April 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

SOME URGENCY

Local leaders concerned public not prepared for pipeline activity

Leaders from Potter, Cameron, McKean and Elk counties are expressing some urgency in preparing their communities for what is expected to be an explosion of natural gas pipeline and compressor station building across the region.  More...

GIVE ME SHELTER

$2 million gift to animal shelter safe; project still in the works

A $2.1 million gift to establish an animal shelter in Potter County remains secure in an account overseen by the Pennsylvania SPCA.  This week’s announcement that the PSPCA is shutting down its shelter in Wellsboro will not affect the loca More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Last weekend I was looking forward to the Country Music Awards on television. I am a fan of country music and I thought that I was in for a real treat. I also like just about any other type of music, except for hard rock and rap.  More...

THEY ALL LOOK ALIKE

(John Sidelinger is a forester with the Pa. More...

Animal Shelter Needed

To the editor:  There are now news reports that the Wellsboro PSPCA shelter is closing and the animal shelter that was planned for Potter County is not happening any time soon.  More...

Community Life

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These three “peas on a pod,” Payton, Lilli, and Kendra, had a blast riding on the seesaw during this week’s playgroup at the Family Center in Emporium. More...

Successful science fair

Coudersport Area PTSA held another successful Science Fair at the elementary school. Top winners will be announced at the awards assembly next month.  Honored during the fair were the following students:  More...

THANK YOU

I would like to thank everyone that has supported me by signing my petition to be put on the May ballot for both the Democratic and the Republican parties. More...

Sports

Girls softball gets underway

Snow, rain and mud wiped out most of the early-season high school softball games, but teams were able to get in some action in recent days.  More...

Raiders open season with two wins

Cameron County will carry a 2-0 record into Monday’s varsity baseball game against visiting Port Allegany. More...

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Emporium’s Pat Lewis is retiring at end of the current school year as guidance counselor for Cameron County High School, but he intends to continue coaching the women’s basketball team at More...

Obituaries

Bernard K. Jolley

AUGUST 21, 1932 - APRIL 10, 2011

Bernard Keith Jolley, 78, of Coudersport, who spent the last half-century of his life in Potter County, died April 10, 2011, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. More...

Arthur E. ‘Bill’ Chapell

NOVEMBER 4, 1921 - APRIL 7, 2011

Arthur E. “Bill” Chapell, 89, of Coudersport, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 7, 2011 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.  Born Nov. More...

Death Notices

Eileen S. Geleskie   More...

FINALLY!

Trout opener a welcomed event after a long winter

Trout season opens today (Saturday), bringing thousands of anglers to the area in search of the year’s fifirst “bite.”  And while they’ll be mostly oblivious to it, their presence here is extremely important to many small More...

TRY ‘EM!

Area’s wild onions a favorite in the spring

Local residents’ love of leeks -- those wild onions that grow in many wooded areas of Potter County – are a source of endless fascination to those who aren’t familiar with the spring delicacy.  Most leek-diggers know that they More...

COMING TOGETHER

Plans for Austin Flood Centennial shaping up; brochure produced

“Life in 1911” will be the theme of a special weekend in Austin later this year.  More...

News

Job skills workshop planned April 28

Teachers from Cameron County School District are sponsoring an opportunity for adult job-seekers to enhance skills.  More...

Local scholarship open

Students at several area schools now have a chance at help in paying their college bills from a scholarship in memory of a man who spent his life helping others.  More...

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PennDOT has unveiled new safety equipment for the upcoming construction season. More...

Potter County News

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Josh Bucheit portrays Jesus Christ during a dress rehearsal for the poignant teen production, “Living Stations of the Cross,” scheduled for 7:30 pm Sunday at Coudersport’s St. More...

Local jobless rates fluctuating

Local officials are encouraged by the most recent unemployment figures for Potter County, but the job situation in Cameron County is only getting worse.  More...

Morley seeking re-election

Potter County Commissioner Douglas Morley is seeking second term. More...

Outdoors

Specialized trout fishing opportunities grow

Northcentral Pennsylvania is blessed with numerous clean headwater streams that support wild trout populations. More...

Pennsylvania’s elk herd numbers at modern day high

Pennsylvania’s elk herd is larger now than it has been at any time in modern-day history.  Some 752 elk were counted in the most recent population survey, according to wildlife biologist Christopher Rosenberry.  More...

Huge increase in 2G ‘doe’ licenses

A huge increase in antlerless deer license sales has been approved by the Game Commission for hunters in Wildlife Management Unit 2G, a massive region that includes all of Cameron County and the sections of Potter and McKean counties south of Rt. More...