December 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Bacteria found in water systems

Two popular springs frequented by residents in the Coudersport area are contaminated, according to a study recently released by Penn State Extension.  More...

No jail, no problem

Cameron is one of the few counties in Pennsylvania that does not have its own jail, and that has proven to be a wise decision, according to Commissioner Jim Thomas.  At last week’s meeting, Thomas and fellow board member Phil Jones discuss More...

Viewpoints

Let the Rigases go home

(Steve Donohue is editor of FierceCable, a daily business and technology newsletter covering telecommunications and related topics.)   In early November, I had occasion to travel near the Allenwood Federal Prison complex in White Deer, which is More...

Viewpoint

Time marches on and another year is almost history. I am trying to get in the Christmas mood. More...

Late Gift Suggestion

Dear editor:  I would like to suggest a different idea for those of you who have not finished your Christmas shopping.  More...

Galeton News

Galeton Rotary Club supports school

Galeton Rotary Club is teaming with the Gale Foundation to support the industrial arts program at Galeton Area School.  More...

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Galeton Area School music teacher Lori Petrusa (left) accepted the donation of about $6,000 in instruments from the Spunky Norwegian Foundation, represented by its vice chair Lynn Nicklas and board m More...

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Mataya McPherson was recently presented the DAR Good Citizen Award. Mataya is a senior at Galeton Area school and the daughter of Janet and Arlen McPherson. More...

Outdoors

Hunting when December seems like May

The most excitement I had during this deer season happened on the morning of the third day. I was watching an area of woods above an open fifield. More...

Help needed in local bird count

Local bird lovers have a chance to join in a nationwide assessment of avian populations later this month.  More...

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Rev. Jeremy Caskey of Faith Baptist Church, Emporium, has never shot a deer – until this past Saturday. He happened upon this impressive eight-point buck while hunting up Rich Valley Road. More...

Obituaries

Floyd ‘Sonny’ Sharp

JULY 11, 1926 - DECEMBER 7, 2013

Floyd J. “Sonny” Sharp, 87, of New Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Austin, passed away on Dec. 7, 2013, in New Port Richey.  Born on July 11, 1926, he was a son of G. Floyd and Sylvia (Shepard) Sharp. More...

Josephine C. Raup

OCTOBER 10, 1926 - DECEMBER 9, 2013

Josephine C. Raup, 87, of Coudersport, died Dec. 9, 2013, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital.  Born Oct. 10, 1926, in Gold, she was a daughter of Lloyd O. and Mary R. (Bradish) Chilson. On June 5, 1948, she married Randall F. More...

Death Notices

William W. Thompson   William W. Thompson, 94, of Coudersport, died Dec. 4, 2013, at Sweden Valley Manor, where he had lived for the past two years. He was predeceased by Kathryn, his wife of 70 years. More...

Bet you can hear me now

Verizon plans for expansion move forward

Verizon Wireless is moving forward on its plan to erect a series of towers in Potter County, expanding its cellphone coverage.  More...

Weapons charges dropped

McManigle was allowed to possess firearm

An Emporium woman facing multiple drug charges waived her preliminary hearing in front of Cameron County District Judge Barry Brown on Thursday.  More...

Miracle shot gone ‘viral’

Seventy-five footer wins game and 60,000 fans

There is still plenty of buzz about Monday night’s “shot seen ‘round the world,” an incredible athletic feat that took place in little Emporium, Pennsylvania.  What has not been reported is a twist of fate that made it al More...

Eliot Ness returning to television

Famous Potter County resident to be featured in mini-series

Another fictional account of Eliot Ness – one of Potter County’s most famous residents – will be watched on TV by millions of Americans sometime next year.  That doesn’t sit well with historians who have been frustrated f More...

News

Latest shale gas newsletter available

Latest edition of the Shale Gas Roundup newsletter is now available. A product of the Natural Gas Resource Center, it brings a local perspective to major developments that will affect the region for years to come.  More...

Pesticide disposal program offered

Agricultural businesses and pesticide applicators in Potter, Cameron, Elk and Clinton counties can dispose of unwanted pesticides safely through the State Agriculture Department’s CHEMSWEEP program.  More...

Sparks flfly at school board meeting

Cameron County School Board’s reorganizational meeting last week was rocky, to say the least.  After members voted 6-3 in favor of Robert “Speedy” Lininger over incumbent Annetta Horning as president, and then chose Richard Har More...

Potter County News

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An open house was held Thursday at the new Coudersport Senior Center in the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department Training Center, across from the firehall on Rt. 6 West (Port Allegany Road). More...

Tentative budget passed in Coudersport

Coudersport Borough Council has approved a preliminary 2014 operating budget which calls for $3.2 million in expenditures. Council has until the end of the month to ratify the plan and officially set the real estate tax rate for next year.  More...

Rotary Club honors faithful members

Coudersport Rotary Club’s annual Christmas party this week included a collection of gifts for local children in need and the presentation of a flag for the school-based Interact Club, an affiliate of Rotary International for teenagers.  More...

Community Life

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Newest member of the Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce is Tim Walck Photography, a business that recently opened on North West Street in the former Pennsylvania Job Center building. More...

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Unionized employees from several local agencies took up a collection for low-income senior citizens. More...

‘Christmas in the Wilds’ continues

Emporium’s annual Christmas in the Wilds continues on Saturday (today) starting with the popular Breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11:30 at the firehall.  Artists and vendors will set up downtown with merchandise and holiday treats. More...

Sports

Falcons boys open season 2-0

Height does not always make might in basketball.  Coudersport High School debuted one of its shortest team in recent history and emerged with a 2-0 record.  More...

Red Raider boys team for real

While the media continued its focus on Dylan Clingan’s dramatic game-winning shot on Monday night, it was back to work for the Cameron County Red Raiders boys’ basketball team which, so far, is meeting the early expectations of a special More...

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Two dozen members from Cutting Edge Gymnastics of Coudersport attended a recent competition in Kittaning, where they earned three team awards as well as many individual honors. More...