March 3, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Mental health crisis line launched

Potter County Human Services (PCHS) has established a toll-free telephone service available 24/7 for anyone in need of mental health services or related help.  More...

GAS DRILLING RISKS: WHO KNOWS

(Marilyn J. Heine, MD, is president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

The wind blew and the limbs flew. Now there is a 30-foot piece of soft maple lying in my front yard. I was going to have it removed last week, but the weather was too bad for tree trimming. More...

Love Of Reading

To the editor:  The dumbing down of America continues. More...

In Pa, It’s The ‘Year Of The Bible’

To the editor:  I used to think Pennsylvania lawmakers were busy formulating ideas and passing laws about things that matter.  Instead, I found out the House of Representatives has passed H.R. More...

Potter County News

County building to get security upgrade

Potter County will pay a contractor close to $25,000 to upgrade the security system at the F. W. Gunzburger County Offifice Building.  More...

Gas impact fee considered

It appears likely that the Potter County Commissioners will pass an ordinance in the coming weeks that requires shale gas producers to pay an “impact fee” that benefits townships and the county itself.  More...

Conference call for business owners

Potter County business owners are invited to participate in Potter County Visitors Association’s quarterly conference call Thursday, March 8 at 5:30 pm.  More...

Outdoors

Do mountain lions exist in the wild in Pennsylvania?

We’ve all heard the occasional stories of mountain lion sightings in the big woods of northcentral Pennsylvania and have seen photographs of cougars or their tracks that were supposedly taken in Pennsylvania.  More...

Enjoy the beauty outside of your electronic bubble

Pennsylvania elk are healthy and thriving, and more people than ever are coming to see them.  Looking at priorities for the next decade, conservation education is of paramount importance. More...

Obituaries

Ruth G. Laughlin

JANUARY 7, 1910 - FEBRUARY 29, 2012

Ruth G. Laughlin, 102, formerly of West Second Street in Emporium, died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor on Feb. 29, 2012. She was born Jan. 7, 1910 in Kersey, a daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Eckert Emmert. More...

Death Notices

Capt. Philip W. Blow   More...

Tour gives public up close look at maple production

More than a dozen area maple syrup producers are opening their doors to the public Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25, for the eighth annual “Maple Weekend.” Hours are 10 am to 4 pm each day.  More...

Archers aiming for state bull’s eye

County High School students have been refifining their archery skills as part of their broad-based education.  Now, fifive of them are getting the chance to demonstrate their abilities in a competition that involves more than 500 students across More...

Natural gas events coming soon

Community leaders, people looking to start or build businesses, and local government offificials are the target audiences for the “Natural Gas Connections” events scheduled March 24, April 3 and April 14 in Emporium.  Schedule is as More...

News

Photo

Gravity does the trick here at one of the collection sites used by Austin maple producer Don Ayers. More...

Charges officially filed against former Moose administrator

Former Moose administrator James A. Geelen will soon get his day in court. More...

Causer to hold town meeting

Rep. Martin Causer will hold a public “town hall meeting” at the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Wellness Center from 6-8 p.m. More...

Community Life

Engagement Announced

Mr. and Mrs. More...

Unique Bible study starts

First United Methodist Church of Emporium this weekend launches a Bible reading program geared toward all ages.  “The Story” explains the Bible in terms that are easily understandable. More...

Methodist worship times

Park United Methodist Church has adjusted its worship service times.  Adult Sunday School will be held at 8:45 am with Cindi Hardesty and Alan Acker leading. More...

Sports

Four area wrestlers punch ticket to Regionals in Sharon

District champion Kyle Bova of Coudersport joins four other local wrestlers participating in the highly competitive PIAA Northwest Regional this weekend in Sharon. At stake is a berth in the State Championship Tournament next weekend in Hershey. More...

Falcon boys knocked out of playoffs

Coudersport was denied a trip to the 32-team PIAA Class A State Basketball Tournament by a tough Johnsonburg team.  Coach Brian McCusker’s Falcons, as underdogs, put up a battle in the Paper City Friday night before bowing in the District More...

Wrestlers excel

Two Cameron County wrestlers were placewinners at the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club Junior Olympic Tournament in State College on Sunday.  Nick Crisp took second place in his weight class for ages 7-8. More...