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Bitter trials often blessings in disguise

HUGHESVILLE - The graduation speech given by Valedictorian Victoria Holmes, Hughesville High School Class 2021. (Edited) “If someone told me my freshman year I’d be standing here today to speak to everyone tonight, I would have never believed them. It is a great honor and surreal to think ...

Montgomery’s seniors say goodbye to school days

On Friday, June 4, 2021, the sixty members of Montgomery Area High School’s senior class officially transitioned to alumni. Graduation was held outdoors at the football stadium. The ceremony opened with the singing of the National Anthem by McKenzie Heasley and Jeweliana Tawney. ...

Becoming helpers more applicable today

MUNCY - The graduation speech by Valedictorian Rory Oden of Muncy High School of 2021. (Edited) Rory Oden’s first reflection was on Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the familiar children’s television show. “Mr. Rogers was a man of many words, songs, cardigans, and puppets. ...

Memorial Day Service salutes patriotism

HUGHESVILLE - Sun broke through for the first time over the three-day weekend at Pleasant Hill Cemetery on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021. Master Sgt. Mickey Maneval, US Air Force, retired, welcomed all on behalf of Glenn Sharrow American Post #35 of Hughesville. Patriotism was the ...

Montgomery observes Memorial Day traditions

On Monday, May 31, Montgomery observed Memorial Day with the traditional parade followed by a solemn service at Montgomery Park. The event is organized by the American Legion Bower-Decker Post #251. The post is named after Freeman Bower, the first person from Montgomery to die in World War I, ...

Interest increased in student music programs

TURBOTVILLE - Good news has been received from Ryan Czekaj, middle school music director at Warrior Run, that interest is growing in its band programs. Numbers have tripled in participation to 45 instrumentalists, up from 15 a decade ago. Czekaj credits the advancement in numbers to current ...

Redeemed Music Festival coming to Muncy in August

MUNCY - Save the date for a summer event coming to the Grace Baptist Church grounds at 5471 Clarkstown Road, Muncy. National and local singing artists presenting will be part of the Redeemed Music Festival Friday, August 20 on the 13-acre property donated by the church. WGRC radio ...

Memorial Day, a uniquely American tradition

MUNCY - As so many family and friends had recently perished due to the pandemic, a therapy for healing might be attending a Memorial Day service at a local cemetery. While some will remain void of parades, the solemn words and music afforded this day will occur at cemetery services, in most ...

Band and vocalists to perform at Pleasant Hill

Members of the trombone section of the Hughesville High School Spartan Band will be among instrumentalists playing patriotic songs during the service at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Although Memorial Day began as a way to honor Civil War soldiers, it has evolved into remembering all ...

McManigal’s Way

The Muncy Township Community paid homage to longtime resident Robert McManigal who has faithfully served the area in many ways, most recently retiring from the township planning commission. The homage was in designating the road behind the township building as Robert McManigal Way. A native of ...