December 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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Warmer than normal temperatures brought hordes of people out to celebrate Christmas in the Wilds in downtown Emporium. More...

Fundraising buffet for Boys/Girls Club

After-school activities for youth in jeopardy

Potter   County Boys & Girls Club is enjoying its most successful school year yet, but that could all come crashing down if the organization’s financial foundation continues to erode.  More...

Viewpoints

Keeping ‘em down on the farm

(Jon Hegeman is chairman of the Young Farmers and Ranchers Program for the American Farm Bureau Federation.)   More...

The Old Timer

I hope you folks back in Pennsylvania have enough snow for a white Christmas. It really throws Santa Claus off when the ground is bare. More...

Corporate Welfare

Dear editor:  Pennsylvania’s economic development subsidy game is costly, lacks real accountability and leaves the taxpayers paying more.  More...

Potter County News

Man facing drug, theft charges

A Potter County man faces multiple charges that include possession of heroin and theft.  State police from Denton Hill are continuing their investigation. More...

Outdoors

Outdoor opportunities abound

With the approach of Christmas and New Year’s Day, many outdoorsmen have given up their favorite pursuits for staying cooped up indoors.  After deer season, most hunters have cleaned their guns and packed away their gear. More...

Wolf Tracks

Reports from the field were not encouraging as I headed out onto state game lands in hopes of getting a shot at a nice-sized deer.  Only a couple of hunters in the area had taken a deer and weather conditions were foggy and rainy. More...

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An open house and ‘cash mob’ had the Potter County Artisan Center in the spotlight for Christmas shoppers and other community members last weekend. More...

Another tax hike for Potter

Tax collectors asking for more money

A busy agenda filled with financial matters was handled by the Potter County Commissioners at last Thursday’s meeting. Topping the agenda were two resolutions dealing with the county’s tax structure to fuel the 2016 budget. More...

Progress in illegal dump site cleanup

Settlement funds fueling team effort for environment

Potter County Conservation District is continuing a successful clean-up job to rid the county of several unsanitary and unsightly illegal dumps. More...

CCSD board selects its own members in run-off

A different kind of election was held last week to fill two open seats on the Cameron County School District Board of Education.  More...

News

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A new business will debut this weekend right in the heart of downtown Coudersport. After months of planning, Northern Tier Pet and Aquatic Supply will be open starting on Saturday. More...

CCSD cafeteria shows deficit

Reduced cafeteria revenue is one of the few black marks on an audit of the Cameron County School District finances, and there’s clear reason for it.  More...

Cole, Locke remembered at tree lighting

Two revered members of the Cole Memorial Hospital family of employees were memorialized during this year’s Light Up A Life gathering, a Christmas tree lighting ceremony that drew about 150 people.  It’s a project of the Cole Foundati More...

Community Life

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Visitors to Buchanan Brothers Pharmacy in Coudersport may have done a double-take last Saturday. More...

Education preparing students for workplace

Pennsylvania’s trend of “teaching for the test” in its public schools is taking a toll when it comes to preparing students for the workplace.  One program that’s combatting the impact of standardized tests, the Foundation More...

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Speakers Amelia Holjencin and John Trombetta were introduced by Rotary program chair Kim Whiting. Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week fills a gap in a traditional public education. More...

Obituaries

William P. Lincoln

MARCH 9, 1928 - DECEMBER 12, 2015

William P. “Bill” Lincoln, 87, a long-time resident of Raymond, passed away Dec. More...

Dolores J. Breck

MAY 7, 1931 - DECEMBER 15, 2015

Dolores J. Breck, 84, a long-time resident of Austin, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Dec. 15, 2015, in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.  Born May 7, 1931 in DuBois, she was a daughter of Daniel and Ada Luce Powers. More...

Marjorie M. Gooch

OCTOBER 1, 1925 - DECEMBER 13, 2015

Marjorie M. Gooch, 90, formerly of Coudersport, passed away Dec. 13, 2015 at Fairmount Homes in Ephrata.  Born Oct. 1, 1925 in Roulette, she was the daughter of J. Walter and Thelma Matteson Metzger. On Nov. More...