May 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

National recognition for Emporium

Emporium has earned national recognition for a partnership that has effectively used trees for community beautifification for a quarter-century.  More...

School district considers offffering ‘virtual school’

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.  That’s the philosophy behind a growing trend by Pennsylvania public school systems to deal with the competition they’re facing from the popular “cyber schools” and other More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Whenever I take a long trip, such as our recent voyage to Arizona, I have a tendency to let my mind wander aimlessly down dark corridors where I try to look into the future.  I didn’t have much luck in finding a crystal ball, but I did hav More...

CLIMATE CHANGE JURY IS IN

(Jason Gottesman is associate editor of Pennsylvania Legislative Services, an online legislative research, tracking, media and analysis service.)   A coalition consisting of environmental, religious, and scientific organizations recently held a More...

Best Wishes, Mac!

Dear editor:  After reading the recent announcement by your “old-timer” columnist, Howard (Mac) McDonald, I would like to wish Mac and Shirley well in Arizona. It’s now time to spoil those grandkids and great-grandkids.  More...

Galeton News

Galeton School projects heading for board vote

Galeton Area School Board members will be deciding whether to proceed with a $1.6 million renovation project when they convene for their next business meeting at 7 pm Monday, May 13.  More...

Galeton School library seeking support in online fundraiser

Galeton Area School District is holding an online fundraiser to support the school library. Goal is to raise $500 by May 15.  More...

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Galeton High School Parent Teachers Organization president Tammy O’Donnell presents a check for $100 to Galeton High School Art Club member Mitchell Smith. More...

Community Life

Fair Assn. plans family dinner

Cameron County Fair Association will hold a family buffet dinner on Friday, May 10, from 5 to 7:30 at the Emporium Firehall. Adult admission is $7.00; children under 12, $4.00.   More...

May Wedding planned

Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Miller of Austin announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Jane Miller, to Steven J. Gilbert. More...

Local college credit courses being offered

Students from area high schools can get a jump-start on their college education by earning some credits locally. Enrollment is underway and the summer session runs from May 13 to Aug. 2.  More...

Sports

Freeman, Markum head D9 hopefuls in Track, Field

It won’t be long before local athletes take their shot at qualifying for the PIAA State Track and Field Championships. Several have shown the potential to compete for District 9 titles in one or more of the 18 events.  More...

Cameron County High School boys’ basketball coach Jon Songer brought along a couple of all-stars when he spoke to Emporium Rotary this week. More...

Falcon baseball team hitting its stride

Coudersport seems to be peaking at the right time as the PIAA District 9 high school baseball playoffs near.  The Falcons (8-3) dominated visiting Galeton in a twinbill Tuesday at CARP Field, 19-1 and 19-0.  More...

Science, politics, passion collide

Deer management debated in public meeting with lawmakers

Science and politics collided last week in Coudersport as a panel of state lawmakers held a public meeting to hear diverse testimony underscoring the complexity of managing the size of Pennsylvania’s deer herd.  More...

Septic system rules hotly debated

A hot political issue with huge implications for rural land development across Pennsylvania is in a holding pattern for at least a few more weeks.  Proposed new on-lot sewage disposal regulations are geared toward protecting high-quality and exc More...

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Fire as an econological management tool dates back centuries. More...

Maple Fest. continues

Coudersport is a hub of activity this weekend as the 47th annual Maple Festival continues through Saturday.  Maple producers have set up demonstrations, product displays and sales booths on the square. More...

News

Clean-Up volunteers sought

Volunteers are being encouraged to participate in PennDOT’s “Cleanup Pennsylvania” from now through May 31. PennDOT will provide gloves, trash bags and safety vests. More...

Kidnapper’s trial postponed— again

Prosecutors are blaming federal budget cuts that have bogged down the court system for yet another delay in the trial of Emporium resident, Tom Smith, who faces federal charges for taking a bank executive hostage at gun point last year.  More...

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Potter County News

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Ideal weather conditions greeted participants and volunteers at Wednesday’s Potter County Special Olympics Track and Field Meet. More...

Informational booth for older adults

A representative from Potter County Area Agency on Aging will be available on the courthouse square Saturday (today) during the Maple Festival to share information about services and programs available for Potter County’s older adults.  Me More...

Business blooming at school greenhouse

Spring is busting out all over at the Coudersport High School greenhouse and students are eager to share the bounty with the community.  More...

Outdoors

Slobs, mercury pollution marring local fishing

For most of us, trout fifishing is a time to relax. More...

Taking part in pheasant project

Pheasants are not native to northcentral Pennsylvania. Land use patterns and climate are two factors working against the prospect of ever having a signifificant pheasant population in the region.  More...

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Some of the students on hand to accept a delivery of pheasant eggs are shown with supporters. More...

Obituaries

Daniel F. Schoonover, Sr.

APRIL 12, 1944 - APRIL 27, 2013

Daniel F. Schoonover Sr., 69, of Gold, passed away in his home with his loving wife and son by his side on Saturday, April 27, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer under the care of Potter County Hospice.  More...

Death Notices

Izabella Rayne Buchholz   More...