Osceola teen charged with auto theft…Harassment  by communications investigated by state police at Ridgway….Mural will honor Galeton native author Jim Kjelgaard….

 Tioga County

An 18 year old Osceola, PA resident has been charged with auto theft. State police allege Jacob Canfield stole a vehicle owned by a 38 year old Osceola woman back on November 23 and fled the scene. Canfield was later located and taken into custody.

Elk County

Troopers  at Ridgway are investigating a harassment by communications occurring on New Year’s Eve afternoon. A complainant contacted police regarding a text message and a letter. No further information was provided.

Potter County

In conjunction with PA Route 6 Alliance and the Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA), the Gale Foundation is sponsoring the creation of a mural in the Heritage Community of Galeton to pay tribute to author Jim Kjelgaard. The mural project is set to begin later this month and will reside on the wall of Galeton Hardware on West Street in Galeton.Jim Kjelgaard, who wrote books for children and young adults, grew up in Galeton and graduated from Galeton High School in 1928. Kjelgaard published his first pieces of writing while living in Galeton, launching a career that would result in more than 40 published books, including Big Red in 1945, which later became a Walt Disney film of the same name. He received numerous awards for his works, including the Boy’s Club Award in 1948, the Spur Award from the Western Writers of American in 1958, and the Boy’s Life Award in 1959.

Artist Jonathan Laidacker has been selected to spearhead the creation of the mural in Galeton, which will also provide plenty of hands-on experience for art students in the Galeton Area School District. With input from students, Laidacker will design the mural and do a series of studio days in the classroom in which students will learn all about murals, from concept to final installation.

The PA Route 6 Alliance, a 501(c3) corporation, was established in 2003 to manage the PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor and to implement branding and marketing plans, community development programs and other planning efforts along the corridor.  The Alliance includes representatives from all 11 counties, 9 convention and visitor bureaus, 4 heritage areas, local development districts, local business owners, Chambers of Commerce, and other interested parties along the corridor.

 The PA Route 6 Heritage Communities program is a program of PA Route 6 Alliance and PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor funded by the PA Heritage Area Program under the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.


The 107th Pennsylvania Farm Show continues today in Harrisburg.

Today’s  events include:

Junior Dairy Goat Showmanship Contest; followed by the Youth Division Classes,

Canine Spectacular,

Miss First Frontier Circuit Rodeo Queen Pageant,

Horse Shoeing and Sheep Shearing Demonstrations, EA

11:00 a.m.

Mini Horse Extravaganza,

Honey Extraction Demonstration

Camping Safety

Building Bluebird Houses (Make and Take), MHS

Army vs. Navy Cook-Off, CCS

Open Meat Breeding Sheep Show

Veterans Award Ceremony

Junior Meat Breeding Goat Supreme Champion

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Circuit Finals Rodeo

Friday’s activities include:

Rodeo Clown Classes with Dusty Myers; bullfighter, barrel man, NHA

The Best Pork Chop Competition presented by the PA Pork Producers Council, CCS

Advancing Agriculture through Technology, Sam Johnson, LFS

1:30 p.m.

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Queen Meet and Greet,

Supreme Champion of Dairy Breeds,

Draft Horse Hitch and Drive Demonstration,

  Celebrity Cow Milking Contest,

   Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Contest,

Lumberjack Demonstration and Competition,

 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Circuit Finals Rodeo

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the Pennsylvania State Fair® and the nation’s largest indoor agricultural event, featuring 12,000 competitive exhibits, nearly 6,000 animals, and 275 commercial exhibitors. The show runs from January 7 through 14. Admission is free and parking is $15 in Farm Show lots. The Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center is easily accessible from Interstates 81 and 83.