Thursday January 9, 2020

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Local Maple producers bring home ribbons from Farm Show….Local Lottery winner outlines plans for money…State police at Ridgway investigate burglary and theft of a large tree stand….vandalism investigated in Galeton…..

Wednesdays high, 33; Overnight low, 1; 1.25” of snow

THU-CLOUDY, HIGH 24

THU NIGHT-PARTLY CLOUDY, LOW 16

FRI-PARTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 40

FRI NIGHT-MOSTLY CLOUDY, LOW 25

SAT-RAIN, HIGH 50

SAT NIGHT-SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS LOW 40

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Local Maple producers bring home ribbons from Farm Show….Local Lottery winner outlines plans for money…State police at Ridgway investigate burglary and theft of a large tree stand….vandalism investigated in Galeton…..

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The Pennsylvania Farm Show continues in Harrisburg. Several local maple producers are bringing home blue ribbons in a variety of categories. Winners include Larry Hamilton of Ulysses, The Tice family from Tioga County and Glenn Dunn II, Coudersport.  Yesterday was Public Officials Day at the Farm Show, Government and the agriculture industry have a long history, and a bright future, of working together! The goal of Public Officials Day at the Farm Show is to further strengthen the relationship between those in agriculture and those in government. This day is designed to foster communication and collaboration with policy makers at the local, state and federal levels.

Today, is Veterans, Military & Their Families Day. Farmers are the 2% of our nation who feed us, veterans are the 2% who protect us. Those who feed, those who serve, and those who do both being recognized today  for dedicating  their lives to our freedom.

The Pennsylvania Farm Show draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to Harrisburg every year for a mid-winter celebration of Pennsylvania agriculture. The largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation, featue nearly 12,000 competitive exhibits, more than 5,200 of which are animal competitions, plus 300 commercial exhibits and hundreds of educational and entertaining events every yearThe show offers visitors a peek into the industry that employs nearly half a million people andcontributes $74.5 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy every year .The 2020 show runs January 4-11 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, except Sunday, This year’s theme is “Imagine the Opportunities”.

Andy Kulp of Roulette won $100,000 in the Pennsylvania Lottery recently. He told Black Forest Broadcasting he will use some of his winnings to pay off his car, buy a computer, and make improvements to his mobile home or buy a new one and invest a portion. He only plays the lottery about once a year and purchased the ticket on a whim at Drabee’s Store in Roulette. The store will receive $500 for selling the winning ticket. Kulp always uses “Quick Picks.” Kulp does a lot for other people so when word got out, many said “It couldn’t happen to a nicer person.”

A burglary at a Kane residence between Sunday and yesterday is being probed by state police at Ridgway. Numerous items were stolen from inside and outside the the home of a 23 year old Kane man.

The theft of a tree stand from a wooded area along the Highland Road in Elk County is also being investigated by state police at Ridgway. The double seated big stand belonged to Jeffrey Anderson of Kane and was taken between November 16 and this past Tuesday. Anyone with information about either crime  is asked to call troopers at 814.776.6136.

Coudersport based state police are investigating a criminal mischief occurring sometime between November 27 and December 27 on Clinton Street in Galeton. Vandals spray painted a license plate belonging to Gordon Grover.