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The nose knows: Riverkeeper trains retriever to detect sewage

Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Carol Parenzan uses many resources to aid her in patrolling the Susquehanna River watershed, but only one has a furry body and a nose that is being trained to sniff out the presence of raw sewage in the water. Little Susquehanna, or “Sussey” as Parenzan ...

Bradford County 4-Hers compete in rabbit show

This year at the Troy Fair, the two annual 4-H rabbit shows were a great success. Nine pens were entered in the Monday Meat Pen show. A meat pen, or market rabbits, consists of three equally sized rabbits. Grand and reserve champion honors were given to Rachel Fritsch for her two pens of ...

‘Gifts from the garden’ class offered to public

The Penn State Master Gardeners of Lycoming County are offering gardening classes and events to get homeowners growing in their plant knowledge. Classes will be held at the County Lysock View Complex, 542 County Farm Road, in Loyalsock Township, unless otherwise specified. Seating is ...

Mifflinburg prepares for annual Oktoberfest

MIFFLINBURG — The 14th annual Oktoberfest kicks off in this Union County borough on Oct. 5-6 at the VFW Carnival Grounds, 10770 Old Turnpike Road. Hours are 1 to 11 p.m. Oct. 5 and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 6 New this year are different beers, new mugs and a third band. The event opens ...

Sauntering on the West Rim Trail

WELLSBORO — As dawn comes, I peek out the window and confirm that, indeed, it rained overnight. It doesn’t look promising for heading to the woods. But a quick check of my weather app shows that by 8 a.m., it could be magical out there: blue skies and sunshine are forecast. So I ...

‘Finding their voices’: Women stepping up in field of agriculture

LEWISBURG — A recent Women in Agriculture event hosted women who work in the agricultural industry — from local farmers to government officials from across the state — in a chance to network, make connections and gain knowledge about the industry. “It’s about connecting with ...

77th annual Laurel Festival kicks off in Wellsboro

WELLSBORO — The 77th annual Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival celebration began Saturday and continues through next Sunday, offering family-friendly activities including the State Laurel Queen competition. The Laurel Festival continues today with a 1:30 p.m. pet parade for youngsters 12 ...

27 young women vie for queen status

The following teens will compete for the title of 2018 State Laurel Queen and one will be chosen on Saturday: MISS ATHENS SARAH ANTHONY Miss Sarah Anthony, of Athens Area High School, is the daughter of Anita and Aaron Anthony, of Athens. As a senior, Anthony was a member of the Rho ...

Auction announces realized prices

DEWART LIVESTOCK MARKET Report for June 4 All animals sold per 100 pounds unless otherwise stated. The market information in this report is collected through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Quality Systems Assessment’s Livestock Auction Market Reporting program under the ...

Farmer saved thanks to rescuers who took Penn State Extension training

UNIVERSITY PARK — A Pennsylvania farmer trapped in a grain bin was rescued by first responders who knew how to save him, thanks to training from Penn State Extension. The incident, which happened in May on a farm in Northumberland County, illustrates the importance of farm-safety training, ...

Deeds filed

The following deeds have been registered in the Lycoming County Courthouse: Old Lycoming Township • Michael Burg to Steven and Justine Sofopoulos, $189,000, 29 Roseville Road. • Samuel and Laura Easter to Timothy L. Price, $142,500, 863 Deckman Hollow Road. South ...

Shoulder upgrades this week in Loyalsock, Jackson townships

This week, a state Department of Transportation maintenance crew in Lycoming County will perform shoulder upgrades on Fairview Road in Loyalsock Township, and on Brick Church Road and Williamson Trail in Jackson Township. The work on Fairview Road will be performed during daylight hours from ...

Board chairwoman: Nonprofit dissolves

Project Bald Eagle, a nonprofit organization formed in 2014 to stem the tide of the heroin and opioid epidemic in Lycoming County, is an outgrowth of the Heroin Task Force that was led by Lycoming County President Judge Nancy L. Butts. The organization focuses on facilitating a coalition of ...

Reflections in Nature: Eggs vs. live young

We are in the time of the year when wildlife are giving birth to their young. In nature, some mothers lay eggs, while others give birth to live young. Both methods have benefits. Laying eggs allows greater mobility for the female, which will not be encumbered by developing embryos inside ...

‘Feather’ report: Cold with a chance of snowys

No, this is not a weather report; it’s a “feather” report from this past winter. Birdwatchers will recall the winter of 2013-14 when an unprecedented and historical southward irruption of snowy owls — big, white birds from the great white north — occurred into the United States ...

Troy FFA hosts dairy judging at 2 Bradford County farms

On April 6, the Troy FFA hosted A Bradford County Dairy Judging career development event. Other schools in attendance included Athens, Canton and Northeast Bradford. The groups visited two farms where they judged six classes and gave two sets of reasons. First, they visited Thomascrest ...

ATV trails to open next week

COUDERSPORT — Forty-three miles of designated ATV trails on the Susquehannock State Forest will open at noon May 25, according to District Forester Chris Nicholas. All-terrain vehicles must be registered and operators must carry proof of liability insurance. All riders must wear ...

Auction announces realized prices

DEWART LIVESTOCK MARKET Report for May 7 All animals sold per 100 pounds unless otherwise stated. The market information in this report is collected through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Quality Systems Assessment’s Livestock Auction Market Reporting program under the ...