May 23, 2009 RSS feed / News

Where Are They Now?

(An occasional feature of Endeavor News tracking the lives or careers of those who emerged from Cameron or Potter counties and still remember their roots. Do you have a suggested subject for "Where are they now? More...

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Michael Jones and Kelsey Caton.were crowned king and queen of the Cameron County High School prom. More...

Praise Fest May 31

A Pentecost Charismatic Praise Fest music ministry event is planned for 4 pm Sunday, May 31, at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Emporium. Music will be presented by Fr. Paul Siebert, Bart Foradora of DuBois, Fr. Mark Mastrian and friends. More...

Seat belt laws focus of drive

Emporium Police Department is part of the "Click It or Ticket" campaign, checking for compliance with seat belt laws from now through June 7. More...

County commissioners sound the alarm over state budget

County commissioners across Pennsylvania area urging state lawmakers to avoid making budget cuts that would result in higher real estate taxes at the county level and reduced services for the needy. More...

Coudersport Boro enforcing grass ordinance

Coudersport Borough officials plan to enforce an ordinance requiring property owners to cut their grass and control other vegetation. Grass must be mowed to a height of four inches or less once prior to July 16, once prior to Aug. More...

Geocache event Saturday

Hemlock Springs Historic Crafts and Cultural Arts Center will host a meet-and-greet geocaching event on Saturday from noon to 4 pm. Everyone is invited and there is no cost but attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass for lunch. More...

SEVENTY-SIX ENTER HEALTH CARE PROVIDER'S 5K RACE

Keystone Rural Health Consortia's May 16 5K Run-Walk-Bike- A-Thon saw 76 participants, each of whom received a 2009 KRHC 5K t-shirt. Winners in each category were awarded an engraved medal. More...

Brown Library boosted by these donations

Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library in Emporium has announced its recent book memorials and donations, as follows: In honor of Katherine Marie Crissy, by the Board of Trustees of the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, Animals Make Us Human More...

'Habitat For Humanity' home construction getting underway in Roulette

Demolition of a deteriorated home on a donated lot in the village of Roulette signals the beginning of Potter County Habitat for Humanity's latest project. More...

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Austin senior Elizabeth Boswell (right) and third graders made over 300 hoagies as part of Elizabeth's senior project to raise money to help pay for surgery for a child with a cleft pallet. More...

STATE'S OLDEST 'BATTLE OF THE BULGE' SURVIVOR REMEMBERS

John B. Lutz, a resident of Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport, celebrated his 100th birthday on Christmas Day 2008 as Pennsylvania's oldest survivor of the Battle of the Bulge. More...

Coudersport property causing concerns for residents

Concern is growing over the dilapidated condition of the former Kightlinger Motors garage at the corner of Mill and Dwight streets in Coudersport Borough. More...

Sr. citizens to benefit from Farmers Market program

Potter County Area Agency on Aging is again administering the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Eligible senior citizens receive checks to use at farmers' markets to purchase qualifying fresh fruits and vegetables. More...

Mountain bike race Sunday at Ski Denton

Ski Denton in central Potter County opens for the summer season this weekend, offering lift-accessed mountain biking and scenic lift rides, along with a mountain bike race. Operating hours this weekend are 9 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday. More...

Davis' college work recognized

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford's student newspaper, The Source, has taken first place in the American Scholastic Press Association national competition for schools with enrollments of 1,001 to 1,700. More...

Spotlight on jobs planned June 18

Jobs will be the focus of a daylong program scheduled for Thursday, June 18, at the F. W. Gunzburger County Office Building in Coudersport. More...

Dr. Bano joins CCMH staff

Saira Bano has joined the Cole Memorial Hospital staff. She joins Kathy Fragale and will see patients at the Emporium Health Center on Sizerville Road. Appointments can be made by calling 486-0810. Dr. More...

More offices moved to Gunzburger Building

Relocation of county departments to the F. W. Gunzburger County Office Building on the corner of Main and Water streets continues, according to the Potter County Commissioners. More...

PTSA issues plea for help

Coudersport Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) needs volunteers to step forward for the 2009- 10 school year. Bylaws require two-term president Sharon Fitzgerald to step down. More...

Property transactions recorded

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds: • May 4, Francis M. Bickel Jr. to Russell M. Metzger, Genesee Township, $112,000; Jarry C. Covell to Curtis M. Brown, Harrison Township, $86,000. More...

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Woodland Elementary School recognized students who exhibited polite and positive behavior through the Good Bin program. More...

Nurses reaching out

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital celebrated National Nurses' Week by conducting community projects. The medical/surgical and intensive care units held a clothing and small appliance drive to benefit the local food bank. More...

Hospice announces its memorials, other donations

Potter County Hospice recently acknowledged memorials and other donations to help the organization in its continuing mission to provide support to end-of-life patients and their families. More...

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Nelson Haas was awarded the Service Above Self Award, recognizing his dedication, volunteerism and humanitarian services in the local community; in Haiti, where he helped build a church; and in Israel, where he assisted in the repair of military equi More...

GAS TASK FORCE HAS WORK CUT OUT FOR THEM

Members of the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force, meeting for the first time last week, decided to separate their many areas of study into three categories: Water Quality and Environment; Public Policy, Economics and Taxation; and Public Educati More...

Alumni Banquet Saturday

All roads lead home to Emporium this weekend for tonight's (Saturday) 120th annual Emporium/Cameron County High School Alumni Dinner. Guest speaker is Steve Murray (Class of 1981), commissioner of the Pa. Interscholastic Athletic Assn. More...

Allegheny River program Thursday

Next meeting on the Allegheny River Headwaters Conservation Plan will be held on Thursday, May 28, from 6-8 pm at the Port Allegany Veterans Memorial Home on Rt. 155. More...

God's Country Marathon on tap June 6

The 35th running of the God's Country Marathon will take place on Saturday, June 6. Starter's gun will sound at the Galeton Area School parking lot at 7 am, an hour earlier than in past races. The course uses Rt. More...

Lackluster election, low voter turnout in Cameron County

Voter turnout was low in Cameron County for Tuesday's Municipal Primary, with just 17.5 percent of registered Democrats and 22 percent of Republicans casting ballots. More...

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Members of the Jakob's Hollow Band celebrated the release of their first CD, "The Legend of Bobby the Kid," with a free performance last weekend that was shifted from the Sweden Valley Inn to the Second Street Roost, after a power outage struck in th More...

County concerned about impact of state budget cuts

Potter County officials have joined the outcry against proposed state budget cuts which could have far-reaching implications for county taxpayers, by placing greater responsibility on local revenue sources for funding of mandated programs. More...

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Employees at the Morgan AM&T plant in Coudersport heard a program on men's health isues from Dr. Seth Shifrin of Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. More...

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Nurse practitioner Cheryl Straub was guest speaker at this week's Emporium Rotary meeting. The guest of Dr. Scott McKimm, she discussed a natural product that has proven to be effective in weight control. Visiting Rotarian Lenny Swelick of St. More...

World War II Veterans recalled on Memorial Day

HUMBLE IWO JIMA SURVIVOR'S FAITH 'GOT HIM THROUGH'

One of the most famous images of World War II depicts the American flag being raised by U.S. Marines during the 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima, which claimed more than 9,000 American casualties. More...

Bible school set

Abundant Life Tabernacle in Emporium invites children ages 5- 12 to participate in "Boomerang Express" vacation Bible school, June 8-12. The week will include singing, stories, crafts and snacks from 6-8 pm. Registration begins at 5:30. More...

Brown speaks at NHS induction ceremony

Retired teacher Earl Brown returned to Coudersport Area High School as guest speaker for the induction of 17 new members into the school's chapter of the National Honor Society. More...

CCMH facing millions of dollars in funding cuts

Rural hospitals, including Charles Cole Memorial in Coudersport, are facing millions of dollars in funding cuts that threaten health care in the region. More...

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Improvements to the Cameron County SPCA holding kennels on South Mountain have been a community effort. Emporium Rotary donated money for fencing and Emporium Borough gave fencing from the flood project on Plank Road Hollow. More...

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Joey Botera described his ambitious Eagle Scout project during a recent Emporium Rotary meeting. He's spearheading the plan to install a monument at the Big Flag site on Emporium's west gateway honoring American troops. More...

Area news briefs

Vandal pleads guilty SMETHPORT -- A McKean County man pleaded guilty to an act of vandalism that allowed more than 40,000 gallons of oil to spill onto the Allegheny National Forest. More...

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Kiara Dynda (left) and Rylee Hooftallen were he benefi ciaries of a donation made by Jubilee Foods in Coudersport. More...

Community band rehearsing

Rehearsals are underway for the Emporium/ St. Marys Community Band, which is tentatively scheduled to debut on Independence Day at the Cameron County Art Fest in Emporium. More...

NEAT NUMERALS

These numbers are in the news. 15.8 You know times are tough when a monthly loss of more than a half-million jobs in the U.S. is considered good news. More...

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WLEM Radio broadcast live from NAPA Auto Parts in Emporium recently when that business celebrated its one year anniversary at its new location at Reid's Hometown Emporium on Fourth St. More...

ATV trail system now open

A 43-mile trail system for all-terrain vehicles is now open in the Susquehannock State Forest. ATVs must be registered and riders must carry proof of liability insurance and wear protective helmets. More...

Invasive vine still a serious threat

Residents and camp owners are asked to be on the lookout for mile-a-minute vine, a noxious weed that has established itself in Sinnemahoning State Park and the surrounding areas in Wharton and Grove townships. More...

Police deal with DUIs, break-in, theft

State police from Denton Hill say they'll charge 38- year-old Michael Kilhoffer of Coudersport with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), following a one-vehicle crash early Thursday on Rt. 872 in Homer Township. More...

Austin alumni reunion June 6

Austin Area School Alumni Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 6, from 6-8 pm at school, sponsored by the recently formed Austin Area School District Foundation. All alumni are welcome. More...