February 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Potter County to honor Korean War veterans

Names for ‘roster’ being sought

Potter County Department of Veterans Affairs has announced plans for a ceremony to honor the county’s veterans of the Korean War later this year. More...

Viewpoints

NATURAL GAS CAN POWER TRUCKS

(Jim Runk is president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association.)   New technologies enabling natural gas to be extracted from a number of shale layers under Pennsylvania have the potential to be a game changer for our industry.  More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

There is only one way to really see this great country and that is by automobile.  On Sunday, Jan. 13, my good friend Ken Hovis picked me up at my home at 5 am and we were on our way out on a 2,500 mile trip to Apache Junction, Arizona.  More...

Losing Our Water

Dear editor:  Please take a moment to study the list of “consumptive water use(rs)” published by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission. More...

Galeton News

Galeton blood drive Wednesday at school

Community Blood Bank will hold a blood collection on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Galeton Area School cafeteria.  More...

Community Life

United In Marriage

Steve and Brenda Erway of Coudersport proudly announce the marriage of their daughter, LeeAnna Erway, to Brian Demelo of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Brian is the son of Antonia and Teresa Demelo.  More...

County awarded food, shelter, assistance grant

Cameron County is receiving $5,000 in federal funds for the emergency food, shelter and energy assistance grants program.  Cameron County Food Pantry will receive $3,400; Northern Tier Community Action Corp. More...

Retires after three decades of rural mail delivery

With more than three decades as a rural mail carrier, Janice Baker of Keating Summit figures she has pretty much seen it all.  Two Fridays ago was Janice’s final day on the job, after 31 years and four months of service as a rural carrier More...

Sports

Raider, Falcon boys thinking playoffs

Playoff time is drawing closer for at least a handful of teams in the Northern Tier Boys Basketball League.  Smethport is on the brink of clinching the title, while Cameron County, Coudersport and perhaps one or two other squads look ahead to th More...

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A football player and scholar with local roots will be stepping onto the campus of Concord University in the fall. More...

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Dylan Clingan goes up for two points during Cameron County’s recent Northern Tier League win over Oswayo Valley. More...

Opposition to water treatment plant surfaces

A public meeting of the Ulysses Township Board of Supervisors on Wednesday is the chosen battleground for some citizens who are poised to peacefully protest the gas drilling wastewater treatment plant planned for Potter County.  More...

Election will feature many local offices

Candidates surfacing, can circulate petitions Feb. 19

Cameron County While it’s too early to say for sure, it appears that this year’s local elections in Cameron County will follow a disturbing pattern that has taken hold in recent years – a lack of candidates and little choice for th More...

Watson will seek second term as DA

Potter County District Attorney Andy J. Watson, who is in the middle of trying a second murder trial in three years, is seeking a second term. More...

News

Legion comes through for Fisher House

Families of military veterans who are being treated at the VA Pittsburgh Health Care System can find accommodations close to their loved ones, thanks to the Fisher House organization.  More...

Ag Producer meeting February 27

Cameron County Conservation District will hold its tenth annual Agriculture Producers Meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Aroma Café in Emporium with a workshop at 5:30 and dinner at 6. Reservations are due by Friday, Feb. 22.  More...

Austin grapples with budget

With work beginning on the budget for the 2013-14 school year, the Austin Area School Board is limiting any tax increase that will be needed to support the spending plan.  More...

Potter County News

CVFD recognition dinner planned

Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department has announced plans for its annual recognition dinner, which include a memorial theme and special recognition of those who have served over its 128 years.  The dinner will be held on April 6 at the CVFD Trai More...

Square dancing returns to Central Grange

Square dancing has returned to Central Grange in Sweden Valley.  Traveling Granger Band will provide music and calling. Members are Natalie Phelps, Ernie Pagano, Judy Shunk, Ray Weatherby and Howard Blumenthal.  Dances will be held Feb. More...

‘Business resource fair’ planned

Plans are in place for a “business resource fair” in Coudersport next month to help local operators or prospective business owners tap government programs and other networking opportunities.  Details were discussed at a Potter Count More...

Outdoors

Area’s hemlock stands losing battle to forest pest

This past hunting season, I paid special attention to hemlock trees.  Knowing that the invasive hemlock wooly adelgid was becoming more established in the region, I carefully checked the boughs of our state tree everywhere I went.  Unfortun More...

Split deer season remains in place

There will be a “split” deer-hunting season across much of Pennsylvania again this year. More...

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Nancy Thomas from Little Marsh had her camera handy as she watched a flock of turkeys digging for sustenance after snow blanketed the area. It turned out she wasn’t the only one looking on. More...

Obituaries

Tim Eric Hooftallen

DECEMBER 8, 1976 - FEBRUARY 1, 2013

Tim Eric Hooftallen, 36, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Austin, died Feb. 1, 2013 at his home.  More...

Death Notices

Jane Andrews   More...