June 27, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Candidates spend big in primary election

Three candidates who ran for Potter County Judge in the May 19 Municipal Primary spent almost $36,000 for advertising, paraphernalia and other campaign expenses. More...

Swine flu' confirmed here

Influenza A/H1N1 (formerly referred to as "swine flu") has reached northcentral Pennsylvania. Potter County had one confirmed case reported this week. More...

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Community pools in Coudersport and Emprium have been abuzz with activity as summer turned up the heat this week. In Emporium, Johnny Crater was making a splash. More...

Viewpoints

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC

(A popular folk singer and recording artist, Steve Quelet is a founding member of the Jakob's Hollow Band and leads the annual music showcase, the Songwriter's Roundtable.) Another great Songwriter's Roundtable season has come to a clos More...

Through An Old Timer's Eyes

With Independence Day close at hand, I hope the watermelon crop is good. A good sweet melon, iced down in a cooler, is one of my favorite things. Another thing that I like is friendship. More...

Letters to the Editor

Couderspor t Education System Doomed? To the editor: As a future educator and Coudersport High School graduate, I am distressed to see what is happening in our school system. More...

Outdoors

Thinking fall in summertime

As we begin to progress into summer, the thoughts of many outdoorsmen are already on the fall hunting season. More...

Bobcat population on the rise

Pennsylvania's largest native feline, the bobcat, is growing in numbers and expanding its range. Highest populations can be found in the northcentral counties, according to the Pa. Game Commission. More...

Funds still needed, but work on Elk Center continues

Heavy construction has begun, even as fund-raising continues, for the Elk Country Visitor Center, a partnership project of the state and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. More...

Obituaries

Kim L. Brekke

FEBRUARY 23, 1960 - JUNE 14, 2009

Kim L. Brekke, 49, of Coudersport, died Sunday, June 14, 2009 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Born on February 23, 1960 in Encino, CA, Kim was the daughter of Jack and Donna Dronsky. More...

Death Notices

Ruth Reese Ruth Mosch Reese, 87, a fixture of the village of Sweden Valley, died on June 8. She was the daughter of Emil and Myrtle Mosch. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry Reese Jr., who died on Oct. 11, 2001. Mrs. More...

Bicyclists roost in a barn to ensure others don't have to

Thirty two young men and women pedaled their bicycles through central Potter County on U.S. Route 6 this week, roosting overnight at the Alliance Barn in north Coudersport before resuming their westward journey Wednesday morning. More...

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Several of the 11 disabled military veterans passing through Coudersport last week were moved to tears by the enthusiastic and patriotic greeting that awaited them. More...

Art Fest, fireworks in Emporium

Emporium will come to life on Friday and Saturday, July 3-4, with the sixth annual Art Fest downtown, followed by a popular Independence Day fireworks celebration on Saturday night. More...

State recreation planning session

Outdoor recreation is an important part of northcentral Pennsylvania's vitality and attractiveness to tourists. More...

News

Cole Hospital recycling program

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital is now recycling the majority of its waste, rather than having it trucked to a landfill. Cole has signed in with the "single stream" recycling program offered by Casella Waste Systems. More...

Lots of holiday weekend activities slated

There's no need to travel a long distance for summer holiday fun -- Independence Day Weekend will feature a packed schedule of local events. Here are just a few of the highlights; detailed information can be found inside this issue. More...

Cameron Chamber now on popular Facebook

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce has climbed on board the internet marketing train. More...

Community Life

Named hospice manager

Community Nurses Inc. recently welcomed Karen Leithner, RNBC, as hospice manager, serving Cameron, McKean and Elk counties. A lifelong resident of Ridgway, she has 23 years of nursing experience, six of which were in hospice care. More...

DAVIS, HALSTEAD WILL MARRY AUGUST 22

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Angeline R. Davis and Keith M. Halstead, both of Winchester, Va. An Aug. 22 wedding is planned in Winchester. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jeffrey and Mary Davis of Coudersport. More...

Summer reading programs in Coudersport, Emporium

A summer reading program is underway at the Coudersport Public Library for students from preschool through grade six. More...

Sports

Austin Alle-Catts record win

Austin needed a win in the Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League to boost the team's confi dence, and the hapless Ludlow squad provided the perfect antidote. The Panthers have been less formidable than expected this due to injuries and other factors. More...

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Coudersport Purple closed out the Potter-McKean Babe Ruth Baseball League season with a thrilling 14-13 win over Port Allegany last week, capturing the league championship with a 17-1 record. More...

Softball all-stars picked

Potter McKean Major Softball All-Stars have been selected and will open district playoff competition this weekend. Next game is Saturday in Wellsboro at 3 pm. More...