October 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Halloween with a twist

Safety at the heart of ‘trunk or treat’

Plans for traditional Halloween activities have been announced in area communities.  Two of them, Coudersport and Emporium, have joined the national “trunk or treat” movement by setting up gathering places where children can safely o More...

Trail dedicated; expansion eyed

A project designed to provide local recreation, attract eco-tourists and boost local businesses has become a reality with completion of the first phase of the West Creek Recreation Trail in Emporium.  Almost a decade in the making, the trail was More...

Viewpoints

Starting next generation on right foot

(Potter County Education Council and Robert Esch, an industrialist from Bradford, are spearheading the local engagement with Pennsylvania’s new early childhood education initiative, a community-wide effort. More...

Viewpoint

“Then and  Now” is a good trivia game to play and it brings back a lot of memories.  I remember during WWII when our mail to my brother fighting in Italy went via Victory Mail. Victory Mail was a photocopy of your letter. More...

User Fees On SGL?

Dear editor:  In response to your story about the Pa. More...

Galeton News

Cyber school draining Galeton revenue

Cyber school education has been taking a big fi- nancial toll on the Galeton Area School District.  Superintendent Brenda Freeman told Galeton Development Corporation members last week that 28 district students are being schooled through the int More...

Galeton history recalled for Rotary

One of the region’s true success stories in charitable giving was the subject of a program during a Galeton Rotary Club meeting at the Ox Yoke Inn.  Long-time Rotarian and retired businessman Henry Lush spoke about the William and L.R. More...

Outdoors

‘Nature Deficit Disorder’ strikes younger generation

One major threat to our outdoor sports heritage is the declining interest by our youth.  “Nature deficit order” is more than psychobabble. More...

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Three weeks into the statewide archery deer season, hunters are reporting mixed results. More...

‘Body cameras’ for game wardens

Game and fish officers in Pennsylvania will soon be able to wear “body cameras” while on duty.  A bill passed overwhelmingly by both chambers in the Pa. General Assembly clears the way. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

Tom W. Leete   Tom Wilson Leete, 92, of Coudersport, died Oct. 21, 2014, at Sweden Valley Manor after a brief illness. Arrangements are being handled by Fickinger Funeral Home of Coudersport. A complete obituary will follow.  Pauline M. More...

Gas drilling: here it comes

‘Best Practices’ aimed at minimizing impact

Shale gas drilling is picking up and all signs point to the industry deepening its presence in the region.  Public concerns about the impact of the natural gas rush on communities, state forests and the environment filled the seats at last week& More...

Levee project gets boost

Coudersport scores $376K grant

Coudersport Borough has secured another major grant to pay for the ongoing flood protection project that involves rebuilding two levees.  Approval of a $376,000 grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority was announced this week.  More...

LNG coming of age

Potter County hub of growing industry

A northern Potter County business is on the cutting edge of a new industry that’s showing vast potential for growth -- liquefied natural gas (LNG) distribution.  In partnership with Hoopes Turf Farm Inc., REV LNG has converted a swath of f More...

Grant for Austin Dam project

$62K for road, other site improvements

Another critical piece of the puzzle has fallen into place for development of the Austin Dam Memorial Park into an even more attractive tourist attraction.  More...

News

Police busy with thefts, crashes

Facing multiple charges  A Galeton man is facing multiple charges as the result of an incident that occurred back on Sept. 30 through Oct. More...

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A garage and its contents at the Amidon residence on Toad Hollow Road in Hebron Township were a total loss in an early-morning fire Tuesday. More...

School looks at principal post

Cameron County School District may soon be in the market for a new administrator after discussions at last week’s school board meeting.  President Robert Lininger said the board is considering adding a district principal position and look More...

Potter County News

Boys/Girls Club plans to reopen

Another government grant has been secured as part of a restructured public/private partnership to resurrect the Boys and Girls Club of Potter County.  That after-school program is slated to reopen in January at the Alliance Barn in north Couders More...

‘Books Unlimited’ Nov. 11

Tickets are available and donation of auction items is being encouraged as the Coudersport Public Library plans for this year’s Books Unlimited Gala fundraiser. It’s scheduled for Nov. 11, at the Coudersport Consistory ballrooms.  More...

Community Life

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Two leaders of the Potter County Volunteers That Care organization, Linda Bretz and Kathy Kinard, spoke at the recent Coudersport Area Lions Club meeting. More...

After-school program offered

Coudersport Area School Board members heard a report from Elementary Principal Sean Reams on a successful after-school program being offered for students in grades 4 through 6.  The “Campus Center” opens in the school cafeteria after More...

Accolades for Cole Hospital

All 11 health care centers of the Cole Memorial Hospital Medical Group have been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a certified Patient- Centered Medical Home.  The honor is based on meeting all standards for quality, More...

Sports

Local endurance race a winner

More than 60 runners from several states and Canada braved early morning showers and wind to compete in the second annual Sinnemahone Ultra Marathon last weekend.  The field for the race was almost evenly split between the 50K and 25K races. More...