No word yet from PSP fire marshal regarding fatal fire….Elderly Driftwood woman scammed out of $1500….Minor injuries reported following head-on collision Tuesday afternoon in Shippen Township…..Emporium man arrested for hurting female victim…Farmers invited to compete in new Farm Show contest….

Potter County

Even though most details have been published, the community is awaiting word from the state police fire marshal in Montoursville regarding a house fire Wednesday afternoon which claimed the life of Grace Redcay of Coudersport. Volunteer firefighters were summoned at about 5:45 pm to the victim’s home on Route 872 with notice of entrapment. Flames and heavy smoke were seen by neighbors and when the first responders arrived, they called for a second alarm. Volunteers from Austin, Galeton, Germania, Roulette, Tri-Town and Port Allegany responded to the call. The fire was reported under control about two hours later.

Cameron County

An elderly Driftwood woman was scammed out of $1500 on November  9. Troopers said the 77 yearold victim received a phone call from an unidentified male asking her to buy three Vanilla Visa Debit Gift Cards valued at $500 each. The crook then used money from the gift cards for various purchases.

Minor injuries were reported for both drivers involved in a head-on  collision Tuesday afternoon in Shippen Township, Cameron County. Troopers report the collision occurred when a Subaru Impreza driven by Logan Baumgratz went out of control due to snowy conditions and collided with a Chevrolet Equinox driven by Douglas Cook of Emporium. Police said due to the fact, both units were traveling at slow speeds, damage was minimal. Both drivers refused transportation  to a medical facility.

State police at Emporium arrested a 36 year old Emporium man for physical harassment. Authorities claim the suspect, whose name was withheld, caused a wrist injury to a 37 year old woman during an argument at a residence on East 6th Street Monday night.

Elk County

A Johnsonburg woman escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident early Thursday in Ridgway. State police said Brandi Colson was speeding when her Chevrolet Colorado went off of the Johnsonburg Road during snow and freezing rain and hit a tree.


Pennsylvania  businesses that market their agriculture products directly to consumers are invited  to enter a new competition at the 2023 PA Farm Show. Businesses can enter their websites, marketing brochures, and social media in the new PA Farm Show Agriculture Marketing Contest to earn cash, recognition at the Pennsylvania State Fair™, and the right to call themselves state champions. Entry deadline for the new contest is December 1, 2022. Details and complete competition rules are on the Farm Show website under Department 36 – Agriculture Marketing.

The PA Farm Show is the nation’s largest indoor agricultural event and Pennsylvania State Fair, held annually each January in Harrisburg. Hundreds of individual competitions during the eight-day show feature competition winners who qualify by winning an event at one of Pennsylvania’s 108 local and county fairs to compete for the state title.

Numerous other contests, including the beer, cider, cheese and wine contests are stand-alone, and entrants do not have to qualify at a fair during 2022. There are competitions for all ages and interests, from traditional and not-so-traditional crafts and culinary delights, to engineering marvels and dream landscape designs.

Competitors in some contests, like Christmas trees and wreaths, qualify by virtue of their PA Farm Show win to compete at the national level, like National Champion Evergreen Acres Tree Farm, who will have a tree displayed in the White House for the 2022 holiday season.

Other competitors, like landscaping entries qualify for regional competitions, and some, including draft horse hitch teams, earn points toward qualification for national competitions.

The 2023 PA Farm Show will be held from January 7-14, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. This year’s PA Farm Show theme, is  Rooted in Progress. Complete rules and regulations for each contest, as well as the general rules for all contests, can be found at under the Exhibit tab.

Find more information on the 2023 PA Farm Show at or follow Farm Show on Facebook or Instagram for the latest information and updates.

Upcoming events

November 18: Fish Fry—Shinglehouse

The Shinglehouse Masonic Lodge will hold a Friday Fish Fry ,  from 4-7pm. You get a choice of fried fish, or 4 kinds of baked fish. Take-Outs will be available. Proceeds will go to charity.$12 donation. The Shinglehouse Masonic Hall is located at 136 North Oswayo Street.

November 19: Craft Show—Galeton

The annual Christmas Craft Bazaar will be held at the Galeton School. Admission charged. Lunch available for purchase.

November 20: Farmers Market—Coudersport

All of November through the week before Christmas, the Potter County Farmers Market will move indoors to the Riley Gallery, next to the Crittenden, on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Here is a list of who plans to be there and what they plan on bringing to the Market:

METZGER HERITAGE FARM will be bringing fresh apple cider to the Saturday market just in time for your Thanksgiving celebrations. Made from dozens of varieties of our own organic apples, our cider is sweet, crisp and delicious. This is our final pressing and there’s a limited supply so encourage you to order in advance by calling 814-274-8004 or email (Pick up at the Saturday Farmers’ Market or at the farm. Accepting checks or cash)

BLUE MARBLE FARM will be at the market with local, organically grown beautiful produce.  We will have beets, carrots, salad turnips, radishes, cooking celery, Fresh Young Ginger, Long Island Cheese Pumpkins, winter squash and more. We accept cash, credit cards, and  SNAP. For more information, contact Lisa at, 814-320-1308 or

BLACK CATS AND PAPERCRAFTS is planning on being there with charms, quilled paper light boxes, wall hangings, wind chimes, hair accessories and an assortment of other things made from paper. We’re also ramping up for Christmas stuff as well. For more information, or to make a custom order contact Leon at or visit our Facebook page to see sneak peeks of the new things we’re making at

CARD CREEK BAKERY will be coming to the Farmers Market on November 19. I will have artisan breads, loaf breads and sweet treats. Jams and jellies are being made in my kitchen from local produce. Several people have sent requests that will be included. Please send me a message for something you would like to see on the table.

JOANIE’S APIARY is hoping to be at market on Saturday. Will have our Local Raw honey 🍯 along with our beeswax products, corn heating pads and notecards.

November 20—Soup Kitchen—Coudersport

A soup kitchen will be held at Park United Methodist Church in Coudersport. Donations go to Eliot Ness Fest Fund with 25% going to the church.

November 20—child safety seat check—Coudersport

State police will conduct a child safety seat check from 8 am to noon at the Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Hall on East Second Street. Free of charge. FMI:814.274.8690.