February 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

District pays departed administrator

As Pennsylvania’s smallest state-subsidized school district continues its search for a new superintendent, it is also dealing with a significant financial blow as the result of the departure of the former superintendent. More...

Viewpoints

STOP LAP DANCING

(A native of Williamsport, Ralph Kisberg is a founding member and board president of the Lycoming County-based Responsible Drilling Alliance. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

February is an eventful month. On Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, the famous rodent predicted six more weeks of winter. More...

Heifer Project Success

To the editor:  More...

Community Life

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Jill Sidelinger discussed her family’s efforts to adopt a baby from Ethiopia as guest speaker at a recent Emporium Rotary meeting. More...

Dinner Feb. 18 for Amidons

Friends and other well-wishers are coming to the aid of a Potter County man who suffered a freak injury that has resulted in fifive-fifigure medical expenses.  More...

Snowmobile event rescheduled

Potter County Snowmobile Club has rescheduled its Vintage Snow Fest for Feb. 17-19 after twice postponing the event due to unfavorable weather conditions.  More...

Sports

Girls showdown in Emporium

One of the biggest Northern Tier Girls Basketball League games in recent history is on tap for Tuesday night in Emporium.  More...

Dramatic win for Austin boys

While the three contenders kept winning, it was Austin’s 77-74 victory over visiting Oswayo Valley that was the talk of the Northern Tier Boys’ Basketball League this week.  Senior Tye Dynda exploded for a career-high 32 points, whil More...

Half marathon on tap this year

Organizers of the God’s Country Marathon have announced the addition of a “half-marathon” this year. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

Carol J. Smith   Carol J. Smith, 69, of Emporium, died Feb. 5, 2012, at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.  She was born Aug. 31, 1942 in St. Marys, a daughter of Paul and Viola Bennett Lewis. On Sept. More...

911 funding formula creating rural ‘crisis’

Telephone ‘land lines’ disappearing, taking revenue with them

The Potter County Board of Commissioners has put out an emergency call to draw attention to what they’re calling a “crisis” in the state’s funding of 911 services.  More...

Seismic search for ‘sweet spots’

Energy companies have inked multimillion dollar contracts with companies to conduct seismic studies in the region that will yield information on shale formations located two miles or more below the earth’s surface.  More...

Online tax payments

In response to their customers’ demands, more and more businesses have turned to the internet to accept payments. More...

News

Gas company fined $215,000

Pennsylvania’s most active shale gas drilling company was slapped with a $215,000 fifine for environmental problems caused near the Galeton Borough water reservoir nearly a year ago.  More...

Emporium Police Dept. to expand

A proposal was made at Monday night’s Emporium Borough Council meeting to relocate the offifices of the Mid Cameron Authority and the Cameron County Industrial Development Authority in an effort to provide more space for the police department.& More...

CCSD grant writer’s resignation granted earlier than requested

Cameron County School District board meeting had its share of debate on Thursday evening.  Board approval was requested to accept the resignation of CCSD grant writer Dr. Michael Lewis, to be effective April 30. More...

Potter County News

Potter County real estate sales

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds:  • Jan. 17, Barry McElwee to William H. Wagner Jr. et al, lot in Sweden Township, $43,000; Martin R. Ivan to Martin R. Rufus Jr. More...

Another business closes in Coudersport

Two weeks after Coudersport’s bowling alley, Old Hickory Lanes, closed its doors, another business located directly across the street pulled out of town with little advance notice.  C. O. S. More...

Win top FFA award

Three members of the Spud Growers FFA Chapter at Coudersport Area High School have been awarded the highest degree attainable through Pennsylvania FFA.  Presented with the Keystone Degree during the State Farm Show last week were Heather Supplee More...

Outdoors

Invader zeroes in on gardens, orchards

A new invasive agricultural pest is beginning to make inroads locally. Since its discovery near Allentown in 1998, the brown marmorated stink bug has been raising havoc with orchards and vegetable farms in southern Pennsylvania. More...

Local paddling event scheduled April 7

It’s just about that time of year when thoughts turn to spring and and the return of many of the outdoor activities for which the area is known. More...

Bonus tags for spring gobbler on sale now

It may be early for hunters to be thinking about turkey hunting, but the Game Commission has announced that extra spring gobbler tags are already on sale and remain available until April 20.  Hunters can purchase a second spring gobbler tag at a More...