May 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

The Nuschke family from Austin is among those who have paid the ultimate price. We pay tribute to those who have served our nation on pages six and seven this week. We'll be closed Monday for the holiday. More...

Work on Austin Borough's new water treatment facility is moving along ahead of schedule. Construction on the $1.8 million system is expected to be completed by the end of October. More...

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Publisher's Point Of View

The arrival of my favorite weekend of the month is finally here. Now, the days of this life can slow down. I remember staring out the window in late winter, barely having the ability to believe that spring, and then summer, would arrive. More...

PGC president was wronged

(Samuel Rohrer of Reading, Berks County, is chairman of the Pa. House Game and Fisheries Committee.) The Pa. Game Commission (PGC) decision to replace president Tom Boop confirms the arrogance of some PGC members. More...

Marathon Asking For Volunteers

To the editor: Our 33rd annual God's Country Marathon is coming up on Saturday, June 2. At this point we have more than 100 registered runners, which is well ahead of last year's pace. More...

Outdoors

More public input on Pa. deer management?

Faced with growing pressure over its deer management policies, the Pa. Game Commission (PGC) is accepting more public input. PGC officials this week issued an update on its new Citizen Advisory Committee program. More...

Trout Stream 'personalities'

Over the years I have noticed that each trout stream I fish has its own personality. A small trout stream heavily shaded by a thick hemlock or white pine canopy has a certain mystique. More...

Eight year-old AJ Simms shot his first turkey on Tuesday morning with his 12-Guage. The turkey weighed 17 lbs. and had a 8-inch beard. More...

Obituaries

Donald Williams

Donald F. Williams, 65, of Ottawa, Ohio, formerly of Emporium, died on May 19, 2007, in Ottawa. Born March 4, 1942, in St. Marys, he was the son of Robert and Virginia Demi Williams. On Oct. 13, 1962, he married Leah Jean Delp who survives. More...

William Stavisky

Long-time educator William A. Stavisky, 88, of Shinglehouse, died Sunday (May 20, 2007) in Hamot Medical Center, Erie. Born Sept. 26, 1918 in Lopez, he was the son of Adam A. and Mary M. Moskwa Stavisky. On Aug. More...

Gary Dunn Sr.

Gary E. Dunn Sr., 76, of Coudersport, died May 20, 2007, at the Hamot Medical Center in Erie. Born on July 26, 1930 in Olean, N.Y., he was the son of James and Dorothy Sullivan Dunn. More...

Rigas convictions upheld

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Seat belt crackdown

Police across the region are cooperating on a seatbelt law enforcement effort over the Memorial Day weekend. All local police departments are aligned with the Pa. More...

Wind companies eyeing Cameron, Potter locations

Residents of the Coudersport and Emporium areas who think the wind turbine issue does not affect them had better think again. More...

County financial crisis on horizon?

The Cameron County Commissioners have stepped up their rhetoric in an effort to force a vote on their proposal to radically alter the local government structure. More...

Freak bike mishap kills local man

A freak bicycle accident on Straight Creek Road in Jones Township, near the Cameron/ Elk County border, claimed the life of an Emporium man early Thursday afternoon. State police from Ridgway identified the victim as 34-year-old Thomas Kossman II. More...

News

Numbers in the news

60 Some are calling it "nature deficit disorder." It's the epidemic of American children and young adults becoming farther removed from outdoor activities. Some 60 percent of children ages two to five do not have access to daily outdoor play. More...

Area News Briefs

D.A. targets drugs SMETHPORT - McKean County District Attorney John Pavlock is urging medical providers and pharmacists to crack down on the abuse of pain relievers, including OxyContin. The D.A. More...

Employee Appreciation Day at Emporium's GKN Sinter Metals plant was also an opportunity for volunteers from the local workforce to fan out across the community and donate their time to clean up and repair local playgrounds and the Grove House. More...

Community Life

'Modern Man' coming to roundtable June 2

Folk band "Modern Man" will be performing at the next Songwriter's Roundtable on Saturday, June 2, at the Ski Denton lodge. The band has been described as "a cross between Crosby, Stills & Nash and the Marx Brothers," mixing humor with folk music. More...

Class of '62 plans reunion

Emporium High School Class of 1962 is holding its 45th reunion this year. Anyone who knows the address of any of the following class members is asked to call Inez Jordan at 486-0600 after 6:00 p.m. or email her at charlesandinez@zitomedia. More...

Busy graduation season for Smith family

This has been a busy graduation season for the children of Bill and Gina Smith. Emily graduated from Drexel University with a masters degree in analytical chemistry. She is working at Cerexagi Headquarters at King of Prussia as a chemist. More...

Sports

Raiders come back, edge Couderport, 5-3

Defending champion Cameron County stayed alive in the PIAA District 9 high school baseball playoffs Thursday night with a come-frombehind 5-3 win over visiting Coudersport. More...

Alle-Catts improve to 3-1

Emporium used a hitting barrage on Saturday and a pitching gem on Sunday to improve to 3-1 in Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League competition. More...

Shooting clinic planned in July

A basketball shooting clinic returns to Cameron County High School this summer. Dave Roman, the "Shot Doctor," will provide instruction in a five-day camp slated July 23-27 at the gymnasium. More...