October 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

OBSERVANCE

Volunteers, ideas wanted for flood remembrance festival

As the 99th anniversary of the Austin Dam failure passed on Sept. 30, the Austin Dam Memorial Association (ADMA) is seeking assistance in planning a rememberance on the 100-year anniversary of the event next year. More...

Old Homestead Hotel Burns

Investigators are still looking into the cause of a fire that destroyed the building that was once the Homestead Hotel on Plank Hollow Road in Emporium last Saturday morning. More...

CHALLENGING TIMES FOR TOWNSHIPS

Shrinking state funding, forced consolidation worry officials

A leading advocate for local government in Pennsylvania called on township officials from across Potter County to join in a fight to protect their municipalities from forced consolidation.   More...

Commissioners highlight county’s vision, successes during township convention

A plan to partner with townships and boroughs along with school districts for a countywide leadership organization was unveiled Saturday by the Potter County Board of Commissioners.   More...

Viewpoints

Word Spreading About Sophie, Others

To the editor:   Thank you so much for your support. You have helped spread the word to so many more people than what I would ever dream of reaching. More...

Pledge TO America

To the editor:   I traveled more than 4,000 miles throughout the 17 counties of the Fifth Congressional District during August, listening to concerns about the direction of the government, soaring unemployment rates, a government takeover of More...

State Spies On Protestors

To the editor:   I am very concerned by the role our state government is playing in facilitating the gas industry’s play in the Marcellus Shale and other unconventional hydrocarbons. More...

Potter County News

Monarch Butterflies Released

Kindergarteners at Austin Area School received a hands-on lesson about metamorphosis and related scientific topics to start the new school year. More...

Library building fund drive begins Sunday

An ice cream social, live music and a 5K race will kick off the fund drive for a new Coudersport Public Library on Sunday.   More...

Nearly all townships represented

The 81st Potter County Township conventions was one of the most well-attended to date, according to Potter County Assn. of Township Officials secretary/ treasurer Donna Lehman. More...

Outdoors

Elk Center grand opening Wednesday

Gov. Ed Rendell will return to the Pennsylvania Wilds on Wednesday for a special occasion. More...

Deer scrapes are message centers

A couple Sundays ago, I decided to take an afternoon walk in the woods. No sooner had I begun my ascent to the top of the mountain than it started to rain. The heavy canopy of leaves served as a nice umbrella, but eventually I was wet. More...

Clash for dominance costly for one bull

An impressive 6-by-8 bull elk bugled robustly as he chased cows and calves through yards and fields in the village of Medix Run during the second weekend of September.   He had a harem of 11. More...

Obituaries

Thomas L. ‘Hiney’ Snyder

SEPTEMBER 28, 1940 - SEPTEMBER 24, 2010

Thomas L. (Hiney) Snyder of Roulette, formerly of Coudersport, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2010, at his home.   Born Sept. 28, 1949, he was the son of Donald L. “Stub” Snyder and Jean (Toles) Snyder of Coudersport. More...

Linda Burdick

SEPTEMBER 8, 1941 - SEPTEMBER 22, 2010

Linda Burdick, 69, of Port Allegany, died Sept. 22, 2010, in the Hamot Medical Center, Erie.   She was born Sept. 8, 1941, in Coudersport, a daughter of Ervin and Judith Carlson Manning. On July 5, 1968, in Port Allegany, she married Jack L. More...

Martha M. Morse

Martha M. Morse, 88, of Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, on Sept. 27, 2010. She had worked at Sylvania in Emporium and had volunteered at the Emporium Senior Center for many years. More...

Piebald

This deer is not an albino whitetail as many people would think. It’s referred to as a piebald deer, which refers to the two-color pattern of its fur. More...

‘DISTRESSED’

A month ago, there were suggestions that the region’s economic recovery may be starting after three years of recession. More...

FESTIVAL TIME

Falling Leaves event celebrates autumn

Coudersport is hopping this weekend as the 10th annual Potter County Falling Leaves Festival continues, combined with the high school homecoming celebration.   More...

Homecoming Queen Crowned

Sydney Williams was crowned Cameron County High School Homecoming Queen during ceremonies at halftime during last Friday’s football game. She is the daughter of Joseph and Joyce Williams. More...

Ianson State Maple Sweetheart alternate

Potter County Maple Sweetheart Rea Ianson was crowned as the 2010-11 Pennsylvania Alternative Maple Sweetheart during competition in Owego, N.Y. More...

News

Murder mystery dinner returns

Emporium Rotary Cub will hold its third annual murder mystery dinner theater on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Emporium Country Club.   Tickets will be on sale soon and more information will be announced.   More...

Eastman honored by Dickinson

Heidi Eastman, LCSW, of Coudersport is recipient of this year’s Elizabeth “Sis” Simons Memorial Award, which recognizes a Dickinson Mental Health Center direct service employee who consistently goes above and beyond the call of dut More...

THANK YOU

Our family would like to thank everyone who supported the Gerald F. Duffee, Sr. Scholarship Fund 5K.   The event was a huge success and we are overwhelmed by the outcome. More...

Community Life

Chicken BBQ supports backpack program

A chicken barbecue is being held today in Roulette starting at noon by the organizers of the Fill A Backpack program.   A $5.00 donation is asked for a chicken half and those attending are asked to bring a dish to share. More...

Spanish Club to see Flamenco Ballet

Cameron County High School Spanish Club moved a step closer to its fund-raising goal for a November trip to Erie to see the Hispanic Flamenco Ballet. More...

Free mammograms for 40-plus women Oct. 14

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will offer free mammograms for women 40 and over Oct. 14 at the Women’s Health Center.   Screenings are intended for the uninsured or underinsured. Appointments can be made at 1-877-274-8200.   More...

Sports

Raiders head for showdown with Falcons

Another gridiron showdown between rivals Cameron County and Coudersport is nearing, with the winner looking to go a leg up in the scramble for the Allegheny Mountain League North Division championship. More...

Rovers run roughshod over Falcons

Brockway’s offense too much, racks up 600 total yards

Coudersport was geared up to contain the passing game and hope for the best as the underdog in last Friday’s varsity football game at Brockway.   No dice. The Rovers rolled up roughly 600 yards of total offense in a 57-13 win.   More...

Logue, Nolan in D-9 golf finals

Kal Logue of Austin and Camden Nolan of Oswayo Valley are among 18 golfers making the cut for today’s final round of the PIAA District 9 Championships in Brookville. More...