January 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Expanded flood plain pains

New insurance law could cost homeowners

Cameron County has been presented to federal officials as a textbook case of flaws in the Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2012.  That law resulted in new flood plain mapping and loss of federal insurance subsidies, prompting impending insur More...

Ole Bull Museum plan mothballed

A non-profit organization, the Spunky Norwegian Foundation, has not moved forward on plans announced some time ago to establish a museum honoring famed violinist Ole Bull and an accompanying Scandinavian gift shop in  Potter County.  More...

Viewpoints

Setting The Record Straight

(Barry J. Schoch, a professional engineer, is Secretary of the Pa. Dept. More...

Viewpoint

Just about everyone who is reading this column is a lawbreaker.  Maybe you do not always hook your seat belt, or perhaps you drive 56 mph in a 55-mph zone. Maybe you tear the label off a new piece of upholstery.  More...

Here We Go Again

Dear editor:  More...

Community Life

Programs planned at Coudersport Library

Coudersport Public Library has announced plans for several programs for the winter and spring months.  Pre-School Story Hour starts Feb. More...

Photo

Employees at Dickinson Center recently raised funds for Christmas House in Coudersport and CAPSEA in Ridgway. More...

Historical Society publishing history books

Cameron County Historical Society is publishing the memories of Warren Wenrick on “McNuff Camp 13-C-6,” written shortly before his death in 1968.  More...

Sports

Coudy boys hold tenuous NTL lead

Coudersport’s boys hold a mathematical lead atop the Northern Tier High School Basketball League standings, but undefeated Cameron County is lurking just below the Falcons. More...

Gator girls win NTL showdown

Port Allegany, the consensus pick as this year’s top contender in the Northern Tier Girls’ High School Basketball League, won Wednesday’s showdown with rival Coudersport, 44-41.  More...

Coudersport’s Bova goes 5-0 in tournament

Varsity wrestlers from six schools squared off at the Coudersport High School gymnasium during the highly competitive Coudersport Duels Tournament.  More...

Benefits ending

Many local workers lose longterm jobless benefits

About 100 adults in Potter County and 40 in Cameron County were not in any mood to celebrate as the new year dawned. Its arrival marked the end of the extended federal jobless benefits for the longterm unemployed.  More...

Jobless rates falling

Unemployment improved across the region between October and November, according to the State Department of Labor and Industry.  Potter County’s jobless rate fell to 8.6 percent in November, compared to 8.8 in October and 9.1 percent in Nov More...

Pearls From Swine

Six Potter County students qualified to participate in the Junior Livestock Swine Show during this week’s 98th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the U More...

Flu cases popping up across the region

Influenza cases are beginning to surface across the region.  On the statewide level, Type A influenza, or H1N1, represents 90 percent of lab-confirmed cases. As of Dec. More...

News

Howard Siding Bridge on ‘hold’

Permanent repairs to the Howard Siding Bridge in Cameron County are still in a holding pattern while local officials wait for clarification from PennDOT.  Temporary measures taken early last year allowed the bridge to remain open. More...

Boy Scout honored for local rescue

A downstate boy will receive one of the highest honors bestowed by the Boy Scouts as a result of his actions in the face of a crisis in Cameron County.  Hayden Merkey, 12, of Rehersburg, was hunting in the Mason Hill area of Gibson Township with More...

Ambitious partnership plan unveiled

Community Education Council of Elk and Cameron Counties has launched a “Discover Partnership” to strengthen relationships and activities between schools, higher education, and area businesses and industries.  More...

Potter County News

GIS/Mapping Dept. up, running

Potter County now has a GIS/Mapping Department, which is located in the Gunzburger Building, within the Planning Office.  More...

Photograph class offered

A workshop on digital photography will be held from 6-8 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Potter County Education Council office in Coudersport.  More...

Food for pets in need

Potter County Animal Assistance Project has launched a “pet food bank” for needy animals. Donations of cans or bags of dog and cat food will keep pets in their homes and reduce the volume of animals being taken to shelters.  More...

Outdoors

Hard-water fishing: easy to get started

A white silence presses in from all sides. Cold, crisp air sends a shiver throughout your body.  Surrounding you is a beautiful frozen winter landscape.  More...

Spy mission on area bear population

Most black bears in Cameron and Potter counties are hibernating, giving Game Commission researchers a chance to sneak into their dens and conduct scientific research.  More...

Photo

Veteran trapper Henry Burrows of Driftwood captured this 18- pound female bobcat in Gibson Township, Cameron County. Burrows used a two-coil spring trap. More...

Obituaries

Margaret B. Jackson

APRIL 20, 1932 - JANUARY 4, 2014

Margaret B. Jackson, 81, formerly of Roulette and Coudersport, passed away Jan. 4, 2014, in Sweden Valley Manor.  More...

Death Notices

Ruth B. Morley   More...