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5th Annual Rally in the Irish Valley To Be Held

The 5th Annual Rally in the Irish Valley ATV Poker Run will be hosted by Minersville Fire-Rescue and Clover Fire Company on Saturday June 3rd, 2017.

The trail opens at 8:00AM.

The last riders need to be on the trail by 1:00PM, and everyone must be off the trail by 5:00PM.

The trail will start from the Clover Fire Company (located on 8 Clover Rd, Pottsville PA 17901).

Helmets are a must for every rider on every machine, no exceptions. (If you do not have a helmet, you will not be permitted on the trail.)

There will be camping available in and around the fire company. This will be on a first come first serve basis and is open from the Thursday prior to the event through Sunday. Small campfires will be permitted.

There will be MFR Block Party Pizza for sale on Friday night, and a full menu of food Saturday throughout the day.

T-Shirts will be available for sale the day of the event.\

Also, Boy Scout Troop 600 will be on the trail serving hot dogs and refreshments (water, soda, Guers Tea, etc, so please stop in and support them as well!

Hope to see everyone there!


Block Shoot Being Held to Help Benefit Minersville 5th Quarter Club

A Block Shoot is being held, in which portions will benefit the Minersville 5th Quarter Club.

The block shoot will be held Saturday, April 8th, from noon to 5:00pm.

Admission is $8.00 except for children under 10. The cost for them will be $5.00. 

There will be many types of food and prizes. 

See the flyer more details.

Hope to see you there!

Two Men Steal a Package From Porch on Carbon Street

Police are trying to identify two men, one who of which who was caught on camera stealing a package off a mans porch in Minersville earlier today.

Police are asking for trying to identify the two men. If anybody is able to identify, call the Minersville Police at 570-544-6212. 

View the video by clicking here. 

Multiple People Announce Campaigns for Local Government (List updated frequently…)

Multiple people around the area have announced campaign’s for local government:

Branch Township:

  • David P. Strausser- Township Supervisor 
  • Anthony Bertasavage- Township Supervisor 


  • Robert Umbenhen- Borough Council 

Good luck to all candidates.

Local Boy Scout Troop Cleans-Up in Branch Township 

Boy Scout Troop 600 of Llewellyn was found cleaning up trash along the roads in part of Branch Township on Sunday afternoon.

They picked up trash and litter from the intersection of Phoenix Park Road and Clay Street in Llewellyn to the Phoenix Road and Main Street Intersection in Phoenix Park, and from that intersection to the Life Flight Center at 901.  

Members helping at this cleanup include:


  • Seth Hubler
  • Gabriel Fleming
  • James Chicora
  • Ryan Allar
  • Carter Larkin-Kukta
  • Matthew Wolfe
  • Jesse Boltz
  • Brandon Witmer
  • Logan Fisher
  • Warren Quinn
  • & Michael Rizzardi

Adults & Leaders:

  • Scott Hunyara
  • Jeff Hubler
  • Christine Haldeman
  • Michael Quinn

It looks great! 

Lady Miners Become AA State Champs

This Thursday afternoon at the Hershey Giant Center, the Minersville Area Lady Miners defeated the Bishop McCort Lady Crushers with an outstanding final score of 63-49, winning the PIAA AA Girls State Title!
The Lady Miners finish the season undefeated, with a record of 31-0. The girls will bring the Schuylkill League it’s 18th Championship.

Way to go girls! 

School Closings and Delays for Friday (3/17/17)

Assumption BVM- Closed Friday

Blue Mountain- 2 Hour Delay (Friday)

Child Development (Schuylkill Co.)- Head Start/Pre K Counts Closed; Childcare Open Regular Time

Gillingham Charter School- Closed Friday; Service Project; for Sat. 3/18 cancelled

Hazleton Area- Closed Friday; offices open

Immanuel Christ (Hazleton)- Closed Friday

Jim Thorpe Area- Closed Friday

Lehighton Area- 2 Hour Delay (Friday)

Mahanoy Area- Closed Friday; all staff report 9am

Marian Catholic (Tamaqua)- 2 Hour Delay (Friday)

Minersville Area SD- Closed Friday

Mount Carmel- Closed Friday 

Nativity BVM- 2 Hour Delay (Friday) 

North Schuylkill Area- Closed Friday; all staff report 9am

Panther Valley- Closed Friday

Pine Grove Area- Closed Friday

Pottsville Area- Closed Friday

Schuylkill Haven Area- Closed Friday

Schuylkill Maple Ave- 2 Hour Delay (Friday)

Schuylkill Tech North- 2 Hour Delay (Friday)

Shenandoah Valley SD- 2 HR DELAY; Emergency Bus Stops in effe

Shamokin Area- Closed Friday; Kindergarten registration ; Postponed

Saint Ambrose (Haven)- 2 Hour Delay; 3:30 Dismissal; No 8 AM Mas

St. Clair Area- Closed Friday

Saint Jerome (Tamaqua)- Closed Friday

Saint Nicholas (Minersville)- Closed Friday

Tamaqua Area- 2 Hour Delay (Friday); Modified KG

Trinity Academy- Closed Friday 

Tri-Valley SD- Closed Friday

Weatherly Area- 2 Hour Delay (Friday) 

School Closings & Delays for Thursday (3/16/17)

Assumption BVM- Closed Thursday

Blue Mountain- Closed Thursday; School Board COW moved to 3/23

Child Development (Sch. County)-Childcare @ 9 AM; Head Start & Pre-K Counts Closed Thursday 

Gillingham Charter- Closed Thursday; board meeting rescheduled to 3/23

Hazleton Area- Closed Thursday

Jim Thorpe Area- Closed Thursday

Lehighton Area- Closed Thursday

Line Mountain- Closed Thursday 

Mahanoy Area – Closed Thursday

Marian Catholic (Tamaqua)- Closed Thursday: early dismissal cancelled Friday

Minersville Area- Closed Thursday; agenda meeting moved to 3/21 at 7PM

Mount Carmel- Closed Thursday

Nativity BVM- Closed Thursday

North Schuylkill – Closed Thursday

Panther Valley- Closed Thursday 

Pine Grove Area- Closed Thursday

Pottsville Area SD- Closed Thursday 

Saint Jerome Regional (Tamaqua)-   Closed Thursday

Schuylkill Tech North/South- Closed Thursday

Schuylkill Haven Area- Closed Thursday; School board meeting cancelled, moved to 3/22/17

Schuylkill Maple Avenue- Closed Thursday

Schuylkill Special Education Center-  Closed Tomorrow

Shamokin Area- Closed Thursday; kindergarten registration postponed

Shenandoah Valley- Closed Thursday

Saint Ambrose (Skill Haven)- Closed Thursday

Saint Joseph Regional (Tamaqua)- Closed Thursday

Saint Nicholas (Minersville)- Closed Thursday

Tamaqua Area- Closed Thursday; board meeting postponed to 3/21/17

Tri-Valley SD- Closed Thursday

Weatherly Area- Closed Thursday

Williams Valley SD- Closed Thursday

Local School Closings & Delays (3/10/17)

Assumption BVM – 2 Hour Delay.

Gillingham Charter – Closed Today.

Hazleton Area – Closed Today.

Jim Thorpe Area- Closed Today. 

Mahanoy Area – Closed Today.

Marian Catholic – Closed Today.

McCann School of Business/Pottsville – Day Classes Cancelled

Minersville Area – 2 Hour Delay.

Nativity BVM – 2 Hour Delay.

North Schuylkill – Closed Today.

Panther Valley – Closed Today.

Pine Grove – 2 Hour Delay.

Pottsville Area – 2 Hour Delay.

Schuylkill Tech North – 2 Hour Delay.

Schuylkill Tech South – 2 Hour Delay.

Shenandoah Valley – Closed Today.

St. Clair Area – 2 Hour Delay.

St. Jerome/Tamaqua – 2 Hour Delay.

Tamaqua Area – 2 Hour Delay; Modified Kindergarten.

Tri-Valley – Closed Today.

Trinity Academy – Closed Today.

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