December 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Sanctions’ imposed in bath salts cases

A frequent visitor to the Cameron County Courtroom over the past few years was sentenced to jail during a hearing on Tuesday.  More...

Small tax increase in Cameron County

A nearly four-percent increase in real estate taxes was approved by the Cameron County Board of Commissioners last week for the express purpose of supporting library services.  New tax rate will be 27 mills, up from 26.5 with the revenue generat More...

Eyesore coming down

A contract to demolish the former Jasper Harris & Son Clothier on East Fourth Street in Emporium was awarded during a recent Cameron County Commissioners meeting.  Earthmovers Unlimited of Kylertown, one of four bidders, received the contrac More...

Viewpoints

What’s YOUR child doing online?

(Dr. Peggy Buffington is a school administrator in Hobart, Indiana.)   Your “Numbers in the News” column made reference to a Pew  Research Center study examining teenagers’ use of the internet. More...

The Old Timer

One Christmas Eve this farmer was in the outhouse taking care of business when he heard the sound of reindeer paws on the roof.  Then he heard a loud voice shouting, “No, Rudolf. I said the Schmidt house!”   More...

Don’t Drill Here

Dear editor:  Primary mission of the Pa. Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources is to conserve and sustain Pennsylvania’s natural resources for present and future generations’ enjoyment.  More...

Potter County News

Potter County real estate transactions

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds:  More...

PCCD district manager retires

Potter County Conservation District (PCCD) is recruiting a new district manager to succeed Chris Mitterer, who recently announced his retirement at year’s end. More...

More Potter County real estate filings

Following are transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds:  Harmony Investments LLC to Paul and Courtney Fedalen, 21 acres in Sharon Township, $50,000; Ronald E. and Lois L. More...

Obituaries

Irvan ‘Bud’ Brown

OCTOBER 26, 1918 - DECEMBER 14, 2015

Irvan “Bud” Brown, 97, of Coudersport, passed away Dec. 14, 2015.  He was born on Oct. 26, 1918 in Lloydell, Cambria County, the son of Joseph and Agnes Boucher Brown.  More...

Blanche E. Calhoun

Blanche E. Calhoun, 91, of Coudersport, formerly of Shinglehouse and Oswayo, died Dec. 16, 2015, in the Skilled Nursing Facility of Cole Memorial Hospital. Born in Raymond, she was a daughter of Floyd and Myra Galpin Perkins. More...

Stephen J. Mitchell

Stephen John Mitchell, 59, of Galeton, died Dec. 18, 2015 at his home. Born in Wellsboro, he was a son of Frank and Shirley (Paul) Mitchell. He was a 1974 graduate of Galeton High School. On Sept. 29, 2015, he married Vickie Kennedy Hurst. More...

Murder case ends with plea

A murder case that languished on the docket in Potter County Court for more than 20 months ended with a guilty plea that resulted in the defendant being sentenced to the Women’s Residential Rehabilitation Center at Harrison Valley.  More...

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JKLM, DEP speak to full house

Lessons in engineering, chemistry, geology and public policy were blended into a detailed presentation as the Potter County Natural Gas Resource Center hosted a standing-room-only public meeting last week at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport.&nb More...

Seeks piece of gas company fine

Members of the Potter County Water Quality  Work Group met in Coudersport last week to continue their work on an ambitious agenda that will extend far into the new year and beyond.  More...

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Kightlinger Motors of Coudersport and Ford Motors teamed up with the Port Allegany Music Boosters for another successful Drive 4UR School event. Kightlinger Motors donated $6,000. More...

Personell changes at Cole Memorial

A series of personnel changes have been announced by Cole Memorial Hospital. Valarie Jackson has assumed the position of executive director of clinical services. More...

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It seems like only yesterday that Endeavor News announced the arrival of triplets to Dr. Brenda Wahlers and her husband Brian of Coudersport. More...

Galeton News

Galeton Food Pantry

Individuals and families in the Galeton area who are needy can turn to the Galeton Food Pantry for help. Food is provided free from the St. More...

Galeton Borough taxes going up

Galeton Borough Council passed a 2016 budget last week that raises real estate taxes by just under 5 percent to a new rate 22.63 mills.  A mill is one-tenth of one percent levied against a property’s assessed value. More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, Michael Huff has put together a book titled, “Understanding Coyotes.”  More...

Christmas Bird Count underway

Game Commission officials are urging wildlife enthusiasts to join volunteers throughout the United States in the Audubon Society’s 116th Annual Christmas Bird Count, taking place through Jan. 5.  More...

Pines part of region’s heritage

Millions of trees were cut down and hauled into Americans’ homes for Christmas.  I fully appreciate the reason for the season, but any time there is a tree involved, I tend to think of the outdoors.  There are many misconceptions abou More...