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Brelsford Motors reaches century milestone in Muncy

MUNCY - Three generations of the Brelsford family have been in the driver’s seat at Brelsford’s Motors and Equipment Company in Muncy. All family owner’s given names begin with the letter “G,” George, Glenn and Gary. Their’s is quiet possibly the oldest remaining family business ...

Patz family found refuge in America

(NOTE: Having a German heritage is common amongst Central Pennsylvanians. To their descendants of a dozen or more generations later, the experiences of their travels and settling in America have been lost over time. Through Erika Patz Hort, who at age 10 emigrated here with her family, insight ...

Generosity received, generosity returned

MONTGOMERY - When Caleb Trotter considered what he might do to earn the prestigious Eagle Scout award with  Boy Scout Troop #172 of Farragut, the Montgomery youth didn’t need to scratch his head or contemplate for any length of time. Caleb took a drive to the Clinton Baptist Cemetery finding ...

Valentine’s Day when love and flowers bloom

MUNCY - For local flower shop owners, Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest of the year followed closely by Mother’s Day and Christmas. At a long narrow table, Rhonda at the Rose Wood shop stood overlooking a large variety of flowers in various colors and hues. All beauties, the long stems ...

Winemaking among the grove of hills

The western ledges of Sullivan County drew Pappy Jack from his native York County to spend his retirement in the mountains near Hillsgrove.  Originally, Pappy Jack and his late wife Almoney traveled here to enjoy snowmobiling,  became acquainted with the friendly locals and in 1990 purchased ...

Area youth named a ‘Phenomenal Kid’

MUNCY - Ellio’s Pizza Phenomenal Kids Scholarship Contest was awarded to 11-year-old Aly Creasy, who was voted by the community as “the most phenomenal kid” for her aptitude and generosity. The scholarship award in the amount of a $10,000 was presented by Zoom on January 27, 2021.  ...

Health tips

No doubt about it we live in a nation riddled with chronic disease. It should not come to you as a surprise that perhaps a friend or relative, not necessarily that old, is dealing with a long-standing health issue such as high blood pressure, diabetes, any number of heart issues, overweight ...

A passion for pottery

MUNCY - From his senior year at Hughesville High school in 2010 to the current time, Cody Sones has been interested in pottery making. “I instantly took to it and knew I’d like to pursue it further as soon as I could. It was delayed while I went on to earn an associates degree in electrical ...

Literacy legend had Lairdsville link

LAIRDSVILLE - Many individuals, especially educators, recognize the name Frank Charles Laubach as a missionary who fought illiteracy around the world. A quote linked to the late Benton born man was, "The ability to read is the key to the door of the world, and through them, to a world of ...

A Carnegie funded organ may be in your community

PICTURE ROCKS-January 1905 and 1906 were banner months for the Picture Rocks Methodist Church and its secretary Charles Sypher. In January 1905, the congregation received a reply after petitioning steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie, that he would indeed aid in the funding toward the purchase of a ...