December 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Community prays for healing, strength to forgive, have mercy

Religious leaders and community members came together at the Park United Methodist Church in Coudersport Wednesday evening to collectively make a divine petition for “healing, mercy, forgiveness and peace” in the wake of the tragic event More...

Viewpoints

Courage: a badge of the faithful

Our struggle to “make some sense” of last weekend’s tragedy is an effort that we are making in vain.  There is no sense to be made of it and there is no logic, no reason that can be applied to something so morally reprehensible More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Once upon a time, this area was known as the “Land of the Endless Mountains.” It was a slogan that had a nice ring to it and it really seemed to fit us. More...

IT CAN HAPPEN HERE

(Freda Fultz is executive director of A Way Out, the domestic violence and sexual abuse support and awareness services agency based in Coudersport.)   More...

Community Life

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Former American Legion Post 192 Commander Max Gaberseck is back on the job as head custodian at Coudersport Elementary School. The popular ex-Marine has been battling cancer for some time. More...

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Members and friends of the Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association paid fond tribute to one of their own recently. More...

Local book club forming

New members are welcome in a book club that meets regularly at the Coudersport Public Library.  Book club is free and meetings are tentatively planned for Wednesdays at 1:30 pm, beginning on Dec. 12.   More...

Sports

Miracle win keeps Gators alive!

Port Allegany was attempting to go where only one area high school football team has gone before – the Class A state championship game – Friday night when the undefeated Gators ran head-first into perennial powerhouse Clairton. More...

Austin girls eye return trip to playoffs

Veteran basketball coach Dick Logue (inset) knows he and his Austin Panther girls have their work cut out for them.  It’s hard enough competing as the least populous school in Pennsylvania and it doesn’t help to have to replace three More...

Front court duo could lead Raiders

A pair of tall, skilled basketball players patrolling the frontcourt is fueling hope for a successful season as the Cameron County High School boys embark under second-year coach Jon Songer.  Senior Tyler Wigfield and sophomore Nate Sestina each More...

FBI, friends offffer clues to motive

Shortly after 7 o’clock on the morning of Nov. 30, state police from Denton Hill and agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s fifield offifice in Williamsport searched the home of Gregory L. Eldred. More...

‘ We were so blessed to have her’

Darlene Sitler was admired dearly by all who knew her

If there was anything for Darlene Sitler that rivaled the love of teaching music to children, it was her devotion to the First United Presbyterian Church of Coudersport and her church family.  More...

‘Standing Strong’ against drugs this weekend

When Dan and Shana Blust started a community prayer in August at the lookout on South Mountain their purpose was simple -- pray for the healing and salvation of the town below them and lend a sympathetic ear to as many people as possible.  More...

News

Making your arthritic pet’s life easier

In my last column we discussed having your arthritic pet diagnosed and treated. Here we will discuss modifications to make things easier on your pet.  Arthritic pets find slick floors and steps more difficult to navigate. More...

No increase in Emporium taxes

Emporium Borough Council unanimously approved the 2013 operating budget of $1.17 million and held taxes at 16.91 mills for the coming year. More...

Numbers in the News

1.5M Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Forestry could be compared with Fort Knox. More...

Potter County News

Adelphia trust pays another $30M

A decade after Coudersport based Adelphia Communications Corporation spiraled into bankruptcy, lawyers and accountants are still tying up loose ends surrounding what are the company’s remaining assets.  More...

Honors for Compton

Former Coudersport resident David L. Compton has been named U.S. Air Force Aircrew Flight Equipment Civilian of the Year.  More...

State funding failures add to Potter County budget challenges

Pennsylvania’s state government is putting the squeeze on Potter County, slashing funding in several programs and ignoring its obligation in others.  Doug Morley, chairman of the Board of Commissioners, spelled out the dilemma he has faced More...

Outdoors

There’s just something about those antlers…

As we close the door on another Pennsylvania deer season, it’s time to reflect on this pastime that has tied together generations of local families for more than a century.  More...

Bear kill falls dramatically in 2012

500 fewer bears taken this season

Final totals from the 2012 bear-hunting season confifirm a big drop-off in success from the near-record fifigures of 2011.  Four days of hunting produced 2,639 bears, according to the Game Commission. More...

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When he’s not strumming his guitar with friends, Austin’s Chase Cooney still finds time to get out and hunt. He bagged this hefty eight point Wednesday. More...