October 30, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Senator Scarnati Visits

Senator Joe Scarnati, the leading Republican in Harrisburg, was in Potter County last week for a meeting with Dickinson Mental Health Center officials and an impromptu tour of the county seat. More...

HOLD YOUR GROUND

Coudersport board encouraged to stand up to teachers’ union

One of Potter County’s best-known citizens appeared at this month’s Coudersport Area School Board meeting to plead with directors to hold their ground in negotiating with the teachers’ union.   More...

Newsletter available

There is every indication that the natural gas industry will be dramatically boosting its local presence during the next several years and sticking around for decades.   More...

Viewpoints

CABOT SHOULD PAY FOR DIMOCK DISASTER

(George Turner is a geologist from Tunkhannock, Pa. who submitted this article to us several weeks ago. Given the content of our front page, we thought it would be a good week to here’s Mr. Turner’s side).   More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eye s

First off I would like to say that Ken Gerg’s “My Side” column on the Tea Party in last week’s paper was well written, informative and a good read. More...

Where’s There’s Smoke…

To the editor:   Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in home fires in half.   As a 30-year fire service veteran, I have witnessed first-hand the tragedy and devastation of home fires. More...

Community Life

Plan New Year’s Nuptials

A New Year’s Day, 2011, wedding is planned by two former Austin residents.   Anastacia M. Frank is the daughter of John and Colleen (Duffee) Frank of Austin. More...

Confusing time of year for your pets

Halloween is a fun time for children and adults alike but your pet may not enjoy the holiday much at all. Pets can find trick or treaters alarming or even threatening.  More...

Birth Announcements

Trenton Joseph Liller

A son was born Oct. 19, 2010, to James M. Liller Sr. and Tracy Lynn (Fry) Liller of Coudersport. Trenton Joseph Liller weighed 8 pounds, 1.6 ounces. He joins two brothers. Maternal grandparents are Oliver and Kathleen Fry of Coudersport. More...

Sports

Red Raiders repeat as AML north champions with OT win

A strong start and a strong finish were the bookends of an otherwise rugged varsity football showdown between Port Allegany and the host Cameron County Red Raiders. More...

Raiders junior high football team perfect at 7-0

Cameron County carried a perfect 7-0 record into Thursday’s junior high football season finale against Ridgway. More...

Falcons win, move on to soccer semi-finals

Strong midfield defense was a key factor in Coudersport’s 2-0 victory over The Elk County Catholic Crusaders Wednesday in the PIAA District 9 Soccer Championship Tournament. More...

ELECTION TUESDAY

Governor, senator battles top ballot; no local races

Political observers are anticipating an average turnout for Tuesday’s general election in Cameron and Potter counties.   More...

NO LOCAL IMPACT

Order to halt gas leases on state forest land won’t curtail local drilling

Energy companies will be stepping up their drilling for natural gas on state forest land in Potter and Cameron counties over the next several years, regardless of any political maneuvers in Harrisburg.   More...

WINDOW IS CLOSING

Property owners who still owe taxes have time, but not much

Potter County Tax Claim Bureau (TCB) will try one more public auction this year in an effort to get more properties returned to the rolls for school district, county and municipal real estate taxes. More...

Death under investigation

Police are investigating the Oct. 19 death of a former Austin man. More...

News

Domestic violence awareness vigil held

About 20 people gathered at the Coudersport Arboretum for a candlelight vigil in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.   More...

Open house Nov. 5 for attorney Miglicio

An open house is planned for Friday, Nov. 5, from 3-5 pm at the new office of attorney Jeanne Miglicio at 210 South Wood Street in Emporium. There will be refreshments and door prizes.   More...

Gas Leak Fixed

While it might not be directly related to the project planned to repair the bridge across the tracks in Keating Summit, the gas line work that took place there last week was a sign that things are sta More...

Potter County News

Conservation District marking 65th year

Nov. 16 banquet cancelled

Potter County Conservation District is observing its 65th anniversary this year. However, a celebratory banquet originally scheduled for Nov. 16 in Ulysses has been cancelled due to the unavailability of two scheduled guest speakers.   More...

New names for Austin area bridges?

A move is underway to rename several bridges in the Austin area as memorials for significant community members from yesteryear.   The project was discussed at this month’s meeting of the E. O. Austin Historical Society. More...

Boro considers tax hike

Coudersport Borough’s 2011 operating budget proposes a one-mill increase in real estate taxes to cover the cost of street lights. More...

Outdoors

Encouraging the next generation of hunters

The Game Commission is supporting legislative efforts to allow for adult mentors to transfer one antlerless deer license or permit to a youth under the age of 12 participating in the Mentored Youth Hunting Program.   More...

End of the line for ‘lost’ bull

The bull elk that had taken up residence in the Prince Gallitzin State Park area in central Cambria County was struck and killed by a car on Oct. 14. It had been hit on two other occasions over the past two months.   More...

New Forest Ranger

Elk State Forest District in Emporium recently welcomed Mifflinburg native Tilghman Smith to the staff as a ranger. He is responsible for public contact and law enforcement on the Elk State Forest. More...

Obituaries

Eunice J. Nichols

JUNE 9, 1938 - OCTOBER 25, 2010

Eunice J. Nichols, 72, of Coudersport, died Oct. 25, 2010, at Hamot Medical Center in Erie.   Born on June 9, 1938, in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Ross Isaac and Mary Elizabeth (Wayman) Treat. More...

Troy R. Hooftallen

JULY 6, 1974 - OCTOBER 19, 2010

Troy R. Hooftallen, 36, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Austin, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 at Allegheny General Hospital.   More...

Franklin E. Crissy III

Franklin E. Crissy III, 89, of Strasburg, Va., formerly of Emporium died Oct. 21, 2010, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center. More...