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School district hires firm to assess needs of elementary schools

BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Area School District’s elementary school plan shifted out of neutral and back into drive during Tuesday night’s school board meeting. During a meeting that lasted nearly three hours, the board voted 6-3 to retain Hunt Engineering to do a needs assessment of ...

Music students attend festivals

MILL HALL — ‘Tis the season of snow, frigid temperatures, and PMEA music festivals. Some of the area’s best student musicians attended the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association’s District 4 Band Festival at Penns Valley Area High School recently. The festival is a three-day honors ...

United Way distributes books as mayor reads to children

The love of reading recently was celebrated, including a donation of 1,500 books the Lycoming County United Way purchased through a $6,300 grant they received as a sub-recipient of a grant through the United Way of Pennsylvania, which totalled $170,000. Community partners, local libraries, ...

Guild plans Allenwood quilt show

ALLENWOOD — “A Journey Back in Time” is the theme for the upcoming show hosted by the 150-member Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild. In conjunction with the theme, quilts by charter members of the 37-year old organization will be displayed. Among them will be the works of Clarkstown natives ...

Author relates history of suffrage for black women during Lock Haven visit

LOCK HAVEN — Chicago-based author Mikki Kendall spoke at Ross Library on Feb. 12 on the history of suffrage for black women in the United States. Sponsored by Ross Library and the Clinton County Women’s History Coalition, the talk was part of a year-long series of events scheduled for our ...

Annual challenge in Tioga County returns

Adventurous weekend warriors of any age who enjoy testing their skills are invited to participate in the Mt. Tom Challenge today, according to a news release. It is free and open to anyone who wants to give it a try. Sponsor is the Tyoga Running Club in conjunction with Pennsylvania’s ...

Acts of kindness help mother keep son alive

RAUCHTOWN — Traditionally around Feb. 14, people share stories of love between married couples, but this year, there is a different tale to tell. This is the story of a mother’s love that knows no bounds, and stretches beyond anything that we can touch or see. Yet, it is strong, and ...

Gardeners to offer variety of courses

The Penn State Master Gardeners of Lycoming County will offer gardening classes throughout the year to help homeowners enhance their gardening experiences. Classes for February and March are listed below. All classes will be held at the County Lysock View Complex, 542 County Farm Road, ...

Winter brings festivities to Northern Tier

The Wellsboro Winter Celebration will offer three days of winter indoor and outdoor fun Friday, Saturday and Sunday, according to a news release. “Out of Rushmore’s Shadow,” a living history presentation by Lou Del Bianco, master storyteller and entertainer, will be at 7 p.m. on Friday ...

Lumber museum celebrates snow

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum will host Snow-Mobility Weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to a news release. The museum is 10 miles west of Galeton and 10 miles east of Coudersport at 5660 Route 6 in Ulysses Township. If there is enough snow, the museum ...

Environmental officials to meet with residents

Marcus Kohl, regional director of the state Department of Environmental Protection and program staff will meet with the public from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Feb. 24 at the department’s regional office at 208 W. Third St., Suite 101. According to a news release, the public will hear updates on ...

Clinton County allocates more than $33,000 for agricultural preservation

LOCK HAVEN — Following the lead of their predecessors over the last 22 years, the Clinton County Commissioners backed the Agricultural Preservation Program by approving $33,776 in funding this year. This program exists in Pennsylvania and is designed to assist with keeping farms in ...

Phone service company installs tower in Rauchtown

RAUCHTOWN — After approximately a year of working with Crawford Township Supervisors to insall a tower within the township AT&T customers and FirstNet subscribers in Rauchtown got a big boost in wireless connectivity. AT&T added a new cell tower to enhance the area’s 4G LTE ...

‘Raise the Region’ fundraiser returning

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania recently announced the return of Raise the Region, an event to help the communities of Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties support local nonprofit organizations fundraising efforts, according to a news ...

Lock Haven Regatta wins award

LOCK HAVEN – The Lock Haven Area Jaycees’ annual Regatta powerboat race has won the “2019 Best Site of the Year award as bestowed by the American Powerboat Association (APBA). The honor was announced recently during the APBA’s annual awards banquet, held this year in Seattle, ...

Speaker at library shares survival tips

MUNCY — Michael Flanagan, a retired law enforcement officer, offered area residents practical advice for self reliance and survival recently at the Muncy Public Library. Flanagan, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps and now lives in Cogan House Township with his wife, said that he has ...

Floodplain awareness initiative launched

Lycoming County is launching the Blue Ribbon Project as part of the Greater Muncy Resiliency Plan. Over the next few months, County employees will be placing blue “flood” signs to indicate the water depth in a 100-year flood event. In 2019, blue ribbons were placed at the height of the ...

First responders get funding from slot machine fees

LOCK HAVEN — Twenty-four local volunteer fire and ambulance companies will be receiving $275,204 in grants from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the Sate Fire Commissioner. The announcement was made Wednesday by state Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, R-McElhattan. “We ...

Township supervisors in Clinton County mull zoning change

MILL HALL — Bald Eagle Township supervisors tabled a decision to rezone three parcels of land totaling over 100 acres for possible development of an RV campground. The land in question encompasses 103-acres, most of it flood-prone, between Fishing and Bald Eagle Creeks and behind Millbrook ...

Artifacts to be displayed

The recent discovery of mound builder artifacts in Loganton. has excited local residents and archaeologists, a news release said. There will be a presentation and the artifacts can be viewed at 6 p.m., Feb. 3 at the Thomas Taber Museum, located, 858 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. A second ...