August 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Grant secured for levee upgrades, inspection

Coudersport Borough taxpayers can breathe a sigh of relief, following an announcement Wednesday evening that a grant will cover the vast majority of the costs to update the town’s levee system.  More...

Dam Show going on now!

Music is filling the valley above Austin.  Today (Saturday) the Austin Dam Memorial Park is the place to be as the eclectic music and art festival, known as the Dam Show, grooves through the day and into the night.  More...

Viewpoints

My Side

Protect Public Lands

(John H. Quigley is former secretary of the Pa. Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources. He’s now a private consultant on conservation, alternative energy and sustainable development.) More...

Viewpoint

Many  Americans are fighting the Battle of the Bulge. My problem is that I like to eat just about anything. Growing up in the Great Depression probably made me this way.  More...

A Special Place

Dear editor:  Recently, I had a chance to view the film, “Triple Divide,” depicting the drilling of the Marcellus Shale gas in Pennsylvania. More...

Potter County News

Coudersport schools open Tuesday

Coudersport Area School District has released details for the opening of the new school year on Tuesday, Aug. More...

Community Life

Rotary dinner/auction Sept. 14

Coudersport Rotary Club this week nailed down final details of the annual dinner/auction, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14, at American Legion Post 192, starting with a social hour at 5.  Cost is $15/single and $25/couple. More...

Bike run to benefit cancer patient

A benefit bike run will take place Saturday, Sept. 28, starting in Emporium.  More...

Benefit dance in Austin

Austin Vets Club will host a benefit dance for Sam Earle from 4-8 pm on Sept. 22. Music will be provided by Ozone Rangers from Buffalo, N.Y. Admission is $5.00. Door prizes will be awarded ad a 50/50 fundraiser is planned. More...

Sports

Cameron County eyes football turn around

Mike Kunes knows his undersized team faces an uphill battle, but he or his players are worried, they aren’t showing it.  Kunes enters his first season as the varsity football coach at Cameron County High School with a positive attitude, de More...

Coudersport opens grid season at Curwensville

Things are changing with the Coudersport High School football program, which enjoyed a long run of success that carried into the new century.  There’s hope for the future, as a new emphasis on early development of football skills begins to More...

High school golf season underway

High school golf season got underway this week across the region.  Cameron County boys’ golf team traveled to Kane Country Club where the defeated the Johnsonburg Rams, 230-218, behind a stellar performance by Paul Etchepare who parred the More...

Ambulance service may pull plug on ALS

Cameron County Ambulance Service executive board plans to eliminate advanced life support by Nov. 18.  Unless another source of revenue can be developed before that date, ALS service will be provided instead by St. More...

Popular Dr. dead at 90

Services will be held today (Saturday) for Dr. George C. Mosch, who died on Tuesday in his home at age 90. An obituary appears on page 4.  A lifelong resident of Potter County, “Dr. More...

PCVA, Chamber talking merger

Limited funds and other changes have two long-time community service organizations in Potter County discussing ways they can work more in unison.  For several years, the Potter County Visitors Association and the Coudersport Area Chamber of Comm More...

Cooking demos at farmers market

A cooking demonstration by two experienced chefs will highlight the next Potter County Farmers Market, scheduled for 1-5 pm on Friday, Aug. More...

News

No wheels: 17 million steps for meals program

A man on a mission to raise awareness of the critical importance of the Meals On Wheels program for older Americans passed through Potter County this week and found a supportive reception.  More...

Report: politics before dangerous bridges

Dozens of bridges in Cameron and Potter counties are falling apart while government leaders at the federal, state and local levels bury their heads in the sand.  That’s the conclusion of a national report that some politicians have seized More...

Deficient local bridges

PennDOT this week unveiled the list of about 1,000 structurally deficient bridges to be posted with stricter weight limits, including several in the local area.  “Reducing the weight traveling on these bridges will slow down their deterior More...

Galeton News

Galeton School heads retiring

Galeton Area School District is looking for new administrators after learning that Superintendent David Wishard and Principal Larry Smith are retiring.  Wishard will be gone on Nov. More...

Outdoors

Triggering memories of childhood summers

It never ceases to amaze me how fast the summer passes for a grown-up, compared to its long and wonderful duration for a child.  More...

Upper Allegheny River study continues

Trained volunteers from the Upper Allegheny Watershed Association continue their mission of assessing a number of streams above Coudersport. More...

Photo

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association held its annual Youth Field Day at the club property. More...

Obituaries

Dr. George C. Mosch

Beloved family doctor dead at 90

OCTOBER 8, 1922 - AUGUST 19, 2013 More...

Jesse L. Banks

DECEMBER 16, 1978 - AUGUST 16, 2013

Jesse L. Banks, 34, of Johnsonburg, died at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Dec. 16, 1978, in Ridgway, a son of John and Marsha (Bennett) Banks. On Dec. 19, 2011, he married Lisa M. Bidwell, who survives. More...

Death Notices

Dennis M. Pesock   More...