May 17, 2008 RSS feed / News

EMPORIUM MAN JAILED

An Emporium teenager is being held in the Potter County Jail, awaiting action in Cameron County Court on a number of charges. More...

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Last Saturday, Frank "Louie" Baker and his assistant, Calvin Pifer, presented a hands-on workshop on the traditional skill of gold panning to members of Austin Brownie Troop 911, Cub Pack 524 and Boy Scout Troop 524. More...

CAMERON COUNTY CHAMBER OFFICE MOVING ACROSS STREET

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce will be relocating to a more prominent downtown Emporium location on July 1. More...

Community can help with wall mural

A public participation event is scheduled for Saturday at the courthouse square in Coudersport to support the Community Mural Project. More...

'Poppy Day' set for Friday

Popu- lar handc rafted poppies will be available from volu nteers of the American Legion Auxiliary on Friday, May 23, in Emporium. Known as "Poppy Day," the tradition honors veterans who served in wars during the last 80 years. More...

Marathon is set for June 7; help needed

The 34th annual God's Country Marathon will be held Saturday, June 7, on the usual Galeton to Coudersport course. It's an AAU-certified race on a 26.2-mile course that challenges runners due to the route up and over Denton Hill. More...

NEAT NUMERALS

184B Tobacco companies many years ago recognized that public awareness of health issues would cut into their U.S. sales. More...

Austin School Board passes budget with no tax increase

Residents of Austin Area School District will see no real estate tax increase for the 2008-09 school year, despite increased expenses for utilities, teachers' salaries and other budget line items. More...

False alarm at historical musem

Coudersport Firemen were called out late Thursday night to the Historical Society's museum building on North Main Street where an automatic alarm sounded. More...

Dickinson gets $50,000 grant

Dickinson Mental Health Center has been awarded a $50,000 grant in the organization's 50th year. More...

STUDENTS TOUR FALLINGWATER, KENTUCK KNOB

A group of Cameron County High School students toured famous architect Frank Llyod Wright's designed homes, Fallingwater in Mill Run and Kentucky Knob, near Laurel Highlands. Fallingwater is shown behind the students. More...

Area Police Beat

Drunk driver flees A Potter County man is facing numerous charges after leading state police on a highspeed chase last week. According to troopers, 40- year-old Sean R. Easton of Genesee was clocked at 73 miles per hour in a 35-mph zone. More...

Students take part in speech contest

Gifted and enrichment students at Cameron County High School participated in a persuasive speech competition on May 8 in Johnsonburg. Teams of two debated whether school should be run yearround. Preparations began in December. More...

Dog obedience classes to start

Six-week dog obedience classes will be held in Emporium during June and July, sponsored by Penn State Cooperative Extension. More...

Richnafsky casts his spell at Woodland bee

Third graders partipate in bee

Third-grader Andy Richnafsky was recognized as Woodland Elementary School's best speller after competition in Emporium last week. An initial round narrowed the field to 10 finalists. More...

Tire collection day May 31

A tire recycling day is set for Saturday, May 31, from 8 am to noon at the ABC Diner in Burtville. Residents of Potter, Cameron and McKean counties can dispose of tires for $1.00 each. The collection is sponsored by Pennsylvania Greenways. More...

Flood prevention in place

Emporium Borough Council plans to hire summer help to ease the threat of flooding in portions of the town. More...

Ambulance open house Wednesday

Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association (CVAA) will hold an open house at the ambulance hall on East Second Street Wednesday from 5 pm to 8 pm. The public is encouraged to attend. More...

HIGHLIGHTING HERITAGE

Another season is nearing for the Little Museum in the southern Cameron County village of Sterling Run. The museum opens its doors for the season on Saturday, May 24. More...

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These Austin High School students recenlty took second place during the Envirothon competition. More...

CSD: NO TAX INCREASE, BROWN RETIRES, NUFFER NEXT?

Coudersport residents won't see a tax increase in the coming school year. More...

PEOPLE FROM OUT OF THE AREA 'GRADE' EMPORIUM

It's best of towns, it's the worst of towns - but much more of the former than the latter. Outsiders' opinions of Emporium were spelled out during a presentation Wednesday night at Woodland Elementary School. More...

REGIONAL NEWS

Copper wire pilfered KANE - Another theft of copper wiring is under investigation by state police from the Kane barracks. More...

WORK TO GET UNDER WAY AT EMPORIUM SENIOR CENTER

Improvements are coming to the Emporium Senior Center on South Maple Street. Cameron County Commissioners last week awarded the contract to Solveson Contracting of Emporium for $15,843. Work is expected to start June 1. More...

Gospel concert set for Sunday

"Second Chances," a contemporary Christian vocal group, will perform at 3 pm Sunday at Christ Episcopal Church in Coudersport. More...

Cameron Co. Relay for Life set for June 20-21

Volunteers and other participants are needed for Cameron County's 10th annual Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society fund-raiser set for Friday and Saturday, June 20-June 21. More...

Mile markers promote 'Do 6'

A new slogan has been born to promote one of the nation's most historic highways: "Do 6." Before the days of the interstates, U.S. Rt. 6 was the nation's primary east-west highway. More...

SOME SOOTHING SOUNDS

Members of the Emporium and St. Marys Community Band have begun rehearsals. Shown, Cameron County High School band director Dan Sensenig directs, while Ed Schwer plays the clarinet. Next practice will be held at 6:30 pm Monday at St. More...

MS self-help group picnic

Next meeting of the Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group will be held at 6 pm on June 4 at Chestnut Street Park in St. Marys. It will include a picnic, followed by discussion of the group's summer plans. More...

Internet program Monday

A program on internet safety will be presented in Coudersport on Monday night. Parents are especially encouraged to attend. More...

Flower vase workshop June 10

A fresh flower garden vase workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, June 10, at a Galeton business. More...

Child safety seat check slated

State police at the Emporium barracks will promote the use of child safety seats during a free checkup session on Wednesday, May 28. More...

SQUARE DANCING RETURNS

Event set for May 24 near Coudersport

Swing your partner, do-sido. Square dancing is returning with new momentum in Potter County this year, kicking off with the Waterwheel Barn Dance on Saturday, May 24, in Colesburg. It's located on the former Lent farm along Rt. More...

Summer arts camp hosted in Emporium

Penn State Cooperative Extension will once again sponsor a two-week Summer Arts Day Camp in Emporium. It's entitled, "Exploring Careers and Hobbies in the Arts." With financial help from the Pa. More...

Cameron County High School honors students

Cameron County High School has announced its honor roll for the most recent marking period. High honor students earned a grade of 93 percent or above in all subjects. Those on the honor roll earned at least an 85. More...

Grant workshop set for June 6

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce will host a grant application workshop for artists and art organizations at noon on Friday, June 6. It is sponsored by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. For more information, call 486-4314. More...

Honor students at Austin Area High School

Austin Area School has announced its honor roll for the third marking period of the 2008-09 school year. Those earning high honors maintained an average of at least 93 percent in all subjects. More...

Lumer Museum sets yard sale

A huge yard sale will be held on Saturday, May 24, at the parking lot of the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum from 9 am to 5 pm. Food will be available. Proceeds will benefit the museum. Vendor space is available. More...

PROM QUEEN, KING

Kelsey Valenti was crowned queen and Matthew Vossler king during Austin High School's prom, held Saturday, April 26. Theme was "A Royal Affair." More...

Hospital volunteers recognized for service

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital honored its volunteers last week in celebration of National Volunteer Week. Pictured at right are volunteers who achieved milestones. More...

'GAS RUSH' PROGRAM SLATED

With residents across the state asking questions about the Marcellus Shale formation, natural gas exploration, mineral rights leasing and related issues, WPSU-TV is airing a one-hour live call-in program at 7 pm Thursday. More...