December 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

PennDOT supports backpack program

Approximately 90 Potter County PennDOT employees participated in a campaign to boost the “To Fill a Backpack” program during the month of November.   More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Charlie Dickens could spin a pretty good story, but I think he missed the real reason for the season when he wrote his famous book, A Christmas Carol, about little Tiny Tim and Ebenezer Scrooge. More...

2010: A chance to improve

Maybe you noticed on the front page of last week’s Endeavor that we will not print a paper next week. The next time we’ll have a fresh one on the stands is Jan. 8, 2010-- strange to even type that.   More...

VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES SOUND ALARM

(Several area volunteer fire departments have turned to their boroughs and townships for additional funds in 2010, while sounding the alarm about declining participation. More...

Community Life

Birth Announcements

Zeb Michael Pearson   Mike and Debbie Pearson of Emporium are parents of a son born Dec. 4, 2009, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital.   More...

Austin Vets to host New Year’s party

Austin VFW Post No. 7810 will have a New Year’s Eve party starting and 5 pm, with music provided by a deejay.   There is no admission fee. Those attending should bring a snack. Kielbasa and sauerkraut will be provided.   More...

Article

Woodland Elementary School in Emporium honored more than a dozen students who were nice -- not naughty – as part of the Good Bin program. More...

Sports

Holiday tournament begins Monday

There will be plenty of basketball competition at the Coudersport High School gymnasium next Monday and Tuesday during the annual Coudersport Holiday Tournament.   More...

Sheffield tops Austin boys

Sheffield pulled away in the third quarter to defeat visiting Austin, 55- 34, in boys’ basketball.   Patrick Valenti led the Panthers (0-5) with 14 points and Caleb Nichols added eight. More...

Young Red Raider wrestlers showing signs of hope

Although the won/loss record is nothing to write home about, the Cameron County High School wrestling team shows signs of hope in what is in many ways a rebuilding season. More...

Area pastors: don’t lose HOPE

With economic conditions as challenging as they’ve been in decades, area ministers are reaching out this Christmas season with words of hope, comfort and encouragement.   For most children, it’s still a magical season. More...

2009: kiss it goodbye (or good riddance)!

Potter County: New Judge, DA; gas rush begins

Changes in the administration of justice ranked as the top news story of 2009 in Potter County. Here’s a look at the top developments of the year.   More...

Local news stories ranked: a look back an eventful year

Cameron County: Hollywood comes to Emporium

Cameron County made headlines in 2009 when Hollywood came to Emporium and also for a distinction its residents would just as soon forego: highest unemployment rate in the state. Chronic economic woes were the dominant story of 2009:   More...

News

Public meeting on gas drilling, water quality in Emporium

Every week that passes brings with it more signs of a growing natural gas industry in Cameron County. More...

Brookland road speeders beware

Speeders on the Brookland Road, from Sweden Valley to the Ulysses Township line, are forewarned that the highway is being patrolled to enforce its new 45-mph speed limit.   More...

NEAT NUMERALS

These numbers are in the news.

53   The first decade of this millennium ends, of course, at midnight on Dec. 31.   A Pew Research poll found that the terrorists’ attacks of Sept. More...

Potter County News

Coudersport Borough plans vote on budget, tax hike Wednesday

Coudersport Borough Council will hold a special meeting to adopt the 2010 budget on Wednesday, Dec. 30, at 5 pm at the Borough Office on West Street. More...

County employees look to defend wellness title

Potter County’s employees have signed up to defend their title in the statewide “Biggest Loser Competition” – just one of the initiatives being spearheaded by the county’s Wellness Committee for the coming year. More...

Outdoor furnace hearing slated in Coudersport

With more people turning to outside wood-burning furnaces to heat their homes, a vexing question lingers.   Who should regulate the devices to protect neighbors from their fumes – the state, local governments, or nobody?   More...

Outdoors

Winter hike Wednesday

Sinnemahoning State park will host a winter hike on Wednesday, Dec. 30, at 10 am. Participants should meet at the 40 Maples Day-Use Area. A naturalist will lead the hike along Red Spruce Trail. More information is available by calling 647-8401. More...

No easy solution to low deer numbers

Our 2009 deer season will go down as one of the toughest on record for many of the hunters in this region. Although some really nice bucks were taken, many hunters had trouble even seeing deer while afield.   More...

Road activity may fuel growth of invasive plants

While local officials bring out heavy artillery, from machetes to chemicals, to battle “invasive plants” that have been choking out native vegetation, the scientific community continues to search for long-term solutions.   More...

Obituaries

Julia Bartholomew DeLill

MAY 29, 1941 - DECEMBER 20, 2009

Julia H. Bartholomew DeLill, 68, of Sweden Valley, a former resident of Galeton, died in her home on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.   More...

Death Notices

Rexford Waddington Jr.   Rexford “Rex” Waddington Jr., 85, of Emporium died Dec. 20, 2009, at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.   Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at noon on Dec. More...