Black Forest Express
Photo by Gerri Miller
Thursday’s high,29; Overnight “low” 30
FRI-RAIN, HIGH 44
FRI NIGHT RAIN & FOG 39
SAT-CHANCE OF SHOWERS, HIGH 56
SAT NIGHT-SHOWERS, LOW 41
SUN-ISOLATED SHOWERS, HIGH 50
SUN NIGHT-MOSTLY CLOUDY, LOW 28
Obituaries: James Foster, Coudersport and Raymond Baxter, Atlanta, GA (Ellisburg)
The Farm Show continues in Harrisburg until Saturday afternoon…..McKean County family homeless after a fire Monday afternoon…Thieves steal $5400 from Wetmore Township home….Filled gas can stolen from Harrison Valley building….Cyber crooks tried unsuccessfully to use Shinglehouse woman’s credit card….
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Team Navy claimed victory yesterday during the Army v. Navy Cook-Off on the PA Preferred® Culinary Connection Stage at the 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show. The fifth annual culinary competition was the centerpiece of Military, Veterans and their Families Day, a full day of events honoring veterans for their service to our country.Navy Culinary Specialist First Class Marlon O’Neil Haughton enlisted the aid of Corinne Lillis and Shannon Murphy from WGAL Channel 8. The Navy team was pitted against Army SGT Pete O. Linton, Advanced Culinary NCO at the Army Executive Dining Facility and his teammates, Ali Lanyon and James Crummel from abc27 in an Iron Chef-style cook-off.
Teams were given 30 minutes to prepare the most appealing dish, utilizing PA Preferred® sourced ingredients. Each team received a bin with ingredients including proteins, starches, vegetables and a common pantry of ingredients including basic grocery items, spices and herbs to work with. Teams were tasked with preparing 4 plates, one for each judge. The teams worked from 4-burner induction cooktops outfitted with appliances and cookware.
Final dishes were evaluated by judges Barry Crumlich, Executive Chef – PA Governor’s Residence, John Moeller, former White House Chef and Author of “Dining at the White House – From the President’s Table to Yours”, Greg Magee Jr., Regional Vice President, Customer Care, Northeast Division-Keystone Region for Comcast NBCUniversal, and Sarah Dachos, Deputy Director at Farmer Veteran Coalition.
The Pennsylvania Farm Show draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to our capital city every year for a mid-winter celebration of Pennsylvania agriculture. It is the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation, featuring nearly 12,000 competitive exhibits, including more than 5,200 animal competitions, plus 300 commercial exhibits and hundreds of educational, entertaining events. Visitors get a peek into the industry that employs nearly half a million people and contributes $135.7 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy every year.
The 2020 show runs Saturday, January 11, when it opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. Admission is free, and parking is $15.
For more information about the 2020 show, visit www.farmshow.pa.gov.
A McKean County family is homeless following a fire Monday afternoon on Kings Run Road in Ceres Township. The state police fire marshal determined the blaze at the home of 53 year old Perry Kinney , 28 year old Nicholas Kinney and 22 year old Emily Kinney was caused by an electric heater space malfunction in a bedroom. The home will likely be a complete loss at $40,000 due to heat, smoke and water damage. The fire was quickly extinguished by the Shingleouse volunteer fire department. There were no injuries.
A burglary at a Wetmore Township home is being investigated by state police at Lewis Run. Thieves entered the home of David Walters on Route 321 through an unlocked front door and made off with $5400 in US currency between January 2 and 6.
A Rixford woman was slightly injured in a one-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon on Route 246 just west of Reputed 346 in Otto Township, McKean County. Audrey Milliron’s Hyundai Sonata slid off the snow and ice covered road and continued for about 100 feet on the western shoulder before stopping against a guardrail.
State police at Coudersport are investigating a theft taking place a few minutes before 9:00 am Thursday on McCutcheon Road in Harrison Township. A red 5 gallon gas can filled with diesel fuel was taken from a building owned by James Cady of Westfield.
Troopers at Coudersport are also probing an attempted ID theft Wednesday in Shinglehouse. Cyber thieves tried to use a credit card belonging to 78 year old Mary Smith to buy a computer, however no money was taken from her account.
DUI charges have been filed against 22 year old Austin Goulding of Coudersport who was pulled over by state police on the night of December 28 on Davidge Street in the borough for failing to stay in his lane. He was taken to UPMC Cole for a blood draw . The results were received this past Wednesday showing a blood alcohol content of .239%, almost three times the legal limit of .08%
James R. Foster, 72, of Coudersport, passed, Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at his residence. Jim was born on September 7, 1947 in Trenton, NJ, the son of the late Walter and Mary (Shinn) Foster. He married the former Beth E. Nannen, on May 12, 1980 who preceded him in death.Jim was a veteran of the Army and worked in the Petroleum Drilling Industry. Jim was of the Methodist faith and loved the outdoors, listening to music, travelling, reading, especially Stephen King, and spending time with his family.Surviving are sons, Justin (Melissa) Foster of Coudersport; Joshua Foster of Pittsburgh; Stefan Foster of New Jersey; a daughter, Jerrica Foster of Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Lyndsey, Dylan, Zayne, Poet and Rook, a great granddaughter, Adelayna and a brother, Ed Foster of Florida. In addition to his parents and wife, Beth, Jim was preceded in death by a sister, Sue Bowen.At Jim’s request, there will be no viewing or visitation. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at a later date.Family suggests memorial contributions in Jim’s name to be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or www.woundedwarriorproject.org.Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home of Coudersport is in charge of arrangements.To send flowers to James’ family, please visit their floral section.
Raymond C. BAXTER, 97, of Atlanta, GA and formerly of Ellisburg, PA, Short Hills, NJ, and Camillus, NY died Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in his home, in the presence of loving family members. Born September 21, 1922, in a farmhouse on Baxter Road, Troy, PA, he was the son of Myron and Dorothy Gilliland Baxter. On June 26, 1944, in Ithaca, NY, he married the former Martha A. Edson, who predeceased him on April 1, 2018. Ray was a 1940 graduate of Solvay, NY High School and received a degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University in 1944. He was employed by Allied Chemical Corp. from 1946 – 1977, retiring as a Group Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors. He later served as President of Allied-General Nuclear Services in Barnwell, SC from 1977 – 1980. Ray thereafter retired to his beloved “Glenhaven” in Ellisburg, PA, near the ancestral home of his mother, and lived there until 2013, when he and his wife relocated to Georgia to live with their daughter. He was a devoted member of the Ellisburg Union Wesleyan Church. Surviving are: Ray and Martha’s four children, Frederick (Roya) Baxter of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Bruce (Candia) Baxter of Bath, NY, Susan (John) Murphy of Atlanta, GA, and Andrew (Margot) Baxter of Jamesville, NY; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Ray was predeceased by three brothers and a sister-in-law, Frederick Baxter, Thomas (Shirley) Baxter, and Allen Baxter. A Memorial Service, to be held in the summer of 2020 at the Ellisburg Union Wesleyan Church, will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Burial will be in Andrews Settlement Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Ellisburg Union Wesleyan Church, 1020 Rag Hill Rd., Genesee, PA 16923. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.