Seneca Resources Donates to $10,000 Regional Trout Tournament in Smethport

Smethport Web – by Mary Hosmer Seneca Resources, the exploration and production segment of National Fuel Gas Company, has donated to the Ruffed Grouse Society to support the $10,000 Tagged Trout Tournament on April 13, a region-wide event located within the community of Smethport. This event, organized by McKean County E-Sales, will run from 8:00 a.m. of opening day of trout season, Saturday, 4/13, thru noon of Saturday, 4/20….

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Sheriff Dan Woods Speaks at Smethport Fire Department Dinner

Bradford Era – by Fran De Lancey McKean County Sheriff Dan Woods was the guest speaker Saturday at the Smethport Fire Department’s annual appreciation dinner. A retired Pennsylvania state policeman, Woods, who spent 14 years of his career at the Kane barracks, said he was already familiar with many of the firemen and thanked them for making his trooper’s job easier as they handled traffic control at accident scenes…

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Smethport $10,000 Tagged Trout Tournament Promises Family Fun!

Ruffed Grouse Society – by Mary Hosmer April 13 is the opening day of trout season and somewhere in Hamlin Lake, Potato Creek, or Marvin Creek lives a trout with a special tag worth $10,000. Any of the 200 tagged trout caught from 4/13 through noon of 4/20 will receive a prize, but one specially-tagged trout is worth $10,000. The Ruffed Grouse Society and McKean County E-Sales are offering…

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Brice Benson Begins Duties as Smethport High School Principal

Bradford Era – by Fran De Lancey Brice Benson began his duties as Smethport Area Junior-Senior High School principal on Friday. He succeeds Robert Miller who retired Nov. 30. Benson comes to Smethport from the Ridgway Area School District where he had been the principal of the middle-high school since July 2015. During that time, that school was recognized as one of eight in Pennsylvania to be named a…

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SAHS Advances to District Finals in Mock Trial Competition

Bradford Era – by Fran De Lancey Teams from Smethport, Coudersport, Oswayo Valley and Otto-Eldred took top honors in the first two rounds of the Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition Friday at the McKean County Courthouse and now advance to the district finals Feb. 11. Teams from the participating schools represented the prosecution and defense in a hypothetical case in which the defendant is a pain management doctor…

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CASA Officials Speak to Smethport Rotary Club

Bradford Era – by Fran De Lancey Officials of CASA of McKean County were guests of Smethport Rotarians Tuesday and presented information about this program that trains volunteer advocates to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children ages birth to 21 years during dependency cases. Suzy Meyer-Page, executive director, and Jessica London, advocate supervisor, attended the noon meeting at the Desert Rose Café. Authorized by the Juvenile…

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Smethport Woman’s Artwork Selected for Statewide Calendar

Bradford Era – by Fran De Lancey A Smethport woman’s artwork is featured in the 2019 Medicare Preventive Services Calendar, an initiative promoting the importance of maintaining good health and raising awareness of disease prevention and sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. Helen Cole, an active member at the Senior Center, was among the senior center participants and school students from throughout the Commonwealth to submit examples of…

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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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