June 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Housing crunch being forecast

Low-income residents have been forced from their homes. Rents have more than doubled, and motel rates have skyrocketed.  More...

Corn crops threatened by pest

Area corn crops are under attack this year by a devastating enemy – armyworms.  More...

School budgets: no tax increases

Three more local school districts have crafted 2012-13 budgets that freeze all tax rates at their current level.  Coudersport Area School District will hold its real estate taxes at 41.75 mills for the fifiscal year that begins July 1, supportin More...

Viewpoints

DRUG ABUSE EPIDEMIC

(The following commentary from Congressman Hal Rogers of Kentucky was submitted in response to the Endeavor News story of May 19 about the growing epidemic of “21st century street drugs” and prescription drug abuse in the local area). More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Every time there is another news report about the Rigas family and Adelphia it makes me wonder if there really is any justice in this country of ours.  More...

Library Moves Forward

To the editor:  On June 13, charges were filed against the former Oswayo Valley Memorial Library director and a former library board member and president in connection with several thousand dollars of suspected nonlibrary purchases made for pers More...

Community Life

Strawberry Festival returns June 29

New Century Club of Coudersport, with the help of generous friends, is holding its popular Strawberry Festival on the courthouse square in Coudersport on Friday, June 29, from 2-6 pm in conjunction with the Farmers’ Market.  More...

Plan October Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Greg Wigfield are pleased to annuonce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Rene Wigfield to Andrew Dwilan Weaver, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Two excellence awards for Cole Hospital

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital was among 17 institutions in Pennsylvania recognized for excellence through an awards program sponsored by the Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania.  Cole Hospital earned two awards – one fo More...

Sports

Alle-Catts get forfeit win

Here we go again.  Defending champion Emporium made the trek to a visiting field last weekend for an Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League game, only to find that the opponent was forced to forfeit due to lack of numbers.  More...

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An emotional presentation was held at the softball field in Austin recently. More...

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Millions of people were tuned into the popular cable television service, ESPN, as Cameron County’s David Lyon helped lead Kent State University to a dramatic win over Florida in the College Bas More...

Local man battling rare lung disorder

Zachary Petitt of Emporium was having a hard time breathing just going up the stairs. Over a period of just a few months, daily routine activities became harder due to chest discomfort – which was a red flflag for the 29-year-old.  More...

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No one was injured when a truck being operated by a Harrison Valley man erupted in flames near the intersection of North Hollow Road and Fisher Drive in Sweden Township. More...

What can we expect?

Two social scientists who will speak at Tuesday night’s public meeting on housing trends will draw from a regional study they conducted last year. More...

News

Bike tour coming

Rotary International is sponsoring a 500-mile bicycle riding tour in the region to support the organization’s fight to iradicate polio from the earth.  Cyclists left Charlestown, W. Va. More...

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Cameron Horning, (right) son of Chris and Annetta Horning of Emporium, was the recipient of an Excellence in Chemistry award presented by the Penn-York section of the American Chemical Society during More...

Driftwood sr. center costs rising

Costs are rising with the much-discussed plan to build a new senior citizens center in southern Cameron County, but county offifi cials still expect the plan to move forward.  More...

Potter County News

90-year-old bridge being replaced

A structurally deficient bridge in northern Potter County is being replaced.  The 90-year-old bridge spans Cowanesque Creek on Rt. 49, just west of Mills in Harrison Township.  More...

EMT training planned

Emergency medical technician training will be held at the Coudersport Ambulance Hall, with registration scheduled from 6-8 pm on July 6, followed for an introduction to emergency care that evening from 8-10.  More...

Planning team seeks public input on hazard plan

A planning team is seeking public input as it updates Potter County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan, a comprehensive effort to reduce risks, ranging from man-made hazards to floods, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and earthquakes or dam failures.&nbs More...

Outdoors

Natural enemies feast on gypsy moth caterpillars

Gypsy moth caterpillars have taken up residence on many of our oak trees. More...

Habitat improvement on game lands

Game Commission employees have been addressing habitat improvement projects and adapting to changes caused by weather and other factors on state game lands.  More...

Picnic celebrates stewardship, water

Representatives from the watershed associations serving Potter County and others interested in environmental stewardship in the county’s headwater streams are invited to a picnic being planned from 4-8 pm on Friday, July 13, at the Genesee Envi More...

Obituaries

Kathleen Empson

JANUARY 12, 1925 - JUNE 15, 2012

Kathleen Empson, 87, of Selinsgrove, died Friday (June 15, 2012) in the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.  Born Jan. 12, 1925, in Bingham Township, she was the daughter of Jacob W. More...

Death Notices

Mabel I. Gennocro   More...