August 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Murder accomplice petitions Supreme Court

One of the people involved in a conspiracy to murder a Coudersport teenager more than two years ago is appealing to the Pennsylvania Superior Court in an effort to have his sentence reduced.  More...

Shale gas lull temporary; work behind scenes

With expectations that shale gas drilling will eventually be resuming in earnest across the region, organizations that were formed in Potter County are continuing to prepare and attempting to engage the public.  More...

Animal advocates: new organization rolling

An organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for unwanted, abused or neglected pets is scheduling a unique fundraiser in conjunction with Coudersport’s Townwide Yard Sale on Saturday, Aug. 31.  More...

Viewpoints

My Side

Room Tax Reform Needed

(Jerry Stern, a Republican, represents the 80th District in the Pa. More...

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Our education system is a real mess these days. More...

Defending Equality

Dear editor:  Our organization has been celebrating same-gender commitment ceremonies for decades in our congregations.  More...

Galeton News

Free seminar on health insurance options for small business

Owners of small businesses are scurrying for information about the implications of the U.S. Affordable Care Act.  On Friday, Aug. 16, a U.S. More...

Community Life

ABATE meeting

Endless Mountains Chapter of ABATE will meet at 11 am Saturday (today) at Sterling Run Tavern. Agenda items include nomination of officers, the Endless Mountains Jam and planning for the Christmas 4 Kids Program.   More...

Births

Wyatt Robert Smith   A son was born to Sarah Kio and Brandon Smith at Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport on Aug. 2.  Named Wyatt Robert Smith, the baby boy weighed seven pounds, eight ounces and was 19.5 inches long. More...

Lacher graduates from training

U.S. Army Private Patrick T. Lacher of Roulette recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S. C. He is the son of Alan and Judy Lacher and a 2009 graduate of Port Allegany High School.   More...

Sports

Keystone State wins big in Charities Classic

Last Saturday’s 40th annual Don Raabe Big 30 Charities Classic in Bradford was more like a football clinic than gridiron rivalry. More...

Catts fighting for survival

Perhaps things came too easy for Emporium’s perennial powerhouse team in the Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League.  The regular season champions suddenly find themselves battling for survival in the championship playoffs, thanks to an upset 1 More...

Long trip home for family heirloom

It’s one of those million-to-one stories that warms the heart.  Sue Greeley, owner of The Right Stuff antique mart in Coudersport, had an amazing experience that still has her shaking her head in disbelief and appreciation.  More...

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Elk celebration returns to its roots

Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo returns after a four-year absence, just in time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the elk herd restoration in the state.  It will be based at the Elk Country Visitor Center near Benezette in Elk County Sa More...

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Cameron County deeds recorded

Following are recent real estate transactions filed with the Cameron County Recorder of Deeds:  • July 1, James P. Thompson to Michelle L. Sprout, Gibson Township, $1.00; George H. More...

Howard Siding bridge project stalled

Weight limits remain in place for the Howard Siding Bridge in Shippen Township and there is little reason to believe the structure will be repaired any tome soon.  More...

Potter County News

County continuing commitment to wellness

Studies confirm that employers who emphasize and facilitate wellness among their workers are rewarded with a more productive workforce, greater efficiency, lower health care expenses, reduced absenteeism and other benefits.  More...

Sustainable agriculture being pushed in Potter County

An organization that’s committed to promoting a new approach to agriculture is planning an outreach event in Potter County this month.  Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) welcomes producers, policy-makers and other More...

Outbuilding destroyed by fire

An outbuilding at the Frosty Hollow Bed and Breakfast property near Sweden Valley was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning.  More...

Outdoors

Healthy forests boil down to diversity

Decisions that we as a society make about deer management, environmental protection, land use planning and invasive species controls have a direct impact on something we should all care about – forest health.  More...

Bowhunter festival Aug. 15-18

A large turnout is expected for this year’s Potter County Bowhunter Festival on the grounds of Denton Hill State Park. It’s scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 15-18, and is open to all ages.  More...

Obituaries

Constance J. Welsh

SEPTEMBER 21, 1941 - JULY 28, 2013

Constance J. “Connie” Welsh, 71, a long-time resident of Coudersport, passed away at home with her loving family at her side on July 28, 2013 after a short illness.  Born Sept. More...

Anna Marie Swank

APRIL 10, 1922 - AUGUST 6, 2013

Anna Marie Swank, 91, of Coudersport, formerly of Austin, died Tuesday, (Aug. 6, 2013) at Sweden Valley Manor.  Born on April 10, 1922 in First Fork, she was the daughter of Simon and Anna Kuppelweiser. On Sept. More...

Allen E. Pearsall

FEBRUARY 26, 1934 - AUGUST 5, 2013

Allen E. “Brownie” Pearsall, 79, of Oknefski Rd., Ridgway, passed away, Aug. 5, 2013, at Elk Haven Nursing Home.  He was born February 26, 1934 in Castle Garden, the son of Arthur H. and Louise Wolfe Pearsall, Sr. More...