A quiet corner no longer

Amid Saturday night’s frigid temperatures, a warm glow emanated from the corner of Coudersport’ busiest intersection. About 75 people gathered to hear Jakob’s Hollow perform in the new surroundings of Olga’s Café, and it’s difficult to imagine anyone who was there thinking of any better place to be that evening. Excellent food and drink, uplifting music, a friendly atmosphere, lighted […]

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

I felt like two great American singers and songwriters had this oldtimer in mind over the weekend as Shirley and I traveled to Altoona. John Denver sang, “Sunshine on My Shoulders Makes Me Happy,” and Willie Nelson pepped us up with, “On the Road Again.” The bright sunshine made the freshly fallen snow glisten like diamonds. The scenery was just […]


(Carolyn “Cari” Foster Spano of Youngstown, Ohio, is a skilled photographer whose eye was captured as she passed the Austin Dam Memorial Park along Rt. 872.) I gasp as the weathered concrete dam comes into view. It stands, just as it stood almost a century ago, wounded and broken — unable to complete the task it was given. The mistakes […]

Letters to the Editor

Backpack program needs help To the editor: To Fill A Backpack program is looking for help. We are looking for someone with graphics skills. We need someone who can design flyers, posters, brochures, etc. We are currently doing these ourselves, but if we get someone who is more skilled it would be beneficial to the organization. Also, we are looking […]

CCHS, OV lead boys league

Cameron County and Oswayo Valley have broken away from the pack in early Northern Tier Boys’ Basketball competition. The teams are on a collision course to meet next Friday night in Emporium for a game that’s sure to have a major impact on the league standings. Coudersport and Smethport were just one game behind the league-leaders entering last night’s games. […]

Football players honored

Cameron County Quarterback Club recently awarded its annual postseason football honors. Andy Lippert was recognized with the Rick Wilk Memorial Award as offensive player of the year. Louis Fragale was presented with the Tom Malizia “54” Award. Andrew Fragale was named Defensive Player of the Year. Hunter Bardo won the Coach Simon Award. Brett Malize was presented the Tom Chadwick […]

JO wrestlers compete at Kane

Cameron County had several placewinners at a recent Junior Olympic Wrestling Tournament in Kane. Nick Crisp took first in his weight class for wrestlers age six and under. Peyton Stiles and Cody Howard also competed. Nate Palumbo took second and Jonathon Good was fourth for ages 7-8. Other Cameron County competitors were Dalton Ball, Wendell O’Brien and Dave Lyon. Zach […]

Couder spor t girls share Nor thern Tier League lead

Defending champion Coudersport is establishing itself as the team to beat in the Northern Tier Girls’ Basketball League. A dominating performance against visiting Oswayo Valley Monday night gave the Falcons a 3-0 NTL record and a 6-3 overall mark. They opened up a 26-4 lead at the first quarter buzzer and never looked back. Tori Brown scored 13 points while […]

Top wrestlers compete in sixth annual Coudersport Duals

Some of Pennsylvania’s top scholastic wrestlers strutted their stuff on the mats at Coudersport Area High School on Saturday during one of the area’s premier events – the sixth annual Coudersport Duals. In team competition, Penns Valley ran the table with a 5-0 record, but most fans’ attention was riveted to individual bouts, where the battle between hometown favorite Dirk […]

Mountain View Bowling results

Following are recent results from Mountain View Bowling Center. Monday Men’s Merchant: Mountain View 14-2, Rytek 8-8, Cabin Kitchen 8-8, L&M Lumber 8-8, Pesce’s 8-8, Witt Brothers 0-16. Top score: J. Bure 634. Wednesday Night Men’s: Ramsey’s 25-7, JSH Enterprises 22-10, Berry Enterprise 20-12, My Place 18-14, Vets Club 12- 20, EEBII 11-21, Moose 11-21, Dingy’s Place 9-23. Top score: […]