September 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Should county auditors be eliminated?

Renewed call to give local government option to eliminate the positions

There was a time when the only watchdog over unwise, frivolous, political, selfserving or illegal use of funds by county governments was a three-member Board of Auditors elected by the voters.  More...

‘History & Pride Days’ in Austin

Austin has a rich history and a lot to be proud of. More...

Viewpoints

VOTER ID DEFENDED

(Rob Gleason is chair of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania.)  It was surprising to read such rash statements about Pennsylvania’s Voter ID law.  Let me be clear in stating that Voter ID is a means to ensure the integrity of our el More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Once upon a time there was a country where it was a pleasure to live. It was called the Land of Milk and Honey, but its official handle was the United States of America. More...

Habitat For Humanity: Worthwhile Ministry

To the editor:  There is an organization whose sole purpose is to witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world by working in cooperation with God’s people to create a better human habitat in which to live and work.  More...

Community Life

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Volunteers from First United Methodist Church gather Tuesday to prepare for their “Soup for the Soul” meal. More...

Drug take-back event September 29

Pennsylvania State Police at Denton Hill and Emporium are teaming with the U.S. More...

Photography instruction

A six-hour photography field trip with an emphasis on landscapes and waterscapes is planned for Saturday, Sept. 29, at Leonard Harrison and Colton Point state parks in Tioga County. Instructor is Curt Weinhold of Coudersport.  Cost is $75. More...

Sports

Raiders, Falcons notch wins

Cameron County and Coudersport were among the winners Tuesday night as the Northern Tier High School Volleyball League neared the quarter-turn of its 14-game lap.  Brooke Burfield had 5 aces among her 8 service points and 8 digs in helping the R More...

Rough start for Falcon gridders

Certain games were circled “must win” on Coudersport’s varsity football schedule, but the Falcons let one of them get away last weekend and faced the ugly prospect of approaching the season’s midpoint with a paltry 1-3 record. More...

Falcons win 2, lose one in recent soccer action

Coudersport enjoyed a brief varsity soccer win streak before running into a solid Port Allegany team and falling 5-1 Tuesday on the Gators’ field.  Aaron VanSickles scored the lone Falcon goal. More...

‘New downtown’ vision unveiled

A vision of the county seat’s Main Street section as a quaint, tourist-friendly commerce center was presented to Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce members at this week’s meeting.  Architect David Dupont discussed the options that More...

Food & soup for the soul

Communities throughout the country have always had people in need of a helping hand, but in recent years economic stresses and joblessness have swelled the rolls of the less fortunate.  Government programs and civic organizations are overstresse More...

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Susan Williams Beckhorn brought a cheerful presentation on her children’s book series to “Lunch with the Authors,” a fundraiser for the Coudersport Public Library, held Saturday at More...

Drilling’s impact on air quality to be discussed

Measuring the impact of gas drilling on air quality is hardly an exact science.  More...

News

District approves pay raises

After a closed-door discussion, Cameron County School Board members approved a 2.5-percent salary increase for some district employees.  Raises were approved for Business Manager Carl Mitchell, administrative assistants and Act 93 employees. More...

Numbers in the News

3M Nittany Oil is seeking to build a $3 million convenience store at the intersection of Rt. 6 and Rt. 219 in Lantz Corners, McKean County. However, a traffic study required by PennDOT may scuttle the plan. More...

Woman sentenced for welfare fraud

A Cameron County woman was among 12 Pennsylvania residents who recently pleaded guilty to welfare fraud and were sentenced for their crimes.  Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General said Lisa M. More...

Potter County News

Benefit planned for historic building

Visitors to Coudersport’s Falling Leaves Festival are invited to visit a downtown landmark for an old-time Oktoberfest observance.  Friends of Hotel Crittenden owner Walter Baker have organized the gathering to raise money for restoration More...

Two sentenced to state prison

Two defendants were recently sentenced in Potter County Court to serve time in a state penitentiary.  More...

These deeds filed in Potter County

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

Outdoors

We were born to be out in nature

September is an exciting time of the year. More...

Elk rut is exciting, but not for the faint of heart

Each year in September, thousands make their way to the northcentral Pennsylvania mountains to witness the annual elk rut, or mating season. Many combine their trip with a road tour to get a good look at the early autumn foliage.   More...

Game lands tour planned next weekend

A section of state game lands just off Rt. 6 in eastern Potter County is among properties that will be open for guided tours when the Game Commission spotlights its land management programs on Sunday, Sept. 30.  More...

Obituaries

Rachel Carey Kenyon

MARCH 5, 1918 - SEPTEMBER 12, 2012

Rachel Carey Kenyon, 94, of Coudersport, died Sept. 12,  2012, at her home.  Born March 5, 1918, in Coudersport, she was the daughter of T. Frank J. Carey and Mildred (Tracy) Carey. On Aug. 22, 1937, in Coudersport she married B. More...

Death Notices

Ronald D. Rees   More...