Galeton targets falling wall

Galeton Borough has come up with a “Plan B” for solving a lingering problem with a retention wall that has been failing along School Street. Officials have conferred with PennDOT after an engineering study produced a solution that Council deemed too expensive. Under the alternative plan, the wall would be reinforced with blocks provided by the state. There will still […]

Wolf Tracks

Last week’s snowstorm south of here brought the predictable media frenzy as technical gadgets tracked its path. There are other ways to forecast the weather. Some swear by the Old Farmer’s Almanac. And then there’s the wildlife. An increase in wildlife sightings is the first clue that stormy weather is coming. Our backyard birds can tell us that it’s going […]


News Brief

Meet ABATE Endless Mountains Chapter of the Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) will hold a “meet and greet” starting at noon on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Emporium Moose. Anyone interested in learning more about the motorcycle fraternity and its active community service agenda is also invited to attend the club’s business meeting at 11 am. Showing their […]

New ownership at Fickinger’s Funeral Home in Coudersport

One of Coudersport’s most prominent downtown businesses has changed hands, beginning another chapter in its storied history. Fickinger Funeral Home, on North East Street in the borough, was sold to Brian Leffler of Wilkes-Barre, a Pottsville native who operates eight other funeral homes in Pennsylvania and New York. He’s a 1996 graduate of the mortuary education program at Northhampton Community […]

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Library tea

Coudersport Public Library will host a Downton Abbey social, complete with conversation, trivia, tea and treats, from 3-5 pm Sunday. Fans of the TV drama series about a British family in the early 1900s are welcome. For more information, call 274-9382.

Lincoln program Wednesday at Fickinger’s

A special history lesson is coming to Coudersport on Wednesday, Feb. 3, when a replica of Abraham Lincoln’s coffin comes to the Fickinger Funeral Home. A ceremony commemorating the passing of the 16th President of the United States in April 1865 will be held, as well as a presentation on the assassination and funeral of Lincoln. The coffin can be […]

New councilman appointed

New police cruiser in service

Long-time local resident Andy Bristol has been appointed to a seat on Coudersport Borough Council. Bristol, 62, will fill the unexpired term of the late Ron Angood, who had been re-elected last November. He was administered the oath of office by Mayor Brenda Whitman at this month’s Council meeting after members passed a motion approving the appointment. Also last week, […]