November 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

New ‘Maynard bridge’ dedicated

Veterans Day was memorable in Coudersport as a fallen hero from the Vietnam War received a long-overdue honor at the same time a new bridge was dedicated.  Several family members were present as Army Sergeant Bruce C. More...

Viewpoints

HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS

(Cathy Ostrum of Silver Spring, Md., formerly of Emporium, started Hometown Mentors Inc., a new nonprofit corporation whose mission is to bring renewed hope and prosperity to hometowns in Pennsylvania by connecting them with trusted resources and new More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

So it is “goodbye, Uncle Joe” in not-so-happy valley at Penn State.  More...

Sidewalk Responsibility

To the editor:  With winter fast approaching, Emporium Borough reminds its residents that sidewalks must be cleared of snow and/or ice within 12 hours.  More...

Community Life

Christmas House in high gear

Christmas House, located at the corner of Main and Water streets in Coudersport, is entering its busy season.  The volunteer organization is being pressed to meet the needs of a growing number of underprivileged Potter County residents this year More...

Sestina awarded IUP memorial scholarship

Cameron County High School graduate Kristin Sestina, daughter of Don and Rachelle Sestina, is recipient of the Beverly Sue Clark Scholarship, offered by the College of Education and Educational Technology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  More...

Burns impersonator coming

E. O. Austin Historical Society has agreed to partner with another local agency to bring a comedic entertainer to Austin for a fundraiser.  More...

Sports

Falcons stay alive in 28-27 thriller

One of the most dramatic plays in the storied history of Coudersport High School football took place at CARP Field as the final chapter of a PIAA District 9 playoff thriller.  Trailing Curwensville 27- 26 after scoring a last-minute touchdown, t More...

Raabe Classic donations distributed

Another $28,000 in charitable donations were distributed by the committee in charge of the Don Raabe Big 30 Football Charities Classic. A total of $1.4 million has been distributed over the 38-year history of the game.  More...

Big 30 high school football all-stars named

Two players from Couder- sport and one from Cameron County were named to the ceremonial Big 30 High School Football All-Star team. More...

GAS JOBS

They are plentiful and will be for years to come

Not everyone is cut out for a job in the booming natural gas industry. But for those who have the tools these companies are looking for, opportunity abounds.  More...

BEAR NECESSITY

Hunters help keep growing bruin population in check

With bear-human conflfl icts on the rise and black bear populations at modern era highs, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has made two moves in the past two years to reduce bear numbers in Pennsylvania.  More...

Pet care in Potter County gets a big boost

Volunteers working with the Pennsylvania SPCA continue working on a plan that will allow applicants who care for pets in Potter County to draw from a $2.5 million endowment fund.  More...

‘Festival of Lights’ next weekend

Coudersport’s annual Festival of Lights next weekend will usher in the Christmas season. It’s sponsored by the Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce.  More...

News

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Endeavor News owners Bob and Britta Hooftallen discussed the newspaper publishing business with Austin Area School District fifth graders and library teacher Andrea Fields Monday. More...

Watershed Coalition takes stand on gas drilling brine spraying

Members of the Triple Divide Watershed Coalition have unanimously adopted a position statement on state proposals to use waste water from natural gas drilling for treatment of roads.  The statement is in response to a request for public comment More...

NEAT NUMERALS

These numbers are in the news.

90  Thinking of having turkey this Thanksgiving? You’re in good company. Some 90 percent of U.S. households eat turkey on Thanksgiving.  More...

Potter County News

County employees launch food drive

Potter County employees are once again holding a holiday food drive and encouraging community members to support it.  Everything that is collected will be donated to local food banks and Teacher’s Pet Rescue. More...

Outdoors

Saturday start, fourth day highlight bear season

This Saturday marks the start of Pennsylvania’s bear season. More...

Road access granted for deer season

District Forester Jeanne Wambuagh from the Emporium office has announced that the following Elk State Forest roads will be opened to motorized vehicles from Monday, Nov. 28, through Saturday, Dec, 10:  More...

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Popular Potter County roofing contractor Tom Kleintop was hunting not far from his home in the Ulysses area when his patience – dating back several years – was rewarded. More...

Obituaries

Pauline A. Decker

NOVEMBER 21, 1975 - NOVEMBER 13, 2011

Pauline A. Decker, 35, of Emporium died at her residence Nov. 13, 2011.  She was born Nov. 21, 1975, in Coudersport a daughter of Keith Reickerd Sr. More...

Matthew Cash Grimone

FEBRUARY 22, 1989 - NOVEMBER 12, 2011

Matthew Cash Grimone, 22, of Emporium, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Nov. 12, 2011, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  He was born Feb. More...

James W. Woodard

James W. Woodard, 64, of Coudersport, a popular mathematics teacher for many years, died Nov.  14, 2011 at Charles Cole Memorial  Hospital in Coudersport.  More...