June 19, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Snakes alive!’— and that’s the goal

Another successful Sinnemahoning Snake Hunt last weekend reinforced the popularity of the event. Next up, a very similar affair to be held in Cross Fork June 26-27. More...

Pennsylvania Wilds Sign Program

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Plans being discussed for half marathon

Potter County Visitors Association executive director David Brooks unveiled a plan to boost participation in the God’s Country Marathon during the organization’s annual reorganizational meeting this week. More...

Viewpoints

Seeing more clearly after 40 years

In a few days, I’ll be 40.   My son will turn six on the same day, so in a lot of ways, it’s like I don’t have a birthday at all and that’s alright by me (you still have to buy me a new reel for my surf rod, mom). More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

It has been hot and humid and now we’re getting rain. It’s good for the garden, and bad for the gardener. The plants in the garden take right off growing, but so does the grass. More...

My Side

(Bruce McPheron is dean of the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences).   More...

Community Life

Make-A-Wish Motorcycle Dice Run

Plans continue for the July 17 Make-A-Wish Foundation Motorcycle Dice Run. More...

Zerbe becomes 25-gallon blood donor

Blood donors turned out in droves last week to support the American Red Cross blood drive in Emporium. More...

Alumni Gather

Fifteen representatives of Austin Area School graduating classes from the 1970s and 1980s were on hand for the annual Austin Alumni Reunion. More...

Sports

Undefeated Season

This group of 11- and 12-year-old softball players polished off a undefeated season to win the Potter-McKean Little League championship. More...

Young golfers tee of June 28

A program that was started by visionaries who saw the need to promote the sport of golf among young people observes is 40th anniversary this summer with several linksters from Potter and Cameron counties participating.   More...

Coach, three falcons honored

Coudersport High School’s Scott Andrews was honored this week as Big 30 Softball Coach of the Year.   Two of his players, junior pitcher Kori McManus and junior shortstop Tori Brown, were named Big 30 all-stars. More...

DARK DAYS AHEAD?

Organizational cuts a concern for Cooperative Extension offices

No immediate cuts are forecasted with Cooperative Extension services in Potter, Cameron and McKean counties, but employees and consumers of the organization’s broad menu of programs see dark clouds on the horizon.   More...

Black Rattler Caught

Snake wranglers from around the state converged on Sinnemahoning last weekend to celebrate snakes. More...

Man jailed after fleeing from police

A Roulette man faces multiple charges after a cross county Saturday night rampage that resulted in destruction and some anxious moments, but no injuries.   More...

Veterans care facility coming to Coudersport

A VA clinic will be opening in the Coudersport area next month, through an arrangement worked out between the Potter County Commissioners and the Bath (N.Y.) VA Medical Center.   More...

Local talent to be judged at Relay For Life

Thirteen teams have signed up for the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 17th Potter County Relay for Life, slated for June 25-26. More...

News

NEAT NUMERALS

These numbers are in the news.

5   A donation of five bucks will get you two rubber duckies in Roulette Aug. 14 for entry in the Great Duck Race. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.   More...

Area news briefs

Murder in St. Marys   ST MARYS -- St. Marys Police have charged a local man with last Saturday’s murder of a popular businessman. More...

Gas well emergency training scheduled

Cameron County Office of Emergency Services is hosting a training session for emergency responders in the handling of hazards associated with natural gas drilling. The sessions will be held from 1-4 pm or 6-9 pm on July 21 at the Emporium Firehall. More...

Potter County News

War Veterans Honored

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Coudersport board opens CARP track to public

An all-weather track circling the football field at Coudersport Area Recreation Park is open to the public, as a result of action taken this week by the School Board.   More...

Potter County real estate transactions

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds:   • May 24, James W. Hannah Jr. to Richard W. Halpin, Harrison Township, $8,000.   • May 27, James W. More...

Outdoors

Whitetail fawns: a matter of survival

Last night I had one of those startling encounters that many June trout fishermen have experienced. I was walking along the Driftwood Branch of Sinnemahoning Creek when, without warning, a fawn exploded out of the tall streamside sedges. More...

Bluebirds need our help

“Bluebirds need our help,” was the message as Wildlife Conservation Officer Bill Ragosta spoke to members of the Shinglehouse 4-H Club to kick off the group’s summer wildlife and nat More...

‘Wilds women:’ still time to sign up

Time is running out for anyone who wants to participate in the June 25-27 Women in the Wilds Discovery Weekend at Sinnemahoning State Park.   It’s a weekend of opportunities to learn outdoor skills. More...

Obituaries

Kenneth C. Thomas

Kenneth Carl Thomas, 80, of Sharon Center, died June 11, 2010, in the Olean (N.Y.) General Hospital, after a long illness. Arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse. More...

Kenneth C. Bump

Kenneth C. “Kenny” Bump, 86, of Shinglehouse, died June 13, 2010. at the Olean (N.Y.) General Hospital. Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, was in charge of arrangements. More...

Delores E. Turner

Delores E. Turner, 85, of Emporium died June 9, 2010, at Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium. Arrangements are under direction of the Barnett Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department.   More...