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John R. Lindermuth

400 Center St.
Coal Township PA 17866

jackrl@ptd.net

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Experience

Currently: Librarian/researcher, Northumberland County Historical Society.

5/2/1988-2/25/2000: The News-Item, Shamokin PA (daily), began as general reporter, advanced to copy editor, wire editor and, finally, assistant editor.

8/1987-5/1988: Freelance writer, selling to variety of magazines. Also worked part-time as coordinator for Red Cross blood drives and as motel night-clerk.

11/1967-8/1987: The Daily News, Lebanon PA (daily, circ. 30,000). Began as general reporter advanced, successively, to education editor, court reporter, city affairs reporter, farm editor, copy editor, assistant wire editor and, lastly, wire and business editor.

12/1965-11/1967: The News-Item, Shamokin PA. Wire editor.

2/1965-12/1965: Shamokin Citizen, Shamokin PA (weekly, now defunct), associate editor and court reporter.

11/1964-2/1965: North Asia Press, Seoul, Korea, copy editor. Also free-lance correspondent for Copley, NANA, Newsweek, others.

10/63-11/54: 1st Cavalry Division, Camp Howze, Korea, editor division newspaper

10/62-10/63: U.S. Army Helicopter Demonstration Team, Ft. George G. Meade, Md., public relations (5-8/63, temporary duty as newswriter, Camp Picket, VA)

3-10/62: USATCA Information Office, Ft. Knox, KY, newswriter.

Prior to entering Army, free-lance writing while employed in clerical capacity with military facilities in Pennsylvania & New York.

As a free-lance writer, I have published in a variety of magazines & newspapers and handled projects for charities, political candidates, ad agencies and business clients.

 

I wrote the 1965 edition of The Korea Yearbook, an annual publication of the Seoul Chamber of Commerce. In 1966, I assisted with the planning prospectus for the development of True Spirit Agricultural High School, a non-profit facility for orphans in Kimpo, Korea. In 1969, I was in communication with Mexican entrepreneur Cesar Balsa regarding a tourism development project; though it never got off the ground, it was an illuminating experience. In 1971, I formulated an economic development survey plan for a group of concerned residents of Bisbee, AZ. Our recommendations were not accepted by Bisbee City Council, but part of the plan was carried out privately.

 

In addition to my normal duties with the newspaper in Lebanon, I also served two terms on the board of the company credit union with responsibility for over-seeing savings accounts and approving loans, and two terms as chairman of the company lunchroom committee which entailed responsibility for contracting food service firms, supervision and dispersal of funds.

I served five years (1992-97) as a director on the board of Shamokin Area Community Hospital and, in the same period, was a director and secretary for Shamokin Area United Way. I am currently a director and secretary of the Northumberland County Historical Society.