April 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Organizers of the first Coudersport Easter Festival are sure they have a winner. Saturday's event drew a huge turnout. More than 200 kids enjoyed an Easter egg hunt and other activities. More...

Group aiming to revitalize Emporium's downtown

About a dozen area citizens have joined forces to revitalize the downtown business district in Emporium. Sylvan Heritage Council, formed earlier this year, hopes to eventually expand its efforts throughout the remainder of Cameron County. More...

Viewpoints

'''Mooom,,, ttakeee ccareee oof my buddiiieeesss'''

(Tina Franklin is the mother of SPC Mike Franklin, who was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2005.) I am not a writer. I'm just a mother with a broken heart. More...

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

Last Sunday as I left church, I was handed a palm branch. I never really knew the significance, so I checked the Bible. Jesus rode into Jerusalem on an ass and the people spread palm branches in his path. Even an old-timer can learn something new. More...

Expand Ski Denton!

To the editor: It's time for a bold new vision and concerted efforts to resurrect the collapsing economy of Coudersport, Potter County, and the entire northern tier. The expansion of Ski Denton into a destination resort can be the answer. More...

Outdoors

The transformation from winter to spring is one of the most anticipated seasonal changes of the year. Sportsmen, like every other human being living in a temperate climate, restlessly await spring's arrival. More...

National Forest plan walks middle ground

A management plan that guides decisions in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) for the next decade was released last week. Timber interests were disappointed that the plan didn't call for more tree harvesting. More...

Trout stocking in Potter, Cameron counties

With the April 14 Pennsylvania trout season opener just a week away, the Pa. Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is winding down its preseason stocking activity. This year's stocked trout are bigger. More...

Obituaries

Paul Gaberseck

Paul S. Gaberseck, 36, of Emporium, died Wednesday (March 28, 2007). Born Feb. 26, 1971 in Coudersport, a son of Dan Wennin, Emporium and LuAnn Zimmer Gaberseck, Eldred. On June 3, 2001, in Emporium, he married Valerie Aikens, who survives. Mr. More...

Treva Estep

Treva M. Estep, 58, of Canton, Ohio, died Tuesday (March 27, 2007) in Mercy Medical Center, Canton. Born June 1, 1948, in Emporium, she was the daughter of Mylo and Elma Lewis Skillman. More...

June Sarick

June B. Sarick, 82, of Emporium died Friday (March 30, 2007) at Guy and Mary Felt Manor. She was born June 19, 1924 in Moore Hill, a daughter of Edward and Ella Mae Belden Uber. She was married to Andrew Sarick. More...

Acker leaving Cole Memorial Hospital

Leaders at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital have begun the search for a new chief executive officer, in the wake of CEO David Acker's resignation on Tuesday. More...

Lauren Geiser (left) and Madel Coole were among performers during "The Sweet Taste of Music," which played to a full house. More...

Paddlers paradise: canoe race today!

Neither snow nor cold will deter about 100 competitors who will be at the starting line for Saturday's Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic. The 11-mile race takes place on the Driftwood Branch of the Sinnemahoning Creek, starting at noon. More...

Local jobless rate increases

Unemployment rates in Potter and Cameron counties hover well above state and national averages. Jobless figures for February, released this week, show that 6.8% of Potter County's adult population is looking for work. More...

News

Regional news briefs

KANE -- Elected officials in Kane and Mt. Jewett have signed on to a project to stimulate economic growth along U.S. Rt. 6, being coordinated by the McKean County Economic Development. More...

Real estate transactions

Recent Cameron County deed transfers were as follows: March 2, Mary Maxine Weis to John H. Weis in Emporium for $1. March 5, Ltd. Braint to Todd W. Peters in Grove for $1. March 14, Judith G. Erskine to Elaine E. Malizia in Shippen for $1. More...

Teens are focus of upcoming 'celebration of life'

Tinnitus III is coming on Saturday, April 14, to the Coudersport Consistory auditorium. It's a project of the Potter County Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention program. From 3:00 p.m. More...

Community Life

Honor students announced

Woodland Elementary School in Emporium has announced its honor students for the most recent marking period: 5th grade High honors Megan Kite, Cameron Horning, Brooke Burfield, Rowan Crisp and Elise Grovanz Honors Genna Barr, Nathaniel Burget More...

Junior high school students from Cameron County and Coudersport visited the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford this week to learn more about entrepreneurship and economics. More...

Health Fair set for Wednesday

Regular physical activity can bring dramatic health benefits to people of all ages, while extending active living and independence. More...

Sports

Jr. high teams finish season

Both of Coudersport's junior high basketball coaches recognized their roles in emphasizing the fundamentals this season. By that measure -- as a building block for the varsity basketball program -- the 2007 season was a success. More...

Sportsmen's clubs provide safety classes

Hunter safety and wildlife education were spotlighted during courses held recently at the clubhouses of the Austin- Costello Sportsmen and the East Fork Sportsmen. More...

Raider boys undefeated in baseball

Defending District 9 champion Cameron County is off to a red-hot start for the 2007 high school baseball season. More...