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“It’s just a waiting process,” said dairy farmer Martin Medved about dealing with rainy weather. 

For second year, rain delays farmers

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Martin Medved, a dairy farmer in Preston Township, PA, has a knack for remembering history through weather. Pick any year between the 1980s and today, and he’ll instantly tell you if it was a dry season, wet season, or just right. Pick any year out of the last 10 and his answer will probably be that it was wet.


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Protecting the children

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County honored the people who care for some of its most vulnerable residents on June 6, with the commissioners’ proclamation of the first week in June as Child Welfare Professionals Appreciation Week.


Henry (centry) and Linda (right) Schmalzle did some last-minute campaigning for Kathy Martin at the Galilee Grange Hall Tuesday morning. | Photo by Elizabeth Lepro

PA primary unofficial results: Howell wins Republican D.A. nom.

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Nearly 9,000 voters made it to polling stations across Wayne County Tuesday to vote in Pennsylvania primaries.

In the most-watched race, for Republican District Attorney candidate, A.G. Howell beat out his opponent Kathy Martin by roughly 1,800 and 61% of the vote.


Photo provided by the Wayne County Historical Society
Benjamin Haines

Courthouse war: Part two

Construction of the new Wayne County Courthouse began quickly. By the end of 1876, the foundation was complete and $30,000 had been spent. At this point, opposition to the new courthouse threatened the project. Concerns were raised about the need for bond issues, increased taxes and future costs, and rumor added fuel to the fire.


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Disgusted by roadside litter

HONESDALE, PA — Some say that many of us deal with accumulating roadside trash in the same way a frog sitting in water slowly brought to a boil does: It does not appreciate its peril and is eventually consumed by it. Well, the water is getting hotter, and local officials are starting to talk about it.


TRR photos by Hunter Hill

Fish, eagles and such

With spring and Easter comes the opening of trout season for local outdoorsman. For some, the hype is only for that opening day—a day to take their children to a local pond or stream and harvest some of the newly stocked trout.

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