December 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

GIVING THE GIFT OF MEMORY

Program supports Christmas House, needy

Dozens of people opened their hearts to make Christmas a little brighter for the area’s underprivileged children through the “Gift of Memory” program offered by the Dusenbury family from the Virgil L. More...

Post 192: a year full of giving

American Legion Post 192 in Coudersport is rounding out the organization’s most successful and active year ever when it comes to supporting worthy causes in the community. More...

Viewpoints

YES, MERRY CHRISTMAS!

As surely as silver bells ring and halls get decked, the arrival of the Christmas season reignites controversy over the expression of Christian religious beliefs in the public square. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eye s

The other day I listened to the hunters at our breakfast table discussing the bucks that were taken by the deerslayers. One of the pieces of required hunting gear now is a measuring tape to score the size of your buck’s antlers.   More...

Open Your Heart

To the editor:   Why not make a holiday commitment that could benefit entire families for years to come by volunteering with the Fresh Air Fund?   More...

Community Life

St. Mark’s announces Christmas schedule

St. Mark Catholic Church has announced its Christmas mass schedule.   A Christmas Eve vigil will be held at 5 pm, featuring music ministry and the children’s choir. More...

Logan James Gilmore

A son was born Dec. 11, 2010, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital to James A. and Sarah Lynn (Freeman) Gilmore of Coudersport. Logan James Gilmore weighed 6 pounds, 10.8 ounces. He joins a brother, Alexander, and a sister, Elizabeth.   More...

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Cameron County High School was a busy place for the annual Christmas Concert and Winter Art Show. Students in Mrs. Groeger’s class displayed their art at the gymnasium. More...

Sports

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Another successful high school football season at Cameron County High School was celebrated on Sunday during the annual awards banquet of the Quarterback Club. More...

Raider boys’ basketball team loses tough one to Brockway

There’s a reason the Cameron County boys have a tough nonleague schedule on the front end of their high school basketball season. More...

Austin boys snap long losing streak

Austin snapped a 40-game losing streak in boys’ high school basketball with a season-opening 42-40 win at Elkland.   More...

Obituaries

Walter S. Spehalski

Walter S. Spehalski, 82, of Emporium, died at Hamot Medical Center in Erie on Dec. 9, 2010.   He was born Oct. 12, 1928 in DuBois. On April 25, 1953, he married Valerie Wojtaszek, who survives.   Burial was in St. More...

Jeannette L. Sykora

Jeannette L. Sykora, 58, of Westfield, formerly of Galeton, died Dec. 12, 2010, at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro. She was the daughter of Clyde and Virginia (Fowler) Paul. In 1978, she married Carl J. Sykora, who died in 1994. More...

Theodore Shively

Theodore “Gene” Shively, 79, of Eldred, formerly of Shinglehouse, died Dec. 14, 2010, in Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, N.Y. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and as a self-employed contractor built many homes in the region. Virgil L. More...

GUESTS OF GOVERNOR-ELECT

Students’ art featured in state calendar

Every year, the state attorney general sponsors a state-wide contest for fifth graders to obtain the artwork for the state’s official drug-free calendar. When the winners are chosen, they are invited to a luncheon to celebrate the honor. More...

RAISES WHITE FLAG

‘Coudersport Mercantile’ officially done

Many have known for months that the Coudersport Mercantile plan, which involved opening a community owned clothing store in the former JCPenney building, is dead in the water.   More...

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Christmas House director Alyce Reese was on hand to greet two familiar faces this week. Kevin J. Dusenbury (left), owner, and Kevin J. Dusenbury Jr., funeral director, from the Virgil L. More...

News

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Victoria Dippold has joined Penn State Cooperative Extension as the Strengthening Families program coordinator for Cameron and Elk counties. She’s a graduate of St. More...

Fibromyalgia support group meeting

A fibromyalgia support group is being formed at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, under the leadership of Terri Cooney. More...

Woman indicted in bank fraud case

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Connie K. Jones, 61, of Ulysses with bank fraud. More...

Potter County News

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Potter County Commissioners made it official Thursday, appointing Kathleen Majot, left, as the county’s Chief Clerk. More...

Potter, Tioga counties ink 9-1-1 deal

Emergency responders from across Potter County will continue to be dispatched through a 9-1-1 center in Wellsboro, under terms of an agreement worked out between the respective boards of commissioners. More...

Outreach meetings for Medicare assistance

With open enrollment for Medicare continuing through Dec. 31, Potter County Area Agency on Aging has stepped up its efforts help to recipients who are considering their options for Medicare Part D coverage in 2011. More...

Outdoors

Inside the Outdoors

Hunting the late seasons

Deer season finished last week. It’s time for some hunters to nurse their sore muscles and rest. They have been hunting hard since the beginning of October, with archery, turkey, bear and deer seasons following one after another.   More...

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Spotlighters had been watching this hefty buck in northern McKean County and Eldred hunter Chad Smith was more than a little pleased that the whitetail crossed his path on the opening day of deer seas More...

Hundreds of miles of trails for snowmobilers

There are roughly 100 miles of groomed snowmobile trails on the Elk State Forest and another 200 on the Susquehannock State Forest. More...