April 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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Former Harlem Globetrotter Seth Franco (left) is shown with young Dino Brown at a basketball clinic at Memorial Hall in Emporium on Tuesday (April 15). More...

LYMAN LAKE IS BACK… AT LEAST SOME OF IT!

Lyman Lake is back! Well, 13 feet of it is back. More...

Viewpoints

Timely advice about alcohol

Like so many "special attention" months, the designation of April as Alcohol Awareness Month will pass without much notice. Yet the consumption of alcohol creates significant health concerns across all age groups. More...

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

By Howard 'Mac' McDonald

Opening day of trout season saw a lot of fishermen in the area. You know old fishermen never die, they just smell that way. I like to fish and right now I am fishing for write-in votes for President. You never know. More...

We've got mail!

We're Growing Apart Editor: Constant communication about nothing - texting, instant messaging, etc. -- is transforming the very nature of our relationships. More...

Community Life

Civil War era to be recalled

A respected author and historian will share his knowledge of Civil War soldiers' activities and behavior during a free presentation on Saturday, May 3, in Emporium. Dr. Richard A. More...

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Students in grades kindergarten through 12 at Austin School have been saving money to make upgrades to the school's playground by contributing to a PTO program, 'Pennies for the Playground.' Money will be used to add to the playground or to make im More...

Births

Carson C. Cooney A son was born April 2, 2008, in Charles Cole Hospital, to Chase and Hillary Cooney. Named Carson Chase, the little boy weighed eight pounds, nine ounces. He joins a sister, Carly Jo, age three. More...

Sports

Dominant Raiders continue course

What could be one of the most successful seasons in Cameron County High School baseball history continues on course. Veteran coach Dick Harrier's Red Raiders pounded visiting Port Allegany, 12-1, Wednesday afternoon to improve to 6-0. More...

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Bret "Buddy" Metzger found the groove as he blanked Otto-Eldred Wednesday night at CARP Field. Coudersport's varsity baseball team improved to 3-0 with the win. More...

Falcons have 3-0 start

Pitching, hitting solid for Coudersport

Coudersport finally opened its high school baseball season after a two-week delay due to weather. The Falcons debuted with a dramatic 9-7 win over Johnsonburg last Thursday. More...

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With day time temperatures having hit the 70s on consecutive days and night time temperatures finally staying aboving freezing, water temperatures have come up enough to make the trout active. More...

SECOND TOWN MEETING SET BY COMMISSIONERS

The Potter County Commission- ers will hold the second in a series of evening meetings in communities throughout the county on Tuesday night at Coudersport High School, starting at 7. More...

LOCAL GOV'T RESOURCE SESSION SET

Local government representatives of Potter and McKean counties are invited to attend a "resource fair" being held Monday and Tuesday at the Potter County Education Council (PCEC) offices in Coudersport and Port Allegany. More...

ARBOR DAY ACTIVITIES BEING PLANNED

Organizations in Cameron and Potter counties are gearing up for Arbor Day on Friday, April 25, with ceremonies, tree plantings and programs. Arbor Day celebrates the importance of trees. More...

LUMBER MUSEUM MAKEOVER DETAILS

When renovations are complete, a trip to the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum in central Potter County will be a new experience to even its most frequent visitors. More...

News

REGIONAL NEWS BRIEFS

Galeton facelift continues GALETON -- Major construction in downtown Galeton resumed last week. According to PennDOT, an ambitious community development project along U.S. Rt. 6 will cause traffic re-routing for several months. More...

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While work is progressing for replacement of the Specialist Mike Franklin Bridge (what's left is below) on Coudersport's East Second St. by contractor A. L. More...

HELP NEEDED FOR CLEAN-UP EFFORT

Sylvan Heritage Council is recruiting volunteers to support the April 26 "Clean Up Emporium" campaign. Emporium Volunteer Fire Department will kick off the event by washing all sidewalks and the roadways starting at 7 am. More...

Potter County News

TEENAGER SCREENINGS WINDING DOWN

Screening of Potter County teenagers for signs of mental health problems and suicide risk is winding up in the coming weeks. More...

COMPUTER CLASSES IN COUDERSPORT

The Potter County Education Council continues to offer computer skills courses at its Coudersport office. Cost per class is $38 and includes a text book. More...

TWO SENTENCED IN POTTER COUNTY

A McKean County woman was ordered by Potter County Judge John Leete to serve jail time by for charges dating back to 2006. More...

Outdoors

Banner year likely for turkey hunters

It gets underway today with the "youth spring turkey hunt," as hunters ages 12 to 16 get an early shot at a spring gobbler. More...

Spring gobbler season opening soon

Game Commission officials believe the upcoming gobbler seasons will provide good hunting opportunities locally. The state's one-day youth spring gobbler season is Saturday. More...

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Steve McKnight, a Dawson, Pa. man, was among the lucky anglers who took one of the tagged fish that were stocked by East End Beverage and Straub Brewer. This 20-inch rainwbow trout was caught in the Portage Creek. More...

Obituaries

Catherine Graham

APRIL 28, 1955 - APRIL 7, 2008

Catherine (Cathi) Whitaker Graham died peacefully at her home on the evening of April 7, 2008. The world that night lost a wonderful and caring soul, whose strength through her illness should serve as an example to all. More...

Death Notices

Phyllis R. Billings Phyllis R. Billings, 83, of St. Marys, formerly of Emporium, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Thursday (April 10, 2008). Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Driftwood. More...