March 15, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

IMPORTANT VOTER DEADLINES LOOMING

State's April Primary critical this year

With preliminary elections just around the corner, there are a few very important dates residents in Cameron and Potter counties need to know. The first is March 24. More...

Viewpoints

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

Cold weather, wind, ice and snow have trapped many people inside their homes. The wind howls like a pack of hungry wolves and the thermometer drops like an elevator. It makes one appreciate the crackling fireplace. More...

Photo

(Mary V. Gold is a communications specialist for the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture.) Many people have misconceptions about organic food. More...

A YOUNG MAN'S ART

(Alex Davis used to pen 'A Young Art' last year for the Endeavor. He's back again, this time telling the tale of college and journalism). My first semester at college was a learning experience, to say the least. More...

Community Life

Singer heading to Iraq in May

Emporium man to repair aircrafts

Another area soldier will soon be deployed to Iraq to support the war effort. Emotions are hanging heavy as Jeff Singer of Emporium prepares to ship out on May 16. More...

Daffodil Days starts March 25

Cameron County Unit of the American Cancer Society will be taking orders soon on bunches of daffodils. Daffodil Days has been set for March 25 through 29. Bunches of 10 flowers with a vase are $8, while a Boyd's stuffed bear and daffodils are $25. More...

Animal programs in nursing homes have shown to improve quality...

Pets have amazing powers. Researchers have found that pets heal everything from loneliness to broken hearts. Love is an important component of both physical and mental health and rarely will one find a more unconditional love than that of a pet. More...

Sports

11 Cameron Co. wrestlers advance

Eleven young wrestlers from Cameron County are heading to the next level of competition this weekend in Brookville after their strong showing in the Junior Olympic Section 4 Tournament held Saturday in Smethport. Qualifying for the Pa. More...

Local players in basketball all-star game

Player and coach selections have been announced for the ninth annual Alice R. Kozel Foundation District 9 Basketball All-Star games. They are set to tip off Saturday, March 29, at Penn State-DuBois. More...

Falcon jr. high team rolling

Both of Coudersport's junior high basketball teams are rolling along undefeated. On Thursday, the Falcon boys defeated Smethport, 39-22, to improve to 11-0. Jason Gibson led the scoring with nine. More...

CAREY GETS FEDERAL TIME FOR ARSON

15 years for man who burned his business

A business owner from southern Cameron County will spend more than 15 years in federal prison for setting fire to his convenience store in 2001. John F. Carey Jr., 63, was sentenced in U.S. More...

MILLIONS TO BE SPENT ON LOCAL WATERSHED

Projects will address stream improvements

Representatives from the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (F&BC) held a public meeting on Wednesday to establish a stakeholders group to assist with projects and fund disbursement for their share of the Norfolk Southern train derailment settleme More...

News

LICC meeting March 18

A meeting of the Local Interagency Coordinating Council has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 18, at Memorial Hall in Emporium starting at 1 pm. More...

Holjencin on UPB dance team

A Cameron County High School graduate is co-captain of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford dance team. Among team members are Heidi Holjencin of Emporium, cocaptain, and Theresa Thorwart of Johnsonburg. More...

COUDERSPORT BRIDGE CLOSING MONDAY

Major detour as a result of Mike Franklin Bridge replacement

Impact of Monday's bridge closing in downtown Coudersport may not be obvious to many people until the barricades and detour signs go up. More...

Potter County News

TURBINE ISSUE BLOWS INTO COURTHOUSE

It took 37 hours for the wind turbine discussion to blow from the Potter County Planning Commission meeting to the board of commissioners. For over a year, the planning commission discussed the restrictions that would be placed on the turbines. More...

PLANNING AMENDMENTS PASSED

The wind turbine issue is now out of the Potter County Planning Commissions' hands and into the hands of the county's board of commissioners. More...

SENTENCED IN POTTER COUNTY COURT

Sentencing of a Coudersport woman in Potter County Court represented the latest chapter in a long legal saga surrounding the physical abuse of a young girl almost two years ago. Judge John B. More...

Outdoors

Fish kill impact will be felt for years

Train derailment ramifications far from over

Time heals all wounds, including a devastated river. Therefore, the public will have to be patient with the recovery from the summer 2006 lye spill that wiped out two high-quality streams in Cameron and McKean counties. More...

Geocaching workshop March 29 in Galeton

A geocaching workshop is being held on Saturday, March 29, in Galeton. Participants will learn the basics of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) equipment and how to locate caches which are planted all around the world. More...

Keatle Creek Outdoor Show March 29 in Cross Fork

A sure sign of spring is the annual Kettle Creek Valley Outdoor Show, scheduled for Saturday, March 29, at the Cross Fork Firehall from 9 am to 4 pm. More...