April 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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Nine-year-old Brayden Stuckey of Austin was among the many anglers who found success along local waters when trout season opened last Saturday. More...

Voters: here’s the primary lowdown

Local voters may need to do some homework before they perform their civic duty in the Tuesday, April 26, Primary Election.  A heated race for President of the United States that has saturated the national media is the headliner, and that’s More...

Lead poisoning: better safe than sorry

National headlines about the presence of toxic lead in drinking water have prompted one member of the Cameron County School Board to propose testing of the district’s water system and greater vigilance to protect students.  More...

Viewpoints

The Old Timer

One thing I do miss about the Land of the Endless Mountains is the emergence of spring.  The springtime serenade reaches its peak in mid-April and everything comes to life. More...

Heroin epidemic meeting Tues.

(Lisa Cherry represents Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services Inc., or ADAS, serving Cameron, McKean and Elk counties. More...

Perils Of Heroin

Dear editor:  Your story in last week’s edition might open some eyes about our heroin epidemic. More...

Potter County News

Potter County deeds filed

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

Community Life

Births

Brantley Myron Lowe   MaCalla Hults-Lowe and Daniel Moore of Coudersport welcomed a son born on April 8, 2016, at Cole Memorial Hospital.  Brantley Myron Lowe weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and joins a brother, Joshua.  More...

Choral concert May 1

Choral groups North Country Voices and Second Chances will be presenting “The Joy of Spring” at 3 pm Sunday, May 1, at the Alliance Church in Coudersport.  More...

Artisan Center passes milestone

Potter County Artisan Center has kicked off its third year of operation with a remodeled display area and revised marketing activities.  To celebrate two years of development, all products are beings sold at a 10-percent discount through April 3 More...

Obituaries

Virginia ‘Genny’ Gribble

MAY 12, 1959 - APRIL 17, 2016

Virginia A. “Genny” Gribble, 56, of St. Marys, formerly of Emporium, died April 17, 2016, in a motorcycle accident at Mt. Jewett.  She was born May 12, 1959, in Coudersport, a daughter of Francis and Eva Sabatino Burgett. More...

Robert H. Johnson

A memorial service for Robert H. Johnson, who died Jan. 19, 2016, will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, April 23, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Coudersport.   More...

Eleanor E. Perkins

Eleanor E. Perkins, 82, of Coudersport, died April 15, 2016, at Cole Memorial Hospital. Born in Coudersport, she was a daughter of Lewis Harold and Edith (Blake) Erway. She earned a nursing degree from the University of Massachusetts. More...

50th Maple Festival set

Maple   Festival time is nearing, and this one is special.  It marks the 50th anniversary of the sweet celebration’s founding in 1966.  Its popularity has grown to the point that each year that the weather cooperates, the Maple F More...

Probation ordered in teacher sex scandal

A former Cameron County High School substitute teacher who was arrested for purchasing nude photos of young girls, including some depicting his own students, was sentenced this week to a lengthy period of probation and other sanctions.  More...

Austin Catholic Church to close?

Members of  St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin may lose the weekly mass that has been such a big part of the community’s life for more than a century.  More...

Wind turbine project revealed

Details have emerged on the plan to erect 26 tall wind turbines in northeastern Potter County.  Developers have discussed the Big Level Wind electrical generation plant targeted for Hector Township with local government leaders and will soon sub More...

County renews 911 contract

A restructuring of the Potter County Department of Emergency Services (DES) that was unveiled nearly three years ago will remain in place for at least the foreseeable future.  In 2013, Commissioners Susan Kefover, Doug Morley and Paul Heimel put More...

News

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Several area 4-H members joined their colleagues at the State Capitol in Harrisburg as part of a citizenship and civic engagement program. More...

Brighter outlook at Bradford Airport

Things have been looking up over the past year at the Bradford Regional Airport.  Cameron County’s representative on the Airport Authority, Ron Dankesreiter, shared details with Emporium Rotary Club members.  More...

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Outstanding performers in Woodland Elementary School’s accelerated reader program were recognized for their reading and comprehension skills. More...

Galeton News

Galeton approves Collins Park study

Galeton Borough is turning to a consultant to seek government funding for improvements to Collins Park.  Borough Council this week authorized consulting firm YSM to prepare and submit the grant application, YSM’s $3,000 fee will be paid by More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

We all want to help an animal in distress. More...

Trout fishing: to each his own

Arrival of trout season last week sent me back in time to the days of my youth.  Invariably, my father took my sisters and me to fish for the stocked brook trout in Brooks Run. It was a nice family tradition. More...

Spring gobbler season nears

All signs point to a successful spring gobbler season for hunters. There’s a one-day hunt for those 16 and younger on April 23 followed by the regular season kickoff on April 30.  More...