September 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

SIX DAYS LATER, GAS WELL FIRE STILL BURNING

Specialists from Texas are working to quell a roaring gas well fire that continues to burn near the southern Potter County community of Cross Fork. More...

ELK VISITORS CENTER GROUNDBREAKING SET

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the multi-million-dollar Elk Country Visitors Center will take place on Winslow Hill near Benezette on Thursday at 2pm. The center is a cooperative venture between the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) and Pa. More...

Viewpoints

New program brightens Cole Memorial's future

(Ed Pitchford is president and CEO of Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.) Last week, Charles Cole Memorial Hospital hosted a very special event. More...

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

Hurricane Ike blew the presidential candidates right off of the news programs. I feel bad for those people on the coast who have lost everything. I have decided to ignore all the political ads and watch SpongeBob SquarePants with Jake. More...

We've got mail!

Rural America Needs Internet To the editor: Only 38 percent of rural Americans have access to a high-speed internet connection. A vibrant future for rural America will require public policy that rectifies this situation. More...

Community Life

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Leaders from Charles Cole Memorial Hospital met with the Emporium Community-Based Advisory Committee last week. More...

NEW COUNSELING PROCESS HELPS FAMILIES

Families sometimes break down and a local health services organization offers help to patch them back together. More...

THANK YOU

Thank you to everyone that has shown such love to Kendra and our family during this time. It has meant so much and it really is helping Kendra in her healing process. Her friends have been just incredible. More...

Sports

RAIDERS HOSTING FALCONS FOR HOMECOMING

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

A football showdown next Friday night will highlight the annual homecoming weekend at Cameron County High School. More...

FALCONS HOPE TO REGROUP AFTER TOUGH LOSS

Last week's 28-21 loss to Curwensville gave the Coudersport Falcons some added resolve heading into Friday night's game at Ridgway. More...

STORM WINS LEAGUE SHOWDOWN

Cameron County Storm improved to 5-0 in the Central Pa. Youth Football League with a 14-8 win over Johnsonburg Saturday in a battle of the undefeated. More...

LAKE AT STEVENSON DAM NEARLY DRY

Water levels remain low at the George B. Stevenson Dam, cutting into the activity at Sinnemahoning State Park as officials continue to watch and wait. More...

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Rain failed to stop the crowds at last weekend's ATV Jamboree and Swap Meet at Potato City Country Inn, between Coudersport and Galeton. Emma Chambers climbed aboard one of the models to see how it felt. More...

AUSTIN FESTIVAL NEXT WEEKEND

Austin Communities That Cares will hold its ninth annual Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 28, from noon to 4 pm on the town square. Community organizations and individuals are welcome to set up a fund-raising table for a $5 fee. More...

News

COUDERSPORT BRIDGE PROJECTS CLOSER

Construction on Coudersport's Fourth and Seventh street bridges remains in the 2009 crosshairs. More...

VIEWPOINTS VARY ON TOUCHY WIND TURBINE ISSUE

With at least two energy companies eying area ridge tops for construction of massive wind turbines, the Potter County Board of Commissioners has plenty to think about before putting its final approval on amendments to the county's Subdivision and L More...

ELK EXPO UNDERWAY!

Eighth annual Pennsylvania Elk Expo continues through Saturday at the Elk County Fairgrounds in Kersey. Highlights include a drawing for elk-hunting licenses on Saturday at 5 pm and a wide variety of seminars and educational exhibits. More...

Potter County News

POTTER COUNTY TAX SALE NO EASY FEAT

No one could blame Joe Lewis for breathing a sigh of relief. More...

POTTER COUNTY DEED TRANSFERS

Following are property transactions reported by the Potter County Recorder of Deeds: --Sept. 2, Raymond F. Grzywinski to Gary K. Fennell, Wharton Township, $20,000; William Simpson to Bruce W. Allen, Sharon Township, $113,000. More...

Outdoors

Archery season at hand

Archery season is just around the corner and the outlook is favorable. After several years of antler restrictions, we have plenty of mature bucks. More...

Bobcat licenses drawn

Pennsylvania's largest native feline, the bobcat, is growing in numbers and expanding its range. More than one in five applicants for a bobcat hunting and trapping license received one during last week's drawing. More...

Forestry roads open to hunters

Manager of the Elk and Susquehannock state forests in Potter, Cameron, McKean and Elk counties have announced plans to open more than 25 forestry roads for access by hunters in the coming game seasons. More...

Obituaries

Olive Milchuck

Olive Mae Milchuck, 71, of Coudersport, died Wednesday (Sept. 10, 2008) in the Long- Term Care Unit of Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport after a long illness. Burial will be in St. Eulalia Catholic Cemetery. More...

Eva Olivett

Long-time Emporium resident Eva Ann Olivett, 91, of Howard Circle, died Friday (Sept. 12, 2008). Burial was in Newton Cemetery. More...

Elisabeth Griffith

Elisabeth M. Griffith, 83, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, formerly of Truman, died Friday (Sept. 12, 2008) in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys. Burial was in Newton Cemetery. More...