July 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Museum project moves forward

POTTER COUNTY

An architectural firm will soon be hired to design a renovation and expansion of the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum in central Potter County. Work is expected to be completed by early fall 2010. Gov. More...

Technology upgrades coming to schools

CAMERON COUNTY

Technology upgrades have been approved for Cameron County schools. School board members approved installation of a new fiber-optic cable connecting the high school to Woodland Elementary School. More...

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Some 130 motorcyclists cruised a 110-mile stretch of Cameron, Potter and McKean counties Saturday as part of the 12th annual Make-A-Wish Foundation Dice Run. More...

Viewpoints

Wind energy essential to Pa.

(John Hanger is president and CEO of PennFuture, a statewide public interest membership organization that advances policies to protect and improve the state's environment and economy.) Wind energy development is vital to Pennsylvani More...

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

Last Saturday was my 79th. birthday and my wife had a surprise party for me. She had it in a phone booth, but the band couldn't play because the tuba player couldn't get his instrument through the door. More...

A Young Man's Art

Gaining appreciation and respect

Recently, I returned from re-enacting as a Bucktail Regiment soldier at Gettysburg. More...

Community Life

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Carolyn Gerg Jensen emphasized changes in lifestyle and daily routines that can lead to better health as guest speaker for last week's Emporium Rotary meeting, She is a certified holistic health counselor and teacher of hatha yoga. More...

Birth Announcements

Cameron J. Hafer Matthew and Nicole Gleason Hafer of Coudersport are parents of a son born July 8, 2008, in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Named Cameron Jay, the boy weighed seven pounds, four ounces. He joins a brother, Tristan, age three. More...

Rotary picnic planned

Tickets are on sale for the annual Emporium Rotary Picnic, to be held Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Bucktail Rod and Gun Club along Rt. 155 near Emporium. The tradition starts at 1 pm and is open to those 21 years and older. More...

Sports

'PAUL SIMCOE FIELD' ANNOUNCED

Contractors renovating the athletic complex at Coudersport Area Recreation Park are hoping that the facility will be ready for the season opening varsity football game on Friday, Aug. 29, but there are no guarantees. About $1. More...

Solveson signs with York team

Saul Solveson is back in professional baseball. The 28-year-old righthander from Emporium signed on with the York (Pa.) Revolution to pitch out of the bullpen for the remainder of the 2008 season. More...

Cowburn national runner-up!

Coudersport teenager Dirk Cowburn returned to the national wrestling scene this week, claiming second in USA Wrestling Greco-Roman Championships at Fargo, N.D. He fell to Wisconsin's Kalvin York, 3-2, 7-1, in the battle for the national 152-lb. More...

STATE FOREST PLAN BEING REVISED

DEER, OIL, GAS MAJOR ISSUES

Deer management and oil and gas drilling are two of the controversial topics that are being addressed as the State Forest Management Plan is revised. More...

Cocaine dealers, others nabbed

Officials dealt another blow to the Emporium area drug culture last week. Mugshots of a half-dozen suspects were flashed across the state, as Pa. Attorney General Tom Corbett announced the latest in a series of drug arrests in Cameron County. More...

It's fair time!

POTTER COUNTY

Rural living is celebrated each summer at the Potter County Fair. This year's fair runs from Sunday through Saturday at the fairgrounds in Millport. There is no fee for admission, parking or grandstand events. More...

Archery Rendezvous going on at Ski Denton

Eastern Traditional Archery Rendezvous continues through Sunday at Ski Denton in the Denton Hill State Park. It's one of the largest traditional archery events in the world. More...

News

TV PROGRAM ON NATRUAL GAS BOOM AIRS TUES

INSIDE THE BOOM IN THE REGION

Information on the natural gas boom in northern Pennsylvania will be presented by a live panel of speakers Tuesday on Pennsylvania Cable Network, shown on channel 22 of the local Zito Media lineup. A program will air from 7-9 pm. More...

Mentors needed to counsel youths

Cameron County's "Hometown Mentors Organization" (HMO) is gaining momentum. More...

Woodsmen's Show Aug. 1-3

For more than a quartercentury, rugged lumberjacks have shown off their skills and helped to celebrate northcentral Pennsylvania's unique heritage during the Woodsmen's Show at Cherry Springs State Park. More...

Outdoors

'DOE' APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED AUG. 4

Pennsylvania hunting licenses remain on sale at sporting goods stores and dozens of other outlets across the state, or through the Game Commission website, pgc.state.pa.us. More...

Summertime bounty

Late summer is a time of plenty in the region's forests. Berries abound as a food source for a variety of wildlife, ranging from rodents to birds and bears to deer. Humans relish many of these tasty little fruits, as well. More...

Strip deputy game officers of powers?

At the same time the Pa. Game Commission has been scrambling to recruit deputy game officers locally, a state senator is trying to strip deputies of some of their authority. Sen. More...

Obituaries

Harold B. Fink

NOV. 16, 1926 - JULY 21, 2008

Harold B. ("H.B.") Fink Jr., 81, of Coudersport, passed away on Monday (July 21, 2008) at his home, surrounded by his family, after a long battle with cancer. Born on Nov. 16, 1926, in Sayre, he was the son of Harold B. More...

Death Notices

Anna Fedorko Anna M. Fedorko, 95, of Johnsonburg, died Thursday (July 17, 2008) in Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys. Burial was in the Holy Rosary Cemetery. Paul Miller Paul E. Miller, 76, of Shafer, Minn. died April 20, 2008. More...