October 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

DISEASE LEADER

Cameron, Elk counties see the most cases of this tick-borne illness

Lyme disease is a bigger problem in Cameron and Elk counties than in any other county in Pennsylvania, according to the National Centers for Disease Control.  More...

Masons mark 150 years of service

Freemasonry in Potter County has a long storied history that extends far beyond the common image of the Masons as a fraternal organization with secret rituals.  The truth of the matter is that local Masons take seriously the organization’s More...

Viewpoints

USE SCIENCE, NOT POLITICS

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Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Anniversaries are great if they are for, say, 50 years of marriage. But an anniversary of the war in Afghanistan is nothing to celebrate. More...

This Is Not Texas

To the editor:  Granted, the new gas and oil boom is great for the area. Of that, there is no question. However, what is happening on the periphery is what is disturbing. For example:  --Illegal aliens. More...

Community Life

Flu shots being offered

Flu shots are being administered by Charles Cole Memorial Hospital affiliates.  Schedule includes: Northern Integrated Internal Medicine, Coudersport, Oct. 18, 1-6 and Oct. 19, 8-1; Bowman Health Center, 1-3 on Oct. 20 and Oct. More...

Prayer classes planned

Pastors Rock and Sherri Pifer will present classes from the School of Prayer in Emporium beginning later this month.  More...

CHS Class of ‘61 members return to their roots

John F. Kennedy had replaced Dwight D. More...

Sports

Falcons win Homecoming game

Coudersport stayed undefeated in varsity football last week, but Cameron County didn’t make it easy for the Falcons.  Employing a conservative offense and solid defense, the hosts kept a homecoming crowd satisfied by carrying a 14-0 lead f More...

Gators improve to 9-0 in volleyball

Port Allegany remained in the driver’s seat as the Northern Tier High School Volleyball League moved into its home stretch. More...

Late-season golf results

With colder weather nearing, golfers have been getting in their last rounds of the 2011 season.  More...

Obituaries

Michael W. Blanton

SEPTEMBER 23, 1964 - OCTOBER 3, 2011

Michael William “Mike” Blanton, 47, of Chesapeake Beach, Md., formerly of Austin, passed away following a brief illness on Oct. 3, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his family.  Mike was born Sept. More...

Death Notices

Leroy A. Swartz   Leroy A. “Roy” Swartz, 75, of Kersey, formerly of Sinnemahoning, died Oct. 8, 2011, in Kersey.  More...

HEARING SET

Bizarre baby-buying case comes to court Nov. 21

A preliminary hearing in an alleged baby-buying scheme taking place in Coudersport has been postponed until Nov. 21.  All fifive defendants have pleaded not guilty. More...

RETURNING

War hero coming home 40 years later

A special ceremony will be held in the coming week for a special man.  Major Thomas Clark is coming home to Emporium, more than 40 years after he was killed in action during the Vietnam War.  More...

Stream study to determine drilling impact

A southern Potter County creek is part of a study to determine the impact of natural gas drilling on headwaters streams.  Early results are troubling. More...

Sled dogs set to return to area October 29-30

Sled dog racing returns to Sinnemahoning State Park in Cameron and Potter counties with a festival-like atmosphere the weekend of Oct. More...

News

Photo

Photographer Curt Weinhold visited a Marcellus Shale natural gas well at Horton Run near Conrad while the operating was flaring escaping gas. More...

Extension restructured; job axed

More information has emerged on recent layoffs and program changes at local Penn State Extension offices.  A new district will cover Potter, Cameron, McKean, Elk and Jefferson counties, and will be headed by director Don Tanner.  More...

Innovation helps SVFD add tanker

A new tanker acquired by the Sinnehamoning Volunteer Fire Department at a discounted price was recently put into service.  Cost to the department was about $25,000, thanks to innovation and volunteer labor.  A military tractor chassis acqui More...

Potter County News

Medicare enrollment underway

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

Track and Field day emphasizes fitness

Students from all five public schools in Potter County participated in last week’s Track and Field Day at CARP Field in Coudersport.  More...

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Students in Mrs. Batterson’s, Mrs. Keck’s, and Mr. More...

Outdoors

Archery buck encounter; autumn at its finest

While archery hunting this past week, I drew on a good buck. He was an eight point with short tines, a heavy rack, and about a 17-inch spread.  He spotted me as I drew on him. More...

Bug-eyed buglers: bull elk mark their territory

Perhaps you have seen a bugling bull elk in the rut, and noticed the bug-eyed, wild look in his eyes.  That look is due in large part to the elk’s preorbital glands. More...

Fungus taking toll on Pennsylvania bats

What is happening to our bats?  Researchers have determined that these unique animals that help control insect populations and play other critical roles in the balance of nature are dropping in numbers.  A fungus-based ailment known as whit More...