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Saturday, December 25, 2021

Day 25 Winner Lenny Hungiville Donates Half Back To The Backpack Program


 

Janice I. Gee, age 74, of Troupsburg, NY

Janice I. Gee

Janice I. Gee, age 74, of Troupsburg, NY passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at her home surrounded by loved ones. 

Born on February 27, 1947 in Hornell, NY, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Pauline (Cook) Jordan. 

She enjoyed shopping, baking, crafting, canning and her flower gardens. Janice also loved animals. She was a member of the Knoxville Fire Hall Ladies Auxiliary. 

Janice is survived by her children, Peggy (David) Brown of Knoxville and William (Tonya) Tompkins of Troupsburg; 3 step children; grandchildren, Aaron (Anyssa) Brown of Elkland, PA, Anthony (Paula) Brown of Elkland, PA, Trevor (Hallie) Tompkins of Troupsburg, NY, Arianna Tompkins of Troupsburg, NY and Curtis ( Tori) Cook of Elmira, NY; great grandchildren, Ryah Cook, Jayce Brown, Jackson Brown, Jayden Tompkins and Kaydence Tompkins; and brother, Larry Jordan of Westfield, PA. 

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lawrence B. Gee Sr. and two siblings, Terry Jordan and Penny Mantz. 

Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield on Thursday, December 30, 2021 for calling hours, 12:00 – 2:00 PM. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM with Reverend Larry O’Dell officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  

Memorial donations in Janice’s honor can be made to your local SPCA. 

Arrangements are in the care of Kenyon Funeral Home. www.kenyonfuneralhome.com.

Dennis A. Smithers, age 75, of Elkland, PA

Dennis A. Smithers

Dennis A. Smithers, age 75, of Elkland, PA passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Corning Hospital. 

Born on August 27, 1946 he was the son of the late James and Maryjane (Earnest) Smithers. Dennis married Janet L. (Colvin) Smithers on December 20, 1969 and they spent 51 loving years together until her passing in May 2021. 

Dennis enjoyed going for long walks around Elkland, attending auctions weekly, socializing with neighbors and friends and spending time with his beloved dog, Bailey. 

Dennis is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Smithers of Elkland, PA; one brother, Alfred Smithers; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by both his parents; loving wife, Janet Smithers and two siblings, Rebecca Ann Brian and Norman Smithers. 

Private family services will be held at their convenience. 

Arrangements are in the care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. www.kenyonfuneralhome.com

Driver Charged With Not Having Ignition Interlock


 

Keating Township Resident Scammed by Fake Publishers Clearing House

 



Smethport Man Died In Friday Morning Crash on Champlin Hill Road

 


Hours Updated by PA Lumber Museum


 

Go Fund Me Posted

Meeting Held to Discuss Future Outdoor Recreation Options at Denton Hill State Park



 I participated in an open forum last week at Potter County’s Denton Hill State Park for potential vendors interested in operating future outdoor recreation opportunities at the park.

PA Senator Cris Dush

The meeting of more than 30 people, including three potential vendors and concerned citizens, provided feedback to representatives of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), which is seeking to determine the most cost-effective and successful way to operate a four-season recreation center at the park.

DCNR has indicated it would like resume downhill skiing as a seasonal activity for the park (ski operations were suspended following the termination of the ski concession agreement during late 2014) and provide other seasonal recreational opportunities. However, as noted during last week’s meeting, due to changes in regional climate, DCNR was urged to market the park facilities not just to potential ski concessionaires, but to those interested in running four-season operations to make Denton Hill a thriving destination that drives interest in outdoor recreation and economic opportunities in Potter County.

A solicitation for proposals (SFP) to operate a downhill ski and four-season recreation center at the state park was issued earlier this year, but DCNR did not receive any proposals. Last week’s meeting was an attempt to gather more information before issuing a second SFP.

Austin Ambulance to Turner Street


At 10:42 AM on Saturday, Austin ambulance has been dispatched to Turner Street for altered mental status.

Come to Galeton and Save $$$ At North Central Supply & The Shops of Quarter West

North Central Supply and The Shops of Quarter West, 25 West St., Galeton, Pa.  Open Thursday & Friday 10-5, Sat. 9-4.  Some new items in ... Lots of prehung doors ready to install.. Lots of new Spring decor and farmhouse primitives at Grammy's Shack.. New washer, dryers refrigerators and gas and electric ranges.. Save money and make the drive to Galeton! Nobody beats our prices..period! 25 West St Galeton, Pa. Open Thursday & Friday 10-5 Sat. 9-4 25 quarterwest@gmail.com


 

THE POTTER COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR TOWNHOUSES IN ULYSSES


 

The Allegany Bradford Corporation Is Having Open Interviews December 28th

Please bring a resume or a completed ABC Application for Employment (available at www.abccorporate.com)

Applicants can also apply by submitting a resume or application to jobs@alleghenybradford.com.

Company and job details can be found at www.alleghenybradford.com/jobs/  and www.alleghenysurface.com/jobs

All positions are full-time, first shift (M-F 8 hours) and second shift (M-TH, 10 hours).

Benefits include: medical, dental, vision and life insurance; flexible spending account; 401k; shift premiums; vacation pay, paid time off, paid holidays, paid jury duty, and paid bereavement leave; enhanced overtime pay and more.
 

Friday, December 24, 2021

Roni Ostrander Is The Day 24 Winner Of the 31 Days Of Christmas


 

No Injuries In One Vehicle Crash On N. Hollow RD. In Allegany TWP.


 

Driver Severely Injured In DUI Crash On Buffalo ST. In Eulalia TWP.


 

Wellsboro, Mansfield Dispatched to 2 Vehicle Crash with Injuries


At 5:39 PM on Friday, Welllsboro Fire & ambulance & Mansfield ambulance dispatched to Charleston Road & Whitneyville Road in Charleston Township for a 2 vehicle crash with 3 injuries.

Reporting 2 occupants refusing transport, one patient with ALS injuries.

Beth I. PEKARSKI, 49, of Coudersport, PA

Beth I. PEKARSKI

Beth I. PEKARSKI, 49, of Coudersport, PA, died Thursday, December 24, 2021 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport.  

Arrangements will be announced by Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

New PSP Troopers Assigned to Area Stations

​Harrisburg, PA – Colonel Robert Evanchick, commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police, announced today that 59 cadets graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey and have been assigned to troops across the commonwealth. The men and women represent the 162nd graduating cadet class.

The ceremony returned to the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Harrisburg for the first time since December 2019 in front of a limited amount of family members. Cadet Matthew J. Condrad spoke on behalf of the graduating class. The ceremony was live streamed on the academy Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Troop C, Lewis Run

Brandon J. Long
Kevin M. Shaffer

Troop C, Punxsutawney
 

Alexis J. Stitt
Alexander S. Watters 

Troop C, Ridgway 

Brandt M. Beck

Troop E, Corry 

Dane S. Barker

Troop F, Coudersport 

Melvin L. Eby III
Bryce A. Reichenbach

The First Baptist Church of Ulysses Christmas Eve Service


 

Cindy Kay Siebert, 65, a lifelong resident of Shinglehouse, PA

Cindy Kay Siebert             

Cindy Kay Siebert, 65, a lifelong resident of Shinglehouse, PA passed away with her family by her side on Thursday, December 23, 2021, in the Olean General Hospital, Olean, N.Y, after a battle with COVID-19.    

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

Winners Listed In Roulette Library Christmas Coloring Contest

 


Elwyn “Butch” Toby, 78, of Wellsboro, PA

Elwyn “Butch” Toby

Elwyn “Butch” Toby, 78, of Wellsboro, PA passed away Thursday December 23, 2021 in his home.  

He was born February 9, 1943, in Corning, NY to Lawrence C. and Elaine K. (Kittel) Toby.  On September 2, 1972, he married Carmen E. Dewey.  

Butch worked at Ron Baltzley Hardwoods in Covington as a Planer Operator.  He was a member of the Whitneyville United Methodist Church.  Butch was an avid and accomplished golfer, he was a member of the Corey Creek Golf Club, and was a three times Senior Club Champion.

Butch is survived by his wife:  Carmen Toby of Wellsboro; two brothers:  Richard Toby (Florence) of Leland, NC, and Blaine Toby (Renee’) of Lindley, NY; a sister:  Barbara Henry of Nelson, PA; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and many cousins.  

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law:  Lynn Henry.  

Friends and family are invited to pay tribute to Butch’s life from 1-2pm Thursday December 30, 2021 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA.  A funeral will follow in the funeral home at 2pm with pastor Ed Siddle officiating.  

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Whitneyville United Methodist Church, 19 Church Road, Whitneyville, PA 16933.  

To share a memory or condolence with his family, visit:  www.tusseymosher.com.

Harry J. KEENAN, 91, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Port St. Lucie, FL.

Harry J. KEENAN

Harry J. KEENAN, 91, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Port St. Lucie, FL, died Wednesday, December 22, 2021 in his home.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  

Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

Port Allegany Dispatched to One Vehicle Crash on Champlin Hill Road


At 11:25 AM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire rescue & ambulances from Port & Phoenix dispatched to Champlin Hill Road near North Open Brook Road for a one vehicle accident with entrapment. 
There are two occupants reported. One patient is now reported out of the vehicle.

Air medical has been requested. Roads are reported extremely icy. 

Smethport dispatched to close Champlin Hill Road at East Valley Road. Port Allegany to close road on Turtlepoint end. 

Air medical and Phoenix ambulance cancelled.

SIGN UP DEADLINE IS THIS COMING MONDAY, DEC. 27 FOR JAN. 1, 2022 BIRD COUNT

Photo by Gary Tyson
Pictured in this photograph taken by Tiadaghton Audubon Society member Gary Tyson are mourning doves. These birds live in Tioga County year-round.

On Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, New Year’s Day, the Tiadaghton Audubon Society is holding its 54th Annual Wellsboro-Mansfield Circle bird count. 

The center of the circle is the intersection of Whitneyville and Charleston roads. The bird count areas included in the circle are: North - Ives Run Campground; South - Arnot and South Elk Road; West - Route 6 and Heise Run Road; and East - Mansfield University.  

People willing to volunteer their time to help with the circle count or to count birds in their own backyards are asked to email their names and email addresses before 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27 to tasmember@yahoo.com or for more information to call Sean and Robin Minnick at 570-948-9052. 

All volunteers will receive an area assignment via email. It is not necessary to be a member of the Tiadaghton or the National Audubon Society to participate in this bird count. 

"We are hoping more people will volunteer to help with the count because of concerns about the impact climate change may be having on the bird population in this area," said Sean Minnick of the Tiadaghton Audubon Society based in Wellsboro. "The more counters there are, the more birds will be seen and counted," he said.

When Frank Chapman started the Christmas Bird Count in 1900, no one could have predicted how important it would become as a resource and tool for conservation. The nationwide count has helped document the comeback of the previously endangered bald eagle and significant increases in waterfowl populations, both the result of conservation efforts.

EMMF EARLY BIRD SEASON PASS FOR THE 2022 SUMMER FESTIVAL IS ONLY AVAILABLEUNTIL FRIDAY, DEC. 31

Photo provided
Corky Siegel (shown) is returning to perform at the Endless Mountain Music Festival in the summer of 2022.

 A $199 early bird season pass to attend the 17 Endless Mountain Music Festival concerts is only available until Friday, Dec. 31. 

"The early bird season pass is an opportunity to give a music lover a great gift for Christmas, a birthday, anniversary or just because," said Cindy Long, EMMF executive director. 

The 17-day festival will begin Friday, July 22 and end on Aug. 7, 2022. Featured will be a menu of music for children and adults presented by world-class musicians at venues in Pennsylvania and New York.

Of the 17 concerts, eight feature the EMMF Symphony Orchestra and nine are chamber music concerts with soloists or ensembles.

Among the highlights are two performances by the EMMF Symphony Orchestra with Corky Siegel, one at Corning, N.Y. on Saturday, July 23 and the other, a pops concert at the Grand Canyon Regional Airport near Wellsboro on Sunday, July 24.

A Chicago native, Siegel “has earned an international reputation as one of the world’s great blues harmonica masters.” 

Not only is Siegel a harmonica virtuoso, but also a composer, blues pianist and singer. In 1964 at the age of 21, he and Jim Schwall formed the legendary Siegel-Schwall Band, which was instrumental in the Great Blues Revival of the 1960s and 70s.

Siegel has performed at three EMMF festivals. The first was in 2007 when he and the festival orchestra performed a piece he had written titled “Symphonic Blues.” He wowed audiences again when he returned for the festival’s 10th anniversary in 2015 as well as the following year (2016).

On stage, whether he plays the harmonica or the piano, is performing solo, with an ensemble or an orchestra, Siegel generates excitement, energy and lots of applause.

Admission to the six Friday and Saturday orchestra concerts is $39 each or $234 and to seven of the nine chamber concerts is $30 each or $210. The total price for admission to 13 of the 17 concerts is $444.

Admission to four of the 17 is free, including the Sunday EMMF orchestra pops concerts on July 24 and Aug. 7 and the chamber concerts at the Yoked Church in Knoxville in Tioga County on Monday, July 25 and at Cherry Springs State Park near Galeton in Potter County on Sunday, July 31.

"Those who purchase a $199 early bird season pass will save $245 off the price of admission, so they can miss about half of the 13 concerts and still save money," Long pointed out. 

For more information about the early bird season pass, call 570-787-7800 or send a check to the Endless Mountain Music Festival, 130 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901.  

The William and L.R. Gale Community Foundation a/k/a Galeton Foundation 2021 Grant Recipient Announcement

The William and L.R. Gale Community Foundation a/k/a Galeton Foundation provides grants to community organizations located in the Galeton borough and surrounding area and scholarships to every graduating senior of the Galeton Area High School who applies. The Galeton Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of their 2021 grants. The Administrative Board and Advisory Committee reviewed all submitted applications and decided to support ten Galeton area not-for-profit organizations with over $134,000 in funding. 

These grants will help the community in many areas including education, community protection, and the historical preservation of Galeton. Additionally, in May of 2021 the Galeton Foundation awarded scholarships in the amount for $135,000 to the Seniors of Galeton Area High School.

Any 501(c)(3) organization located in the Galeton Borough can submit applications to the Galeton Foundation for a 2022 grant by March 15, 2022. The board will make final decisions of recipients in late April. Applications may be found on the C&N Bank website at cnbankpa.com/personal/invest/scholarships and grants, or you can email Ed Penner at edwardp@cnbankpa.com to request an application.

The Administrative Committee includes Henry Lush, Dr. Michael Callahan and Deborah Long.  C&N Wealth Management is Trustee for the foundation. 

Kim Hoak Posts An Update as She Continues to Battle Covid 19

 Kim Hoak
10m  ·
Just an update. I’m still in the hospital, but all things considered, I’m doing quite well. 

Let me assure any of you who have any doubts about Covid - it is brutal - it’s awful - and it sure isn’t “ just the flu”. This is my second hospital stay and my lungs are constantly doing battle so that I can breathe. 

I try not to be too political or opinionated (not an easy task) on here, but I’m just going to say it - GET THE SHOT!! Immediately if you haven’t already. I had decided to get it, but I waited too long!! I would not wish this on my worst enemy! 

On a lighter note, I can’t begin to thank all of you for your texts, thoughts, so many prayers, and well wishes!! They make my day! My care here at Clearfield Hospital has been exceptional!! What an amazing group of caregivers. 

I wish everyone the Merriest of Christmas and I wish you all peace, love, and joy.
God Bless!❤️❤️

PA Permit Violation Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC

PA Permit Violation Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Auburn Twp, Susquehanna County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 12/16/2021 to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Auburn Twp, Susquehanna county. 78a86 - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to report defect in a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing to the Department within 24 hours of discovery. Operator failed to correct defect or failed to submit a plan to correct the defect for approval by the Department within 30 days.
Incident Date/Time: 2021-12-16 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Auburn Twp, Susquehanna County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 12/16/2021 to CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC in Auburn Twp, Susquehanna county. 78a86 - CASING AND CEMENTING - DEFECTIVE CASING OR CEMENTING - Operator failed to report defect in a well that has defective, insufficient or improperly cemented casing to the Department within 24 hours of discovery. Operator failed to correct defect or failed to submit a plan to correct the defect for approval by the Department within 30 days.
Incident Date/Time: 2021-12-16 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

 

Coudersport Dispatched For Natural Gas Leak


At 9:32 AM on Friday, Coudersport Fire Dept. has been called to South West Street & Spruce Avenue for a report of a natural gas leak outside.

RECALLED

Roulette Ambulance to Route 6


At 9:31 AM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance has been called to Rt. 6 for a patient with chest pain.

Coudersport Ambulance to Mapleview Lane

For a woman fallen.

Vehicle Crash Reported on Rt. 219 at Westline Road


Unknown details. Lafayette Fire, Priority Care Ambulance, Kane Medics dispatched. Driver reports vehicle hit utility pole and guide rail. 

Lafayette Twp. Vol. Fire/Rescue Department

Early morning MVC due to slippery roads.
Lafayette Twp. Fire Rescue Dept. Is having a record year with number of calls. With averages ranging from 120 to 140, this run is number 213.
Stay safe everyone and have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

The Allegany Bradford Corporation Is Having Open Interviews December 28th

Please bring a resume or a completed ABC Application for Employment (available at www.abccorporate.com)

Applicants can also apply by submitting a resume or application to jobs@alleghenybradford.com.

Company and job details can be found at www.alleghenybradford.com/jobs/  and www.alleghenysurface.com/jobs

All positions are full-time, first shift (M-F 8 hours) and second shift (M-TH, 10 hours).

Benefits include: medical, dental, vision and life insurance; flexible spending account; 401k; shift premiums; vacation pay, paid time off, paid holidays, paid jury duty, and paid bereavement leave; enhanced overtime pay and more.
 

Think About It

Holiday Stress
By
Pastor B.J. Knefley

As I sit to write I am aware that Christmas is just a few short days away and I’m not ready. In the past I have done what is called the twelve days of Christmas. If you’re not familiar, it is presenting a gift on each of the twelve days before Christmas. This year, I’ve not even started Christmas shopping. I suppose that there many reasons I can give for that, none of which carry any weight. Oh, I’ve been busy, or at least it feels as I have. The truth be known I’m busy with the stuff of life. The latest was a trip to the Doctors to get the results of the latest test, (MRI). The findings? I’m old and my body is falling apart. Normal life events from my perspective but they think I should have physical therapy and perhaps a visit to a specialist. I think not. I have learned through all of this to be careful what I mention to the Doctor. Each time I do it ends in a test of some sort being ordered and I find myself being probed and prodded for something.

Back to Christmas, I really have no idea what to get my wife. She does have me, but somehow, I don’t think that that will quite fit the bill. I’ve suggested a few ideas but none of them stuck so I’m left wondering. Neither one of us need anything so coming up with something meaningful is a little difficult. I think that the greater stress is from feeling obligated to get something and not knowing what.

Holiday stress is a big issue for some. We often have high expectations for the Holidays. It’s a time for family, quiet mornings, and sometimes lots of travel to spend time with family. I used to hate it when we’d have to load the kids in the car to make the rounds visiting extended family members. I’ve tried not to put that expectation on my children and grandchildren. I don’t want to add stress to an already stressful and busy day.


I’ve learned the most important part of Christmas is giving. Not with presents, but the gift of your time. Many are more interest in your presence than your present. It’s a gift that doesn’t cost much, but it’s one that seems hard to pull off. Perhaps there’s someone who really needs your presence. It might just be the greatest gift you’ll give this Holiday season. Think about it.

THE POTTER COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR TOWNHOUSES IN ULYSSES


 

Head Start Preschool Program Is Enrolling Children


 

DUI Charges Pending In Westfield Boro


 

Sew Much More Bridal Gown Discounts; Sew Much More will be closed December 24-January 2.


 

Come to Galeton and Save $$$ At North Central Supply & The Shops of Quarter West

North Central Supply and The Shops of Quarter West, 25 West St., Galeton, Pa.  Open Thursday & Friday 10-5, Sat. 9-4.  Some new items in ... Lots of prehung doors ready to install.. Lots of new Spring decor and farmhouse primitives at Grammy's Shack.. New washer, dryers refrigerators and gas and electric ranges.. Save money and make the drive to Galeton! Nobody beats our prices..period! 25 West St Galeton, Pa. Open Thursday & Friday 10-5 Sat. 9-4 25 quarterwest@gmail.com


 

The First Baptist Church of Ulysses Christmas Eve Service


 

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Bradford Twp. Dispatched to Crash at High Street and Owens Way

 Vehicle in ditch. Possible confinement. Driver reporting ankle injury.

Hamlin Memorial Library receives recovery and growth grant from PA Humanities

Smethport, PA (Dec., 2021)–Hamlin Memorial Library has received a $6560 grant from PA Humanities as part of its $1.4 million recovery and growth program. Called PA SHARP (Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan), the initiative provides flexible funding to strengthen and grow the humanities across the state. Grantees join the new PA SHARP Learning Network, a special statewide learning group that fosters resource sharing, networking, professional development, and mutual support. 

“The humanities are on the ground putting people first by making spaces for new voices, supporting meaningful learning experiences, and fostering healing and resiliency in communities of all sizes,” said Laurie Zierer, executive director of PA Humanities. “PA SHARP further strengthens this essential work through network building, financial support, and reimagining the possibilities of the humanities across the state.” The 92 recipients represent museums, historical societies, libraries, and other vital cultural institutions across Pennsylvania. They were carefully selected with an emphasis on equity and geographic diversity. Funds from PA SHARP aim to help address the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector by supporting creative programming, capacity building, and general operations. 

In addition to funding, the PA SHARP Learning Network will build a statewide community of people passionate about creating inclusive, engaged communities that are ready to lead the statewide recovery alongside PA Humanities. “The library is beyond thrilled to receive the SHARP grant. The grant will ensure that we can continue to promoting literacy and creativity through library services and programs.” said Lorine Rounsville. Funding for PA SHARP comes from PA Humanities’ federal partner, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. 

Recognizing the financial realities of the pandemic and the vital importance of the humanities to economic and civic life, this legislation allocated to the NEH funds to “prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the coronavirus.” Additional funding comes from Spring Point Partners to support 16 organizations that serve Philadelphia’s BIPOC and new immigrant communities. The full list of PA SHARP grantees is available at pahumanities.org/pasharp.

Drug Possession Charges Pending In Ulysses TWP.


 

Coudersport Ambulance to Zito Media on South Main Street


At 8:59 PM on Thursday, Coudersport Ambuulance has been dispatched to the Zito Media building on South Main Street for a possible allergic reaction.

Brian Foust of Port Allegany is a Winner

 


Terry Andersen, of Warren, PA

Terry Andersen

Terry Andersen, of Warren, PA. died Thursday, December 23, 2021 at Warren General Hospital, Warren, PA.  

A complete obituary will be announced when available through the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., Warren, PA.

Bill Pekarski: Living Life on My Terms Day 1943


Bill Pekarski

Living Life on My Terms
Day 1943 

With Christmas only a little over a day away, I want to extend the warmest greetings to all friends and family. As I am certain everyone is aware, this is not a good time for Beth and I. The messages, thoughts, and prayers have been overwhelming.   

I do want to request one thing...love one another and enjoy all the happiness this season provides. The love Beth and I have shared all these years is my strength at this grim time.
The memories of Christmases past when we hosted the family gatherings in our home keep racing through my mind.  

I remember setting up our dining room table with hundreds of cookies and fudge.  Tons of delicious food, plentiful drinks, and playing games like Shout out the movies in our basement party room/cave.  

Her dream when we got married was to be able to have a nice house someday where we could do just that. That dream was fulfilled.  

I always looked at Christmas as a time of spreading joy. I used to love donning my Santa Suit and playing the big guy for children and adults alike. I especially enjoyed opportunities to be Santa for group homes and adult who were challenged.  The joy in their eyes and their innocent belief in all that is the magic of Christmas was very special to me. 

I guess my point is, that even through the sorrow, it is important to find and remember the Joy this season provides.  

I do apologize that Beth and I were unable to get cards out this year. I fully intend to get back on top of that next year.  

Before I close this story, I want to send prayers of comfort  and peace to all who are suffering with sorrow and loss at this time. It isn't easy, but trust and have faith in God, for he hears all prayers and will help to heal your heart and soul.  

A good friend if mine from my IUP days is going through a tough time right now that is similar to my current plight.  Janet McCaskill , we all love you and Mark and pray for comfort and peace for each of you.  

That's the great thing about life-long friends. Years and miles may separate us, but we are always there for each other.  

Today I dedicate my progress to my wife Beth Pekarski,  and my friends Janet and Mark. God has all of us in his hands.

Editor's note: Bill's wife, Beth was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.

Mansfield, Blossburg Dispatched to Crash on Rt. 15


At 7:00 PM on Thursday, Mansfield & Blossburg Fire & EMS have been dispatched to Rt. 15 North for a vehicle crashed into the bridge at the Williamson overpass.

Mansfield recalled.

The First Baptist Church of Ulysses Christmas Eve Service


 

Pennsylvania State Police Reminds Pet Owners of Obligation to Provide for Basic Needs

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) is reminding pet owners, including those who keep their pets outdoors, that they are required to provide the animals with basic needs, as defined by law, or face potential animal neglect and/or cruelty charges.

"Basic needs include the proper sustenance to maintain a healthy body weight, as well as clean, unfrozen water to avoid dehydration," said Corporal Michael Spada, PSP Bureau of Criminal Investigation Animal Cruelty Officer. "It is important to note that animals need just as much water in the cold of winter as they do in the heat of summer."

Animals must also have access to an appropriate-sized shelter that provides protection from the weather, keeps the animal dry, and allows it to retain its body heat. The shelter must also be clean and sanitary.

Veterinary care must be provided for pets in need of medical attention.

According to Title 18, Chapter 55, Subchapter B of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, there are certain requirements that must be met if tethering a dog outside.

With the holiday season upon us, animals are often given as gifts and sometimes surrendered to humane societies or rescues a few months later. To avoid this, consider the following: its breed and inherent behavioral traits; its size as an adult and its needs as it gets older; and the costs to care for the animal, including veterinary expenses. All too often, "cute and cuddly" pets are forgotten about as they grow and age.

Consider supporting your local shelters and rescues with donations and even adopting an older pet that needs a loving home.

For more information on the Pennsylvania State Police, visit psp.pa.gov.

Driver Arrested For DUI In Eldred TWP.