September 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

GAS JOBS HELPING?

Jobless rate falls slightly in Potter, Cameron counties

With natural gas exploration work continuing to grow in the region, more people are finding working in that industry, perhaps helping the area’s jobless rate take a turn for good. More...

SUBTERRANEAN

Duo explains how operators extract natural gas reserves thousands of feet underground

While most people may realize the area is well into the first phase of a “gas rush,” few really understand how operators will get to the natural gas pockets that are trapped thousands of feet below the surface in shale.   More...

Viewpoints

Rush to judgment on ‘gas rush’

I’m guessing you’ve heard that the area is in the beginning stages of a “gas rush.”   There’s a whole bunch more to be said about that than what I am about to say, but I am limited by space, time and, frankly, kno More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

According to the news media, an epidemic of bed bugs is hurting the hotel business, especially in New York City. More...

Gas Tax Ill-Advised

To the editor:   Last year, lawmakers and Gov. Rendell decided that taxing companies in their infancy would have crippled them. More...

Community Life

United In Marriage

An outdoor ceremony and reception was held on Aug. 7, 2010, at Alan and Anne Acker’s property near the headwaters of the Allegheny River in Potter County uniting Jessica Lynn Johnson and Joshua Cabe Haskins in marriage.   More...

Coudersport Library to host book discussions

Coudersport Public Library has been chosen by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council to sponsor a series of book discussion programs, called Read About It! More...

Class of 1962 to gather

Cameron County High School class of 1962 is holding a mini-reunion Friday through Sunday, Sept. 24-26. More...

Sports

Austin, Coudy golfers win

Austin’s boys notched another high school golf win Monday afternoon, edging Oswayo Valley on the Emporium links, 29.5 to 25.5. OV did score a win over Cameron County at the same time, 33-22. More...

Raiders dig deeper hole with 0-2 start

Somebody’s going to pay.   That’s the theme around the Cameron County High School practice gridiron as the Red Raiders and new head coach Mike Morelli look at life as a 0-2 team. More...

Bradford tops girls golf teams

Coudersport’s undefeated girls’ golf team ran into a buzz saw on Tuesday at the Pine Acres Country Club. Bradford’s Owls tore up their home links in a 37-18 win. Angela Smoulder’s 47 led the Falcons (5-1). More...

Going the extra mile to help others

A Coudersport man is literally going the extra mile to support a worthy cause and a special little girl everyone has come to love.   More...

Day of Remembrance

Emporium Police Chief John Lovett salutes Old Glory during the annual Day of Remembrance, held to honor the victims and heroes of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists’ attack on America. More...

CONCERNED

Residents worried about natural gas drilling’s impact on environment

If one word could describe the crowd that came out to hear a presentation by two gas industry representatives last week, then it’s “concerned.”   More...

Township officials to convene Sept. 25

Officials representing townships in Potter County will convene on Saturday, Sept. 25, at Potato City Country Inn for their 81st annual convention. Registration will begin at 8, with the program starting at 9. More...

News

Job, other activity surrounding gas industry

In addition to a presentation by one of the leaders in gas field support services, there was a deluge of information given about many aspects of the gas industry during Tuesday’s meeting of the Potter County Task Force.   More...

Cameron County Community Chest Exceeds Goal

A donation from GKN Foundation this week propelled the Cameron County Community Chest past its $20,500 fund drive goal, marking the first time the organization has exceeded its goal since 2004. More...

Sizerville Autumn Fest October 2

Sizerville State Park will hold its annual Autumn Festival on Saturday, Oct. 2, from noon to 4 pm. More...

Potter County News

Local Civil War induction records unearthed

During a recent renovation at the Potter County Courthouse, workers uncovered a pile of old documents that were well-preserved and intriguing. More...

"Upset Sale" A Sleeper

Potter County’s ‘Upset Sale’ was a sleeper. A concerted effort by the county to help property owners meet their tax obligations helped cut the available properties to just nine. More...

Potter County real estate transactions

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds:   • Aug. 24, Margaret L. Wright to David W. Schmidt, Ulysses Township, $10,000.   • Aug. 26, Herman V. Kunkle to Reed F. More...

Outdoors

‘Soft opening’ for Elk Visitors Center a huge success

People were already waiting to get in when Rawley Cogan unlocked the doors of the new Elk Country Visitor Center Sept. 9. More...

Bowhunters preparing for early whitetail season

Bowhunters get the first shot at the state’s deer herd as fall big game seasons near.   Statewide, archers can hunt antlered or antlerless deer from Oct. 2 to Nov. 13. More...

Public invited to state game lands tour

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

Obituaries

Thelma A. Cox

AUGUST 7, 1916 - SEPTEMBER 12, 2010

Thelma A. Gustafson Cox, 94, a resident of Pine Crest Manor in St. Marys, passed away Sept. 12 at Elk Regional Medical Center after a short illness.   She was born Aug. 7, 1916 in Brockport, a daughter of the late Eric Sr. More...

C. Wilson Hudson

JUNE 21, 1905 - SEPTEMBER 8, 2010

One of Pennsylvania’s oldest residents and one of Emporium’s most influential citizens of the 20th century, C. Wilson Hudson, died Sept. 8, 2010, in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys. He was 105. More...

Russell Hofer, Jr.

JUNE 21, 1905 - SEPTEMBER 8, 2010

Russell Hofer, Jr., age 84, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Tuesday (Sept. 7, 2010).   Born July 14, 1926, in Montoursville, Russell served in the U.S. Navy. He was a longtime superintendent at Austin Area School.   Mr. More...