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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 ...

National Puzzle day is coming

HUGHESVILLE - Upon hearing there’s a designated National Puzzle Day, some had said, “There’s a day for that?” And yes, it celebrated on January 29 which in 2021 falls on Friday. Our three local puzzle enthusiasts include (left-right) David Nelson, Ann McMahon and Art Karge, all of the ...

Worm your way into a book

(Note - For input on their start in reading and current trends, we contacted three members of the Muncy Library Board; Evelyn Derrick, William ‘Bill’ Ring and Diane Schneck). MUNCY - “Look,” was the first word I learned to read,” said Evelyn Derrick a retired English teacher from ...

Montgomery EMA monitored flood on Christmas day

MONTGOMERY-December 25th is usually thought of as a day of to stay cozy at home and enjoy the holiday with family. But during the last few days of 2020, unusual weather caused flooding in Montgomery. The specifics of the precipitation were reported on the Montgomery Borough Emergency ...

Wreaths honor Veterans locally and nationwide

PICTURE ROCKS - Local volunteers with the “Wreaths Across American” (WAA) project placed wreaths on 130 military graves at the Picture Rocks Cemetery on Saturday, Dec. 19. The greens will remain in place through mid January with the public invited to drive by and spend a few moments ...

“Take Christmas Outdoors” Contest Winners

GRAND PRIZE WINNER - Greg Girven of Muncy - $200 gift card to Cole’s Hardware donated by The Luminary. RELIGIOUS CATEGORY Baptist Church, Picture Rocks - $50 Weis Gift Card donated by Century 21 Colonial Real Estate James Fowler, Watsontown - $50 Gift Card from Haywoods Ben and Kim ...

Welcoming words, “You’ve got mail”

Consider the thoughtfulness of bringing cheer to those who are unable to leave their residences or care facilities. Currently, the term “Shut-in” has an even more confining meaning. With a little effort, warm greetings can be sent to those in semi-isolation. Who would they be? A current ...

Bieber Christmas

NOTE: Bieber and its varied spellings is a long standing name in the area. When Muncy native and Virginia resident Carl Bieber visited The Luminary, we proposed he write his Christmas memories as a child in Muncy. ...

“Take Christmas Outdoors” Contest

As indoor gatherings may be at a minimum this Christmas season, The Luminary along with generous advertising donors, are sponsoring a contest encouraging residents to ‘TAKE CHRISTMAS OUTDOORS.’ Decorating doorways, porches and lawns can be a safe alternative for the community to drive by ...