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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

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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

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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

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Women’s Suffrage in Lycoming County

Among the many Lycoming County women whose names were associated with the suffrage movement of the early 1900s was Edit Fleming Allen (Mrs. Robert Fleming Allen) of South Williamsport. Unlike many women of that era, Edith chaired local suffrage meetings while she still had youngsters at home. After the death of her first husband, she… Continue reading Women’s Suffrage in Lycoming County

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A Tale of Two Princes

During a recent research of South Williamsport’s history, I remembered someone whose name was Prince. For me, that person must have been Prince Farrington. I located this prince’s biography documented by author Guy Graybill. While reading and searching for any connection to South Side, I did find a few connections to the area but not… Continue reading A Tale of Two Princes