January 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

TOUR REPORT

LEPC hears about Marcellus Shale well in Cameron County

A tour of a Marcellus Shale natural gas well in Cameron County was designed to instill public confidence that the drilling company, J-W Operating, is addressing issues of public safety and environmental stewardship.  More...

Viewpoints

There’s always room for less of ‘me’

I remember writing a couple years ago in this very spot that the one thing this newspaper needed was less of me.  I was enjoying an epiphany of sorts— a period of insight and intuitive understanding about who I was, how people viewed me an More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

“Safety first” is a good policy to follow, but sometimes it doesn’t work out that way. For four days I wore a yellow bracelet in the Elk Regional Medical Center in St. Marys.  More...

Gas Leases On State Land

To the editor:  I recently talked to my state representative about Marcellus Shale gas well drilling in Pennsylvania.  More...

Community Life

United In Marriage

Historic St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Emporium was the setting as Bethany Lynn Dunsmore and Kyle James Vogt exchanged wedding vows on Dec. More...

Hebron Christian School honor students

Hebron Center Christian School has announced its honor roll for the second marking period of the 2010-11 school year.  Receiving high honors for grades of 94 percent or higher were Conrad Abrina, Heather Greene, Kristine Karr and Nicole Karr.&nb More...

Lions club plans chili dinner fundraiser

Coudersport Area Lions Club will hold its fifth annual Chili for Charity on Sunday at the Coudersport Fire Station. More...

Sports

Falcons soaring in girls basketball

In one of the highest offensive performances in the history of local girls’ basketball, the red-hot Coudersport Falcons decimated Otto-Eldred, 84-44, Tuesday night to maintain their slender one-game lead over Cameron County in the Northern Tier More...

Cameron County Storm youth football organizing

Although the 2011 Cameron County Storm youth football season is a long way off, the organization is beginning.  An election of officers and nominations for coaching positions is scheduled for 6 pm on Feb. 23 at Memorial Hall. More...

Cameron County tops Smethport in key NTL game

Something had to give when Cameron County and Smethport met on the Emporium court Monday to determine which team would continue nipping at the heels of Northern Tier Boys’ Basketball League leader Coudersport.  More...

ALTERNATIVES

Searching for ways to customize criminal justice

Criminal justice has advanced far beyond “lock ‘em up and throw away the key.”  Increasingly, prosecutors, judges and social service agencies are teaming up to customize the system’s handling of each criminal defendant&rs More...

WATER WORLD

Focus to protect precious resource intensifying

The argument could easily be made that no county in Pennsylvania is as important as Potter when it comes to issues of water quality.  More...

BETTER DAYS

County’s retirement fund returns from the dead

When the U.S. economy tanked in 2008, many investors ran for cover. More...

Photo

An Irishman who is literally running around the world passed through Potter County this week and was intercepted for this photo by Potter County Visitors Association executive director David Brooks. More...

News

New nursing director

Guy and Mary Felt Manor has announced the appointment of a new director of nursing.  Hope Dunkle began work in the position this week.  To protect residents, visitors and staff, Felt Manor is implementing restrictions on visitors during the More...

Band festival Feb. 9-12

Cameron County will host the prestigious Pa. District 2 High School Band Festival Feb. 9-12. About 160 students from 42 schools will be participating. A public concert is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 12.  Housing for the students is needed. More...

Horning named director

Annetta Horning has been appointed director of the Cameron County Family Center. She succeeds Kris Fapore, who has retired.   More...

Potter County News

Photo

While a Coudersport teenager continues her recovery from a serious head injury suffered when she was struck by a car earlier this month, the community continues to rally around her with fundraisers, More...

Potter County real estate transactions

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds:  • Dec. 15, James Thomas to John A. and Debra D. Harling, Coudersport Borough, $17,000; Walter Newton to Carl G. and Craig D. More...

Jailes terms for Potter County defendants

A Coudersport man has been sentenced to jail as the result of separate incidents occurring back in 2009.  Jason O. More...

Outdoors

Bigger bucks; fewer fawns

The 2010 deer season will be remembered by many for big bucks. Most hunters that I know saw at least one trophy animal. More...

Program will focus on perils of elk feeding

A program on the perils of winter feeding of elk will be presented at 1 pm Saturday (today) at the Elk Country Visitors Center near Benezette in Elk County. Dr. Walter Cottrell, a wildlife veterinarian with the Pa. More...

Photo

Topics as diverse as the impact of Marcellus Shale gas drilling on area waterways and the continuing impact of the 2006 lye spill near Gardeau were covered by Bill Crisp during a presentation to the More...

Obituaries

Thomas Fox

OCTOBER 11, 1950 - JANUARY 19, 2011

Thomas Fox, 60, of Tidioute, formerly of Odin, died Jan. 19 at his home after a six-month battle with cancer.  More...

Eugene ‘Babe’ Staiger

Eugene R. “Babe” Staiger, 90, of Coudersport, died Jan. 19, 2011, at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport. Born Dec. 5, 1920, in Coudersport, he was the son of Henry W. and Ruth Blair Staiger. More...

Vernon J. Cizek

Vernon J. Cizek, 89, of Germania, died Jan. 21, 2011, in Wellsboro. Born April 20, 1921, in Germania, he was an Air Force veteran of World War II. He owned and operated Germania Well Drilling Company for many years. More...