May 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Fireworks at CC school board meeting

A week that had already been diffifi- cult for the Cameron County School Board got signifificantly more so at Thursday’s board meeting at the high school.  More...

Goodwill retail store opened in Coudersport

A former movie rental center along Rt. More...

Viewpoints

DRUG COURT MAKES SENSE

(Potter County’s Criminal Justice Advisory Board is working on a plan to establish a specialty court system to handle cases involving defendants with drug addictions and/or mental health problems. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

U.S. Armed Forces Day came and went last weekend with few taking notice. Bright sunshine made the flags sing their patriotic song for those who were paying any attention. On its heels is Memorial Day, which is an important holiday for our nation. More...

Energy: Good News

To the editor:  For decades, AEP has been one of America’s largest electric utilities that depended overwhelmingly on coal-fired generation. More...

Community Life

Births

Leah Nevada Shalkowski   More...

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Some 175 volunteers who donate their time and talents for the four Potter County senior centers were recently honored during a series of luncheons sponsored by the county’s Area Agency on Aging More...

‘Heritage Community of the Year’

Austin Borough Council and the community of Austin have been honored by the PA Route 6 Alliance as the “Heritage Community of the Year.”  Terri Dennison, Executive Director of the PA Route 6 Alliance, presented the award at the Secon More...

Sports

Falcons advance in playoffs

An eight-run rally in the bottom of the fifth inning Tuesday had Coudersport breathing easier in the PIAA District 9 varsity baseball playoffs. More...

Burdick top PSUAC scholar-athlete

Derek Burdick has been presented the John Egli Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Award from the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC).  A 2008 graduate of Coudersport Area High School, Burdick was recently awarded a bachelor’s degree More...

Falcon girls in District 9 final four

Coudersport’s gutsy varsity softball team has worked its way to within one game of playing for the PIAA District 9 championship.  A tight 8-5 win over visiting Curwensville on Wednesday propelled the Falcons (14-2) into the semifinals nex More...

Buckingham defiant

Accomplice to murder offers no apology

Avery Buckingham will be 66 years old before he is eligible to be paroled from state prison. More...

Over 180 registered for 38th God’s Country Marathon

What’s new with the God’s Country Marathon?  Plenty!  Entering its 38th year, Potter County’s race – scheduled for Saturday, June 2 -- has endured while all but a handful of others have come and gone. More...

Communities plan Memorial Day events

Communities around the region will hold traditional Memorial Day observances on Monday.  Memorial Day commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in the military service. More...

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Potter County’s multi-faceted efforts to protect its water resources was spotlighted once again during a “webinar” sponsored by the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania. More...

CARP plan moves forward

A plan to renovate the tennis and basketball facilities at Coudersport Area Recreation Park remains on course.  Coudersport Borough Council opened bids for the approximately $115,000 project and agreed to move forward at a special meeting on Mon More...

‘Whooping cough’ cases confirmed

A handful of diagnosed whooping cough cases have been confifirmed in Potter County, according to offificials at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital.  Schools have asked parents to closely examine their children and be mindful of the symptoms of the d More...

Potter County News

Local bridges named soldier memorials

A bill to name two Potter County bridges in memory of soldiers who were killed in the Vietnam War has been signed into law by the governor.  The bridge carrying Route 607 over Freeman Run in Austin Borough will be designated as the Captain Edgar More...

Potter County deeds recorded

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds:  More...

Outdoors

Have you seen your first firefly yet?

Nature provides us with some fascinating creatures and one of them, the firefly, is as popular as any in this area at this time of the year.  Who hasn’t captured a few fireflies – sometimes called lightning bugs -- in a glass jar and More...

School alive with peeping pheasants

In thirteen classrooms in the Cameron County School District, you can hear the faint peeps baby phesants.  More...

Whitetail birthing season will peak over the new few weeks

Whitetailed deer have been giving birth across the region for several weeks and the cycle will be reaching its peak in the coming days, according to the Game Commission.  From now until early June is the best time to have an opportunity to see f More...

Obituaries

Pamela Rearick-Bresslin

JUNE 28, 1950 - MAY 22, 2012

Pamela R. More...

Thomas C. Simms

JULY 27, 1943 - MAY 22, 2012

Thomas C. Simms, 68, of 128 Simms Lane, Austin, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Tuesday (May 22, 2012).  He was born July 27, 1943 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Cyril and Mary Grimes Simms. On July 23, 1966 in St. More...

Thomas R. Chitester

NOVEMBER 13, 1939 - MAY 20, 2012

Thomas R. “Tom” Chitester, 72, of Coudersport, passed away peacefully at home on May 20, 2012.  Born Nov. 13, 1939 in Kane, he was a son of Palmer R. and Ellen Louise Huffman Chitester. On Aug. More...