November 21, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Education Council’s funding restored

Agency breathing easier, but concerns for the future still linger

It’s been a difficult and uncertain year for the Potter County Education Council, although leaders of that agency and its staff are breathing a bit easier, for now.   More...

End of the line for Keating Summit bridge?

For the second time this year, the bridge which carries traffic over the Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad tracks in Keating Summit has been abruptly closed following an inspection.   More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Another Friday the 13th came and went and I did not have one bad incident happen. No black cats crossed my path and I drove more than 300 miles round-trip to Benton, Pa. More...

Getting older is getting better

When I look into the mirror, my focus is drawn to the developing ripples in the skin around my eyes.   Whoa.   Wrinkles.   They give me pause, even concern.   I think: “Maybe I’ve been up too long. More...

Letters to the Editor

If it ain’t broke… To the editor:   Humans have lived with wood smoke since fire was discovered. Now, the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection is considering regulations covering outdoor wood-fired burners (OWBs).   More...

Outdoors

Bear hunters should fare well

Bear season is here and it is no small event. Many camps are filled and, in some sections, there will be more bear hunters in the coming week than deer hunters when that season opens the following Monday.   More...

Big bull elk sign of things to come

When Reed Bamberger of Graysville harvested a healthy elk with a massive 8-by-9 rack near Frenchville on the opening day of this year’s Pennsylvania elk hunt, he knew it was huge but didn’t realize that his trophy was close to the state More...

Results of elk kill will be analyzed

Game Commission officials will be assessing the results of this month’s controlled elk hunt in Pennsylvania in the coming months, prior to deciding how many hunting licenses to issue for the 2010 hunt. More...

Obituaries

Joyce M. Bailey

Long-time Potter County resident Joyce M. Bailey, 64, of Coudersport, died Nov. 11, 2009, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.   She worked for the U.S. More...

Dean E. Fuller

Dean E. Fuller, 85, of Olean, N.Y., died Nov. 14, 2009, in his home. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Air Force.   Burial was in the Chrystal Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Virgil L. More...

Patricia R. Drabert

Patricia R. Bigley Drabert, 70, formerly of Roulette, died Nov. 16, 2009, at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.   Burial was in Fishing Creek Cemetery, Roulette. Arrangements were under the direction of the Fickinger Funeral Home, Coudersport. More...

DEP needs help monitoring area’s natural gas boom

Energy companies say volunteer citizens networks are needed

Many knowledgeable people are concerned that state environmental regulators are ill-equipped to deal with the dawning natural gas boom throughout northcentral Pennsylvania.   More...

Bear numbers at record levels; season opens Monday

Bear hunters will fan out across northcentral Pennsylvania Monday for what should be another successful season.   More...

Dream comes true for Emporium boy

Make-A-Wish Foundation, volunteers fulfill unique wish for an aspiring little farmer

A Cameron County preschooler is a happy and very busy boy these days, largely through the efforts of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.   More...

News

‘Gift Of Memory’ campaign underway

Work at the Christmas House is shifting into high gear for the holiday season.   Wrapping and sorting of gifts for more than 1,100 needy Potter County residents is underway.   More...

Emporium Boro whittles budget down $50,000

Property owners in Emporium Borough will probably not have to pay higher borough taxes next year. The tentative $1.16 million budget approved by Borough Council this week would be funded without an increase in real estate taxes.   More...

Longtime CCSD administrator retiring

Clyde Moate is retiring as superintendent of schools in the Cameron County School District, effective September 2010. More...

Potter County News

H1N1 death reported in Potter County

Potter County has recorded one death as a result of H1N1 flu, according to the Pa. Dept. of Health.   As of Nov. 19, the state reported that 15 cases of the disease had been confirmed in Potter County. More...

Community Life

Photo

First grades at Austin Area School recently put on a skit for kindergartners, second graders and third graders. More...

More banners sold as Cameron prepares for 150th

Additional banners have been purchased as Sylvan Heritage Council helps to kick off Cameron County’s sesquicentennial celebration in a highly visible way.   More...

Photo

Maxine Shear of Coudersport recently observed her 93rd birthday by supervising the setup of a display featuring her artwork at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Irwin Medical Arts Center, as part More...

Sports

Raiders fight for survival Sunday

Survival is at stake on the artificial turf in Brockway Saturday afternoon when Cameron County takes on Clarion in a high school football game that ushers the winner into next weekend’s PIAA District 9 championship game.   More...

Mountain View Bowling Center results, standings

Following are recent results from Mountain View Bowling Center:   Friday Night Mixed: Lucky Strikes 28-12, Alley Stompers 22-18, Middle of the Road Gang 20-20, Misfits 10-30. Top score: R. Metcalf 189.   More...

Once again, it’s Coudersport vs. Curwensville

Once again, Coudersport and Curwensville are hooking up on the football field in a high-stakes showdown. More...