August 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Local pit masters rush to help southern Pa. flood victims

There’s usually a lot of fun and relaxation associated with the growing hobby of commercial barbecuing, but two of Potter County’s most accomplished pit masters put their skills to more serious use this week. More...

Pa. Elk Expo this weekend

​Large crowds are expected for this weekend’s Pennsylvania Elk Expo, headquartered at the Elk Country Visitors Center near Benezette. It’s a family-themed festival designed to educate, entertain and encourage support of “elk tourism.” More...

Viewpoints

Early learning: sound investment

(Potter County got out ahead of the curve by establishing an Early Learning Investment Project, spearheaded by the Potter County Education Council, in 2014. More...

Correspondence

Can’t Stop It   Dear editor:  The letter from Marti Pas­tor of Fairview tells us of the damage already done by global warming.  I am not going to say the warming is not real. More...

The Old Timer

Summer is fading fast and I’m assum­ing the cool nights of August back home are sending the message that autumn is just around the corner.  Wood piles are growing and everyone is sharpening their chainsaws. More...

Community Life

Pet Chatter

Blood sucking invaders move into Pa.

A new invasive species of tick has been discovered in Pennsylva­nia.  It is the Asian long-horned tick and it is the first new tick species to be discovered in the United States in more than a half-century. More...

Determined to make a difference

Lauren Gooch wants to make a difference. Using her religious faith and commu­nications skills as a founda­tion, she is already well on her way.  More...

No dogs allowed

Dogs are not allowed in the library in Emporium. Service animals are permitted. Library directors cited complaints from those who have allergies or fear of dogs, as well as state and federal regulations.   More...

‘Stepping Up’ a top priority

Potter County has renewed its commitment to Stepping Up, a national initiative to reduce the number of mentally ill men and women behind bars. Commissioners Doug Morley, Paul Heimel and Susan Kefover approved the required resolution last year. More...

Memorial bridge for flyer

A U.S. Navy flyer from Potter County who lost his life in a mid-air collision more than a quarter-century ago will be memorialized with the naming of a bridge in his honor. More...

Bowhunter Festival this weekend

Hundreds of people have descended on Denton Hill State Park this weekend for the 35th annual Potter County Bowhunter Festival, which continues through Sunday. More...

News

New Rt. 46 bridge

PennDOT reports that construction on a new bridge on Rt. 46 (Em­porium Road) over Havens Run, three miles southeast of Betula, will begin during the week of Aug. 20. An alternating traffic pattern will be controlled by temporary signals.   More...

Photo

A couple local men have waited for the opportunity to put their passion to good use helping others. More...

Scout project honors war casualties

Eagle Scout candidate in Austin is out to leave a mark on the community by honoring those who have lost their lives in military service. More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Outdoor Columnist

I have never missed a deadline in 45-plus years of writing. I hope not to miss any in the near future, ei­ther. More...

INSIDE THE OUTDOORS

The $50 food plot

Food plots are one of the best things that hunt­ers can do to improve whitetail deer habitat and also provide for hunting opportunities. Since we are approaching the end of summer you might think it is too late to plant a food plot. More...

Programs planned at state park

Sinnemahoning State Park has scheduled several educational programs this weekend.  On Saturday, a butterfly program and field excursion is planned for 3 pm. More...













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