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Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, 12:06 a.m.

New Eagle is hopeful that when it comes to the position of borough secretary/treasurer/administrator, three's a charm.

Council on Thursday hired Diane Anthony to fill the vacancy.

During the special afternoon session, council also accepted the resignation of Steve Kenyon to the same post.

Kenyon, who had been hired Jan. 16, resigned because of his commitment with the Monongahela police department, where he is a part–time officer.

Both votes were unanimous.

Linda Hall held the position for 33 years before retiring at the end of the year.

In August, council voted to hire Vickie Shurgott as a part–time borough secretary at a rate of $10 an hour for 20 hours a month.

Over the last five months, she learned the position from Hall.

Shurgott took over full time on Jan. 2.

But shortly after 9 a.m. Jan. 3, she contacted council President Jack Fine, telling him she couldn't work any longer for the borough.

Council then hired Kenyon, who was also a former Charleroi Regional Police officer. He was officer–in–charge for the Fallowfield Township police department when it was dissolved in 2010.

Anthony began training for the job this week, even before council made her appointment official.

Council President Jack Fine said he is confident they found the right person to replace Hall.

“This is her third day on the job – the others lasted two days, so I guess we're good,” Fine said with a laugh.

“I'm sure she going to do a good job. She's doing a heck of a job already.”

Chris Buckley is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2642 or

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