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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Coudersport Dispatched To Fire Alarm At Zito Media On Main Street

At 10:23 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Department has been dispatched to Zito Media at 102 South Main Street for an automatic Structure Fire Alarm on the second floor.

Roulette Chemical Engine #1 ***2018 Chief Officers***

Roulette Chemical Engine #1

***2018 Chief Officers***
Chief-Justin Fillhart
1st Assistant-Mikey Ingalls
2nd Assistant-Brad Tucker
3rd Assistant-Wade Sprankle

Rescue Officers
Captain-Ryan Pelchy
Lieutenant-Mark Rees

Fire Police Officers
Captain-Rich Curfman
Lieutenant-Jon Huff

Safety Officer-Al Lacher

Ambulance Officers
Captain-Dawn Kent
Lieutenant-Dan Reilly
Lieutenant-Brad Lannager

We look forward to serving Roulette,Clara, and Pleasant Valley Townships as well as our mutual aid departments.

Portville, Westons Mills Dispatched For Possible Structure Fire

At 9:31 PM on Saturday, Portville & Westons Mills has been dispatched to a possible structure fire at Evingham Auto Sales at 1104 Portville-Olean Road. A passerby reports smoke coming from the building.

Austin Dispatched For Vehicle Over Embankment On Main Street

At 8:06 PM on Saturday, Austin Fire & Ambulance dispatched to Main Street near Perry's Country Store for a vehicle over the embankment.

BLT Seeking Show Proposals For Upcoming Season



BLT Seeking Show Proposals
For Upcoming Season

Attention local directors and actors, do you have a show in mind that you'd like to direct for the Bradford Little Theatre (BLT) stage?  Then now is the time to let us know!
BLT will be holding two show pitch meetings this month to begin to plan their 22nd Season. The meetings will take place on Wednesday the 17th, 6pm-8pm and Saturday the 20th 10am-noon at Togi's Playhouse, 18 Welch Ave.  
Season 22 will begin in August of 2018 and run through the end of July 2019, ideas for shows that can be held during that time period will be considered. Proposals will be accepted for any type of show - musical, comedy, drama - or special events like recitals, performances or other events.
“We are excited to see what people bring to the table for our upcoming season.  Our shows are selected from the pool of submissions that come out of these meetings,” said Chelsea Place, BLT secretary. “Its an exciting time of year for us as we start to plan what we will be doing next.”
If you'd like to direct a show during our 22nd season, please print the show proposal form, fill it out, and bring it with you to one of the pitch meetings. Forms can be found at www.bradfordlittletheatre.org/showplanningform2018.pdf.
Like to direct a show but can't make the meeting?  E-mail your proposal to contact@bradfordlittletheatre.org by the 20th and a board member will present it on your behalf.
If you have any question please contact Chelsea Place at 814-598-9956.

Man drives to PSP Kane to report accident after he hits guiderail in Hamlin Township


PSP Coudersport release December 2017 Statistics


Mainesburg, Pa Man charged with Disorderly Conduct in Rutland Township


No injuries for driver and passengers in vehicle accident on Rt. 66 in Wetmore Township



Serious Injuries reported in vehicle accident on Rt. 646 in Keating Township


SWEENEY RUSH SPORTSMAN MODIFIED SERIES SET FOR 5TH SEASON; 30 EVENTS CURRENTLY SCHEDULED FOR 2018


While the 2017 season will officially wrap up with the awards banquet on January 20 at Gatherings Banquet & Event Center, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sportsman Modified Series Directors have been busy planning for the upcoming 2018 racing season. The fifth season of operations currently has 30 events between Bicknell Racing Products Weekly and Tour Series shows scheduled at five different speedways. There's the possibility of a couple additional events to be added.

Sharon Speedway will once again be the anchor home track for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. While the Mods will compete in most of the Saturday night "Steel Valley Thunder" weekly events for 2018, this year they have been added to the Friday, April 20 season opener with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series along with the traditional Ohio Speedweek event with the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars on Tuesday, June 19. Two Bicknell Tour events are scheduled at the Hartford, Ohio 3/8-mile; one on June 23 part of "Manufacturers Nights" presented by MSD Performance along with the "Apple Festival Nationals". Details of the September 7-8 event have yet to be finalized.

The growth of the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds is evident through Sharon's average car counts over the years. In the 2014 inaugural season, Sharon averaged 10.6 cars per night. The 2015 season saw the division officially added to the weekly program and increased to 14.3 cars per night. A huge growth took place in 2016 as the average soared to 22.5 per night. This past season saw another increase with an average of 23.9 per night. Impressively over the past two seasons, the car count was under 20 only one time each season.

Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway continues to be a big supporter of the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. "Dirt's Monster Half-Mile" will host the class eight times on Saturday nights including four of the five Saturday nights in September. Six events were completed in 2017 at PPMS with five different winners. Sharon Speedway champion, Kole Holden, was the only repeat winner, while Rocky Kugel, Chas Wolbert, Jessica Kriegisch, and Justin Shea were also victorious.

Tri-City Raceway Park is another western Pennsylvania big half-mile track. Tri-City again has three shows for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds planned, but this year all three (May 13, June 17 & July 15) will be Bicknell Tour designations for the first time.

A Bicknell Tour event is again expected at Expo Speedway as part of the opening night of racing at the Trumbull County Fair on Wednesday, July 11. Expo was the site of the first ever Tour event in 2015 when Greg Martin picked up the victory and would go on to win the inaugural title. Chelsie Kriegisch made history in 2016 becoming the first female to win a Tour event in the history of crate racing in the Northeast, first female to win in the 46-year history of Expo Speedway, and first female to win a RUSH Sportsman Modified event. This past season saw Kugel victorious.

The RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will again be part of Lernerville Speedway's "Modified Mania" on Friday, July 20 then will close out the year once again with the "Steel City Stampede". The exciting 2017 event saw Kugel charge through the field to finish second on the final lap to overtake Holden to win the $3,000 Bicknell Weekly Series Championship, while 2016 "Futures Cup" Champion, Kyle Martell, secured his first Bicknell Touring Series Championship.

Ohio Intra Express of Niles, Ohio will present the "Shock the Clock" award at selected Touring Series events in 2018. The fastest qualifier during warm-up groups will receive $100 cash and a presentation check. On these nights, the Sportsman Modifieds will mimic the RUSH Late Model Touring Series format with qualifying times setting the heat race lineups and the top two finishers of each heat race will redraw for the K&N Dash starting line-up that will determine the beginning rows of the feature. All of other cars will be straight up on heat race or B main finish. At this time, the format will be used at the three Tri-City events and "Manufacturers Night" at Sharon.

In October, the Series announced changes to the eligibility requirements. All western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio "358" Small-Block Modified drivers will be eligible to participate in the class, and changes have been made to allow more of the regional Big-Block Modified drivers to be eligible for the entire season as well. The change in eligibility will now allow local Big-Block Modified racers that did not finish in the top five in Big-Block Modified points at any speedway or touring series in the previous season the ability to compete provided they did not win four or more features in one of the past two years (2016 or 2017). Obviously, all drivers must have 100% RUSH Sportsman Modified legal cars to compete.

"We're very proud of our Sportsman Modified division," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "The class has grown each year in numbers and competitiveness, and we expect another bump in participation and quality of competition in 2018. It's going to be exciting to see veteran racers Alan Dellinger and Rob Kristyak who entered the class in the final events of 2017, along with newcomers Garrett Krummert and Tony Tatgenhorst mix it up with our veteran Sportsman Modified racers, including many young guns who are beginning to make their mark in Modified racing such as Kyle Holden, Kyle Martell, the Kriegisch sisters and many more. We have to thank all of the participating speedways for continuing their belief in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds and partnering with us to continue the growth and stability of the class for Modified enthusiast throughout the region."

2018 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sportsman Modified Schedule*

Fri, April 20 Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH) - With Lucas Oil Late Models

Sat, April 28 Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)

Sat, May 5 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway (Imperial, PA)

Sat, May 12 Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)

Sun, May 13 Tri-City Raceway Park (Franklin, PA) - Touring event

Sat, May 19 Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)

Sat, May 26 Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)

Sat, June 2 Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)

Sat, June 9 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway (Imperial, PA)

Sat, June 17 Tri-City Raceway Park (Franklin, PA) - Touring event

Tue, June 19 Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH) - With All Star Sprints (Ohio Speedweek)

Sat, June 23 Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH) - Touring event for "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance

Sat, June 30 Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)

Sat, July 7 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway (Imperial, PA)

Wed, July 11 Expo Speedway (Cortland, OH) - Touring event for Trumbull County Fair

Sat, July 14 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway (Imperial, PA)

Sun, July 15 Tri-City Raceway Park (Franklin, PA) - Touring event

Fri, July 20 Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA) - "Modified Mania"

Sat, July 21 Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)

Sat, July 28 Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)

Sat, August 4 Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)

Sat, August 11 Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)

Sat, August 18 Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)

Sat, August 25 Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)

Sat, September 1 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway (Imperial, PA)

Fri-Sat, September 7-8 Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH) - Touring event for "Apple Festival Nationals" (details TBA)

Sat, September 15 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway (Imperial, PA)

Sat, September 22 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway (Imperial, PA)

Sat, September 29 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway (Imperial, PA)

Fri-Sat, October 12-13 Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA) - Touring event for "Steel City Stampede"

*Schedule is subject to change. Additional dates may be added

Fox Township Dispatched For 2 Vehicle Crash With Injuries

At 4:15 PM on Saturday, Fox Township Fire Department has been dispatched to South Kersey Road and Boone Mountain Road for a 2 vehicle crash with injuries. St. Marys Medic dispatched.

Bradford Woman Facing Sexual Assault Charges

By Frank Williams , WESB Local News

A Bradford woman is facing sexual assault charges. Court records say that 25 year-old Angel Fenton gave a 14 year-old girl who was babysitting her children pills and later sexually assaulted her in a bedroom. 

Fenton was charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a person under 16 years of age, sexual assault and corruption of minors. 

She is in the McKean County jail on $20,000 bail.

Annette Smutny shares her photo of deer on this cold morning


Maxine Updyke shares these photos of the Majestic Bald Eagle.



SWEENEY RUSH SPRINT CAR SERIES RELEASE INAUGURAL 2018 SCHEDULE; CURRENTLY 23 BONNELL'S ROD SHOP WEEKLY SERIES EVENTS CONFIRMED

With the inaugural season for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance less than four months away, Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are excited to release the schedule of events to date for the 2018 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship. Currently 23 events at seven different speedways make up the inaugural slate of events with the possibility of a few more events to be added.

The RUSH Sprint Cars are traditional, non-wing Sprint Cars utilizing the cost-effective Pace Performance GM 602 Crate Sprint Car engine package developed by Pace's Director of Circle Track Engine Development, Don Blackshear, $135 sealed, spec RUSH Bilstein Bandits Shocks, affordable spec Hoosier Tires, and RUSH "Visual" Methanol spec fuel produced by Insinger Performance, a Sunoco Race Fuel Distributor.

Lernerville Speedway came on to anchor the RUSH Sprint Cars with 10 events including the inaugural event part of the Sarver, Pa. track's season opener on Friday, April 20. The RUSH Sprints will join with Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars on May 4, Sprint Spectacular events on June 29 and August 31 along with the season ending "Steel City Stampede" October 12-13. Tentatively the inaugural "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance is slated for August 31.

In addition, the RUSH Sprint Cars will headline Lernerville's new monthly "RK Virgilie Wednesday Night Can't Wait For The Weekend Mayhem Series" beginning in May and will feature the "Wednesday Night Lightning Series"; five exciting non-wing Sprint Car events with a $3,000 point fund! These events will also count toward the Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship.

"Dirt's Monster Half-Mile" at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway will hold monthly Bonnell's Rod Shop events from June through September. Three of the four events are paired with "410" Sprint Cars including the All Star event on July 21. The RUSH Late Models headline action at Pittsburgh on a weekly basis, and the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds make numerous appearances at the track.

Another big western Pa. half-mile to host the RUSH Sprint Cars is Tri-City Raceway Park. The Sunday night facility will again hold monthly specials-only programs. The RUSH Sprints have dates on June 17 and July 15.

Two northwestern Pennsylvania tracks and another right across the border that host weekly RUSH Late Model action have stepped up to offer events for the RUSH Sprint Cars. Eriez Speedway will be the first track outside of Lernerville to have the RUSH Sprint Cars, which will take place on Sunday, May 13. The Sunday night 1/4-mile bullring of Old Bradford Speedway hasn't had a Sprint Car race of any kind in many years. That will change in 2018 with a pair of $600 to-win, $150 to-star events on May 20 and August 5. The RUSH Sprint Cars will again join up with the All Stars on June 9 at New Stateline Speedway then return on June 30 part of "Open Wheel Mania" as both events will pay $600 to-win, $150 to-start. Stateline is located almost right on the PA/NY border in Busti, NY.

The most recent announcement was that the RUSH Sprint Cars will be part of Genesee Speedway's second annual "Topless Nationals" on September 15-16. The Batavia, NY 1/3-mile is one RUSH's most successful weekly Late Model tracks as track promoter Jim Johnson has completed his second year at the helm. The RUSH Sprint Cars will run a complete show paying $800 to-win, $160 to-start each day with the overall top point driver receiving a $300 bonus from RUSH for the "Empire State Classic". The last time full size Sprint Cars raced at Genesee was 2009 when "360" Sprint Cars were part of the weekly program.

"To have seven regional tracks to date commit to helping us put together a 23-event schedule before we've even officially turned a wheel on a RUSH Sprint Car means a lot to not only us, but the numerous racers who are already preparing to compete in the inaugural season," expressed Emig. "We cannot thank our RUSH partner speedways enough. We've had talks with a few other speedways that may host an event or two, but we felt it was important to get this confirmed schedule of events out to the public now. I think the fans are really going to be surprised at what great racing the RUSH Sprint Cars produce. The cars that we tested at Lernerville turned times very comparable to our fastest 604 Late Model Touring cars at Lernerville events. Running them wingless is going to produce great side-by-side racing."

All events in 2018 will be part of the $20,000+ Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship that will pay $5,000 to-win down 20 spots. Like all of RUSH's other divisions, drivers' best 12 point finishes will be utilized. There will also be a "Futures Cup" Championship for eligible teenage racers and combined with the "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series will bring the 2018 championship point funds to over $23,700 (see breakdown below).

The GM 602 Sprint Car engine can be purchased directly at Pace Performance in Boardman, Ohio by calling 888-748-4655. Don Blackshear, a former RUSH Authorized Engine Rebuilder, is the director of Circle Track Operations at Pace. The printable color flyer with this information is available online at www.rushsprintcars.com/Sprint-Engine-Flyer.pdf. Know that financing options are available. You can also check out their website at www.paceperformance.com.

In addition, the engine can be purchased through RUSH's Authorized Engine Rebuilders. The complete list with contact info can be found under the Engine tab on the website or directly at the following link www.rushsprintcars.com/engines.html.

2018 Sweeney RUSH Sprint Car Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Schedule*

Fri, April 20 Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA)

Fri, May 4 Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA)

Sun., May 13 Eriez Speedway (Erie, PA)

Wed, May 16 Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA) - "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series Kickoff

Sun, May 20 Old Bradford Speedway (Bradford, PA) - $600 to-win, $150 to-start

Sat, May 26 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway (Imperial, PA)

Sat, June 9 New Stateline Speedway (Busti, NY) - $600 to-win, $150 to-start

Sun, June 17 Tri-City Raceway Park (Franklin, PA)

Wed, June 20 Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA) - "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series

Fri, June 29 Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA)

Sat, June 30 New Stateline Speedway (Busti, NY) - $600 to-win, $150 to-start

Sun, July 15 Tri-City Raceway Park (Franklin, PA)

Wed, July 18 Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA) - "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series

Sat, July 21 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway (Imperial, PA)

Sun, August 5 Old Bradford Speedway (Bradford, PA) - $600 to-win, $150 to-start

Wed, August 15 Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA) - "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series

Sat, August 25 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway (Imperial, PA)

Fri, August 31 Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA) - "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance

Sat, September 15 Genesee Speedway (Batavia, NY) - "Empire State Classic" -$800 to-win, $160 to-start (3 p.m. start)

Sun, September 16 Genesee Speedway (Batavia, NY) - "Empire State Classic" -$800 to-win, $160 to-start with a $300 bonus for top point car over the two days (3 p.m. start)

Wed, September 19 Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA) - "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series Finale

Sat, September 22 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway (Imperial, PA)

Fri-Sat, October 12-13 Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA) - "Steel City Stampede"

*Schedule is subject to change. Additional dates may be added.

2018 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Point Fund ($20,075): 1. $5,000 2. $2,500 3. $1,750 4. $1,500 5. $1,200 6. $1,000 7. $800 8. $750 9. $700 10. $650 11. $600 12. $500 13. $450 14. $425 15. $400 16. $390 17. $380 18. $370 19. $360 20. $350.

2018 "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series Point Fund ($3,000): 1. $1,000 2. $500 3. $350 4. $225 5. $200 6. $180 7. $150 8. $140 9. $130 10. $125.

2018 "Futures Cup" Point Fund ($650 minimum): 1. $300 2. $200 3. $100 4. $50.

4-NIGHT SPEEDWEEK, MFG NIGHTS, MAVTV & NUMEROUS SIGNATURE EVENTS TO SHOWCASE 2018 SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOURING SERIES SCHEDULE

The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series powered by Pace Performance is set to begin its sixth year of operations heading into the 2018 season. The Series is proud to release the 2018 Touring Series schedule featuring a minimum of 18 events, which includes a Speedweek, two "Manufacturers Nights", MAVTV, and returning signature events throughout the six-month slate.

The 2018 Touring Series will feature 15 premier "Marquee" events paying a minimum of $2,000 to-win utilizing a group qualifying format featuring $100 FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock Qualifying" and $25 to-win FK Rod End heat races. In addition, a minimum of three midweek optional "Platinum" events are scheduled paying $1,500 to-win.

"We're thrilled how our 2018 Touring Series schedule came together," expressed Series Director Vicki Emig. "The tracks seemed to get an early start on their scheduling and it's allowed us to release our tentative schedule earlier than ever. We feel this year's schedule is the most impressive to date with more $2,000 to-win shows, our new Battle of the Bay Speedweek with its own point fund, the addition of a much-anticipated Weedsport show with MAVTV, and all of our traditional events returning. The feedback from racers has been very positive."

The 2018 slate will get underway with the inaugural "Battle of the Bay" Speedweek on April 18 and continue through the 21st. Besides $2,000 to-win events each night, the four-night Speedweek will also have a $3,000 point fund with $1,000 going to the champion. There will also be a $150 travel package for any Tour driver in the top 12 from 2017 that participates. Wednesday night will see action at Delaware International Speedway with the first ever Tour event at the Delmar, DE oval. DIS completed their first and successful season under the RUSH banner in 2017. On Thursday, action moves 20 miles to Delaware's Georgetown Speedway . Promoter Brett Deyo sanctioned his three crate racing under the RUSH banner in 2017 and has expanded his slate to five events including the first ever Tour event at the track.

Speedweek then heads over to Maryland at Potomac Speedway. The Friday night Mid-Atlantic home to the RUSH Late Models last hosted a Tour event in the 2015 season. Greg Gunter's sister track, Winchester (VA) Speedway, will close out the Speedweek on Saturday night. Like Potomac, Winchester will be entering their fifth season of RUSH weekly-sanctioned competition. Winchester held a pair of Tour events in 2015, but due to scheduling conflicts was unable to host an event in 2016, while last year's scheduled opener was rained out.

The Sweeney Touring Series returns to Stateline Speedway for the second consecutive year for the "Bill Law Memorial" on May 19. The 2017 event was the first ever Tour event at the Busti, NY oval in the 10-year history of Crate Late Models in the Northeast. A big crowd watched a thriller as Jeremy Wonderling held off standout and track dominator Max Blair for the victory.


Eriez Speedway will once again host two $2,000 to-win "Marquee" events in 2018 at Kathy Rohrer's track located just outside of Erie, Pa. in Hammett. The first will be on Sunday, May 27 during Memorial Day Weekend and then again on Sunday, July 29. There have been five RUSH Tour events completed all-time at Eriez and the Blairs have won all five with Max winning four and his father Rob one in a substitution role for Max.

For the second straight year, Outlaw and Genesee Speedway have teamed up to host back-to-back $2,000 to-win "Marquee" Events on Friday and Saturday, June 1-2. Outlaw's show will again be dubbed as the "Gary Montgomery Memorial". Last year's event saw most of Montgomery's former BRP Can-Am Super Stock stars battle it out for the victory with Bryce Davis winning his first of the year that propelled him to the 2017 title. The following night saw John Waters win at Genesee, which was the first ever Tour event at the Batavia, NY track. A second Tour race at Genesee will take place on Thursday, July 19 for a $1,500 to-win "Platinum" event that will include the second annual "traveling" Manufacturers Night presented by MSD Performance. Only regulars at Outlaw, Genesee, Fulton, and Humberstone will be eligible for product prizes on this night.

Like Eriez, Sunday night facility Tri-City Raceway Park will again host a pair of $2,000 to-win "Marquee" Tour events in 2018. The first on June 17 will be the annual "Bill Emig Memorial" honoring the legacy of the father of RUSH Director, Vicki Emig; while race two will occur on August 19 and will again by the site of "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance. Some $50,000 in cash and products have been distributed in the last two year's events at the Franklin, Pa. oval. The 2016 event drew an all-time Northeast Crate Late Model car count record of 58 cars!

One of the most anticipated events of 2018 will take place on the night before Independence Day at NY's Weedsport Speedway. The showplace will not only host their first ever RUSH-sanctioned event, but the $2,000 "Marquee" event will be televised by MAVTV and will re-air at a later date on by MAVTV and Speed Sport TV. Weedsport has been one of the most requested venues in recent years and this holiday mid-week special will allow all teams the ability to compete without conflicting with any other RUSH-sanctioned event.

172nd annual Trumbull County Fair in Cortland, Ohio is expected again to feature the RUSH Late Models for the 11th consecutive year at the 5/8-mile Expo Speedway track. This year's event is slated for Wednesday, July 11 and will again be a $1,500 to-win "Platinum" event. Fairboard member and promoter Bud Rogers has been a longtime proponent of RUSH.

For the second straight year, Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway will host a pair of Sweeney Tour events; both "Marquee" designations. And for the second time, the "Jook George Steel City Classic" will be a Tour event. The "Jook George" will take place on Saturday, August 11. Last year's event attracted 43 cars and saw Mike Pegher, Jr. take home $4,010 thanks to the extraordinary efforts by Branden Lockwich . For the third straight year, the Sweeney Tour will be part of the "Pittsburgher" for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on October 5-6. The $2,500 to-win event will again be the "Bill Hendren Memorial" and will feature additional prizes courtesy of the Hendren Family.

The McKean County Raceway is slated to host the annual Fair race for the RUSH Late Models on Thursday, August 16 paying $1,500 to-win in a "Platinum" event. There have been six different winners in as many Fair races at the East Smethport, Pa. track. A second event at McKean in the fall could be possible.

The season will once again conclude with the "Steel City Stampede" at Lernerville Speedway. Last year, John Waters became the ninth different winner in as many "Steel City Stampedes" with his $2,000 victory. The Sarver, Pa. oval is a great partner with RUSH running the RUSH Pro Stocks weekly, 10 events for the new RUSH Sprint Cars along with shows for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds and RUSH Late Models.

Additional information on the Touring Series and other RUSH programs will be released throughout the winter months.

2018 Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series Schedule*

Wed, April 18 Delaware International Speedway (Delmar, DE) - "Battle of the Bay" Speedweek - $2,000 to-win (Marquee)

Thr, April 19 Georgetown Speedway (Georgetown, DE) - "Battle of the Bay" Speedweek - $2,000 to-win (Marquee)

Fri, April 20 Potomac Speedway (Mechanicsville, MD) - "Battle of the Bay" Speedweek - $2,000 to-win (Marquee)

Sat, April 21 Winchester Speedway (Winchester, VA) - "Battle of the Bay" Speedweek - $2,000 to-win (Marquee)

Sat, May 19 Stateline Speedway (Busti, NY) - "Bill Law Memorial" - $2,000 to-win (Marquee)

Sun, May 27 Eriez Speedway (Erie, PA) - $2,000 to-win (Marquee)

Fri, June 1 Outlaw Speedway (Dundee, NY) - "Gary Montgomery Memorial" - $2,000 to-win (Marquee)

Sat, June 2 Genesee Speedway (Batavia, NY) - $2,000 to-win (Marquee)

Sun, June 17 Tri-City Raceway Park (Franklin, PA) - "Bill Emig Memorial"- $2,000 to-win (Marquee)

Tue, July 3 Weedsport Speedway (Weedsport, NY) - $2,000 to-win (Marquee) - MAVTV

Wed, July 11 Expo Speedway (Cortland, OH) - Trumbull County Fair - $1,500 to-win (Platinum)

Thr, July 19 Genesee Speedway (Batavia, NY) - "Traveling Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance - $1,500 to-win (Platinum)

Sun, July 29 Eriez Speedway (Erie, PA) - $2,000 to-win (Marquee)

Sat, Aug 11 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway (Imperial, PA) - "Jook George Steel City Classic" - TBA to-win (Marquee)

Thr, Aug 16 McKean County Raceway (East Smethport, PA) - McKean County Fair - $1,500 to-win (Platinum)

Sun, Aug 19 Tri-City Raceway Park (Franklin, PA) - "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance - $2,000 to-win (Marquee)

Sat, Sept 28-29 TBA

Fri-Sat, Oct 5-6 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway (Imperial, PA) - "Pittsburgher" - "Bill Hendren Memorial" - $2,500 to-win (Marquee)

Fri-Sat, Oct 12-13 Lernerville Speedway - "Steel City Stampede" - $2,000 to-win (Marquee)

*Schedule is subject to change. Additional date(s) may be added.

GENESEE TO HOST "EMPIRE STATE CLASSIC" FOR SWEENEY RUSH SPRINTS WITH 2 COMPLETE SPECIAL SHOWS PART OF "TOPLESS NATIONALS" SEPTEMBER 15-16

As the inaugural slate of events for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Cars gets closer to being finalized, Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are excited to announce the addition of Genesee Speedway to the 2018 schedule. The Batavia, New York 1/3-mile oval at the Genesee County Fairgrounds has added the RUSH Sprint Cars to their "Topless Nationals" on September 15-16. The "Empire State Classic" will feature a Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series special event paying $800 to-win, $160 to-start on both Saturday and Sunday! In addition, RUSH will post a $300 bonus to the top point earner over the two days.

Genesee completed their second year under the promotion of local businessman and longtime racer, Jim Johnson. The RUSH Late Models have headlined the weekly program each season and have grown from an average car count of just over 12 in their inaugural season in 2016 to nearly 20 cars on average over their 16 completed events in 2017! Genesee has been in the process of putting a new clay surface down and changing the banking to provide more side-by-side racing.

The 2017 "Topless Nationals", headlined by the RUSH Late Models along with Genesee's Sportsman Modifieds, was considered to be one of the biggest events in the history of the speedway. The joining of the non-wing RUSH Sprint Cars will make this event even bigger event and bring an entirely new group of fans, as it's been nine years since full-size Sprint Cars competed at Genesee! The second annual "Topless Nationals" will have a 3 p.m. start time each day.

"Since we announced the formation of the RUSH Sprint Car division back in February, we've continually received a lot of interest from New York," explained Emig. "We've had several New York racers state their intention of participating in 2018, and we've talked to many that are hoping the division takes off in New York so they can compete in the future. We feel the Topless Nationals is a great event to showcase the non-wing Sprint Cars and perfect timing to introduce them to the New York region. Jimmy has expressed a lot of interest in this division, and we are hopeful that he will have them on his schedule at least a half-dozen times in 2019 to become our anchor track in New York. We can't thank Jimmy Johnson enough for scheduling them both days with increased payoffs."

The Genesee events now gives racers in the northern part of the region six special events to compete in with two shows also at both Bradford and Stateline Speedways along with a single event at Eriez Speedway. The complete 2018 schedule will be released soon. The Genesee events will be part of the $20,000+ Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship that will see the inaugural champion win $5,000. Like all of RUSH's other divisions, the Weekly Championship will be based off drivers' best 12 finishes. The RUSH Sprint Car program also includes the $3,000 "Wednesday Night Lightning" program (counts towards Weekly points) at Lernerville Speedway and the "Futures Cup".

Genesee Speedway is located off Route 5 at the Genesee County Fairgrounds at 5056 E Main Street Rd, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information, check out their website at genesee-speedway.com. "Like" them on Facebook by searching Genesee Speedway and follow them on Twitter @GeneseeSpeedway.

Bradford Township Dispatched To Rollover Crash In Driveway On West Corydon Street

At 3:45 PM on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire Department has been dispatched to 163 West Corydon Street for a rollover vehicle accident with no reported injuries.

SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR TO MAKE 1ST EVER STOP AT WEEDSPORT FOR SPECIAL HOLIDAY MARQUEE EVENT ON JULY 3; EVENT TO BE TELEVISED BY MAVTV December 14, 2017

The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance is proud to announce a first ever visit to New York's Weedsport Speedway as part of a special holiday program on Tuesday night, July 3. The $2,000 to-win "Marquee" Event will also be televised on a tape-delayed basis and will air on MAVTV/Speed Sport.

The Tuesday, night before the Fourth of July, will allow all teams the opportunity to compete in this historic event without conflicting with any other RUSH events. Weedsport, which also houses the Northeast Dirt Modified Hall of Fame, sits in between the RUSH Weekly-Sanctioned tracks of Fulton, Outlaw, and Genesee Speedways. The event is also expected to attract racers from New York's Stateline and Woodhull Speedways along with Humberstone Speedway across the border in Ontario in addition to the Touring Series regulars and other invaders.

"There is no doubt that the Weedsport event is going to be one of the most anticipated on our 2018 Touring Schedule, stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "Not only is it in an excellent location just off I-90 in the center of many of our New York teams, but the facility is truly a showplace. Over the years, Weedsport has been one of the most requested venues by the racers. Having RUSH's first ever televised event on MAVT/Speed Sport, a station very familiar to racing enthusiasts, and presenting the event at Weedsport on the night before the Fourth of July is sure to add to the excitement! We can't thank track general manager Jimmy Phelps and staff enough for giving us this wonderful opportunity to showcase and take the RUSH Late Model Series to the next level!"

The MAVTV/Speed Sport shows air Thursday nights at 7 pm and most will re-air at 10 pm the same evening. Re-runs typically air later in the season. MAVTV, which is available to 30 million households, is predominantly on DIRECTTV and Fios by Verizon. Other carriers can be found here: www.mavtv.com/get-mavtv/providers. Shows are also archived on speedsport.tv for online viewing at the end of the season.

The 2018 season is shaping up to be historic with the first ever Mid-Atlantic "Battle of the Bay" Speedweek to kick off the year with four straight nights of Sweeney Touring competition at Delaware, Georgetown, Potomac, and Winchester Speedways April 18-21, and now the announcement of the first ever RUSH event at Weedsport in conjunction with television. This year's "traveling" Manufacturers Night presented by MSD Performance will be a Tour event on Thursday, July 19 at Genesee. The popular "Manufacturers Night" will again take place at Tri-City Raceway Park on August 19. The season's biggest event will be the "Jook George Steel City Classic" at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway on August 11. The prestigious "Bill Hendren Memorial" returns to Pittsburgh on October 5-6 with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. A complete schedule of events will be released in the future.

Weedsport Speedway is located just off I-90 at 1 Speedway Drive, Weedsport, NY 13166. The track was purchased in 2013 by Al Heinke. Weedsport Speedway has returned to a real racers track, providing a complete venue for racers, their families and friends, and for the fans looking for motorsports entertainment. Officially opened for the first time on July 24, 1955 - the Weedsport Speedway 3/8 mile dirt oval has produced a legendary list of drivers and champions including Will Cagle, Danny Johnson, Bob McCreadie, Alan Johnson, Jack Johnson, and Dave Lape to name a few.

Today the facility welcomes the best of the best in dirt short track racing from the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series to the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds along with the DIRTcar 358-Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, and more. While racing entertainment is the focal point, Weedsport Speedway has gone the extra mile in welcoming Weedsport Productions, which brings the facility full circle with a dedicated digital entertainment team for web, television, and on site screen usage. For more information on Weedsport Speedway, visit online at www.weedsportspeedway.com, follow on Twitter @WeedsportSpdwy and LIKE on Facebook.

Restrooms at I-80 EB Rest Area in Montour County Closed

1/6/2018--Montoursville, PA – Motorists in north central Pennsylvania are advised the restrooms at the Interstate 80 eastbound rest area in Montour County are closed
due to a heating system outage.

The parking area remains open.

A press release will be issued when the restrooms reopen.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting
www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access

to more than 850 traffic cameras.

Solomon's Words Facebook Page Leads The Pack With 22,000 Likes


Bartenders Needed ASAP for the American Legion in Coudersport, Pa


Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Kristine Ball, joins Cole Memorial Medical Group’s obstetrician and gynecologist (OB/GYN) team

COUDERSPORT —Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Kristine Ball, joins Cole Memorial Medical Group’s obstetrician and gynecologist (OB/GYN) team comprised of Ahmad Awada, MD, and Mazen Fouany, MD, in January at the Women’s Health Center located in Cole Memorial Hospital’s Irwin Medical Arts Center.  

Ball brings more than five years of labor and delivery experience as a Registered Nurse at Cole Memorial. She received her Master of Science in Advanced Nursing and Midwifery from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, where she was also awarded the Marie Frey Memorial Award to emphasize her clinical excellence. In addition, Kristine holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.  

According to Ball, she’s dedicated to improving access to women's health care in rural areas, and wants to provide increased opportunities for education, preventative healthcare and the general wellness of women across the lifespan.  

For an appointment, please call the Women’s Health Center at Cole Memorial at 814-274-7101 or visit www.colememorial.org for more information.



KRISTINE BALL, CNM
Curt Weinhold

STRUCTURE FIRE, 100 SPRING ST, GALETON BORO

Galeton Fire call 
As of 1/6/18 13:36:23 2018-00000531 
STRUCTURE FIRE, 100 SPRING ST, GALETON BORO
Overheated malfunctioning furnace
No fire, house filled with smoke.

"Christmas on the Square" Sponsered by Open Arms Community Church Port Allegany

The Alliance Church tent.
                          A little family enjoying church on the square.
                                   Steph leading Caroling on the Hay Rides.
                             Alesha and Jim getting ready at the Open Arms tent.

Allegany County Trap, Neuter, Return recently received a generous donation of a microchip scanner.

New York State passed a law that requires all animal rescues and shelters to scan companion animals admitted through their organizations.

This law requires the standardization of technology used in
microchips implanted into companion animals; requires the examination
of rescued companion animals; and requires such facilities to notify
owners if they are in possession of an animal they believe to be
missing.

All cats trapped through our organization will now be scanned and every attempt to return a chipped cat to the rightful owner will be made.

Any other questions or inquiries can be made to Alleganycountytnr@yahoo.com or on our Facebook page Facebook.com/alleganycountytnr


Potter County Commissioner's Meeting Minutes for 12-21-17 Meeting


Potter County Commissioners Agenda for 1-4-18 Meeting

Verizon Outage Reported In Ulysses Area

There is a Verizon outage in the Ulysses area. If you need to contact us, please call the phone number of our sister funeral home - 585-593-5431. Thank you.

First Citizens Community Bank gives back to organizations who influence the lives of our neighbors.

The Abuse, Rape and Crisis Center of Towanda

The Abuse, Rape and Crisis Center of Towanda is a non-profit agency that serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Bradford County. Their services include counseling, emergency housing for domestic violence victims, legal advocacy and medical accompaniment. They also offer a 24-hour hotline. Judy Warn, a local hotline volunteer commented, “Even when I get a phone call at 3 AM I am ready to listen and advise.”

The Abuse Rape and Crisis Center of Towanda Debbie Casey (FCCB Sayre Lockhart), Kathy Watkins (FCCB Troy), Lorraine Brown (FCCB Towanda), Judy Warn (Volunteer, Abuse, Rape and Crisis Center of Towanda), Deborah Cram (FCCB Wellsboro), Misti Machmer (FCCB Canton), Robin Carleton (FCCB Mansfield), Phil Vaughn (FCCB Ulysses), Beth Weiskopff (FCCB Blossburg).

Governor Wolf Kicks Off PA Farm Show

News from the Coudersport Rotary

Coudersport Rotary was happy to host Tim Morey, an Education Specialist at DCNR to our
December 18, 2017, meeting.

Tim, a native of Potter County from Galeton, spoke about how, when the United States is seen
by satellite, Cherry Springs Park is a “black hole” in the eastern half of the country. A NASA
scientist staying at the Laurelwood Inn said the Park is one of the best places to see the sky and
it can be found listed as one of the “7 best places to see the Milky Way”.

The Cherry Springs Night Sky Program brings visitors from China, South America, and all over
the world specifically to come to the park. Paul Herzig, from the Laurelwood Inn in Coudersport,
noted that Cherry Springs Park is an economic boon for our local economy.

This year’s eclipse was a big family event at the Park. More information about Night Sky Tours
and events at the Park can be found by searching “Cherry Springs State Park DCNR Calendar
of Events”.

Tim also spoke to the Coudersport Rotary Club about the Winter Outings 2018 Program in
Potter and Tioga Counties which includes hiking snowshoeing, ice fishing, and many other
winter events.

More information can be found out about these events by going to www.StepOutdoors.org or calling 570-724-0635.

Coudersport Rotary Club thanks you, Tim Morey, for your interesting and informational
presentation!

Bradford Township Dispatched To House Fire On Shep Run Road

At 1:21 PM on Saturday, Bradford Township Fire Department has been dispatched to a house fire at 188 Shep Run Road.

Sandra J. (Losinger) Reynolds, 72, of Wellsboro, PA

Sandra J. (Losinger) Reynolds

Sandra J. (Losinger) Reynolds, 72, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away peacefully at her home on January 5, 2018. 

She married Gary Joe Reynolds of Wellsboro on November 10, 1979, they shared 38 years of marriage together. Sandra was born in Troy, PA on October 23, 1945, the daughter of the late Cecil and Anna (Smith) Losinger.

Sandra worked as a secretary for 30 years at Mansfield University, retiring in 2002. She was also a former member of the Little Marsh United Methodist Church. She will be remembered for her kind-hearted nature, as she would much rather do for others than herself.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Gary Joe Reynolds of Wellsboro; son, Randy (Lynnette) Burton of Mansfield, PA; 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Howard (Denise) Losinger of Covington, PA; sisters, Annette Wakley of Painted Post, NY and Lillian Losinger of Holtwood, PA; step-son, Jason (Stephanee) Reynolds; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Sandra was preceded in death by her brothers, Cecil Losinger and Lloyd Losinger.

A receiving of family and friends will be held on Monday, January 8, 2018 from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Sandra’s funeral service will follow at 6:00 PM, with pastor T.J. Freeman officiating. Burial will take place in Wellsboro Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Sandra’s name to Laurel Home Health and Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901.

To share your fondest memories and sign Sandra’s guestbook, visit www.tusseymosher.com.

PENNSYLVANIA HAS A NEW RECORD BUCK

Giant whitetail harvested in October in Westmoreland County new leader in the typical archery category.

History was made once again this year, today at the Pennsylvania Game Commission headquarters, when a trophy whitetail rack shattered the previous record in the Typical Archery category in the state records.

Ron Shaulis, of West Newton, Pa., harvested the trophy buck on Oct. 24, 2017, with a compound bow on public land in Westmoreland County. The rack had a net score of 185-4/8, which surpasses the previous record of 178-2/8 from a buck harvested in Allegheny County in 2004.

“The 13-point rack was very symmetrical, and lost only 7 7/8-inches in side-to-side deductions, which included an inch-and-a-half abnormal point off the right-side G-2 point,” said Bob D’Angelo, Game Commission Big Game Scoring Program coordinator. “That’s not much in deductions on a set of antlers this size,” he added.

The rack had 25- and 26-inch main beams, more than 11-inch G-2 and G-3 points, a more than 20-inch inside spread and 4½-inch or better circumferences at the four locations where circumference measurements are taken on the main beams.

Shaulis put in a tremendous amount of time scouting and monitoring trail cameras, and it certainly paid off. He credits the Game Commission for sound practices with deer management in the state.

“I didn’t know what I had until I took the rack to the taxidermist,” Shaulis said. “He told me I should definitely get it scored, as it might be a new record. That’s when I knew I wanted to take it to Harrisburg to get it officially scored.”

Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans congratulated Ron on his record buck.

“Ron’s enormous buck is the trophy of a lifetime and representative of the amazing quality deer hunting available in Pennsylvania today,” Burhans said. “While Ron’s buck takes the top spot for a typical taken with archery equipment, no record is safe in a state where more than 150 successful buck hunters have their names added to the state’s record book each year.”

Last year a buck taken in Clearfield County that scored 228-6/8 was a new No. 1 in the Nontypical Archery category.

Fox Township Dispatched For Chimney Fire On Shelvey Summit Road

At 12:45 PM on Saturday, Fox Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Shelvey Summit Road for a chimney fire.

Rew, Otto Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 46 North

At 12:16 PM on Saturday, Rew, Otto and Smethport Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 46 North in the area of Fitch Hill Road for a vehicle crash off the roadway.

Local Guy Participated in Hunt of a Lifetime

Story by Kathy Brooks

A while back Terad Howard’s family physician, Dr. Marlene Wust-Smith with Cole Memorial Hospital had told Terad and his Mom Therese Tumas about the “Hunt of a Lifetime” Program and suggested they fill out the paperwork to participate. Time had passed and his Mom had forgotten about the program. Back in the Spring, Terad and his family traveled to Harrisburg to the Great American Outdoor Show where his stepfather Mike Tumas spotted the Hunt of a Lifetime Booth so they stopped to talk with the representatives and that’s where the story began to qualify Terad for the program.

According to Terad’s mother, he was born on August 9, 1996 in Bellefontaine, Ohio weighing 3 lbs 14 oz. Unbeknownst to his parents Therese Tumas and John Howard and the doctors he was born with spina bifida. Therese was scheduled for a natural childbirth delivery, however the cord was wrapped around her son’s neck which resulted in an emergency C-section. Therese said this was a blessing in disguise because Terad’s spinal sack which was exposed would have been torn and could have resulted in paralyses or worse. Terad was three days old when he underwent his first surgery to close the opening. The doctors told his parents not to expect much from him. Terad has had more than 20 surgeries over the past 21 years. He was fitted with his first pair of leg braces when he was less than 2 years old. Therese said he was a determined little guy and even now as a young man he is always eager to prove others wrong. Growing up he played t-ball, learned to ride a bike, went deer hunting, was a member of 4H, was a Junior Firefighter and is now an adult member of the Austin Volunteer Fire Company. Terad graduated from the Austin Area School in 2015. He attended high school dances and Prom and was crowned Prom King at his Senior Prom. His mom says he always has a smile on his face and a positive attitude. He has learned to adapt and do things in his own way. Never once have I heard him say “I can’t do something” until he has given it his all. I am very proud to say I am his mom.

“Hunt of a Lifetime” is a nonprofit organization with a mission to grant hunting and fishing dreams for children ages 21 and under, who have been diagnosed with life threatening illnesses. According to the Founder of the Foundation and National President Tina Pattison they do what they can to make a difference in their life, a dream come true. Unlike the “Make a Wish Foundation” which is unable to grant wishes for a hunting program, “Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation” is committed to working with children and to make it possible for them to follow their dreams in hunting and fishing adventures.

Terad has always enjoyed hunting and fishing and was beyond excited to learn he was chosen for the program. He said “I’m really excited to go to Colorado and hunt for an elk; something I may never geet to do around here due to being too physical and my limits. I hope to get a nice bull elk to mount. I am very thankful to Dr. Marlene Wust-Smith for recommending this once in a lifetime experience.” Terad stated he has received a Savage Axis II .308 caliber rifle and two boxes of ammunition for the hunt. The distribution of the fire arms was donated and handled by Bob & Nadine Adams of Twin Falls, Idaho. Terad also received a personalized demin shirt embroidered with the “Hunt of a Lifetime” emblem and his name from Barbara Norcross of Mount Dora, Florida. There are numerous sponsors who support the “Hunt of a Lifetime” program along with donations received for the numerous individuals throughout the country.

According to Mike Tumas, in December Terad and his family will travel to Castle Rock, Colorado which is just south of Denver where they will stay for the week long hunt. Upon arrival they will meet with volunteer hunting guides from Storm Peak Outfitters who will take him to the low country woods for the hunt. At this time of the year, the elk will moving from the high country down to the low country winter feeding grounds.

Prior to the hunt Terad will receive a gift certificate for Cabelas to purchase clothing for the hunting trip. The Hunt of a Lifetime Program covers all expenses for Terad and one adult including the processing of the meat and taxidermist fees after a successful hunt. Terad said he can’t wait to share the details with his family and friends when he returns. We at the Potter Leader Enterprise hope to be able to publish pictures from the trip and report on his once in a life time adventure.

Successful Hunt of a Life Time for Austin Resident

When Terad Howard was chosen for the Hunt of a Lifetime Program the excitement was shared not only by him but with his parents, Mike and Therese Tumas, as they all prepared for the week-long trip to Colorado in December.

Terad and his parents arrived in Denver on December 10th and were met by Ambassador Mr. Bob Olson who was affiliated with Hunt of a Lifetime. Bob was very helpful in getting the family around the Airport, obtaining Terad's hunting license and getting them to the hotel.

The first day of the hunt began Monday morning when Terad and his parents went with Mr. Olson to meet their Guides John and Kevin from Storm Peak Outfitters. They drove through the scrub oak and meadows in the foothills of the rocky mountains southwest of Denver to get to their hunting location. Not long after they started hunting two bull elk appeared approximately 300 yards away. John tried to get Terad close to the bulls but they went up a draw and out of sight. The rest of the morning was spent looking for bull elk. Terad said “we saw quite a few elk but they were on a ranch that we were not permitted to hunt on.” Terad hunted until 10:00 am and plans were made to meet up again later in the afternoon at 3:00 pm. Unfortunately we did not see any more elk on Monday. During the off hunting time, Terad and his family were free to tour the area

Terad met up with the outfitters again on Tuesday morning but they did not see any elk close enough to shoot. John and Kevin were working hard to find an elk for Terad. The outfitters talked to another rancher who's name was John also and told him that they had a disabled boy that they were trying to find an elk for. When the other rancher heard the story of Hunt of a Lifetime, he offered his ranch for Terad to hunt on. The rancher noted they had seen elk on this ranch earlier that morning. They drove around the 10,000 acre ranch looking for elk. Terad noted “as we stopped to get some pictures of the beautiful scenery and we saw a herd of elk approximately 3/4 mile away.” The outfitters and our ambassador planned their approach to get Terad close enough for a good shot while Terad’s parents stayed behind to watch the show unfold from a distance. Mike noted “we watched as the truck went down in to the prairie and disappear into the forest. We waited what seemed like hours. The elk moved from one meadow to another where they continued to graze. All of a sudden, the herd started to run, all but one of the elk. Mike said it took that long for the sound of the shot to reach us. We watched through the binoculars as the one bull dropped. We knew then that Terad had gotten an elk.”

Mike said soon after the shot, Therese and I waited for the okay from the outfitters to drive on down. Therese had tears in her eyes and Terad was shaking like a leaf when we got to them and Mike was beaming from ear to ear.” Congratulations were passed all around as Terad had gotten a 5X7 bull elk with five points on one side and seven on the other weighing about 725lbs. The shot was perfectly placed in to the heart with just one bullet. The crew used a winch mounted on the truck to hoist the bull in. Hunters are not permitted to gut the animal in the fields due to the fear that it would attract predators such as mountain lions, coyotes and bobcats. There was a kennel on the property that they used to train dogs and they didn’t want to jeopardize their safety. The bull was taken back to our outfitters ranch and everyone including the rancher who had let us on his property started skinning and gutting the elk. The elk weighed in at 320 lbs hanging weight. Thanks to Steve’s Meats who will process the meat into jerky, sausage, steaks and more before shipping it to Terad and his family. They donated part of the meat to a few shelters and kitchens that will feed the homeless and less fortunate.

Terad was beaming from head to toe and was proud of his success. When asked how he felt when he shot the elk Terad responded with “I was so excited. I couldn’t believe I had actually shot it! I kept waiting for it to fall and the. Realized it already had. I couldn’t focus because I was shaking so much. Terad the best part of the trip was seeing the bull elk after he shot it and imaging the mount hanging on his wall at Home.

Terad is thankful to his Ambassador and the Outfitters for making his hunt a success.

Since the elk was shot on the second day of the hunt, Terad and his family had four more days left to explore the area before boarding their plane and heading back to Pennsylvania on Saturday. They visited Pike’s Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, Garden of the Gods, Caves of the Wind, Budweiser Ft Collins, Castle Rock Shopping and several local restaurants where they noted the food was amazing including the Wild Game Meatloaf (bacon wrapped elk, lamb, venison and grass fed beef), the Carnivore which is elk loin, marinated venison and wild game sausage and the Smoked Pheasant Chowder. Terad said “we even traveled to Cheyenne, Wyoming just to say we were there.”

Therese said “in the town of Golden we enjoyed some Christmas festivities including a parade and shopping. She noted that each Saturday before Christmas, they shut down the Streets for a parade.” On Thursday, they went back to the ranch to pick up the head and carcass and thank everyone for their adventure. Then they stopped at Jonas Brothers, the taxidermist who will cape the head and have the skin tanned before shipping it to Terad.

Mike noted the ambassador and the guides were great. They really were determined to get Terad a bull. Hunt of a Lifetime is a great program and we truly appreciate the opportunity that was given to Terad and our family.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the program may send checks or money orders to: Hunt of A Lifetime Foundation, PO Box 241, Harborcreek, PA 16421 or contact the Foundation at 866-345-4455 or 814-572-4387.

Coudersport Ambulance To Freeman House

At 11:42 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Freeman House for a woman ill.

Drillers Cited For Violations Of Rules By PA DEP

PA Permit Violation Issued to West Texas Operating Co Llc D/B/A Xtreme Energy Co in Stonycreek Twp, Somerset County

Administrative violation issued on 2017-12-28 to West Texas Operating Co Llc D/B/A Xtreme Energy Co in Stonycreek Twp, Somerset county. 78a55(a) - CONTROL AND DISPOSAL PLANNING - PPC Plan - Person conducting oil and gas operations failed to prepare and implement a site specific PPC plans according to 25 Pa. Code §§ 91.34 and 102.5(l).
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to West Texas Operating Co Llc D/B/A Xtreme Energy Co in Brothersvalley Twp, Somerset County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-12-28 to West Texas Operating Co Llc D/B/A Xtreme Energy Co in Brothersvalley Twp, Somerset county. 78a55(i)5iA - EMERGNCY RESPONSE – Planning – Operator’s emergency response plan failed to include the emergency contact information, including phone numbers, for the well operator’s local representative for the well site and the well operator’s 24-hour..
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Swepi Lp in Sullivan Twp, Tioga County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-01-04 to Swepi Lp in Sullivan Twp, Tioga county. SWMA 301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Eqt Production Co in Duncan Twp, Tioga County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-01-04 to Eqt Production Co in Duncan Twp, Tioga county. CSL 401 - PROHIBITION AGAINST OTHER POLLUTIONS - Discharged substance of any kind or character resulting in pollution of Waters of the Commonwealth.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Cabot Oil &Amp; Gas Corp in Brooklyn Twp, Susquehanna County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2017-12-27 to Cabot Oil &Amp; Gas Corp in Brooklyn Twp, Susquehanna county. SWMA 301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

PA Permit Violation Issued to Blx Inc in Cherryhill Twp, Indiana County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-01-04 to Blx Inc in Cherryhill Twp, Indiana county. 78.54 - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS - Operator failed to control and dispose of fluids, residual waste and drill cuttings, including tophole water, brines, drilling fluids, drilling muds, stimulation fluids, well servicing fluids, oil, and production fluids i..
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PA Permit Violation Issued to Blx Inc in Cherryhill Twp, Indiana County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-01-03 to Blx Inc in Cherryhill Twp, Indiana county. 78.54 - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS - Operator failed to control and dispose of fluids, residual waste and drill cuttings, including tophole water, brines, drilling fluids, drilling muds, stimulation fluids, well servicing fluids, oil, and production fluids i..
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling