September 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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Shaylie Burr was presented first prize in Saturday’s sidewalk chalk contest, a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Potter County, by club representative Derek Furman. More...

Patriotic mass will mark 9/11

St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium invites the public to participate in a patriotic mass to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists’ attack on the United States. It’s scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 14, at 10:30 am. More...

Viewpoints

Calling 911; Who is going to respond?

(Andrew Brown is a news reporter intern at the Allentown Morning Call. Ian Urbina is an awardwinning reporter for the New York Times. More...

Viewpoint

Every year on Aug. 15 there is a notice in the almanac section of the newspaper about the anniversary of the Panama Canal’s opening. This year was extra special because the canal was opened in 1914.  More...

Chew On This

Dear editor:  The best government response to the “inversion” of Burger King with Canada’s Tim Hortons Inc. for the purpose of avoiding U.S. More...

Community Life

Upgrades being made at Cole Sleep Center

Cole Memorial Hospital’s Sleep Center has installed new equipment, refurbished patient rooms and added staff to enhance patients’ sleep studies.  In addition to replacing the sleep lab’s beds, Cole Memorial has upgraded test de More...

Rotary dinner auction on tap

Coudersport Rotary Club will hold its annual dinner auction at the Coudersport American Legion Post 192, on Saturday, Sept. More...

Named marketing specialist

Karen Hazlett has been hired as a marketing/ public relations specialist by Penn Highlands Health Care. More...

Obituaries

Marjorie M. ‘Marge’ Rees

SEPTEMBER 22, 1924 - SEPTEMBER 4, 2014

Marjorie M. “Marge” Rees, 89, of Austin, passed away Thursday (Sept. More...

Irma J. Stanish

MAY 13, 1934 - SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

Irma J. Stanish, 80, of 1665 Bucktail Rd., St. Marys, died Monday evening, Sept. 1, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family.  More...

Death Notices

Genevieve Villella   More...

Drinking water report

DEP confirms drilling impact on Pennsylvania water supplies

Public relations specialists have been busy over the past week putting their spin on a new report documenting impacts of gas and oil drilling on drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania.  Critics of drillers’ practices and current laws see More...

Child’s prank alarms region

Authorities say an incident that resulted in a massive police response to St. Marys Area High School Tuesday afternoon was a hoax orchestrated by a nine-year old. More...

Big event for airman’s return

Turner memorial service planned Sept. 20

Final plans are falling into place for the  Sept. More...

News

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Workers were busy last month surfacing and grading the West Creek Recreational Trail in Emporium. More...

Austin Dam Park road project moving

A public/private partnership is quickly falling into place to address one of the stiffest challenges at the Austin Dam Memorial Park – road access.  More...

One step closer to wrecker’s ball

After plenty of dialogue and a last-ditch effort to save them, the former Jasper Harris & Son Clothier building in downtown Emporium and the Furniture for Less building on the Sizerville Road are one step closer to the wrecker’s ball.  More...

Potter County News

Potter County real estate news

Following are transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds:  • Aug. 1, David H. More...

Openings in Potter County’s Family Caregiver Support Program

Potter County Area Agency on Aging has openings in its Family Caregiver Support Program.  It’s designed to assist those who are caring for older relatives or friends and helping them to stay at home and remain as independent as possible.&n More...

PennDOT digs into Rts. 44/144

Work continues on a major rehabilitation of the primary road taking motorists through the state forest land and small villages in southeastern Potter County.  This week, PennDOT barricaded Rt. More...

Outdoors

Brook trout are even more beautiful come September

Labor Day marked the close of trout fishing on unstocked wild trout streams.  Over the years when water conditions have cooperated, I have had some of my best wild trout action from late August into early September. More...

Research solving some of the mysteries in elk behavior

Elk-watching can be full of surprises, especially at this time of the year.  Many people believe that elk bugling and breeding activity seems to rev up during the full moon and with cooler fall temperatures.  More...

Junior pheasant hunts scheduled

A junior pheasant hunt program continues in Pennsylvania to introduce young teens to the shooting sports. Registration for organized hunts on Oct. 11 and Oct. More...