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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Festival of Choirs USA Saturday, May 21 at Sawyer Evangelical Church

Festival of Choirs USA

Sawyer Evangelical Church, 777 South Kendall Avenue, Bradford, PA
 Saturday, May 21 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.? or whenever it ends)

Final Schedule of Events for the Festival of Choirs USA:

10-11 a.m. Coffee & Registration for Workshops (Activity Center)

11-12 noon 4 Workshops (in classrooms) / or Hymnsing (Sanctuary)
1) Vocal Production - Kelly Card
2) How to Read Music - Dona Roll (for novices)
3) Choral Director's Round Table - Jamie Trask
4) Children's Choir Programs - Becky Card

12-1 p.m. Lunch (Activity Ctr.)

1-2 p.m. Combined Anthem Practice (Sanctuary) / or Hymnsing (Activity Center)

2-3 p.m. Keynote Speaker, Marty Nystrom (Sanctuary)

3-? Choral Concert (adult choirs, ending with two combined numbers) in Sanctuary

Food will be available throughout the day and after the concert (until gone)
(Activity Center)

Potter County Special Olympics Track & Field Event At CARP On Friday

Thanks to Leo Szczesny of Sunken Branch Photography for sharing these pictures from 2016 Special Olympics event at CARP. 
Short link to the gallery

Port Allegany Dispatched To Crash On South Main Street

At 2:40 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Rescue & Ambulance have been dispatched to 70 South Main Street for a 2 vehicle crash with injuries.

Almond Firefighters Called Out For Tree Down On Wires Causing Power Outage

At 2:28 PM on Saturday, Almond, NY Fire Dept. is on scene of a tree down with wires that has power cut off to the village.

State Police News Release On School Bus Accident On Coons Crossing Road

State Police News Release On Rt. 44 School Bus Accident

Emporium Man Arrested For Violating Protection From Abuse Order

Former Shinglehouse Man Coaching A Winning Team At Indiana Tae Kwon Do Champoinships In Indiana

MAT of Elkhart and Elkhart Martial Arts had twenty-eight athletes compete in the 2016 Indiana AAU Tae Kwon Do Championships in Noblesville, IN on May 7. The team earned 65 metals: 22 Gold, 21 Silver, and 22 Bronze.

Master James Crays, Indiana AAU Taekwondo Director, presented Head Coach Jake Wilde, Sr. , a former resident of Clara Road, Shinglehouse, PA, with an Appreciation Award for MAT of Elkhart’s and Elkhart Martial Arts’ dedication and support of Taekwondo in Indiana. MAT of Elkhart had the most participating athletes at this year’s competition.

Can You Identify These Men?



John A. Nordquist at 814-274-7680


Monica Thomas, Brenda Whitman, George Knauer

On Wednesday, May 11, 2016 the Coudersport Senior Citizen Center hosted a day of 140 Cowboys and Cowgirls in celebration of spring. The Office of Aging hosts the event twice a year as an opportunity for seniors from all over the county to put a name to a face and share ideas.
Cowgirls and Cowboys Coudersport County Wide 2016

Commissioner Susan Kefover welcomed the group, Pastors Tom Shatto and Harold Kiel began the day with a round of jokes with Pastor Harold Kiel providing music for their dancing and listening pleasure. 

Northern Tier Daycare started the morning with a rendition of songs for the seniors. Jim Buckingham from American Legion Post 190 acknowledged the Senior Veterans who are active in their centers. District Attorney Andy Watson stopped in to speak with folks commending them for the history they represent and the footprint they are making for future generations. Potter County Nutrition prepared the continental breakfast and lunch with Coudersport High School National Honor Society serving.

The day was filled with fund raisers, a photo booth, and the Toehill Twisters a line dance group from Olean/ Bradford/ Smethport who taught and entertained in the afternoon. Mayor Brenda Whitman announced the best dressed cowgirl and cowboy as Monica Thomas from OV Senior Center and George Knauer from Coudersport Senior Center. Oswayo Valley won the award for the most number of participants in the Healthy Motions Exercise Program with 34. The next event will be in the fall.

Rew, Bradford Dispatched to Rollover Crash On Rew Hill

At 1:04 PM on Saturday, Rew Fire Department with Bradford ambulance dispatched to Rt. 46 on the Smethport side of Rew hill in Foster Township for a one vehicle rollover crash. Reporting possibly 2 injuries.

Estate Auction June 4, 2016 On Main Street In Sinnemahoning, PA

Richard Allen “Rick” Sell, 50, of Shinglehouse, PA, formerly of Hillsboro, NH

Richard Allen Sell
 “beloved brother and uncle”

Richard Allen “Rick” Sell, 50, of Shinglehouse, PA, formerly of Hillsboro, NH, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016 in the Palliative Care Unit of Cuba Memorial Hospital, Cuba, NY, after a long illness.

US Air Force veteran
Born on August 12, 1965 in Sellersville, he was a son of Clarence H. and Magdalena H. Schuppert Sell. 

He was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. Rick served his country in the U.S. Air Force until being injured and medically discharged. He was employed at OSRAM Sylvania, in Hillsboro, NH, for over 25 years.

Rick was a member of the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530 and a member of the Moose.

 He loved sports, having been a fan of the Boston Red Sox’s, the Buffalo Bills, and the Buffalo Sabres. He loved fishing with his friends and his nephew, Cole. He also enjoyed hunting with his friends in New Hampshire. 

He was a friend to all and had the ability to entertain the world. He loved his beagle.

Surviving are four sisters, Ellen Collins of Schwenksville, Kaye (Gary) Jordan of Shinglehouse, Suzanne (John) Frain of Boyertown, and Doris (John) Hansen of Cape Coral, Florida; many nieces and nephews; and his good friends in New Hampshire and Shinglehouse.

Rick was predeceased by his parents.

There will be no public visitation. A celebration of Rick’s life with a picnic will be held this summer on a date and at a place to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Rick’s name may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915.

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

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

Otto Township Dispatched To ATV Accident At Majestic Trails

At 11:56 AM on Saturday, Otto Township Fire Dept. & Ambulance along with Bradford Medic have been dispatched to Majestic Trails by the campground for an ATV accident with a possible head injury. A helicopter has been placed on standby.

Jordan M. Whitsell (Howard), 28, of Shinglehouse, PA

Jordan M. Whitsell (Howard)
Jordan M. Whitsell (Howard)
“beloved husband, father, son, & brother”

Jordan M. Whitsell (Howard), 28, of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away at home on Thursday, May 12, 2016.

Born on January 6, 1988 in Wellsville, NY, he was a son of Patrick H. Howard and Penny L. Whitsell. On May 19, 2012 in Shinglehouse, he married Amie L. Holmes, who survives.

Jordan was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Class of 2007, in Shinglehouse. He was employed as a truck driver, welder, mechanic and logger.

He loved to hunt and fish.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his father and stepmother, Patrick and Billie Jo Howard of Shinglehouse; his mother and stepfather, Penny and Walt Hurlburt of Belfast, NY; three children, Grace L. Rositzke, Trenton J. Whitsell, and Landyn W. Whitsell; nine siblings, Ian K. Dannheim, Kelsey R. Hurlburt, Alyssa C. Hurlburt, Trevor L. Howard, Spencer P. Howard, Ryder T. Howard, Parker J. Howard, Quintyn H. Howard, and Conner O. Howard; his paternal grandmother, Cecelia “Pudd” Howard; his maternal grandparents, Monte and Vi Hathaway and Lawrence Jr. and Kay Whitsell; his step-grandparents; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Jordan was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Joseph Howard.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 16, 2016 at the First Baptist Church, Academy Street, Shinglehouse, where a memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor, officiating.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials to the family, c/o Amie L. Whitsell, 38 Hyde Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748, would be appreciated.

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

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

Roulette Township Bicentennial Committee Announces Essay Contest

Calling all Roulette School is your chance to win some money by writing a simple essay. The Roulette Bicentennial Committee is sponsoring an Essay contest and offering a $25 prize in two age groups. So get your pens, pencils or computers and get to writing about "Why I love living in Roulette, PA"

Friday the 13th Was An Unlucky Day For Oswayo Valley School Busses

2 Shinglehouse School Busses were involved in separate crashes within an hour and a half Friday afternoon in Ceres Township.

The first accident occurred at 2:29 PM on Route 44 near Wayne Paving in Ceres Township.

Kim M. Foster, 58, of Olean, NY, was traveling east on Route 44 when she failed to negotiate a right curve in the road and struck the left rear tire of a westbound Oswayo Valley school bus driven by Craig M. Moshier, 34, of Shinglehouse.

Neither Foster or Moshier or the approximately 25 students enroute to a track meet were injured according to Kane State Police. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

The occupants were checked out by EMS units who responded from Shinglehouse and mutual aid from several communities.

Foster's car was disabled in the crash and was towed from the scene. The bus was able to be driven.

The bus driver and 6 students were injured in the second crash at 3:45 PM.

Fire Rescue and EMS personnel from several communities were again dispatched, this time to the Coon Crossing Road which originates at the Horse Run Road and parallels Route 44 on the north side of Oswayo Creek with the west end intersecting with Route 44 a few miles west of the Horse Run Road intersection.

Oswayo Valley school bus 25, driven by Paul D. Blauvelt, 72, of Shinglehouse, PA, and carrying 20 students, had crashed off the roadway, striking a culvert and a tree, injuring Blauvelt and 6 students. Blauvelt was wearing his seat belt. Fire Dept. personnel extricated the occupants of the bus.

Trooper Cody Northcott, who investigated, said the injuries appeared to be minor at the scene. The other students on the bus refused medical transport.

The trooper said Blauvelt became distracted and traveled off the north side of the roadway and into the ditch where it struck a culvert, continuing on another 50 feet in the ditch where it hit a tree, about 150 feet from where it left the roadway.

Assisting at the scene were Shinglehouse Police Dept., Shinglehouse EMS, Shinglehouse Fire Dept., and EMS units from Bolivar, Portville and Coudersport. The bus was towed from the scene. Troopers did not identify the owner/contractor of the school bus.

Blauvelt was cited for a traffic violation.

Dickinson Center Seeking Part-Time Summer Crisis Worker In Coudersport Office

Howard's Inc. Has Truckloads Of Kubotas & Husqvarnas Ready To Go & Ready To Mow!!

Roulette Town Wide Yard & Vendor Sale Saturday, May 14th, Starts At 8:00 AM

Cole Medical Group Seeking Dental Assistant For Coudersport Office

Cole Memorial Hospital Seeking Candidates For Registered Nurses

Open House Monday, May 16th At Cole Memorial's Ryan Family Dental Center

E. Ruth Gerhart Estate Auction Saturday, May 21st In Coudersport

Lakeview Health Care & Rehabilitation Center Seeking A Director Of Nursing In Smethport, PA

26th Annual Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament May 14th & 15th

Zumba At New Time In Port Allegany & Coudersport