February 3, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

New Driftwood Bridge looks likely

A lengthy battle for a new bridge along Rt. 555 in Driftwood will likely have a happy ending for the supporters. The current bridge, which is restricted to one lane, is subject to weight restrictions due to its deterioration. The Pa Dept. More...

Norfolk Southern Railroad may soon face criminal charges stemming from last June's train derailment and lye spill near the Cameron/ McKean County border. A lengthy criminal investigation conducted by the Pa. More...

S n o w and colder temperatures came just in time to rescue the annual "Snowdeo" in Coudersport. More...

Viewpoints

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

As time goes by, those of us who are over the hill envy those who are just finding out what life is all about. Yesterday I talked to my youngest grandson, who just turned 16. He told me he just came from a funeral. More...

Ten years ago, our neighbors in Canada began a bold experiment. Under the banner of reducing costs, improving services and increasing efficiency, they imposed a consolidation of local governments. By now, the results are clear. More...

What is 'My Side?'

Endeavor News believes that the free exchange of ideas benefits the community and upholds our finest traditions of democracy and accountability. My Side is a column for you, the reader. More...

Community Life

Free tax counseling being offered

Free tax counseling and preparation for Pennsylvania taxpayers with low and medium income, particularly those 60 and older, is available from AARP tax aides. More...

Scout candy sales begins in March

Cub Scout Pack 591 of Cameron County is selling Dan Smith Easter Candy until Thursday, March 1. More...

Rebate applications available

More Pennsylvanians are now eligible for the state's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. A new law increases the income limit from $15,000 to $35,000 for homeowners and boosts the maximum rebate from $500 to $650. More...

Sports

NTL girls' teams look ahead to playoffs

With just two weeks left in the regular season, several teams in the Northern Tier Girls' Basketball League are looking ahead to the PIAA District 9 playoffs. D9 has an open format, so any school can enter, regardless of record. More...

Falcon wrestlers off until Thursday

Coudersport returns from a nine-day break with a high school wrestling match at Cameron County on Thursday, with junior high action at 6:00 p.m. and varsity to follow. More...

CCHS wrestlers off to Bucktail Tournament

Cameron County's wrestlers spent more time in the bus than they did on the mat Tuesday night, coming away from Sheffield with a 64-6 win that was shortened to six bouts lasting less than 20 minutes. More...

Winds of change

Details Coming Tuesday

A citizens' group that has formed to combat the location of 79 massive turbines in northern Potter County says it has a convincing case against the proposed industrial wind plant. More...

Clock ticks for Time Warner employees

Time Warner Cable (TWC) will shut down two customer centers in Coudersport on Monday, idling more than 500 workers. More...

Potter County Fine Arts Council has landed a performance by critically acclaimed blues troubadour Eric Bibb on Feb. 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Coudersport High School auditorium. More...

Skate park meeting slated

Supporters of establishing a skate park in Emporium will hold a public meeting at 2:00 p.m. next Saturday, Feb. 10, at Memorial Hall. Citizens are needed to help conduct surveys and decide how to raise funds for the park. More...

News

Numbers in the news

75 Zippo Manufacturing Co. continues to plan for its 75th anniversary celebration, set for July 26-28. Since its founding, Zippo has sold about 450 million lighters and expanded its product line. More...

Driftwood Water Rates Increase

Driftwood Water Company has raised its rates, effective this year, as a result of action taken by Driftwood Borough Council. Business properties are now paying a flat $22.50 per month. More...

Conservation Corps plan local projects

Members of the Pa. Conservation Corps have arrived in Cameron County to work on trails, forest plantings and other projects over the next six months. The Pa. Bureau of Forestry is coordinating the PCC activities. More...

Potter County News

Potter County Human Services head given pay raise, will stay

Potter County Human Services Administrator Jim Kockler was granted a substantial pay raise, to an annual salary of $70,000, on Thursday. More...

Stand up comedy coming to Coudersport

Stand-up comedy comes to Coudersport on Saturday night, Feb. 17, when two headliners from Comedy Blast Inc. perform at American Legion Post 192. More...

Laughter's his reward…

"I am just happy with the knowledge that I made someone laugh for a moment," Milton said. "That's all the reward I need…" - Mike Milton

Mike Milton studied architecture after graduating from high school in Nevada, but the comedy bug kept gnawing at him. Soon, he struck out on his own. More...

Outdoors

Sportsmen working with coal company

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Assn. is working with River Hill Coal Company for improvements to property formerly used for mining in Karthaus Township. More...

Spring gobbler tags on sale

Pennsylvania hunters may now apply for a second spring gobbler tag. Fees are $21 for Pennsylvanians and $41 for non-residents. The application period closes on April 1 for the April 28 to May 26 season. More...

Kinzua Outdoor show set

Bradford Mall will once again be the setting for the annual Kinzua Outdoor and Travel Show, set for February 23 through 24. More...

Obituaries

Helen Smith

Helen D. Smith, 71, of Austin, died Saturday (Jan. 27, 2007). She was born Aug. 14, 1935 in Ridgway, a daughter of Clyde and Caroline V. Moate Smith. Ms. Smith graduated from Emporium High School. More...

Gilbert Brown

Gilbert C. Brown, 78, of Emporium, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2007) at the Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys. He was born May 12, 1928 in New York, New York a son of Earl S. and Ella M. Jones Brown. In 1956 in Rahns, he married Betty L. Embody Brown. More...

Mary Kay Placer

Mary Kay Placer, 93, of Smethport, died Monday (Jan. 22, 2007) in the Sena Kean Manor. Born Oct. 16, 1913 in Brooklyn, N.Y. she was a daughter of John and Mary Knaus Karowitz, who were immigrants from Austria. On Nov. More...