October 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Local governments set to receive gas windfall

Local townships, boroughs and county governments will be receiving payments next week from the state’s new “impact fee” on shale gas drilling.  Amount of each check from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is based More...

Viewpoints

SPEAK OUT ON NATURAL GAS ISSUES

(Mary Anne Heston is a retired school teacher and concerned citizen from Hector Township, Potter County. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

I went to the doctor a while back for my quarterly checkup. After blood work and some other tests, he said that for my age he thought I was doing okay. More...

End Domestic Violence

Dear editor:  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a sweeping national movement to bring domestic violence and its prevention to the front of public discussion.  In Potter County, services to victims of domestic violence are provid More...

Community Life

Boys/Girls Club open house

Boys and Girls Club of Potter County is holding an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 24, to celebrate the importance of after-school programs. More...

Photo

A Coudersport High School tradition dating back more than a half-century was observed last weekend when the student body crowned Kayla Gleason and John Michael Rigas as the 2012 homecoming queen and More...

Births

Kamden Gregory Darrah   More...

Outdoors

Deer management and politics don’t mix!

The use of antlerless deer licenses to control whitetail populations is a topic that’s sure to raise a debate whenever hunters, forest managers, tourist promoters or others with an interest in the topic gather.  More...

It was inevitable: CWD found in Pennsylvania deer

Game managers and scientists knew it was just a matter of time -- chronic wasting disease has been discovered in Pennsylvania.  Last week, a three-year-old female deer that had been living on an Adams County game farm was found to be infested. More...

Students release ‘their’ pheasants

Woodland Elementary School third graders traveled to the Andrews Farm recently to release the pheasants they hatched in their classrooms in the spring.  The peeps were hatched from eggs donated by the Game Commission and kept warm in incubators. More...

Obituaries

Eleanor M. Stahl

FEBRUARY 6, 1937 - OCTOBER 15, 2012

Eleanor M. Stahl, 75, of Austin, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2012) in the emergency room at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, PA.  Born Feb. 6, 1937 in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Francis W. More...

Death Notices

Patricia L. Grimone   More...

Long sentence for ring leader in serial burglary case

A long-awaited end to the odyssey that has been the Scott D. Fisher trial finally came last week in Cameron County Court. More...

‘Brain drain’ case study aims to keep youth in hometowns

There’s no denying the harsh realities of the 2010 census: young people are leaving the rural communities of northcentral Pennsylvania in droves.  Implications of the worsening “brain drain” and aging of the local populace are More...

High praise for dam project

Another milestone for park’s ‘master site plan’

A professional association recently presented an excellence award to the partners involved in developing a master site plan for the Austin Dam Memorial Park and surrounding area.  Honored by the Pa. Chapter of the American Planning Assn. More...

News

National magazine publishes man’s touching tribute to wife

(Editor’s Note: Potter County native Wade Smith, now of Port St. Lucie, Fla., submitted this story to Performance Horse Digest as a tribute to his wife Michelle, who was grieving the loss of her beloved horse. More...

Numbers in the News

38 There was not a great rush in local voter registration offices as the deadline for eligibility to vote in the Nov. More...

Area news briefs

Water shortage ST. MARYS – St. Marys Area Water Authority last week urged customers to refrain from non-essential water uses due to a continual drought. Officials said levels at the Laurel Run Reservoir are low and they continue to drop. More...

Potter County News

Tackling rural health care

Providing quality health care in rural America has always been a challenge, with access as one of the major shortcomings.  Issues that are decades-old and others linked to recent developments in technology and government policies were aired this More...

Cancer claims former Potter County DA

Jeff Leber was recalled by friends and colleagues as a complex man whose passion for the law was just one dimension of his life. Leber died on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at his home in Manns Choice after a ninemonth bout with brain cancer. More...

Water group focuses on protection

Members of the Potter County Water Quality Work Group met this week at the Gunzburger Building to continue work on coordinating many efforts geared toward protection of the county’s water resources.  More...

Sports

Falcon gridders please Homecoming crowd

Somebody had to pay for the Coudersport varsity football team’s frustrations this season.  That someone, as it turned out, was the school’s long-time nemesis, Smethport. More...

Raiders host J-Burg Friday

Coming off the high of their first varsity football win of the season, the Cameron County Red Raiders carried some momentum to Otto- Eldred last weekend – and lost it.  A school that has been winstarved at the varsity level ambushed the Ra More...

Volleyball showdown Thursday

Few are surprised to find that the stakes are so high as Coudersport travels to Port Allegany on Thursday night, Oct. More...