Vince Quillman of Smethport Lands 9-Point Buck

Bradford Era – by Wade Robertson When Vince Quillman retired he wanted out of the city, away from the noise and bustle of metropolitan areas. After discovering Smethport he fell in love with the town and its picturesque location, taking his hard earned savings and purchasing an old farm just off Route 6. The areas hills, valleys, the nearby Allegheny River and numerous trout streams were just what he…

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Two World War II Vets Attend Smethport Veterans Day Program

Bradford Era — by Fran De Lancey Two World War II veterans attended the Veterans Day program Saturday at the Bucktail Post #138, Smethport American Legion. Dick Rounsville and Clint Williams are two of the dwindling number of American veterans of the most destructive war in human history. Noting that Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, guest speaker Tony Alfieri, a Smethport…

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Participated in Conservation Education at Hamlin Lake

Smethport Web – by Annie Wolfe On Saturday, October 13, The Guidance Center’s Big Brothers Big Sisters program participated in educational programming with the McKean County Conservation District at Hamlin Lake Park in Smethport. Bigs, Littles, and Parents learned about the importance of recycling and had fun playing a ‘recycling relay’ game. Conservation District staff also facilitated a game and presentation on ‘Signs of Wildlife’, an animal print identification…

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Smethport’s Epic Comeback Over Coudy Caps Undefeated Season

Bradford Era – by Anthony Sambrotto There have been plenty of memorable finishes in the storied history of Smethport Hubber football. But perhaps none were as wild — or as meaningful — as what took place at the end of Friday’s game against Coudersport. Trailing 20-7 with less than six minutes to play, the Hubbers capitalized on a series of incredible plays to rally all the way back and…

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Smethport Hubbers 5-0 Record Best Football Start in Almost 20 Years

Smethport Web – by Nathan Muller Following the Homecoming Parade, the undefeated Smethport varsity football team (5-0) won Friday’s home conference game against Otto-Eldred/Oswayo Valley (3-2) by a score of 22-20. In a pre-season coaches poll, Smethport was picked to finish first in the newly-formed District 9 Small School North league. For that prediction to come true, however, Smethport would have to defeat two dominant teams – Otto-Eldred and…

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Smethport Garden Club Historic District Home Tour Slated for October 6

Smethport Web – by Nathan Muller Mark your calendar for the 13th biennial Smethport Garden & Craft Club Tour of Homes to be held on Saturday, October 6, from 12 noon to 4:00 pm. Enjoy a leisurely fall afternoon with family and friends visiting the interiors of six local Victorian mansions. The home owners will act as tour guides, opening all floors to guests, while explaining the history, architecture,…

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Smethport Hubbers Strive to Live Up to Preseason Hype

Bradford Era — by Anthony Sambrotto After three consecutive 3-6 campaigns, expectations are growing in Smethport that 2018 will be the start of the program’s turnaround. The Hubbers were picked, in a coaches preseason poll, to finish first in the newly-instituted District 9 Small School North – replacing the former Allegheny Mountain League – ahead of both Otto-Eldred and Coudersport, which have dominated that region in recent seasons The…

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St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church Marks 150 years

Bradford Era – by Fran De Lancey This year marks the 150th anniversary of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church in Smethport. The church, a continuation of the old mission in the former settlement of Instanter, near Clermont, was founded on Feb. 19, 1868, less than three years after the close of the Civil War. During the early decades of the nineteenth century, Catholic Irish immigrants, including the Reilly…

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Former Smethport Resident Receives Presidential Air Medal

Bradford Era – by Daniella Griesbaum U.S. Navy Lt. Emily S. Cona, a Smethport native, received the Air Medal, First Strike/Flight Award, on July 3 for her commendable actions while serving in flight operations. Cona, 32, a naval flight officer, graduated from Smethport Area High School in 2004. She is the daughter of Mary Anne Knight, Smethport, and Terry Knight, a member of the U.S. Navy Reserve, also of…

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Smethport Artist’s Works on Display at Elk County Council on the Arts

Courier Express – by Matthew Guerry Smethport artist Julie Mader started a series of works inspired by the fairy tale Snow White two winters ago. That series is now being exhibited at the Elk County Council on the Arts, and will have its opening reception tonight. “Snow White Awoke,” Mader said, evolved from the experimenting she did with acrylic gels while reading from a used copy of the book….

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