February 24, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Gas companies eye Cameron

N a t u r a l g a s companies are looking to tap into Cameron County's v a s t reserves. More...

Morgan AM&T contract ratified

By a slender four-vote margin, unionized workers at the Morgan AM&T plant (formerly Pure Carbon Co.), east of Coudersport, ratified a new three-year labor agreement. Vote on the pact was 111-107 in favor. More...

Viewpoints

(Editor's Note: Jennie Rook is a secondary English teacher. More...

What is 'My Side?'

My Side is our community forum. Either by invitation or on their own initiative, people with information to share, strong opinions on public issues, or tales to tell, author essays for public review. It's a column for you, the reader. More...

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

Northcentral Pennsylvania is rich in history. As a boy, I wasn't interested in history but now just about everything I think about is history. Even our own memories are a form of history. Every one of us is a walking history book. More...

Potter County News

Two centuries ago, ground was laid for Coudersport

Two centuries have passed since Indians led a surveying crew through the heavy forests to the junction of the Allegheny River and Mill Creek in central Potter County. Surveys conducted in 1807 would pave the way for settlers to move into the area. More...

Attorney John Duvall dies in Florida

Retired attorney John A. Duvall, who spent much of his life in Potter County, died on Tuesday in Florida. An obituary will appear in a future edition. Among survivors are his wife, Ruth, and four daughters. More...

'Free checkover Saturday' coming March 3 at E&G

A Coudersport business, E&G Auto Plus, is once again supporting the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. "Free Checkover Saturday" is scheduled for Saturday, March 3, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at E&G, located on Rt. More...

Sports

Raiders, Falcons clash in battle for survival

It's rematch time on Friday night (7:00) as the Cameron County boys' basketball team heads to Coudersport in a PIAA District 9 Class A playoff game that spells elimination for the loser. More...

This Coudersport-based team came away with a second place finish in the Hill- Waraner Memorial Basketball Tournament in Angelica, N.Y., last weekend. More...

Wrestlers prep for D9 meet

Local scholastic wrestlers are hoping to move on after some rugged competition during the PIAA District 9 this Friday and Saturday at Clarion University. Top three finishers progress into the Northwest Regionals the following weekend at Sharon. More...

Down, but far from out

Mark Twain once said, "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." The same could apply to Coudersport. More...

Dam Assn. looking ahead

A peaceful crosscountry skiing trip down to the base of the Austin Dam ruins in Potter County had Tracie Gordnier's wheels turning. More...

Passersby have wondered about this new ice structure on Route 155, just outside of Emporium. It's the result of the water well being drained on a property owned by Mike Songer and rented by Jim Eckenrode. More...

News

'HANDY CAMP': IT ALL BEGAN WITH A DREAM

Brian DeGuire felt bad that he had to leave two of his buddies behind whenever he joined his other friends for their frequent hunting and fishing trips. One of them, Mike, had been paralyzed from the waist down in a car crash. More...

Disabled sportsmen's best friend

Harry Miller laments the years he spent "feeling sorry for myself" after a debilitating accident 32 years ago. The Westmoreland County man's life changed when a tree branch struck him in the back, crushing three vertebrae. More...

What's in the news

'Dorm' for prisoners SMETHPORT - McKean County officials hope to solve an overcrowding issue at the county's prison by establishing a dormitory for work release inmates at the former county home. More...

Community Life

Bus trip to 'Rent' being planned

A bus trip from Emporium to State College is being planned for the Saturday, April 18, presentation of the Broadway musical "Rent." Tickets are priced at $70, which includes transportation. A supper stop will be made at a fast-food restaurant. More...

Scout Easter candy sale

Cub Scout Pack 591 of Cameron County is selling Easter candy until Thur., March 1. More...

Food pantry distribution

Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for individuals and families meeting eligibility guidelines. Food will be given out on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. More...

Outdoors

Weather major factor in area coyote hunts

Ten of the 468 people who registered for the second annual Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Assn. Coyote Hunt last weekend succeeded in shooting one of the wily animals. More...

Snowmobile season now in full swing

After a slow start that had local snowmobilers and touristbased businesses feeling down and out, the sport is booming across northcentral Pennsylvania. Trail conditions are described as "excellent" throughout Potter, Cameron and McKean counties. More...

Canoe Classic shoots for century mark

Organizers of Cameron County's annual Canoe & Kayak Classic have set an ambitious goal: 100 racers. The 33rd annual event is scheduled for Saturday, April 7. More...

Obituaries

H. Jack Cooper

H. Jack Cooper, 88, of Emporium, died Thursday (Feb. 15, 2007), in Mountain Laurel Nursing Center, Clearfield. Born March 3, 1918 in Buffalo, he was the son of Horace J. and Nellie Wertz Cooper. More...

Richard Mahon

Richard Donald Mahon of Amherst, N.Y., died at his home Sunday (Feb. 11, 2007) after a short illness. He was born in Coudersport on June 12, 1934, the son of the late Richard L. Mahon and Doris N. Frost Mahon. More...

Eugene Butler

Eugene L. Butler, 70, of Emporium, died Sunday (Feb. 18, 2007) at his residence. He was born June 22, 1936 in Keating Summit, a son of the late Leonard F. and Charlotte McIsaac Butler. More...