July 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

BACK AT DAM

Grammy winner headlining tonight’s Austin Dam Show

The Dam Show is returning to the dam!  And it has attracted yet another nationally acclaimed artist as part of the diverse and eclectic lineup that has become synonymous with the music and cultural festival at Austin Dam Memorial Park.  More...

Potter County’s dark secret

Cherry Springs State Park, one of the darkest places in the Eastern United States, is an oasis of blackness so deep it must be what our ancestors saw at night.  A little after 9, as twilight turned itself down, Dwight Dulsky, an art teacher and More...

Viewpoints

PROTECTING RURAL AMERICA

(Chuck Hassebrook is executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs, formed in 1973 by citizens concerned about family farms and rural communities.)   Should federal spending be cut by reducing payments to mega-farms, or by slashing investme More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Once upon a time there were several tribes who made their home here in the Pennsylvania Wilds, better known to many as the Land of the Endless Mountains.  The oldest was known as the Sylvania Electric tribe and they became extinct when the micro More...

Cellphones & Driving

To the editor:  Finally, Pennsylvania will have a law that makes it a traffic violation to hold a cellphone (note the word “hold”) while operating a motor vehicle.  That does not mean you can’t talk on your cell phone; you More...

Potter County News

Water quality grants approved

Potter County Conservation District has been awarded an $8,000 grant, partially funded by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, to support a coalition dedicated to understanding and protecting water supplies from gas well drilling in the area a More...

Coudersport Chamber, PCVA continue merger talks

Limited funds and changes in economic trends have two long-time community service organizations in Potter County continuing to discuss ways they can work more in unison.  For several years, the Potter County Visitors Association and the Coudersp More...

75th Potter County Fair nearing

Free admission, parking and grandstand entertainment return for the 75th annual Potter County Fair, which runs from July 31 to Aug. 6 at the fairgrounds in Millport.  More...

Outdoors

Streams recovering— slowly

It took decades to foul the waters of Cameron County like they had never been poisoned before.  And it’s taking even longer to clean them up.  That was the message from Todd Deluccia, watershed specialist for the Cameron County Conser More...

Park offers program on rattlesnakes

A program on the fascinating and often misunderstood timber rattlesnake will be presented on Saturday, July 30, at Sinnemahoning State Park starting at 8 pm. A park naturalist will separate fact from fiction on the species. More...

Reaping rewards from warm water fishing

It has been too dry this summer. Some parts of the Sinnemahoning Creek Watershed where I live haven’t seen a significant rainfall since June 16. In my lifetime I have never seen it this dry. More...

Obituaries

Walter R. Fleet Jr.

Walter Richards Fleet Jr., 85, of Coudersport, died July 14, 2011 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.  Born on June 28, 1926 in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of Walter Sr. and Beatrice Jones Fleet. On Aug. More...

Death Notices

Edmund N. Holt   More...

RECOVERING

Former Potter County soldier survives attack in Afghanistan

A former Potter County man was knocked out for two days when a truck bomb exploded outside a small American base in Afghanistan last Wednesday morning.  More...

IN PRISON

Judge orders teen charged with murder to adult prison

The Coudersport teenager facing a murder charge for her role in the June slaying of an Eldred man has been transferred from a juvenile facility to an adult prison.  Kaylynn Benson, 15, was transferred Wednesday to the Clinton County Correction F More...

Hearings set for two defendants

Preliminary hearings have been scheduled for two of the three defendants who have been charged with fifirst degree murder for their role in the killing of an Eldred man on June 5.  Avery “Bud” Buckingham, 25, of Costello, will appear More...

News

‘Dream Makers’ charity motorcycle run rakes in the dough

Bikers, donors raise $19K for charity

It was a new beginning of sorts for the dedicated group of motorcycle enthusiasts from Potter and Cameron counties who ride to help make dreams come true for children who have lifethreatening illnesses.  More...

Pet Chatter

Heat strokes concern for pet owners

This summer has been one for the record books. Just as heat stroke is a threat to humans, it is also a danger to your pets. More...

Training offered for natural gas jobs

Many jobs in the natural gas industry require training, much of which is available locally.  Potter County Education Council will hold a sixweek certified well tender course at its Port Allegany office.  More...

Community Life

Plan to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory McLaughlin of Emporium announce the engagement of their daughter, Karleena Marie McLaughlin, to Andrew Ray Mickle, son of Frank and Olivia Mickle of Coudersport.  The future bride graduated from Cameron County High School. More...

These donations made to Cole Memorial Hospital

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital acknowledged receipt of charitable donations through June.  More...

Births

Carter Michael Risser   A son, Carter Michael Risser, was born July 13, 2011, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital to Michael and Amber Hamman Risser or Coudersport. More...

Sports

Clean sweep for Emporium Alle-Catts

Emporium is the odds-on favorite to win another Alle- Catt Amateur Baseball League championship as the postseason playoffs get underway this weekend. More...

Potter-McKean pulls off trifecta

Some of the top 11-year-old Little League baseball players in Pennsylvania are in Shinglehouse this weekend as Potter-McKean hosts the Pa. Section 3 Championship Tournament. More...

Photo

A team comprised of Larry Moon, Matt Hutcheson, Ralph Ayers and Mike Schwartz took top honors in the annual Austin Scholarship Golf Tournament, held at the Emporium Country Club. More...