December 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Potter County taxes hold steady

A preliminary version of Potter County's operating budget for 2009 is available for public review and comment at the Commissioners Office, located in the F. W. Gunzburger County Office Building. More...

Holiday reminder: please recycle!

Holiday time also means consumption time and that, in turn, means more beverage containers, cardboard and other solid waste to dispose of. More...

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One of the contest helpers was among the hunters who bagged a nice buck in the 2008 season. That's Dale Abbott, a member of the Sweden Feedin' Club who has helped out at the contest, weighing deer. More...

Viewpoints

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

Sunday, December 7, 1941 dawned as a typical day in paradise. The skies were clear and the temperature was balmy. More...

A Young Man's Art

What Will You Give?

Giving to others is the true essence of Christmas. This was recently reinforced to me through an area initiative to ensure that children and elderly receive gifts on Christmas Day. More...

TO WFRM LISTENERS

(Gerri Miller is former station manager and news director at Radio Station WFRM in Coudersport. More...

Community Life

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Preschooler Ashley Day was among the dozens of children who braved the bitter cold Sunday for a chance to share their Christmas wishes with Santa Claus at the Austin Firehall. More...

Birth Announcements

Jamison D. LaBar A son was born Nov. 18, 2008, in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, to Stacey LaBar of Coudersport. Named Jamison Dale, the little boy weighed six pounds, 14 ounces. More...

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Matt Wright, engineer of the Tioga Central Railroad excursion train, shared his enthusiasm for railroading during an appearance before Emporium Rotary. He was guest of program chair Bonnie Smith. More...

Sports

FOOTBALL COACHING CAROUSEL:

Defilippi out; Simcoe, Russell returning?

What insiders have known for several weeks was finally made public last week when Tony Defilippi officially resigned as head coach of the Cameron County High School football team. More...

Falcon girls show rapid improvement

Tough defense and dominant rebounding helped Coudersport roll to a 61-20 girls' basketball victory Wednesday night. The win was significant for the Falcons (2-1), who seem to have shaken off their opening game jitters and rustiness. More...

Raider wrestlers debut this weekend

Cameron County opens the 2008-09 varsity wrestling season this weekend at a tournament in Warren. Coach Scott Baker returns for his fourth season with high expectations. More...

COUNTIES: NO CRYSTAL BALL IN '09

A growing budget crisis at the state level and trouble signs hanging over the automotive and housing industries have prompted Cameron and Potter counties to take a conservative approach to their budgets in 2009. More...

Cameron budget raises taxes by 2%

Cameron County's 2009 operating budget calls for a small increase in real estate taxes while holding expenses at an almost identical figure to the 2008 spending plan. More...

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The Rev. Scott Melott straightens the nativity scene at the Baptist Church along Fourth Street in Emporium. Storytelling for children will be offered at his church Saturday during 'Christmas in the Wilds.' More...

'Christmas in the Wilds' this weekend

Emporium's annual "Christmas in the Wilds" observance is on tap for this weekend, sponsored by the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce. Breakfast with Santa will be held at the firehall on Saturday from 9 am until 11. More...

News

Millions available from train crash

Millions of dollars for environmental and recreation projects is being made available by the Pa. Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) as a result of the settlement from the June 30, 20006, train crash near Keating Summit. More...

LOST HUNTER SURVIVES COLD NIGHT

A downstate man who became lost while deer-hunting in a remote area between Conrad and Cherry Springs survived cold temperatures and a lung condition to be rescued last weekend. More...

GKN layoffs routine, temporary

Ripple effects of the worsening national economic crisis continue to be felt at GKN Sinter Metals in Emporium. Dave Brennan, human relations manager, announced this week that some 550 employees will be laid off from Dec. 17 through Jan. 5. More...

Potter County News

Coudersport taxes hold steady

Coudersport Borough Council will convene on Wednesday night to consider the borough's 2009 operating budget. Borough Manager Marlin Moore reports that taxes are likely to hold steady in 2009, pending final action by Council. More...

'Mercantile' concept to be explained next month

A public meeting will be held next month to share with the public plans to bring a community owned clothing and footwear store to the Potter County seat. More...

POTTER COUNTY DEEDS RECORDED

Property transactions filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds were as follows: • Nov. 24, Carl J. Appel Jr. to Robert Hendryx, Hebron Township, $160,000; Warren O. Felt to Raymond E. Hillyard, Pike Township, $16,000. More...

Outdoors

REBIRTH OF A TROUT FISHERY

Here in Northcentral Pennsylvania we are blessed with numerous natural resources. We are quite fortunate to have larger tracts of forestland and more clean streams than anywhere else in Pennsylvania. More...

BEAR KILL SECOND HIGHEST

Another 419 bears were taken during an extended hunting season last week in selected parts of the state. That brought the total statewide bear kill to 3,436. More...

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Benjamin Clay of Niles Hill Road, Coudersport, was among the entrants in this year's Big Woods Whitetail Classic. He shot this 10-point buck in Homer Township, Potter County on the season's opening day. The buck weighed 123 pounds. More...

Obituaries

Brock L. Hooftallen

JUNE 5, 1984 - DECEMBER 5, 2008

Brock L. Hooftallen, 24, of Austin, died Friday (Dec. 5, 2008) at his home in Austin. Born on June 5, 1984, in Coudersport, he was the son of Penny Bennett. More...

Marvin G. Lentz

DECEMBER 18, 1948 - DECEMBER 9, 2008

Marvin G. "Jingles" Lentz, Jr., 59, of Austin, died Tuesday (Dec. 9, 2008) at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Born Dec. 18, 1948, in Coudersport, he was the son of Marvin G. Lentz Sr., and Delores Marshall Lentz. More...

Death Notices

Carl Nordberg Carl O. Nordberg, 93, of Fairview, died Thursday (Dec. 4, 2008) at Asbury Ridge in Erie. Burial was in Newton Cemetery in Emporium. Memorials may be made to Fairview United Methodist Church, 4601 Avonia Rd., Fairview PA 16415. More...