June 13, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Mother bear comes and goes— AGAIN!

This time, her babies are going with her

A very persistent and welltraveled mother bear was trapped in Emporium Borough on Thursday - for the fourth time. As has happened previously, the sow was transferred out of the area, this time with her three cubs for company. More...

Bridge reopens in time for 'Fairy Fest'

Keating Township workers removed "closed" signs and a gravel barrier from the township's bridge over Route 305 in Keating Summit on Wednesday morning, reopening the structure to traffic. More...

Viewpoints

'BIOBLITZ' IMPRESSES SCIENTISTS

(Dr. William Shear is a Coudersport native and a profession at Hampden-Sydney University in Virginia. More...

Through An Old Timer's Eyes

June 21 is a special day: the summer solstice. The Northern Hemisphere has the most daylight on that date. In Fairbanks, Alaska, they have 24 hours of daylight. At midnight, they play a baseball game without lights. More...

Letters to the Editor

Media Has A Duty To Serve To the editor: I was glad to read publisher Bob Hooftallen's comments about providing public service for non-profit/ civic organizations. Media is a service business and we must not lose sight of that mission. More...

Outdoors

Trees protect waterways

This past week I was reading the news and a headline caught my eyes: "Army Corps Orders Thousands Of Trees Chopped Down." I was dismayed to learn that the Corp of Engineers was in the process of cutting down 100,000 miles of streamside forests grow More...

New era of hunting licenses arrive Monday

Pennsylvania hunting license will go on sale Monday, marking the start of a new era. More...

Photos

Jim Pahel and his son, Brad, enjoyed one of those special father and son experiences during the spring gobbler. The residents of the village of Cameron both got their birds while hunting in southern Cameron County. More...

Obituaries

Raymond 'Pap' Frey

Raymond "Pap" Frey, 76, of Ironville, died on Thursday (May 21, 2009). He was the husband of Charlotte Haberstroh Frey, with whom he would have celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on Sept. 5, 2009. More...

Death Notices

Mary McAulay Mary I. McAulay, 93, of Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, died on June 5, 2009. Burial was in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 306 S. More...

'Huge' gas rush likely; responsibility stressed

Hundreds of wells could dot region in next few years

Potter County may see a huge economic impact from the anticipated boom in natural gas drilling, but leaders should be vigilant to avoid adverse environmental effects. Those points were aired by John W. More...

163 runners tackle 'God's Country' race

Weather conditions were more favorable than in recent years for the 163 runners who completed the 35th annual God's Country Marathon last Saturday. Thomas Lipsie, 41, of Indiana, Pa. More...

It's official: Minor, Glassmire will go head-to-head for judge in November

There were no major surprises in the official results from the May 19 Municipal Primary in Potter County. Members of the Canvassing and Computing Board late Thursday completed the certified vote count. More...

News

CDBG issue: Driftwood Senior Center in limbo

Cameron County Board of Commissioners took the final step to commit most of the county's 2009 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the federal government for design and construction of a new senior center in Driftwood. More...

Renewed interest in 'Relay For Life'

Twenty teams have signed up for the American Cancer Society's 16th Potter County Relay for Life, slated for June 26-27. It will be held at the Strawberry Fields area of the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital campus in Coudersport. More...

Spaghetti dinner will benefit crash victims

A spaghetti dinner and auction to be held on Saturday, June 27, at the Austin-Costello Sportsmen's Club, to help the families of Bill Brewer and Dennis Fedick, who were injured in separate motor vehicle crashes earlier this year. More...

Community Life

Photo

Mary Mitchell has retired as a receptionist at the CareerLink office in Coudersport, but anyone who knows her realizes that she will remain active. More...

Moving to 'God's Country' inspires lifelong artist

Karen Wolf of Sweden Township has a variety of artwork on display at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital's Irwin Medical Arts Center as part of the hospital's Community Art Showcase. More...

Volunteers stand tall at Cole Hospital

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital has relied on a faithful army of volunteers to supplement the salaried work force and keep things operating smoothly. More...

Sports

Photos

Austin claimed the Little League softball championship with a spotless 9-0 record. Pitcher Hannah Glover (left) squared off with Coudersport's Kiersten Counts (right) in one of the key late-season games. More...

Emporium suffers first Alle-Catt loss, Austin falls two 2-2

A funny thing happened on the way to an undefeated Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball season for longtime league member Emporium. Mt. More...

Buckler, Duffee join coaches as postseason baseball honorees

Coudersport made almost a clean sweep of postseason baseball and softball honors for the inaugural season of the District 9 High School Baseball and Softball Leagues. Senior catcher Zac Buckler, who is bound for St. More...