March 28, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Rural education opportunities in danger

Governor's budget would eliminate community education council funding

"The education benefits to rural communities are priceless." That's the message going out to state leaders who will decide the fate of Pennsylvania's 10 rural education councils. More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer's Eyes

Hot cakes with pure maple syrup, sausage patties, eggs over easy and home fried potatoes - now that is my idea of a rip-roaring Sunday morning he-man's breakfast. Wash it down with plenty of hot, black coffee and then bring on the world. More...

Letters to the Editor

Toxic Chemicals Used In Gas Drilling To the editor: On Aug. 23, 2008, Endeavor News published a story extolling the marvels of PGE's advanced technologies in hyrdrofacturing drilling. More...

My Side

(Terri Dennison is executive director of the Pennsylvania Route 6 Heritage Corporation based in Galeton.) What do the worlds of environmental awareness and tourism have in common? More...

Potter County News

Potter County property transactions

Following are property transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds: --Feb. 18, Ruth E. Gerhart to Tracie L. Gordnier, Eulalia Township, $9,000. --Feb. 19, Sylvan Glen Inc. to Pa. More...

Outdoors

A special morning on the trout stream

The morning was breaking as the boy approached his favorite trout stream. It was June and that meant summer vacation, freedom, and fishing. There was a freshness in the air. Steam-like fog rose lazily from the stream surface. More...

Electronic license sales nearing

The Game Commission is ready to trot out its heralded electronic "point-of-sale" hunting license system following the Pa. House of Representatives passage of House Bill 92. More...

Photo

Few birds signal the coming of spring as early as the common merganser. More...

Obituaries

Gerald F. Duffee Sr.

MAY 22, 1931 - MARCH 23, 2009

Long-time educator and school administrator Gerald F. Duffee Sr., 77, of Austin, died Monday (March 23, 2009) at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys after a long illness. Born on May 22, 1931 in Ridgway, he was the son of Theodore H. More...

Death Notices

Franklin Joy Franklin Ross Joy, 80, formerly of Spartansburg, died Monday (March 16, 2009) at Compassionate Home Care in Spartansburg. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bracken Funeral Home. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Corry. More...

Drilling controversy heating up

Sides forming in the race for Marcellus shale natural gas

Controversy over natural gas drilling in the Marcellus shale formations of northcentral Pennsylvania appears to be heating up. More...

4 years gone by: Franklin family coping with loss of son

Mike Franklin would have been 27 April

As the fourth anniversary of his death quietly passed on March 7, family members of Army Specialist Mike Franklin paused to think about their fallen hero and his ultimate sacrifice. More...

PROTECTING AND PRESERVING LOCAL STREAMS

Retired educator does his work in a giant outdoor classroom

Sometimes Mother Nature needs a hand, especially in places where man has disturbed her work. More...

News

Renewed recycling effort

County focusing on limiting refuse sent to landfill

Potter County Commissioners have announced the availability of recycling programs across the county to reduce the volume of solid waste that ends up being trucked to landfills. More...

SALUTING OUR LOCAL TROOPS

KELLEN D. GERHART

Kellen D. Gerhart of Coudersport is serving with the Army National Guard in Iraq. He's a sergeant with the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1/112th Infantry Division, where he drives a humvee on patrols in often-dangerous Iraqi neighborhoods. More...

Canoe Classic next weekend

Countdown to the 35th annual Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic continues, as paddlers and organizers keep their eye on the Driftwood Branch, hoping for ideal racing conditions for the Saturday, April 4 event. More...

Community Life

CHS students shine in Rotary contest

FIRST-PLACE WINNER KATIE LAMB ADVANCES TO REGIONAL CONTEST

Six Coudersport High School students were guests at Coudersport Rotary's March 23 meeting, speaking on improvements which would fulfill principles of Rotary's Four-Way Test. More...

Neurologist James DeMatteis join Cole

Neurologist and stroke specialist James DeMatteis, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. He is director of the Stroke Center at Hamot Medical Center, where he is also the neurology division chief. More...

'Clean-Up Emporium' planned for April 25

Sylvan Heritage Council has announced plans for its third annual Clean Up Emporium Day. Groups and individuals are asked to join in the effort on Saturday, in conjunction with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Day. More...

Sports

Stavisky awaits fate with phillies

Brian Stavisky keeps hitting the ball, running the bases and awaiting word on his fate as the Major League Baseball champion Philadelphia Phillies prepare to break camp at Clearwater, Fla., and begin their 2009 season. More...

Falcon baseball team wins opener, 11-1

Coudersport embarked on what should be a successful high school baseball season by dominating Kane, 11-1, in Wednesday's season opener at CARP Field. More...

Photo

Dan Miller tries out the new elliptical trainer at the Emporium Wellness Center. The equipment was recently donated by the Emporium Foundation. More...