March 21, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

WELLNESS IN THE WORKPLACE

Fun and healthy living were the combined focus at an Employee Wellness Fair held Tuesday at the Gunzburger building in Coudersport. More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer's Eyes

Late March usually brings the strong winds. In my youth, every kid in the neighborhood had a kite. You could buy one at the five and dime or you could make your own. Just like now, times were hard for us back then, so we made our own kites. More...

Publisher's point of view

I'm the publisher of this newspaper, a position that carries a great deal of responsibility. But without question, my most important job is ensuring what I publish is factual and responsible. More...

My Side

(Scott V. Graham is superintendent of schools with the Northern Potter School District.) During his budget address, Governor Rendell proposed to create a legislative commission to study how best to consolidate Pennsylvania's school districts. More...

Community Life

These books added to Brown Library

Several recent book additions have been announced by Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library: Jane Brody's Guide to the Great Beyond, preparing for the end of life. More...

SURVIVORS

PINK CARNATIONS FOR SPECIAL WOMEN

Breast cancer survivors received pink carnations during the opening reception for "67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania" at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. The traveling photo exhibit remains on display through Monday. More...

Cameron County readying for 150th

Momentum is growing for Cameron County's sesquicentennial celebration next year. Chamber of Commerce board of directors will host a meeting in early April to discuss ideas to mark the 150th anniversary of Cameron County's founding. More...

Sports

KESTERHOLT HEADING TO BIG 30 GAME

Cameron County High School senior Andrew Kesterholt was among six players added to the Don Raabe Big 30 Classic roster this week. More...

CAMERON COUNTY'S SULLIVAN, COONEY GET TOP NTL HONORS

Cameron County swept the top honors in the Northern Tier Boys' Basketball League postseason awards. Senior Dan Sullivan was chosen as the league's most valuable player, while Randy Cooney was selected as coach of the year. More...

CROSBY IS MVP; GREEN TOP COACH

Coaches in the Northern Tier Girls' Basketball League selected Whitney Crosby of Austin as the most valuable player, while Coudersport's Brian Green repeated as coach of the year. More...

Federal Stimulus: Big Bucks For Local Bridges, Highways

Numerous local highway and bridge projects will get underway sooner than expected, due to millions of federal dollars unleashed for Potter and Cameron County jobs by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. More...

You Decide!

Lots of local seats up for election: here's who's running for them

POTTER COUNTY Races for judge, district attorney and coroner are attention grabbers as Potter County voters prepare for the May 19 municipal primary election, but there are dozens of other seats being filled at the local level. More...

Major gas pipeline expansion

Mexico to Canada line to handle Marcellus shale demand

A Texas natural gas company has crossed another regulatory hurdle in its plan to expand a pipeline through northern Pennsylvania, including much of Potter County. More...

Calculated Fantasy

For writer with local roots, math, authoring add up

Google "Joshua Palmatier" and you'll find him all over cyberspace. More...

News

State time for drug dealer

Action taken on 3 others in Cameron County court

A Weedville man who was arrested for selling cocaine and prescription drugs will spend at least two years in a state penitentiary. More...

SALUTING OUR LOCAL TROOPS

CHRISTOPHER W. HOWARD

A 2004 graduate of Coudersport High School, Specialist Christopher W. Howard has been serving with the Army National Guard since 2003. SPC Howard trained at Fort Sill, Okla., and was deployed to Iraq in October 2004. More...

Senator explains stimulus

Money available now for projects 'shovel ready'

Commissioners from Potter and McKean counties were among those participating in Thursday's conference call with U.S. Sen. Bob Casey to explore ways that local governments could benefit from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. More...

Potter County News

Two needed to fill PC planning seats

Two individuals are being sought to fill vacancies left by recent resignations on the Potter County Planning Commission. More...

Potter deeds recorded

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds: • Feb. 23, Galeton Realty Corp. to Henry W. Lush, in Pike Township, $153,000. • Feb. 24, Richard K. Mitchell, Homer Township, $54,000. More...

Outdoors

Elk licks: leave it to nature!

At daybreak on a March morning, I peered out the window of my camp and was amused to see several elk in the driveway licking the dried salt off of my very dirty SUV. More...

Magnifying scopes on bows gets green light

Hunters will be permitted to use magnifying scopes on bows or crossbows during the archery deer and archery bear seasons. The Pa. More...

Famous fly fisherman to speak

Potter County native George Daniel, one of the most famous fly-fishermen in the world, will share pointers on successful fishing techniques on Tuesday, March 31, during a seminar at St. Marys Area Middle School. More...

Obituaries

Henry 'Hank' Orr

FEBRUARY 11, 1932 - MARCH 14, 2009

Henry G. "Hank" Orr, 77, of Hebron, formerly of Sweden Valley and Mountville, died Saturday (March 14, 2009) in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, after a long illness. More...

Albert F. Carey

SEPTEMBER 26, 1929 - MARCH 15, 2009

Albert F. Carey, 79, of Coudersport, died Sunday (March 15, 2009) at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Born on Sept. 26, 1929 in Coudersport, he was the son of T. Frank J. Carey and Mildred Tracy Carey. On Oct. More...

Margretta A. Dubots

JULY 12, 1932 - MARCH 14, 2009

Margretta A. Dubots, 76, of Coudersport, died Saturday (March 14, 2009) at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Born on July 12, 1932 in Bolivar, N.Y., she was the daughter of Cleo and Irene Ferrington Fisk. On Nov. More...