Dutch Litzelman (left) and Kolby Allen (right) pose after the North Penn-Liberty and Williamson matchup on Friday, Jan. 17 where Litzelman scored his first career bucket thanks to some help from opponent Allen.
At the Jan. 14 meeting of the Columbian Literary Exchange, Beth Walker presented a program about John James Audubon. She talked about his life and drawings. She referenced Richard Rhodes’ book which describes Audubon as a young man who spent much of his time hunting and fishing. Audubon drew many pictures, especially of birds. His life-sized, copperplated prints became known around the world as his large books were published.
Speaker of the Pennsylvania House, Mike Turzai, was in Wellsboro and Mansfield on Monday, Jan. 27, where he made several stops to engage with community leaders on a number of issues. He was in Mansfield to meet with representatives of Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative to discuss rural broadband issues and the broadband project the co-op is taking on. Pictured, from left, are Matt Whiting, chairman and district 5 representative of the Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative board, Bill Gerski, senior vice president of business development for Tri-Co Connections, Mike Turzai, speaker of the Pennsylvania House, Craig Eccher, president and CEO of Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative, Rachel Hauser, director of regulatory affairs and economic development, Aaron Young, chief technical officer for Tri-Co Connections and Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Potter/Bradford).
Dean Jackson, owner of Mt-Glen farms in Bradford County, recently received a national conservation award and was also appointed by Rep. Mike Turzai to a statewide advisory council on conservation and natural resource issues. Jackson briefly met with Turzai and Rep. Clint Owlett to commemorate the honor. Pictured are, from left, Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), Speaker of the Pennsylvania House, Dean Jackson, owner of Mt-Glen farms and Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter).
First grade students in Mrs. Lightner’s class at Charlotte Lappla Elementary School, Wellsboro, wrote about what it would be like to have a pet reindeer. They shared what the reindeer would eat, enjoy doing and look like. Pictured are, from left, Summer Boder, Levi Bull, Ryessa Heck and Asher Oliver.
Preparing for their roles in Disney’s “Frozen Junior” are the 55 campers attending Hamilton-Gibson’s Winter Theater Arts Camp at the Clark Wood Elementary School Auditorium at 110 Addison Hill Road in Elkland. Pictured are: (from left to right) Carsyn Kemp who plays Kristoff; Darby Crance who is Kristoff’s loyal reindeer Sven; Hannah Day who plays Princess Anna; and Gabe Crance who is snowman Olaf. Public performances will be in the auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 and 8. ‘Call 570-724-2079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Galeton Rotary president Paul Pritchard (right) presented TJ Riley, second assistant chief of the Lawrenceville Fire Department, with a $500 donation for the fire company’s rebuilding effort after a devastating fire that destroyed the fire station and equipment in July 2019.
A truck owned by Beimel Transportation, of Kersey, carrying produced water, rolled over on Jan. 26 at 2:50 a.m. on Route 6 between Heise Run Road and Wolf Run Road in Delmar Township. Approximately 3,465 gallons of produced water was released from the tanker.
North Penn-Mansfield high school’s Future Business Leaders of America raised $4,000 to donate to area organizations, including the Southern Tioga School District to purchase items for the elementary school’s lending closet. From left are Alex Stein, Cassie Brooks and Patelin Nowak of the FBLA and William Schlosser, assistant principal at North Penn-Mansfield High School.
North Penn-Mansfield high school’s Future Business Leaders of America raised $4,000 to donate to area organizations, including the Mansfield Food Pantry and the Mansfield Shoe Bank, and to the Southern Tioga School District to purchase items for the elementary school’s lending closet. In the front row, from left, are Gerald Farrer and Barb McConnell from the Mansfield Food Pantry, Carla Bailey from the Mansfield Shoe Bank and William Schlosser, assistant principal at North Penn-Mansfield High School. In the back row, from left, are Alex Stein, Cassie Brooks and Patelin Nowak of the FBLA.
North Penn-Mansfield high school’s Future Business Leaders of America donated $2,000 to the Mansfield Food Pantry, as well as purchased a new sign for the building. From left are Alex Stein, Patelin Nowak and Cassie Brooks of the FBLA, and Barb McConnell and Gerald Farrer of the food pantry.
North Penn-Mansfield high school’s Future Business Leaders of America donated $500 to the Mansfield Shoe Bank. From left are Alex Stein and Cassie Brooks of the FBLA, Carla Bailey of the shoe bank, and Patelin Nowak of the FBLA.
The This & That Club at Rock L. Butler Middle School, Wellsboro, under the advisement of teacher Jennifer Outman, recently completed making bird feeders out of milk cartons. Students in the club choose their activities. Posing with projects are (kneeling, from left) Desiree Lawler, Delilah Massey, Anna Tokarz, Morgan Truesdale, Payton Truesdale, Alexa Patterson; (standing, from left) Aaliyah Richards, Marita Brough, Ivy Kibler, Addison Harlan, Evelyn Wetherbee, Lillianna Witmer and Alahan Starkweather.
Lisa Williams, Pennsylvania Game Commission program specialist for ruffed grouse and webless migratory game birds, will be the featured speaker at the Susquehanna River Valley Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society’s fourth annual Conservation & Sportsmen’s Banquet Feb. 22 at Farrington Place in Williamsport.
Xavier Tyson, bass 1, and Katie Coole, soprano 1, both had stellar performances at this year’s PMEA District 8 chorus festival. Katie has successfully advanced to the Region IV competition along with nine other soprano 1’s from District 8. She will be traveling to Greater Nanticoke this February for all-state auditions and a culminating concert at Greater Nanticoke High School on Feb. 28, 7 p.m.
At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31 in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro, Driftwood (shown) will perform Americana folk rock. On stage will be Joe Kollar on banjo and guitar, Dan Forsyth on guitar, Claire Byrne on violin, Joey Arcuri on upright bass and Greg Evans on drums. Called a band with a rock n’ roll soul and a folk art mind, Driftwood’s unique sound is a nod to 1960s R&B, 1970s country rock, contemporary pop, folk and traditional Appalachian music. The band is known for its electrifying live performance skills. Audience members are welcome to bring their favorite beverages and snacks. For tickets and to reserve a table at no extra charge, call 570-724-6220 or visit deanecenter.com.
Oam Patel, an 11th-grade student from Williamsport Area High School was the winner of the regional Poetry Out Loud competition held in the Keystone Theater in Towanda Friday, Jan. 24. Patel will compete in the state competition in Harrisburg on March 9.
Winter weather made a return visit in time for Winterfest 2020, held Jan. 18 at Hills Creek State Park. Attendees could try out winter activities such as cross country skiing and fat tire bicycles, learn about owls, sled, build a birdhouse or sample a fried donut made by Mel Stafford (left), a re-enactor going by the name Long Knife. For more photos, turn to page 10A or visit www.tiogapublishing.com.
Jacob Evans knocks down a three against Wellsboro to help lead his team to 66-60 win over the rival Hornets. Evans has scored a combined 35 points in his last two contests and has hit six threes during that span.
Malcolm Nance, intelligence experts and a guest on NBC News and MSNBC, will discuss his new book, “The Plot to Betray America,” in the film being screened by Tioga County Indivisible this Friday, Jan. 31.
(From left to right) Michael Tice, coach Pequignot, assistant coach Lehman and Roger Learn were honored in senior recognition presentation before the North Penn-Liberty wrestling teams final regular season match.