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Seventeen relatives met to honor soldiers of the Great War

WILLIAMSPORT - "The United Sates ranked 17th in military strength when entering World War I, we were a small player then," said Nancy Schaff who spoke Sunday, July 15 at the Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society in Williamsport. Schaff of Maryland, is president of the ...

Protect assets and create a plan, says elder law expert

MUNCY - Elder law and estate planning was introduced last month to Muncy residents by Tammy A. Weber at the Muncy Public Library. The Muncy native has a long line of credentials that have led her to become an expert on long term planning care for seniors." I have fond memories of Muncy," said ...

Independence Day spent sailing to France

Editor's Note: The 314th Regiment of the 79th Division AEF, will be highlighted on Sunday, July 15, 2 p.m. at the Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society at 858 W. Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA.The presenter will be Nancy Schaff, granddaughter of a 314th soldier and ...

The 113th gathering of Montgomery’s Alumni

MONTGOMERY - Members and guests totaled 141 at the gathering of the 113th Alumni banquet held at the Clinton Township Fire Hall at Montgomery on June 9.Recognition was given to reunion classes with three members from 1938, the earliest in attendance. They were Geneva LeVan Hoover of Fairfield ...

Feeding the hungry Lions, Lioness chef gives up apron

MONTGOMERY - For sixty-three years, the Montgomery Lions Club has been serving the community. They are well-known for their sauerkraut, charitable work, and the annual Egg Hunt which has been part of the Easter tradition for many Montgomery families for at least three generations. They have ...

Guild program featured renowned local quilter

PENNSDALE A trunk show by a local quilter Wendy Etzel, who has attained international fame for her designs, was speaker for the May meeting of the Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild (SVQG) at Pennsdale.A professional quilting teacher of 40 years, Wendy has crossed the U.S. and Canada and has flown ...

A crime of passion sets background for local novelist

MUNCY - A fascinating story was revealed when Cutter Wood, grandson of the late Lycoming County Judge Thomas Wood of Muncy, developed a curiosity for solving an inexplicable mystery of a missing woman in Anna Maria Island, a resort town off the coast of Florida, not far from Tampa Bay, where he ...

Alumnus sees hometown as homogenized

HUGHESVILLE - Dual representatives of the 50-year class were part the program of the 82nd annual Hughesville High School alumni banquet held at the fire hall on May 26, 2018.John Montgomery and Thomas Secules from the class of 1968, shared their perspectives about their hometown from two points ...

Historian chronicled crimes of the Whipple Gang     

BLOOMSBURG - During the mid 1800s a trio of brothers had been cited as 'Bringing the wild west to Central Pennsylvania." Said to have been schooled in the art of horse thievery by their mother, the account began in Columbia County near the Lycoming County line.Although John, James and Abe are ...

Growing and caring for roses can be rewarding

MUNCY - Earlier this month the Muncy Public Library hosted a program on the history of roses. It was presented by Master Gardener and Pennsdale resident, Louise Fulmer, who discussed their development and cultivation for the right garden. "I find them fascinating," she shared, "as they are one ...