The 2023 Farm Show is history, but again the Food Court served tons of food. See Story below.

Roulette pedestrian seriously injured in McKean County…Kersey woman arrested for DUI….Crack sealing continues in Tioga County….Tons of food served at Farm Show…

McKean County

A Roulette resident was seriously injured last Wednesday morning when he was struck by a pick up truck on the Port Emporium Road. State police said 38 year old Dustin Mahon was walking within the south bound lane at around 6:30 am.  Brian Davenport, also of Roulette, who was traveling south tried to avoid Mahon but struck him instead. After impact, Davenport’s Toyota Tundra went off the road and hit an embankment. Mahon was flown by medical helicopter to UPMC Hamot for medical treatment.

DUI charges are pending against a 19 year old Kersey woman. Troopers said the suspect, whose name was withheld, was stopped while officers were on routine patrol on High Street in Bradford early Sunday morning. She was driving a 2008 Mercury Milan.

Tioga County

Motorists are advised that a crack sealing project will continue this week in Tioga County. On Thursday, January 19 through Saturday, January 21, the contractor will be crack sealing on Route 15 in both directions between the Liberty and Sebring exits and between the Canoe Camp exit and the New York state line. Work

will be performed during the daytime hours. Motorists can expect alternating lane restrictions where work is being performed.  Motorists should be alert, slow down, watch for lane changes, and drive with caution through the work zone.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.  511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts. Information about infrastructure in District 3 including completed work and significant projects, is available at Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at PennDOT on Twitter and like the department on Facebook and Instagram.


The 107th Pennsylvania Farm Show, which closed this past Saturday is now in the history books.A portion of the more than $420,125 raised at the Sale of and Jr. Market Livestock Sale will go to fund Farm Show Scholarship Foundation scholarships in 2023. Many of the sales will fund the purchase of new animals for youth to raise, feeding their education through the next year. Animals donated by purchasers at the Jr. Market Livestock Sale to Feeding Pennsylvania will feed hungry neighbors across the state.

Five thousand-plus family members, educators and friends applauded 410 student leaders earning their Keystone Degrees — the capstone of their preparation for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology — at the FFA Mid-Winter Convention.

Some of the Farm Show Food Court sales, by the numbers, included:

20,000 slices of pizza, and 13,000 lemons squeezed to make lemonade

PA State Beekeepers Association

515 gallons of honey ice cream served by volunteers putting in 1,200+ hours

PA Livestock Association

40,000 pounds of products, prepared and served by 250 volunteers

PA Maple Syrup Producers Council

60-80 pounds of maple candy a day, using 2,000 lbs of cotton candy mix, served by 150 volunteers

State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania

54,000 cider donuts, 4,700 apple dumplings, 7,000 gallons of cider, 5,000 bags of cotton candy, and 60 bushels of apples sold by 360 volunteers

Mushroom Farmers of Pennsylvania

8,645 pounds of mushrooms sold

PA Cooperative Potato Growers

20,000 lbs. of French fries,12,000 lbs. of baking potatoes, 3,600 dozen pierogies with 2,000 lbs of sauteed onions, and 18,000 lbs of donut mix, served by workers putting in 6,500 hours

PA Dairymen’s Association

18,580 gallons of dairy milkshakes, 8,200 pounds mozzarella for cheese cubes, and grilled cheese sandwiches using 324 pounds butter, 1,200 loaves of bread, and 320 pounds of cheese slices

PA Vegetable Growers Association

Over 5,600 blooming onions, 7,500 servings batter-dipped vegetables, 3,000 corn dogs, 1,200 corn nuggets, 700 berry battered Oreo servings, 2,000 of fried pickles, 3,300 funnel cakes, 2,000 bowls of soup, 3,500 cups of berry-infused water, 3,600 cups of raspberry lemonade, 5,700 cups of Strawberry Surprise slush — all served by 300-plus shifts of volunteers putting in 2,000+ hours

Find full show results, as well as announcements, highlights, and captioned photo galleries from the show on the media page at

Upcoming events:

January 19: Bloodmobile—Coudersport

The Red Cross is having a bloodmobile from 12:30 to 5:30 at the Coudersport Consistory.

January 21: Pinecone bird feeders—Benezette

Noon to 2:00 pm. Escape the cold weather by joining the KECA staff to build pine cone birdfeeders. You are sure to make a fun family memory visiting the Pennsylvania Elk Country while creating a souvenir to remember the trip! Not to mention the fun little treat it will leave for our feathered friends enduring the winter weather.

 January 22: 2PM ELK EXPLANATIONS—Benezette

2:00 pm. New to learning about elk? Join staff for the basic breakdown to learn about elk history, elk ecology, and elk behavior. Are you a seasoned “Elkspert?” We bet you’ll learn something new, too! Have burning questions about elk? Wondering how elk are managed? Perhaps you have a question on their favorite foods or habit? Maybe you’d like to know how long they live or when calving season is? Join our staff at the Elk Country Visitor Center to find the answers to these questions and more!

January 21: Winterfest 2023—Hills Creek State Park

10:00am to 3:00pm.Free Family Fun! Activities being planned include: XC skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, ice fishing, sledding, kids crafts, displays, educational programs, demonstrations and more! More details to be announced closer to the event. Watch stepoutdoors website. Enjoy hot chocolate and hot dogs – FREE while they last! Skis, snowshoes and skates provided in limited quantities or bring your own. Don’t forget your sled. There’s fun for the entire family.***If by chance there is limited snow or ice, some activities may be altered ***

January 21: Winter Fun Day—Kinzua Bridge State Park

12:00p-3:00p. Enjoy Winter Outdoors during our “Winter Fun day”! Many things to do and see!  Sled-dog and musher demos and learn how to snowshoe! Call the park office for more info at (814) 778-5467.