Eire Council No. 105 Knight Masons of the USA of Wellsboro made a $500 donation to Laurel Mountain K9 Search and Rescue last week. The check was presented to Lisa Rice, president of LM K9 S&R, by Tom Kaminski Excellent Chief of Eire Council 105.KM of USA. From left are, Lynn Hatch, Denise Drabick, Samantha Sheaffer, Shay Kerns-Barr. Tom Kaminski, Lisa Hatch, Larry Ward Treasurer KM, Steve Gee SK KM and Andi Pfisterer, with dogs Maya, Audie, Shylo, Patriot and Freedom.
Ardys Boostrom, (at left), Penn State Extension Master Gardener, and center participants Linda Brockway and Karen Wilson pose with flowers that were planted in front of the Active Living Center, Wellsboro.
From left are, Amy Rumsey, Tioga County Relay for Life co-chair, Pam Shipe, Hickory Fest volunteer, Michelle Bowers, Tioga County Relay for Life co-chair; Colleen Johnson, Relay for Life volunteer, Frank Serio, Ferlin Patrick, executive director Growth Resources of Wellsboro; Bridget Grim, owner, Stony Fork Creek Campground; Kristina Albrecht, community development manager, American Cancer Society and Jeff and Laura Ahlum, Hickory Fest volunteers.
The annual Liberty VFW Father’s Day Tournament was held June 16 at the VFW pond in Liberty. About 20 youths up to age 15 participated, catching fish and having the opportunity to receive angling equipment donated. The Morris and Hillside Rod & Gun trout hatcheries provided the fish for the tournament. Prizes were awarded for the most fish caught, biggest fish and first fish. Here, Colegan Stiner, 12, holds the largest trout, a 20-inch rainbow. He stands with his father, Jan Stiner, and VFW manager Terry House.
The Wellsboro Business & Professional Women recently honored their Young Women of the Month, all seniors at Wellsboro Area High School. Each student received a gift and a rose to present to her mother, who also attended the dinner. Attending were (front row, from left) Rachel Chamberlain, December; Ariana Carleton, September; Paige Hagy, October; (back row) Morgan Guthrie, January; Sophie Abadi, March; Taylor Romania, May; (not present) Elizabeth Macias, Kassie Lewis and Zoe Iseri. BPW meets again in September at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at The Native Bagel. To join, call 570-376-2567.
Ted Vigil looks like John Denver and sounds like him, too. On Saturday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m., Vigil will take the stage in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main St., Wellsboro and perform songs Denver made famous in the 1970s like “Rocky Mountain High,” “Thank God I’m A Country Boy” and “Sunshine on My Shoulders.” He will also sing one of the songs he has written. For tickets to the show, call 570-724-6220 or visit www.deanecenter.com.
This black bear stopped traffic and office workers when it tried to cross East Avenue/Route 6 just outside of Wellsboro around 11:40 a.m. Monday, June 16. The bear waited to cross near Harvard Street in Charleston Township. If you take a photo that you’d like to see in print, email it to email@example.com or send message on the Gazette Facebook pages.
The Tioga County Bass Anglers began the 2019 tournament season on Hammond Lake on Sunday, June 16. It was exciting for members to see nearly half of those fishing were new to the club. Many fish were weighed in despite the rainy weather. First place went to Brett Flynn who caught five fish for 12.53 pounds. There was a tie for second place: Seth Anderson and Dave Wood both caught five5 fish for 11.33 pounds. Tim Lampman caught five fish for 7.57 pounds which was the highest weight for a co-angler. Dave Heck had fourth place with four fish that weighed 10.63 pounds. Heck also had a lunker of 5.14 pounds.
A two-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of Catlin Hollow and Charleston roads around 8:43 a.m. June 14 in Charleston Township. Richard Casper was traveling south down Catlin Hollow Road in his 2005 Chevrolet Suburban and forgot about the stop sign while approaching the intersection, state police said. He noticed a tractor trailer and attempted to apply his breaks and continued traveling through the intersection and struck a utility pole. He continued traveling south through a ditch before striking an outbuilding and came to a final rest. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was taken to Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital for possible injuries. Allen Hemker was driving his 2016 Dodge Caravan west on Charleston Road when the utility pole struck by Casper broke and fell onto his vehicle. He continued traveling west and overturned on the north side of Charleston Road and came to a final rest after striking a utility pole on the north side of the road. He refused medical treatment at the scene. State police was assisted by Wellsboro fire and EMS, Wellsboro Electric, Blue Ride Communications and Frontier. Power was out for the surrounding area and the road shut dwn for several hours.
Scholarship recipient Derek T. Dreps, of Liberty, (holding check) is surrounded by well-wishers in the Parkes Automotive Technology Center. From left are Chad Koch, general sales manager at Blaise Alexander Ford of Mansfield; Ralph Diodata, chief financial officer, Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships; Deni Cecco, regional manager for the Pennsylvania Automotive Association; Dreps’ parents, Kendra and Michael; and Aubrey and Adam Alexander.
Wellsboro Business & Professional Women’s Club 2019-2020 officers were installed at the home of member, Dolores Paxson, on June 10. (From left) Colleen Jackson, treasurer; Priscilla Walrath, secretary; Barbara Williard, vice-president; Dr. Donna Mettler, president; Bev McKnight, installing officer. Beginning in September, the Wellsboro BPW will meet on the second Monday of each month at the Native Bagel. Everyone is welcome.
Arthur W. Sable recently received the Ambassador of Peace medal and certificate for his service during the Korean Conflict. He received the medal by applying through Senator Pat Toomey’s office. Sable served aboard the USS Perry and USS VanValkenberg as a gunner’s mate. The awards were presented to 70 veterans who could attend a ceremony in person on May 24. Sable was unable to attend and received his medal through the mail. He grew up in North Bay, N.Y., where he lived for 75 years. The past 11 years, he has lived in Pinnacle Towers in Wellsboro with his wife, Shirley. This year they will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary.
The Laurel Royalty clown for the camera after the coronation: (from left) first runner-up Miss New Covenant Academy Hannah Colegrove; 2019 Laurel Queen Miss Millvill Allison Diehl, 2018 PA Laurel Queen Katelyn Loss, second runner-up Miss North Penn-LibertyBriuna Wilson and Miss Congeniality Miss Wellsboro Ariana Carleton.