November 17, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Community servants applauded at dinner

It was only fifitting that Potter County’s biggest employer would play a major part in the annual Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner.  Charles Cole Memorial Hospital not only hosted the dinner at its wellness center, the ho More...

Police up patrols at school after student scufflfles

Disruptive behavior at Cameron County High School has prompted administrators to call in the cops.  More...

Viewpoints

CHECK THOSE CHARITIES

(Carol Aichele is Secretary of the Commonwealth. Her department oversees charitable donations.)   More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Holy moley -- what an election day! The donkey out-ran the elephant. My take on it is pretty simple. All of this is just my opinion. More...

Attacking Blight

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Community Life

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American Legion Post 192 Commander John Orlowski accepts the bicentennnial flag in memory of Mutt and Delores Kellner from their daughters, Teri Wool (left) and Cindy McCoy. More...

Local version of ‘Dancing With The Stars’ tonight

A local dance company has put together a night of fun and lighthearted competition as a fundraiser.  “Dancing with the Coudersport Stars” is based on a popular television show. More...

Educator awarded

Mike Armstrong, a counselor and soccer coach at Waynesville High School, has been awarded the 2012 Yale Educator Award. More...

Sports

Cowburn leaves PSU wrestling program to focus on academics

Dirk Cowburn, most successful wrestler in the history of the sport at Coudersport High School, has opted to leave the wrestling program at Penn State University. He remains enrolled at PSU and will focus on his studies.  More...

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Russell returns to baseball classic

Most men hang up their baseball spikes as the aches and pains set in or they grow too busy.  And then there’s John Russell.  A 1972 graduate of Coudersport Area High School, Russell just completed a return trip to the Senior National More...

Special day, special person, special flag

In military families emotion hangs heavy in early November when the nation recalls and honors its veterans.  In one local family, emotions were especially high this Veterans Day as two daughters of a World War II veteran memorialized not only th More...

Local jobs, economy: signs of hope & trouble

There are glimmers of hope, but also a disturbing number of red flflags, in a recent forecast of the region’s employment and economic picture.  Rural Pennsylvania is losing population – especially its young people – and both of More...

Gesture for veterans takes root

With almost two dozen military veterans residing at Sweden Valley Manor, patriotism comes naturally.  Recently, the management and resident council worked together for the largely symbolic gesture of establishing a “veterans only” pa More...

News

Results from ‘Wilds’ study in

The results of a recent visitor study indicate that the Pennsylvania Wilds is seeing a growing number of tourists annually and those tourists are spending more each time they visit.  More...

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An accident on Rt. 120, one mile east of Stillhouse Road in Lumber Township, has left two local men hospitalized. More...

Grinch strikes in Emporium

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce was hit by vandals who were not in the holiday spirit.  Sometime between Saturday evening and early Monday morning, three Christmas trees were stolen from Chamber property. More...

Potter County News

Sentenced in Potter County Court

A jail escapee was one of two young men sentenced recently in Potter County Court.  Andrew Jeffers, 18, who was the subject of a manhunt after he broke out of the Potter County Jail in late May, appeared before Judge Stephen Minor.  More...

Hotline especially needed during holidays

The rush and stress of the holidays can test anyone’s mental health, but those who are already dealing with mental health challenges are especially vulnerable.  There’s help.  Potter County Human Services has established a tollf More...

Man sentenced for attempted rape

A Potter County man convicted of attempted rape will spend more than four years in state prison.  Roger W. Cole of Ulysses was sentenced by Judge Stephen Minor during a recent hearing in Potter County Court. More...

Outdoors

Most popular big game animal– deer or bear?

Last week I declared northcentral Pennsylvania as the mecca for bear-hunting in the Northeastern United States.  I also declared that, as hunters’ habits have changed, the opening of bear season draws more people to some parts of the Penns More...

Bear season opens today

Bear hunters have flflocked to the region in droves for the four-day statewide fifirearms season. It opens on Saturday (today) and then runs from Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 19-21.  More...

Competitive shooting for youth

Bullseye Blasters 4-H Club has started another season of air-riflfle target shooting competition for boys and girls ages 8 to 19.  Club members compete in local, and potentially regional, state and national matches. More...

Obituaries

David Allen Hoffman

David Allen Hoffman, 45, passed away suddenly on Aug.  8, 2012, as the result of a vehicle accident in Wisconsin.  He was a graduate of the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in Pittsburgh. David attended the Hiram G. More...

Jean R. Strimel

JUNE 23, 1922 - OCTOBER 27, 2012

Word has been received that Jean R. (Curry) Strimel, 90, passed away Oct. 27 at Crandall Medical Center in Sebring, Ohio.  She was born on June 23, 1922 in McDonald, Pa., the daughter of William and Inezetta Curry.  More...

Death Notices

Gertrude E. Rixford   More...