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Ten Potter County Students Win Norton Scholarships

Posted Tuesday, 12 July 2011 10:40 | Filed under C&N News

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SHINGLEHOUSE, PA - Ten Oswayo Valley High School students have received a total of $115,000 in scholarships from the William and Margaret Norton Scholarship Trust. The scholarship grants awarded range from two to four years and are dependent upon satisfactory academic progress.

The trust was created by the Nortons upon their deaths and is designed to help graduates of Oswayo Valley High School afford a post secondary education. The scholarship is open to all graduates of Oswayo Valley High School in Potter County. 2010 graduates earning scholarships are Samantha Walker and Aaron Duell.

2011 graduates receiving grants are Brittany Fuller, Brianna Harvey, Trevor Howard, Tarra Warriner, Michelle Cobado, Stacie Cole, Myles Pearsall and Katie Slater.

The scholarships may be used for any type of post secondary education including conventional baccalaureate programs as well as vocational and trade school programs, associate degree and graduate school programs.

It was the Nortons’ preference that the scholarship committee favors applicants who pursue post secondary education immediately following high school graduation. The Nortons also requested that the committee consider applicants who demonstrate good citizenship, character, values and motivation, academic merit, educational achievement or academic or educational promise and a degree of financial need.

Citizens & Northern Bank serves as the trustee of the Norton Scholarship Trust.

William N. Norton died Dec. 31, 2003 and his wife, Margaret, died May 5, 2008. William Norton was a former Shinglehouse mayor and businessman. He and his wife operated the William N. Norton Co., a block manufacturing and building supply company, later renamed Norton’s Building Supply. The Nortons were both very active members of their community.
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Seven Tioga County Students Earn Copp Scholarships

Posted Friday, 24 June 2011 10:36 | Filed under C&N News

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Copp Scholarship’s 2011 recipients were honored at a luncheon at the Penn Wells Hotel. Pictured are the recipients, front, from left, Lisa Shultz, Lyndsey King, Ashley Hanes, Charles Moyer and Kasey Baker. In back, from left, Angie Adams, Cowanesque Valley High School guidance counselor; Brian Tevlin, AVP and trust officer with the C&N Trust and Financial Management Group; Chris Morral, Wellsboro Area School District superintendent; Keith Yarger, Southern Tioga School District superintendent and Michael Charles, CPA, VP and tax officer with C&NTFMG. Absent from photo are Dr. Timothy Bowers, Northern Tioga School District superintendent, Danielle Strange and Richard Lee, both Copp Scholarship recipients.

WELLSBORO, PA - Seven Tioga County students have been named recipients of scholarships from the William Bowen Copp and Graydon S. Copp Agriculture Education Trust. The 2011 awards totaled $70,000.00.

The Scholarship Committee hosted a luncheon for scholarship recipients and their parents at the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro.

The 2011 recipients include:

Lisa Jean Shultz, daughter of David and Jean Shultz of Wellsboro. A graduate of Wellsboro Area High School, Lisa plans to attend Lock Haven University majoring in pre-veterinarian.

Danielle Strange, daughter of David Strange and Audrey Williams of Wellsboro. A graduate of Wellsboro Area High School, she plans to attend Alfred University majoring in pre veterinarian.

Kasey Baker, daughter of Damon and Kendra Baker of Osceola. A graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School, Kasey plans to attend Penn State Altoona majoring in animal science.

Lyndsey Renee King, daughter of Randy and Marlene King of Westfield. A graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School, she plans to attend Coastal Carolina University majoring in marine science.

Richard Lee, son of Christopher Lee and Wendy Briggs of Westfield. A graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School, he plans to attend Unity College in Maine majoring in wildlife biology.

Ashley Jean Hanes, daughter of Ronald and Deborah Hanes of Tioga. A graduate of Elkland High School, Ashley plans to attend Mansfield University majoring in biology.

Charles Moyer, son of Paul and Carolyn Moyer of Roaring Branch. A graduate of Liberty Junior Senior High School, he plans to attend Penn State Altoona majoring in animal science.

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Eight C&N Employees Earn Service Awards

Posted Friday, 17 June 2011 08:11 | Filed under C&N News

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Honored for service by Charles H. Updegraff, Jr., back, center, chairman, president and CEO, were, front, from left, Nancy Tubbs, Terry Turner and Joan Blackwell. Back, from left, Steve Bolt, Glenda Marzo,
Harland Webster, Leda Bowers and Yvonne Gill.

WELLSBORO, PA - Eight Citizens & Northern Bank employees have been recognized for a combined 155 years of service to the financial institution.

Recognized during the May-June service awards luncheon were:

  • Joan Blackwell, Liberty Branch Manager, 40 years.
  • Steve Bolt, Courier, Wellsboro, 20 years.
  • Leda Bowers, MIS Operator, Wellsboro, 15 years
  • Yvonne Gill, Marketing Manager, Wellsboro, 10 years.
  • Glenda Marzo, Head Auditor, Wellsboro, 25 years.
  • Nancy Tubbs, Compliance Officer, Wellsboro, 25 years.
  • Terry Turner, Teller, Dushore, 10 years.
  • Harland Webster – Systems Analyst Programmer, Wellsboro, 10 years.

Service awards luncheons are held regularly and hosted by C&N Chairman, President and CEO Charles H. Updegraff, Jr. In 2011, C&N will recognize 25 employees for a total of 410 years of service to Citizens & Northern Bank.

Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, NY in Steuben County. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

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Todd Coolidge, left, C&N Wellsboro branch manager, congratulates Wellsboro High School Economics and Government Teacher
Benjamin Miller and his team for winning the state championship in the Stock Market Game competition. Team members are, from left,
Samuel Mitchell, Christopher Hume and Colby Davis. Also congratulating the team is Mike Pietropola, right, high school assistant principal.

WELLSBORO, PA - A three-member team from Wellsboro High School has won the state championship by leading all divisions in the late spring Stock Market Game competition, an award-winning educational program offered by EconomicsPennsylvania. The team was sponsored by Citizens & Northern Bank.

Team members are Samuel Mitchell, Christopher Hume and Colby Davis, all juniors at the high school. Their teacher and advisor is Benjamin Miller, high school economics and government teacher. To win the state title, the local team competed with nearly 1,500 other teams and more than 4,500 other students.

The Stock Market Game, a regional and statewide competition, is open to teachers and students in grades 4-12. The game is a 10-week simulation that offers players the opportunity to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in stock chosen from the American, New York and NASDAQ markets. The activity is designed to increase the students’ understanding of the economy, markets, corporations, long term investment options and more. The winning Wellsboro team finished the game with a 20.5044% return above the S&P 500 growth rate accumulating total equity of $124,560.82.

C&N has sponsored teams for the past two years. “We are so pleased to recognize this very impressive team and their teacher for their commitment to this program,” said Todd Coolidge, Wellsboro branch manager. “Winning the state championship was certainly no small feat. C&N’s sponsorship is in keeping with our commitment to promote financial literacy among our local students.”

EconomicsPennsylvania is the state’s largest not-for-profit K-12 economic and financial literacy organization. Teachers who would like more information on the game may visit the EconomicsPennsylvania website at www.economicspa.org or e-mail Carolyn Shirk, vice president, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, NY in Steuben County. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

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C&N Bankers Teach Children To Save!

Posted Thursday, 28 April 2011 15:19 | Filed under C&N News

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C&N mascot Sammy Saver gives a young fan a hug. Sammy visited pre-K and fourth grade classrooms in the Galeton Area School District as part of the Teach Children to Save initiative.

WELLSBORO, PA - Citizens & Northern bankers from throughout C&N’s eight-county market area participated in the annual Teach Children to Save initiative sponsored by the American Bankers Association Education Foundation.

Classroom presentations and bank visits were held throughout the month of April, with 1,595 students in 18 local schools participating. Teach Children to Save (TCTS) is a national campaign that raises awareness about the role that banks and bankers play in helping young people develop lifelong savings habits. TCTS lessons couple reality with learning, incorporating hands-on scenarios and real life experiences. Lessons are available for all ages, from elementary to high school.

Area elementary students were often treated to visits by Sammy Saver, Citizens & Northern’s mascot and “spokesbug” for the Ju$t For Kid$ savings club. C&N bankers provided lessons for students in Canisteo and Hornell, NY, Coudersport, Dushore, Laporte, East Smithfield, Emporium, Jersey Shore, Knoxville, Liberty, Mansfield, Monroeton, Towanda, Muncy, Old Lycoming, Williamsport, South Williamsport, Troy, Wellsboro and Wysox.

“The economic crisis has brought into sharp focus the necessity to begin teaching financial responsibility early,” said Charles H. Updegraff, Jr., C&N chairman, president and CEO. “I’m proud of our local bankers who share their time and talent with students in our market area, making sure our young people have access to the tools necessary to make them better consumers.”

Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, NY in Steuben County. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

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Citizens & Northern Corporation Declares Dividend

Posted Thursday, 21 April 2011 15:05 | Filed under C&N News

WELLSBORO, PA - Directors of Citizens & Northern Corporation, parent company of Citizens & Northern Bank, have declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.14 per share. The record date is May 2, 2011 and it is payable on May 13, 2011 to shareholders of record. The amount is increased from the previous dividend of $0.13 per share, which was paid in February, 2011, and is the fifth consecutive quarterly increase in the dividend.

Declaration of the dividend was made at the April 19, 2011 meeting of the C&N Board of Directors.

Citizens & Northern Corporation is the parent company of Citizens & Northern Bank. Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Bradford, Cameron, Lycoming, Potter, McKean, Steuben, Sullivan and Tioga Counties. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Corporation’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

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