May 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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A Portage man suffered a facial injury in a fiery collision Tuesday morning on Railroad Street in Austin. More...

NAME ROUTE 44 'BLACK SKY PIKE'?

In its day, the "Coudersport and Jersey Shore Turnpike" was a prominent road that carried motorists through the so-called Black Forest to link Potter County with the Clinton County communities of Jersey Shore or Lock Haven. That name for Rt. More...

Viewpoints

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

Modern-day marvels can confuse older people and I guess today is one of those days for me. This contraption with a screen and a keyboard doesn't do the things I ask it to do. More...

Selling out state forest land

(Ryan Talbott, from Pittsburgh, is Forest Watch Coordinator for the Allegheny Defense Project.) Pennsylvania has lifted a ban on shallow oil and gas drilling in our state forests. More...

We've got mail!

Senior Center says 'thanks' To the editor: Emporium Senior Center would like to thank GE/Motor Coils for selecting us as a recipient of their Community Project this year. More...

Community Life

Birth Annoucements

Kevin J. Keifer A son was born April 21, 2008, in Charles Cole Hospital, to Jack and TingTingWang Kiefer of Coudersport. Named Kevin Jack, the little boy weighed seven pounds, one ounce. More...

Golden anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Easton of Coudersport observed their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. Edward L. Easton and Caroline Gaberseck were married on May 10, 1958. Mr. More...

Ham, leek dinner Saturday

A ham and leek dinner will be held Saturday from noon until 5 pm at the First Baptist Church on North Broad Street in Emporium. Ham, leeks, potatoes, dessert and beverages will be served. A free will offering, suggested at $6.00, will be accepted. More...

Obituaries

J. Erik Villesvik

A graveside memorial service will be held at 10 am Tuesday, May 27, at the Eulalia Cemetery in Coudersport for John Erik Villesvik. A 1972 graduate of Coudersport Area High School, Mr. More...

W. Robert Toles

W. Robert Toles, 82, formerly of Coudersport, died Friday (May 9, 2008) at Golden Living Home in Erie. Burial was in Sweden Hill Cemetery where military rites were accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. More...

Granville Lyons

Granville S. "Si" Lyons, 82, of Slippery Rock Township, Lawrence County, died on Tuesday (May 6, 2008). Burial was in Wurtemburg Cemetery, Wayne Township. Military rites were observed at the funeral home by the Veterans Honor Guard. More...

SOFTSHELL TURTLE SAID NOT TO LIVE HERE: TELL THIS ONE THAT

A sighting last week confirmed that the rare eastern spiny softshell turtle that has been known to be living in the Stevenson Dam reservoir is still alive and well. More...

TENT CATERPILLARS TAKING OVER TREES

Biologists are expecting a banner year for forest-wrecking caterpillars, which can be found wrapped in webbing in thousands of area trees this month. More...

CHILD SUPPORT: OWE IT, PAY IT!

Deadbeat dads (and moms) get little tolerance in Cameron and Potter counties. Statistics issued by the Pa. Dept. of Public Welfare show that Cameron County led the state in percentage of child support collected during 2007. More...

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Forestry Bureau photo Replacement of the bridge over Five Mile Creek, along Pa. Rt. 46 in Cameron County, is progressing. It's the only access for three camps on property leased by the state, as well as Five Mile Road. More...

News

EMPORIUM MAN JAILED

An Emporium teenager is being held in the Potter County Jail, awaiting action in Cameron County Court on a number of charges. More...

CSD: NO TAX INCREASE, BROWN RETIRES, NUFFER NEXT?

Coudersport residents won't see a tax increase in the coming school year. More...

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Last Saturday, Frank "Louie" Baker and his assistant, Calvin Pifer, presented a hands-on workshop on the traditional skill of gold panning to members of Austin Brownie Troop 911, Cub Pack 524 and Boy Scout Troop 524. More...

Potter County News

POTTER COMMISSIONERS HEAR IT AGAIN: 'REASSESS'

Citizens have one more chance to fire questions and share their input with the Potter County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night, when they hold the last in a series of five town meetings at the Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. More...

Emergency training Tuesday

Potter County Dept. of Emergency Services will hold its annual quarterly meeting at 6:30 pm on Tuesday at the emergency management office in Coudersport. Fred Boylestein from Pa. More...

Celtic band coming Friday

A popular Canadian band will come south for a memorable night of music on Friday, May 23, at the Coudersport High School auditorium. Potter County Fine Arts Council is bringing Enter The Haggis to town for a concert that gets underway at 7:30. More...

Sports

DISTRICT IX BASEBALL PLAYOFFS START NEXT WEEK

Raiders start baseball playoffs Thursday

Cameron County carries some momentum into Thursday's return trip to the PIAA District 9 high school baseball playoffs. Coach Dick Harrier's Red Raiders (14-2) host the winner of Clarion-Limestone vs. A-C Valley in the D9 quarterfinals at 4:30. More...

Coudersport hosts baseball playoffs Monday

Coudersport carries a sparkling 13-1 record into the PIAA District 9 high school baseball playoffs, where there is no margin for error. More...

Coudersport soccer team up to 2-0

Coudersport boosted its early season record to 2-0 in local soccer among Under-19 teams with a 6-0 whitewash of Port Allegany. Tim Thomas led the charges with three early goals. More...