October 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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Mallory Lyon was crowned Cameron County High School homecoming queen during halftime ceremonies at last weekend’s varsity football game, a 45-16 Red Raider victory over Port Allegany. More...

Viewpoints

Disturbing trend in our priorities

(Carl Sutliff is a lay pastor and youth counselor who lives in Bellefonte. More...

Viewpoint

It’s a long time from May to December and if you have been paying attention, you’ll agree that the days are growing shorter.  When we were kids, a year seemed like an eternity. More...

Pot Affects Teens

Dear editor:  Even the staunchest advocates of marijuana legalization favor age restrictions.  Study after study shows that cannabis use can have a marked effect on young people’s mental health, as well as their overall well-being. More...

Potter County News

Election deadlines looming

Final day for eligible voters to register, change party affiliation or report change of address in order to be eligible for the Nov. 4 election is Oct. 6. More...

NUMBERS IN THE NEWS

Basically, banks being banks...  5.35   — Banks charge large fees to customers using an automatic teller machine that’s not in the bank’s network. More...

Potter County real estate news

Following are real estate transactions recently filed in Potter County Court:  More...

Outdoors

Monarch butterfly sparks appreciation of nature

For centuries, man has pondered certain mysteries of our natural world.  How one views the inexplicable phenomena of nature may be based on his knowledge of science, his religious beliefs, or a combination of the two.  More...

Elk tourism success story assured for decades

As we close the door on another September, we realize what a major economic and social force “elk tourism” has become.  Its epicenter is the appropriately named Elk County, but the elk herd also has a major presence in Cameron County More...

Free programs at Elk Visitor Center

Another round of public programs concludes this weekend at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette, Elk County. There is no charge.  This weekend, a unique program on shade-grown coffee, with samples, will be held on Satruday at 3. More...

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Falling Leaves Festival underway

Coudersport’s   Falling Leaves Festival kicks into high gear on Saturday, highlighted by a parade at 3 pm that will include special guests as well as the high school homecoming queen and king finalists.  More...

Celebrating age old traditions

Sizerville   State Park is hosting its popular Autumn Festival on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 11 am to 3 pm. It’s a popular tradition now in its 24th year,  Organizers welcome a special guest this year. More...

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Educating students through real-world experiences

Austin Area School is bringing a local element to a national initiative that encourages hands-on, real world education.  “Project-based learning” (PBL) has been launched in the school district and involves everyone from teachers and More...

Cole receives coveted HAP award

Rural hospitals face a litany of challenges in continuing to provide quality care amid an environment that’s enveloped with regulations, ever-changing private/public economic dynamics, and evolving health care needs and expectations.  More...

Duck Derby next weekend

Cameron County’s third annual Firequacker Duck Derby will take place on Saturday, Oct. More...

Community Life

Gamble honored

Members of the Pi Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International honored their longest-standing member, Ruth Gamble of Ulysses, for 51 years of service. She recently celebrated her 95th birthday. More...

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In the early 1930s, Francesco Castano emigrated from Italy to Coudersport, returning to Italy in 1938. The shoemaker had become friends with local resident Tom Leete (middle) during his stay. More...

Cowley Hill School bell rings again

Decades have passed since the ringing of a bell at the Cowley Hill Schoolhouse signaled to students that classes were starting for the day.  Today, the same bell sounds a nostalgic theme in its new home on the Austin Town Square.  More...

Obituaries

Thomas R. ‘Pap’ Glover

FEBRUARY 15, 1927 - SEPTEMBER 28, 2014

Thomas R. “Pap” Glover, 87, a lifelong resident of Costello, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Sept. 28, 2014, after a long illness.  Born Feb. More...

Dorothy Jean Lux

SEPTEMBER 1, 1922 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

Dorothy Jean (Cummock) Lux, 92, of West Newton, passed away peacefully Tuesday (Sept. 30, 2014) in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a lengthy illness.  She was born Sept. More...

Death Notices

Ricky E. James   More...