May 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Bridge dedication, Vets Memorial among services

In addition to the traditional Memorial Day ceremony, Coudersport’s observance will have a special feature this year: dedication of the Main Street bridge as the World War II Veterans’ Memorial Bridge.   More...

Cole Memorial, other hospitals bleeding red ink

A state report showing that most area hospitals are bleeding red ink comes as no surprise to local officials.   More...

Training being offered for natural gas jobs

Potter County Education Council and Penn State Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the Seneca Highlands Area Vo-Tech School, are offering classes to prepare individuals for work in the gas and oil fields. More...

Viewpoints

GAS RUSH CONCERNS TROUT UNLIMITED

(John Randolph was editor and publisher of Fly Fisherman magazine for 30 years.)   The future looks much brighter for slowing and controlling the development of the Marcellus gas deposits beneath Pennsylvania.   More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Traveling around the countryside, I have noticed some people have some pretty nice looking gardens. So far, all I have planted are some onions. The last couple of years, about all that my garden has produced are weeds. More...

We Should Protect Bobcats

To the editor:   Your newspaper is among the many publications that conspire with the Pennsylvania Game Commission for a public relations campaign supporting an attack on one of the most fascinating and vulnerable native species in the Pennsy More...

Community Life

Plan August Nuptials

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hunsinger of Austin announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Lynne, to Dr. Austin Lee Kerstetter of Milton. He is the son of Kenneth and Sandra Kerstetter, also of Milton. More...

New barkpeelers’ events

Two new events will be added to this year’s Barkpeelers’ Convention at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum. More...

‘Roots’ show to highlight local artists, musicians

Plans are underway for the first “Roots” Fine, Folk and Indie Art Exhibit at the John White 2nd Street Gallery in Coudersport. More...

Sports

Shot at ‘states’ at stake

Athletes from all area schools traveled to Brookville on Friday to compete in the PIAA District 9 Class AA Track and Field Championships, hoping to earn a berth in the state finals next week at Shippensburg.   More...

Falcons carry momentum into playoffs

With a 14-3 record and some strong hitting, Coudersport hopes to make some noise in the PIAA District 9 high school baseball playoffs, which open next week. No area team is carrying more momentum into the postseason. More...

Raiders in softball playoffs

Cameron County lost a tough 7-4 varsity softball game Wednesday to visiting Northern Potter. Brady Belkowski and Abby Etchepare each had a pair of hits, while Sammi Andurs tripled and Courtney Mason cracked a double. More...

Obituaries

George A. Barr

FEBRUARY 1, 1942 - MAY 15, 2010

George A. Barr, 68, of Austin, died May 15, 2010, at his home following a lengthy illness.   Born Feb. 1, 1942, in Austin, he was the son of Charley E. and Della Mae LaMont Barr. On Nov. 23, 1963, in Austin, he married Barbara Crosby. More...

Ruth E. Lentz

FEBRUARY 15, 1923 - MAY 17, 2010

Ruth E. Lentz, 87, a lifelong resident of Austin, died May 17, 2010, surrounded by her loving family in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Unit, Coudersport, after a long illness.   More...

Death Notices

Alfred L. Sallade Jr   Long-time Potter County aviator Alfred L. Sallade Jr., 68, of Coudersport, died May 17, 2010, at Olean (N.Y.) General Hospital. Born Feb. 20, 1942, in Coudersport, he was a son of Alfred L. and Irene E. Tamok Sallade. More...

Election draws little interest

Long elected GOP Chair in Potter County

Unofficial results have been announced by the Potter County Board of Elections for the May 18 Municipal Primary. Countywide turnout was only about 30 percent. More...

Helping the healing in ‘God’s Country’

‘Wounded Warriors’ honored

Several days of spring gobbler hunting at the LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve in Potter County were topped off with an informal open house last weekend, honoring Wounded Warriors from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.   More...

‘Way To Work’ initiative to pay wages for employers

Pa. CareerLink of Potter County is participating in the new statewide subsidized employment initiative, “Way to Work,” creating jobs by covering 100 percent of gross wages for private, public and nonprofi t employers.   More...

Iron is hot for bridging local ‘digital divide’

“Strike while the iron is hot” could be the theme of an important free seminar to be held on Tuesday, June 1, at the Potter County Education Council office in Coudersport from 6-8 pm.   More...

News

Becky’s Beauty Hut focus: customer convenience

Becky’s Beauty Hut at 418 North Broad Street in Emporium is now open for business, providing a convenient place for local residents to find cosmetology services even on weekends.   More...

NEAT NUMERALS

These numbers are in the news.

157,000 The average primary care physician in Pennsylvania has an annual salary of $157,000. Medical specialists earn between two and three times that much.   Average college debt load for a primary care physician is $160,000.   More...

Meeting Wednesday on Dam Park expansion

A committee has been formed to work on a plan for expansion and improvements at the Austin Dam Memorial Park.   Next meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 26, at 6:30 pm in the Austin Firehall. The public is welcome. More...

Potter County News

Woman’s hobby eco-friendly, unique, ‘heart felt’

A Coudersport woman is combining her passions into a creative outlet which is well on its way to becoming a thriving home-based business.   More...

‘Rita’ the horse help bring attention to Mann Fountain fund drive

While the Mann Memorial Fountain outside the Potter County Historical Society museum has drawn plenty of attention, the organization is still in need of donations to finish paying for the restored structure.   More...

Potter County property transfers

Following are property transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds:   More...

Outdoors

Trail club’s Ahns honored

Will and Betty Ahn, who have been active with the Potter County-based Susquehannock Trail Club for more than three decades, were honored last week during the organization’s monthly meeting. More...

High-tech attack on caterpillars

Our forests remain under attack by two species of tent caterpillars. As hillsides began to green-up, some of them stayed bare. Their trees are covered in crawling masses of leafeating machines.   More...

Excitement builds as Elk Center opening draws closer

A showcase designed to draw tourists and spotlight the nation’s only free-roaming elk herd east of the Mississippi River will soon be opening in the aptly named Elk County.   More...