March 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Federal regs halt plans for ‘Minit Mart’ store

A deal that would have brought a popular Centre County convenience chain store to Coudersport Borough fell through, according to a representative of Nittany Oil Company. More...

NEW ANGLE

High number of repeat offenders has court officials looking for alternatives

Too many Potter County Jail inmates end up right back behind bars because they’re ill-equipped to cope with life on the outside.  Judge Stephen Minor attended last week’s Coudersport Chamber of Commerce meeting to discuss steps that More...

LOOKING GOOD

Conditions for 37th Canoe Classic should be near ideal

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

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

John Denver had a hit song called, “Sunshine On My Shoulders Makes Me Happy,” and on Sunday I felt a lot like John did. With all the sad things going on in the world today, the good old sun sort of made me forget them.  More...

Natural Gas Drilling ‘The Other Side’

To the editor:  This is in response to the March 19 letter titled “Gas Drilling: Insane.”  More...

Hey, It’s Only Money

To the editor:  I would like to comment on the governor’s new budget and its impact on education.  Maybe these cuts are a good thing, since some districts have so much money they can’t manage it.  An example is Cameron Coun More...

Potter County News

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Judge Stephen Minor (left) touched on several topics as guest speaker for the Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon. More...

Ice rink caretaker needed

A Coudersport teenager who spearheaded the return of an ice-skating rink to the county seat would like to see someone step up to maintain the project next winter and beyond.  More...

Rotary contest teaches lessons in life

Rotary is more than a fraternal organization and, for that matter, more than a service club. More...

Outdoors

Plant a tree, leave a legacy

Spring has arrived, at least as far as the calendar is concerned. For many outdoors lovers, it’s a time to work on habitat improvements.  More...

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Bullseye Blasters 4-H Club celebrated another successful season during last weekend’s American Legion Post 192 anniversary banquet. More...

It’s official: eastern cougar is extinct

Maybe you’ve seen cougar, mountain lion, panther, puma, or whatever else you want to call the big cat.  Or maybe you think you have, but you’re wrong.  Regardless of anyone’s personal experiences, when it comes to the offi More...

Obituaries

Harold G. Carr

JANUARY 31, 1942 - MARCH 22, 2011

Harold G. Carr, 69, of Austin, died at his home March 22, 2011 after a long illness.  Born January 31, 1942 in Austin, he was a son of Milan and Vida Earle Carr. On July 1, 1982 in Coudersport, he married Dorothy J. Dingman, who survives.  More...

Death Notices

Cory O. Pritt   More...

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Some of you may recognize the young man in the back on the left hand side of this frame. He is David Robbins, a local musician who is now a member of the punk band Titus Andronicus. More...

Trail development could spark growth

With a rails to trails project already underway, Cameron County is in a unique position to capitalize on a rapidly growing segment of the tourist industry.  More...

SHUT DOWN

DEP forces driller to stop construction on well pad

Residents serviced by Galeton’s municipal water supply were not affected last week when runoff from construction at a natural gas drilling pad tainted one of the borough’s water sources with mud.  Galeton Borough’s slow sand fi More...

CLOSE TO HOME

‘BC3’ is bringing college credits to rural students

Jill Martin Rend, director of Butler Community College’s (commonly referred to as BC3) Upper Allegheny Campus, gave details of the college’s close-to-home college credit offerings during Monday’s meeting of Cameron County’s Bo More...

News

Art classes planned in Emporium

Cameron County Artisan Center on Fourth Street in Emporium is offering art classes.  A jewelry class is planned for May. Also in the works is a joint venture between 4-H and the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center. More...

Botera candidate for district judge

Nick Botera is seeking both the Republican and Democratic nominations for the position of magisterial district judge in the May 17 primary election. More...

Jim Narby announces candidacy

James W. Narby is seeking the Republican nomination for a seat on the Cameron County Board of Commissioners in the May 17 primary election. More...

Community Life

Births

Elizabeth Grace Gerhart   Elizabeth Grace Gerhart was born March 15, 2011, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital to Joe and Amy (Morrison) Gerhart of Coudersport. She weighed 9 pounds, 0.2 ounces.  More...

Hospices announces recent gifts, memorials

Potter County Hospice received the following charitable donations recently.  More...

Freeman honored on 90th birthday

A surprise party held on Sunday honored one of the Ulysses area’s most revered citizens, Almon Freeman, in observance of his 90th birthday.  More than 200 family members, neighbors and other wellwishers greeted him with the traditional son More...

Sports

Beimel, Kinney join new teams

Two local pitchers will continue their professional baseball careers with new teams in 2011.  Veteran Joe Beimel, a native of Kersey, has rejoined the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he’s likely to land a spot in the bullpen of the major league More...

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These members of the Coudersport Wrestling Club were medal winners at last weekend’s Area V Junior Olympic Tournament. More...

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Bright days could be ahead for the boys’ basketball program at the Coudersport Area School District. More...