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Saturday, March 26, 2022

Seed to Supper A Free Beginner's Gardening Course, Learn to Grow Veggies on a Budget!

Where: Bradford Area Public Library, 67 West Washington St., Bradford

When: Sunday, April 24, 2-6 pm

Who: Open to adult participants living on a low income

How: Pre-registration is required

Contact: 814-887-5613 Ext. 208


Join the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in McKean County to learn about:

• planning your garden site,
• planting and watering basics,
• choosing the right plants
• caring/ or your plants.
• Bonus topics: delicious ways to cook the produce
you are growing, as well as instruction in canning,
freezing, and drying your vegetables.

*Please plan to attend the entire class. Participants receive a free gardening book, seeds, plants, and other gardening supplies as available. Class is limited to 20 participants.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Coudersport Ambulance to Sweden Valley Manor

8:08 pm. Severe difficulty breathing.

Kim Marie (Wilson) Perkins, 61, of 215 Madison Street, Wellsville, NY.

Kim Marie (Wilson) Perkins

Kim Marie (Wilson) Perkins, 61, of 215 Madison Street died unexpectedly at home on Friday, March 25, 2022. 

She was born November 30, 1960 in Wellsville the daughter of the late Wallace Donald and Marie Mae (Kellogg) Wilson. On May 21, 1983 in Wellsville she married Robin “Mike” Perkins who survives.

Kim was a 1978 graduate of Wellsville High School. She attended Alfred State College and Corning Community College. She was formerly employed at Giant Food Mart and the Beef Haus in Wellsville.

Surviving in addition to her husband, are two sons, David Perkins, and Andrew (Jennifer) Perkins both of Olean, a daughter, Aubrey (Mathew) Coast of Duke Center, PA, five grandchildren, Alexis, Colton, and Laney Perkins, and Tanner and Kendall Coast, two sisters, Cindy (Dan) Shipman of Orlando, FL, and Michelle (Kevin) Bennett of Wellsville, a half sister, Christa Thompson of Waverly, three step sisters, Tammy Cattano of Bath, PA, Toni (Al) Barton, and Shannon Wittig both of Waverly, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 34 W. State Street in Wellsville. 

The funeral will be Wednesday, March 30, at 11:00 am in the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. 

Please consider memorial donations to any charity of the donor’s choice. 

To leave online condolences, please visit

Kane & Ludlow Dispatched to Rollover Crash on Rt. 6

At 4:10 PM on Saturday, Kane & Ludlow Fire & EMS dispatched to a rollover crash on Route 6 near Ludlow.

Emiline M. “Em” SOKOL, 83, of Genesee, PA, formerly of Ulysses, PA.

Emiline M. “Em” SOKOL

Emiline M. “Em” SOKOL, 83, of Genesee, PA, formerly of Ulysses, died Friday, March 25, 2022 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport.  

Born May 28, 1938, in Morris, she was the daughter of James and Mildred Priset Collins.  On January 14, 1969, in Langhorn, she married Frank Sokol, who predeceased her on January 14, 2003.  Em was a member of Carl E. Hyde American Legion Auxiliary in Ulysses, Raymond Richar VFW Auxiliary in Galeton, and Women of the Moose Chapter #556 in Galeton.  She loved playing bingo and socializing with friends.  She was known as “Aunt Dope” by her nieces and nephews.  

Surviving are: six children, Becky (Kenneth) Thompson of Ulysses, James (Lori) Pepperman of Linden, Steven Pepperman of Avis, Daniel Pepperman of Jessup, MD, Linda Pepperman of Williamsport, and Nancy (Eric Sampsel) Pepperman of Linden; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Phyllis Davis of Wellsboro, Connie Williams of Morris, and Donna (Lonnie) Osgood of Morris; nieces and nephews.  

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a great-granddaughter, Nella Lynn Preston; and a brother, Robert Collins. 

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, April 1, 2022 at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Rev. Mel Ternes will officiate.  

Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.  

Online condolences may be expressed at

Smethport, Port Allegany Dispatched to Possible Mobile Home Fire

At 3:24 PM on Saturday, Smethport & Port Allegany Fire Depts. have been dispatched to 322 Emerald Isle for a mobile home fire. Caller sees smoke coming from next door neighbors.

Port Allegany RECALLED. Smethport RECALLED.

Austin Ambulance to Rt. 155

At 3:15 PM on Saturday, Austin Ambulance has been called to Rt. 155 in Portage Township for a possible MI.

Nelson Ambulance to Miles Mountain

At 3:09 PM on Saturday, Nelson Ambulance has been dispatched to Miles Mountain for a motorcycle accident with a back injury.

Henry A. Nelson, age 82, of Oregon, Wis.; A Ulysses, PA Native

Henry A. Nelson
July 1, 1939 - March 24, 2022
OREGON, Wis. - Henry A. Nelson, age 82, of Oregon, Wis. passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at St. Mary's Hospital. 

He was born on July 1, 1939, in Mills, Pa., the son of Lawrence and Freda (Pride) Nelson.

Henry is survived by his wife, Donna; daughter, Betsy (Scott Gilbertson) Nelson; grandson, Kiefer Gilbertson; granddaughter, Skylar Gilbertson; two sisters, Edith Nelson and Edna (John) Logue; and brother, Wayne (Dorothy) Nelson. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Bob (Wilma).
Henry graduated from Northern Potter Joint High School in Ulysses, Pa., and West Virginia University in 1964. He married Donna Litterini on Dec. 27, 1967. Henry worked as a mechanical engineer for Carnes Corporation for 21 years, retiring in 2005.

 Most of all, Henry loved his wife Donna of 54 years; and their daughter, Betsy and son-in-law, Scott, as well as his grandchildren, Kiefer and Skylar.

A memorial service will be held at GUNDERSON OREGON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 1150 Park St., Oregon, at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 4, 2022.

Memorials may be gifted in Henry’s name to Salvation Army, Madison. Online condolences may be made at

April, 2022 Programming at Bendigo State Park

With spring upon us Bendigo State Park will be offering a variety of programs in April. Please dress for the weather as all programs will be held outdoors. If you have any questions contact Kinzua Bridge State Park office at (814) 778-5467.

Saturday, April 2nd at 11:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M –Tackle Loaner– Thinking about trying fishing but not sure you want to buy all the equipment needed to get started? A park educator will be on hand to answer your angler questions and loan out all the gear needed to enjoy the opening day of trout season. Any persons 16 years old or over must purchase a 2022 Pennsylvania fishing license with a trout stamp beforehand in order to participate.

Saturday, April 9th at 11:00-2:00 P.M. –Are You a SMART Angler?– Bring the family down to Bendigo and join a park educator to learn about the basics of fishing. Kids can practice their casting skills and even sign out a rod with bait to try fishing the East Branch of the Clarion River. Any persons 16 years of age or older must purchase a 2022 Pennsylvania fishing license with a trout stamp beforehand in order to fish.
Saturday, April 16th at 10:00-11:00 A.M. –Story & Stroll–
Take some time to enjoy nature with your young children. A park educator will read a story and then lead you on a stroll through the park. This program is recommended for families with children 3-7 years old. Meet at Pavilion #1

Saturday, April 23rd at 10:00 A.M. –Earth Day Clean-Up– Celebrate the 52nd annual Earth Day
by helping to spruce up Bendigo State Park! Groups and individuals are welcome and the park will provide buckets and other equipment for picking up trash. The only thing you will need is a pair of gloves and enthusiasm!

Leon “Sonny” Perigo, Jr., age 78 of Elkland, PA

Leon “Sonny” Perigo, Jr.

Leon “Sonny” Perigo, Jr., age 78 of Elkland, PA passed away on Friday, March 25, 2022 in Lawrenceville.  

Born October 5, 1943 in Elkland, he was the son of the late Leon and Vivian (Carr) Perigo, Sr.   

Sonny served in the US Navy and retired in 2005 from

US Navy Veteran

Ingersoll Rand after 42 years of service.  

He was a member of the Wellsboro Moose Lodge and the CV Anglers Club.  

He enjoyed painting, woodworking, hunting, fishing, playing cards and car rides looking for wildlife.  

Sonny is survived by his wife, Sharon E. (Bush) Perigo; his children, Leon Eugene (Theresa) Perigo and their children, Cheyenne (Patrick) Sewell and LaRue Perigo, Kristi (Daryl) Derbyshire, Jody (Blaine) Hackett and their children, Erin (Nick) Cook and Taylor Hackett and Jim (Deb) Smith and their children, Laura (Ross) Thorne, Andy (Kate) Winters, Kerri (Mike) Mahnke and Travis (Kristen) Winters and many other grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Larene (Arling) Rollins and Vivian (Donald) Stewart and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  

He was preceded in death by sisters, Annanettie Inghram and Elizabeth J. Mattison.  

Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Tuesday, 4:00 – 6:00 PM.  A funeral service will be held immediately following at 6:00 PM with Pastor Michael Denelsbeck officiating.  

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the CV Anglers Club, PO Box 21, Sabinsville, PA 16943.

Congratulations to Patrick Kujawski for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout!


K9 Search Bradford Schools

District Attorney Stephanie L. Vettenburg-Shaffer and Chief Michael Ward report that K9s trained to detect narcotics came to Bradford on March 25, 2022. The search was requested by Bradford Area school administration to ensure the safety of students and the school facilities.  McKean County Drug Task Force K9 “LG,” NFTA Transit Police (Buffalo) K9 “Zev,” and Warren County Detectives and Drug Task Force K9 “Dina,” along with their handlers Officer Bob Rinfrette, Officer Nicholas Nesci, and Warren County Chief Detective Thomas Kibbey searched Bradford Area High School and Fretz Middle School.  Keeping students safe and drug-free remain a priority for area school districts, District Attorney’s Office, and area law enforcement. 

The K9s are specially trained to detect narcotics and, when they alert on their presence, give a signal to their handlers.  K9 handlers go through extensive training with their K9s to learn the animals’ behaviors as well as to stay current on drug trends and concealment methods.

The McKean County Detectives, McKean County Drug Task Force including officers from Bradford City Police and Smethport Borough Police, and Warren County Drug Task Force accompanied the K9s.  The School Resource Officers were present as well.  Pictured are the K9s at work along with their handlers and School Resource Officer Shelby Walters playing with McKean County Drug Task Force K9 “LG.” 

If you would like the K9s to search your facility or to request a presentation on narcotics for students of any age, please contact the McKean County Drug Task Force at the District Attorney’s Office at (814) 887-3312.

Two Arrested For Drug And Firearm Related Charges In Ridgway TWP.


No Injuries And Disabling Damage In Two Vehicle Crash On Rt. 15 In Liberty TWP.


Morris Dispatched To Assemble For A Search

At 12:07 PM on Saturday, Morris Fire Dept. has been dispatched to their station to assemble for a search.

12:20 PM--RECALL, Individual has been located.


Winter Storm Warning issued March 26 at 11:06AM EDT until March 28 at 5:00AM EDT by NWS Buffalo


* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow
accumulations of 8 to 14 inches across the Chautauqua Ridge,
and 7 to 12 inches for the Boston Hills and ridges of Wyoming
County. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will produce blowing
and drifting snow.

* WHERE...Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Southern Erie
counties. Greatest snow accumulations across the Chautauqua
Ridge, Boston Hills, and ridges of Wyoming County.

* WHEN...From 5 PM this afternoon to 5 AM EDT Monday.
* IMPACTS...Travel will be very difficult with deep snow cover
on roads and poor visibility.

Regional Oil Producers Ramping Up Drilling To Meet Demand

PA Oil Drilling Permit Issued in Pleasant Twp Township
Description: Oil permit issued on 3/21/2022 to GAS & OIL MGMT ASSN INC for site LOT 487 33 in Pleasant Twp township, Warren county
Incident Date/Time: 2022-03-21 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, permit, drilling, Oil
PA Oil Drilling Permit Issued in Pleasant Twp Township
Description: Oil permit issued on 3/21/2022 to GAS & OIL MGMT ASSN INC for site LOT 487 32 in Pleasant Twp township, Warren county
Incident Date/Time: 2022-03-21 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, permit, drilling, Oil
PA Oil Drilling Permit Issued in Pleasant Twp Township
Description: Oil permit issued on 3/21/2022 to GAS & OIL MGMT ASSN INC for site LOT 487 31 in Pleasant Twp township, Warren county
Incident Date/Time: 2022-03-21 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, permit, drilling, Oil
PA Oil Drilling Permit Issued in Pleasant Twp Township
Description: Oil permit issued on 3/21/2022 to GAS & OIL MGMT ASSN INC for site LOT 487 30 in Pleasant Twp township, Warren county
Incident Date/Time: 2022-03-21 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, permit, drilling, Oil
PA Oil Drilling Permit Issued in Howe Twp Township
Description: Oil permit issued on 3/21/2022 to CURTIS OIL INC for site LOT 43 4304 in Howe Twp township, Forest county
Incident Date/Time: 2022-03-21 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, permit, drilling, Oil
PA Oil Drilling Permit Issued in Howe Twp Township
Description: Oil permit issued on 3/21/2022 to CURTIS OIL INC for site LOT 42 4203 in Howe Twp township, Forest county
Incident Date/Time: 2022-03-21 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, permit, drilling, Oil
PA Oil Drilling Permit Issued in Howe Twp Township
Description: Oil permit issued on 3/21/2022 to CURTIS OIL INC for site LOT 42 4202 in Howe Twp township, Forest county
Incident Date/Time: 2022-03-21 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, permit, drilling, Oil
PA Oil Drilling Permit Issued in Howe Twp Township
Description: Oil permit issued on 3/21/2022 to CURTIS OIL INC for site LOT 43 4307 in Howe Twp township, Forest county
Incident Date/Time: 2022-03-21 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, permit, drilling, Oil
PA Oil Drilling Permit Issued in Howe Twp Township
Description: Oil permit issued on 3/21/2022 to CURTIS OIL INC for site LOT 42 4201 in Howe Twp township, Forest county
Incident Date/Time: 2022-03-21 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, permit, drilling, Oil



National Weather Service State College PA
1048 AM EDT Sat Mar 26 2022

A vigorous upper level low pressure system will bring off and on
snow showers today. Snow showers can be briefly heavy along with
gusty west winds up to 40 mph. Use caution if you will be driving
today as visibilities will drop rapidly in heavy snow showers with
a quick coating of snow. Any snow accumulation today will be
mainly on grassy surfaces and will likely melt when there is a
lull in precipitation.

Shinglehouse Ambulance to E. Honeoye Street

At 9:37 AM on Saturday, Shinglehouse ambulance has been called to E. Honeoye Street for hemorrhage.

Stackpole-Hall Welcomes New Term Trustee

Dr. Kylan Turner

Elk County- The Stackpole-Hall Foundation Trustees, family, and staff are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kylan Turner as a new Term Trustee for the The Stackpole-Hall Foundation. The Foundation looks forward to working with Dr. Turner and utilizing her talents to support the future of the Trust. Kylans mother Laurey (Stackpole) Turner is a Lifetime Trustee and uncle R. Dauer Stackpole is currently a Honorary Trustee.

Kylan is a doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA-D®), an Associate Professor of Practice and the Program Director for the Department of Behavior Analysis at Simmons University, in Boston, MA. Dr. Turner also serves as the Clinical Training Director at Meaningful Outcomes, LLC, a home-based therapeutic behavioral health agency she co-founded. She has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in a clinical capacity since 2003.

Dr. Turner served as a Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Fellow from2009-2011 and received her doctorate in Special Education, specializing in Behavior  Analysis, from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012. Specifically, her clinical research interests focus on the efficacy of interventions provided through caregiver training to address prevalent sleep and feeding behavior problems in children with autism through home- and hospital-based treatment programs. 

To that end, she has developed an interest in refining functional behavior assessment methods to analyze caregiver-nominated target
problem behaviors to increase family engagement in treatment. Additionally, she has researched the efficacy and feasibility of service delivery models of ABA such as telehealth, group caregiver workshops, and manualized training packages in developing countries, traditionally underserved, and rural areas.

Finally, she has a strong interest in the dissemination and scaled application of behavior analysis across disciplines, particularly by employing combinations of single subject and group design methodologies. Dr. Turner also enjoys following the research interests of her master’s and doctoral students. She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and of the text Functional Behavior Assessment: 

Case Studies and Practice. She has presented at conferences, delivered workshops, and taught courses internationally. The Foundation is governed by a board of 13 Trustees, five of whom are Lifetime Trustees usually occupied by members of the Stackpole and Hall families. William C.

Conrad currently serves as Chairman of the Board, Jennifer Dippold as the Executive  Director, and Barbara Glatt as the Finance Director. The Foundation was established in 1951 by the founding donors Lyle G. Hall, J. Hall Stackpole, and Harrison C. Stackpole. 

Since then, their legacy, has contributed $44.5 million back to the community. The mission of The Stackpole-Hall Foundation is to first consider the needs of the people in Elk County, Pennsylvania with a goal of improving the fundamental quality of life. The Foundations funding priorities include education, human services, community development, environment and the arts.

The Foundation is excited to welcome a fourth-generation family member to help lead the Trust into the future. Dr. Turner’s term will be from 2022 through 2025.


BRADFORD, Pa. -- Linda Kemick hopes to meet the student who will receive the scholarship she created this year at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Each year, the university brings together its scholarship donors and the students who benefit from their generosity in a spring-themed luncheon that simultaneously recognizes both groups  for their generosity and persistence.

Kemick acknowledges that she was fortunate that she and her parents were able to pay for college without taking out loans.
“I can’t imagine being a young person and having to pay back student loans,” she said. More than 98% of Pitt-Bradford students receive financial aid, and each year, more than 200 endowed and annual donor scholarship funds provide an essential complement to other forms of financial aid.

Kemick established her scholarship, the Anne and Lois Schueltz Memorial Scholarship, in honor of her mother, Lois, and in memory of her sister, Anne.
“Anne was a brilliant, brilliant person,” Kemick said. As a senior at Bradford Area High School in 1975, she took many classes at Pitt-Bradford.
“She was a smart, driven person,” Kemick said, mentioning that her sister loved to travel and spoke French, German and Japanese and even lived in Japan.
“She liked education and travel, so I thought I wanted to help a Pitt-Bradford student.”

Kemick herself spent her career in banking and is also drawn to the idea of investing in a student. “When I worked in banking, I was thinking about people’s money,” she said. “And when I was able to give a little money, I thought, ‘This is a good investment.’”

In fact, she thinks giving to Pitt-Bradford is such a good investment, that she’s made a planned gift to the university part of her will.
Kemick also likes that she is both helping a student and helping Pitt-Bradford, where her mother enjoyed attending meetings and events sponsored by the Friends of Hanley Library.

For more information about planned giving or creating a scholarship at Pitt-Bradford, contact the university’s Office of Philanthropic and Alumni Engagement at 814-362-5091 or visit

Superintendent Needed For The Galeton Area School District


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.
We are back to our regular hours Tuesday through Saturday. Stop by for great savings
  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 Tuesday through Friday 10-5 Sat. 9-4.


Morgan Advanced Materials Interviewing Potential Employees on Thursday, March 31 at CareerLink


The Smethport Area School District Is Hiring


Friday, March 25, 2022


George Riley, Susan Riley and Joyce Stehle

The annual Wine Walk will be held Saturday, April 9 with several start times.  Registration will begin at the Port Allegany Moose Family Center Lodge located on Pearl Street.  Start times are 3:30, 4:00, 4:30 and 5:00 p.m.  

The featured wineries and their hosts include - The Winery at WIlcox at Port Notary; Brokenstraw Winery at the Midtown Motel; Bear Creek Winery at A Stitch in Time; Little Mountain Winery at GLC Group; Laurel Mountain Winery at Trail's End; Uncle D's Winery at The Neighborhood School of Dance; Vern DeLong's Smoothies and Triple Nickel Distillery at Burleson True Value Tent located on the Town Square;  and Allegheny Cellars Winery at Baxter's Hardware. 

 This year's goal is to raise $5,000 for the S. W. Smith Memorial Public Library.  The first year of the Walk, the event raised $4,000 for the Star Hose Fire Co. #1.  The second event raised $2,200 for the Port Allegany Community Pool even though due to COVID, the actual Wine Walk did not take place. 

Through donations and sponsorships, a good amount was still raised for the pool.  Last year's event raised $5,500 for PAAS.  Tickets are $20/person and can be purchased at Olson-Tenglund NAPA Auto Parts.  

The  Port Allegany Wine Walk,is co-chaired by George Riley and his wife, Susan, They attended the March meeting of the Port Allegany Women's Club to speak about this year's event.  They are pictured with PAWC President, Joyce Stehle. 

Spring Ahead Paint ‘n Sips

Proceeds benefit A Way Out
Shinglehouse, April 3rd, 4p-6p, American Legion 

Austin, April 28th, 6p-8p, Austin VFW 

Galeton, May 4th, 6p-8p, Galeton Moose Lodge
$35 per person includes all supplies

Pre-registration required

Soft drinks and water provided, cash bar.
Door Prizes and cash raffles too!
To register: Call 814-274-0368

Acrylic on canvas. Instructor—Theresa Welsh

Potter County 4-H celebrated Pennsylvania 4-H Week

The Between March 13-19, 2022, Potter County 4-H celebrated Pennsylvania 4-H Week by decorating local business windows throughout the community. Six clubs in the community brightened the streets of Potter County towns by painting clovers, cutting out animal shapes,and using color to highlight 4-H presence in the county. Club displays showcased member project areas, upcoming events, and future club activities with a focus on PA 4-H Week.

Full Story HERE



Performing at the Coolidge Theatre in Wellsboro will be (from left to right)  Joe Maxwell who does a trick with a wine glass, Garrett Thomas who uses  a Rubik’s cube and Kozmo who shreds paper.

Illusion, misdirection, sleight of hand coupled with laughter and surprise defines the close-up magic that will be performed by three of the world’s greatest magicians in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. 

Full Story HERE


SUNDAY MARCH 20, 2022, was our 1-year Anniversary of moving into our new home at FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 130 Main St., Wellsboro PA 16901.

Can never thank the GOOD SAMARITANS of the Church enough for all their kindnesses and for going above and beyond in making us welcome; 

 Full Story HERE

David A. Hockey, 60, of West Fourth Street, Emporium, PA formerly of Rochester and Watertown, NY and Conneaut, Ohio

David A. Hockey

David A. Hockey, 60, of West Fourth Street, Emporium, PA formerly of Rochester and Watertown, NY and Conneaut, Ohio passed away peacefully on Thursday evening at his residence with his family by his side (March 24, 2022). 

He was born July 29, 1961 in Rochester, New York a son of Betty Wilson Hockey, Emporium and the late Harold Hockey. On June 2, 1984 in Rochester, NY he married Mary Ann F. DeFilippo Hockey, who survives him.

Dave was a graduate of Spencerport High School, in NY,  class of 1979.

Dave was a lifelong follower of Jesus, having accepted Him into his heart at age four. He was an accomplished musician, having taught himself guitar, he played his entire life. He used his musical talents to minister to others, through Stand Strong Worship Band and Teen Challenge. He ministered at many family camps as a youth pastor and worship leader.

Dave was a man of many talents. His first job was with the Monroe County Sheriff's Department garage. He also worked for V.J. Stanley, Key Bank, Buckpitt and Co., Lifetime Assistance, Contact Technologies, Northwest Bank and Northern Tier.

Dave’s true calling was as a pastor, and he was ordained through Calvary Ministries Inc., International in 2003. He went on to Pastor at Watertown Free Methodist Church, Watertown, NY, Conneaut FMC, Conneaut, Ohio, Girard FMC, Girard, PA, Beacon of Light Ministry Center, Watertown NY, Grace Covenant Church, Rochester, NY, Stand Strong Christian Ministry Center, Rochester, NY, and finally at Cameron County Christian Center, in Emporium.

In addition to his mother and wife David is survived by two daughters, Ada D. Hockey, and Nicole J. Hockey, Emporium; two sisters, Karen Schultz (William), Zion, IL; Linda Salatino, Rochester, NY.and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Hockey.

Dave felt he and MaryAnn’s greatest accomplishment was the completing of their family, by adopting his two daughters, after faithfully praying for children for the first 28 years of their marriage. He truly loved being a father. 

Through his ministry, Dave also gained an incredibly large group of youths, who are now adults, that viewed him as a brother and father figure. He was responsible for leading many of them to Christ.

Visitation will be at the Free Methodist Church, 240 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Thursday from 5-8 PM. Funeral Service will be held at the church on Friday (April 1, 2022) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Rock Pifer, Evangelist with the Free Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA.

In lieu of flowers, you may consider donations to assist the family with final expenses. Mail checks to Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St. Fourth St., Emporium, PA 15834.

Online Condolences may be placed at 

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Paul A. Limeburner, 94, of 504 East Oak Street, Coudersport, PA.

Paul A. Limeburner

Paul A. Limeburner, 94, of 504 East Oak Street, Coudersport, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2022, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, after a short illness.
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.

Robert W. “Bob” Ahn, 85, a longtime resident of Coudersport, formerly of Southampton, Pa.

Robert W. Ahn 
“beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend”

Robert W. “Bob” Ahn, 85, a longtime resident of Coudersport, formerly of Southampton, Pa., passed away in UPMC Hamot, Erie, with his loving family by his side, on Saturday, March 19, 2022, after a short illness.
Born on Thursday, March 11, 1937 in Horsham, he was a son of Norman H. and Margaret M. Wilkerson Ahn.  Bob was president of his graduating class at William Tennet High School in Warminster.
Bob was employed as a police officer for the Southampton Township Police Department for 32 years retiring as a Sargent.  After retiring from the Southampton Police Department, Bob worked for the Plumsteadville Township Police Department.
Bob was an avid collector of well restored classic vehicles.  His life was so full of love for his family and many, many friends.  At his home, he welcomed old and new friends, to his beloved bar, “the Beaver Ranch”.  People from near and far would stop, enjoy a drink or two.  Bob loved his two dogs, Molly and Brandy, who he adored.
“Bob’s life was truly a remarkable life.”
Surviving are two daughters, Patricia J. “Patti” Ahn and Christa (William) Ahn-Doettger; four grandchildren, Brittany (Tim) Wolf, Sarah ( Terry “TJ”) Swartley, Joshua (Michelle) Ahn-Doettger, and Jolyn (Cody) Garges; three great-grandchildren, Brantley Wolf, Addison Wolf, and Shea Harrison; four stepchildren, Denise, Diane (Rich), Michael (Jeanette), and Maria; a brother, Norman H. (Elizabeth) Ahn; three nieces; and a nephew.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a daughter, Andra Ahn.
Currently services are to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Bob’s family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.
To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Bob, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

Emiline M. “Em” SOKOL, 83, of Genesee, PA, formerly of Ulysses, PA

Emiline M. “Em” SOKOL

Emiline M. “Em” SOKOL, 83, of Genesee, PA, formerly of Ulysses, died Friday, March 25, 2022 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport. 

Arrangements will be announced by Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

North Central Supply And the "Shops of Quarterwest"


Kao USA Conducts Expanded Voluntary Recall of Jergens® Ultra Healing Moisturizer

In the news release, Kao USA Conducts Voluntary Recall of Jergens® Ultra Healing Moisturizer, issued 11-Mar-2022 by Kao USA Inc. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that in the IDENTIFYING THE AFFECTED PRODUCTS section, two lot codes have been added to the 3 oz size section ("ZU722861" and "ZU722871"). The complete, corrected release follows:

CINCINNATI, Ohio, March 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kao USA Inc. is asking consumers to check their Jergens® Ultra Healing Moisturizer 3 oz and 10 oz products to determine if it is part of a voluntary recall of the product.

SunTree Snack Foods, LLC. Issues Voluntary Recall of Dried Sweetened Strawberries Due to Potential Undeclared Sulfites

SunTree Snack Foods LLC, of Phoenix, AZ, is recalling Good & Gather Dried Sweetened Strawberries, because the product contains undeclared sulfite. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Plastikon Healthcare Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Milk of Magnesia Oral Suspension 2400 mg/30 mL, Magnesium Hydroxide 1200mg/Aluminum Hydroxide 1200mg/Simethicone 120mg per 30 mL, and Acetaminophen 650mg/ 20.3mL, Unit Dose Cups, Due to Microbial Contamination

3/24/2022 - Lawrence, KS, Plastikon Healthcare, LLC is voluntarily recalling three (3) lots of Milk of Magnesia 2400 mg/30 mL Oral Suspension, one (1) lot of Acetaminophen 650mg/ 20.3mL, and six (6) lots of Magnesium Hydroxide 1200mg/Aluminum Hydroxide 1200mg/Simethicone 120mg per 30 mL to the hospital, clinic and patient level.  The products are being recalled due to microbial contamination and failure to properly investigate failed microbial testing.

Wellsville Police Blotter--Two Arrested For Felony Robbery Charges

 Wellsville N.Y. Police Department

Thursday. March 24, 2022
Wellsville Police arrested Austin J. Hunt, age 43 of Wellsville and Jeremiah D. Edwards, age 30 of Wellsville, following a reported Robbery that took place at a residence on Pleasant Street in the Village.  

Hunt and Edwards were each charged with Robbery 1st (Class B Felony), Assault 2nd (Class D Felony), Menacing 2nd and Conspiracy 4th (Class E Felony).  Hunt was additionally charged with Strangulation 2nd (Class D Felony) and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th.  

Hunt and Edwards were processed and arraigned before Wellsville Village Justice Thompson.  Hunt and Edwards were both committed to the Allegany County Jail on $25,000.00 cash bail, or $50,000.00 property bond or $100,000.00 partially secured bond.  

Hunt and Edwards are due back in Wellsville Village Court on April 19th at 4:30 pm.  Wellsville Police were assisted at the scene by the New York State Police.

Weekly Roundup by Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture

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Secretary of Agriculture Highlights $1.6 Million Investment in Feeding Future Generations, Supporting Family Farms



Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been detected in a wild bald eagle found dead in East Marlborough Township, Chester County.

 This marks the first detection of HPAI H5N1 in birds within the Commonwealth since the virus was first identified in North America in December 2021.

In addition to the bald eagle, diagnostics are pending regarding five wild hooded mergansers recovered from Kahle Lake on the border of Clarion and Venango counties. Four were found dead and the fifth was exhibiting neurologic signs and was subsequently euthanized. HPAI is suspected.

As of March 2022, the HPAI outbreak has impacted domestic or wild birds in more than 20 states across the eastern and midwestern United States.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission continues to work with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Wildlife Futures Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, and the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System to monitor for HPAI in wild and domestic bird populations throughout the Commonwealth. Any additional HPAI detections will be reported by the USDA on its website.

Wild waterfowl and shorebirds are considered natural reservoirs for avian influenza viruses. While infected birds may shed the virus in their feces and saliva despite appearing healthy, HPAI can lead to sickness or death in wild poultry (turkey, grouse), raptors (hawks, eagles), avian scavengers (crows, gulls, ravens), and other species (ducks, geese). Clinical signs of infection in wild birds are often non-specific but may include neurologic dysfunction such as circling and difficulty flying. HPAI is particularly contagious and lethal to domestic poultry. While this HPAI outbreak does not appear to have significantly impacted wild bird populations, it has the potential to significantly affect the commercial poultry industry and international trade.

Because avian influenza viruses are naturally occurring and ever-present in wild birds, preventing or controlling HPAI in wild populations is not feasible. However, safeguards can be taken to protect domestic birds or wild birds held in captivity. Owners should always prevent contact between their birds and wild birds to prevent the spread of disease. Any Pennsylvanians who care for captive wild birds, domestic backyard poultry, or are involved in commercial poultry operations should review their biosecurity plans to protect their flocks. The USDA offers free biosecurity information on its website.

While HPAI can potentially infect humans, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared that the current HPAI outbreak is primarily an animal health issue that poses low risk to the health of the general public. No human cases related to this avian influenza virus have been detected or reported in the United States. Common sense practices will help reduce the risk that you or other humans/animals under your care get sick from wildlife. Always observe wildlife from a safe distance. Avoid contacting surfaces that may be contaminated with feces from wild or domestic birds. Do not handle wildlife unless you are hunting, trapping, or otherwise authorized to do so. Those authorized to handle wildlife should always wear appropriate personal protective equipment and practice good hygiene such as hand washing.

Pennsylvanians can assist with HPAI surveillance efforts by reporting any sick or dead wild birds, particularly the above-mentioned species, to the Game Commission at 610-926-3136 or Any sick or dead domestic birds should be reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture at 717-772-2852. If you have had contact with sick or dead domestic or wild birds and are not feeling well, contact your primary care physician or the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 877-724-3258.



Public Notice: 

The Roulette Township Supervisors will be holding a special meeting on Monday, March 28, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at the Township Office. The purpose of the meeting is to award the aggregate and salt bids. Also the Supervisors will review quotes for a leaf blower. The public is welcome to attend.


Pledge of Allegiance
Public Comment
 Quotes for a leaf blower - – discussion from the floor
Any other business that the supervisors would like to discuss

Potter County Commissioners Meeting Minutes From March 10, 2022


Potter County Commissioners Meeting Agenda From March 24, 2022


Farmer Breakfast At Pine Creek Inn in Galeton

Had a great time at this morning's Farmer Breakfast at the Pine Creek Inn in Galeton! It was great to see so many of our farmers, and to have some great conversations about the future of the industry with them, as well as Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, Larissa Miller of Keystone Farm Future and Chris Herr of PennAg Industries Association. And it is always especially exciting to see the faces of agriculture's future with members of our local FFA chapters on hand, including Headwaters FFA, Grand Canyon FFA & Wellsboro Agriscience Program and Otto-Eldred FFA.