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PennDOT: Expect delays on Route 120

LOCK HAVEN — Motorists should expect delays through mid-April on a section of Route 120 in Clinton County as a project to improve the roadway surface take place, according to the state Department of Transportation. Starting Monday, crews from Clinton County PennDOT Maintenance will be ...

Flag disposal box set up in Bradford County courthouse

TOWANDA — Bradford County has placed a flag retirement box at the county courthouse, 301 Main St. The distinctive red, white and blue box is on the second level of the rotunda, just inside the main door security station. Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the ...

‘RIPPLE EFFECTS’: County plan takes proactive approach to future flooding

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The county planning department is rolling out a draft of its new comprehensive plan with a different topic each week through April 5. The Sun-Gazette today continues a weekly series detailing the aspects of each week’s topic.) Flooding, a hazardous and expensive natural ...

Reflections in Nature: The true call of the wild

On Feb. 19, my wife Mary Alice and I traveled to the state Game Commission Waterfowl Area at Middle Creek, where we saw hundreds of snow geese; however, thousands were expected to come in the next few weeks. My diary entry on Feb. 20 was that I heard a flock of Canada geese winging ...

Susquehanna Trout Unlimited to meet during state’s Sportsman’s Forum

The Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited will incorporate its next public meeting into the Sportsman’s Forum set for 10 a.m. Saturday in Room G-11 of Lycoming College’s Heim Building. The forum is hosted by the state Fish and Boat Commission and is an important public meeting for ...

Teen’s campaign to buy life-saving devices raises $9K

MILL HALL — “I lost my grandfather due to a heart attack,” Chelsey Chaplain began, recently addressing the Keystone Central School Board. She was referring to Thomas Walizer, whom she adored. His passing compelled her to pay it forward and possibly save others from cardiac ...

Lock Haven manager recalls 41 years of public service

LOCK HAVEN — “You assume you can drive down the street and the lights are going to work and the roads are going to be clear. You assume you have police services when you need them, when you flush the toilet the water will go down, and when you turn on the tap, water will come out. We take ...

Out & About

Agriculture education events planned Penn State Extension and the Lycoming County Conservation District have released the following list of agriculture education events that are open to the public. * Tuesday — Soil Health meeting, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nationally known speakers Ray Archuleta ...

PennDOT schedules road work

Road work is scheduled by the state Department of Transportation in the following counties this week: LYCOMING • Shoulder cutting along John Brady Drive in Muncy and Muncy Creek townships. • Sweeping along several routes in Muncy and Muncy Creek townships. • Crack sealing along ...

Penn College archery team is on the move

HARRISONBURG, Va. — On March 3-4 at the 49th U.S. National Indoor Championships at Eastern Mennonite University, several Pennsylvania College of Technology archers scored well on both the regional and national levels. In the Women’s Bowhunter Division, Erica Gause, of Bloomsburg, scored ...

Club plans to show video about bird photography

WELLSBORO — Grand Canyon Photography Club President David Ralph has arranged a YouTube video showing of “Birds in Flight” by “Roamin’ Roman” Kurywczak. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday during the club’s monthly meeting at the ...

Real estate transactions filed at courthouse

The following deeds have been registered in the Lycoming County Courthouse: Hughesville • Douglas A. Baxter to Mark W. Baxter and David J. McDermott, $250,000, 105 S. Main St. Cogan House Township • Collin T. and Emily J. Linn to Mark A. Jr. and Rebecca A. Freezer, $242,000, 278 ...

Reflections in Nature: Animal marvels

On Jan. 27, the temperature was above freezing when we woke up, so it was no surprise when, later in the day, I saw a road-killed opossum. Raccoons, opossums and skunks are animals that we refer to as “light sleepers.” Although they den up for the winter, during a warm spell, these ...

Author to share peek beneath the Susquehanna River

LEWISBURG — Keith Williams, of Freshwater Journeys, will present a program titled “The View Below: Amazing Sights in Our Streams and Rivers” at 2 p.m. next Sunday in the Gallery Theatre at the Elaine Langone Center on the Bucknell University campus. The program is free and open to the ...

PennDOT schedules road work

Road work is scheduled by the state Department of Transportation in the following counties this week: LYCOMING • Crack sealing along Bloomingrove Road in Loyalsock and Hepburn townships, Bottle Run Road in Old Lycoming Township, Rose Valley Road in Cascade Township and Trout Run Mountain ...

Agriculture education events planned in Lycoming County

Rod Morehart, of the Lycoming County Conservation District, released the following list of agriculture education events that are open to the public. • March 5 — Profitable Meat Marketing workshop, 6-9 p.m. Matt LeRoux, agriculture marketing specialist at Cornell Cooperative Extension, ...

‘ALWAYS A CHANCE’: Feds declare eastern cougar extinct in Pennsylvania

Despite yearly reports of cougar sightings in Pennsylvania, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it is removing the mountain lion subspecies native to the region from its list of threatened and endangered animals because of a long known technicality — it’s extinct. ...

Prison budget under control, warden reports

McELHATTAN — Warden John Rowley wants the public to know something. “The costs are not running away at the jail,” he said at the county prison board’s monthly meeting Wednesday. The Clinton County Correctional Facility currently houses some 250 prisoners, including out-of-county ...

GET GROWING WITH THE MASTER GARDENERS: ‘All the Presidents’ Gardens’

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This column, written by members of the Lycoming County Master Gardeners, will be published every third Sunday.) February is a month dedicated to honoring our presidents. What better time to share with you one of my favorite gardening books — “All the Presidents’ ...