2018-04-14 / News

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Nate Sestina was awarded the school’s Thomas A. Thompson Award for spirit, intensity and outstand­ing defensive play on the Bison men’s basketball team. The 6’9, 247-pound forward/center aver­aged 6.5 points and 4 rebounds per game, help­ing Bucknel earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament. He’s pictured with head coach Nathan Davis. Nate Sestina was awarded the school’s Thomas A. Thompson Award for spirit, intensity and outstand­ing defensive play on the Bison men’s basketball team. The 6’9, 247-pound forward/center aver­aged 6.5 points and 4 rebounds per game, help­ing Bucknel earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament. He’s pictured with head coach Nathan Davis. Highway, bridge work

PennDOT has unveiled plans for highway and bridge projects in the region later this year.

A contractor will continue work on resurfacing Rt. 155 from Empo­rium to the Potter County line. A new box culvert will be installed and three bridges will be rehabilitated. Project cost is $8.8 million.

A separate contract will bring surface improvement to multiple roads in Potter County, at a cost of $3.9 million.

PennDOT will also replace the Iva-Jen Bridge over the Cowanesque River on Rt. 487 in Harrison Township.


An induction ceremony was held last week for the newest members of the Na­tional Honor Society chapter at Northern Potter High School. Shown in the front row are inductees (from left) Abigail Anderson, Devin Burdick, Amanda Ford, Alexis Houghtaling, Jenna Hyde, Melissa Lehman, Hannah Mull and Christa Robinson. They were welcomed by the chapter’s senior members, shown from left in the back row: Megan Empson, Dawson Coates, Kalie Cowburn, Mikayla Lewis, Rebecca Morgan, Kiana Ordway and Mackenzie Potter. An induction ceremony was held last week for the newest members of the Na­tional Honor Society chapter at Northern Potter High School. Shown in the front row are inductees (from left) Abigail Anderson, Devin Burdick, Amanda Ford, Alexis Houghtaling, Jenna Hyde, Melissa Lehman, Hannah Mull and Christa Robinson. They were welcomed by the chapter’s senior members, shown from left in the back row: Megan Empson, Dawson Coates, Kalie Cowburn, Mikayla Lewis, Rebecca Morgan, Kiana Ordway and Mackenzie Potter. Democrats to meet

A meeting of the Cameron County Democratic Committee will be held on Monday, April 16, at 7 pm in Memorial Hall on Chestnut Street.

All Democrats and others interested in party activities are welcome. Committee members will be discussing call lists, fundraising activities and other topics.

Benefit for Swan family

Galeton Moose Lodge and Women of the Moose will be hosting a chicken and biscuit benefit dinner and silent auction on Sunday, April 22, for area businessman Fred Swan and family.

Proceeds will assist with expenses related to travel and medical care as Swan battles cancer.

Cost is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children age 5 and under. Serv­ing will take place between 2-5 pm.

LEPC meets Wednesday

Next meeting of the Cam­eron County Local Emergency Planning Committee will be held at noon on Wednesday, April 18, at the Emporium Firehall. Those planning to attend are asked to call 486- 9368.

VFW golf outing

VFW Post 6221 will host its annual golf outing May 12 at Emporium Country Club. There will be a shotgun start at 9 am.

Participants must be a member of the VFW, American Legion, their Auxiliaries, or a social member of the Vets Club. Fee is $25 per person for members of the country club and $30 for non-members. Cart fee is included. For more information, contact Dennis McCulla.

Special Olympics bowlers

Potter County’s Special Olympics bowl­ing team came home with multiple honors from a seven-county competition last week­end in Clearfield County.

A gold medal for first-place performance went to Ryan Estrada. Silver medals were awarded to Areanna Quintrell, Denise Minderler, Darlene Turner, Shawn Pritt, Jeremy Harrier. Earning bronze medals were Logan Weidner, Neil Paddison and Kathy Diehl.

The athletes expressed their appreciation to coaches Dee Broscious, Connie Turner, Gemini Cousins and Mike Broscious.

Shinglehouse choir forming

Shinglehouse Community Choir is pre­paring for its summer performance sched­ule. Rehearsals will be held at Oswayo Apartments on the the first and last Tuesday of every month, from 6-8 pm.

New singers are welcome. Choir direc­tors said additional male voices would be especially welcome.

More information is available from Cheri Maxson at 814-414-3716.

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