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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tractor-Trailer /Bear Crash on Route 15 Southbound

 At 8:50 PM on Saturday, Blossburg & Cogan House have been dispatched to a crash on Rt. 15 South between a truck and a bear.

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COGAN HOUSE TWP, PA - Liberty fire crews, Cogan House Substation units and a Blossburg ambulance crew responded to a reported single vehicle accident involving a momma bear and her big cub on Saturday evening, September 26, 2020, in Cogan House Township.
The accident was said to have occurred in the 20,000 block of the southbound lane of the Route 15 Highway near the Turkey Ranch around 8:50PM. The accident involved the two bears being struck by a tractor trailer. The crash disabled the tractor trailer, as fluids were reported coming out from under the vehicle.
There were no human injuries reported and the truck was parked off the roadway. However, both bears were killed.
FNN was told that Pennsylvania State Police are handling the investigation into the crash.
All units on scene were cleared around 10:00PM.

Tioga & Lawrenceville Dispatched For Structure Fire

At 8:53 PM on Saturday, Tioga & Lawrenceville have been dispatched to a structure fire at 53 Mitchell Creek Road. Confirmed smoke in the structure.

2 persons are reported to have smoke inhalation. 

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TIOGA, PA - A fire that broke out underneath a 1975 manufactured home filled the residence full of smoke in Tioga Township on Saturday evening, September 26, 2020, just before 9:00PM
One of the residents called 911 around 8:50PM and reported that there was smoke in their home.
Fire crews from Tioga and Lawrenceville responded. Tioga fire personnel was said to have arrived first on scene and confirmed smoke inside the home. A few minutes later, it was reported that there was a fire underneath the home.
Around 9:11PM crews from Penelec and UGI were requested to the scene as firefighters worked to extinguish flames.
Middlebury fire units were called in to standby at Tioga Fire Department and Lindley units from New York were called in to standby for Lawrenceville.
The fire was extinguished around 9:50PM, however crews remained on scene for some time.
Two people were said to have suffered smoke inhalation due to the fire.
The Red Cross was contacted to assist the family as they were unable to stay in the home once the fire was out.
It is unknown how much damage was done to the home.

Mansfield & Big Elm Dispatched To Motorcycle Crash with Serious Injury

At 7:35 PM on Saturday, Mansfield & Big Elm Fire & EMS have been dispatched to Kittle Road & Tears Road in Rutland Township for a motorcycle accident with a seriously injured operator. Air medical has been requested.

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COLUMBIA CROSS ROADS, PA - Mansfield and Big Elm (Daggett) fire and EMS crews responded to a motorcycle crash involved in a police pursuit on Saturday evening, September 26, 2020, in Rutland Township around 7:30PM.
Early reports indicated that a Troy Police Cruiser was chasing a motorcyclist along Kittle Road, when the rider crashed near the intersection of Tears Road. The police officer requested medical assistance for the motorcyclist as the rider was seriously injured in the accident.
A medical helicopter was requested before emergency crews even arrived on scene. Once on scene, personnel took over the care and treatment of the unresponsive individual, who had suffered a number of injuries in the crash.
Guthrie Air Medical Helicopter landed near the accident site as EMS crews worked hard to stabilize the patient so they could be flown to a trauma unit to be treated. However, the patient's condition deteriorated rapidly around 8:40PM. The patient was then transported by ambulance to Guthrie Troy Community Hospital in critical condition.
Little is known about why the individual was being chased by Troy Police. However, FNN was notified Sunday morning that the patient passed away due to his injuries suffered in the tragic conclusion of that police pursuit.
FNN will continue to follow this story.

Galeton, Germania Dispatched For Motorcycle Crash

At 5:15 PM on Saturday, Galeton & Germania have been called to a motorcycle accident on the South Cherry Springs Road. One motorcycle with one injury reported.
5:26 PM--Coudersport dispatched.

Edward T. Clark, 84, of Keating Summit, PA

Edward T. Clark  
“Beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather”

KEATING SUMMIT, Pa….Edward T. Clark, 84, of Keating Summit, PA, passed away peacefully in his family home on Thursday, September 24, 2020, in the company of his loving wife, Eleanor Clark.

Born on Saturday, August 29, 1936, in Upland, Pa., he was the son of Edward Burke Clark and Helen Mae Clark Holloway. 

Edward spent his youth in Media, Pa. He was a graduate of Media High School, Media. On January 19, 1957, in Folsom, he married Eleanor Carlsen, who survives. 

He was a Pennsylvania Conversation Officer for the Pennsylvania Game Commission for 45 years, retiring in Keating Summit. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Eleanor Carlsen Clark; one daughter, Sandra L. (Andrew) Spence of Exton; two sons, Edward T. (Phyllis) Clark of Ellicottville, N.Y. and Kenneth W. (Sherry) Clark of Keating Summit; two grandsons, Wesley T. Clark of Columbia, MD and Benjamin A. Clark of Carlisle; two sisters, Florence “Flossie” Conklin of Rock Hall, MD and Helen May “Susie” Oliver; and many nieces and nephews.

Edward was predeceased by his parents; and one brother, William D. (Helen) Clark of Dover, Delaware.

As per Edward’s request, there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Edward’s family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Edward, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

Eldred Dispatched for Assault Victim on Main Street

At 4:19 PM on Saturday, Eldred Ambulance has been dispatched to Main Street near the Hamlin Bank for a 27 year old male victim of assault. State Police are on scene.

Coudersport Ambulance to Avenue B

At 3:21 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance called to Avenue B for seizures.

Olean Man Facing Multiple Charges After Domestic Incident

City of Olean, NY Police Department

9/23/20- The City of Olean Police arrested Nasrudin H. Wright (30) of Olean stemming from a domestic incident that took place at 1208 Reed Street. 

He was subsequently charged with:
• 1 count of Robbery in the 1st degree, class B Felony
• 2 counts of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, A Misdemeanor
• 1 count of Menacing 2nd degree, Class A Misdemeanor
• 1 count of Petit Larceny, Class A Misdemeanor
• 1 count of Harassment in the 2nd degree, violation.

Wright was arraigned in Olean City Court and RELEASED on his own recognizance. Wright is scheduled to return to court on 9/29/2020.

Bradford Dispatched To Dumpster Fire

At 2:55 PM on Saturday, Bradford Firefighters have been called to Brookline Court for a dumpster fire.

Betty Lee Rankin, 85, of, Port Allegany, PA

Betty Lee Rankin

Betty Lee Rankin, 85, of, Port Allegany, died Friday (September 25, 2020) at her home surrounded by her family

Visitation will be held on Monday September 28, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., 105 Main St., Port Allegany, where funeral and committal services will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 1 PM, with the Rev. Garen Smith, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Port Allegany, officiating.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.

Shed Fire on Kansas Branch Road

At 2:38 PM on Saturday, Fire Departments have been dispatched for a shed fire at a camp at 495 Kansas Branch Road.

Chicken BBQ Today at Roulette Fire Hall Starting at 3 PM

9-26 Chicken BBQ At The Roulette Firehall

9-26 Chicken BBQ At The Roulette Firehall

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Debra L. Taylor, 53, of Irvine, PA

Debra Taylor

Debra L. Taylor, 53, of Irvine, PA, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020, at her home following a courageous battle with multiple sclerosis.

Born on October 1, 1966 in Titusville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Adele Whitney Jones. Debra was formerly employed with Northwest Bank, retiring after 20 years. She had also worked at Legends Restaurant.

Debra is survived by her husband, Duane S. Taylor, whom she married in N. Warren, PA; her son, Mitchell S. Taylor, at home; a grandson – Xavier Taylor; and one brother – Dale Jones of Kansas.

Services will be at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to place a memorial to Debra may do so to Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA, 16365. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

Coudersport Ambulance To Mapleview Lane

At 11:59 AM on Saturday, Coudersport ambulance called to Mapleview Lane for leg pain.

Cherry Springs State Park Featured in Washington Post Article

In a Dark Sky park in Pennsylvania, reaching for the stars from a rooftop tent

By Andrea Sachs 
The Washington Post 

On a moonless summer’s night in northern Pennsylvania, I climbed the ladder to bed, gripping the sides as I passed my belongings secure in the back seat of the vehicle. The ascent wasn’t exactly the stairway to heaven, but it was close: a tent on top of a car under a dome of stars. Though I was still light-years away from the nearest twinkle, I was closer than the earthbound campers scattered around Potter County.  Read more....

DUI Charges Pending Blood Test Results In Portage TWP.

Wellsville Dispatched For Car/Motorcycle Crash with Serious Injury

At 11:37 AM on Saturday, Wellsville Fire & Ambulance dispatched to a car/motorcycle accident on Rt 417 with reported serious injuries.  Vehicles are reported off the roadway. Air medical requested.
12:18 PM--Mercyflight 5 airborne to ECMC in Buffalo.

Investigation Ongoing for Theft Of Trump Signs

PSP Emporium Investigating A Report Of Child Pornography In Shippen TWP.

Tax Claim Bureau ‘Upset Sale’ Scheduled For Sept. 28

Potter County Tax Claim Bureau (TCB) will be holding its annual “upset sale” at 10 am on Monday, Sept. 28, in the Gunzburger Building auditorium. It’s a last-resort auction to sell those properties on which taxes for 2018 or earlier have not been paid. The resultant revenue is divided among the affected school district, municipality and county.

At this point, about 79 properties from across Potter County are slated to go to the auction block. That number will drop significantly before the sale commences. A list of properties subject to auction is posted on the website, (click on Departments/Tax Claim).

TCB has implemented a series of changes to make things easier for those who have fallen behind on their taxes to redeem their properties. Among them is a monthly installment option. These changes have had positive results, according to TCB Director Deanna Johnston. “The number of delinquent properties has been tracking downward in recent years,” she said. “Selling someone’s property due to unpaid taxes is always a last resort and we work with anyone who has fallen behind to try to avoid that outcome.”

Tax Claim Bureau personnel are located in Suite 111 of the Gunzburger Building, 1 North Main Street, Coudersport PA 16915; telephone (814) 274-0488, option 1.

Sandra M. L’Amoureux, age 56 of Knoxville, PA

Sandra M. L’Amoureux

Sandra M. L’Amoureux, age 56 of Knoxville passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at her home. 

Born January 28, 1964 in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Charles H. and Gloria E. (DuePree) L’Amoureux. Sandra loved playing cards, doing crossword puzzles and listening to country music by George Strait with her friend, Brandy Newcomb. 

She is survived by a son, Blake and Shannon Clark of Liberty; 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; her mother, Gloria L’Amoureux of Knoxville; her four brothers, Dan and Annette of Knoxville, Michael and Fran of Ripley, NY, John and Tammy of Westfield and Jim and Kelly of Harrison Valley and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Sandra was preceded in death by her father, Charles. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home.

Patricia A. Siciliano, age 91 of Elkland, PA

Patricia A. Siciliano

Patricia A. Siciliano, age 91 of Elkland passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020 at her home. 

Born February 8, 1929 in State College, PA, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth G. and Ida (McCaslin) MacLean. Patsy, as most folks called her, was a clerk at Lumazza’s Grocery Store for 19yrs. She married Frank A. “Zig” Siciliano and together they raised four daughters and shared 63 years, until his passing on April 29, 2016. Patsy was a former Laurel Queen, enjoyed flowers, birds and spending time on the patio and was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church. 

She had a special smile, was a joy to be around and everyone loved her. Her daughters thought the world of their wonderful, beautiful mother and she will be terribly missed by them. 

Patsy is survived by her daughters, Mary Ellen (Stanley) Orchowski of Mansfield, Fran Davis of Elkland and Toni Hane of Corning, NY; her grandchildren, Brad Orchowski, Mitch (Lauren) Orchowski, Jill Pratt, Jason (Amber) Croft and Silas Wiles; 6 great grandchildren; a sister in law, Joan MacLean of AZ and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Zig; a daughter, Susan Healey, and a brother, Buzz MacLean. 

The family would like to thank the Susquehanna Hospice for their care and a special thank you to Joyce Cornell, Tammy, Clark, Tammy Lanceanese, Pastor Ed, Mary Owlett and John for their extra care and help to their mom. 

The family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St. Elkland on Tuesday, 1:00 – 4:00 PM. A funeral mass for immediate family will be held at St. Thomas Catholic Church on Wednesday, 10:00 AM with Father David Bechtel officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102.

Kathleen Teresa Helf, age 70 of Westfield, PA

Kathleen Teresa Helf

Kathleen Teresa Helf, age 70 of Westfield passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at UPMC Wellsboro. 

Born May 10, 1950 in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late John and Florence (Bond) Garr. Kathy married Nicholas Helf, Jr. and she worked for the Northwest Bank for 25 years. 

She was an active member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church and served on the finance committee and a member of the Westfield Library board. She loved sewing and quilting and was an expecting grandmother. 

Kathy is survived by her husband, Nicholas; her children, Shaun P. of Westfield, Timothy R. (Courtney) Helf of North East, Colleen (Ryan) McGrath of Green Castle and Matthew (Christianna) of South Williamsport; two sisters, Eileen Sonday and Mary Schuck and three nephews, John and C.J. Sonday and Brian Schuck. 

She was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Garr. 

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Elkland on Monday 10:00 AM with Father David Bechtel officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery, Wellsboro. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005.

Charlotte M. GRAVES, 86, of Mechanicsburg, PA

Charlotte M. GRAVES

Charlotte M. GRAVES, 86, of Mechanicsburg, PA, formerly of Ulysses, died Tuesday, September 22, 2020 in Heritage Harbor, Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Carlisle, PA. 

Born March 28, 1934, in Troupsburg, NY, she was the daughter of Charles Henry and Julia Ford Moore. She was a 1954 graduate of Ulysses High School. On December 31, 1957, in the Ulysses Free Methodist Church, she married Gordon C. Graves, who survives. 

In her younger years, she was employed by Monroe’s Store, Galeton Production, and Cooper Slide. While raising her family, she worked as an Avon lady and operated Charlotte’s Pizza Shop in Ulysses. Later, she drove truck with her husband, Gordon, for Roberts Express. 

Charlotte was always active, and her favorite pastimes were sewing and going to yard sales and thrift stores to bargain hunt. Her many handmade quilts, dresses, and doll clothes are cherished by her family. Charlotte was a member of the Ulysses Free Methodist Church and the Good News Free Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg. She was a faithful servant of the Lord and served in numerous roles at her church including Sunday school teacher, song leader, youth group leader, nursery helper, and member of the Women’s Missionary Society. 

Surviving besides her husband, Gordon, are: three children, Tim Graves of Myerstown, Tammy (Tony) Botek of Harrisburg, and Kym (David) Cavey of Hampstead, MD; five grandchildren, Hannah (Dave) Callihan and Kelly (Ed) Doll, both of Hampstead, MD, William (Angie) Folk of Bowmansville, Olivia Botek of San Diego, CA, and Abigail Botek of Greenville, NC; six great-grandchildren, Christian Folk, Brooklyn Folk, Morgan Folk, Emma Folk, Raymond Callihan, and Ann Callihan; four siblings, Richard Moore of Elmira, NY, Edward (Linda) Moore of Rochester, NY, William “Tink” (Priscilla) Moore of Elmira, and Glenn (Billie) Moore of Shongo, NY; nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her foster parents, Henry and Alice Cowburn; and seven siblings, Robert Moore, Howard Moore, Clara Johnson, Joyce Elaine Moore, George Moore, Anna Young, and Helen Dunbar. 

Friends may call Friday, October 2, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, October 3, 2020 in the Ulysses Free Methodist Church. CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines apply. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Ulysses Free Methodist Church. Online condolences may be expressed at

Registration for Virtual Story Hour with S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library is open!

Virtual Story Hour will begin the week of October 5! Children and their adults can login to S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library's READsquared program anytime from October 5-November 14 to participate in Virtual Story Hour. Activities include Story Time Online with Mary Grace, music videos with Mr. Jim and the Juice Box Heroes, Mission challenges that include crafts, simple science experiments, and music and movement activities. Log the books you read together and complete the activities in the Missions to earn points for virtual badges and physical prizes! 

Weekly Story Hour To-Go Kits will also be available at the Library To Go Window for pick-up. The Story Hour To-Go Kits will contain a craft with supplies to complete at home. The library has raised the age of the Story Hour participants to 7 years old to accommodate young students who may be learning virtually from home this school year. 

Please register your child at to join the fun! A S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library Card is not required for registration, but we are happy to help you obtain a library account if you come into the library! This program is made possible through a Port Allegany Campaign grant from the United Way of Bradford Area, Inc


HARRISBURG, Pa. (September 21) – The summer season may be winding to a close, but some great trout fishing opportunities are about to open on dozens of Pennsylvania waterways this fall and winter.

Beginning the week of October 1 and continuing through mid-December, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will stock approximately 120,000 hatchery raised adult Rainbow, Brown and Brook Trout in more than 100 streams and lakes. These stockings will replenish some of the most popular fishing spots across the Commonwealth immediately and provide ice fishing opportunities as conditions allow throughout the winter.

"Fall can be one of the most scenic and enjoyable times of year to spend a day fishing, and we’re excited to provide a special opportunity for those anglers who love fishing for trout,” said Brian Wisner, Director of the PFBC Bureau of Hatcheries. “Pennsylvania is fortunate to have some of the best wild trout fishing waters in the country, as well as the high-quality fish we’ve been raising at our hatcheries to deliver fresh fishing opportunities to people across the state.”

This year, due to public safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PFBC will conduct fall and winter trout stockings differently than in previous years. Like stocking activities in spring 2020, volunteers will not be permitted to assist with fall and winter stocking. To limit interaction with the public, stocking will be conducted only by PFBC staff wearing personal protective equipment, including masks.

To connect anglers with these trout fishing opportunities, the PFBC has published a list of dates and locations on the PFBC website which indicates the week during which the stocking will occur. This measure aims to provide some stocking information while continuing to discourage large gatherings planned around specific stocking events. All fall and winter trout stockings will occur Monday through Friday. The stocking schedule is subject to change due to local water conditions and other factors.

How to Fish for Trout

Trout that are stocked during fall and winter can be fished for immediately, and anglers ages 16 and older must have a valid Pennsylvania fishing license and trout permit. During the extended season (September 1 – December 31, 2020 and January 1 - February 28, 2021), the daily creel limit is three trout of combined species with a minimum size of seven inches. 2020 fishing licenses and permits can be purchased online at by visiting more than 700 retail license issuing agents.

Trout can be caught on a variety of tackle including live bait such as worms and minnows; lures such as spinners and crankbaits; and common household baits such as pieces of cheese and corn. Most beginning anglers choose a 5- or 6-foot lightweight rod with a spinning reel spooled with 4-6 lb. monofilament line. Fly fishing is also popular during fall, when opportunistic fish are known to aggressively feed during aquatic insect hatches.

Find Great Places to Fish

Often, the best places to fish are waters closest to your home. Along with the waters being stocked with trout this fall, anglers can check out the list of Pennsylvania’s Best Fishing Waters on the PFBC website and FishBoatPA mobile app. This list is based on biologist surveys of fish populations on waters across the state and can lead you to prime fall and winter fishing spots for trout and many other popular fish including Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, panfish, and catfish.

In 2020, 32 waters located within Pennsylvania State Parks will be stocked with trout this fall and winter. Many of these locations feature easy angler access from shore, boat ramps, and amenities such as bathrooms.

Safety and Social Distancing While Fishing

While there are usually fewer people fishing along lakes and streams during the fall and winter months, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, anglers who encounter other individuals or groups are encouraged to practice social distancing and remain at least six feet away (the length of a standard fishing rod) from other anglers who are not in your family group.

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Fishing and Boating this Fall? Wear It, PA!

Fishing from a boat in fall can be a great way to experience the changing fall foliage as it reflects off the water around you! However, boaters should keep in mind that as cooler air moves in, water temperatures can drop rapidly, presenting added dangers. All boaters, including the increased number of new kayakers enjoying the water this season, are reminded to wear a life jacket. During the cold weather months from November 1 through April 30, anyone on a boat less than 20 feet in length, including all canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards, is required to wear a life jacket. Children age 12 and under must always wear a life jacket while paddling. For more safe boating tips, visit the Safe Boating page on the PFBC website.

A Launch permit is required for operators of unpowered boats, including kayaks and canoes, who wish to use hundreds of PFBC boat access areas, and DCNR boat ramps inside state parks. Launch permits are available for purchase through The Outdoor Shop (

Link to 2020 Fall/Winter Trout Stocking Schedule:

Kathy Jowsey Spirit Scholarship established at CRCF to support Franklinville graduates

Kathy Jowsey 

OLEAN, N.Y., September 23, 2020 — Kathy Jowsey was a beloved figure in Franklinville.

In high school, she could be found in the stands at every game, cheering loudly. Car horns could often be heard around her house as passersby always wanted to greet their loved friend. Later in life, she could always be found around town, often recognized from afar by her distinct, jovial laugh.

The Kathy Jowsey Spirit Scholarship Fund, recently established at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, will support Franklinville graduates that embody the school spirit and love of place that Jowsey sported all her life.

Jowsey, who graduated from Franklinville Central School/Ten Broeck Academy, worked at Motorola Inc. in Arcade for nearly 40 years, but she never wanted to move from her home in Franklinville and the community she loved, said lifelong friend Sue Maffei of Franklinville.

“When she was at Motorola, she always got there early. She worked overtime. She always worked so hard,” said Maffei. “When Motorola moved, she wouldn’t move because she didn’t want to leave Franklinville. So she went to work for Merit Tool in Ellicottville for lesser pay, and she was probably 59, but she did it because her work ethic was amazing.”

When she retired, Jowsey, always the good neighbor, helped transport people to doctor’s appointments in Olean and Buffalo.

In honor of that hard-working spirit, the scholarship is intended to support a student who may not have the most outstanding grades, but has worked hard to achieve their level of academic success.

Maffei said she hopes the scholarship will be part of the support system for students that Jowsey lacked during her time in school.

“She was very proud of what she became. She worked hard for everything she had,” Maffei said. “But she never went to college, and she could have. She just didn’t have the support system to push her there.

“I hope this means a lot to the recipient,” said Maffei. “That someone cares a lot for the kids who want to go to college that may have a hard time doing so otherwise.”

After Jowsey passed away in 2017, Maffei and her husband Alva Lockwoord, found that Jowsey had requested a scholarship be established through her estate, with the request written on a piece of paper.

Per Jowseys’ request, the scholarship will be for graduates of Ten Broeck Academy/Franklinville High School who demonstrate financial need who have worked hard academically and exemplify school spirit through extracurricular activities, sports and/or volunteerism. Preference will be for a student majoring in business, accounting, sports management or journalism.

The scholarship award, which will be made for the first time in 2021, will be a minimum of $1,000 annually.

As for Jowsey’s spirit, the class vice president of 1973 is maybe best remembered by her infectious and distinguished laugh.

“You always knew when Jowsey was around because she had a laugh that could carry 20 miles,” said Maffei. “You could hear her laugh in Olean.”

Maffei remembered one instance that summarized Jowsey’s spirit and her importance to Franklinville.

“She went to California to Disneyland one time with a friend from work,” remembered Maffei. “When she was there, she was laughing, and someone was up on a flagpole changing the flag. She happened to be from Franklinville, so she yelled ‘Kathy Jowsey, I know you’re down there. I hear that laughter!’ ”

For students that embody Jowsey’s spirit and love of place, the Kathy Jowsey Spirit Memorial Scholarship will be voice encouraging them to work hard, laugh often and love their home for many years to come.

Donations can be made to the Kathy Jowsey Spirit Memorial Scholarship Fund at CRCF, 301 North Union St., Suite 203 in Olean, NY 14760 or online at

Established in 1994, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email, or visit online at CRCF is also on Facebook ( and Twitter (@CattFoundation)


Chronic Wasting Disease Management Areas, DMAP units, CWD collection bins identified.

The deer hunters who most consistently fill tags year to year know their woods.

They know what food sources are available and where they are, they know the location of whitetail bedding areas, they know the travel routes deer use to go from one place to another and they know the pinch points where they might intercept them.

This year, more hunters than in the past also need to know whether their woods fall within the boundaries of a Chronic Wasting Disease Management Area, or DMA.

A newly updated map available from the Pennsylvania Game Commission offers that answer, along with a wealth of other information. The interactive map – available at – shows not only DMA boundaries, but the location of head-collection bins, high-risk parts dumpsters, cooperating deer processors and taxidermists, and CWD DMAP units.

“It’s critical we try to contain CWD as much as possible to those areas where it already exists,” said Andrea Korman, Game Commission CWD biologist. “That’s the purpose of DMAs.

“And hunters are our first line of defense. They’re the ones who, by knowing where they are and following DMA guidelines, keep disease from spreading and further impacting our deer and deer hunting heritage.”

There are three Disease Management Areas in Pennsylvania. That’s the same as last hunting season.

What’s new is that all three DMAs are now larger than they were a year ago. Because of new detections of CWD-positive deer in new places, Disease Management Area 2 in southcentral Pennsylvania expanded to the north and west, while DMAs 3 and 4, in the northwest and southeast respectively, each expanded southward.

As in the past, specific rules meant to limit the spread and prevalence of CWD apply in each DMA. It’s illegal to use or possess natural urine-based attractants within Disease Management Areas, for example. Feeding deer is also prohibited.

Hunters who kill a deer in a DMA can’t take high-risk parts – including the head, spinal cord/backbone, spleen, skull plate with attached antler, if visible brain or spinal cord tissue is present and more – beyond its boundaries.

What they can do is take deer harvested within a DMA to any processor or taxidermist located inside its boundaries, or to a cooperating processor or taxidermist identified on the interactive map.

A downloadable and printable listing of those cooperating processors and taxidermists is also available at

The map also specifies the location of collection bins, where hunters who harvest a deer within a DMA can take its head to have it tested for CWD.

That information serves two purposes.

First, it helps the Game Commission track where CWD is and isn’t and to what degree. And second, it allows hunters to know whether the deer they took was infected with CWD.

Once a head is tested and results are known – and so long as it had a harvest tag attached to its ear -- the Game Commission will share that information with the hunter who harvested it, typically within 21 days or less.

Taking a head to a bin is the critical step, though.

Game Commission staff randomly collect samples from some of the deer taken to cooperating processors within DMAs for CWD testing. But they don’t collect samples from them all. So simply taking a deer to one is no guarantee it will be tested.

Only dropping a head in a bin assures that.

Supplying a head for testing doesn’t mean hunters who take a trophy buck have to give up the antlers either. They can take the rack and skull plate to a taxidermist or take it home if it’s properly cleaned, and put the rest of the head in a collection bin.

Additionally, for hunters who want to process their own deer within the DMA, the map shows the location of dumpsters where they can get rid of carcasses and specifically high-risk parts.

Finally, the map outlines new hunting opportunities, too.

The Game Commission established eight CWD Deer Management Assistance Program, or DMAP, units within the DMAs. Hunters can get additional antlerless deer permits specific for each.

They all surround the spot where a CWD-positive deer was found, far away from any previously known infected deer. The Game Commission is asking hunters to harvest deer in each unit, then submit the heads for testing, to determine if the CWD-infected deer was an outlier or a symptom of a bigger problem.

The DMAP units are: Unit 3468 in Berks, Lancaster, and Lebanon counties; Unit 3934 in Clearfield County; Unit 4311 in Cambria County; Unit 4312 in Jefferson County; Unit 4313 in Westmoreland County; Unit 4314 in Adams and Franklin counties; Unit 4315 in Juniata, Mifflin, and Snyder counties; and 4316 in Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, and Huntingdon counties.

DMAP permits can be purchased online or from any issuing agent and are valid during any open antlerless deer season. Sales are already underway, but tags remain available for each of those CWD DMAP units.

Details on how many remain and where are available at

So it’s time for deer hunters to again hit the woods. And as always, it’s important they know where they are on the landscape, if perhaps for a few more reasons than ever.

“We want hunters to have fun, harvest some deer and make some memories, but also help us to manage CWD along the way,” Korman said.


Photo by John Eaton
In "Stray Cats", Rob Kathcart (pictured) plays a clown who has become discouraged and having difficulty with the disjunction of the laughter a clown offers and the personal life of the man.
Rehearsals for "Stray Cats," a play being produced by Hamilton-Gibson Productions, a community theater group based in Wellsboro, began last week.

"Since this is Hamilton-Gibson's 30th Season, we had designed it to celebrate our history by bringing back both small cast and large cast shows we had produced since 1991 when HG first started," said Thomas Putnam, artistic director.

Hamilton-Gibson first produced "Stray Cats" as an entry in the March 2001 Pennsylvania Association of Community Theatres Festival (PACTFest) held in Altoona, Pa. "We were selected to move on to regionals at the Eastern States Theatre Association (ESTA) Festival in April," said Putnam. "That summer, we also presented the play as a main stage production at the Don Gill Elementary School in Wellsboro," he noted.

"Because 'Stray Cats' has a small cast and we had produced it 19 years ago, the HG Artistic Planning Committee chose it to be one of our 30th Season's fall productions. Our hope was that we could get the original cast members to reprise their roles," said Putnam. The 2001 cast included Putnam, Ryan Dalton, Dave Driskell and Bill Kovalcik. "We were successful in getting three of the four," he said. "Each of the three actors plays more than one character. Rob Kathcart will be performing the roles played by Bill Kovalcik ," Putnam added.

"When COVID-19 hit and we had to reschedule all of our large cast plays, we explored options such as online performances, live streaming and outdoor productions," said Thomas Putnam, HG artistic director. "Instead, we decided to continue offering live theater experiences by adding more small cast shows and keeping those we had already planned to do, including 'Stray Cats.'"

The play, written by Warren Leight, is a series of monologues by men who are alone for a wide variety of reasons. Some guys are leaders, some guys are joiners, some guys are "stray cats." This collection of musically influenced monologues portrays nine "stray cats" as they hit bottom, paint themselves into a corner, or reach a moment of transcendence with a unique blend of humor and sadness.

"The use of monologues to tell their stories underscores the solitariness of their lives: one man, alone, on stage, talking about his life," said Putnam. "Tying the characters and scenes together is a jazz motif created by local musician Dave Driskell. "Throughout the play, Dave's saxophone is heard between stories, and he and his saxophone are an active element in the final scene," Putnam said.

"We see the unique world of each of these men - what the playwright calls their "out-of-sorts and out-of-luck souls" - which is expressed as much by the haunting improvisational sound of Dave’s saxophone as the individual narrations. Funny. Sad. Touching, Jazz," said Putnam.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9 and 10 and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro and on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 18 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $14 for adults and $6 for youth, 18 and under. Also available are FlexPasses for $60. No tickets are sold at the door. They have to be ordered in advance and prepaid online at or by calling the HG office at 570-724-2079 with credit card information.

Seating is limited. Reserved seats allow HG to meet pandemic social distancing protocols. All audience members are asked to wear masks and have their temperatures taken upon entering the building.


Photo by John Eaton
Drowsy Maggie includes (from left) Molly Cary, Daria Guelig, Bruce Smith and Dan Shipe. Performing with them on Oct. 3 will be Ethan Hawkins (not shown). The four band members stood at least six feet apart and were asked to take their masks off for this outdoor photograph.

At 3 p.m. on October 3, the first Saturday afternoon concert at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro will feature Drowsy Maggie and a special guest on the outdoor stage on the Central Avenue side of the building. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.

The group will be playing and singing a variety of folk, country rock, bluegrass and old-time songs such as Neil Young's "Harvest Moon", Andy Griffith's "Moonshiner" and Emmy Lou Harris' "Boulder to Birmingham," along with standards such as "Whiskey Before Breakfast" and "Wagon Wheel."

Drowsy Maggie band members who will perform on Oct. 3 are: Danny Shipe on guitar and banjo, Molly Cary on guitar, Daria Lin-Guelig on hammered dulcimer and concertina, and Bruce Smith on upright bass. Both Cary and Shipe sing lead and harmony vocals.

Appearing with them will be Ethan Hawkins, a multi-instrumentalist and lead singer, guitarist and main songwriter for The Mudskippers, a Boston-based acoustic band that embodies New England-style grass, modern songwriting and a respect for bluegrass and old-time traditions.

For this free concert, bring lawn chairs and sit on the grass in front of the outdoor stage or on Central Avenue, which will be closed to traffic between Main Street and the Warehouse Theatre to provide space for social distancing.

For more information about this and other free concerts in the Saturday afternoon series, visit, email, or call 570-724-6220.

Lane Restriction on Interstate 80 WB and EB and Route 11 in Columbia County

Montoursville, PA – Motorists are advised of lane restrictions next week on Interstate 80 westbound and east bound and Route 11 in Bloomsburg for crack sealing.

Work will take place from Sunday, September 27 through Thursday, October 1, between the hours of 7:00 PM and 7:00 AM, weather permitting. Work will take place at the following locations:

Interstate 80
• Westbound: From the Luzerne / Columbia County line to Exit 242 (Mifflinville). Motorists can expect alternating lane closures.
• Eastbound lanes: Work will take place between Exit 241 (Lime Ridge / Berwick) to Exit 242 (Mifflinville). Motorists can expect alternating lane closures.

Route 11
• Work will take place on Route 11 (Main Street) in the Town of Bloomsburg from Route 42 to Route 487 (East Street). Motorists can expect alternating lane closures with flagging.

Motorists are reminded to be alert, watch for lane changes, expect delays in travel and drive with caution through the work zone.

Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training.

Lane Restrictions On I-80 EB/WB in Columbia and Union Counties Next Week

​Montoursville, PA – Motorists are advised of lane restrictions on Interstate 80 eastbound and westbound this week Columbia and Union Counties.

On Tuesday, September 29 through Thursday, October 1, between 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM, the contractor, Green Acres Contracting, will be installing new raised pavement markings in the following locations:

Union County:
Eastbound and Westbound lanes between mile marker 194 (near the Rest Areas) and 207 (just west of the Route 15 interchange).

Columbia County:
Westbound lanes only between mile markers 241 (Exit 241-Lime Ridge / Berwick) and 247.

Motorists can expect alternating lane restrictions while the work is being performed.

This project is part of a district-wide raised pavement markings (RPMs) project in Columbia, Union, Northumberland and Tioga Counties, which began in July. Work will be performed on Interstate 80 and Routes 15, and 54.

Motorists are urged to drive with caution and be alert for stopped or slow-moving vehicles.

The district-wide project is scheduled to be completed by October 23, 2020.

Green Acres Contracting is the prime contractor on this $123,000 project.

Lane Restrictions Next Week on Route 15 NB/SB in Tioga County

Montoursville, PA – Motorists are advised of lane restrictions on Route 15 northbound and southbound in Liberty Township, Tioga County.

On Tuesday, September 29 through Thursday, October 1, the contractor, Green Acres Contracting, will be installing new raised pavement markings in both the northbound and southbound lanes from the Lycoming/Tioga County line to the Sebring interchange. Work will be performed during daylight hours.

Motorists can expect the alternating lane restrictions while the work is being performed.

This project is part of a district-wide raised pavement markings (RPMs) project in Columbia, Union, Northumberland and Tioga Counties, which began in July. Work will be performed on Interstate 80 and Routes 15, and 54.

Motorists are urged to drive with caution and be alert for stopped or slow-moving vehicles.

The district-wide project is scheduled to be completed by October 23, 2020.

Green Acres Contracting is the prime contractor on this $123,000 project.

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CRCF announces Nonprofit Networking Day cancellation, Zoom webinars to launch instead

OLEAN, N.Y., September 25, 2020 — Nonprofit Networking Day, long hosted by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, will no longer take place, but area nonprofit professionals will have a new opportunity for education and collaboration through a series of CRCF-sponsored Zoom webinars this fall.

According to CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit, the series will be an ongoing opportunity for nonprofit professionals and volunteers to learn about a number of different topics important for charitable organizations.

The Nonprofit Link and Learn Seminar Series will take the place of CRCF’s Nonprofit Networking Day held in the fall for the previous 10 years, said Buchheit.

In 2020, CRCF plans to hold two seminars: one focusing on Cattaraugus Gives, the online day of giving for the Cattaraugus County community, which raised nearly $111,000 for a number of area nonprofits in 2019, as well as a seminar on charitable planned giving, led by Tyler Threehouse, an Olean attorney specializing in estate planning and asset protection.

This year’s seminars will be held via Zoom due to limitations on gatherings related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The format and location of future series will be determined later.

The first workshop, “How Peer-to-Peer Fundraising can ignite your Cattaraugus Gives Campaign,”
will be held via Zoom on Friday October, 23. The workshop will be led by Kirk Windus, CRCF communications and fund development manager and Cattaraugus Gives organizer.

The second webinar, led by Threehouse of Threehouse Law Firm, will be held Friday, Nov. 13 at Noon, also via Zoom. More details about the session are to follow at a later date.

A link and information for registration will be sent out prior to each seminar.

“It is sad to see Nonprofit Networking Day come to an end after so many successful years,” said Buchheit. “But this is a new opportunity that will be just as beneficial and will allow us to provide the same exceptional programming, but on an ongoing basis and at a time and length that we think will be more convenient for people.”

“We also want to build on the success of Cattaraugus Gives and so we are allocating more resources toward expanding and supporting nonprofits’ participation in that event,” Buchheit added.

The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is the area’s supportive, responsive and trusted community foundation. Established in 1994, CRCF is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email, or visit online at CRCF is also on Facebook ( and Twitter (@CattFoundation).


The Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission are pleased to join with other fish and wildlife conservation agencies across the country to recognize Saturday, Sept. 26, as National Hunting and Fishing Day!

“National Hunting and Fishing Day provides each of us an opportunity to reflect on the importance of conservation, and for hunters, trappers and anglers, it’s one more reason to celebrate our conservation heritage and share time outdoors with others,” Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans said. “With millions of acres of public land to hunt and trap, and 86,000 miles of streams and 4,000 lakes and ponds to fish, Pennsylvania truly is a leader in conservation and sporting opportunity. With hunting seasons heading into full swing, many more opportunities are just around the corner.”

“As Pennsylvanians, we enjoy quality, year-round fishing opportunities in every corner of the state,” said Tim Schaeffer, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Executive Director. “Whether you enjoy casting a line on your favorite trout stream, motoring or paddling on our beautiful rivers and lakes for big bass, testing your skill with Steelhead or Muskies, or the solitude of ice fishing on a frozen lake in winter, there is truly something for everyone. This day is a celebration of our of long-standing fishing traditions and should motivate us even more to protect, conserve, and enhance our aquatic resources for future generations to enjoy.”

To commemorate National Hunting and Fishing Day, Burhans and Schaeffer recorded a joint video message, which was shared on each agency’s website and social media platforms. The video can also be seen here.

A proclamation from Gov. Tom Wolf recognizing Hunting and Fishing Day in Pennsylvania stated that, “Hunting and angling offer participants an opportunity to connect with nature on a personal level while simultaneously providing food security, a sense of self-sufficiency, and both mental and physical health benefits.”

The Governor’s proclamation also recognized that, “To this day, the Game Commission and Fish and Boat Commission are funded primarily by sportsmen and women, through this American System of Conservation Funding: a user pays-public benefits approach that is widely recognized as the most successful model of fish and wildlife management in the world.”

Wolf credited the state’s sportsmen and women as being among the first in the nation to support the establishment of fish and wildlife conservation agencies and pioneering a self-imposed excise tax on hunting, fishing and boating equipment to raise additional conservation funds. The proclamation recognized that more than 1.4 million Pennsylvania hunters and anglers contribute to the state’s economy through more than $1.5 billion in annual spending, and support more than 24,000 jobs, creating $181 million in state and local taxes.

The Game Commission and Fish and Boat Commission make it easy for individuals and families to get involved in hunting and fishing through a wealth of programs, educational resources, and tools for connecting with local lands and waters available at and

To purchase a Pennsylvania hunting or fishing license, visit The Outdoor Shop ( or more than 700 license issuing agents.

National Hunting and Fishing Day was established by Congress in 1971. For more information, visit

Coudersport Ambulance to Dingman Run Road

At 9:20 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been called to Dingman Run Road for hip pain.

A Way Out Is Hiring An Education Specialist

Come to Galeton and Save $$$ At North Central Supply & Quarter West Shoppes

Coudersport Shop N' Save Is Hiring A Full Time Deli Manager

Pumpkins For Sale At Howard AgVentures In Port Allegany

Cameron County CYS Is Hiring A Case Worker

Yard Sale In Shinglehouse On September, 25,26, And 27th

Ulysses Township Is Seeking A Road Worker/Laborer

Oswayo Borough Is Taking Sealed Bids For Snow Removal And Sanding

Friday, September 25, 2020

Carolyn L. Carl, 75, of Smethport, PA

Carolyn L. Carl

Carolyn L. Carl, 75, of Smethport, passed away, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Olean General Hospital in Olean.

Born November 30, 1944 in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Harry "Bucky" and Celesta (Bundy) Carl.

Carolyn was a 1962 graduate of Smethport High School and received her Bachelors of Arts and Masters Degree from Clarion University.

Carolyn started her career in the Cameron County School District, she later worked at Polk State Hospital for 16 years. She returned to Bradford and retired from Beacon Light Behavioral Systems in 1998. She retired to Florida and returned to Bradford in August of 2017.

She was a member of Zonta Club in Bradford, Red Hats in Florida, and the American Association for Mental Retardation.

Surviving is one brother, Tracy (Doreen) Carl, of Eldred, one nephew, Troy (Danielle) Carl, one niece, Tara (Kevin) Yokitis, two step nephews, Michael (Kate Cliff) Burritt and Johnathon (Ashley) Burritt, two grand nieces, Emma Rose Yokitis, and Kara Yokitis, and two grand nephews, Tripp Carl, and Niko Cliff.

Family and close friends are invited to attend a graveside service at 1:00pm on Thursday, October 1, 2020, at McKean Memorial Park Cemetery, with Rev. Max Simms, Pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church officiating. Friends will be invited to attend a Celebration of Life at a later date and time to be announced.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to the SPCA, P.O. Box 113 Bradford PA 16701, or CASA, 201 W. Main St., Smethport, PA 16749

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be made at

Bradford Dispatched To Fire Alarm on East Main Street

At 6:00 PM on Friday, Bradford City firefighters have been called to a fire alarm at 350 East Main Street.

Florence R. “Flossie” COWBURN, 94, of Ulysses, PA

Florence R. “Flossie” COWBURN

Florence R. “Flossie” COWBURN, 94, of Ulysses, PA, died Thursday, September 24, 2020 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport. 

Born June 8, 1926, in Lehman Hollow, Ulysses, she was the daughter of Arlie and Lelia Lehman Angood. A 1944 graduate of Ulysses High School, she was employed by Grange National Bank and First Citizens National Bank in Ulysses. 

Flossie was a member of Carl E. Hyde Post #963 American Legion Auxiliary in Ulysses. 

Surviving are: three children, Carolyn Cowburn of Ulysses, Richard (Debora) Cowburn of Coudersport, and Faye (Bradley) Gibson of Hobe Sound, FL; a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth “Liz” Cowburn of Ulysses; ten grandchildren, Jared, Robb, Travis, Jenna, Kelly, Dan, Jason, Ryan, Chad, and Matt; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

 She was predeceased by a son, Jon R. Cowburn on January 15, 2016; a sister, Arlene McNinch in 2007; and a brother, Dexter R. Angood in 2003. 

Honoring Flossie’s wishes, services will be private. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948 or the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary, P.O. Box 156, Ulysses, PA 16948. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

Elva L. Vaughan, 66, of Bradford, PA

Elva L. Vaughan

Elva L. Vaughan, 66, of Bradford, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at UPMC Hamot, Erie.

She was born on August 26, 1954 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Willis and Elva Hart Goff.

She was a graduate of the Bradford Area High School.

On May 6, 2011 in Bradford she married Gary L. Vaughan who survives.

She was a member of the First Wesleyan Church. Several years ago she taught Sunday school at the church for the handicapped children. She loved spending time with her family; especially her husband and grandchildren.

She was employed by Futures Rehabilitation Center for a short time until she became a stay at home mother.

In addition to her husband of nine years, Gary Vaughan of Bradford she is also survived by one daughter, Brenda Bailey of Bradford; two sons, James Kroah of St. Marys and Bill (Tina) Kroah of Gifford; one brother, Mike (Natalie) Goff of Bradford; nine grandchildren, Corey Bailey, Brittany Bailey, Brooke (Tyler Meyer) Bailey, Andrew, Shane, Sarah, Isaac, Emma and Ty and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by one sister, Donna Bouquin, one infant brother, Billy Goff and her beloved great granddaughter who passed away two months prior, Kiara Meyer. She also had one brother, William Pat Goff, Sr. who followed her to heaven the following morning.

A celebration of her life will be held at a future date to be announced.

Donations in her memory can be made directly to the Mascho Funeral Home either by mail or on Elva’s obituary page to help the family with the cost of the funeral.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, In

Online Condolences can be expressed at