June 20, 2009 RSS feed / 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...

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Fifteen disabled veterans from three VA hospitals were welcomed to Potter County with a motorcycle escort and a patriotic show of support on the streets of Coudersport and Austin. More...

Playgrounds buzzing with activity

Cameron County Recreation Department continues to operate four playgrounds for the summertime enjoyment of families in Emporium. Parents can register their children at any of the playgrounds. More...

NEAT NUMERALS

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3.57 Backroom conversations centered on raising the state income tax to 3.57 percent from the current 3.07 percent finally spilled out into the public arena this week. More...

Rotarians discuss boys, girls club

Potential benefits of a Boys and Girls Club in Potter County were the focus of Monday's meeting of Coudersport Rotary. Speaker was Amy Thompson, who is spearheading the steering committee. More...

Expanded services for veterans, their families

Potter County Office of Veterans Affairs has announced expanded services to meet the needs of the county's veterans and their families. Leonard Kalkbrenner Jr., director of veterans affairs, is launching a community outreach service. More...

Military photos requested

Sylvan Heritage Council is looking for photos of Cameron County's active servicemen and women for a salute in the window of the former video store on Fourth Street in Emporium, next to the Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center. More...

'Science in Motion' fighting for survival

Although the specter of funding cuts in the state budget is hanging over their heads, the dedicated people who run the Science in Motion program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford shared the wonders of science with first- through third-gra More...

Man faces felony charges for allegedly beating infant son

A Potter County man faces felony charges and related counts for allegedly beating and injuring his baby son on multiple occasions. Robert L. Fiske, 21, of Genesee appeared for a preliminary hearing this week before District Judge Barbara Easton. More...

Jobs are out there or will be soon

Eileen Bell left a job she held for 18 years to go to work at the Ethan Allen plant in Eldred. Three months later, the decades-old plant closed and she was out of a job. "Now, I'm just looking for work," Bell said. More...

ACS 'Relay For Life' set for next weekend

Dozens of participants are preparing for the American Cancer Society's 16th Potter County Relay for Life, slated for June 26-27 at the Strawberry Fields area of the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital campus in Coudersport. More...

Coudersport High School honor students named

Coudersport Area High School has announced its honor roll for the final marking period of the 2008-09 school year. Students named to the distinguished honor roll have maintained an average of 95 percent or above. More...

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History was made on Tuesday afternoon as a railroad passenger train car made its way down Route 6 and was deposited at its new home in the Coudersport Arboretum. More...

Awarded for perfect attendance

Coudersport Area School District honored these students for perfect attendance during the 2008-09 school year. More...

Potter County property transactions

Potter County Recorder of Deeds Gary Kelsey reports the following real estate transactions filed in his office: • June 1, W. Scott Heim to Gregory D. Clise, West Branch Township, $150,000. • June 2, Carl H. Labar to Timothy J. More...

Changes should improve service

It won't be long until real estate tax notices from local school districts will be on their way to property owners all around Potter County. Most area districts do not anticipate a tax increase in their 2009-10 operating budgets. 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...

Pool reopens; rash remains a mystery

After the water and the surrounding concrete sunbathing deck all checked out as healthy, the Coudersport Community Swimming Pool reopened late last week. More...

Vogt wins ballot drawing in Emporium

A drawing of lots was held to determine whether the name of Don Olivett or Pat Vogt would appear on the Nov. 3 Municipal Election ballot for a seat on Emporium Borough Council. Vogt was the winner. More...

Square Dance Saturday

Odin Grange welcomes the public to a round and square dance at the grange hall on Saturday, June 20, from 7 pm until 10 pm. Admission will be $5.00. Proceeds will support Odin Grange's community service projects. More...

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This was the scene at last week's annual Cameron County Children's Fun Fair, held at the Emporium Firehall. Kathryn Burger pays close attention to detail as she demonstrates her artistry on Brandon Casper's face. More...

Rabies clinics coming up

Penn State Cooperative Extension will sponsor rabies clinics in Potter County. Cost is $5.00 per animal. Dr. Ronnie Schenkein from Coudersport Animal Health Center will administer the vaccine. More...

Area news briefs

Fire destroys building ST. MARYS — Fire struck a St. Marys woodworking and storage building last Friday afternoon, destroying the structure and most of its contents. Damage was estimated at more than $1 million. More...

Guns stolen from Potter County camp

Guns stolen Someone stole a variety of items, including two guns, from a Potter County camp. More...

Austin man faces felony charges for lying to cops

An Austin man faces a felony charge and other counts for allegedly using false pretenses to obtain a prescription medication and lying to police. Steven C. More...

Coudersport School holds line on taxes, awards bus contract

Around 40 members of the public were on hand Monday when members of the Coudersport School Board passed the 2009- 2010 budget and a transportation contract that will carry the district through 2014. More...

A simple way to giveā€¦

For all you who spend hours surfing the web, I have a great site where your clicks really do help feed shelter animals. If you haven't heard of it already, it's the Animal Rescue Site at theanimalrescuesite. com. More...

Woodland Elementary School honor students

Honor students for the final marking period of the 2008-09 school year were announced by Woodland Elementary School as follows: High Honors Grade 5: Kassandra Cheatle, Mariah Reid, Logan Clingan and Victoria Perdicou. More...

Chamber continues 'Saturday on the Square' this summer

Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the return of a summertime tradition designed to generate downtown business and activity. More...

Ag specialist joins Extension office

Extension office Recent changes at the Penn State Cooperative Extension Service office in Coudersport have enabled the organization to strengthen its services to agriculture, community development and families. More...

56 snakes caught in 'hunt'

One of Cameron County's most interesting events went off without a hitch last weekend. Even the weather cooperated for the annual Sinnemahoning Snake Hunt, sponsored by the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Assn. (SSA) and managed by Keystone Reptile Club. More...