April 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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Austin Area School District was once again recognized for academic excellence this month. More...

Concerns over Rt. 6 detour

PennDOT’s plan to replace a bridge over Rt. 6 in west Coudersport and route traffic over a long detour that bypasses the town’s business district is raising red flags.  More...

Viewpoints

More rebranding for ‘Wilds’

(Ta Enos is director of the Pennsylvania Wilds Center, a nonprofit organization that operates the Pennsylvania Wilds Artisan Trail.)   Pennsylvania Wilds Artisan Trail, which has seen strong membership growth the last few years, is getting a new More...

The Old Timer

Do you remember when every chimney used to have a TV antenna on it?  Maybe we could have a small wind-powered generator and a panel of solar collectors on every roof to generate our own electrical power. More...

Potter County News

Dump cleanups resume today

Potter County Conservation District (PCCD) will resume its multi-year project to rid the county of several unsanitary and unsightly illegal dumps with a team effort on Saturday, April 2, in Galeton. More...

Meeting on Potttter County grant

Potter County Commissioners will hold the first in a series of public meetings for input on how to expend the county’s annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) at 6 pm Wednesday, April 13, at the Redevelopment Authority office at 109 Mar More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Perhaps you’ve heard of John Eveland. He is a forester, wildlife biologist, and ecologist. More...

Fishing is more than catching

Saturday, April 16 is the opening day of trout season in this part of Pennsylvania.  For many, it’s the kickoff of spring, regardless of what the calendar says.  Camps that have remained empty since last fall will be bustling with act More...

Young shooters wrap up season

Another shooting season has come to a close for the Cameron County 4-H Air Rifle Club.  Close to 20 members traveled to St. Marys for the Northcentral Pa. Regional Competition that was held Saturday at the Boys and Girls Club in St. Marys. More...

Tract Preserved as Oasis for Wildlife, Environment

A 50-acre tract in Potter County’s Homer Township has been set aside as an oasis for wildlife habitat and environmental stewardship for decades to come. More...

Cole Unveils new Surgical Wing

One of the most ambitious improvement projects in the half-century history of Cole Memorial Hospital has been completed. The new surgery wing will host an open house on Tuesday, April 5. More...

Levee project delayed

Coudersport’s long struggle to comply with federal flood protection mandates is going to extend into 2017 or longer.  Original plans called for extensive work to resume last summer on Mill Creek in the Mitchell Park area and then move to C More...

New director at Senior Center

Emporium Senior Center has named Kelly Spencer as its new director. More...

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American Legion Post 192 made another donation to the Coudersport Youth Wrestling Club to help cover ongoing expenses. More...

Many cases before Cameron Court

Judge Richard Masson cleared several cases from the Cameron County Court docket last week.  Luke Romanowski, 23, pleaded guilty to statutory sexual assault and received a sentence of 42 days’ time served. More...

Downtown garden derailed

Plans for a community garden in downtown Emporium have hit a snag – insurance concerns.  Cameron County Chamber of Commerce has been spearheading the project, which calls for establishing 16 raised garden plots in the lot where the former More...

Galeton News

AmeriCorps meeting in Galeton

A community-wide organization focused on youth development will host a speaker from AmeriCorps at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, April 6, at Galeton Area School.  More...

Community Life

Births

Brooks Benjamin Cary   More...

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Austin High School’s National Honor Society chapter held its induction ceremony for five new members last week. More...

Route 6 litter clean up

Upper Allegheny Watershed Association welcomes volunteers to join its Saturday, April 9, pickup of litter and other refuse from along Rt. 6 from Roulette to Burtville near the Potter/McKean County border. More...

Obituaries

Tammy L. Munsell

Tammy L. Munsell, 44, of Emporium, died March 26, 2016, at her residence. She was born in Smethport, a daughter of Ronald Zetwick and Claudette Uber Zetwick. In 2002 she married Aaron Munsell. More...

Arthur Bean

Arthur Archie Bean, 93, of Shinglehouse, died March 23, 2016, at his home. Born in Ceres, he was a son of Arthur A. and Millie Tanner Bean. In 1944, he married Harriett A. Barrett. Mr. Bean was a decorated U.S. Army veteran of World War II. More...

Burton R. Shirey

FEBRUARY 16, 1921 - MARCH 22, 2016

Burton Rendall Shirey, long-time teacher, coach, administrator and community leader in Coudersport, died March 22, 2016, of natural causes at an assisted living facility in Hanover. He had celebrated his 95th birthday on Feb. 16.  More...