August 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

LIFE IN FEDERAL PRISON

RIGASES JAILED IN FCI BUTNER

Inmates at the low-security prison in the Federal Correctional Complex at Butner, N.C., are required to work an average of seven hours a day if their health allows. More...

How to spend millions?

Two people needed to help decide

Out of the environmental tragedy that followed last year's train crash near Gardeau comes an opportunity to invest millions of dollars in watershed improvements, mostly in Cameron County. More...

Viewpoints

Smoking Ban Makes Sense

(Rep. Michael Gerber is a Democrat from Montgomery County. His comments are in response to the My Side from Susan Lavely, appearing in the Aug. More...

We've got mail!

Osprey shooting explained To the editor: On April 24, an osprey was killed on our property. The incident was apparently witnessed while the bird was being filmed. More...

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

Sunday is supposed to be a day when the rigors of the work week are behind you and the alarm clock can be ignored. I guess that I am a creature of habit, because at 5:00 a.m. Sunday my eyes popped open and I could not go back to sleep. More...

Community Life

New Arrivals

Sarah E. Ford A daughter was born Aug. 8, 2007, in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital to Ben and Danielle Ford Rothermel of Coudersport. Named Sarah Elizabeth, the little girl weighed six pounds. She joins a brother, Christian, 19 months. More...

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Dr. Nicole Lease from Elk Regional Health Center discussed the benefits of physical therapy during last week's Emporium Rotary meeting. More...

These books now at Brown Library

Recent additions to the shelves of the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library include: Allergy-Free Cookbook, by Alice Sherwood. Antiques Investigator, by Judith Miller. Rodale's Vegetable Problem Solver, by Fern Marshall. More...

Sports

One more for Simcoe

Longtime football coach says '07 will be it; Brown retires after long coaching career

Change is in the air with the Coudersport High School football program. This is the first year since the 1960s that the affable Earl Brown will not stroll the sidelines. More...

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Football is in the air at Emporium! The Cameron County High School team (above) hosts Kane at 4 p.m. Saturday in a controlled scrimmage that is open to the public. More...

'Eagles' event a big success

Fifty players and volunteers participated in last week's second annual Eagles for Habitat Golf Tournament to benefit Potter County Habitat for Humanity. More...

SCHOOL SPENDING $7M

Coudersport Area School District plans three major improvement projects

Coudersport Area School District expects to seek bids as early as October on three major improvement projects estimated to cost about $7 million. More...

RIGASES JAILED

FAMILY'S LEGAL FIGHT CONTINUING

While Coudersport area residents were coming to terms with the prospects that they'll never again see John Rigas, members of his family vowed to fight for vindication. More...

RIGAS DIDN'T RUN AT 'HIGH NOON'

John Rigas compares himself to character in old western movie

During several media interviews and casual conversations, John Rigas has compared himself to actor Gary Cooper's character in the classic western movie, "High Noon." In that 1952 film, Cooper portrays Will Kane, a retiring lawman who receives assu More...

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Clam chowder was once again a big hit at the Emporium Rotary Club's annual picnic Wednesday. The club's biggest annual fundraiser, the picnic is held at the Bucktail Rod and Gun Club and attended by over 300 people every year. More...

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That Route 872 character at the home of Paul and Mary Lilja, between Austin and Coudersport, is constantly changing with the times. These days, he's a bit overdressed as he prepares to mow the lawn. More...

'Angel Food' still going

Angel Food Ministries is now in its 13th year of providing groceries and financial support to those in need. Since 2003, Cameron County Christian Center has been the Emporium area's link to this non-profit, ecumenical organization. More...

Fugitive Chapman still at large

Warden never told about sexual assault

McKean County Prison Warden Tim Woodruff said this week that he did not know Joseph W. Chapman was being investigated for sexually assaulting a child when he loosened security to allow the inmate out on a work detail. More...

Potter County News

'Family Fun Fair' Millport

A Family Fun Fair will be held Saturday at the Potter County Fairgrounds in Millport from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities and services are geared toward children up to age 10. Refreshments, games, giveaways, and activities are all free. More...

Workshops set on GPS, Geocaching

Potter County Education Council is offering a GPS/ Geocaching workshop at each of its offices, located in Coudersport, Port Allegany and Galeton. More...

Fatal car crash on Rt. 872

A Potter County man died Thursday evening when his car veered off Rt. 872, between Austin and Coudersport, and smashed into a tree. The victim, 44- year-old William Brown of Galeton, was pronounced dead at the scene. More...

Outdoors

Battling 'space invaders'

Pennsylvania is losing wildlife habitat to invasive plants at an alarming rate. Some species from other continents reproduce rapidly, displacing native plant communities and the animals that rely on them. More...

Buy 'em & burn 'em?

Fed-up hunters are burning 'doe' licenses

Buzz of local taverns, coffee shops and sporting goods stores is the "buy 'em and burn 'em" movement for antlerless deer licenses. More...

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When Chuck West isn't using his skilled hands to make area newspapers look beautiful, he's using them to set the hook on lunkers like this. More...

Obituaries

Everett N. Gooch

Everett Neil Gooch, 87, of Coudersport, a long-time dairy farmer and community leader, died Thursday (Aug. 9, 2007) at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport following a long battle with leukemia. Born on July 23, 1920 in Mannington, W. More...

Marilyn Norek

Marilyn Lou Williams Norek, of Austin, died Thursday (Aug. 9, 2007). She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend. A resident of Youngsville, N.C., she was born in Coudersport, the daughter of the late Donald D. More...

Death Notices

Nancy Gordnier Nancy K. Gordnier, 73, of Olean, N.Y., formerly of Coudersport, died Monday (Aug. 13, 2007) at Olean General Hospital. Burial was in Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport. Barbara Mahaley Barbara S. More...