October 3, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Falling Leaves Festival continues through today

Mother Nature has cooperated by painting the hillsides with a bright aurora of colors, providing the backdrop for the 10th annual Potter County Falling Leaves Festival, which continues through this evening (Saturday) in Coudersport. More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

“Unstoppable,” the movie about a runaway train that they have been filming in Emporium, brings back a lot of memories to me. When I was a little boy, my bed was by the window and in the summertime the window was always open. More...

BEARS ARE HERE; DEAL WITH IT

(Mark Ternent is a wildlife biologist, specializing in the black bear, for the Pa. Game Commission.)   As fall progresses, bears increase their food intake to prepare for denning, which begins in mid- to late-November. More...

Music Boosters Say Thanks

To the editor:   This letter is addressed to Cameron County businesses and citizens. We extend our sincere thanks to the Mountain Laurel Federal Credit Union for its support of our   Duck Derby in August.   More...

Community Life

Israeli missionary to speak at Tabernacle

A missionary to Israel who has been bringing a religious perspective to military forces in that nation will be guest speaker during services to be held next Friday through Sunday at the Abundant Life Tabernacle in Emporium. More...

Plan July 2010 Wedding

Dave and Linda Kotula of Emporium announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda (Mandi) Kotula to Charles (Chuck) Copp.   Mandi is the oldest grandchild of the late Jim and Bobbi Segee. More...

Living assistance equipment available to senior citizens

An equipment loaner program is available for Potter County residents age 60 or older.   Equipment and assistive devices are often donated to the Potter County Area Agency on Aging for use by those in need. More...

Sports

Falcons (9-1) best season ever continues

Coudersport’s best-ever varsity soccer season hit a bump in the road Tuesday night when the Smethport Hubbers came away from CARP Field with a 2-1 in. More...

Raiders dodge a bullet on Homecoming

Curwensville seemed intent on spoiling Cameron County’s homecoming game, but the Red Raiders emerged from a physical thriller with a 19-18 overtime victory, continuing the Red Raiders’ quest of an Allegheny Mountain High School Football More...

Falcons showing steady progress

A steadily improving Coudersport High School football team rolled over Ridgway last week, 35-7, to improve to 3-1 on the season. More...

Pharmacist sentenced

Guilty of 238 felonies, woman gets 2-5 years in state prison

A Coudersport pharmacist was sentenced to up to five years in prison after being found guilty in August of 238 separate felony offenses involving writing false prescriptions.   More...

Crashes, explosions planned

Action in ‘Unstoppable’ filming peaks in Emporium with train crash today

Road restrictions will be in place at Emporium’s east end throughout much of the next week as local filming of the movie “Unstoppable” reaches its climax. Weather permitting, action in this region will wrap up late next week. More...

‘Small Games of Chance’ tax alarms local departments

Volunteer fire, ambulance services could lose big time

Emergency responders are up in arms over a proposed 20-percent tax on some “small games of chance.” They fear that it could hit local volunteer fire and ambulance companies hard. More...

School reinstates suspended teacher

The teacher who was abruptly suspended from teaching at Austin Area School District recently was reinstated last Friday, according to Superintendent of Schools Matt Hutcheson. More...

News

Shareholders sue WFRM

Three shareholders in the Farm and Home Broadcasting Company have filed a civil lawsuit against the company’s majority owner, asking that the decision to sell radio station WFRM-AM be set aside.   More...

Planning meeting for Susquicentennial set

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce is coordinating events to celebrate the county’s 150th birthday in 2010. More...

Website pointers offered to businesses

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce will offer a free seminar entitled, “What Makes a Good Tourism Website,” at the Chamber office in Emporium on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 11 am to 1 pm.   More...

Potter County News

Mercantile plan detailed at public meeting

About two dozen people, many of them stockholders or potential investors, attended an informational meeting last week at the courthouse to learn more about plans for the Coudersport Mercantile.   More...

Potter County’s 911 digital ‘cut-over’ underway

Potter and Tioga counties are moving forward with a “cut-over” of emergency communications equipment to digital microwave, which will ensure greater reliability while bringing the counties a step closer to meeting the needs of Next Gener More...

Coudersport Rotary hears from exchange student

Members of Coudersport Rotary heard a comparison between life in the United States and Germany from Exchange Student Simon Lange during Monday’s luncheon meeting at the Laurelwood.   More...

Outdoors

The science behind our fall foliage

I have always been somewhat enthralled by the autumn transformation that occurs on our landscape. More...

Archery hunters get first crack at deer herd

Archers get the first shot at a deer herd that appears to have stabilized, numbers wise, with a larger proportion of big bucks.   Statewide, archers can hunt antlered or antlerless deer from Oct. 3 to Nov. 14. More...

Andrews Farm youth pheasant hunt planned October 17

A unique opportunity will be coming up next month for youth hunters in the region.   On Saturday, Oct. 17, a special pheasant hunt will be held outside Emporium for area youth. More...

Obituaries

Dennis L. ‘Denny’ Wood

1949 - 2009

One of Coudersport’s most ubiquitous figures, Dennis L. “Denny” Wood, died at his home on South East Street in Coudersport. He was 60. Following an investigation, officials attributed his death to natural causes. More...

Death Notices

Timothy Horton   Timothy E. Horton Sr., 51, of Kane, formerly of Austin, died Tuesday evening (Sept. 22, 2009) at Kane Community Hospital after a battle with cancer.   More...