January 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

County continues PSU Extension support— for now

Potter County will continue to support Penn State Extension in 2012, but with a new twist.  Gone are two county-provided staff positions in the Extension office in Coudersport. More...

Viewpoints

Resolved? Better be compelled first

The new year prompts many of us to take a hard look at ourselves and consider changes. We all seem rattled by an inner calling that wants better of us.  More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Old Father Time has swung his scythe and mowed down another year. More...

Deer ‘Harvest’ Misguided

To the editor:  There are varying viewpoints on deer herd control.  The pros and cons will always be debated, but it is hard to argue that God didn’t know what he was doing when he created these animals and gave them survival abilitie More...

Community Life

Births

Jaedyn Elijiah Fish   More...

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Details of the recently discovered manuscript of Emma Mersereau Newton were shared with Emporium Rotary by the Cameron County Historical Society’s Susan Hoy (left), shown with Rotary program ch More...

Boys/Girls Club meets Wed.

Steering committee for the Boys and Girls Club of Potter County welcomes public participation at its next meeting, to be held at noon on Wednesday at Kaytees Restaurant on Rt. 6 west in Coudersport.  More...

Outdoors

Flintlock season: one last chance to harvest a deer

Pennsylvania deer hunters can still go afield for the state’s flintlock and late archery season, which runs through Monday, Jan. 16 .  More...

Volunteers conduct local bird count

This year’s holiday period included two events in the region to support the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count.  Some 40 people participated in the Emporium area count that has been organized by local compiler Bob Martin for more than two More...

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Pennsylvania’s elk cope with lack of easy food availability by adjusting their routines and seeking new feeding areas. More...

Jobs, economy, population made the headlines

Potter County: gas development

It’s a gas.  Forecasts of a drilling frenzy were premature, but the early signs of a multi-decades raid on shale gas reserves buried upwards of two miles below the surface in much of Potter County were unmistakable.  More...

Jobs, economy, population made the headlines

Cameron County: population loss

All of the signs were present, but it took the final 2010 U.S. Census report to verify the challenges Cameron County is facing in the new millennium.  Between 2000 and 2010, the county’s population plunged by 15 percent to 5,085. More...

Vintage Snow Festival

Potter County Snowmobile Club is hoping that Old Man Winter cooperates for the Vintage Snow Fest. It will be held over the Jan. 13-14 weekend at the North Hollow Road clubhouse and organizers expect it to become an annual event.  More...

News

More local jobs lost as part of Time Warner restructuring

Restructuring continued at Time Warner Cable over the holidays and several more local people lost their jobs or took inter-company transfers— some to the cable giant’s out-of-state facilities.  This second wave of job cuts follows on More...

NEAT NUMERALS

These numbers are in the news.

110  Some 110 gas companies have been issued at least one Marcellus Shale gas well permit in Pennsylvania. Chesapeake Appalachia LLC tops the list with 1,514 permits. More...

Fire destroys garage, contents

Fire destroyed a garage and its contents in the Clear Creek area of Cameron County last Saturday afternoon.  Emporium Volunteer Fire Department responders found a three-car garage at the Hampton residence on Turkey Foot Road fully involved when More...

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Openings in Caregiver Support programs

Potter County Area Agency on Aging has openings in its Family Caregiver Support Programs, which assist those who are caring for older relatives or friends so they can stay at home and remain as independent as possible.  More...

Help for families of cancer victims

Financial help is available for Potter County families who have children undergoing cancer treatment.  Jordan Wilcox Pediatric Cancer Fund of the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) helps families cover costs not covered by insurance, More...

Sports

NTL boys basketball battle shaping up

If opening-night competition is any indication, there is going to be a tight battle for the Northern Tier Boys’ Basketball League title in 2012.  More...

Burnside runs roughshod in Warren

Last weekend’s Warren Invitational reinforced Aaron Burnside’s status as one of the region’s top scholastic wrestlers.  The 195-pounder from Cameron County ran roughshod over the field with four pins and a forfeit. More...

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Josh Reynolds, wrestling at 220 pounds, was among Cameron County grapplers recording pins in an early flurry that put away visiting Oswayo Valley last week. More...

Obituaries

Robert Francis Potocek

FEBRUARY 19, 1931 - JANUARY 2, 2012

Robert Francis Potocek, 80, of Summerville, N.C., formerly of Coudersport, died Jan. 2, 2012, at his home. He was born February 19, 1931 in Akron Ohio, a son of the late John Potocek. More...

Death Notices

Nancy M. Umbenhauer   More...