November 13, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

COCAINE BUST

Potter County ‘ring’ charged with trafficking

Last month, Potter County officials released a study confirming what some consider an epidemic of cocaine use in the region. More...

PROMISING

Excellent oppor tunities await area’s bear hunters

Bear hunters are expected to flock to the region in droves again this year, attracted by a healthy and growing population of black bears roaming land that is for the most part open to the public.   More...

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Coudersport Youth Football League celebrated a successful inaugural season with a well-attended banquet at the Coudersport Consistory dining hall. More...

Viewpoints

The future isn’t what it used to be

There are few times in life that we hope we are wrong.   Today is one of them for me. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

November has been ushered in with a preview of Old Man Winter rearing his ugly head and a lot of change in the weather. When we motored to St. Marys last weekend we encountered a blizzard and then a few minutes later the sun was shining. More...

Ban Teacher Strikes

To the editor:   It’s becoming more obvious by the day that the incoming Pennsylvania legislature should quickly enact a law making public school teacher strikes illegal.   More...

Community Life

Bryce Allen Fowler

A son, Bryce Allen Fowler, was born Nov. 2, 2010 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital to Veronica L. Owens and Clint J. Fowler, both of Austin. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and joins two brothers and two sisters. More...

Dekker Jawn Caldwell

Jay and Dawn (Watson) Caldwell of Coudersport are parents of a son born Nov. 2, 2010, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Dekker Jawn Caldwell weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces. He joins sisters and brothers Rain, Elijah, and Draven. More...

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Two lawmakers made a joint visit to learn more about the efforts of a Children’s Wellness Program operated in the region by Dickinson Mental Health Center. More...

Sports

Raiders heading into District 9 playoffs

Cameron County returned from the detour of another Allegheny Mountain High School Football League to charge into the PIAA District 9 Class A playoffs. The Red Raiders (7-3) drew a road game with Clarion in Friday night’s quarterfinals. More...

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Coach Patty Wilson encourages her Coudersport Falcons during a critical game against Northern Tier League champion Oswayo Valley. More...

Falcon runner competes at states

Coudersport High School had its first qualifier for the PIAA Boys’ Cross Country Championships.   Steve Forney earned the trip to Hershey last weekend with a 13th place finish in the District 9 Meet, held in Ridgway. More...

Gasland’ documentary highlights scary reality of hydrofracturing

After a year of mostly glowing reports about what the growing natural gas rush will bring to the area— namely jobs and business opportunities— about 150 people learned the potential for the flip side of that coin earlier this week. More...

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Fresh, local berries for your thanksgiving cranberry sauce? You bet. These beauties actually do grow around here if you know where to look. More...

BUDGET BALANCING

Cameron County Commissioners looking hard for places to trim

For small governments, belt-tightening is no longer a late-October exercise aimed at keeping budgets balanced and taxes in check for the next calendar year— it’s a financial reality 365 days a year.   More...

Groundbreaking held at ‘Habitat’ home

Another success story was celebrated by Potter County Habitat for Humanity last weekend in Galeton.   More...

News

LIHEAP energy assistance program open

Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now accepting applications for cash grants. The program helps qualifying people to pay their heating bills. More...

Mammography accredited

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital has been awarded a three-year accreditation as a result of a recent survey of its mammography services. Assessors evaluate the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of equipment. More...

Craft and food sale planned

A craft and food sale will be held at the Emporium Senior Center on Dec. 11 from 9 am until 3 pm.   Table reservations are now being taken at $5.00 per space. Vendors can register by calling 486-0318 or 486-3707.   More...

Potter County News

Dental care available for children

Potter County has qualified for another “Promising Practices” grant to extend dental care to more children from low-income families. More...

Help for cancer victims’ families

Financial help is available for Potter County families who have children undergoing cancer treatment. More...

Call to arms for protecting our water as gas drilling begins

One clear “action item” emerged from Tuesday night’s Potter County Natural Gas Task Force meeting: a concerted effort to support the monitoring of public waterways as Marcellus Shale gas drilling intensifies in the coming years. More...

Outdoors

Cranberry bounty for Grandma and me

With Thanksgiving nearing, our thoughts are starting to turn toward the traditional feast, including cranberry sauce. This year my family’s cranberry sauce will be homemade.   More...

Unique ‘Crazy Legs Junior’ taken in elk hunt

Crazy Legs Junior is now just a memory. The unique elk was killed on private land in Jay Township Spring Run by licensed hunter Richard Lundgren of Kittanning on Nov. 1. More...

10 of 51 elk hunters come up empty

Ten of this year’s 51 licensed elk hunters did not fill their tags, according to the Game Commission. That success rate answers critics who argue that the annual controlled elk hunt is not a sporting challenge.   More...

Obituaries

Edward L. Horning Sr.

MAY 16, 1928 - NOVEMBER 4, 2010

Edward L. Horning Sr., 82, of Emporium, died Nov. 4, 2010, in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.   Born May 16, 1928, in Emporium, he was the son of Byron H. Horning Sr. and Lola Schwab Horning. More...

Kirk Joseph Gridley

Kirk Joseph Gridley, 54, of Hollywood, CA, formerly of Westfield, died Friday, November 5, 2010.   A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. More...

Lana Gottshall

Lana Dunbar Gottshall, 52, of Mechanicsburg, formerly of Genesee, died Saturday, November 6, 2010. More...