Montgomery

Montgomery was incorporated as a borough by the Pennsylvania General Assembly on March 27, 1887 from part of Clinton Township. The history of the settlement of Montgomery begins in 1783 when John Lawson established a homestead there. Nicholas Shaffer built a gristmill in Montgomery in 1795. A sawmill and a wool carding mill were other early industries found on Black Hole Creek which flows through Montgomery.
Montgomery lies along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, 6 miles southwest of Muncy, and 8 miles southeast of Williamsport.

Engelman, Wilbur C. (Wib)

1 year 20 weeks ago

Wilbur C. Engelman

(December 18, 1924 - November 28, 2012)

Wilbur C. (Wib) Engelman, 87, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 in the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit.

Born in Duboistown, Lycoming County, PA, on Thursday, December 18, 1924, he was the son of the late Wilbur C. and P. Elizabeth (Huffman) Engelman. more»

Everett Talks About Royalty Legislation on Radio Program

April 11, 2014

HARRISBURG – As legislation designed to clarify royalty payments for land owners with conventional and Marcellus drilling sites continues to be worked on in Harrisburg, Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming), author of House Bill 1684, spoke about the issue in an interview on WITF-Harrisburg’s Radio Smart Talk program this week.

Work Continues on Pending Royalty Legislation

April 9, 2014

HARRISBURG – Work is continuing in Harrisburg to secure passage of legislation designed to clarify the existing state law on how natural gas royalty payments to Pennsylvania landowners are calculated, according to bill sponsors, Reps. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming), Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming), Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) and Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford).

Everett Says Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Rulings to Benefit Electric Customers

April 5, 2014

HARRISBURG – Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) today said the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) finalized new rules this week that reduces the time it takes for consumers to change electric suppliers. more»

Everett to Address Central Pennsylvania Sleds and Treads Meeting

April 3, 2014

MUNCY – The Central Pennsylvania Sleds and Treads (CPAST) organization will host Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) as part of its April meeting for a discussion of the Pennsylvania Recreational Use of Land and Water Act (RULWA). The focus will be on House Bill 544, which proposes to include snowmobiling, all-terrain vehicle use and motorcycling to the list of activities covered under state law.

Baker, Blair M.

2 weeks 2 days ago

Blair M. Baker, 65, of Montgomery, died Monday, March 31, 2014, at his home.

Born November 19, 1948 in Allenwood he was a son of the late Guy and Cleatoa Zettlemoyer Baker. He and his wife, the former Lois J. Hewitt, would have celebrated 42 years of marriage on May 19, 2014. more»

Harer, Edna L.

2 weeks 4 days ago

  Edna L. Harer, 79, a resident of Montgomery, PA left this world in the arms of her loving children and was welcomed into the embrace of her Savior on Saturday, March 29, 2014. more»

Everett to Discuss Minimum Royalty Legislation on PCN Program This Coming Monday

March 21, 2014

HARRISBURG – Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) will be a guest for the full half hour on the Pennsylvania Cable Network’s (PCN’s) “On the Issues” program this coming Monday, March 24, at 8 p.m. more»

Minimum Royalty Legislation Voted out of House Committee, Say Local Lawmakers

March 18, 2014

HARRISBURG – Legislation that seeks to clarify a minimum royalty payment in state law was reported out of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today, said bill’s sponsors, Reps. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming), Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna), Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) and Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming).

Indian Interpreter to Portray Andrew Montour in Free Program

4 weeks 3 days ago
Indian Interpreter William Hunt to Portray Andrew Montour, founder of Montoursville, PA.

The past comes comes alive as Montoursville's namesake, Andrew Montour, returns to the area as portrayed by historian and re-enactor William Hunt. more»

Royalty Legislation Subject of Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Meeting

March 11, 2014

HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Reps. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming), Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna), Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) and Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford) to clarify minimum royalty payments in state law was the subject of a meeting of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Tuesday in Harrisburg.

Young, Annabel Farley

6 weeks 4 days ago

 Annabel Farley Young, 97, long time resident of Montgomery, PA passed away peacefully at 8:55 P.M. on Sunday March 2, 2014 at Northpoint Healthcare in Lexington, Kentucky. Born in Montgomery, Lycoming County, PA, on Thursday, June 29, 1916, Annabel was the daughter of the late Lehman G. and Maude L. (Fritz) Farley.  more»

Crist, Julia D.

6 weeks 2 days ago

Julia D. Crist, 62, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA, on Friday, October 5, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Hilda (Fox) Smith. more»

Aunkst, Dean E.

6 weeks 3 days ago

Dean E. Aunkst, 74, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 3, 2014 at his residence. Born in Watsontown, Northumberland County, PA, on Saturday, December 9, 1939, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Bessie (Wertz) Aunkst.  more»

Everett Remains Concerned About State Police Aviation Coverage

February 25, 2014

HARRISBURG – During the House Appropriations Committee budget hearing focused on the Pennsylvania State Police, committee member Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) raised ongoing concerns with the deployment of department helicopters in the Northern Tier region.

Everett, Major, Baker, Pickett Call For Investigation into Gas Drilling Royalty Withholding

February 24, 2014

HARRISBURG – In a letter delivered to Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane this week, Reps. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming), Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming), Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) and Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) are calling for an investigation into Chesapeake Energy Company’s practice of deducting gas royalty payments for post-production costs.

Everett Says Free Federal, State Tax Preparation Services Available

February 20, 2014

HARRISBURG – As the tax season progresses, Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) today said free preparation services are available for both state and federal returns.

Buck, Mary Elizabeth

8 weeks 6 days ago

Mary Elizabeth Buck, 85, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at her residence. Born in Muncy, Lycoming County, PA, on Saturday, March 17, 1928, she was the daughter of the late William L. and Florence Lillian (Beaver) Waldron.  more»

Banking Secretary Questioned On Flood Insurance Issues, Says Everett

February 12, 2014

HARRISBURG – During the recent House Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Department of Banking and Securities, Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) and fellow committee member, Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia), questioned Secretary Glenn Moyer on the impact of the federal flood insurance act on Pennsylvania.

Tragic Accident kills 80 yr old Montgomery woman

9 weeks 4 days ago

Saturday morning, February 9, 2014, medical personel were called to the 600 block of Cemetary Hill Road in Clinton Township near Montgomery, Pa. for a "Pedestrian struck by a vehicle". Personel quickly called to check the availabiliy of Life Flight (4 minutes away by air) and the Watsontown based MICU ambulance (Mobile Intesive Care Unit). more»

Everett Says Governor’s Address a Good Starting Point for Fiscal Year 2014-15 Budget Negotiations

February 4, 2014

HARRISBURG – Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) today issued the following statement on the beginning of the state budget process with the address by Gov. Tom Corbett:

Ryan, Helen M.

10 weeks 6 days ago

Helen M. Ryan, 88, a resident of Muncy, PA, formerly of Montgomery, PA, went home to be with her family in Heaven on Thursday, January 30, 2014 in the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. Born in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Wednesday, May 13, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Olive (Crawford) Newhard.  more»

Ryder, Randy R.

12 weeks 1 day ago

   Randy R. Ryder was born on November 9, 1959 to Raymond W. and Elsie Z. (Metzger) Ryder of Montgomery, PA. He passed away unexpectedly on January 21, 2014 in Charleston, SC while staying with a friend. more»

Fire Company, Volunteer Ambulance Service Grants Announced, Says Everett

January 24, 2014

HARRISBURG – Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) said today the Pennsylvania Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant program, funded by state gaming proceeds, has awarded more than $328,000 in funding to groups in the 84th Legislative District.

Police report various incidents

11 weeks 6 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville released the following statement:

Dec. 6 to Dec. 8, Police reported that a 32-year-old male used a debit card belonging to Phyllis Harnberger, 77, of Muncy, without Harnberger's consent.  more»

Stover, Ronald Jay

14 weeks 1 day ago

Ronald Jay Stover, 70, of Montgomery, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born April 3, 1943 in Muncy, he was a son of Grace F. Newman Stover and the late Edgar S. Stover. He and his wife, the former Judith Lee Paulhamus, celebrated 42 years of marriage on October 2, 2013. more»

Public Hearing on Proposed Oil and Gas Regulations to be Held in Williamsport Jan 13, Says Everett

January 8, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) will conduct one of a series of public hearings regarding a proposed regulation for environmental protection performance standards associated with oil and gas activities in Williamsport on Monday, Jan. 13, at 6 p.m., Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) said today.

Edwards, Shane Carl

15 weeks 5 hours ago

 Shane Carl Edwards, 39, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at his residence. Born in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Wednesday, November 27, 1974, he was the son of the late Larry D. Edwards and Carol B. (Day) Morgan who survives him of Muncy, PA. more»

Police report various incidents

14 weeks 6 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police Montoursville reported the following incidents:

11:50 Dec. 16, Police reported that an unknown person took items out of a purse belonging to Christian Bouse, 26, of South Williamsport, while she was working at Manor Care.  more»

Police report various incidents

15 weeks 1 day ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents:

Nov. 16 to Nov. 30, Police reported that stolen property valued at $317.85 was recovered at a residene in Williamsport when police responded to a verbal domestic argument. Charges are pending.  more»

Reese, Maurice L.

16 weeks 2 days ago

  Maurice L. Reese, 96, formerly of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013 in the ManorCare Health Services-North at Williamsport, PA. Born in Shrewburg, Sullivan County, PA, on Friday, November 23, 1917, he was the son of the late Clinton and Myrtle (Rider) Reese.  more»

Police report various incidents

16 weeks 3 days ago

The Pennsylvania State Police Montoursville reported the following incidents:

1:30 a.m. Nov. 14, Police responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash and determined that Asia Greenwalt, 21, of Hughesville, had been operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Misdemeanor DUI charges and numerous summary charges have been filed.  more»

Police report various incidents

16 weeks 3 days ago

The Pennsylvania State Police Montoursville reported the following incidents:

1:30 a.m. Nov. 14, Police responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash and determined that Asia Greenwalt, 21, of Hughesville, had been operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Misdemeanor DUI charges and numerous summary charges have been filed.  more»

Police report various incidents

17 weeks 4 hours ago

The Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents:

Aug. 8 to Dec. 7, Police reported that unknown actors made entry into the home of Falisha Petruskevich, 26, of Williamsport, and stole numerous items, including Petruskevich's military issued Kevlar vest and helmet.  more»

Bartlow, Ronald Luther

17 weeks 2 days ago

Ronald Luther Bartlow, 71, a resident of Montgomery, PA, left this earth at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at his home. Born in Clinton Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Wednesday, August 5, 1942, he was the son of the late Walter and Hazel (Bartlett) Bartlow.  more»

Measures to Cut Size of the Legislature Pass House, Says Everett

December 18, 2013

HARRISBURG – Two bills that begin the process of reducing the size of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, House Bill 1234 and House Bill 1716, were passed by the House, co-sponsor Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) said today.

Jarrett, H. Geraldine

18 weeks 21 hours ago

   H. Geraldine Jarrett, formerly of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 in the RiverWoods at Lewisburg, PA. Born on Saturday, April 2, 1921 in Montgomery, Lycoming County, PA, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Catherine (Stryker) McCormick. more»

Triplett, Beletha "June"

18 weeks 6 days ago

 Beletha "June" Triplett, 84, formerly of Montgomery, PA, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mary Rebecca Triplett-Hockenbrock of Muncy on Friday, December 6, 2013. Born in Pinsonfork, Pike County, Kentucky, on Friday, September 13, 1929, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Ethel (Crissman) Puckett.  more»

Dog Licenses for 2014 Now Available, Says Everett

December 3, 2013

MUNCY -- Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) said today residents can now purchase dog licenses for 2014 from Lycoming County Treasurer Connie L. Rupert. State law requires all dogs three months and older to be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year.

Everett to Present Infant Safe Sleep Month Resolution at Williamsport Hospital

November 22, 2013

MUNCY – Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) will present House Resolution 510, designating November as Infant Safe Sleep Month in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 11 a.m. in the Education and Conference Center of Williamsport Hospital.

Don Guthrie Photos

20 weeks 6 days ago
(Photo courtesy of Don Guthrie)

Turkeys hijack a train, hoping to get out of town before next week. more»

Applications for 2014 Environmental Education Grants Now Available, Says Everett

November 7, 2013

HARRISBURG – Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) said today the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has opened the application process for Environmental Education Grants to develop programs and projects.

Weary, Gladys H.

24 weeks 3 days ago

Gladys H. Weary, 89, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2013 in the Sycamore Manor Health Center. Born in Montgomery, Lycoming County, PA, on Tuesday, September 23, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Lester C. and Letha (Flick) O'Dell.  more»

Legislators Announce PENNVEST Loan for West Branch Regional Authority

October 24, 2013

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) and Representative Garth Everett (R-84) today announced that a second investment in Lycoming County will address existing wastewater infrastructure needs and improve the health and welfare of area residents.

Everett Votes For Reduction of Debt in State Government

October 17, 2013

HARRISBURG – Legislation contained in House Bill 493, passed by the House Wednesday, reforms the Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) by lowering the debt ceiling by $600 million, and mandating the administration to create a transparent review process for projects via the Internet and holding a 30-day comment period, said Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming).

Everett to Host 3-D Art Display in Harrisburg Office

October 11, 2013

HARRISBURG – Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) today said he is hosting a display of 3-D artwork created by Montgomery artist Gary Steele in his Harrisburg office during October.
“The office in Harrisburg looks great with Gary’s 3-D artwork and I hope that many district residents can come by and view the results of his talent,” said Everett.

Staggert, Pauline (Polly) G.

28 weeks 5 days ago

G. Pauline (Polly) Staggert, 90, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 in the Watsontown Health Care and Rehab. Born in White Deer, Union County, PA, on Wednesday, February 7, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Winifred (Rishel) Ranck.  Polly was the widow of J. Frank Staggert who preceded her in death on March 11, 2012. more»

Bill to Clarify Royalty Minimums Introduced in State House

September 30, 2013

HARRISBURG – Legislation that seeks to protect the interests of landowners with royalty agreements has been introduced in the state House, according to four members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives who are spearheading the measure.

Spizzirri, Jean Louise

30 weeks 6 days ago

Jean Louise Spizzirri, 78, of Kinsey St., Montgomery, died Friday, September 13, 2013 at Susquehanna Health Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center, Muncy.

She was born May 26, 1935 in Millersburg, a daughter of the late Charles and Martha (Hoke) Kreisher. more»

George E. Logue Sr. Memorial Bridge Dedication Ceremony Held in Lycoming County, Says Everett

September 10, 2013

HARRISBURG – Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) was joined today by Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley and Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Bradford/Lycoming/Sullivan/Susquehanna/Union) for a dedication ceremony designating the bridge carrying State Route 973 over Loyalsock Creek in Upper Fairfield and Eldred townships in Lycoming County as the George E. Logue, Sr. Memorial Bridge. more»

Everett to Host Bridge Dedication Ceremony

September 6, 2013

Rep. Garth Everett; Sen. Gene Yaw; Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley; and Carolyn Martin, family member of George E. Logue Sr.

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