Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Mary Scranton

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 28, 2015 Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Mary Scrantoncenter_img Flag Order,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA –  Governor Tom Wolf has ordered Commonwealth flags at commonwealth facilities statewide to fly at half-staff to honor former First Lady of Pennsylvania Mary Scranton.“Frances and I extend our deepest condolences to the entire Scranton family on the passing of their mother and grandmother, Mary.  The Scrantons dedicated their lives to service of Pennsylvania and the nation. We thank Mary for her contributions to the commonwealth and wish her family the best during this difficult time.”Mary Chamberlin Lowe Scranton, 97, was the wife of William Warren Scranton, Pennsylvania’s 38th governor. She worked with the Army Air Force Intelligence Service during World War II, led various Scranton community organizations to improve the city’s housing market and serve children with autism and behavioral problems, and later chaired the governing board of California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion lab, where she advocated for funding for space exploration.Flags shall be lowered to half-staff effectively immediately and remain lowered until sunset on Sunday, January 3, 2016.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute to Mary Scranton.# # #last_img read more

Team Canada leads Men’s Round Robin at World Curling Juniors

first_imgGANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA – Sterling Middleton and the rest of Team Tardi are doing a fantastic job so far of representing Canada at the 2017 VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships in Gangneung, South Korea.Team Canada, comprised of Middleton, brothers Tyler and Jordan Tardi, and Nicholas Meister, defeated Team Sweden during the first draw of the Round Robin last night. After Sweden got a single in the first end, Team Tardi answered back with a double in the second.Though Sweden jumped out to a 4-2 lead after three ends, Tardi answered back with three of their own in the fourth to restore their two point lead. Sweden only managed another four points all game, while Canada outgunned the Swedes with a pair of two-points ends and an additional three points in the ninth to win in 10 ends.- Advertisement -The Fort St. John native and his teammates will be back in action this afternoon at 5:00 to take on the host Korea, before playing China on Friday morning at 3:00 Mountain Time.last_img read more