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)

2 years 44 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 Resolution Honors Children’s Cardiomyopathy Month in Pennsylvania

September 29, 2015

HARRISBURG – The House unanimously passed a resolution earlier this month authored by Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) declaring September as Children’s Cardiomyopathy Month in Pennsylvania.

Robert L. Cawley

1 week 2 days ago

Robert L. Cawley, 77, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at his residence. Born in New Columbia, Union County, PA, on Wednesday, January 12, 1938, he was the son of the late George and Mildred (Ranck) Cawley.

Bob was the husband of Betty Jane Cawley with whom he celebrated a 55th wedding anniversary. more»

Lynwood H. Morehart

2 weeks 1 day ago

Lynwood H. Morehart, 91, formerly of Elimsport, PA, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2015 in The Hillside Assisted Living Community at Montoursville, PA. Born in Montgomery, Lycoming County, PA, on Thursday, May 29, 1924, he was the son of the late William L. and Alice C. (Pentz) Morehart. more»

The Pennsylvania Budget Impasse, Telling The Truth

September 21, 2015

I know the citizens of Pennsylvania are tired of hearing and reading about the General Assembly criticizing the governor and the governor blaming the General Assembly for the budget impasse in Pennsylvania. So, let’s take a look at the facts and drop the rhetoric for a minute:

Skyline Drive Elimsport Police Search Statement from PSP

2 weeks 3 days ago

Many readers reached out to us Saturday afternoon saying they were seeing some Pa State Police (PSP) cars and a DCNR vehicle heading south out of South Williamsport with their alert lights flashing. We happened to witness it too, as we driving home from South Williamsport at the time.  more»

Sept 11, 2015 Motorcycle Memorial Ride Friday

4 weeks 3 hours ago
Bikes lined up from a previous year.

The Annual 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle ride happens Friday. 

Each year this massive ride through Montgomery, South Williamsport, Williamsport, Loyalsock, Montoursville, Hughesville and Muncy serves to honor those lost in the 9/11 attacks of 2001.

If you have never watched the ride as it goes through your area, you're missing out of an amazing experience.  more»

Francis S. Getgen, Sr.

4 weeks 5 days ago

Francis Sherwood Getgen, Sr., 83, a resident of Milton, PA, formerly of Montgomery, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 3, 2015 in the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Born in Albany, Albany County, NY, on Tuesday, August 16, 1932, he was the son of the late Clifford Getgen and Mary (Kohler) Getgen Chase. more»

One injured in Friday’s crash in Montgomery

5 weeks 2 days ago

The Pennsylvania State Police released a report detailing the Friday night accident on Montgomery Street in Montgomery Borough.  According to the report, Paul McCollin, 35, was traveling northbound on Montgomery Street, just west of Route 405, when his vehicle traveled over the right fog line and onto the north east shoulder, striking a fence.  McCollin’s vehicle then traveled back on more»

Elizabeth G. Steward

5 weeks 4 days ago

Elizabeth G. Steward, 87, a resident of Montgomery, PA, left this world on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Born in Savannah, Hardin County, TN, on Saturday, September 10, 1927, she was the daughter of the late James Irvin and Vera Sylvia (Austin) Green. more»

Wheeland, Everett to Host Concealed Carry Seminar on Sept. 24

August 21, 2015

HARRISBURG – In an effort to better inform area residents about Pennsylvania’s firearms laws, Rep. Jeff C. Wheeland (R-Lycoming) and Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) will host a Concealed Carry Seminar on Thursday, Sept. 24, from 6-8 p.m., at Old Lycoming Volunteer Fire Company Social Hall, 1600 Dewey Road, Williamsport. more»

Alice Foster Fuller

7 weeks 2 days ago

Alice Foster Fuller, 95, of Montgomery, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 16, 2015, at her home.

A full obituary will appear on Thursday.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

Rebecca Burke to be on the Ballot for Lycoming County Commisioner

7 weeks 4 days ago
Rebecca Burke - Photo provided.

Rebecca A. Burke recently obtained more than 1100 signatures to have her name placed on the November 3, 2015 ballot for County Commissioner as an Independent candidate. more»

Upper Susquehanna Valley Lawmakers Tell the Truth about Governor Wolf’s Budget

August 10, 2015

WHAT: A news conference to discuss Gov. Tom Wolf’s created budget impasse, along with its expected impact on constituents and local social services. The lawmakers will also reiterate their opposition to the governor’s $13 billion tax increase over two years on Pennsylvania’s working families, and the impact of a potential natural gas severance tax on local businesses.

Betty J. Grimm

9 weeks 1 day ago

Betty J. Grimm, 86, formerly of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2015 in the Watsontown Health Care and Rehab Center. Born in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Friday, February 22, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Erman and Clara (Hill) Bennett.

She was the widow of Thomas A. Grimm who preceded her in death on September 26, 1998. more»

PSP Reports Heroin OD at Sheetz, Alcohol OD at Dollar General

9 weeks 2 days ago

Pa State Police report that Jeffrey Lynn Mitchell, a white male of 52 from Spring Mills, Pa was found unresponsive at the Sheetz store on Westminster Drive in Loyalsock August 2, 2015. The report states that Mitchell when went into cardiac arrest bystanders started CPR on him, bringing him back to life. A loyalsock ambulance responded to the scene and transported him away. more»

Combined Estate sale Thursday and Friday

10 weeks 16 hours ago
Dishes and more at this household sale.

The Derrs are hosting a combined estate moving / downsizing sale at 56 Bastian Road, Muncy, Pa (between Montgomery and Muncy, on the Montgomery side of the bridge).  more»

Keller, Fellow Lawmakers Urge Residents to Call Wolf on His Misguided Tax Plan

July 18, 2015

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Fred Keller (R-85) and his fellow lawmakers today sent an open letter to Pennsylvania taxpayers urging them to call Gov. Tom Wolf and tell him to stop his misguided plan to tax middle class families who are already struggling to make ends meet. The text of the letter follows:

Wheeland, Everett Blast Governor on Tax Hike Campaign Stop in Williamsport

July 17, 2015

WILLIAMSPORT – Calling the tax hike campaign tactic of Gov. Tom Wolf “disingenuous at best,” Reps. Jeff C. Wheeland (R-Lycoming) and Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) today said it is time for the governor to stop demanding more money from hard-working taxpayers and get to work with the leaders of the House and Senate to come up with a realistic budget

Everett Issues Statement on Pennsylvania State Budget Status

July 10, 2015

HARRISBURG -- Rep, Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) today issued the following statement on the status of negotiations on the Pennsylvania state budget:

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