August 20, 2004
Well, Portville has 3 brand-spankin' new businesses along the main drag - a Dollar General, a Subway,
and Ice Cream Island.
The 417 highway from the village to beyond Butternut Brook is all tore up from construction.
I wonder who put up the 45 MPH speed limit signs just coming INTO the village from Obi and
Looks like soccer stars Kris Young and Jared Warner are going to kick for the Panther football team
Kevin Curran is the new high school principal, giving PCS an awesome administration.
March 3, 2004
Hearing from alot of Portville people via emails...some folks I've never met and many I haven't
seen in mega-years.
Coralie Warner McMahon and Shayne Snyder Certo are working hard on the 20th year reunion of the
Class of 1984...July 9, 10. They need money from their classmates, so spread the word.
The Portville Hall of Fame committee will be meeting soon. You can join the committee by emailing
the webmasters. Or, post your favorite nominee names on the study hall guestbook, and we will take your opinion
into consideration . So far, Lee Frair, John Dubots, Helen Worth, Dr. Louise Merrick, Jeff Nix, Edgar and Vera Clark,
and Ronda Shaner Pollock have plaques along the Wall of Fame in the new section of PCS.
We have many nomination forms already completed on candidates, but you can check with the high school
office about submitting someone new who has been special to the school and/or town. A person does not have to be a graduate
of PCS - just someone who has made a positive impact in the town.
January 17, 2004
A big-time youth wrestling tourney in
the high school gym today attracted kids from all over the region.
Did you know that members of
the Cahilly family invented a board game that was marketed nationally and can be bought at the
Portville Free Library?
Rupert Chaffee will be 90 this week - he played on the 1929 Portville
Subway is moving into the old Brick House building, but I don't
think Jared will be making any personal appearances.
The Class of 79 had a reunion meeting and party at Chili's
the day after Christmas. Big Jim Hawbaker entertained the guests with stories and awards.
It was only a fair buck season for most local hunters. Last year's record
bounty must have had an effect.
I hear the Maple Tree Bar closed down, secondarily to second-hand smoke.
DECEMBER 1, 2003:
Saw Lee Frair ('34) at the Park and Shop recently. This Portville
legend looks the same as he did when he retired from PCS...still mowing the lawn and cutting wood up on Deer Creek.
Police Chief Vince Pascale ('79) has a new Ford SUV on the force...decked
out with hi-tech equipment. I had a look on Thanksgiving Eve in front of the Convenient Store. Regular gasoline
at a buck sixty-nine.
Doggone tree fell over the driveway to Camp Clarity a few weeks ago.
Salamanca has challenged Portville to an Alumni Football game set for May 29, 2004 at Warrior
Field. A bunch of former Panthers gathered on Nov. 30 at the Legion to see what's up. Chris
Yehl ('89) is in charge. A 2005 game will be held in Portville... if no one gets killed in the first contest.
Business continues to be booming at Spraque's Restaurant, and people are coming from all over to
eat there. Randy ('71) is rolling with the turkeys and maple syrup.
The village streets and sidewalks have not looked this good in years.
The Portville basketball teams have begun their seasons. Jean Rasey Bantelman
('82) is coach of the girls' varsity squad, while Mike Blask is coaching the boys' varsity team. Jeff
McMahon ('01) and Bill Torrey ('00) are playing with Pitt-Bradford.
The former Spring Hill Restaurant is apparently going to become a Dollar Store.