January 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Denton Hill meeting Wednesday

With the return of skiing to Denton  Hill State Park far from a sure thing, state officials will unveil a consultant’s findings during a public meeting from 6:30 to 8 on Wednesday night, Jan. 20, at the park’s ski lodge.  More...

Attacking the ‘red tape’

A broadside attack on government red tape was ignited at last week’s Potter County Commissioners meeting.  More...

Viewpoints

Skilled veterans ready to work

(Thomas Kennedy is CEO of Raytheon, a manufacturer specializing in weapons and commercial electronics.)   More...

The Old Timer

One thing I miss about Pennsylvania this time of year is the snowy landscape.  When I was a kid, I could not wait to get home from school, grab my super-fast Polar Plane sled and head for the hill.  More...

Gun Rights

Dear editor:  We have an epidemic of gun violence around the world, killing scores of people.  When the Second Amendment was written, it acknowledged that a well-regulated militia was necessary for the security of a free nation, and that gu More...

Galeton News

Galeton eyes sign ordinance

Galeton Borough Council members are looking into adopting regulations limiting the size and style of signs in the community. At their January meeting, members reviewed a sample ordinance provided by Councilman Rob Pflug.  More...

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A ceremony was held last week at the Galeton Lodge No. 602 to honor Michael Alan Smith, past member, for a half-century of service. More...

Community Life

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With Betty Ahn turning 99 on Sunday, nine days after husband Will observed his 93rd birthday on Christmas Day, they celebrated with a small gathering at their home. More...

Family Winter Fest to return

Plans are falling into place for the second annual Family Winter Festival, to be held Saturday, Feb. More...

Library lists recent memorials

Recent donations and memorials to the Barbara Moscato Brown Library have been announced.  More...

Obituaries

Rhoda L. Pekarski

Rhoda L Pekarski, 75, formerly of Coudersport, died Nov 23, 2015. She was born in Coudersport, a daughter of Ervin and Ruth Lehman. She attended Coudersport schools and married Edward Pekarski. Rhoda held several jobs in the Coudersport area. More...

Calvin B. Furman

Calvin B. Furman, 91, of North Bingham, a former long-time resident of Coudersport and Coneville, died Jan. 7, 2016, at Cole Memorial Hospital. Born in Ulysses, he was a son of Arlow D. and Helen Mae Broten Furman. He married Alverta B. More...

Clair R. Keyser

Clair R. Keyser, 78, of Smethport, formerly of Shinglehouse, died Jan. 8, 2016. Born in Chrystal, he was a son of Raymond W. and Hilda M. Prochnow Keyser. In 2002 in Las Vegas, Nev., he married Francisca Martinez. More...

Five facing drug charges

Five men are facing drug charges as a result of undercover operations conducted by police dating back more than 18 months. Four of the defendants have Emporium addresses and a fifth is from Austin.  More...

Arboretum plans await ground study

What may or may not lurk underground on the Coudersport  Service Center lot is the subject of discussions covering the possible relocation of the Coudersport Arboretum.  Under a scenario presented to Borough Council in November, Sheetz woul More...

Resurrecting court-ordered ‘community service’

Most criminal defendants in Cameron County end up being sentenced to perform some type of supervised community service. However, few of them do. County officials are out to change that. More...

Ministry helps the hungry

Many of us take for granted life’s basic necessities, such as three meals a day.  But there are those who, for any number of reasons, have to go without. More...

Winter carnival at country club

A Winter Carnival is planned for 11 am to 4 pm Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Emporium Country Club, and one of its events is sure to be a knee-slapper.  More...

News

Human Services meeting set for Thursday

Hundreds of people are directly affected by programs offered by Potter County Human Services (PCHS), but few take the opportunity to provide input on how those services are delivered. More...

Ed Council seeks director

County Education Council is seeking a new executive director following the resignation of Jim Russell of Coudersport. Former director Helene Nawrocki has succeeded Russell on an interim basis.  Applications are being accepted until Jan. 18. More...

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Members of the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department gathered Tuesday night for training in the use of new self-contained breathing apparatus, obtained with support from a federal grant. More...

Potter County News

County backs Vietnam War memorial

Potter County officials have signed on to a nationwide campaign to assure that all of the county’s Vietnam War casualties are properly memorialized at the “Education Center at the Wall.” More...

Potter County real estate filings

Real estate transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds:  More...

County retains Glassmire & Shaffer

Glassmire & Shaffer Law Office was hired as county solicitor for 2016 during a reorganizational meeting of the Potter County Board of Commissioners this week. More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Farmers and other landowners in Pennsylvania have spoken out over the years in protest of land use regulations put in place to protect water quality in the Susquehanna River.  More...

Elk challenged by winter conditions

Those magnificent elk that were dominant during the rut this past autumn, bugling and guarding their harems, have instinctively moved on.  If you visit the elk range in the winter, you will not see those bulls accompanying the large groups of co More...

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Members of Keystone Trails Association recently spent more than 100 hours cutting trees, clearing brush and re-establishing hiking areas from Hunts Run Road to McNuff Branch log crossing on the Buckt More...