Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Last week I wrote about truckers and their CB handles. I had a CB on my snowmobile, wore a red snowmobile suit and a red helmet, thus my CB handle was the Red Baron. The real Red Baron was a German fighter pilot ace in World War I who shot down a whole bunch of Allied pilots. According to what […]

Publisher’s point of view

My family and I recently took a 9-day hiatus from our collective day-to-day life for a little togetherness and differentness on Hatteras Island. It was my wife’s and my 12-year wedding anniversary, a reason to celebrate for sure, but that’s not the only reason we went. We went for a lot of reasons, but the main reason was to be […]

Use Stamps, Support Missions

To the editor: Christian and Missionary Alliance Church Women’s Association in Coudersport is collecting used postage stamps for a mission project. These stamps will be sent to our retirement village in Florida. Residents there sort and package the stamps, then sell them to companies that prepare packages for stamp collectors. The funds are sent to missionaries in South America that […]

Time To Tax Gas Production

To the editor: A well-structured severance tax on natural gas production will protect Pennsylvania taxpayers from shouldering the public costs that come with increased drilling. Pennsylvania should assess a natural gas severance tax at the state level and local governments’ authority to assess property taxes on gas and oil interests – a practice banned by a state court ruling in […]

Raiders prevail over Falcons 14-7 in classic showdown

A classic football game on a muddy field had fans from both sides wondering if a rematch may be in the cards. Cameron County (5-0) edged Coudersport, 14-7, last weekend on homecoming at CARP/Paul Simcoe Field. The win cemented the Red Raiders’ hold on the Allegheny Mountain League’s North Division, while Coudersport (3-2) looks to finish strong and perhaps meet […]

Otto-Eldred leads volleyball league

Everyone is chasing Otto-Eldred in the Northern Tier High School Volleyball League. Defending league champion Coudersport had its chance Tuesday night and came up short. After the Terrors (7-0) eked out a 25-23 win, they beat the Falcons 25-18. Coudersport stayed alive with a 25-21 win but was eliminated in game four, 25-20. Kaitlyn Karpinski had 10 kills, 8 blocks, […]

Successful varsity soccer season winding down for 9-2 Falcons

Fans have only a few more chances to see one of the Coudersport High School’s best-ever varsity soccer teams in action at CARP Field. The Falcons, who were 9-2 at press time, host St. Marys Public on Saturday (today) at 3:30 pm, followed by a home game on Tuesday (6:30) against Johnsonburg. Coach Brian Empson’s squad heads to Kane on […]


Former Cameron County High School wrestling coach Larry McGraw’s entry into the PIAA District 9 Wrestling Hall of Fame was recognized recently with the presentation of a plaque. A 1967 graduate of Cameron County High School, he was an assistant coach for four years, then began a 29-year run as head coach in 1976. McGraw’s teams went 227-215-2 in dual […]

Vassallo moves on to regional golf finals

Cameron County High School’s Grant Vassallo will continue his historic golf season on Oct. 21 as a contender in the PIAA Regional Finals at Tom’s Run Golf Club in Blairsville. The steady linkster who plays out of the Emporium Country Club shot a 73 Saturday in the final round of the District 9 Championships at the Pennhills Golf Club, finishing […]

Falcon girls are D9 golf champions

One of the most successful girls’ golf seasons ever at Coudersport High School continues. Coach Kevin Roessner’s Falcons added another trophy to the school’s collection on Monday by winning the team championship at the PIAA District 9 Tournament in Clarion. Behind Hannah Fink’s strong 101, Coudersport easily outdistanced runner-up DuBois High School. Punxsutawney, Brockway, Bradford and Brookville rounded out the […]