County Living
Church Announcements
Dated Events
Military News
Subscribe to the Transcript

Watch This space for information on upcoming events in Susquehanna County.

Please visit our kindsponsors!

Issue Home April 29, 2003 Site Home

Cub Scout Pack 90 Tackles Park
Salt Springs Is Wild!
4-H News
PARSE #15 Meets
House Fire Destroys Thompson Home
Louise Bache Club Hears Local Talent
It's A Boy!

Cub Scout Pack 90 Tackles Park

Spring is the season for cleanup in Northeastern PA, and in preparation for Earth Day Cub Scout Pack 90 tackled Midtown Park in New Milford. The Wolf Den, led by Jeff James initiated this community service effort. The boys said there was "lots to pick up", but also found time afterward to enjoy the playground equipment in the Park.

Pictured (l-r) are: Steven Carpenter, Billy Rupakus, Jacob James, Joel Warner, Jacob Tyler and Brooks Warner.

Cub Scouting means, "doing." Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing things. Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting - citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. The New Milford Community Men’s Club sponsors Cub Scout Pack 90. For more information on Pack 90, please call Cub Master MaryAnn Warren at 465-7634.

Back to Top

Salt Springs Is Wild!

No, not deer and rabbits. No, not people partying. Flowers, as in wildflowers, are the most prevalent wildlife at this time of year at Salt Springs State Park. The Garden Club of Montrose and the residents of Montrose Square were recently treated to a slide show of some of the beautiful blooms that inhabit our local state park.

Upon retiring from IBM and 28 years as a deputy game warden, Franklin Forks resident George Schreck has taken a different view of nature’s offerings. After purchasing a digital camera about a year ago, George joined his brother, Jim in taking photographs of the varied wildflowers in the area. Being a neighbor to Salt Springs Park gave the perfect opportunity to see the many varieties flourishing there. At the present time, George has thousands of photos, learning photography skills and botanical information as he goes.

After transferring the digital images to his computer, George is able to present the glowing colors of the flowers on a TV screen. The garden club extends sincere thanks to George and Jim Leucke, who assisted George in the technical aspects of his show. Refreshments provided by garden club members were the perfect ending to an informative and inspirational evening.

The Garden Club of Montrose is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Montrose and National Garden Clubs, Inc. They are pleased to be involved with the community in many ways, including this evening shared with the residents of Montrose Square.

Back to Top

4-H News

Sizzlin' Steaks

The Sizzlin’ Steaks 4-H Club met on April 12 at Christina and Olivia Zick’s house. We had a short business meeting. President Aaron Phillips opened the meeting. We said the pledges. Christina took roll call and read the minutes from the last meeting. Aaron gave us the treasurer’s report.

We talked about the beautification spot at the fair and our club project, "Wildlife Is All Around Us book two Spring."

Mrs. Mitchell will get the rest of the 4-H books for us.

Our April meeting was scheduled to be at Mitchell’s home, April 27. We decided to make bird houses for our club project and go to the pond and observe wildlife.

We put on our gloves and our orange vests and we picked up six bags of roadside litter.

We then visited and enjoyed refreshments provided by the Zicks.

Green Grove Community

The Green Grove 4-H Club recently held its annual re-organizational meeting at the 4-H Room in the home of Rev. and Mrs. John Sherman. Membership applications were processed, elections held and the program for the coming summer was reviewed. More than 50 people were present for the first business meeting of the year. There were 29 of the 39 enrolled members present, 13 leaders and 9 parents and siblings. Other parents also stopped by.

Officers for the new year include: Fernanda Rodriguez, Club President; Robert Powers III, Vice-President; Julie Canfield, Secretary; Ruben Rodriguez, Treasurer. Organizational Leader, John Sherman, mentioned that the club was in need of new sources of finances for the current year. Leader Cassandra Madden, of Starrucca asked and received permission to address the membership. With much emotion she told of the fund drive that she and others had engaged in, the Bake Sale that had been held and donations received. She then presented the proceeds to Rev. Sherman for use by the Club. Seven hundred and seventy dollars had been raised. It appeared that most of the club knew of the fund drive, but all had kept it a secret from Mr. Sherman. Special thanks were due to those who worked to make it possible.

Snacks for the meeting were provided by Mrs. Deborah Suchnick. Thanks, Mrs. Suchnick!

The Green Grove 4-H Club is located on Route 374 between Glenwood and Lenoxville, next to the Green Grove Pilgrim Holiness Church. Projects offered this year will include, Air Rifle, Air Pistol, Archery, Camping/Hiking, Fishing, Sewing, and Muzzleloading Rifle. Together, we are working to make the Best Better. Information about the Club may be obtained by calling (570) 222-3389.


The Baconeers recently held a meeting at the Claverack Building in Montrose. Walt Dana gave a presentation on how to pick the perfect pig for your 4-H project. Pig tagging was discussed. The next meeting will be held on May 18, 2 p.m. at Ann Corbin’s home.

Back to Top

PARSE #15 Meets

The Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees (PARSE), Chapter 15, met at the Methodist Church, South Montrose. Due to inclement weather the meeting had been postponed to April 9. Thirty-five members and two guests attended. Dinner was served by the church members.

Honored guest, Jason Legg, Assistant District Attorney in Susquehanna County, was introduced by President, Alton Arnold. Mr. Legg presented an interesting and informative program on what he would like to see used to help restore justice and for ways the criminal can give back to the community, such as doing community service and picking up litter. Also, he would like to see criminals take advantage of the GED program, so they can become better citizens.

Regional Vice President for the Northeast District, Mrs. Clara Smith reported on changes in the state PARSE office and of the continued efforts for obtaining a COLA for the retirees. She also reported that the State PARSE President, Arthur Schwartz, has been handicapped with a serious eye condition.

Membership Chairman, Helen Benio reported that the chapter now has 69 members, four of which are new. Mrs. Benio thanked former membership chairman, Rose Keefe for all her help and the excellent job she has done in the years past.

The next PARSE meeting will be held in Dushore, at the Zion Lutheran Church, on May 13. Any Pennsylvania state retiree is welcome to come; reservations should be made by contacting Susquehanna County vice president, John Benio, at (570) 278-2380.

Back to Top


Bethlehem, PA – Dr. John Walker, Ph.D., CFA, Managing Director of the BNKAnalytics division of BNK Advisory Group, named Peoples National Bank as a member of the 2003 BNKElite.

The BNKElite is a select group of twelve banks recognized yearly as distinct leaders among community banks. The BNKElite includes banks and thrifts that have achieved significantly above average performance. In selecting the BNKElite, BNK does not include banks that are high-performing simply due to favorable aberrations in performance. Instead, we compile a group of banks that are performing above average as a result of superior and consistent financial management. Periodically, all of BNK’s clients are ranked according to a composite score that is based on each institution’s balance between profitability and risk management. The top dozen banks – in terms of their composite scores – comprise the BNKElite.

Back to Top

House Fire Destroys Thompson Home

On Sunday, April 20, the home of Irma Crissell, Thompson, was gutted by a fire.

Mrs. Crissell resided there with her daughter, Chris Gates and her grandson, Lucas. Although the family escaped, the house and all of their possessions were lost.

An account, number 08249385,has been set up for Irma Crissell at Peoples National Bank, Shops Plaza, Susquehanna, PA 18847 for anyone who wishes to make a contribution.

The family expressed gratitude to those who have offered encouragement, help and concern in their time of need.

Back to Top

Louise Bache Club Hears Local Talent

The Louise Bache Women’s Club met recently to hear Jill Aldrich, founder and operator of Pure Pennsylvania, Hallstead, a local source for home grown crafts and products, discuss the challenges of a business startup. She proved how a dream can become a business success with a lot of energy and determination.

Jen Bliss, also of Hallstead, demonstrated Quilling and exhibited her Harford Fair winners. She is a shining example of the patience and creativity necessary to this demanding art.

old announced the winner of the Scholarship raffle conducted last month. Maryann Beeman is the winner of a day of pampering at the Hair Zoo. The raffle helped make possible the three $300 scholarships the Club awards each spring.

The next meeting will be held on May 20, at the Green Gables Restaurant, 6:30 p.m.

Back to Top

It's A Boy!

A baby boy, Joseph Ryan was born on April 17, 2003 to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Murphy, of Fiddle Lake.

The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James Gulbin, Union Dale. The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Murphy, also of Union Dale.

Baby Joseph was welcomed by his four-year old brother, Robert.

Back to Top

News  |  Living  |  Sports  |  Schools  |  Churches  |  Ads  |  Events
Military  |  Columns  |  Ed/Op  |  Obits  | Archive  |  Subscribe

© 2003 Susquehanna County Transcript. All Rights Reserved