April 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Major tourism investment project set to get underway

State Senator Joe Scarnati was among those who met Monday at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum to kick off a $5.4 million expansion and renovation project with the ceremonial scooping of dirt with gold-painted shovels.  More...

New group to focus on plight of pets

Potter County now has an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for unwanted, abused or neglected pets.  After many months of groundwork, the Potter County Animal Assistance Project will soon be receiving non-profifit tax status More...

Viewpoints

‘PENNY POLL’ REVEALING

(Lynn Fitz-Hugh is a lifelong peace activist, a mother, therapist, and writes for PeaceVoice).  More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Mass shootings and bombings are hard for all of us to comprehend. I just wish the families of the victims didn’t have to be reminded every time they turn on the TV.  More...

God, Guns & Guts

Dear editor:  In last week’s paper, a letter from Peter Arnett blasted Glenn Thompson for attending a gun show with a visible holstered gun.  I would have to assume that he possesses a legal “right to carry” permit. More...

Potter County News

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Potter County Department of Veterans Affairs teamed with the Bath (N.Y.) VA Medical Center to sponsor a Veterans Service Visit at the courthouse square. More...

First Potter County Patriot Weekend planned

Plans have been announced for a Potter County Patriot Weekend, headquartered at the Millstream Inn in Coudersport, Friday and Saturday, June 7-8.  Proceeds from the large-scale event will benefit Potter County Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Pr More...

Survival course being offered

A course in survival and wilderness skills is being held at the Potter County Education Council office in Coudersport from 6-8 pm on April 30, May 7 and May 14. Instructor will be Adam Nestor. To learn more, call 274-4877.   More...

Outdoors

Young turkey hunters build lasting memories

Turkey hunters are heading into our forests and woodlots. For many younger hunters, the season opened with Pennsylvania’s one-day youth spring turkey hunt. More...

Elk hunt allocations and new zones approved

At a recent meeting of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Wildlife Biologist Chris Rosenberry reported that the elk population, counted during the winter of 2013, totaled 833 animals. That compares to 824 elk counted in 2012. More...

Bill aims to shorten commissioners’ terms

The state House has approved legislation to shorten the terms of board members who serve on the the Game Commission and Fish and Boat Commission.  More...

Obituaries

Dr. Richard J. Larsen

JANUARY 1, 1934 - APRIL 22, 2013

Dr. Richard J. Larsen, 79, of Coudersport, passed this life on Monday, April 22, 2013, following an enjoyable round of golf at the Coudersport Golf Club. His only regret in life was that he missed his birdie putt on his final hole of golf. More...

Death Notices

Gayle E. Hafer   More...

Explosives among evidence confifiscated

Lab analysis awaited on items found in drug raid

An Emporium man arrested earlier this month could be facing additional charges.  Donald A. Osti, 35, remains in Elk County Jail on charges of unlawful restraint, false imprisonment and harassment. More...

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Austin’s Jim Nichols was among the anglers who began finding success when local waters settled and temperatures rose earlier this week. More...

Troubling fifindings in youth behavior survey

Parents, community members or anyone else who was in denial about the extent of drug abuse and self-esteem issues in Cameron County got a reality check Monday night when the results of s scientifific survey were revealed.  More...

Maple Festival on tap for next weekend

Maple Festival time is nearing.  More...

News

Austin School sounds SOS

Austin Area School District is looking for outside help as financial conditions continue to worsen. More...

Numbers in the News

350 Over the past year, more than 350 free-roaming cats have been humanely trapped and transported to a veterinarian to be neutered or spayed and vaccinated for rabies and ear tipped by the new Potter County Animal Assistance Project.& More...

Area news briefs

Homicide suspect killed WESTFIELD -- Two people are dead after a homicide in Westfield near the Potter/Tioga county border last Friday night. More...

Galeton News

Callahan retiring; new Galeton Health Center doctor sought

With Galeton’s long-time family doctor, Mike Callahan, retiring in less than two months, the search is on to find a successor.  More...

Sewer/water delinquents responding

Not all of the Galeton residents who are behind on their water and sewer bills have responded politely to the Borough Authority’s most recent collection efforts.  More...

Community Life

Coudersport Rotary commended

Rotary District Governor Jim Eberly came to Coudersport last week to give the local club a pat on the back and present updates on the international service organization’s projects and priorities.  Eberly noted Coudersport Rotary’s co More...

‘Day of Prayer service Thursday

An open invitation has been extended by the organizers of the Potter County observance for National Day of Prayer, scheduled for noon Thursday, May 2, at the courthouse square observance.  Prayers will be offered for the nation, government leade More...

‘Fun House’ planning meeting today

A meeting to help organize the “Clowning Around Fun House,” to coincide with this year’s Cameron County Weekend in the Wilds celebration, will be held at the Aroma Cafe on Saturday (today) at 6:30 pm. More...

Sports

Tough competition for Falcons

As the calendar turns to May, some athletes on Coudersport High School’s track and field team are looking ahead to the PIAA District 9 Invitational, hoping to earn a berth in the state championship meet.  The Falcons warmed up with a sweep More...

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A cooperative sports agreement between the two schools has allowed students from Galeton Area School to participate in varsity track and field as members of the Coudersport High School team. More...

Austin loses both in twin bill

Bats explode in earlier win over Red Raiders

Austin was the latest victim of powerhouse Smethport in a varsity softball doubleheader Monday on the Hubbers’ home field.  In game one, Jesse Riedmiller cracked a two-run double but the Panther bats could do little else in a 13-3 setback. More...