June 5, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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Pennsylvania’s elk herd, the only free roaming herd east of the Mississippi River, has a unique range. Our ‘Elk Lady’ says elk cavles are truly blessed by their location. More...

Dunsmore, Lyon top CCHS students

Cameron County High School recognized its top two honor students from the Class of 2010.   Valedictorian is Breanna Dunsmore, daughter of Stan and Sandy Dunsmore. More...

Memories, legacies and life after death

Memorial Day came and went and I never got near a cemetery. I didn’t attend services. It was the first time in years.   Instead, I labored.   More...

FEDERAL STIMULUS HITS HOME

(Kristen L. Summerson is a case manager for Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing for Northern Tier Community Action Corp.)   Northern Tier Community Action Corp. More...

News

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A Cameron County business, Heckman Trucking, attributes its recent expansion to the growing demand for equipment required by increased natural gas drilling in the region. More...

Local jobless rates improving

Local unemployment rates are slowly improving for the region.   Cameron County, while still topping the state in percentage of adults looking for work, saw its jobless rate ratchet down to 15 percent in April. More...

NEAT NUMERALS

These numbers are in the news.

11,000   More...

Outdoors

Guided hike today

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce is observing National Trail Day on Saturday (today) with a hike to the Woodman of the World gravestone for Zachary Zaner. The three-hour hike includes a moderate uphill climb. More...

Odds ‘n Ends from the field

National Fishing and Boating Week is held during the first full week of June. One of its features in Pennsylvania is a “fishfor free” day. More...

Pa elk calves are the lucky ones

Even as this is being written, another generation of elk calves is being born right here in the Keystone state. Calf predation in the free-ranging elk herd here is actually very low.   More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

Arlene J. Summerson   Arlene Jean Summerson, 85, of Emporium, formerly of Sinnamahoning, died May 25, 2010, at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys. Barnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.   Helen D. Olson   More...

RUNNING FOR A REASON

Marathon today; woman running for meals program

Somewhere around 200 runners will step off from Galeton Area School at 7 am Saturday (today) to kick off the 36th annual God’s Country Marathon. More...

Staredown!

  “Bubba” the St. Bernard and young Carson Heimel got acquainted over the Memorial Day weekend at a campground along Hammond Lake, Tioga County. Carson is the son of Chris and Kelly Schoonover Heimel of Coudersport. More...

CHOKING ON BUREAUCRATIC RED TAPE

Officials tired of losing time and energy to bureaucratic burdens

Behind a table piled high with government manuals, forms, regulations and voluminous red tape, officials from Potter County’s government gathered Wednesday to make a statement that “enough is enough.”   More...

Bad timing for drug & alcohol treatment cuts

Just as Potter County is putting together a multi-agency approach to break the cycle of alcohol and drug abuse, crime and multi-generational poverty, the state has struck a blow at the program’s foundation.   More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

What a Memorial Day weekend it was! Bright sunshine, a lot of people on the street and everyone in a festive mood. Cameron County High School and the old Emporium High School had the annual alumni banquet. More...

EVFD Gets Scooter

To the editor:   As a popular news media outlet in the area, you may be interested in sharing with your readers a “feel good” story. More...

Potter County News

Gas Task Force will focus on state forest land

Next meeting of the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 13, at 7 pm in the Gunzburger Building, when the far-reaching topic of natural gas drilling on state forest land will be the main topic. More...

Drug task force being created

A Drug Enforcement Task Force is being assembled in Potter County to crack down on distribution and illegal use of narcotics.   Officials are especially concerned about the drug abuse problem among the county’s youth and young adults. More...

Graduation Saturday at Coudersport

Coudersport High School Principal Alanna Huck, who will soon take office of Superintendent of Schools, will join top honor students from the Coudersport High School class of 2010 speaking at commencement exercises on Saturday (today) at 11 am at the More...

Community Life

Yellow Ribbon poker run slated June 12

Allegheny River Riders will hold their fourth annual Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Spring Poker Run on Saturday, June 12.   More...

Birth Announcements

Elyssa Rose Leightley   A daughter, Elyssa Rose, was born May 29, 2010, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital to Curtis and Jennifer Ludwig Leightly. She joins two brothers, Nicholas, 11, and Noah, 9.   More...

Plan July Wedding

Joe and Christine Holjencin of Emporium announce the upcoming nuptials of their daughter, Heidi Kathleen to Samuel Johnson, son of Mark and Kathy Johnson of Sterling Run, Pennsylvania. More...

Sports

Coudersport girls lose a heartbreaker

One bad inning came back to haunt the Coudersport Falcons in the PIAA District 9 softball playoffs. More...

Homeruns doom falcons in baseball playoffs

Coudersport was undone by the long ball in its bid for a berth in the PIAA District 9 high school baseball playoffs. Elk County Catholic found the confines of CARP Field to its liking in a 7-4 win that abruptly ended the Falcons’ season. More...

Emily Giannotti

Emily Giannotti saved her best for last, and nothing was going to stand in her way. More...