March 29, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

LOOKING GOOD!

Water, weather conditions look good for 'special' Canoe, Kayak Classic

Conditions look good for next Saturday when over 100 paddlers are expected to take to the waters of the Driftwood Branch of the Sinnemahoning River for an event that has a long, storied history and a bright, eventful future. More...

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Pennsylvania's elk herd might be more on the move than we think- certainly solitary bulls are. This antler was found in this man's yard. That wouldn't be big news if Ron Andrus didn't live in Gaines, Tioga County! More...

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Hundreds of children snatched up goodies in the Easter egg hunt sponsored by Emporium's K of C, Moose and VFW Saturday. More...

Viewpoints

Supports state graduation standards

(Bill Robinson is president of Kreamer Feeds in Snyder County. He is active on the Central Pa. More...

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

If you have taken the kids to the land of Disney, you have no doubt ridden the "It's a Small, Small World" attraction. I bring this up because of an incident that happened to my youngest son David. More...

We've got mail!

Volunteers needed for cancer patients To the editor: More than 70,000 Pennsylvania residents will learn that they have cancer this year. For many, getting to the treatment they need may be a problem. More...

Community Life

Time is now to protect your pets from fleas & ticks

Despite the fact the thermometer on my porch read 10 degrees, this morning I received a reminder that spring is indeed on its way. One of my cats came in with a deer tick. More...

Elk Foundation helps fund Autism Program

As many as 60 children diagnosed with autism and their families in Cameron and Elk counties may soon get additional support services. More...

Food, shelter funds approved

Cameron County has been awarded $8,000 under the Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program. A local board will determine how the funds will be distributed. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. More...

Sports

Bolin named James Wood head coach

Cameron County High School graduate Mike Bolin has been named head football coach at James Wood High School in Winchester, Va. Bolin, 29, former offensive line coach, succeeds veteran coach Walter Barr, who retired. More...

Kamper, Heimel named MVPs

Northern Tier All-Stars named

Two athletes from Coudersport were repeat selections as Most Valuable Players of the Northern Tier High School Basketball League. More...

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Plans are underway for the next Cameron County Storm youth football season. More...

JAILED ON POACHING CHARGES

Emporium man shot deer, ran from cops

An Emporium man is in Elk County Jail on charges related to a deer poaching that took place last August. Matthew Cash Grimone, 19, was arraigned in front of District Judge Don Wilhelm Wednesday night. Wilhelm set Grimone's bail at $10,000. More...

LUMBER MUSEUM GRANT CONFIRMED

$5.4M earmarked for museum expansion, visitors' center

After three years of patience, followed by a week of confusion, confirmation came this week that the state will invest about $5.4 million to expand the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum in central Potter County and build a visitors' center somewhere in th More...

LOCAL POPULATION PLUNGE CONTINUES

Job loss, aging population causing downward trend

Census figures released last week paint a gloomy economic picture in both Potter and Cameron counties. Job losses and an aging population have caused both counties' populations to continue plunging. More...

SEWAGE CONNECTION BAN LIFTED IN AUSTIN

Borough corrects treatment facility deficiencies, gets DEP approval

Pennsylvania's Dept. of Environmental Protection earlier this week notified Austin Borough that it has lifted the sanctions that restricted new connections to the borough sewage treatment facility. More...

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Two members of Governor Ed Rendell's Action Team were in Emporium recently in an effort to assess how state government could help small-tomid size companies compete in the U.S. automotive market. More...

News

CCSD OPPOSES GRADUATION TESTS

Educators vote against standardized testing

Cameron County School District opposes a proposal to make high school seniors in all Pennsylvania public schools pass a standardized test in order to receive a diploma. More...

ADELPHIA BUILDING SALE PENDING

Sale of the former Adelphia Operations Center in downtown Coudersport could still go through in the coming days, if arrangements fall into place with the successful bidder from an internet-based auction. More...

Laural Coppock fills Chamber secretary spot

Another familiar face has joined the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce. Laural Coppock, of Emporium, has been named administrative assistant. More...

Potter County News

COMMERCIAL HELIPAD?

Potter Redev. Authority studying idea

The sound of helicopters flying over Coudersport may be commonplace in the near future, as the Potter County Redevelopment Authority is looking into studying the possibility of a commercial helipad. More...

'TOWN MEETINGS' SET TO BEGIN IN POTTER

The Potter County Commissioners will hold a series of evening meetings in communities throughout the county in the coming weeks. More...

SENTENCINGS SCHEDULED

Sentencing dates have been set for three defendants coming before Potter County Judge John B. Leete. More...

Outdoors

A tropic nature preserve

Dawn was breaking as we traveled down the river, first as just a hint of color on the eastern horizon. The daylight was greeted by a multitude of bird calls, as we paddled on in our dugout canoe. More...

An incredible find in a most unlikely place

When it comes to prize possessions found in the outdoors, a nice set of sheds from a big, whitetail buck ranks up there as one of the best; and if you are lucky enough to live in the elk range or know where to search for elk sheds, a set of their m More...

'Doe license allocation to be set

'Doe' license sales to be set All eyes are on the Pa. Game Commission as the agency prepares to decide how many antlerless deer licenses to sell for the 2008-09 hunting seasons. More...

Obituaries

J. Erik Villesvik

John Erik Villesvik, 53, of Fullerton, Calif., formerly of Coudersport, died at his home. He was the son of Heidi and Bob Lewis of Diamond Point, N.Y., and the late John Villesvik, and was a 1972 graduate of Coudersport Area High School. More...

Thomas Kenworthy

Thomas E. Kenworthy Sr. 86, died Monday (March 17, 2008) in Manchester, N.H. A funeral mass was celebrated in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham MA 01701. More...

Jack Wilson

John S. "Jack" Wilson, 83, of Coudersport died Wednesday (March 19, 2008) at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport. Services were held at the Fickinger Funeral Home, Coudersport, where the Rev. Larry Siikanen officiated. Burial was at Homer Cemetery. More...