North Central Supply And the “Shops of Quarterwest”
North Central Supply has flowers and early vegetable plants in stock.
Check out the new premier fishing store.
April 29th, Spring Horse Consignment Sale
We will be giving away a saddle at the horse sale to a registered buyer or consigner
One Car Crash In Hamlin Twp.
On April 14 at 9:55 pm. Mt. Jewett Fire and ambulance and Kane medics were dispatched to Bridge St. and Lindholm rd. for a one car crash
Rico Perez Products, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Super Kids Colostrum
April 13, 2023, Rico Perez Products, Inc. of Miami, Florida is voluntarily recalling 60-count bottles of Dr. Rico Perez Super Kids Colostrum chewable tablets, because they may contain undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Dr. Rico Perez Super Kids Colostrum chewable tablet was distributed at Dr. Rico Perez Vitamin & Supplement stores locations in California, Florida, New Jersey, and New York and online via the company website (ricoperez.comExternal Link Disclaimer).
The affected product comes in a 60-count, white plastic bottle, UPC 8 79840 00044 6, with the following lot number and expiration dates:
- Lot # 1117002 Exp. 04/30/2023
- Lot # 0122003 Exp. 07/31/2024
- Lot # 0223539 Exp. 11/30/2025
Borough Of Galeton Council Meeting April 12, 2023
The regular meeting of the Galeton Borough Council was held this date in the Municipal Building with the following members present: Joe Petrencsik; Doug Droppa; Darrell Jackson; DJ Fuller, and Denny Dean. Not present was Ron Tarabori.
Others present were: Mayor- Katherine Garrote; Foreman-Joe Cimino; Secretary-Andrea Caracciolo; Office Asst-Eleanor Boyd.
President Petrencsik called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. Followed by the Pledge to the Flag.
March minutes were reviewed and a motion was made by Doug Droppa and seconded by Darrell Jackson to accept the minutes. All in favor, motion carried
A motion was made by Doug Droppa and seconded by Darrell Jackson approving the treasurer’s report for March/April 2023. All were in favor, motion carried
A motion was made by DJ Fuller and seconded by Doug Droppa to Advertise to amend the Parking ordinance on main street changing to year-round no parking from 9PM to 8 AM. All were in favor, motion carried
Motion was made by DJ Fuller and seconded by Darrell Jackson to adopt Ordnance #377 of 2023 which is the new 4th of July Parking on Germania Street. All in favor, motion carried
June 3, 2023 will be the Borough clean up day from 8 AM to 2PM. All acceptable and unacceptable items are the same as last year.
Rotary wants to place a gazebo (12 x16) in the park in memory of Pete Folk. Joe Cimino needs to meet with the Rotary and decide on a place to put the gazebo. Would like done before Memorial Day.
Penn Dot will be doing an update on the Pedestrian Crossing Signal. This is being done through a statewide grant through Penn Dot. The Pedestrian crossing signal is at Route 6 & Route 144.
Motion was made by Darrell Jackson and seconded by Denny Dean to adopt Traffic Signal Maintenance Agreement. All in favor, motion carried.
Borough property on Adams Street on the Little League Side of road has 3 pines trees that need to be removed. They also will have the stumps ground down.
Pine trees on Main Street need to be removed can not mow or cleanup around them.
Need to get prices for a lean- to for storing pipe that is taking up space in in the Borough Garage. This space can be used for other things.
The Salt shed for the Borough is in Bad shape need to get prices for a new one.
Darren Stover of Penn Dot will be meeting with Joe Cimino about Paving Popular Ave, Sherman Street and the Hill on Orchard Ave.
Would like to get a generator for the Borough Garage cost is around $4,500.
The cost to grade the road going to the Wetmore will be between $1,000 to $1,200. This could be done by excavation company that is working for the logging company in that area.
New Apartments manager needs to enforce the no smoking policy. This means no smoking on Borough properties.
Proposal for Study at the Chattanooga Building with Phase Environmental Site Assessment for $5,182 was received. The Secretary is to proceed with this, it was already voted on at the last meeting.
Secretary is to get the name if a structural engineer to look at a few blight properties in the Borough for possible demolition.
****At this time 8:13 PM, AN EXECUTIVE SESSION WAS CALLED TO DISCUSS A PERSONNEL ISSUE.
****At this time 8:25 PM, THE MEETING RECONVENED.
A motion was made by DJ Fuller, seconded by Denny Dean to pay the bills for April 2023. All were in favor, motion was carried.
A motion was made by Denny Dean, seconded by Doug Droppa to Adjourn. All were in favor, motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 PM.
PennDOT and The Dept. of Health Highlight How License and ID Card Holders Help Save Lives Through Organ Donation
Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation (PennDOT) and Health (DOH) joined forces to raise awareness about organ donation. Recognizing the national observance of Donate Life Month in April, PennDOT and DOH were joined by Pennsylvania organ donation organizations, Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) and Gift of Life Donor Program to spread the message that driver’s license and identification card holders can easily help another person live a fuller, longer life by registering as an organ donor.More
Seneca Highlands CTC Student Earns Fourth Industry Certification
Kristopher Herbert, a student in Mr. Bryant’s Networking and Security shop at the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center, earned his Digital Literacy Pro certification on April 14, 2023.
Kris is a senior from the Port Allegany School District. He previously earned his PC Pro and Network Pro certifications.
Kris’s certificate is backed with a $1000 employment guarantee, ensuring his skills are workforce-ready.
For more information on the Networking and Security program, feel free to contact Mr. Bryant at email@example.com or (814) 642-2573. For more information on the benefits of the industry certifications, go to https://w3.testout.com/certification/certhome.
Deadline Nears to Save on Hawaiian Adventure Tour!
Embrace the spirit of “Aloha” on a leisurely 3-island tour of Hawaii featuring 3-night stays each in Oahu, Big Island (Kona) and Maui. Remember Pearl Harbor and visit the USS Arizona Memorial. Embark on a wonderful journey along Oahu’s famous North Shore. Take in the natural beauty of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. Admire the hula dance, an ancient Polynesian art form. Visit a coffee farm in Kona and learn about the coffee bean’s journey from tree to cup. In Maui, visit the old royal capital of Lahaina where you can stroll through historic streets. Uncover the beauty, culture and traditions of all three islands.
This 10-day/9-night tour that departs on November 2nd is a trip of a lifetime! Visit this link to register or for more information gateway.gocollette.com/link/1112514 or call (814) 274-4877 to request a brochure, get details/cost, etc. You’ll save $100/per person if you reserve by May 2, 2023, so reserve today!
The Thrift Shop Opens Today in Eldred
“The Thrift Shop behind the Eldred United Methodist Church on Main St. will be open every FRIDAY from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. beginning April 14th. Hope to see you there soon.”
Rt. 660 CRASH CLAIMS LIFE OF LAWRENCEVILLE WOMAN
FIRST News Now
FATAL CRASH CLAIMS LIFE OF LAWRENCEVILLE WOMAN
FNN Article © Friday, April 14, 2023.
MANSFIELD, PA – A fatal crash caused the closure of Route 660 for a few hours early Thursday morning, April 13, 2023, in Richmond Township.
Mansfield Hose Company and Mansfield Ambulance responded to a reported rollover accident with entrapment in front of 616 Route 660 (by the Burguson residence) around 9:23 AM.
Fire personnel arrived on scene quickly and confirmed that the vehicle was off the roadway and the driver was trapped inside the vehicle. A request for a medical helicopter was made prior to crews arriving on scene.
A landing zone was being prepared in a nearby field as EMS crew evaluated the driver and provided care, as firefighters worked to free the woman from the minivan. Guthrie Air helicopter accepted the request and was soon airborne to the scene.
The driver was freed from the vehicle by firefighters and EMS crews continued treating the injured female.
Shortly after 10:00 AM Guthrie Air medical helicopter was recalled as the driver passed away due to the injuries she suffered in the accident.
PennDot crew made it to the scene around 10:48 AM and assisted with keeping the roadway closed as Pennsylvania State Police and the coroner did their jobs
Mansfield crews were cleared from the scene around 11:00 AM and returned back to their station with a heavy heart. The scene was taken over by PennDot.
FNN received word from the family that the victim was in her early 70’s and lived in Lawrenceville, PA.
Think About It
In God We Trust
Pastor B.J. Knefley
In God We Trust, or do we? I recently saw that saying on a license plate and it made me wonder. We’ve all seen it on our currency and even on walls as decorations. It’s easy to say but another to do and practice. Why is that?
I suppose that it’s a saying that has different meanings to each. For some, it’s just a cliché with no actually meaning. For another it’s a bedrock of their faith.
The first question that comes up is “Who is God?”. That answer is as different as life itself. You find that we all define God in different ways. To one He is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, while to another he’s the man upstairs. For some He is the creator and sustainer of all things, for others he’s just there and he’s the same God of every religion and belief.
The second question is, “What’s Trust?”. Seems like a simple word but it’s not. Trust is as varied as the belief in God. And then it’s about percentage. Do we trust 100%, 50%, 25% or 5%, or does it depend upon the circumstances. We trust when things are going well, but what happens when they’re not? It’s easy to trust in the good times, but what about the bad?
Sometimes trust is a matter of what we’ve been taught to do. Trust God to lead and direct. Trust that His plan is good. Trust God with your life. All great to say, but not so easy to practice. We say that we trust God, but our actions often paint a different picture. More often we do what we want to do and then ask God to endorse it. After all, if it’s got His stamp of approval then it must be the right thing to do, and I can trust it. Or can I?
In the end we really need to be checking the congruency between what we say and what we actually believe. We might just find that they’re not the same. Think about it.
Department of Environmental Protection Begins 2023 Black Fly Suppression Program
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) began its 2023 Black Fly Suppression Program this week. The program involves aerial and backpack spraying on roughly 1,800 stream miles in 37 counties of the commonwealth.
“Pennsylvania is full of beautiful state parks, trails and forests. People across the Commonwealth should be able to enjoy nature without this seasonal pest impeding on their time,” said Acting Secretary of DEP Rich Negrin. “Our black fly suppression program ensures safe and effective treatment of the black fly species.”
This year, 48 rivers and streams spanning more than 1,800 miles will be monitored and treated as needed. Spraying activities will be performed both by helicopter and ground crews. The frequency will depend on weather and biological conditions. Treatments cannot occur during periods of heavy rain or when water levels are high as these conditions lower the effectiveness of the treatment and significantly increase the cost of the control operations.
DEP uses Bti, a naturally occurring bacterium, to treat the larval stage of four specific human pest black fly species. This bacterium degrades quickly in the environment and does not harm the aquatic ecosystem, birds, or other insects.
Prior to any spraying activity, DEP notifies county and local emergency management officials. Helicopters can be seen flying over waterways and ground crews using backpack sprayers off bridges and wading in streams conducting control operations on behalf of DEP’s Black Fly Suppression Program. Anyone concerned at the sight of a helicopter or ground personnel is encouraged to call their county emergency management office to verify that a black fly treatment is taking place in their area on that day.
SBDC PennWest Clarion Presents QuickBooks Course in Coudersport
Clarion SBDC is offering a QuickBooks 2022 course, and you can attend the in-person workshop or via Webinar. Level I: If you’ve recently purchased QuickBooks or plan to in the near future, we can help you learn the basics. Learn to create, use and maintain your books with ease. Keep track of your payables and receivables. The Level I course will meet Wednesday, May 4th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $199*per person.
Level II: Now that you’re familiar with the basics, come and see what else this amazing accounting program can do for you. Learn how to run professional looking reports, personalize your forms, send letters through Microsoft Word, export to Excel, and more. The Level II course will meet Thursday, May 5th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $199*per person. Discount rate* for those registering for both Level I and II is $360, a savings for $38. Class size is limited, so register today. For more information or to register, call (814) 393-2060, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.clarion.ede/sbdc.
Liberty Township, McKean County Supervisors Meeting
Liberty Township, McKean County
Route 155 Building
April 13, 2023
The Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Liberty Township was called to order at 8:30 A.M. by Chairman Dick Brown, Supervisor Neil Shepard, Supervisor Fred Ernst, Secretary Cindy Speeth and Bill Rees were present.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was recited by all.
FOB Plant Delivered
19MM 67.25 76.38
9.5MM 79.00 88.13
IA Construction 74.55 88.15
The Bid was awarded to Hawbaker, Inc. on a motion by Supervisor Shepard and a second by Supervisor Ernst. It was passed unanimously.
1. Ambulance Report for March, 2023 was presented and there were 7 calls for Liberty Township.
2. Fire report for March, 2023 was presented and there were 5 calls for Liberty Township.
3. Secretary’s Report for March 9, 2023 was presented and unanimously
accepted on a motion by Supervisor Ernst and a second by Supervisor Shepard.
4. Treasurer’s Report for the month of April, 2023 was presented and
unanimously accepted on a motion by Supervisor Shepard and a second by
Supervisor Ernst. Chairman Brown stated that in the General Fund there were bills paid in the amount of $27,943.64, revenues received in the amount of $66,107.16 and a balance of $147,600.49. In the State Fund there were bills paid in the amount of $14,922.12, revenues received in the amount of $0 and a balance of $235,984.74.
1. Chairman Brown presented an invitation from Star Hose #1 to their annual banquet.
2. On a motion by Supervisor Shepard and a second by Supervisor Ernst it was unanimously agreed that Greg Ostrander be approved for the Disabled Veteran Real Property Tax Exemption.
3. Chairman Brown presented a letter from the McKean County Planning Commission approving the Damon Smith Subdivision Cemetery Lot.
4. On a motion by Supervisor Ernst and a second by Supervisor Shepard it was unanimously agreed that Sandy Kinney be reimbursed for her 2023 PSTCA tax collector dues.
5. Chairman Brown presented the 2023 proposed Resolutions and Nominations report.
All correspondence was made available to the public.
Chairman Brown said that he now has an invoice from Port Recreational Authority for the diving board for the pool and a fence for the basketball court which he will present to the McKean County Commissioners for payment. This will take care of the money that Liberty Township was awarded for a recreation grant. Chairman Brown asked that Hawbakers also submit an invoice for 743tons of 19MM FOB that he can submit to the
As no further business was brought before the Board, the meeting was unanimously adjourned at 9:04 a.m. on a motion by Supervisor Shepard and a second by Supervisor Ernst.
Fundraiser For Aj Cimino
AJ Cimino #60
2023 Motocross shirt fundraiser
If you have any interest in supporting AJ’s 2023 Motocross year, shirts can be ordered at A Stitch in Time Custom Embroidery in Port Allegany or order online.
Thank you for your support
THIRD FREE GUIDED BIRD WALK IS THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 15 AT HILLS CREEK STATE PARK; 14 PEOPLE GO ON APRIL 8 WALK
The third free guided bird walk is this Saturday, April 15. Participants will meet at the Hills Creek State Park office at 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901-9676 a little before 8 a.m. and drive to the nearby starting location promptly at 8 a.m.
Fourteen people went on the second free guided Saturday Morning Bird Walk on April 8 at Hills Creek State Park located on Hills Creek Road in Charleston Township, about seven miles northeast of Wellsboro. “I was surprised by the number of people who went,” said Sean Minnick, a Tiadaghton Audubon Society member who is leading the April walks. “It was cold and sunny.”
Eight of the 14 were Tiadaghton Audubon Society members. “Bob Edkin of the Bureau of State Parks went with us and so did five other adults from the public.
“We did not see the red headed ducks this time but did see or hear 33 types of birds, including a horned grebe, which was migrating through, heading to its breeding grounds.”
The other walks will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturdays, April 22 and 29 and May 6, 13, 20 and 27. They are all free and open to the public. Registration is NOT required.
For updates on the birds that have been seen in the area and helpful local birding information, visit www.facebook.com/TiadaghtonAudubon/ or
tiadaghtonaudubon.blogspot.com or email email@example.com.
LAST TWO AUDITION DATES FOR HAMILTON-GIBSON’S “THE OLD COOKIE SHOP” ARE THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, APRIL 14 AND 15 IN THE WAREHOUSE THEATRE
The last two audition dates for Hamilton-Gibson’s production of “’The Old Cookie Shop,’ a family-friendly melodrama, are this Friday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. and this Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m. in the Warehouse Theatre Gallery at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro.
There are roles for three males and four females. Those who audition will be asked to read for a couple of different characters.
People of all ages and genders with or without acting experience are invited to try out. “Melodramas have a different set of rules. That’s what makes them so much fun to be in and to watch,” he said.
Performances will be in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 15, 16 and 17 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 18 during the 81st Annual Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival in Wellsboro.
For more information about the auditions, call Hamilton-Gibson Productions at 570-724-2079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pennsylvania State Police Seeks Applicants for Annual Youth Camp
The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) in collaboration with the Pennsylvania National Guard and American Legion are seeking applicants for its annual youth camp. The “Elmer Hafer-American Legion-State Police-National Guard Youth Camp” will be held June 11-17, 2023, at Messiah University in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County.
The six-day summer leadership camp is designed for teenagers, ages 15 to 17, interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or the military. The camp, established in 1970 and formerly known as State Police Youth Week, works to improve the relationship between Pennsylvania’s youth and the law enforcement community. This year’s camp will mark the 51st camp held since its inception.
“I encourage young Pennsylvanians interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or the military to take advantage of this unique, no-cost opportunity,” said PSP Colonel Christopher Paris. “Attendees will make memories that will last a lifetime and get a feel for what career of service would be like.”
The week-long camp is staffed by members of the PSP, the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and the American Legion. During the camp, cadets work on team-building exercises, physical fitness training, classroom activities involving police and military careers and a marksmanship course. Cadets will also visit the PSP Academy in Hershey and Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Center in Lebanon County. In addition, the camp offers three $1,000 scholarship awards at the conclusion of the week.
Anyone interested in applying for the camp must be between the ages of 15 and 17 prior to entering the camp and not reach the age of 18 during the camp. Cadets who have previously attended the camp are not eligible to apply again. Applicants are expected to have a good academic record, be physically fit and be in good health. Participants attend the camp at no cost, as their local American Legion post sponsors their attendance. Interested applicants can read more about the camp by visiting pa-legion.com. The application can be found by visiting the legion’s application page.
Furthermore, regional camp cadet programs are also hosted by state police personnel. The week-long camp cadet programs are for Pennsylvanians ages 11-15. To inquire about the availability of a camp cadet near you, contact your local troop community services officer.
The Show Choir Practices For Upcoming Dessert Theater
The Show Choir is working hard for the upcoming Dessert Theater! Please join us for the show Friday April 14th and Saturday April 15th starting at 7:00pm both nights in the Coudersport Elementary School Gym! $7 adults, $5 students and seniors. Dessert buffet, plus performances from the Show Choir, Jazz Band, Winter Guard, and soloists.