February 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Elk State Forest heralded

A special honor announced last week for Emporium-based Elk State Forest is gratifying to the management team and especially welcomed by local tourist promoters.  More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Every small town has one. It’s the gang of old-timers -- usually all men but occasionally not -- who gather at a local coffee shop to discuss the issues of the day and solve all the world’s problems.  More...

Can’t Happen To Me

To the editor:  Let’s face it. People ages 16-20 consider themselves to be invincible. They feel as if the “bad stuff” will never happen to them and death is a lifetime away.  More...

Slaughtering Horses

To the editor:  There are several major organizations in this country whose avowed purpose is to protect animals and insure that they are treated humanely and not abused.  More...

Community Life

‘Bingo for Books’ in Austin Thursday

Austin Area School is holding “Bingo for Books,” as part of the Read Across America Week observance.  It’s scheduled for Thursday, March 1, from 6-7 pm in the school cafeteria. More...

Cameron County community Lenten Services begin

Cameron County Ministerial Association invites the public to the annual community Lenten Services.  Services will begin at 7 pm. All offerings will go to help people in the community who are in need.  More...

Kindergarten registration slated

Kindergarten registration will be held at the Woodland Elementary School on Friday, March 2, from 8:30 to 11:30 am and 1 to 3:30 pm.  More...

Outdoors

Trout fishing: it’s where they are, not what they are

As our calendars turn from February to March, many anglers start looking ahead to the new month going out like a lamb. More...

Using remote tracking to keep up with coyotes

(Endeavor News reported on the rapid growth of eastern coyote populations in our Feb. More...

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When you visit Potter County Outfitters in Coudersport, you can be sure that if you are seeking advice from the owner Eddie Easton, you can bank on it. More...

State reps step in to help defunct Moose Lodge

Moose officials: past board, members share blame

For the fifirst time since the scandal that closed the Emporium Moose Lodge began, ranking offificials in the organization came to Emporium last Sunday to help chart a course that could ultimately lead to the reopening of the lodge.  More...

Gas activity leveling off; will be back

Northcentral Pennsylvania is experiencing a “temporary dip” in shale gas drilling, but the long-range forecast calls for the industry to remain a major force for decades to come.  That was the theme of a comprehensive assessment deli More...

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Four-year-old Lillian Major was among the artists who wowed the crowd during last weekend's Parade of Stars at Cameron County High School. The young lady stole the show with her rendition of "Mean," a popular Taylor Swift song. More...

News

Trail project moving closer to reality

West Creek Recreational Trail Association hopes to start work soon on restoring the railroad bed extending from east Emporium to Howard so it can be used as a public recreation trail.  More...

Deadline Thurs. for ‘homestead’ tax exemption

Homeowners who want to qualify for reduced school taxes have until Thursday, March 1, to apply for the Homestead Exemption, which requires school districts to cut real estate taxes on owneroccupied homes.  More...

Thompson pushes GOP buttons in campaign swing

Congressman Glenn Thompson faces an easy glide through the Republican Primary Election in April, but he’s taking nothing for granted.  More...

Potter County News

Trying to kick the habit? Go here for help

Trying to kick the habit? Experts say nicotine is society’s most addictive drug and most people who go it alone are doomed to fail.  Free help is available to Potter County residents who are trying to quit their tobacco use. More...

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Potter County Boys and Girls Club in north Coudersport recently hosted a program on emergency preparedness by Lucinda M. Greene, trainer for the Potter County Department of Emergency Services. More...

Recent Potter County real estate transactions recorded

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds:  • Feb. 2, Ralph T. and Diane L. Waltman to Thomas E. Rupert, 2.37 acres in Homer Township, $82,500; Paul L. Forcy Estate to James R. More...

Sports

Falcon boys survive; Raiders lose to rivals

Coudersport (17-6) survived the first round of the PIAA District 9 boys’ basketball playoffs, but had to make the long trip to Johnsonburg (20-4) as a big underdog Friday night. More...

Wrestlers head into D9 tourney

Top wrestlers from 17 area schools are competing at Clarion University this weekend, trying to earn a berth in next week’s PIAA Northwest Regional Tournament.  Cameron County and Coudersport are each sending out wrestlers who have a shot a More...

Gymnasts place second

More than 20 members of Cutting Edge Gymnastics of Coudersport traveled to Williamsport for the Climb High Invitational.  Level 3 Team placed second, led by Keelin Morales, who took all-around champion as well as first in bars and floor. More...

Obituaries

Horace C. ‘Bud’ Pleak

SEPTEMBER 14, 1921 - FEBRUARY 18, 2012

Horace C. “Bud” Pleak, 90, of Emporium, died Feb. 18, 2012, at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium. Born Sept. 14, 1921, in Villisca, Iowa , he was the son of the late Robert and Mary Chapman Pleak. More...

Death Notices

Marvin Deupree   Marvin Deupree, 94, of Upper Montclair, N. J., long-time manager of the Emporium Specialties plant in Austin, died Feb. 13, 2012, in New Jersey.  Born and raised in Woodbine, Iowa, Mr. More...