April 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Another farm preserved

Members of the Potter County Farmland Preservation Board sealed the deal on the purchase of another easement that will keep agriculture property in its current use and make it off-limits to development.  More...

Suspect waives hearing, remains jailed

An Emporium man who was arrested April 4 in connection with a domestic dispute that led to a discovery of a large stash of drugs and paraphernalia waived his preliminary hearing at the Cameron County Courthouse Thursday.  More...

Viewpoints

SUPPORTING WALKERS, CYCLERS

(Shayne Trimbell, a professional transportation planner, is a director with Pennsylvania Walks and Bikes. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Ernest Hemingway wrote, “Farewell to Arms.” This week, I am writing, “Farewell to the Land of the Endless Mountains.”  Because of pressure from our family and the fact that Father Time has caught up with my wife and me, w More...

Education Cuts Unwise

Dear editor:  Re: “School Budget Concerns Grow” (Endeavor News, April 6).  Gov. More...

Galeton News

Galeton Community Building saved

Representatives from the Redemption Baptist Church attended this month’s Galeton Borough Council meeting to nail down the transfer of the former Galeton Community Building for a nominal price of $4.00.  More...

Galeton School tapping senior workers

Galeton Area School Board agreed to tap into a program that allows older residents to work in public institutions and be paid by the state.  More...

Outdoors

Deer management and politics don’t mix well

An eternal debate over the size of the deer herd in our northcentral Pennsylvania seems to be heating up. More...

Momentum growing for ‘bioblitz’

Momentum continues to build for a two-day Sinnemahoning BioBlitz. More...

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Elk State Forest held another round of testing and training for crew members who must qualify for assignment to out-of-state wildfires or other emergencies. More...

Obituaries

Ocie Paul Cain

MARCH 13, 1942 - APRIL 3, 2013

Ocie “Paul” Cain, 71, of West Virginia, formerly of Grampian and DuBois areas, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.  Born March 13, 1942, in Riggens Run, W.Va., he was the son of the late Cornelius and Ethel Maud Anderso More...

Death Notices

William B. Powers   A memorial service for William B. “Bill” Powers, 68, of Coudersport, who died Feb. 11, 2013, will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, April 27, at American Legion Post 192 in Coudersport. More...

Too close for comfort

Local competitors, honeymooners escape injury in Boston Marathon explosions

David and Alli Brooks were relaxing in Boston, enjoying their honeymoon.  Paul Erway had just lifted off for Kentucky.  Sean Conklin was basking in the satisfaction of completing the most famous distancerunning event in the world.  Bef More...

Enforcement not enough

Traditional tools failing in battle against drug problem in rural Pennsylvania

Elaine Surma makes her living in law enforcement. But she’s the fifirst to admit that, when it comes to the growing drug problems plaguing rural Pennsylvania, there is only so much the police can do.  More...

Big changes in elk, ‘doe’ seasons

There will be 86 elk-hunting licenses issued for the 2013 season and 6,000 antlerless deer licenses sold in the Wildlife Management Unit 2H. Those were among the highlights of a busy Pennsylvania Game Commission meeting last week. More...

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Galeton’s beloved community building is getting a second chance. Buyer plans to keep it a ‘community building.’ See story page 6. More...

News

Meeting on teen drug use Tuesday

A public meeting on teenagers’ drug abuse in Cameron County has been scheduled for 7 pm Tuesday, April 22, at the Chamber of Commerce office in Emporium.  Purpose of the session is to educate parents, teachers and the community on the ris More...

Holjencin hired; budget stretched

Christine Holjencin had the “interim” tag removed from her title during last Thursday’s Cameron County School Board meeting.  By a 6-3 vote, the board approved her hiring as superintendent of schools, effective July 1. More...

Common themes in court cases

Several defendants entered pleas during Tuesday’s session of Cameron County Court, where the majority of criminal cases once again involved the abuse of alcohol or other drugs.  More...

Potter County News

‘Patriot Weekend’ planned June 7-8

Plans have been announced for a Potter County Patriot Weekend, headquartered at the Millstream Inn in Coudersport, Friday and Saturday, June 7-8. More...

LIHEAP assistance deadline Friday

Pennsylvanians who need assistance in paying home heating bills from the 2012- 13 winter have until Friday, April 26, to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.  More...

Woman charged with drug sale

A Coudersport woman faces felony drug sale charges for an incident that occurred in Coudersport Borough more than a year ago.  More...

Community Life

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Emporium area residents continue to support the Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger Children’s Hospital. More...

July Wedding Planned

Bobby and Vicki Sherwood of Ulysses announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey R. Sherwood, to Randy T. Billings of Wellsville, N.Y.  More...

Eulalia Cemetery seeking support

Another spring means another flurry of activity at the Eulalia Cemetery on the hillside along Rt. More...

Sports

Falcons prevail in classic pitcher’s dual

Coudersport gutted out a 1-0 varsity baseball win over visiting Smethport Wednesday afternoon in a classic pitchers’ duel that took two extra innings to settle.  Andrew Rigas, batting out of the number nine hole, drilled a single that scor More...

Bright spots for Falcon track team

Numbers are down for the Coudersport High School track and field team, but the Falcons do boast some strong individual performers.  On Tuesday, Mitch Freeman won the shot put (41-10) and discus, while Cory Snook was first in the pole vault (10-0 More...

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Weather has played havoc with the local scholastic track and field season, but a junior high invitational was able to go off as planned at Coudersport Area Recreation Park. More...