December 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

LEGION POST LIVES

Post 194 survives brush with death

Emporium's American Legion post will not fade into the history books. On Tuesday, Jim Smith of Sterling Run volunteered to replace Max Narby as the organization's adjutant, ensuring the future of the Olkosky-Jessop Post 194. More...

Judging of Christmas Trees

Judging of Christmas trees at the courthouse square in Coudersport is taking place this weekend. Winners will be announced during O Little Town activities on Saturday, Dec. 15. More...

Viewpoints

My Side

( Carl Reed is the safety communications manager for the Internet Crime Complaint Center, an FBI-affiliated clearinghouse) Recently, representatives from several police departments in Cameron, Potter, McKean and Elk counties participated More...

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

Every deer season, a visiting hunter will ask me how the hunting will be this year. More...

We've got mail!

Hunting Destroyed To the editor: Two state agencies, the Game Commission (PGC) and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), have conspired to destroy deer hunting in the 12-county area of northcentral Pennsylvania known as More...

Outdoors

Settlement is 'call to action' for local watershed users

The recent settlement with Norfolk Southern over the June 2006 chemical spill has revealed the severity of the damage. A full report can be found on the Fish and Boat Commission website (fish.state.pa.us). More...

Hunter bags 176 lb. buck

A steady downpour and dense fog harassed hunters and kept deer harvest figures down on the opening day of the state's two-week rifle deer season. But when conditions improved Tuesday, hunters took some incredible deer. More...

Second week sightings invaluable to hunters

Good neighbors help make good hunters, and most of us need all the help we can get, especially as the season winds down. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

Beverly Whitney Beverly A. Whitney, 67, of Austin, died Friday (Nov. 23, 2007) at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y. The Rev. Randy Headley officiated at a funeral service. More...

Enormous Bucks Taken In Season's First Week

It's said that with every cloud comes a silver lining. Rain and fog on the opening day of deer season, followed by occasional cold drizzle on Tuesday morning, forced many hunters to pack it in early. More...

FROM SILVERWARE TO SOFTWARE

Former restaurant to be new site of GTC Computers

The former Tino's Italian Restaurant building in downtown Emporium will soon become a computer store. Richard Crawford of Coplay is purchasing the property from Emporium Borough as a new location for GTC Computers. More...

Santa Comes to Driftwood

A holiday tradition, the annual "Santa Comes To Driftwood" party, was held Saturday at the Driftwood Senior Center. More...

News

Working to save retail giant

Coudersport appealing to JCPenney leadership

Community leaders are putting together a concerted effort to persuade JCPenney not to shut down its downtown Coudersport store. More...

'Well'… now what?

Question lingers after study most water wells contaminated

More than half of the private water wells in the region don't meet public drinking water standards. Final testing results were released last week for McKean County and will soon be made public for Potter and Cameron counties. More...

Drug policy: 'work in progress'

CCSD considering tactic to attack drug problem

Cameron County Area School District is considering a new tactic to attack what officials see as a persistent and growing problem: drug abuse among students. A drug-testing policy being considered by the school board is a work in progress. More...

Potter County News

'Leadership Potter County'

Applications continue to be accepted for "Leadership Potter County." It's a comprehensive leadership development program open to public officials, business people and other citizens who want to make a difference in their community or develop their More...

Community Life

Golden Anniversary

The children of Gary and Judi Brown announce their parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Brown were married on Nov. 30, 1957, in Brookville. The family celebrated on Nov. 23 with a dinner at the Royal in Ridgway. More...

Hause heading to hurricane zone

Cameron County High School graduate Zachary Hause is among 20 Clarion University students who will spend their Christmas break assisting victims of Hurricane Katrina in the New Orleans area. More...

'Christmas in the Wilds' next weekend

Plans are falling into place for the Cameron County "Christmas in the Wilds," with activities scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8. More...

Sports

Turnovers costly as Raiders' football season ends at Clarion

It's over. Cameron County's long 2007 football season ended Saturday afternoon at the hands of the Kane Wolves, 14-6, in a game held to decide both a berth in the Elite Eight of the state playoffs and the PIAA District 9 championship. More...

Falcon boys have high hopes in hoops

Four boys who have played basketball together since early elementary school return for their senior year at Coudersport. More...

Ayers takes over Austin boys' team

Wins have been hard to come by for the boys' basketball team at Austin. Even an optimist will concede that the situation isn't likely to change this season. Don Ayers has come aboard as the new head coach, succeeding Scott Easton. More...