December 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

CARE PACKAGES ON THEIR WAY!

About 100 Cameron County military personnel will receive a bundle of gifts for the holidays, thanks to a local organization known simply as the Package Team. More...

Viewpoints

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

Snow is everywhere and Christmas music is on all the radio stations, but I am having a hard time getting in the mood because most of my family is so far away. With the high cost of stamps, I am sending as many email Christmas greetings as I can. More...

RURAL VS. URBAN CIVIL WAR'

(J.P. Michaud is a research scientist, currently serving as an assistant professor of entomology researching new ways to protect agriculture from insect pests. More...

Thanks from the EVFD

To the editor: Emporium Volunteer Fire Department thanks the residents and businesses of our coverage area for their generous support during the recent fund drive coordinated by Municipal Marketing. More...

Community Life

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As busy as the season gets for him, Santa Claus was still able to make another visit to Austin last weekend; this time to have lunch with the children as part of an event put on by the Austin Fireworks Committee. More...

REACH DONOR MILESTONES

Emporium's Harry Mansfi eld reached the 12-gallon mark after donating a pint of blood last week. Sixty-five people gave blood during an American Red Cross drive at the Veterans of Foreign Affairs club in Emporium. More...

VETERANS' SERVICES A CALL AWAY

Arrangements are in place to deal with local military veterans' needs on an interim basis, as long as the Potter County Director of Veterans Affairs position is vacant. More...

Sports

LOCAL WRESTLERS FACE TOUGH FOES IN OPENERS

Cameron County and Coudersport's varsity wrestlers came out of the gate with some tough challenges during multi-school tournaments last weekend. Although team scoring fell short, both schools had some outstanding individual efforts. More...

SCHATZ, BAKER, MELOTT OPEN STRONG

Randy Schatz, Mike Baker and Matt Melott shot off to fast starts as the Cameron County High School varsity wrestling team opened its season with a grueling endurance test during the Warren Tournament. More...

FALCON WRESTLERS: SO CLOSE . . .

Sheffield edged visiting Coudersport in an exciting high school wrestling match Tuesday, 29-26. It all came down to the 171-lb. More...

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Christmas tree growers in the region are about ready to close the door on another buying season, but their behind the-scenes work continues pretty much year-'round. More...

BIG YEAR AHEAD FOR ADMA GROUP

Austin Dam Memorial Association will launch another year of development and maintenance with a meeting at 7 pm on Jan. 21 at the Austin Firehall. More...

LEVEL 3 CUTS INCLUDE SIX IN COUDERSPORT

Six Coudersport jobs are among the 450 throughout North America being eliminated by Level 3 Communications Inc. The job cuts, all in North America, are taking place this month. They represent about eight percent of the company's work force. More...

News

TEMPORARY SLOWDOWN IN GAS, OIL ACTIVITY

State officials confirm a slowdown in oil and gas exploration and production across the region since October. No new wells have been drilled in Potter or Cameron counties since October, according to DEP. More...

GOVERNMENT CENSUS JOBS AVAILABLE LOCALLY

U.S. Census Bureau jobs are available in Potter and Cameron counties. Hiring will generally begin in February, but tests are now being given through CareerLink offices serving each county. More...

CAMERON COUNTY NAMES OPEN RECORDS OFFICER

Cameron County Commissioners moved to comply with a new state law making records and documents open to the public by appointing Chief Clerk Brenda Munz as the county's official open records officer. More...

Potter County News

COLLECTIBLE ORNAMENT AVAILABLE

A limited supply of the Coudersport New Century Club's 2008 collectible Christmas ornament remains available. Local artist Maxine Shear has drawn the "Lewis Mansion," a distinct Victorian home off Oak Street, for this year's ornament. More...

PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS RECORDED

Following are recent property transactions reported by the Potter County Recorder of Deeds: • Dec. 2, Patricia A. Anderson to Marlon M. Johnson, Hector Township, $269,900; Captain Blue LLC to Wallace Bartholomew, Galeton Borough, $45,000. More...

CROPS, PLANTING CLINIC SET JAN. 9

A crops and planting clinic, sponsored by the Potter County Conservation District, will be held at the Ulysses Firehall on Friday, Jan. 9, with doors opening at 9:15 a.m. There will be a variety of speakers and agricultural vendors in attendance. More...

Outdoors

WINTER OUTDOOR OPPORTUNITIES

With the approach of Christmas and the New Year, many outdoorsmen have given up their favorite pursuits for staying cooped up indoors. After deer season most hunters have cleaned their guns and packed away their hunting clothing. More...

THE WEATHER'S HERE: LOTS ON TAP AT SKI DENTON

Abundant snowfall allowed Ski Denton in central Potter County to open for weekend activity, much to the delight of skiers, boarders, tubers and sledders. More...

Trails, roads open to snowmobiles

About 100 miles of forestry roads and trails in Cameron and Elk counties have been opened for snowmobiling. More...

Obituaries

Diane C. Corey

NOVEMBER 18, 1956 - NOVEMBER 19, 2008

Diane C. Corey, 52, of Montoursville, formerly of Coudersport, died on Nov. 19, 2008, in Williamsport Hospital. Born Nov. 18, 1956 in Lowell, Mass., she was a daughter of Richard and Claire Bougie Holcomb. More...