Gen. Grant Impressionist Gives Program at Hamlin Memorial Library

Bradford Era Kenneth J. Serfass, a retired gunnery sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps and a first-person impressionist of his childhood hero, Gen. Ulysses Grant, presented a program sponsored by the Smethport American Legion and held Monday at the Hamlin Memorial Library. His program about Grant’s life concluded with the year 1866, prior to his two terms as president. Read More  

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Smethport Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet

Bradford Era — by Fran De Lancey Zach Pearson, McKean County Director of Veterans’ Affairs, was the guest speaker Thursday at the Smethport Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet at the Smethport American Legion. Pearson, an Army veteran and county VA director for almost three years, opened his informal remarks with a tribute to the late McKean County Commissioner Al Pingie, a former Marine of the…

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Smethport Woman to ‘Bike the US for MS’ this Summer

Bradford Era – by Fran De Lancy For part of this summer, Natalya Nannen of Smethport will experience an opportunity of a lifetime as she travels throughout the United States on a bicycle. She will be part of a group of riders of Bike the US for MS, a fundraiser for multiple sclerosis research, who leave Yorktown, Va., on June 1, embarking on a 3,785-mile TransAmerica Ride route that…

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Winners of the $10,000 Tagged Trout Tournament in Smethport

Smethport Web – by Mary Hosmer Once again, the weather gods smiled on McKean County E-Sales and Seneca Resources and held off on the rain for an hour and a half on Saturday, April 20, so Perry Burdick of McKean County E-Sales could award prizes to the anglers that caught 32 tagged trout over the week since the opening day of trout season on the 13th of April. Pictured:…

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Smethport’s Ryan Stratton to Compete in Military Skills Competition at West Point

Bradford Era – by Ruth Bogdan The Sandhurst Military Skills Competition is such an important event at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point that the school has a countdown on its website ticking down the seconds till it begins. When the countdown ends, Smethport Area High School graduate Ryan Stratton (center in photo) will be ready. Stratton, with his nine-member team from the Edinboro University ROTC, will be…

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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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