September 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

SAVINGS FOR EVERYONE

Chamber’s electric choice program saves $$$ for businesses, individuals, taxpayers

With electricity rate caps in the Allegheny Energy electric distribution territory expiring on Jan. 1, 2011, many businesses are expecting as much as a 30 percent price increase in the new year. More...

NATURAL GAS MATTERS

Fracking, gas industry jobs on task force agenda

An expert on gas well operations – including hydrofracturing – and job opportunities in the natural gas industry will be guest speaker for the next meeting of the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force, scheduled for 7 pm Tuesday, Sept. More...

10th Anniversary Celebration

Coudersport Jubilee Foods’ Stan Swank is marking his 10th anniversary as owner with a celebration that continues through Saturday (today). More...

Viewpoints

A focus on ‘second chances’

I just learned that the federal “second chances” grant for which Cameron/Elk Mental Health Mental Retardation applied has been awarded.   More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eye s

When I get the chance to read the Farmer’s Almanac, I try to remember the little tips of wisdom in its pages. I am listing some that stuck in my mind. More...

Homeschool benefits

To the editor:   Homeschooling is the fastest-growing form of education. In the last decade, the number of homeschoolers has more than doubled. More...

Potter County News

Community garden crops featured in today’s luncheon

Members of the public can enjoy a buffet luncheon that includes fresh vegetables, while supporting two good causes, on Saturday (today) at the Hotel Crittenden in Coudersport.   More...

Farmer’s market checks available to senior citizens

Potter County Area Agency on Aging is providing checks that senior citizens who fall within income guidelines can use to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at approved farmers’ markets.   More...

Child safety seat check

A child passenger safety seat checkpoint is being hosted by state police from Denton Hill and the Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association on Friday, Sept. 24, from 2-8 pm at the ambulance hall. More...

Sports

Northern Potter Wins 2-1

Goalie Cooper Bonczar was solid against a relentless offensive assault by Northern Potter, but he did allow two goals in the Falcons’ 2-1 loss in their season opener at CARP Field. More...

Coudersport runs over Rams

Coudersport opened its 2010 varsity football season with an impressive offensive display last Friday at CARP Field. More...

Pearsall heroics snap Raider football streak

Now that the streak is over, Cameron County looks to re-establish itself as one of the dominant teams in the Allegheny Mountain High School Football League.   The Red Raiders ran into a buzz saw last Friday in speedy Ricky Pearsall. More...

A BIRTHDAY TO REMEMBER

Parade, 150th celebration a big winner

Cameron County’s sesquicentennial celebration no doubt created memories that will last for generations. More...

‘RE-ENTRY’ $$$ AWARDED

Rehabilitation primary goal of federal grant

Released inmates in Cameron, Elk and Potter counties can expect to get a better shot at changing their lives and getting back to being productive community members — if they choose to.   More...

STAR PARTY

Clear skies will put Milky Way on display

A celebration at the world-renowned astronomy field in Potter County continues this weekend. The public is welcome to join in, weather permitting, on Saturday (today) night.   More...

A ‘BRIDGE’ TO PROGRESS?

Meeting planned to discuss future of closed Keating Summit bridge

A meeting to discuss, and perhaps decide, the fate of the Bush Hill Road bridge in Keating Summit will be held Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 1:30 at the bridge. More...

News

Stream Erosion Studied

State Representative Martin Causer (R-67) visited Oswayo Township last week to discuss stream bank erosion concerns with township officials and residents. More...

Inez bridge being replaced

Construction of a new bridge on Southwoods Road in the village of Inez will start on Monday. PennDOT’s work will require closure of Southwoods Road (T-306). A detour using Heth Road and Rt. 872 will be in place.   More...

NEAT NUMERALS

These numbers are in the news.

220   A proposal to extend the school year in Pennsylvania from the current 180 days per year to 220 days is considered dead on arrival by observers of the state legislature.   More...

Community Life

Daniel Duke Howard

Christopher and Krystal Lynn (Brownell) Howard of Coudersport are parents of a son born Sept. 1, 2010, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Daniel Duke Howard weighed 7 pounds, 4.3 ounces. He joins a brother, Dylan, age 4. More...

Camri Bonnie McKimm

A daughter, Camri Bonnie McKimm, was born Sept. 4, 2010, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital to Ralph Jr. and Renee (Rees) McKimm of Emporium. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and joins two sisters, Alyvia, 10, and Mallory, 7. More...

Reid Robert Randy Page

Heather Abbey and Rob Page of Coudersport are parents of a son born Aug. 31, 2010, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Reid Robert Randy Page weighed 8 pounds, 2.3 ounces. He joins a brother, Damon, 7, and a sister, Kaylea, 4. More...

Outdoors

Showdown on natural resources

With the promise of increased Marcellus Shale gas well drilling in the region over the next several years, many are concerned about the potential harm that could be done to our local natural resources. More...

Game land tours planned

As part of the Game Commission’s efforts to highlight its ongoing habitat improvement initiatives, the public is invited to take part in upcoming tours of state game lands.   More...

PGC open house today

Anyone interested in becoming a deputy wildlife conservation officer or a hunter/trapper education instructor is encouraged to attend an open house being held by the Pa. Game Commission on Saturday, Sept. More...

Obituaries

Melissa A. Merrick

NOVEMBER 8, 1953 - SEPTEMBER 5, 2010

Melissa A. Merrick, 56, of Coudersport, died Sept. 5, 2010, at Buffalo (N.Y.) General Hospital following a brief illness.   Born on Nov. 8, 1953 in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Edwin S. More...

Hazel A. Bez

Hazel A. Bez, 86, of Coudersport, died Sept. 1, 2010, in Pittsburgh. Among survivors is her husband of nearly 64 years, Edward L. Bez. Burial was in the Summit Cemetery, Coudersport. More...

William B. Gibbs

William B. “Ike” Gibbs Sr., 91, of Emporium, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, on Sept. 2, 2010. He was born Oct 6, 1918, in Austin, a son of William “Will” and Virginia (Woodring) Gibbs. On Oct. More...