April 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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April hasn’t featured many showers to encourage those May flowers, but it has poured on a heavy dose of high winds. More...

38th Canoe Classic: a race to be remembered

That old saying, “If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have any luck at all” must have been running through Randy Bailey’s mind last Saturday as he scrambled to overcome yet another hurdle in an effort to put on the ann More...

Major bridge project slated in Wharton

PennDOT is planning a major construction project in the southern Potter County village of Wharton and has called a public meeting for 7 pm Tuesday, May 1, at the Wharton Township Building to share details and answer questions.  More...

Viewpoints

ELIMINATE REAL ESTATE TAX

(Jim Cox, R-129th, is a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He and Thomas Caltagirone, a Democrat from Reading, are co-sponsoring measures to revolutionize public school district funding in Pennsylvania. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Philadelphia County ranks first in Pennsylvania in a number of categories – school dropouts, percentage of smokers, obesity, violent crime and children in poverty, to name a few. More...

Conservatives Disappointed

To the editor:  There was a palpable sense of disappointment -- and growing anger – among political conservatives in Pennsylvania over the slow pace of Governor Tom Corbett and the Republican-controlled General Assembly toward enactment of More...

Community Life

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Deb’s Dog Grooming, a new business opened a month ago by Debra Weaver and her husband Mark, who recently moved back to the area. More...

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An Easter egg hunt was sponsored by the Emporium Christian and Missionary Alliance Church last Saturday. One-year-old Emilia Uber was among the many children who scoured the ground for treats. More...

Woodland Elementary School honor students

Woodland Elementary School in Emporium has announced its academic achievers for the third nineweek marketing period of the 2011-12 school year:  More...

Sports

Golf heritage induction dinner planned April 28

Four individuals who have left a mark on the Coudersport Golf Club will be honored Saturday, April 28, during an induction ceremony to the Guy and Millie Ellis Heritage Hall.  More...

Bova third in national wrestling tournament

Varsity wrestling season is over, but Coudersport’s Kyle Bova is still hitting the mats.  Bova is coming off a third place finish in the NHSCA Sophomore All-American Nationals Tournament in tournament in Virginia Beach last weekend.  More...

Falcon track team split in rain, snow

Neither cold, nor rain, nor snow could keep the scholastic athletes from Coudersport and Sheffield from testing their skills and endurance during a track and field meet Wednesday at CARP Field.  Coudersport’s girls prevailed, 97-41, but th More...

Pleads guilty to murder

Buckingham to serve at least 40 years

The Austin man accused of playing a key role in the murder of 18-year-old Sam Miller near Prouty State Park last June will spend the next 40 years behind bars if a plea arrangement between his lawyers and prosecutors is approved next week.  Twen More...

‘Impact fee’ revenue expected to arrive in December

December is traditionally the Christmas season, and the Potter County Commissioners have been reminded of that as a wish list on their desk continues to grow.  At last week’s meeting, Chairman Doug Morley said the county is already being f More...

Austin woman critical after fall from vehicle

Friends and family of 20- year-old Erin VanHorn of Austin got a bit of good news earlier this week when doctors reported a slight improvement in her condition.  Erin is on life support and in critical condition in Altoona Trauma Center as the re More...

Major projects stalled

Uncle Sam has dealt a curveball to state and local government leaders who have been trying to cope with crumbling roads and bridges.  Implications of recent developments in Washington were aired at this month’s meeting of Northcentral Pa. More...

News

‘Our Town’ meeting set for Wednesday

More than a decade after a program in the “Our Town” series on WPSU-TV (channel 3 locally) focused on Emporium, producers are returning to fifilm a follow-up show focusing on the community today.  More...

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Eleven specialized firefighters from the Pa. Forestry Bureau office in Emporium were tested on their skills and endurance at Sizerville State Park. More...

Numbers in the News

335 There are 335 fewer Pennsylvania State Police troopers on the force than the organization considers the bare minimum to protect public safety. With pending retirements and funding uncertainties, the number of vacancies could grow to 1,000. More...

Potter County News

Rep. Causer challenged at town meeting

Marty Causer is a goodnatured state lawmaker who is so popular in his district that his re-election has been virtually guaranteed.  However, during a recent “town meeting” in Potter County, the affable Republican legislator from Turt More...

Seriously injured in ATV crash

Two victims are recovering from injuries stemming from an all-terrain vehicle crash Saturday night on Fisher Drive, north of Coudersport. More...

Jury finds man guilty of rape, related charges

It took a Potter County jury less than three hours to return with a guilty verdict in the rape trial of a Coudersport man.   Matthew A. More...

Outdoors

Low, cold waters await anglers heading out for trout

For the sixth year, Pennsylvania has two opening days of trout season; it opens two weeks early for eighteen counties in southeast Pennsylvania.  Trout season in the rest of the Commonwealth opens today (Saturday).  Due to differences in cl More...

Trout season opener big business here

Trout season opens today (Saturday), bringing thousands of anglers to the area in search of the year’s fifirst “bite.”  And while they’ll be mostly oblivious to it, their presence here is extremely important to many small More...

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Obituaries

Francis T. Ayers

AUGUST 22, 1937 - APRIL 5, 2012

Francis Truman Ayers of Prouty  Road, Potter County, passed away at his home peacefully with his loving wife at his side on April 5, 2012.  Born on August 22, 1930 at home in Prouty, he was the son of William Ayers and Myrtle Harvey and als More...

June B. Bunnell

JULY 11, 1926 - APRIL 8, 2012

June B. Bunnell, 85, of Coudersport, died April 8, 2012, at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport.  Born on July 11, 1926 in Castile, N.Y., she was the daughter of Chancy and Pearl (Sanford) Frost. On Aug. 5, 1944 in Genesee, she married Henry F. More...

William L. Gleason

JULY 23, 1943 - APRIL 10, 2012

William L. More...