February 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Puzzling end to police chief investigation case

Emporium’s search for a new chief of police is winding down after an application deadline passed with eight candidates seeking the job. Borough Council’s personnel committee will set up interviews soon.  More...

Women’s Rehab Center opens this month

An open house on Thursday, Feb. More...

Viewpoints

School funding nearing crisis stage

(Scott Graham is superintendent of the Northern Potter School District.)   I have been extremely fortunate to spend almost my entire career working in rural, largely farming communities. More...

The Old Timer

Another Super Bowl is in the books and people can get their minds back to the things in life that really matter, like basketball and the latest stupid situation comedy show on TV.  More...

Game Mismangement

Dear editor:  You have often reported on the Game Commission’s explanation of its deer management policies.  There are underlying reasons for the obvious campaign to drastically reduce deer numbers to historic lows.  More...

Potter County News

Charged with cattle fraud

A Potter County man is accused of paying for 53 Vermont cows with a counterfeit certified check.  Grand jurors returned a two-count indictment accusing Jason Amidon, 27, (pictured) of Coudersport, with issuing the worthless check for $100,000 an More...

New business coming to Coudersport

Two vacant storefronts in the heart of Coudersport’s business district will soon be filled.  More...

Bowling will return to Coudersport

Bowling will be returning to downtown Coudersport later this year, according to the new owner of the Old Hickory Lanes on North Main Street in downtown Coudersport.  More...

Outdoors

Coyote hunts have little impact on overall numbers

Another coyote hunt sponsored by the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association is scheduled for Feb. 13-15.  The club has changed several rules over the years. More...

PGC proposes many changes

Plenty of news emerged from last week’s Pennsylvania Game Commission meeting.  Commissioners gave preliminary approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits.  More...

Mentored youth fishing program expanded

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is expanding its mentored youth trout days program this year to include all waters stocked with trout.  On Saturday, March 28, and Saturday, April 11, mentors and children can each keep two trout, which must More...

Diggin deeper

Utica Shale projects on horizon

Potter   County Natural  Gas Resource Center has landed an award-winning geoscientist as guest speaker for its next meeting.  Dr. More...

Renewed interest shown in Coudersport recreational trail

‘Tom Leete Nature Trail’ gaining momentum

Renewed interest has been shown in developing a recreation trail on the former railroad grade that extends from the Coudersport Swimming Pool to the Mapleview property off Rt. 872.  More...

Flu season ‘severe’

99 cases in Potter; 8 in Cameron

A flu season that was forecasted as mild as recently as December is now considered “severe,” according to the Pa. Dept. of Health.  Through Jan. More...

Borough becoming bullish on blight

Owners of eight blighted properties in Emporium are finding out that the borough means business when it comes to ordinance enforcement.  In response to a rash of public complaints, Borough Manager Don Reed and Building Code Inspector Russ Braun More...

News

Big year in store at Austin Dam Park

Austin Dam Memorial Park managers have announced ambitious plans for the new year, highlighted by a near-reconstruction of the entrance road.  More...

Austin accepts bank building

After a spirited debate in front a large group of interested citizens, Austin Borough Council voted 4-3 Tuesday night to accept the donation of the vacant Northwest Savings Bank branch office, even with a deed restriction that prohibits its use as a More...

Discover changing Cameron County

A program that encourages young people to think positively about Cameron County and work to improve it has been making progress.  Jackie Lundy shared details of the “Challenge to Change” program at the recent Cameron County Collabora More...

Community Life

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American Legion Post 192 presented a $2,500 donation to the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department, kicking off another year of charitable giving. More...

Announce Engagement

Sam and Lori Gleason and John and Heather Belkowski are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brady Aileen Belkowski to Nicholas James Cressley, son of Richard “Tiger” and Deborah Cressley.  More...

Wine/Cheese gala planned February 21

Emporium Rotary will hold its annual Wine and Cheese Tasting Gala on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 7-10 pm. at O’Connell Hall behind St. Marks Catholic Church.  Wine/food pairings will be presented. More...

Sports

Spring soccer sign-ups Feb. 12

Coudersport Area Soccer Association is preparing for its spring season with a registration night on Thursday, Feb. More...

Obituaries

George E. Locke

NOVEMBER 7, 1947 - JANUARY 31, 2015

George E. Locke, 67, a longtime resident of Coudersport, passed away after a long illness Jan, 31, 2015, at Cole Memorial Hospital with his loving family by his side.  Born Nov. 7, 1947, in East  McKeesport, he was a son of  Frank E. More...

Joyce K. Cox

APRIL 15, 1949 - FEBRUARY 3, 2015

Joyce K. Cox, 65, of Coudersport, passed away with her loving family by her side on Feb. 3,  2015, in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a long illness.  Born April 15, 1949 in Omaha,  Neb., she was a daughter of Robert L. More...

Velma J. Carpenter

MARCH 30, 1931 - FEBRUARY 2, 2015

Velma J. Carpenter, 83, passed away Monday, February 2, 2015 at home, with her family by her side.  Born March 30, 1931, she was the daughter of Charles A. and Grace Chapman Shaw. More...