March 27, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Flooding, storm scenarios played out in ‘Weather Exercise’

Just two months after dealing with the real thing, members of the Potter County Emergency Operations Center came together last week for a simulation. More...

Cameron County celebration gets underway Monday

Cameron County kicks off its sesquicentennial celebration on Monday.   A ceremony is scheduled to coincide with the day the state legislature formally carved out the county from sections of McKean, Potter, Elk and Clinton counties in 1860. More...

Viewpoints

Happy now that the Endeavor is a ‘universal product’

You’ll notice a strange set of lines and numbers on the front page of this newspaper. It’s a UPC (universal product code) that we were forced to put on there by Rite Aid. Sheetz was asking too, but doing so kindly and patiently. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

We sure have had a nice early dose of spring. A lot of birds came back early this year and they have been serenading folks. More...

LAND SHARKS; HOMEOWNERS BEWARE

(Dawn Fink served as Potter County District attorney from 2006-09. She has since returned to a private law practice in Port Allegany, where she practiced for 14 years with her father, the late Harold B. More...

Community Life

Public welcome at ‘Living Stations of the Cross’

Members of the public are encouraged to attend “Living Stations of the Cross,” to be presented Sunday at 7:30 pm at St. Eulalia Catholic Church in Coudersport.   More...

New cardiologist joins Cole Memorial staff

Cyril Gunawardane, MD, recently joined the medical staff at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. He is a cardiologist with the Hamot Heart Institute and comes to Cole as the hospital’s relationship with Hamot continues to evolve. More...

Bennett Scholarship available to seniors

Students at several area schools are encouraged to apply for a scholarship in memory of a man who spent his life helping others.   More...

Sports

Raiders, Falcons top postseason honors

Northern Tier League champions Cameron County and Coudersport earned the top honors as high school basketball all-stars were announced last week.   More...

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Members of the Coudersport Wrestling Club are shown here. They are: (from left): front-- Austin Szewczyk, Dylan Kelly, A.J. More...

Selected to play in Kozel charity games

Three area high school basketball players will make a curtain call during the 11th annual Alice R. Kozel Foundation District 9 Basketball All-Star Classic on Saturday, April 10, at Punxsutawney Area High School.   More...

Renewed interest in ‘Greenways’ trails as concern grows over gas well drilling

With thousands of natural gas wells expected to be drilled across the region this decade, requiring forest clearing and earthmoving, officials are feeling a new sense of urgency as they pursue a regional “Greenways” plan. More...

‘HONORED’ TO HELP

Austin NHS chapter helps out with Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days

Eight members of the Austin School District Chapter of the National Honor Society assisted with the American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days fundraiser in mid-March. More...

News

Maple tours this weekend

More than a dozen area maple syrup producers are opening their doors to the public over Saturday and Sunday for the sixth annual “Maple Weekend.” Goal is to promote the potential of maple syruping in the region and increase public awaren More...

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This is the latest addition to downtown Emporium, welcoming visitors and recalling the community’s founding while also noting its location in the heart of the Pennsylvania Wilds. More...

Canoe/Kayak classic next weekend

Countdown continues toward this year’s Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic, set for Saturday, April 3. Racing begins at noon. The course is a 12-mile stretch running from the Emporium Country Club to Driftwood.   More...

Potter County News

Potter County real estate transactions

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds:   • March 1, Sterling Group of the Twin Tiers to Robert E. Manley, Pike Township, $201,750.   • March 2, Bernard J. More...

County employees shed hundreds of pounds

Potter County employees probably will not repeat as the state champions in the Biggest Loser Weight Loss Challenge, but they have once again succeeded in shedding excess and unhealthy pounds.   More...

Several sentenced in Potter County Court

Several cases recently came before Judge Stephen Minor in the Potter County Court of Common Pleas.   More...

Outdoors

‘Into the Wild’

Jon Krakauer’s famous book, Into The Wild, has a tragic ending but is nevertheless an excellent story to which outdoor lovers can somewhat relate. More...

No surprise: deer kill figures plunge

Fewer deer were taken by hunters in Potter and Cameron counties during the 2009-10 seasons, which comes as no surprise to area hunters. More...

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Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry presented forest fire war- den service awards during the annual training session. More...

Obituaries

Gerald P. ‘Bub’ Gillette

MARCH 9, 1941 - MARCH 20, 2010

Gerald P. “Bub” Gillette, 69, of Emporium, died at his residence on Saturday (March 20, 2010) after a brave battle with brain cancer.   He was born March 9, 1941 in St. More...

Ronald W. Hostetlar

OCTOBER 5, 1966 - 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

Henry W. Orlowski   Henry W. “Hank” Orlowski, 85, a lifelong Potter County resident, died March 20, 2010, at his Coudersport home.   He was a U.S. Army veteran and worked for many years at Pure Carbon Company and L. H. More...