January 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Austin School stands tall in education

Chinese delegation tours district’s ‘STEM’ lab

Austin   Area School District, least populous in the state, stood tall this week as a delegation of educators from the People’s Republic of China visited to learn about the district’s groundbreaking science, technology, engineering a More...

More farmers looking to ‘go organic’

Two traditional agriculture agencies are teaming next month to help farmers who are considering making the leap toward an option that is far from mainstream -- organic agriculture.  More...

Viewpoints

Do we care about clean air?

(Gretchen Dahlkemper, a native of Erie, is national field director for the Moms Clean Air Force. She previously served as Pennsylvania field organizer, advocating for environmental education and activism.)   More...

The Old Timer

Today I was watching the sky and could not get over all the vapor trails that were crisscrossing the air space here in Arizona.  More...

Roller Coaster

Dear editor:  For roughly a decade this region of Pennsylvania has been riding a roller coaster with the gas industry.  Before the public understood what industry geologists were predicting, the scramble was on to lease the unseen from the More...

Potter County News

Vintage sled festival a ‘go’

Potter County Snowmobile Club’s Vintage Snow Fest, highlighted by the popular snowmobile races, is a go for the Feb. 19-21. More...

Community Life

‘Chili For Charity’ Sunday

A special man will be on many people’s minds as the Coudersport Area Lions Club hold its 10th annual Chili For Charity on Sunday, Jan. 31, from 11 to 3 at the American Legion Post 192 in Coudersport.  More...

Cameron County library memorials

Recent donations and memorials to the library in Emporium were acknowledged.  Books were donated by the Emporium Garden Club, Cameron County High School Class of 1969 and Steve Hickoff, in honor of all librarians.  More...

Story hour starting

Coudersport Public Library’s Story Hour for preschool-age children will begin Tuesday, Feb. 9, and continue on Tuesdays from 10-11 am through March 29. More...

Obituaries

Todd A. Crain

Todd A. Crain, 46, of Coudersport, died Jan. 20, 2016, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born in Coudersport, he was the son of Elvernon and Evelyn Snyder Crain. Todd was a 1987 graduate of Coudersport High School. More...

Ginger S. James

Ginger S. James, 69, of Shinglehouse, died Jan. 18, 2016, after a long illness. She was born in Olean, N.Y., a daughter of Gifford C. and Effie G. McLeod Kellogg. In 1967, she married Ricky E. James. More...

Harold M. McElwee

Harold M. McElwee, 69, of Coudersport, died Jan. 21, 2016, at the Freeman House in Coudersport. He was the son of Herbert and Elizabeth Jane Stewart McElwee. More...

Convicted Killer Seeks Release

Almost a quarter-century since the brutal murder of a prominent citizen in a residential section of Coudersport, the killer is seeking to be released from state prison. More...

Legacy of state’s ‘peacetime army ’ lives on

Visitors to the Pennsylvania  Lumber Museum in central  Potter County may spot an interesting- looking gentleman standing sentinel near the parking lot.  More...

Public defender, probation chief hired

Personnel changes continue with the Potter  County government as the new year unfolds.  Resignation of long-time Chief Probation Officer John Moshier was accepted at last week’s meeting of Potter County Commissioners Doug Morley and P More...

County looking to break down barriers

Improved communication is a goal of the Cameron  County Board of Commissioners as it embarks on a new four-year term.  As last week’s meeting, board chair Lori Reed announced plans to begin holding monthly meetings with county departm More...

News

Powell certified case manager

Amy J. Powell, a registered nurse at Cole Memorial Hospital, has been accredited as a case manager by a national board of review. More...

Judge recertified

Magisterial District Judge Barry D. Brown II of Emporium has been recertified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s United Judicial System after successfully completing continuing legal education course work. More...

New councilman appointed

New police cruiser in service

Long-time local resident Andy Bristol has been appointed to a seat on Coudersport Borough Council.  Bristol, 62, will fill the unexpired term of the late Ron Angood, who had been re-elected last November. More...

Galeton News

Galeton Youth Support Group growing

Galeton Development Corporation heard another update on an organization that has been meeting to provide educational and recreational activities to strengthen and support the community’s young people and families.  More...

Galeton targets falling wall

Galeton Borough has come up with a “Plan B” for solving a lingering problem with a retention wall that has been failing along School Street. More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Last week’s snowstorm south of here brought the predictable media frenzy as technical gadgets tracked its path.  There are other ways to forecast the weather. Some swear by the Old Farmer’s Almanac. More...

Photo

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association’s Coyote Hunt is Feb. 19-21. Coyotes taken in Cameron, Potter, Clinton, McKean, Elk, Clearfield and Centre counties maybe entered. More...

New ‘wild trout stream’ classifications

Dozens of high-quality waterways in Pennsylvania, many of them in the headwaters region, have been added to the Pa. Fish and Boat Commission’s designated “wild trout stream” classification.  More...