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  • Zach Lynn (left) and brother Josh with the Mifflinburg fishing team.

    Zach Lynn (left) and brother Josh with the Mifflinburg fishing team.0

    High School Fishing He’s felt the tension of playoff soccer. Enjoyed the 60-foot 6-inch challenge of trying to get a batter out. He’s experienced the excitement of sinking 3-pointers in raucous gymnasiums. But for South Williamsport senior Zach Lynn, it is the fourth sport he plays that gives him the most satisfaction. For many, the

  • 2nd Annual Christian Houghtaling Foundation Golf Tournament

    2nd Annual Christian Houghtaling Foundation Golf Tournament0

    In 2017 Christian Houghtaling was diagnosed with a rare subtype of Leukemia called Hypodiploid Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). At the time of his diagnosis, Christian was a bright, talented, 14-year-old Loyalsock Township High School Freshman. Although he was treated at some of the top medical facilities in the country, including Geisinger, Johns Hopkins, and the

  • Area Waterways Supplied Ice for Refrigeration In “Good Old Days”0

    So far, this winter has been a fairly mild one, but of course, that can change. Winters in the past were not always this mild. The chill and cold would often freeze solid waterways area. This development was turned into an advantage with the harvesting of ice that resulted from these extreme freezes. Today we

  • Late Fall Trout Fishing

    Late Fall Trout Fishing0

    I know a lot of us are caught up in the fall hunting scene, but every year I have to remind myself that there is still some good trout fishing available after the leaves cover the ground. I managed to squeeze in a couple of hours of trout angling last week along with a couple

  • Having A Ghoulishly Safe Halloween This Year0

    Halloween is a joyous and interesting time for the ghouls and goblins who seek to garner a large harvest of candy and other goodies while they Trick-or-Treat. Still, it is important to follow some very necessary safety rules as they proceed during this fun and “spooktacular” time. What follows are some tried and true rules

  • The Roving Sportsman… Our Wonders of Autumn0

    The old timers already know it. The younger folks and newly-arrived residents of Lycoming County and the surrounding counties will eventually figure it out as well. Our area nestled here in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains of Northcentral Pennsylvania is unique, and the natural wonders that abound here can often be best enjoyed in

  • A Local Gem: Camp Susque0

    John Denver sang that West Virginia was almost heaven, but a better candidate would be a valley located about fifteen miles north of Williamsport. This amazing piece of God’s country is surrounded by some of the most beautiful hills anywhere. Because of the topography, there is virtually no ambient light, making the stars brighter at

  • Grit: June 25, 1972 – Big Flood Leaves Great Devastation Throughout Area0

    Flood waters continue to recede along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River today, but leave in their wake a toll of destruction in Williamsport and Lycoming County, unmatched since the monstrous flood of 1936. Since cresting at an official National Weather Service level of 31.36 feet at the Market Street Bridge at 3 PM

  • Grit: May 31, 1942 – Parade Marks Memorial Day0

    Hundreds of persons lined Williamsport’s main streets yesterday afternoon to watch one of the longest Memorial Day parades held here in years. The event staged annually on the day commemorating war dead; this year was featured with organizations engaged in the Second World War effort. Veterans, civic, fraternal, military, and civilian defense groups were featured

  • Fishing Derby

    Fishing Derby0

    I am always looking for an outdoor adventure. This past Wednesday, I headed north for something new and exciting. It was a gorgeous morning outside of Bodines, PA. My gear was in the car, but there were no plans of fishing. I met up with a few friends along Slack’s Run Road. I wanted to

  • Birds, Bugs, Heroes, and My Husky

    Birds, Bugs, Heroes, and My Husky0

    I am going to start my column where I often end it this time of year; let’s all be extra careful out there. There is just so much more activity and great things going on; keep those eyes on the road. An added distraction I have fallen prey to is watching the majestic American Bald

  • Invest in Our Planet This Earth Day0

    Friday is Earth Day and this year’s theme is, “Invest in Our Planet.” According to, “This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, our

  • The Roving Sportsman… Wet a Line, Throw Some Lead, or Simply Take a Hike!0

    Congratulations! You live in Lycoming County or perhaps one of the surrounding counties. Or maybe you are a frequent traveler who comes to our neck of the woods to enjoy what this “slice of Heaven” of Northcentral Pennsylvania has to offer. In any case, if you are into the outdoors, welcome to Paradise! Throughout my

  • 80 Years Ago: The Pearl Harbor Christmas of 19410

    Eighty years ago, in 1941, three weeks before Christmas, the United States was “suddenly and deliberately attacked” in a sneak attack by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor, plunging us into an unwanted war. What was supposed to be another routine Christmas holiday season was changed utterly by this. People in the Williamsport area and then

  • Williamsport Sun: July 12, 1951 – Like to Hike? Boys Have Blazed Rugged 31-Mile Trail0

    For those who like to hike — not just walk around the block — a new rugged 31-mile mountain trail has recently been completed by Explorer Post 110, Boy Scouts of America. Its purpose says Howard J. Ulman, Jr., scout advisor, is to create interest in hiking by providing a continuously marked trail, well chosen

  • Write it Down0

    In keeping with Webb Weekly’s literary objective of presenting informative stories about local people and the things they are doing, the past two issues of this newspaper have detailed books that have recently been published by two of the area’s most renowned individuals. Much is known about the authors themselves but how they got here

  • Don Daughenbaugh’s Fishing Legacy0

    Singularly, the soft sound of fishing lines penetrating the waters of local streams last Saturday as the 2021 Pennsylvania fishing season got underway wouldn’t register much on a decibel scale. Still, the collective joy of those making the casts will long be heard in fish-telling circles for days and weeks to come. To many, the

  • This Week’s LION: Success at Camp Susque0

    In 1946, four men took 16 boys on a two-night camping trip up the Loyalsock Creek. On the second night, around a campfire, the boys began to share some concerns from their lives which they had never voiced before that night. The leaders were overwhelmed at the boys’ response, and they began to discuss the

  • Lucas Goes Yard0

    It has been an interesting week on the local front. I seriously don’t know where to start. The County released their 2021 Budget on Monday. I wasn’t impressed. There were no major changes and a good bit is still missing. I won’t go into details as I am working on a future story. But I

  • The Roving Sportsman… During These Uncertain Times0

    A recent nationwide poll by the National Recreation and Park Association revealed that more than half of adults polled said that they plan to vacation close to home this summer. Most cited the COVID-19 pandemic as a reason, and noting the fact that the outdoors provide the ideal chance for social distancing and to enjoy

  • The Lycoming Creek Anglers

    The Lycoming Creek Anglers1

    Jensen and I are always looking for an outdoor adventure. This past weekend we headed north for something new and exciting. It was a gorgeous morning outside of Bodines, PA. My 11-year-old agreed to unplug his FORTNITE for a small fee. We met up with a few friends along Slack’s Run Road. Mike and Gavin

  • Mass Hysteria, I Learned How to Fly Fish

    Mass Hysteria, I Learned How to Fly Fish0

    Fishing has always been a passion, and I continue to take full advantage. I have been on the water an awful lot, especially during this crisis — 31 straight days and counting. I am an essential life-sustaining employee on my favorite stream. Jensen now tags along after his online sessions. The local authorities continue to

  • Who Would’ve Ever Thunk It?0

    What an amazing week it was in the West Branch Valley. Normally, each happening would result in a cover story; however, with so many great things going on, that just wasn’t possible. I will provide a quick overview of each and be following up with more specifics in the future. I’ll begin with the top

  • Eat Local

    Eat Local0

    I wish all that is happening in the world was one big April Fool’s joke. However, it is not. But please don’t panic. We will all get through this with some common sense, compassion, and patience. I’ll start by saying the same things I’ve been saying for two weeks. Wash your hands. Stay home when

  • Williamsport Sun March 15, 1930: Withhold Permission for Steam Shovel to Cross Creek Bridge0

    The county commissioners refused permission to the Standard Construction Company of Altoona to cross the Montoursville bridge across Loyalsock Creek with a steam shovel. Word was telephoned to the commissioners’ office this morning at the courthouse about 11 a.m. that the company was at Montoursville with the shovel on a trailer. Permission was sought to

  • Gridiron Guesses0

    The first Super Bowl I remember watching was Super Bowl XXIV in 1990. It was the 49ers versus the Denver Broncos at the Superdome in New Orleans. Admittedly, I’ve never been a huge football fan, but I remember watching this game because, for whatever reason, my mom has always been a Broncos’ fan and was

  • Being More Thoughtful of Others

    Being More Thoughtful of Others0

    It was the day before Christmas Eve, and we decided to take our kids out to see the lights, walk Loyalsock Park, and stop and grab a bite for dinner last minute. The kids ask to go to Pizza Hut. When we went there it was super busy. The lady sat us and said she

  • East End Couple Are Overwhelmingly Grateful Winners of the 2019 KISS FM Extreme Kitchen Makeover

    East End Couple Are Overwhelmingly Grateful Winners of the 2019 KISS FM Extreme Kitchen Makeover0

    “Overwhelming gratitude,” that is the way that Vickie Biichle feels after winning the 2019 KISS FM Extreme Kitchen Makeover. When she sent her one and only entry into the contest, she never really expected to win. “I never thought I would win with all those thousands of other entries,” Vickie told Webb Weekly. “My husband,

  • Casting with Greatness: Don Daughenbaugh Reflects0

    Nestled along a wooded country road a long fly cast from the Loyalsock Creek, the home is a reflection of the man who lives there. Built by his own hands, the rustic interior with its mountain stone and wooden beams provide a Norman Rockwell type portrait of the outdoor lifestyle that has provided the occupant

  • Bounty of the County0

    I have been blessed to have been able to travel throughout the state and around the globe both during my working years and now in retirement. I am always amazed that when I am away from home, my mind constantly wonders back to Northcentral Pennsylvania – the area of my roots. I feel very fortunate

  • Callie’s Garden To Be Dedicated This Saturday, September 7th

    Callie’s Garden To Be Dedicated This Saturday, September 7th0

    Callie Cavanaugh was a vibrant, caring, generous, and loving young girl who left us all too soon from a childhood cancer. She left behind a legacy of love. This lovely girl is going to be remembered and celebrated with a more lasting legacy when the project called “Callie’s Garden” is dedicated this Saturday, September 7th,

  • A “Non-Specific” Approach0

    Have you ever watched the evolution of a fisherman? We start off fishing for anything that will bite using anything we have at hand. As we move on, and our interest intensifies, however, we begin to become more precise. We become more specialized in our approach — gearing up for specific species at specified times

  • Worlds End Day 20191

    I have a ten-year-old son who is my pride and joy. I refer to him on this page quite often. Jensen is a great looking kid who plays several sports. He loves the outdoors and is gearing up for the fifth grade. Jensen is so dang spoiled and has thousands of toys. J Bird is


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