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Directors re-elected during Tri-County annual meeting

TROY — Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative members returned three incumbents to the cooperative board of directors during the utility’s annual meeting on July 25 at the Troy Fairgrounds. Incumbent directors Nicholas Reitter, of Genesee, Matthew Whiting, of Lawrenceville, and Lowell ...

Real estate transactions filed

The following deeds have been registered in the Lycoming County courthouse: Jersey Shore • Harriet Z. Heisey to Adam S. and Sabrina L. Barlet, $96,000, 123 Fountain St. Montoursville • Roxanne D. Koch to Gary L. and Amy R. Dunlap, $167,000, 225 Chestnut St. Washington ...

LIVING PROOF: Kayakers embark on 301-mile journey

BUSHKILL (AP) — When Carolyn Choate was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in 2003, her tumor had already grown the size of a golf ball. Doctors gave her three years to live. Fourteen years later, Choate is kayaking the Delaware River for a cause that’s close to her heart: ...

Practicing zen and the art of flyfishing

I was in an area flyfishing shop this spring, eyeing some of the insect selections to prepare for an afternoon of angling on one of my favorite trout streams when I noticed a woman looking over the vast display of bug imitations. At first, I thought she might well be part of my tribe, that ...

Cogan House Festival nearing

TROUT RUN — The second annual Cogan House Township Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Sunday at the township complex, 4609 Route 184. Admission and parking are free. The festival features live music on both days; food and craft vendors; classic ...

Birder chases a white-winged tern

I recently went on a bird chase. In birder language, this means that someone else found a rare bird that I wanted to see, so I went to see it as quickly as I could. The bird was a white-winged tern. It was found by Wellsboro birder Rich Hanlon at Nessmuk Lake in Tioga County on Aug. ...

BILL BOWER/Sun-Gazette Correspondent
Many can identify the calling of the katydids, but few are able to identify the insect, shown above.

Reflections in Nature: Katydid song ends summer

August is the month when we begin hearing the choruses of both the katydids and the crickets. Although many people recognize the katydid’s calling, not many know what the insect looks like. Katydids, which are members of the long-horned grasshopper family, are a leaf-green color, with ...

OUT & ABOUT

Soybean research topic of field day for farmers ULSTER — Farmers interested in soybean production are invited to attend a free field day to see the results of research into various crop management practices being conducted in real-world conditions by farmers on their own farms. Tuesday is ...

PFBC: Labor Day brings special fishing opportunities

The state Fish and Boat Commission is offering two special fishing opportunities to entice adults and kids to fish on Labor Day, Sept. 4. The first is a $1 license for adult residents and non-residents. The license — good for Labor Day only — provides an easy and affordable way for ...

Auction announces realized prices

DEWART LIVESTOCK MARKET Report for Aug. 14 HAY, per ton Alfalfa, $60 Grass, $65 to $200 Mixed, $80 Timothy Grass, $75 ROUND BALES, $20 each EAR CORN, $115 per ton All animals sold per 100 pounds unless otherwise stated. The market information in this report is collected ...

Pa. to receive millions in federal funds for wildlife conservation work

WASHINGTON — U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has announced more than $1.5 million will go to Pennsylvania state wildlife agencies through the State Wildlife Grants (SWG) program. The funds, which are provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, give support for a ...

Update on Route 414 bridge construction

Construction for the Route 414 bridge, spanning Callahan Run in McHenry Township, is part of the state Department of Transportation’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement of the bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from Lycoming County’s structurally deficient bridge list. ...

PHOTO COURTESY OF 
JENNIFER SHERWOOD 
Charmian Breon, 
of South Williamsport, heads for the 
finish line in Asaph
to be the first-place female finisher in the Expert category during last September’s Laurel Classic Mountain Bike Challenge.

Register now for annual bike challenge

ASAPH — The Laurel Classic Mountain Bike Challenge, which will be held on Sept. 9, is known by riders for its awesome mix of grinding climbs, smooth single and double track, creek and log crossings and fast technical descents on trails and forestry roads in the Asaph section of the Tioga ...

Pa. growers may enter soybean yield contest

HARRISBURG — Although harvest still is a number of weeks away, the deadline for entering the Pennsylvania Soybean Yield Contest is nearing. Pennsylvania growers are encouraged to enter the contest now. The deadline to enter is Sept. 1, while the deadline for submitting the grower's actual ...

PHOTO COURTESY OF DEB DAMASKA
This Saturday, the Lycoming County Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer plant-related questions and offer suggestions for buying new plants at their annual GardenFest. All of the demonstration gardens will be open, and vendors will be on site. The festival will be held rain or shine.

Garden Party: Annual festival seeks to educate, entertain

This year’s Garden Fest, set for Saturday and organized by the Lycoming County Master Gardeners, won’t involve just colorful flowers and fresh vegetables. Birds will be a part of the show too. Gary Metzger, president of the Lycoming Audubon Society, will be on hand with binoculars and a ...

Coroner: Farmer pinned, killed by own bull

GRANVILLE SUMMIT (AP) — A coroner says a Pennsylvania farmer has been killed by one of his own bulls. The Bradford County coroner says 54-year-old Henry Saxton was pinned between a steel gate and a wooden beam when the bull rushed him from behind Tuesday afternoon. That happened on ...

Tioga GOP picnic to feature state judge, governor hopefuls, others

WELLSBORO — Supreme Court Justice Sallie Mundy, a Tioga County native whose seat is up for election in November, is the featured guest at an Aug. 5 picnic at Woodland Park of the Tioga County Republican Committee and the Republican Women. Several other Republican candidates are expected, ...

Assistant planner hired in Tioga County

WELLSBORO — The Tioga County commissioners and the county salary board hired a full-time assistant planner for the county Planning Department Tuesday evening, effectively doubling its staff. Kerry Miller, county planning director, said the department is responsible for the effective ...

Wellsboro council adopts $2.9 million budget

WELLSBORO — Wellsboro Borough Council voted unanimously Monday to adopt a $2.95 million budget with no tax increase. Council also approved budgets of $853,359 for water and $655,757 for sewer that also involve no rate hikes for water, sewer or garbage rates. In addition, council ...