- July 15, 2020
July 12, 1940 Preparing to Expand Plane Training Here Expansion of the aviation training program through the vocational education department of the Williamsport School District moved a step nearer realization through decisions made by Williamsport City Council and the school district. The school board voted last night to purchase the Seth Bennett four-acre tract adjoining
Those of us in the senior citizen age range remember well the “Lone Ranger” television show. An ultra-nice itinerant defender of the law with his faithful Indian (Native American) sidekick Tonto, he wore a mask for reasons that, quite frankly, were never exactly clear. Everyone knew it was the Lone Ranger the moment they saw
Charles “Bob” Kieffer had a strong love for children. For many years he served as the Sunday School Superintendent at the Delaware Run Wesleyan Church and referred to the children as “his little buddies.” He and his wife, Brenda, served and cared for and loved children. When he died in 1998, members of the church
The Corona Virus has affected all our lifestyles, but it does not need to affect our livelihoods. For the past twenty years, Susquehanna Computer Innovations has provided cutting-edge tech service and solutions for small to medium sized businesses, manufacturing, government, health care, and public safety organizations. The current pandemic has highlighted one area of support
The battle to control chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Pennsylvania is expanding into new areas. The Pennsylvania Game Commission maintains three Disease Management Areas across the state to control CWD. They are geographic regions featuring special rules for hunters and the general public meant to slow the disease’s spread while increasing chances of detecting it.
For almost 40 years, the Hiawatha Riverboat has been plying the local waters of the Susquehanna River from its home at Susquehanna State Park in the city’s west end. The pleasure cruises of this fine craft were in doubt for a while this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, Hiawatha officials from River Valley
Selinsgrove’s 31st Annual Antiques on the Avenue Show and Sale will be held on Sunday, July 12 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., rain or shine. Due to Susquehanna University being closed for the summer, the location had to be changed. It will be held in the back parking lot of the Selinsgrove Intermediate School.
Portions of 29 city streets, representing 10 miles of secondary roadway and located principally in East End or in Newberry, have been improved with crushed stone surfaces so far this summer by the municipal highway department. Twenty of the streets are in the East End, the 15th and 16th Wards, where work in former years
There is an axiom in journalism that says, “if it bleeds, it leads.” I complained about this to one of my English professors in college, and he rebutted that covering a plane crash is news, one that lands safely is not. But given the amount of turmoil over the past four to five months, I
4th of July Celebration to Be Held At Lycoming County Fairgrounds Founding Father and second American President, John Adams wrote that Independence Day should be celebrated with “pomp, parade, illumination, and fireworks,” and that tradition will continue locally when the 25th annual “Set the Night To Music” fireworks display and celebration will again be held,
On Friday, June 19, 2020 the residents of Ashler Manor’s Group Home and Life Readiness program attended an all-girls prom on campus at the campus Activities Center, escorted by the Mayor of Williamsport and local police officers. This year, the girls were escorted to the prom by two Lycoming County Sheriff deputies, Chris Warden and
This year is the 50th anniversary of what stands out as one of the more bizarre events in American history. It is best described as the “Exploding Whale” story. In November of 1970, a 45-foot, eight-ton whale washed up on a beach off the coastal city of Florence, Oregon. For this community of 9,000 or