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Resurfacing project in Muncy Borough begins this week

A $625,000 resurfacing project in Muncy Borough is scheduled to begin Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. Prime contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc., of State College, will mill and pave sections of routes 2044 and 2061 in the borough. Work on East Penn Street will ...

Wrongful fundraising alleged of Mansfield foundation

WELLSBORO — Responding to an investigation and petition from the state attorney general’s office, Tioga County Judge George Wheeler has cited the non-profit Mansfield Foundation of Mansfield with five counts of alleged inappropriate fundraising on behalf of Mansfield University. The ...

Bus service planning continues

LOCK HAVEN — August is drawing near its end and there still is no bus service in town. Things seem to be lined up locally for a pilot project that would provide daily bus service in the Lock Haven area, as well as service to Jersey Shore and Williamsport. The holdup is on the state level, ...

Bridge work in Loyalsockville

A state Department of Transportation bridge crew bridge will apply an epoxy overlay to a bridge on Route 2030 just east of Route 87 in Loyalsockville today. The bridge will be closed from 7 a.m. to about 4 p.m. A detour will be in place using routes 87 and 2041 Emergency vehicles ...

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 ...