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Anchored to Cope with Today’s Challenges

By CAROL SONES SHETLER HUNTERSVILLE - When Margie Plotts set her sights on becoming a counselor, she was not a wide-eyed teenager but a seasoned individual with many life experiences behind her. After graduating from South Williamsport High School then Bloomsburg University in 1962, she taught ...

Without music life would B

NOTE - The Luminary plans a bi-weekly series noting local music teachers and their students. With so many technical apparatuses replacing musicians, kudos to instructors who strive to continue the art of making their own kind of music. HUGHESVILLE - Jacob Buck, son of Jennifer and Rodney Buck ...

Brew Crew Continues to Percolate

MUNCY - BYOC, or ‘Bring Your Own Chair’ was the solution devised by regulars who gather at a local Donut Shop near Muncy. The ‘Drive Thru Only’ criteria is met before clients proceed to the south end of the parking lot to retrieve folding chairs from their vehicles. Many individuals ...

Fire warden watches over local area

PENNSDALE - Togetherness in volunteering keeps this Muncy couple on the move. In 1992, Randy and Michelle McCauley came to Muncy where the family has embedded themselves in the community. Randy joined the local fire company as a teenager in his native Blossburg. He has since accumulated 38 ...

Memories recalled from the 9/11 terrorist attack

September 11, 2001, a day all will recall hearing the news of aerial assaults on the United States. Planes, high-jacked by terrorists, crashed in the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center in New York City; the Pentagon at the nation’s capital; and a forced downing near Pittsburgh in western ...

Hughesville sailor sets record

HUGHESVILLE- Matthew Heinrich, a 24-year-old U.S. Navy Sailor from Hughesville, set a record while stationed on the USS San Jacinto, a guided-missile cruiser.Because of the ongoing global pandemic, the USS San Jacinto surpassed 160 days at sea without porting once.It is the first Navy ship to ...

Healthplex causing traffic “mayhem”

MUNCY TOWNSHIP - Speeding continues to be a concern in Pennsdale as the construction of Geisinger Muncy brings additional traffic, said supervisors Wednesday, July 8."It's creating mayhem," said Thomas Schaech, supervisor. "The township has been in discussion with representatives from the ...

Runyan Selected as Webster award recipient

For the past eight years, the East Lycoming Historical Society has been honored to present a $350 award to a graduating senior of HHS. The Robert Webster Local History Award is presented each year to a senior who has devoted their time and shown a true interest in local history. The award was ...

Youth gatherings questioned by Muncy Twp. official

A local government official raised concerns with the Lycoming County commissioners at their Thursday, June 25 meeting regarding gatherings of youths in Muncy Township.Thomas Schaech, chairman of the township supervisors, said police have been called at least twice in recentweeks for minor ...

Gaydon promoted to Brigadier General

During a ceremony in Northern Virginia on July 3, the U.S. Army promoted Patrick Gaydon to Brigadier General.Gaydon, a native of Muncy, graduated from Muncy High School in 1990 and the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1994. Lieutenant General James Pasquarette officiated the ...