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Bakery employees help needy families

Kellogg Company and their Muncy bakery employees, in partnership with the Lycoming County United Way, participated in a Pack and Share event, which was held at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank located at 3301 Wahoo Drive, Williamsport, in late October. Because of the generosity of corporate ...

Police officers of the year named

Boasting a combined experience of 49 years, two local officers were recognized recently by the Travelers Protective Association of America. For the first time in 23 years, the police officer of the year award was given to two law enforcement members: City police Agent Trent Peacock and ...

Legislator secures grant for water system repairs

SNOW SHOE — State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, R-McElhattan, has secured a $125,000 Local Municipal Relief grant from the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to assist Mountaintop Regional Water Authority in restoring safe and clean drinking water to about 1,300 homes and ...

House of God

When you walk into the space being renovated for the Sojourner House of Hope ministry, you are surrounded by walls filled with scripture written by those helping develop the house into a place of hope and transformation. Although the words will eventually be painted over, they will remain ...

Ahead of changes, train ride an enjoyable experience

Amtrak’s Miami trains—the Silver Star and Silver Meteor—have a Facebook page where the former has acquired the derogatory nickname “Silver Starvation” — because it no longer carries a dining car. Since Amtrak meals are about to become a major issue, a friend and I recently tried ...

Parish festival brings people together

Featuring food, crafts, music and community spirit, the annual Our Lady of Lourdes Church festival was held Sept. 13 and 14 in Montoursville. Father Michael McCormick, who was visiting with people at each booth, said the event “brings the church people together with the community.” This ...

Church community looking for ways to protect environment

“And God saw that His new creation was beautiful and good.” Genesis 1:12 In 2015, Pope Francis issued an Encyclical on the environment condemning the way in which man has negatively impacted what God has created. “Never have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the ...

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 ...