October 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Potter joins White House crime initiative

Potter County has been accepted as a partner in a national effort to improve the criminal justice system, enhance public safety and reduce jail inmate populations. More...

Viewpoints

Kids and their cellphones

(Robin L. Kuleck, RN, MS Ed., of Emporium is a senior educator with Penn State Extension.)   Cellphone ownership among teens has been growing steadily since 2009. At least three-quarters of teens have them.  More...

Correspondence

Breast Cancer Risks Dear editor: One in eight U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. While men can be diagnosed with breast cancer, it is 100 times more common in women. More...

The Old Timer

I guess as an old-timer I am too set in my ways. I feel bad for the kids riding along in the car and looking out the window seeing the beautiful countryside. More...

Community Life

Support for Galeton after-school program

A new program in Galeton is giving parents some peace of mind by offering kids a structured, fun alternative to watching television or playing video games once the final school bell of the day has rung. More...

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Emporium Rotary Club’s dictionary project was a hit again this year with third-graders at Woodland Elementary School. Rotarians Diana Boden and Kim Whiting distributed a dictionary to each child. More...

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Cowburn’s Solid Body Gym has expanded its operations in downtown Coudersport. Certified trainer Chad Cowburn operates the business on North Main Street. Personal training, Tae Kwon Do, self-defense and jujitsu are offered. More...

Mixed bag in student test scores

Standardized test results released by the Pa. Dept. of Education last week showed area schools have made modest improvements in math and language arts. More...

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About a dozen demonstrators lined up to protest a white supremacist rally in Ulysses observed a bizarre spectacle last Saturday during what amounted to a peaceful standoff. With Rt. More...

County crackdown on per capita tax?

Cameron County residents who have failed to pay the county’s annual per capita tax could soon be hearing from a bill collector. More...

Writer in Potter County tracing Eliot Ness

A magazine writer from Boston is in Potter County this week trying to track down details of the “The Untouchables,” a largely fictional book, TV series and movie that was created largely in Coudersport. More...

News

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Coudersport Public Library director Teri McDowell holds a replica check during the presentation of a $1,500 donation by representatives of the Coudersport High School class of 1971. More...

Austin school embraces future

Austin Area School District is taking steps to extend its award-winning science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education to the entire student body.  A new STEM lab for elementary students will soon be developed in the school li More...

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Another successful fundraiser for Austin Area School’s Gerald Duffee Sr. Memorial Scholarship was held during Austin History and Pride Days. Overall winners of the traditional 5K race were Johnathon Ritsick and Hilary Cooney.  More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Outdoor Columnist

Good dogs love to hunt. It’s something that is in their blood.  When you’re with them, they spur you on. More...

INSIDE THE OUTDOORS

Extreme fishing adventure

Fly-fishing has been romanticized in recent years through movies, magazines, and on television.  It is easy to see why. As celebrated in the great movie, “A River Runs Through It,” a skillful fly angler is a pleasure to watch. More...

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Third-graders from Woodland Elementary School recently visited the Andrews Farm to release pheasants that were raised from chicks hatched at the school last spring. More...