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They decorate our cemeteries with flags and wreaths, perform honor guard ceremonies in 90-degree heat, sponsor community events and work tirelessly to preserve the memory of the men and women who have died defending the United States. But while service organizations around the country are prepping for their most active weekend of the year, the average age of their membership continues to rise and questions about their future remain.
A crash was investigated along Interstate 81 in Butler Township, Schuylkill County, at 12:51 p.m. on May 18. State police at Frackville said the crash occurred at the beginning of a work zone where the right lane was closed. Troopers said George G. Pawlush, 70, of Cheshire, Connecticut, was stopped for traffic ahead of him when his 2013 Honda CRV was struck in the rear by a 2016 Nissan Rogue operated by Mark A. Yasenchak, 38, of Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County.
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SHIPPENSBURG – The PIAA Track and Field Championships came to a close Saturday afternoon at Shippensburg University's Seth Grove Stadium, and four Times News area athletes came away with hardware. Tamaqua's Monika Shimko placed fourth in the Class 2A 800 with a time of 2:16.43. Shimko, a four-time state qualifier, was eighth in the event a year ago. Lehighton's Aaron Bowman tied a school record in the Class 2A pole vault. The senior cleared 14-0 to finish fifth in his first trip to states.
Amanda Beiniek
Amanda Beiniek of Tamaqua successfully passed the Certified Clinical Medical Assisting Certification Exam taken through the National Healthcareer Association. She is a graduate of the Clinical Medical Assisting diploma program at the McCann School of Business and Technology’s Pottsville campus.
It’s that moment when the house lights go down and the audience erupts: a drumbeat punches through the darkness, and the stage lights — almost blindingly bright at first — reveal a killer band ready to unleash a catalog of classic hits like none other. That familiar snarl of a slide guitar rips open the room, and you know you’re about to experience a bad-to-the-bone icon at his very best. George Thorogood and The Destroyers are throwing a Rock Party for 2017, and you...