October 9, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

HONORING A HERO

Local ceremony planned for Marine who dove on grenade to save others

Two decorated Marines are coming to Potter County later this month for a special ceremony that will serve as a lasting memorial for one of their own.   More...

SHOT DOWN

Supreme Court won’t hear Rigases appeal

Another high court decision has gone against John and Tim Rigas, who have been serving federal prison terms since August 2007.   U.S. More...

Viewpoints

New actions, new results

I serve on the Austin Borough Council; have for close to 11 years.   In addition to that experience, I have been covering borough council meetings in other communities for roughly 18 years. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eye s

There is an old saying that there are two things in life you cannot avoid: death and taxes. I have some comments on both topics.   It seems like the grim reaper has been working overtime in these parts over the past few weeks. More...

Blood Drives Impor tant

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Community Life

Murder mystery

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...

Drought watch in effect locally

DEP has issued a statewide drought alert. Low ground and surface water levels have prompted an alert to water suppliers, industry and the public.   More...

Ethan Patrick Tingley

Nathan and Amie Jo Tingley of Bolivar, N.Y., are parents of a son born Sept. 20, 2010, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Ethan Patrick Tingley weighed 9 pounds, 0.5 ounces. He joins a sister, Emily Marie, age 2.   More...

Outdoors

Foliage part of nature’s cycle

The autumn transformation of our trees has always intrigued me. This spectacular color change is indirectly related to the dormancy process that trees undergo in order to be able to survive the winter.   More...

Early deer seasons near; better numbers reported

Now that archers have had their opening shot at the region’s deer herd, two more hunting seasons are nearing. The early muzzleloader season is Oct. 16-23. More...

Andres Sidelinger Hired

Emporium native Andrew Sidelinger has joined the Pa. More...

Obituaries

William D. Milton

William D. Milton, 75, of Emporium, died at Elk Regional Health Center on Oct. 2, 2010. He was born Nov. 5, 1934 in Emporium, a son of Thomas and Olive Brown Milton, and was employed for many years as an accountant. More...

Richard Lee Umbenhauer

Richard “Dick” Lee Umbenhauer, 73, of Payson, Ariz., died Sept. 22, 2010. He was born March 23, 1937, in Emporium, the son of James and Viola Umbenhauer. He was a self-employed contractor in Emporium and Arizona. More...

William ‘Rusty’ Jones

William R. “Rusty” Jones, of Wheatfield, N.Y., died Sept. 28, 2010. He was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., on Dec. 23, 1960, the son of Harry R. and Constance M. (Guisto) Jones. More...

TOWN TOUR

Emporium leaders think outside the board room

“You know, sometimes you need to get out of the board room and into the community to see what’s really going on in your town.”   More...

NEW ‘TEA PARTY’

Citizens in Cameron County are invited to join in on the growing regional “Tea Party” movement that has already made in-roads in Elk, Potter and McKean counties. More...

Fire Department Open House

Emporium Volunteer Fire Department’s open house earlier this week gave parents an opportunity to take their children to a place where they could not only learn about fire safety, but also explor More...

GRANT FOR EDUCATION

Schools receive $120,000 for environmental studies

Students and teachers from all five public schools in Potter County will be involved in an environmental education project tied in with the upsurge in natural gas drilling. A $120,000 federal grant for the project was approved last week. More...

News

Natural Gas Expo slated Thursday in St. Marys

Several seminars are on the agenda for the North Central Gas Expo, scheduled for 10 am to 6 pm Thursday in St. Marys. More...

Veter ans’ program Nov. 10

A military veterans’ awareness program will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Coudersport Public Library, starting at 7 pm. It’s sponsored by the Allegewi Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). More...

Penn State scholarships

Northern Tier Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association has announced the winners its 2010 scholarship awards.   More...

Potter County News

Judy Bolton Days’ underway

Judy Bolton Days return to Potter County this weekend, celebrating the writings of Margaret Sutton (nee Rachel Beebe), who authored a famous series of detective stories with special appeal to young girls.   More...

Coudersport Consistory Scholarship

Katherine (Katie) Lamb is recipient of the 2010 Eulalia Lodge/Coudersport Consistory Scholarship. More...

Public meetings on SALDO, salaries

The Potter County Board of Commissioners has scheduled public meetings for input on separate issues. Each of the sessions is scheduled at the F. W. Gunzburger County Office Building, 1 North Main Street, Coudersport.   More...

Sports

Falcons roll over Sheffield

Once Coudersport got warmed up offensively, the outcome was never in doubt during the homecoming football game against Sheffield.   More...

Hot streak for soccer team

Three wins last week gave the Coudersport High School soccer team some momentum as the PIAA District 9 playoffs draw closer.   More...

Raiders escape Smethport with 7-6 victory

How important is the oftenoverlooked “point over touchdown?”   Exhibit One is last Friday’s Cameron County at Smethport high school football game. More...