August 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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Another successful running of the Potter County Fair in Millport concluded with a fireworks show Saturday night. Among highlights of the 80th annual fair was the crowning of Megan Klesa as queen. More...

Celebrating the state’s elk herd

Large crowds are expected for this year’s Pennsylvania Elk Expo, coming up Aug. 20- 21 at the Elk Country Visitors Center near Benezette. More...

Viewpoints

Abolish school property tax

(Mike Folmer is a Republican from Lebanon who is serving in the Pennsylvania State Senate.) People have repeatedly told me school property taxes are their biggest headache, and they want their elimination to be a top priority of the General Assembly More...

The Old Timer

Have you ever been to a ghost town? There’s an interesting one here in Arizona. More...

Correspondence

We Have Term Limits   Dear editor:  In response to the letter to the editor calling for term limits for our elected officials, I believe term limits have always been in place. They are called “elections.”  More...

Potter County News

Deeds recorded in Potter County

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

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Outdoor Columnist

National parks and many other American points of interest are widely known as wildlife photographers’ havens.  But don’t overlook the options in your own back yard. More...

INSIDE THE OUTDOORS

Can our hemlocks survive? Time will tell

Wykoff Run in southern Cameron County is one of the most scenic mountain streams in the world. A paved state highway parallels the length of the stream, providing many a traveler with an eyeful of creation. More...

Program at Elk Visitor Center

Weekend educational programs continue through August at the Elk Country Visitor Center on Winslow Hill near Benezette. All sessions start at 1 pm.  On Saturday, Aug. More...

Obituaries

Russell D. Stevens

OCTOBER 13, 1939 - AUGUST 9, 2016

Russell D. Stevens, 76, of Austin, passed away at home with his loving family by his side on Aug. 9, 2016, under the care of the Potter County Hospice, after a long illness.  More...

John Calvin Grove Jr.

AUGUST 13, 1957 - AUGUST 9, 2016

John Calvin Grove Jr., 58, of Coudersport, passed away with his loving family by his side on Aug. 9, 2016, at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a long illness.  Born on Aug. More...

Russell L. Mahon

NOVEMBER 3, 1934 - AUGUST 6, 2016

Russell L. Mahon, 81, of Coudersport, passed away Aug. 6, 2016, at Cole Memorial Hospital with his family by his side.  More...

Fox’s changes hands

One of the county seat’s longest-serving businesses has changed hands. More...

Sheetz/Arboretum drama intensifies

Environmental concerns complicate land deal

An engineer and a geologist attended a special meeting of Coudersport Borough Council last week to help officials sort through options on the table as they decide the fate of the Coudersport Arboretum. More...

Train crash paying financial dividends

A decade after a train derailment fouled the waters of Sinnemahoning Creek with lye, the cash settlement stemming from the crash has yielded another $350,000 for local environmental improvement projects. More...

Ulysses, Austin to get spruced up

Downtown Austin and Ulysses will be spruced up with benches, flower boxes and other improvements later this year. More...

News

Heroin use causes concern

More than half of the people who are involved in the Cameron County criminal justice system have issues with drug abuse. More...

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Fast action by volunteer firefighters Monday afternoon saved a home on Coudersport’s Woodlawn Avenue after an electrical malfunction triggered a blaze in the basement. More...

Galeton to work on water, sewer budget

Galeton Borough Authority has called for a workshop later this month to go over budgeting issues related to the community’s water supply system and wastewater treatment plant. Members will meet at 5:30 pm Tuesday, Aug. More...

Community Life

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Rotarian Jessica Herzing, staff accountant with Judd Schager CPA, discussed the importance of planning for the spring “tax season” at a recent Emporium Rotary Club luncheon. More...

Earns masters degree

Jason Blose, a 2011 graduate of Cameron County High School, has been awarded a master of science degree from Gannon University and is now employed as an occupational therapist. More...

College classes locally

Time is running out for area residents to earn college credits at reduced rates through a partnership worked out by the Potter County Education Council.  More...

Sports

Horton to coach USA rugby team

Jeff Horton, director of the rugby program at Kent State University, has been named to the coaching staff of the USA Rugby Women’s National Team. More...