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  • Shark Caught in Susquehanna3

    By Lirpa Loof MONTOURSVILLE — The unheard of … the impossible has happened. A shark has been caught in the Susquehanna River near here. Noted outdoorsman Ken Hunter caught a nine-foot Bull Shark in the West Branch of the Susquehanna between Muncy and Montoursville on Monday. It weighed about 400 pounds and is currently in

  • 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

  • What to Do About the Flu0

    If you’re thinking about skipping this year’s flu shot, consider this: arming yourself against the flu may help reduce the overall risk to your family, friends, and others in your community. If you have young children, elderly family members, or come in contact with people who have asthma, diabetes, COPD, cancer, heart disease, or other

  • A Positive Kidney for Jeff0

    At the end of 2018, there were roughly 113,000 men, women, and children on the national transplant waiting list. 83% of those are waiting on a kidney. Jeff Burget is one of those. Jeff’s kidney issues began when he was seven from a problem related to strep throat. But in 2012, while in the hospital

  • Elliot the Warrior

    Elliot the Warrior0

    On August 17, 2015, Elliot Storms, a student at Central Elementary in South Williamsport, was diagnosed with Wilm’s Disease, a rare form of cancer that affects the kidneys of young children. For the past four years, Elliot and his family battled courageously against the disease. On June 20th, Elliot’s battle ended when Jesus took him

  • This Week’s LION: Ex-Congressman Tom Marino0

    When Tom Marino was elected for his fifth term of office for the U.S. House of Representatives, he was confident it would be his last campaign. What Tom did not expect was a life-threatening illness the first week of January of this year that almost cost him his life. It was a terribly difficult decision,

  • Williamsporter Jack Losch Was Drafted 16 Rounds Ahead of Bart Starr In the 1956 NFL Draft0

    NFL fans learned with sadness the news of the recent death of former Green Bay Packer quarterback Bart Starr, who helmed the Packers to five NFL championships during the 1960s, but did you know that one Williamsporter, Jack Losch, was selected by the Packers 16 rounds before Starr in the 1956 NFL Draft. Losch was

  • Giving the Gift of Life0

    Each day across America 20 people will die while waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. Imagine the faces of those 20 individuals. It might be a father with a heart condition too ill to work, a college student dependent on a dialysis machine or a small child desperate for a liver transplant. Now imagine being

  • Living-Donor Liver Transplant: Frequently Asked Questions

    Living-Donor Liver Transplant: Frequently Asked Questions0

    With close to 14,000 people on the liver transplant waiting list, the wait for a transplant may take years. Despite increased awareness of organ donation and the pressing need for donors, people with end-stage liver disease continue to die while on the waiting list because an appropriate match wasn’t found in time. As a result,

  • Christmas Toys and Living Water0

    Every year there seems to be a must-have Christmas present that everyone is trying to buy. I did a little search and came across a list of the top Christmas gifts going all the way back to the 1920s! Along with the list, I have added a little commentary of my own. While still enjoying

  • Savor Simplicity: Holiday recipes worth sharing0

    Most great holiday gatherings start with great food and end with quality time spent with loved ones. This holiday season, rely on simple recipes that let you spend less time in the kitchen and more time celebrating special moments with family and friends. As a holiday host, it may be tempting to explore complicated new

  • Keep Pets Safe this Halloween

    Keep Pets Safe this Halloween0

    Halloween isn’t just for humans; four-legged friends have plenty of opportunity to get in on the fun, too. However, it’s important to take some pet precautions that allow the whole family to enjoy the holiday safely, as the costumes and excitement can be overwhelming and some of the candy is even dangerous. As you’re filling

  • Lifestyle Choices That Can Decrease Cancer Risk0

    The United Nations estimates that the world is home to 7.6 billion people. None of those people, regardless of their ethnicity, race or gender, are immune to cancer. According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second-leading cause of death across the globe. Responsible for nearly nine million deaths in 2015, cancer is a

  • 24-Year-Old Man Seeks Kidney Donation2

    Most of us take the proper working of our kidneys for granted, but there are those who can’t, they have damaged kidneys that no longer function properly and some of them are in need of a kidney transplant immediately. One of these is 24-year-old Tucker Gordner. Tucker lives in Montgomery with his mom and stepdad,

  • Why My Kidney is Named Sidney0

    I’ve seemingly got a double agent working inside of me — code name Sidney. Information: declassified. Risk status: medium. Flee factor: high. By the sounds of things (sheer groans), many of you are also “entertaining” a host who is annoyingly proving not to be the utmost. In fact, it’s a real pain in your side!

  • Avoiding Heart Failure – Keep Your Heart Working Properly0

    When one hears the word failure, the mind generally conjures a picture of complete and absolute breakdown. When a physician shares the words “heart failure” with you, this does not mean that your heart has stopped or is about to stop working, but it does mean that your heart is not working properly and it’s

  • T-shirts Support Montoursville Mom in Need of Lifesaving Transplant0

    Look great and support an excellent cause by purchasing a special Diabetes Destroyers t-shirt now to show support for Jennifer Kershner, a Montoursville resident who needs a lifesaving kidney/pancreas transplant. Jennifer Kershner is described by her family as a “vibrant 46-year-old” who has been fighting end-stage renal disease for more than 6 years. She grew

  • The Roving Sportsman … Tasty Table Fare0

    The best way to insure that the venison you will serve your family and friends for supper is as flavorful as possible is to take only a well placed shot, do a thorough and clean job during the field dressing and cool down the meat as quickly as possible. More often than not, if someone

  • Shark Caught in Susquehanna – Revisited By Lirpa Loof0

    Every year around the first of April I am always reminded of the “Shark in the Caught in Susquehanna” story we ran in 2006. It is still one of the best stories we have done and certainly the best April Fool’s joke to date. I thought now would be a good time to remind everyone


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