Sunday’s high,36; Overnight low, 35; no precipitation
MON-MOSTLY SUNNY, HIGH 43
MON NIGHT-A FEW CLOUDS, LOW 30
TUE-MOSTLY SUNNY, HIGH 53
TUE NIGHT-CLOUDS BUILD, LOW 31
WED-A FEW CLOUDS, HIGH, 48
WED NIGHT-CLOUDY, LOW 31
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Accidental fire destroys Foster Township home….Several departments battled McKean County Wildfire Sunday…..Austin man charged with terroristic threats….Galeton man accused of giving false ID to police….Injuries reported in Roulette collision…..Thieves observed leaving Mansfield store with armloads of merchandise….large sum of cash stolen from Tioga County home Thanksgiving day….Lewis Run woman reportedly lied to police about theft….Troopers investigate Elk County camp burglary…..
Obituary: Shirley Fleet, Coudersport
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Representatives of “To Fill a Backpack” were among vendors at the Coudersport Chamber of Commerce Christmas Craft Show. (L-R: “BJ” Kulp; Dawn Mahon, Andy Kulp)
Vendors lined the hallways and lobby at Coudesport Area Junior/ Senior High School for the Chamber of Commerce Christmas Craft Show.
Pennsylvania’s rifle deer season opened this morning and will continue through December 9. During the first week, hunters in the Wildlife Management Units within the Black Forest Broadcasting service area may shoot only bucks this week. Starting December 2 and continuing through December 9, either bucks or does may be taken but the Game Commission reminds hunters only one buck may be taken during the two week season.
A Foster Township home was destroyed by an accidental fire Saturday morning. According to the state police fire marshal, homeowner 32 William McDowell was using a propane torch in the master bedroom which ignited nearby combustible materials. McDowell suffered minor burns on his hands while trying to extinguish the flames. Five other occupants of the three-bedroom house on South Kendall Avenue got out safely. The uninsured loss is estimated to be $60,000.
Volunteer firefighters from several departments battled a wildfire Sunday afternoon at the Davies home on the Pithole Road in Keating Township. Responders from Smethport, Hilltop, Rew and Norwich Township were able to keep flames from spreading to the adjacent house .All units were back in service less than an hour after the 4:46 pm call.
An Austin man has been jailed on a terroristic threat charge. State police allege 56 year old Michael Majot threatened to kill a 57 year old Austin woman and a 343 year old Florence, MS woman during a phone call to the North Ruth Street Austin home on Thanksgiving Day. Majot was committed to the Potter County Jail in lieu of $10,000 secured bail after being arraigned before on-call District Judge Delores Weiss.
Coudersport based state police also arrested 45 year old Daniel Lock of Galeton for DUI and violating drug laws. Troopers say when they conducted a traffic stop last Wednesday afternoon on Sherman Street in Galeton, Lock gave them false identification. Upon obtaining Lock’s real ID, they found he was wanted on a warrant and allegedly admitted to possessing cocaine located inside the vehicle. Troopers claim Lock was determined to have been driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
State police have not released details yet about a collision Sunday evening on Route 6 near the West Main Street intersection in Roulette Township. Apparently there were injuries. Route 6 east if the crash scene was closed for a time after the 6:30 pm accident. Traffic was diverted via West Main Street. Roulette Emergency Services responded to the call.
Troopers at Coudersport overnight did release details about a one-vehicle wreck in Stewardson Township last Sunday afternoon (November 19). Cops relate Mark Yetka of Virginia Beach, VA was going north on the Cross Fork Creek Road when his Dodge Ram pickup went off the road and struck a Tri-County Rural Electric pole. Yetka was not hurt but was cited for failing to give immediate notice to police and the crash remains under investigation.
A Troupsburg driver was taken to Corning Hospital for treatment of minor injuries he suffered last Monday afternoon in Brookfield Township, Tioga County .According to state police in Mansfield, Stanley Good was going south on the California Road when his Ford F-150 went off the road on a left hand curve and rolled down an embankment.
Troopers at the Kane Barracks have charged 35 year old Crystal Carr of Lewis Run for making false reports to law enforcement. Police claim Carr told them her sister had stolen he debit card and used to make several unauthorized purchases last Monday afternoon. Upon further investigation, authorities determined Carr had lost the card and told police her sister had stolen it because they were fighting. She is being charged in District Court.
Mansfield based state police are looking for two thieves who ran off after stealing merchandise from Tractor Supply on S .Main Street in Mansfield a few minutes before 10:00 o’clock last Friday morning. A man and a woman grabbed two arm loads worth of items, ran into the parking lot and hopped into a Black Nissan Rogue with NY plates before departing in an unknown direction. Anyone who can help solve the crime is asked to contact troopers at 570.662.2151.
A burglary in Nelson Township, Tioga County is also being investigated by state police in Mansfield.Approximately $2000 in cash was taken from the Royte 49 home of Michael Egleston between 11:15 am and 8:30 pm Thanksgiving day.
Criminals stole several items from an Elk County camp over the past few months. The camp is located at 20332 Bennetts Valley Highway and is owned by a Gettysburg resident. Items taken between June 1 and yesterday include two saws, a 48” flat screen TV, a DVD player, a 6’ ladder, trash can and various hand tools. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 814.776.6136.
Several tools were taken from the home of Wayne Scrimshaw in Sinnehahoming between November 5 and 25.
Vandals cut the spark plug wires and coil wire on a tractor owned by Richard Nelson last Wednesday or Thursday while it was parked on his property near the Nelson Run Road in Allegany Township Potter County.
Shirley Rees Fleet, 93, a longtime resident of Coudersport, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a long illness.
Born on December 13, 1923 in Nanticoke, she was a daughter of John H. and June A. Thomas Rees. On August 18, 1956 in the First Presbyterian Church in Nanticoke, she married Walter R. Fleet, Jr., who passed away on July 14, 2011.
Shirley was a graduate of Nanticoke High School and was a graduate of Wilkes College in Wilkes Barre. She received her Master’s degree in Biological Sciences from Penn State University. She was a biology/chemistry teacher in Matawan, NJ and also in Sayre, Pa. She was also a real estate broker in Flemington, NJ.
Shirley was a member of the Park United Methodist Church in Coudersport, where she served as a lay pastor and was a member of the choir. She was a former member of the Coudersport Golf Club and a former member of the former Coudersport Women’s Bowling League. Shirley was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was an accomplished writer having published poetry and family cookbooks. She had previously served as a volunteer at Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport and also served as a volunteer at Sweden Valley Manor. She was a lover of the outdoors. She greatly loved her time spent at her home on Lake Silkworth and her home in Coudersport. She cherished her family, church and many friends.
Surviving are a brother, Ronald David Rees of Nanticoke; a sister, Mildred Plummer of Jenkintown; and many nieces and nephews, including John F. (Linda) Domaleski of Coudersport, Martha J. (David) Pennell of Galeton, June (Roy) Hill of Wellsboro, Robert Leete of Coudersport, John Plummer of Delaware, Edward “Butch” Rees of South Carolina, and Tom (Cindy) Leete of Sterling, Alaska.
In addition to her parents and husband, Shirley was predeceased by eleven siblings, Malvern Rees, George Edward Rees, Laureen Ann Watts, Lois Mae Leete, Mary R. Domaleski, Almena Vaughn, Grace Rosalee Pfuntner, Madge Rees, Laurence Rees, John H. Rees, Jr. and Jane Turley.
Family and friends may call from 11am to noon on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at the Park United Methodist Church, Coudersport, where a memorial service will follow at noon with the Rev. Scott Ogden, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Park United Methodist Church, 15 East 3rd Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to Cole Memorial Hospital, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Shirley’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, Funeral Director/Owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Shirley, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com