May 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Groundbreaking for wind turbines nears

55 to be erected in Fox Hill area

While members of the Potter County Planning Commission (PCPC) have a few concerns about the wind energy project slated for Ulysses Township, they could do little more than express their views at this month’s meeting.   More...

Viewpoints

You know, it’s not healthy to try to control everything…

In today’s buzzword world, we hear a lot of catchy phrases about being prepared or being “ahead of the curve.”   In all things, it’s hip to be “proactive,” that 50-cent phrase for heading off undesirable out More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eye s

Another Mother’s Day has come and gone. I tend to get sentimental and a little sad.   I could write volumes about my mother. She was born in a log house in Mutton Town Hollow, which is now known as Coal Valley Road.   More...

Car Wash Today

To the editor:   On June 16, three newly minted Cameron County High School graduates will depart with other local adults for a 10- day trip through Ireland, Scotland and conclude in London, England.   More...

Community Life

Smokey Joe’s Cafe on stage tonight

Smokey Joe’s Café, a musical revue of timeless songs, is on stage Saturday (today) at 7:30 pm at the Coudersport High School auditorium.   More...

5K event planned today in Emporium

Dozens are expected to turn out for the annual 5K Run, Walk and Bike event on Saturday (today) in Emporium starting at 9:30 am.   It’s sponsored by the Keystone Rural Health Consortia. More...

Plan August Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Hostetlar announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Renee Hostetlar, to Scott Travis Crumrine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Crumrine, all of Austin.   The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Austin Area High School. More...

Sports

Falcon girls cruising at 11-1

Coach Scott Andrews’ varsity softball team at Coudersport High School may be peaking at the right time, with District 9 playoff competition nearing.   More...

Lippert, others off to ‘districts’

Top athletes from PIAA District 9 will gather next Friday to compete for a berth in the state championship track and field meet.   More...

Emporium awesome in opener

Although it’s early, all signs point to another outstanding season for Emporium’s team in the Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League.   Mr. More...

State to schools: ‘don’t count on us’

’ … there is no guaranteed level of funding for school districts or any other entity in the Commonwealth in the 2010-11 state budget.’ Republican leaders in Harrisburg

With 2010-11 budget deadlines nearing, local school districts have no idea how much money they can expect in state subsidies, which have covered more than half of local districts’ operating expenses for decades. More...

LONE STAR LESSONS

Natural gas tax generates big $$$ in Texas; will Pennsylvania follow suit?

Taxing of natural gas production has generated big money for Texas school districts. Whether a similar situation will occur in Pennsylvania depends on the state’s willingness to alter its own tax system.   More...

Coudersport wins Envirothon award

Seventy-five Potter County high school students took part in the annual God’s Country Envirothon at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, sponsored by the Potter County Conservation District.   More...

News

Volunteers eyed as watchdogs to protect water during gas drilling

Plans are being assembled to form a volunteer water monitoring team as companies step up their drilling for gas in Marcellus Shale formations throughout much of the region.   Dr. More...

Backpack fundraiser going on today

A major fund-raiser for the “To Fill A Backpack” project is scheduled for Saturday (today) from 9 am to 3 pm. It’s a walk/ bike/skate event, complete with prizes, water stations and other features on a one-mile course in Roulette. More...

Cameron Community Chest nearing goal

Cameron County Community Chest has issued an update on its fund drive, which continues through September.   Through April, the balance is more than $18,000, which is within reach of the $20,500 goal. More...

Potter County News

Shortfall forces Coudesport School Directors’ hand

Tax increase will cost average homeowner roughly $50

Members of Coudersport Area School Board voted unanimously to approve a spending plan which includes a 1.57-mil increase – about three percent -- in the real estate taxes.   More...

Toles Hollow bridge job resumes

Crews resumed repair work on the Toles Hollow Road Bridge in Potter County this week. The bridge remains closed with a detour in place using Rt. 6, Dutch Hill Road and Vader Hill Road. More...

Lumber Museum yard sale May 29

A yard sale will be held at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum in Potter County on Saturday, May 29, from 10 am until 4 pm.   Vendor spaces are available. Contact the Lumber Museum for information at 435-2652, Wednesday through Sunday from 9-5. More...

Outdoors

Gobbler hunt: a rewarding adventure

Hunting, like many things in life, does not usually go as planned. We think we have that wise old gobbler patterned and that nothing could possibly go wrong. Then, he shows us why he has lived to such a ripe old age.   More...

Over 200 prizes to be awarded in today’s derby

Young anglers who take part in today’s (Saturday, May 15) fishing derby at the Austin Dam Memorial Park will have a shot at winning some of the 200 prizes that will be available. More...

Sportsmen plan fishing derby May 29

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association is preparing for the Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 29. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy Buck Erway

NOVEMBER 17, 1929 - MAY 11, 2010

Dorothy Buck Erway, 80, of Coudersport, died Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.   Born Nov. 17, 1929 in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Mabel Evans Buck.   More...

Death Notices

Beatrice I. Huston   Beatrice I. (Andrus) Huston, 88, formerly of Driftwood, died May 7, 2010, at Guy and Mary Felt Manor. A memorial service was held in the Rich Valley Wesleyan Church, with the Rev. Jason Claydon officiating. More...

Obituary Policy

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