August 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

HISTORICAL WELL DRILLED IN ROULETTE

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Pennsylvania General Energy PGE) has drilled a historic gas well just off Rt. 6 near the village of Roulette in Potter County. More...

REACHING OUT TO FIND CHRIS HOUGHTALING

A heartbroken family is reaching out to the community for help in finding their son. More...

Viewpoints

Rethinking our 'downtowns'

(John A. More...

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

Summer is fading fast and the cool nights of August tell us autumn is just around the corner. With the high cost of natural gas and heating oil, we could sure use a mild winter. More...

Wind energy hot air

To the editor: Oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens is telling one thing to the American people and another to Congress. He has repeatedly said that no government help is needed to pursue his plan to build the world's largest wind farm. More...

Community Life

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Mercedes Schwartz of Smethport has artwork on display at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital's Irwin Medical Arts Center as part of the hospital's Community Art Showcase. More...

'GALE FEST' DEBUTS NEXT WEEKEND!

A new cultural event debuts next weekend in Galeton with music, art, food and fun. "Gale Fest" is expected to become an annual tradition. It's a tribute to William Gale, the leather tanning tycoon who is recognized as the town's founder. More...

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION UNDERWAY

First Presbyterian Church Preschool, a nondenominational Christian preschool in Emporium, is accepting registrations for the 2008-2009 school year. Children must be age four by Oct. 15, 2008. More...

Sports

SUPPORTING HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Proceeds from a "steak bake" at Coudersport Jubilee Foods were donated to the Coudersport High School football program. More...

FOOTBALL SEASON LOOMS

Raiders open football season Friday

Cameron County faces a tough opponent right out of the starting gate, as the Kane Wolves come to Emporium at 7 pm Friday for the varsity football opener. More...

Coudersport Falcon golfers win

Coudersport got an early start on the 2008 girls' high school golf season with a 31-24 victory at Bradford on Monday. Sophomore Keri Hamilton led the way with a medal round of 54. More...

COUNTY PROPOSES WIND TURBINE LIMITS

Potter County Commissioners this week released copies of regulations they are proposing to control the location of industrial wind facilities in the county. More...

ENERGY COMPANY SEEKING AREA WATER SOURCES

A Warren energy company wants to pump millions of gallons of water into natural gas wells it is tapping in Potter, Cameron and McKean counties. The plan by Pennsylvania General Energy (PGE) Company was announced last month. More...

Population declining

Job losses and an aging population are causing a continued downward population spiral in Cameron and Potter counties. U.S. More...

News

Pa Wilds impact being noticed in Cameron County

Community leaders in Cameron County weighed pros and cons of the state-driven tourist initiative, "Pennsylvania Wilds," during a public meeting Monday night. Mike Wennin, executive director of the Emporium-based Pa. More...

COUDERSPORT BORO LEASING LAND FOR OIL, GAS EXPLORATION

Coudersport Borough Council agreed to lease two properties for oil and gas exploration for $60,000 Wednesday night. Members approved the bid from Pennsylvania General Electric Co. More...

GETTING SET FOR START OF SCHOOL

Students in Cameron and Potter counties head back to school on Monday. Cameron County High School teacher Dawn Mountain looks at one of the new mathematics books that she'll be using this year. More...

Potter County News

Potter County land deeds

Following are recent property transactions filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds: • July 28, Derrick A. McCall to Rabid Porcupine LLC, Sylvania Twp., $1,000. • July 29, Judy Brown to Jeffrey Brown, Hebron Twp., $106,000. More...

Outdoors

Hemlocks under attack

Things aren't looking good for hemlock forests in the Sinnemahoning watershed. Unless something changes, it is the beginning of the end. An exotic insect pest, the hemlock woolly adelgid, is destroying hemlock stands throughout the eastern U.S. More...

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Advancing technology is giving outdoors men and women yet another edge in pursuing trophy whitetails. More...

ELK LICENSE DEADLINE APPROACHING

Hunters looking to participate in this year's Pennsylvania elk season have until Friday, Aug. 29, to apply through the Game Commission's website, pgc.state.pa.us. Deadline to submit a paper application has passed. More...

Obituaries

Lester G. 'Fuzz' Russell

MARCH 4, 1926 - AUG. 19, 2008

Lester G. "Fuzz" Russell, 82, passed away in his home in Coudersport on Tuesday (Aug. 19, 2008) after a two and one-half year battle with cancer. Mr. More...

Death Notices

James A. Brehm James A. Brehm, 79, of Grove House, formerly of Port Allegany and Ridgway, died Monday (Aug.18, 2008) at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys. Memorials may be made to Letters From Home, 337 Center St., St. Marys PA 15857. More...