February 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Registrations being taken for area’s ‘Premier Paddling Event’

Countdown has begun for the 37th annual Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic, with registration now open. It’s scheduled for Saturday, April 2, on a 12- mile section of Sinnemahoning Creek’s Driftwood Branch. More...

Viewpoints

Retain insurance for working poor

(Gary Drapek is president of United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties.)   A little known but vitally important program for many families in Pennsylvania is about to expire. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

The internet has some remarkable information, if you can believe what you read, and the one item that I found interesting was the ten best places to retire. Emporium and Coudersport were not on the list.  More...

Balancing Act

To the editor:  Change is inevitable they say, and so it is true for our forests. More...

Community Life

Job skills workshop Thursday

Teachers of Cameron County School District are sponsoring an opportunity for adult job-seekers to enhance skills and become more employable.  A free introductory session will be held Thursday, Feb. 24, from 6-8 pm at the high school. More...

Luncheon will support meals program

Potter County Area Agency on Aging staffers will volunteer their time to wait on tables, wash dishes and otherwise help with a chicken and biscuit dinner to be held as a fundraiser for the county’s senior population.  The event will be hel More...

Plan June 18 Wedding

Paul Lilja of Coudersport and Christine Lilja of Ridgway are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their son Jeffrey Lilja to Megan Rhoda, daughter of Tom and Julie Rhoda of Foreston, Minnesota.  Megan is a graduate of the University of More...

Sports

Falcons, Raiders tune for playoffs

Northern Tier League champion Coudersport and runner-up Cameron County tuned up for the PIAA District 9 girls basketball playoffs Tuesday with impressive performances.  More...

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There’s not much hockey being played in the region, so those who enjoy the sport have been traveling to Olean, N.Y. More...

Falcons wrestles grooming for D9 tourney

There wasn’t much doubt about who would win Thursday’s varsity wrestling match at Coudersport.  The Falcons were forced to spot the talented Hubbers 24 points due to forfeits, but several Coudersport grapplers made a statement with More...

Obituaries

Susan A. Fourness

Susan A. Bear-Fourness, 67, of  Coudersport, died Feb. More...

Death Notices

Warren David White Sr.   More...

THING OF THE PAST

adultBasic health insurance victim of state’s budget crisis

By the end of this month, a state-subsidized health insurance “safety net” program benefitting close to 200 Cameron and Potter County residents will be yanked away due to Harrisburg’s growing budget crisis.  It’s known as More...

LUMBERING LOVE

Plans for $5 million museum renovation, expansion on track

Long-awaited plans for renovation and expansion of the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum are slowly becoming a reality.  Brenda Reigle, acting director of the museum, said construction plans for the $5 million project will soon be submitted to the Pa. More...

Births

Hayden Michael Neefe   More...

News

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Austin Area School District was once again awarded for its performance on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) tests. Superintendent of Schools Dr. More...

Phil Jones to seek re-election

Cameron County Commissioner Phil Jones has announced his intention to seek a second four-year term on the board, subject to the May 17 Democratic Municipal Primary Election.  More...

Photos

Emporium outdoors artists John Sideliner (top) and Nelson Haas visited Austin Area School last week and gave a presentation to art students in grades two, five, eight and nine. More...

Potter County News

Potter County Marcellus well permits: 113 and rising

Potter County Natural Gas Task Force members are being advised that the year 2011 will see a significant increase in the number of deep gas wells being drilled throughout the county – on both private and public lands.  More...

Man killed in Rt. 6 car crash

A Potter County man was killed in a twovehicle crash Saturday morning on Rt. 6 in the Denton Hill area of Sweden Township. Police identified the victim as 46-year-old Clarence W. Dubs Jr. of Ulysses.  More...

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A Coudersport man escaped from this crash on Rt. 6 near Mina with minor injuries. Benjamin M. More...

Outdoors

Antler restrictions have been win-win

Nine years ago the Pennsylvania Game Commission enacted a radical change in deer management: antler restrictions.  While some embraced them, many hunters were skeptical. Today, most would agree that antler restrictions have been successful. More...

Threat of CWD draws closer

A deer killed by a hunter last November in northern Maryland has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The news has sent shock waves that are being felt here on the elk range.  More...

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Changes in the sport of snowmobiling were in full view during the ninth annual Winterfest and Vintage Snowmobile Show in Roulette. More...