February 13, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Cameron County’s 150th birthday celebration set to begin

Cameron County kicks off its sesquicentennial celebration next month, bringing together the citizens of today to recall the visionaries of yesteryear.   More...

Gas industry representatives: ‘the future looks pretty good’

Two representatives of the busiest natural gas company in Potter County emphasized patience during a presentation before about 85 people attending the Natural Gas Task Force meeting at the courthouse. More...

Election activity begins Tuesday

Candidates can begin circulating petitions for the May 18 primary election on Tuesday, but don’t expect to see much activity if past trends are any indication.   More...

Viewpoints

Wasted words? I know you don’t have time to read this

Most American workers work a full month more today than they did in 1970. In other words, we work enough hours that we actually add a full month of work to our lives in one year. That, according to a recent study at Loyola University. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

With most of my family living so far away, we seldom get weekend visitors who stay over. That was not the case last weekend because Jacob Kepple came and stayed over Saturday night. More...

Letters to the Editor

Health reform can’t wait   To the editor:   We welcome all of you readers to read the Center for Rural Affairs policy report entitled, “Why Health Care Reform Can’t Wait: The Benefits of Health Reform for Rural Americ More...

Community Life

Valentine’s love for pets

As loving, dedicated pet parents, we naturally want to include our pets in all of our celebrations, including Valentine’s Day. But many of the delights that we humans love for this holiday are dangerous to our pets. More...

Photo

Four seniors at Oswayo Valley High School have a variety of artwork on display at the Community Art Showcase at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Irwin Medical Arts Center. More...

Sports

Raiders near NTL boys’ hoops crown; playoffs next

Tough defense and clutch foul-shooting were two of many ingredients in a recipe that gave the Cameron County Red Raiders an important 48-39 victory in the boys’ basketball showdown against visiting Coudersport.   More...

Girls basketball season closes next week

Playoff pairings will be announced next week as teams in the Northern Tier Girls’ Basketball League head into the final stretch of the regular season.   More...

Tompkins, Horning all-events winners in bowling

Cameron County’s best bowlers squared off in recent tournament competition at Mountain View. More...

Lion’s share of Ed. Council funding restored

Potter County Education Council staff and students are breathing a sigh of relief after learning that 90 percent of the agency’s state funding has been restored for the current year. In January, Gov. More...

Cole reveals plan to ‘turnaround’ financial slide

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital is taking steps to combat a $1.3 million deficit just six months into its fiscal year. Layoffs, elimination of positions and wage reductions are all part a financial turnaround plan. More...

County’s founder was a colorful, skilled politician

As Cameron County’s sesquicentennial celebration nears, it’s inevitable there will be talk about the man for whom the county was named. More...

GOP chair will step down

One of Potter County’s veteran Republican officials has decided not to seek another term as the party’s county chairman. A successor will be selected by voters in the May 18 primary election.   More...

News

Coudersport School District brings on interim superintendent

Former N. Potter superintendent to fill void while directors search

Changes are continuing in the Coudersport Area School District administration.   At this week’s meeting, school board members named Robert C. Smith as interim superintendent of schools. More...

‘Greenways’ plan progressing

A broad plan to set up hiking and bicycling trails stretching from Rochester in upstate New York to Williamsport in central Pennsylvania includes sections of Potter County. More...

Photo

Roly Boni from Appalachian Arts Studio in Ridgway shared his time and talent of pottery-making with students of the Austin Area School in Mrs. Rodich’s art classes. More...

Potter County News

Potter County election workers get pay raise

Potter County election workers will receive a pay increase following action by the County Commissioners at Thursday’s business meeting.   More...

County real estate transactions

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

Outdoors

Ray of hope in saving Eastern Hemlock

Eastern hemlock, our state tree, has an unmatched beauty. It’s one of the few green trees in the bleak winter landscape, its soft boughs bending gracefully under the weight of snow.   More...

Help save the bluebird

Non-native bird species threaten bluebird populations

It’s a bird battle that dates back more than 150 years – sparrows and starlings vs. the hometown favorite bluebird. With some help from humans, bluebird populations have held their own against these nasty competitors for nesting space. More...

‘Friends of Lyman Run’ group forming

“Friends of Lyman Run,” a volunteer group under the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation, will hold an organizational meeting on Sunday, Feb. 21, at Lyman Run Sate Park, starting at 2 pm. More...

Obituaries

David J. Clonan

APRIL 9, 1943 - FEBRUARY 3, 2010

David J. Clonan, 66, of Coudersport, died Feb. 3, 2010, at his residence on Elk Street.   Born April 9, 1943 in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of Joseph V. Clonan Sr., and Jane Marie Callaghan Clonan. More...

Kathryn A. ‘Katie’ Manning

NOVEMBER 25, 1927 - FEBRUARY 7, 2010

Kathryn A. “Katie” Manning, 82, of Austin, died Feb. 7, 2010, in her home surrounded by her loving family after a long illness.   Born Nov. 25, 1927 in Austin, she was a daughter of Richard and Ruth VanWhy Lentz. More...

Elias C. Hooftallen

NOVEMBER 25, 1927 - FEBRUARY 7, 2010

Elias C. Hooftallen passed away Nov. 22, 2009 in Earlville, NY, with his wife by his side.   He was born March 14, 1925 in Austin, a son of Elias and Mable Jeffers Hooftallen. On Oct. 21, 1959, he married Janice Brown. More...