December 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Eliot Ness Fest: ‘This is big’

Plans for a festival with the potential to draw thousands of people were unveiled last week to the Potter County Board of Commissioners. More...

That perfect gift…

There is one Christmas gift option that is guaranteed to be welcomed by the recipient while it supports the local economy. Chambers of Commerce in Emporium and Coudersport are promoting their “Chamber Bucks” programs. More...

Viewpoints

We’ve saved our pool!

(Todd Husson is a member of the Coudersport Borough Council and has been a tireless advocate for the community swimming pool.)   More...

Correspondence

Smartphone addiction Dear editor: Your recent string of letters and columns about the impact of electronics on kids is missing one key element – this isn’t just about kids. More...

The Old Timer

All of the reports from Pennsylvania deer country are the same. More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Outdoor Columnist

Christmas is a time of hope and faith that tomorrow will bring forth peace on earth and good will to all.  Some people find themselves in despair at this time of year. Perhaps it is because they won’t make it home for Christmas. More...

INSIDE THE OUTDOORS

What motivates new hunters

Several weeks ago, I wrote about my brother-in-law David and the eight-point buck that he took in archery season. David was in his late 20s when he first took up hunting. More...

ELK WATCHER'S JOURNAL

Here’s why feeding elk is illegal

A crackdown on illegal feeding of Pennsylvania’s elk went a long way toward discouraging the practice, but violations still abound.  Maybe those who insist on breaking the law would think twice if they understood how detrimental their acti More...

Cole merger vote planned Thursday

History is expected to be made on Thursday, Dec. 14, when the board of directors at Cole Memorial Hospital convenes to approve a merger with University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). More...

New swimming pool for Coudersport

Those hazy, lazy, crazy days of summer may not be at the forefront in most people’s minds at this time of year, but don’t tell that to Coudersport Borough leaders.  They were just notified that a $250,000 state grant is coming for th More...

Coudersport’s most famous citizen

A famous crime-fighter whose name still surfaces today for his attack on crime boss Al “Scarface” Capone in gangland Chicago, Eliot Ness spent the final two years of his life in Coudersport, fighting for the survival of a sinking business More...

Potter County signs on to ‘211’

Cameron County declines

Potter County residents will soon be able to dial 2-1-1 for non-emergency health, human and social services information and referrals.  United Way’s Pennsylvania 2-1-1 system, to be launched soon, matches callers with services in the regio More...

Artisan Center open house

Potter County Artisan Center remains a busy place during the holiday season.  A Christmas open house will be held there on Friday, Dec. 15, from 5-8 pm. More...

News

Winter clothes drive in Coudersport

A Christmas tree at the entrance of the Coudersport Borough Office on South West Street is the repository for a winter clothes drive that Mayor Brenda Whitman has launched.  Residents are encouraged to hang gloves, hats and scarves on the tree f More...

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Eliot Ness Festival organizers plan to show the Paramount Pictures blockbuster movie, The Untouchables, starring Kevin Costner (second from left). More...

Christmas in the Wilds in full swing

Emporium’s Christmas in the Wilds moves into full swing on Saturday. More...

Community Life

Pet Chatter

Pets can get the flu

It’s flu season once again and just as you would monitor yourself and other family members, you must be aware of your pets’ state of health. Pets can and do get the flu. More...

Joins tourist agency

A new events coordinator has been hired to help the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau boost the region’s tourism industry.  Beth Exley, who also functions as administrative assistant, is a Clarion County native who holds a commun More...

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Juniata Valley Bank/Northern Tier has made a financial donation to support the Austin Volunteer Fire Dept. More...