September 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

DA salary issue back on front burner

A coalition of commissioners from Pennsylvania's least populous counties is pushing for a new law that would make the position of county district attorney part-time. More...

State land open to gas production

More state forest and game lands will be open to natural gas production in the coming months, but the state's budget impasse has stalled the process. That was the message from Ron Doughtie, a representative of the Pa. More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer's Eye s

Lots of people tune into Monday Night Football. This past Monday I checked it out and was surprised to see Frank Gifford making the opening remarks. More...

MARCELLUS GAS TAX JUSTIFIED

(Camille "Bud" George is a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from Clearfield. A Democrat, he is chairman of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. More...

Forestry Workers Laid Off

To the editor: Unfortunately, with the state budget as it stands, the Bureau of Forestry put wage employees on leave without pay two months early - Sept. 11, instead of the usual time in late November. More...

Community Life

CVFD 300 Club dinner planned Sept. 26

Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department has announced plans for its major fund-raiser, the popular 300 Club Dinner, on Saturday, Sept. 26, at CVFD. Tickets are $50 and entitle the buyer to a buffet dinner and drawings. More...

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Long-time member Steve Erway (right) was presented with the Master Key Award for his successful recruitment of new Coudersport Area Lions Club volunteers. The award was presented by club president Ron Angood. More...

Blose physician assistant in Erie

Christa M. Blose has accepted a position in endocrinology with Metabolic Disease Associates of Erie. A 2004 graduate of Cameron County High School, she recently passed her physician assistant national certification examination. More...

Sports

Raiders still pitching a shutout; move to 2-0

"Cameron County is a good football team," was the understatement by Ridgway coach Mark Heindl after the Red Raiders rolled over his Elkers last Friday night, 36-0. This one belonged to the Red and White right from the start. More...

Inexperience shows in Falcons' loss to Ridgway

Coudersport's youth and inexperience was evident in last Friday's 42-14 loss to Brockway in the Falcons' varsity football home debut The outcome tempered expectations that had soared after the team piled up more than 400 total yards and five touch More...

Falcon soccer team dominates Olean (N.Y.), moves to 4-0

Many facets of the game have been coming together as the Coudersport High School varsity soccer team continues its impressive season. A 9-0 win over Olean Archbishop Walsh ran the Falcons' record to 4-0. More...

RMEF pulls out of Elk Visitor Center partnership

DCNR has found a new partner; says 7,000 square foot educational facility still on track

State officials say the sudden withdrawal of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) from a partnership for a major tourist attraction capitalizing on Pennsylvania's elk herd does not doom the project. John Quigley, secretary of the Pa. Dept. More...

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Emporium's famous "big flag" formed the backdrop as the community paused last Friday to remember those who lost their lives in the terrorists' attacks of Sept. More...

Uptick in 'Merc' share sales

Sale of shares in the Coudersport Mercantile is now in full swing, spearheaded by the newest member of the board of directors, Wanda Shirk of Gold. A public meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. More...

News

Movie extra says filming experience well worth it!

Extras in the movie "Unstoppable" put in long days - as many as 12 hours - at the rate of around $102 per day. It can be tedious. A lot of time is spent standing around and waiting for scenes to be set up. More...

Public welcome at 'Star Party'

Members of the public can join in on one of the country's biggest stargazing event Saturday (today) from 7:30 to 11 pm at Cherry Springs State Park. More...

Thirty-One properties remain after Upset Sale

A concerted effort by Potter County Tax Claim Bureau staff led to the county collecting more than $150,000 in delinquent taxes and fees prior to Monday's auction. More...

Potter County News

Coudersport borough discusses paving

Council frustrated with state's summer-long work on Route 6

While it's been a state project - not under the auspices of Coudersport Borough -- the summer-long paving and sidewalk work along Rt. 6 west has created headaches for members of Coudersport Borough Council. More...

Gospel Tabernacle convention this weekend

Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle is holding its annual convention this weekend. The event traditionally draws dozens of worshippers from several states to join the local congregation for services. Rev. Kent Christmas and Dr. More...

Auditor General visiting Emporium

Auditor General comingState Auditor General Jack Wagner brings his political campaign to Emporium next weekend, after announcing that he is running for governor next year. More...

Outdoors

September Encounters

In two weeks, it will be archery season and the landscape will be ablaze with brilliant fall foliage. One thing that has really stood out for me this month is the heavy red oak acorn crop. More...

No local hunters drawn for '09 elk license

By luck of the draw, all hunters from Potter, Cameron, Elk and McKean counties hoping to be chosen for the 2009 elk hunt were shut out. A Jefferson County applicant, Andrew Emery of Brookville, was among 20 chosen for a bull elk-hunting license. More...

PGC pheasant stocking begins October 9

Game Commission personnel plan to release 106,142 ringneck pheasants on public lands for the upcoming small game hunting seasons. Starting on Oct. 9, 15,000 birds will be released for the junior pheasant hunt, scheduled for Oct 10-17. More...

Obituaries

Richard A. Merry II

AUGUST 29, 1937 - SEPTEMBER 14, 2009

Richard Alfred Merry II, 72, of Emporium died Monday (Sept. 14, 2009) in the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Aug 29, 1937 in Bradford, a son of Richard Alfred and Elizabeth Rice Merry. Mr. More...

Robert C. Crosby

OCTOBER 23, 1920 - SEPTEMBER 13, 2009

Robert C. "Bob" Crosby, 88, of Odin Road, Austin/ Coudersport, died Sunday (Sept. 13, 2009) at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Oct. 23, 1920 in Odin, he was the son of Guy A. and Florence M. Faucett Crosby. More...

Death Notices

Vincent M. Slusarick Vincent M. Slusarick, 69, of 1783 Plank Road Hollow, Emporium, died at his home Sunday morning (Sept. 13, 2009). Friends will be received today (Sept. 19) at 10:30 am at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. More...