August 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

COUDERSPORT CONSIDERED FOR TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE

Coudersport is being considered as a site for a college-type institution where commercial drivers, diesel mechanics and other students interested in the transportation industry would attend classes through a public-private partnership. More...

Photo

Emporium's Scott Lyon dressed as a clown in the parade to usher in the Cameron County Fair on Monday. Lyon spun the tractor in circles to the enjoyment of onlookers. More county fair coverage appears elsewhere in this edition. More...

Viewpoints

War on family farmers

(Jeff Pausma is a dairy farmer in Fox Lake, Wisc. He is a member of Family Farm Defenders. More information is available at familyfarmdefenders.org.) Our kids deserve the safest meat in their food. More...

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

County fairs are winding down and that is a sure sign that summer is over. School starts soon and football season is on the way. Gardens are bountiful. Vegetables picked fresh out of the garden are a taste treat. More...

We've got mail!

Rebuttal on Military Museum To the editor: This letter is addressed to the Cameron County Historical Society. You have not given me a chance to plant my seed for a Cameron County Military Museum in Emporium and you claim it is harvest time. More...

Outdoors

PGC PUSHES YOUTH HUNTING

As older hunters give up the sport, the Pa. Game Commission is taking extraordinary measures to attract children. This week, PGC Executive Director Carl G. Roe gave the state's "mentored hunter" program another plug. More...

Summertime messenger

On Monday evening I heard my first raspy cadence of the katydid this summer. These insects, from the same order as grasshoppers, locust, and crickets, are easily recognized by their nightly choruses with the cadence of, "Kat-y, kat-y-did. More...

Federation banquet Saturday

Cameron County Longbeards, a chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, will hold its Hunting Heritage Banquet on Saturday at the Emporium VFW, featuring auctions, gun raffles and more. Doors open at 5 pm. More...

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Five huskies and a lab/shepherd mix pull Brandon Nichols during a recent walk through Emporium. He has had the six dogs since they were puppies and walks them together a few times a day near the abandoned railroad tracks behind Third Street. More...

GKN SCALING BACK LOCALLY

COMPANY'S 'PLANT TWO' UP FOR SALE

Emporium has become a community on edge as one of the region's leading employers, GKN Sinter Metals, continues to trim its work force in response to changing economic conditions. More...

JUDGE: EMA BUILDING LEGAL

Mockinbird Lane variance upheld

A visiting judge has turned down a civil suit filed by four residents of Mockingbird Lane who oppose the construction of a new emergency operations center along Rt. 872 in Coudersport Borough. More...

News

SCHOOL PROJECTS ON SCHEDULE

Coudersport Area School District will open the new school year with about $9 million in changes, but no expected delays. The two-part elementary school project should be completed by the time students climb off the buses on Aug. 25. More...

Photos

Hordes of spectators came out for the annual Woodsmen's Show, held last weekend at Cherry Springs State Park. In the top photo, ike Sullivan prepares to let loose during the ax throw. More...

WEEKEND IN THE WILDS AUG. 15-17

Emporium will be buzzing with activity during Weekend in the Wilds. More...

Community Life

Death Notices

Irene Zelechoski Irene A. Zelechoski, 86, of Johnsonburg, died Monday (July 28, 2008) in Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, following an illness. She was an employee of Sylvania in Emporium for 15 years. Burial was in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Johnsonburg. More...

Library plans sale Aug. 14-16

Annual used book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library will be held from 9 am to 5 pm on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 14-15, and 9 am to 1 pm the following day in the multi-purpose room of the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library in Emporium. More...

Life saving class

An adult CPR course is set for Thursday in St. Marys It runs from 6 to 9 pm at the American Red Cross on Michael Road. Additional details are available by calling 834- 2915. More...

Sports

PA. DEFENSE SCORES ONE FOR THE BOOKS DURING 'BIG 3O'

Dominating defense led Pennsylvania to a 27-0 rout in Saturday's 35th annual Don Raabe Big 30 Charities Football Classic. How dominating? More...

ALLE-CATTS STILL ALIVE

Emporium fell to Kane in the Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League playoffs Sunday, 5-3, after trouncing visiting Cuba (N.Y.) just a day earlier. Paul Baker's two-run homer was one of the few bright spots for the Emporium offense at Kane. More...

Troutman, Laurelwood pool winners

Gary Troutman was honored as the top shooter in the Coudersport Pool League, which closed out is season recently. Troutman recorded 53 individual wins to edge Paul Herzig and Lester Taylor, who had 48 each. More...