December 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Small town holiday festivities set to begin

Christmas in the Wilds is about to usher in the holiday season in Cameron County.  It kicks off with a holiday home and Christmas tree decorating contest. Area homes and trees will be on display during a public tour from 6-9 pm on Friday, Dec. More...

Casualties will soon mount if state budget isn’t passed

Civil lawsuit seeks to protect ‘vulnerable people’

Most government agencies are finding ways to cope with the state budget stalemate, but volunteer organizations are being stretched to the limits.  Potter County Commissioner Doug Morley addressed the growing severity of their plight at last week More...

Viewpoints

The Old Timer

Another anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination passed with little or no notice by the American public or the news media.  Everyone who was out of diapers on that day in 1963 remembers where he was when he heard the news. More...

Gas boom will disrupt birds

(Margaret Brittingham is a professor of wildlife resources with Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.)   Increased natural gas development in northern Pennsylvania will have an impact on bird communities.  More...

Reward Offered

Dear editor:  As a private, taxpaying citizen in the community of Austin, I hereby offer a $300 reward for information leading to the conviction of the individual who damaged our town’s speed display device.  More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

One week of deer-hunting season is in the books. If you’re still in the game, there are some things you should know about second week hunting. More...

Frenzy over; now come see the elk

Whereas there were droves of tourists just a few weeks ago, the scene today has evolved to an occasional vehicle here and there slowly motoring through the Pennsylvania elk range.  Another rutting ritual and hunting season are passing into histo More...

Science comes to deer hunting

Two college students from Galeton and Eldred are taking the lessons they’re learning in the classroom at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford out into the field.  Jordan Dugan and Colton Gotshall have been taking advanced   Geogra More...

Close to 3,000 bears taken

Preliminary results indicate slight uptick from 2014

Final numbers are not yet in on the bear-hunting season, but it was a good one, according to the  Pa. More...

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There are big bucks and then there are giant bucks! More...

Artisan Center open house

Potter   County Artisan Center is holding an open house and a “cash mob” event as part of the Christmas shopping season on Friday, Dec. 11. More...

Gale Pride expanding agenda to help youth

An organization formed to address the needs of young people in the Galeton area continues to expand its agenda.  One of the leaders, Pastor Tom Shatto, reports that Gale Pride is working with Galeton Area School and its PTO, the Galeton Developm More...

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Shoppers got an early jump on their Christmas gift-buying needs at Northern Tier Trading Company on Rt. More...

County budget available to view

One of the most challenging operating budgets in many years is now available in draft form at the Gunzburger County Office Building in Coudersport.  Commissioners Doug Morley, Susan Kefover and Paul Heimel have scheduled an adoption vote on the More...

Training for entry level positions

Factory jobs are available in the Emporium area and training is available for those who want to fill them.  At a recent Cameron County Collaborative Board meeting, Annette Campbell from Pennsylvania Career- Link detailed the short-term training More...

Community Life

Yes, kids are still reading!

There’s a common lament that today’s young people rarely read, comprehend little of what they read, and have no intention of making reading part of their adult lives.  And there are the realities.  More...

Activities growing at Galeton Library

Galeton Public Library has become an important social center in the community.  Spokesperson Beth Lounsbury reported to Galeton Development Corporation (GDC) members that activities at the library have been expanding.  Library director Darl More...

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A benefit dinner for long-time Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department officer John E. Pekarski and his family will be held from 4-7 pm on Saturday, Dec. 5, at American Legion Post 192 in Coudersport. More...

Obituaries

Joseph W. Nuschke

Joseph W. Nuschke, 87, of Ilion, N.Y., formerly of Austin, died Nov. 10, 2015, at his home. He was born in Coudersport, a son of Walter Louis Nuschke and Marie Kathern Brisbois Nuschke. More...

E. Eugene Mumford

Earl Eugene (Gene) Mumford, 75, of Old West Creek Road, Emporium, died Nov. 25, 2015, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, following complications from a stroke. He was born in St. Marys, son of Eugene and Marie Towner Mumford. More...

Ray Stuckey

Ray “Boog” Stuckey, 89, of Keating Summit, died Nov. 25, 2015, at Cole Memorial Hospital. Born in Austin, he was the son of late Isaac and Emma (Mahon) Stuckey. More...