April 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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The region's maple producing industry was showcased last weekend as over a dozen— seven in Potter County— producers displayed their operations for the public during the annual Potter Tioga Maple Tour. More...

Easter Festival this weekend!

Coudersport Area Chamber Commerce's Easter Festival is going on today (Saturday) at the courthouse square. Highlight will be an Easter egg hunt in three age categories, starting at 3 pm. More...

Classes will help smokers quit

Good timing: new tax on cigarettes took effect April 1

Smoking is a costly habit both in terms of dollars spent and health problems created. Keystone Rural Health Consortia wants to help smokers kick the habit by sponsoring a series of free Tobacco Cessation Classes beginning April 15. More...

Viewpoints

Publisher's point of view

'It's only memory…'

I've been out of high school for over 20 years. My high school memories are the faded T-shirts in the closet of my mind. They are like the pop songs of my past the way their images have attached to specific people, places and moments. More...

Through An Old Timer's Eyes

The news is full of stuff about the stimulus package and the politicians are haggling over who should get what and where should all the pork go. How can this country get back on track if the politicians don't work together? More...

Disagrees with President's budget

To the editor: While some may be led to believe that President Obama's budget will cut taxes for 95 percent of Americans, the reality is much different. It is what I call an "in the left pocket, out the right pocket" policy. More...

Community Life

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The family of Ruth Lentz honored her with an 86th birthday party Feb. 16 in the Long Term Care unit at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Residents and staff attended and the band White Line Fever provided the entertainment. More...

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Emporium Senior Center held an appreciation breakfast for the IU9 Community-Based Vocational Training Program (CBVI) staff and John Jordan Jr., the most recent student to help at the center. More...

'Pet Chatter'

Holidays present added dangers for pets

As loving, dedicated pet parents, we naturally want to include our pets in all of our celebrations, including Easter, but we must be sure they are safe. Many of the delights that we humans love for this holiday are dangerous to our pets. More...

Sports

Falcons top Raiders in baseball

Coudersport rebounded from its first high school baseball loss the season with an impressive 11-1 win over a rebuilding Cameron County (0-2) squad Tuesday evening at CARP Field. Senior catcher Zac Buckler, who's bound for St. More...

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Basketball fundamentals were stressed as the Cameron County High School boys' basketball team closed out a successful season with an 8-8 record. "The boys worked hard all year and can be proud of their progress," said coach Chris Horning. More...

Austin Alle-Catts team adds players

Austin will once again field a team in the Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League and has added several experienced players as the season draws closer. Opener is May 10 with a home game against Crosby. More...

Drug trials result in 'guilty' verdicts

Women await sentencing on possession, delivery charges

Two Cameron County women await sentencing after being found guilty on drug related charges during separate jury trials on Tuesday and Wednesday. Shawna Coffman of Sinnemahoning and Jessica Skillman of Emporium are both in jail awaiting sentencing. More...

Stressed? There's help

Local professional services address health issues related to financial stress, job loss

Job loss and economic hardship have led to an increasing number of individuals in the region feeling anxious and overwhelmed, with nowhere to turn. More...

Boats shove off in 'Canoe Classic' today

Spectators are encouraged to turn out and cheer on dozens of paddlers signed up for today's (Saturday) 35th running of the Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic. More...

Counties should 'embrace' gas boom

Heimel, Kefover get advice on 'balancing' gas rush actions

Rural counties in the north- central and northeast sections of Pennsylvania could benefit greatly from the natural gas rush. More...

Extra check for Social Security, SSI recipients

Area residents who receive Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will receive an extra $250 in May. More...

News

SALUTING OUR LOCAL TROOPS

ERIC COOL

Warrant Officer Eric Cool has achieved a goal he set for himself in high school - to become a pilot and fly military helicopters. He entered the U.S. Army in August of 1999, after graduating from Cameron County High School earlier that year. More...

Goings-On

Week of April 4 Saturday, April 4: Cameron Co. Canoe & Kayak Classic - 8am - 11:30am: Registration and Breakfast at Emporium Country Club; Racing starts at Noon Coudersport Easter Festival - Coudersport Town Square; 9am - 4pm More...

CCAP panel debates 'Clean & Green' tax breaks for wells

A spirited debate by a panel of county commissioners from across the state resulted in a measure urging the state legislature to change the "Clean and Green" tax law for gas and oil wells. More...

Potter County News

Urged to take chances

Development expert: small towns can succeed

Members of Coudersport's Main Street Committee were among those who listened to Jack Schultz, an economic development expert, discuss ways to revitalize small towns at a presentation held last week at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. More...

Coudersport Rotarians hear pool plight

Coudersport Rotary members heard an update on efforts to save the community swimming pool at this week's meeting. More...

Vista, Windows XP, Excel, Word classes offered next week

Classes on basic and advanced computer skills are available at the Potter County Education Council offices in Coudersport, Galeton and Port Allegany. More...

Outdoors

RECORD ATTENDANCE, PROCEEDS FOR LOCAL RMEF DINNER AUCTION

Potter County Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation marked its 10th anniversary with the largest attendance ever for its annual dinner auction Saturday night. More...

'Hike Cameron County' gets started Sunday

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center is launching a new program, "Hike Cameron County," on Sunday. Those who finish the designated trail will receive a commemorative medallion. More...

Pine Creek being stocked today

Thousands of brook, brown and rainbow trout, including some trophy-sized specimens from area hatcheries, are being deposited in area waterways in preparation for the 2009 trout fishing season. As always, the Pa. More...

Obituaries

Shirley Daughenbaugh

Shirley C. Daughenbaugh, 76, of Blackstone, Va., formerly of Coudersport, died on March 25, 2009. Among survivors is her husband, Pete, and four children. Arrangements are under the direction of the Joseph McMillian Funeral Home in Blackstone. More...

Gilbert Diamond

Gilbert F. Diamond, 83, died in McMurray, on Sunday (March 15, 2009). Memorials may be made to Prime Time Adult Day Care, 44 Highland Road, Bethel Park PA 15102, a fund for families affected by Alzheimer's disease. More...

William Schroll

William E. "Bud" Schroll, 84, of Coudersport died on March 28, 2009, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Extended Care Program. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. More...