shelter it. And they do it all for up to 179,000 collective hours in a single year.Admittedly, a good chunk of the “it” — community service — is mandated to earn their degrees, but however many hours they do because they have to, they do at least as many because they want to.King’s is not unique among institutions of higher education...

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