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Veterans recognized during evening of entertainment

MONTGOMERY - On Saturday evening, Sept. 4, more than 200 were in attendance along the Susquehanna at Montgomery Park where the evening air was filled with music by the McNett Country Band. Picking and singing on the stage were Tim McNett, Opal and Carl Schlappi of Huntersville, and a drummer ...

Growing up Amish

MONTGOMERY - “I didn’t pass the test given 16-year-olds when joining the Church,” said Katie King, who’d grown up Amish. “There were small mistakes which may have been intentional for I knew I did not want to remain with the Order. I think it happened when I was in first grade, ...

Reunions keep Newman family connected

MUNCY - With Lake Chillisquaque in view from the Cove picnic area at Montour Preserve, descendants of the John and Kathryn Newman family gathered for their annual reunion Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. In charge with keeping the record, Debbie (Newman) Robbins of Moreland Township, along with eldest ...

60th reunion held by Snyder family

DANVILLE - Mention the name Snyder, and almost everyone will know someone by that name. Just to make a point, we checked the 2018 phone book for the Muncy vicinity and found a listing of 61 with the Snyder surname. Prolific is a good description for this Snyder family as the couple in ...

First Muncy men to register car ownership with county

WILLIAMSPORT - Beginning in 1903 and until 1906, and prior to vehicle registrations required at state level, counties were responsible for the paperwork. Among those few identified in Lycoming County were, H. R. and A. D. Worthington, listed as officials of the Muncy Bank Company, A. D ...

The Montgomerys ‘do corn’

It was a magical weekend when the Ronald “Bud” Montgomery family recently had a family get together at their cabin home near Muncy. Bud, a proud member of the Hughesville High School academic hall of fame, and his wife Eileen (the former Eileen Hall), hosted daughters, Jodi Davis ...

Oldest state Grange releases butterflies

MONTGOMERY - A butterfly release ushered in a host of festivities during the150th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, at Eagle Grange #1 near Montgomery. State Grange president Wayne Campbell said, “At Eagle Grange, the butterfly is a symbol of transformation and renewal ...

Green light given the 9/11 Memorial Ride

MONTGOMERY - As of August 5, all systems are go for the 9/11 Memorial Ride honoring those whose lives were taken by terrorists when destroying the Twin Towers killing occupants and others in New York City. As the nation mourned that fall of 2001, Father John Manno, along with others of the ...

Lowe reunion

Category winners at the Lowe reunion included (seated left): Leona DeWalt of Montgomery who was the eldest, along with the youngest, Brynn Fisher of Elimsport. Both descend from the Harry and Edith (LOWE) Gardner family branch of Muncy Creek Township. The remaining winners are from the Zaney ...

Legacy Ranch to teach life skills to abused women

MUNCY - A group of spiritual sisters in Christ have banded together, forming Legacy Healing Ranch Ministries which is to be a sanctuary for abused women and children to heal, grow and flourish in a safe, loving and grace filled environment. It was Holly Markel who first posed the idea finding ...