May 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

PRIMARY FOCUS

May 17 election full of local races that are sure to attract voters

Next Tuesday’s primary election is expected to draw plenty of voters as dozens of local people seek only a handful of well-paid county offifices.  More...

PRIMARY FOCUS

May 17 election full of local races that are sure to attract voters

Cameron County   In Cameron County, the race drawing the most attention is that of district judge.  Longtime judge Al Brown will retire this year, leaving the post he has held for two decades open to a fifield of four candidates who have be More...

TO THE MOON!

After 40 years, trees trip into space officially recognized

Potter County’s “moon tree,” which has stood unnoticed for many years, took on celebrity status during a brief ceremony to dedicate the special sycamore and observe the 40th anniversary of the NASA moon mission that brought it from More...

Viewpoints

Political endorsements? Not here.

Newspapers take various lines on how they handle information submitted to them by their readers--- or even the occasional non-readers who are looking for a forum.  We are very particular about correspondence. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Old Mother Nature is full of kind of wonderful things and one of them is the magnolia tree. There’s one at the northeast corner of Emporium. The only thing about this beautiful tree is that the flowers only last a couple of days. More...

Common Sense, Not Greed, Should Prevail

To the editor:  More...

Community Life

Plan June 23 Wedding

Jacob William Ostrom of Roulette and Teresa Leanna Green of Huntingdon have announced their engagement. More...

Scholarship deadline June 1

Cameron County High School seniors and graduates are advised that the application deadline for the Howard Mayberry Memorial Scholarship, the John Schwab Educational Fund Scholarship and the Guy S. and Mary L. More...

Host families needed

Coudersport Rotary Club is seeking host families for Felipe Herrera, a 16-year-old boy from Chile who will be arriving in August to spend the school year in the area.  Host families provide a home for exchange students. More...

Sports

Undefeated Falcons cruise

Three more wins by a combined score of 59-3 added momentum to a Coudersport High School varsity baseball team that is looking forward to a solid run in the postseason playoffs later this month.  More...

Storm Football to hold sign-ups May 14 & 15

Cameron County Storm Football will hold sign-ups for the upcoming season on Friday, May 14, from 6-8 pm, and Saturday, May 14, from 10 am to noon at Memorial Hall. More...

Kyle Bova national 130-pound champion

Kyle Bova’s incredible wrestling season came to an impressive conclusion last weekend at Salisbury, Maryland, during the Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Association Eastern National Tournament.  He emerged with the championship in the Advanced 130- More...

GAS TALK

Tuesday meeting to focus on pipelines, water quality issues

Much of Northcentral Pennsylvania is going to be carved up to create a vast network of pipelines to usher Marcellus Shale natural gas to market. More...

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Dozens of pounds of unwanted medications were disposed of during National Drug Take-Back Day collections last weekend in Cameron and Potter counties. More...

YET AGAIN

Emporium Borough named ‘Tree City USA’

Emporium has once again been proclaimed a “Tree City USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation. It’s a distinction the borough has earned more than 20 times since a Shade Tree Commission was established in 1950.  More...

News

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Bucktail reenactors made it safely to their destination in Renovo last Saturday as they rafted down the Sinnemahoning River to honor the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the famous Bucktail reg More...

Cameron County real estate transactions

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Cameron County Recorder of Deeds:  • April 1, Freddie E. Nelen to Courtney L. Hostetlar, Shippen Township, $58,000; Mary J. More...

NEAT NUMERALS

These numbers are in the news.

1.88M  Our federal government borrows money at a clip of $1.88 million per hour.   26  Grade inflation or continually rising academic performance? You be the judge.  More...

Potter County News

Many open school board seats

Potter County Director of Elections Sandy Lewis has released the following listing of the names that will appear on the ballot in the May 17 Primary Election for school director positions.  More...

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Harold “J.R.” Page Jr. from the Pennsylvania Army National Guard was one of many who attended Thursday’s National Day of Prayer observance at the courthouse square in Coudersport. More...

Memorial Day Flag for vets

Potter County Veterans Affairs Director Lenny Kalkbrenner has announced that flags and markers for veterans’ graves, in observance of Memorial Day, are available through his office in the Gunzburger Building.  More...

Outdoors

Spring makes its advance—albeit a wet one!

Spring has been advancing throughout the region. Most recent sign is the flowering hobblebush, a native mid-sized shrub with gorgeous flowering umbels. More...

Porcupine hunting approved

Porcupines are now legal game in Pennsylvania, following a hunting season approved this week by the Game Commission. Hunters will be allowed to kill porcupines from Sept. More...

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Obituaries

Helen I Ripple

JULY 31, 1927 - MAY 3, 2011

Helen I. Ripple, 83, of Costello, died May 3, 2011, at her home following a brief illness.  Mrs. Ripple was born on July 31, 1927 in First Fork, the daughter of Clara Zoschg, and was raised by Peter and Aloisa Zoschg. More...

Lloyd T. ‘Si’ Pepperman

FEBRUARY 2, 1925 - APRIL 28, 2011

Lloyd T. “Si” Pepperman, 92, of Whitney Creek Road, Coudersport, died April 28, 2011, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a brief illness.  Born at home in Coneville on March 1, 1919, he was one of ten children of Thomas J. More...

Death Notices

Carlton ‘Pete’ Haskins   More...