HERNDON — St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 1473 Urban Road, will host the 21st annual Urban Folk Day from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the church picnic grove. Day begins with breakfast featuring scrapple, potato cakes, and breakfast sandwiches. Lunch menu features three kinds of kettles soups, barbecue, hot dogs, kettle meat, funnel cakes, and baked goods. Homemade apple butter can be purchased by the quart or pint. A Native American camp-out will feature demonstrations of corn grinding and displays of Indian artifacts. Throughout the day, there will be other craftsmen demonstrating rifling a gun barrel, basket weaving, blacksmithing, and homemade soap making. Classic and antique cars and tractors will on display. Free entertainment features Saving Grace from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Native American Indians, 11 a.m. to noon; and The Morgan Family and Uncle Bean from noon to 1:45 p.m. New this year will be a Chinese auction. A used book sale also held. For more information, call 570-758-8404 or e-mail email@example.com.
Corbett: VanKirk helped to save the world
Gov. Tom Corbett today issued the following statement on the death of Northumberland County native Theodore “Dutch” VanKirk, the last surviving crew member of the Enola Gay:
Afraid of grandson? "Now I am," Amanda Trometter says
Erick Trometter slept with hunting and butcher knives beside his bed while living with the grandmother he allegedly attacked on the morning he was shot after allegedly pulling a knife on a city police officer.
Ted VanKirk: Seen from above
The Daily Item is republishing online its spring 2012 interview with Northumberland native Ted “Dutch” VanKirk, the navigator of the Enola Gay, which dropped the first of two atomic bombs on Japan in 1945. The story appeared in Inside Pennsylvania magazine. VanKirk died Monday in Georgia at age 93.
“The Japanese were beaten before we even dropped the bomb”
Compared to the 58 other missions they ran together, the one they were assigned to carry out on Aug. 6, 1945 was easy.
There would be no return fire, flying conditions were ideal, and if all went according to plan, they would be back to the base in Tinian by nightfall.
Ritz-Craft to hire 60 for Mifflinburg plant
MIFFLINBURG — Sixty jobs are coming to Mifflinburg as a Ritz-Craft production facility that went dark seven years ago amid the housing downturn will come back on line during the next few months, company officials announced Tuesday.
Selinsgrove man dies when tractor flips in Chapman Township
PORT TREVORTON — A 57-year-old Selinsgrove man died Tuesday evening when the farm tractor he was driving overturned and pinned him beneath it, according to Snyder County Coroner Bruce Hummel.
'Real hero' of World War II dies
ATLANTA, Ga. — Theodore “Dutch” VanKirk, the last surviving crew member of the Enola Gay, which dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, died Monday of natural causes in the retirement home where he lived in Georgia. He was 93.
Mayor: Rental ban for drug dealers a success
SUNBURY — A controversial landlord-tenant ordinance passed by the City Council in 2012 has become one of Sunbury’s “better success stories,” Mayor David Persing said Tuesday.
Mom cited for allegedly leaving baby in car for 12 minutes
LEWISBURG — A summary citation carrying a maximum fine of $127.50 was filed Tuesday against a Lewisburg woman accused of leaving her 10-month-old baby unattended for 12 minutes in a car in Union County on July 21.
Line Mountain district, teachers $1.2M apart in contract talks
MANDATA — Separate proposals from the Line Mountain School District and its teachers union are $1.2 million apart and not getting any closer, according to Benjamin L. Pratt, the district’s labor counsel at the CGA Law Firm.
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