January 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

UPDATE

Cocaine ring details come out in court

Cases against a halfdozen people allegedly involved in a cocaine distribution network in Potter County are working their way through the court system.  More...

REAL TAX RELIEF

Homeowners have until March 1 to apply for ‘Homestead Exemption’

Virtually all homeowners qualify for a “Homestead Exemption” that lowers their real estate taxes. However, hundreds in the region are not receiving the benefit.  More...

Viewpoints

Public missing from ‘public’ meetings

We need more people like Brian Wilson.  Wilson, an ex-mayor and council member in Coudersport, makes it a matter of personal responsibility to attend Coudersport Borough meetings and make his observations and opinions known to the people respons More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

(Our old-timer columnist, Howard “Mac” McDonald, is on the sick list, so we’ve resurrected one of his previous columns to keep his many fans entertained while Mac is on the mend.)   More...

Hatchet Job On Gas Industry

To the editor:  More...

Community Life

‘Operation Baghdad Pups’ touches lives

On Sept. 11, 2007, a United States soldier in Iraq reached out to the SPCA International with a special request. Sgt. Edward Watson was doing everything that he could to keep a promise he had made to not leave a buddy behind in the war zone.  More...

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Two baby girls born on Jan. 16 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital were presented with blankets made by Pam Dailey. More...

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While many Christian missionaries needed interpreters to speak to Indians, David Zeisberger and his fellow Moravians learned native languages so that they could preach in their audiences’ nativ More...

Sports

Falcons, Raiders one-two in NTL

Cameron County was clicking on all cylinders in Wednesday’s makeup game against visiting Austin in the Northern Tier Boys’ Basketball League, as the Red Raiders (9-4) continue to chase frontrunning Coudersport.  More...

Three teams battle for NTL girls’ top spot

All three contenders in the Northern Tier Girls’ Basketball League notched victories Monday night.  Coudersport (11-1) rolled over Northern Potter, 67-34. Jenna Matzinger (21), D. J. More...

Mountain View bowling results

Following are recent results from Mountain View Bowling Center.  Saturday Night Mixed: Roadrunners 45-19, The Ligers 42-22, Wildcats 32-32, Apes 32-32, Mountain Lions 26-38, Monkeys 15-49. Top scores: R. Bresslin 212, P. More...

SHERIFF’S SALE

Former Adelphia Operations Bldg. goes to highest bidder Feb. 3

Almost three years after a Chicago area investor bought the lavish Adelphia Operations Building in downtown Coudersport and then neglected it, the property is heading for the auction block through a sheriff’s sale on Feb. More...

TIRING

Bridge project wearing on 7th St. residents

As the Seventh Street Bridge project in Coudersport continues, residents who live near the site are growing more concerned that their properties could be in jeopardy.  Two of them attended Wednesday night’s meeting of Coudersport Borough C More...

SENSE OF URGENCY

Focus shifts to safe sidewalks after vehicle-pedestrian accident

Coudersport Borough said it is working on ways to get more manpower to help clear the town’s sidewalks of snow and ice to make them more passable for pedestrians.  More...

SHELTER ON HOLD

Potter County’s SPCA center not happening anytime soon

Ambitious plans for a new pet adoption center and shelter in Potter County will remain on “hold” for some time, according to Potter County Commissioner Paul Heimel.  In response to several constituent inquiries, Heimel contacted Sue More...

News

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What’s a BAGUBA? The answer is known to virtually every wrestling fan in the Emporium area. More...

Cameron County School Board tables trainer vote

Cameron County School Board tabled action on the proposal to hire an athletic trainer at this month’s meeting. More...

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Austin Methodist Church will present a concert by the Journeymen Quartet on Friday, Feb. 18, at 7 pm. This group has more 50 years of traditional southern gospel singing experience. More...

Potter County News

Coudersport Area Municipal Authority increases sewage rates

Higher sewer bills are coming for customers of the Coudersport Area Municipal Authority. They’ll see about a five-percent increase.  Members last month approved a $4.00 per EDU increase for their roughly 700 customers. More...

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Coudersport’s historic Seventh Street bridge is gone from its long-time location, but not forgotten. More...

Family program starts Thursday

Families in Potter County can learn skills and attitudes that improve family life and communication through Penn State Cooperative Extension’s PROSPER program, short for “Promoting School, Community and University Partnerships to Enhance More...

Outdoors

Less hunting pressure; older deer

How long can a deer live in the wild? Considering hunting pressure, predators, highways, and a variety of other factors, it sometimes seems that deer really have a hard time surviving here.  More...

A tribute to ‘Freddy,’ the famous Benezette bull

As reported in Endeavor News last week, the famous Benezette bull elk, nicknamed Freddy or Fred Junior, and wearing Game Commission research collar 36, died on Jan, 7.  More...

Coyote hunts underway

The 14th annual East Fork Sportsmen’s Club Coyote Hunt continues through Sunday.  Any coyote taken in Pennsylvania by a pre-registered hunter can be entered. More...

Obituaries

Robert ‘Bob’ Hemphill Jr.

W. Robert “Bob” Hemphill Jr., 87, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, died Jan. 17, 2011, at the Bradford Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 2, 1923 in Coudersport, he was the son of William Robert and Dorothy M. Wood Hemphill. On Dec. More...

Jonathan J. Orner

Jonathan J. “Jon” Orner, 27, of Emporium, died at his residence on Jan 12, 2011. He was a son of Russell and Dionne Curtis Orner Sr., a graduate of Cameron County High School, and a member of the St. Mark Catholic Church. More...

Vernon F. Beacker

Vernon F. Beacker, 86, of Galeton, a World War II Army veteran and former owner of the popular Perma-Stone Inn near Galeton, died Jan. 12, 2011, at the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport. Mr. More...