Broadcast Premiere of ‘Our Town: Smethport’

Smethport Web — by Nathan Muller On Thursday, October 16 at 8 pm WPSU live-streamed the broadcast premiere of “Our Town: Smethport.” This summer, volunteer storytellers from Smethport, Pennsylvania came together for the 79th production in the “Our Town” series. Their stories captured the rich history of this friendly community. They shared stories about the McKean County Historical Society Old Jail Museum, Compton’s Mom & Pop Shop, the Smethport…

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FCC Rules in Favor of Smethport’s Jeff Andrulonis

Smethport Web — by Nathan Muller The FCC in Washington has upheld a previous staff ruling that allowed Colonial Media + Entertainment to put four FM stations on the air in Olean, NY despite objections from a competitor that previously owned WPIG (FM). Colonial Media + Entertainment President & CEO Jeff Andrulonis says the Federal Communications Commission ruling is a great day for area radio listeners. “There used to…

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Smethport’s Bart Barton to Present Program on Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Bradford Era — by Fran De Lancey Bart Barton will present “45th Anniversary of Man on the Moon” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the large courtroom of the McKean County Courthouse in Smethport. Sponsored by the McKean County Historical Society, the program is free and open to the public. Barton will supplement his presentation of Apollo 11’s assembly, launch, trip to the moon and safe return to Earth with…

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American Red Cross Hosted Blood Drive in Memory of Alan Hamilton

Smethport Web – Melissa A. Riehle The Hamilton family and the American Red Cross held their first annual blood drive in memory of Alan Hamilton on Monday, December 16 at the Smethport Fire Hall. Alan was an avid blood donor, who donated over six gallons of blood during his lifetime. Alan’s family co-sponsored the drive to increase community awareness about the need for blood. Alan was initially admitted into…

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Simply Healthy Herbalife Nutrition Club Opens in Smethport

Smethport Web — by Nathan Muller Jessica and Akete Kindle have opened Simply Healthy, a Herbalife nutrition club in Smethport that serves weight-management, energy-fitness and targeted nutrition products intended to support a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages. Jessica offers a personalized approach in that she can understand members’ specific needs and guides them in selecting the right products to achieve their goals. If weight loss is the…

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Smethport’s Wayne Putnam and Jacob Amster Place in Youth Bowling Tournament

Smethport Web — by Theresa Putnam The DuBois Lanes hosted the second District 4 Youth Gold Pin Youth Bowling Tournament Sunday afternoon with Wayne Putnam of Cyclone (series of 640) claiming the title. Twenty-two bowlers bowled a three-game qualifying round with the top five bowlers matching up in the step ladder finals. Ryan Mitskavich of DuBois was the No. 1 seed with a 662 series. Mitskavich and No. 3…

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Darion Gregory Picks Up 1st Place Wheel Race Medallion

Smethport Web — by Nathan Muller This year’s Wheel Around the Hub Cycling Races, held on September 14th, featured a new Junior Mountain Bike Class for cyclists aged 12-13, 14-15, and 16-17, who participated in the one-lap 7.5-mile race. Following the event, awards were presented during an outdoor barbeque celebration hosted by the Smethport Fire Department. Everything went smoothly, except that one 1st Place medallion for the 12-13 age…

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Donald “Corky” Hull Honored for Outstanding Leadership

Smethport Web – by Nathan Muller For more than four decades Donald “Corky” Hull has advocated for trails in McKean and surrounding counties, fostering a positive attitude among a wide variety of partners and successfully forging bonds with private landowners, forestry companies and oil and gas companies to help make various trail projects – motorized and non-motorized – a reality. Since founding Seneca Highlands Snowmobile Association in 1972, Corky…

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Farewell Weekend for Hubbers Wrestling Coach Terry Schwab

Olean Times Herald – by Tom Roof If Terry Schwab was on edge Tuesday afternoon, he didn’t show it. With a clean white Smethport wrestling shirt on, his office a disaster, and his two star seniors across the hall in the beginning stages of working up a good sweat, the Hubbers’ coach was all smiles. You would have thought this was his first day as head coach at one…

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Steve McFall of Smethport Wins U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Scholarship

Washington College – by Karly Kolaja Steve McFall, a student employee at Washington College’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program, has won a coveted scholarship from the national organization dedicated to promoting the trade and craft of geospatial intelligence, one of today’s hottest fields for college graduates. The U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation awarded McFall, of Smethport, Pa., a $2,000 scholarship as a graduating high school senior. The honor also came…

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