May 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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This little pooch begs for mercy during a rabies clinic in Emporium Saturday. Owner Bill Narby was one of almost 200 pet owners who brought their animals to the clinic, given by Dr. L. D. Rumsey and sponsored by Cameron County SPCA. More...

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Although the threat of rain hung over last weekend's Potter Tioga Maple Festival, Mother Nature smiled on Coudersport. Traditions such as the Maple Sweetheart Parade and the judging of maple products went off without a hitch. More...

Viewpoints

Balancing nature and commerce

(Bob Veilleux is a community and economic development educator for the Penn State Cooperative Extension Service.) The key to success of the Pennsylvania Wilds is collaboration. More...

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

Main topic these days at Liars Corner in the Cabin Kitchen is the state buying the former Stoltz property on Sizerville Road and knocking down that nice building for an expanded parking lot at the Forestry Bureau. More...

We've got mail!

New Funding For PGC To the editor: Our current funding structure is largely dependent upon hunting and trapping license revenue. The commission's duty, however, extends far beyond managing game and furbearers for sportsmen. More...

Community Life

Run, walk or bike Saturday

A 5K Run, Walk and Bike event is set for today (Saturday) in Emporium. It's sponsored by the Keystone Rural Health Consortia. Proceeds will help make health and dental care available for those who have limited ability to pay. More...

NARBY, REED ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT

Engagement of Danielle Narby and Philip Reed has been announced. She is a 2005 graduate of Cameron County High School and is employed by North American Tooling and CRI. Danielle is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Narby of Emporium. More...

Birth Announcements

Isabella A. Jones A daughter was born April 22, 2008, to Elizabeth Orozco and Jason Jones of Raleigh, N.C. Named Isabella Azul, the little girl weighed eight pounds, one ounce. More...

Sports

Lippert sets school record in 100M dash at Cameron Co.

Sprinter Andy Lippert wrote his name in the school record book last week, as he blistered the track at Port Allegany in a time 11.08 seconds in the 100- meter dash. More...

Baseball playoffs set to start

Regular season games are one thing, but the "second season" is the one that really counts. That's why the varsity baseball team at Coudersport High School reflects a spirit of determination that trumps even the excitement of an unblemished record. More...

Kamper, Heimel Big 30 All-Stars

Two members of Coudersport High School's twin champions in the Northern Tier High School Basketball Leagues were named to the Big 30 All-Star Team last week. More...

Obituaries

John Patrick Simms

John Patrick Simms, 38, of Clarksville, Ark., formerly of Austin, died Saturday, April 26, 2008, in Logan County. He was born Aug. 16, 1969 and graduated from Austin High School in 1987. More...

Edna E. Harrington

Edna Eddi Harrington, 39, of Emporium, died on Monday (April 28, 2008). Surviving is one daughter, Shilo Harrington. More...

TRAIN CRASH DEFENDANT ASKS FOR OUTSIDE JURY

Defense lawyers for the man who was at the controls of the Norfolk Southern train that crashed near Gardeau almost two years ago claim their client cannot get a fair trial in McKean County. More...

BUSINESS OWNERS WANT METERS GONE

EMPORIUM

A long-debated issue is back on the agenda of Emporium Borough Council, with no clear resolution in sight. More...

SCHOOL TAXES CUT DUE TO 'SLOTS' REVENUE

Revenues collected from slot machines at the state's seven casinos will be distributed to school districts, starting with the 2008-09 school year. More...

FULL HOUSE AT 'TOWN MEETING'

Citizens of Galeton turned out in record numbers last week for the latest in a series of town meetings being held by the Potter County Board of Commissioners. More...

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"Charlie's Pride," Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Relay For Life team has been busy with fundraising activities for the annual Relay For Life, to be held on June 27 and 28. More...

THE MANY SIDES OF SOLDIERS

CIVIL WAR SPEAKER TALKS ABOUT SOLDIERS' LIVES

Union soldiers didn't just get their guns, march into battle, shoot the Confederates, win the Civil War and return home. Their lives were filled with uncertainties, disappointments and, in many instances, chaos and confusion. More...

EMPORIUM CURB-SIDE CLEAN-UP

Emporium Borough has announced the annual spring curbside clean-up will be held next Monday through Saturday. Residents are reminded to set out unwanted items during normal garbage collection times. There's an extra charge for tires. More...

Potter County News

JAIL GAS LEAK A MYSTERY

The origin of a natural gas odor that forced a relocation of inmates in the Potter County Jail Thursday morning remains a mystery. More...

POTTER COUNTY ZONING STUDY STALLS

A study committee has been named by the Potter County Planning Commission (PCPC) to investigate a zoning ordinance for the county which has been dormant in recent months. More...

Ham, leek dinner set for Saturday

A springtime tradition, the annual Germania Ham and Leek Dinner, returns for its 56th engagement today (Saturday) in that small southeastern Potter County community. More...

Outdoors

STATE UNVEILS FISHER MANAGEMENT PLAN

"That was no mountain lion," was Deb Forry's immediate reaction as a furry, sleek figure crept down the hillside, across the Rt. 44/144 intersection and quickly made its way into the woods along Little Kettle Creek. More...

Inside the Outdoors

The chorus of spring peepers coming from the nearby wetland was so loud that it hurt my ears. I stood on the edge of the old field at dusk, straining to hear over this thunderous amphibian choir. More...

Applications now being accepted for elk licenses

Hunters hoping to be selected for one of the 45 elkhunting licenses being issued by the Pa. Game Commission this year may now apply. A public drawing will be held on Saturday, Sept. More...