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Jim Hamill


Rural, KS, United States

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Past articles by Jim:

Somber Reminder of the Sacrifices on Memorial Day

HONESDALE, Pa. -- At the start of the Memorial Day parade in Honesdale, there was a somber reminder of the costs of war. Veterans sent a wreath downriver to remember those sailors who never came home. A U.S. Coast Guard chopper flew over parade goers, all to pay tribute to the sacrifices made by so many. → Read More

Sneak Peek Inside Wayne Memorial Hospital Expansion

HONESDALE, Pa. -- It won't be long until a massive hospital expansion project in Wayne County will be complete. The project has taken a couple of years but construction on the new patient tower is finally nearing the end, practically doubling the size of Wayne Memorial Hospital and adding lots of high-tech upgrades for patients. → Read More

PennDOT Making Emergency Road Repairs in Susquehanna County

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- PennDOT is getting to work on rough roads and damaged bridges in Susquehanna County this construction season. The sound of emergency bridge repairs is already making it clear: there's a lot of work to do across Susquehanna County. → Read More

D&H Rail Trail Back Open

FOREST CITY, Pa. -- It may have been a two-year wait for a rail trail to reopen in Susquehanna County, but the pipeline construction led to a new and improved trail that will be available for hikers and bikers starting on Wednesday. Some final touches are all that's left before the D&H Rail Trail is back to new. → Read More

Concern over Condition of Roads in Wayne County

DAMASCUS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- The push to make crumbling roads safe is still on in Wayne County. Folks are sharing their concerns about a couple of trouble spots across the many miles of roads north of Honesdale. It's a bumpy ride in Damascus Township north of Honesdale. → Read More

Pavement Problems with PennDOT Pilot Program

MOUNT PLEASANT TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- One year after PennDOT touted its use of recycled asphalt to pave rural roads, the agency now says the process failed. Folks in part of Wayne County were excited to see much-needed paving done last year, but this year the story is much different. The state road is still awaiting a smooth layer for drivers. → Read More

New Look for Old Courthouse in Honesdale

HONESDALE, Pa. -- The Wayne County Courthouse on Court Street has stood for more than 130 years, and over time there have not been many new upgrades. Whether it's making way for new carpet or installing new windows, crews are transforming the Wayne County Courthouse in Honesdale little by little. → Read More

Honesdale Man Facing Attempted Homicide Charge in Abuse of Toddler

HONESDALE, Pa. -- Police say a man in Wayne County abused an 18-month-old child so badly the boy was taken to a trauma center to be treated for injuries all over his body. Investigators say the alleged child abuse happened Monday morning in Wayne County. → Read More

Cleanup at Keen Lake After Strong Storms Hit

CANAAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- National Weather Service officials will be looking into widespread storm damage at Keen Lake near Waymart. The buzz of chainsaws is a bit of deja vu for everyone at Keen Lake. The recent April storm knocked down tree after tree and within a day, help had arrived. → Read More

Home in Wayne County Destroyed in Fire

DYBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- There’s nothing left of a home in Wayne County after a fire Tuesday morning. → Read More

Susquehanna, Wayne Counties Cleaning Up after Storms

Susquehanna and Wayne Counties were also hit hard by the winds and heavy rains. At Mountain View Area School District, there was quite a bit of damage outside the school. Some trees were toppled, and sports equipment blown far off. The National Weather Service was in the area looking at the damage. → Read More

Rain Washes Out Wayne County Road

CHERRY RIDGE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Heavy rain washed away part of a road in Wayne County. → Read More

Puttin’ a New Coat on the Ritz

HAWLEY, Pa. -- After years trying not to look up at the ceilings at a theater in Wayne County, patrons will soon be able to enjoy the show with a fresh coat of paint. The summer season opens in just a couple months at the Ritz Company Playhouse in Hawley. → Read More

Easter Tradition in Honesdale May Come to End

HONESDALE, Pa. -- As Christians get ready to celebrate Easter, for the first time in decades, a longtime religious tradition in Wayne County may not happen. → Read More

Another Dollar General in Rural Wayne County?

LEBANON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Plans for a new Dollar General store in part of Wayne County are being met with mixed reaction. Some think a discount chain store doesn't fit in the country while others are looking forward to a convenient location to shop. → Read More

Robotics Team from Wayne County Battling for Title

HONESDALE, Pa. -- A team of students from Wayne County could end up competing against the best robotics teams in the world. The teens just won a district tournament and will head to the championships in a little more than a week. → Read More

Help Sought for Forest City Statue Repairs

FOREST CITY, Pa. -- A lasting reminder of the selfless sacrifices made at war for our country is in need of repairs in Susquehanna County. From afar, the doughboy statue in Forest City stands firm, rifle in one hand, grenade in another. → Read More

Reaction Mixed to State Ban on Smoking at Prisons

CANAAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- For now, inmates and workers at the state prison near Waymart in Wayne County are allowed to use tobacco products there. That's all about to change come July 1 when the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is banning everything from cigarettes to chewing tobacco. → Read More

Student Claims Civil Rights Violation by Transgender Student in Locker Room

HONESDALE, Pa. -- A female student at a high school in Wayne County claims her privacy was violated and she was subjected to sexual harassment all because a transgender student used the same locker room. → Read More

School Providing Food for Families in Need

DIMOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Every week, high school students in Susquehanna County are making sure elementary school students don't go hungry. It's an assembly line that works week in and week out to feed fellow students in the Elk Lake School District. → Read More