November 14, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Rail-To-Trail’ plan moving forward

19-mile recreation trail will link Emporium and St. Marys

Many can recall when lines of cars waited at Broad Street while trains snaked their way through Emporium Borough. More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer’s Eye s

Something happened at our breakfast table this week that probably won’t happen again for decades. All of us agreed on the subject we were discussing. That included Mike O’Leary, George Harrier, Al Hertlein, Matt Streich and me.   More...

Honoring the ‘greatest generation’

A decade or so ago, Tom Brokaw chronicled the stories of “The Greatest Generation” – the men and women whose bravery and dedication won World War II for the Allies -- in a book of the same name. More...

Letters to the Editor

Advent Lunches To the editor:   The greatest gift at Christmas time is one we all may give -- a friendly smile that helps to make life easier to live; a kindly thought; a helping hand, to show people we care and let them know how much it mea More...

Community Life

de-clawing dilemma

People de-claw their cats because they scratch – furniture, drapes, other pets, people, and so forth.   Scratching is normal feline behavior. Cats use it to mark their territory, for claw conditioning, playing and fighting.   More...

Birth Announcements

Leah Grace Kio   Sarah Kio of Austin and Brandon Smith of Coudersport are parents of a daughter born Sept. 13, 2009, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Named Leah Grace Kio, she weighed seven pounds.   More...

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Cynthia VanWegen (left), guest at Monday’s meeting of Coudersport Rotary, and President Marcia Lagrua-Jones, slip some money into one of the containers the club is using for its fund drive to be More...

Sports

Raiders already thinking rematch

Cameron County was already thinking “rematch” even before leaving the field last Friday night after a tough 6-0 high school football loss at Curwensville in the Allegheny Mountain League championship game.   More...

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Coudersport sophomore quarterback Tim McCusker (left) has the distinction of being the youngest member of the Allegheny Mountain High School Football League All-Stars, a ceremonial team announced this More...

Real Estate Scammer Sentenced

Scam involved Adelphia Ops Building in Coudersport

County officials say no tenants or buyers have come forward for the massive Adelphia Operations Center in downtown Coudersport, which remains under the ownership of Chicago area real estate investor Bogdan Klek.  He paid $3.6 million through an More...

Huge tracts of state forest land open for drilling

11,000 acres in Potter; 3,000 acres in Cameron fair game for drillers

Just hours after news broke of more natural gas drilling on state forest land in Potter and Cameron counties, leaders from both counties heard some of the particulars. More...

John Leete reflects on career as judge

John Leete will step down as president judge of the court of common pleas in Potter County at the end of the year and will immediately be available for assignment across Pennsylvania as a retired judge. More...

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Coudersport Area Lions Club President Ron Angood finishes putting the Lions club decal on the passenger train car at the Coudersport Arboretum. More...

Planners mull changes to road standards

Variance sought in Batterson subdivision

Significant changes to subdivision road standards are likely in Potter County in the next couple of months. More...

E&G Auto to donate turkeys to ‘Meals On Wheels’ program

A Coudersport business is continuing its long-time support of Potter County’s home-delivered meals program.   Each customer who purchases two snow tires, or any set of four tires, from E&G Auto Plus will receive a turkey. More...

Potter County News

Potter County property transactions

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds:   More...

County veterans safe despite loss of program

Potter County officials do not expect the pending elimination of the Governor’s Veterans Outreach and Assistance Program to have a major impact on services to the county’s veterans population.   More...

Outdoors

Archery trials and tribulations

Pennsylvania’s six-week long archery season is coming to a close. I am, at best, a novice archer but I would classify myself as an expert in getting out in the woods. And bowhunting is as good of an excuse as any.   More...

Elk hunter success rate down; huge bull taken

So much for the reputation of the Pennsylvania elk hunt as easy pickin’s! Some 43 elk -- 19 antlered and 24 antlerless -- were harvested during the ninth annual season. More...

Prospects excellent for bear hunters

As deer populations have dwindled during the past decade, bear hunting has been gaining in popularity.   The orange-clad army will fan out across northcentral Pennsylvania Nov. More...

Obituaries

Robert E. McManus

Robert Edward McManus, 93, of Sedona, Ariz., formerly of Emporium, died Sept. 27, 2009. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II.   A memorial service was held in Sedona.   More...

Joyce L. Bickford

Joyce L. Bickford, 79, formerly of Port Allegany, died Nov. 2, 2009, in Sena-Kean Manor, Smethport.   Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Port Allegany.   More...

Leo E. O’Leary

Leo E. O’Leary, 87, of Boulder City, Nev., formerly of Emporium, died Aug. 14, 2009.   He served in the U.S. Army’s Intelligence Division in Europe during World War II and the D-Day Invasion. More...