Counting Our Blessings

**Dear RDA Members,*
Our sympathies, best thoughts, wishes and prayers go out to all who have
suffered due to last week’s flooding in Pennsylvania and New York.
Our regular newsletter editor, Barb Jarmoska, who’s home, office and family
retreat since the early 1930’s was right in the path of the record flood

Susquehanna Health To Offer Free Tetanus Shots to Flood Victims

2 years 31 weeks ago

September 13, 2012 –To address the health needs of area flood victims, Susquehanna Health is offering free tetanus shots beginning Wednesday, Sept. 14. Individuals may come to the emergency department at Williamsport Regional Medical Center or Muncy Valley Hospital at any time to receive a free tetanus shot. more»

Used Safety Seat Collection Scheduled Sept. 19 in Lycoming County

2 years 31 weeks ago

Montoursville - Several area organizations are teaming up to make sure that old child safety seats are taken out of circulation. The seat collection or "bounty" is on Monday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Burger King Restaurant, 180 South Lycoming Mall Road near Muncy. The event is being held during National Child Passenger Safety Week (Sept. more»

Fair, Alberta M.

2 years 31 weeks ago

Alberta M. Fair

(July 3, 1920 - September 8, 2011)
Alberta M. Fair, 91, of Cardinal Lane, Muncy, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2011 at McKee Medical Center, Loveland, Colorado. She had been residing with her daughter in Fort Collins the past two months. more»

Smith, Wilfred E.

2 years 31 weeks ago

Wilfred E. Smith

(September 11, 2011 - September 11, 2011)
Wilfred E. Smith, infant son of Ashleigh M. Modispaw and Matthew D. Smith, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2011, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. more»

Kuhns, Valeria J.

2 years 31 weeks ago

Valeria J. Kuhns

(August 18, 1927 - September 11, 2011)
Valeria J. Kuhns, 84, of 332 West Penn Street, Muncy, died Sunday, September 11, 2011 at the home of her son and daughter-in-Law, Tim and Cindy Kuhns of Cogan Station, with her family at her bed side. more»

An Open Letter From WLCC President Vince Matteo

2 years 32 weeks ago

The Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce is concerned about your business and the impact the flooding has had on you, your employees and the community.  Therefore I am writing to ask you to let us know if your business has been impacted by the events of the past few days. more»

Sen. Yaw and Rep. Everett Announce Senior Expo 2011

2 years 32 weeks ago

Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) and Representative Garth Everett (R-84) will host a free ‘Informational Fair for Seniors’ that will provide information on:
•         Government Services
•         Health Screenings
•         Transportation and Recreation more»

Flooding, power outages affect some PPL Electric Utilities customers

2 years 32 weeks ago

Continuing deluges plaguing areas including Bloomsburg, Wilkes-Barre
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (Sept. 8 , 2011) -- Parts of an already water-logged PPL Electric Utilities service territory are facing major flooding and power outages as Mother Nature refuses to release her rainy grip on the region. more»

Rider Park Celebration

Dear RDA Members,
Mark your calendar, and come help us celebrate Rider Park! As we approach
the 1-year anniversary of last year's successful campaign to stop the First
Community Foundation from leasing Rider Park for gas drilling, RDA is
planning a “Celebrate Ride Park” picnic-style reception. You and your

Coffin, Larry B.

2 years 32 weeks ago

Larry B. Coffin

(April 24, 1949 - September 1, 2011)
Larry B. Coffin, Sr., 62, a resident of Muncy, PA, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.

Born in Slatington, Lehigh Co. County, PA, on Sunday, April 24, 1949, he was the son of the late Nelson and Bertha (Hunsicker) Coffin. more»

Corvettes Rev into Muncy Sept. 17

2 years 32 weeks ago

Details for the annual corvette show in Muncy were discussed during last Thursday’s monthly meeting of the Muncy Professional and Business Association.

The organization has successfully partnered with the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club to display nearly 150 cars on Saturday, Sept. 17, as the “Fourth Annual Corvette Show/Artists in Our Own Backyard” festival begins. more»

Old Shoe Trophy Remains in Muncy

2 years 33 weeks ago

Thirty-two times since 1961, Muncy has won the Old Shoe trophy, including this year's match against Montgomery on Friday, Sept. 2. Muncy routed the Red Raiders 19-0. Other winners during Friday night football action included Hughesville over Warrior Run 11-8 and Lewisburg defeating Milton 49-6.

Hollenbach, Doris P.

2 years 33 weeks ago

Doris P. Hollenbach more»

Andrews, Gloria M.

2 years 33 weeks ago

Gloria M. Andrews
(August 21, 1928 - August 30, 2011)

Gloria M. Andrews, 83, a resident of Park Place North,  Muncy, PA, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at her residence.

Born in Clinton Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Tuesday, August 21, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Stanley M. and Anna Mae (Scott) Hartman. more»

Susquehanna Health Announces Healthy Events for September 2011

2 years 33 weeks ago

Several events designed to benefit the community and provide health information have been scheduled by Susquehanna Health in the month of September.

Osteoporosis Screening Available September 9 at The LifeCenterTM more»

Blue Shoe, Red Shoe: Annual Trophy a Prize Between Muncy and Montgomery

2 years 33 weeks ago

For the 51st consecutive year, an annual grudge match between rivaling football teams is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 2, kicking off the regular season of PIAA varsity football in Lycoming County.

Born out of a half-practical joke in 1961, the Old Shoe Trophy remains the ultimate prize as Muncy and neighboring Montgomery meet this year at 7 p.m. on Montgomery soil. more»

Mailbox Baseball in Franklin and Jordan Townships

2 years 33 weeks ago

Mailbox Baseball in Franklin and Jordan Townships – PSP Montoursville say six mailboxes were reported damaged during the overnight hours of Aug. 14. Trooper Christine Fye said mailboxes were smashed on Funston and German roads in Franklin Township, and on Gordner Road in Jordan Township between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. Anyone with information is asked to contact 570.368.5700. more»

Marino Tours Son Light House

2 years 33 weeks ago

U.S. Rep. Tom Marino toured the Son Light House in Muncy during a series of visits this month in Lycoming County.

Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission

[image: Citizens Marcellus Citizens Commission] Dear RDA Members,
We are pleased to announce that a new commission launching this week will
give you, as a citizen of Pennsylvania, an opportunity to share your views
about drilling in the Marcellus Shale.
Former state Representatives Carole Rubley and Dan Surra will co-chair

Loyalsock Township Taxidermy Theft

2 years 33 weeks ago

Loyalsock Township Taxidermy Theft – PSP Montoursville report a theft at a Lycoming County business this month. Trooper Troy Hendershot said someone removed 11 various animal hides from Andy’s Taxidermy business, located on 1719 Bloomingrove Road. The hides, valued at $1,500 were in an outdoor freezer, either in black of white plastic bags, Hendershot said. more»

Snyder, Randall L. Jr.

2 years 33 weeks ago

Randall L. Snyder, Jr. more»

Deserters, Civil War Opposition Topic of Muncy Event

2 years 33 weeks ago

MUNCY -- The Civil War Road Show continues with Muncy Historical Society's next event: a Civil War homefront talk by Robert Sandow at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy.

The lecture resumes the historical society's slate of board meetings and refreshments will follow the presentation. more»

Storm-related State Road Closures in North Central Pa.

2 years 34 weeks ago

Montoursville - PennDOT advises drivers that state roads may be closed or restricted in north central Pa. because of flooding and/or downed trees and power lines caused by Hurricane Irene. more»

Thefts Reported in Lycoming County

2 years 34 weeks ago

Thefts Reported in Lycoming County – PSP Montoursville report numerous occurring throughout Lycoming County, including the following: more»

Sanders, David E.

2 years 34 weeks ago

David E. Sanders

December 20, 1941 ~ August 23, 2011

David E. Sanders, 69, of Cogan Station, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born in Williamsport, on December 20, 1941, he was the son of William M. and H. Marie Brelsford Sanders.

David and his wife, the former Avinella A. Snell were married April 19, 1969. more»

Muncy Heritage Park Nears Completion

2 years 34 weeks ago

The pavilion is going up and, in another month or so, the Muncy Heritage Park will be open to visitors.  It is a joint project of the Muncy Historical Society and Muncy Creek Township, based on the master site plan and construction documents prepared by the SEDA-COG Community Resource Center (CRC). more»

Lancaster Man Jailed Following Drug Bust in Williamsport

2 years 34 weeks ago

Lancaster Man Jailed Following Drug Bust in Williamsport – Williamsport Bureau of Police set a $75,000 bail for a Lancaster man who was jailed following numerous drug sales in Williamsport this summer. Officer Thomas Bortz arrested Earl R. Blagman, of 747 East Chesnut Street, Lancaster after a confidential informant bought crack-cocaine from Blagman on June 25, July 2 and Aug. 24. more»

Musser Lane Drainage Improvements Start Aug. 29; Daytime Detours Required

2 years 34 weeks ago

Montoursville - A PennDOT maintenance crew in Northumberland County will begin replacement of cross pipes to improve drainage along State Route 1001 (Musser Lane) in Delaware Township between Route 54 and the Northumberland/Lycoming county line.

Daily weekday detours will be implemented starting Monday, Aug. 29. more»

Earthquake Aftershocks Felt in Region

2 years 34 weeks ago

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake was recorded today shortly before 2 p.m. on the East Coast, including here in northcentral Pennsylvania. Williamsport City Hall employees evacuated the building, as did several other state and federal buildings, including the STEP office. more»

Steppe, Betty M.

2 years 34 weeks ago

Betty M. Steppe

(May 22, 1928 - August 19, 2011)

Betty M Steppe, 83, of 5245 Route 654 Williamsport, died Friday August 19, 2011 at home.

She was born in Elimsport on May 22, 1928 the daughter of Carl and Mildred Miller Welteroth.

Betty was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. more»

Michigan Man Found Dead in Vehicle

2 years 34 weeks ago

Michigan Man Found Dead in Vehicle – PSP Lamar report the death of a motorist in Clinton County last week. Trooper Timothy Guenot said David J. Kriss, 51, of Howell Michigan, expired from natural causes while sleeping in his vehicle. Kriss’s vehicle was parked in the rest area parking lot near mile market 192 eastbound in Greene Township during the overnight hours of Aug. 14.


Not All It's Fracked Up To Be

** *
**Loyalsock Township Gas Activity Ordinance Hearing Tuesday*
Loyalsock Township supervisors will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August
23, from 7pm – 9pm at 2501 East Third St. to give residents (and members of
the gas industry) a chance to voice their opinions on an amendment to the
Loyalsock Township Ordinances regarding gas activities in the township.

Williamsport Woman Jailed for Numerous Counts of Drug Selling

2 years 35 weeks ago

Williamsport Woman Jailed for Numerous Counts of Drug Selling – Williamsport Police arrested a Williamsport woman on Saturday, Aug. 20, following numerous incidents of selling crack-cocaine to a confidential informant since June 25. more»

Hartman, Marlin

2 years 35 weeks ago

Marlin Hartman

(January 25, 1931 - August 18, 2011)

Marlin L. Hartman, 80, a resident of Muncy, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at his residence. more»

Powers, Dora C. “Chris”

2 years 35 weeks ago

Dora C. “Chris” Powers

October 26, 1942 ~ August 13, 2011

Dora C. “Chris” Powers, 68, of 423 School House Road, Montgomery, died on Saturday, August 13, 2011, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.  

Born October 26, 1942 in Salina, Kansas, she was a daughter of the late Charles Raymond and Alberta Naomi (Carrick) Moorman. more»

Witmer, Robert W. (Pap)

2 years 35 weeks ago

Robert W. (Pap) Witmer

January 28, 1937 ~ August 14, 2011 more»

I-180 EB Backups Reported Ahead of Microsurfacing near Lycoming Mall

2 years 35 weeks ago

Montoursville - Motorists in Lycoming County are advised of heavy traffic at this hour on I-180 eastbound ahead of the microsurfacing project near the Lycoming Mall.

The traffic queues are reported back as far as the Fairfield Road Exit 20. more»

Senator’s House Damaged

2 years 35 weeks ago

Senator’s House Damaged – PSP Montoursville report an incident of criminal mischief which occurred during a half-hour period of time on Tuesday, Aug. 9 in Loyalsock Township. Trooper John Maggs said an unknown person used a paint ball gun and shot the Mountview Avenue and McConnell Road residences belonging to Senator Gene Yaw, 68, and Diane Judith Nardone, 52. more»

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2 years 35 weeks ago

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Balzer, Ann E.

2 years 36 weeks ago

Ann E. Balzer

(November 19, 1930 - August 13, 2011) 

Ann E. Balzer, 80, formerly of Montoursville and Hughesville where she had lived with her daughter, Kathryn, went to be with the Lord in Heaven on Saturday August 13, 2011 from Sycamore Manor Health Center. more»

King, Kenneth L.

2 years 36 weeks ago

Kenneth L. King

(March 26, 1937 - August 4, 2011)
Kenneth L. King, 74, of Stryker Ave., Montgomery, passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, in the Harrisburg Hospital, where he had been a medical patient the past week.

Born March 26, 1937, in Gregg Township, Union County, he was the son of the late George F. and Rosellen (Robison) King. more»

Metzger, Freda E.

2 years 36 weeks ago

Freda E. Metzger

(October 2, 1914 - August 7, 2011)
Freda E. Metzger, 96, formerly of Pennsdale, PA, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2011 in the Hillside Assisted Living Community at Montoursville.

Born in White Deer, Union County, PA, on Friday, October 2, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Glenn L. and Waai (Elliott) Bryan. more»

Firearm Stolen from Truck

2 years 36 weeks ago

Firearm Stolen from Truck – PSP Montoursville report a firearm theft from a truck which occurred Wednesday, Aug. 3 in Loyalsock Township. Trooper Paul McGee said Curtis Mace, 46, of Cogan Station, parked his truck at the rear of T.J. Maxx plaza when the theft occurred between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Anyone with information is asked to call 570.368.5700. more»

Funding available through Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)

2 years 36 weeks ago

Due to the severe storms which have led to widespread flood related damages across the Northern Tier during the period of April 25–28, 2011, President Obama has issued a major disaster declaration for select counties within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania including the County of Lycoming on July 13, 2011. more»

Sharrow, Dale M. "Pee Wee"

2 years 36 weeks ago

Dale M. "Pee Wee" Sharrow

(December 5, 1938 - August 9, 2011)


Dale M. “Pee Wee” Sharrow, 72, of Muncy, died Wednesday, August 9, 2011, at the Gatehouse.


Born December 5, 1938, in Nordmont, Sullivan County, he was a son of the late Ralph J. and Harriet Snyder Sharrow.


Aderhold, A. Alice

2 years 36 weeks ago

A. Alice Aderhold

(October 28, 1941 - August 10, 2011)
Alice Aderhold, 69, of Route 87 Highway, Montoursville, died Wednesday, August 10, 2011, at The Gatehouse Hospice.

Born October 28, 1941 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Jonathan Nathaniel and Flossie Cora Wettlaufer Bennett. more»

Susquehanna Health Announces Healthy Events for August 2011

2 years 36 weeks ago

Several events designed to benefit the community and provide health information have been scheduled by Susquehanna Health in the month of August. more»

Fracking's Consequences Obscured by Legal Tactic

**Fracking's Consequences Obscured by Legal Tactic*
by Anthony Robbins
Natural gas producers are battling public concerns over the health effects
of their extraction techniques. Does injection of water and toxic chemicals
deep into the ground to release methane gas contaminate ground water, and
potentially drinking water? Now it appears that settled lawsuits and

Pillow Pet Pilfered in Muncy Creek Township

2 years 36 weeks ago

Pillow Pet Pilfered in Muncy Creek Township – PSP Montoursville cited a Hughesville woman for retail theft following an incident at Weis Market in Muncy Creek Township. Trooper Michael Shipman said Christy Koch, 28, carried away a pillow pet, valued at $12.99, without paying for the item from the business on Aug. 4 shortly after 1:30 p.m. more»

Hughesville Man Jailed for Lottery Ticket Theft

2 years 36 weeks ago

Hughesville Man Jailed for Lottery Ticket Theft – PSP Montoursville say a Hughesville man failed to post $15,000 following charges with retail theft and theft by deception last Friday. Trooper  Michael Shipman said Michael D. Koch Jr., 29, informed employees at Weis Markets, 1272 East Penn Street, Muncy Creek Township, that he had put $40 in a lottery machine without getting any tickets. more»

"Rocky Horror Show" Debuts in Pennsdale

2 years 37 weeks ago

A tent was erected last weekend in Pennsdale for entertainment purposes, but not for a circus as many might assume.

“This is something much better,” Bob Taylor said. Taylor, of Custom Taylored Productions is director of “Rocky Horror Show,” which debuts in this area Aug. 17-20. more»

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