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Monday, December 31, 2012

1-5 Complete Estate Auction, Saturday, January 5th, At Daniel A. Carter Inc. Allegany, NY

Happy New Year From Jim & Audrey At Gustin's

Coudersport Fire Dept. Member Injured In Crash

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Our thoughts go out to CVFD members Roger and Tammy LaBar, Kyia Labar & Logan Labar... Glad the kids are ok and hoping Tammy heals up quick..

No Injuries In Truck/Car Crash On Rt. 155

Neither driver was hurt in a crash on Sizerville Road at it's intersection with Sizer Run Road in Portage Township on December 19, 2012 at 1:05 PM.

Trooper Eric Farabaugh who investigated, said as a 1997 Mack E7-464 driven by Daryl M. Downes, 53, of Philipsburg, PA, was traveling southbound on Rt. 155, a 2005 Volkswagen Passat driven by Shirley J. Zimmer, 81, of Emporium, PA, turned onto Route 155 from Old Portage Road without first checking to see if the roadway was clear.

Downes steered his truck to the right, but was unable to avoid hitting the Volkswagen. The car was struck in the passenger side door with the left front tire. The truck started to spin counter clockwise and rotated about 90 degrees and came to rest across both lanes of travel. The Volkswagen continued southbound in the northbound lane and the front of the vehicle was pinned under the bumper of the truck.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts and were unhurt. The truck was able to be driven from the scene. The Volkswagen was towed. 

Zimmer was cited for a stop sign violation.

Coudersport Ambulance To South Main Street

At 10:17 PM on New Year's EVE, Coudersport Ambulance has been called to South Main Street for a medical emergency.

Firefighters Stop House Fire On Robbins Road

Firefighters save home in Sullivan
Wellsboro Gazette
Firefighters from Mansfield and Troy saved the one-story wooden home at 395 Robbins Road, Sullivan Township. A fire began in a shed housing the Stahl family's outdoor wood burner. The fire spread to the house and demolished the bathroom before firefighters extinguished it with water at 2:48 p.m. Read more...

Minor Injury In Sizerville Road Crash Saturday

An Emporium man suffered a minor injury but his 2000 Chevrolet sustained severe front end and undercarriage damage when his vehicle left the Sizerville Road on Saturday morning and went into the ditch.

Michael A. Pearson, 30, of Emporium, PA, was traveling north on Rt. 155, near the entrance to Sizerville State Park in Portage Township, Cameron County, when his vehicle traveled across the southbound travel lane and onto the shoulder of the roadway. It then traveled into a ditch, along the ditch for 122 feet, where it struck an embankment located in the ditch. It then traveled back onto the roadway and came to rest  facing east across the northbound lane of Rt. 155.

Pearson faces pending summary traffic charges in District Court.

Trooper John Whitcomb was assisted at the scene by members of the Emporium Fire Department and the Emporium Ambulance Service. The vehicle was towed by Ramsey's Garage.

Hit & Run Saturday In Eldred Boro

A hit & run in the parking lot of Fox's Pizza at the intersection of Rt. 346 and Rt. 446 in Eldred Boro is under investigation by Kane based State Police.

Trooper Leslie Barr said an unknown vehicle entered the parking lot on Satruday morning  at 6:20 am and struck a parked 2013 Chrysler 200, pushing it forward about 10 feet into a snowbank and damaging the bumper. The unknown vehicle then fled the scene.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PSP Kane at 814-778-5555.

Democratic aide: Fiscal 'cliff' deal reached

 Breaking News from WJAC
Democratic aide: Fiscal 'cliff' deal reached
A Democratic aide says the White House and congressional Republicans have reached an agreement to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, extending Bush-era tax cuts for family incomes below $450,000.

Rollover Crash Near Andover

Rollover Crash Near Andover
At 9:12 PM on New Years Eve, Andover is responding to a one vehicle rollover crash on County Route 22 on the sharp curve near the horse farm.                                                                                      

Donald J. Anderson, 89, of 342 Derrick Road Bradford, PA

Donald J. Anderson
Donald J. Anderson, 89, of 342 Derrick Road Bradford, PA, passed away, Monday, December 31st, at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born February 28, 1923, in Jamestown, he was a son of the late Arthur E. and Kathryn (Buchsen) Anderson.

On October 8, 1949 in Coudersport, he married Adeline D. (Rickert) Anderson who survives.

Mr. Anderson was a 1940 graduate of Falconer High School and a 1942 graduate of Bliss Electrical School in Washington DC.

In February of 1943 he enlisted in the United States Army. During World War II, he served with the 104th Timberwolf Infantry Division with the First Army in the European Theater, earning 3 battle stars, combat infantry badge and the Bronze Star meritorious award.

He retired in 1982 from Bell of Pennsylvania as a Service Center Forman serving 40 years in the Washington DC, Kane and Bradford areas.

Mr. Anderson was a 50 year member and past president of the Bradford Lions Club, president for 2 years of the Bradford Area Golf Association, Past president of the Bradford Chapter of the Telephone Pioneers of America, 50 year member of Eulalia Lodge F&AM 342 of Coudersport, 50 year member of the Coudersport Consistory, member of Zem Zem Shrine Temple of Erie and the McKean County Shrine Club. He was a Charter and Life member of the Enchanted Mountain Snowmobile Club of Olean and the McKean Chapter ATV Club.

He was a member of Hill Memorial United Methodist Church and a member of the former Derrick City United Methodist Church where he served as financial secretary, trustee and on various committees.

In addition to his wife of 63 years he is survived by two daughters, Barbara (James) Atherton, of West Bath ME, and Kathryn (Raymond) Miller, of Bradford, two sons Kenneth (Christine) Anderson, of Bradford and Bruce (Martha) Anderson, of Allenwood, eight grandchildren: Arthur (Elizabeth) Anderson, of Warren, Laurissa (Shane) Locke of Smethport, and Leah Anderson of Bradford, Erica, Benjamin and Kendall Anderson all of Allenwood, Jeremiah Miller and Amy Miller both of Bradford, five great grandchildren: Rebecca, Donald and Edward Anderson all of Warren, Silas and Oliver Locke both of Smethport, and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Leon Anderson and one grandson, Garrick Anderson.

Family will be receiving friends on Thursday January 3, 2013 from 4pm to 7pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 372 East Main Street., and again on Friday January 4, 2013 from 10am to 11am in the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church at which time funeral and committal services will be held with Rev. David Bunnell, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Eulalia Cemetery in Coudersport.

Memorials if desired may be made to the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church or the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Sweden Hill SnoCam Coudersport, Potter County, PA

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1307 E. 2nd St - PA Rte 6
Coudersport, Pa 16915
Call us at 814-274-8770
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Next to the Sweden Valley Inn -  Great Pub
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Elevation 2419 feet

Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association Hosting Community Blood Bank Blood Drive

Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association Hosting Community Blood Bank Blood Drive

The Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association will be hosting a Blood Drive on Thursday January 3rd from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM at 122 East Second Street. 

This is a great opportunity to come out and support two local organizations as they serve Potter County residents. “We have seen the blood supply drop since the Christmas holiday week began; not to shortage levels, but it's a lot lower then it was a week ago. We invite you to take this opportunity to stop in and learn more about the Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association and The Community Blood Bank, make a difference in lives today by donating blood.” says Lora Cope, Regional Coordinator.

CBB will be holding a daily drawing for a $25 gift card.

Rollover Crash On Dutch Hill Road

Rollover Crash On Dutch Hill Road
At 3:47 PM on Monday, Coudersport Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched along with Medic 6 to Dutch Hill Road, 2 miles from town,  for a rollover crash. 3 occupants are reported injured.
4:15--2 ambulances en route to Charles Cole Hospital.

Mansfield Called To Apartment Fire On Robbins Road

Mansfield Called To Apartment House Fire 
At 2:17 PM on Monday, Mansfield has been dispatched to a structure fire near 370 Robbins Road in Sullivan Township. Daggett has been dispatched to this fire.  Wellsboro diapatched.
3:04 pm--Chief 220 declared fire out 

PennDOT offers driveway plowing information

Don’t Get Plowed In
PennDOT offers driveway plowing information

Clearfield – Winter weather is here, making it challenging to keep your driveway entrance open. Having your driveway entrance plowed shut can be easily avoided. At the end of your driveway, as you face the street, clear an area to the left of your driveway entrance that’s about the width of the driveway entrance and about three feet back from the street. The plow truck will be able to empty snow into this cleared space.

Keeping an area to the left of the driveway entrance clear of snow will keep the driveway entrance open and allow you a better view of oncoming traffic before entering the street or highway.

PennDOT also reminds motorists that it is illegal to deposit snow or ice onto a state highway or any public roadway. If you are clearing snow, please—do not place it out onto the road.

If you are plowing and pushing snow across a road, please make sure to remove all windrows. A windrow is a long, low ridge of excess material (such as built-up snow). PennDOT is committed to providing the best service possible throughout winter. Responsible plowing and driveway clearing by residents and motorists is greatly appreciated.

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Patricia A. Fegan, 67, of 45 McKune Ave. Bradford, PA

Patricia A. Fegan, 67, of 45 McKune Ave. Bradford, PA, passed away Saturday, December 29 2012, at her residence

Born August 19, 1945, in Rochester, NY, she was a daughter of the late James L. and Elizabeth (Campbell) Berry.

On June 6, 1964, at St. Augustine Church in Rochester, she married James G. Fegan who survives her.

Mrs. Fegan was a 1963 graduate of West High School in Rochester, NY. In 1971 she and her husband moved to Colorado where she worked for Eastman Kodak in the production department, until her retirement.

She attended St. Bernard Church.

She was an avid reader and loved to cook for family and friends.

In addition to her husband she is survived by two daughters, Catherine Askeland and her husband Peter Askeland, of Loveland, CO and Colleen Fegan Nunez and her husband Frank Nunez of Southwick, Mass., three sisters Nancy Berry, Bette Ann Bovenzi, and Annmaire Adamus, all of Rochester, three brothers, Daniel Berry, of Ontario, NY, Michael Berry, and David Berry, both of Rochester, three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Margaret Masi.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00pm. in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 372 East Main St., Bradford. Visitation, and funeral services will be held in Rochester, NY

Memorials, if desired, may be made to McKean County VNA Hospice, 1223 E Main St., Bradford, PA 16701 or McKean County SPCA, Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701 or charity of the donor's choice .

Online condolences may be made at

Electrical Fire At House In Bradford

Electrical Fire At House In Bradford 
At 1:40 PM on Monday, Bradford Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 30 Rochester Street for an electrical panel on fire in a residence. Residents have evacuated the premises.

Pennsylvania Home Heating Crisis Grants Available Jan. 2

Pennsylvania Home Heating Crisis Grants Available Jan. 2

HARRISBURG, Pa., The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, will start offering crisis grants on Jan. 2 to provide emergency home heating support to those struggling to heat their home this winter.

"The crisis grants are the second phase of the department's LIHEAP program, which has been offering cash grants since Nov. 1," Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Secretary Gary D. Alexander said. "We open the crisis program in January as the temperatures in Pennsylvania really begin to plummet and heating one's home becomes a lifesaving measure."

The LIHEAP crisis grants are in place to address heating emergencies such as broken heating equipment, a lack of fuel, or a danger of being without fuel. To expedite the crisis grant process, the department recommends completing an application online at Paper applications are still available through local county assistance offices, or interested applicants can download and print an application from the department's website.

"Households who have already received a cash grant this year and find themselves in a heating emergency do not need to complete another application," Alexander said. "As long as they have not had a change in address or number of people in their household, they can simply call their local county assistance office to request the crisis grant."

For helpful tips on how to keep your home warm throughout the winter while saving money on utility costs, the department suggests visiting

For more information on the LIHEAP program, or to download an application, visit the Department of Public Welfare's website at and click on "For Adults."

Roulette Station 46 To Station--Call Center

At 11:48 am on Monday, Roulette Station 46 had been dispatched to station. Call center for details.

Buffalo Bills fire Head Coach Chan Gailey

Buffalo Bills fire Head Coach Chan Gailey

The Buffalo Bills announced late Monday morning that Head Coach Chan Gailey has been, "relieved of his duties."
Check for more updates, as they become available.
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Shinglehouse Ambulance To Boro

Shinglehouse Ambulance & Olean 10 have been dispatched to a medical emergency in Shinglehouse.

Della C. McNeil, 85, Bradford, PA

Della C. McNeil, 85, Bradford, PA, has gone to be with her Lord and savior. She passed away at the home of her granddaughter, Melissa Nolf, on Friday (December 28th, 2012) following a lengthy illness.

Born July 19th, 1927 in Hamden, NY she was a daughter of Arthur and Sarah Soules Biggs. She attended high school in Brooklyn, NY.

Della was employed as a salesperson for Studio Girl Inc. and for McNess Co. for several years.

She was a member of the Church of Christ in Melbourne, Fl. and Church of Christ in Bradford, Pa.

She has left behind two sons, Terry Crawford of Sydney Center, N.Y. and David Crawford of Melbourne, FL; 3 daughters, Judy Kemick, Cheryl Thomas and Laurie Ostrander, all of Bradford; Foster daughters Kim August of Ellicott City, MD and Carol Cornelius of Carlisle, PA; six grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; as well as three nephews and seven nieces. Rest in peace, we love you.

A son, Gerald Crawford preceded her in death.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred. A memorial service will be held and announced in the summer of 2013. Burial will be in East Sharon Cemetery, East Sharon.

New Support Group For Moms At Cole Memorial Hospital

Margaret “Peggy” Duell, 74, of Roulette, PA

Margaret “Peggy” Duell, 74, of Roulette, PA died Monday, December 17, 2012 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, PA.

Born on January 24, 1938 in Keating Summit, PA she was the daughter of Donald and Fannie Haynes Weaver.

Mrs. Duell was a homemaker. She enjoyed painting, gardening, knitting, crocheting and cooking.

Surviving are her mother, Fannie Weaver of Coudersport, three children, Dennis (Paula) Duell of Shiloh, GA, Elaine Duell of Griffin, GA, Joan (Les) Skinner of Roulette, five grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, one brother, Donald J. (Betty) Weaver of Oakwood Village, OH, two sisters, Mary (Earl) Harding of Coudersport and Karen (Jeff) Miller of Twinsburg, OH, and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her father, one son, Roy Lee Duell and one daughter, Patricia Lynn Duell.

There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held at 11am on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Fickinger Funeral Home of Coudersport, Richard Beck officiating. 

Memorial contributions in Peggy’s memory may be made to the Roulette Ambulance Association, Post Office Box 172, Roulette, PA 16746.

Contract To House County’s Female Inmates

Contract To House County’s Female Inmates

femaleinmatesThe Potter County Commissioners have approved a contract with Elk County to hold female jail inmates, at a cost of $55 per day. Potter is also responsible for medical expenses and transportation.

There are no accommodations for female prisoners at the Potter County Jail. The number of women requiring incarceration has risen dramatically in recent years, the commissioners noted. Potter also has an arrangement with jails in Clinton, Tioga and Jefferson counties to house female inmates.

Business Resource Fair Planned In March

Business Resource Fair Planned In March

smallbusinessA “business resource fair” will be held at the F. W. Gunzburger County Office Building in Coudersport sometime in March. 

Goal is to make local employers aware of a wide range of resources available to them to encourage expansion, additional hiring and other growth. Among partnering agencies will be the Potter County Commissioners, U.S. Small Business Administration, Northcentral Pa. Regional Planning and Development Commission, Potter County Redevelopment Authority, Industrial Resource Center and others. Details will be announced.

Water Quality Webinars Planned In January

Water Quality Webinars Planned In January

waterqualityPotter County Water Quality Work Group announces educational webinars on water quality topics will be held in January. The sessions are open to the public and include:

–Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2 pm to 3:30 pm, first in a series of U.S. Water Alliance webinars titled, “Hydraulic Fracturing: Beyond Name Calling to Real Environmental Protection.” Topic of the Jan. 15 program is, “Knowing Your Watershed and Assessing Potential Environmental, Economic and Social Impacts.” For details click here.

–Wednesday, Jan. 30, noon to 1 pm, Penn State Extension webinar, “A Study of Pre-Drilling Groundwater Quality Northcentral Pa. Wells and Springs.” Presenter will be Jim Clark, water resources educator. Details can be found here.


12/28/2012 06:59 PM EST
ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc. (“Alliance Nutrition”) is recalling 50-pound bags of MoorMan’s® ShowTec® 18 Elite Lamb DC, product number 80939MPS, because the product has high levels of copper. There are three lot numbers involved in this recall: BF23512, BF27812, and BF29312.

12/31/2012 10:44 AM EST
Potential Listeria-positive products have been identified and we can confirm that Delifish S.A. has issued a voluntary recall of cold smoked salmon products potentially containing Listeria monocytogenes placed on the market in the USA produced from lots 249 through 291, manufactured between September 5 2012 and October 17, 2012.

Monday Morning Insights From Coudersport Alliance Church

10% OFF All Used Vehicles Thru January 5th At Hazel's On Rt. 44 North Of Coudersport



HARRISBURG – While it may be winter, now is the time for landowners to begin making plans to help wildlife by to planting tree and shrub seedlings offered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Howard Nursery, which will begin Jan. 7 through April 19.

“If you are looking for seedlings for ornamental landscaping, look for a private nursery in your area,” said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director.  “However, our bare-root seedlings are produced for use to improve wildlife habitat on State Game Lands and private-landowners enrolled in our Hunter-Access Program.  These seedlings also are used to help educate Pennsylvania students about wildlife habitat needs through our ‘Seedlings for Schools’ program.

“We also are able to offer a limited number of surplus seedlings for sale to the general public to help with their own private efforts to improve wildlife habitat conditions on their property. This effort is part of our agency’s mission to manage wildlife and its habitat for current and future generations.”

New this year is an improved order form to help guide landowners seeking to create habitat for specific wildlife species, as well as a new “bundle” offering.  Bundle offerings include 100 seedlings in a specified mix to benefit deer, game birds and songbirds, as well as riparian and winter-thermal habitats.

The order form and information are available on the agency’s website ( by putting your cursor on “General Store” in the menu bar at the top of the homepage, then clicking on “Howard Nursery” in the drop-down menu listing and scrolling down and choosing “2013 Seedling Order Form.”  (NOTE: If you have problems downloading the order form, you likely need to install the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be found doing an internet search and downloaded for free.)

The order form can be completed and submitted on line, or printed out and faxed or mailed. Payments are not due until the order is confirmed by Howard Nursery.  For those without internet access, order forms can be obtained at Game Commission offices or various displays or booths at shows in which the agency participates through the spring or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Howard Nursery, 197 Nursery Road, Howard, PA 16841.

“Seedlings are available for purchase by landowners are suitable for a variety of uses as wildlife food and cover, including hard- and soft-mast production, winter thermal cover and riparian habitats,” said Annetta Ayers, Howard Nursery superintendent. 

“The Howard Nursery strives to offer the finest available tree and shrub seedlings that best provide for the various needs of wildlife, including food and shelter.  All of our stock is inspected annually by the state Department of Agriculture.

Ayers noted that the nursery sells seedlings in units/bundles of 25.  Orders of 12 more total units receive discounted pricing.  Prices are as low as $3.75 per unit of 25 seedlings (15 cents each).  The new bundles for deer, game birds and songbirds, and winter-thermal habitats, sell for $25; the riparian habitat bundle sells for $30.

Some seedling types are on very limited supplies, so those interested will want to call Howard Nursery at (814) 355-4434.  Hours of operation are Monday thru Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Ayers noted that, for evergreens, 1,000 seedlings planted at the recommended tree spacing of eight feet by eight feet will occupy 1.5 acres.  Planting space for hardwood trees should be a minimum of eight feet by eight feet and up to 15 feet by 15 feet, depending on species. For hardwoods, 100 trees will occupy one-quarter acre, and 1,000 seedlings will occupy 2.5 acres. The various shrub species can be planted on a six foot by six foot or eight foot by eight foot pattern.

A description of each species available, along with size information, is available on the website under “Tree Seedling Index.”  Some of the new native shrubs are available in limited quantities and are expected to sell out quickly.  The selection of native trees and shrubs is being expanded annually.  With the exception of black locust, all of the hardwoods are grown from seed collected and processed by Game Commission personnel from Pennsylvania sources.

The preferred method of delivery is by United Parcel Service (UPS).  Shipping and handling charges do apply.  This is very efficient and most orders are received next day.  Orders are shipped only Monday through Wednesday to assure delivery for weekend planting. However, orders also may be picked up in person at the nursery once notified the order is ready.

“Due to conditions beyond our control, such as ice and snow, wet weather, frozen ground, we may not be able to ship trees as early as we would like,” Ayers said.  “We will do everything we can at the nursery to ensure timely shipping and arrival of trees. Generally, seedlings ship in the month of April.”

For more information, contact the Howard Nursery, 197 Nursery Road, Howard, PA 16841, telephone (814) 355-4434.  Hours of operation are Monday thru Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

The Game Commission’s Howard Nursery produces bare-root seedlings for wildlife food and cover on State Game Lands.  The nursery has been producing and distributing 2.2 to 6 million seedlings annually for wildlife food and cover since 1954.  Landowners who have land open to public hunting and are enrolled in one of the Commission’s public access programs are eligible to receive up to 500 free seedlings annually, as available.  Those enrolled cooperators with more than 500 acres are eligible for one free seedling per acre enrolled up to a maximum of 10,000 seedlings annually, as available.  Cooperators are provided an order form each fall for following spring delivery.  Free seedling orders are taken only in the fall through local Wildlife Conservation Officers (WCOs) and Land Management Group Supervisors (LMGS).

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Mailbox Shot In Bingham Township

A shooting incident in Bingham township is under investigation by State Police at Coudersport.

Sometime between  12-9 and 12-28-2012, unknown actor(s) shot a hole through a mailbox owned by Thomas Krichten Jr. of Hanover, PA. The mailbox is located at his seasonal residence at 336 Cinder Hill Road in Bingham Township, Potter County.

Trooper Neil Fausey said anyone with any information on this criminal mischief is asked to call PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690.

Pastor Roger Wagner: From Bethlehem to Bedlam

Galeton Presbyterian Church News, 12-30-12
by Martha Pennell, 
 (H) 435-1381 (W) 848-7563

Pastor Roger Wagner was our guest speaker on 12-30-12.

During his sermon, “From Bethlehem to Bedlam,” Pastor Wagner stated that toward the end of the calendar year there are two days that cannot arrive quickly enough for him, and two days that he would prefer to skip altogether.

The first day he looks forward to is December 21st, the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. Culminating the loss of one to two minutes of daylight each day for the past six months, that loss will reverse and continue for the next six months.

The second day is December 24th, Christmas Eve, where there is an ambiance of serenity and tranquility for a few brief hours. Peace and quietness prevail. It includes children, with their sense of anticipation. According to Pastor Wagner, His coming means more light. He came to dispel the darkness. With darkness comes serenity and silence. Even the larger world is willing to pause for a span of silence on Christmas Eve.

The day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, is a day you will not find Pastor Wagner in any store. The second day he would choose to avoid is New Year’s Eve. Noise and Bedlam are the antithesis of silence, and are seen as an escape by some to avoid seeing things clearly.

The distance from Bethlehem to Bedlam is not that great, according to Pastor Wagner. Exercise caution, if the road from Bethlehem to Bedlam is gone there is no clue how to get back. May God help us all. On the cusp of Bedlam, let us sense God’s presence!

Henry Lush was lay leader; Buddy Sutton and George Raymer were ushers. Jean Lush and Martha Pennell were Communion servers. Prayer family for the week is Vernon and Connie Osgood, Jr.

Pastor Thomas Shatto will lead the congregations of First Presbyterian and Saint Paul’s Lutheran during 2013; he begins to preach on January 6, 2012. A fellowship supper with our new pastor will be held at 4 pm that day in St. Paul’s fellowship hall. All are welcome!

WNY/PA 27th Annual Premier Antiques Extravaganza Auction Saturday, January 19th At Carter Auction & Event Center

Vehicle Over Embankment On Rt. 872

Vehicle Over Embankment On Rt. 872 
At 7:24 PM on Sunday, Austin Fire & Ambulance has been dispatched to Route 872 in the area of Bark Shanty Road. Report one vehicle over the embankment.

James E. "Bim" Colligan, 85, of 235 Bolivar Dr., Bradford, PA

James E. "Bim" Colligan
James E. "Bim" Colligan, 85, a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, of 235 Bolivar Dr., Bradford, PA, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2012 surrounded by his loving family, at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born December 26, 1927 in Erie he was a son of the late Francis H. and Frances M. (Fleming) Colligan. He was a 1946 graduate of Bradford High School where he enjoyed playing sports especially basketball.

Mr. Colligan was a veteran of the United States Army and served as a paratrooper prior to his honorable discharge.

On November 18, 1950 in St. Bernard Church he married Bette J. (Olson) Colligan who survives.

He worked as a Real Estate Broker for Francis H. Colligan Agency, a company started by his father in the mid 40's. At the time of his death he was a partner with his son Jim who owns Colligan Real Estate.

He was a member of St. Bernard Church, Pine Acres Golf Club, the Bradford Club, the Exchange Club, the American Legion, the Bradford Moose Lodge, and past exulted ruler of the Elks Club. He enjoyed horse racing and at one time owned "Tiffany Erin" and "Meadowprize".

Surviving in addition to his wife Bette of 62 years, is one daughter Karin M. Colligan of Jamestown, three sons; James P. Colligan of Bradford, Timothy F. Colligan of Harrisonburg VA, and Daniel J. (Jennifer) Colligan of Nashville TN, four grandchildren: Erin Colligan Lee, Benjamin Colligan, Joshua Shaw, Brett Shaw, two great grandchildren: Jackson Shaw and Aiden Shaw, one brother Francis "Frank" Colligan of Bradford, and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Joan Merriman, Marjorie Slocum, two brothers Tom Colligan and John "Jack" Colligan.

Family will be receiving friends Tuesday January 1, 2013 from 4pm to 7pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 33 South Avenue. Friends are also invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am on Wednesday January 2, 2013 in St. Bernard Church with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor as Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Futures Inc., the Bradford Library or the charity of the donors choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Possible Structure Fire In Port Allegany

Possible Structure Fire In Port Allegany
At 6:15 PM on Sunday, Port Allegany Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a structure fire at 87 South Main Street in the boro.

Phoebe L. Smith, 72, of Ceres, PA

Phoebe L. Smith
“beloved mother and grandmother”

Phoebe L. Smith, 72, of Ceres, PA, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012 in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport, after a lengthy illness.

Born October 20, 1940 in Clarion, she was a daughter of Richard F. and Myrtle Gifford Etzel. On August 12, 1960 in Clarion, she married Gary R. Smith, who died on March 3, 2006.

Mrs. Smith was a graduate of Clarion High School and Clarion Teachers College. She was employed as a bus driver for over 30 years for the IU9 program in Potter and McKean Counties.

She was a member of the Thursday Night Swingers Bowling League in Shinglehouse. She enjoyed gardening and farming.

Surviving are two sons, Dr. Gary S. (Lorna) Smith of Lewis Run and Matt D. (Tiffany) Smith of Youngsville; a daughter, Robin L. (Keith) Henderson of Yelm, Washington; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Smith was predeceased by two sisters, Kathryn Shoup and Ella Etzel; and a brother, Richard Etzel.

Private funeral services will be held at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse. 

A public memorial service will be held at a date and time to be announced. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the McKean County SPCA, 80 Glenwood Avenue, Bradford, PA 16701.

A fond memory of Phoebe may be expressed at

Paul E. SHAFFER, 69, of Roulette, PA, formerly of Ulysses, PA

Paul E. SHAFFER, 69, of Roulette, PA, formerly of Ulysses, PA, died Saturday, December 29, 2012 in his home. 

 He was born September 21, 1943, in Blossburg, PA. Paul was employed by the Eberle Tannery in Westfield, PA. 

Surviving are: four children, Timothy Shaffer of Ulysses, Kathy (Dennis Jr.) Matteson of Genesee, Brian Shaffer of Genesee, and Paula (Jason) Werts of Roulette; a step-daughter, Bridget Smitson of Weston Mills, NY; ten grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Mathews of Ulysses and Judy (Johnny) Jones of Mills; and nieces and nephews. 

 He was predeceased by his parents, John J. and Dora H. Davis Shaffer; and a brother, Gary J. Shaffer.

 Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 1:00 PM. The Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at

Ham Radio Exams January 12, 2013 at 10 AM

Rollover Crash In Fox Townshship

City: FOX
Cross Streets: ROBIN RD * GREEN RD

 12/30/2012 5:09:50 PM

John C.R. Biekarck, 79, of Warren, PA

John C.R. Biekarck
John C.R. Biekarck, 79, of Warren, PA, died Sunday morning, December 30, 2012 at the Warren Manor Nursing Home. 

He was born May 27, 1933 in Warren, PA., son of the late F.C. Rex and Martha Grettenberger Biekarck.

 He has resided in Warren most of his life. John was a 1951 graduate of Warren High School and a 1955 graduate of Allegheny College where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration.

 He had served with the United States Air Force as a 1st Lieutenant, serving from 1955 to 1957. 

 He was a third generation, owner and operator of Biekarck Music Store, working there from 1960 until his retirement in 1988. He was a member of Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church where he was a former vestry member. 

John enjoyed canoeing, gardening, sailing on Chautauqua Lake, especially his time spent at his cottage at Colburns Point, Bemus Point, N.Y
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Phyllis Beck Biekarck whom he married September 1, 1954 in Jamestown, N.Y.

4 Children – R. Steven Biekarck of Corry, PA.
David Biekarck (Lois) of Warren, PA, Marie Ann Biekarck of Newburg, OR., Nancy L. Biekarck of Johnstown, CO., 2 Sisters – Valerie Lynde and husband, Nelson of Bemus Point, N.Y., Violet “VI” Heise of Tuscan, AZ., 10 Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 Son – William “Bill” R. Biekarck.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 from 6 to 8 P.M. A funeral and committal service will be conducted Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church at 11:00 A.M. by Rev. Matthew Scott, Priest-in-charge, officiating. Interment will be Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, PA.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365 or National Parkinson’s Foundation Western Pennsylvania, 3468 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA. 15237. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Honeoye Road

At 12:40 PM on Sunday, Shinglehouse Ambulance has been dispatched to Honeoye Road for a medical emergency. Bolivar has been dispatched mutual aid for this call.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To West Academy Street

At 12:22 PM on Sunday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Olean 10 have been dispatched to W. Academy Street for a medical emergency.

Armed Break-In's In Bath, Wellsville Man One Of Three Suspects Apprehended

Armed Break-In's In Bath, Three Suspects Apprehended

Canisteo Valley News
BATH, NY - Bath Police Chief David Rouse reports that there were two armed break-in's, in the Village of Bath. 

The police chief says Derek Storms, 25, of Wellsville, Jordan Guerin, 18, of Bath, and Shelia Gay, 23, of Bath, are all accused of two counts of conspiracy in the 4th degree and two counts of attempted robbery in the 1st degree.

Police Chief Rouse also reports that a 39 year old woman was assaulted in the head, and that a 31 year old man had to jump out of a second floor window in order to avoid a confrontation with intruders, causing the man to cut his hand. Both were treated and released from a local hospital.  Read more...

Welcoming Carrie Renee Zawatski, born December 18th at Cole Memorial

It’s a Girl!!

Angela (Reynolds) and Robert Zawatski from Austin, Pa are pleased to announce the arrival of Carrie Renee Zawatski who was born on December 18th at Cole Memorial. Carrie weighed 7lbs. 10.1 ounces.

Maternal Grandparents: Art and Sarah Moate of Austin, Pa; Roben and Wendy Reynolds of Austin, Pa.

Paternal Grandparents: Robert and Cathy Zawatski of Johnsonburg, Pa.

Clara Ann “Jo-Jo” (Carl) Calaman, 34, of Westfield, PA

Clara Ann “Jo-Jo” (Carl) Calaman, 34, of Westfield, PA, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012 at York Memorial Hospital, York, PA. 

Born June 29, 1978, in Wellsboro, she was a daughter of Lee E. and Sharon L. (Hess) Carl of Little Marsh, PA. She was a 1996 graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School and then attended the Elmira Business Institute for Medical Transcription and finished her Associates Degree at Penn Tech. 

On April 26, 2008, in Westfield, she married Curtis E. Calaman, who survives. 

Clara worked at S.T.A.R. Inc. for many years and was a First Sergeant and Instructor. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her kids, husband, and family, as well as helping many underprivileged children. Clara had a huge heart and thrived on helping others. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

Surviving besides her parents, Lee and Sharon Carl, and husband, Curt Calaman, are three sons, Connor, Blake, and Lee Calaman, all at home; a daughter, Kayli Carr, at home; a brother, Aaron (Marlo) Carl, Knoxville, PA; two sisters, Gwen (Brian Button) Plank, Knoxville, and Samantha (Travis Moore) Carl, Little Marsh; paternal grandfather, Don (Joyce Empson) Carl, Scio, NY; paternal grandmother, Phyllis (Tom Spencer) Belcher, Wellsboro; maternal grandmother, Clara Hess, Little Marsh; father and mother-in-law, John and Cynthia Calaman, Galeton; brothers-in-law, Kristin (Lisa) Calaman, Maine, and Scott Calaman; sister-in-law, Lori (Jeff Doxzen) Wheeler, York, PA; nephews and nieces, Cody Taylor, Asher Calaman, Mariah and Logan Boyd, Tyler, Alexis, and Jayden Wheeler, Jemma Doxzen, Brandon Button, Makenna Moore, and Emma Carl; her beloved dog, Rocky; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

Clara was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Robert “Bud” Hess. 

Friends may call at the Jemison Valley Brethren in Christ Church, Westfield, on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 from 4:00-5:00p.m., with a Memorial Service following at 5:00p.m. The Rev. Ray Mummert will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.

Priscilla L. Button, 64, of 4010 McQueen St., Scio, NY

Priscilla L. Button, 64, of 4010 McQueen St., Scio, NY, passed away Friday (Dec. 28, 2012) at Wellsville Manor Care Center following a long illness. 

She was born April 29, 1948, in Millport, Pa., the daughter of Arthur and Gladys (Blanchard) Kelley. On June 15, 1996, in Coudersport, Pa., she married Leon D. Button, who survives.

Priscilla was raised in Port Allegany, Pa., area and was a former resident of Olean and Friendship. She was also a member of the Belmont Gospel Fellowship Church.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are three daughters, Gail Button of Scio, Carla Wank of Bradford, Pa., and Bobbie Jo Hancock of Buffalo; one son, Glenn Wank of Eldred, Pa.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Ruby Kelley, Linda Dempsie, Celia Kelley, Virginia DeMarte, Gloria Froebel, Margaret Howard and Susan Button; two brothers, William Kelly and James Kelley; as well as several nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by four brothers, Robert, Eugene, Thomas and Richard Kelley.

A memorial service at the Belmont Gospel Fellowship Church is being planned and will be announced in a later date. Burial will be in Knights Creek Cemetery in Scio. 

The family suggests memorial donations to the Belmont Gospel Fellowship Church or the Salvation Army. To leave online condolences, please visit

Police Report One Vehicle Crash On Rt. 449

State Police investigated a one vehicle crash on Route 449 in Ulysses Township on December 22, 2012 at 5:00 AM.

Trooper Mark VanVolkenburg said the vehicle was traveling south on Route 449, negotiating a left hand curve when it left the roadway to the west, traveled about 30 feet through a pull off area and struck a tree with the front passenger side of the vehicle.

It was discovered there was no insurance on the vehicle at the time of the crash. Operator 1 was cited for PA VC 1786 f in District Court 55-4-03, reference citation T1266655-6. 

Police did not list the name of the driver who apparently was not injured in the crash.

Apple I-Phone Found On Rt. 44 Near Shinglehouse

An Apple I-Phone was found by Coudersport State Police in the middle of Rt. 44, 1/4 mile south of Shinglehouse Borough in Sharon Township, Saturday morning at 2:00 AM.

Trooper Travis Trimbur says anyone who may have lost this phone is urged to contact PSP Coudersport at 814-274-8690.

Emporium Man Cited After Crash On Rt. 872

State Police investigated a crash  on SR 872, 1/2 mile north of Bark Shanty Road in Keating Township on December 19 at 3:20 AM.

Donovan Jude McCurley, 21, of 224 W. 4th Street, Emporium, PA, claims he struck a deer, but kept on driving until the wheel fell off according to Trooper Derrick Watters of the Coudersport barracks.

Trooper Watters said McCurley was found to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. DUI charges have been filed.

Charles F. "Chuck" Randolph, 70, Webster, NY

Charles F. "Chuck" Randolph
Charles F. "Chuck" Randolph

Webster, NY: December 28, 2012 at age 70. 

Chuck is survived by his wife of 36 years, Joanne; son Derrick (Colleen); daughter, Elizabeth Randolph-Milot; grandchildren, Ava Randolph, John Milot, and Tiffany (Josh) Pescini; great-grandchild, Cohen Pescini; 3 brothers Robert, Edward (Dorothy) and George (Rosemary). Chuck also leaves behind Dennis Setzer (Cindy Forsythe), John (Tammy) Setzer, Sandra (Randy) Schwab, Gregory Setzer, Kathy (Jeffrey) Mills and Jeff (Laurel) Setzer; many nieces, nephews and friends. 

Chuck was well known and respected for his 60 years in food service at the Erie County Fair. He was also known in the local area as "the Flower Guy".

Friends may call at Jennings, Nulton & Mattle Funeral Home, 1704 Penfield Rd., Tuesday 4-7 PM. Chuck's Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday 10 AM at St. Joseph's Church, 43 Gebhardt Rd., Penfield. 

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider James Wilmot Cancer Center in Chuck's memory.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Coudersport Vol FireDept. Responded to traffic control

Responded to traffic control at E Second x Crandal st. Cdspt Boro. For a vehicle that lost control and slid off the highway. Assisted by Cdspt Boro Pd, Kightlingers.

Responded to box 46-05 Sartwell Crk. Rd. Mutual aid for s reported structure fire...Roulette command requested all 48 units to cover Their station, fire under control. Returned a short time later. Eng 1, Tnkr 5 with crews/officers responded.

Responded to 101 Buffalo st(Hill residence) box 48-03 Cdspt boro. Reported structure fire/smoke investigation..remained on scene a shirt time, determined to be a CO 2 problem..notified UGI. Eng 48-1,Tower 48-9 with full crews and officers responded.

Members unburied fire hydrants throughout the boro...throughout the day.

Triple MAG - local TV show going national

Local hunting show goes national 

Triple MAG, a local family hunting show, will move from ROOT Sports this January to the Sportsman's Channel. 

Follow Triple MAG in their all new season with a gator hunt in Florida. The first episode for the new season will air Wednesday January 2, 2013 at 7:00am. Other weekly air times will be Saturdays at 3:30am and Sundays at 5:00pm. Check your local cable provider for channel line-up information. 

Don't forget to follow Triple MAG and like them on Facebook.

Fire Alarm At Johnsonburg Hi Rise

Cross Streets: WATER ST * VFW RD

Vehicle Crash In Friendship With Injuries

Vehicle Crash In Friendship With Injuries
At 9:26 PM on Saturday, Friendship has 2 ambulances en route to Olean General Hospital from a crash on County Road 20 in Friendship. No other details yet.

2 Vehicle Crash On Rt. 120 By Laurel Run Reservoir

12/29/2012 8:09:38 PM



Edna J. Sullivan, 69 of Raleigh, NC, formerly of Bradford, PA

Edna J. Sullivan
Edna J. Sullivan, 69 of Raleigh, NC, formerly of Bradford, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at the Wake County Hospice Center, Raleigh.

She was born on June 9, 1943 in Salamanca, NY, a daughter of the late Andrew and Jessie Smeal Conner.

On December 13, 1975 she married Lyle L. Sullivan; who preceded her in death on August 27, 2005.

She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church where she had been the church Treasurer in the 1970’s and 80’s.

Edna loved spending time with her family; especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In her free time she enjoyed socializing online and meeting new people. She liked to go to the beach and even moved to Florida to be closer to the beach. While in Florida she began going to flea markets to sell antiques and various handmade crafts that she was skilled in making.

Edna and her husband were the owners of the former Kania Manufacturing, later on she became the head cashier at the Bradford TOPS market for a number of years and finally she had been the footwear manager at the former Bradford K-Mart.

She is survived by one son, Dan (Sherri Hatch) Holley, Jr., Bradford, one daughter, Robin (Dolan) Shoaf, Raleigh, NC, two granddaughters, Amber Holley, Raleigh, Crystal Himes, Bradford, three grandsons, Matthew McAndrew, Scotty Porter, Jr., both of Raleigh, Dustin Holley, Marshburg, two brothers, Clifford (Alberta) Conner, Ormsby, Paul (Mary) Conner, Mt. Alton, one sister, Sandra Good, Bradford, four great grandchildren, eight step children and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 31, 2012 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. where funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 with the Rev. Patrick J. Cox, pastor of the Grace Lutheran Church officiating.

Entombment will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at

Theodore P. Stake, Jr., 69, of, Port Allegany, PA

Theodore P. Stake, Jr.
Theodore P. Stake, Jr., 69, of, Port Allegany, PA, died Saturday (December 29, 2012) at his home in Port Allegany.

He was born Apr 11, 1943 in Levittown, a son of Theodore P. and Doris Kerr Stake, Sr. On November 1, 1969 in Roulette, PA, he married Sandra L. Church, who died October 21, 2011.

Mr. Stake was a graduate of Bristol High School.

Mr. Stake owned and operated Ted Stake General Store in Port Allegany for many years and was later employed in the Dietary Dept. at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport retiring in 2002 after 28 years of service.

Mr. Stake enjoyed playing the lottery, cards, wood working and traveling. He also loved to give tractor rides on his new tractor but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by

Two daughters: Heather (Bryan) Bartels of Thomasville, NC, Serena (Kurt) Boylstein of Harrisburg, PA

Three sons: Theodore (Holly) Stake III, in Germany, Nathan (Tara) Stake, in Fort Lee, VA, and Jason (Kari) Stake of Port Allegany, PA

8 grandchildren: Taylor, Hailey, Ayla, Cadence, Mikya, Rory, Kason, and Jared

Several nieces and nephews

Mr. Stake was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a brother Frank

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan 5, 2012 from 11AM to 12PM at St. Joseph's Episcopal Church, 116 Arnold Ave, Port Allegany, PA where funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon with the Rev. Joann Piatko pastor of St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church, officiating

Memorials may be made to S.W. Smith Library, Church St., Port Allegany, PA 16743
Port Allegany Ambulance Association, Port Allegany, PA 16743

Online condolences may be made at
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Home, Inc. Port Allegany.

The Spunky Norwegian Foundation has awarded 2 scholarships to Mansfield University

The Spunky Norwegian Foundation has awarded 2 scholarships to Mansfield University. One in the name of Ole B. Bull the Norwegian violin virtuoso who started the Norwegian Communities in 1852 at Crossfork PA ; now the home of Ole Bull State Park. That Scholarship will go to the violin major in the music department. The other under the name of her Excellency Dr. Inez Stewart Bull will go to the piano major of the university.

In addition the foundation has given Ray Knight from St. Marys a grant to purchase music instruments and associated equipment for his combined high school band.

The foundation has also set aside a special fund for the move and relocation of the museum buildings now located on Cherry Springs Road in Galeton to a larger piece of land that will house the New Ole Bull Museum and Scandinavian gift shop with hopes that it will be open in time for the 61st Ole Bull Music Festival to be held in October of 2013 at Galeton High School. Please refer to the foundation’s web site for further and changing information at

Rollover Crash On Rt. 15

Rollover Crash On Rt. 15
At 5:39 PM on Saturday, Mansfield and Tioga Fire Depts. have been dispatched to Rt. 15 near Park Hill for a one vehicle rollover crash. Report Southbound lane north of the Mill Creek Bridge in Tioga Township.

Rollover Crash with Confinement

Rollover Crash with Confinement
At 5:29 PM on Saturday, Middlebury Fire Dept. and ambulance along with medics have been dispatched to a one vehicle rollover crash with confinement on the Sherman Hill Road in Middlebury Township.

Coudersport Dispatched For Smoke Investigation

Coudersport Dispatched For Smoke Investigation
At 4:45 pm on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept. was dispatched to 101 Buffalo Street for a smoke investigation. Reported to be the Hill residence.

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce

I want to personally thank everyone who has made a donation to the fire victims. Here is another way to donate...the fire department auxiliary will host a chicken and biscuit dinner next Saturday 4-7pm. The money raised with benefit the families.
The chamber will be open 10-noon Monday to accept donations for the fire victims.

Winter Weather Advisory issued December 29 at 2: 46PM EST until December 29 at 4:00PM EST by NWS


Fire Reported On Sartwell Creek Road In Roulette Township

Electrical Fire On Sartwell Creek Road
At 2:29 PM on Saturday, Roulette and Coudersport  Fire Depts. have been dispatched to an electrical fire at 472 Sartwell Creek Road in Roulette Township.
2:40 CHIEF 46-10 ON SCENE 

Michelle L. MILLS, 46, of Ulysses, PA

Michelle L. MILLS, 46, of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, December 28, 2012 in her home. 

She was born August 16, 1966, in Coudersport, PA. On February 10, 2001, in Ulysses, she married Terrance L. “Terry” Mills, who survives. 

A 1984 graduate of Northern Potter High School, she was employed by ACCORD in Belmont, NY, Adelphia and Telcove in Coudersport, and Alstom in Hornell, NY. 

Surviving besides her husband, Terry, are: her father, William D. Shutt of Genesee; a son, Bryan D. (Julianna) Kear of Pittsburgh, PA; five daughters, Tracy (Stephen) Mills of McGuire AFB, NJ, Katlyn (Patrick Dow) Kear of Austin, PA, Adrienne Mills of Ulysses, Terilee Mills of Ulysses, and Laura Mills of Ulysses; seven grandchildren; a sister, Amy Loring of Wellsville, NY; a brother, William D. Shutt, Jr. of Genesee, PA; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

She was predeceased by her mother, Jean C. McCann Shutt, on July 29, 2009. 

A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 PM, Tuesday, January 1, 2013 in the Ulysses First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jason K. Reed, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. 

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center (Garden Fund), c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915. 

Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

I-80 EB lane closures at Crash Scene Exit 212 in Northumberland County


I-80 EB lane closures at Exit 212 in Northumberland County

Saturday @ 1:45 p.m.:

Motorists traveling Interstate 80 eastbound in Northumberland County are
advised to be alert for lane closures at the scene of a crash at the Route
Interchange at this time.

The eastbound driving lane and the ramp acceleration lane are closed and
expected to be shut down for the next few hours while the crash scene is

Be alert to the possibility of slow-moving or stopped traffic well in
of Exit 212 in Northumberland County this afternoon.

PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to or call 511 from any

phone to check interstate traffic conditions before heading out.

To view a complete list of Travel Advisories: Click

Winter Weather Advisory issued December 29 at 1: 44PM EST until December 29 at 7:00PM EST by NWS


Fire destroys couple's home in Bolivar

Fire destroys couple's home in Bolivar---there is no fire causes identified

Regional Network News
BOLIVAR — Bolivar and Richburg firefighters knocked the fire down quickly, said Bolivar Fire Chief James Beaton, but there was little that could be saved Thursday at a residence on Friendship Street.

Beaton said the fire at the home of Oscar and Joyce Gaines was accidental. It started at the stove, investigators determined. The trailer was still standing, but is not livable, Beaton said.

“The major damage was to the kitchen area — a lot of smoke and heat damage to the rest of the trailer,” he said. “Nobody was home at the time.”

Lots Of Snow In Potter County--Sno Cam

Sweden Valley Hotel & Cabins
1307 E. 2nd St - PA Rte 6
Coudersport, Pa 16915
Call us at 814-274-8770
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Next to the Sweden Valley Inn -  Great Pub
Next to Sweden Valley Mini Mart -  Gas & Food
Snowmobile Accessible
Sweden Hill SnoCam
Coudersport, Potter County, PA

SnoCam is located 2 miles SE of the
Potter County Snowmobile Club
Elevation 2419 feet

Sandra L. Harris, 66, Windchester, VA, formerly of Eldred, PA

Sandra L. Harris 
 beloved wife, mother and grandmother

Sandra L. Harris, 66, Windchester, VA, formerly of Eldred, PA, passed away Tuesday (December 25th, 2012) at the Evergreen Health Center following a lengthy illness.

Born July 3rd, 1946 in Wellsville she was a daughter of Allen W. and Kathryn E. Stahlman Aiken. In Oakridge, Tennessee in 1982 she married Charles A. Harris, who survives.

Sandy was a 1964 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and later attended secretarial school. She Resided in Germany before moving to Virginia in 1985.

She was employed in retail sales at K-Mart in Windchester for 7 years before her illness.

Sandy loved going to Ocean City (Maryland) Beach with her family. She also enjoyed cooking and taking walks.

Surviving in addition to her husband are one son, Brian (Christie) McLaughlin of Windchester; one daughter, Shelly (Robert) Grant of Oakridge, Tennessee; three grandchildren, Brooke and Avery McLaughlin and Terrance Grant; five sisters, Cheri (Al) Ambrose of Laurel, Maryland, Judy Eaton of Eldred, Bonnie Kovac of Lascassas, Tennessee, Pam Holly of Elizabethtown, Kentucky and Kim (Micky Lyman) Mason of Eldred.

She was preceded in death by a son, Todd A. Aiken on September 5th, 1970.

Friends may call Friday (January 4th, 2013) at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred from 12 to 2 pm at which time a memorial service will be held with the Rev. Jay Tennies officiating. Burial will follow in St. Raphael’s Cemetery, Eldred.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Huntington’s disease Foundation of the donor’s choice.