Students shooting for regional honors

About 20 students from the Cameron County 4-H Youth Air Rifle program are preparing for the regional competition March 21 in St. Marys. They will vie with shooters from six other counties, hoping to qualify for the next round. Safe handling of firearms is a primary objective of 4-H shooting sports. Students develop at their own pace while learning how […]

Computer classes

Potter County Education Council in Coudersport is hosting a basic computer training course on Thursday nights from March 5 through April 23. Students will emerge with basic and advanced computer skills. Cost is $80. For more information or to register, call 274-4877.

School tweaks electronics policy

Students at Cameron County School District will have stricter limits on their use of electronic devices under policy revisions approved by the School Board last week. Teachers may now confiscate any device being used in violation of policies, summon parents for a conference and refer students for detention or suspension. Previous school policy prohibited the use of cellphones, MP3 players, […]

Local shale gas: stars seem to be aligned for production

A standing-room-only crowd of more than 100 turned out for the Potter County Natural Gas Resource Center public meeting Tuesday, featuring an awardwinning geoscientist as guest speaker. Professor Terry Engelder’s presentation, “Utica Shale: Digging Deeper,” was especially timely, with large drilling projects being planned in the region and others in the exploratory stages. “Testing of some of these layers has […]

Area news briefs

Crash claims two lives WILCOX — Two Elk County women were killed in a two-vehicle accident involving a tractortrailer last Thursday. State police at Ridgway identified the victim as Vera Johnson, 81, and Rose Swanson, 92, both of Wilcox. Johnson was driving a car south on Rt. 219 at about 1:10 pm last Thursday in Jones Township, Elk County, and […]

Coudersport kindergarten registration

Coudersport Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17-18. Children must be 5 by Sept. 1 to be eligible. Appointments are required. Additional information is available at 260-4043 or 203-4033.

‘Craig’s List’ scam alleged

A Potter County man told police he has evidently been scammed by an internetbased sales scheme. State police from Denton Hill reported that Joshua Neal of Genesee struck a deal to purchase a motor vehicle through the Craig’s List online advertising service. He sent the agreedupon sum to the two sellers, whose identities have been confirmed, and they have failed […]

Lumber Museum grand opening

A grand opening ceremony for the renovated Pennsylvania Lumber Museum has been scheduled for May 15-16. Details are still being put together and will be announced. Several prominent speakers will be attending the brief ceremony and the public will be encouraged to enjoy free tours and demonstrations.


Elk money $52,500— A winning bidder put up $52,500 for a license to hunt elk in Pennsylvania later this year. The auction was held by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation with Game Commission and General Assembly approval. The money will be used for habitat improvements on public land in Pennsylvania’s elk range. With more than 25,000 applications entered into the […]