April 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Susquehannock State Forest to be honored

Managers of the Susquehannock State Forest are being honored next week by the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF).  More...

FOREST TOUR

Drilling, timber sale sites among several stops

Four sites of the Susquehannock State Forest in Potter County will be the focus of a forest tour designed to demonstrate management and habitat issues.  The tour will be held tomorrow (Sunday) and will begin at the Austin School District.  More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Tax time has come and gone and, as usual, the IRS picked my pocket.  They could make things a lot easier for the little guy with a flat tax and axing all those loopholes that allow the billionaires to get away without paying taxes.  More...

Estate planning and your pets

Do you have a trusted person who would look after your pets for the rest of their lives if you are no longer around? If your answer to this question is no, you need to consider a designated person.  More...

CUTTING AT THE HEART

(Somerset County Commissioner Pamela Tokar-Ickes, chair of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania’ Human Services Committee, speaks for county offi cials across the state in sounding the alarm over proposed cuts in state funding f More...

Community Life

Chicken barbecue today

West End Trailblazers is holding a chicken barbecue on Saturday (today) in Roulette at Gustin’s parking lot, located at the intersection of Fishing Creek Road and Rt. 6.  Serving starts at 11:30 am. More...

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University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Entrepreneurship Program presented the public library in Emporium with a “business startup backpack” that contains four books on starting a bu More...

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Community Nurses Inc. (CNI) is establishing a “senior outreach program,” thanks in large part to a $50,000 grant from the Palumbo Charitable Trust. More...

Sports

Track & field teams weathering the storm

Although the 2011 scholastic track and field season is not a total wash for local teams, persistent rain and wet conditions have greatly limited area athletes’ opportunities to compete.  More...

Playoffs nearing for baseball teams

After a rain-soaked regular season, local high school baseball teams are looking ahead to the “second season,” which is the PIAA District 9 Playoff Tournament.  Coudersport emerged from last week’s showdown with visiting Smethp More...

Falcon girls unbeaten in softball

A nine-run rally in the fifirst inning sent undefeated Coudersport on its way to a 16-1 victory over Oswayo Valley in high school softball last week. More...

A hands-on lesson in embryology for students

Students and teachers in the Cameron County School District are learning about embryology in a slightly different way this year.  And they are pitching in to help nature as well.  In the past, the students have cared for and hatched chicken More...

BAD TIMING

State budget cuts to Human Services couldn’t come at a worse time

A veteran of the Potter County Human Services Department attended last week’s meeting of the Board of Commissioners with some words of concern about several of the programs that help the county’s most vulnerable citizens.  Mark Benso More...

SWEET TIME

45th Maple Festival planned May 6-7   Plans are in place for the 45th annual Maple Festival in Coudersport, scheduled for the May 6-7 weekend.  All of the popular traditional events are returning, according to a spokesman for the festival s More...

Cameron County jobless rate heading wrong way

Cameron County’s jobless rate continues to rise at a time when others in the region are falling.  March’s workforce profifile, released last week, showed that Cameron County continued to have the state’s highest unemployment ra More...

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Cameron County High School art students took a field trip to downtown Emporium Thursday to get a closer look at the murals that have been painted on the outside walls of many buildings. More...

Bridge signals in place; to begin in late spring

Temporary signals are now in place for repair work on a bridge along Route 3001(Broad Street) in Emporium.  The signals have been placed in advance of the repair work and will remain covered until work begins in several weeks.  The bridge s More...

Jim Slusarick announces candidacy

Democrat Jim Slusarick has announced his candidacy for Cameron County Commissioner  Slusarick is a past Emporium Borough Council councilman and president, having served from 1999- 2006. More...

Potter County News

Retirement fund reaches all-time high at $10.7 million

An investment manager brought good news to members of the Potter County Retirement Board this week. Jeff Davidek, a vice president with the firm C. S. More...

Pharmacy course offered

Potter County Education Council will offer a pharmacy technician program at their Port Allegany location on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 10 to June 28.  More...

Story hour continues at library

Coudersport Public Library invites young children to a free Story Hour program on Tuesdays at 10 am, continuing through May 10. The program typically lasts for 45 minutes and includes stories, songs, crafts, and activities for children ages 3-5. More...

Outdoors

Flowering tree is at your ‘service’

Spring has finally arrived, bringing more and more color in our landscape each passing day.  One of my favorite early bloomers is the Allegheny serviceberry, also known as juneberry of shadbush. More...

Accurate count confirms highest elk herd numbers

Many elk in the region are carrying collars as part of ongoing research into the herd’s survival, reproduction, mobility and habitat use.  Probably the most important reason for the collars is to keep tabs on the size of the herd and its d More...

CWD not found in harvested deer

Disease found just 10 miles from state line

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was not found in samples taken from hunter-killed deer during the state’s 2010 hunting season, according to Dr. Walt Cottrell, Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife veterinarian.  More...

Obituaries

Percy L. House

DECEMBER 4, 1923 - APRIL 22, 2011

Percy L. House, 87, of Bellefonte, formerly of Emporium, died at Mt. Nittany Medical Center, State College, on April 22, 2011. He was born Dec. 4, 1923 in Buffalo, N.Y., a son of Percival and Elizabeth Cooper House. On Feb. More...

Vernon R. Ingham Sr.

FEBRUARY 2, 1925 - APRIL 23, 2011

Vernon R. Ingham Sr., 86, of Clara, formerly of Coudersport, died April 23, 2011 in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after a brief illness.  Born February 2, 1925 in Chester, he was a son of Herbert V. and Gladys Caples Ingham. On Nov. More...

Death Notices

Molly B. Elliott   More...