Wednesday, December 27, 2017

2017 Austin in Review


The Potter County Habitat for Humanity organization broke ground on March 24th for their first home to be built in the Borough of Austin.

The site of  the new home is 37 Thorn Street which is the lot previously occupied by Gus Heneckes.

The home is being built for the Scott and Amanda Crumrine Family

From left: Dr. Marilyn Kistner, Carol Jackson, Scott and Amanda Crumrine, Brian Ruane, Dick Myers, Wayne "Tink" Walker, and Ivan Lehman
Kyler and Kylie Crumrine in front.

Members of the Potter County Habitat for Humanity who attended the groundbreaking ceremony were:
  • Brian F. Ruane, President
  • Dick Myers, Director of Construction
  • Wayne Walker, Board Member, grew up in Austin
  • Dr. Marilyn Kistner, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Buck Jackson, Board Member
  • Carol Jackson, Fund Raising Committee
  • Ivan Lehman, Board Member
  • Barry Hayman, Board Member


The E. O. Austin Home Historical Society, One Town Square, Main Street, Austin, Pennsylvania,  built a roof over the handicap ramp located at the rear entrance to the museum.


After years of neglect, the E.O. Austin Home/Historical Society assumed responsibility for the repair and maintenance of the gazebo at One Town Square.

New Steps to Gazebo recently stained and first coat of white paint applied.

AmeriCorps Lends Austin A Helping Hand

Members of the AmeriCorps Baltimore, MD, Region were in the Borough of Austin in June assisting in the Main Street Beautification Project currently in progress.

Front Left to Right: Khaseem Briggs, Sabrina Perez, Kwame Akoto, Jamonica Shoals, Madison Weigl, Joshua Lannom, and Jordan Brown - Back: Lindsey Jesberg and Kandace Major
Joshua is from Marion, Illinois

Jordan is from Roanoke, Virginia

Kwame is from Oakland, California

Khaseem is from Columbus, Ohio

Madison is from Muskegon, Michigan
Kandace is from Detroit, Michigan
Sabrina is from Chicago, Illinois
Jamonica is from Foreman, Arkansas
Lindsey is from Santa Cruz, California

While here in the Austin Borough, they cleaned and added a second coat of paint to the gazebo which had been neglected for many years before the E.O. Austin Home/Historical Society assumed responsibility for it's upkeep last year. 


The Gunfighters Motorcycle Club Visit Austin, Pennsylvania

The Gunfighter Motorcycle Club is a non-profit fraternal organization of active and retired law enforcement officers who share a passion for riding motorcycles.

Every year they join together in July and  stop at the Cock-eyed Cricket during their travel through this part of the country.

Read More About the Gunfighters Motorcycle  Club by Clicking HERE.

New Pavement at the Austin Area School District, Austin, Pennsylvania


 Austin the Wealthiest Place in Potter County!
The August 1st edition of pennlive online contains an article titled: The Wealthiest Places in Each of Pa.'s 67 Counties by Candy Woodall.

Austin, representing Potter County, is ranked 63rd of the 67 counties with 186 total households and a median income of $45,833.

Study is based on 2015-16 census data on median household income as well as property tax information from the IRS.


The Austin Dam Memorial Park Hosts
The 2017 Dam Show
Friday, August 25 and Saturday August 26, 2017

Cooney's Redline Muscle Company

Physical Fitness Center Opens in Austin, Pennsylvania

Hilary and Chase Cooney opened Cooney's Redline Muscle Company Physical Fitness Center on Main Street in Austin, Pennsylvania, next to the post office.

Pictured left to right are Carson, Hilary, Carly, and Chase


Austin United Methodist Church Repairs Tower

The United Methodist Church on Turner Street in Austin, Pennsylvania:

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