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  • More Than Thoughts and Prayers0

    I’m not going to write much of a story this week. What can I say? For the 18th time this year, there has been another gun incident involving a school. This time 17 innocent people lost their lives. I am a proponent of the 2nd amendment. I believe that responsible, mentally stable adults have the

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  • The Road to 900

    The Road to 9000

    A few days after Loyalsock’s basketball team achieved win number 900 for veteran coach Ron Insinger, the coaching legend was kind enough to sit down and share his thoughts on what it all means to him. “Believe it or not I can vividly remember each one from 100 on through. Reaching a lofty goal is

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  • James E. Stewart, 710

    James E. Stewart, 71, of Cogan Station passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at his residence. Born December 12, 1946 in Williamsport he was a son of the late James H. and Elizabeth M. Hower Gottschall. James was a graduate of South Williamsport High School. He was formerly employed as a car salesman for Blaise

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  • The Roving Sportsman… The Ultimate Deer Rifle0

    The overnight pole light guided my steps as I crossed the yard, headed to the patch of woods in the hollow in the center of our property. Once leaving the area illuminated by the artificial light, I had only the stars overhead that were dancing heal to toe to aid in my travel. It would

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  • The Roving Sportsman… Christmas Gift Ideas0

    With less than two weeks of shopping days left until the arrival of Christmas morning, we need to take a serious look at a couple of great ideas for that hard-to-buy-for sportsman on your gift-giving list. The ideas will include items that I have used and found to be highly useful and handy for any

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  • Webb Weekly Gem of the Week… Loyalsock Looks Primed for Another Successful Season Under Insinger0

    A big season for Loyalsock kicked off with its annual “Meet the Lancers” night as the team hosted Sayre for a preseason scrimmage. The Lancers displayed their quickness throughout the five-quarter game, winning each quarter and pulling away through the final two for double-digit wins. The game was characteristic of a Loyalsock win. The Lancers

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  • The Bookworm’s Gift Guide!0

    Finally – your holiday shopping is DONE. Well, except for… um, and for…. and okay, you’re not really done. Everybody, you included, has that one certain person on the gift list who’s hard to buy for and another certain person who’s really fussy, and a Grandma who has everything. You know who they are, so

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  • The Ultimate Deer Rifle0

    The overnight pole light guided my steps as I crossed the yard, headed to the patch of woods in the hollow in the center of our property. Once leaving the area illuminated by the artificial light, I had only the stars overhead that were dancing heal to toe to aid in my travel. It would

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  • She’s a Keeper!0

    Last week, I broke the mold, so to speak — instead of writing about hunting, shooting, fishing or outdoor adventures, I shared something that was happening in my personal life. Today, I am happy to pen what Paul Harvey would say is “the rest of the story.” This past weekend, my family and some friends

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  • The Roving Sportsman… Wish Me “Good Luck!”0

    While my usual writings for this column are about shooting, hunting and general outdoor topics, I feel I should share with you something of a more personal nature that is unfolding even as I write this installment. While I tend to stay at arm’s length with my personal life in the articles that I write,

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  • Helplessness0

    Helplessness. An inability to defend yourself or act effectively. The moment in a person’s life when they are watching their world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly. The feeling when you truly want to help, but there is nothing that you can do. In Las Vegas, on October 1, 2017, at

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  • West End Boys of Summer0

    Well it’s that time of year again. The boys of summer from the West End Babe Ruth League are making some big noise statewide and beyond. Babe Ruth All-Star baseball has four divisions for players 13, 14, 15 and 16-18 years of age. On July 15, West End had a league first, winning a game

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  • Fishin’, Shootin’ – Loving Every Day0

    July in our section of Penn’s Woods is a great time for fishing whether it’s the Susquehanna River, Rose Valley Lake or the stream, creek or crick of your choosing. Our area has some of the finest fishing you will find anywhere. My favorite fishing spot has always been the Loyalsock Crick. It is teeming

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  • There is a Wolf After Your Wallet0

    The absolute best thing that has happened for Governor Tom Wolf is that all eyes have been on Washington and President Donald Trump. Including mine. It’s time to have a quick catch up on what’s going on in Harrisburg. Governor Wolf in sheep’s clothing has begun his third year in office. There has not been

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  • A Perfect “Springer” Storm0

    The final Presidential Debate is upon us on Wednesday night. It is not only must see TV for deciding who deserves your vote, but it also has become like a reality TV show worth watching. Congrats to both Ms. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mr. Donald Trump, you managed to turn the second debate into an

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  • Remembering the Providers of Freedom0

    A Webb Weekly salute and remembrance for all who have paid the ultimate price for our Great Nation. An eternal prayer of thanks and peace for their families who understand the price of freedom many are oblivious to in today’s world. We are blessed to have the finest military in the world without which we

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  • Hit the Bricks Bernie0

    Tip of the cap to Don Bushor winner of the Webb Weekly Monster Buck contest. The tale of the tape – 12 points, 19 5/8 spread, scored 163 3/8 by Sierra Club standards. That’s a big rack! Thank you to Tommy Springman and the Country Store Venison Shop, Dana Poust at Poust Taxidermy and John

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  • Christmas Past, Present and Future0

    Merry Christmas from my family to yours! I hope Santa gets all those neatly wrapped presents down the chimneys across the West Branch Valley and beyond. What a wonderful time of year to be a child. The last day before Christmas vacation and the last day before summer vacation were my two favorite days of

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  • Our 2nd Amendment and Common Sense0

    It is always great to hear from so many about my writings and what’s on your minds. Recently our Second Amendment rights have been the hot topic. The proposed Ordinance 371 in Loyalsock Township has prompted many to reach out to me, as has the recent cowardly and despicable act that took place at Umpqua

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  • A Law and Order Open House and Our 2nd Amendment Responsibility0

    Tip of the cap to the Williamsport Bureau of Police on their recently held open house. The event was a great way for the citizens of Williamsport to meet, greet and understand that the police are just “people in the neighborhood” trying to protect and serve your community. It was also a way to get

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  • The Uncommon View of Commonsense0

    As I flipped through the channels the other night, catching up on the day’s events I stopped and watched about two minutes of Al Sharpton. I often watch Al to see what he’s spewing. It was the same old message, so on to Fox News I went. They had a gentleman cooking bacon by firing

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  • A Groundhog, Some Seals, A Patriot’s Balls and Mayor Gabe’s Appeal0

    Each day that passes brings us one day closer to spring. I don’t want to wish days away, but warm weather and baseball sounds pretty good to me about right now. There’s plenty going on around our great State and Nation to keep things interesting on a cold winter’s night. Where do I start? Let’s

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  • A Different January0

    There is so much to talk about in the early weeks of 2016. Usually January is a slow, get your feet under you, put the holidays in the rearview mirror month. Not this year! Locally, Williamsport hired a new Police Chief; Pennsylvania State Police Captain David J. Young. Captain Young will take over the reins

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  • Ribbons, Ammo and Truth0

    The beauty of autumn can be found throughout this wonderful place we call home. The different shades of yellow, red and orange that adorn the trees and paint an October backdrop. The pumpkins, cornstalks and wreaths that provide contrast and welcome you into area homes and businesses. The perfectly groomed green of your favorite teams

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  • Remembrance and Vigilance0

    Thirteen years have passed since the World Trade Center defined the New York City skyline along with the Empire State building. They made the “city that never sleeps” silhouette the most famous in the world. You couldn’t help but get excited as you headed into the city and saw the modern day marvel of the

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  • There’s Still Summer Time…0

    It’s hard to believe the calendar reads August! Wasn’t it just yesterday my sons Jimmy and Hunter made a run for the door as the school year came to an end? Well, I’ve got some bad news. For my boys and all students…by month’s end you’ll be back in the classroom. Parents rejoice as structure

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