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  • Coming to America: Terrific New Film Honors Mother Cabrini0

    Quick trivia question: Who was the first American to be canonized as a Catholic saint? Well, if you read our headline above, you probably already guessed: Frances Xavier Cabrini, an Italian immigrant who worked tirelessly to help her fellow-countrymen in their struggle against poverty, prejudice, crime, and disease at the turn of the last century.

  • The Solid Rock Principle of Eternity0

    This is the final article in The Solid Rock Principles of Jesus series. Previous articles are always available at The solid rock principle of eternity addresses treasure. It explores the question: Where is my heart? See Matthew 6:19-24. It is the big question of life. It has long been asserted that the most effective

  • The Bookworm Sez0

    The news last night made you kind of worried. Worried that your guy won’t get into office, and worried that he will. You’re concerned about America and its future, about another insurrection and more divide. Most of all, you fret about towns larger and smaller than yours and what those citizens will do in 2024.

  • Are You Ready for Some Football?0

    As another NFL season comes to a close, it’s time for our yearly rundown of Super Bowl picks and predictions! Mike Rafferty started this tradition over a decade ago, and it has been so much fun to continue the tradition each year! Let’s start around the office. Jaime is up first with an Eagles win

  • Fall in Love With These Romantic Films0

    Stories of romance are as old as love itself. That makes Valentine’s Day an ideal time to indulge in a romantic comedy or classic love story. Plenty of films can be enjoyed while snuggled up with a sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. The following can serve as a romantic starting point for couples looking to cozy

  • County Hall Corner: Here Comes the Judge0

    On November 2nd, Lycoming County registered voters will go to the polls to vote for county sheriff, city council members, borough council members, township supervisors, school board directors, and other local offices. These are all important in their own way, and some races become quite heated. Yet what too many ignore on the ballot are

  • Hold Tight and Spur On0

    In 2002, I was blessed with an opportunity to participate in a black powder elk hunt on the Floyd Lee Ranch in Cibola County, New Mexico. The hunt was provided by a group of guys who decided to bless their poor pastor-friend with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The four-by-four elk rack displayed near my woodstove serves

  • Life After COVID0

    There is an expectation that the COVID-19 pandemic will negatively affect every aspect of society but, based on other 20th century pandemics, that may not actually be the case. Previous pandemics, including the 1918 Spanish Flu, which killed approximately 50 million people worldwide, have been the catalysts for positive change in everything from urban planning

  • County Hall Corner: The Dream Speech Almost Didn’t Happen0

    Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech on August 28, 1963 before some 250,000 people on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. has become one of the most famous speeches in American history. It is known as “I Have a Dream” Speech, but there is tremendous irony here, as the whole section concerning the

  • America’s Civil War – An Ongoing Biblical Battle1

    Absolutely no man deserves to die like George Floyd did. An absolute despicable act perpetrated by a completely evil individual. The complete disregard for humanity, callousness, and arrogance as Officer Derek Chauvin executed this poor man as he knew the world around him was watching. A truly demonic act. This made more unthinkable by the

  • Saint Patrick’s Day is for Everyone0

    Who was Saint Patrick? Originally born near the end of the fourth century in Britain, probably Wales, he was captured by Irish pirates in his teens and was forced to work as a shepherd. In his early twenties, Patrick was able to escape and return to Britain, and sometime later had some kind of visionary

  • Much More Than a Field of Dreams0

    The Little League World Series is a celebration of all that is right on God’s green earth. What a welcoming act the Grand Slam Parade has become. I am amazed every year how the folks of the West Branch Valley wrap their arms around the teams during the event. It is a huge hug of

  • There is No I in Team USA0

    In the world of sports, anytime a team or individual puts USA across their chest, I become an instant fan. It could be badminton, curling or some sport I didn’t even know about prior to watching the Olympics. I know I’m not alone; probably 98% of Americans feel the same way. One of the great

  • Women’s Month Feature: Judge Nancy Butts

    Women’s Month Feature: Judge Nancy Butts0

    The Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas deals with everything from felonies to family affairs, working with small children to senior citizens. The president judge of this important county institution is a very special woman, Judge Nancy Butts. Born and raised in Levittown, PA, Nancy Butts went to Lehigh University to study law, but also

  • A Last Salute To Lycoming County’s “Mr. Flag”: Tony DiSalvo0

    Lycoming County lost a giant in the realm of patriotism and Boy Scouting in the death last week of Tony DiSalvo, who would have turned 90 in April, more importantly it lost a good man, period. Perhaps no one in this county has been more zealous and diligent in promoting patriotism and love for his

  • 38 Years as MVP0

    Sports fans are fiercely loyal and prejudice towards the teams of their liking. Only one team can be crowned the champion of their particular sport. Only one player in a league is selected as the MVP. Only very few players earn recognition as All-Stars during a given year. But the realities of these scenarios don’t

  • One Human Race0

    My last two articles addressed the painfully divisive nature of prejudice. In those articles, I tried to broaden our understanding of prejudice and the damage that it causes — and I purposefully left out any reference to separate races (African, Asian, European, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, etc.). You may have noticed that and wondered why. In

  • Prejudice Always Hurts0

    The word prejudice simply means to pre-judge. When we pass judgment on someone before we know anything about him or her, we are guilty of prejudice. I grew up in a very prejudiced environment — and then I became a victim of my own prejudice. Let me tell you about it. When I was about

  • Prejudice0

    I had intended to write this article on Martin Luther King Day, but my schedule just wouldn’t allow for it. I guess it’s better late than never — at least I hope so. The reason I felt motivated to write this article was that a very special friend of mine went home to be with

  • An Act of Evil0

    Our publication had already gone to press prior to the horrific act that took place in Las Vegas. So first I would like to express our heartfelt thoughts of sympathy and prayers for the victims, families, and their loved ones of this senseless act of violence. The most asked question about the attack is simply,

  • The Liberal Sword of Political Correctness and its Destroying of America0

    Political correctness has become the way to silence the majority in our Nation. Intended to prevent derogatory comments and remarks about color, race, religion, sexual orientation and whatever makes up an individual or group. It has been twisted into something far different. The backbone of democracy is majority and governing our Country for “We the


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