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Saturday, August 29, 2009

94 Yard Sales At 79 Locations In Coudy Town Wide

Jim- Here's the final listing for the yard sales. As you will note, there are some yardsales that have numerous families involved. I've also taken extra time to describe the directions to out of town sales. I hope it meets with everyone's approval. Feel free to run it several times during the coming days. Your readers will appreciate it.
Use The Comments on this article to list your items for sale. Identify with your number and location.

1-Bradford-115 Crandall-Route 6 east

2-Wyatt-512 Dwight

3-Coudersort Free Meth.Church-(The Spot) East Second St.

4-Library-502 Park Ave.

5-Lehman-414 Park Ave.

6-Dubots-706 S. Main

7-Herberger-403 S. Main

8-McCaigue- Stettler-1001 S. Main (2 family)

9-Wilcox-770 N. Main

10-Palmatier-602 Ross

11-Corey-781 N. Main

12-Crosby-307 E. Oak St.

13-Euken-Maple Tree Restaurant- Main St

14-Baker-Crittenden Hotel- Main Street

15-Furman-410 Vine St.(across from Lincoln’s)

16-Darrin-6 W. 4th St.

17-Goodnoe-306 Cartee

18-Heslep-114 Reese Hollow Rd.(Ave A extension)

19-N. Tier Mission Team- 15 E. Third-(Methodist church)

20-Taylor-202 Oak St.

21-Constant-508 Oak St.

22-Pierce-11 Woodlawn Ave.

23-Gentzel-507 North West St.

24-Leete-702 North Main (2 family)

25-Alpoyanis-413 Park Ave.

26-Songster-301 S. East St,

27-Special Olympics- 403 Route 6 West

28-Schoener-15 Dingman Run Rd.

29-Higley- Horn-7 West Spruce St.( 2 family)

30-Giebel-409 Dwight St.

31-Blackwell-8 Walnut St.(end of S. East St.)

32-Curfman-201 Mill St.

33-Morales-194 Buffalo St.- Route 872

34-Moore-1 Ellison Ave.

35-Mahon-704 Ross

36-Chitester-504 E. Maple-near the swimming pool)

37-Foust-506 S. West St.

38-Gould-465 Center Park

39-Snyder-11 North Main-at the Coudersport Theater)

40-Gill-116 Crandall St.(Route 6 East)

41-Sipes- 103 E. 7th Street (6 families)

42-Heimel-6 Anchortoy Lane-(Coudersort Mobile Home Park

43-Boy Scouts Trop 536- 15 E. Third- (Methodist Church)

44-Moshier-6 Ave. A-( 3 families)

45-Reese-Goodwin-337 Route 6 W. Port Allegany Rd. (2 families)

46-Miller-401 North East St.

47-Maiuro-203 Cartee St.

48-Coudersport Fire Dept.-Route 6 W. (7 families) and a chicken barbeque

49-Outman-506 South Main

50-Abplanalp-21 Woodlawn Ave.

51-Bunnell-500 East Second St.

52-Thomas 338 Dwight St. extension-(across from High School)

53-The Right Stuff Antique Mart-364 East Second St.

54- Haskins-708 Ross (across from high school parking lot)

55-Pratt-1277 East Second St. (near Ladona)

56-Wojciechowicz- Courthouse Square

57-Russell-Dutch Hill road

58-Jolley-10 West Locust St.

59-CMA Church Youth group- 1 Alliance Ave. (north Coudersport)

60-Lush-201 Cartee St.

61-Bailey- Courthouse Square

62-Rathbun- 16 Avenue B. (north Coudersport

63-Trash and Treasures Antiques-131 North Main

64-Jeffers- East Second St. (lot next to Four Seasons Real Estate office)


65-Stahley-35 Mockingbird Lane (off Route 872)

66-Bretz-Hefner-25 Mockingbird Lane (2 families)

67-Toner-288 Sunrise Ridge Rd. (off Route 872)

68-LaBenne-245 Sunrise Ridge Rd. (off Route 872)

69-Stuckey-147 Sunrise Ridge Rd.(off Route 872)

70-Nicholson- 550 Dry Run Rd.(Moved To Courthouse Square)

71-Bergstrom-1020 S.R, 44- (toward Shinglehouse)

72-Lewis-11 Schalard Lane-Hebron area Route 44 (toward Shinglehouse)

73-Butler-342 Snowman Road- off Route 872

74- Clement- 73 Morley Drive- (North Hollow Rd. from Ladona)

75-Geiser-835 Morley Drive (North Hollow Rd. from Ladona)

76-Rohrbaugh-1913 Dividing Ridge Rd. (off Route 872)

77- Ehrensberger- 126 Prouty Rd. (off Route 872)

78-Mc Garvey- Prouty Storage Unit –(off 872)

79-Moore- 37 Oak Lane- (off 872- top of Jenkins Hill)Horn

Hemphill residence near Jones's Corners just outside of Coudy on Route 49. Three families are setting out their wares- The Hemphills, The Snyders and the Knowlton family.

81- Chris Setzer- Dwight St.

82- Obleski's at 844 Prouty Road. We have some antiques, hump back trunks, books, a roto tiller,a snow plow blade for a lawn tractor, old sleds,an air compressor and tanks , beautiful felted purses,twig wreaths and much more. We will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

83--I would like to add our sale to the online list. It is 822 Baker Creek Road.
Huge multi-family, clothing, furniture, dishes, knick knacks, blankets, comforter sets, gas grill, lots of things- too many to mention
priced to sell! 3 miles on 44/49, next left after 44/49 junction, go 4 miles on baker creek rd, on right signs along the way, will be where yellow school bus is


85--Late Notice--Yard Sale To Benefit SOAP. Estate of Jim Frank yard sale
at Ste. Eulalia Catholic Church -6 East Maple. Saturday morning.
Small appliances, hand tools, powertools, saws, apartment size refrigerator, hunting clothes, golf clubs, and much more.
Proceeds to benefit "Save our area Pool" -

Hi I am Mary Freeman I am not on the Yard Sale List but I am having a yard sale on the Deutschlander lot on Allegany Avenue near the bridge in Coudersport. I have primarily boys and young mens clothing and shoes, including winter jackets and snow pants and sporting goods such as: inline skates, sled dogs, and ice skates. Thank you.
88--Sale at Sweden Valley Storage Units Saturday

Sweden Valley Yard Sale
I am having a yard sale tomorrow in front of the Sweden Valley storage units from 8am-approx. 4pm. The sale is not registered but I would greatly appreciate it if you would put it on your map. Some of the items for sale include a Roketa Motor Scooter, Bicycle, collectors Birthday Girls, and roller blades.


Family Thanks 911 Center For Saving Man's Life

This time, the victim was a 'save'

Reported by Kimberly Finnigan, Tri-County Sunday.
Courier Express--Tri County Sunday
CLEARFIELD - In emergency situations, we often hope for the best but it's difficult to know how things are going to turn out.

For one family, a happy ending was made possible with the help of two dedicated dispatchers and a team of hard-working emergency responders.

In June, the Clearfield County 911 Center received a call from a woman who's husband was in cardiac arrest. The call was taken by 911 telecommunicator Dennis Middleton. Following his training and the 911 procedures, Middleton immediately began giving the caller instructions to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation while fellow telecommunicator Todd Howe dispatched emergency responders to the house. More...

Dairy Farmers Losing Money Every Day--Many Ready To Quit

Dairy rally draws crowd of more than 150

By Justin Head

Hornell Evening Tribune
Canisteo, N.Y. -

Dairy farmers from several western New York counties and as far as central Pennsylvania who are worried about losing their farms attended a dairy rally at the Canisteo American Legion Friday afternoon and discussed the Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act of 2009.

A group of more than 150 dairy farmers, their family members, a handful of local officials, farmer union leaders and Congressman Eric Massa, D-29, addressed the audience and talked about the act. The proposed legislation, brought forward by Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa, and Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., would change the amount farmers are paid for milk to the national average cost of production, eliminate reference to the Chicago Mercantile exchange in determining milk prices paid to dairy farmers and encourage new dairy farmers to produce milk by allowing them to be exempt from inventory management costs in their first year, among other things.

Massa agreed action needs to be taken.

“Because we have married ourselves to a free trade system that gives everything away and does not protect our consumers the international market collapsed and here we are sitting on huge surpluses,” Massa said. “By the way, you saw the price of milk at the producer drop by 50 percent, but we never saw the price of milk in retail drop that much. Now, somebody is making a hell of a lot of money, and candidly, it is not much different then we saw in the petroleum industry. The price of crude went from, what was it, $140? To $50 a barrel and yet the prices at the pump did not drop that same ratio.”

He said he supports stabilizing the market, and the creation of a new price floor. More...

Potter County Represented At Williamsport ‘Tea Party’

leightclosedemonstrateWith a Thomas Paine impersonator promoting “common sense” in government, more than 2,000 people filled Brandon Park in Williamsport on Saturday for the Northcentral Pennsylvania Tea Party. The non-partisan demonstration was called to send a message to elected officials that they must be accountable to the people, respectful of the U.S. Constitution, and resolved to stem the tide of rising taxes and a deepening deficit. Former Potter County resident Roger Leight (left) was the invitation coordinator for an organizing committee. He applauded the federal, state and local elected officials who accepted the invitation to appear before the large group of citizens, many of whom were dissatisfied with the status quo, and to hear their message. Introduced to the audience were State Senator Eugene Yaw, Williamsport Mayor Gabriel Campana, County Commissioners Jeff Wheeland (Lycoming) and Paul Heimel (Potter), as well as representatives of Congressman Glenn Thompson and other elected officials who were unable to attend.

tppaine1Bob Basso (left), who tours the country as an impersonator of 18th century social commentator Thomas Paine, urged the audience to become familiar with public issues and to be heard. “Today what we often hear are the extremists on the left and the extremists on the right, while the silent majority who possess the most common sense have been drowned out,” Basso said. “But you are demonstrating today that the sleeping giant is awakening and you are part of the greatest grassroots effort in the history of America. Our unrepresentative representatives are hearing what, to them, must be a terrifying rumble sweeping across the country — an awakening of ‘we the people’ who will be silent no more.”

Dozens of those attending Saturday’s event signed up for a bus excursion to Washington, D.C., later this year for a national Tea Party demonstration. Potter County Today

Potter County Eagle Photographed Saturday


I thought I would share this. We were coming back from Genesee Natural Foods today and saw this wonderful eagle.

Amy Thompson

Fortress Studios

Honda Off-Road Motorcycle Stolen From Genesee Shed

Red Honda Bike Taken
A Burglary/Theft at a property at 259 Main Street in Genesee Township is bring probed by Coudersport troopers.

Between August 27 at 1:00pm and Ausust 28th at 4:00 pm, an unknown actor(s) removed a 1998 Honda CR500 off-road motorcycle (Color Red), belonging to Jeffrey T. Easton of Main Street Genesee, PA, from an open shed and fled the scene. The motorcycle is valued at $2,000.00

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Chris Bock is the investigating officer.

Coudersport To Have Biggest Town Wide Yard Sale Ever--94 Sales Registered

The place to be on Saturday, Sept. 5, is Coudersport, Pa. when the town has it's annual townwide yard sales.

This year's event is the biggest one ever held with 94 YARD SALES signed up. It begins at 8 a.m. and will go until at least 4 in the afternoon.

During these economic times we all have to tighten our belts and these sales can have a double reward-one for the seller and one for the buyer. Many are having yard sales to pay bills, buy winter tires for the cars and clothing for their children.

The buyers can reap the benefits by finding great bargains during the 8-hour yard sales.

Various organizations are joining in the fun as well, including the local fire department which will be holding a chicken barbeque as well as hosting seven vendors. Betty Lampman is taking in donations for her sale on the Port Allegany road to benefit Special Olympics and various churches will be involved as well.

Coudersport welcomes visitors to their community and hope everyone has a great time and finds lots of bargains. The event is sponsored by the Coudersport Chamber of Commerce.



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83 Year Old Man's Firewood Stolen In McKean County

How Can You Live With Yourself?
Walter Kunkle, an 83 year old man from North Versailles, PA, arrived at his property at 173 Tohey Lane in Hamilton Township, McKean County, on Wednesday, only to find out that thieves had stolen $200.00 worth of cut firewood since he's been there last on July 4th.

If you can supply any information regarding who stole this elderly man's firewood, please contact Trooper Dale Vukovich at Kane PSP 814-778-5555.

Today's Recalls

Voluntary Prodcut Recall: Chef Pierre® Gourmet Lemon Meringue Pie, Day Code 9159 Only

Melon Acres Announced the Recall of Cantaloupes Distributed Through Farm-Wey Produce of Lakeland FL Due to Potential Health Concerns

Undeclared Sulfites in "Island Snacks Natures Mix"

Admitting When You're Wrong

Admitting When You're Wrong

Admitting When You're WrongAs a Christian parent, you are given many opportunities to show God's love to your children. One of the best ways we can point our kids to their heavenly Father is by confessing our sin and asking forgiveness. Click here to read Dr. Stanley's online article "Admitting When You're Wrong" to learn how you can lead your children with humility and grace.

Dr. Joseph J. DeRenzis, 79, of Coudersport, PA

Dr. Joseph J. DeRenzis
“Dr. Joe”

Coudersport, PA--- Dr. Joseph J. DeRenzis, 79, of Coudersport, PA, died Friday, August 28, 2009 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.

Born October 20, 1929 in Stroudsburg, PA, he was a son of Joseph and Ruth DeRenzis. On September 23, 1995 in Coudersport, he married Marie E. Petrosewitz, who survives.

Dr. DeRenzis was a graduate of Stroudsburg High School, class of 1947, a 1952 graduate of East Stroudsburg State College, Stroudsburg, a graduate of Teachers’ College of Columbia University, New York, NY, and a graduate of Temple University in 1970. Dr. DeRenzis was a U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II in the 549th Engineer Company.

Dr. DeRenzis retired in 1992 as superintendent of Coudersport Area School District and was previously a teacher and principal at various Pennsylvania school districts. He was lovingly known as “Dr. Joe”.

He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Coudersport, the Pennsylvania Educational Association, the Coudersport Rotary Club, American Legion Post #192, Coudersport, Eulalia Lodge #342 F. & A.M., the Coudersport Consistory, and the Coudersport Golf Club. He was a longtime volunteer at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital and a volunteer and former board member of the Potter County Hospice in Coudersport. He also served on the Board of Directors for A Way Out in Coudersport.

He enjoyed photography. Joe loved his family and each student he taught in his years as an educator.

Surviving besides his wife are a son, Joseph DeRenzis of the State of Washington; two daughters, Theresa M. Walaski of Sterling, VA and Jennifer L. Haskins of Tonawanda, NY; a granddaughter, Alyssa Haskins; a sister, Giovania (Robert) Adelman of Stroudsburg; three brothers, George (Dawn) DeRenzis, Jim (Mary) DeRenzis, and Tom (Mary) DeRenzis, all of Stroudsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Dr. DeRenzis was preceded in death by his stepmother, Gertrude DeRenzis; a brother, Albert DeRenzis; and a sister, Lois Corbey.

Friends may call at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 from 10 to 11 a.m. at which time funeral services will be held. The Rev. Fred Kemp, pastor of Portville Baptist Church, Portville, NY and the Rev. James Campbell, pastor of St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Coudersport, will officiate.

Members of Eulalia Lodge #142 F. & A.M. will conduct memorial services on Monday at 8:45 p.m. in the funeral home.

Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Vandals Slice Tire On Brooklynside

Tire Sliced On Brooklynside
Vandals sliced a tire on Sandra Glase's 2007 Chevy Tahoe van while it was parked at her home on North Brooklynside in Liberty Township on 8/23-24. Damage was estimated at $300.

Contact PSP Kane if you have information.

Cowardly Vandals Tip Over Tombstones

Lower Grimes Cemetery Damaged
Between August 10 and August 17th, some cowardly vandals with no respect for the memory of the persons buried there, tipped over approximately 8 tombstones in the Lower Grimes Cemetery, near Port Allegany, PA.

Anyone who has any information on this senseless destruction is encouraged to contact PSP Kane at 814-778-5555. Trooper Nelson is the investigator.

Teacher's Pet Rescue Has A Found Dog

We have a stray dog that was found Wednesday. Please call 274-0383 to identify. Teacher's Pet Rescue.

Moran Industries Plan For PA Freight Coming Together

Moran ‘on track’ for likely growth with new project


Sun Gazette

WATSONTOWN - The railroad industry is far from dead in Pennsylvania. Just ask Moran Industries president John Moran Jr.

Moran, along with family members and state, county and municipal political leaders, broke ground Friday on a $1.4 million project designed to significantly increase rail freight operations to the company distribution center complex in Watsontown.

The project will be paid for with a $1 million state Rail Freight Assistance Grant, acquired through the help of state Rep. Merle Phillips, R-Upper Augusta Township, and state Sen. John Gordner, R-Berwick. Moran Industries will cover the remaining cost of the project, said company spokesman Jason Fitzgerald. More....

Eds note: This is Moran Industries rail freight plan promoted by Jeff Stroehmann, who was a candidate for the 5th District Congressional primary race. Stroehmann is Vice-President of Operations for Moran Industries in Watsontown, PA.

Area Obituaries

PORT ALLEGANY -- Patricia J. Dickinson of Skinner Creek Road died Thursday (Aug. 27, 2009) in Geisinger Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Switzer Funeral Home and are incomplete.

Kate M. Bliss, Age 97, formerly of Galeton, PA

Kate M. Bliss, Age 97, formerly of Galeton, PA, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2009, at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.

Born December 12, 1911, in Brookland, PA, she was a daughter of the late Harry H. and Mary (Coppersmith) Hosley.

She graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College and was an English and French teacher in the Galeton Area School district, retiring in 1971. Kate was a member and past Worthy Matron of the Galeton Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Galeton Poetry Club. She also lived in Florida for many years and was a member of the Deborahs and taught Sunday School, and was named the Sunday School Teacher of the Year.

Surviving are, a son, James (Carol) Rowe, Voorhees, NJ; a daughter, June (Ronald) Howard, Jacksonville, NY; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a brother, Champ Hosley, Coudersport; a sister, June Lanzalotti, Pompano Beach, FL; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Kate was predeceased by husbands Adrian Rowe and Merle Bliss.

A graveside service will be held at West Hill Cemetery, Galeton on Monday, August 31, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Galeton Library. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Holly's Home!!


We finally caught Holly tonight. She has been living in the cemetery for at least 2 weeks and had become so frightened in her month in the woods that we had to trap her.

We would like to thank Vickie who spotted her last Friday and alerted us, Lorna who saw her in town over the weekend, and the caretakers of the cemetery who have been watching over her from afar.

She is one happy girl tonight and is going to rest, play with her brother and be spoiled rotten.

Kris Arbogast
Teachers Pet Rescue

94 Yard Sales In Coudy Area September 5th---Potter Leader Enterprise To Print Maps At No Cost

Hi Jim-
Final count is 94 people signing up for the yard sales. More good news. The Leader-Enterprise has graciously offered to print 1500 copies of the map at no cost to the Chamber of Commerce. Yet another good thing that's happening to our community. Thanks Donald. It's appreciated very much.


Galeton Couple Jailed In Suspected Marijuana Bust

Growing Pot In A Pot
A pair of Galeton residents were jailed this week after two suspected marijuana plants were found under the front deck of a trailer rented by the couple.

Colby L. Pierce, 24, Galeton, PA and Gina C. Widnikiewicz, 24, Galeton, PA are accused of having 2 marijuana plants in a pot under the trailer deck at 1168 Route 6, West in Pike Township.

On 8-24-09, charges were filed through District Court 55-4-03 against Pierce and Widnekiewicz for Manufacture of Controlled Substance; Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance; and Possession of Drug Paraphenalia.

Arrest warrants were issued by District Judge Delores Bristol. The warrants were served on 8-24-09 by PSP Mansfield within Tioga County. They were arraigned before District Judge Sweet who set bail at $5,000.00 each.

Pierce and Widnekiewicz were unable to post bail and were incarcerated.

Troopers Investigating Stolen Pain Killers

Meds Stolen At Odin
A residence at 75 Odin Road was entered in the last two weeks and a bottle of pain killers was removed.

Jason Fourness, of Odin Road told Coudersport State Police the stolen medicine was Darvocet 100 mg. The bottle was half full and was taken from a kitchen cupboard. Anyone with information on this burglary is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Michael Flook is the investigator.

Screen Door Damaged On Route 6

Screen Door Damaged
A criminal mischief outside a residence at 1168 US Highway 6 West in Pike Township is being investigated by troopers from the Coudersport station.

Unknown actor(s) tampered with a screen door belonging to Jason T. Smith at that address, causing damage to the unit.

Water Treatment, Roads Challenge Gas Industry

twogasguysAs energy companies continue to move into Potter County for exploration and production, they are anticipating some major challenges in the coming year: lack of water treatment facilities, substandard rural roads, and a need for skilled workers. None of these challenges is expected to stand in the way of expanded production of natural gas from Marcellus shale, according to three industry officials who spoke at a public meeting in Coudersport on Thursday night. Geologists Scott Blauvelt (left) of East Resources and Damian Piaschyk of Pennsylvania General Energy Company both confirmed that their companies plan to expand their presence in the county and remain active here for decades. They see the current slowdown due to low gas prices as a temporary condition.

Lou D’Amico (below), executive director of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of Pennsylvania, said that between recycling and treatment at state-approved facilities, the industry has been able to dispose of millions of gallons of wastewater created from Marcellus shale gas well hydrofracturing. However, D’Amico added, as production ramps up, there will be a need for additional treatment capacity not currently available in Pennsylvania.

loudamatoshale1He said gas companies have been working with township officials to rebuild some rural roads so that they are capable of accommodating drilling rigs and other heavy equipment. D’Amico encouraged local education leaders and public officials to develop workforce training programs that will allow the gas industry to hire its employees from the local labor force, rather than importing skilled laborers from the South.

He said the gas industry’s future in Pennsylvania is bright, forecasting that the state will evolve from an importer of gas from other states to an exporter that can profit from other states’ needs.

The three industry representatives appeared on behalf of the state’s Marcellus Shale Committee, which was formed last year by two statewide trade organizations to educate local officials, landowners, and others on the production of Marcellus shale natural gas. Potter County Today

Burglars Hit Drabee's Mini Mart & New You Styling & Tanning Salon In Roulette

Businesses Burglarized
Coudersport State Police are investigating an early morning burglary on River Street in the village of Roulette.

Between 5:02 and 5:08 am Friday, two burglars wearing black pants and black hooded sweatshirts were seen as they entered Drabee's Mini Mart and the New You Styling and Tanning Salon at 9 River Street in Roulette, by defeating the locking mechanism on the front door of Drabee's.

Once inside, the actors removed 2 cartons fo Marlboro Light cigarettes (value $50.00 each) from Drabee's and $109.00 in cash from the cash register in the New You Salon. They then exited the stores through the front door and fled on foot in a northerly direction on River Street.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who can supply any other information to help solve this burglary is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Rupp is the investigating officer.

CCMH to Host Rural Trauma Course

Rural Trauma Course

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will host a course on rural trauma care this fall. The course, taught by Hamot Medical Center emergency, trauma, and emergency preparedness experts, will be held September 11 at CCMH.

Clinicians, including physicians, physician assistants, nurses, EMS personnel, and emergency department technicians will learn about developing a rural trauma team, components of an effective trauma system, caring for trauma patients, and components and concepts of performing a primary and secondary patient survey, and reviewing decision making criteria to transfer to a higher level of care.

The training day will include patient care case scenarios with skill practice in mock patient care delivery with trauma and emergency emphasis. With this training, our emergency care team at Charles Cole Hospital will be better prepared to co-ordinate care from the field through all hospital interventions to support our patients in need of trauma care.

Coward Attacks Defenseless Mailboxes Again

Enough Is Enough!!
What would possibly be the turn-on for someone to go out along the road and attack defenseless rural mail boxes.

Of course, rural mailboxes can't fight back so this cowardly attacker is nothing more than a chicken shit, or he would take on someone his own size. Some areas of Potter County have been attacked repeatedly by this person who hates society and the process of getting mail.

Similar in characteristic to a virus that attacks your e-mail, this person is a drudge on Potter County society and an anti-virus program is being developed to cope with it. Infra red trail cams are being deployed in some areas, other residents, thoroughly irritated are considering stronger measures.

At any rate, when this a$$hole is finally caught, I suspect the punishment will fit the crime and those helpless mailboxes will exact their toll.

Potter County is on high alert and you will be caught, and properly dealt with!!

The latest victim of the mailbox basher is Francis Brown of 2385 Kinney Road, Genesee, PA. His mailbox was dented and broken off the post to which it was attached overnight Thursday night. Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690. Trooper Flook investigated this one.

Metzger Earns Radiation Certification

Jason Metzger, director of radiation oncology at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Patterson Cancer Care Center, recently passed the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board exam.

As a certified medical dosimetrist, Metzger will facilitate radiation oncology treatments with physicians Dr. Hans Baerwald and Dr. David Moylan at the PCCC and help develop optimal treatment plans. While everyone plays a critical role in the delivery of health services, it is the medical dosimetrist who performs, assists, or directs the treatment planning process as designated by the radiation oncologist and medical physicist.

The medical dosimetrist must demonstrate an understanding of topics including cancer, radiation biology, radiation therapy techniques, radiation oncology physics, equipment technology, radiation safety and protection, anatomy, physiology, mathematics, and the psychosocial aspects of cancer.

The MDCB is the recognized certifying agency for medical dosimetry in the United States and administers the examination one time per year. Medical dosimetrists from various countries outside of the United States have elected to become certified by the MDCB. The candidate who successfully completes the certification examination may utilize the credential Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD). To maintain certification, CMDs must obtain continuing education credits as defined by the MDCB.

Metzger joined CCMH in 2005. He earned an associate degree in radiation therapy at Southern Maine Technical College and a bachelor’s degree in radiation sciences at the University of Oklahoma. In addition to his CMD certification, he is a certified radiation therapist and member of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, and American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

He and his wife, Jenny, live in Coudersport with their daughter, Clair.

Home For Sale On North Hollow, Coudersport, PA

BiLevel home on large private corner lot

1 mile from hosp
3BR 2 B new hardwood floors Deck 2 car garage

Marie E. Kloss, 88, of 62 Hedgehog Lane, Bradford, PA

Marie E. Kloss, 88, of 62 Hedgehog Lane, passed away, Thursday, August 27th, 2009 at UPMC Northwest Seneca, in Seneca.

Born July 3, 1921, in Bradford, she was the daughter of the late William and Mildred (Nellis) Whelan.

On May 22, 1943, in Bradford she married Paul Kloss who died September 27, 1976.

Mrs. Kloss was a 1939 graduate of Bradford High School. She had worked at the Bradford Hospital in the dietary department

She was a member of St. Bernard Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Paulette (Caskey) Francis, wife of Tom Francis of Kennerdell, three brothers, Jack (Betty) Whelan, Fent (Doris) Whelan, and Dick Whelan, two grandsons, James Paul (Barbara) Caskey of Bradford, and Jason Allen Caskey of Steamboat Springs CO, two great grandchildren, Sarah Ann Caskey, and Jason Tyler Caskey, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter, Patricia L, Kloss, three brothers Charles Whelan, William Whelan, Jr., and Kenneth Whelan.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday, August 31, 2009 from 10:00 to 11:00AM in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main Street, at which time funeral and committal will be held with Rev. Leo Gallina, pastor of St. Bernard Church officiating.
Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Futures Rehabilitation, Inc. 1 Future's Way Bradford, PA 16701.

Online condolences may be made at


Two Potter County Bridges To See Repairs
CLEARFIELD – PennDOT Engineering District 2 announced today that work on a seven bridge, two-county preservation project will begin Monday, August 31. The project is financed with federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Swank Associated Companies, Inc. of New Kensington is the prime contractor on the $2.2 million project that will help preserve five bridges in Clearfield County and two bridges in Potter County.

Work will include concrete repair, structural steel repair, painting of existing steel and miscellaneous repairs. Crews will begin work on a bridge along Route 453 in Clearfield County, near the village of Boardman. A temporary lane closure will be in place using self-regulated stop signs. Work on this bridge is scheduled to be complete by the end of October.

Other bridges included in the project are located along Routes 53, 729, 2017 and 3008 in Clearfield County and Routes 6 and 144 in Potter County. The contract for the entire preservation project extends to early November 2010. All work is weather dependent.
The project is part of PennDOT’s more than $66 million investment of federal economic recovery funds being spent on 14 transportation projects across the nine counties of District 2.

To learn more about how the federal economic stimulus will benefit Pennsylvania, visit


August 28, 2009

We could use the help of some extra volunteers tomorrow, Saturday,
August 29th, 2009. We need to get the blue foam board put under the house and on the sides of the house. We will also be working on the plumbing.

The only tools needed will be a hammer, a utility knife, and a measuring
tape. We could also use an air stapling gun to staple down underlayment.
Please bring one if you have it. We will begin work at 8:00 a.m. and finish about 4:00 p.m.

Lunch will be provided by the workers from PNC at Human Services.

Come and join us – Thanks!

Jim & Charlotte Blain


Swine Flu Preparations
BRADFORD, Pa. – With the return of students to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford today, the university is putting in place plans for preventing or mitigating a possible outbreak of the H1N1 influenza on campus.

“Whenever large groups of people come together, there’s always an increased possibility of illness,” noted Dr. Livingston Alexander, president. “We have discussed, planned and organized measures to protect students and the faculty and staff in hopes of getting through the fall semester with minimum impact from H1N1.”

College students are at a higher risk than much of the population for two reasons. First, young people appear to be more susceptible to H1N1. The largest numbers of confirmed or probable cases of H1N1 have occurred in people between the ages of 5 and 24, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. In addition, students live closely together, giving the virus a chance to spread.

To prevent the spread of H1N1, Pitt-Bradford is educating its students and employees in a variety of ways, from skits at orientation and cleaning demonstrations by resident assistants to distributing laminated cards with tips for staying healthy during influenza season.

In addition, extra precautions are being taken in the area of cleaning and sanitizing. The university’s cleaning contractor will sanitize high-contact surface areas such as handrails, door knobs, door plates and bathroom sinks, and liquid hand sanitizer stations have been placed throughout the university. In addition, dining services will sanitize tables, counters and chairs after each meal, and hand sanitizing wipes will be placed in the computer labs.

As part of orientation, students are being issued personal keychain-sized bottles of hand sanitizer.

Bonnie McMillen, director of health services, is urging students to be vigilant about hand washing, covering coughs and not sharing personal items, such as cell phones.

In the event that students do contract the H1N1 virus, they will be asked to self-isolate. Student health services will be able to have sick trays delivered to residence halls and/or arrange for transportation to local doctors with whom the campus has an agreement.

“We’re a school where the buddy system works pretty well,” said Dr. K. James Evans, vice president and dean of student affairs, explaining that resident assistants have been trained to recognize flu symptoms.

If possible, students will be asked to return home to recuperate.

“The vast majority of our students live within easy driving distance,” Evans said.

As vaccine for the virus becomes available, Pitt-Bradford plans to hold a vaccine clinic.

Pitt-Bradford has also developed a pandemic plan to guide the campus through an outbreak of H1N1 or other diseases.

Alexander said the college will monitor not only how H1N1 is spreading in Pennsylvania, but also in Western New York, a few miles north of campus.

More information about H1N1 and Pitt-Bradford’s pandemic plan can be found at


Inspection Conducted at Potter County Transfer Station

WILLIAMSPORT – Department of Environmental Protection staff recently found 6 operational and safety violations on five trucks during a transfer station inspection on Aug. 26 at the Potter County Transfer Station in Ulysses Township.

“We made this inspection a priority to help improve compliance with DEP’s environmental regulations and state traffic safety laws,” DEP Regional Director Robert Yowell said. “We have conducted thousands of trash truck inspections over the past several years because we want to get unsafe trash trucks off the highways.”

DEP staff inspected 20 trucks and discovered five trucks that had six violations. DEP inspectors found two violations for not having proper signs, two violations for no daily operational log, one violation for no fire extinguisher, and one violation for a leaking load. All of the violations were against haulers, not the transfer station.

Trash haulers must obtain authorization from DEP through Act 90—the state’s Waste Transportation Safety Act—to haul trash in Pennsylvania. DEP inspectors look at compliance history and may revoke authorization to transport waste if outstanding violations exist or there is an inability to comply with Act 90 regulations.

In addition to checking the Act 90 authorization, DEP inspectors look for fire extinguisher and sign violations, drivers not properly managing waste during transport, leaking loads, improper covers over the waste, trucks that are overweight or otherwise overloaded, and log book or record-keeping violations.

For more information on the inspections, visit, keyword: Trash Trucks.

Town Wide Sales Now At 89--Last Day To Get On Map

Hi Jim-
The registrations for yard sales have been coming in like crazy all morning. We're now up to 89 with Coudersport Fire Dept. notifying me they have seven vendors signed up there. They'll also be having a chicken barbeque at the Fire Hall so all you hungry people be sure to stop there and get your meals and support the local fire company.
Shirlee Leete

Coudersport Church Broadcasting Live Service


The Coudersport Free Methodist Church began last Sunday (8/23/09) broadcasting our Sunday Worship service LIVE at . If you are not able to be in worship, please visit us live at 10:15a.m. EST .

Please pass this message on to family and friends, especially those who are unable to be in worship because of health or job situations.

If possible, visit our channel page and become a “follower” by clicking the “follow” button. This will allow us to notify you of special LIVE broadcasts in the future. The services will also be “archived” at our channel page for later viewing.

In Christ,

Pastor Pete Tremblay

Wife / Bellefonte Man Charged In Murder

Two charged in murder of Samuel Boob

Lock Haven Express

BELLEFONTE - Two people, including the victim's wife, were arrested last night in connection with the murder of Samuel (Sammy) Boob, 29, of Centre Hall.

Ronald Heichel, 29, of Bellefonte, and Mirinda Boob, 27, wife of the victim, of Centre Hall, were scheduled for video arraignment this morning at the Centre County Prison on murder charges.

They were taken into custody last night, state police at Rockview said. More...

Champion Orthopedics Moves to New Location at CCMH

Several offices are relocating this summer at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital.

The obstetrics/gynecology offices of Dr. Celso Backes and Dr. Max Laurore moved to the Irwin Medical Arts Center at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital where the new Women’s Health Center is located. Patients should use the hospital’s main entrance. For more information, call 814/274-7101.

Champion Orthopedics & Sports Medicine moved from the Irwin Medical Arts Center to the space previously occupied by Women’s Health earlier this month. Patients should use the west entrance. For more information, call 814/274-0900.


Recovery Act Funding Helps Create More Than 200 Jobs in Nine Counties

HARRISBURG – Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced Pennsylvania is investing more than $5.3 million in 12 innovative clean energy projects, which will generate energy, save money, create jobs and improve the environment. These innovative projects under the commonwealth’s Energy Harvest Program are funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“The Energy Harvest Program will create opportunities to better manage our energy resources in a way that also improves our environment, supports economic development and enhances our quality of life,” said Governor Rendell. “The number of worthy projects seeking financial assistance greatly outpaces available state funding. The federal Recovery Act funding provides additional opportunities to invest in our future. These projects will produce short- and long-term benefits by putting people to work and creating immediate energy savings, and by producing clean, renewable energy that will help power homes for years to come.”

The selected projects will leverage more than $11.6 million in private investments, create or retain more than 200 jobs, generate enough energy to power 900 homes, save more than $1.7 million in energy costs and reduce air emissions by more than 54 million pounds annually.

Governor Rendell launched the Energy Harvest program in 2003 to promote awareness and build markets for cleaner or renewable energy technologies. Innovative projects that are eligible through the program include renewable energy deployment, including biomass; waste coal reclamation for energy; deployment of innovative efficiency technologies; and distributed generation projects. To date, Energy Harvest has provided more than $40 million to 183 projects. “Energy Harvest is about deploying new and innovative technologies in the marketplace,” said Governor Rendell. “By making sound financial investments in proven technologies we are making great strides in the areas of energy generation, energy conservation and pollution prevention. We are creating a more energy independent Pennsylvania for our citizens.” For more information visit, keyword: Energy Harvest. To learn more about how the federal Recovery Act is benefitting Pennsylvania, visit

Cole Care Introduces New Footwear Line

Pat Northeimer, left, scans Megan Metzger’s
feet for customized orthotic inserts at Cole Care.

Cole Care is now offering a new product line for athletic and fashion footwear and orthotic inserts at its retail store, located at the main entrance at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital.

Cole Care has been offering its diabetic line for over 10 years and is now expanding its footwear line so that people do not have to travel out of the area for shoe shopping, according to Pat Northeimer, RN.

The line also features iStep technology which is designed to help those with foot problems associated with diabetes and also for those with or without foot and back problems. The iStep system provides a digital scan of the feet to customize shoes and orthotic inserts based on three essential elements of the foot including size, arch type, and pressure points. The scan takes less than a minute and uses over 3,000 barometric sensors to provide a digital mapping or blueprint of the feet.

Northeimer also notes that the iStep equipment can be transported to health fairs and meetings. For more information, call 814/274-7250, toll free at 800/924-1545, or visit

Conservation District Announces end of West Nile virus Program due to Budget Impasse

McKean Spraying Cut Out
Until the General Assembly approves a final state budget, comprehensive West Nile Virus spraying programs must be suspended. DEP will end grant funding for the West Nile Virus Program in 36 counties on Sept. 1st including McKean.

Grant funding to the remaining 31 counties for spraying operations and protection will continue for the remainder of calendar year 2009. DEP will provide very limited monitoring in the areas where grant funding has been eliminated that have historically been associated with West Nile transmission. If mosquitoes in these areas are found to carry the virus, the department will take necessary measures to reduce the mosquito population through either larval or adult mosquito control.

McKean County has participated in the Pennsylvania’s West Nile virus program since it was started in 2001, and was implemented by Penn State Cooperative Extension for the first 6 years. In 2007, the McKean County Conservation District took over the local program. Heather McKean, Watershed Specialist for the District and West Nile Virus Program Coordinator, has been involved with the West Nile program since its inception. “It is unfortunate that we have had to end the mosquito surveillance and control program early this year. Although we have historically not seen high levels of West Nile virus in the county, the threat still exists and may increase without routine control of mosquito populations.”

Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Certain species carry the West Nile Virus, which, when transmitted to people, can cause West Nile encephalitis, an infection that can result in an inflammation of the brain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all residents in areas where virus activity has been identified are at risk of getting West Nile encephalitis.

The virus has been detected in 24 counties and, last week, the Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed the first human case this year involving a woman in Luzerne County.

McKean reminds residents that “mosquito season is far from over and there are measures homeowners can take to help minimize exposure. The best way to control mosquitoes is to eliminate standing water, because water sitting for more than 4 days can produce mosquitoes.”

Here are additional steps individuals can take to help reduce mosquitoes:
• empty all containers that collect and hold water including tires, tin cans, buckets, tarps
• empty & change water in bird baths, flower pot trays, pet dishes, rain barrels, and wading pools
• clean debris from rain gutters & keep swimming pools treated and circulating
• drain swimming pools if they are not in use
• stock ornamental ponds with fish which will consume mosquito larvae
• follow label directions and precautions carefully if using mosquito repellents
• make sure window and door screens are “bug tight”
• horse owners are encouraged to contact their veterinarian for more information on the Equine West Nile virus vaccine

Area Obituaries

Kate M. Bliss, 97, formerly of Galeton, PA, died Wednesday, August 26, 2009. Arrangements will be announced by the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA.

PORT ALLEGANY — Joyce M. Mead, 71, of East Vine St., died Wednesday (Aug. 26, 2009) at Sena-Kean Manor in Smethport. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

RIDGELAND, S.C. — Barry R. Houben, 51, formerly of Eldred, Pa., died Thursday (Aug. 27, 2009) at Costal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred.

7th Human Services Employee Laid Off


Belt-Tightening Continues At Potter County Human Services

Human Services Administrator Jim Kockler (left) presented an update on his agency’s worsening financial situation, due to delays in state funding, during this week’s county management team meeting at the Gunzburger Building. The Potter County Commissioners initiated the monthly sessions earlier this year to improve communications among county departments and gather input on policies and initiatives. Kockler said a seventh staffer will be furloughed at week’s end, as part of an incremental effort to reduce expenses as Human Services adjusts to the lack of a state budget. With state funds covering upwards of 90 percent of the agency’s budget, the impact of the impasse in Harrisburg is worsening each day, the administrator added.

“Unfortunately, we’re going to see some reduction in services,” Kockler said, citing the Medical Assistance Transportation Program as an example.

“If there is any positive side to a crisis like this, it is the fact that it makes you very carefully re-evaluate your options,” he added. “Because of this analysis, we have determined that, at least in certain areas, we may have been a bit overstaffed.” Potter County Today

PCEC Class Schedules

First Step: Starting a Small Business

A FREE workshop designed to give you a head-start with your business. Topics include: Guidelines on how to finance your business; What to consider before starting a business; License and tax information; Regulations governing a business; How and why to prepare a business plan
Other resources you can use to help you plan and succeed. This workshop will be presented by the Small Business Development Center of Clarion University and will be held on Saturday, September 12 from 9 a.m. – Noon. To register visit our website at or call 814-274-4877.

2010 LPN Cohort Forming in Coudersport

The Potter County Education Council will once again partner with Pennsylvania College of Technology to bring an LPN course to the PCEC’s Coudersport office. Hurry don’t miss this opportunity. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2009. For more information, call Carol Spaulding at 814-274-4877.

Photography Workshop with Curt Weinhold

The Potter County Education Council will hold a Photography Workshop with Curt Weinhold at the Galeton Office. Learn to capture autumn’s brilliant colors with your digital or film camera. This 4-5 hour workshop combines some tech talk with a fieldtrip to Lyman Run State Park. Covered subjects include: Proper Setting of Camera Menu, Which Lens to Use, Which Aperture and Why, The Best Filter Ever, How to Select an ISO to Suit Conditions, Flash, Carrying Bags, Batteries & Tripods, Learn to See the Light ~ Not Only the Subject, Websites, Photo Editing and Software. We will look for scenes, close-ups, and moving water to photograph and come home with trophy pictures. Visit Curt’s website to see sample pictures as The date for this workshop is Saturday, September 19 beginning at 10 a.m. The cost for the course is $48 per person. For more information or to register visit our website at or call 814-435-9490.

Masster Gardner Class

Interested in becoming a Master Gardner - here is your chance. A new class will be forming beginning in September The Master Gardeners coursework will run for 13 sessions. The curriculum will include specifics on soils and growing environments for the McKean/Potter/Cameron/Elk county region. For more information on the curriculum and schedule, please contact Bill Waltman, Extension Educator, at (814) 274-8540.

PCEC Coudersport Computer Schedule

Potter County Education Council’s Coudersport Office will be offering the following computer classes:

September 8 PowerPoint 2 9 a.m. – Noon

September 14 Publisher 2 6 – 9 p.m.

September 15 Publisher 1 9 a.m. – Noon

September 21 Comp. 1st Aid 6 – 9 p.m.

September 22 Publisher 2 9 a.m. – Noon

September 28 Vista 6 – 9 p.m.

To register visit our website at or call 814-274-4877

PCEC Galeton Computer Schedule

Potter County Education Council’s Galeton Office will be offering the following computer classes:

September 8 Internet 1 6 – 9 p.m.

September 14 Word 1 9 a.m. – Noon

September 14 Access 2 1 – 4 p.m.

September 15 PowerPoint 1 6 – 9 p.m.

September 21 Word 2 9 a.m. – Noon

September 21 Access 2 1 – 4 p.m.

September 22 PowerPoint 2 6 – 9 p.m.

September 28 Excel 1 9 a.m. – Noon

September 28 Excel 2 1 – 4 p.m.

To register visit our website at or call 814-435-9490, 814-274-4877 or 814-642-2295.



September 10th, 2009 at 7 PM is the next Man-to-Man meeting to be held at the Mill Stream Inn, located across from Charles Cole Memorial Hospital.

This meeting is very significant as it marks our 6th year.

Our feature speaker will be Joe Demott, a prominent Port Allegany pharmacist. With our attention directed to prescription drugs and health care, this promises to be a lively discussion.

The Potter Man to Man Support Group was one of six groups selected to participate in a national research study by the American Cancer Society. Our MTM will be visited/observed at this meeting to further evaluate our successful efforts to inform and improve the quality of life for prostate cancer survivors, their caregivers and community.

My hope is for a stellar turnout. Please come, participate, and enjoy refreshments celebrating our 6th year anniversary. For more information contact Marty Weiss – 814-274-8554 home –814-331-1167-cell – e-mail