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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Artisan of the Week


Brian Gustin is the Potter County Artisan Center Artisan of the week. Born and raised in Roulette, Potter County, PA, Brian has always enjoyed
working with his hands from a very young age, starting his small engine
repair shop at age 14. Brian quickly found his passion for woodworking
in Wood shop at High School, and continuing through Vo-Tech Building
Trades classes. 

After school, Brian built a career out of small engine repair, and later progressed into Automotive and heavy equipment, and finally heavy duty truck repairs. When the opportunity for a career change came up, Brian moved to Miami, Florida and spent 8 years there working for a web hosting company as a programmer analyst and Linux systems administrator. Once the economic downturn hit, though, the job opportunities dried up, and Brian moved back to Roulette.  Since 2020, Brian has been creating and crafting with wood in the very same shop located at the same house he grew up in. 

Since Brian had always had an interest in woodworking, it was only natural that Brian retrofitted his small engine shop into a woodworking shop.
Brian believes that each new project is an opportunity to learn something different and to expand his skills.The desire to keep learning the craft and to push his abilities to their limits keeps his work fresh and unique. Brian’s work can be purchased at the Potter County Artisan Co-op , 227 N.Main Street
Coudersport. The Co-op is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Saturday.

May 20th Potter County Farmers Market

 The Potter County Farmer’s Market, located on the square across from the jailhouse, will be open this Friday, May 20th, from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM (weather permitting). Here is a list of who plans to be there and what they plan on bringing to the Market:

JOANIE’S APIARY and TIA’S TREES plan to be there, weather depending.  Honey, beeswax products, note cards, corn bags and Tia’s decorative yam trees.  Cash and checks accepted. For more information, contact Joan at joaniesapiary@gmail.com.

KELLY’S QUILTS & CRAFTS will be there with many quilted items. For more information, contact Kelly at shelbywild07@yahoo.com.

MENACING MARMOT MERCANTILE will be there with Freeze Dried Dog Treats, Freeze Dried Candy, candles, a variety of T-shirts, dog bandanas, etched stemless wine glasses, door hangers, epoxy mugs and wood burned serving trays. Payments accepted: cash or credit cards.  Contact us via Facebook messenger or call Kelly at (724) 841-5970

BLACK CATS AND PAPER CRAFTS is planning on being there with cards, clay charms, decorative lights, string art and an assortment of things made from paper. For more information, or to make a custom order contact Leon at blackcatsandpapercrafts@gmail.com.

BLUE MARBLE FARM will be at the market with Storage potatoes, Turnip Greens, Pea Greens, Mint and Cilantro. Vegetable garden plants and Black Raspberry plants.

We accept credit cards and SNAP.  For more information, contact Lisa at bluemarblefarm@outlook.com or at 814-320-1308.

ALPACA CREATIONS will be a vender at the Farmers Market Friday. Bringing alpaca designer socks, lots of hand knit hats, mittens, scarves, shawls and more.   Lots of beautiful colored yarns and alpaca bears.   Credit cards accepted.  Contact Teresa at alpacas@zitomedia.net or 814-601-0049 for orders or questions. Or check our website

https://alpacas75.wixsite.com/website for special orders.

BRIAN GUSTIN'S WOODWORKS will expect to attend this market, weather permitting. As always, we'll be bringing in quite a variety of woodcrafts, our board butter wood preservative, and Jean expects to bring some of her artwork and some new organic soaps and bath bombs she has been creating. We accept cash, and credit cards ($25 minimum for cards). can be contacted at phpfixer@gmail.com or www.reallyruralwoodworks.com

CARD CREEK BAKERY will be at the Farmers Market May 20th with an assorted of fresh breads, jam, and breakfast and dessert treats. Fresh Brown Eggs from our hen house. Please feel free to message me with requests for favorite choices. For more information, call 814-544-7313, or by contacting Netra at netrabaker@hughs.net

BARBARA'S CREATIONS will be sending earrings made from Japanese paper, upcycled leather, vintage cards and silk from a skirt. For more information, contact Barbara at barbarahouwer@gmail.com or by calling 814-544-9068

MAHLON DAVENPORT plans to attend bringing woodcrafts, rhubarb, green garlic and chives. For more information, contact Mahlon at mnsdavenport@verizon.net or by calling 814-642-2464.

Mount Jewett Spring Fling Borough Wide Yard Sale & Food Trucks May 21 In

Mount Jewett has over 22 Yard Sales registered for the Spring Fling. We have 7 food trucks. And over 20 Indoor/Outdoor vendors set for the VFD hall/parking lot. Spring Fling Set for 9 a to 4 p. Bring your appetite for sales and food! Questions? Contact Kelly 636-524-9826 or mjhilltopheritage@gmail.com Facebook Event page: https://fb.me/e/237XI7saV Hope to see you there!

Shinglehouse Ambulance to Powerhouse Road


At 5:30 PM on Thursday, Shinglehouse ambulance has been dispatched to Powerhouse Road in Ceres Township for a female with chest pain.

Potter County creates new community garden for the public


It has been said “All the world’s problems can be solved in a garden.” 

Thanks to planning by the Potter County Commissioners and a financial grant from UPMC, residents will soon be able to evaluate that theory. A new Potter County Community Garden is currently under construction on Water Street, across from the Gunzburger Building and beside Penn State Extension. A total of 25 raised garden beds have been installed, along with a pollinator garden, a compost plot, a storage shed and a handicap accessible planting station.

The mission of the community garden will be 1) to empower the community to plant, grow and harvest their own produce, 2) to provide education on the value of gardening, 3) to promote community interaction & unity, and 4) to offer solutions to food insecurity.

Any individuals or groups interested in reserving a Community Garden plot free of charge should contact Commissioner Barry Hayman at 814-274-8290 x 201 or bhayman@pottercountypa.net to request an application.

As part of a cooperative effort, Penn State Extension Master Gardeners and Potter County Conservation will offer a free “Introduction to Gardening” workshop on Thursday, June 9th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. This event will take place in the conference room at Penn State Extension with demonstrations in the Community Garden afterward. Please call 814-274-8540 x100 or email srg22@psu.edu to register.

 

Potter County Education Council Employee Wins Award


May 19, 2022--Candi Hand, Director of Testing Services for the Potter County Education Council (PCEC), was recognized today by Pearson VUE, as a Top Testing Administrator for Pearson VUE testing centers as part of the PVTC Virtual Summit 2022. 

Candi was the only test administrator in the United States to win the award. Two other individuals received this award including one person from Lagos, Nigeria and one from Metro Manila in The Philippines. All of the winners will be receiving a trophy, a certificate of achievement and a two-hundred dollar gift card.

PCEC is part of “…the worldwide network of Pearson VUE test centers… that deliver high-stakes exams empowering professions to certify and license individuals who safeguard and advance their communities across the globe.” (https://home.pearsonvue.com)  

Candi is a 15-year employee of PCEC and has been administering exams for Pearson VUE since July of 2011 at both PCEC office locations in Coudersport and Port Allegany. Candi was nominated for the award by PCEC’s Executive Director, Dr. Michele Moore. 

In her nomination of Candi, Dr. Moore highlighted that Candi consistently goes “above and beyond” in both her interactions with testers and her adherence with Pearson VUE administrative procedures for exams. Candi always greets testers in a friendly way that puts them at ease in what can be a very stressful situation. She is extremely thorough in reviewing the required testing procedures with each examiner and before each individual leaves the site, she provides them with words of encouragement about their testing results. Throughout the recent pandemic, when testing was allowed to occur, Candi followed all the necessary protocols to ensure that the safety of the testers was a top priority.

Dr. Moore provided another example of Candi’s commitment to going “above and beyond” in her test administrator role by changing her work schedule to accommodate a tester. These examples demonstrate Candi’s commitment to assisting individuals with their testing needs and her dedication to her role as a testing administrator.

The Education Council would like to congratulate Candi on this outstanding achievement and thank her for all the ways she contributes to PCEC’s mission of assisting regional residents in their pursuit of lifelong learning opportunities. 

Francis “Fran” De Lancey, 79, Smethport, PA

Francis “Fran” De Lancey

Smethport--Francis “Fran” De Lancey passed away on May 18, 2022 in Bethel Park, PA after a courageous bout with lung cancer.

Fran was born February 25, 1943 in Harrisburg, PA, the younger son of Sherman R. De Lancey and Dorothy (Adams) De Lancey.

He was a native of Newport, PA and a 1961 graduate of Newport High School. Fran graduated from Shippensburg University in 1966. He earned his Master of Education from Shippensburg in 1969. Additional graduate studies were done at The Pennsylvania State University and State University of New York, College at Cortland.

Fran married Mary Sharon Mayo of Smethport, PA in April of 1969.

He taught in the Lower Dauphin School District in the 1966-1967 school year. In the Fall of 1967 he started a thirty-four year teaching career in Smethport, PA.

Fran was the Smethport correspondent for the Bradford Era from 1978 to 2021.

He had a strong sense of community. He was a member of the Smethport Area Jaycees, a life
member of the McKean County Fair Association, McKean County Historical Society, and Smethport Volunteer Fire Department. Fran was also active in the County and State Democratic Committee. He was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church where he was a lector, usher, eucharistic minister and served on the Pastoral Council as President and Secretary. Fran also belonged to the Knights of Columbus (3rd degree).

Fran is survived by his son Andy, daughter in-law Karen and grandsons Samuel and Brandon De
Lancey of Bethel Park, PA., sister in-laws Kate (Dan) Nichols, Maureen (Harry) Barkley, brother in-law Michael Mayo, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Fran is preceded in death by his parents Sherman and Dorothy, older brother Louis A. De Lancey and wife Sharon De Lancey.

Friends and family will be received in the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport, PA on Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be held at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church at 10 AM on Monday, May 23, 2022. Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport, PA.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburgh, PA in his memory.  Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport, PA.

PA Governor Tom Wolf's Weekly Newsletter

 

UPDATES


THIS WEEK IN PENNSYLVANIA


RESOURCES FOR PENNSYLVANIANS

💉 Pennsylvanians over 5 years of age are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Find an appointment near you.

🏠 Homeowners and renters assistance is available for those struggling with monthly payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

💛 Mental health and substance use disorder help is available.

🚰 A new program offers help for Pennsylvanians struggling to afford their water bills.

Elizabeth Ayers Hunsinger, 81, Austin, PA

Elizabeth Ayers Hunsinger       

 “beloved wife, mother, and grandmother”

AUSTIN, Pa.---On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Elizabeth Ayers Hunsinger, loving wife and mother, passed away unexpectedly in her home at the age of 81.      

Born on Sunday, December 8, 1940 in Coudersport, she was a daughter of Emma Hulsizer Ayers and Truman A. Ayers, Sr.   On October 1, 1960 in Coudersport, she married Donald M. Hunsinger who survives.  

After living in Charleston, SC while Don was serving in the US Navy, they made a home in the Austin/Wharton area, living there for the next 61 years.  There they raised three daughters Judy, Kim and Holly. Liz (or Lib to some) had a passion for her family. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also loved to put together puzzles and play games. Her competitive spirit and sense of joy when the family played together is something that will live in her family’s memory for years to come.   

Liz was a member of the Austin United Methodist Church and a member of the Get Together Club and a former member of the former Mecca Chapter #217 Order of the Eastern Star in Austin.  Liz was a strong believer in service and spent many years teaching Sunday school, leading Girl Scouts and organizing bike-a-thons to benefit childhood cancer.  

In addition she spent several years acting as the secretary for the Costello United Methodist Church, the secretary for Wharton Township, and the secretary for the Ayers family reunion. She was known for her kind and compassionate spirit.    

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Don; her children, Judy (Jerry) Meyers of Austin, Kim (Denny) Cooney of Austin, and Holly (Nick) Modock of Lake Orion, Michigan; eight grandchildren, Andrew (Christy) Cooney, Lacy (Don) Ayers, Adam (Kanda) Walker, Aron (Jen) Meyers, Tyler Modock, Emma Modock, Jacob Modock, and Ryan Modock; four great-grandchildren, Hayden Ayers, Parker Mutchler, Griffin Mutchler, and Garrett Meyers; four sisters, Mary Kio, Doris Abbey, Beverly Allen, and Becky Emanuel; six brothers, Truman Ayers, Jr., Richard Ayers, Bruce Ayers, Mark Ayers, Alan Ayers, and Scott Ayers; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerry and Dale Hunsinger; and several special nieces, nephews and cousins.     

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her father, Truman Ayers Sr.; her mother, Emma Hulsizer Ayers Staiger; two sons, baby Hunsinger and Scott E. Hunsinger; two brothers, Daniel Ayers and George Ayers; and two sisters, Rita Jean and Maude Irene.     

Family and friends may call from 1pm to 3pm on Saturday, May 21, 2022, in the Austin United Methodist Church, Turner Street, Austin, with a celebration of life following at 3pm in the church, with the Rev. Todd Lamer, pastor, officiating.       

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Austin Education Foundation, c/o Austin Area School, 138 Costello Avenue, Austin,  PA 16720; to the Austin Ambulance Association, PO Box 328, Austin, PA 16720 or to the Special Olympics, c/o Andrea Curtis, 315 North Lapeer Street, Lake Orion, MI 48362 (in memo: Lake Orion Special Olympics).     

Elizabeth’s family entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.     

To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Elizabeth, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

Rodney R. “Pork” Goodwill, 58, a lifelong resident of Bolivar, NY

Rodney R. Goodwill              

“beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend” 

Rodney R. “Pork” Goodwill, 58, a lifelong resident of Bolivar, NY passed away in his home with his loving family by his side on Thursday, May 12, 2022, after a long battle with cancer.     

Born on Wednesday, November 20, 1963 in Wellsville, he was a son of Raymond Jr. and Mary Brokel Goodwill.  He was married to Stephanie Cramer.     

Pork attended school in Allentown and also attended Bolivar High School.  He worked hard to earn his GED.     

Rodney was a Class A oversize endorsed CDL truck driver for many years.  He drove for Allegany Pipe in Andover, the former McGuire Trucking in Bradford, Pa., and at the time of his death was the owner and operator of Goodwill Landscaping and Excavating.     

Pork enjoyed riding his motorcycles, hunting, fishing, and kayaking.  He enjoyed building 12 value diesel trucks. His greatest love was his family.     

Left to cherish his memory are two sons, Nathan A. “Nate” (Summer Tanner) Karns of Little Genesee and Bobby (Jennifer) Wray of Scio; his first grandson, Hunter Herbert Karns to be born on May 22, 2022; many step-grandchildren; three brothers,  his twin, Robert Goodwill of Richburg, and Raymond (Barbara) Goodwill of Wellsville and Ronald (Cherlyn) Goodwill of Bolivar;  three sisters, Debbie Goodwill of Dubois, Pa., Chrissy Benjamin of Dubois, and Tracie Fay of Wellsville;  several nieces and nephews, including Skyler, Kylee, Hamond, and Brooklyn; many friends, including four special friends, Kim G. Hess of Little Genesee, Maria J. Hess of Little Genesee, Randy (Linda) Carpenter of Richburg, and Thomas Kranock of Portville.     

In addition to his parents. Pork was predeceased by his stepfather, Larry “Poppy” Benjamin.     

A celebration of life will be held on a date and place to be announced.     

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Pork’s name may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Center, Thoracic/Lung Clinic, 665 Elm Street, Buffalo, NY 14203.     

Rodney’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.     

To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Pork, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

DCNR Resource Newsletter: ATV Regional Trail Connector Pilot Area to Open May 27 & Much More

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The Commissioners of Potter County Are Seeking Clerk For The Galeton District Justice Office


 

Clarion SBDC Presents QuickBooks Course in Coudersport


Clarion SBDC is offering a QuickBooks 2021 course, and you can attend the in-person workshop or via Webinar.

Level I: If you’ve recently purchased QuickBooks or plan to in the near future, we can help you learn the basics. Learn to create, use and maintain your books with ease. Keep track of your payables and receivables.

The Level I course will meet Tuesday, June 14th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $199*per person.

Level II: Now that you’re familiar with the basics, come and see what else this amazing accounting program can do for you. Learn how to run professional looking reports, personalize your forms, send letters through Microsoft Word, export to Excel, and more.


The Level II course will meet Wednesday, June 15th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $199*per person. Discount rate* for those registering for both Level I and II is $360, a savings for $38.

Class size is limited, so register today. For more information or to register, call (814) 393-2060 or visit www.clarion.ede/sbdc.

Regular meeting of the Liberty Township Supervisors

Liberty Township, McKean County
Route 155 Building
May 12, 2022 

The regular meeting of the Liberty Township Supervisors was called to order at 8:30 AM by Chairman, Dick Brown. Supervisor Neil Shepard, Supervisor Fred Ernst, Secretary Cindy Speeth, Jessica Klein, Marvin Caskey, Judy Caskey, Larry Shaffer and Bill Reese were present. 

REPORTS:
1. Ambulance Report for April was not received.
2. Fire Report for April was read and there were 6 calls for Liberty Township.
3. Secretary’s Report for April 28, 2022 was presented and unanimously
accepted on a motion by Supervisor Ernst and a second by Supervisor Shepard.
4. Treasurer’s Report for the month of May, 2022 was presented and
unanimously accepted on a motion by Supervisor Shepard and a second by
Supervisor Ernst. Chairman Brown stated that in the General Fund there were bills paid in the amount of $22,386.99, revenues received in the amount of $22,125.43 and a balance of $221,616.69. There was a balance of American Relief Funds  in the amount of $8682.26. In the State Fund there were bills paid in the amount of $10,784.26, revenues received in the amount of $0 and a balance of $174,409.76. In the Sewer Fund there were bills paid in the amount of $0, revenues received of $75 and a balance of $884.64. 

CORRESPONDENCE:
1. PennDot News Bulletin was presented by Chairman Brown.
2. Chairman Brown read a paper provided by the Port Allegany DCED Group telling about plans for a North Brooklynside River Trail and Streetscape Beautification and Development Project. Everyone agreed that it was a good idea as long as someone was going to provide the liability insurance because the township couldn’t afford it.
5. Chairman Brown read a letter from Nathan Burgett, McKean County Director of Emergency Services, regarding a Liberty Township Proclamation for Mental Health Awareness Month. The Proclamation was presented and unanimously accepted on a motion by Supervisor Ernst and a second by Supervisor Shepard.
All correspondence was made available to the public. 

NEW BUSINESS:
None 

OLD BUSINESS:
None
Because the Supervisors were waiting for Bill Reese of Hawbakers to arrive and bring his company bid Chairman Brown went ahead with the public concerns. 

PUBLIC CONCERNS:
Jessica Klein said that (1) she was wondering if it would be possible to have the township put up a sign by Todd Miller’s residence that says Upper Portage with an arrow showing which way so that delivery trucks would know where to go. The GPS location is still sending people the wrong way. The Supervisors agreed that it would be a good idea. (2)
If the Supervisors were right over there doing the paving on Hamilton Road, could they go across the tracks and do the section of road that runs past Joan Stromberg’s house too?
Chairman Brown said it would make sense if we had the money, but we probably won’t be able to afford it this year because fuel is so expensive that we have to cut way back on our road plans. (3) she wondered if the township could ditch on the dirt road between Klein’s house and Wrights. Chairman Brown said yes, we are doing and have done a lot of ditching so far this year. (4) Jessica Klein wondered if Liberty Township had any authority as far as cleaning up litter(dumping) and speed limits.  Chairman Brown said there really wasn’t much the township could do about either one of those things.
Larry Shaffer said he was just wondering how the township was getting along on our building code enforcement. Chairman Brown said Erb Inspections is working to try and get everyone that hasn’t applied for a building permit yet to sign up. 

BID OPENING: FOB Delivered
*IA Construction
19MM Top $79.00 $92.00
Hawbakers $84.00 $107.00
*Bid was awarded to IA Construction - delivered 

As no further business was brought before the Board, the meeting was unanimously adjourned at 9:35 a.m. on a motion by Supervisor Ernst and a second by Supervisor Shepard. 

Respectfully Submitted,
Lucinda Speeth
Secretary/ Treasurer

Boys & Girls Club Of Potter County Are Seeking A Executive Director


 

DeLullo Trucking Seeking a Class A CDL Driver with TWIC Card

 


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


 

Homer Township Spring Clean Up May 21st, And 22nd


 

Port Allegany Town-Wide Yard Sales Return on May 21, 2022

 


Cameron County Children and Youth Services Have A Caseworker Vacancy


 

ROULETTE TOWNSHIP CLEAN UP DAYS JUNE 10TH AND 11TH


 

Roulette Hill Cemetery Spring Clean Up

 


Full-time entry level technology position available at Johnsonburg Area School District


 

Ridgway Fire and Ambulance were dispatched for a motor vehicle accident


 On May 19, at 1:12 am Ridgway Fire and Ambulance were dispatched to Portland Mills Rd. for a one car rollover crash. 
PSP is on scene and the fire units were recalled

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

RBI Roulette Project



After a ton of hard work and with the generous support of our local communities and businesses, the RBI Roulette Project Committee is proud to announce that our scoreboard, PA System and improved batting cage are all operational and in use for the current youth baseball season.  

The RBI Roulette Project committee would like to thank the following individuals and businesses who made this possible: National Fuel, Zito Media, Port Fox’s Pizza, Dollar General, Sheetz, To Fill A Backpack, The L.C. Whitford Co., Inc. , Country Boy Excavation & Demo, Neal Logistics, Justin Cochran, Kerry Hawver, Justin Fillhart, Brandon Bliss, Andy Kulp Jr., Tammie Boyd and many, many others.  Our work continues this year.  Stay tuned for more updates.

SPRINGFEST IS THIS SATURDAY, MAY 21 WITH FREE, FAMILY-FRIENDLY FUN FOR ALL

Photo by John Eaton

Catching a fish is all part of the fun at Springfest.

 

Free, family-friendly outdoor fun for all ages will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Springfest this Saturday, May 21 at Hills Creek State Park at 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901, seven miles northeast of Wellsboro in Charleston Township.

The concession stand will be open during the event with snacks, lunch and beverages, according to Springfest Coordinator Bob Edkin.

Members of the Wellsboro Area Senior High School Grand Canyon FFA will teach those interested how to make compostable plant pots out of newspapers and plant seedlings in them to take home. It’s free.

Children, eight and older, along with their parents, can assemble a rubberband-powered airplane to fly and take home, while supplies last. All materials are free thanks to the Mountain Modelaires R/C Airplane Club of Wellsboro. The club, chartered by the Academy of Model Aeronautics, will have a display of radio controlled airplanes and helicopters.

Meet Smokey Bear who will have fire prevention information.

At the Tioga County Woodland Owners Association booth, members will talk about ways to improve backyard habitat without spending a lot of money. Willow and dogwood cuttings will be available for people to take home with a quick, in-person instructional about how to successfully plant them.

Youth can experience fishing on Hills Creek Lake with help from Jim Mucci, park naturalist. Fishing poles, bait and lures will be provided free to those who want to learn basic fishing skills. Fishing licenses are required for anyone 16 and older.

There will be different types of kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards available for youngsters and adults to try out on the lake. Youngsters can paddle on their own or go with an adult. Those of all ages can find out how to improve their paddling skills. All equipment is provided free. Mike Sidell, who founded and led the Mansfield University Kayak Club for 22 years and other volunteers along with park staff will assist anyone who needs help.

Tiadaghton Audubon Society volunteers will conduct short bird walks at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Those who don't have binoculars can borrow a pair. TAS will be handing out free information on how to create bird-friendly backyard habitat, eliminating bird strikes, Wellsboro’s designation as a Bird Town community and about the local birding group.

Those who want to see more birds and butterflies can start in their own backyards, one native plant at a time. Stop by the Native Plant display to find out about the super foods that are needed.

The Potter-Tioga Visitors Bureau will be handing out free maps, brochures and visitors guides about things to see and do in the area.

Children and adults can go on a self-led hike using park maps as a guide and bring their bikes and wear helmets (required by law) to ride at the park.

To learn more about Springfest or for directions, email hillscreeksp@pa.gov, call 570-724-4246 or visit http://www.stepoutdoors.org.

EIGHTH FREE GUIDED BIRD WALK IS AT HILLS CREEK STATE PARK THIS SATURDAY, MAY 21

During the May 14 walk, participants saw a pileated woodpecker (shown).


Leaders Bob Ross of the Tiadaghton Audubon Society and Bob Edkin, DCNR environmental education specialist, were joined by five other birders on the Saturday, May 14, free, guided bird walk at Hills Creek State Park at 111 Spillway Road, near Wellsboro. It was a warm day. They identified 31 bird species. Among them were a pileated woodpecker, bald eagle and osprey.

The guided, bird walk this Saturday, May 21 is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

Meet at the Hills Creek State Park office at 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901 in Charleston Township, near Wellsboro.

At 8 a.m., participants will drive their own vehicles from the office parking lot to the nearby starting location. The walk will be slow-paced and last about two hours.

The last free guided bird walk will be at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 28.

For updates and helpful tips, email tasmember@yahoo.com or visit tiadaghtonaudubon.blogspot.com.

Call the park office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays at 570-724-4246 for information about Hills Creek State Park.


 

RECORD NUMBER OF ANGLERS REGISTER FOR 31ST ANNUAL UPPER PINE CREEK TROUT TOURNAMENT ON MAY 14 & 15; FOUR CLAIM TOP CASH PRIZES

Larry Doyle, Sr. signs his name at #31, the number on the prize board that matched the number on the trout he caught to win the top prize, $1,000 in cash.



For the third time, a record breaking number of fishermen registered for the 31st Annual Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament held this past weekend along a 13-mile stretch of Pine Creek between the Mill Street Bridge in Galeton Borough, Potter County and the Ansonia Bridge on Colton Road in Shippen Township, Tioga County.

In 2019, 518 anglers registered for the tournament with 94 of the 250 tagged fish caught. The tournament was not held in 2020 due to COVID-19. The 2019 record was smashed in 2021 when 644 registered with 162 of the 250 tagged fish caught.

This year, the record was broken again with 677 fishermen registered and 171 of the 275 tagged fish caught, 140 on Saturday, May 14 and 31 on Sunday, May 15. The 171 caught fish is a new record but there were also more tagged fish to go after this year.

For the first time since 2018, the big prize, $1,000 in cash was awarded this year along with three of the six $500 cash prizes. In 2019, no one took home any of the top cash prizes. In 2021, five of the six $500 cash prizes were awarded.

Larry Doyle, Sr. of Glen Mills Pa. won the $1,000 cash prize. Each winning a $500 cash prize were: A. J. Benedict of Sunbury, James Frehafer of Pottsville, and Jason “Jay” Ross of Sayre.

“I think this is my sixth year of fishing in this tournament,” Doyle said. “Usually, there are 10 to 12 of us, family and friends from Delaware and Chester counties who come here together. We hang out and socialize both at home and here. The last four or five years we have stayed at the Rough Cut Lodge on Route 6. We already made our reservations for next year.”

The 75-year-old said, “I caught four rainbow and one brown trout on Saturday. None of them had tags. On Sunday, I caught four rainbow and five brown trout. The only one that was tagged was the last brown I caught. This is the first tagged fish I’ve ever caught since we started coming here and he was worth $1,000.”

Asked what he was going to do with the $1,000, Doyle said, “I don’t have a game plan for it.”

“The 171 trout caught this year represent 62.2 percent of the tagged trout we float stocked,” said Jim Baney, president of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Snowmobile Club, which has sponsored the tournament since 1991.

"We had well over $14,000 in cash, merchandise and gift certificate prizes this year," said Baney.

“It all comes down to the luck of the draw," Baney said. “Anglers like the ball draw because everyone has an equal chance to win the top cash prizes.”

Participants must bring their tagged fish in “live condition” to the snowmobile clubhouse on Route 6. They draw a numbered ping-pong ball for each tagged trout they catch. The number on the ball is matched to the number on the club's prize board to identify what the angler has won.

The minimum prize for a tagged fish is $50 and may be cash, merchandise or a gift card or a combination of the three.

Tournament proceeds provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors, assist families with special needs and local charities, are used to groom and maintain area snowmobile trails and help cover the club's annual operating expenses.

Visit www.pagrandcanyonsnowmobileclub.com for more information.


Eldred Twp. fire Dept. were dispatched for a residential fire alarm


 On May 18, at 7:02 pm Eldred Twp. fire Dept. were dispatched for a residential fire alarm on Artline Rd. Recalled

Lawrenceville Man Arrested For A PFA Violation In Nelson TWP.


 

No Injuries In One Vehicle Crash On Mack RD. In Covington TWP.



 

Northwest Bank in Coudersport is having a Community Week


The Local 2nd Graders have done wonderful in our coloring contest. Be sure to stop in and put in your vote. 

They are doing a “Fill A Book Bag” Donation that has the whole Month of June drawings for the draw three lottery from the donation of your ticket.  

There’s a Rock Hunt throughout the town and there are 10 rocks total. Five of those are numbered and if you find one with a number, bring it into the Coudersport Northwest Bank and get a prize.  

Keeping the community involved 🙂

No Injuries In One Vehicle Rollover Crash On Rt. 49 In Bingham TWP.


 

Endangering The Welfare Of Child Investigation In Sylvania TWP.


 

Shirley M. Morell Davis, 86, of Youngsville, PA

Shirley M. Davis


Shirley M. Morell Davis, 86, of Youngsville, passed away peacefully on Saturday May 14, 2022, in her home.

She was born in Portland, Maine on October 28, 1935, the daughter of the late William and Vivian (Bickford) Morrell. She graduated from Gorham High School in 1953 as valedictorian and then went to the Portland School of Fine and Applied Art, where her work showed much potential to be a talented artist. 

She met her first husband Jan Legere while both were students there. Eventually, her husband’s art career necessitated a move to Pennsylvania and Shirley put her career dreams aside to raise her children, which she determined to be a much higher calling in life. All seven children made their mother proud, as they made their various journeys through life.

She also was a loving aunt and grandmother who took an interest in the lives of her many nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Shirley was a great cook, interested in healthy eating and living and enjoyed running and walking, which gave her opportunity to enjoy her natural surroundings. She enjoyed gardening and kept various animals on her property over the years. 

She was a talented musician who loved to sing and an avid reader, with a particular interest in health, nutrition and spiritual growth. In 1990 Shirley married Peter Davis and they enjoyed their retirement years living in a log home, which she had built in rural PA. Shirley made a positive impact on others by simply being her loving and kind self and is now experiencing joys of Heaven, beyond our comprehension. A life well lived a job well-done and an accomplishment like none other, summarizes Shirley’s journey through life.

She is survived by her seven children; Miranda MacHanick and husband Dave, Jan D. Legere, Mark D. Legere and wife Betsy, Heather Chaney, Sara Boren and husband Wayne, David Legere and wife Nicole, and Rachel Anderson; 30 grandchildren and many great grandchildren; siblings Sandra Grondin, Karen Morrell, Linda Verrier, and Kathy Greenlaw. 

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her brother, William Morrell, son- in-law Lou Chaney, and her daughter-in-law Lauri Legere.

Friends may call the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Inc., 304 East St. Warren, PA on Friday May 20, 2022, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Thomas J. "Tom" Sheeley, 74, of Foster Hollow, Bradford, PA.

Thomas J. Sheeley


Thomas J. "Tom" Sheeley, 74, of Foster Hollow, Bradford, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022, with his wife by his side.

Born May 23, 1947, in Kane, he was a son of the late Max H. and M. Elizabeth (Mills) Sheeley.

Tom was a 1965 graduate of Bradford High School.

On September 1, 1966, he entered the United States Army, he served in Vietnam and was Honorably discharged on June 13, 1968.

He was a devoted employee of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, having worked in the camps and conferences, grounds and maintenance departments. He retired after 34 years of service. Tom had a unique sense of humor and enjoyed playing tricks and jokes on family and friends.

On May 28, 2001, in the gazebo on the Pitt Bradford campus, he married, Diane L. (McCormick) Sheeley who survives.

Tom will be deeply missed by is his loving wife, Diane, one brother, Richard and his wife Barbara Sheeley, of Marshburg, two nephews, David (Angie) Sheeley and Mark (Tammy) Sheeley, three grand nieces, Camilla Sheeley, Elizabeth Sheeley, Hailey Sheeley, his mother and father-in-law, Barbara and George McCormick, four brother and sister-in-laws, Eugene McCormick, Deb (Bob) Less, Kim Slack, Sandy Walterbusch, and several grandnieces and nephews, Emily (Matt) Hensler, Allison (Tinisi Cooper) McCormick, BethAnn (Cameron) Sloan, Leanne (Kurt) Sutkus, Heidi (Ben) Weiland, Michael (Ashley) Walterbusch, Matthew McCormick, and Josh McCormick.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brother-in-laws, Jerry Walterbusch, Bob Slack, and Tim McCormick.
Vietnam War Veteran

Family will receive friends on Friday May 20, 2022, from 11 am to 1 pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. 33 South Avenue, at 1:00 pm funeral services will be held with Rev. Rick Nelson pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating, followed by the Honor Guard from the American Legion Post 108 of Bradford presenting the Flag.

Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to University of Pittsburgh at Bradford General Scholarship Fund, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford PA 16701.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Alan Gordon, 85, of 37 Stone Ave., Bradford, PA.

Alan Gordon

Alan Gordon, 85, of 37 Stone Ave., Bradford, died peacefully at Bradford Regional Medical Center on May 17, 2022, following a late-stage diagnosis of cancer. 

He was born in Buffalo, NY, in 1937, a son of the late Alex and Elizabeth Margaret “Maggie” Gordon. The family moved to McKean County when he was young. Al attended Bradford schools from elementary through high school. He studied accounting at Bryant and Stratton College, graduating in 1958, and served in the US National Guard from 1959 to 1965. He joined the George H. Daggett accounting firm in Bradford in 1959 and assumed ownership of the company in the early 1980s. He retired in 2010. 

Al is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nancy Gordon; and by his daughter, Gretchen Gordon, and grandsons, Ian Gordon and Giles Gordon, all of Pembroke, ME. 

His family made him laugh and made him proud. Another joy was spending time with Sarah Savage of Phoenix, AZ, the life partner of his late son, Greg Gordon. Aside from his family, Al’s favorite things in life were traveling, maintaining the lawn and flowerbeds around the house, following sports of every type, and spending time at St. Simons Island, GA. 

Al was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Ian Gordon; and his son, Greg, the last being a loss that never healed. 
U.S. National Guard Veteran

Services will be private, with a celebration of Al’s life planned for a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. 

Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the Gordon Family Scholarship Fund at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford or to a charity of choice. 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Rodney R. “Pork” Goodwill, 58, a lifelong resident of Bolivar, NY.

Rodney R. Goodwill 
            

Rodney R. “Pork” Goodwill, 58, a lifelong resident of Bolivar, passed away in his home with his loving family by his side on Thursday, May 12, 2022, after a long battle with cancer.
     
Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa., are incomplete and will be announced with full obituary.

Volunteers Sought To Hang Up American Flags in Roulette Township

 

The Roulette Township Supervisors are looking for volunteers to hang up the American flags this year. If you are interested please contact the office at 814-544-7549. We would like to have them hung up for the Memorial Day holiday.

Seneca Highland CTC's Annual Awards Assembly will be available via Livestream Thursday


 Seneca Highlands Career & Technical Center

Seneca Highland CTC's Annual Awards Assembly will be available via Livestream tomorrow beginning at 9:30am. for the morning session of Acedemic Awards. 

The afternoon will be filled with more awards, scholarships, the car give aways, and brand new this year......Students have been competing against the am and pm for the chance to Dunk their Instructors!! Tune in tomorrow for the FUN 😁

Janet M. TUBBS, 68, of Ulysses, PA

Janet M. TUBBS

Janet M. TUBBS, 68, of Ulysses, PA, died Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in her home following a short, courageous battle with cancer.  

Born September 9, 1953, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Merle L. “Mike” and Betty E. Colbath Johnston.  On October 12, 1968, in Sabinsville, she married Basil E. Tubbs, who survives.  

A graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School, she was employed by Laurelwood Inn in Coudersport, Galeton Production, Truck-Lite in Coudersport, and MedPlast in Westfield, retiring in 2013.  

Janet was a longtime member of several engine show associations.  In addition to engine shows, she enjoyed camping and gambling.  In recent years, she and her husband wintered in Florida.  

Surviving besides her husband, Basil, are: four children, Scott (Cheri) Tubbs of Coudersport, Cindy (Craig) Black of Ulysses, Mark (Tammy) Tubbs of Coudersport, and Debbie Tubbs of Coudersport; 13 grandchildren, Alicia Tubbs, Brittany Fessesden, Chantalle Tubbs, Jacob Tubbs, Jaycee Tubbs, Marissa Hess, Briana Black, Hannah Tubbs, Emma Tubbs, Derek Sheehy, Brandon Sheehy, Sierra Upshaw, and Kameron Lepold; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Johnston of Sabinsville; two sisters, Peggy Bell of Elkland and Barb Davis of Sabinsville; two sisters-in-law, Jean Johnston of Roulette and Brenda (John) Schweigart of Mills; brother-in-law, Duane (Donna) Smith of Galeton; many nieces and nephews; and her engine show family.  

She was predeceased by a grandson she raised, Brenton M. Tubbs; and two brothers, Merle L. Johnston, Jr. and Harold “Sonny” Johnston.  

At Janet’s request, there will be no services.  

Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.  

Memorials may be made to Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 247, Ulysses, PA 16948.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

Francis A. "Fran" DeLancey of Smethport, PA

Francis A. "Fran" DeLancey

Francis A. "Fran" DeLancey of Smethport, PA passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in Bethel Park, PA.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

RECALLS

America New York Ri Wang Food Group Co., Ltd Recalls Ready to Eat Pork Sausage Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

America New York Ri Wang Food Group Co., Ltd., a Bay Shore, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 14,635 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) sausage sticks and luncheon loaf products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal.

Smethport & Port Allegany Dispatched For Structure Fire


At 11:11 AM on Wednesday, Smethport & Port Allegany fire depts. have been called to 29 Blackberry Way in Keating Township for a structure fire in the camp. The occupants believe the fire is out, but residence is full of smoke. Fire was in the furnace. Everyone has evacuated the camp, identified as Bill Lake's camp.

Willow Creek Triathlon canceled for 2022


The Willow Creek Triathlon, an annual event that benefits the Disabled American Veterans of McKean and Warren counties, will not take place this year. 

Race Director John Tim announced the committee’s decision to cancel this year’s event and added the committee will regroup in September to discuss moving forward. Anyone interested in joining the committee is asked to email director@willowcreektriathlon.org

The triathlon has raised more than $360,000, which is earmarked to help with transportation for the DAVs. 

The event was held virtually the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year would have been the 17th triathlon.