July 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Three cases of 'Swine Flu' confirmed

There are now three confirmed cases of influenza A/H1N1 in Potter County and, most recently, McKean County has reported its first case. More...

35th Barkpeelers Convention this weekend

Barkpeelers Convention marks its 35th anniversary Saturday and Sunday at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum in central Potter County. It's a festival blending entertainment with a unique hands-on education about timber harvesting. More...

Viewpoints

WHEEL OF MISFORTUNE

(Lowman S. Henry is chairman and chief executive officer of Lincoln Institute His e-mail address is lhenry@lincolninstitute.org). More...

Through An Old Timer's Eyes

The Grim Reaper has really reduced the number of celebrities, starting last week with Ed McMahon and then Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. More...

Letters to the Editor

Call Senator Specter To the editor: As I moved to the area with my wife and twoyear old son in December 2003, I drove my frontwheel drive car in two feet of snow up toward North Hollow Heights. More...

Community Life

Mr. & Mrs. Graham

Kristi Elaine Strahl and Britt Josiah Graham, both of Emporium, were married June 13, 2009 at the Cameron County Christian Center. Pastor Rock Pifer officiated. More...

Memorials, additions at Brown Library

Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library recently announced memorial donations. Books were donated in memory of Charlie and Andreanna Bertonaschi, by Judy and Charles Blumle; in memory of Donald G. More...

Dickinson adds two physicians

Dickinson Mental Health Center welcomes Dr. Luisito S. Dingcong and Dr. Hridayesh K. Pathak MD to its medical staff this month. Dr. Dingcong is a psychiatrist who resides in St. Marys. More...

Sports

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Potter-McKean opened the Pa. District 15 softball playoffs last week with a pair of losses, 12-11 to Southern Tioga and 11-1 to Wellsboro. More...

Austin, Emporium Alle-Catt showdown this Sunday

Austin and Emporium each picked up some momentum last week to carry into Sunday's Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League showdown on the Emporium diamond at 2 pm. More...

Duffee honored for softball

Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association (PSCA) announced its 2009 All-State high school softball teams. Among those selected for honorable mention was senior pitcher Karli Duffee of Coudersport. More...

Three-star admiral, US House rep. swings through area

When long-time U.S. Senator Arlen Specter switched parties several weeks ago, he acknowledged that he would have a hard time winning the Republican nomination for a seventh term next May. More...

Cameron County's jobless rate highest in Pa

Unemployment in Potter County remains in double digits

Cameron County holds the dubious distinction of having the highest unemployment rate in the state. More...

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Simple Faith brought rich three-part harmonies to the courthouse square gazebo in downtown Coudersport during the first of three "Saturday on the Square" observances, sponsored by the Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce. More...

Morgan AM&T says layoffs 'temporary'

Approximately 100 employees of Morgan AM&T have received layoff notices, for varying periods of time. Plant officials say they expect the condition to be temporary. More...

News

Lots to do this holiday weekend

There's no need to travel far to enjoy Independence Day Weekend. More...

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Emporium Rotary Club donated $370 to the Cameron County Food Pantry and pledged to continue collecting donations for the organization. Past President Sue Bucher made the presentation to Pastor Gary Atkinson. More...

'HABITAT' BREAKS GROUND JULY 11

A groundbreaking ceremony and reception will be held from 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday, July 11, at the site where a new Potter County Habitat for Humanity home will be built in Roulette. It's at the corner of Pfeiffer and Main streets. More...

Potter County News

County will borrow to finance capital improvement projects

Potter County will proceed with several capital projects through a $350,000 loan from Northwest Savings Bank, following action at Thursday's business meeting of the County Commissioners. More...

County employees lose big, win big

Potter County employees blew away the competition in the statewide Biggest Loser Contest. A team of 71 calorie-counters from county entered the event with a lofty goal of losing five percent of total body weight. More...

Outdoors

Thinking fall in summertime

I recently spent a week in southern Mexico, in mountains that were about 5,000 feet above sea level. The forests were incredibly diverse, but many of the species were the exact same temperate species we have in the eastern U.S. More...

Collaring calves part of Game Commission research project

Some 21 elk calves have been captured and examined as of the end of June, part of a Pa. Game Commission research project. Twelve were marked with collars, ear tags, or both. More...

Poaching penalty hike stalls in House

Members of the Pa. General Assembly have applied the brakes on a trend to increase fines for poaching and related wildlife violations. More...

Obituaries

Melvin Fred Ostrum

DECE,BER 17, 1916 - JUNE 24, 2009

Melvin Fred Ostrum, 92, of Saint-Remy-sur-Avre, France, passed away June 24, 2009. The eldest son of John Fred and Violet Lirenda (Barr) Ostrum, he was born Dec. 17, 1916 on Bryan Hill, Cameron County. More...

Death Notices

Minnie Beck Minnie I. Beck, 100, of Clarion, died June 27, 2009 at Golden Living Nursing Home, Clarion. Burial will be in Glade Run Cemetery, Dayton. Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 564, Ridgway, PA 15853. More...