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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Bark Peelers Festival Continues At The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Sunday

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First day of the two day "Barkpeelers" at Pa Lumber Museum. Appears to have been a record number of visitors. Entertainment & food.

Capitol Update by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint)


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Friday, July 1, 2022 The latest news from the State Capitol
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Update on 2022-23 State Budget

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The state House and Senate are continuing to negotiate details of the 2022-23 state budget. As always, my goal is to adopt a fiscally responsible budget that funds the core functions of government.

While the budget was due to be finished Thursday, several details remain to be worked out. I am hopeful the final plan will be completed soon.
Veterans Services Available

Area veterans are invited to contact my office to schedule appointments to talk with a representative from the American Legion to ensure they are getting the services and support they need.

Due to changes initiated by the American Legion, appointments in the Bradford and Kane offices will be conducted virtually via a tablet.

Appointments are required for meetings with the Legion representative, whether they are in person, by phone or by tablet. The schedule for July is as follows:
  •   Coudersport office: Thursday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Coudersport office is located at 107 S. Main St. Please call 814-274-9769 to schedule an appointment.
  •   Bradford office: Wednesday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Bradford office is located at 78 Main St., first floor. Please call 814-362-4400 to schedule an appointment.
  •   Kane office: Wednesday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Kane office is located at 54 Fraley St. Please call 814-837-0880 to schedule an appointment.

Assistance is available with issues such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits. Veterans need not be a member of the American Legion to participate.
Expanding Tools to Prevent Overdose Deaths

The state House recently approved legislation that would expand Good Samaritan protections for the use of new opioid overdose reversal drugs in advance of their anticipated approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

In 2014, the General Assembly passed Act 139, providing Good Samaritan immunity to those who administer naloxone, commonly known by its trade name, Narcan. “Next generation” opioid reversal drugs will likely soon receive FDA approval. House Bill 2527 would expand Act 139 to include protections for use of the new reversal drugs as well.

In a four-year period ending in January, the PA Department of Health reports more than 67,000 doses of Narcan have been administered by EMS with still tens of thousands more administered by others. Its broad distribution has no doubt saved countless lives.

House Bill 2527 now moves to the Senate for consideration.
Bill to Protect Rape Victims’ Identities Passed by House

A measure aimed to protect crime victims in the Commonwealth passed the House recently.

House Bill 2032, known as the Sexual Assault Testing and Evidence Collection Act, would create an exception to reporting identifying information in sexual assault cases where victims wish to remain anonymous. The change would recognize the trauma of such crimes and address the fear of retaliation and invasion of privacy concerns felt by survivors of these crimes.

The bill also would require Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), in consultation with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, to conduct a study about establishing and sustaining a rape kit tracking system. The report would aim to identify the most efficient way of creating an online database accessible to victims of rape and allowing data to be entered in and stored by law enforcement agencies, forensic labs, hospitals and health care facilities.

The bill is awaiting action in the Senate.
House OKs Bill to Protect Landowners with Wind, Solar Leases

Legislation seeking to protect landowners and high-valued farmlands against long-term liabilities associated with wind and solar energy development was recently approved by the House.

House Bill 2104 would specifically assure the proper bonding and reclamation of lands leased to solar and wind energy facilities. Proof of the bond would be held with the county Recorder of Deeds and reported to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). House Bill 2104 does not impact in any way a citizen or business installing panels or turbines on their own private property.

The bill is awaiting action in the Senate.
Happy Independence Day!!

A few important reminders as you plan to celebrate our nation’s independence this weekend.

If you are going to set off fireworks, be smart, be careful and be considerate of your neighbors. The Office of the State Fire Commissioner offers the following tips:

  •   Never allow children to play with fireworks, even sparklers.
  •   Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
  •   Never pick up or try to relight fireworks that have not fully ignited.
  •   Never use fireworks after consuming alcohol or other substances that impair judgement or the ability to act quickly.

If you choose to use fireworks, only allow adults to light one at a time then quickly back away. Keep a bucket of water or garden hose handy in case of fire, and fully douse burned fireworks in water before picking them up or throwing them away.

If you are traveling, check out Free and available 24 hours a day, the site provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

PennDOT will close its driver license service centers on Saturday, July 2, and Monday, July 4. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website,

Have a safe and happy July Fourth!
Fish for Free Monday!

On Monday, July 4, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will host a Fish for Free day to allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish on all Pennsylvania waterways. No license is required, but all other fishing regulations still apply. This is a great way to expose the next generation of anglers to the outdoors! Find more information here.

Apply Now for PA Elk License

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is reminding hunters to apply now for their elk licenses for the 2022-23 season. Apply at in-store license vendors or online at

According to the commission, 178 elk licenses are available for the 2022-23 seasons, including 60 antlered and 118 antlerless.

This year’s elk hunt includes the archery season from Sept. 10-24, firearms season from Oct. 31 to Nov. 5, and the late season from Dec. 31 to Jan. 7. Cost of a license for each individual season is $11.97, or $35.91 for all three.

Licenses are awarded by lottery. The deadline to apply for an elk license is July 31.



Bryant Ranch Prepack Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Morphine Sulfate 30 mg Extended Release and Morphine Sulfate 60 mg Extended-Release Due to Label-Mix Up

06/28/2022 – Burbank, California, Bryant Ranch Prepack Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Morphine Sulfate 30 mg Extended-Release tablets (Comprised of 10 bottles), and one lot of Morphine Sulfate 60 mg Extended-Release tablets (Comprised of 10 bottles) to the consumer level listed in the table below. The products have been found to have incorrect labeling where bottles labeled as Morphine Sulfate 60 mg Extended-Release tablets contain Morphine Sulfate 30 mg Extended-Release tablets and bottles labeled as Morphine Sulfate 30 mg Extended-Release tablets may contain Morphine Sulfate 60 mg Extended-Release tablets.

Coudersport Dispatched For Natural Gas Leak

At 6:04 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept. was dispatched to a natural gas leak at 1227 East Branch of Fishing Creek Road.

Richard Groff Brown, 84, Confluence, PA

Richard Groff Brown 

CONFLUENCE - Richard Groff Brown left this life peacefully at the Lutheran Senior Life Center in Zelienople on Thursday (June 30, 2022). 

Born April 4, 1938 in Confluence, Dick is survived by his son Jeffrey (Rebecca) of Mars; daughter Jennifer Brown Mittereder (David) of Buck Hill Falls; and grandchildren, Zachary (Erin), Alyssa (Reid), and Jacob Brown. He is also survived by his sister Janice Brown Fike, sister-in-law Barbara Nolf (Dale), and various nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by his parents, James Robert and Dora Groff Brown, and older brother, Robert (Bob) Brown. 

Dick married his high school sweetheart in June 1956, one week after they graduated from Turkeyfoot Valley Area High School in Confluence. From their teenage years on, Dick and Thea grew up together, raising two children while buying and running (for 10 years) a 24-hour restaurant, Lone Star, on Route 40 in Markleysburg. 

For many years, Dick worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Banking as an examiner on a team that traveled across the state monitoring the financial activities of banks. In 1968, Dick accepted a position with one of those banks, The Hamlin Bank and Trust Company in Smethport, and moved his family north. 

Dick eventually became President and CEO of Hamlin Bank, expanding its growth both financially and geographically over his tenure. He took great pride in his stewardship of the bank, the staff of which he truly considered a second family. 

Upon Dick's retirement, he and Thea moved full-time to their summer home in Chautauqua, N.Y., where Dick spent many happy hours on the tennis courts, earning the nickname The Energizer Bunny because there was no ball that he wouldn't chase down. He purchased his beloved 21-foot Lyman-the Cabaret - in 1965 and was in heaven when hauling a boat full of happy people around the Youghiogheny and then Chautauqua lakes, graduating himself from slaloming back and forth across the wakes to, in later years, reading the Sunday paper while relaxing in the back seat of the docked Cabaret-disappearing for hours when he'd just gone "to check on the boat." 

He was a loving, kind, and generous husband, father, grandfather, son, son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, and friend. A man of few words, he had a dry and mischievous sense of humor, was a formidable poker and billiards player, and loved presiding over the bar at a good party, singing Methodist hymns, and dancing a joyous polka at weddings. He will be long missed and long remembered. 

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6–8 p.m. Sunday, July 3rd and from 10–11 a.m. Monday, July 4th at the Humbert Funeral Home in Confluence. A funeral service will follow Monday's visitation at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Samuel McClintock officiating. Interment will be in Addison Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, a donation to an Alzheimer's-focused organization would honor Dick's life. Arrangements by Humbert Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. Online condolences may be left for the family at

PennDOT McKean County Maintenance work schedule for the week of July 4 – July 8, 2022

Cyclone, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation McKean County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of July 4 – July 8, weather permitting. Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas. Motorists should be aware that due to the nature of highway maintenance and emergency work, crews could be working on any highway at any time of the day or night.

McKean County 0250

Sign Repairs and Upgrades: 
Various State Routes throughout the County 

Bridge Repair: 
Various State Routes throughout the County

Crack Sealing: 
State Route: 0046 (Cameron County line to Betula)
State Route: 0346 (Derrick Road)

State Route: 1015 (Columbia Hill Road)

State Route: 0246 (Looker Mountain Trail)
State Route: 3003 (Burning Well Road)
State Route: 1011 (Barnum Road)
State Route: 0546 (Oil Valley Road 

Pipe Trench Patching:
State Route:1009 (Bell Run Road)

Pipe Replacement: 
State Route: 1009 (Bell Run Road)

The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:

Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc: Resurfacing State Route 0321, North bound traffic will alternate with lane closure during construction and south bound traffic will be detoured to SR 0006 to SR 0219 in Lantz Corners to Wilcox and back to SR 0321.  Detour will be in place until completion of the project.
Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc: Shoulder stabilizatoin on State Route 0346 (Duke Center) and State Route 0059.

PennDOT Cameron/Potter County Maintenance Work Schedule for the Week of July 4 – July 8, 2022

Emporium/Coudersport, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Cameron/Potter County Maintenance announces the following work schedule for the week of July 4 – July 8, weather permitting.  Motorists should travel with extra caution in these and all work areas. Motorists should be aware that due to the nature of highway maintenance and emergency work, crews could be working on any highway at any time of the day or night.

Cameron County 0240
Pipe Trench Patching:   
State Route: 4002 (Beechwood Road)
State Route: 0555 (Second Street)

State Route: Various SR throughout County

Potter County 0260

Bridge Repair:  
State Route: 0244 (Coneville Area)

Sign Repairs/Replacement: 
State Route:  Various SR throughout County

Seal Coat: Expect Delays
State Route: 0872 (Route 6 intersection to Austin)
State Route: 0607 
State Route: 0155

Spray Patching:
State Route: 1013 (Bingham Center Road)
State Route: 0244 (Andrew Settlement to Genesee)

State Route: 1011 (Ulysses to Genesee)

The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:

Cameron County 0240
Francis J. Palo, Inc:  Bridge Repair on State Route 4004 (Rich Valley Road) in Shippen Township.  There will be a Temporary roadway with stop and yield signs so traffic can alternate across the roadway for the duration of the project.

Potter County 0260
Clearwater Construction Inc: Bridge replacement on State Route 4013 (North Hollow Road near intersection of SR 49) The road will be closed with detour in place. 

Glenn O Hawbaker, Inc: Bridge replacement on State Route 144 (Carter Camp Area) The road will be closed with detour in place.

Forest View Evergreen Tree Farms: Roadside Mowing 
                      SR 1001
                      SR 4013
          SR 3003
          SR 0049 and SR 0044 (Gold to SR 0006) 

Ronald R. Tusing, 85, of Sizerville Road, Emporium, PA

Ronald R. Tusing

Ronald R. Tusing, 85, of Sizerville Road, Emporium, PA passed away at Penn Highlands DuBois, on Thursday (June 30, 2022). He was born February 4, 1937, in Arnold, PA, son of the late Elmer and Nellie (Cordier) Tusing.
Ron is survived by two sons, Doug Tusing (Regina), Ebensburg, PA; and David Tusing (Irene Medina Tusing), Austin, TX; six grandchildren: Matthew, Adam, Brittany, Jamie, Victoria and Danielle; four great grandchildren: Bobby, Lillian, Amber and Chloe; sister, Saundra Teclaw; and his first wife, Betty Jane Tusing, Ebensburg, PA.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ronald C. Tusing, a sister, Donna Widmer, and his second wife, Yvonne.
Ron, or “Mr. Tusing” to most, will forever be remembered as a gifted musician and keyboard player, a talent he exhibited at a very young age.  He graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in music education, and accepted his first and only full-time job as a teacher in the Cameron County School District, where he taught vocal and instrumental music in the elementary and middle school grades for some forty years.  

He was most proud of initiating and hosting the first ever Elementary IU9 band festival in 1999.  Outside of school, Ron taught many private organ, piano and keyboard lessons to students of all ages.  He was the leader of the “Ron Tusing Trio”, which performed at hundreds of social functions in around the PA and New York area, and enjoyed participation in many jam sessions and coffee houses with “Father Paul and Friends”.
Through his teaching in the elementary grades, Ron remained truly young at heart.  He cherished his relationship with his children and grandchildren, and more recently, his great-grandchildren.  His quirky sense of humor kept everyone laughing and he was always ready for an impromptu piano recital at any time.   
Ron was a member of the PA State Education Association, the NEA, the Elk-Cameron Retired Teachers, the Loyal Order of Moose, Cameron County Vets and the Emporium Knights of Columbus.
Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA  on Tuesday from 5-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Wednesday (July 6, 2022) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. 
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA.
If desired, Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Online Condolences may be placed at 
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Galeton Ambulance Dispatched for ATV Accident

4 PM--West Branch Twp. Leg fracture.

Eight Franklinville graduates receive CRCF-managed scholarship awards

Eight recent Ten Broeck Academy/Franklinville Central School graduates recently received scholarship awards managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

Cayden Hatch and Alexandria Ross each received the Walter F. and Julia A. Dziekonski Scholarship for $2,500.

The scholarship, part of the Ten Broeck Academy and Franklinville Central School District Fund, is awarded to two graduates annually, one male and one female, with strong career goals. Preference may be given to students pursuing a degree in a law enforcement-related field.

Hatch plans to study mechanical engineering technology at Penn State Behrend. Ross plans to study forensic science technology at Alfred State College.

Tarryn Herman received the Josephine S. Pepper Memorial Agriculture Scholarship for $1,350.

Also a scholarship as part of the Ten Broeck Academy and Franklinville Central School District Fund, this scholarship is for students who have completed at least three units of agriculture and have been a FFA member for at least two years.

Herman will attend SUNY Oneonta to study dietetics.

Mikayla Tatlow received the Kathy Jowsey Spirit Memorial Scholarship, a $1,200 scholarship.

This scholarship, made in memory of Kathy Jowsey, is for graduates of Ten Broeck Academy/Franklinville High School who have worked hard academically, and exemplify school spirit through extracurricular activities, sports and/or volunteerism. Preference for this scholarship is given to students majoring in business, accounting, sports management or journalism.

Tatlow will study art education at Mercyhurst University.

Mia Pavone received the Ernst Family Scholarship for $1,000.

Established by members of the Ernst family in honor of Gerry and Dianne Ernst's 50th wedding anniversary, the Ernst Family Scholarship is for graduating seniors of Ten Broeck Academy/Franklinville Central School District in good academic standing, who is planning to pursue a degree at any post-secondary (1-, 2- or 4-year) college or career/technical school. Preference is for a student pursuing study or a career in a math or science field who is active in community service and extracurricular activities. Gerry and Diane Ernst were long-time teachers in the Franklinville school district.

Pavone will attend the Rochester Institute of Technology to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.

Delaney Pfeiffer received the Bernadette E. “Bernie” Taylor Memorial Scholarship and the Nancy Allen Memorial Scholarship, both for $500.

The Taylor scholarship is for a graduating student of any high school in Cattaraugus or Allegany counties, with first preference for a student who plans to major in education, particularly in math or science fields; nursing; or a health-care field. Second preference is for a high school student graduating from any high school in Cattaraugus or Allegany counties who will be attending St. Bonaventure University and entering the ROTC program.

The Nancy Allen Memorial Scholarship is for a student graduating from Franklinville Central School/Ten Broeck Academy who is pursuing study or a career in the health-care field. Established by the family of Nancy Allen, this scholarship memorializes Mrs. Allen, a graduate of Ten Broeck Academy and University at Buffalo. Nancy was most well-known as being one of the first home health nurses in the Franklinville and Olean Area.

Margaret McAuley received the Patricia “Ann” Heister English/Journalism Memorial Scholarship for $750 and the William H. Schweir Memorial Scholarship for $400.

The Heister scholarship, in memory of the long-time Franklinville English teacher, is awarded annually to a graduating senior from Ten Broeck Academy/Franklinville Central School who will be entering a four-year college or university. First preference is for a student intending to major in English, journalism or a related field and who submits a letter of recommendation from his/her high school English teacher. Second preference is for a student with any major who submits a letter of recommendation from his/her high school English teacher.

A scholarship of the Ten Broeck Academy and Franklinville Central School District Fund, the Schwier Memorial Scholarship is an annual award, with a first preference for graduates planning to enter a teaching profession.

McAuley will study adolescent education at Jamestown Community College.

Haley Reynolds received the Alyn J. Heim Music Scholarship for $1,400, Jen DeLong Memorial Scholarship for $1,000 and the Ginger D. Schroder Legislative District 3 Scholarship for $500.

The Heim scholarship is for a graduating Cattaraugus County student majoring in music. Preference is given to a student recommended by the Cattaraugus County Music Teachers Association. The recipient must demonstrate academic success as well. Paul DeRitter, Mr. Heim’s former student at Manchester Regional High School in Haledon, NJ, and a musician and music educator himself, established the scholarship to honor his former teacher. Mr. DeRitter taught elementary general music and instrumental music for 33 years in Franklinville.

Established in memory of Jen DeLong, the Jen DeLong Memorial Scholarship is for a graduating senior from Ten Broeck Academy/Franklinville Central School District who is pursuing a career in or demonstrates excellence in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and music subject areas, with preference for female student.

Ginger D. Schroder, of Farmersville, established the legislative district 3 scholarship through her legislative salary after being elected to the Cattaraugus County Legislature. The Ginger D. Schroder Legislative District 3 Scholarship is given to a graduating high school student residing in Cattaraugus County Legislative District 3, which covers the towns of Ellicottville, Farmersville, Franklinville, Lyndon, Machias and Mansfield, who will pursue a trade degree or 2-or 4-year college degree.

Reynolds will study music education at Roberts Wesleyan College.


During the extended Independence Day weekend when many families and friends will be gathered to celebrate the holiday, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is pleased to offer a Fish-for-Free Day.

From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 4, no fishing license is required to fish, however all other fishing regulations, including season and creel limits, apply.  Complete fishing regulations can be viewed using the FishBoatPA mobile app or the PFBC website (

Need to borrow a rod and reel?  The PFBC offers a fishing tackle loaner program at dozens of locations across the Commonwealth, including many popular state parks.  A map of fishing tackle loaner sites is available online.

During the holiday weekend, the PFBC reminds anglers who will be fishing from boats to follow a basic safety checklist before and during each boating adventure.  Boaters should always wear a life jacket, have a float plan to let others know when and where they'll be boating, check the weather forecast, have proper registrations and launch permits, and never boat under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Potter County Commissioners Meeting Minutes From June 16, 2022


Potter County Commissioners Meeting Agenda From June 30, 2022


Barbara E. “Barb” Bobenrieth, 77, a lifelong resident of Port Allegany, PA.

Barbara E. Bobenrieth

Barbara E. “Barb” Bobenrieth, 77, a lifelong resident of Port Allegany, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2022, in the Bradford Manor, Bradford, after a courageous battle with cancer.
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 announced with a full obituary.

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Lester C. Puryear, age 81 of Lawrenceville, PA

Lester C. Puryear

Lester C. Puryear, age 81 of Lawrenceville, PA passed away unexpectedly, after a brief illness, at home surrounded by his loving family. 

Born on March 7, 1941 in Blossburg, PA he was the son of the late Stuart and Nina (Chamberlain) Puryear. Lester married Marjorie Hall on November 2, 1963 in Millerton, PA and they spent 59 loving years together. 

They had three beautiful children together in that time. 

US Army Veteran

He served in the Army as a Sergeant for 5 years, being awarded a Good Conduct Medal, Expert with rifle and Sharpshooter with Carbine. 

He also worked for Lycoming, Silica Sand, Johnson’s trucking and Puryear Trucking. 

Lester enjoyed woodworking, gardening, mowing his lawn, spending time with family, collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia, Hess Trucks, tractors and trains. He also loved spending time with his dogs Sue Sue, Pokey, Brown Dog, Jake and Chanze. 

Lester is survived by his children; Rick (Sabrina) Puryear of Louisiana; Laura Puryear (Scott) of New York and Vicky Cornish of Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren, Hope Mosher, Nicole (Dan) Dineen, Frankie (Dorinda) Caparulo, Holly (Justin) Posten, Brendon Caparulo, Scott Lehman Jr.(Ernie and Stephanie), Derrick (Danielle) Puryear, Kayla Humphrey and Zack Humphrey; thirteen great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Lindsey, Johnny, Justin, Jordan, Madalynn, Hannah, Brantley, Elliott, Dominic and Bentley; sisters, Nettie (Sis) and Cindy (John) Estep; and sister-in-law, Trudy. 

He was preceded in death by both his parents; brother, Bob Puryear; mother and father-in-law, Leon and Laura Hall; and great grandson, Jayden Posten. A graveside service will be held on July 7, 2022 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY with Reverend Larry O’Dell officiating. 

Arrangements are in the care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc.

Gerald W. Phelps, Sr., age 79, of Tioga, PA

Gerald W. Phelps, Sr.

Gerald W. Phelps, Sr., age 79, of Tioga, PA passed away on Monday, June 27, 2022 at UPMC Williamsport. 

Born August 30, 1942 in Wellsboro, he was the son of the late Woody W. and Beatrice “Betty” (Stratton) Phelps. Jerry married Linda J. (Hija) and they shared 56 years together. 

He was a self-employed contractor and logger. Jerry was an avid outdoorsman; loved hunting, fishing, gardening and his fruit trees, canning lots of fruits and jams. He had a woodworking shop and liked to build things. He enjoyed playing euchre but most importantly he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandkids, taking them fishing and baking with Lily. 

He is survived by his wife, Linda; children, Nora L. and Ashley Brockway of Tioga and Jake Phelps of Tioga; grandchildren, Chad Brockway, Nikki Brockway, Brandy and Jake Hartz and Lily Phelps; great grandchildren, Ashlynn, Serenity, Skylar, Zane, Adri and Arlo and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Friday, July 1st, 2:00 – 4:00 PM. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 4:00 PM with Rev. Larry O’Dell officiating.

Kathleen A. Zdarko, 80, of Warren, PA

Kathleen Zdarko

Kathleen A. Zdarko, 80, died Friday morning, July 1, 2022, at Warren Manor Nursing Home, Warren, PA., after an extended illness. 

She was born June 10, 1942, in Enterprise, PA., to the late LaVerne and Marjorie Barker Gibson.  

Kathy was a former resident of Titusville, Pa.  She was a 1960 graduate of Coalstock High School in Titusville, PA. 

She was employed with the former Keystone Subaru as a secretary. 

Kathleen was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, where she was a religious education teacher for the 6th grade for many many years.  

She enjoyed going to the casino and playing pinocle.  Kathleen enjoyed being a wife, mother, and grandmother. 

She is survived by her 6 Children – Theresa Gustafson (David), John Zdarko (Mary Beth), all of Warren, PA., Lisa Zdarko and fiancĂ©, Charles Neal, Jr. of St. Petersburg, FL, Joseph Zdarko of Clarendon, PA., Thomas Zdarko, Edwin Zdarko (Karen) of Cherry Grove, PA., 3 Sisters – Martha Thompson and husband, Paul of Enterprise, PA., Elsie Nedell of Enterprise, PA., Jeannette Gibson of Titusville, PA., 1 Brother – Thomas Gibson and wife, Cathy of Grand Valley, PA., 16 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren, several nieces, and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony “Tony” Zdarko, Jr. who died May 25, 2020, whom she married June 9, 1960, in Titusville, PA., 1 Daughter - Julie Meabon who died November 5, 2021, 2 Sisters – Mildred Sukey, Virginia Gibson, 2 Brothers – Carl and Curtis Gibson.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, from 6 to 8 P.M. and on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 P.M.  at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church gathering space, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. with Fr. Stephen Schreiber, Pastor, officiating, assisted by Deacon Raymond Wiehagen.  Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery, Warren, PA. 

Live stream viewing of the funeral can be seen by going to the Kathleen A. Zdarko funeral service on FACEBOOK.  

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Holy Redeemer Church Building Center Fund, 11 Russell St., Warren, PA., 16365.  E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting  

Rides at Red Suspender Weekend in Galeton, PA

Red Suspender Weekend - At Centertown Park for Goodyear Hose Company's Red Suspender Weekend 2022, rides are a fun part of the weekend festivities. The photos of the Swing and Ferris wheel were taken with a very slow shutter speed - almost looks like a UFO!! Photos by Andy Lychalk, Jr.

Roulette Ambulance to Laninger Creek Road

At 10:02 AM on Saturday, Roulette Ambulance has been called to Laninger Creek Road for hemorrhage.

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.