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Eisenhower’s last surviving wartime staff member honored

Noel Jacob Wiener of Newfoundland was honored for his wartime service in the United States Army at the Hawley Senior Center on October 23 and again by the Wayne County Commissioners the following day.  Read more

Tastes of Wayne County "First Wednesdays"

November 6, 2013

Tastes of Wayne County "First Wednesdays," eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at Scarfalloto's Towne House Diner and Restaurant to benefit The Wayne County Historical Society. 570/253-3240.

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Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary meeting

October 28, 2013

Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will meet in the David Katz Conference Center at Wayne Memorial Hospital, 6:30pm. YMCA instructor Tina Hoehn will present a program on chair yoga. Refreshments will be served. Members and prospective members are invited. 570/226-9115.

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Cherry Ridge man pleads guilty to killing his wife

Robert Jufer, 72, of Honesdale, PA pleaded guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter, graded as a felony of the first degree and one count of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. The incident occurred on October 17, 2010, in Cherry Ridge Township. Jufer faces a maximum penalty of 22 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. He is scheduled to be sentenced on January 2, 2014. Jufer was arrested on February 6, for the murder of his wife, June Jufer.  Read more

Honesdale dealer sentenced

Nilsa Lebron, age 56, of Honesdale was sentenced by President Judge Raymond L. Hamill to one to four years in state prison for conspiracy to possess marijuana with the intent to deliver. The conviction was the result of an investigation by the Wayne County Drug Task Force (WCDTF).  Read more

Open mic night

October 23, 2013

Open mic night at The Cooperage, 7:30-10pm. Come early to sign up. Acoustic-style open mic is hosted by Mike Jung. BYOB. Visit www.thecooperageproject.org or call 570/253-2020.

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Business Resource Fair

October 22, 2013

Business Resource Fair at the Wayne County Park Street Complex, 7:30-11:30am. Hosted by Northeast Innovation Alliance. 570/253-5334.

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Chicken BBQ

November 3, 2013

Texas No. 4 Fire Company chicken BBQ, Grove St., 12noon-2pm. Drive-thru. Cost: $9.50. 570/253-0782.

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Wayne 4-H is PA’s second largest

Although he’s a former 4-H’er himself, Wayne County Commissioners Chair Brian Smith admitted on October 10 that he didn’t know that the county’s 4-H program had grown to be Pennsylvania’s second largest.  Read more

Turmoil in Honesdale over top cop; Council names police commissioner

At an emotionally charged October 14 meeting, the Honesdale Borough Council appointed Rick Southerton to a conditional one-year term as commissioner of police/police chief. Passage of the resolution by a partial council (Scott J. Smith and Sam B. Mikulak were absent) was greeted with angry dissent by the public contingent present to support Sergeant Ron Kominski’s candidacy for that office. Kominski, who has been performing the duties of the chief since Joseph LoBasso resigned that position on July 31, had previously filled in for LoBasso whenever he was unavailable.  Read more

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