April 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Creek conquerers compete

Low water levels and less than springlike conditions didn’t deter a hearty field of paddlers from competing in last weekend’s Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic.  More...

Cyber School Stirs Strife

A number of students in the Cameron County School District do not report to classes. Instead, they’re enrolled in “cyber school,” a controversial option that has its fervent supporters along with a growing cadre of harsh critics. More...

Sand station, silica stirs spat

Residents of Emporium’s east end are once again up in arms over activities at the sand transfer station in the railroad yard. More...

Viewpoints

Alcohol: what you may not know

(Dr. Glenn Zehner is chief program officer for Drug-Free Pennsylvania)   Like so many “special attention” months, the designation of April as Alcohol Awareness Month will pass without much notice. More...

The Old Timer

Gambling seems to be more of an obsession than ever. The Indians have opened casinos all across the country. The state government are caving in and allowing casinos and other gambling so they can get on the gravy train. More...

School Bus Safety

Dear editor:  A letter in your newspaper commended local school bus driver Brian Wilson for his service. More...

Galeton News

Galeton lake options to be studied

Next step in the long process to determine the fate of Galeton’s signature lake -- and the dam that created it -- is to hire a consultant for a professional assessment and plan.  Galeton Borough Council, owner of the dam, is working with a More...

Community Life

Trashin’ For Fashion

“Trashin’ for Fashion” Show and Competition returns for its third year at the Port Allegany Veterans Home on Sunday, April 17. More...

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About 55 acres of fields and forestland were blackened by a wind-driven wildfire that broke out at about 3 pm last Friday south of Coudersport. More...

Oswayo Valley School honored

Oswayo Valley School District has been recognized for academic excellence at both the elementary school and the high school.  According to the Pa. Dept. More...

Obituaries

Anthony J. Duell

AUGUST 4, 1985 - APRIL 1, 2016   More...

Charles Baker

Charles (Fred) Baker, 87, of Coudersport, died April 2, 2016, in Coudersport. He was the son of Simeon and Wanda May Kimball Baker and a graduate of Coudersport High School. In 1952, he married Beverly June Freeman, who survives. Mr. More...

Nels P. Nelson Sr.

Nels P. Nelson Sr., 55, of Driftwood, died April 3, 2016, at his residence. He was born in Jeannette, a son of Lucille Wilson Nelson and Richard Nelson. In 1982, he married Valerie Shusteric. Mr. Nelson worked for Lumber Township for many years. More...

Unique program focuses on students’ career paths

High school students in Austin,  Coudersport, Galeton, Northern  Potter, Oswayo Valley and the Port Allegany school districts have been given another valuable tool to guide them on their quest to find a career path.  More...

Help for homeless vets

Help is available for military veterans in Potter, Cameron, McKean and Elk counties who are facing challenges in securing suitable housing.  “Many don’t think veterans’ homelessness is a problem in our area, but it is,” s More...

Tools for inmate reduction

More programs to reduce county jail populations in Pennsylvania are in the works, and Potter County is looking to get on board.  More...

Storefront ‘staging’ starting

Downtown   Coudersport’s empty storefronts will be filled this month – not with retailers, but with enhancements designed to encourage potential occupants to visualize how they could establish businesses there.  More...

News

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Cole Memorial Hospital unveiled its expanded and renovated surgical unit during an open house this week. More...

Recreational facility delayed

Cameron County School Board has postponed plans to convert tennis courts behind Woodland Elementary School into a multi-use recreational facility.  The district plans to seek a Pa. Dept. More...

New dentist arrives

A new dentist is now seeing patients in Coudersport.  Cole Memorial Dentistry welcomed Dr. Tod Twichell to the renovated office building formerly occupied by Dr. Pete Ryan, who retired.  More...

Potter County News

‘Ronnie’ still serving

Long-time Potter County veterinarian Dr. Ronnie Schenkein retired last year, but she is still very active in providing service – this time as a volunteer.  One of the newest members of the Coudersport Rotary Club, Dr. More...

Potter County land transactions

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

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

I prefer to do my fishing after the insects hatches have picked up and the crowds have thinned. More...

‘Guided tour’ into elk country

It was a cold early April morning when Sam and I set out to climb the mountain. Spring was trying to advance, but winter still didn’t want to relinquish its entire grip. More...