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James V. Brown Library has online memorials for WWII and Korean wars

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – This Memorial Day, take a moment to honor our past Lycoming County residents who served their country.

Memorial Day – originally called Decoration Day – is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868, by Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic and was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.

Penn College - Peggy Madigan Scholarship Awarded to Jersey Shore Student

Sapphire Naugle is awarded the 2015 Peggy Madigan Memorial Leadership Scholarship by state Sen. Gene Yaw (left) and Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation. Naugle, a senior at Jersey Shore Area High School, will be a plastics and polymer engineering technology major at Penn College starting this fall.
Williamsport, PA - A Jersey Shore Area High School student was presented with the 2015-16 Peggy Madigan Memorial Leadership Scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Write-ins Rule in Montoursville School Board Election because over 2000 signatures and it didn't faze em

Ron Snell write-in candidate
Montoursville, Lycoming County- Ron Snell is a  Write In Candidate candidate 
"We presented them with a petition -- over 2000 signatures and it didn't faze em. We're hoping this sends a message, talk to us."

Many in the Montoursville community say they are unhappy with the way the current school board has handled a proposed new 36 million dollar high school.

The board wants to tear down the current high school, which is in need of repairs, and build a new "super school."

But that means increased taxes for everyone who lives in the school district.

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Penn College - Mythic Sculptures, Drawings Exhibited at Penn College

Williamsport, PA - A world-renowned sculptor and artist will exhibit his bronze sculptures and drawings in “Though much is taken, much abides …,” running May 28 through June 26 at The Gallery at Penn College.

Ed Smith, a Guggenheim Fellow in sculpture and drawing, and an associate member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, will be on hand for a Meet the Artist Reception set for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, featuring a 5:30 p.m. gallery talk. The reception and exhibit are open to the public and free of charge.

The drawings in the exhibition are from Smith’s “Beggars of Venice” series and will be displayed along with large and small bronze sculptures. Smith’s work includes abstract images of the human body and is primarily involved with mythic and heroic aspects of “The Artist” and man, reminding the viewer how to retain humanity in a world where oftentimes the wrong individuals are idealized.

Penn College - Impressive Projects Funded at Youth Leadership Graduation

The 2015 graduating class of Penn College’s Youth Leadership Program assembles on the stairs of the colleges’ Student & Administrative Services Center.
Williamsport, PA - Pennsylvania College of Technology hosted a ceremony May 7 for graduates of its annual Youth Leadership Program, announcing winners of the program’s Social Change Competition.

Lycoming College - The 2015 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees

The Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2015.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Lycoming College Athletics Hall of Fame inducted the Class of 2015 on Saturday, May 16, in the Wertz Student Center, with Andrea (Cooper) Tiedgen '09 (women's basketball), Chris Dahlheimer '10 (wrestling), Matt Frey '09 (men's soccer), Deanna (Cappo) Kirn '84 (women's tennis), Scott Miller '96 (football), John Scanlan '01 (football) and Matt Stackhouse '04 (men's basketball) joining the Hall of Fame. For an inside look at the day, please check out the photo gallery.

Bloomsburg University - Perkins Named Samson Equipment Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year

Photo courtesy of Bloomsburg Sports Information
BLOOMSBURG - Bloomsburg University's Bill Perkins has earned the honor of Samson Equipment Division II Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year and has been profiled in the most recent edition of American Football Monthly.

Perkins is entering his 22nd season on the Huskies coaching staff.

Each spring, Samson Equipment, a sponsor of American Football Monthly, selects NFL, college and high school coaches of the year.

Baseball - Crosscutters Looking for Host Families & Rooms

Williamsport, PA - The Williamsport Crosscutters are seeking local families willing to rent a room, apartment or home to Williamsport Crosscutters players during the 2015 baseball season.

While many Host Families come back year after year, the team is always looking to add to their list of availabilities for the players.

“Host Families play a crucial role in helping young players feel comfortable in a new environment”, said Crosscutters Vice-President of Marketing Gabe Sinicropi. “I also know that those who have rented to players in the past have had incredibly wonderful experiences. With players coming and going throughout the season, we have constant needs as far as housing.”