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 38 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»

Two killed in truck and train collision

5 days 16 hours ago

Two men were killed after a a pick-up truck collided with a Norfolk Southern Locomotive at 12:26 p.m. Aug. 15.  more»

Pennsylvania Education Funding: A Look At the Facts

August 12, 2014

Since 2011, when Gov. Tom Corbett took office and Republicans regained the majority in the state House, I have heard ad nauseam about how “Corbett cut education by a billion dollars” or “Corbett is underfunding education.” Let’s just take a look at the facts.

Pennsylvania Education Funding: A Look At the Facts

August 12, 2014

Since 2011, when Gov. Tom Corbett took office and Republicans regained the majority in the state House, I have heard ad nauseam about how “Corbett cut education by a billion dollars” or “Corbett is underfunding education.” Let’s just take a look at the facts.

Buck, Debra S.

1 week 5 days ago

 Debra S. Buck, 47, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014 in The Gatehouse at Williamsport, PA. Born in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Tuesday, December 6, 1966, she was the daughter of the late Carol Buck. 
    Deb was a 1985 graduate of Montgomery High School. She was an avid reader.  more»

Grove, Mary Jane

2 weeks 2 days ago

Mary Jane Grove, 71, a resident of Williamsport, PA, formerly of Montgomery, PA, went to be with her Lord and Savior while surrounded by her family on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at her residence. Born in Allenwood, Union County, PA, on Friday, March 12, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Alem and Mary Frances (Hoff) Hill.  more»

Houtz, Phyllis J.

3 weeks 1 day ago

Phyllis J. Houtz, 81, of Montgomery, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at her home.

Born September 2, 1932 in Brady Township, Lycoming County, she was a daughter of the late Otto W. and Alice M. Sharrow Bower. She and her husband, Glenwood Houtz, celebrated 62 years of marriage on July 11, 2014. more»

Pentz, LeRoy C.

4 weeks 1 day ago

   LeRoy C. Pentz, 91, a resident of Wolf Run Village, Hughesville, PA, formerly of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in the Williamsport Home. Born in Montgomery, Lycoming County, PA, on Wednesday, September 6, 1922, he was the son of the late Emory D. and Lydia (Morehart) Pentz.  more»

Domestic Well Groundwater Survey Planned, Says Everett

July 9, 2014

MUNCY – Several organizations, including Lycoming County and the United States Geological Survey (USGS), will be conducting a groundwater quality survey to determine the quality of the water being drawn from privately owned wells, Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) said today.

Ryder, Elsie Zoe

7 weeks 2 days ago

    Elsie Zoe Ryder, 80, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Monday, June 30, 2014 in The Gatehouse at Williamsport, PA. Born in Muncy, Lycoming County, PA, on Saturday, March 17, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Monroe E. and Helen (Sterner Waltman) Metzger.  more»

Ryder, Elsie Zoe

7 weeks 2 days ago

    Elsie Zoe Ryder, 80, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Monday, June 30, 2014 in The Gatehouse at Williamsport, PA. Born in Muncy, Lycoming County, PA, on Saturday, March 17, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Monroe E. and Helen (Sterner Waltman) Metzger.  more»

Miller, Jennifer Lynn

9 weeks 1 day ago

Jennifer Lynn Miller, 35, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 as a result of injuries received in a motorcycle accident. Born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA, on Sunday, February 25, 1979, she was the daughter of James W. Miller of Montgomery, PA and Bonnie Lee (Lohman) Miller of Diamondhead, MS.  more»

Miller, Shirley M.

9 weeks 2 hours ago

Shirley M. Miller, 77, formerly of State Home Road, Montgomery, PA, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at her residence. Born in Danville, Montour County, PA, on Tuesday, December 22, 1936, she was the daughter of the late William and Annabelle Ashton.  more»

Motorcycle crash near Montgomery claims 2 lives

9 weeks 3 hours ago

Wednesday evening, at 9:40 PM, Clinton Township EMS got a call for a "motorcyclist down" on Route 405 just northeast of Montgomery Borough, near the jersey Shore State bank office. When the first crews arrived their tone turned somber as they requested the County Coroner be called for 2 victims of the crash. Pa State Police was also called to the scene, to do an investigation. more»

Schick, Richard C

10 weeks 4 hours ago

    Richard C. Shick, 77, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014 in the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Born in Montgomery, Lycoming County, PA, on Friday, August 21, 1936, he was the son of the late Scott E. and Elsie Mae (Stamets) Shick. more»

Everett, Officials Meet With Veterans on Issues in Williamsport

June 13, 2014

WILLIAMSPORT – Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) today said he, along with Gov. Tom Corbett and Congressman Tom Marino (R-10), met with leaders of veterans’ organizations and local veterans on issues on a state and national scale at the American Legion Post 1 in Williamsport.

Muncy Archery Champions Receive House Citations From Everett

June 13, 2014

HARRISBURG – Following the lead of their sister, Emalee, who won a state archery championship last year, 11-year-old Bethany and 7-year-old Jackson “J.D.” Lunger were presented with House citations for winning national and state titles in archery, said Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming).

Moses, Ruth U.

12 weeks 6 days ago

Ruth U. Moses, 73, of Montgomery, a resident of Watsontown Rehabilitation Center, went be with the Lord on Friday May 23, 2014.

She was born on August 27, 1940 the daughter of Edward J. and Sara M. (O’Connor) Urban. more»

Route 15 Fatal accident details

12 weeks 6 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police have released details about Thursday's fatal vehicle accident on Route 15 on Penny Hill, near Montgomery, Pa. more»

New Art Display Featuring Nature Scenes Being Displayed in Everett’s Harrisburg Office

May 19, 2014

HARRISBURG – Montoursville artist Ron Beach, noted for his works of outdoor scenes in nature, has a display of his work in the Harrisburg office of Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) through June.

Rupert, Dorothy M.

15 weeks 6 days ago

  Dorothy M. (Aunt Dot) Rupert, 102, a resident of Warrior Run Manor, Watsontown, PA, formerly of Montgomery, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at her residence following a brief illness. Born in Montgomery, Lycoming County, PA, on Sunday, April 7, 1912, was the daughter of the late Oscar F. and Ellen (Renn) Steele.  more»

Five people dead in tragic carbon monoxide accident

15 weeks 4 days ago

Saturday in our area began as a quiet, pleasant Spring morning, but quickly turned into a day of tragedy that will likely linger with police and EMS workers for the rest of their lives. more»

LaForme, Lewis R

15 weeks 6 days ago

Lewis R. LaForme, 97, a resident of Allenwood, PA, quietly passed away on Thursday, May 1,2014 at his residence. Born in Montgomery, Lycoming County, PA, on Wednesday, June 28, 1916 he was the son of the late Franklin R. and Sarah (Barto) LaForme. He was the husband of Grace C. "Betty" (Corson) LaForme with whom he celebrated a 72nd wedding anniversary on June 14, 2013. more»

Bald Eagle Hatching report

16 weeks 3 days ago
2 Bald Eagle babies have been seen in one of the many area Eagle nests in our area!

Recent reports and now photos from one of the many Bald Eagle nests in our area confirm another productive year. Here are pictures, taken by Don Guthrie, of one next this April showing 2 young eagles.  This nest is beside the West Branch Susquehanna River and is monitored by the State.

Poust, Cleon Jr.

17 weeks 17 hours ago

Cleon L. Poust Jr., 84, of Montgomery, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born March 24, 1930 in Muncy, he was a son of the late Cleon and Dorothy Buck Poust. He and his wife, the former Nancy Jordan, celebrated 55 years of marriage on October 24, 2013.   more»

Muncy Resident Displaying Pottery and Ceramic Art in Everett Harrisburg Office

April 22, 2014

HARRISBURG -- Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) today said his Harrisburg office is hosting a display of pottery and ceramic art by Muncy artist Kathy Sterngold. The office is located in Room 430, Irvis Office Building in the state Capitol complex.

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.

20 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.

20 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

22 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

24 weeks 3 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.

24 weeks 1 day 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.

24 weeks 2 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

26 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

27 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.

28 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.

30 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

29 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

32 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»

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