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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Cali Housler Joins Elk Co. Conservation Education Staff

It's great to see local Cameron County resident, Cali Housler,(left in photo) as part of the Elk Country Visitor Center Conservation Education Staff! Cali is pictured with Ben and Haley as they prepare for a Distance Learning course that reaches out to Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
 Congratulations Cali! 

 Check out the Elk Country Visitor Center by visiting their Facebook page or clicking on this link

Taylor V. Lewis

Taylor V. Lewis “beloved son, brother, grandson, and uncle” 

 COUDERSPORT, Pa.---Taylor V. Lewis, 13, of Coudersport, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, January 12, 2020, after tragically experimenting with a horrible fad of aerosol propellant inhaling.

He was son of Thomas L. and Valerie E. (Gerbec-Lewis) Werstler.

Born on Thursday, November 30, 2006, in Coudersport, to birth parents Vaughn Lewis, and Katherine Thompson of Emporium, Pa.

Taylor was a seventh grade student in the enrichment program at the Austin Area High School. He attended the Austin Free Methodist Church. Taylor was a very intelligent boy who loved working on everything mechanical, including riding mowers, mini-bikes, electric fans, and even creating his own battery fed lights. He loved fishing; hunting; working on cars with his Dad; spending time with, and helping his family; collecting leaves and studying geography; and collecting rocks with his nieces, Nadia and Irissa. He also liked playing video games; building forts with “Sissy”, Jessica; swimming; camping; and KFC, Nashville Hot chicken was his favorite. He knew most all cars by make, model, engine, etc., and always watched Counting Cars and Top Gear. His greatest loves were his family and being outdoors.

Surviving in addition to his Mom and Dad of Coudersport, are his biological parents, Vaughn Lewis and Katherine Thompson of Emporium; six sisters, Jessica Lewis and Sylvia Lewis, both of Emporium, Skylar Werstler, Tanjee Werstler, both of Coudersport, Trinity Werstler and Mikenzi (David) Sabatino, both of Clearfield; his “Grammy”, Sarah Lanphere of Emporium; Grandpa, Larry Werstler of Green Cove Springs, FL; two very special nieces, Nadia and Irissa Sabatino; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins, including special cousin, Adam Lukaschunis.

Taylor was predeceased by his biological grandfather, David Thompson; grandmother, Arlene Walker; and grandfather, Edward Gerbec. Also Sebastian and Leonardo Sabatino, both in infancy.

Family and friends may call from 9am to noon on Friday, January 17, 2020, at God’s Country Ministries, 1237 East Second Street, Coudersport, where funeral services will follow at noon with Taylor’s pastor, Roger Laktash, officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin.

Memorials in Taylor’s name may be made to the Austin Free Methodist Church, c/o Pastor Roger Laktash, 44 East Vine Street, Port Allegany, PA 16743.

Taylor’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Taylor, please visit

Taylor’s family’s prayer is that no other family should ever have to experience this kind of loss. Please talk to your children and grandchildren about the consequences of experimenting with this horrible fad of huffing.

PennDOT Job Fair in Coudersport

Clearfield, PA – Prospective employees are invited to attend and apply at a job fair that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 2 is hosting soon in Coudersport. During the job fair, applicants can learn about job opportunities that PennDOT offers. PennDOT staff will be on hand to help with on-line applications and attendees are encouraged to bring their resume.

Available positions include: Construction Inspectors, Highway Maintenance Workers, College Student Summer Workers, Equipment Operators, and Semi-skilled Laborers, Engineering Technicians, Civil Engineer Trainee, Engineering Internships, and College student summer workers.

“We’re always looking for reliable people who take pride in a job well done”, said District Executive Karen L. Michael, P.E. “Come visit us to learn how these jobs can offer permanent employment with benefits and retirement, advancement opportunities, and the potential to work close to home.”

The Job Fair will be held from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the PennDOT Potter County Maintenance Office as noted below.

• PennDOT Potter County Maintenance Office Date: January 30, 2020 Location: 7 W. Locust Street, Coudersport

Computers will be available, and staff will be on hand to help interested participants navigate the electronic application system for both civil and non-civil service opportunities. Not all jobs will be based in Coudersport, so applicants from outside the area are encouraged to attend.

PennDOT is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer promoting workforce diversity. To learn more about additional jobs, please visit:

Basic Sign Language Class to be Offered in Coudersport

How many times do we encounter hearing impaired people and wish that we could communicate with them? As we age, we gradually lose some of our hearing. Sign language can help. Also, mothers of pre-lingual children can use sign language as a tool with their little ones. Here is your opportunity to learn basic sign language that could help you or someone you care about.

This course will cover beginning sign language, the alphabet, conversational phrases and a variety of commonly used signs. In addition, basic facts essential to the correct use of the language will be addressed. A dedicated student could learn as many as 800 signs, and understand signing and interpreting rules, basic deaf culture, and medical situations that cause deafness and loss of hearing. An intermediate course may be offered depending on interest.

This course will be taught by Sheri Greene and is scheduled for Tuesdays, January 28 – April 7, 2020 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Coudersport office of the Education Council. The cost is $160/person. To register, call (814) 274-4877 or visit .

Emporium Senior Center Football Fellowship Sunday

The Emporium Senior Center invites you to join them for Football Fellowship Sunday on Sunday, February 2nd. Bring yourself, a snack to share, and a drink. Doors open at 5:30pm. The football game will be available to view, as we fellowship together. If football is not your cup of tea, there are board games available for some fun times as well. This is a public event and anyone is invited to join in the fun! Come one, come all!”

 **Also, the date of the Taco event got changed to this Sunday, January 26th from Noon until 3pm. Taco, drink, and dessert= $5

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Themed Lunch at CCHS

Donut Grams at CCHS

Russell E. Rhoades Memorial Youth Ice Fishing Event

The Bucktail Rod and Gun Club, Cameron County Family Center and Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA) are co-sponsoring a 2nd annual Russell E. Rhoads Memorial youth ice fishing event scheduled for February 1 2020 at Bucktail Rod and Gun Club in Sizer Run. 

 Russell’s family is donating $25.00 to the youth that catches the largest fish (does not have to be a trout) during the times of the event. The program is for youth all ages up to 17 and accompanied by an adult. The clubhouse will be open so everyone will have an opportunity to warm up throughout the event. Hot dogs, hot chocolate and coffee will be provided for those participating in the event. The intent of this program is to provide an introduction to ice fishing. All Pa. Fish and Boat rules and regulations apply during this event. 

 Youth under 16 yrs of age don’t need a license. The event may be cancelled due to rain or unsafe ice conditions. Please pre-register for the event by 1/30/20. To register a youth or volunteer your time and talents please contact Don Bickford at 814 486 3363 or Frank Armanini at 814 486 0941.

Lynn A. " Mac" McCombie

Lynn A. “Mac” McCombie, 77, of 1397 Cameron Road, Driftwood, PA
died at his residence, Driftwood, PA on Tuesday evening (January 21, 2020).
He was born November 3, 1942 in Emporium, PA a son of the late Leonard "Red" and Kathryn Gontero McCombie.
In 1972 he married Linda Wykoff who survives.

Lynn served with the US Navy during Vietnam. He worked for local union 66, operating engineers, for over 50 years. He was a member of the Sinnemahoning Sportsman Club and the VFW in Emporium.

In addition to his wife he is survived a daughter, Michele(Luis) Lopez, Carrboro, NC; step-son, Joe Winslow, Emporium; brother, Carl (Nancy) McCombie, Lewistown, PA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard "Red" and Kathryn Gontero McCombie

At his request there will be No Service or visitation.

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

2020 Vintage Emporium Calendars

We have six of our 2020 Vintage Emporium calendars remaining for sale for $10 each. If you'd like one (or more), please send a FB message to Michelle Clark ( 814-486-8224 ) or me,
Chrissy Slusarick.

Each month features a photo of Emporium from days gone by, and there are dozens of extra photos inside as well! Calendars can be mailed out of town for an extra $5 each.

Thanks to everyone for your overwhelming support of this project so far!

Cameron County Food Pantry

Cameron County Food Pantry

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the building located behind the Northern Tier Community Action offices at 135 West Fourth Street in Emporium.

Call 486-1161, ext. 269, with any questions.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Save the Date

Bingo Tonight!

Bingo tonight at the VFW. 
Open to the public. 

CD Community Chest Jan. Update

Cameron County Community Chest 2020 Fund Drive Jan. Update The Cameron County Community Chest Board of Directors wishes everyone a very Happy New Year. As of January 17th, we have collected $11,794 toward our $19,000 goal. Thanks to all who have contributed so far. The 2020 fund drive will stay open until September 30th. This months featured organization will be the Penn Highlands Community Nurses.   Penn Highlands Community Nurses is a non-profit home care organization established in 1929 that provides comprehensive services to the residents of Cameron, Elk, McKean, Clearfield, Jefferson and Potter Counties. Services include: Home Health Services- provides in-home skilled medical services for those experiencing post-hospital care, or changes in a health care condition which include: Nursing, Rehabilitation Therapy, Medication Management, Personal Care, Medical Social Services and Nutrition Counseling. Hospice Services- provides comprehensive services for those with an advanced illness. Nursing, emotional and spiritual support is provided to improve quality of life for the person in their home or residence. Home Support/Private Duty-offers non-medical supportive in-home services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help people remain independent and safe in their home. Services include, but are not limited to personal care, bathing assistance, hair care, preparing meals, laundry, shopping and respite care. Adult Day Services-offers an activity-oriented, medically supervised day program for people 60 and older with physical or mental limitations. The Center is located in St. Marys and is open 8:00 a.m. 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Penn Highlands Community Nurses can be reached for all services, in all locations at their toll-free number: 1-800-841-9397. A comprehensive overview of services is available on their website at No donation/memorial is too small. Please send your tax-deductible contribution to: Cameron County Community Chest, PO Box 134, Emporium, PA. 15834, Attn: Judd Schager. Help support the Recreation Board, Community Nurses, Red Cross, Friends of the Library, Package Team, Garden Club, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Sylvan Heritage, 4-H, SPCA and Special Community Requests.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

James E. McIsaac

James E. McIsaac, 53, of 57 McIsaac Lane, Driftwood, PA died at his residence on Saturday morning (January 18, 2020). He was born September 11, 1966 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late Gaylord G. and Maxine Dempsey McIsaac.

Jim graduated from Cameron County High School, served with the Army National Guard and later enlisted in the US Navy where he served several years. He had worked at GKN in Emporium.

He is survived by two sisters, Rachel Moate, Sterling Run and Mary Catalone, Emporium; one brother, Gaylord G. McIsaac, Jr., Driftwood.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be no vistation. Services will be at the convenience of the family.

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Bearded Brewing Coffee

Our website is up and running. Please like, share, and support! Those who want to support from afar can order and we will ship!  Emporiumites unite!  Enjoy fresh beans every morning!  Make freshness part of your everyday routine!  Check us out! We are also on Facebook! 

PTO Support Through the Boxtop App

If you haven’t already, please consider signing up and using the Box Tops app. It’s very easy to use, and helps your PTO continue to fund assemblies and programs for our kids.

Last year, we earned almost $1,000 through Box Tops.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Hazen Flea Market

It's a little early to think about fkea markets, but these are the dates for the Hazen Flea Market, 2020. 
2020 Hazen Flea Market Dates ---- MAY 2 & 3,    JUNE 6 & 7,     JULY 4 & 5,   AUGUST 1 & 2,   SEPTEMBER 5 & 6,     OCTOBER 3 & 4.   Vendors need a PA Sales Tax License to set up. We are not accepting Food, Drink, Ice Cream, Popcorn Vendor Concessions.  Please, No Dogs.

New AT&T Tower in Southern Cameron County

This week work has begun on the new AT&T cell tower located above the Whitcomb Subdivision in Driftwood.
Thanks goes out to Russ Braun for allowing me to share this photo. 

Winter Spirit Week @CCHS

Live Band Saturday Night @the VFW- Cancelled

Cancelled due to weather

Karie Sowers & Aria Magaro

What does Katie Sowers and Aria Magaro have in common? A love of football and the desire to be directly involved with the sport. When Aria's parents reached out to Katie about her desire to play Storm football in Cameron County, Katie reached out to her in support of her dream!
Go to the link below and search for Katie Sowers.

Bibiana N. "Bibi" Park

Bibiana N. "Bibi" Park, 87, of 496 Meadow Road, Emporium, PA
died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Thursday evening (January 16, 2020).
She was born January 3, 1933 in Sterling Run, PA a daughter of the late Fred and Marie Devling Summerson.
On July 10, 1954 in Emporium she married the late James Park.

Bibi graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1949. After graduation she held many administrative secretarial positions at various companies until her retirement from The First United Methodist Church in 2018. She was a very active member of the Church and taught Sunday school from 1955 until 2016. She was a lifelong volunteer for several organizations including the American Cancer Society, Hospice, Little League Baseball and the Alumni Committee.

She is survived by two sons, Steven (Sue) Park;  Edward (Marva) Park, of Royal Palm Beach, FL; and one daughter, Rachel (Allen) Dodd, Casper WY; four grandchildren, Danielle, Austin, Kendel and James;  two great grandchildren, McKayla and Graysen; brother, Steve (Marge) Summerson, Emporium; several nieces and nephews including a special niece, Bobbi (Sam) Olivett, Emporium.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Rees, three brothers, Donald, William and Robert "Jerry" Summerson and a longtime companion, Bob Jenkins.

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the First United Methodist,  Church, 306 S Spruce St, Emporium, PA on Sunday from 2-5 PM.

Funeral Service will be held at the Church on Monday (January 20, 2020) at 2:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 306 S. Spruce Street., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

Lorena J. "JoAnn"Park

Lorena J. “JoAnn” Park, 79, of 1204 Old West Creek Road, Emporium, PA, passed peacefully on Thursday morning, (January 16, 2020).  She was born May 11, 1940 in Leon, Oklahoma, a daughter of the late Vernon and Lorena Hoisington Totty.  On May 9, 1959 in Street, Maryland she married Harry G. Park Sr., who survives.  Harry and JoAnn were the love of each other’s lives having celebrated 60 years of marriage.

JoAnn retired after 28 years from the former Pennsylvania Pressed Metals.  She was a member of the Emporium Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.  JoAnn served as a Sunday School teacher and a Girl Scout Leader.  She enjoyed camping, gardening and playing cards with her special friends.  JoAnn’s greatest passion was her husband and family.  She proudly watched her grandchildren play sports and was always their #1 fan. JoAnn was very proud of her patriotic family as her father, husband, sons, grandson and brothers all served our great county in the armed forces.

In addition to her husband she is survived by three daughters, Julia (Robert) Spehalski, Emmaus, PA; Brenda (Tom) Munz, Emporium, PA; and R. Michele Park (Jeff Snell), Driftwood, PA; two sons, Harry (Tammy) Park Jr., Virginia Beach, VA and Kevin (Beth) Park, Southampton, NJ; thirteen grandchildren (Steven, Andrew, Stacey, Justin, Brent, Courtney, Jordan, Taylor, Kevin, Nathan, Kayden, Jake and Katie); seven great grandchildren (Aubrey, Dylan, Ryder, Harper, Luke, Charlotte, and Ava); two brothers, Vernon (Marie) Totty, CA and Delbert (Thixie) Totty, OK; five sisters, Birdie (Wayne) McNutt, TX, Mary Sue Peterman, Glenda Brown, Verena “Neno” Smith, Donna Smith, all of OK.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her stepmother, Hildegard Totty and one brother, Claude Totty.

Friends will be received on Monday, January 20, 2020, 11:00am – Noon.  Funeral Service immediately following visitation with Pastor Lionel Owen officiating.
Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 419 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834.

Online condolences may be placed at
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Family Painting Night

No School on Monday

REMINDER: Due to Teacher In-Serivce training, there is NO SCHOOL for students on Monday, January 20, 2020.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

St Mark Parish Family Day

            {FOLLOWING 5:00 PM. MASS}
 Tureen Dinner, bring a dish to pass.
Please plan to attend this fun family event.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner

Mary C. Ives Obituary Update

Obituary update 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Mary C. Ives, who died ( Dec. 13, 2019), at St.Mark Catholic Church on Saturday ( January 18, 2020) at 11 a.m. 

  Mary C. Ives

Mary C. Ives, 76, of 118 W. 6th St., Emporium, PA died at UPMC Cole, Coudersport, PA on Friday morning (December 13, 2019) following a lengthy illness. She was born September 7, 1943 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late W. Alvin Klees and Catherine Schlimm Klees Hanscom. On August 13, 1966 in Fort Gordon, GA she married Donald Ives, who survives.

Mary worked as a hairdresser and in child care. Mary was talented in all areas of arts and crafts. She especially enjoyed painting and decorating her home for Christmas. She loved animals and often took in rescue pets. She was a very kind and gentle person.

In addition to her husband she is survived by a son, Jeff Ives, Lawrenceville, Georgia; two sisters, Anne Farber, Centre Hall; Leslie (Dennis) Stepanik, San Antonio, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, W. Alvin Klees and Catherine Schlimm Klees Hanscom.

Mass will be Celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church and will be announced at a later date.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at

Hunter Trapper Education Course

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is hosting an all-female Hunter-Trapper Education course at this year's Great American Outdoor Show at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This course is open for all females, ages 12 and up. It will be instructed by all females, too! Space is limited, so please email us at to get registered.

We will also be hosting a general admission hunter ed course on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the show. More details will be announced soon.

Norman G. Pickering

Norman G. Pickering, Sr., 73, of 111 W. Long Ave., Apt 5L, DuBois, PA, formerly of Driftwood, PA died at Penn Highlands DuBois on Monday afternoon (January 13, 2020).
He was born June 6, 1946 in Renovo, PA a son of the late Clarence and Georgianna Saxton. On June 18, 1966 in Ridgway he married the late JoAnn Predko.

Mr. Pickering graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1965 and earned an associate degree in digital electronics from Cleveland Institute of Technology in 1987. He retired from GKN where he worked for over twenty-two years. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

Norman is survived by a daughter, Pamela (Kevin) Irwin, Emporium and a son, Norman "Gene" Pickering, Jr., Knox, PA; two grandchildren: Logan and Cameron Irwin; two brothers, Basil Buchannan, Emporium; and Clarence Pickering, Punxsutawney.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Sunday from 1-2 followed by the memorial service at 2:00 PM with Pastor Dave Hockey, officiating.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to Driftwood Senior Center, PO Box 99, Driftwood, PA 15832

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Jan. & Feb. programs at Sinnemahoning State Park

Saturday, Jan. 25, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Coffee with the Birds - Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa, INDOORS, as we participate in a Project Feeder Watch bird count and learn to identify some of the less common winter feeder birds. Different bird-watching topics covered each week. No pre-registration. Wildlife Center Classroom

Saturday, Jan. 25, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Pennsylvania Owls - Discover the folklore, natural history and adaptations of owls, mysterious creatures of the night. PowerPoint presentation enhanced by owl mounts, talons, wings and pellets. Program recommended for adults and children ages 8 and up. No pre-registration required. Wildlife Center Classroom

Saturday, Feb. 1, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Coffee with the Birds - Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa, INDOORS, as we learn about the birds visiting the feeders just outside the classroom window and participate in a Project Feeder Watch bird count. Different bird-watching topics covered each week. No pre-registration required. Wildlife Center Classroom

Feb. 7 through Feb. 9, 6 PM Friday until 1 PM Sunday
Winter Women in the Wilds - Ladies, beat cabin fever this winter while trying something new during this fun weekend of outdoor recreation and environmental education. $70 per person. Registration is full, but the park is still accepting names on the waiting list. Call park office for information. Thursday, Feb. 20, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Homeschool Day: Awesome Owls – Students, join us for an owl-some day of learning as we take flight into the world of owls. Open to all grade levels. Pre-registration is required by Tuesday Feb. 18. Wildlife Center Classroom

Saturday, Feb. 22, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Coffee with the Birds - Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa, INDOORS, as we participate in a Project Feeder Watch bird count and learn how to attract more colorful birds with different seeds and feeders. Different bird-watching topics covered each week. No pre-registration. Wildlife Center Classroom

Saturday, Feb. 22, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Snowshoeing Basics or Nature Hike – Are you ready to give snowshoeing a try? Park staff will help you get started. Snow shoes and trekking poles will be provided or bring your own. Program will begin indoors with an introduction to snowshoeing equipment and styles, followed by a guided practice instruction on level ground. Participants are then encouraged to borrow the snowshoes to explore the park on their own after the program. If snow depth is insufficient for snowshoeing, the indoor portion of the program will still be held from 11:00-11:30 AM, and a 2- to 3-mile nature hike will be offered from 11:30 AM -1:00 PM. Program is free, but pre-registration is required by Thursday February 20.

Saturday, Feb. 29, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
4H Wildlife and Forestry Field Day - A full day of hands-on wildlife and forestry educational activities for youth ages 8-18. More details soon to follow. Must be a member of 4H to participate. For more information about 4H, please contact your local Penn State Extension office. Sinnemahoning Park Office and Wildlife Center.

To pre-register for a program, or for more information, please visit the online DCNR Calendar of Events at . If you need assistance with online registration, please call the park office 814-647-8401 and dial 0 for the front desk.

Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities

CCYA had another great visit to the Pennsylvania Farm Show last week with CCHS students. What a great place to learn about a lot of things but most importantly the importance of the Agriculture Industry in our great State of Pennsylvania!

Monday, January 13, 2020

Helen L. Pearsall

Helen L. Pearsall      “beloved mother, grandmother, and sister”

COUDERSPORT, Pa.---Helen L. Pearsall, 88, of Coudersport, formerly of Sizerville, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, in UPMC Hamot, Erie.
Born on Friday, February 6, 1931 in Driftwood, she was a daughter of Arthur H. and Louise Anna Wolfe Pearsall. She was formerly married to Joseph E. Walker, who preceded her in death.
Helen had been employed at Sylvania Corporation in Emporium for many years.

Helen attended Gardeau Church, where she was the caretaker for many years. While living in Coudersport, Helen attended Gospel Tabernacle Church. She was active in the Adopt a Highway program, a member of the Cameron County Grange, and was a member of the Coudersport Senior Center. While living in Cameron County, she worked on the election board. She enjoyed gardening; going to camp with her granddaughter, Faith Lynne; fishing; and the outdoors. She was a very loving and caring, beautiful woman. She was a mother to her grandchildren and adored her great-grandchildren.

Surviving are two daughters, Marilyn Walker Reynolds of Summerville and Faith E. Walker Banks of Emporium; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three sisters, Pauline Pearsall Hayes of Monroe, Louisiana, Naomi Pearsall Dill of Sterling Run, and Judy Pearsall of St. Marys; a brother, David Pearsall of Snow Camp, North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her former husband, she was predeceased by a son, Dale A. Walker; three sisters, Josephine I. Pearsall Reed, Mildred Pearsall Irwin, and Esther J. Pearsall Greg; six brothers, Eddie Pearsall, Sr., Richard I. Pearsall, Arthur H. Pearsall, Jr., Allen E. Pearsall, Herbert I. Pearsall, and Robert S. Pearsall.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at the Gardeau Church, 2896 Gardeau Road, Emporium.

Helen’s family is being assisted by Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Helen, please visit

News from Rich Valley Wines

🗣🍷We have big news!🍷

Today we received our Winery License!!!!!!🥳🍸🍾

Help us celebrate by coming to our Grand Opening the weekend of February 14th - 16th. Join us Valentines Day for The Bryan Titus Trio! They will provide the music and we will provide the charcuterie (cured meats and cheese platter) and crudités (vegetable platter).

Tickets are available from 

Check back on Facebook for some pop up dates and times in the coming weeks as well!

Queen Esther Theater Signups

Now taking signups. Please call or message Mary Kay via FB if you are interested in this trip. 

Youth Mid- Week Meditation

The Library is offering a FREE 4-week meditation course for youth ages 12-18, beginning with an intro session on Wednesday, February 5, 4-5 p.m. 
Class sessions will be Wednesdays from 4-4:30 p.m.
The class will be led by local meditation specialist, Susan Zoschg.

We will consider offering more sessions if there is enough interest in the class. 

NPRC @ Library Today!

Stop in the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library today and visit with the Northern PA Regional College. 
 Todays times are 1:00 - 2:30 pm and 5:00 - 6:30 pm 

Troopers on the Court

Sharing this photo of Trooper Matt Salisbury and his trainee playing basketball with our local youth on the courts behind Memorial Hall. A great sight to see! 
Thank you goes out to Brian Harmon for allowing me to share this photo. 

Multiphasic Blood Screening

These multiphasic blood screenings can be a huge money saver, especially this time of year when you haven't met your health care deductible.