Groups, Southside Stories

Mountaineer Hall of Fame Honors Distinguished Grads

South Williamsport High Area School has had its share of distinguished and accomplished graduates. In a move to recognize some of these distinguished graduates a Mountaineer Hall of Fame was established. The Hall of Fame was started in February 2013 as a project of the High School's National Honor Society.  The objective was to recognize… Continue reading Mountaineer Hall of Fame Honors Distinguished Grads

Events, Southside Stories

Mummer’s Parade Older Than Once Believed

Organizers of the annual South Williamsport Mummer’s Parade are reviewing a program acquired at a flea market in the Reading area that shows that were was at least one other South Williamsport Mummer’s Parade before 1945. “Ed Fry, who is a former South Side resident and who puts several antique fire trucks in our parade was… Continue reading Mummer’s Parade Older Than Once Believed

Events, Southside Stories

South Williamsport Community Spring Fling

It's a day of fun, food, crafts and music and entertainment, when the annual South Williamsport Spring Fling is held at the South Williamsport Community Recreation Complex on East Central Avenue. “The Spring Fling is a great opportunity for the people of South Williamsport and surrounding areas to gather as a community and have a… Continue reading South Williamsport Community Spring Fling

Events, Southside Stories

Little League World Series Milestone

The year 2008 was a milestone Little League World Series for Howard J. Lamade Stadium. It was the 50th Little League World Series to be played at Lamade. According to the 2008 Little League World Series Media Guide, the field, built in 1959 for the World Series, was originally called Howard J. Lamade Memorial Field.… Continue reading Little League World Series Milestone

Events, Southside Stories

Candy Cane Lane in DuBoistown

Who knew that an idea generated at a simple neighborhood party in DuBoistown in 1957 would give rise to one of this area’s most special and enduring Christmastime institutions? That special institution is “Candy Cane Lane, located on Sumner Street and Spring Street in the borough of DuBoistown. Candy Cane Lane was born in a… Continue reading Candy Cane Lane in DuBoistown

People, Southside Stories

Bastress Man Promoted to USAF General

It was a proud day recently for Francis Hendricks, a 1974 graduate of Jersey Shore High School when he was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the United States Air Force at a ceremony witnessed by happy relatives and friends at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Social Hall in Bastress Township. “This is… Continue reading Bastress Man Promoted to USAF General

Places, Southside Stories

Arch Street Bridge Is Actually DuBoistown Bridge

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation held an informational public meeting on November 19 at the DuBoistown Fire Hall to discuss the future of the Greater Williamsport area’s oldest bridge spanning the Susquehanna. They no doubt reviewed its history, but what is its history and its background. The bridge that leads from Newberry to DuBoistown is… Continue reading Arch Street Bridge Is Actually DuBoistown Bridge


Women Honors Vietnam Vet Classmates

Returning Vietnam veterans were not given the honor or respect that they deserved upon returning to this country after their time “In Country.” One South Williamsport woman has made it a personal mission to honor of each of her classmates from South Williamsport High School’s Class of 1965 who served in Vietnam by embroidering each… Continue reading Women Honors Vietnam Vet Classmates


Armstrong Township: A Sum of Its Parts

Armstrong Township is the only township in Lycoming County that has had two boroughs carved from it. DuBoistown DuBoistown was the first of the two boroughs established. Located at the mouth of Mosquito Creek, it is a on tract of land once owned by Samuel Boone, brother of Hawkins Boone, a martyred Indian fighter and cousin… Continue reading Armstrong Township: A Sum of Its Parts


Fred Plankenhorn on the Radio Dial

Remember the days of sock hops, school dances and DJs spinning "hot wax"? Fred Plankenhorn did. He was right in the middle of all that, and as a teenager Plankenhorn always wanted to be a disc jockey. When he was a sophomore in high school he approached the venerable Ev Rubendall, dean of Williamsport radio… Continue reading Fred Plankenhorn on the Radio Dial