July 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Bridge memorializes Daisley

Coudersport’s Toles Hollow Road bridge over the Allegheny River has been named the Lt. William E. Daisley Jr. Memorial Bridge, following an act of the Pa. General Assembly. More...

Viewpoints

Reaching our Children Early

(Susan Kressly, M.D., is president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.)   Several essays from the Potter County Early Learning Team have appeared in your newspaper.  More...

The Old Timer

Am I the only one who is growing nervous about the plans to reduce the size of our U.S. Army by 40,000 troops or more? With the threat of war higher than ever, I do not understand this strategy. Drones and robots cannot fight a war.  More...

Coping with ADHD

Dear editor:  ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity deficit, is a term heard often surrounding childhood issues.  More...

Community Life

Family Fun Fair slated August 8

Potter County Family Fun Fair celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 11 to 2 at the Potter County fairgrounds in Millport.  Children of all ages, along with their parents and grandparents, are welcome. More...

Announce Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. A. Blair Lundberg announce the engagement of their daughter, Krista Lundberg, to Darin LeZotte, son of Robert and Pamela LeZotte of Lincoln, Nebraska. More...

Free shoes for the needy

Potter County’s Christmas House is gearing up to provide new school shoes for school-age children in need, as the classes for the new school year draw closer. More...

Obituaries

John Gilbert Kepler

SEPTEMBER 20, 1930 - JULY 10, 2015

John Gilbert “Jack” Kepler, 84, of Emporium, passed from this life into Heaven on July 10, 2015.  More...

Durell Houghtaling

Durell R. Houghtaling, 76, of Potter Brook Road, Sabinsville, died July 17, 2015, at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. Born in Hector Township, he was the son of Harold C. and Ruby M. Glover Houghtaling. In 1956 he married Shirley A. Cratsley. More...

Melody K. Perkins

Melody K. Perkins, 68, of Coudersport, formerly of Ulysses, died July 18, 2015, in Cape Coral, Fla. Born in Ft. Myers, Fla., she was the daughter of Robert and Carol Anderson Pearl. In 1972 she married Gary L. Perkins. More...

Ominous forecast for farmers

Lower yields expected after months of rain

Mother   Nature is raining on the parade of local farmers, adding another challenge to a business that is already marginal.  Persistent rain over the past two months has producers expecting lower yields, although there is still time for a r More...

Factory shooting case headed to trial

Almost two years after being accused of killing his ex-girlfriend at the St. Marys powdered metal plant where they both worked, Michael Stephanic Jr. appears headed for a jury trial in Ridgway beginning Aug. 4 at 9 am.  More...

News

Galeton water, sewer woes

Lingering infrastructure problems challenging Galeton Borough were detailed at last week’s meeting of the Galeton Development Corporation.  Attorney Mike Plummer reported the latest developments on behalf of the Borough Authority and Borou More...

Uncertainties cloud Rt. 6 project

As Coudersport’s Route 6 reconstruction project moves closer to the bid phase, there are many uncertainties about the scope of the project and its construction timetable.  PennDOT and community leaders will take another shot at addressing More...

Students expected to be charged

Former Cameron County High School substitute teacher Jon Serianni has relocated to the Pittsburgh area, but he will remain tied to Emporium indefinitely as the wheels of justice turn slowly in his criminal case.  Serianni. More...

Potter County News

The tradition continues: Potter County Fair opens Sunday

Free admission, free parking and a wide array of entertainment await people who attend the 79th annual Potter County Fair, which opens for a seven-day run on Sunday, July 26, at the Millport fairgrounds between Coudersport and Shinglehouse.  More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Some of nature’s greatest wonders can be found right outside our homes.  It sometimes requires some expense. Our birdfeeding bill rivals the grocery bill. More...

How much do we care about tomorrow?

Three years ago, this newspaper carried a column by respected forestry professor Jim Finley about the fundamental changes in our forest ecosystem. More...

Elk license raffle coming up

Plans are falling into place for the Pennsylvania Elk Expo, which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Elk Country Visitors Center near Benezette.  More...