March 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

$67M pipeline gets go ahead

Federal offificials this week gave Dominion Transmission the go-ahead to build a pair of pipeline projects to transport natural gas produced from deep shale formations in Potter and Tioga counties out to a national distribution system.  More...

PGC/F&BC merger proposal moves

A proposal to merge the Game Commission and the Fish and Boat Commission has been introduced in the state legislature.  House Resolution 129 was approved Wednesday by the House Game and Fisheries Committee, which is chaired by Rep. More...

$5M Lumber Museum project starts in April

A long-awaited renovation and expansion of the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum in central Potter County is about to become a reality.  Construction is expected to get underway in April for a $5 million project that will take roughly a year to complet More...

Viewpoints

BENEFITS OF NATURAL GAS

(Kathryn Klaber is CEO of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, representing the interests of many of the energy companies and related businesses operating in Pennsylvania. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Spring is nearing and it won’t be long before the peepers will be serenading us with their song of new life. The pools of water will warm up and the eggs will hatch. Even people seem happier when the sun is shining. More...

Medicaid: Just Say ‘No’

Dear editor:  American political history is littered with the carcasses of careers of “wafflers.” I hope Governor Corbett is scanning that political graveyard as he continues to consider whether to reverse course on his very good dec More...

Galeton News

Galeton ‘Family Fun Day’

Galeton Family Fun Day in the Park is planned for April 27. A meeting to plan for the event will be held at 5:30 pm Monday, March 18, at the Lighthouse Community Church. Suggestions and volunteers are welcome. More...

Scholarships in Galeton

Galeton Area High School seniors who are accepted to an accredited college, university or trade school are invited to apply for scholarships offered through the Gale Foundation. More...

Churches mark Holy Week

Holy Week services of the shared ministry St. Paul Lutheran and First Presbyterian churches in Galeton will begin with a Holy Thursday mass on March 28 at 7 pm, followed by a Good Friday mass at noon on March 29. More...

Outdoors

Fatal disease found in Pennsylvania deer herd

March 1, 2013 will forever be remembered as a day of infamy among Pennsylvania’s outdoor community. More...

Peak of elk ‘shed’ hunting here, but success is no easy task

Finding an antler that has been shed by a bull elk in Pennsylvania is not as easy as many people think.  Where do you start? Look for trails and elk signs, especially large tracks in snow or mud. More...

Students compete in state archery event

Cameron County School District (CCSD) junior Tory Younkin represented her school well at the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) state competition held on the campus of Penn State University.  More...

Obituaries

Dorothy A. Fitch

FEBRUARY 15, 1920 - MARCH 9, 2013

Dorothy A. Fitch, 93, of Austin, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.  Born Feb. 15, 1920, in Houlton, Maine, she was a daughter of Milford I. and Lavinia (Lord) Tingley. More...

Death Notices

Alice Ruth Mahood   More...

‘Triple Divide’ film raises questions about gas drilling

Upwards of 200 people filled the Coudersport Theater to near-capacity last Saturday for the premier of a documentary that raises serious questions about the rush to produce shale gas in the region. More...

‘Critical’ survey results will help PCVA improve

One the country’s premiere ‘destinations marketing’ consultants has been hired by the Potter County Visitors Assn. More...

Small business ‘resource’ fair March 20

Operating or expanding a business in a rural area is a challenging and risky proposition. With a stagnant economy and an aura of uncertainty, business operators can use all the help they can get.  More...

Library improvements planned

A $28,000 state grant will fuel a spruce-up of the public library in Emporium, especially now that it will be matched with another $28,000 boost from the Emporium Foundation.  Bids will be solicited for some of the work, which is expected to sta More...

News

‘Easter proofing’ for your pets

Many of the delights that we humans enjoy for Easter are dangerous to our pets. Our pets do not know what is or is not bad for them. Therefore we must take precautions to protect them.  More...

Promising signs for Canoe Classic

Plans are falling into place for the 39th annual Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic on Saturday, April 6, back on the usual course on the Driftwood Branch of Sinnemahoning Creek.  More...

Snowmobile race slated March 30

Ski Denton will host a snowmobile race on Saturday, March 30, starting at 1 pm. Race will be sponsored by the Snowmobile Hill Climb Racing Association (SHCRA) and feature trail rider, youth and vintage racing classes, as well as wild pro sleds. More...

Potter County News

Water, water everywhere, but …

Potter County Natural Gas Resource Center has landed two knowledgeable speakers for its next public meeting, which will focus on a hot topic in the shale gas industry.  “Wastewater Treatment Options: Today and Tomorrow” is the theme More...

‘Maple Weekend’ nearing

More than a dozen area maple syrup producers are opening their doors to the public Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, for the ninth annual “Maple Weekend.” Hours are 10 am to 4 pm each day.  More...

Mapping threats to water systems

New maps that chart each sourcewater protection zone in Potter County were reviewed by members of the Triple Divide Watershed Coalition during the organization’s February meeting.  Chairman John McLaughlin displayed samples and reported th More...

Community Life

Girl’s senior assignment more than a ‘project’

Lora Singer’s senior project at Cameron County High School hits close to home.  She’s lifting the profile of March 21 as World Down Syndrome Awareness Day so that people will better understand the disorder.  Lora’s two-yea More...

Dancers compete in Pittsburgh

Essence of Motion Dance Studio of Coudersport participated in New York City Dance Alliance Competition and Convention in Pittsburgh.  A tap trio of Leah Doyle, Keelin Morales and Courtney Sheehy won high silver and the Outstanding Stage Presence More...

Glassmire on York dean’s list

Shelby Glassmire of Coudersport has been named to the dean’s list at York College. She is the daughter of Pam Glassmire and Samuel Glassmire, both of Coudersport, and is a junior secondary education/social studies student.   More...

Sports

Falcons Bova claims second at state wrestling tournament

Coudersport junior Kyle Bova reached the pinnacle of high school wrestling last weekend and nearly pulled out a state championship.  More...

Photo

Top finishers from the Coudersport junior high wrestling team at the recent PIAA District 9 Tournament at Brockway were: front -- Dustin Kudrick (third, 82 lbs.) and Brock Wilson (first, 117); back & More...

Wigfield, Sestina co-MVPs

Tyler Wigfield and Nate Sestina were named co-most valuable players as the Cameron County High School Hoop Club honored this year’s varsity basketball team with a banquet.  More...