August 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Taxing bodies realize $300K from tax on huge land sale

Thousands of forested acres in Potter County recently changed hands, resulting in checks totaling more than $300,000 being written out to three school districts and five townships. More...

Renewed energy for the 'Merc'

Those spearheading the Coudersport Mercantile are launching an intensive effort to recruit shareholders. Wanda Shirk of Ulysses will approach business people and others in the community to sell shares of common stock. More...

Viewpoints

ECONOMY: SIGNS OF HOPE

(U.S. Senator Bob Casey, DPa., issued the following comments after last week's release of unemployment statistics.) The unemployment rate for July beat expectations by dropping to 9.4 percent. More...

Through An Old Timer's Eyes

We are a long way from the equator, but it seems like the Land of Endless Mountains has turned into another tropical rain forest. Everything is growing except the vegetable gardens. More...

Letters to the Editor

Looking Forward To Aug. 22 To the editor: I was pleased to see that the Robert Merten Circle of Fifths Music Award Benefit Concert will return for a fourth year on Saturday, Aug. 22. Anyone who remembers me should know that I wouldn't miss it! More...

Outdoors

Summer snapshots

We are passing the halfway point of summer. The brilliant greens of June are gone. Already, occasional red maples are beginning to show some foliage and the chokecherries no longer wear green. It has been an odd summer -- wet, rainy, and cool. More...

Elk swim for comfort and survival

Pennsylvania elk spend time in the streams more for fun and to escape biting insects than for survival from predators. But in the West, it's a different story. More...

Bowhunter Festival expands to four days

Deer and coyotes will be in the spotlight at the 27th annual Potter County Bowhunter Festival, which has been expanded to four days - Aug. 20-23 - at Ski Denton in central Potter County. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

Betty Jane Brown Elizabeth (Betty) Jane Lovett Brown, 91, of Emporium, died Aug. 9, 2009. A funeral service was held at the Barnett Funeral Home, Emporium. More...

'WILDS' CELEBRATION GOING ON THIS WEEKEND

A growing summer celebration, "Weekend in the Wilds," has returned to Cameron County this weekend. Focal point on Saturday will be Broad and Fourth streets in downtown Emporium. More...

Sowing the seeds of health

Fifteen young students have been working hard all summer to create a "community garden" at the former Maple View complex near Coudersport, with the help of 4-H and Penn State Cooperative Extension. More...

News

Ski Denton owners buy Swain Resor t

Operators of Ski Denton are bullish about the region's tourist potential. Not only have the two young couples invested in the central Potter County ski resort, they've now taken on a second one. More...

Photos

Glenn Dunn, recently appointed acting emergency management coordinator for Potter County, has hit the ground running with both training and hands-on experience. He's seeking certification by the Pa. More...

Emergency response to agriculture incidents

Agricultural terrorism may seem an unlikely occurrence to some, but the nation's food supply is vulnerable and the federal government is taking protective measures. More...

Community Life

United In Marriage

Judge John Leete, who will retire at year's end, officiated over a "first" on July 25. More...

Free dental screenings at Family Fun Fair

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...

Emporium church plans 'Kids Camp'

Children ages 4 through 10 are invited to the First United Methodist Church in Emporium for "SonRock Kids Camp," scheduled for Monday through Friday from 6 to 8:30 each evening. More...

Sports

Dramatic win earns Alle-Catt title for Emporium

Armed with a former pro, a budding college star, proven hitters and some pitching depth, veteran manager Ralph McKimm Sr. was dealt a strong hand to start the Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League season. More...

Photo

A Ulysses youth continues to rack up wins and make a name for himself in motocross racing. Eleven-year-old Austin Kosa began riding when he was just four years old. More...

Ogden, Simar club champs

Vassallo wins senior club championship

John Ogden pulled out the 2009 men's championship at the Emporium Country Club, shooting twin rounds of 73 on Saturday and Sunday. Johna Simar won the women's championship with a personal-best 82 on Sunday. More...