July 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

YOUTH MOVEMENT

Ag tour spotlights younger farmers

Potter County has lost a large proportion of its farms over the past quarter-century, but there is a new generation of younger agriculturalists who are committed to continuing the farming tradition.  More...

Viewpoints

GAS PLAN: PLUSES AND MINUSES

(John Hanger, who served as secretary of the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection under Gov. Ed Rendell, is now a private consultant on energy, environment, and public utility issues.)   More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

There is little hope that Congress will reach a logical solution to raising the debt limit.  More...

D.C. Stalemate

To the editor:  Hidden behind the political stalemate over the national debt ceiling is the reality that voters themselves set up the current stand-off.  More...

Potter County News

Fun Fair planned Aug. 13

Children of all ages, along with their parents and grandparents, are welcome to attend the sixth annual Family Fun Fair, to be held at the Potter County Fairgrounds in Millport from 11 am until 2 pm on Saturday, Aug. 13. More...

Farm market open Saturdays

A farmers’ market is operating on the courthouse square in Coudersport each Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm. Locally grown food, including canned vegetables and preserves, maple syrup and herbs, is available. More...

Coudersport alumni to gather Sept. 24

Plans have been announced for the next Coudersport High School Alumni Celebration.  It’s open to all graduates of the school and their guests and will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 2-7 pm at American Legion Post 192 in Coudersport. More...

Outdoors

Drought conditions alter wildlife; conditions improving

Maybe God makes us go through drought so that we appreciate the blessing of rain.  It has been drier than normal in the region since Memorial Day. More...

Outdoors coalition forms over natural gas drilling

A new coalition of outdoors groups is emerging in the debate over natural gas drilling. The Sportsmen Alliance for Marcellus Conservation seeks to protect streams, forests, and wildlife. More...

Youth Field Day Aug. 13

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association will hold its popular annual Youth Field Day on Aug. 13, with registration opening at 9 and activities starting at 10.  It’s open to anyone 18 or younger and all activities are free. More...

Obituaries

Cindy Pavelosky

MAY 5, 1957 - JULY 25, 2011

Cynthia A. “Cindy” Pavelosky, 54, of Austin, died unexpectedly July 25, 2011, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born on May 5, 1957 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of James and Jan Kenyon Pishok. More...

William ‘Bill’ Gaberseck

AUGUST 2, 1929 - JULY 26, 2011

William “Bill” Gaberseck, 81, of Coudersport, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at the home of his son, Larry Gaberseck, after a brief illness.  Born on Aug. 2, 1929 in Olean, N.Y., he was the son of John and Angeline Mohar Gaberseck. More...

Margie Ford Anderson

DECEMBER 21, 1928 - JULY 20, 2011

On Wednesday, July 20, 2011, Coudersport lost a very sweet lady. Margie Ford Anderson, 82, passed away after a brief battle with cancer.  More...

HISTORY LESSON

Audience captivated by author’s new information on why the Austin Dam failed

The Austin Dam failed because the builder cut too many corners in an effort to save money.  That’s what a seated and silent crowd of more than 200 learned at the Austin Dam Show Saturday when author Paul Heimel and a host of actors perform More...

HE’S IN

Tompkins will make DJ race interesting

One of Cameron County’s most experienced legal offifi cials will join the race for the open Magisterial District Judge seat in November.  More...

DUMPING GROUND

Surveys: 56 illegal dump sites in Potter County; six in Cameron County

Illegal dumping is a big problem across the state, according to a nonprofifit environmental group called Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB).  Surveys, which are being conducted in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, have located 56 illegal dumps in Pot More...

Commissioners set burn ban

Persistent dry conditions have raised the wildfifire risk across northern Pennsylvania, prompting public safety offificials to urge residents to refrain from burning.  The Cameron County Board of Commissioners took that a step farther this week, More...

News

Births

Avery Leeann Reed

Alex Reed and Chandra Hineman are parents of a daughter born on June 8, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center. Avery Leeann Reed weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. She joins a brother, Sheamus Grey, 2. More...

Environmental group’s suit against driller alleges pollution

An environmental group is suing Ultra Resources for allegedly jeopardizing the health of residents in Potter and Tioga counties through air pollution.  More...

Burglary suspect at large

Two others sentenced to jail

Emporium Borough Police have charged a third suspect in connection with burglaries at a residence on Fifth Street in the borough.  Lori Beth Taylor, 30, who faces a charge of receiving stolen property, has fled the area. More...

Community Life

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More than 200 people participated in this year’s Four-County Senior Games at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. More...

Senior Expo scheduled

A senior citizens expo has been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 7, at the Roulette Firehall. The free event will be held from 9 am to 2 pm. Lunch will be provided.  More...

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An Emporium Rotary tradition continued recently as members gathered with their families and friends for the annual Fun Night at the Bucktail Rod & Gun Club. More...

Sports

Unbeaten Alle-Catts host Bradford Sunday

Emporium is continuing to close in on the Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League championship.  The undefeated Cats have a home game on Sunday at 2 pm against Bradford in the winners’ bracket final of the league’s complicated postseason p More...

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Potter-McKean Little League hosted the Pennsylvania Section 3 Baseball Tournament for 11-year-olds last weekend in Shinglehouse. Although the local squad, which represented Pa. More...

Library 5k run Aug. 20

Coudersport Public Library will hold its second annual 5K Race, Walk and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 9 am. Proceeds will benefit the library’s building fund.  Trophies and medals will be awarded to the top finishers. More...