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Days of Remembrance contest open for students in grades 7-12

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., is sharing that the Days of Remembrance essay contest is now open for students in grades 7-12. Applicants must live in Pennsylvania in Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder or Union County. Students related to anyone affiliated with ...

Friends of the Library to host book review talk

Barb Jarmoska will review “Up to Heaven and Down to Hell” by Colin Jerolmack at the Friends’ Book Review event on Feb. 4, 2022. In 2013, Colin Jerolmack, a sociology and environmental studies professor from NYU, packed up his belongings, drove to Williamsport and rented an apartment on ...

Jean Jackson McCormick: A local girl turns lawyer, then war hero

When on Nov. 1, 1947, Lycoming College dedicated Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall with an honor roll that listed the names of 435 alumni that had served during World War II, 20 had gold stars next to their names noting that they had made the ultimate sacrifice. Only one was a woman: Jean ...

Five generations of area family

Arlene Eck, South Williamsport, is seated holding her great-great grandson, Leo Merrick, of Harrisburg. Other family members are Mrs. Eck’s daughter, Linda Eck Bobkoskie, of Johnstown; granddaughter, Annette Bobkoskie Zell, of Lebanon; and great-granddaughter, Selena Rossell Merrick, of Harrisburg.

Scouting for food in Loyalsock

Saint Ann Church Cub Scout Pack 38 and Troop 38 for Boys and Troop 38 for Girls recently completed their Annual Scouting For Food Drive in Loyalsock Township. Scout collected 136 large cases of food, which were shared with the Saint Joseph the Worker Food Pantry, Manna House, and the Central ...