July 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Schools awarded physical ed. grants

Potter County school districts have been awarded a $615,000 federal grant to improve student health and fitness. More...

Archery Rendezvous underway at Ski Denton

Two decades have passed since the leap of faith that became the highly successful Eastern Traditional Archery Rendezvous. That special gathering at Ski Denton in central Potter County continues through Sunday. More...

Viewpoints

Publisher's point of view

Do you want happiness? Read on.

Early this spring my son and I were walking along the garden, talking the way a dad and a fiveyear old do. More...

Through An Old Timer's Eyes

Hello from Apache Junction, Arizona, where Shirley and I have been spending a few days and I observed my 80th birthday. They had a party for me that was out of this world and I had the best time of my life. More...

'My Side'

STATE LAND GAS POTENTIAL OVERSTATED

(John Quigley is acting secretary of the Pa. Dept. More...

Community Life

Hospital recognizes gifts, donations

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital received gifts in memory of Dr. Douglas F. Bowman by Classical Conversions Inc., Patricia Bryant, Chris and Alice Bradley, Bob and Judi Murphy, David and Fay Hauber, and Bob and Karen Cooney and sons. More...

Golden Anniversary

Bill and Penny (Brewer) Bollhorst of Coudersport observed their 50th wedding anniversary on July 11. They were married at the St. Eulalia Catholic Church. The Bollhorsts have three children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. More...

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An update on developments at the Cameron County SPCA was presented to Emporium Rotary members. George Sowers Jr. reviewed the 19-year history of the organization and its partnership with Emporium Kennels. More...

Sports

Cowburn commits to Penn State

Two-time state champion Dirk Cowburn will continue his wrestling career at Penn State University. Cowburn, who is entering his senior year at Coudersport Area High School, has already earned two PIAA championships at 152 pounds. More...

Senior Little League Tournament Opens Thurs.

Emporium will once again host the Pennsylvania Senior Little League Baseball Tournament. Competition will open on Thursday and continue through next weekend. Eight district championship teams will compete. The players are ages 15-16. More...

Emporium Alle-Catts win league title

Emporium is the hottest team in the Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League, coming off an impressive 8-4 win over previously undefeated Olean AOH Sunday afternoon. More...

COLORFUL DAM SHOW GOING ON NOW!

Music from nationally known and local performers, workshops for square dancing and drumming, a stream study and a wide variety of vendors await visitors to The Dam Show, which resumes on Saturday (today) at the Austin Dam Memorial Park. More...

Living is GIVING

YOU can help this charity change the world, one child at a time

If the children are our future, then we ought to do everything we can to ensure their success. More...

Fairs kick off next weekend in Potter, Cameron

Two county fairs will be operating at the same time starting next weekend in Millport and Emporium. The Potter County Fair and the Cameron County Fair, both operating Aug. 2-8, have no fee for admission, parking or entertainment. More...

News

'Meth' lab awardness training upcoming

Rural areas are frequently targeted for the manufacture of methamphetamine, an illicit, harmful and addictive street drug that remains popular because of its ready availability and low cost. More...

Article

Officers and directors of the Eldred Borough Fire Department have expressed deep appreciation to Emporium Ambulance for allowing the temporary use of this vehicle to service Eldred Borough and surrounding coverage area. More...

NEAT NUMERALS

These numbers are in the news.

30 Allegheny Engine and Implement Association is holding its 30th annual public demonstration and celebration through Sunday at the grounds near Port Allegany. More...

Potter County News

Gas Industry Gets Free Ride

To the editor: A report issued by the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center makes a sound case for the need to protect Pennsylvania's environment and economy as companies line up to exploit the gas reserves in the Marcellus shale formation. More...

Cell service comes to Galeton

Potter County's second largest town now has cellphone coverage, but other parts of the county are likely to remain unserved for some time. More...

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Students from the "Blast Off" Bible School in Coudersport visited Teacher's Pet Rescue last week to present a $280 donation to help the homeless pets. More...

Outdoors

Keeper of the river

A tree of unusual size can be found in the First Fork of the Sinnemahoning Creek downstream of Wharton. It is a truly impressive specimen -- an enormous four-foot diameter yellow birch. More...

'Deer Doctor' to give free seminar Aug. 4

A nationally known deer expert will present a free seminar in Potter County on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Dr. James C. Kroll, sometimes referred to as "Doctor Deer," will appear at Trupe's Wildlife Management along Rt. More...

Article

Audubon Pennsylvania is making an appeal to residents of Cameron, Potter and McKean counties to join the statewide Bird Habitat Recognition Program. More than 200 properties are enrolled. More...

Obituaries

Eunice O. Hugar

Eunice O. Hugar, 85, of Driftwood died July 22, 2009 at her residence in Driftwood. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, Emporium, today (Saturday) at 11:30 am. More...

Iris J. Childs

Iris J. Childs, 80, formerly of Shinglehouse, died July 14, 2009 in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. A memorial service will be held in Rochester, NY. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses. More...

Doris M. McKimm.

Doris M. McKimm, 75, of Ossipee, NH, formerly of Driftwood, died Saturday, June 27, 2009 at Mountain View Nursing Home. She was laid to rest in Albany, NH. More...