The Weekly Highlights 09/29/14 – 10/03/14

A look at this week’s highlights on Wellsboro Home Page.

It’s time once again to take a look at what happened the past week. The Weekly Highlights are a great way to catch up, but don’t forget that you can always watch the full stories from either our front page or the archives section.



The Wellsboro Hornets traveled to Athens this past Friday night to take on the Wildcats.

The Hornets got off to a great start when Michael Pietropola passed to Kieron Smethers for an 86 yard touchdown during their very first possession. Second quarter – Levi Mack exploded through the middle of the Wildcats defense for a 29 yard run. Shortly there after, Pietropola made a touchdown dash. Later on in the 3rd quarter, Levi Mack put another 6 points on the board for Wellsboro. Fourth quarter – another Hornet touchdown from Levi Mack. The extra point by Smethers was good. The game ended with Wellsboro leading, 41-0.

Read more and watch the game here!



On Monday, September 29 the Wellsboro Lady Hornets tennis team took first place in their final match of the season. The event started by recognizing the seniors, Shelby Wheeler and Riley Kitchen.

In the first match, Towanda’s Hannah Innocenzo defeated Raisa Rogers in three sets sets 6-3, 2-6, 5-7 . Towanda also was victorious in the second match with Katie Christian, beating the Hornets’ Maddy Clemens 0-6, 6-7, 9-11.

The Lady Hornets got back on track, winning the next three games with Shyann Foorman beating Mary Fink in straight sets by a score of 6-3 in both sets. Bailey Corse topped Megan Paulish, 6-0 & 6-2. In the last singles match, Riley Kitchen defeated Courtney Bennett in straight sets with a score of 6-1 and 6-0.

In the first doubles match, the team of Rogers and Foreman were defeated in straight sets with a score of 0-6 and 5-7. This set up a pivotal second doubles game, with the Hornets team of Maddy Clemens and Bailey Corse. The duo needed to win this game in order to claim the match. Clemens and Corse were victorious, defeating the team of Mary Fink and Megan Paulish from Towanda, 6-1 & 6-2.

The Wellsboro Lady Hornets tennis team will advance to districts.



The 51st annual St. Paul’s antique show and sale is coming. Home Page had the chance to speak with Reverend Canon Gregory P. Hinton of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and local antique dealer Marge Wetherbee about the show.

There will be 13 dealers with various items for sale. Both guests agreed that the event is very much like a family reunion each year, with many long-time dealers and customers returning and reuniting. “The ladies and gentlemen from the church are very nice.” stated Wetherbee. “We’re treated quite well.”

The dealers are served a homemade ham dinner on Friday night. Volunteers help to set up and tear down for the dealers. There is also a raffle, featuring prizes like a beautiful handmade quilt, basket, small table and more. Lunch is also available at a minimal cost. The show will be held Saturday, October 4 from 10:00am-3:30pm. There is an admission fee of $3. (Discount cards can be found at Etc. Antique Station in Wellsboro.)



On Wednesday, Home Page met Orpha Lundgren, a Wellsboro resident celebrating her 100th birthday. She has always served and cared for those who have surrounded her. She was born on October 1, 1914 in Welch Settlement. Orpha later married her high school sweet heart, John Lundgren. She went on to have three sons, grandchildren, great grandchildren and now a great great grandchild. She also received her nursing degree and worked at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital here in Wellsboro from 1939 until 1977.

When asked if she had any advice from her 100 years of life experience, Orpha encouraged us to spend more time with our families. “The most important thing in my life was my family,” she said. “Children need that.”



Today’s feature story is good news for Tioga County residents who are, (or who have loved ones), fighting cancer. Susquehanna Health opened their brand new cancer center at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital this week.

In recent years Tioga County has demonstrated an increased need for access to cancer care. Given the complexity of cancer treatments and the many procedures required with some patients, Tioga County residents have had to travel significant distances to receive care. But now, this new state-of-the-art facility will provide comprehensive cancer care right here in Tioga County, including support services to better treat the full spectrum of patient needs.

Find out more about the new cancer center here!

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