June 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Visitor’s Assn. considering new direction

A “major change of direction” will be unveiled when Potter County’s official tourist promotion agency convenes its annual membership dinner on Wednesday, June 19, at Hamilton Maple Products in Ulysses.  More...

Galeton, Pike Township shift to 68th District

Potter County will be split into two legislative districts starting in 2014 under a reapportionment plan recently accepted by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  More...

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Four men credited with saving a bedridden woman from a fire in her apartment last December were honored for their heroic actions during a ceremony at the state police barracks in Emporium. More...

Viewpoints

AGELESS WISDOM

(Mike Fowler is a retired Navy officer and currently a member of Austin Borough Council.)  Perhaps you’ve heard the proverb, “A smart man learns from his own mistakes; a wise man learns from the mistakes of others.”   Bein More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Youth baseball is in full swing. That is something that has changed a lot over the years. Today the kids can’t just go out and play a pickup game in a yard or a sandlot. More...

Tribute to Ed Easton

Dear editor:  This year’s Coudersport Sports Boosters Banquet closed with a special memorial to a special man, Ed Easton, who passed away in December 2012 and is fondly remembered by many. More...

Potter County News

Rt 872 bridge work causing concerns

PennDOT has announced that work to replace a bridge in Coudersport on Rt. More...

Coudersport swimming lessons start

Coudersport Community Swimming Pool has announced the schedule for the first round of swim lesions this summer.  The pool staff is also offering water aerobics and parent and child swim lessons, depending on demand. More...

Major project in Coudersport

Construction is not scheduled until 2016 at the earliest, but PennDOT and local business leaders are already starting discussions of the U.S. Rt. 6 construction plan that will disrupt traffic and commerce in downtown Coudersport.  More...

Outdoors

Dark side of June trout fishing

I’ve always been fascinated with night fishing. Large trout have a tendency to feed at night. This is especially the case when water temperatures climb up into the 70s. I’m also intrigued by the odd behaviors that big trout display at night. More...

Summer is excellent time of the year for elk tourism

If you encounter a bull elk in the early weeks of summer, it’s likely he will be grazing with his head down. More...

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American Legion Post 192 of Coudersport held another successful children’s fishing derby at the Reese Hollow Reservoir. More...

Gas impact fee: check’s in the mail

Local townships, boroughs and county governments will be receiving a second round of payments soon from the state’s new “impact fee” on shale gas drilling.  Amount of each check from the Pa. More...

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Honey bees are arguably the most important insect on earth. More...

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Dog owners from six states and Canada brought their canines to Coudersport last weekend as Kightlinger Motors hosted a visit by the popular DockDogs challenge attraction. More...

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Members of the St. Marys Snowmobile Association and volunteers from Emporium spent last weekend rebuilding a bridge at Emporium’s west end. More...

‘Patriot Weekend’ benefits worthy causes

Three worthy causes shared the spotlight as “Patriot Weekend” debuted at Coudersport’s Millstream Inn.  Rainy weather held down the turnout, but the organizers came away from the event convinced that it’s a keeper. More...

News

Erway half way in marathon quest

While dozens of runners from three countries and many states competed in the God’s Country Marathon, Potter County’s most famous marathoner was racking up yet another race in his incredible 2013 odyssey.  More...

Program on emerging natural gas markets

shale gas production increases across northern Pennsylvania, uncertainties linger on how the bounty will be used. More...

New maps available at Chamber office

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and local businesses are distributing free maps of Cameron County. The colored pamphlets include special sections for Emporium, Driftwood and Sinnemahoning. More...

Galeton News

Galeton school budget raises taxes

Galeton Area School Board members are set to vote on a final draft of the 2013-14 operating budget that includes a slight real estate tax increase when they convene on Monday night.  More...

Community Life

Choral tribute planned for Beveridge

Hometown Mentors Inc. of Cameron County recently added Sue Ann Beveridge to its team as a spokesperson. She was a music teacher at Cameron County High School from 1968 until her retirement in 1999.  More...

Little League Carnival

Cameron County Little League is holding its annual carnival Monday through Saturday, June 17-22, on South Broad Street in Emporium. More...

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Tristan and Cameron Hafer of Coudersport saved their allowances for a 10-week period and recently donated the money to the Potter County Animal Assistance Project. More...

Sports

Alle-Catts still perfect; whip Smethport, 20-3

Visiting Emporium put a 20-3 licking on winless Smethport Sunday in Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League action, improving to 5-0 as frontrunner in the 10-team circuit.  Starting pitcher Ralph Mc- Kimm Jr. More...

Sitler Memorial run June 29

A 5K run and walk to raise funds for the Darlene J. Sitler Memorial Scholarship Fund will be held on Saturday, June 29, at Northern Potter High School. More...

Alumni game July 6

Plans are in place for the third annual Alumni Football Classic, to be held on Saturday, July 6, at Coudersport’s CARP Field, kicking off at 3:30 pm.  All proceeds from the game will be distributed to designated charities in the Couderspor More...

Obituaries

Jane L. Soban

OCTOBER 9, 1930 - MAY 19, 2013

Jane Louise Soban, 82, of Kensington, Md. died Sunday, May 19, 2013 in Bethesda, Md.  Jane was born on Oct. 9, 1930 in Emporium, the daughter of Simon J. and Matilda Hornung. More...

Gerald W. Frey

OCTOBER 22, 1939 - JUNE 6, 2013

Gerald W. Frey, 73, of Emporium, died June 6, 2013, at his residence. He was born Oct. 22, 1939, in St. Marys, a son of Anthony and Elizabeth Herzing Frey. In 1964 at the Rich Valley Wesleyan Church, he married Carol Jordan, who died in 2005. Mr. More...

Death Notices

David T. Gibbons   More...