Columbia / Montour Counties
Columbia and Montour County Commissioners are looking at ways to combine some services... such as in the areas of 911 dispatch.... prisons and transportation. For both governing bodies.... it's somewhat a fight for survival as services are expanded... and dollars become short. During their meeting this week... Columbia County Commissioners says they'll seek out a firm which will look into area's of concern... with a first report due back to the county's in the first quarter of next year.
The Fourth of July in on the square in Millville. There is no other place to be. Bands... folks on floats and thousands of people lining the street for the 84th annual Millville Fire Company Independence Day parade. The parade lasted more than two hours with folks migrating towards the carnival grounds for a fun – filled day of entertainment.
The Catawissa Military Band entertained the folks who came to celebrate the Fourth of July. With temperatures in the 80's... it was a perfect night for thousands of people to remember the nation's 237th birthday. Then.... attention turned to the soccer field for the annual fireworks display. A thirty minute show pleased the crowd... not only in the park... but lined up along South Market Street where folks watched the display by sitting in their lawn chairs. This year's display financed with a $10,000 donation by the Press – Enterprise... when it appeared the town... or the town park improvement association couldn't come up with the money for a show.