Posts tagged: Shenandoah

Lindenmuth Named News Editor of The Keystone

Kutztown University freshman and Coal Cracker alum, Kaylee Lindenmuth, was named as the next news editor for The Keystone newspaper at the publication’s November 6 meeting. Lindenmuth joins five other students as new additions to The Keystone’s executive board. She will begin her term as news editor on Monday, January...   Read More

Anthrasights Autumn Memories

Fall was a busy and scenic season. Coal Cracker journalists were in the field photographing some of the people and places that made autumn memories in and around the Anthracite Region. Pictured above, courtesy of Kaylee Lindenmuth, the Washington Hook and Ladder Fire Company in Mahanoy City reopened in October...   Read More

Quiz Time for Two New Principals

By Joei Shaller and Myla Wall         COAL REGION–This year, Mahanoy Area and Shenandoah Valley high schools welcomed new principals into their school communities. We caught up with each principal to ask some questions about themselves and the year ahead. Coal Cracker: What was the biggest reason...   Read More

Football Flashback

Alumni Battle in a Classic Clash   By Meredith Rhoades         SHENANDOAH-On August 11th, alumni members of Mahanoy Area and Shenandoah Valley high school football teams suited up once again in the First Annual Alumni Game held at Shenandoah’s Veterans Memorial Stadium. As any graduate of the...   Read More

Young Entrepreneurs

By David Lindenmuth         SCHUYLKILL HAVEN—Could the next Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey or Mark Zuckerberg hail from the Coal Region? Possibly, and a program hosted by the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce wants to maximize that chance by equipping students with the skills needed to achieve such a...   Read More

Anthrasights: Snapshots from Around the Region

COAL REGION–Coal Cracker reporters were roving the region, and beyond, this spring, capturing special moments and events. Enjoy these glimpses of life in and around the Anthracite Region. Above, a photo by David Lindenmuth of an empty center court at the Schuylkill Mall, in Frackville, decorated for Easter, on April...   Read More

Orchestra Festival at Shenandoah Valley High School

By David Lindenmuth         More than 100 of the best high school musicians from the Poconos, Lehigh Valley, and the Coal Region converged on Shenandoah in late January for the 2016-17 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 10 Orchestra Festival. Students from Schuylkill, Berks, Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon,...   Read More

Mahanoy vs. Shenandoah Walking Challenge

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and The PA Department of Health are partnering with Schuylkill County’s VISION to increase opportunities for physical activity in the Mahanoy Area and Shenandoah Valley school districts through an initiative called WalkWorks. By establishing community-based walking routes and forming walking groups,...   Read More

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