February 6, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Jobless rate:

more of the same

Jobless rates across northcentral Pennsylvania continue to soar above the state and national averages. Cameron County is still plagued by the highest jobless rate in the state while Potter County remains in double digits.   More...

Viewpoints

FAILING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE

(Nathan Mains is the president and state director of Communities in Schools of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.)   Here’s a brief quiz: Can you name the nation with the following education problems? More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eye s

President Obama delivered his State of the Union address last week and, even though I didn’t watch it, I know exactly how it went.   More...

Protecting Water

To the editor:   More and more, Pennsylvanians are becoming aware of the many environmental threats posed by drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale. More...

Community Life

Community Foundation accepts Potter County

Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) has accepted Potter County as an equal partner, joining Bradford, Sullivan, and Tioga counties in Pennsylvania and Tioga County in New York   Representatives of Potter County are setting up an adv More...

Photos

Linda Wismer of Westfield shows off her new quilt at the Patterson Cancer Care Center in Coudersport. More...

‘Fat Tuesday’ in Austin

Austin United Methodist Church presents its fourth annual Fat Tuesday Feast on Feb. 16 from 4-7 pm at the Austin Firehall. More...

Sports

Raiders, Falcons on collision course

Cameron County still one game ahead in NTL race

With Coudersport due in Emporium on Monday night, Cameron County needed a win against visiting Port Allegany this week to regain some momentum and stay on course for the Northern Tier Boys’ Basketball League championship.   More...

Cowburn cruises to new school record

Two wrestlers from the host team emerged undefeated during Saturday’s highly competitive Coudersport Invitational Wrestling Tournament. More...

Falcon girls tested, but still unbeaten

Depth was a concern coming into the season for perennial Northern Tier Girls’ Basketball League power Coudersport. More...

Gone to the dogs?

No movement on plans for new animal shelter

Ambitious plans remain on the drawing board for a new pet adoption center and shelter along Rt. 6, just east of Denton Hill State Park in Potter County.   More...

Tip of the iceberg

Natural gas industry presence growing

Here it comes!   Landowners are being courted with promises of riches; businesses are plotting expansions; plans are on the drawing board for gas wells, pipelines and water treatment facilities, and many more pieces are falling into place. More...

Reaching out to tourists

Potter County is prominently represented at the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, which continues through Feb. 14 at the State Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg.   More...

‘All-Star’ Chiropractic opens

A ribbon-cutting reception on Wednesday celebrated the opening of All-Star Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation. Located at 303 South Chestnut Street in Emporium, the new business is operated by Dr. Jon A. Carlson. More...

News

Former area woman killed in brother’s shooting rampage

A former Austin woman died after becoming one of several victims who were allegedly gunned down by her brother in Florida on Jan. 14.   More...

Seed sale will benefit community garden

Local students are excited about the prospect of cultivating another Community Garden this summer. They’re getting a head start by conducting a seed sale. More...

NEAT NUMERALS

These numbers are in the news.

5 Rep. Greg Vitali has introduced House Bill 2235 to put a five-year moratorium on leasing additional state forest land for Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling.   “Our state forests can’t be viewed as a cash cow,” Rep. More...

Potter County News

Clothing drive for fire victims

Efforts are underway to help a Coudersport woman and her children, who lost most of their possessions in a blaze which occurred Tuesday afternoon in Coudersport.   More...

Potter County tax bills mailed

Property owners throughout Potter County have received some unwelcome mail this week: tax bills.   More...

Drug overdose case moves through court

A mother and son’s whose actions contributed to a Coudersport teenager’s drug overdose had their criminal cases work through the Potter County Court system recently.   More...

Outdoors

Drive for financial gain threatening priceless wild area

There are some things in the world that are more valuable than money, things for which there are no price tags.   Two years ago, I wrote of a major threat to a priceless section of Alaska. More...

New extended elk season could target Prince Gallitzin elk

As reported in Endeavor News, the Game Commission wants to create a six-day extended season for hunters who haven’t killed an elk by the end of the Nov. 1-6 regular season. More...

Crack down on poachers, drinking hunters coming

A measure to stiffen punishments for poachers and hunters who are under the influence of alcohol sailed through the Pa. Senate Game and Fisheries Committee last week.   More...

Obituaries

Kathryn Kalisz Donovan

DECEMBER 21, 1937 - JANUARY 14, 2010

Kathryn Kalisz Donovan, 61, of Brooksville, FL, formerly of Austin, died Jan. 14, 2010 at home.   More...

Death Notices

Walter N. Wilson   Walter N. Wilson, 83, of Cuba, NY, formerly of Shinglehouse, died Feb. 3, 2010 in Cuba Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit, Cuba, NY, after a long illness. More...

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Full obituaries are billed at a flat rate of $15. Death notices are published free.   More...