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Tuesday, August 30, 2016


WELLSBORO—On Sunday, Sept. 11 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., the Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club will host the Northern Tier Trap League at the club's outdoor range at 4646 Route 287, 3 miles south of Wellsboro.

The fee is $10 per 50 rounds.

Anyone interested in joining the club or the trap league is welcome to attend the Sept. 11 shoot for a tour of the club and to learn more about the league.

For more information, call Rick Niles at 570-439-0187.

Quilting for a cause

Susan McConnell
This Friday, Sept. 2 from 7-9 p.m. the Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild's 2016 Exhibit will open with a gala reception at the Gallery at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center, 134 Main Street, Wellsboro. On display will be 111 quilts made by 48 members in a variety of colors, styles and sizes. 

In conjunction with the exhibit but separate from it is a very special display called "Dreaming of a World Without Cancer" featuring 16 nine- by twelve-inch quilts made by guild members to help in the fight against cancer. Susan McConnell (shown) displays some of them. They will be hung in the Gmeiner's main entrance. Whatever is raised through the sale of these quilts will be donated to the American Cancer Society of Tioga County.


WELLSBORO—The 18th Annual Laurel Mountains Chapter of the Friends of the National Rifle Association Banquet is Thursday, Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. at the Youth Center Building at the Tioga County Fairgrounds at 2258 Charleston Road in Whitneyville, one-half mile off Route 6 midway between Mansfield and Wellsboro.

There will be live and silent auctions for firearms, wildlife art, jewelry, shooting accessories and NRA items. Among the firearms being chanced off is the Montana Rifle American Legends .300 Win Mag Rifle named the 2016 NRA Gun of the Year by the Friends of the NRA. Fifty percent of the proceeds will benefit Pennsylvania's youth shooting safety and education programs, including the Youth Hunter Education Challenge, 4-H shooting programs and Youth Field Days.

Dinner is being catered by the Cast and Crew Restaurant and will be served at 7 p.m.

Tickets for this event are $40 per person. Also available are Eagle packages that include both dinners and chances for exclusive firearm drawings.

Packages or tickets can be purchased at Cooper's Sporting Goods at 15 West Wellsboro Street in Mansfield, from Tim Payne by calling 570-662-3429 or Bill Kilmer at 570-724-3941 or by emailing

Several Cats Missing From Roulette Trailer Park

Randi Jo Causer added 3 new photos.

Help!!!! Several cats have gone missing from the trailer park on Railroad Ave. in Roulette!!!

Ghetto the black and white female cat has been missing for about 6 days!

Loki the male tiger cat has been missing for about 4 days!

Scarlet a mostly back female with some white (I'll try to get a picture) Missing for about 9 days

Slim a smaller calico female cat. Missing for about 3 days

Any information regarding any of these cats would be greatly appreciated. These cats belong to 3 different families, missed dearly, and we would love to have them returned!

Please share so we can find our fur babies!!!!

ServSafe Food Safety Course

ServSafe is a 15-hour certification program developed by the Restaurant Association Education Foundation. The course meets certification requirements for individuals who are responsible for the safe handling of food in restaurants, schools, elder care facilities, lodges, bed & breakfasts, community centers, and other food concessions (organizations or businesses that sell or prepare food on a regular basis).

This 2-day class is being held on Wednesdays, September 14 and September 21, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $185 and includes book, study guide and exam. Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 7. For more information or to register, call 877-489-7398 or go to

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Exhibit Earns National Award of Merit

GALETON, Pa., Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The core exhibit at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, located on Route 6 near Galeton, Potter County, has earned an important national award.

The Leadership in History committee of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has selected "Challenges and Choices in Pennsylvania's Forests" as its 2016 Award of Merit winner. The Leadership in History Awards Program was initiated in 1945 to build standards of excellence in the collection, preservation and interpretation of state and local history throughout America.

"We're very pleased with this award as it draws attention not only to the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, but to this important Pennsylvania industry and its impact on the region," said James Vaughan, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. "Congratulations to the entire team who made it possible."

"Challenges and Choices in Pennsylvania's Forests" explores six time periods, from 800 BCE through the present, with the goal of illustrating the intended and unintended consequences of human interaction with the forest. Specific topics include the growth of Pennsylvania's lumber industry, the devastation and revival of the state's forests and current public and private efforts to balance economic, recreational and environmental needs. As part of the story of forest revival, the exhibit includes a section on the impact of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Pennsylvania.

"I congratulate the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum on receiving this national recognition," Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati stated. "This award serves as a testament to the wonderful work being done to showcase the history of the timber industry in our Commonwealth. The Lumber Museum is a tremendous asset to Potter County and Pennsylvania's north central region."

The new exhibit has drawn first-time visitors to the museum and encouraged repeat visitation since the museum reopened last year after an extensive renovation. It has also enlivened existing partnerships between the museum and other organizations, including the Lumber Heritage Region and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, expanding the museum's reach and the impact of its mission.

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum educates the public about the Commonwealth's rich lumber history and the ongoing care, management, and recreational use of its forests. Visitors are encouraged to explore the museum's working historic saw mill, recreated lumber camp, exhibits, public programs and collections to discover the relevance of history in their lives.

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as one of 24 sites on the Pennsylvania Trails of History. The museum is supported by the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates, a non-profit community-based organization.

Visit the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum online at

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Route 120 REOPENED Near Elk/Cameron Line Due To Vehicle Fire


41st Annual Germania Old Home Day Is Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Part Time Cooking Position Open At Laurelwood Inn & Steakhouse In Coudersport

Coudersport Town Wide Yard Sales September 3, 2016

Penn-York Camp Auction, Farmers Market & Flea Market Is Saturday, September 3rd In Ulysses, PA

J Squared In Roulette Offers Transmission, Drive Line Rebuilds & Other Automotive Repair

Monday, August 29, 2016

Beekeepers Association is offering a beginner Beekeepers Class

North Central PA Beekeepers Association is once again offering a beginner Beekeepers Class. Anyone wanting to learn about bees and beekeeping will want to take this course. We will get you ready so you will know what equipment to buy, when to order your bees along with bee biology etc.

The first class will be offered on Saturday, October 22nd, from 9 to
noon, at the Penn State Extension building in Coudersport.
Registration is due on or before Friday, October 14th.

The fee is $35.00 (payable in advance) per person, with the second
person in the family at $11.00 per person.

The fee includes, two classes, one in October and one in the spring, a
beekeeping book, one year membership with the club, along with lots of
hand outs.

Please make checks payable to North Central PA Beekeepers Assoc and
mail to joan Bradley, Treasurer, PO Box 635, Shinglehouse, PA 16748
Any questions please email or
contact Sheila at the extension or Joan at 814-697-7586

Lester N. Nero, Jr., 79, formerly of Painesville, OH

Lester Nero

Lester N. Nero, Jr., 79, formerly of Painesville, OH, died Sunday evening, August 28, 2016 at The Rouse Home in Youngsville, PA.

Born July 27, 1937 in Warren, PA, he was the son of Lester Nero, Sr. and Thelma Tingwall Nero. 
US Navy veteran

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving on the USS Neptune in Norfolk, VA. 

He was a 1955 alumnus of Warren High School and attended and received degrees from Beloit College in Wisconsin, University of Massachusetts, and Penn State Harrisburg. He resided most of his life in Painesville, Ohio where he was City Manager for over 25 years. After retirement he moved back to the Jamestown area.

Lester “Boozy” Nero was an avid Steelers, Pirates, and Penn State fan.

He is survived by a sister, Linda Snyder of Warren, PA, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester Nero, Sr. and Thelma Nero Haag, his devoted loving wife, Joanne Rosell Nero, whom he married October 24, 1964 in Jamestown, NY. He was also preceded in death by his two sisters, Geraldine Nero Logan and Jeannette Nero Rulander; and a brother, Paul Nero.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 1-2PM at which time funeral and committal services will be held with Rev. Jeff Ewing, Pastor of First Lutheran Church, Warren, PA, officiating. Interment will follow in Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, NY.

Memorials may be made to the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701. 

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Missing a 1 ½ old black and white female Alaskan Malamute Is Back Home

Serria has been found and is safely back home.


Ray Corse will play his accordion and 
sing during the Sept. 6 Golden Afternoons
program at the Deane Center in Wellsboro.
Ray Corse, 68, of Sullivan Township has been playing the accordion for 63 years.
Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 1 p.m., he will play and sing during the Golden Afternoons program at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Refreshments will be provided. The program is free and open to those 55 years of age and older.

As a five-year-old, Corse began taking accordion lessons from Leonard Kello in Susquehanna, the Susquehanna County town where he grew up. He took his last lesson when he was 14. “Mr. Kello was a stickler for using both hands, not just the right as many people do today,” he said.

Some of the songs he will perform Sept. 6 are from the 1800s like "When You and I Were Young Maggie," first published in 1866. The majority will be from 1900 to the 1970s. On his playlist are polkas, country and rock and roll songs, such as “The House of the Rising Sun," “Proud Mary,” “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You,” “Tear In My Beer,” “Love Letters in the Sand,” “Crazy” and “Grandma’s Feather Bed,” a tune released by John Denver in 1974.

“I take requests,” Corse said. “If I can whistle or hum a tune, I can usually play it. Everything I play is by ear.”

What is the hardest song for him to do? “‘The Auctioneer Song’ is tough to sing because it's a real tongue twister,” he said. “The hardest to play on the accordion is any rock tune.“ As an example, he cited “Hotel California.” “It’s difficult because of the rhythm.”

When he was in the military, Corse was accordionist for various bands and played in Vietnam, Italy, Texas and Mississippi. After moving to Tioga County in September 1972, he performed with several local bands. The last one was The Kards in 1997. Currently, he is playing bass and singing with a group called "Senior Moments." "I am the youngest. We play at personal care homes and nursing homes like Country Terrace, The Green Home and Broad Acres in Wellsboro. We also do private parties," he said.

"When I perform solo, I mostly play at the Wellsboro, Mansfield and Millerton senior centers and sometimes at the senior centers at Elkland, Westfield and Gillett," said Corse. "Several week ago, I played and sang at the Appleridge Senior Living Community in Horseheads, N.Y."

For information about Golden Afternoons, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220.


Monday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m., four members of the Grass is Dead band will play and sing their blue grass arrangements of Grateful Dead songs as well as traditional and original bluegrass tunes in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center, 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Shown are: (from left) Jack Schueler on guitar, Billy Gilmore on banjo and Nico Swarley on bass. Not shown is Brian Drysdale, percussionist. This Gallery Music Series concert is BYOB so bring beverages and snacks. Tickets are $12. To reserve a table for four or more or for tickets, call 570-724-6220.

Coudersport High School Class of 1975 and 1976 Combined Class Reunion

Coudersport High School Class of 1975 and 1976 Combined Class Reunion

When: Saturday, September 10, 2016

Where: The Hotel Crittenden, 133 N Main St, Coudersport, PA

Time: 6:00 PM

Meet and Greet - RSVP not required


08/29/2016 02:01 PM EDT
Impax Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPXL) announced today that the Company had issued a voluntary nationwide retail level recall on August 19, 2016 for one lot of Lamotrigine Orally Disintegrating Tablet (ODT) 200 mg.


WELLSBORO—In keeping with Wellsboro's First Friday theme “The Art of Wine,” there will be a free wine tasting and free wine for adults along with free art, music and fun things to do for all ages as well as super sales and raffles this Friday, Sept. 2 from 5-8 p.m., rain or shine.

The First Friday Downtown Sidewalk Sale is new with many businesses offering sale items outdoors, indoors or both and some also holding raffles with a chance to win a gift certificate for merchandise in that store or other prizes.

The Fifth Season at 100 Main Street will be hosting a wine tasting from 5-8 p.m. Get a free American flag and guess how many M&M candies are in the jar for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate.

Stop at the Native Bagel at 1 Central Avenue to hear Kres Kilmer play and sing.

In front of Stained Glass Reflections at 87 Main Street will be the sidewalk chalk art contest with all participants getting a goody and three lucky winners receiving a gift certificate to Peggy’s Candies & Gifts. There will be free music and James States will be making pottery and inviting people to give it a try. Inside will be free snacks and wine, a 20 percent discount on handblown glass wine bottle stoppers and a 50 percent discount on beads and beading supplies.

At Pop’s Culture Shoppe at 25 Main Street, the Road Virus will provide free music, the Crane brothers will create art and there will be an up to 60 percent off table of items. Bunches of grapes with additional discounts will be hidden throughout the store.

Enjoy a glass of wine at Shabby Rue at 69 Main Street while browsing for bargains and take part in the free raffle for a wine-related prize.

Emerge Healing Arts & Spa will be in front of the Ginn & Vickery law office at 99 Main Street with free chair massages and mini manicures.

From My Shelf Books & Gifts at 7 East Avenue is giving 25 to 30 percent discounts on all books related to the First Friday theme and bigger discounts on other items. Also being held during First Friday is the official release party for “Operation Ragnarok,” a fantasy geared to adult readers written by bookstore owner Kevin Coolidge.

Youngsters 12 and under who stop at Subway at 63 Main Street will receive a free cookie. There will also be tasty samples and people can enter a free drawing for a six-inch sub. The dining special is buy one six-inch sub and any drink and get another six-inch sub free.

For more First Friday information, visit or email

Welcoming Gage Michael Rees Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Labor Day

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, September 3, through Monday, September 5, in observance of Labor Day.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website,

Driver and vehicle online services are available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week and include driver’s license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license or vehicle insurance restoration fee; driver license and photo ID duplicates; and driver exam scheduling. There are no additional fees for using online services.

A complete listing of PennDOT driver and photo license center closings in 2016 is available on the website by clicking on PennDOT Service Center Holiday Closings under the “Pressroom” tab at the bottom of the page.


Bri Pursley Living Greener, Brandon Wildnauer participant, 
Cody Leslie participant, Ryan Calaway Living Greener
ST. MARYS, Penn. August 29, 2016. — Headwaters Charitable Trust is pleased to announce the conclusion of the Summer Works Living Greener Life Skills Class. 

Participants worked around Elk County doing a variety of work sponsored by the North Central Workforce Investment Board and CareerLink of St. Marys. Cody Leslie and Brandon Wildnauer have completed the pilot program of our 24 hours of life skills training. 

They learned people skills such as interpersonal communications, conflict resolution, and anger management. They also gained valuable professional skills such as time management, personal finance, personal responsibility, and networking. We discussed what makes a green employer and how you as an individual can contribute to the sustainability of your organization. The skills learned in this program helped them to grow personally and professionally.
Brandon Wildnauer participant, Cody Leslie participant

Cody Leslie says, "I liked when we talked about networking, it made me appreciate all the different trainers that came and taught the class.”

Our thanks go out to the wonderful guest trainers that participated in the program. Anita Todd of the University of Cincinnati, Mike Hoy at Straub Brewery, John MacDonald from Northwest Savings Bank, and Ashley O’Dell from the St. Marys Chamber of Commerce. These professionals donated their time to teach, participate in round table discussions, and help complete the Living Greener curriculum.

The Living Greener team learned many lessons about teaching young adults the skills needed to be professionals. The feedback received from both participants and trainers will help modify and improve the class for future cohorts.
Our attention is now turning to the fall Living Greener cohort that will begin the week of October 10th. 

We are expanding services to a full year of wraparound services at a new green job. We will continue to bring in professionals to help with the life skills classes and add one-on-one mentorship to the program. We are currently seeking referrals for young adults that need help transitioning into the professional world, as well as volunteer Life Skills Trainers and Occupational Skills Mentors. We are proud to work with companies who hold the values of sustainability and environmental stewardship.

If you are interested in learning more about Living Greener, or volunteering as a trainer or mentor, visit or contact Bri Pursley at (814) 335-1141 or

Route 15 NB Lane Restriction This Week on Montgomery Pike, Lycoming County

​Montoursville – Motorists who travel Route 15 northbound in Lycoming County are advised that there will be a work zone at the top of the Montgomery Pike beginning Tuesday, August 30.

A PennDOT crew will be installing temporary rumble strips in the left turn only lane. The purpose of the rumble strips is to deter through traffic from using the left turn only lane as a passing lane.

Aside from being illegal, it is dangerous for motorists to use the exclusive left turn lane as a passing lane. Motorists turning from the jug handle onto Route 15 may inadvertently pull out in front of traffic that is required and expected to turn left.

PennDOT is in coordination with the Pennsylvania State Police and motorists who continue to use the left turn lane as a passing lane will be ticketed.

New Rules on Natural Gas Wastewater Will Hurt Local Communities, Thompson Says

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Rules Took Effect Aug. 29

Bellefonte, PA –U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5), in a letter sent Friday, Aug. 26, expressed concern about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Zero Discharge” rule, which is intended to prevent wastewater from unconventional oil and gas wells from being treated at publically-owned treatment facilities. In the letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Thompson joined with U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly (PA-3) to express concerns that the regulations, as written, would also affect the treatment of wastewater from traditional conventional oil and gas wells.

The lawmakers expressed concern over the definition of an “unconventional” oil and gas well, which are typically associated with the Marcellus and Utica Shale gas drilling industry. The rule lists a number of Appalachian basins subject to unconventional drilling, including the Devonian, Clinton-Medina and Tuscarora, which have also been produced through conventional oil and gas extraction means over the past several decades.

“In communities across Pennsylvania, water from conventional gas wells is treated at publically-owned facilities,” Thompson said. “Small towns and townships could miss out on hundreds of thousands of dollars if the EPA doesn’t go back to the drawing board to clear up confusion over this rule.”

As evidence of the rule’s potential impact, Thompson and Kelly pointed to Ridgway, Elk County. Officials there estimated the borough would be denied approximately $630,000 per year should the final rule not be altered.

In writing to the EPA, Thompson and Kelly asked that the Agency provide clarity on this issue and that assurances be provided to publically-owned treatment facilities that they would bear “no additional costs” while a final rule is drafted. The letter also requests assurance that the rule would not impact wastewater derived through conventional drilling that is currently being treated through existing POTWs.

Jackie L. Confer-DeHaven, 58, of 95 State Street, Bradford, PA

Jackie L. DeHaven

Jackie L. Confer-DeHaven, 58, of 95 State Street, Bradford, PA, passed away Monday, August 29, 2016 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center.

Born September 13, 1957 in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Jack Confer and Betty Himes, who survives.

She was married to Gregory DeHaven, who preceded her in death.

Jackie was a 1975 graduate of Bradford Area High School. She had been employed for a time in housekeeping at the Bradford Hospital.

She was a huge Buffalo Bills Fan, loved taking walks, enjoyed animals and especially spending time with her family.

In addition to her mother of Mt. Jewett, she is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth (Allan) Kline and Shannon Baney and a son, Kevin Baney, all of Bradford; two grandchildren, Sophia Baney and Dean Kline; two sisters, Roxanne (Jim) Panighetti, of Bradford and Christine Hartle, of Mt. Jewett; a step sister, Cheryl Fitzpatrick and a step brother, Dan Johnson, both of Bradford and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her father and step brother Chris Johnson.

Family will be receiving friends from 4:00 to 6:00pm, Thursday, September 1, 2016 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., South Avenue, where a memorial service will be held at 6PM with Rev. Glenn Weaver officiating.

Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Contract Renewed For Tioga / Potter 911 Center

Potter County Today

Potter County’s close partnership with its neighbor to provide reliable 24/7 communications for emergency responders will continue through 2020. 

Boards of Commissioners from Potter and Tioga counties approved a contract to continue dispatching services from the Tioga County 911 Center in Wellsboro through 2020. 

By joining forces, the two counties have been able to deliver speedy dispatching to fire, ambulance and police agencies. They’ve also cushioned the economic impact of the state-mandated service through shared infrastructure and other resources. The two-county system covering a region as large as the state of Delaware has been used as a model for other rural counties. 

Potter County pays Tioga County an annual fee covering a share of expenses at the dispatch center. Potter’s cost is $72,100 for 2016, rising annually to $81,149 for 2020. Each county is responsible for the network of coordinated towers and other infrastructure.

Counties are required by state law to provide 911 communications. Tioga County Emergency Services Director David Cohick worked closely with his counterpart in Potter County, John Hetrick, to forge the partnership and install the compatible technology across two counties. 

Since Hetrick’s retirement, the collaboration continues between Cohick; Potter County Commissioner Doug Morley, who doubles as emergency services director; and Glenn Dunn, Potter County emergency management coordinator. 

Some 23 towers are in place to service Potter and Tioga counties as well as parts of McKean, Bradford and Lycoming counties, across a 2,500-mile coverage area. The 911 dispatch center serves 26 fire companies, 26 police stations, and 20 ambulance agencies. Seventeen dispatchers are on staff, with three on the job during each shift.

Today is Lewie Schaub’s 90th birthday!

Today is Lewie Schaub’s 
90th birthday!

John E. Pekarski, 84, a longtime resident of Coudersport, PA

John E. Pekarski
“beloved husband, father and grandfather”

COUDERSPORT, PA---John E. Pekarski, 84, a longtime resident of Coudersport, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a long illness.

Born on October 25, 1931 in Costello, he was a son of John W. and Ella “Peg” Colegrove Pekarski. On June 7, 1958 in St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Coudersport, he married Muriel M. Duell, who survives.

Korean War Veteran
He attended the Costello Country School and graduated from Coudersport High School. 

Mr. Pekarski served his country as a military policeman in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. 

 He was employed by the former Pure Carbon Company in Coudersport for 38 years, being one of the first employees hired by the company.

John was a member of St. Eulalia Catholic Church in Coudersport and had also attended St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. He was a member of the Coudersport American Legion Post #192 and the Austin-Costello Sportman’s Club. 

He was a life member and past fire chief of the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department, serving as fire chief for 25 years. 

He loved to hunt, fish and sing country music.

Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Brian J. (Norma) Pekarski and Jerry D. (Casey) Pekarski, both of Coudersport; six grandchildren, Jennifer, Jes, Sabrina, Ciarra, Loryn, and Landin; a sister, Ruth Caldwell of Buzzard’s Bay, Massachusetts; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by two brothers, Charles “Bud” Pekarski and Robert “Bob” Pekarski.

Family and friends are invited to call from 10 am to 11 am on Thursday, September 1, 2016, at St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Coudersport where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James Campbell, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Augustine/St. Paul Cemetery, Costello.

Members of the Potter County Honor guard will accord military honors on Thursday at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to DaVita Dialysis Center, 665 East Main Street, Bradford, PA 16701.

John’s family has entrusted his care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of John, please visit

Northern Potter School District Nominated

Kathleen Kerr, PA-C Joins ENT Practice At Cole Memorial

Welcoming Carson River Lannager Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

Welcoming Gabriel Michael Austin Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

Welcoming Taelor Ann Zehr Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

Welcoming Dailaney Jade Galusha Born At Cole Memorial Hospital

Potter County Habitat for Humanity will be holding their 3rd Annual Labor Day Yard Sale

Potter County Habitat for Humanity will be holding their 3rd Annual Labor Day Yard sale to be held at Park United Methodist Church on Friday September 2nd and Saturday September 3rd. From 8: 00 to 4:00

Boxes of Vinyl House Siding
Radial Arm Saw
Building materials
Electronics (no T.V.’s)
Knick Knacks
NO: Tires or Clothing

For items not in yard sale check out our re-sale store


For more information call 814-320-0466 or 814-274-0219

Kelleher Graduates From US Army Basic Combat Training / To Attend Clarion University

PVT Alyssa M. Kelleher, daughter of Barbara Empson and Charlie Clark of Genesee PA graduated from Basic Combat Training at The United States Army Training Center in Fort Jackson, SC on August 25, 2016.

165th Training Brigade, Company E, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment

PVT Kelleher is a 2016 Graduate of Northern Potter School and is attending Clarion University this fall. Great job Alyssa, we are proud of you!

4-H Celebrates Livestock Sale Supporters

Submitted by: Samantha Sessamen, McKean County 4-H Extension Educator

On Sunday, August 28th, McKean County 4-H held their annual Buyer’s Dinner. A total of 54 members, volunteers, and buyers were present at the event.

Guests were welcomed to the 4-H Center which is conveniently located at the McKean County Fairgrounds. After the pledges and invocation, everyone was released to enjoy a free meal provided by the 4-H livestock members.

Each of the 2016 livestock buyers were recognized and thanked for their support of the 4-H program. They all received a framed photo of the animals they purchased at this year’s sale, and many of the 4-H members handed out handwritten thank-you cards to those who attended. The dinner concluded by dispersing the sale checks to the 4-H members.
We would like to recognize the livestock supporters who made a purchase at this year’s sale:

- Ardagh Group, Port Allegany
- Ki Bayline, Port Allegany
- John Benson Jr., Holland
- Northwest Savings Banks- Lauren Bly, Smethport
- Seneca Resources Corporation- Rob Boulware, Pittsburgh
- Save-a-lot- Andrew Coscia, Kane
- Costa’s Supermarket Inc.- Josh Costa, Smethport
- Duffy Inc- Jim Duffy, Smethport
- Richard Fadenholz, Kane
- Kerry Fetter
- Geer Bros Building Contractors- Thomas Geer, Mt. Jewett
- Gifford HVAC- Jeremy Gifford, Smethport
- Gramco Inc, Smethport
- Dan Lane, Port Allegany
- Irons Farm- Judy Larson, Smethport
- Save-a-lot- William Larson, Bradford
- Juniata Valley Bank- Joe Lashway, Port Allegany
- Hamlin Bank & Trust Company- Graham Nannen, Smethport
- Smethport Auto Wash- Brian Press, Smethport
- Shop n Save, Port Allegany
- Chestnut Feedery- Melvin Stoltzfus, Bradford
- Stratton Farms- David Stratton, Smethport
- Todd Motor Sales- William Todd, Eldred

For anyone who has questions about joining 4-H in McKean County is recommended to contact the Extension Office at (814)-887-5613 or email Samantha directly at Penn State Extension encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. 

If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the McKean County Extension Office in advance of your participation. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other protected groups.

Goose Hunting At Lyman Lake

Lyman Lake located in Lyman Run State Park will be open to goose hunting for the September statewide season for resident Canada Goose which will open Sept. 1, and continue through Sept. 24. Park Manager Chip Harrison announced that the entire lake except for the beach area will be open for goose hunting. 

Shooting hours during the September goose season are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, however hunting hours for all waterfowl end at sunset on youth waterfowl hunting days. On those days, shooting hours end at sunset. 

For complete waterfowl hunting regulations please consult the Pennsylvania Guide to Migratory Game Bird Seasons and Bag Limits 2016-17 and the 2016-17 Pennsylvania Hunting and Trapping Digest.

Sinnemahoning State Park is offering a variety of free family-friendly programs to park visitors over Labor Day Weekend

Floating the First Fork, Saturday, September 3 and Sunday September 4, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, 40 Maples Day Use Area.

Relax on an inner tube while learning about the waters and woodlands of the First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek. Inner tubes and life vests provided. Group size limited. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

Stream Study, Saturday, September 3, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 40 Maples Day Use Area
Wade into the cool water to catch crayfish and other stream-dwelling animals. Explore the aquatic food chain and learn more about water quality. Water shoes or boots are recommended. This free DiscoverE program is intended for families with children ages 4-12.

Wild Pennsylvania Ginseng, Saturday, September 3, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Wildlife Center classroom.
Learn how to identify wild ginseng and get the current information on harvest seasons, regulations and licensing. Learn where to find ginseng in PA and find out which lands are closed to ginseng harvest.

Fun with Frogs, Sunday, September 4, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 40 Maples Day Use Area
Hop on over to 40 Maples Day Use area to learn more about frogs, toads and the habitats they live in. Then join park staff on a short walk to search the ponds for some of these amazing amphibians. This free DiscoverE program is intended for families with children ages 4-12.

Elk in Pennsylvania, Sunday, September 4, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Campground Amphitheater
Take a fascinating look into the life of one of our largest, most intriguing wild animals. Learn about elk restoration in Pennsylvania and tips to observing wild elk in our area.

For more information about programs and events at Sinnemahoning State Park, contact the park office at 814-647-8401 or by email at Online, visit Sinnemahoning-State-Park on Facebook or view the PA State Park calendar of events at

If you need an accommodation to participate in PA State Park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

Get Ready for Spectacular Autumn Color

Be aware when October arrives! In this two-hour evening class, photographer Curt Weinhold will help you explore the nuances of effective autumn photography for wall hanger images. This class covers everything from grand landscapes to pocket-sized photos, moving water, lake reflections, as well as best times of day and appropriate weather. Also explained is exposures, filters, equipment to fit the image to the camera, and much more. Learn to tweak the “capture in imaging” software.

This workshop will be most beneficial for those with DSLR (interchangeable lens) cameras. Please bring your camera with fully-charged battery, suitable memory card, and please be familiar with your particular camera controls.

This class is being held on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $35 per person. Registration deadline is September 7. To register, visit or call 814-274-4877.

Little Nippers Monthly Sports Meeting August 31

The Little Nippers have announced that there will be a monthly youth sports meeting on Wednesday, August 31, at 7:00pm at the Nippers' Building on Memorial Drive, Duke Center, Pa. Topics of discussion will include the football and cheerleading seasons. The meeting is open to the general public and all are encouraged to attend.

Construction to Start on Route 1015 (Columbia Hill Road) Bridge

Bridge to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership

Clearfield, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project continues in McKean County in September with the reconstruction of a bridge in Keating Township.

The bridge is located on Route 1015 (Columbia Hill Road) and spans the North Branch of Cole Creek near the village of Wrights Corners. 

It is currently weight-limit posted at 33 tons for single vehicles and 40 tons for combination vehicles. Replacing the bridge will allow PennDOT to remove the weight postings. Replacement will also remove the bridge from McKean County’s structurally deficient list.

Construction is expected to begin during the week of September 5 and be complete in October. 

During this time, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Route 46 (Rew Farmers Valley Road), Route 646 (Summit Road) and Route 246 (Looker Mountain Trail).

In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.

This bridge replacement is part of the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, a Public-Private Partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP) under which PWKP will finance, design, replace and maintain the bridges for 25 years. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impact on motorists.

To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit Additional information on the project, the team and how to bid on the project can be found at

Donald C. Brown, 84, of Port Allegany, PA

Donald C. Brown

Donald C. Brown, 84, of Port Allegany, PA, died Sunday (August 28, 2016) at his home in Port Allegany.

He was born June 7, 1932 in Port Allegany, a son of Norman and Violet Crawford Brown. In 1967, in Port Allegany, PA, he married JoAnn Swanson, who survives.

Korean War Veteran
Mr. Brown was a 1950 graduate of Port Allegany High School and attended Ora Jean Barber School.

He was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea from 1953 to 1955 where he received a Purple Heart. 

He worked as a barber in Olean, NY and for Carlie's Barber Shop in Port Allegany. He then worked for Market Basket in Emporium before purchasing Stan's Quality Shop in Port Allegany where he retired from in 1995. 

His greatest loves were golf, family and friends.

He was a member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Port Allegany , the Emporium Country Club and in 2015 became a 60 yr. member of the Liberty Lodge # 505 Free and Accepted Masons of Port Allegany, Past Master and Past High Priest of the Blue Lodge.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by many nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers Robert, Kenneth, and Dale Brown

There will be no visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Port Allegany, with the Rev. Joann Piatko, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany, PA.

Memorial if desired may be made to the Port Allegany Ambulance Service

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.