December 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

VETERAN MOVE

Pilot ‘belly-landed’ plane on barn to avoid deadly roll-over

The pilot of a small airplane that crashed into a barn in northern Potter County deliberately landed it there to cushion the impact of the collision and avoid a rollover.  Veteran pilot Thomas P. More...

‘Package Team’ deadline Dec. 9

Cameron County’s “Package Team” is at it again and reminding people of an important deadline to send special gifts from back home to military personnel serving around the world.  “If you know of anyone in the armed forces More...

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Austin’s Ken Clark was among the sportsmen who helped Pennsylvania hunters make the 2011 bear season the seventh best on record. Preliminary figures have the harvest at nearly 3,050. More...

Viewpoints

DEER SEASON: TIMES HAVE CHANGED

(Paul Kengor is professor of political science and executive director of the Center for Vision and Values at Grove City College.)  My mother’s family lived in Emporium, as did dozens of their relatives. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

As we turn the corner into the final month of the year it gets harder to count our blessings, as common sense seems to have left the country.  But even with this country going down the wrong road, we still have a lot to be thankful for. More...

United We Stand

To the editor:  Marcellus Shale natural gas development is as much about people as it is about the precious product and profits.  More...

Community Life

‘Christmas In The Wilds’ held next weekend

Emporium’s annual Christmas in the Wilds observance next weekend will usher in the holiday season.  Even if Old Man Winter does not cooperate by coating the community with snow, there will be a festive spirit in the air on Saturday, Dec. More...

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Coudersport Rotary Club once again stepped up for the Salvation Army by operating a collection kettle at a local business over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. More...

Christmas Concert Sunday

A local choral ensemble, North Country Voices, will ring in the holiday season with a concert of Christmas music on Sunday, Dec. More...

Sports

Cutting Edge Gymnasts compete

Cutting Edge Gymnastics of Coudersport made history, sending a team to a competitive show in Bloomsburg.  All of the hard work by the gymnasts in regular practice sessions was rewarded with 46 medals and trophies.  Head coach Jonnie Geiger More...

Two advance in Punt, Pass & Kick competition

Coudersport’s Alex Burd, last year’s Pittsburgh Steelers team champion in the Punt, Pass and Kick football skills contest for the age 6/7 group, has earned the right to compete once again this year. More...

Mountain View Bowling league results

Following are recent results from the Mountain View Bowling Center.  Saturday Night Mixed: The Ligers 40-8, Monkeys 34-14, Roadrunners 27-21, Wildcats 26-22, Mountain Lions 17-31, Blind 0-48. Top scores: P. DeFrance 170-459, R. Bresslin 203, S. More...

SALE CLOSER

‘Ops Building’ buyer is State College businessman

Sale of the former Adelphia Operations Center on Coudersport’s Main Street could be consummated by the end of the year.  When all of the hurdles have been crossed, the property is expected to be owned by a State College company whose princ More...

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Sportsmen have faced challenging hunting conditions through the first week of hunting season. More...

Where is Lieutenant John Baptist Goery?

An internet posting about John Baptist Goery, who was apparently the only Potter County native killed in the Korean War, has generated new interest in accounting for his remains.  Chuck Carr, a Wisconsin resident who served in the Marine Corps w More...

Gas projects planned in Cameron County

While the “boom” in Cameron County shale gas production forecasted by some people has not arrived, there is some drilling activity underway and additional development being planned.  The Cameron County Board of Commissioners this wee More...

News

Emporium property eyed

Unpaid taxes that have grown to more than $26,000 on an Emporium Borough property would be forgiven under a proposal being considered by the Cameron County Board of Commissioners.  Attorney Jeanne Miglicio addressed the board this week on behalf More...

Encouraging news on job front

Some encouraging jobless figures were released this week by the State Department of Labor and Industry.  Cameron County’s unemployment rate dropped from 12.3 percent in September to 11.2 in October. More...

Rape suspected arrested

A Tennessee man was arrested in Cameron County Sunday night and charged with rape and other counts.  State police assisted the St. Marys Police Department in locating a missing 13- year-old St. Marys girl. More...

Potter County News

Support sought for holiday 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...

Expect traffic delays on Route 872

PennDOT reports that a temporary lane restriction will run from Dec. 7 to Dec. 23 on Rt. 872, between Coudersport and Austin, during daylight hours so crews can obtain core-boring samples for an upcoming bridge project.   More...

Veterans’ clinic expansion stalled

A plan to double the operating hours at the Potter County Veterans Clinic remains on “hold” while the Bath (N.Y.) VA Medical Center continues its efforts to fill a critical professional staff position at the clinic.  More...

Outdoors

Chronicles of 2011 Zoschg Homestead bear camp

For the crew I hunt with out of the Zoschg Homestead, the 2011 bear season was full of surprises.  More...

Like it or not, coyotes here to stay

Organized coyote hunts have been growing in the region, including the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association hunt, which enters its sixth year and is expanding into multiple states.  More...

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Challenging conditions didn’t stop Michael Valenti of Austin from harvesting a buck on the opening morning. More...