June 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

K9 Akayla ready for duty 24/7

Area law enforcement and public safety agencies now have a new tool at their disposal – one that comes with four legs, a strong sense of smell and an eagerness to serve 24/7.  More...

Coudersport School Board breaks 5-yr. tax freeze

Coudersport Area School Board broke a five-year real estate tax freeze this week, approving a 2.25-percent increase by the slightest of margins to fuel the district’s 2015-16 operating budget. More...

Viewpoints

State land: How much is Enough?

(Paul W. Heimel is chairman of the Pennsylvania State Land Tax Fairness Coalition and serving in his eighth year as a member of the Potter County Board of Commissioners. More...

The Old Timer

Every bill that comes in the mail tells me that I can save the price of a stamp and some of my precious time by making my payment online.  More...

ATV Trails

Dear editor:  I am writing in response to the article about ATV riding on state forest land, published in the June 6 Endeavor News.  More...

Potter County News

‘If it’s broke, fix it!’ entry a winner

Potter County’s three phased criminal justice restructuring initiative received statewide recognition on Monday during an awards luncheon in State College. More...

Outdoors

One last cast produces a night fishing surprise

Last week’s column cited the excellent book about night-fishing for trout by the late Jim Bashline, a Potter County native.  There’s no way I could match the work of a great outdoor writer like Jim and I wish I could have met him. More...

Popular archery festivals set to return

Two popular archery festivals return to Denton Hill State Park this summer.  Plans are in place for the 26th annual Eastern Traditional Archery Rendezvous, to be held July 23-26.  Among speakers and exhibitors will be trick shooter Chris Hu More...

Austin Dam Park now open

A welcome center and gift shop is open for the season at Austin Dam Memorial Park. More...

Obituaries

Kathryn A. Snyder

APRIL 21, 1932 - JUNE 12, 2015

Kathryn A. Snyder, 83, of Genesee, passed away June 12, 2015, at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.  Born April 21, 1932, in Sterling Run, she was the daughter of Thomas and Agusta Connor Hart. She was married to Russell C. Snyder.  More...

Erma J. Yates

Erma J. Yates, 84, of Coudersport, died June 12, 2015, at Cole Memorial Hospital. Born in Roulette, she was the daughter of Earl Wayne and Dorothy Ellen Hackett Knowlton. In 1950 she married James A. Yates, who died in 2003. More...

Florence D. Rysdyke

Florence D. Rysdyke, 55, of Bradford, died, June 10, 2015, at Bradford Regional Medical Center. She was born in Bradford, a daughter of Janice (Allen) Travis of Bradford and Paul Travis Sr. She married Robert N. Rysdyke Jr., who died in 2011.  More...

Dollar General plan sparks controversy

Second location being considered in Coudersport

Plans to add a second Dollar General store at the intersection of Rt. 6 and Rt. More...

Route 6 project details coming

Timetable, detours, project scope to be revealed Tuesday

PennDOT is returning to Coudersport to share more details about next year’s Rt. 6 reconstruction project and to seek input on the project.  The public meeting will be held at 6 pm Tuesday, June 23, at the Gunzburger Building auditorium. More...

Millions spent on local tourism

Tourists are spending about $36.5 million annually in Potter County and their dollars help to support upwards of 1,000 jobs. More...

News

Women’s Center growing

Last week’s meeting of the Potter County Board of Commissioners included an update on the Women’s Residential Rehabilitation Center, established in the former Northern Tier Children’s Home.  Commissioner Doug Morley reported th More...

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Gale Hose Ambulance Company will soon be occupying its new emergency services headquarters in Galeton. Designer and builder William Duell reports that construction is 90 percent complete. More...

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Replacement of century-old water service lines on a portion of Rt. 6 in downtown Coudersport is winding down. More...

Community Life

Diabetes victim thinks of others first

Diabetes, one of man’s most misunderstood diseases, affects upwards of 400 million people worldwide.  Among them is Cameron County resident Pat Walker, who used his personal experiences to increase awareness as guest speaker for a recent E More...

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Students from the FFA program at Coudersport close out the school year by joining with the Chamber of Commerce and Coudersport Borough for a downtown beautification project. More...

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Pennsylvania’s smallest school district continues to provide a variety of athletic opportunities for its students. More...

Sports

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Top finishers in the first 5K Run/Walk for Wellness at Sinnemahoning State Park were (from left) Steve Erway, second; Jeff Brown, first; and Bill Daly third. More...