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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Wendell Paul Olson, 71, of Nixa, MO, Port Allegany, PA Native

Wendell Paul Olson

Wendell Paul Olson, 71, of Nixa, MO, passed away on January 28, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Wendell was born on November 11, 1946, in Olean, New York to Alfred and Grace Olson.

Wendell grew up in Port Allegany, Pennsylvania. He was the third of four children. He attended Lock Haven State College in Pennsylvania; earning his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Mathematics. 

 Wendell taught high school math in New York until 1972 when he underwent a surgery to remove a growth on his pituitary gland. During the surgery he suffered a hemorrhagic stroke, resulting in blindness and he had a difficult time adjusting to his new disability. 

However, in 1981 he moved to Nebraska to earn his certificate to teach blind children, and in 1982 he met and married JoDee, adopted Rachel, and in 1983 Stephanie was born. Wendell shared many happy times with his family over 35 years; he had an amazing sense of humor and loved teaching and playing with children. 

His favorite hobbies included reading mystery and science fiction novels, playing board games with his family, listening to jazz and country music, and walking with his guide dogs. He will forever be remembered as a great husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and teacher and will be missed dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Grace (Johnson) Olson, brother, Kurt Olson; sister, Holly Hamed; guide dogs, Jiggs and Fielder.

Left to mourn his passing are his loving wife of 35 years, JoDee (Iverson) Olson, daughters, Racheal (Quarles, Olson) Godden and Stephanie(Olson) Allen; grandchildren, Pe`li and Harlo Godden, Gavin and Ryker Allen and a brother, Duane Olson.

A Graveside service will be held on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 2p.m. at Rivermonte Memorial Gardens (4500 S. Lone Pine, Springfield, MO) under the direction of Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Rivermonte.

Charges filed against Ulysses woman after she hits victim in the face

Trooper investigates alleged cruelty to animals, finds nothing wrong

Ulysses man reports tractor he didn't own stolen

Traffic stop in Hebron results in DUI Drug charges for Ohio driver and his passenger

Kane woman and 2 minors escape injury in Route 6 accident

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Rt. 44 South

At 6:22 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance dispatched to Rt. 44 South for a diabetic emergency.

Careless Cooking Blamed For Automatic Fire Alarm At Tioga County Human Services

At 4:58 PM on Saturday, An automatic fire alarm at Tioga County Human Services on Shumway Hill Road is reported to be from careless cooking.

Dog Found On Rt. 49, Is He Yours?

Pups owners found

Bradley A. Phillips, 62, of Kenmore, formerly of Lockport, NY

Bradley A. Phillips

KENMORE, N.Y.---Bradley A. Phillips, 62, of Kenmore, formerly of Lockport, NY, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018 in Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, after a long illness.

Born on December 18, 1955 in Olean, he was a son of Walter F. and Beverly J. Wilson Phillips.

Bradley was a graduate of Lockport Senior High School, Class of 1974 and earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Buffalo in 1995. He held several positions throughout years, his last being a loving caregiver to his granduncle, Henry Sustakoski, helping him to stay independent and able to live in his home.

He was an avid golfer and loved his animals and being with his family.

Surviving are four siblings, Lorrie R. Rigby of Cottage Grove, Ore., Karen J. (Shannon) Vineyard of Whiteville, N.C., Rodney S. (Karen DiNatale) Phillips of North Tonawanda, and David C. Phillips of Wilmington, N.C.; his stepmother, Rita J. Phillips of Wilmington, N.C.; six nieces and nephews; a grandniece and a grandnephew, who he held dear to his heart; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A graveside burial service will be held in the East Sharon Cemetery, Shinglehouse, Pa. on a date and time to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Bradley’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.

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

Winter Weather Advisory From 7 AM Sunday to 1 AM Monday

Lafayette, Bradford Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 219 Near Tacks Inn

At 2:42 PM on Saturday, Lafayette Township Fire Dept. & Bradford Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 219 & Rt. 59 for a report of a vehicle crash.



A Pennsylvania state game lands would grow by eight acres, and a state game lands right-of-way would improve another thanks to two land donations approved today by the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners.

The first donation is for eight acres in Greenfield Township, Blair County, adjoining State Game Lands 41, offered by Alton G. Ebersole.

The second donation was a right-of-way located in Horton Township, Elk County, adjoining State Game Lands 44, offered by George E. Brosky, George T. Brosky, Paul N. Brosky, Yvonne M. Brosky, William T. Brosky and Cynthia L. Williams. It provides the Game Commission convenient access over a 0.121-acre strip to Drummond Road.


An action approved today by the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners, and another approved previously in December, will result in more than 400 acres added to State Game Lands 115 in Montour County.

The commissioners in December approved a donation from Beth B. and Thomas G. Stubler for two-thirds interest in 601 acres across three tracts in Liberty Township, Montour County. Two of the properties are adjacent to State Game Lands 115.

Then today, the board also approved an exchange with Donald B. Ross for his one-third interest in 401 acres. In exchange. Ross receives the previously donated two-thirds interest in 200 of the acres.

When the paperwork is completed, the Game Commission will own the remaining 401 acres over the three parcels that are forested with a blueberry, mountain laurel and rhododendron understory. It can be accessed from Oakwood Drive.


The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved the purchase of 509 acres in Clifton Township, Lackawanna County, and Lehigh and Sterling townships, Wayne County, adjoining State Game Lands 312 from The Wildlands Conservancy Inc., Emmaus, for a $290,000 lump sum payment from third-party commitments for compensation of habitat and recreational losses occurring in previously approved projects on state game lands.

The tract is forested with northern hardwoods and hemlock/spruce wetland areas, and contains the headwaters of the Lehigh River, which flows through it, as well as 2.5 miles of waterways and more than 230 acres of high-quality riparian and wetland habitat. The tract also has habitat capable of holding snowshoe hares.

The board also approved the purchase of 72 acres in Dunbar Township, Fayette County, adjoining State Game Lands 51 from The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, of Pittsburgh, for a $70,000 lump sum payment from Rice Poseidon Midstream LLC for compensation of habitat and recreational losses that occurred on state game lands from a previously approved project.

The pole timber mixed hardwood tract is located in the Youghiogheny Valley, adjacent to Ohiopyle State Park. It contains parts of the Youghiogheny Valley, Ohiopyle State Park Important Bird Area and the Chestnut Ridge/Laurel Ridge Important Mammal Area. Bruner Run flows through the property.

The Game Commission has a long history of working with these conservancies, noted Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans.

“It’s hard to imagine how much more limited public lands would be in Pennsylvania without the assistance of Pennsylvania’s land conservancies,” Burhans said. “They’ve made an enormous difference for the Game Commission, other state agencies and, of course, wildlife and Pennsylvanians.”


The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners accepted 17.14 acres of reverting fields and woodlots in Wilmot Township, Bradford County, adjacent to State Game Lands 172 from Appalachia Midstream Services LLC in exchange for a license for right-of-way granting the privilege of constructing, operating, maintaining and removing a natural-gas pipeline on State Game Lands 36 in Monroe Township, Bradford County. The right-of-way will be 50 feet wide, traverse 5,564 feet and accommodate a 16-inch pipeline.

The land is in addition to Appalachia paying the Commission’s standard habitat, surface and timber damages, the Commission’s standard annual license fee so long as the license remains active.


The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners approved a non-surface use agreement with Chief Exploration & Development LLC, of Dallas, Texas, to develop natural gas under 2,536 acres of State Game Lands 12 and 36 in Franklin and Overton townships, Bradford County.

The board also approved a non-surface use agreement with CNX Gas Co. LLC, of Canonsburg, Pa., to develop the gas rights beneath 103 acres of State Game Lands 302 in West Finley Township, Washington County, and Richhill Township, Greene County, using horizontal drilling.

Oil and gas development under both agreements will be regulated by the Commonwealth’s oil and gas regulations and the agency’s Standard Non-Surface Use Oil and Gas Cooperative Agreement.

Combined, these two energy development agreements are expected to result in $6.4 million in bonus payments to the agency’s Game Fund.


The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave preliminary approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for the 2018-19 license year.

Modifications proposed for the 2018-19 seasons include: eliminating the hen pheasant restriction in WMUs 2A, 2C, 4C, and 5B; implementing a new four-day extended black bear firearms season in WMUs 4A and 5A; increasing from four days to six days the length of the extended black bear firearms season in WMU 3A; extending hunting hours for mourning doves from one-half hour before sunrise until sunset in all season segments; and opening WMUs 4B and 4C to fisher trapping.

The public may offer comments on all proposed 2018-19 seasons and bag limits, as well as other board actions, between now and the board’s next quarterly meeting, when 2018-19 seasons and bag limits will be finalized, and antlerless license allocations will be determined.
The date for the next quarterly meeting has not yet been finalized.

Following are several articles on meeting highlights.

House Action for the Week of February 5, 2018

The Weekly Schedule

Identified by bill number, the sponsors and summaries for bills scheduled to be considered in committee or on the House floor are posted below.  More information regarding these bills can be found at by clicking on the “Research Bills” tab.

"Kinzua Knit Away" are very pleased to offer 15 educational classes in weaving, knitting, crochet and felting.


Marking 15 or more years of service at Pitt-Bradford. From left, Barb Uscinski (20 years) and Jill Race (20 years); top row, Leasa Maley (30 years), Rich Kahle (15 years) and Ann Robinson (15 years). Not pictured are Christina Marrone (20), Dave Vecellio (20) and Jeff Valerius (15).
The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford honored 17 staff members for their years of service at a dinner held Thursday night.

Leasa Maley, manager of The Panther Shop, was recognized for 30 years of service to the university. In addition to her work as Panther Shop manager, Maley is the advisor for the Pitt-Bradford Ski Club. She is also a 2003 graduate of Pitt-Bradford.

Recognized for 20 years of service were Christina Marrone, registrar and director of enrollment services; Jill M. Race, Panther Shop textbook buyer; Barbara J. Uscinski, administrative assistant in the Office of the President; and David F. Vecellio, maintenance worker for residential life and housing.

Those recognized for 15 years of service were Richard L. Kahle, facilities and fitness center manager; Ann Robinson, director of sponsored programs; and Jeff Valerius maintenance worker in facilities management.

Staff members recognized for 10 years of service were David L. Clark, maintenance worker in facilities management; Stacey Colosimo administrative assistant in the Office of Admissions; David A. Dixon, maintenance worker for residential life and housing; Greg Miller, network and media systems analyst; Nicole A. Stark, director of student health services; Melissa A. Stiles, administrative assistant for student affairs; Joelle A. Warner, manager of donor services; and Kimberly Marcott Weinberg, assistant director of communications and marketing.

Lori J. Smith, administrative assistant for academic affairs, was recognized for five years of service.

PA Permit Violations Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to Wilmoth Interests Inc in Mead Twp, Warren County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-01-29 to Wilmoth Interests Inc in Mead Twp, Warren 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 Exco Resources Pa Llc in Penn Twp, Lycoming County

Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 2018-01-26 to Exco Resources Pa Llc in Penn Twp, Lycoming county. 78.86_ - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to plug a well under 25 Pa. Code Sections 78.91 and 78.98 after the defect could not be corrected or an alternate method was not approved by the Department.
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Coudersport Falcons boys team to take on the Elkers tonight in Ridgway

The Coudersport Falcons boys team will travel down to Ridgway tonight to take on the Elkers. 

The Elkers and Falcons are the top two teams in Class AA. The Falcons are currently 15-1 while the Elkers come in unbeaten at 17-0.

The game will be broadcast live on

Tune in for the exciting action with Christian and Steve Sevinsky on the call!

Tipoff scheduled for 7:30!

Join Us For Breakfast Saturday & Sundays At Hamilton's Pancake House In Ulysses

Bradford Dispatched To Fire Alarm At Kiwanis Court

At 10:08 AM on Saturday, Bradford Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Kiwanis Court for a commercial Fire Alarm.
Police report towel in bathroom was on fire but now out.

Allentown, Wellsville Dispatched To 2 Car Crash

At 9:50 AM on Saturday, Allentown Fire Dept. & Wellsville ambulance have been dispatched to Meservey Hill Road between Fords Brook & Donovan Road for a 2 vehicle crash.

Blossburg & Mansfield Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 15

At 9:11 AM on Saturday, Blossburg & Mansfield have been dispatched to a one vehicle crash on Rt. 15 near milemarker 175.

James Young Can Help You Save On Insurance, Call Today For a Free Quote

Super Bowl Rib Fest Saturday, February 3rd At Port Allegany Shop 'n Save From 10 to 3

Consignments Sought For Annual Extravaganza Consignment Auction At Carter Auctions on Saturday, February 10th

Daniel A. Carter Winter Extravaganza Auction Saturday, Feb. 10th In Allegany, NY

Coudersport Area School District Seeking Teacher & Support Staff Sunstitutes

Opening For Part-time Clerk In Potter County Voter Registration/Election Office

Friday, February 2, 2018

South Carolina Man Charged After Flipping ATV with Unrestrained Toddler On Board

Potter County Habitat for Humanity wants to say "Thank You"

Potter County Habitat for Humanity wants to say "Thank You" to everyone who donated suitcases for the medical mission trip to Panama, we really appreciate all your help.

We also got in the store in Coudersport 30 old school desks in good condition, stop in to see.

PennDOT, Geisinger Medical Center, North Central Highway Safety Urge Impaired Driving on Super Bowl Sunday

02/02/2018---Montoursville, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the North Central Highway Safety Network and Geisinger Medical Center today joined at Geisinger’s Hospital for Advanced Medicine to urge designated driving and responsible party hosting during the Super Bowl.

As part of the biggest one-day sporting event, Pennsylvania hosts a statewide Super Bowl impaired driving initiative, to reduce DUI crashes and fatalities. Materials, including non-alcoholic “mocktail” recipes from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board were distributed.

Preliminary PennDOT data shows there were 181 crashes in Pennsylvania during the 2017 Super Bowl, 17 of those crashes were alcohol-related. Alcohol is not the only drug that impairs driving; illegal, prescription and over-the-counter drugs can impair driving as well.

PennDOT reminds football fans there is no excuse to drive impaired. Party hosts are encouraged to serve plenty of food and non-alcoholic drinks and have a game plan to get guests home safely. Motorists are urged to designate a driver.

Another way PennDOT encourages the traveling public to make it home safely is by using the SaferRide App, developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and available for free download on Android and Apple devices. Once the app is downloaded, you can use it to call a taxi or a friend by identifying your location so you can be picked up.

For more information about impaired driving and traffic safety, visit
or call 570-368-8686.

Sweden Valley Manor Seeking Experienced RN For Evening Supervisor Position

Wellsboro & Middlebury Dispatched For Rollover Crash On Rt. 287

At 10:20 PM on Friday, Wellsboro & Middlebury Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 287 in the hog backs for a vehicle upside down in the roadway.

Elk County Council on the Arts Call for New Artists

The Elk County Council on the Arts has a new artist jury session scheduled for March 20, 2018. Artist submissions for the jury session are being accepted now. Complete details and requirements are available at, or by stopping in the gallery.

The ECCOTA Sales Gallery is located on Main Street in beautiful downtown Ridgway. The gallery proudly features over 50 local and regional artists in a variety of mediums. All artists displayed in the ECCOTA Gallery have been accepted through a jury process with the Gallery Committee.

Artists may submit their work and materials to ECCOTA at any time however jury sessions are only held twice annually. A spring jury session is held in March and a fall session is held in September.

For more information, please contact Sara Frank, Gallery Coordinator, at or 814-772-7051. Information can also be found at

North Central PA Beekeepers Assoc is hosting more training and events coming up. You don't want to miss them.

1. Basic Beekeeping classes - two half days
Part one is Saturday, March 10th at 10 AM
Part Two is Saturday, April 7th at 10 AM
Fee and registration due by March 2nd. $35,00 for the first family member and $10 for additional family members. Fee includes, both classes, beekeeping book, club membership and more.
Location: Penn State Extension, Coudersport, PA

2. Spring seminar - Saturday, March 24th, 10-2
Speaker - Warren Miller, Owner of Happy Valley Honey Co. and Past Pres. of the PA State Beekeepers Assoc.
topics: Mite control, both chemical and chemical free
Queen Rearing- the importance of raising good queens
NUC Production and Management
Fee is $10 for NCPBA Members and $15.00 for non - members
Includes lunch, coffee and water
Registration due by March 16th
Location - Gunzburger Building, Coudersport

3. Regular Meeting all welcome - Wednesday, February 21st - 6 PM
Location - Penn State Extension, Coudersport, PA

4. Meeting, Wednesday, March 21st at 6 PM speaker is Margarita Lopez-Uribe from PSU. She will discuss the Feral Bee Project.
Location - Penn State Extension, Coudersport, PA


Please mail all registrations and checks to Joan Bradley, PO Box, 635,
Shinglehouse, PA 16748 - please include: names, address, tele number and email address.

Please call Joan with all questions 814-697-7586 or email
website -

Applicants Sought For Joseph R. Every Scholarship

WELLSBORO, PA. – Citizens & Northern is pleased to invite high school seniors pursuing studies in medicine, education or engineering to apply for a scholarship offered through the Joseph R. Every Scholarship Fund.

Applicants are sought for the 2018 fall semester and should consider the following before submitting their application:
• Completed applications are due to the student’s high school guidance office by Friday, March 23, 2018 or to a Citizens & Northern Bank branch office by Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
• Applicants must be a high school senior or graduate of a public or non-public high school in Bradford or Tioga County, PA or Chemung County, NY.
• Applicants must be accepted to an accredited college, university or professional school in a program leading to a degree in education or medicine, including medical research for human diseases. If too few students apply with those majors, preference will be given to students who express an interest in the fields of civil, mechanical, electrical or metallurgical engineering, or any other field that would improve society.
• Applicants must have a current cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. Consideration will be given to average students with ambition and the potential to contribute positively to society.
• Applicants must not smoke tobacco or use illegal drugs or alcoholic beverages.

The scholarship award will be for the first year of higher education only and will be in an amount determined by the Selection Committee. A maximum award of $10,000 may be made. Funds may be used to help pay for tuition, books and room and board. Payments from the trust will be made directly to the university or college the recipient attends.

The Joseph R. Every Scholarship Fund was created under the Last Will and Testament of Joseph R. Every. Citizens & Northern’s Trust and Financial Management Group serves as Trustee of the Fund.

Students interested in more information may contact Citizens & Northern Bank’s Trust and Financial Management Group at 888-987-8784, visit the C&N website at (Go to the About section, Community Matters and click on Scholarships and Grants) or contact their high school guidance counselors.

The C&N Trust and Financial Management Group, a division of Citizens & Northern Bank, maintains offices in Wellsboro, Sayre, Towanda, Williamsport, Coudersport and Canisteo. The division, founded in 1960, provides a wide range of investment, trust and retirement plan services to individuals and organizations.


JFC International Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Crustacean Shellfish (Shrimp, Crab) in Daisho Kimchi Hot Pot Soup Base
JFC International Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is voluntarily recalling a Kimchi Hot Pot Soup Base because it was found to contain undeclared Crustacean Shellfish (Shrimp, Crab). Individuals who have allergies to crustacean shellfish (shrimp, crab) runs the risk of a serious life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product. One incident has been reported to date in connection with this issue.

The products were distributed between 10/01/16 and 01/31/18 to retail stores and other foodservice operators in the states of AK, AZ, CA, CT, DC, DE, HI, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI

Rev. Dr. J. Arthur Cox, 77, of Interstate Parkway, Bradford, PA

 Rev. Dr. J. Arthur Cox

Rev. Dr. J. Arthur Cox, 77, of Interstate Parkway, Bradford, PA, passed away, Friday February 2, 2018.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Bradley A. Phillips, 62, of Kenmore, formerly of Lockport, NY

Bradley A. Phillips 

KENMORE, N.Y.---Bradley A. Phillips, 62, of Kenmore, formerly of Lockport, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018 in Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, after a long illness.

Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa., are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

“Sweet Art” Open House at PCAC

Coudersport---The Potter County Artisan Center will host a Valentine Open House, with the theme, “Sweet Art”, on Saturday, February 10 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

The Open House will showcase the work of the members, comprised of local fine artists and master craftspeople, which is available for sale. There will be special music, along with delicious homemade snacks and treats, some of which are made with the locally crafted food items available there.

The Potter County Artisan Center is located at 227 N. Main Street, Coudersport. For more information please call 814-274-8165.

Smethort & Mt. Jewett Dispatched To Crash On Route 6

At 5:40 PM on Friday, Smethport Fire & Ambulance & Mt. Jewett mutual aid dispatched to Rt. 6, 2 miles west of Smethport for a vehicle into a telephone pole with one injury.
Smethport Police on scene report one person with a head injury, 2 uninjured juveniles. Pole is sheared off.

Home On Knapp Road In Annin Township Near Port Alllegany Damaged By Morning Fire


Brown Family House Fire

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The Brown Family lost their home in a house fire early this morning. This family is a family that would do absolutly anything for anyone!!! they are ALWAYS there when my family is in trouble! They deserve the absolute best and I would love to help out anyway I could!! This family means the absolute world to me!!! It it breaks my heart to see them go through this. I love you all soooooo much!!! They are all physically okay but Jake their 8 month old pup has severe smoke inhalation and is having issues with his back legs not working Please help them out!!! thank you all in advanced!!!!!

BREAKING: Bolivar man found dead in Wellsville

A 24-year-old man whose last known address was North Main Street in Bolivar was found dead Thursday morning along the "old airport runway" in Wellsville. 

The man was identified as Corey J. Haggard.  Read more....

West End Trailblazers Says Thanks To Our Sponsors, Volunteers & Members


The Pennsylvania Game Commission once again is helping students learn about the vital role trees play in the environment.

The Seedlings for Schools program provides tree seedlings to classrooms so students can plant them as part of projects to improve wildlife habitat.

Orders placed as part of the “Seedlings for Schools” program are being accepted through March 30. To order, visit the agency’s website,, and click on “Seedling Sales” in the Quick Clicks column, then select “Seedlings for Schools.”

There is no charge to schools that participate in this program. The seedlings are provided by the Game Commission’s Howard Nursery and shipping costs are offset by the Wildlife for Everyone Endowment Foundation.

“Seedlings for Your Class” provides a classroom, grade level or entire school with enough seedlings so each student can take one home to plant. Traditional favorites white spruce and silky dogwood are available again this year. Four other species also are being offered: grey-stemmed dogwood, American sweet crabapple, American highbush cranberry and our beloved state tree, eastern hemlock. A teachers’ guide and planting instructions come with the seedlings and also can be accessed through the website.

In years past, “Seedlings for Your Class” was intended primarily for pre-K and elementary students, but this year it’s been extended to middle- and high-school students.

Seedlings come in bundles of 25, and depending on spring weather, will be shipped directly to schools by UPS from April 2 to 4 and April 9 to 11. The nursery does not ship on Thursdays or Fridays so seedlings should not arrive on weekends when no one is at school to receive them.

Once seedlings do arrive, it is important to moisten the roots immediately and plant them as soon as possible, said Brian Stone, manager of the Game Commission’s Howard Nursery.

Seedlings should be handed out to students with their roots in plastic bags with moist shredded newspaper, or with the seedlings planted in juice or milk cartons for transplanting at home, Stone said.

More information about the program can be found on the Game Commission’s website, or by contacting

Seedlings distributed through the Seedlings for Schools program are provided by the Game Commission’s Howard Nursery. The shipping costs are paid in full by the Wildlife for Everyone Endowment Foundation and its contributors.

Individuals and groups wishing to donate to the program can send checks to the Wildlife for Everyone Endowment Fund, which maintains the account for donations. Be sure to indicate the donation is for the Game Commission’s “Seedlings for Schools” program. 

Donations can be mailed to the Wildlife for Everyone Endowment Foundation, 341 Science Park Road, State College, PA 16803.

Daniel A. Carter Winter Extravaganza Auction Saturday, Feb. 10th In Allegany, NY

Benefit Set For Shinglehouse Couple Who Lost Home To Fire In January

Chrystal Carpenter Klein's photo.

A Benefit for Dennis & Barb Carpenter has been scheduled for Saturday, March 31 at 1 PM
at the Shinglehouse Firehall
Hosted by Chrystal Carpenter Klein

A Go-Fund-Me Account has also been established to assist the Carpenters.

On January 9th, the Carpenters lost their home on Sunnyside Road in Shinglehouse, PA, due to a house fire and have no homeowners insurance. Its a total loss! Were welcoming everyone to join us at the benefit to help raise money to get them a home again!

Spaghetti meatball dinner or Meatball sub will be provided along with a side salad.

We will have chineese auctions. 50/50. Raffle baskets. Individual raffle items. Penny auction. Music. Beer and bake sale!

Presale tickets will be sold at Kevins Custom Creations across from McDonalds in Olean, NY. You can also find presale tickets in Shinglehouse, PA at Howards Home Furnishing. Nortons Building Supply. Sprouts Drug Store and The Roadside Bar or get them from Angel Black, Ashley Carpenter or Chrystal Klein.


TICKET PRICE is $10.00 per person!!!

Please invite your friends to the event and share this event to help us reach as many people as possible!!

Team Carpenter.

Despite Recent FCC Action, PUC Remains Hopeful That Rural Broadband Funding Can Be Preserved; Encourages Continued Discussions

February 02, 2018---HARRISBURG – Despite recent action by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) remains hopeful that a mechanism can be found to help preserve Pennsylvania’s access to funding for rural broadband projects, and is grateful to the many citizens, organizations, and state and federal officials who have voiced support for these efforts.

The FCC has denied a joint petition filed by the PUC and Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development – aimed at retaining up to $140 million in federal rural broadband funding – but the collective call to action from across the state has helped elevate awareness of this issue. Additionally, the FCC has noted ongoing discussions about broadband initiatives in Pennsylvania and has indicated a willingness to consider any future proposals.

“The FCC may have closed a window on one initiative, but the door is still open – at least a crack – for other efforts to preserve significant funding for rural broadband projects,” said Commissioner David W. Sweet, who has been heavily involved in the PUC’s efforts.

As the Commission has emphasized, decisions by the FCC about the federal Connect America Fund Phase II (CAF II) program will impact residents throughout the state – with 63 counties facing the prospect of losing funding to deploy high-speed internet in underserved areas. This has fueled a deep concern about a growing gap between communities and businesses that have access to higher broadband speeds, and those that do not.

Funding for CAF II is drawn from the federal universal service surcharges paid by state residents and businesses. It is intended to support the deployment of broadband service in high-cost areas, including many rural communities. Most incumbent local telephone companies serving Pennsylvania’s high-cost areas accepted the funding, along with the commitment to meet federal benchmarks for broadband speed (at least 10 Mbps download & 1 Mbps upload), but the Verizon companies did not, jeopardizing the continued availability of millions of dollars in broadband support throughout Pennsylvania.

The FCC plans to conduct an auction to allocate the broadband funding that was not accepted by Verizon, and the PUC has been encouraging all concerned parties to work together to keep these dollars in our state.

A total of 31 counties face the loss of at least $1 million funding for broadband deployment over the next six years, including Indiana, Somerset, Warren, Clearfield, Lycoming, Washington, Huntingdon, Centre, Crawford, Erie, Clinton, Venango, Cambria, Westmoreland, Forest, Jefferson, York, Snyder, Wayne, Blair, Fayette, Mercer, Schuylkill, Columbia, Tioga, Mifflin, Chester, Lebanon, Clarion, Beaver and Allegheny. Additionally, eight counties – Indiana, Somerset, Warren, Clearfield, Lycoming, Washington, Huntingdon and Centre – could lose at least $5 million in funding for high speed Internet enhancements.

The Commission continues to encourage federal, state and local leaders to continue exploring a path forward to support rural broadband projects – which could help influence future FCC decisions about where funds should be directed.

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission balances the needs of consumers and utilities; ensures safe and reliable utility service at reasonable rates; protects the public interest; educates consumers to make independent and informed utility choices; furthers economic development; and fosters new technologies and competitive markets in an environmentally sound manner.

For recent news releases and video of select Commission proceedings or more information about the PUC, visit our website at Follow the PUC on Twitter – @PA_PUC for all things utility.  “Like” Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Facebook for easy access to information on utility issues.

Wellsboro & Middlebury Dispatched For Automatic Fire Alarm

At 1:30 PM on Friday, Wellsboro & Middlebury Fire Departments have been dispatched to 72 Milk Plant Road for an automatic fire alarm.
Command--Wellsboro units hold in quarters.

Meet 5th Congressional District Candidate Wade Jodun Saturday In Bradford or Kane

Glenn "GT"Thompson
Wade Jodun
Congressman Glenn Thompson; or GT as many refer to him as, is up for re-election this year to the US Congress for the 5th Congressional District. 

There are currently 3 people running against him for this position. I recommend that you go, meet up, listen, ask questions, and discuss your concerns with one of his opposing candidates. 

This is a great opportunity to share your concerns for rural PA. All of the public is welcome. I believe that the news media will be there as well. Change starts with our local communities.

So, come on out tomorrow and "Meet the Candidate" Wade Jodun.

He will be at the Foster Township Municipal Building, 1185 E Main St, Bradford, tomorrow, February 3rd from noon until 2pm.

After that, he will be at the Kane Fire Hall, from 6-8pm, located at 50 Poplar St, Kane, PA 16735.

1/30/18 Cowanesque Valley vs Mansfield Tigers Girls Basketball

1/30/18 Cowanesque Valley vs Mansfield Tigers Girls Basketball
JV: CV 34, Mansfield 21
Varsity: CV 46, Mansfield 39
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Hilltop Dispatched For Traffic Control For Crash On Rt. 646

At 12:07 PM on Friday, Hilltop Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Route 646 South of Cyclone for a 2 vehicle crash for traffic control.

Earl E. “Rusty” Carlson, 99, of Lewis Run, PA

Earl E. “Rusty” Carlson

Earl E. “Rusty” Carlson, 99, of Lewis Run, PA, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

He was born on June 22, 1918 in Marvindale, a son of the late Elof and Eva Herron Carlson.

On May 24, 1958 he married Jane P. Atkinson in the Evans Memorial United Methodist Church, Lewis Run. She preceded him in death on January 6, 2013.

Mr. Carlson was a member of the Coudersport Consistory where he was a 32nd degree Mason. He loved hunting and being outdoors and he was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan.

He was the owner/operator of the former E.E. Carlson Oil Company, Bradford. He operated various wells in the local area. He was also the co-owner of the former Standard Charcoal Company located in Marvindale and Port Allegany; with his brother Edward Carlson.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife he was also preceded in death by one brother, Edward Carlson and four sisters, Margie Spadafore, Ruth Quist, June McDowell and Carrie Carlson.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc. with a funeral service to immediately follow with the Rev. Barbara J. Moore, pastor of Evans Memorial United Methodist Church officiating.

Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park. Lafayette.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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