May 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Four running for Coudersport mayor

Many local offices open, but candidates scarce

Dozens of inflfluential local offifices will be fifilled by voters this year in Potter County, but the candidates are few and far between.  More...

Neighbor wakes woman, leads her out of burning house

An Emporium woman was left homeless by a Monday morning fifire at her home. More...

Viewpoints

RETHINKING CRIMINAL JUSTICE

(Eric Linhardt is the elected District Attorney of Lycoming County. His comments are apt as local officials, including the Potter County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, consider alternatives in reducing the jail population.)   More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

One thing I already miss about the Land of Endless Mountains in Pennsylvania is my garden and all of the goodies that our neighbors and friends used to share from their gardens.  More...

Light In The Sky

Dear editor:  On the evening of Saturday, May 4, at approximately 11:20, I witnessed a bright yellowish light north/northwest of the city of St. Marys.  More...

Potter County News

Summer services for at-risk youth

A new program is being launched to continue counseling services for at-risk or troubled youth in Potter County during school districts’ summer breaks.  More...

Mental health services 24/7

Potter County Human Services has established a toll-free telephone service available 24/7 for anyone in need of mental health services.  More...

Child safety seat check Thursday

A free child safety seat check will be held from noon to 4 pm on Thursday, May 23, at the Coudersport Ambulance Hall on East Second and Mill streets. More...

Outdoors

More bruins in the woods than he could bear

Turkey hunting and trout fifishing are the most popular sports at this time of year, but late April and early May is also a great time for spotting bears. A few years ago, I saw 16 black bears in less than two weeks in the outdoors.  More...

Banished young elk: ‘only the lonely’

Roy Orbison’s hit song from the 1960s, “Only the Lonely,” is an appropriate anthem for a yearling bull elk in springtime. More...

Lyman Run fishing derby May 18

Friends of Lyman Run will hold their annual Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 18, for those age 12 and under. There is no charge for the derby or a picnic lunch that will be available at 11 am. More...

CICADA ‘INVASION’? NOT HERE

Millions of noisy, flflying insects will soon emerge from a 17-year slumber and swarm much of the northern Atlantic east coast.  Many media reports have indicated that Pennsylvania is among the states that will be invaded by the cicada, a flflyi More...

Galeton School project shot down

(Editor’s Note: Special appreciation to Galeton High School sophomore Morgan Petrencsik for her assistance with this story.)  Galeton Area School District is going back to the drawing board after backing off on a $1.6 million capital impro More...

Cameron ballot: school board scramble

Cameron County voters will select Republican and Democratic nominees for a wide variety of offifices in the May 21 primary election, highlighted by a ninecandidate scramble for fifive seats on the Cameron County School Board.  More...

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Tax case appears to be headed for court

A battle continues to brew in Cameron County over an issue that touches hundreds of people – real estate tax assessments.  More...

Before you get a pet bird…

A bird can be an enjoyable addition to your household. Many are very colorful and sing beautifully. More...

Emporium trio facing charges

An Emporium trio face numerous criminal charges as the result of a drug investigation near DuBois back on Jan. 20, 2012.  Jessica M. Steger, 27, recently waived her right to a preliminary hearing. More...

Community Life

Sky program at Cherry Springs

Operators of Cherry Springs Dark Sky Preserve are sponsoring a series of public stargazing and astral exploration programs.   On Saturday (today) the park will feature “Night Sky Tour” starting at 9:30. More...

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Woodland Elementary School sixth-graders took part in an outdoor career day program coordinated by Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities. More...

Produces book about Amish

A former Cameron County resident has compiled a collection of photographs that provide a rare glimpse into the life of Amish farmers.  David L. More...

Sports

Falcon girls on win streak

Coudersport has been cruising in recent high school softball action, but the Falcons (10-3) were rained out as they tried to continue their momentum with a game at Port Allegany on Wednesday.  More...

Storm football, cheerleading sign-ups

Cameron County Storm Football and Cheerleading will hold sign-ups on Friday, May 17, from 6-8 pm, and Saturday, May 18, from noon to 1, at the Recreation Center.  More...

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Galeton High School has qualified for the PIAA State Championship Tennis Tournament, which gets underway Tuesday. More...