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    Larry Stout

    Larry W. Stout has worn lots of hats over the years; a decorated military veteran, ordained pastor, university professor in Europe, and missionary to the former Soviet Union. He has authored textbooks on human resource management and leadership that have been translated into six languages as well as had published two novels. He currently invests his energies as a foster parent and board member for eight different community organizations. He is a native of Montgomery, graduating from Montgomery Area High School in 1970, who married his high school sweetheart Debbie, and together they have raised two sons and two daughters, one of which is adopted, but they cannot remember which one.

Recent Articles

  • This Week’s LION: LION of the Year — The Young & Amazing0

    One of my favorite exercises at the end of the year is to review all my columns throughout the year. I began writing LION (Leaders In Our Neighborhood) features in April of 2014, and I am always surprised how each year seems to have a certain theme. In 2018, it was good people passing away.

  • The Week’s LION: Holiday with a Heart0

    Is there any other holiday that has so many traditions associated with it? Everything from Christmas caroling to baking cookies to candlelight services to Candy Cane Lane, the activities surrounding Christmas and New Years are almost endless. There are personal traditions, like Scott Metzger, the new Lycoming County Commissioner who for the past 39 years

  • This Week’s LION: Anne Reiner, Millennial Media Entrepreneur

    This Week’s LION: Anne Reiner, Millennial Media Entrepreneur0

    How do most folks in Lycoming County get information about their region? The local daily newspaper has been suffering a shrinking readership and subscriptions for some time now. Newspaper circulars in restaurants and grocery stores have some local items, generally revolved around school activities, sporting events, or award presentations. Webb Weekly has a unique niche

  • This Week’s LION: Community Relations Board at Allenwood FCC0

    When the Allenwood Federal Corrections Complex opened in 1993, there were some concerned citizens that lived nearby. One of these was a feisty mother of seven, named Liz Steward, who lived about a mile away from the new facility. She had spent years in the 1970s and 80s wrestling with Lycoming County over their efforts

  • This Week’s LION: Judge Marc Lovecchio — Making a Difference0

    Several weeks ago, I featured a LION (Leaders In Our Neighborhood) article on Judge Marc Lovecchio’s selection as Pennsylvania’s representative to the Reno, Nevada’s National Justice College faculty preparation seminar titled, “Justice-Involved Individuals with Substance Use Disorders: Cultivating Law and Medicine Partnerships.” Though this might not make a very exciting marquee across a theater entrance,

  • The Week’s LION: Very Special Judge Marc Lovecchio0

    There is an adage that an expert is someone that is at least fifty miles from his hometown. The reason is that we often take for granted those who are closest to us. This column has noted on many occasions that the Lycoming County government has frequently been recognized for excellence on a statewide basis,


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