August 4, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

It's Cameron County Fair time

Cameron County Fair Association has announced the schedule for this year's fair, which moves into full swing on Monday. See a special section of this week's Endeavor News. More...

'Buffettman' plays to over 200 at ECC

To a lot of people who live in this place where grass only grows six months a year and where the closest salt water is six hours away, a golf course is their shangri-la, their paradise. More...

Rotary Picnic Aug. 15

Emporium Rotary Club's annual picnic will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 15. More...

Viewpoints

The land of the free? Not from where I stand!

The statewide-proposed smoking ban is outrageous. Not allowing privately owned businesses the option to deem their establishment as smoking or non-smoking is a violation of rights. More...

'Wind: Justify It!'

To the editor: Here's my challenge to the commercial wind industry and its backers: justify it! Tell me what we are gaining for the sacrifice of our ridges, wildlife, and scenery. I posed that question to the panel in State College at the Pa. More...

'No Tolls On I-80'

To the editor: It's not the idea of an I-80 toll road that troubles me. The apex of my worry is the entirety of President Dwight Eisenhower's free National Highway system being made into a toll road, one piece at a time. More...

Community Life

Malize joins Parente Randolph

Peter Malize, a native of Emporium, has joined Parente Randolph as a junior accountant in the firm's Wellsboro office. Malize will focus his attention in the areas of tax and small business accounting. More...

'Music & More' registration now

Registration for "Music and More" creative arts classes for preschool children is now open. Classes will be held on Thursday mornings from September through May, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00, at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Parish Hall. More...

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Senior Center members continue to walk their way to health via Club Promenade, a program sponsored by the Office of Human Services. Some 24 members have joined in walking with partners. More...

Sports

Raabe Charities Classic tonight

Pennsylvania is out for a third straight win in Saturday night's 34th annual Don Raabe Big 30 Charities Classic, a football showcase that allows outstanding high school seniors to make one last curtain call. More...

Alle-Catts drop playoff opener

Emporium's hopes of a "three-peat" in the Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League took a big hit Sunday afternoon, as the Cats lost a tough 4-3 game to Olean AOH in the championship playoff tournament. More...

Coudersport swim team honors veteran coaches

Two volunteers who have helped hundreds of boys and girls learn about swimming and diving, while instilling discipline and a sense of teamwork, were recently honored. More...

'A real tragedy'

John Rigas reflective in TV interview

Less than two weeks before he is due to report to federal prison to begin serving a 15- year sentence, John Rigas is reflective and philosophical. More...

Not Here

Voters won't get their say on home rule charter

Cameron County is going back to the drawing board in its efforts to cope with a worsening economic condition. More...

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Emporium Country Club provided Jimmy Buffett impersonator Tom Watt with what he needed most for the weekend show- cold beverages and a covered stage. More...

Coudersport prepares for new employer Empereon

Start-up of the new Empereon customer contact center in Coudersport is still several weeks away, but the company is hardly standing still. More...

News

Coudersport students face drug testing

Musicians, athletes and other students participating in extracurricular activities at Coudersport High School will be subjected to drug testing in the coming school year. More...

Train derailment details released

Testimony: Engineer said 'We're going to ride this out'

Testimony and documents made public in recent criminal proceedings have revealed details of the moments leading up to the June 30, 2006, train crash and lye spill near Gardeau. More...

Two enter guilty pleas

Andrew James Green, 26, of Emporium entered a guilty plea of driving under the influence during July court proceedings in front of President Judge Rich Masson. Case stems from an April 17 incident that took place on Plank Road Hollow. More...

Outdoors

Summertime Messengers

In our temperate climate, the seasons are in a constant state of change. Along the way there are several benchmarks. The first katydid to proclaim its summer chorus is an example. More...

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Just days before the end of the timber rattlesnake season, I was lucky enough to go along with a permitted hunter, searching for the reptiles in their natural habitat, deep in the Quehanna Wild Area in Cameron County. More...

PGC study estimates elk herd size at 700; sheds light on survival rate

A Pa. Game Commission report released this week estimates Pennsylvania's elk herd at more than 700, with the majority residing in Elk and Cameron counties. More...

Obituaries

Monica Swartwood

Monica M. Swartwood, 92, of Emporium, died Sunday (July 29, 2007) in the Guy and Mary Felt Manor. Born Nov. 15, 1914 in Emporium, she was the daughter of Melvin and Bessie Berry Logan. On July 23, 1934 in Emporium, she married Robert W. More...

John Beckman

John Michael Beckman, 68, died on July 9, 2007. Contributions may be made to the Parents of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia, P.O. Box 1839, Vienna VA 22183. More...

James Furman

James E. "Jim" Furman, 82, of Emporium, died Monday (July 30, 2007). He was the son of James A. and Beatrice E. Bly Furman. More...