July 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

TRAGIC DEATH

Veteran highlighted here dies in roller coaster accident

(Editor’s Note: Several weeks ago we featured a story about Sgt. James Hackemer, a wounder veteran who had come to Potter County as part of a wounder warrior program to hunt turkeys. More...

Viewpoints

EVERY CHILD DESERVES A BACKPACK

(Andy Kulp Jr. has been one of the driving forces behind “Fill A Backpack,” a local organization that provides schools supplies and backpacks to students who otherwise would not have them.)   More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Our space shuttle, Atlantis, blasted off last week not only into space, but also into the history books. It is hard for me to believe that they are canceling that program. More...

Lift Sunday Hunting Ban

To the editor:  More...

Community Life

Lumber Heritage meeting Thursday Grief session for children

A public forum has been scheduled for Thursday, hosted by the Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania, the Route 6 Heritage Alliance, and the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum. More...

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Ben Bickford from the Pennsylvania Department of Health presented a program on safety during playgroup at the Cameron County Family Center. More...

Coudersport swim lesson schedule

Coudersport Swimming Pool has announced its swim lesson schedule for the July 18-22 session:  Level 1 (11 am): Andrew Musser, Oren Musser, Lexi Empson, Gavin Kellert, Tyler Watson, Clair Daisley, Kevin Sherry, Wade Barshinger, Haylee James, Kade More...

Sports

Falcon, Gator gridders ride again!

Nostalgia was everywhere as dozens of former high school football players from Coudersport and Port Allegany returned to the gridiron Saturday at the latter’s home turf for what is likely to become an annual event – the Alumni Football Cl More...

Alle-Catt team readies for playoffs

Not long ago, Saul Solveson was pitching for a professional baseball team with aspirations of climbing the ladder toward the major leagues.  That makes him a formidable force in the Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball league, as the hard-throwing rightha More...

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“We are the champions!” is the theme of this group of 10-year-old Little League baseball players from the Potter-McKean League. After nailing down the Pa. More...

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Even with a huge increase in antlerless deer licenses approved for hunting in Wildlife Management Unit 2G, the coveted ‘doe tags’ were going fast and were expected to be sold out by press More...

SPECIAL

Tribute to flood part of Dam Show events

This is a special year for Austin, so what better time for an extra special Dam Show?  More...

Famous attorney breaks silence on local murder case

More than three decades after he suffered a rare courtroom defeat in a murder trial, famed lawyer F. Lee Bailey has broken his silence about the George Fitzsimmons case.  More...

News

Low-income housing rehabilitation grants

Low-income residents age 62 and older in Shippen, Grove, Portage and Lumber townships may qualify for government-supported housing as part of a grant being pursued by the Cameron County Board of Commissioners through the Industrial Development Author More...

NEAT NUMERALS

These numbers are in the news.

500  Five hundred Pennsylvanians will be the subject of a $75,000 health study being conducted by the state to determine if those living in areas where energy companies are producing natural gas from the Marcellus Shale are suffering any impact More...

Cameron County Fair planned Aug. 6-12

Information about this year’s Cameron County Fair (Aug. More...

Potter County News

Fine Arts Council considers dissolution

Declining participation has caused the leadership of the Potter County Fine Arts Council to begin taking steps toward dissolution.  The organization has been struggling in recent years to adjust to financial limits, declining participation and More...

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A Potter County couple escaped serious injury in a Sunday evening fire that destroyed their pickup truck and a friend’s hitched trailer. More...

Farming in spotlight Thursday

Potter County has lost a lot of farms over the quarter-century that has passed since local agriculturalists put together the concept of a “Progress” tour.  But a new generation of younger farmers has stepped forward in recent years t More...

Outdoors

Area streams further protected from drilling

A little-publicized policy change by state environmental regulators will have a big impact in Potter and Cameron counties.  More...

Summer in the outdoors: matter of timing

Summer can be a time of doldrums for outdoorsmen. It is often so hot that it is undesirable to be outside. Trout streams are bone dry and it seems like it will be months before hunting seasons.  But it does not have to be that way. More...

Forest pest moving closer to Potter, Cameron counties

A forest invader is continuing its march toward Cameron and Potter counties.  Emerald ash borer – which is the target of those bright purple boxes hanging along roads in the region – has migrated into five more counties, including Ce More...

Obituaries

Thomas Richard Boyd

Thomas Richard Boyd, 64, of Ventura, Calif., formerly of Sweden Valley, died in Ventura on Sunday, July 10, 2011, after a brief illness. More...