April 5, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

'GOLD' FLOWS IN THEM THAR HILLS

Bennett's Branch still being polluted with acid mine drainage

There's gold in them thar hills. Fool's gold, that is. Deposits of pyrite, the scientific name for fool's gold, in abandoned coal mines continue to foul the Bennett's Branch of Sinnemahoning Creek. More...

TOWN MEETING MONDAY

Austin first stop of Potter Commissioners

The Potter County Commissioners will hold a series of evening meetings in communities throughout the county in the coming weeks. More...

Viewpoints

Our waterways are on the mend

(Todd Deluccia is a watershed specialist for the Cameron County Conservation District). More...

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

Rays pouring through the stained glass windows seemed to brighten the minister's message. Smiles on the faces of the congregation told me I was not the only one who was enjoying this bright, sunny Sunday. More...

We've got mail!

'Virtual Volunteering' Editor: Advances in technology have made possible some important changes in the ways in which we volunteer. One of the most interesting of these is virtual volunteering, performed online. More...

Outdoors

Too close for comfort!

Woman concerned about visiting bobcat

The tiny village of Olmstead, between Coudersport and Roulette, has an unwelcome new resident. He made his presence known last week to his closest neighbor, the affable Dona Lehman. More...

Leek season has officially begun

Trout season may be another week away, but you can still get out and enjoy the warming weather this weekend in the great outdoors. Leek season has begun. Last weekend, in most places, the odiferous wild onions were an inch out of the ground. More...

Skiing wanes; more on tap at Ski Denton

The skiing season may be over on Denton Hill, but mountain biking is just around the bend. "This year went really well for us," said Shawn Schoonover, part-owner. More...

Obituaries

Amy L. Wheaton

Amy L. Wheaton, 53, of Austin, formerly of Emporium, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, on Friday (March 28, 2008). Funeral service was held at the Barnett Funeral Home where the Rev. More...

Elner E. Plant

Elner E. "Dolly" Plant, 86, a resident of the Guy and Mary Felt Manor in Emporium, formerly of Lewistown, died Saturday (March 23, 2008). Funeral services were held at the Grace United Methodist Church, where the Rev. Rick Bender officiated. More...

Edna M. Dumich

Edna M. Schloder Dumich, 94, of St. Marys, died Friday (March 28, 2008) at Pinecrest Manor. A mass of Christian burial was celebrated at the St. Marys Catholic Church, St. Marys, where the Rev. Meinrad Lawson, O.S.B., officiated. More...

GAS COMPANIES TURN UP HEAT

Rendell administration will allow new drilling activity

Energy companies got their wish last week with the announcement that they'll be able to seek the mother lode of natural gas reservoirs deep under state forest land in northcentral Pennsylvania. More...

OIL, GAS LEASING DISCUSSION SET

Recorder of Deeds Gary Kelsey will discuss the upsurge in oil and gas leases and the flurry of activity his office has experienced as guest speaker during the next meeting of the Potter County Board of Commissioners. More...

MURDER CHARGE DOESN'T CARRY

Coffmans won't face most serious charges against them

The husband and wife who were jailed Feb. 26 for delivering drugs to a woman who later died, will not face the most serious charges filed against them. More...

Photo

A heavy rainfall last Friday evening made thick, frozen fingers out of the trees in higher elevations around the area. The ice-coated limbs were dangling diamonds against the morning sky on Denton Hill, where this photo was taken. More...

News

SAP FLOWIN' MAPLE WEEKEND

Sap was running over the weekend and so were the fourth annual Potter/Tioga Maple Weekend tours. Local sugar shacks opened up their doors to locals, tourists and anyone else interested in learning how maple products are made. More...

Drug trends identified

Abuse of alcohol and other drugs is taking a huge toll in area communities, resulting in increased crime, medical costs and property damage. In order to come to terms with the issues, area citizens must recognize the extent of the problem. More...

NOW IT'S THE TAX MAN

Government wants $300 million from Rigases

Almost six years after a perfect storm of financial disclosures and government crackdown on corporate crime toppled cable television giant Adelphia Communications Corp., the tax man still has his hand out. More...

Community Life

It's all about leadership

Nineteen Potter County residents who care about their communities have been attending a cram course on leadership since the beginning of the year. More...

Moscato Brown Library lists memorials, new titles

Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library announces the following memorial donations: In honor of Betty Morean by Harriet Stolz, The New Years's Quilt, by Jennifer Chiaverini, and Stash Envy and Other Quilting Confessions and Adventures, by Lisa B More...

Births

Lizzie S. Clay A daughter was born March 19, 2008, in Charles Cole Hospital, to Benjamin and Sherrell Lynn Weldon of Coudersport. Named Lizzie Sarah, the little girl weighed seven pounds, two ounces. More...

Sports

Heimel District 9 Player of the Year

First Northern Tier League player to earn the award

Coudersport's Blair Heimel is the 2008 District 9 boys' basketball Player of the Year. A-C Valley freshman Allan Eaton is Rookie of the Year and Bradford's Dave Fuhrman is Coach of the Year. More...

'Blue' girls win All-Star Game

Kristy Kamper has no interest in playing college basketball, but the Coudersport senior still had the sport on her mind Saturday afternoon at Penn State DuBois. More...

Seniors clash in all-star game

Outstanding seniors from District 9 schools squared off Saturday night at Penn State DuBois for the ninth annual Alice R. Kozel Foundation All-Star Game. More...