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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 ...

Photography’s a snap for area contest winner

MUNCY - As May is designated ‘Photography Month,’ it’s a good time to get out the camera and into the great outdoors. For ammeter award winning photographer Patrick Greenabaum, he does not confine himself to any one season, but takes opportunity to capture images all year long. Patrick, ...

Coach: ‘Baseballs about the Jims and Joes’

HUGHESVILLE - Christopher Kish, had served three years and has been for five years, head coach for the Hughesville High School Varsity Baseball Team. Sharing as to how his interest in the game began, he gave credit to his parents. “My mom and dad have always played a very big part in my ...

Pennsdale farm reaches bi-centennial mark

MUNCY TOWNSHIP-“Ownbrook Farm,” currently owned by Larry Fry of Pond Road, Pennsdale, has reached Bi-Centennial status. This family tied to lands in Muncy Township recently marked its 200th year on April 18, 2021. The account of linage from Henry Ritter to the present includes numerous ...

Motherhood arrived during pandemic

MUNCY - “With some much going on in the world today, it has been quite the time to have a baby. This is definitely not what we expected to happen when deciding to have a baby but babies will be born, whether there's a pandemic or not,” said first time mother Angela Ganther.  While waiting ...

Dialogue continues regarding solar power farms

ANTHONY TOWNSHIP-A written statement  by Anthony Township Supervisors referenced a Second Class Township Code stating responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of its residents. They take this to mean to refrain from making any decisions that will adversely affect residents in a ...

Hurrah for Tuba Day

MONTGOMERY-As May 7 is designated as “International Tuba Day,” we searched and found a local who has a lifetime connection with the instrument. Trey Fox was 10years old when he began playing the tuba. His musical role has since been reversed as the one-time student is now an instructor, ...

Shifflet takes helm at Montgomery Area Historical Society

MONTGOMERY-Looking for an opportunity to help his community, Mark Shifflet joined the Montgomery Area Historical Society (MAHS) in 2019. “Later, past president Larry Stout asked if I would like to take the ...