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Bill Zick Is New No-Till Specialist
Wedding Announced Butts-Sebura
Wedding Announced Nagorny - Frederick
Engagement Announced Brady – Burke
Karhnak Girls Earn Farm Show Honors

Waiting For You!
Megan's Law Sex Offender Web Site
Gang & Drug Tip Line Announced


Bill Zick Is New No-Till Specialist

The Susquehanna County Conservation District (SCCD) is pleased to announce Bill Zick, Lenox Township, as the No-Till Specialist. Many recognize Bill as the former Director/Recycling Coordinator for the Susquehanna County Recycling Center the past 6 years. Bill comes to the no-till position highly qualified as he was a Dairy farmer for 25 years, before his position with the County Recycling position.

The Susquehanna County Conservation District (SCCD) is very proud of the No-Till program offered to area farmers and landowners. In 2004, there were 1,115 acres of corn planted and 618 acres of grains and grasses planted through the District’s No-Till program. Individuals interested in the No-Till program may reach Bill at 278-4600 ext.: 282. Please leave a message as Bill is in the field and will check for messages frequently.

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Wedding Announced Butts-Sebura

Jody L. Sebura and Larry J. Butts were married November 20, 2004 at Endwell United Methodist Church.

Reverend Roger Richards performed the 3 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mark and Debra Sebura of Arkport, NY. The bridegroom is the son of Janice and Joseph Convertino of Johnson City, and the late Nathan Butts.

The bride was escorted by her father.

Laura Severson, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor. Kristin Sebura, sister-in-law of Virginia Beach, VA, Katy Ascone, cousin of Buffalo, NY, Kelly Baker, friend of Hornell, NY, Julie Helmer, friend of Virginia Beach, VA, Danielle Westbrook, friend of Goshen, NY, Stephanie Pavese, friend of Lake Hopatcong, NJ, Heather Donegan, friend of Baltimore, MD, and Stephanie Ackinson, cousin of Jasper, IN, were bridesmaids. Megan Kelley, cousin of the bride, served as flower girl.

Bruce Stevens, friend of the bridegroom, was best man. Tim Andrews, friend of Atlanta, GA, Chris Dickerson, brother-in-law of Vestal, Gerry Sullivan, brother-in-law of Charolette, NY, Sean Barnes, friend of Hornell, NY, Nathan Sebura, brother of the bride of Virginia Beach, VA, Jonas Sebura, brother of the bride of Seattle, WA, Kevin Wilkins, friend of Hornell, NY, and Jared Dickerson, nephew of the bridegroom of Vestal, were ushers. Brendan Collins, son of the bridegroom, served as ring bearer.

A reception was given at the Holiday Inn Arena.

The bride graduated from Arkport Central School in 1993, SUNY Cortland in 1997, and is attending Elmira College. She is a History Teacher at Susquehanna Valley High School.

The bridegroom graduated from Susquehanna Community School, PA, in 1986, and Mansfield University in 1990. He is a Senior Business Analyst with Solcorp-Downers Grove, IL.

The couple spent their honeymoon in Paris, France. They are living in Endicott.

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Wedding Announced Nagorny - Frederick

Laura Ann Frederick and William Brian Nagorny were married October 16, 2004 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Endicott, NY.

Mr. and Mrs. William (Laura) Nagorny

Father Edward Zandy, Father Edward Owusu-Ansah, and Deacon Thomas Harley performed the 1:30 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Ray and Margaret (Sine) Frederick of Endicott, NY and also the granddaughter of the late George and Helen (King) Sine of Great Bend, PA.

The groom is the son of Robert and Carol (Quinn) Nagorny of Binghamton, NY and also the grandson of the late Ason and Nellie (Sedor) Nagorny of Susquehanna, PA and Winfred and Dorothy (Colwell) Quinn of Windsor, NY.

The bride was escorted by her father.

Sarah Sienko, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor. Julie Seligmuller and Nicole Sine, cousins of the bride, Meghan Sine, cousin and goddaughter of the bride, and Leesa Nagorny, sister of the groom were bridesmaids.

Michael Nagorny, brother of the groom, was best man. Stephen Nagorny and Thomas Nagorny, brothers of the groom, Kevin Frederick, brother of the bride, and Jay Green, friend of the groom, were groomsmen.

A reception was given at the Kalurah Shrine Center in Endicott, NY.

The bride graduated from Union–Endicott High School and Mansfield University. She is an Administrative Secretary in the Employment Office at Wilson Regional Medical Center in Johnson City, NY.

The groom graduated from Binghamton High School, Broome Community College, and Arizona State University. He is an Assistant Manager at Robby’s Wine and Liquor, Inc. in Binghamton, NY.

The couple spent their honeymoon in Aruba. They are living in Johnson City, NY.

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Engagement Announced Brady – Burke

Mr. Martin Brady of Susquehanna, PA and Ms. Marie Brady of Windsor, NY would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Lee Brady, to Joseph Maurice Burke, Jr.


The future bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Burke of Susquehanna, PA.

Miss Brady graduated from Susquehanna Community High School and is currently attending Johnson College pursuing a degree in Radiologic Technology.

Mr. Burke graduated from Susquehanna Community High School and Broome Community College. He works in test engineering at BAE Systems in Johnson City, NY.

An October 22, 2005 wedding is planned.

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Karhnak Girls Earn Farm Show Honors

As Susquehanna County 4-Her’s Misty and Megan Karhnak were raising this year’s 2005 Farm Show animals, they were thinking about how they did at the local fairs and how they wished they could come close to winning an award at the Farm Show. When you compete at the Farm Show, you are competing with the best of the best. This year at the 2004 Wyoming County Fair, Misty received Grand Champion Market Steer and Megan received Grand Champion Homebred Market Lamb. They both competed for Grand Champion Market Hog at the 2004 Harford fair.

Misty and Megan work very hard and know "That one day all their dreams will come true." Part of their dream this year came true at the 2005 Pa Farm Show and that dream was to either make sale with their animals or try to get close as possible to first and second place.

4-Her’s Misty and Megan Karhnak, of Springville earned high placing at this year’s PA Farm Show.

When they arrived at the Farm Show Misty's lamb weighed in at 114 pounds, and Megan's lamb weighed in at 120 pounds. The next day they both competed in the sheep Skill-a-thon, which is a test about sheep management, meat cuts, feed table, medications and the type of equipment needed. Misty received seventh place and Megan received third place. Also Megan received third place in Outstanding Young Shepherd. She was very excited. Saturday night when she showed her lamb, she received 14th place and the lamb didn't make sale, but as Megan says, "I tried my best and it all paid off in the Skill-a-ton." Misty received eighth place with her lamb and she made sale. Misty was very excited.

On Sunday, their pigs arrived and were weighed in. Misty's pig weighed in at 248 pounds, and Megan's pig weighed in at 233 pounds. First, Megan went in the show ring and received sixth place. She was so excited her pig made sale. Next, Misty's pig was ready to go in the show ring and she was very nervous. As Misty was showing her pig the judge put her in fourth place but then the judge decided to pull the first four places out in the show ring again. When the first four places were brought back in the show ring the judge started explaining what he liked about the pigs. The judge started talking about Misty's pig and then he said, "The young lady received third place instead of fourth.” She was so shocked because this was her dream. Misty and Megan had their best year so far, showing at the 2005 Farm Show.

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Waiting For You!

This absolutely gorgeous kitty has been our guest since November and we can’t understand why! All white except for a calico tail and eyebrows, this two-year old female is a real sweetheart of a cat and is waiting so patiently for a forever home. Won’t you please give her a name and give her a home?

Hi! I’m a beautiful white and blonde female, two-year old Collie mix with the very unusual name of Americus. I’m friendly and happy and, best of all, I’m spayed and housebroken! If you see me, I know you’ll fall in love. Won’t you give me a chance?

We’ll be waiting for you at the Susquehanna County Humane Society Shelter, in Montrose, (570) 278–1228.

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Megan's Law Sex Offender Web Site

HARRISBURG - Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) reported today that a new, more comprehensive Megan's Law Web site is now up and running, providing vital information the public can use to protect themselves and their families from known sex offenders.

The Web site is or can be accessed through the Pennsylvania State Police Web site,, and then clicking on the hyperlink to the Megan's Law Web site.

"This new and improved Web site is an obvious public safety benefit but is of even more importance to those of us who live along Pennsylvania's borders," Pickett said. "Sex offenders may be permitted by their parole officers to move from one state to another. However, Pennsylvania's Megan's Law still requires them to register if they move into the Commonwealth - knowledge that can be gleaned by going to the new Megan's Law Web site."

The Web site includes photographs and information on all of the nearly 7,000 registered sexual offenders in Pennsylvania. At the bottom of the main text of the Web site, click on "psp sex offender search," to conduct searches by county, city, ZIP code, name or alias. The most current picture of the offender, name, offenses committed, date of conviction, county and municipality of residence, as well as county and municipality of place of business or higher education facility will be also listed. An exact street address will be listed only for sexually violent predators (SVPs), who represent less than 1 percent - about 60 - of all registered sexual offenders in the Commonwealth.

Act 152 of 2004 strengthens penalties for noncompliance with the provisions of Megan's Law, adds offenses, requires periodic audits by the Pennsylvania Attorney General and provides for notification in private communities.

"We've made our state's Megan's Law stronger and more comprehensive," Pickett said. "Now, if an offender moves into Pennsylvania from another state, the state with the stronger regulations governing sex offenders would apply to notifications and registrations in Pennsylvania. The new Web site enables all of us to stay alert, protecting our children and ourselves from possible danger."

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Gang & Drug Tip Line Announced

Pennsylvania State Police, Troop R announce a new Gang and Drug prevention program. The program is provided to citizens of Lackawanna, Wayne, Pike and Susquehanna counties in order to educate and assist them on Gang and Drug activity in their communities. A toll-free tip line, 1-866-326-7256, has been established for citizens to report gang and drug activity, anonymously. Citizens can also report this activity on-line at Also, a proactive gang awareness presentation is available to any home association or civic group on request.

Posters announcing this program are being distributed to various home associations, civic groups and businesses throughout the four county area. Anyone interested in a poster can get one by contacting their local state police station in these four counties.

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