May 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Marathon over the mountain

40th running of God’s Country event June 7

Excitement is mounting for the 40th annual God’s Country Marathon, Half-Marathon and Team Relay, scheduled for Saturday, June 7. More...

Time running out for emergency communication funding

The Potter County Commissioners have joined several of their counterparts from across Pennsylvania in renewing a push for reform in the outdated funding system for 911 emergency communications systems that counties are legally required to operate and More...

Viewpoints

Shale gas packs economic punch

(Gene Yaw, a Republican from Lycoming County, is a member of the Pennsylvania Senate)   More...

Viewpoint

How many people realize the importance of tourism and the whole travel industry to their local economies?  Back in Pennsylvania the rural counties would be full of ghost towns if not for tourists. More...

Seriously?

Dear editor:  Sometimes it’s hard to trace the corrupting influence of campaign donations on elected officials. But once in a while, it is so obvious that it makes me embarrassed to call myself a Pennsylvanian.  More...

Potter County News

Artisan center growing fast

Three new artisans are now displaying their work at the Potter County Artisan Center, located at the Penn-York Building, corner of North Main and Third streets in Coudersport.  Latest participants are Barbara Houwer, Katie Gordnier and Chris Fir More...

Tr iumphant return for Ice Mine

It was just like old times.  The Coudersport Ice Mine, spruced up and surrounded by an aura of excitement, reopened over the Memorial Day weekend with a steady stream of visitors – local folks, former residents who waxed nostalgic, and a h More...

Serving because they care

Cole Memorial Hospital held a luncheon last week at the Coudersport Golf Club to thank the more than 60 volunteers who selflessly serve the public. More...

Outdoors

Spring in the Pa. Wilds: Fawn sightings, brook trout

Usually the talk among outdoors folks in the Pennsylvania Wilds during late May evolves to, “Have you seen a fawn yet?”  Over the next several weeks the majority of pregnant deer will give birth. More...

Show some respect for elk; CWD threat on the rise

We weren’t even into June yet, so I was not expecting to see a mother elk followed by a small, spotted newborn calf walking along the edge of the field as I rounded a curve on Winslow Hill. Most cows don’t give birth this early.  More...

$3.9 M Pa. fawn sur vival study proposed

Another deer study is on the Pa. Game Commission drawing board.  Staffers have asked the directors to okay a $3.9 million research project to determine the impact of reducing predator populations on the survival of fawns. More...

Restoring the sanctuary

Major renovation of St. Eulalia Catholic Church

St. Eulalia Catholic Church in Coudersport is undergoing a major interior renovation that is the culmination of many years of planning. Price tag is estimated at $700,000. More...

Major ‘cell’ service expansion

Verizon steps up in Potter, not in Cameron

Verizon Wireless is marching forward with a project that will expand cellphone coverage to almost 90 percent of Potter County.  The news isn’t as good for Cameron County. More...

National championship for longtime, local logger

Galeton resident and Austin High School graduate Ron Andrus has spent the past 25 years working as a logger in the Pennsylvania Wilds, so you might think he would prefer to spend his leisure time away from the tools of his trade.  More...

Grant for Ulysses plant

A $90,000 state grant has been awarded to Biomaxx Inc. for an equipment upgrade at its facility in Ulysses. More...

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Renovations and alterations underway at the St. Eulalia Catholic Church in Coudersport are transformational in their scope. More...

Disconnect with young people

Survey suggests youth unaware of opportunities

Bombarded by media and instant communication devices, young people are having a hard time separating the wheat from the chaff.  That was among the lessons that emerged from a recent survey of Cameron County youths from ages 9 to 18. More...

Births

Joseph Ronald Rees   A son, Joseph Ronald Rees, was born in Cole Memorial Hospital to Travis and Ramona Rees of Austin on May 17, 2014.  The little boy weighed 9 pounds, 6 ounces and joined a brother, Dominic, 8, and a sister, Isabella, 7.& More...

Galeton News

Plenty of focus on Route 6

An organization that’s dedicated to promoting traveling and commerce on U.S. Rt. 6 has an ambitious agenda.  Terri Dennison, a Galeton resident who is executive director of the Pa. Rt. 6 Heritage Corporation/ Rt. More...

Galeton area business destroyed by fire

Fire destroyed a business along Rt. More...

Community Life

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Community Education Council of Cameron and Elk Counties recently received a $32,000 grant from the A.J. & Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust. More...

Golden Anniversary

George and Jeanne Pipas of Emporium will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 6. They were married in St. John’s Greek Catholic Church in Barnesboro. More...

Reese earns degree

Heidi Elaine Reese, daughter of David and Susan Reese of Coudersport, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford with a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine.  She was also among 50 students earning a perfect 4.0 academic avera More...