June 20, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Major changes in Earned Income Tax collection coming

Regionalization of earned income tax collection was a topic of discussion at a recent work session of Coudersport School Board. Business Manager Pam Anderson updated members on the restructuring of EIT, which is mandated to occur by 2012. More...

'Untying the knot' in Potter, Cameron counties

Counties make big money processing 'no fault' divorces

Anyone who doesn't know the "story behind the story" might wonder why Potter County is the divorce capital of Pennsylvania. Probably few know, too, how it came to be. It's not because couples in the county just can't get along. More...

Viewpoints

PLEASE HELP FIGHT AGAINST NILE VIRUS

(John Hanger is Secretary of the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection. More...

Through An Old Timer's Eyes

In the world of professional sports, Pittsburgh has done well this year. The Steelers won the Super Bowl and the Penguins have captured the Stanley Cup. It would really be something if the Pirates could come alive and win the World Series. More...

Letters to the Editor

Help 'To Fill A Backpack' To the editor: "To Fill A Backpack" program has opened for the upcoming school year. We're seeking donations from Austin, Coudersport, Eldred, Galeton, Port Allegany, Roulette, Shinglehouse and Smethport. More...

Outdoors

Forest Invaders Aplenty

Perhaps you've seen the threesided purple boxes hanging from trees along many of our local roadways. They really look out of place among our vibrant summer landscape. However, they serve an important purpose. More...

Special forest section dedicated to Dutlinger

Officials from Potter and Clinton counties were joined by Pa. Bureau of Forestry personnel and guests during a dedication for a special man and a special place Saturday afternoon. More...

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Residents of Sweden Valley Manor personal care home in Coudersport enjoyed a day of sun and fishing at Sinnemahoning State Park. More...

Obituaries

Robert Gene Hart

MAY 17, 1936 - JUNE 13, 2009

On Saturday June 13, 2009, Robert "Bob" Gene Hart, Sr. passed away in Murphy, NC at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Frostburg, Md. on May 17, 1936 to John & Patricia Hart and grew up in Emporium, Pa. More...

F. Joseph Turbett

SEPTEMBER 13, 1949 - JUNE 12, 2009

F. Joseph Turbett, 59, of Coudersport died Friday, June 12, 2009, at his home in Eulalia Township. Born on September 13, 1949 in Philadelphia, he was the son of Frank J. and Margaret E. "Betty" Wilson Turbett. Mr. More...

Ruth A. Gusick

AUGUST 7, 1915 - JUNE 13, 2009

Ruth A. Gusick, 93, of Coudersport died Saturday, June 13, 2009 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport. Born on August 7, 1915 on Sweden Hill, she was the daughter of Edward L. and Mae Neefe Gross. More...

Warning sounded: 'swine flu' coming

Warning signs have been sounded by the State Health Department as influenza A/H1N1 (formerly referred to as "swine flu") works its way to previously untouched sections of Pennsylvania. More...

Greenways, trails plan could boost tourism

Plans for the development of greenways and trails within Potter County are in the developmental stage but could ultimately have a significant impact on tourism and the local economy. More...

Local bank among nation's '100 most trustworthy'

A bank with several local branches was recently recognized by the respected Forbes magazine as one of the 100 Most Trustworthy Companies. Northwest Bancorp Inc. More...

News

OLIVETT'S MARKET CELEBRATING 70 YEARS

Olivett's ShurFine Food Mart in Emporium is celebrating 70 years in business this week - quite an accomplishment in today's changing world. More...

Star Party' planned at Cherry Springs

Hundreds of astronomers are in Potter County this weekend for the annual "Star Party," a gathering of the Astronomical Society of Harrisburg at Cherry Springs State Park. Park officials said at least 300 members would be attending. More...

Ed. Council asks county to help them stay afloat

With state funding for rural education councils still absent from the state budget, the Potter County Education Council has appealed to the County Commissioners for assistance. More...

Community Life

KUDRICK, ROHRER PLAN AUGUST 2009 WEDDING

Stephanie Kudrick of Coudersport and Brandon Rohrer of Harrisburg have announced their engagement. An Aug. 15, 2009, wedding is planned. Stephanie is the daughter of Donald and Kimberly Kudrick of Coudersport. More...

Goga named Dickinson Mental Health CEO

Jack Goga of Coudersport has been named chief executive officer of Dickinson Mental Health Center Inc. Goga, a licensed psychologist, brings 35 years of clinical and behavioral health management experience to this leadership post. More...

O'Brien serving in Iraq

HT2 Kurt D. O'Brien is currently serving in Iraq with the Navy Seabees. An Emporium resident, Kurt is the son of Donald and Linda Armstrong of Crescent City, Fla. He's a 1994 graduate of Cameron County High School. More...

Sports

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Players on one of Coudersport's baseball teams in the Potter-McKean Little League had a ride they'll never forget to close out the regular season last week. More...

Bresslin tosses complete game in Alle-Catt victory

Ryan Bresslin pitched a complete game and clouted a home run to lead Emporium to a 5-Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League victory at Wellsville, N.Y., on Saturday. Paul Baker also homered for the Cats. More...

Whitman picked for Big 30 game

Another Coudersport High School player has accepted an invitation to play in the Don Raabe Big 30 Charities Football Classic. More...