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Honesdale Wayne Independent (Newspaper) - June 4, 2003, Honesdale, Pennsylvania 11,2001 Advertising: 253-3057 253-6666 Independent County's Only Daily 253-3055 253-3056 125, Number 108 125th year June 4, 2003 50 cents Newsstand Established 1878 Fire Dept. Seeks To Put Day Care At Independent photo by Peter Becker NEW DAY CARE? Approval is being sought to locate the Treasure House Child Development Center day care at the Hawley Fire Fire Chief Eugene Krause said that rental from the day care would replace the need to keep the hall for breakfasts or other fund Pending township Treasure House is set to move in this The fire station on Columbus Avenue was occupied in 1999. and other fund required with the PETER - Breakfasts and other fund raisers at the Hawley Fire a long will continue this while approval is sought to rent out the hall to a local day care Fire Chief Eugene E. Krause shared the plans Monday night at the Palmyra Hawley Fire Department has already voted to approve efforts at the hall in favor of renting the building on Columbus Avenue to Treasure House Child House currently operates at the former Hawley elementary school on Academy but the Area School District needs the building for the District kindergarten beginning with the 2003-2004 school set June 7 A conditional use hearing public may give input and then the supervisors may decide to approve the use of the zoning district possibly with or the application could be The hearing was scheduled for 7:00 July 7, a half hour prior to the regular Adjacent property owners will be later explained that they were getting less and less people to do the work for the although they are popular Rate Slightly Above One Year THOMAS M. Staff figures for Wayne County fell 1.4 percent in April for the second straight according to figures released by US Department of dropped from 7.3 percent in March to 5.9 percent in just slightly higher than the 5.5 percent one year It had been as high as 8.8 percent in Neighboring counties also saw drops in its unemployment Pike fell from 5.6 to 4.6 Monroe dropped from 8.3 to 7.4 and Susquehanna went from 7.6 to 6.2 April statistics for Lackawanna County were not available as well as the state rankings for Pennsylvania's seasonally adjusted unemployment fate for March rose slightly from 5.8 to 5.9 percent and the national rate rose Street KEVIN Staff TOWNSHIP a brief meeting Monday the Texas Township Board of Supervisors said it will advertise for bids for on Prompton and Evergreen A section of Elizabeth Street in White Mills also will be Supervisor Texas Township meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month at the township building on Old Willow percent from 5.8 percent in March to 6.0 in Employment Statistics Seasonally For April 2003 Adjusted County Labor 19,000 1,200 Rate 5.9% Pike County Labor 20,900 1,000 Rate 4.6% Monroe 55,800 4,500 Rate 7.4% Susquehanna Force 19,500 18,300 1,200 Rate 6.2% Non-Farm Jobs Wayne County in April 2003 jobs were up 200 to 14,200 14,300 in April 2002) with the gain in total private from 11,400 to 11,600. Under Natural Resources Mining remained at 1,000 as did Manufacturing Industries at 600. Transportation Utilities was up 200 to 3,300 Warehousing Utilities at 500 and Trade at 2,800); Professional and Business Services at 800; Educational Health Services at 2,000; Leisure Hospitality at 2,200; and Government at 2,600 with local government at 1,400. Treasure House when he heard they would need a new A reasonable rent figure was take place of the revenue they received from the 10 breakfasts a wedding receptions and other functions that brought the fire company they have received for the breakfasts is appreciated and he realizes people will be sorry to see the Chief They have had breakfasts about 15 starting at the Borough Hall They dedicated the new fire hall in March of 1999. having the burden of running fund should give their Fire Department members more time for training and may help to recruit new Chief Krause Firefighters need to help at the fund said that they might continue the model train shows in the fire station They have these twice a appreciative Judy president of Northeast Child Care under which Treasure House said that they are very appreciative that the Hawley Fire Department came to their She added that it is extremely to find adequate facilities in an older and was enthused that the Hawley Fire Hall will a good of prior commitments at the Fire Treasure all would not move in till August 5, she At the end of House will temporarily relocate to the North Primary The School District needs access to the classrooms Treasure House is presently to finish renovations in time for new school lauded the good relationship they have enjoyed with the School where they have had their day are for sever al is a full enrollment of 55 children at Treasure House in but can accommodate as many as 70- some children come only part-time depending on the needs of the They operate anywhere from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There aie about 12 staff at the Hawley She said they are Their age range is from infant to around 10 or 11 are to put a playground for Treasure House behind the fire with a They would make use of the Fire Hall kitchen for their lunches and Some moveable partitions will be needed in the main Labor Industry Department approval has been obtained for the new use for the A five year lease is presently being Krause breakfasts will the next is this June 8, from 8:00 a.m. to August 3rd is the last scheduled Independent photo by Peter Becker COLUMBUS AVENUE BRIDGE TO BE closed May 8 due to problems found with a has affirmed that the span over the Middle Creek on Columbus Avenue will be Repair work is expected to be done this The span is visible just ahead of this To Be PETER - Suddenly closed on May 8th due to problems found with a the Columbus Avenue bridge is set to be repaired this spokesman David Krisanda had been concerns that the bridge might be closed waiting till the span can be Having already been on the schedule for a new bridge was expected to be erected in 2005 or 2006. span crosses the Middle Creek and having it closed cuts off motorists going between Hawley Borough and the Owego Columbus Avenue Route 2004) starts at Route 6 by the Hawley Post It ends in a with the Owego Since the bridge was closed following motorists have been forced to detour on the lower end of Owego Turnpike where it joins Route 590, or on Route 6 to White inspectors found a problem with a girder holding up the There also is a hole in the pavement right through the about 600 vehicles cross the bridge each It was built in 1943. sad that an emergency repair contract will be and sent out to work is anticipated in month or he Walls wall be put up to support the District has approximately 2,000 bridges in their four county each one being inspected about every two on road work may be found by Program Joins KEVIN Staff Community College will become a flill partner of Wayne County in which are aimed at students looking to attain take place at the Murray Building on Main Street in Classes are with students only having to cover the price of the GED representative Marie Weinberger told county commissioners also offers an Adult Literacy and Basic Workforce Development Program targeting both parents and Those classes are also interested in taking courses can call 251-9335 or at 253-7135. Prison separate the Prison Board held its monthly meeting to the report of Warden Robert prison including work release and boarded out stands at 78 37 of which are Wayne County The greatest number of 19, range in age from 30 to 39; 11 are between ages 25 and 29. under the influence was the most predominant charge against current with nine serving because of it. DUI was followed by simple 6; parole violation and bench 5 possession with intent to 4; and aggravated possession of a controlled and 3 are also two inmates jailed on escape according to the the county spent about to board inmates out to prisons in Lackawanna and Monroe a slight increase from the total in May 2002 Garrett Independent photo by Tom Western Wayne High School senior Charity seen with Principal Jerry was recently awarded a National Honor Society See story at CANAAN against over 8,000 students throughout the United Western Wayne High School senior Charity Garrett won a National Honor Society sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Wayne High School Principal Jerry announced the award includes a college Over 200 National Honor Society winners were announced by the high school could nominate two seniors base on scholastic character and Nominees submitted a form a form outlining their participation in school employment experience and community Garrett has demonstrated outstanding ability in her academic work and service top her school and said Executive Director Gerald N. is a fine example of the outstanding caliber of young people high at Ms Garrett has been the NHS captain of the football treasurer of the senior a National Coca-Cola Scholarship an state finalist and two-year nominee of the National Youth Leadership Forum of plans to attend Temple University this fall to study She is gie daughter of Chet and Barbara Garrett of Varden She has a and a
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