March 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Galeton area’s ‘star attraction’

Town seen as ‘gateway’ to growing state parks

Attractions with vast potential to draw tourists – located right in our back yard – were spotlighted during the annual Galeton Chamber of Commerce Dinner, held at the Ox Yoke Inn. More...

Unpaid, ‘thankless’ job still gets love

Election features many seeking school board seats

School board members serve without compensation and are almost guaranteed to face criticism and second-guessing for their actions. More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

In Florida, a group of atheists are suing the government because the state doesn’t have a holiday that will give them some prestige. More...

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Why No Judicial Sale?

Dear editor:  So, on the one hand the Cameron County Commissioners are concerned about a property owner appealing his taxes, while on the other hand the commissioners have refused to have a judicial sale of delinquent taxes in more than 10 years More...

Potter County News

County acquires downtown lot

A former Adelphia Communications Corp. More...

Handgun stolen from Roulette home

Theft of a handgun and ammunition from a Roulette Township home is being investigated by state police from Denton Hill. Burglars took the .380 revolver and bullets from the home of Daniel Kerr sometime between Feb. 14 and March 15. More...

Community Life

CVFD annual recognition dinner planned April 6

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...

Friends of Lyman Run fundraiser planned

Friends of Lyman Run will be holding its annual fundraiser from 9 to 2 on Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, to coincide with the opening of trout-fishing season.  The group will be selling coffee, frankfurters and chili at the boat launch area. More...

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A specialist at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Sleep Center was recently certified as a registered polysomnographic technologist. More...

Sports

Lyon looks to grow with Rangers

Cameron County’s David Lyon enters his first full season as a professional baseball player after getting an early taste of pro ball last summer as a member of the Arizona League Rangers of the Rookie Arizona League.  More...

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Four young ladies from Austin participated last weekend in the 3-on-3 ‘March Madness Youth Basketball Tournament’ at the Lakewood, New York YMCA. More...

Kinney derailed by injury

Potter County native Josh Kinney had already earned himself a return trip to the bullpen of major league baseball’s Seattle Mariners when the injury bug that has plagued him repeatedly over the past several years struck again.  More...

Confessed murder accomplice appeal hearing April 23

Confessed murder accomplice Avery Buckingham’s bid to have his prison sentence reduced will be aired in Potter County Court at 1 pm on April 23.  More...

Deal struck to keep Oswayo Fish Hatchery open

Politicians have rescued the Oswayo Fish Hatchery in Potter County for at least a few more years.  Last week, Pa. More...

Potter County population rebounding

Potter County has experienced a modest population increase over the past couple of years, confirming a long and steady comeback from the devastating Adelphia bankruptcy a decade ago. An interim U.S. More...

Rotary continues effort to improve local trails

Bill Dibble knows trails – old trails and new trails, walking trails, bicycle trails, trails that can accommodate wheelchairs, cross-country and backpacking trails, and runners. More...

State still in debt to Potter

Potter County this month received a payment from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania of about $31,000, covering the final portion of the state’s longoverdue reimbursement of the District Attorney’s 2011 salary. More...

News

CCHS grad interning; plans career in pharmacy

A future pharmacist who is a familiar face to many in the Emporium area is learning the ropes through an internship under the direction of June Caldwell at the Emporium Pharmacy.  Victoria Lippert, a 2008 graduate of Cameron County High School, More...

Ambulance personnel vote for union

Cameron County Ambulance Service personnel voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to become members of a labor union. More...

‘Cyberschools’ drain local resources

Area school districts have been reckoning with the growing popularity of alternative education – from homeschooling and cyberschooling to customized charter schools.  The educational and economic implications of students withdrawing from p More...

Galeton News

Galeton water project continues

Work continues on a water source improvement project in Galeton Borough.  Members of the Borough Authority received an update from engineer Mike Peleschak of Alfred Benesch and Company at this month’s meeting. More...

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Students of Galeton Elementary performed the play ‘Sunny Side Up’ last weekend. The play, written by Shirley McNichols, is a spirited romp with Sammy Sunnnyside, world renown comedian. More...

Youth drug awareness program slated

Galeton Teen Youth Program will be presenting a program on trends and issues with drug abuse in rural Pennsylvania on Monday, April 15, from 4-5:30 pm at Lighthouse Community Church. More...

Outdoors

Thoughts of spring as we patiently await it

Don’t be discouraged. Soon, spring will be here in full force with its rebirth and beauty and warmth.  Each day the sun rises higher in the sky. Each day there is more daylight. Little by little, the days will warm.  More...

Spring time brings renewel… this year its gradual

The fifirst day of spring, also known as the vernal equinox occurred on March 20 this year. Although it was not a day characterized by sunshine and warm temperatures, its occurrence marks a time of seasonal change that is gradual.  More...

Hunter education planned April 7

A hunter education course has been scheduled for Sunday, April 7, at Woodland Elementary School in Emporium from 9 to 4. Lunch will be provided. More...

Obituaries

Randy S. Housler

MARCH 11, 1957 - MARCH 21, 2013

Randy S. Housler, 56, of Clear Creek Road, Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, on March 21, 2013.  He was born March 11, 1957, in St. Marys, a son of George and Jessie (Stuckey) Housler. On Dec. More...

Death Notices

Thelma G. Fairman   More...