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... president at 570-779-4711. As part of Mining History Month, author Maxim Furek will present a program on "The Sheppton Mine Disaster, August 1963," at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at the Plymouth Borough Municipal Building, 162 W. Shawnee Ave., Plymouth. ... Comment?
PLYMOUTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOSTS PROGRAM WITH AUTHOR OF BOOK ON SHEPPTON MINE DISASTER: To kick off Anthracite Mining History Month, the Plymouth Historical Society will sponsor a program on the August 1963 Sheppton, Pa. Mine Disaster at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at the Plymouth Borough Municipal Building, 162 W. Shawnee Ave., Plymouth. Comment?
A former East Union Township man will not have to spend time in prison after admitting Wednesday in Schuylkill County Court that he tried to prevent firefighters from battling a blaze in February at the building where he lived. Henry C. Polk, 56, of Lebanon, formerly of Sheppton, pleaded guilty to obstructing emergency services, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, with prosecutors withdrawing a charge of possession of a controlled substance. Comment?
... rs of the vehicles or cause of the blaze were not available late Monday. The massive fire brought firefighters from Sheppton-Oneida to the scene along with tanker trucks from various other parts of northern Schuylkill County. Comment?
... who operated a tavern in Weston. Another sister, Angeline Maddalena Genetti Reda, had a dry goods store in nearby Sheppton that sold shoes, clothing and other items to miners, according to Roach's research. "He was a door-to-door butcher selling ... Comment?
Coal region author Maxim W. Furek introduced his book "Sheppton: The Myth, Miracle & Music," during Sunday's No. 9 Mine and Museum Coal Miners Heritage Festival in Lansford. Comment?
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