October 25, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Auditor General Jack Wagner guest at Dem luncheon

Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner is coming to Cameron County on Saturday afternoon as guest speaker for a Cameron County Democratic Committee luncheon. It will be held at the VFW Club in Emporium at 1 pm. More...

HOSPITAL SURVIVING TOUGH TIMES

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital leaders emphasized partnerships with the community during at its annual corporation meeting. President and CEO Ed Pitchford joined Charles Updegraff Jr. More...

Viewpoints

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

Another beautiful October weekend has come and gone and I still believe there is something wrong with the clocks. Time goes by so fast on the weekends that I am convinced the clocks speed up. More...

FINDING MY WAY THANKS TO MY MORAL COMPASSES

"Mr. Sun" had finally shattered the steel grey of Saturday's sky. My four-year-old son announced the arrival of the long-shadow-casting rays just before 11am as we started up an old logging road into a massive oak stand. More...

'Holy' Hoagies

To the editor: Having previously published our heartfelt thank you to all in the community who purchased our "Holy Hoagies," we have an update. We are blessed to be able to send a check to the church to cover one month's fuel bill. More...

Outdoors

LOCAL WILDFLOWER PARADISE

This past summer I crossed paths with a local woman who is a true expert in the field of wildflowers. More...

Cougar attack hoax reignites debate

A probe into a reported cougar attack in Lancaster County has turned into another type of investigation. More...

Rewards offered for those who help nab poachers

Deer-poachers are taking a toll in Cameron County and several other regions of Pennsylvania, prompting the Game Commission to crack down and open up a toll-free hotline for anyone willing to provide tips. More...

Obituaries

Ruth McFeely

Ruth J. McFeely, 89, of Emporium, died at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport on Saturday (Oct. 18, 2008). Burial will be in the Gilmore Cemetery, Sinnemahoning. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 205 E. More...

Phyllis Hoak

Phyllis June Warner Hoak, 80, formerly of Coudersport, died Friday (Oct. 17, 2008) at Sweden Valley Manor. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or to Sweden Valley Manor of Coudersport. More...

Ruth Raynor

Ruth Elizabeth Cox Raynor, 102, died Friday (Oct. 17, 2008) at the Middletown Home. In keeping with Mrs. Raynor's wishes, the family requests no flowers. More...

WOUNDED SOLDIERS TREATED TO A 'GOD'S COUNTRY' GIFT

It was as if they were back from a mission, in the rear, smoking and joking, harassing each other the way young soldiers do; five men having lunch, busting each other's chops hard enough to make any other grown man uneasy. More...

TOWNSHIP APPROVES TURBINE ORDINANCE

A third township in Potter County has passed an ordinance to regulate wind turbines, over the protests of some citizens who consider the rules too accommodating. More...

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Richard and Judy Clancy brought their apple cider press to Woodland Elementary School in Emporium to show fourth graders how you make cider the old fashoned way. More...

'RAIL TO TRAILS' MOVING FORWARD

Plans are moving forward to develop a stretch of land that runs through Emporium to St. Marys into a recreational trail. West Creek Recreational Trail Association Inc. More...

News

'HOMETOWN MENTORS ORGANIZATION' TAKING OFF

A project to connect Cameron County residents of yesterday and today is moving forward with twin goals of bonding the community and helping high school students make wise career choices. More...

SENATOR SPECTOR WILL RUN FOR SIXTH TERM

United States Senator Arlen Specter swept through Tioga, Potter and McKean counties last week as part of his constituent meetings across the state while Congress is recessed. Sen. More...

SITE WORK CONTINUES AT DRIFTWOOD BRIDGE

Soil excavation has resumed at the southern end of the Driftwood Bridge. Contaminated earth uncovered in March is being removed so that a bridge replacement project can resume in the coming weeks. More...

Community Life

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Boys' golf coach Tom Glosek announced at last week's Emporium Rotary meeting that he has decided to step down after a 17-year run, including a recent fouryear run that included a record of 46- 15, including repeat Penn-York League championships. More...

HELP WITH HOME HEATING BILLS

Thousands of residents of Potter and Cameron counties are eligible for assistance with their winter heating bills through the Pa. Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). More...

THANK YOU

Thanks to my families, friends and neighbors for making my 88th birthday celebration a happy one. I have had a few bumps along the way that have slowed me down somewhat, but with God's help and good friends and family, I have made it. More...

Sports

FALCONS: PLAYOFFS NEXT

Coudersport bounced back from a lackluster first half to scored 17 unanswered points on its way to a 17-3 triumph at Port Allegany on a chilly Saturday afternoon. More...

COACH DEPARTS; FOOTBALL TEAM STAYS AND PLAYS

Six touchdowns in the first quarter settled Saturday's high school football game in Sheffi eld in a matter of minutes, but the real drama didn't unfold until halftime. More...

COUDY CLAIMS NTL V-BALL CROWN

Coudersport has repeated as the Northern Tier Volleyball League champion and hopes to continue success in the PIAA District 9 playoffs. Despite heavy losses to graduation, the Falcons proved to be unbeatable in league play. More...