January 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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Details for the Jan. 31 youth ice-fishing outing being sponsored by Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities have been announced. More...

Several local entries best in state at Farm Show

Some of the best of Potter County was highlighted this week at the State Farm Show in Harrisburg, headlined by another dominant showing by local maple syrup producers.  More...

Viewpoints

Rescuing our volunteer fire companies

(Dana Stevens has been an active member and officer of the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department for many years.)   In light of recent events, I think we need to take a look at the decline of volunteers. More...

The Old Timer

If you were born on this date in 1997, you are now old enough to buy cigarettes.  The government has made a half-hearted effort to get rid of this cancer-causing product by hammering it with taxes, but very few people quit because of expense.&nb More...

Correspondence

Setting The Record Straight Dear editor: Regarding the article, “Jobs are here, but . . .”, some correction is needed. The article states More...

Galeton News

Injured in crash

A Galeton driver was treated for moderate injuries at Cole Memorial Hospital following an accident on Route 6 in Sweden Township Monday afternoon.  State police said Eugene Belwood, 76, swerved his car to avoid an animal while westbound. More...

Galeton water hike halved

Galeton Borough Authority members took exception to Galeton Borough Council’s recent increases in water rates during this month’s meeting.  Council called for a 5-percent increase. More...

Community Life

‘Smitty’ takes trip back into history

One of Coudersport Rotary Club’s longestserving members kicked off the organization’s new year as speaker for the first weekly luncheon meeting of 2015.  Bob “Smitty” Smith, without the use of notes or exhibits, detailed More...

Free dinner for responders

A free taco dinner for volunteer emergency responders in Cameron County will be held on Saturday, Jan. More...

Free grant workshop planned Wednesday

A free workshop to help those seeking state grants for recreation and conservation projects will be held from 10:30 am to noon on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Potter County Education Council office in Coudersport.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

Charles D. Shutt Charles D. Shutt, 72, of Shinglehouse, died Jan. 12, 2015, after a short illness. Born in Potter Brook, he was a son of Frank and Alice Ahearn Shutt. In 1963 he married Pauline E. Moe More...

Fastenal moving; prominent storefront vacant

Retailer moving into old Kightlingers building

Another highly visible storefront in downtown Coudersport is about to become vacant.  Managers at the Fastenal business, located in the former Halloran’s Hardware building at Main and Second streets in the business district, confirmed this More...

No charges filed in Emporium Police probe

An investigation into potential misconduct in the Emporium Borough Police Department has been concluded. An official from the State Attorney General’s office said there will not be any charges filed.  More...

Another grant for local LNG partners

Two Potter County companies involved in a strategic natural gas partnership have landed another $900,000 in state grants. The allotments are on top of two previous grants totaling just over $1 million.  More...

Two more complete new ‘specialty court’ requirements

Two more defendants who have successfully met all requirements of Potter County’s new “specialty court” system formally completed the program in a ceremony attended by family members, court officers and invited guests.  More...

News

Coudersport Library resuming programs

Coudersport Public Library is resuming preschool story hour each Tuesday at 10 am, from Feb. 3 through May 12. This free program lasts approximately 40 minutes and includes songs, stories, and crafts for children ages 3 to 5. More...

Local bridges to be repaired

Another round of bridge replacements and repairs has been announced for the region, although the work won’t begin until 2016.  PennDOT unveiled details of its $900 million Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, which will address about 560 brid More...

Church wetland issue being corrected

An update on violation of environmental laws by a local church was presented by Potter County Conservation District Manager Chris Mitterer at a recent meeting of the district’s board of directors.  More...

Potter County News

Vintage Snow Fest rescheduled

Potter County Snowmobile Club’s third annual Vintage Snow Fest and Races, originally scheduled for this weekend, has been postponed until Feb. 20-22.  Lack of snow and an expected warming trend prompted the organizers to call it off. More...

PCVA launches tourism website

It’s been a decade since the Potter County Visitors Association (PCVA) showcased a new website.  After months in the making, a new site has been launched at visitpottercounty.com. More...

Changes coming in Potter County senior meals programs

New federal regulations are affecting nutrition programs operated by Potter County for hundreds of older citizens. More...

Outdoors

Conservation ethic growing among outdoors folks

One of the most promising trends I have observed among hunters over the past decade is a new ethic.  It’s the concept of giving back -- caring for the land in gratitude for everything the land has provided us over the years.  More...

Elk gather as they adapt for winter

Many are asking why groups of elk are congregating in certain areas, causing traffic safety concerns and property damage. More...

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You can take the boy out of Potter County, but you can’t take Potter County out of the boy. More...