June 23, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Cameron County

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: it's the only thing that ever has."- Margaret Mead Nowhere is this more evident than the Relay for Life, where small teams of people raise large amounts More...

Cross Fork hunt hits 35 years

One of the region's most unusual tourist attractions, the Cross Fork Snake Hunt, returns for its 35th run this weekend. More...

Viewpoints

Publisher's Point Of View

No matter what or how much has crumbled around me over the past four years, I've always had the loving arms of my family and the demanding arms of this responsibility to reassure and refrain me at the cliff's edge. More...

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

Recent stories about the rattlesnake hunts reminded me of the do do bird. Do dos were large, clumsy birds that were unable to fly. They became extinct in the 1600s. We're told that rattlesnakes are now threatened with extinction. More...

We all deserve a 'home'

Derrick Thiel is one of 29 "Bike & Build" volunteers who pedaled through the region this week to raise money for affordable housing. He is a secondyear studio art major at the University of Virginia. More...

Outdoors

A fly-fisher is born

Like many 13-year-olds, my sister Kayla has a natural inclination towards fishing. When she was younger, my father took her out to fish for stocked brook trout or panfish. However, over time she developed a great dislike for earthworms. More...

Volunteers to begin removal of mile-a-minute weed

Saturday is D-day for an invader in Potter and Cameron counties. Citizen soldiers are being encouraged to turn out at 9:00 a.m. More...

field cross country team

Cameron County will be attempting to field a scholastic cross country team for the fall 2007 season. Students in grades nine through 12 who are interested in participating have until Friday, June 29, to sign up. More...

Obituaries

Raymond Troutman

Raymond N. "Romie" Troutman, 78, of Roulette died Tuesday (June 19, 2007) in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y. Born April 22, 1929, in Roulette, he was a son of Norman and Theresa Koenning Troutman. More...

Ronald Pearsall

Ronald E. Pearsall Sr., 46, of St. Marys, died Sunday (June 17, 2007) at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys. Born in St. Marys on June 9, 1961, he was a son of Art Pearsall of Kersey, and the late Genevieve Wilson Pearsall. More...

Theresa Herzing

Theresa M. "Dolly" Herzing, 82, died Wednesday (June 13, 2007) in Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys. She was born July 17, 1924 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Peter and Elizabeth Gerber Herzing. Ms. Herzing was a member of St. More...

Saving sells, but no one's buying

Cameron County's plan to blaze new trails in local government heads toward a day of reckoning next month with little sign of consensus. More...

Monster Brown Trout

Emporium's Paul Baker has found fishing with his buddies in Austin to his liking. On Monday, he landed this 25- inch, six-pound brown trout only about four miles from the home of his fishing buddies, Kevin, Kyle and Kris Gledhill. More...

Potter County

Behind the facts and figures of last weekend's 14th annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Coudersport were a range of emotions. More...

Photo

Dozens of pioneer re-enactors were on parade in Emporium last weekend as the Appalachian Wagon Train made its way through town. Each year, members of that organization choose a location to explore local history. Misty Travis photo More...

News

Numbers in the news

35 Prepare for higher electricity bills. Most people will see a rate increase of about 35 percent over the next three years. One of the major reasons for the higher rates is the incremental deregulation of the industry. More...

Area news briefs

Dogs left to die BRADFORD -- A woman who abandoned her dog kennels near Bradford, allowing 21 animals to die, remains on the loose. More...

Engineer opts for trial

Emporium attorney Paul Malizia plans to mount a rigorous defense of the engineer of a Norfolk Southern train that derailed near Gardeau last June. More...

Community Life

New Arrivals

A son was born June 11, 2007, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital to Carl and Erika Artman Brown of Emporium. The baby weighed seven pounds, four ounces and has been named Ryder Otto Brown. More...

Photo

About 130 people turned out for Wednesday night's Community Supper at the Keating Summit United Methodist Church. The next Community Supper will be an "end of summer bash" on Aug. 8. More...

Day care coming to Emporium

A public, licensed day care center will be opening in Emporium this fall. It will be headquartered at St. Mark Catholic Church and open to children age 13 months and older. Care will be available for full days, half days and before/after school. More...

Sports

Furman in RIT record books

Coudersport's Danielle Furman has done it again. The small-statured athlete came up big in a late-season track and field meet, as a member of the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers. More...

McVay, Lightner earn softball honors

Coudersport junior Kelly McVay has been named to the Big 30 High School Softball All-Star Team. She joins Northern Potter's Katie Smoker, also a junior, as the only Potter or Cameron County representatives on the 18-member ceremonial team. More...

Legion baseball underway

Baseball season is far from over for many members of this year's Cameron County High School team, which barely missed a berth in the state championship game. Several Red Raiders are playing for Emporium's American Legion Baseball team. More...