June 13, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Maintenance Max’ remembered

Max Gaberseck, the ex-Marine who served for many years as the popular head custodian at Coudersport Elementary School, lost his long battle with cancer last October. More...

Toxic sand storm seems settled

Residents of Emporium’s east end should be able to breath easier after a meeting with the operators of a silica sand transfer station in the rail yard resulted in a number of complaints being addressed.  More...

Viewpoints

Industry partnerships that work

Instead of using corporate welfare and tax breaks to lure individual companies from other states, Pennsylvania needs to continue developing partnerships to bring companies together to train individuals with skills that will make entire industries mor More...

The Old Timer

America is losing its World War II veterans at a clip of about 2,000 per day. This makes me sad as I think of how many friends I have lost. With the passing of this Greatest Generation, I worry about the future of our country.  More...

Teach Them Early

Dear editor:  Our Potter County Early Learning Team is continuing to share ideas that parents can use to make sure their child becomes a successful adult.  More...

Potter County News

Potter County Relay for Life next weekend

Plans are in place for the popular Potter County Relay for Life, a major fundraiser and awareness event for the American Cancer Society. It gets underway at 9 am on June 20 and runs for 24 hours at Coudersport Area Recreation Park. More...

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  Potter County Special Olympics sent a large delegation to the statewide games last weekend in State College. The local team earned a bronze medal in softball and several individual honors. More...

Outdoors

Spring adventures, bucks in velvet, trout fishing at night

Reports from northcentral Pennsylvania are that deer sightings are picking up, especially when it comes to bucks, which bodes well for the fall hunting seasons.  More...

Hunter, furtaker licenses now on sale

Hunting and furtaker licenses for Pennsylvania’s 2015-16 seasons are on sale now and are valid through June 30, 2016. All license fees remain unchanged.  More...

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Cameron County High School graduate Taylor Gillette was the recipient of a $250 scholarship from the Cameron County Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF). More...

Another Dollar General considered

Ladona site being eyed

A public meeting of the Coudersport Borough Planning Commission is scheduled for 6 pm Monday, June 18, at the borough office on South West Street (former train depot).  More...

Counties notified of ‘impact fee’ amounts

Windfall for some twps, boroughs

Local governments were notified this week of how much money they’ll get this year as a result of the “impact fee” on shale gas drilling.  Cameron County Board of Commissioners will receive $208,311. More...

Two national awards for Potter County

Veteran, criminal justice programs lauded

Potter County has received two national excellence awards – one for its services to military veterans and the other for innovations in criminal justice. More...

Reason for optimism

Leaders of the Pennsylvania State Land Tax Fairness Coalition were back in Harrisburg last week, continuing a series of face-to-face meetings with members of the Senate and House of Representatives.  Cameron County Commissioner Phil Jones and Po More...

News

Man killed in silo accident

A 26-year-old Tioga County man died in a silo accident Monday at a farm on Gorwood Road in Rutland Township.  State police reported that Jason Kinglsey of Mainesburg was trapped inside the silo, which was being filled with fresh silage. More...

Stalemate on school tax increase

Coudersport Area School Board will reconvene at 7 pm Monday to continue work on the district’s 2015-16 budget.  More...

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Nine more Galeton High School graduating seniors received $5,000 scholarships from the William and L. R. Gale Community Foundation. The foundation was established in 1988 through a gift from Lucille Gale Knapp, granddaughter of William McClure Gale. More...

Community Life

Cemetery meeting Monday

Annual meeting of the Eulalia Cemetery will be held on Monday, June 15, at 6:30 pm in the chapel. All lot owners are welcome. Managers report that memorials and donations are needed for cemetery upkeep. More...

Summer threats to pets

Summer brings threats for our pets just as it does for humans.  Heat stroke and heat exhaustion are serious. Pet owners should recognize symptoms and take appropriate precautions.  More...

Area students receive college honors, degrees

Burgett in honor society  Paul Burgett Jr. of Emporium was recently inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Clarion University. He’s an accounting major.   Honors for Keitner  More...

Obituaries

Jane L. Purdy

DECEMBER 12, 1959 - JUNE 7, 2015

Jane L. Purdy, 55, of Austin, passed away June 7, 2015 at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.  Born Dec. 12, 1959, in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Benjamin E. and Bennie S. Hardy Werstler. More...

Betty J. Anderson

Betty J. Anderson, 84, formerly of Galeton, died June 5, 2015, in Mechanicsburg. Born in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of George and Florence Snyder. In 1948, she married Victor Anderson. More...

Rigas memorial Saturday

A public memorial service for Doris Nielsen Rigas, wife of John Rigas and matriarch of the Rigas family, will be held at 3 pm Saturday, June 13, at the Rigas residence, 769 Route 49 East in Coudersport. A reception will follow. More...