December 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

GOOD HUNTING AHEAD

Whacky weather in early days of deer season brightens second week

Deer-hunting season has been so-so, marked with a clear, cold opener on Monday, heavy rain on Tuesday and both flooding and snow in the days that have followed.   More...

SO-SO BEAR SEASON

Potter, Cameron County hunters harvest nearly 300 bruins

There were more than 3,000 bears killed by hunters in Pennsylvania during the 2010 seasons, which concluded last Tuesday.   The kill was down in Cameron County, with 138 bruins taken this year, compared to 214 in 2009.   More...

Viewpoints

DEP Challenged

To the editor:   Allegheny Defense Project sent a letter to DEP Secretary John Hanger challenging the agency’s statutory authority to permit water withdrawals for Marcellus Shale gas drilling in western Pennsylvania (Allegheny/ Ohio Riv More...

Time To End WAMs

To the editor:   The skyrocketing cost of government was a major factor in the Republicans’ sweeping victories in congressional elections. More...

Gas Issue Critical

To the editor:   One would hope that an incoming Pennsylvania governor would have more than a passing understanding of the issues surrounding drilling in the Marcellus Shale gas formation.   More...

Potter County News

Staiger Award presented

A new award has been established at Coud ersport Area High School as a tribute to a revered vocational agriculture educator and lay pastor.   The Henry W. Staiger Memorial Award was established in the last will and testament of the Rev. More...

Community meetings for Medicare help

Community meetings for Medicare assistance   With open enrollment for Medicare continuing through Dec. More...

Flower show slated

Emporium Garden Club will celebrate its 50th anniversary during Christmas in the Wilds with a juried flower show. Entrants do not have to be Emporium Garden Club members. The flower show will be one of the stops of the Friday, Dec. More...

Outdoors

The One That Got Away

The weather was not exactly the nicest for hunting on Tuesday, but I wasn’t going to be able to kill a buck by sitting indoors, so I ventured out. In the end, I was wet and cold, but I was rewarded for my effort.   More...

Injured golden eagle rescued, released

A golden eagle that was apparently injured by a motor vehicle was rescued, rehabilitated, and last week was released in Elk County. More...

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Mark Seabolt of Emporium spent much of the opening day of buck season without much luck. Hunting in Norwich Township, McKean County, his fortune changed at about 2 pm when he fi- nally saw this! More...

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As a surveyor who is active in local land development, James Pahel of Emporium knows his way around the woods. He also knows where the big bucks can be found. More...

GAS COMPANY SET TO DRILL IN BORO

Penn Virginia issued two permits to drill deep wells in Coudersport

Residents of the county seat will gain a greater understanding of the far-reaching impact of Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling in the coming months as one of the more active energy companies in the region moves forward with its ambitious plans. More...

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While the weather turned cold Friday night, spirits were warmed by the arrival of the Christmas season as the Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off its Festival of Lights. More...

Another huge float for ‘Wilds’ celebration

A special guest has been lined up for Cameron County’s annual Christmas in the Wilds observance next weekend. More...

News

Cameron County real estate transactions

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Cameron County Recorder of Deeds.   • Nov. 1, Lender USA to Thomas L. Young, Shippen Township, $25,000; Robert J. Moore to Jeffrey M. More...

NEAT NUMERALS

These numbers are in the news.

1.7   Local judges and district attorneys this week received a pay hike of 1.7 percent.   District judges are now paid $82,303, up from $80,927.   Common Pleas Court judges received an increase to a new salary of $164,602. More...

Cameron County High School honor students

Cameron County High School has announced its honor students for the first nine-week grading period of the 2010-11 school year:   High Honors   Grade 7: Kassandra Cheatle, Logan Clingan, Victoria Perdicou and Trae Smith. More...

Community Life

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Austin kindergarten students celebrated Mickey Mouse’s birthday Nov. 18. The children took disney toys to school and also wore any Disney clothing they had. More...

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Representatives from the Cameron County Family Center’s “Share the Love” program were at it again just before Thanksgiving. More...

Cookies and Caroling’ Tuesday morning

A “cookies and caroling” event is planned for Tuesday morning from 10 to 11:45 at the Family Center in Emporium. More...

Sports

Raiders open at home vs. Punxsy

Now that the varsity football season is over, some of the same athletes who helped Cameron County to success on the gridiron are preparing for the high school basketball opener on the Emporium floor against Punxsutawney next Friday night. More...

Falcon boys open season Friday at Bradford

Strong outside shooting and athleticism are two strengths of the boys’ basketball team at Coudersport High School, coming off a 17-10 season with some holes created by graduation. More...

Three Red Raiders selected

Three members of the Cameron County Red Raiders were named to the Big 30 High School Football All-Star team, a ceremonial honor announced last week.   More...

Obituaries

Shane E. Lathrop

Shane Ellsworth Lathrop, 39, of Port Allegany, died Nov. 22, 2010, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.   He was born Oct 12, 1971 in Olean, N.Y., a son of Andrew   Anne) and Ellie Berg Lathrop. More...

Edra L. Umbaugh

Edra L. Umbaugh, 60, of Shinglehouse, died Nov. 20, 2010, in her home. She was a daughter of Edd and Rocelia E. Lawton Cutler. Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. More...

Herbert ‘Jack’ Estes

Herbert “Jack” Estes, 90, formerly of Shinglehouse, died Nov. 26, 2010, in Shippenville. Born July 22, 1920 in Oswayo, he was a son of Herbert T. and Viva Maude Kilbourne Estes. In 1943, he married Maurine Swift, who died in 2008. More...