January 30, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Will Uncle Sam pay for Mother Nature’s fury?

Mother Nature unleashed her fury on Potter County this week. Now, area residents are hoping that Uncle Sam will follow suit. More...

Pharmacist sentence reduced

A Coudersport pharmacist ordered to prison in the biggest drug trial ever brought before Potter County Court was granted a reduced sentence, but still plans to appeal.   More...

Despite challenges, ‘A Way Out’ still focused on mission

During the state budget stalemate, A Way Out’s state subsidy was frozen. More...

Viewpoints

Letters to the Editor

So long, Nick… To the editor:   This is actually a letter to long-time old friend, Nick.   When I said goodbye, I meant it. But there are times when the thought of you is overwhelming. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

I got my swine flu shot the other day. Ever since then, I just can’t get enough bacon, ham or sausage. I know one woman who spent about 10 days in the hospital at Pittsburgh from that H1N1 so it must be one tough customer to get over. More...

Truth hurts: ‘gas rush’ will benefit a very small minority

Cries for fairness by those of us who are caught up in the downward economic spiral here in the mountains of northcentral Pennsylvania are not being heard in Harrisburg. More...

Community Life

Plan March Wedding

Bill and Sandra Beese of Herndon announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Michelle Beese, to Michael Scott Lundberg, son of Blair and Linda Lundberg of Emporium.   More...

Evangelist coming to Coudersport

A noted evangelist is coming to Coudersport next weekend to conduct her “Total Love Conference.” Christians from across the region are welcome.   More...

Birth Announcements

Lucas Michael Fowler   Crystal and Jeff Fowler of Emporium are parents of a son born Jan. 10, 2010, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital.   Lucas Michael Fowler weighed eight pounds, 14 ounces and joins a sister Marah Grace, age 3.   More...

Sports

Open the record books

Cowburn poised to break all-time wins mark

History will be made on Saturday (today) when senior Dirk Cowburn leads a group of local wrestlers into the annual Coudersport Individual Wrestling Tournament.   More...

Kamats, Bardo strong at Lewistown

Cameron County’s Chase Kamats and Hunter Bardo each posted 4-1 records against tough competition during last weekend’s Lewistown Wrestling Tournament.   Bardo was dominant at 171 with three pins and a decision. More...

Falcon girls win NTL showdown

Coudersport won Tuesday’s showdown in the Northern Tier Girls’ High School Basketball League over visiting Otto-Eldred to take a giant step toward another championship.   More...

SERIOUS ABOUT THE CENSUS

Ignoring Census no longer an option

County officials are mounting a high-profile effort to encourage residents to respond to 2010 U.S. Census questionnaires, scheduled to be mailed in just a few weeks. More...

Little boy starts Haiti relief effort

An Emporium preschooler inspired by his friendship with a Haitian earthquake survivor is working hard to aid the relief effort.   More...

JANUARY THAW

A warm January rain turned snow-covered mountainsides into pouring streams earlier this week and by the time water levels crested Monday evening, many area properties, like this one on Summit Street i More...

So far, so good

Crash victim’s recovery astonishing doctors

A 20-year-old Coudersport man seriously injured in a Jan. 17 motor vehicle crash is recovering and undergoing therapy at the Williamsport Hospital’s Gibson Rehabilitation Center.   More...

News

Spaghetti dinner benefits girl

A spaghetti dinner will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the American Legion Post 192 meeting hall in Coudersport to benefit the family of Marian Hamilton.   More...

Cameron County Flood Damage Minor

While Potter County saw widespread damage as a result of early week rains, Cameron County had only minor issues.   “We really dodged a bullet,” observed Kevin Johnson, Cameron County Emergency Management coordinator. More...

How sweet it is! Chocolate Lover’s Fantasy February 6

Chocolate in every size, shape and taste variation will be on tap when A Way Out hosts its 13th annual Chocolate Lover’s Fantasy on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 6-10 pm at the Coudersport Consistory. More...

Potter County News

Commissioners finalize union contracts

Potter County has concluded negotiations with two county employees’ unions, with contracts approved during Thursday’s meeting of the County Commissioners.   “This finally brings to a close negotiations with all four unions. More...

Computer training classes offered

Additional computer training classes have been added at the Potter County Education Council (PCEC) offices in Coudersport, Galeton, Northern Potter, Port Allegany and Oswayo Valley. Cost per class has been reduced to $30.   More...

Genesee man sentenced for assault

A Potter County man who pleaded guilty to simple assault in a domestic violence incident last June was sentenced this week by Judge Stephen Minor. More...

Outdoors

Trail club plans wildlife tracking walk

Susquehannock Trail Club will observe an annual February tradition when the organization holds its Winter Frolic on Saturday, Feb. 13.   More...

Bear hunting capital of North America

Dramatic increases in Pennsylvania’s bear population have brought more hunters to the woods in pursuit of the state’s largest game animal.   More...

Action remains for trappers

Pennsylvania trappers may harvest foxes, raccoons, opossums, skunks and weasels through Feb. 21. Beavers may be trapped until March 31. Coyotes have a yearround season (including Sundays) and can be hunted or trapped. More...