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Veteran physician had staff privileges at Muncy Hospital

TURBOTVILLE - Dr. George "Walter" Muffly was one of two general practitioners from about 1920 into the 1960's with offices and residences in Turbotville. If he were unavailable, patients were directed to Dr. Dio Maine Nipple.Dr. Muffly's father, also a physician, was Dr. Oscar L. Muffly. In ...

Church marks 236 years in rural Moreland Township

MUNCY "We think of ourselves as the church by the side of the road, a dirt road that is," said Corey Shaner, Master of Ceremonies as he welcomed attendees to the History-Memory Day held October 21, 2018 and marking the 236th year of the Moreland Community Church.Instrumental music, vocalist ...

White Deer Valley inspired famous writer

MONTGOMERY For a young man spending but four years near Montgomery, novelist Conrad Richter gleaned experiences which would appear in his works, with memories lasting his lifetime.Born in 1890 at Pine Grove, Schuylkill County, PA, his father opted to leave the proprietorship of his general ...

Plant a winter garden, indoors and out

HUGHESVILLE - Learn to garden all year long. A presentation was given at the end of September at the Hughesville Area Public Library by Master Gardener Helen Grosso of Hughesville.A series of programs on garden related family activities took place at the library to inspire growing vegetables ...

Enter at your own risk, explore haunted barn

PENNSDALE - Thrill seekers will love this one! The element of surprise just doesn't let up when traveling through the Pennsdale Haunted Barn. Now in its 8th year, this fundraising event is a hauntingly wonderful experience according to the organizers who put this yearly event together.The ...

Local doctor served as eye specialist during WWI

MONTGOMERY - Philip "Harold" Decker, M.D., son of Alex and Rose (Hartranft) Decker was born in Clinton Township near Montgomery in 1894. The following year, he along with siblings Armina, Rachel and Paul, were baptized at Christ Evangelical Church in Brady Township, Lycoming County, PA.Dr. ...

Muncy Rotary helps people locally and abroad

MUNCY - Since 1934, the Muncy Rotary Club has helped people locally and in other parts of the world, like Ecuador. In recent years, the club has partnered with the Quito Norte Rotary Club of Quito, Ecuador, to provide aid to abandoned and abused children, to assist a home for displaced and ...

Contract service working dogs deserve good home after retirement

WATSONTOWN - The month of September and especially this week, we celebrate dogs, but not just ordinary dogs, but dogs who do extraordinary things. There are dogs who love to serve and their owners who give them that opportunity. Then there are those who rescue dogs to make sure they are given a ...

Portrayal of Abigail Geisinger reveals hospital’s history

WILLIAMSPORT - Glenn Williams and Abigail Geisinger, (aka) Meg Geffken, discuss events connected with early days at the now famous hospital, The Geisinger Medical Center.Geffken's program, presented at the Thomas T. Taber Museum in Williamsport on September 13, covered Abigail's life as well as ...

Fight the fire; become a doll

MUNCY - Who are the Firehouse Dolls? These are a group of young female firefighters who have come together to produce a calendar to help raise money for their local fire departments. Local members Kari Kratzer and Tiffany Gum of Station House 23 in Pennsdale were on hand during their annual car ...