March 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Planning a rescue for the next generation

A disturbingly high percentage of babies being born these days don’t have much of a chance of living a comfortable, fulfilling life.  More...

Artisan Center plans progressing rapidly

A Potter County Artisan Center is a “go,” and plans to open the new attraction to downtown Coudersport are progressing rapidly.  Building off the momentum of a well-attended kickoff meeting in late January, the sponsors have develope More...

Viewpoints

State Shortchanges Schools

(Susan Gobreski is executive director of Education Voters Pennsylvania, a nonprofi t, non-partisan organization established in 2007 to promote a pro-public education agenda with elected leaders, legislators and the public. More...

Viewpoint

“Over the hill” has a lot of meanings. For many of us, it’s personal.  Getting up the hill was always a challenge for me. Sometimes I thought it was a high mountain I could not keep climbing. More...

Cemetery Needs Help

Dear editor:  Reesville Cemetery in Potter County, like most small cemeteries, is running low on funds for upkeep and general maintenance.  More...

Potter County News

Return to glory for Vintage Fest

Potter County Snowmobile Club needed to catch a break after Mother Nature was anything but cooperative for so many of its headline events. More...

Financial aid workshop

Complexities of the financial aid options available for people interested in attending college will be the focus of a free workshop being sponsored by the Potter County Education Council from 7-8 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, April 2-3, in Port Alleg More...

Faith-based alternative to drug, alcohol treatment

A faith-based alternative to conventional drug and alcohol treatment services will be presented during a public meeting at Northern Potter High School later this month.  More...

Outdoors

A boy, a bobcat and an unforgettable day

Nearly two decades have passed since a personal outdoor experience which was so remarkable that I still remember it as if it happened yesterday.  The morning was breaking as I approached my favorite trout stream. More...

Elk, like people, patiently awaiting the arrival of spring

It won’t be long before winter begins to loosen its icy grip on the Pennsylvania elk range.  Our elk will emerge from their dormancy and their instincts will kick in, sending them on a search for the specific minerals and nutrients they ne More...

Game, fish agencies merger?

Results of a study into the merger of the Pennsylvania Game Commission with the Fish and Boat Commission will soon be released by the legislative budget and finance committee.  Economics and accountability are the goals of the merger that was pr More...

Ice Mine reopening on course for early summer

Coudersport’s Ice Mine is being brought back to life and its reopening remains on course for late May or early June.  Owner Gary Buchsen shared the latest details at a recent Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce meeting. More...

Piled-up snow causing frustration

Residents airing complaints about borough’s condition

One of the most severe winters in decades has resulted in some Emporium residents airing complaints about sidewalks, streets and driveways being piled with snow.  Chatter runs wild on social media and in local eateries, but Borough Manager Don R More...

More gas activity on state forest land

More shale gas production is coming on state forest land, according to information reported at last week’s meeting of the Potter County Board of Commissioners.  More...

News

SPCA shelter/rescue success story

A handful of people who care about animals have pitched in to keep a shelter/rescue agency alive and well in one of Pennsylvania’s smallest counties.  More...

Expanded hours at health center

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Emporium Health Center is now open later on Mondays for patients requiring acute care, in addition to regular hours on Tuesday through Friday, from 8 am to 4 pm.  More...

Area news briefs

Enhanced 911 system  WELLSBORO -- Tioga County Emergency Services Department is preparing to launch a “next-generation 911” system that accommodates text messages or communications from internetconnected devices.  More...

Galeton News

Galeton Borough sewer line project stalled

Galeton Borough Authority members are going back to the drawing board for the Sherman Street sewer line relocation project after receiving no bids from contractors to perform the work during last month’s meeting.  More...

Community Life

Happy 100th!

Long-time Coudersport resident Genevieve Weiss celebrated her 100th birthday last Tuesday at Sweden Valley Manor, surrounded by family members and other well-wishers. More...

Brown Library lists memorials, gifts

Barbara Moscato Brown Library in Emporium has announced recent memorials and gifts.  Gifts were received in honor of Pastor Jeremy Caskey by Gerald and Debbie Caskey, and in honor of Nancy Zoschg by Rose Haas.  More...

E.O. Austin dinner auction March 12

A popular social event, the E. O. Austin Historical Society dinner and auction, will be held Wednesday, March 12, at American Legion Post 192 in Coudersport. Cost is $20, which includes choice of roast beef or stuffed chicken breast dinner.  More...

Sports

Grapplers bound for Sharon

Four area wrestlers are facing rugged competition at Sharon High School this weekend, hoping to punch their tickets to the PIAA State Championship Tournament later this month in Hershey.  Coudersport seniors Kyle Bova and Forest Tuttle arrived i More...

Photo

Cameron County High School closed out its 2013-14 wrestling season with the traditional parents’ night ceremony, honoring senior wrestlers and their parents. More...

Falcon teams eliminated from playoffs

A high school basketball doubleheader in Kane Friday night did not go well for Coudersport’s teams.  An excellent Johnsonburg squad with state championship ambitions rolled to a 79-47 win over the Falcon boys in a PIAA District 9 quarterfi More...