February 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

GOING DOWN

Jobless rate heading in the right direction

Unemployment rates dipped slightly in Potter and Cameron counties during December.  Although the practical impact was minimal, the slightly improved employment climate was significant in Potter County because it dropped the jobless rate below d More...

County’s technology changes starting to pay dividends

Technology has led to more efficient operations and greater convenience for citizens who have business with the Potter County government.  More...

Election on the horizon

Many local and county government offices are up for election in 2011. More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

The President gave us his State of the Union message and the Republicans gave their side of the story. Then, not to be left out, we had a spot of tea with the Tea Party. More...

County Pushing ‘Impact Fee’

To the editor:  More...

Save ‘Adult Basic’ Health Insurance

To the editor:  Improving access to quality, affordable health care and making sure Pennsylvanians can get the treatment they need is of utmost importance.  More...

Community Life

Home buyer seminar

Adam Johnson State Farm Insurance and Crown Realty Services are joining together on Thursday, Feb. 17, to present a home buyer seminar from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce office in Emporium.  More...

Genesee Library plans ‘sweetheart’ bake sale

Genesee Area Library will be having its annual Sweets for Your Sweetheart Bake Sale on Friday, Feb. 11, from 11 am until 6 pm, and Saturday, Feb. More...

‘Parade of Stars’ February 19

Performers are being sought for the annual Parade of Stars, sponsored by the Cameron County Fair Association and scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Cameron County High School auditorium.  Admission fee is $4.00. More...

Outdoors

Fishing on the ‘hard water’

A white silence presses in from all sides. Cold, crisp air sends a shiver up and down your body.  Surrounding you is a beautiful frozen winter landscape. Your mind wanders. Then it happens. The rod tip starts bouncing. More...

It’s official: New Jersey man’s bull elk is new state record

There’s quite a story behind the record-breaking bull elk that a New Jersey hunter brought down on the opening day of the 2010 season.  Domenic Aversa and his hunting party had followed the massive animal to posted property in Elk County, More...

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Lyman Run State Park in Potter County has established a sledding area on the back side of the dam. Here, McKahlia Schott (left) and Mckenna Schott join their father, Ryan, for some fun in the snow. More...

WINTER WORKING

Contractor braving the elements in an effort to be ‘community-friendly’

The general contractor for the Seventh St. Bridge project in Coudersport responded to public criticism of the project by offering words of encouragement for the future.  More...

HERO LAID TO REST

Former POW Mike Lajcsak dies in his Coudersport home

Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will stand at attention this morning in honor of a special comrade. Michael J. Lajcsak, 89, who died Monday afternoon at his Coudersport home, will be laid to rest after a Mass of Christian Burial at St. More...

WATER WORRY

Deep natural gas drilling concerns widespread

While supporters of the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom downplay the risks to water supplies, they’re finding themselves far outnumbered by citizens who are willing to take an active role in protecting Potter County’s rivers, streams, sp More...

News

What’s happened to recycling?

Recycling makes sense for a lot of reasons, from economics to environmental conservation. Despite the incentives, however, Cameron County residents are recycling less of their trash.  More...

Hospice clinic meetings planned at CCMH

A hospice clinic meets every other Wednesday at 1 pm in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Home Health and Hospice office.  The meeting provides information for doctors, nurses, families, personal caregivers and anyone else interested in lea More...

Critical blood drive Thursday in Emporium

With several blood drives canceled due to winter weather, the American Red Cross reports that blood supplies are especially low. More...

Potter County News

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Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed another new member this week. More...

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Full Story

Library book, bake sale

Coudersport Public Library is holding a book and bake sale fundraiser on Saturday (today) from 8 am to 3 pm. Books, movies, and fresh baked goods are available. All proceeds will benefit the library.   More...

Sports

Super Bowl XLV: 5 things to look for

Super Bowl XLV has all of the makings of a classic. Beyond all the hype – kickoff on Sunday will not be until 6:30 pm or later – is a very interesting game. Here are five things the true football fan will look for:   More...

Three vying for NTL boys’ crown

There’s a three-team scramble for the Northern Tier Boys’ Basketball League championship, with Monday night’s Cameron County at Coudersport rematch looming as a critical clash. More...

Falcon girls get an assist from Otto-Eldred

Otto-Eldred delivered a crushing blow to Cameron County’s faint league Northern Tier Girls’ Basketball League title hopes Friday with a 57-46 win at Duke Center. More...

Obituaries

Michael J. Lajcsak

SEPTEMBER 29, 1921 - JANUARY 31, 2011

Michael J. Lajcsak, 89, of Coudersport, died Jan. 31, 2011, at his home following a lengthy illness.  Born Sept. 29, 1921, in Springdale, he was the son of John and Anna Prislupsky Lajcsak. On Jan. 11, 1950, in Sheffield, he married Margaret A. More...

Thomas ‘Slim’ Sevinsky

JANUARY 26, 1924 - JANUARY 29, 2011

Thomas J. “Slim” Sevinsky, 87, a World War II veteran and lifelong resident of Coudersport, died Jan. 29, 2011, at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport.  Born Jan. More...

Lucy A. Gould

Lucy A. Gould, 79, of Coudersport, died Jan. 29, 2011, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Born Feb. 14, 1931, in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Edwin E. and Marjorie A. Perkins Long. Mrs. More...