July 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Gene and Bonnie Wood sit among the gardens that were planted at Sweden Valley Manor by the recentlyformed Sunflower Society. Read more about the gardens on page 6. More...

Sr. LL championships underway

Emporium is buzzing this week as host of the Pennsylvania Senior Little League State Championship Tournament for the 32nd year. More...

Important changes for medical assistance

Potter County Human Services has issued an important alert for medical assistance recipients. Changes in the law will affect how they will be able to access health care services and providers.  More...

Viewpoints

FIGHTING FOREST FIRES

(Jeanne Wambaugh is district forester for the Emporium-based Elk State Forest. She serves as a crew boss trainee for skilled firefighter teams and was recently deployed to help fight devastating forest fires in Colorado and Wyoming. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Why are all of these terrible, outlandish things happening in our country?  More...

Common Sense

To the editor:  You had a note in your “Neat Numerals” column (Endeavor News, June 16) about military spending. I would like to share with your readers some other “notso neat” numerals.  More...

Potter County News

Mentors needed in Human Services program

Potter County Human Services welcomes new volunteers for an active Mentor Program, based on the premise that children with higher self-esteem stand a better chance of living a fulfilling life.  More...

Helicopters are inspecting power lines

If you have seen low-flying helicopters, they are line inspectors. Potter County Department of Emergency Services advises that West Penn Power is conducting aerial inspection of its local transmission lines, continuing through Aug. 9.  More...

Outdoors

Archery show continues through Sunday

Another big turnout is reported for the Eastern Traditional Archery Rendezvous, which continues through Sunday on the grounds of Ski Denton between Coudersport and Galeton.  A growing number of people have been turning to the traditional sport & More...

Woodsmen’s Show next weekend

One of the oldest and most successful tourist draws in northcentral Pennsylvania returns for its 61st running next weekend. More...

Model for reducing ‘nature deficit disorder’

One major threat to our outdoor sports heritage is the declining interest by our youth. “Nature deficit order” is more than psychobabble. More...

Obituaries

Rayburn A. Weimer

MARCH 8, 1927 - JULY 23, 2012

Rayburn A. “Jaybird” Weimer, 85, of West Branch Fishing  Creek Road, Roulette, died July  23, 2012, in his home after a long illness.  Born March 8, 1927, in Port  Allegany, he was a son of Rayburn A. More...

Death Notices

James H. Campbell   More...

Holjencin named interim superintendent

Cameron County School Board members this week agreed to hire Christine Holjencin as interim superintendent of schools. More...

Musical festival this weekend

Austin Dam Memorial Park is hosting the eclectic music festival and celebration of summer known as The Dam Show this weekend, packing all of the entertainment into one day.  More...

Potter County Fair set to open Sunday

Free admission, free parking and an expanded entertainment menu await people who attend the 76th annual Potter County Fair, which opens for a seven-day run on Sunday.  It’s not only a celebration of agriculture and the rural way of life, t More...

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Representatives from the watershed associations serving Potter County and many others interested in environmental stewardship in the county’s headwater streams attended the God’s Country More...

News

Charged with drug possession

This week’s arrest of an Emporium man for possession of a “designer drug” often marketed on the streets as a substitute for marijuana underscores the growing presence of similar substances across the region.  More...

Iraq war victim laid to rest

Family members, friends and military brothers said farewell last weekend to a young man who quietly went about his life in Coudersport, rarely mentioning the valiant service he rendered to his nation and his fellow Marines during the horrors of war i More...

Tax/rent rebate program

Applications for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program, covering 2011 expenses, are now being accepted.  Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid last year. More...

Community Life

Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Robert and Shirley (Brown) Francis were honored twice for their 60th wedding anniversary.  They were first surprised at the Gold Church with fellowship/ coffee hour. More...

Busy time for ‘Backpack’ program

The Backpack program is in full swing. More...

Harris sisters follow family tradition

Amanda Harris, a 2010 graduate of Cameron County High School, will be entering her junior year as a bio-chem major at Mercyhurst College in Erie. More...

Sports

Kinney back in the Big Leagues

Potter County native Josh Kinney returned to major league baseball this month when the Seattle Mariners promoted him from the minors to help stabilize a shaky bullpen.  More...

Alle-Catt playoffs to start

Defending champion Emporium and Bradford finished the regular season tied at the top of the Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League with 11-1 records.  Next up for those teams and several others is the championship playoff round, although recent prece More...

Camp Cadet golf tourney

Linksters are invited to register for the eighth annual Camp Cadet Golf Tournament, to be held at the Emporium Country Club on Sept. 5 with a four-member scramble, shotgun Start.  More...