June 6, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Popular dentist unveils 'hobby' train engine after nearly 3 decades

More than two decades after Dr. Charles Blumle decided to take on the unconventional task of restoring a small railroad engine, his mission was accomplished on Saturday with the toot of an air horn and a successful test run. More...

Viewpoints

Publisher's point of view

I Disappear: Service Above Self

One of the greatest privileges I've ever had in my life is being a part of newspapers. I knew the day I started at the Leader Enterprise 16 years ago that I had stumbled upon something special. More...

Through An Old Timer's Eyes

Call it recession, depression or an economic slump, the hard times are here and the harder times are coming. All of the businesses failing and people out of work take me back in my memory to the 1930s. More...

Letters to the Editor

Project 'Healing Waters' To the editor: Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, initiated and conducted by members of the Federation of Fly Fishers and Trout Unlimited, serves military personnel who have been wounded, injured, or disabled. More...

Community Life

PLAN OCTOBER WEDDING

Lacy Walker and Donny Ayers are pleased to announce their engagement. Lacy is the daughter of Judy and Jerry Meyers and Rick Walker of Austin. More...

Program has in-home openings

Potter County Area Agency on Aging has openings in a program that provides in-home services to those age 60 or older who require personal care. The agency operates the Pa. Dept. More...

New director at Coudersport Public Library

Keturah Cappadonia has been named director of the Coudersport Public Library. A Shinglehouse native, she holds a master's degree in library science from the University of Pittsburgh. More...

Sports

Falcons close out historic softball season

One of the most exciting and dramatic games in varsity softball history at Coudersport ended with the Falcons on the short end of a 4-3 score Monday afternoon in Hollidaysburg. More...

Coudersport wins D9 title, bows in playoffs

Coudersport's 2009 varsity baseball team carved its place in the school's record books before the storybook season came to a close in the Sweet 16 round of the state playoffs. More...

Emporium Alle-Catts rolling

EHaving a professional player on the roster has only made a good baseball team even better. Emporium has been rolling over every foe in the Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League. Cuba (N.Y.) was the latest victim, falling 19-3 on the Emporium diamond. More...

Outdated property assessments getting costly

In addition to lost tax revenue, old market values costing school districts reimbursement

While they continue to advocate "tax fairness," the Potter County Commissioners aren't yet ready to authorize a countywide reassessment. More...

YUCK! Go away already!

Defoliation caused by two close relatives, the forest tent and eastern tent caterpillar, is causing concern for people in many sections of Cameron and Potter County. Pa. Bureau of Forestry officials say there is no cause for alarm. More...

Jobless rates remain in double digits locally

A national recession continues to have a ripple effect on northcentral Pennsylvania, where slumps in the car manufacturing sector and construction industries have a direct impact on local jobs. More...

News

DAR seeks items for soldiers

Allegewi Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution is collecting items for military personnel currently serving overseas. According to DAR member Ilene Altenhein, any comfort items are welcome. More...

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More than $10,000 was raised during the American Cancer Society's inaugural "Creating A Cure" event last weekend at Sizerville State Park. More...

Coudersport man free on bail after arrest on child pornography charges

A Coudersport man faces felony charges for allegedly possessing child pornography. James P. Steiner, 41, of Coudersport, was arrested Wednesday morning. More...

Potter County News

County needs help filling positions

Potter County Commissioners have announced a new outreach effort for volunteers willing to serve on any of several county authorities, commissions and advisory boards. More...

Potter County Job Fair June 18

Jobs will be the focus of a daylong program scheduled for Thursday, June 18, at the F. W. Gunzburger County Office Building in Coudersport. More...

'Sharing community knowledge'

Potter County Education Council will hold several programs based on "Sharing Community Knowledge" at its Coudersport office. More...

Outdoors

Caterpillars: get used to 'em

We ought to be used to it by now. The eastern tent caterpillar is a natural part of spring in this part of the state. The silk- spun "tents" of these native forest pests can often be seen in black cherry or apple trees in low densities. More...

Kelligan Memorial fishing derby draws 65 young anglers

Sixty-five children took part in the annual Keith Kelligan Memorial Fishing Derby, hosted by members of American Legion Post 192 at the Coudersport reservoir. The event was open to children up to age 12, with each child receiving a prize. More...

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Austin-Costello Sportsmen's Club offered fishing and fun for dozens of area young people during the Randy Ditzler Memorial Kids' Fishing Derby. More...