August 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Groundbreaking water study approved

A research project of historic proportions will soon be launched in Potter County. More...

Hope on horizon for Driftwood

Improvements to the public water system could be coming in the small southern Cameron County community of Driftwood – and not too soon. More...

Illegal dump cleanup resumes

A multi-year campaign to rid Potter County of many unsanitary and unsightly illegal dumps will soon resume in earnest. It’s spearheaded by the Potter County Conservation District (PCCD). More...

Viewpoints

Don’t let rural Pa. die

(Mark Lafer of State College is a former senior policy analyst at the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.) More...

The Old Timer

Call it recession, depression or an economic slump, the hard times continue in the small towns of northcentral Pennsylvania. Empty storefronts tell loud tales and you cannot quiet them with decorations and displays that hide the truth. More...

Correspondence

Cyber School Defense Dear editor: You were a bit harsh in your reporting on cyber charter schools and their impact on your local school districts. More...

Community Life

Habitat for Humanity receives donation, looks ahead

Potter County Habitat for Humanity received a $2,500 donation from Northwest Savings Bank to support construction of its next home, scheduled for a lot in Austin. More...

Galeton Rotary hears of German POW camp

Members of Galeton Rotary Club took a collective trip through the past during a colorful presentation by David Castano, president of the Potter County Historical Society.  His focus was on the German prisoner of war camp at Lyman Run. More...

Births

Jude Theron Sevinsky   More...

Obituaries

Walter F. Keck

APRIL 2, 1940 - JULY 30, 2016

Walter F. “Walt” Keck Sr., 76, a lifelong resident of Austin, passed away in his home with his loving family by his side on July 30, 2016, under the care of the VNA of Northwest Pa. More...

Death Notices

Judith A. Nellis   More...

Photo

Cherry Springs State Park hosted another performance by Festival Brass Quintet last weekend. More...

Denton Hill study released

First, the bad news – there will be no skiing at Denton Hill State Park for a third straight winter. In fact, skiing will not return for several years. More...

Photo

Another Potter County Fair will come to a close on Saturday with a gala fireworks display at 10 pm. Parking and admission are free. Reduced-price carnival rides are featured this afternoon from 1 to 5. More...

Make-or-break for youth club

An organization dedicated to providing kids with a fun and safe environment to spend their after-school hours has received another $50,000 operating subsidy from Potter County Human Services (PCHS). More...

News

Woodsmen’s Show continues

Cherry Springs State Park in Potter County is humming this weekend as the 64th annual Woodmen’s Show continues through Sunday. More...

Cameron County Fair opens

Cameron County Fair opens for its week-long run on Sunday, Aug. 7. More...

Photo

Coudersport Volunteer Fire Dept. needed to have repairs done to its tractor and transported it to Howards Inc. in Sweden Valley for an assessment. More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Outdoor Columnist

During the heat of summer, Pennsylvania’s deer management policies are once again a hot topic. Those who thought the so-called “deer wars” were behind us, might want to think again.  A new working group will examine the Pa. More...

ELK WATCHER'S JOURNAL

Time to cut back on elk hunt?

On a quiet summer morning in Medix Run, five huge antlered elk were literally having a “bull session” in a driveway.  They approached each other with necks stretched upward and heads raised high with antlers back, as if to declare, & More...

Bowhunter Festival coming

Plans are in place for the 33rd annual Potter County Bowhunter Festival, scheduled for Aug. 18-21 at Denton Hill State Park. It’s for beginner, intermediate and advanced archers, as well as those who are interested in taking up the sport.  More...