October 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Senior Citizens Expo Friday

More than three dozen agencies, vendors and other providers of services for older citizens will set up shop at the Roulette Firehall on Friday, Oct. 7, for the annual Potter County Senior Citizens Expo.  It’s open from 9 am to 1 pm. More...

Voter deadline

Numerous countywide and local offifices will be fifilled when voters in Cameron and Potter counties go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8.  Deadline to register, change party affifiliation or report change of address is Tuesday, Oct. 11.  More...

Viewpoints

History: why we are who we are

My high school history teacher was Roger Hurt, a man I respected greatly, even as a foolish teen, and a man I admire even more today.  But it’s only in the last several years that I have begun to see things his way; only recently did I lea More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Spring has sprung and soon enough we’ll be saying that fall fell.  Yes, winter is just down the road. The squirrels are gathering everything in sight and the people are all out getting fuel cut and stacked for their wood burners.  More...

‘LOCK ‘EM UP’ HAS A PRICE TAG

(Matthew Mangino is a former prosecutor from Lawrence County. More...

Community Life

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The Austin School District Class of 2022 told the story of the Austin dam and flood through a quilt they helped make with their teacher, Mrs. VanWhy. More...

Jobless rates go up in most recent period

Cameron County is still leading the state with a jobless figure of 12 percent, up from 11.1 percent in July.  Potter County’s unemployment rate rose from 9.2 in July to 9.8 in August. More...

Ole Bull Music Festival planned Oct. 15

Amateur musicians from across the region are encouraged to enter the 59th annual Ole Bull Music Festival, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Galeton Area School auditorium. More...

Sports

Falcons vs Red Raiders on Homecoming

Friday, October 7, 2011 • CARP • Kickoff- 7PM

This is a special season for the Coudersport High School varsity football team.  Few people were tagging the Falcons as a preseason favorite in the Allegheny Mountain League, due to the heavy toll that graduation took on the 2010 squad and the i More...

Falcons beat Brockway; sit atop Allegheny Mountain League North

Chris Fink was guarded in his assessment of the 2011 Coudersport High School football team.  Entering his second season as head coach, the former standout quarterback and popular science teacher knew that uncertainties surrounded this year&rsquo More...

Logue, Etchepare moving on in golf

Austin’s Kade Logue and Cameron County’s Paul Etchepare are among golfers moving on in the PIAA District 9 Championship Tournament. More...

Daily Dose

HISTORY ALIVE

Actors will reinvent the real story about dam’s failure

Century-old spirits have returned to the Freeman Run valley in Potter County this weekend to tell people what happened when the Austin Dam failed on Sept. 30, 1911.  More...

BUILDING DRAMA

Bids due Thursday on Adelphia headquarters

After all these years, the area’s most oppulent structure is still in limbo and everyone is wondering what will ultimately become of the Coudersport main street monstrosity.  Maybe next week, there’ll be an answer; but that’s b More...

SERVICES AFFECTED

Budget cuts force Cooperative Extension to elminate positions

A variety of services for farmers, low-income families and others have been axed by Penn State Extension.  Three positions in Potter, Cameron and McKean counties have been eliminated as part of the belt-tightening.  More...

Falling Leaves Festival gets underway today!

Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce’s Falling Leaves Festival begins today (Saturday) in downtown Coudersport.  It’s highlighted by a parade (3 pm Saturday), live music, children’s games and a broad array of concessions.  More...

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A new sign and flagpole now greet visitors to the F. W. Gunzburger County Office Building in Coudersport. More...

News

NEAT NUMERALS

These numbers are in the news.

3.15B Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the U.S. and rogue pharmacies are capitalizing, particularly when it comes to oxycodone. It's the most abused narcotic in the nation. More...

Woman crashes motorcycle, gets cited

A Ulysses motorcyclist was injured Saturday afternoon when she lost control of her bike on Rt. 449 in Ulysses Township. Shannon R. Snay, 55, was northbound, about 1.5 miles north of Rt. More...

Burglary defendant sentenced

In recent Cameron County Court action, Lori B. Taylor, 30, Emporium, was ordered by Judge Richard Masson to serve 60 days to 24 months in jail after pleading guilty to receiving stolen property.  She will be paroled after serving two months. More...

Potter County News

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Hauber's Jewelry Store in downtown Coudersport recently changed hands from the Hauber family to Sandy Kenyon (second from left), who announced that she would be keeping the same name and continuing many of the traditions that have made the business a More...

Mason’s celebration 150 years October 8

Coudersport’s Masonic organization will celebrate 150 years of service with a banquet that’s open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Coudersport Consistory. Serving of a roast been or chicken cordon bleu dinner begins at 6.  More...

Medicare open enrollment period nearing

Medicare’s next open enrollment period is nearing and Potter County Human Services is resuming its program to help recipients chose among benefit options. Changes for 2012 coverage must be made between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7.  More...

Outdoors

Monarch butterflies making the long journey south

This past week I have been seeing numerous monarch butterflies behaving oddly. They have not been floating from flower to flower, collecting nectar. More...

During the rut it’s ‘survival of the strongest’ for bull elk

The elk rut has been heating up. A few weeks ago, I watched two bulls sparring playfully on Gray Hill a few days after rubbing the velvet off of their antlers. More...

Few pheasants to be stocked

Fewer pheasants are being stocked by the Game Commission this year, due to flooding at two of the agency’s game farms.  About 40,000 birds either perished or escaped. More than 10,000 have been captured. More...