March 20, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Stakes are high as census forms begin arriving in homes

U.S. Census questionnaires have begun arriving in mailboxes. While it takes just a few minutes to complete, the return can mean thousands of dollars for communities throughout Potter and Cameron counties.   More...

Murals will brighten downtown Emporium

Downtown Emporium will be brightened considerably with a colorful and historically significant art display, thanks to a Sylvan Heritage Council project that recently received a financial shot in the arm.   More...

Viewpoints

ABOUT THOSE TEA PARTIES...

(Lowman S. Henry is chairman and CEO of The Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research, a politically conservative “think tank” that attempts to influence policymakers. He also hosts a radio program.)   More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eye s

Spring is nearing. I saw two robins in my yard and noticed some flowers poking their heads up through. I still haven’t gotten spring fever yet but I am looking with anticipation to the day that it hits me. More...

Teachers Block Reform

To the editor:   Tactics and rhetoric that teachers unions employ to block any meaningful reform is remarkable. Their motivation is simple: maintain the status quo and earn more money.   More...

Community Life

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Sharon Richards, a Story Hour volunteer, votes for her favorite puppy at the Coudersport Public Library’s “Vote for the Cutest Pet” contest. More...

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Emporium Rotary Club has chosen to honor Jim Miller with a banner the club is sponsoring for the Cameron County sesquicentennial celebration. More...

‘Passion Play’ showing today

Coudersport Consistory Players will present a performance of “The Story of the Crucifixion,” known more commonly as the Passion Play, on Saturday, March 20, at 3 pm.   Tickets, available at the door, are $3.00. More...

Sports

Tall, talented Sewickley ends Falcons season

Coudersport’s boys came up against one of the state’s best Class A high school basketball teams, right in its back yard Friday night, with predictable results. More...

Lippert to play in Raabe Classic

Cameron County High School’s Andy Lippert has been selected to participate in the 37th annual Don Raabe Big 30 Charities Football Classic. The game will be held at 7 pm on Aug. 7 at Bradford High School’s Parkway Field.   More...

Cowburn falls short of third state title

Coudersport’s Dirk Cowburn closed out a historic high school wrestling career with a silver medal in last weekend’s state championship meet at Hershey.   More...

State passes resolution recognizing Cameron County’s 150th birthday

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

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Julie Dubler purchases a bunch of daffodils from Janet Tucker at Olivett’s in Emporium on Wednesday. Tucker was joined by her mother, Esther, in helping to distribute the spring blooms. More...

Area’s maple syruping in spotlight next weekend

More than a dozen area maple syrup producers are opening their doors to the public over the March 27-28 weekend for the sixth annual “Maple Weekend.” Goal is to promote the potential of maple syruping in the region and increase public aw More...

Three seek Potter County Republican Chairman seat

Three candidates are vying for the post of Potter County Republican Chairman in the May 19 primary election.   Marcia Lagrua-Jones, Carl Long and Jason Chitester are running to succeed long-time chair D. More...

News

Tax counseling available

Families who earned $48,000 or less in 2009 are eligible to receive free federal and state income tax assistance through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.   More...

Even bigger than Texas

Multitude of job opportunities in natural gas industry

A multitude of careers exist in the gas industry and related service fields. Several hundred visitors came to this week’s Natural Gas Expo in Coudersport to learn about jobs which will become available in Marcellus Shale gas production.   More...

Business opportunites will be plenty during natural gas era

More than 70 companies and other exhibitors who jammed into the sold-out Natural Gas Expo in Coudersport this week had a similar message: economic activity is heating up and jobs are coming.   More...

Potter County News

Coudersport borough declares war on CARP ‘islands’

Officials haven’t given up on having vegetation cleared from a section of the Allegheny River on the western border of Coudersport Area Recreation Park (CARP). More...

‘Wounded Warriors’ returning to Potter

Soldiers will be returning to a special place in the heart of Potter County, God’s Country, this May, where they’ll be based for a weekend getaway and a series of outdoor adventures. More...

PUC okays Potter County 911 phone fee

Pa. Public Utility Commission (PUC) has reauthorized the telephone charge residents in Potter County pay for their local 9-1-1 emergency communications system.   More...

Outdoors

Springtime: the renewal of all things outdoors

Transformation from winter to spring is one of our most anticipated seasonal changes. More...

Instincts drive elk to meet nutritional needs

Pennsylvania’s elk need specific minerals and nutrients in their diet at certain times of the year.   Cows need calcium and phosphorus for fetal bone development during the last trimester of pregnancy. More...

Turkey calling contest next weekend in Cross Fork

A large turnout is expected for the annual Kettle Creek Outdoor Show, to be held on Saturday, March 27, in Cross Fork. More...

Obituaries

Ronald W. Hostetlar

OCTOBER 5, 1936 - MARCH 16, 2010

Ronald W. Hostetlar, 43, of Austin, died Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.   Born on October 5, 1966 in Coudersport, he was the son of Ronald E. and Donna M. Lentz Hostetlar.   More...

Death Notices

Florence M. Mattison   Florence M. Mattison, 91, formerly of Westfield, died Wednesday, (March 17, 2010) in Lewisburg, TN.   Arrangements, entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, were incomplete at press time. More...