July 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

CONVENIENCE

Planners give developer go ahead on ‘Minit Mart’

A plan for the development of a chain convenience store in Galeton was given preliminary approval Tuesday evening by members of the Potter County Planning Commission. More...

Lewis and Clark Circus

Emporium Volunteer Fire Department brought the Lewis and Clark Circus to Emporium last week, complete with trapeze artists, clowns, jugglers, many exotic animals and a petting zoo. More...

Viewpoints

WHY I SUPPORT TRANSITIONAL HOUSING UNIT

Please take the time to read the entire contents of this message. My name is Robin Kuleck and I am one of the partners who own the Prospect Motel. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eye s

We need some common sense and community wisdom when it comes to the plan to put a halfway house for jail inmates from several counties at the Prospect Motel. More...

Marcellus Shale: State Got It Right

To the editor:   Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture) has praised the members of the Independent Regulatory Review Commission for passage of two key new regulations that will protect drinking water and streams and rivers from More...

Community Life

Anyka Marion Bailey

A daughter, Anyka Marion Bailey, was born July 3, 2010, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital to Joseph E. and Eppie (Cataldo) Bailey of Coudersport. More...

Samantha Catherin Osborne

Jessica and Michael Osborne of Coudersport are parents of a daughter born July 2, 2010, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Samantha Catherin Osborne weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces.   Paternal grandmother is Joy Osborne of Coudersport. More...

Bucktails preparing for Emporium reunion Aug. 27-29

Members of the public are welcome to attend as descendants of the famous Pa. Bucktails Civil War regiment and history buffs converge at the Cameron County Fairgrounds Aug. 27-29. More...

Sports

P-M wins D15 Little League title

Potter-McKean has nailed down another Pa. District 15 Little League baseball championship.   More...

Babe Ruth tournament

Coudersport Area Recreation Park was the setting for the Pa. District 8 Babe Ruth Baseball Tournament for 15-yearolds, which concluded on Monday. More...

Playoff time nears for Alle-Catts

Emporium lost an extra-inning heartbreaker to rival Olean AOH Sunday in the Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League and is now preparing for the postseason playoffs. More...

ONE LESS ‘PROSPECT’

One motel out, another in as potential site for ‘transitional housing’ unit

Cameron County Commissioners are in the process of pulling out of an agreement that would have required the county to donate in-kind services totaling roughly $30,000 to a program that would provide a “transitional housing” facility for More...

CABIN FEVER

Small rental units may force planners to draft new commercial regs

As Potter County planners prepare to approve recent updates to the county’s Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, they are realizing that they may need to go immediately back to the drawing board to address a new kind of commercial land More...

‘Transition’ program addresses local need

“In all my years as a commissioner, I have never seen so many people react so fast to something.”   That’s how Glen Fiebig, a three-term Cameron County commissioner, described the firestorm of resistance the proposed transiti More...

MAJOR IMPACT

State land will be hugely affected by gas drilling

Much of the region’s state forest land is likely to be carved into by companies seeking the natural gas bounty that lies beneath it. More...

Free Dam Show to be held downtown this year

Organizers of the Dam Show have a special treat for this year’s audience, in preparation for next year’s Austin flood centennial – free admission.   More...

News

Ken Ostrum Honored

Emporium’s Ken Ostrum was recently invited to a reunion of his specialized unit, the Korean Military Advisory Group in Nashville, Tenn., to mark the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean W More...

NEAT NUMERALS

These numbers are in the news.

46   Prepare for another increase in the price of a postage stamp, from 44 cents to 46 cents. Due to a loss in revenue, the U.S. Postal Service is seeking permission to raise the price of first-class postage starting in January. More...

Kempher awarded

Vietnam Veterans of Elk and Cameron Counties awarded scholarships to local students following the judging of essays. Among the five winners was Jami Kempher of Emporium.   More...

Potter County News

Busy first day for new vets’ office

A steady stream of veterans rolled through the new Veterans’ Primary Care Office and Outreach Center on Thursday when the facility opened its doors for the first time.   More...

Tea Party’ chapter orgnizes locally

It’s official: the so-called “tea party” movement has found a home in Potter County. More...

Potter County Fair Aug. 1-7

Pennsylvania’s 2009-10 budget slashed the modest operating grant for the Potter County Fair, and organizers are anxious to learn the status of county fair support in the 2010-11 budget agreement lawmakers reached this week. More...

Outdoors

In-Between time for sportsmen

July is an in-between month for sportsmen. In most years, by July trout fishing has gone by the wayside as a result of heat and low water conditions. This is especially the case this year.   More...

Wet & wild: elk calves enjoy the water on summer days

Seeing an elk calf is a treat, but watching one cross a stream or river is better yet. They instinctively know how to swim. More...

Obituaries

Rose M. Cussins

MAY 25, 1927 - JULY 12, 2010

Rose M. Cussins, 83, of Austin, passed away surrounded by her loving family on July 12, 2010, in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Unit, Coudersport, after a long illness. More...

Dorothy E. Lewis

MARCH 27, 1923 - JULY 13, 2010

Dorothy E. Lewis, 87, of Emporium, died at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, on July 13, 2010.   She was born March 27, 1923, in Byrnedale, a daughter of George and Kathryn McDaniel Hetrick. More...

John B. Lutz

DECEMBER 25, 1908 - JULY 12, 2010

Pennsylvania’s oldest survivor from the Battle of the Bulge, 101- year-old John B. Lutz of Coudersport, died July 12, 2010, at Sweden Valley Manor.   Born Dec. 25, 1908, in Jacksonwald, he was the son of William H. More...