October 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

BUSY GROUP

Triple Divide Watershed Coalition making a name for itself

Members of the Triple Divide Watershed Coalition met last week in Galeton to continue their efforts to protect public water supplies across Potter County.  In its short existence, the organization has attacked a busy agenda. More...

Tompkins to voters: MDJ ‘serious’ job

Longtime Cameron County attorney and former district attorney E. W. More...

Transition to organic farming continuing

A team of fifield scientists from the Rodale Institute was in Potter County this week to analyze soils on two farms that are transitioning to organic food production.  Margaret Hodgkiss-Lilly and Rebecca Pfeufer spent time at Metzger Heritage Fa More...

Viewpoints

ATV Crackdown Necessary

To the editor:  Pennsylvania’s all-terrain vehicle laws are far too weak.  The state should first mandate that the required license plates be made much larger. More...

Help Food Bank

To the editor:  As many of you know, our Bradford County neighbors to the east suffered life-altering weather and devastating flooding in mid-September.  Among the casualties was the Towanda Food Bank, which lost 90 percent of its food inve More...

Corbett’s Plan Falls Short

To the editor:  Governor Corbett has unveiled his Marcellus Shale impact fee proposal.  Layered on budget reductions which have already been imposed on the agency tasked with protecting Pennsylvania’s environment, the share allocated More...

Potter County News

Free flu, pneumonia shots

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital and the Potter County Area Agency on Aging are providing free seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccines to all county residents 60 and older.  More...

‘Pastor Fred’ returns to spread gospel

Pastor Muyimbwa Fred, the Ugandan minister who had his badly broken arm repaired by specialists at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, has returned to Potter County nearly four years later to express his appreciation and spread the gospel.  More...

Victim remembered at domestic violence vigil

About a dozen people gathered in a circle at the Coudersport Arboretum Monday evening to show their support for the battle against domestic violence during a quiet candlelight ceremony.  Leaders of the local domestic violence victims’ serv More...

Sports

Falcons win another ‘mud bowl’

Another “mud bowl” game at Smethport produced another win for the Coudersport High School football team.  After erasing a 7-0 Hubber lead just before halftime, the undefeated Falcons dominated the second half in the muck and came hom More...

Junior wrestling registration

Students in kindergarten through age 14 are eligible to participate in the junior Olympic wrestling program in Cameron County.  Registration for the new season will be held from 6-8 pm Wednesday and Thursday at the high school cafeteria. More...

Raiders rebound, top Terrors, 18-6

Cameron County’s varsity football game notched a much-needed win over visiting Otto-Eldred on a wet Friday night, breaking away after a lackluster first-half to dispatch the Terrors, 18-6.  The Red Raiders (2-5) now face a formidable Port More...

Obituaries

Jane M. Gardner

OCTOBER 8, 1917 - OCTOBER 14, 2011

Jane M. Gardner, 94, who befriended hundreds of local school children as Coudersport Elementary School secretary for almost a quartercentury, joined the heavenly choir on Oct. 14, 2011. She was a resident at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport.  More...

Death Notices

John R. Hughes Jr.   John R. Hughes Jr., 59, a retired career military servant from Coudersport, died Oct. 12, 2011 at the Darway Elder Care Rehabilitation Center in Forksville.  More...

DNA evidence seals fate of man charged with rape

It took a jury roughly an hour to return with a guilty verdict against an Emporium man charged with forcing sex onto a juvenile.  Kevin Crum, 20, of Emporium was convicted of rape and sexual assault in Cameron County Court Wednesday.  His b More...

TRIBUTE

Community, Air Force pay respects to Major Clark

The remains of a Cameron County soldier shotdown over Laos during the Vietnam War were saluted by hundreds of onlookers during an emotional ceremony in downtown Emporium Thursday.  The United States will salute him at 11:45 a.m. More...

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Air Force Major Thomas Clark was given a hero’s welcome when his remains were brought back to his hometown for burial last Thursday. Clark, an Emporium native, was shot down on Feb. More...

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Trixie Blass from the Galeton Water Authority shows the favored logo adopted last week by the Triple Divide Watershed Coalition. More...

News

Fire department equipment coming

Emporium Volunteer Fire Department has ordered a new rescue/ pumper truck that’s expected to arrive before the end of the month. Emporium Borough Council recently agreed to provide $40,000 toward the overall $433,000 needed. More...

THANK YOU

The family of Gerald F. Duffee, Sr. would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved with the 5K. Despite the weather conditions, the event was another huge success this year. More...

Unwanted prescription drugs being collected

Potter and Cameron counties have signed on to the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) collection of unwanted, expired, and unused drugs. It will be held on Saturday, Oct. More...

Community Life

Haunted house open

There’s still time to visit the popular haunted house in Emporium.  It will be open in the former Admit One video store on Fourth Street from 6:30 to 10:30 on these nights: Oct. 22, 27, 28 and 29. More...

United In Marriage

Meghan Larsen, formerly of Coudersport, became the bride of Timothy Reidy during a double-ring ceremony on Aug. 13, 2011, at the Church of Loretto on the campus of Saint Mary’s College.  Meghan is the daughter of Dr. More...

Historical program Wednesday

Clearfield County Historical Society President Dennis Shaffner will speak at a dinner meeting of the Cameron County Historical Society Fall on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Emporium VFW.  More...

Outdoors

Northcentral Pa.’s natural resources are special

I think we often take for granted the natural resources that we have been blessed with in Cameron and Potter Counties. More...

Students release their pheasants

Third grade students from Woodland Elementary School traveled to the Andrews farm recently to finish a project that was started earlier this year.  The students released pheasants that were hatched this spring in their classrooms. More...

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Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities recently coordinated a visit to the Elk Country Visitors Center for the High School Outdoor Club. More...