June 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

CARP project could cost taxpayers

Donations are still being solicited as the renovation of tennis and basketball facilities at Coudersport Area Recreation Park continues.  Coudersport Borough Council members are unanimous in their support of the project, but they’re also h More...

Viewpoints

Family movie night this evening

Cameron County Fair Association and SPCA are presenting the family movie, “We Bought a Zoo,” on Saturday (today). It will be shown on a 16-foot screen at the fairgrounds.  More...

CHARTER SCHOOL FUNDING FLAWED

(Oswayo Valley School Superintendent Charles Wicker writes on behalf of all superintendents from the public school districts in Potter County, elaborating on some of the issues raised in last week’s “Numbers in the News” item on the More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Have you been out on our highways lately? With the sunny weather, the motorcycles are out in force and there must be a record number of people riding them this year. If I owned one, I would be right there with them. There are riders of all ages. More...

Community Life

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One of eight Habitat for Humanity’s “Bike and Build” tour groups passed through Potter County this week on a journey from Providence, R.I., to Seattle, Wash. More...

Coudersport swimming lesson schedule

Coudersport Community Pool has released its swimming lesson schedule for the coming week (July 2 - 6):  Level 1- 11 am: Parker Gorg, Ashlyn McNamara, Micah Batson, Brooke Batson, Savannah Kio, Joshua Beck, Fabiano LeMaire, Sam Greene, Cami Stage More...

Bible school planned July 8-12

Emporium Christian and Missionary Alliance Church welcomes children in grades four through six to vacation Bible school sessions July 8-12, from 6-8 each evening. The program includes crafts, snacks, games, puppets, Bible stories, and music. More...

Sports

Alle-Catts win in blowout fashion

Emporium rolled to a predictable 22-1 Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League victory at Smethport last weekend, improving to 7-1 on the season.  Starting pitcher Ralph McKimm blanked the hosts over seven innings, striking out 12 batters and allowing More...

Little League, softball playoffs continue

Potter-McKean youth baseball and softball all-stars continue working their way through the extended Pa. More...

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Obituaries

Frank E. Ruter Jr

OCTOBER 1, 1924 - JUNE 22, 2012

Frank E. Ruter Jr., 87, of Coudersport, died Friday, June 22, 2012, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.  Born Oct. 1, 1924 in Betula, he was the son of Frank E. Ruter Sr. and Viva M. (Stiles) Ruter. On Jan. More...

Death Notices

Boyd N. Husted   More...

Appeal hearing set in Judge Easton case

When the driver’s license status of a state police trooper leaked out several weeks ago, it touched off an ugly sequence of events that has taken on a life of its own and shows no signs of ebbing.  More...

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Bwana Jim, from the Old Red Schoolhouse Wildlife and Nature Center near Shinglehouse, brought some of his ‘friends,’ a fennec fox and an owl among them, to last week’s session of th More...

Counties support human services block grant proposal

Potter and Cameron counties have plenty at stake as state lawmakers continue to negotiate the fifiscal 2012-13 budget.  Commissioners from both counties have joined many of their counterparts across the state in announcing support for the propos More...

Geocaching still gaining popularity

One of the hottest trends in outdoor recreation is bringing tourists from many states to northcentral Pennsylvania.  More...

News

Playground arson case continues

Three individuals charged in connection with the fifire that was set at the Prospect Park playground building in March were arraigned recently in Cameron County Court.  Joshua Burger, 20 of St. Marys, is charged with arson. More...

Downstate man killed in ATV accident

A downstate man was killed in an allterrain vehicle crash late Friday night in eastern Potter County.  Officials identified the victim as 29-yearold Isaac I. Irving of Nazareth, who was pronounced dead at the scene.  More...

Area news briefs

Vassallo hired KANE -- Erin Vassallo, formerly of Emporium, has been hired executive director of the Kane Area Development Center (KADC). More...

Potter County News

Sentenced for DUI crash

A Coudersport woman will serve a jail term for her role in a two-vehicle crash in Sweden Township almost two years ago.  Judge Stephen Minor ordered Crystal H. More...

Potter County land deals

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

Coudersport native in Middle East

A Coudersport native is busily engaged in a multi-billion dollar operation to tap a rich natural gas reserve in the Middle East.  Scott Wetzel, son of Edwin Wetzel and the late Merlyn Wetzel of Center Park (east Coudersport), was recently back i More...

Outdoors

Clear water picnic will be educational, fun

Representatives from the watershed associations serving Potter County and others interested in environmental stewardship in the county’s headwater streams are invited to a picnic being planned from 4-8 pm on Friday, July 13, at the Genesee Envi More...

Ethics play a big part in our enjoyment of fishing

For most of us, trout fishing is a time to relax.  Unfortunately, sometimes transgressions committed by others on the stream take away from trout fishing’s enjoyment.  More...

Mother elk militia is a force to be reckoned with

In recent weeks I’ve discussed how mother elk sometimes combine efforts to chase off predators, particularly in calving and nursery areas. More...