Tuesday February 13, 2018

Do you Know where this is/was?  —         Photo by Gerri Miller

Monday’s high, 36; Overnight low 3, no precipitation






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Coudersport woman cited for speeding after collision last week in Pike Township….St. Marys driver’s car collides with guard rail after swerving to avoid a deer….Wellsboro DUI defendant arrested for numerous traffic violations…Austin man cited for harassment after allegedly shoving victim….Ulysses woman thwarts cyber criminals…Area students participate in archery competition…

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A St. Marys couple escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident last Thursday morning in Gibson Township, Cameron County. State police at Emporium report Dustin Goss swerved his Chevrolet Impala while going east on Route 120 to avoid a deer. The car went off the snow-covered road, struck a guardrail and spun across both lanes before stopping on the east berm. Both Goss and his passenger, Kimberly Etinger were using seatbelts.

Troopers at Mansfield claim Jared Pierce of Harrisburg left on foot Sunday afternoon  after his Chevrolet Malibu got stuck in snow when the car impacted a speed limit sign on Route 49 in Deerfield Township. Police noted the car was involved in another crash prior to becoming stuck. Numerous traffic charges are pending against a Wellsboro driver after a one-vehicle crash on February 5 in Ward Township. Authorities claim Michael Gower was driving with a suspended license due to a DUI conviction when his Chevrolet Cavalier went off of the Gleason Road and received cosmetic damage. Gower allegedly left the scene but was later identified. Police say Gower’s car was not insured, registered or inspected and that he had put plates from another vehicle on that car.

State police at the Coudersport barracks arrested 56 year old John Ambrose of Austin for harassment after a dust-up Sunday afternoon on Barnett Lane in that town. Officers claim Ambrose shoved David Dehart and continuum to make other threats of assault toward the victim.

A Ulysses woman thwarted attempts by cyber criminals to steal money from her credit card account last week. According to state police, 65 year old Bessie  McPherson received a phone call last Wednesday, February 7 requesting credit card information.  After hanging up, McPherson realized the call was a scam and promptly cancelled the card before any purchases could be made.

The 2018 National Archery in the Schools Program State Tournament is set to be held Friday, March 9 in State College. It’s shaping up to be the biggest student archery tournament ever in Pennsylvania. And the Pennsylvania Game Commission is encouraging all schools participating in the program, commonly referred to as NASP, to attend a state qualifier competition.


Individuals and teams alike will need to shoot a qualifying score at one of the many state qualifying matches being held through February. The top-scoring teams and individuals then will earn an invite to the state championships.


The NASP state tournament has been growing since its inception in 2011, and the March 9 tournament to be held at the Penn State Multi-Sport Facility figures to field close to 1,000 participants. Students from more than 45 schools across Pennsylvania are expected to participate. The increase is representative of growth in the program statewide.


NASP, which started in Kentucky in 2002 and has since gained participants around the globe, came to Pennsylvania in 2005. The Game Commission began coordinating the program in 2010 and, to present, the program has expanded to 253 schools.


The tournament should be a sight to see. Ninety-five lanes, each with two archers, will be operating at once. About 9,000 arrows will fly each hour. And somewhere near 46,000 arrows will be fired on the day.


Scholarships and prizes will be handed out to the top-performing archers in the state to help pay for continued education.


Schools are reminded that they must shoot a qualifying score at a sanctioned state qualifier shoot. Students can find state qualifiers listed on the following NASP Tournament website, http://nasptournaments.org. To use the Game Commission’s website to register, place your cursor over the “Education” tab, then click “National Archery in the Schools Program.” Registration is just a few more clicks away.


Sanuel L. Hickerson, Austin died January 31, 2018 at Geisinger Medical Centner, Danville, PA.Born December 18, 1942 in Patterson, NJ he was the son of Samuel and Eleanor Hickerson.Samuel is survived by his wife Bernadine of Austin; PA, sons, Samuel L. Hickerson, Jr. of FL., Theodore Hickerson, of Austin, PA; daughters, Dawn Pagget, of NJ, Cheryl Hernandez, of Easton, PA and Robin Grala,  of Easton, PA; brothers Gary, Chuck and Patrick Hickerson; and sisters Nancy Smyth and Sandy Hickerson.At the request of the family there will be no viewing or funeral services.Arrangements by Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East St., Coudersport, PA 16915.To share your fondest memories of Samuel, visit www.thomasfickinger.com