October 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

The high-tech game of the Pa. ‘Wilds’

One of the hottest trends in outdoor recreation is bringing tourists from many states to northcentral Pennsylvania.  Geocaching has taken on a new dimension. More...

Challenges for ‘A Way Out’

While the need for its services is growing, Potter County’s domestic violence and sexual abuse prevention/education agency is facing unprecedented challenges.  The first shoe dropped for A Way Out when state funding was eliminated for vic More...

Viewpoints

Get serious about Alzheimer’s

(Debbie McKee is activity coordinator at Sweden Valley Manor, a skilled care and rehabilitation home in Coudersport.)   More...

The Old Timer

So here I sit in sunny Arizona where the snow birds from the north are starting to return and where does my drifting mind take me? Back to my former home in Pennsylvania’s Land of Endless Mountains.  More...

Elk Hunt Flawed

Dear editor:  Another seriously flawed controlled elk hunt will be staged by the Pennsylvania Game Commission in a few weeks.  More...

Community Life

Austin Halloween party, parade

Austin Volunteer Fire Department will hold is Halloween party and parade at 2 pm on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the firehall.  Children in grades 6 and under are welcome. More...

Foundation dinner tonight

Community Foundation of the Twin Tiers invites community leaders and other supporters to join in the celebration of a successful year in Potter County during the organization’s annual dinner at 6 pm Saturday, Oct. 17, in the Ulysses Firehall. More...

Halloween event in Coudersport

Plans for traditional Halloween activities have been announced in area communities.  For the second year, Coudersport will be joining the national “trunk or treat” movement by setting up a gathering place where children can safely ob More...

Obituaries

Dennis Goodenough Jr.

AUGUST 15, 1923 - OCTOBER 12, 2015

Dennis E. “Denny” Goodenough, Jr., 92, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, passed away Oct. 12, 2015, in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, from complications of congestive heart failure.  More...

Arlene (Peg) Nelson

MAY 31, 1922 - OCTOBER 7, 2015

Arlene “Peg” M. Nelson, 93, of Kersey, formerly of Coudersport, passed away Oct. 7, 2015, at Felt Manor in Emporium.  Born May 31, 1922, in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Raymond and Bertha Denhoff Blow. More...

Frank B. Hinman

Frank B. Hinman, 92, of Potter Brook, formerly of Galeton, died Oct. 8, 2015. Born in Galeton, he was a son of Frank P. and Ethel (Benson) Hinman. A graduate of Galeton High School, Frank was a U.S. More...

Historic registry launched

Potter County has a host of fascinating historical sites, but no one passing through the area would know it.  A project to change that is being launched by the Potter County Historical Society and local professional photographer Curt Weinhold.&n More...

Judge: heroin’s here

Public needs to understand the threat

Another public figure has weighed in on the region’s heroin epidemic.  Senior Judge John B. Leete shared his personal observations and experiences with Coudersport Rotary members this week. More...

Green light for hotel study

Plans to place a new hotel in downtown  Emporium are moving forward after a study found that the project is financially feasible.  Cameron County Industrial Development Authority (IDA), a private non-profit organization, hired a consultant, More...

Critical reprieve for Potter County Boys & Girls Club

Potter County Boys and Girls Club has received a reprieve that will allow it to remain open, even though the state has pulled the plug on a vital funding stream. More...

News

Post 192 comes through for VTC

American Legion Post 192 gave one of Potter County’s newest and most successful charities another shot in the arm this week.  More...

Ultra Marathon today

This weekend’s Sinnemahone 50K has attracted serious athletes, casual runners and any number of curiosityseekers to Cameron County. More...

‘Shop Small’ plans announced

Many retailers and restaurants in Emporium have once again signed on for a special holiday sales promotion.  Cameron County Chamber of Commerce is spearheading the “Shop Small” campaign, to be held on Saturday, Nov. 28. More...

Potter County News

Water grant for Genesee Twp.

Potter County Commissioners have designated $177,000 from the county’s annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the multi-faceted Genesee Township public water system improvement project. More...

Help with Medicare available

Potter County Human Services (PCHS) is once again stepping up to help Medicare recipients sort through their options and sign up for benefits. More...

Clean audit for Potttter County

Auditors from the Zelenkofske Axelrod LLC (Z-A) met with Potter County Commissioners Doug Morley, Susan Kefover and Paul Heimel, as well as Chief Clerk Kathleen Majot, on Tuesday to review their findings in the “single county audit” that More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Dried corn stalks rustle against my canvas pants. Brilliantly colored trees line the field.  A gaudy bird takes flight at the field’s end. More...

Another kind of snake hunt

Feared by many, hated by others and revered by a few, rattlesnakes are generally misunderstood throughout Pennsylvania.  For generations timber rattlesnakes have been killed on sight when encountered in our forests. More...

Photo

A die-hard fly-fisherman, Pete Ryan, was the winner of the grand prize in a raffle held to benefit the Roulette Township Parks and Recreation Committee – a custom-build fly rod crafted by Scot More...