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Thanksgiving

Letters

An MSNBC personality referred to Thanksgiving as a “food holiday.” I didn’t think too much of this. But then I started hearing others refer to Thanksgiving as a food holiday. What has happened to this country that people think this holiday is about food? Yes, part of the observance is ...

Flags for a cause

Education

In the brutal wind and snow, typical of a November football game in Central Pennsylvania, The Williamsport Millionaire junior and senior girls made memories at the high school’s STA Stadium they will never forget during the annual 2019 powderpuff game. The school activity is organized by the ...

Law signed to allow hunting 3 Sundays per year

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HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor has signed a law permitting hunting on three Sundays per year, but it won’t take effect until early 2020. Gov. Tom Wolf signed the bill on Wednesday, three days before the start of rifle deer season. Wolf says the measure balances ...

Career Fair has positive impact in school community

Education

To help familiarize students with the many opportunities offered at Williamsport Area High School and opportunities available for post-secondary education, training and the workforce after high school, the Williamsport Area Middle School held its first Career Fair. There were many ...

Construction Trades students learn new skills

Education

Highlighting the work of Emily Smith, senior, Williamsport Area High School’s Construction Trades course recently released a video about her accomplishments in the field. Smith has been involved in the course since her sophomore year. The video feature can be seen on Williamsport Area School ...

Play Monopoly, learn the basics of accounting

Education

Mrs. Weaver’s Accounting I students are working on a unique project to help them master the basics of accounting: They are playing Monopoly. Though the game is usually played for fun, this game of Monopoly in particular has benefits beyond entertainment. The game deals with money and making ...

Students participate in Days of Remembrance

Education

During the Days of Remembrance essay contest, there were 70 submissions for the 2019 contest including student submissions 41 from Shikellamy, 18 from Line Mountain, three from Mount Carmel, two from Montoursville, one from Danville and one home-schooled student. Students wrote essays about ...

Plagiarism Game preserved by Lycoming WISE intern

Education

“It is a quiet day at Lycoming... when suddenly the campus is taken over by plagiarism goblins who want to destroy its academic integrity! You are the only person left who can destroy the goblins and restore order to the college!” So begins “Goblin Threat,” also known throughout the ...

Busier roads expected this year — particularly today

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The Thanksgiving holiday brings an increase of drivers on the road — especially today, according to Nina Waskevich, vice president of brand and membership at AAA. She explained that this holiday season, there will be the most travelers since the 2005 Thanksgiving holiday. “Basically we ...

Jersey Shore schools see unexpected $1.3M in revenues

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JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Area School Board unanimously agreed Monday to stay within the Act 1 index of 3.6 percent when it comes time to set tax rates for next year’s district budget. The board also heard good news from the district’s auditor with revenues coming in at about $1.3 ...

School board votes down applicant for vacant seat in Jersey Shore

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JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore School Board rejected in a 5-2 vote a bid by district resident Raye Bierly to fill the position on the board left vacant by the resignation of Kelley Wasson. Wasson resigned from the board at the Nov. 11 meeting due to accepting a paid position in the district. ...

Consider this

Letters

Consider, if you will, and reflect on the situation left by a failed democratic effort called the Weimar Republic. After a five-year effort, the leaders from a long past are old and weary. So a much younger and vigorous zealot is able to act on his collected thoughts (in Mein Kampf) with little ...

A.C. Moore closing all remaining stores

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Craft store chain A.C. Moore is planning to close all of its 145 stores, its parent company Nicole Crafts announced Monday. The chain’s website indicated it would no longer accept online orders, though any orders previously placed would be filled. Up to 40 of the chain’s stores will be ...

Shameful

Letters

The Democrats, other members of Congress and the Left want President Trump out of office so badly they have tried every dirty trick in the book to achieve their goal, in my opinion. These same people were scheming to remove Trump from office even before he was duly elected. Now they are ...

Man jailed for allegedly shooting bow, arrow at friends

Police Fire and Court

WATSONTOWN — Lucas H. Nye, 44, of Watsontown, was arrested after allegedly shooting a bow and arrow and assaulting victims who were friends on Nov. 23 between the hours of 10:30 and 11 p.m. on East Fourth Street, according to a press release. The release stated Nye shot a bow and arrow at ...

A hunting license goes a long way in Pennsylvania

Outdoors

At first light, I listen for the distinctive melody of a brightly-colored tiny warbler as he sings the day into being. I watch for a graceful whitetail buck to pass along the edge of a dew-laden meadow. A bald eagle majestically sits on its roost branch as the sun comes up and I sit ...

Watsontown juvenile arrested for alleged death threats

Police Fire and Court

WATSONTOWN — A 15 year old was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill another person with a knife around 5 p.m. Nov. 21 at a residence in Watsontown. The juvenile was charged with terroristic threats and simple assault, according to a press release. During the dispute, allegedly ...

State ready for a fresh and exciting deer season opener

Outdoors

An early start, good spring and summer conditions and strong rumors of older bucks throughout the state have made this year’s firearms season one hunters are looking forward to, according to the state Game Commission. The season opener, traditionally on the Monday following Thanksgiving, ...