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KISKO — Stephen and Tiffany Allen Kisko, of Mill Hall, are the proud parents of a baby boy, Huxley Allen Kisko, born at 3:41 p.m. Oct. 6, 2021 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Huxley weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces and was 20 and a half inches long. Proud grandparents are Timothy and ...

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CONWAY — Proud parents Rick and Keshia Conway welcomed their son, Kallen Brooks Conway into the world on Aug. 6, 2021. Kallen weighed 9.4 pounds and was 21 inches long, born at the UPMC Williamsport Hospital. Rilynne Conway is his proud big sister. Paternal grandparents are Robert and Polly ...

Welcome to the world

McCOOL — Finley Samantha McCool, daughter of Richard and Andrea McCool of Howard, was born at Mount Nittany Medical Center on Sept. 13, 2021 at 8:23 a.m. She weighed 8 pounds 12 ounces and measured 20 inches long. Finley joins her big sister Macy at home. Grandfather is Patrick McCool of ...

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PROUGH — Travis and Meagan Prough are proud to announce the birth of their son Cooper Francis Prough, born Aug. 12, 2021 at 1:06 p.m. at Geisinger Medical Center. Siblings are Rori, Emberlynn and Lander. Grandparents are Steve and Cindy Prough of Lock Haven and Francis and Emily Montarsi of ...

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Madisyn A. McCarty

This pretty little girl with the beautiful smile is Madisyn Anne McCarty. Madi just turned 10 years old on June 20 and celebrated with a birthday party with her friends at home in Mt. Holly Springs, where she lives with her mom and dad and sister, Alexandra. Madisyn will be in the fifth ...

Alexandra M. McCarty

This lovely young lady turned 12 years old on Oct. 20 and celebrated with a few of her best friends on Oct. 24 at her home. Ali and her sister, Madisyn, were able to return to school. Ali is now in middle school and next year she will be a teenager. Ali is active in her Youth Grange at ...

Liam celebrates sixth birthday

PHOTO PROVIDED This handsome young man is Liam Getgen the son of Susan and Zach Getgen. Liam turned 6 on Sept. 6. He celebrated with a monster jam party with family and friends. Liam was really excited to start kindergarten at Woodward Elementary. He is the grandson of the late Steve Ransdorf, ...

Younger set: Madisyn Anne McCarty

This sassy, but sweet little lady celebrated her ninth birthday on Saturday, June 20. The party was held outside at her home with her friends. The kids painted their own vases and had a water battle with water balloons and water guns. Madi likes to play soccer and go roller blading with her ...

In The Schools | VIEW ALL

In the Schools

Zane Probst Seton Hall University is pleased to announce Zane Probst of Mill Hall, has qualified for the Spring 2021 Dean’s List. After the close of every semester, undergraduate students completing all courses with a GPA of 3.4, with no grades lower than “C,” qualify for the Dean’s ...

In the Schools

IUP The following students from Clinton County have completed requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of May 2021: Mackenzie A. Kowalski Lock Haven; Aimee Hunsinger, Mill Hall; Hanna Bowes, Lauren Minihan, Renovo.

In the Schools

Stacy van der Putten Stacy van der Putten of Jersey Shore was among graduate students recognized for outstanding master’s and doctoral degrees at The University of Scranton’s in-person graduate commencement ceremony on May 22. At the ceremony at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, ...

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Mauck — Strope

Sharla Mauck and the late Brian Mauck, of Blanchard, announce the engagement of their daughter Stormie Mauck to Ryan Strope, the son of John and Kristi Strope, of Lock Haven. The couple are both Central Mountain High School graduates. A wedding is planned on Aug. 20, 2021 at Mountain Valley ...

Crawford — Germello

Tim and Jennifer Crawford, of Mill Hall, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tawnni Crawford, to Zachary Germello, the son of Angelo and Wendy Germello, of Lock Haven. The couple are both graduates of Central Mountain High School. They will be married on June 12, 2021 in Lock Haven.

Moore — Yarrison

It is with great joy that Mr. and Mrs. Craig Yarrison of Mill Hall, and Mr. Mrs. Tracy Moore of Loogootee, Ind., announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children, Chad Alan and Damaris Faith. Chad and Damaris will become Mr. and Mrs. Yarrison on April 30, 2021 before family and ...

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Bottorfs celebrate 50 years

PHOTO PROVIDED James and Brenda Bottorf of Lock Haven will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Sept. 25, 2021. They eloped on Sept. 25, 1971. Brenda is retired from Bi-County WIC. James is also retired, but works part-time at Wegmans in State College. They have two children: A son, James, Jr., ...

Russells celebrate 65 years

PHOTOS PROVIDED Carl and Pat (Tate) Russell — two high school sweethearts — reached a major milestone, celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married on Sept. 1, 1956 at the First Church of Christ in Lock Haven, Pa. The couple have two children, Jeff (Brenda) Russell, of ...

Dean, Cathy Bowman mark 50th anniversary

Dean L., Jr. and Cathy A. Bowman of Mill Hall observed their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 20, 2021. They were married by the Rev. Robert Kulzer in the former Faith Tabernacle Church in Williamsport. Mrs. Bowman, the former Cathy A. Paulhamus is a native of Salladasburg. She is the ...

Banfills mark 50th wedding anniversary

Sean Banfill announces the 50th Wedding Anniversary of his parents. Terry and Carmen (Brown) Banfill of Lock Haven were married on Aug. 7, 1971. The marriage took place at St. Ann’s Church in Williamsport. The mass was conducted by Monsignor Francis French, the bride’s uncle, and Monsignor ...

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Swam – Eaton

Haleigh Swam and Thomas Eaton were united in marriage on Oct. 2, 2021 at Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, Va., in a beautiful outdoor ceremony led by John Fulton, grandfather of the bride. Haleigh is the daughter of Sarah and Jason Swam of Fernandina Beach, Fla. She earned bachelor’s ...

Torres — Fuller

On Saturday, July 10, 2021 Hunter E. Torres, son of the late Lucille K. Torres (Jones) and Elvis E. Torres, and Saletia M. Peck (Fuller), daughter of Rhonda K. Lambert (Bauman) and William S. Fuller Jr. were married at the Dixie Weiss Memorial Park on Big Plum Run Road in Swissdale surrounded ...

Hampton — Robert

Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Hampton, of Atlanta, Ga., are pleased to announce the Dec. 28 nuptials of their daughter, Mary Cameron Elizabeth Hampton, to Luke Benjamin Robert at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, Sandy Springs, Ga. The Rev. Monsignor Joe Corbett and the Rev. Dr. G. Gilman ...

Brickley — Walker

Faith Brickley and Darrion Walker were married on Aug. 15, 2020 on the bank of the Susquehanna River at Kremser’s Landing in Montoursville. The beautiful 6 p.m. waterfront ceremony was led by Chaplain Aaron Reitz. The ceremony included a Mother’s Rose Ceremony, honoring the mothers of ...

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Disc golf takes flight in central PA

You may have never heard of disc golf but it’s popularity has taken hold locally after spreading across the globe. “I plan on playing until I leave this earth,” said Skip Hummel from Muncy, who has played disc golf courses across the United States. “There are people still playing at the ...

Local furniture designer selling globally

Tom Svec has made a living designing and selling custom wood furniture to people around the world - all from the comfort of a barn and studio on an island in the Susquehanna River. He has especially found favor with urbanites. “It's kind of a no brainer. When you live in a concrete and ...

Appetizing apples of fall

In early fall, it’s a lovely experience riding through the region to view the apple orchards that grace the West Branch Valley. Pink and white apple blossoms, budding small fruits and the bright reds and greens of ripe apples fill trees and dangle from branches. Taste buds turn thoughts to ...

Celebrating First Friday’s 20th Anniversary

First Friday celebrates its 20th anniversary this summer and plans are underway to celebrate with the community. The arts event has been credited with helping to revive Williamsport’s downtown and foster local artists. “This open access to the arts and the energy this event brought to our ...