January 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

COUNTY RETIREMENT FUND PLUNGES; HOPE IN 2009?

Managers of the Potter County Employees' Retirement Fund offered some distant rays of hope after a stormy year that saw the balance plunge by more than $2.3 million. More...

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Driftwood finally has its new bridge. The $3.5 million span over the Driftwood Branch of Sinnemahoning Creek opened to traffic on Tuesday, replacing a deteriorating one-lane steel structure that was condemned years ago. More...

Viewpoints

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

Trapped by the wrath of old man winter, I sit and look out the window at eight inches of new snow in my driveway. I think the big pile of white in the middle of the driveway is my car. More...

FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS

I can't remember where I was or what event I was attending, but I have a vivid recollection of the program and who was presenting it. More...

TEACHERS' UNION TOO POWERFUL

(Matthew J. Brouillette, a former teacher and school board member, is president and CEO of the Commonwealth Foundation, a Harrisburg based public policy education and research institute located in Harrisburg). More...

Community Life

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Austin, Coudersport and Galeton school districts each received a $10,000 grant from the Highmark Foundation to support the Family Fitness Challenge. It's a 10-week fitness and nutrition program. More...

THANK YOU

On behalf of the Josh N' Around Team, I would like to express the feeling of love I experienced opening the envelopes. Thanks to Erickson Tree Farm for the donation of the tree and to Emporium Pharmacy for the electric hookup. More...

ENGAGED

Alan and Cindy Ramsey of Emporium announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Elizabeth, to Matthew John Lamb Jr. A 2008 graduate of Messiah College, Ramsey is a 2005 Cameron County High School graduate. More...

Sports

COUDY, AUSTIN LEAD GIRLS' LEAGUE

It will likely come down to a two-team race for the Northern Tier Girls' Basketball League this season. Defending champion Coudersport (10-2 overall) occupies the driver's seat but Austin is very much along for the ride. More...

Raider boys rolling in NTL

Cameron County's boys' basketball team heads into a stretch of four games in six nights as the clear favorite in the Northern Tier League. Later, a showdown at Coudersport on Jan. More...

Smith spills 737 in pin action

MOUNTAIN VIEW BOWLING CENTER

Area keglers were a bit rusty as they returned to action at Mountain View Bowling Center after the holiday break. But they soon heated up. Brian Smith led the charge with a sparkling 737 set in the Wednesday Night Men's circuit. More...

Daily Dose

Pool Vote On Hold

Council tables action on closing Coudersport pool. More...

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PennDOT's responsibilities don't end with maintaining roads in the winter. Just ask Scott Morey, who was clawing through a month's worth of snow and ice on the sidewalk adjacent to the bridge where Route 607 meets Route 872 in Austin Borough. More...

GRANTS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

Volunteer emergency response organizations in Cameron and Potter counties have been awarded more than $330,000 in state grants. More...

AUSTIN MORNS LOSS OF POPULAR TEEN

The tight-knit community of Austin is mourning the loss of another young person. Trevor Dynda, 14, died as the result of injuries suffered in a snowmobile accident Wednesday shortly after 8 pm. More...

News

MISSING FOR 3 YEARS, CHRIS HOUGHTALING FOUND IN ISRAEL, COMING HOME

A phone call to a Coudersport area couple Thursday morning brought joy to not only that family, but to the entire community. Chris Houghtaling is alive and well! At press time, he was on a plane, headed for the United States. More...

Woodland students get prehistoric help

Woodland Elementary School students in Emporium are learning social, decision-making and problem-solving skills with the help of a dinosaur-themed program involving books and puppets. More...

INTERIM ARRANGEMENTS FOR VETS

Potter County Commissioners are restructuring the position of Director of Veterans Affairs and will soon be seeking applicants to fill the part-time post. More...

Potter County News

POTTER COUNTY'S JOB MARKET HOLDING ITS OWN

Pennsylvania lost 26,000 more jobs in November, increasing the jobless rate to 6.1 percent, a 14-year high. The national unemployment rate is 6.7 percent. More...

COUNTY TO GET $220,000 FOR CDBG

Potter County is expected to receive about $220,000 in this year's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). More...

COUNTY EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM

Potter County is working its health insurance provider to set up a voluntary worksite wellness program. More...

Outdoors

Artificial feeding harmful to elk

It's safe to say that the elk in Pennsylvania have an easier time in the winter than those in Colorado and Wyoming. In fact, the free-roaming elk in our state may have the best of everything. More...

BONUS SPRING GOBBLER TAGS NOW AVAILABLE

Pennsylvania hunters are able to kill a second spring gobbler again this year if they buy a special tag from the Game Commission. Applications are available in the hunting digest or at the Game Commission website at pgc.state.pa.us. More...

SPORTSMEN DISTRIBUTING CORN

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Association has begun its winter wildlife feeding program, distributing corn from its clubhouse. Members can obtain corn beginning Saturday, Jan. 10. Salt blocks will be available for a fee. More...

Obituaries

J. Richard Wilcox

JUNE 16, 1931 - JANUARY 10, 2009

J. Richard Wilcox, 77, of Coudersport, died Saturday (Jan. 10, 2009) at his home. A retired educator, Mr. Wilcox was a respected band and choral director at Coudersport Area High School for many years. More...

Death Notices

Robert Losey Robert F. Losey, 61, of West Fourth Street, Emporium, died Monday (Jan. 12, 2009) at his residence. Rev. William Grover Rev. William M. Grover, 87, of Coudersport, died Monday (Jan. 12, 2009) at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport. More...