A 20-pound mini butter sculpture of the 2022 Harvesting More logo, sculpted by PA Garret McCall, winner of the 2021 Butter Up! competition held during the virtual 2021 PA Farm Show, is pictured at Vale Wood Farms in Loretto on Thursday, September 16, 2021.


Genesee man accused of assaulting another….Burglary at Eulalia Township workshop probed…Vandals egg vehicles and Eulalia Township house…Driver unhurt in Cameron County collision with an elk….

Monday’s high, 43; Overnight low 27; .38” of rain and trace of snow






Potter County

A burglary at 1165 East Second Street in Eulalia Township is being probed by state police at Coudersport. Thieves took several items from a workshop owned by Ryan Grupp which is attached to his house. The tools were valued at a total of $328 amd included a Denibber, extension cord, head lamp, countersink bit, hand planer, propane hose, army fuel can and black handle channel lock wrench.

Troopers at Coudersport are also investigating vandalism occurring between 3:00 am and 6:30 am at 283 North Hollow Road in Eulalia Township. Vandals threw eggs at a 201 GMC Acadia and a 2017 Toyota Tundra owned by Scott Andrews.  They also “egged” the house and pulled a mailbox off its post and took it with them.

Coudersport state police have charged 67 year old Ronald Silsby for physical harassment claiming he assaulted 22 year old Levi Kio of Ulysses Saturday afternoon on Pump Station Road near its intersection with Reynolds Town Road in Genesee Township.

An unidentified driver escaped injury Friday night when his minivan collided with an Elk on Route 120 in Shippen Township, Cameron County. According to state police, the driver of a 2006 Chrysler Town and Country was unable to avoid hitting the animal but the vehicle could be driven from the scene and the driver was not hurt, so it is considered a “non-reportable” accident.


For a second year, the Department of Agriculture and Pennsylvania Farm Show invite Pennsylvanians to Butter Up! and try their hands at crafting a do-it-yourself butter sculpture. The contest, conducted on social media, will be open for submissions from Friday, December 3 through Friday, December 17, 2021 at 12:00 PM.

Winning sculptors from each age group will receive gift cards from Pennsylvania Food Merchants (PFMA) members and one-day parking passes for the 2022 Farm Show. PFMA members The GIANT Company, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Wegmans, Square One Markets and Giant Eagle/GetGo have donated $50 and $25 gift cards for winners and runners up in each age group.

Butter Up! contest guidelines include:

Individuals can use up to 5 pounds of butter;

Are allowed to use chicken wire, sculpting wire, and a base to support the design;

Cannot use food dye or coloring of any kind to enhance the butter; and

Sculptures must be unique, individual work of the entrants.

While not a requirement, the department suggests using local butter, to support Pennsylvania’s dairy industry. Pennsylvania butter can be identified by looking for the PA Preferred® logo, plant code 42, or purchasing directly from a local farm market that sources from a Pennsylvania dairy.

Entrants will be judged in six age groups: five and under, elementary school (ages five to 10), middle school (ages 11-13), high school (ages 14-18), adult (ages 19-64), and senior (ages 65+).

Winners and runners up will be judged by fans of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Facebook pageOpens In A New Window by total reactions (likes, loves, wows, cares, etc.).

Complete guidelines, rules and regulations are online at farmshow.pa.gov.

In September,Ag Secretary  Redding unveiled the 2022 Farm Show theme, Harvesting More, with help from Garret McCall, winner   of the first Butter Up! competition held during the virtual 2021 PA Farm Show. McCall’s entry, The Good Shepherd, garnered the most engagement in the social media contest.

In honor of the 2022 show, McCall sculpted a 20-pound mini butter sculpture of the 2022 Harvesting More logo.

The 2022 Pennsylvania Farm Show will feature a return of fan-favorites like the 1,000-pound butter sculpture, famous Farm Show Food Court, bunny hopping and sheep shearing competitions (among hundreds of other competitive agricultural events), cooking demonstrations at the PA Preferred® Culinary Connection, and more than one million square feet of hands-on agriculture education opportunities and chances to engage with the people who power Pennsylvania’s $132.5 billion agriculture industry.

Pennsylvanians can also tune in on the Pennsylvania Farm Show Facebook and Instagram accounts for a sampling of virtual farm tours, STEM demos for kids, Farm Show trivia and stories of agriculture.

To stay up to date on PA Farm Show news, visit farmshow.pa.gov or follow the Pennsylvania Farm Show on Facebook and Instagram.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health failed to update information on Covid-19 so we have no nothing new to report.