Places, Southside Stories

South Williamsport Schools

Prior to the incorporation of the Boroughs of DuBoistown and South Williamsport, the area from Sylvan Dell to Nisbet encompassed the Townships of Armstrong and Susquehanna. When the Boroughs were incorporated the ownership of the schools within their boundaries was transferred to newly created school districts. The following are photos and a brief narrative on… Continue reading South Williamsport Schools

Christian Haist at his workbench

Christ Haist: June Kocher Laurenson Remembers

Christ Haist: June Kocher Laurenson Remembers BY NANCY BAUMGARTNER When June Kocher was a little girl she shared lunch nearly every day with her grandfather, Christian Haist. "My grandfather always brought his lunch in a pail and he would sit in a rocking chair facing the window at my house. My grandmother, Minnie, always packed… Continue reading Christ Haist: June Kocher Laurenson Remembers

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

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


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