December 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

‘NIMBY’

Residents saying ‘Not In My Back Yard’ to gas industry

“NIMBY” has come to some local communities as the natural gas industry zeroes in on more populated areas. More...

PROGRAM CUT

Jail plan victim of federal spending cuts

A $100,000 federal grant to support a community re-entry program at the Potter County Jail hit a brick wall last week. More...

Red Cross tightens belt

Administrative changes by the American Red Cross, in response to deepening financial challenges, will have a direct impact on the Cameron/Elk Chapter.   Bob Newell of Penfield is now the chapter’s executive director. More...

Viewpoints

What else, daddy? World Peace…

I hold now the most precious document I believe I have ever held and will ever hold.   To me, it is of more significance than anything I’ve ever written or ever will write.   It is so special that I can see the future in it. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eye s

Christmas is here.   All the little kids who still believe in Old Saint Nick have been extra good.   There are very few nativity displays and I believe it is because of the federal government. More...

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS TRIBUTE

(Leonard Kalkbrenner Jr. serves as Director of Veterans Affairs for Potter County.)   As I was driving in to work one day last week, I was thinking about the Christmas holiday that is drawing closer.   More...

Community Life

Bonus available for Persian Gulf veterans

Veterans who served on active military duty in the Persian Gulf during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm could qualify for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans’ Bonus.   More...

Mr. & Mrs. Austin Lee Kerstetter

Premier Banquet Center in Olean, N.Y., was the setting as Ashley Lynne Hunsinger and Austin Lee Kerstetter were united in marriage during a ceremony on Aug. 28, 2010. Justice of the Peace Ed Allen officiated. More...

Mollie Frances Gross

A daughter was born Dec. 15, 2010, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital to Kevin and Cassie (Nichols) Gross of Coudersport. Mollie Frances Gross weighed seven pounds, three ounces. She joins a brother, Brody, 3. More...

Sports

Coudersport boys team getting into a groove

A trip to St. Marys Public Tuesday was just what the doctor ordered for the boys’ basketball team at Coudersport High School. More...

Raiders working through tough early schedule

A tough early-season schedule has the Cameron County Red Raiders below the .500 mark in boys’ basketball, but appearances can be deceiving. More...

Raider girls’ comback bid falls short against Johnsonburg

Cameron County carried a 2-3 record into Wednesday’s game with Brookville as the Red Raiders prepare for the start of Northern Tier Girls’ Basketball League competition. Results from Brookville weren’t available by press time. More...

A HELPING HAND

Local dentist heading back to Haiti to provide dental care, educate

Local dentist Dr. Victor Brown is preparing to make his 25th trip to the the island nation of Haiti as a missionary providing basic dental care. More...

NO TAX INCREASE

Cameron County Commissioners hold the line, but fear job losses

Despite a spending increase of roughly $200,000 anticipated in 2011, Cameron County Commissioners did not raise taxes during their last meeting of 2010 Monday. More...

Schools, townships await tax revenue windfall

Potter County school districts, townships and boroughs will have to wait a while to receive the next windfall from real estate transfer taxes related to oil, gas and mineral rights in certain sections of the county. More...

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As part of a corporation wide effort, local Halliburton employees held a food drive to support local food banks this holiday season. More...

News

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Heart of Cole Community Connections, an employee giving club at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, recently made a financial donation to senior centers throughout the hospital’s service area in Pot More...

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Representatives from the Cameron County Family Center’s Share the Love program visited Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Skilled Nursing and Rehab residents to deliver holiday cards this we More...

Local ‘Growing Greener’ projects

Years ago, voters across Pennsylvania decided that the state should borrow millions of dollars to be used for environmental and outdoor recreation projects. More...

Potter County News

Citizens Corps welcomes volunteers

Potter County Citizen Corps welcomes new members to participate in a partnership between local volunteers throughout the county and emergency service providers. More...

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Judge Stephen Minor represented Coudersport Rotary in a presentation of a $300 donation to support God’s Food Pantry, represented here by director Jane Crossley. More...

‘Promising Practices’ grant extends dental care for children

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

Outdoors

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Project Healing Waters, an award-winning project of the God’s Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited, was the focus of a presentation to Coudersport Rotary this week. More...

Elk herd video topic of program

Discovery Channel’s filming of a program on Pennsylvania’s elk herd was the topic of a program presented by Phil Burkhouse to the Emporium Rotary Club.   More...

Hunting deer the old-fashioned way

This weekend we celebrate what most consider to be the most important time of the year. Christmas is a time to gather with family and friends. It is also a time to share love and to promote peace. More...

Obituaries

Dale L. Tormey

Dale L. Tormey, 86, formerly of Ulysses, died Dec. 19, 2010, in the Green Home, Wellsboro. He was a World War II veteran, serving with the Army in the European Theatre, and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action. More...

Lois M. Prentice

Lois M. Prentice, 69, of Bolivar, N.Y., formerly of Shinglehouse, died Dec. 15, 2010, in Rochester, N.Y. Among survivors is her husband of 53 years, Vernon F. Prentice. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse. More...

Royce M. Griesemer

Roland M. Griesemer, DDS, 75, of Ulysses, formerly of Boyertown, died December 20, 2010.   A memorial service will be held 2 pm., Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 in St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Galeton. The Rev. Karl W. O. More...