August 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

When potato farming reigned supreme

Potato farming, a Potter County tradition that dates back about a century, has all but disappeared from the landscape.  A man who watched the industry rise and fall shared his insights with Coudersport Rotary members at this week’s meeting More...

County won’t replace outgoing DES head

A restructuring of the Potter County Department of Emergency Services (DES) was unveiled at last week’s meeting of the Board of Commissioners.  Rather than appointing a full-time successor to John Hetrick as 911 coordinator, the commissio More...

Townwide yard sales today!

Coudersport’s Townwide Yard Sale will be held from 8 am to 5 pm on Saturday (today). Times of some sales may vary.  More...

Viewpoints

My Side

Tough To See Them Go

Jill Pertler is an award-winning syndicated columnist, playwright and author of “The Do-It-Yourselfer’s Guide to Self-Syndication” You can read more columns at the Slices of Life page on Facebook. More...

Viewpoint

Our kids are back in the hallowed halls of learning. The thick wooden “board of education” is now a collector’s item and so is the discipline and respect that went with it. More...

Energy Realities

Dear editor:  Have you ever asked yourself where we’d be today without natural gas and other fossil fuels?  No Industrial Revolution. More...

Potter County News

Supervisor training being offered

A series of training sessions for supervisors is being offered at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport by a regional agency committed to workforce development.  A four-part series is scheduled Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 1 and Oct. More...

Jobless rates heading in the right direction

Unemployment improved across the region between June and July, according to the State Department of Labor and Industry.  Potter County’s jobless rate fell to 8.4 percent, compared to 9.1 in June. More...

Ulysses Fall Festival planned Sept. 7

A Potter County town with a rich heritage is holding a festival on Saturday, Sept. More...

Outdoors

Window of opportunity for trout fishing

Some of my most memorable trout fifishing excursions have been in early September. More...

Elk country in September: where the action is!

With testosterone levels rising, he had that wide-eyed look that bulls get during the rut. Strands of itchy velvet strung loosely from his modest set of antlers – and it had to go. More...

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Elk expert Rawley Cogan (right) was guest speaker at this week’s Emporium Rotary meeting. More...

‘DUI court’ first step in new approach to criminal justice

Potter County Court and several partners have taken the first step toward implementing an innovative “specialty court” to deal with certain criminal cases.  According to information presented at last week’s meeting of the Potte More...

Full backpacks fill a community need

Thirty-nine volunteers, ranging from 7 to 72 years old, showed up at the Roulette Firehall to pack nearly 1,000 backpacks with school supplies for students whose families cannot afford to purchase them.  Within 90 minutes, the packs were on thei More...

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Emporium Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at a two-story home on East Fifth Street in the borough at about 4:30 Monday afternoon. More...

‘Eduation Center’ idea starting to take shape

Phase one of the “Potter County Education Center” is up and running, but the name is unofficial and the facility is far from a sure thing.  More...

News

Austin teachers’ pact okayed

Austin Area School Board put one important lingering issue to bed this month, voting to ratify a new contract with the labor union representing teachers.  The pact covers four years (July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2017) and includes health insurance, More...

NUMBERS IN THE NEWS

Less Surfing, More Production  35   — A recent study of companies that began monitoring employees’ use of the internet and imposing restrictions on non-work related use of the web found that their employee productivity rose by a More...

Hangar shares views in campaign stop

Primary election day is not until next May, but candidates are already emerging to challenge Governor Tom Corbett when he seeks another four-year term in 2014.  Democrat John Hanger brought his campaign bus on a swing through Potter, McKean, Elk More...

Galeton News

Family Dollar gets the green light in Galeton Borough

Everything is “go” for the new Family Dollar store at the former Lush Brothers Furniture lot on West Street in Galeton.  An engineer and developer attended this month’s Galeton Borough Council meeting to update members on the p More...

Children’s ministry

Emporium CMA church is holding its Awana Children’s Ministry Program beginning Wednesday, Sept. 4. More...

Community Life

Zerbe honored

Michael Zerbe was honored for reaching the 27-gallon milestone as a blood donor at last week’s American Red Cross blood drive at the Emporium VFW.  Other milestones recognized were: Marsha D. More...

ABATE toy drive Saturday

Endless Mountains Chapter 34 of ABATE is sponsoring Christmas for Kids at the Dollar General parking lot in Emporium on Saturday (today) from 10 am to 2 pm. New unwrapped toys and monetary donations will be accepted. More...

Births

Brooklyn Gale Gutshall   A little girl, Brooklyn Gale Gutshall, was born to Katie Marshall and Matthew Gutshall on Aug. More...

Sports

High school football season gets underway

Coudersport and Cameron County were scheduled to open the 2013 varsity football season on the road Friday night.  Each team has its home opener at 7 pm Friday, Sept. 6. Coudersport faces Ridgway/ Johnsonburg at CARP Field. More...

Stone skipper takes second

Cameron County’s own “professional stone-skipper” had another strong showing at what’s billed the state championship event in Franklin last weekend, placing second in a competitive field. More...

Library Race, Walk, Fun Run raises $3,000

$3,000 was added to the Coudersport Public Library’s building fund as a result of last weekend’s fourth annual 5K Race, Walk and Fun Run.  Sixty participants answered the starter’s gun, ranging from high school track stars to s More...