November 2, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Chapman trial postponed

The long-awaited trial of an Emporium man accused of sexually assaulting a young child was postponed indefinitely Monday due to a death in the defense lawyer’s family.  More...

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Attending last week’s kickoff meeting for the Coudersport Downtown Committee were (from left): front -- Pete Wyatt, Nancy Grupp, Joe Pagano, Mike Heroux, Dawn Swatsworth and Commissioner Susan More...

Main Street Committee gets started

Coudersport’s new “Main Street Committee” met last week at the Gunzburger Building to begin developing a plan to revitalize the business district and coordinate infrastructure improvements with PennDOT’s resurfacing of Rt. More...

Viewpoints

Commentary

Shale Gas Drilling And Health

(Ann Pinca is an officer and newsletter editor for the Responsible Drilling Alliance, a Williamsport citizen action group which uses as its motto, “Keep it Wild.”) More...

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Last week my two boys and a friend were awarded tags for a mule deer hunt in the Kaibab National Forest and I went along for the ride. More...

Correspondence

Stop Domestic Violence   Dear editor:  What is hiding in plain sight in our rural communities and is the leading cause of injury to women ages 15 to 44?  If you guessed domestic violence, you understand the importance of stopping this More...

Galeton News

Galeton students learning the ropes

Challenge courses using “high ropes” are seen as adventurous by teenagers, but they also have the potential to build self-confidence and teamwork.  With that broader mission in mind, Galeton Area School continued the tradition of a f More...

Community Life

Celebrate 60 Years

Mr. & Mrs. Jack Mitterer

Long-time Potter County residents Jack and Phyllis Mitterer were surprised when the recent Potter County Bird Club meeting ended up being a celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary. More...

‘Duck Derby’ raises over $1,000

More than 600 plastic ducks made their way downstream from the Broad Street Bridge in Emporium during the recent “Firequacker Duck Derby,” held in conjunction with the Sinnemahone 50K Race.  More...

Book fundraiser slated Nov. 12

Coudersport Public Library’s Books Unlimited gala will be held at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, Nov. More...

Sports

Hobbling Falcons make statement

With five starters nursing injuries and an undefeated opponent invading CARP Field last weekend, a gutsy Coudersport Falcon varsity football team made a loud statement that had coaches and administrators rethinking their unwritten policy of requiring More...

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Potter County was well-represented at the PIAA Cross Country Championships in Hershey on Friday. Results weren’t available at press time. More...

JO wrestling meeting

A mandatory meeting for all junior olympic wrestlers and their parents will be held at 5:30 pm Monday, Nov. 4, in the Cameron County High School cafeteria. It’s the final opportunity for wrestlers to sign up. More...

Significant increase in Coudersport water rates

Coudersport residents can expect to see a significant increase in their water bills, effective Jan. More...

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For the second consecutive year, Cole Memorial Hospital was named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by the Joint Commission, a leading accreditor of health care organiz More...

Galeton water source project nearly complete

Work is winding down on an upgrade at one of Galeton Borough’s main water sources.  More...

General election Tuesday

Some of the most influential political offices in the region will be filled in the Tuesday, Nov. 5, municipal election. There are scattered races along with many uncontested offices across the region.  Polls open at 7 am and close at 8 pm. More...

Water woes in Driftwood

Residents of Driftwood Borough in southern Cameron County are being advised to boil their water. More...

News

Named Hometown Mentors president

Dr. Sharon Melzer (pictured) has been named president and board of directors chair for Hometown Mentors Inc. (HMI). More...

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Third graders at Woodland Elementary in Emporium and Austin Area School received dictionaries from Emporium Rotary Club. More...

‘Christmas in the Wilds’ scheduled

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for Christmas in the Wilds slated Dec. 13-14.  Events begin with the Holiday House Tour benefitting the Cameron County Fireworks. More...

Potter County News

Support for family caregivers

Potter County Area Agency on Aging has openings in its Family Caregiver Support Program.  More...

Potter County land transactions

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds:  • Oct. 1, Edna B. Olmstead Estate by executrix Carolyn Calkins et al, Shinglehouse, 80 sq. rods in Sharon Township, $40,000.  • Oct. More...

Busy agenda for water quality group

Members of the Potter County Water Quality Work Group met last week to continue coordinating efforts geared toward protection of the county’s water resources.  More...

Outdoors

Memories of deer hunting close encounters

Only a month remains before the opening of the fifirearms deer-hunting season on Dec. 2.  By the time the calendar page turns to November, it’s time to reminisce about some of the more interesting hunting experiences from years gone by. More...

Smooth sailing on state forest trails

Susquehannock State Forest personnel have been taking some heavy artillery to many of its recreation trails in Potter and McKean counties.  More...

Youth air rifle program planned

Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA) and Penn State Extension are sponsoring a 4-H air riflfle program. Mike Rodich returns as an instructor, but more volunteers are needed.  More...

Obituaries

Ronald C. Krammes

Ronald C. Krammes, 74, of Mohnton, passed away Oct. 9, 2013, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Lebanon, where he was a patient since Oct. 4, 2013. More...

Margaret Therese Wargo

Margaret Therèse Wargo, infant daughter of Robert J. and Heather S. Shall Wargo of Coudersport, passed away shortly after birth on Oct. 25, 2013, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.  More...

Death Notices

Selmer W. Redcay   More...