April 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Ag project gets boost

Potter County's multi-faceted "Food Matrix" got a shot in the arm Tuesday, in the form of a $10,000 grant. Food Matrix leaders will use the money from the Pa. Dept. More...

Poor conditions won't deter trout anglers

Neither cold temperatures nor low water conditions will deter the hardy anglers who have been counting the days until Saturday's trout season opener. More...

Viewpoints

The great unspoken tragedy

Potter and Cameron counties are to be commended for addressing a difficult and painful topic. Youth suicide is a terrible problem in our state and nation. 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. More...

No Child Left Behind Problems

To the editor: As a student at a public high school in Pennsylvania, I have learned that you spend much of your time getting ready for the Pa. System of School Assessment (PSSA). More...

Potter County News

Austin school lists its honor students

Austin Area School has announced its honor roll for the most recent marking period: Distinguished Honors Grade 12: James Earle, Jessica Earle, Ashley Kio, Brandy Nichols, Mari Rees, Katie Sasala and Melissa Sinnamond. More...

Wingo seeking third term

Kenneth Wingo of Ulysses Township has formally announced his candidacy for re-election to the Potter County Board of Commissioners. More...

Ed Council open house slated

Potter County Education Council will host an open house on Thursday, May 17, for anyone interested in learning more about college education opportunities. From 2:00 p.m. More...

Outdoors

Stargazing workshop planned

Instruction on stargazing and telescopes will be presented during a workshop to be held at two Potter County sites on Saturday, April 21. Advice will be offered mount and scope styles, eyepiece selections, and accessories. More...

Birdwatching topic of workshop

A birdwatching workshop is being held on Saturday, April 21, in Port Allegany. Topics will include bird identification, optics, field guides, reference books, habitat preferences and ethics. More...

Opening day of trout season can see quite a variety of stream conditions. Some opening day temperatures have been downright freezing. Anglers have had to dress more like deer hunters. Trout are lethargic and difficult to catch in cold weather. More...

Obituaries

Harry Horner

Harry J. Horner, 78, of Ulysses, died Friday (April 6, 2007) at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. Born June 19, 1928, in Philadelphia, he was the son of Harry and Margaret Hammerle Horner. He was married to the former Margaret M. Curran. More...

Viviene Meacham

Viviene Atherton Meacham, 55, died on Tuesday (April 3, 2007) at Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC. Mrs. Meacham was born in St. Marys, the daughter of Christopher Atherton and the late Martha Atherton. More...

Helen Bitner

Helen V. Bitner, 89, formerly of Emporium, died Saturday (April 7, 2007) at Myerstown. She was the widow of William C. Bitner. Born in Johnstown on Oct. 10, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lillian Green Hartman. More...

Cold temperatures and low water conditions were a given, but what many of the competitors in Saturday's 33rd annual Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic didn't anticipate was the wind. More...

Endeavor News Outdoor Writer It has been a little over nine months since the Norfolk Southern train wreck in Gardeau spilled thousands of gallons of concentrated sodium hydroxide into the Sinnemahoning Portage Creek. More...

News

Numbers in the news

41 The price of a first-class postage stamp increases to 41 cents, effective May 14. More...

Children at the Northern Tier Community Action Corp. Head Start program recently completed the "On Applebee Pond" social skills curriculum. More...

Computer classes offered

Potter County Education Council is offering evening classes on Internet usage, basic computer operation, Microsoft Word, Excel and Microsoft Publisher. More...

Community Life

Garrigan heading local breast cancer program

Connie Garrigan of Emporium is Cameron County's coordinator of the American Cancer Society's (ACS) "Reach To Recovery" program, helping patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer cope with their diagnosis, treatment and recovery. More...

A June 2007 wedding is planned for Heather Lyon and Matthew Hallowell. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Paul and Susan Lyon of Emporium. More...

Planning for '100-Mile Yard Sale'

Residents of southern Cameron County may join in on the "100-Mile Yard Sale." It's sponsored by the Quehanna Industrial Development Corp., based in Karthaus. QIDC plans broad publicity to attract people to the yard sale, set for July 20-21. More...

Sports

Raiders improve to 4-0

Two of the area's top high school baseball teams slugged it out on a cold Tuesday afternoon in Ridgway, with the Cameron County Red Raiders prevailing, 4-3, to improve their record to 4-0 on the young season. More...

Falcon track, field team sweeps

Veteran scholastic track and field coach Earl Brown returns for another season at Coudersport, where his Falcons are off to their usual fast start. More...

Baseball competition getting near

Austin Baseball Association will hold its second annual Pitch, Hit & Run competition on Saturday, April 28, at the Gary Williams Memorial Baseball Fields in Austin. More...