April 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Galeton School’s $1.6 million renovation project on ‘hold’

Public input will be sought in special meeting

Galeton Area School Board has put a $1.6 million renovation project originally planned for this summer on hold so that public input can be garnered and the district’s solicitor can review the plan.  More...

Storied history for Coudersport VFD

Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department’s annual appreciation dinner last Saturday attracted more than 100 people, including many second- and third-generation fifirefifighters and other volunteers, for a memorable evening that focused on the orga More...

Viewpoints

POLITICAL LEFT LOSING GROUND

(Lowman Henry is chairman and CEO of The Lincoln Institute in Harrisburg.)   Although much ado has been made about the Republican Party’s need to “reach out to emerging constituent groups” and “moderate,” it is the More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

College basketball has fi- nally wrapped things up. I do not mean to be so critical, but I do believe there are other things that this nation could be focusing on. More...

Response To Zoning Concerns

Dear editor:  We own Pneuma Powersports on Portage Street in Emporium. We would like to address some concerns raised in the zoning hearing on April 4 regarding the possible opening of Wheaton Gun Supply, and our own business.  More...

Galeton News

Six inducted into Galeton NHS

The Galeton High School held is annual National Honor Society Banquet and Induction March 19.  More...

Community Life

Antique show today

An antiques and collectibles show to benefit the Pa. Lumber Museum will be held on Saturday (today) from 10 to 4 at the Pine Creek Inn, west of Galeton. Admission is $4.50. Proceeds will be used to restore and maintain exhibits at the museum.   More...

To Wed In October

The families of Kelly Bennett and Brandon Spencer have announced their engagement.  The daughter of Robert and Connie Bennett, Kelly is a graduate of Cameron County High School and Houghton College. More...

Food for low-income seniors

Potter County Area Agency on Aging reports that there are openings for a federal government program that provides food to low-income citizens who are 60 or older.  More...

Sports

Falcons win, move to 2-2

Coudersport notched a much-needed high school baseball victory Monday, using solid pitching and a potent offensive attack to knock off Northern Potter, 14-0.  The Falcons are 2-2 in the early season under head coach Doug McClintic, who returned More...

Falcon girls off to a fast start in softball

Coudersport is off to a fast start in varsity softball.  The Falcons turned away Galeton, 17-2, on a rain-soaked Metzger Field Wednesday behind a solid pitching performance by senior Taylor Green.  Coudersport’s bats were booming, lea More...

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Opportunities galore for opening day trout anglers

An army of anglers will get their fifirst crack at northcentral Pennsylvania’s most popular cold water sport fifish today (Saturday) when trout season opens at 8 am.  More...

Forging a life in the wilds of Potter County

In many ways, Doug Firestone was living the dream. He was a well-paid engineer working for a reputable firm, doing the kind of work he always believed he wanted to do. He was happily married to the love of his life who shared many of his passions. More...

Drug awareness program Tuesday

Police and medical professionals have expressed growing concern about the deepening drug problem in Potter and Cameron counties. More...

Police stumble onto major drug bust in domestic violence call

What began as a domestic disturbance report in Emporium Borough ended with an arrest that included the seizure of a significant quantity of drugs, including synthetic substances marketed on the streets as “bath salts.” Borough Police were More...

News

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A tricky spot in the stream just before the Sterling Run bridge was too much for at least three teams of paddlers who ended up swimming their canoes to shore. More...

AG files appeal in baby-selling case

An appeal has been filed by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office in the case against five people for an alleged baby-selling scheme.  Defense lawyers claimed the prosecution failed to bring the case to court within a reasonable time More...

Austin man facing drug charges

Emporium Borough Police said they will be filing charges against a 20-year-old Austin resident after discovering him in possession of a controlled chemical substance commonly referred to as “bath salts,” as well as more than 20 new and us More...

Potter County News

DA appealing case to Supreme Court

Charges against a Potter County man accused of fraud and theft in connection with his contracting business have been dismissed on constitutional grounds, but the prosecutor vows to continue pursuing the case.  More...

Conservation districts fear state budget ax

Sensitive political issues emerged during the annual legislative luncheon hosted by the Potter County Conservation District.  Proposed funding cuts for environmental programs across Pennsylvania do not sit well with some conservation leaders, an More...

Man pleads guilty to rape

A Mill Hall man facing more than 40 criminal charges, including rape and sexual assault, has entered a guilty plea and will be sentenced in Potter County Court.  More...

Outdoors

Must be April: trout fishing and moth spraying

It’s fifinally here. More...

Spring brings new life to Pennsylvania elk population

With the lengthening daylight and warming temperatures, growth of grasses and emerging tender shoots on trees and low-lying bushes are luring elk to the lowlands, where vegetation seems to “green up” fifirst.  More...

Allegheny River muskie

There’s quite a story behind Jeremiah Woods and a mammoth muskellunge he landed from the banks of the Allegheny River near Port Allegany on a cold, snowy February day.  More...

Obituaries

Kathryn S. Thompson

JANUARY 9, 1925 - APRIL 9, 2013

Kathryn S. Thompson, 88, of Coudersport, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport.  Born Jan. 9, 1925 in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Albert A. and Dorothy (Davey) Schaub. On Feb. More...

Death Notices

Joyce Holjencin   More...