August 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Four jobs cut at Potter County Human Services

Layoffs could also be coming

Four jobs with Potter County's human services organization are being eliminated as a result of a tightening financial crunch, and there's a possibility of temporary layoffs to follow. More...

ABATE donates $9,000 to suicide prevention program

Potter County's Yellow Ribbon Teen Suicide Prevention program got a boost when members of the Allegheny River Riders (ARR) Chapter of ABATE presented a check for $9,000, proceeds of a dice run in which approximately 100 individuals participated. More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer's Eyes

Have you ever noticed how your dog gives you the cold shoulder when you return from being away a few days? Sarge is still being stand-offish but I think he'll get over us leaving him alone. More...

A DAY IN BAGHDAD

(Captain Cory Angell is public affairs officer with the Pa. National Guard 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, currently deployed in Iraq. More...

Don't Let Government Run Health Care

To the editor: After listening to President Obama last week, I had to ask myself, "Do I really want the government in charge of my health care?" The answer was an emphatic no! More...

Community Life

Over 100 attend Austin Alumni gathering

More than 100 Austin Area School alumni and their guests attended the first Austin Alumni Celebration held at the school in June. More...

'Weekend in the Wilds' returns Aug. 14-16

'"Weekend in the Wilds" returns to Cameron County Aug. 14-16. It kicks off with a free outdoor movie, "Open Season," showing on Friday night after dusk on the side of a panel truck donated by Olivett's Shur Fine. More...

Blood drive Aug. 13

Next American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Emporium VFW from 11:30 am until 5:30 pm. Eligibility information is available at donatebloodnow. org. More...

Sports

Article

Competition continues through Monday in the Pennsylvania State Senior Little League (ages 15-16) Tournament, which Emporium is hosting for the 29th consecutive year. More...

Emporium Alle-Catts stay hot, top Cuba

Emporium finds itself in the driver's seat for the Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League championship, coming off two big wins over the weekend. More...

PM All-Stars two wins away from district title

A group of gutsy 13-year-olds from Potter and McKean counties entered Thursday's final round of the Pa. Babe Ruth Baseball Championships at Phoenixville just two wins away from a state title. More...

Obituaries

Gerd Oyen Miller

DECE,BER 14, 1913 - JULY 23, 2009

Gerd Oyen Miller, an active member of the Austin community for many years, died July 23, 2009, after a brief illness. She was 95. Gerd was born to Norwegian parents, Erling Olaf and Ragnhild Tveten Oyen, in Butler, Pa., on Dec. 14, 1913. More...

Death Notices

Jamie L. Houghtaling Jamie L. Houghtaling, 33, of Sabinsville died July 28, 2009. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm today (Saturday) in the Ulysses United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook. More...

LOCAL MAN JAILED AFTER SHOOTING

Police are still trying to piece together the circumstances behind a shooting incident early Tuesday morning that left one man seriously injured and another man behind bars. Robert L. More...

Music festival's popularity growing

It's becoming obvious that the Dam Show, a festival of music and art with a heavy dose of summertime relaxation thrown in for good measure, is here to stay. More...

County officials seeking parity in 911 funding

Officials from smaller counties across Pennsylvania are urging the state to revise the way 9-1-1 emergency communications funds are distributed. Smaller counties such as Potter and Cameron have been adversely affected by the current formula. More...

News

Local governments still fear worst in budget impasse

Nothing that has happened in recent days has eased the concern by county commissioners across Pennsylvania over the state budget impasse. More...

Volunteers needed for mentor program

Potter County Human Services welcomes new volunteers for an active Mentor Program, based on the premise that children with higher self-esteem stand a better chance of living a fulfilling life. More...

Violent weather rips through Odin, Bark Shanty

Residents of the Odin and Bark Shanty areas, north of Austin, know what they saw - whether the National Weather Service confirms it or not. More...

Potter County News

Family Fun Fair Aug. 22

Potter County's fourth annual Family Fun Fair will be held at the Potter County Fairgrounds in Millport from 11 am until 2 pm on Saturday, Aug. 22. Admission and refreshments are free. More...

Potter County residents enter guilty pleas

Three Potter County residents will be sentenced in the coming weeks after guilty pleas in the Court of Common Pleas. Orry Murray, 22, of Roulette pleaded guilty to simple assault for an incident taking place in his Main Street home in March 8. More...

Rotary supporting food pantry

Coudersport Rotary has begun a drive to collect money to present to the Coudersport food pantry later this year. Rotarians are donating during their weekly meetings, based on items they've decided to give up or cut down on. More...

Outdoors

Pepper Hill hike planned Aug. 16

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center will sponsor another "Hike Cameron County" event at 3 pm on Sunday, Aug. 16, as part of the Weekend in the Wilds observance. More...

Now showing: live elk sitcom

A recent Sunday evening provided an unprecedented glimpse into elk life in the village of Benezette. "Freddy," the town bull, was reclining behind a house, chewing his cud and guarding two of his favorite apple trees. More...

Deer management seminar Tuesday

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