December 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Cheerful Givers

American Legion Post 192 in Coudersport has made a series of donations over the last couple of months, helping good people doing important work for others. More...

Christmas services in Cameron County

Emporium’s churches have all scheduled services to celebrate Christmas.  A children’s mass and Christmas Eve vigil are planned for 5 pm Monday at St. More...

Smith’s bail request denied

Emporium resident Tom Smith has been denied bail in his federal case.  U.S. Judge Christopher Conner denied the petition fifiled by Smith, who sought to live with family members in Cameron County until his trial begins Feb. More...

Viewpoints

Men, guns and time for change

Merry Christmas to you all. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

As I write this column the sun is shining and the temperatures are warming into the 40s or higher. If we don’t get any snow pretty soon, jolly old Saint Nick will have to crank up his four-wheeler. More...

Corporate Welfare

Dear editor:  Pennsylvania’s economic development subsidy game is costly, lacks real accountability and leaves the taxpayers paying more.  More...

Potter County News

New school board member named

Coudersport Area School Board members recently filled a director vacancy, after failing to reach a majority vote on three previous nominees.  At last month’s meeting, they appointed Tracy Crosby of Coudersport Borough’s Ward 2. More...

Openings in Caregiver Support Program

Potter County Area Agency on Aging has openings in its Family Caregiver Support Program.  It’s designed to assist those who are caring for older relatives or friends and help them to stay at home and remain as independent as possible.  More...

Farm lands protected under program

A crop and livestock agricultural operation in northeastern Potter County is among those that have qualified for a statewide farmland preservation program.  More...

Outdoors

End of season blues: don’t let cabin fever set in

Santa Claus’s reindeer are sometimes mistaken for elk, but they are actually caribou.  Historically widespread, wild reindeer have disappeared from many areas, but large populations are still found in Norway, Finland, Siberia, Greenland, A More...

Competitive shooting program for youths resurrected

Competitive air riflfle shooting has returned to Cameron County, thanks to a cooperative effort by 4-H, Emporium Moose and Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA).  More...

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A cause that’s near and dear to the hearts of American Legion Post 192 members received a big shot in the arm this month. More...

Are we doing enough and can we do more?

School assesses its security in emotional meeting

(Editor’s note: Specifific details discussed have been purposely omitted to keep that information private).  More...

Local club helping Newtown charity

Coudersport Rotary Club is making area residents aware of one of the legitimate charitable donation options to support the families of those who were killed in the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn., last Friday morning.  More...

Not losing faith

National tragedy strengthens church’s resolve to carry on   Many in the region were still reeling with disbelief and pain when the horrifying news came last Friday that another senseless killing, this one on a much larger scale, had taken More...

Free dinner offered on Christmas Day

A free dinner will be served on Christmas Day from 4-7 pm at Aroma Café in Emporium as part of the fourth annual Friends Serving Friends program.  More...

News

Chapman pleads ‘not guilty’

Another chapter has been added to the long criminal docket of jail escapee and alleged sexual offender Joseph W. Chapman.  More...

Numbers in the News

854 Shoppers around the country said they plan to spend an average of $854 on Christmas gifts and other holiday expenses this year. More...

Area news briefs

Special live nativity ROULETTE – A living nativity scene is on display this weekend at the First Baptist Church, located on Main Street in Roulette. Final showing is scheduled for 6-8 pm on Saturday.  More...

Community Life

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GKN Foundation was at it again recently donating this time to Cameron County 4-H. In the photo, 4-H representative Sharon Bailey accepts a check from GKN’s Matt Reed. More...

Watson graduates from basic training

Alyssa R. Watson recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

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Members of the Singing Dutchmen, a men’s chorus based in St. Marys, recently helped celebrate the 90th birthday of their accompanist for the past 37 years, Gladys Schultz of Emporium. More...

Sports

Falcon boys open strong

Coudersport boys’ basketball coach Brian McCusker said he expected his 2012-13 squad to round into shape as a result of some basic assets – basketball smarts and defense among them.  His Falcons have promptly come out of the gate wit More...

Falcon girls run into double trouble

Coudersport’s trip to the DuBois Tournament to open the girls’ high school basketball season last weekend was a learning experience.  After pulling out a 41-37 win over DuBois Central Catholic in the opening round, the Falcons ran in More...

Austin boys keep it close

There have been some bright spots in the early season for the Austin boys’ basketball team, but an inconsistent offensive effort has been costly.  More...