October 31, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Warm welcome for ‘Wounded Warriors’

Community, preserve welcomes   wounded veterans A large group of well-wishers turned out to honor eight wounded military veterans during a reception at Potter County Outfitters in Coudersport.     More...

Natural Gas session Nov. 11 in Emporium

Energy companies are starting to move into Cameron County as part of a long-term plan to produce natural gas from deep wells drilled into the Marcellus shale formation, spread across much of western and northern Pennsylvania.   More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer’s Eye s

“Rain, rain, go away. Come again some other day.”   I remember that from back when I was a kid. Schoolyard jargon was a lot different then than it is today.   More...

Wind Turbines: Please Protect Us

To the editor:   We have been informed that five leases for large wind turbines were obtained from neighbors that own property bordering us.   More...

Potter County News

Caroline Easton retiring after 40 years of service

One of Potter County’s longest-serving and most popular employees retired effective Friday, Oct. 23, after almost 40 years of service. More...

Victims of domestic violence remembered

A candlelight ceremony in memory of victims highlighted this week’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month observance, held at the Coudersport Arboretum. More...

Potter County election features interesting local races

Although the heated judicial race between Dan Glassmire and Steve Minor is the attention-grabber in Potter County, there are many local seats up for grabs in Tuesday’s Municipal Election.   More...

Sports

Falcons impressive in playoff tune-up; shut out Sheffield

An impressive performance against a quality opponent was just what the doctor ordered for a Coudersport High School football team building momentum for the district playoffs.   More...

Raiders nearing perfection

Cameron County ground its way to a lopsided win over visiting Sheffield last week to move within one game of another flawless 9-0 high school football regular season.   More...

Volleyball season concludes

Northern Tier High School Volleyball League play was due to conclude on Thursday night. Results were not available by press time. More...

LONGER WEEKEND!

Daylight Savings Time ends early Sunday, when we gain an hour by turning back our clocks at 2 am. The twice-yearly changing of clocks can also remind people to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. More...

Even giving is tougher in 2009

But charity will ‘keep helping out until we run out’

Normally, in early November, volunteers at Christmas House in Coudersport prepare for their open house. More...

Judicial election in the spotlight

Glassmire, Minor in their own words

Potter County voters will decide who will serve as judge of the court of common pleas in the Nov. 3 municipal election. A 10-year term is at stake with the winner to be installed in January. More...

‘Dry land’ sled dog races this weekend

Sled dog racing returns to Sinnemahoning State Park in Cameron and Potter counties with a festival-like atmosphere this weekend. The fourth annual Canadian- American Sledders Dry-Land Event and related activities are open to the public. More...

News

Sign-ups begin Monday for cash heating assistance

Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will begin accepting applications for cash grants on Monday.   More...

Spooky Saturday across area

With Halloween falling on a weekend, several area communities have scheduled their traditional activities for Saturday.   Austin, Emporium and Coudersport all plan trick-or-treat for Halloween night, starting at 6 pm. More...

Mayor, council races highlight ballot in Cameron County

Races for Emporium Mayor, seats on Borough Council and Shippen Township supervisor will highlight balloting in Cameron County during Tuesday’s Municipal Election.   More...

Community Life

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A recent ceremony marked the 80th anniversary of Community Nurses Inc., the non-profit home health agency serving Cameron, Elk and McKean counties, and parts of Clearfield, Jefferson and Potter counti More...

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Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, represented by longtime volunteer Elizabeth Staun (right), made a cash donation to help the hospital purchase new cardiac monitoring equipment. More...

New books at Brown Library

Several books have been added to the shelves of Emprorium’s public library:   The Time of My Life, by Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi; True Compass: A Memoir, by Edward M. Kennedy; Cheating Death, by Dr. More...

Outdoors

Hunting opportunities abound

From generation to generation hunting skills are passed down. This fall will be no different. Families and friends will unite to spend quality time together in what is perhaps the oldest pastime of mankind.   More...

PGC deer management has ‘scientific foundation’

Another deer-hunting season is nearing, triggering debate in coffee shops and sporting goods stores about the Pa. Game Commission’s deer management program.   More...

Turkey populations spread out, but numbers good for today’s opener

Turkey season opens on Saturday (today) with a mixed forecast. Bird populations are scattered based on natural food supplies. Their preferred food source, acorns, has been abundant in some areas and sparse in others.   More...

Obituaries

Joyce B. Wichert

Joyce B. Wichert, 74, of Shinglehouse, died unexpectedly in her home on Oct. 24, 2009.   Funeral services were held Oct. 27, 2009 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.   More...

Shirley J. Stevens

Shirley Jean Stevens Miller, 76, of Berryville, VA, died Oct. 22, 2009 in her home.   Born December 19, 1932, in Sunderlinville, she was the daughter of Henry and Ida Hanes Stevens.   A graveside service was held at 2 pm Oct. More...

Ross E. Anderson

Ross E. Anderson, 90, of Emporium died Oct. 21, 2009, at Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium.   Barnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium. More...