January 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

STRUCTURALLY SOUND

Structural engineer: Potter County Courthouse in 'good condition'

A structural engineer called in to study the 155-year-old Potter County Courthouse had some good news for the county. In an assessment made public by the county commissioners last week, Edward S. More...

Viewpoints

Drug Testing Doesn't Work

(Editor's Note: This essay was submitted by Drug Free Pennsylvania in response to the Jan. More...

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

If you were born on this date in 1990, you are now old enough to buy cigarettes. The government has made a half-hearted effort to get rid of this cancer causing product by hammering it with taxes, but very few people quit because of expense. More...

We've got mail!

Teens need more sleep To the editor: It's midnight on a Sunday, and you're cramming for that big test tomorrow. Then on Monday morning you're sitting in class, ready to take your test with six hours of sleep, and you're just too tired to focus. More...

Outdoors

Money no longer a limiting factor for Watershed Assn.

Less than six years have passed since the Bucktail Watershed Association (BWA) was formed by a group of local citizens who cared about the environment and wanted to make a difference. More...

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Members of the Mountain Country Archery Club invite area bow and arrow enthusiasts to join them on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays to practice shooting at Beaver Hall. During the week, the sessions begin at 6 pm. On Sunday, they start at 1. More...

Area remains under drought watch

Potter, Cameron and Elk counties remain under a drought watch, despite improving conditions. McKean County is among those recently lifted from the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection drought watch. More...

Obituaries

Lester Logue Johnson

JULY 21, 1974 - JANUARY 13, 2008

Lester Logue Johnson, 33, of Emporium, died of natural causes Sunday (Jan. 13, 2008) at his home. Born on July 21, 1974, he was the son of Elizabeth (Betty) and Richard (Rick) Renwick both of Emporium. On Sept. More...

Mildred I. Kinsler

DECEMBER 15, 1914 - JANUARY 15, 2008

Mildred I. Kinsler, 93, of East Fifth Street, Emporium, died Tuesday (Jan. 15, 2008), in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys. Born December 15, 1914 in Port Allegany, she was the daughter of Elmer and Grace Halderman Seibring. More...

Endeavor Obituary Policy

Full obituaries are no longer offered as a free service. Death notices will be published at no charge. Obituaries will be billed a flat rate of $15. Paid obituaries will include the following. More...

HERPES SCARE

CCHS wrestlers, others quarantined after outbreak

Area high school wrestling mats have been idle as officials respond to an outbreak of a virus commonly referred to as "mat herpes." Officials at Cameron County and Coudersport schools said Thursday they are confident that proper precautions have b More...

Dog 'kennel' improvements near completion

Cameron County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (CCSPCA) president George "Ted" Sowers has announced that renovations to the dog retainment facility near the Mid-Cameron Authority sewage treatment plan on south Mountain in Emporium More...

'PENNEY'S' CLOSING 'DONE DEAL?'

Local effort to save store falls on deaf ears

A visit to Coudersport by a regional manager from JCPenney last week may have fueled hopes of a reprieve, but they were shortlived. More...

News

Casino trip January 26

Austin Communities That Care is accepting late reservations on a spaceavailable basis for its bus trip to the Seneca Allegany Casino in Salamanca, N.Y., on Saturday, Jan. 26. More...

Transforming the 'Mill' property

The Bayless Pulp and Papermill ruins in Austin Borough could be the site of an expanded state park, complete with walking trails, biking trails, interpretive historical sites and whatever else the community would like to see. More...

Vets dinner set

VFW Post 6221 will hold its dues payers dinner at 6 pm on Feb. 1 at the Emporium vets' club. Social hour will begin at 5. Sign up by calling 486-3078 before Jan. 30. More...

Potter County News

Upcoming Ed Council classes

Potter County Education Council offers the following schedule of computer education classes in Coudersport: Tuesday, Jan. 22, Word 1; Thursday, Jan. 24, Word 2; Tuesday, Jan. 29, Excel 1; and Thursday, Jan. 31, Excel 2. More...

Vying for State Fair Queen

Potter County Fair Queen Sadie Cole is in Hershey this weekend, vying for the title of Pa. State Fair Queen. She is among approximately 50 finalists competing through interviews, speeches, and evening gown categories. More...

Sentenced for assault

Man given state prison sentence for sexual assault

A Potter County man has been sentenced to between eight and 16 months in state prison for sexually assaulting two young children. Judge John B. More...

Sports

Raider boys stay on Falcons' heels

Cameron County continues to nip at the heels of undefeated Coudersport as the Northern Tier Boys' High School Basketball League reaches its midpoint. Those two teams meet in a pivotal battle on Monday night, Jan. 28, in Emporium. More...

Northern Tier girls teams looking ahead

Several Northern Tier Girls' Basketball League teams are starting to look ahead to the PIAA District 9 playoffs, which open in early February. More...

Week of milestones for Coudersport girls

Jessica Wilson's lay-up late in the second quarter Thursday night put her over the 1,000- point mark for her high school career at Coudersport, less than 48 hours after the basketball program itself reached a milestone. More...