May 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Emporium Borough manager search underway

Emporium Borough Council members moved swiftly to fill the borough manager vacancy on an interim basis. More...

Viewpoints

Lawn care: 'greener' alternatives

In driving around on Sunday afternoon, I noticed how many caution signs were posted because of people using herbicides on their lawns. More...

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

Mothers Day and Memorial Day are two May holidays that deserve our special attention. Memorial Day used to be known as Decoration Day. The Civil War brought about the custom of putting flags on the graves of the veterans. More...

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Small Communities, Big Hearts

Small communities have big hearts when one of their own has a big need. Communities in this area came together in a big way to help Dale when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor on Christmas Day. More...

Community Life

Youth arts camp this summer

Penn State Cooperative Extension is finalizing the summer youth programs in Cameron County, including a a two-week-long Summer Arts Day Camp Entitled "Exploring Careers and Hobbies in the Arts," the camp is partly funded by the Pa. More...

Med & Mary Ostrum Married 65 Years!

Med and Mary (Shoup) Ostrum of Altoona recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married May 2, 1942 at St. Marks Roman Catholic Church in Emporium. More...

Townwide Yard Sales set

American Cancer Society's Relay For Life will be holding a Townwide Yard Sale in Emporium again this year as a fund-raiser. It is scheduled for Saturday, May 19, rain or shine. So far, 16 yard sales have registered for the event. More...

Sports

Raiders preparing for playoffs

Cameron County is preparing to defend its PIAA District 9 high school baseball championship, with the playoffs getting underway in just over a week. More...

Falcon baseball team (5-6) edges closer to .500 record

Coudersport moved a step closer to the .500 mark in high school baseball by beating Port Allegany, 8-4, Thursday afternoon at CARP Field. Brian Wetzel was the winning pitcher. More...

Raider girls play two doubleheaders

Cameron County stretched visiting Otto-Eldred into extra innings before losing a tough 10-9 decision in the nitecap of a long high school softball doubleheader Monday. More...

Commissioner races top Tuesday ballot

Crowded races for county commissioner seats in Cameron and Potter counties are the main attractions in Tuesday's primary election. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. More...

Record turnout for Maple Festival!

Turnout for last weekend's 41st annual Potter-Tioga Maple Festival was probably a record, according to co-chairmen John Buchanan and Mike Harris. More...

News

Numbers in the news

1.7B PennDOT launched a new resource on the Internet to inform the public about the deteriorating condition of Pennsylvania's roads and bridges, and to explain Governor Rendell's propsoals to address the problem. The website is RideOnPA.org. More...

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Dozens of Emporium Borough households took advantage of the town's annual Clean-Up Days to get rid of all kinds of junk that had accumulated for a year or more. More...

Potter County News

There's still time to sign up for fresh produce

Consumers looking to buy locally grown vegetables still have time to sign a partnership with local farmers through the Community Sustained Agriculture program. More...

Hosts need for Thai student

Coudersport Rotary Club will be hosting a young man fromThailand for the 2007-08 school year. Touch Mongkonsawat, 16, from Muang Manet Charoen, will arrive late in the summer and enter Coudersport High School in the fall. More...

Lyman Lake refill order nearing

Officials at Lyman Run State Park are hoping to receive a "fill order" in the coming days so they can begin to restore the 40-acre Lyman Lake, one of the region's premier tourist attractions. Once the order is issued by the Pa. Dept. More...

Outdoors

Lizards: our unlikely neighbors

In nature there are many fascinating animals that often go unnoticed. When I was in high school I encountered one of these "under the radar" animals, a small shiny lizard. At the time I didn't even know that there were lizards here. More...

Elk hunt applications available

Hunters can now apply for the public drawing to award 40 elk-hunting licenses (15 antlered and 25 antlerless) for this fall's season and 10 licenses for the September 2008 hunt. A public drawing is scheduled for 5:00 p.m., Saturday, Sept. More...

Fishing derby set

A local tradition, the Kids Fishing Derby, returns this year at the bridge in Cross Fork, just off Pa. Rt. 144 in southern Potter County. More...

Obituaries

Kathryn Dorman

Kathryn M. "Kitty" Dorman died Tuesday (March 27, 2007) in Providence Extended Care Nursing Home, Anchorage, Alaska. Formerly of Emporium, she was married to Dr. George Dorman. More...

Dawn Setzer

Dawn R. Setzer, 38, of Johnsonburg died Friday (May 4, 2007) at DuBois Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 2, 1968 in St. Marys, a daughter of Sharon Kinley Uber, Emporium and Duane Setzer. Surviving are a daughter, Shana N. More...

Lloyd Chilson Jr

Lloyd O. "Bud" Chilson, Jr., 82, of Coudersport, died Wednesday (May 2, 2007) at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Born on Nov. 29, 1924 in Coudersport, he was the son of Lloyd Oakley Chilson Sr. and Mary Bradish Chilson. On Nov. More...