September 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Water expert to address Natural Gas Task Force

An expert in waste water treatment will be guest speaker at the next meeting of the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force, to be held at 7 pm Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Gunzburger Building. These meetings are open to the public.   More...

Local soldier on G20 security detail

Among the soldiers who have been providing security detail at this week’s G20 Summit in Pittsburgh is Jay Wilcox of Coudersport.   The son of Jeff and Theresa Linn Wilcox, he is a member of the U.S. More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Last weekend was just about perfect as far as the weather was concerned. On Saturday we awoke to cool temperatures and fog. At about 10:30, Old Sol burned away the overcast and an azure cloudless sky greeted us. More...

Suicide Is Preventable

To the editor:   Suicide Prevention Week is here, to be followed by Yellow Ribbon Youth Suicide Prevention Week. This is the time to take stock of a terrible problem for our county, state and nation.   More...

Cigarette Taxes Work

To the editor: Don’t believe the myths. Increasing cigarette taxes reduces smoking and saves lives. More...

Potter County News

Twp. Convention at Potato City

Township officials from across Potter County are gathering at Potato City Country Inn on Saturday (today) for their annual convention. More...

Potter County land transactions

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds:   • Sept. 1, Jeffrey S. DeLo to Janey L. Nida, Homer Township, $320,711; Michael J. Salinger to Joseph J. More...

Coudersport schools facing nurse shortage

A shortage of substitute nurses continues to be a concern in Coudersport Area School District, with administrators and school directors pondering how to address the issue. More...

Outdoors

Local forests in peril

Our forested hills define our region. They are what set us apart from the rest of the state, and are why many of us have chosen to live here.   More...

Article

This turtle was photographed in the front yard of the Laurelwood Inn near Coudersport last week, apparently taking a journey before hibernation begins, usually in October. More...

ATV trail closes Sunday night

An all-terrain vehicle trail on state forest land in Potter County will close on Sunday night, Sept. 27. The trail will reopen on May 31. Between those dates, Bureau of Forestry crews will perform maintenance.   More...

Obituaries

Harry ‘Bud’ Hause

NOVEMBER 13, 1927 - SEPTEMBER 22, 2009

Harry “Bud” Hause, 81, of 371 Hunts Run Rd., Emporium died at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, on Tuesday (Sept. 22, 2009) morning. More...

Keith L. Purdy

MARCH 24, 1944 - SEPTEMBER 21, 2009

Keith L. Purdy Jr., 65, of Austin died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.   Born on March 24, 1944, in Coudersport, he was the son of Keith L. Purdy Sr. and Alberta Casbeer Purdy. On Dec. More...

Death Notices

Titus M. Slottje   Titus M. Slottje, 95, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, died Sept. 22, 2009 at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.   More...

Suspended teacher seeks reinstatement

District Attorney, Austin School District could face discrimination lawsuit

A teacher who was suddenly removed from Austin Area School District believes her civil liberties have been violated and is threatening to sue for reinstatement.   More...

Kruising For Kids

Bicyclists supporting ‘Strong Kids Campaign’

A group of about two dozen bicyclists passed through Potter County this week on a 420-mile trip to help low-income families benefit from the services of the YMCA. More...

Local surgeon gaining national noteriety

‘Cross Suture’ expertise shared with Army medics

A Potter County surgeon shared his expertise with a group of Army medical specialists in Texas recently to promote more advanced care for patients with shoulder injuries.   Dr. More...

Auditor General coming to Emporium

State Auditor General Jack Wagner brings his political campaign to the area tonight (Saturday). He is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, subject to the May 2010 primary election.   More...

News

‘Extras’ enjoying chance

Movie filming providing unique experience

Film crews are scheduled to return to Emporium soon to capture more scenes of “Unstoppable.” Officials have been told to expect an explosion on the set near the edge of town on Oct. 3. Long traffic delays are likely.   More...

NEAT NUMERALS

These numbers are in the news.

67   An industrial wind energy plant being built in Tioga and Bradford counties, involving installation of 67 hilltop turbines in the Armenia Mountain area, could be in place by year’s end. More...

King & Queen to be decided this week, crowned next weekend

Coudersport High School students will vote on a Homecoming Queen and King this week, with the queen coronation to take place at halftime during the Falcons’ Friday nights varsity football game against the Cameron County Red Raiders. More...

Community Life

Erway takes first place

Dana Erway from Del-Hollow Farm in Mina, Potter County, was recognized this week during the 46th annual All-American Dairy Show at the State Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. More...

Photo

Emporium Volunteer Fire Department held its third annual Gun Bash last weekend at the firehall. More...

Pets & Allergies: Living With Both

Anyone who has allergies knows the misery they can cause. Many of us try our hardest to avoid the allergens that cause us the most grief. But what do we do if we figure out that a much-loved pet is the cause of our grief? More...

Sports

Emporium pizza acrobat wins triathalon

Add “triathlete” to the long list of descriptions for Emporium’s pizza king, Dave Smith. More...

Heavily favored Raiders storm into Homecoming

What is sure to be a memorable 2009 football season reaches one of its high points this weekend at Cameron County High School. More...

Raiders win thriller, stay unbeaten

Two of the Allegheny Mountain High School Football League’s top teams squared off for a thriller that led up to its advance billing last week at Brockway. More...

Daily Dose

Education Council awaits state budget outcome, perhaps its own fate

Coudersport Rotary members heard an update on the Potter County Education Council from executive director Helene Nawrocki during Monday’s luncheon meeting at the Laurelwood.   More...