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Volunteers keep century-old hall up to date

TURBOTVILLE-There will come a time when those with fond memories of times spent as students in the Turbotville Community Hall will be no more. The Hall, built in 1922 and continuously owned by the borough, has an auditorium seating of 429, a foyer and two rooms on the top floor. Over the years, ...

West Branch Bass Club holds awards banquet

“We do lots of fishing and have lots of fun,” said Montgomery native Wayne Decker, one of the fifteen members of The West Branch Bass Club initiated 36 years ago by his late father Gayle Decker. “There had been as many as 30 in the group, however, some wanted to move on to be part of the ...

Susquehanna Mills hosts outing in Pennsdale

PENNSDALE-Joshua Leidhecker has traded his construction hat for a farmer’s cap after deciding to work with local agriculturalists. The owner of Susquehanna Mills is providing an outlet for foods grown by local farmers at the mill’s epicenter in Pennsdale. From farm to processing, ...

Easter eggs glowed at The Beacon

HUGHESVILLE-An after dark Easter egg hunt at The Beacon United Methodist Church was a new slant on a much awaited annual event. Eggs of many colors were stuffed with candies and a light stick aided scavengers in finding and filling baskets. “I saw the idea last year on the internet and ...

Come nest with me

The days have arrived when migrating birds are flying in joining those that have wintered here. The male Red-winged Blackbird, one of those early arriving migrants, sizes up suitable nesting habitat such as marshy, reedy areas and fields of tall grasses and sets up shop in hopes of impressing ...

A sixty-year butchering tradition continues

WHITE HALL– A ‘Kettle Cook’ has been a 60-year attraction held the second weekend each March by the Northern Montour Sportsman Association. The event takes place at the clubhouse and grounds located on Sportsman’s Road south of White Hall bordering the waters of Chillisquaque Lake, ...

Sky no Limit

The Luminary welcomes Major Charles A. Danley, since 2020 of Port Royal, Virginia, formerly of Muncy. Danley is our first subject in a new series highlighting current and former service members who enlisted after the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and those who were currently enlisted. After 20 ...

‘Sew Whats’ quilters stitch together

ELIMSPORT-The “Sew Whats” quilting club consisted of seven members when forming in 2004. Back then the seamstresses, who had recently retired, were excited to have time to pursue their love of fabric, design and sewing. “Considering our wide range of interests and skill levels, we ...

Patz family part V

MONTGOMERY-In 1999, Erika and her brother Egon went back to Germany, at Hamburg, Timmendorf and Bremen, visiting cousins not seen for forty years. “I remembered our cousins from the last time we saw them before leaving Germany, I started to cry then everyone cried. I have a cousin also named ...