November 7, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Tourism funding takes big hit

State support for local agencies cut again

For the second consecutive year, drastic reductions have been made in state support for local tourist promotion. Area agencies have resigned themselves to making the best of the situation.   More...

Libraries coping with budget cuts

State budget whacks public library funding 26.7 percent

Area libraries are struggling with a cut in state funding at the same time the use of library services is increasing. More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer’s Eye s

Last weekend we said goodbye to the month of October, which always seems to bring back a lot of memories to me.   They start baseball’s World Series later and later every year. More...

CONSERVATION FUNDS BEING GUTTED

Many people have never heard of the Oil and Gas Fund, which is just fine with Gov. Ed Rendell and the Senate Republicans who are proposing to loot the fund and destroy a conservation program that has worked for more than 50 years.   More...

Drivers Needed

To the editor:   More than 70,000 Pennsylvania residents will learn that they have cancer this year. For many, getting to the treatment they need may be a problem.   More...

Potter County News

Deadline extension for Mercantile?

Sales of Coudersport Mercantile stock have increased, but more time will be needed to get the business off the ground. More...

Habitat for Humanity to start sixth home

Potter County Habitat for Humanity will soon begin work on its sixth home, to be located in Galeton.   This one is unique, in that it is being built by students from Seneca Highlands Area Vocational Technical School.   More...

New book linked to Potter County

A new children’s non-fiction book about the founding of kindergarten in Germany has a Potter County connection. More...

Outdoors

Meeting planned on West Creek Trail

West Creek Recreational Trail Association is moving forward on a master plan for management of the 19-miles “rails to trails” right-of-way between Emporium and St. Marys.   More...

Big bulls are gone; but their legacies live on

On Monday – opening day of the 2009 elk hunt -- a red truck belonging to guide Jack Manack of Elk County Outfitters passed through Benezette with a huge bull elk in its bed. More...

Elk hunt: bonanza for biologists

Early reports from the 2009 Pennsylvania elk hunt indicate that hunters are having a little more difficulty in locating the animals than they have in years past. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

Marilyn A. Taylor   Marilyn A. Taylor, 76, of Shinglehouse, died Oct. 30, 2009, in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit, Coudersport, after a long illness.   Funeral services were held at the Virgil L. More...

Jobless rates dip slightly

Although unemployment rates have dropped slightly in Potter and Cameron counties, both remain in the double digits, and Cameron’s is still the highest in Pennsylvania.   More...

Minor wins judge race

Results from other contested races in Potter, Cameron county listed

Republican Steve Minor will succeed John Leete as judge of the Potter County Court of Common Pleas in January, after defeating Democratic nominee Dan Glassmire on Tuesday. More...

Public welcome at gas meeting

State land, similar gas boom in Texas highlights of meeting

A summary of natural gas drilling on state forest land and a look at a region in Texas that has been transformed by a gas boom will highlight the next meeting of the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force, to be held at 7 pm Tuesday in the Gunzburger More...

News

Big bulls highlight elk hunt

N earing the end of the third day of Pennsylvania’s six-day elk hunt, 14 bulls and 17 cows had been taken by the 59 licensed elk hunters. Twenty of them have bull tags and 39 had been awarded cow tags for a season that ends today. More...

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  Trickers and treaters were blessed with a balmy night when communities in the area celebrated Halloween last Saturday evening. Since each town celebrated on the same night, the number of young people out was less than usual.  More...

Meeting in Emporium on natural gas industry

Energy companies are moving into northern Pennsylvania as part of a long-term plan to produce natural gas from deep wells drilled into the Marcellus shale formation. More...

Community Life

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Students in kindergarten through grade two at Woodland Elementary School in Emporium are participating in Dina Dinosaur’s Social Skills and Problem Solving Curriculum. Here, students in Mrs. More...

Books Unlimited Gala Thursday

Tickets remain available for the Coudersport Public Library’s annual Books Unlimited Gala, to be held starting at 6 pm Thursday at the Coudersport Consistory.   More...

Harley’s Heroes event November 14

One of the most effective military veterans outreach efforts in the nation makes a stop in Potter County on Saturday, Nov. 14. The Harley’s Heroes Tour returns to Larry’s Sports Center, located along Rt. More...

Sports

Three straight 9-0 campaigns for Red Raiders!

Cameron County once again marches into high school football’s “second season” with an undefeated record. More...

Article

Dillon Wadsworth (left) battles for the ball during the PIAA District 9 soccer playoff opener last week against visiting Redbank Valley. Coudersport won the match, 2- 0, on goals by Wadsworth and Alex Renn. Simon Lange had an assist. More...

Volleyball playoffs underway

Coudersport is peaking at the right time in high school volleyball. More...