January 26, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Coudersport Library plan coming to life

Construction of new facility not far off

A new library in Coudersport moved one step closer to reality last week when Borough Council agreed to allow use of land at Mitchell Park for what promises to be a distinctive building.  More...

Academics, sports focus at CCSD meeting

Morelli era ends abruptly; yearly progress standards met

The Mark Morelli era abruptly ended last week after a three-year run when members of the Cameron County School Board decided not to renew his contract, but to instead advertise for a new head football coach.  More...

Viewpoints

GUN RIGHTS DEFENDED

(Richard Skidmore is a professor of technical education at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif., who occasionally shares his views on political issues with newspapers across the country. He may be contacted at skidmored49@gmail.com.)   More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

As Father Time marches forward, we are seeing our small towns wasting away. More...

‘Thank You,’ Ed Easton

Dear editor:  When I graduated from high school in 1956, I was a shy kid, too shy to go out, or to dance. More...

Galeton News

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The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University is hosting their annual High School Student Art Show this weekend. More...

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Teachers at Galeton Area School annually hold a golf tournament to raise money for students who want to enroll for college-credit classes while they are still attending high school. More...

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If you visit the Galeton School you will see green recycle bins throughout the building. More...

Outdoors

Shake the winter doldrums with ‘shed hunting’

It has been a while, but we do seem to be experiencing some winter weather. After the mild winters we’ve seen, especially 2011-12, many were beginning to wonder if we’d ever have a traditional winter in northcentral Pennsylvania.  More...

Invasive plant species being battled on multiple fronts

Warriors on the front lines of the battle against invasive species in Cameron and Potter counties are anxious for spring to arrive. More...

Bird count identifies 35 species

Some 35 species were spotted during the annual bird count conducted by members of the Potter County Bird Club in mid-December. It’s part of a national effort to document bird populations across the U.S. More...

Obituaries

Isabelle N. Harvey

DECEMBER 10, 1918 - JANUARY 20, 2013

Isabelle N. Harvey, 94, formerly of Mansfield and Winter Haven, Fla., passed away Jan. 20, 2013, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.  She was born Dec. 10, 1918, in Mansfield, the daughter of Ward and Bertha (Johnson) Sparling.  More...

Death Notices

Stephen E. Dynda   More...

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Dozens of friends and well-wishers came out for a benefit Sunday for two Lumber Township employees injured in a vehicle crash last November. More...

Local trout hatchery victim of F&BC cuts

Over 200,000 fish raised there for stocking program every year

Local offificials are disappointed about the state’s decision to close the fifish hatchery in the Potter County village of Oswayo.  Pa. Fish and Boat Commission director John Arway confifirmed the report on Wednesday. More...

Coudersport school district eyes security

Steps have been taken to tighten security at the Coudersport Area School District buildings.  Superintendent Alanna Huck reported at this month’s school board meeting that state and local police have been present on a daily basis. More...

News

Timing’s right: Embassy Powdered Metal plans expansion

Embassy Powdered Metals in Emporium recently began an expansion and modernization mission designed to not only increase its physical floor space, but also grow its customer base.  Over 16 years in business, Embassy has quietly built a reputation More...

Assault case settled; victim unhappy

An assault incident in downtown Emporium last July was the focus of a hearing Tuesday in Cameron County Court.  Judge Richard Masson accepted an amended plea agreement in the case against 26-year-old Steven Crespo, who admitted to simple assault More...

Low-cost flu vaccines offered through February

Pennsylvania’s Health Department is offering low-cost vaccinations on Wednesday mornings in the coming weeks at four sites. For appointments, call 274-3626. More...

Potter County News

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Coudersport Rotary members celebrated the 75th birthday of one of the club’s longest standing members, Bob “Smitty” Smith, during Monday’s meeting. More...

Backpack program smashes distribution record

A record 1,041 children in three dozen communities spread across six counties received free backpacks and school supplies during the 2012 distribution by the non-profit volunteer organization   Fill A Backpack, which is based in Potter County.&n More...

Meeting for police, fire chiefs

Pa. State Police Corporal Nicholas A. Loffredo is encouraging police chiefs, fire chiefs, and assistant fire chiefs from across Potter County to attend a meeting at 6 pm on Wednesday, Feb. More...

Community Life

‘Mystery in South Woods’ to be presented

For more than a century, people have speculated about the history behind a series of stone piles stacked neatly in a forested area of southern Potter County.  More...

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Residents of Guy and Mary Felt Manor reminisced about the fun and frolic of being outdoors at this time of year by creating a “winter wonderland” inside. More...

Lions Club chili dinner Sunday

Coudersport Area Lions Club will hold its seventh annual “Chili for Charity,” one of its most popular fundraisers, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 11 am to 4 pm at American Legion Post 192 in Coudersport.  More...

Sports

Falcon girls NTL streak in jeopardy

A funny thing happened on perennial champion Coudersport’s trip to another Northern Tier Girls Basketball League title – back to back losses that make the prospect this season’s trophy dim at best.  Cameron County knocked off t More...

Bright spots in Falcon wrestling loss

Victory was never really in the cards when powerful Smethport brought its varsity wrestling team to Coudersport, but Falcon coach John Bishel was hoping for some strong individual performances.  And he got them.  Kyle Bova continued his run More...

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Senior John Michael Rigas takes advantage of good position to score in Coudersport’s 45-32 non-league win at Galeton. More...