June 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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A highlight of the summer for many kids in the Emporium area is the Little League Carnival, which concludes on Saturday (today). More...

ROUGH RIDING

PennDOT study: Potter County roads roughest in Pennsylvania

Potter County has the roughest roads in Pennsylvania, according to a PennDOT study.  The dubious distinction is based on the International Roughness Index (IRI), through which PennDOT measures bumps and dips per mile recorded by a laser-equipped More...

Viewpoints

EVIDENCE AGAINST HYDROFRACTURING MOUNTS

(Robert M. Ciesielski, who is chairman of the Sierra Club, Niagara, N.Y., Group, says drillers are racing to tap Marcellus Shale natural gas before regulatory agencies catch on to the environmental dangers.)   More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Our peaceful communities have finally made it to the big time -- murder, gangland style. Organized crime has now invaded the hills of northcentral Pennsylvania and I would bet a dollar to a dime that there are drugs involved in this situation. More...

Drilling State Forests

To the editor:  I encourage all residents of this area to support State Representative Mike Hanna’s effort to stop Gov. Tom Corbett’s plan to lease thousands of additional acres of our state forest to the gas industry.  More...

Community Life

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One of the area’s most popular characters, Yogi the Clown, observed his 60th birthday with an avalanche of photographs from many of the families who have invited him to brighten up birthday par More...

‘Father Paul’ honored

One of Cameron County’s most respected spiritual leaders, Reverend Paul S. Siebert, is being honored for the 25th anniversary of his Catholic ordination.  “Father Paul” has been affiliated with St. More...

Botera named ‘Eagle Scout of the Year’

Nicholas J. “Joey” Botera Jr. of Cameron County was recently honored as Eagle Scout of the Year for the Boy Scouts of America Pa. District 15.  More...

Sports

NCAA swimmers coaching local team

Coudersport Community Swim Team is in the capable hands of two accomplished performers this summer. Swimmers and divers ages 5-18 or any skill level are welcome to participate.  The season fee is $30.  More...

Coudersport to host major golf tournament

Coudersport Golf Club is hosting the Northcentral Pennsylvania Men’s Amateur Championship on Sunday, July 17. It’s an all-scratch event that members expect to be an annual highlight of the season.  More...

Emporium tops Alle-Catt baseball standings

Emporium remains atop the Alle- Catt Amateur Baseball League standings as the season progresses.  A vibrant offense has carried the Cats to a 6-0 record. They’re scoring at a clip of better than 12 runs per game. More...

POSTPONED

Preliminary hearings in murder case months away

It’ll be months before the trio in custody for killing a man the fifirst week of June will face a hearing on murder charges.  A preliminary hearing for the two men who have admitted their roles in killing a friend along a country road in P More...

Friends: Sam was ‘caring and loyal’

Lost somewhere in the drama of the murder that shocked our small communities is that a young man with so much to look forward to lost his life as a result of a senseless, violent act.  By all accounts, the victim, 18-year-old Samuel E. More...

HOUSING CRISIS?

Rent’s rising; housing market set to shrink

Low-income residents could be in for hard times as the natural gas industry presence grows.  That sober assessment was presented to the Potter County Board of Commissioners by John Wright, long-time executive director of the Potter County Housin More...

STEP BACK IN TIME

Fun and games of days gone by at 37th Bark Peelers’ Convention

Log birling, frog racing, and greased pole survival battles – there’s only one place they can be found together. More...

News

Juvenile’s incarceration costly to county

The juvenile who has told police she held the light for her friends as they attempted to hide the body of a murdered man is costing Potter County taxpayers roughly $250 a day as she awaits a preliminary hearing in the Tioga County Juvenile Detention More...

NEAT NUMERALS

These numbers are in the news.

75  Coudersport Golf Club is observing its 75th anniversary. The course opened for play in June 1936 on farmland previously owned by the Gray Chemical Company. It was incorporated as a non-profit organization and bylaws were adopted.  More...

Austin School budget approved; no tax hike

Tompkins hired as solicitor; other shifts in personnel

Austin Area School Board approved a 2011-12 budget that does not increase taxes and makes few changes to the current school year’s programs.  To balance the budget without raising taxes, board members have decided not to create a separate More...

Potter County News

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Amber Silsby is crowned Potter County Dairy Princess by the outgoing princess, Paula Plumstead. Heather Supplee is the alternate dairy princess with Julie Fillhart serving as a dairy miss. More...

Potter County real estate transactions

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds:  • June 1, ABD Hunting Camp Members to ABD Hunting Camp LLC, Meyerstown, .5 acres, Pike Township, $56,712.  More...

VA Clinic to expand hours

An update on the Potter County Veterans Clinic will be presented during the next meeting of the Potter County Commissioners.  More...

Outdoors

Big rewards from night fishing!

As July nears, stream flows tend to drop and water temperatures rise in many of our larger stocked streams. More...

Night visitors in Elk Country

Life in elk country is full of surprises. You just never know what you might find when something goes “clunk” in the night.  More...

Sunday hunting debate heating up

Public hearings being held in Game, Fisheries Committee

A decades-old debate over the issue of allowing hunting on Sundays has returned to the state legislature and the battle lines that have been drawn follow a familiar pattern.  More...

Obituaries

Nancy B. Erway

SEPTEMBER 18, 1942 - JUNE 17, 2011

Nancy B. Erway, 68, of Genesee, died unexpectedly on Friday, June 17, 2011, in her home.  Born Sept. 18, 1942, in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Robert R. and Lucille Scott Barnett.  On Feb. 2, 1963, in Gold, she married Dale E. More...

Kenneth E. Rees

SEPTEMBER 9, 1936 - JUNE 17, 2011

Kenneth E. Rees, 74, of Austin, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, June 17, 2011.  He was born Sept. 9, 1936, in Costello, a son of Roberta Rees Cooney. More...

Death Notices

Grace Shiles   More...