June 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Watershed study begins

Goal: preserve, protect Allegheny headwaters

After attending a training session at the Saulter Preserve, volunteers from the Upper Allegheny Watershed Association have begun their mission of assessing a number of streams above Coudersport.  Their data will be used with other resources to d More...

Burfield out, Tompkins in as Cameron County solicitor

Veteran local attorney Tommy Tompkins was hired as county solicitor at this week’s meeting of the Cameron County Board of Commissioners, succeeding Brian Burfield. More...

Viewpoints

CRIMINALIZING MENTAL ILLNESS

(Matthew Mangino is a former prosecutor in Lawrence County and now has a private law practice.)   A recent Endeavor News story told of the efforts being made to improve services at the Potter County Jail for those who suffer from addiction and/o More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

With Independence Day close at hand, I hope the watermelon crop is good. A good sweet melon, iced down in a cooler, is one of my favorite things.  More...

Who Needs Music?

Dear editor:  I attended the June 17 Coudersport Area School Board meeting and was very disappointed.  More...

Galeton News

Significant issues facing Galeton community

Members of Galeton Development Corp. More...

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Five members of the Galeton High School graduating class received $5,000 scholarships from the William and L.R. Gale Community Foundation. More...

Jury selection set in teacher case

Legal proceedings are continuing for a Galeton Area School teacher accused of having inappropriate sexual interactions with students.  More...

Community Life

39th Bark Peelers event set July 6-7

One of the region’s most popular events returns next weekend for its 39th running at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum in central Potter County.  More...

Used book sale

Annual used book sale sponsored by the Emporium Friends of the Library will be held during regular hours on July 2, 3, 5 and 6 in the library’s conference room. More...

Celebrates 95th birthday!

One of Emporium’s best-known residents, Gladys Miller, recently celebrated her 95th birthday at Guy and Mary Felt Manor. More...

Sports

P-M All-Star team rolling

Rain was falling on Thursday afternoon as the Potter-McKean softball all-stars prepared to host Athens in the Pa. District 15 Major Division (ages 11-12) championship game. More...

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A new fundraiser to benefit the Emporium Wrestling Club debuted last weekend at the Emporium Country Club and the organizers were pleased with the results. More...

Alle-Catts remain perfect with 15-1 win

That has been the theme this season for Emporium’s entry in the Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League. More...

Mounting concern over county’s direction

Cameron County’s image as a sinking ship was the subject of a lively discussion at the courthouse on Wednesday. More...

Eldred murder case headed for plea deal, sentencing

A two-stage process has been put in place to seal a plea arrangement that will send murderer Greg Eldred to state prison for the rest of his life.  The plea that has been worked out between District Attorney Andy Watson and Eldred’s attorn More...

Federal case against hostage taker expands

Federal authorities have added to the charges against an Emporium man accused of taking a bank executive hostage at gunpoint last year in the borough.  More...

Fireworks end ‘Weekend in the Wilds’ festival

ArtFest/Weekend in the Wilds will light up Emporium over the Independence Day weekend, highlighted by a fireworks display on Saturday night. More...

Special guests in Galeton Festival parade

Galeton will once again be one of the region’s hot spots over the upcoming holiday weekend as Red Suspender Weekend returns for its 29th year. It’s headquartered at John J. More...

News

Austin School: ‘Chesapeake Champion’

Pennsylvania’s smallest public school district has been partnering in one of the nation’s most respected science education initiatives.  Austin Area School District is a “Chesapeake Champion” school under the National Geo More...

Motorcycles collide head-on

A head-on collision on Wykoff Run Road Sunday morning involving two motorcycles resulted in three people being transported to Elk Regional Medical Center.  More...

Cameron County deeds recorded

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Cameron County Recorder of Deeds:  More...

Potter County News

Coudersport’s townwide sales planned

Coudersport’s Townwide Yard Sale will be held from 8 am to 5 pm on Saturday, Aug. 31, in conjunction with Labor Day weekend. Format will be similar to prior years. Times of some sales may vary.  More...

Habitat for Humanity changing with times

Potter County Habitat for Humanity has been changing with the times, adjusting to a very tight budget and a fluctuating corps of volunteers.  Among the most notable shifts in the organization’s approach to helping those who need safe, affo More...

Numbers in the News

200 Fox Township in Elk County is observing its bicentennial this weekend, with activities scheduled in Kersey. The Tri-County Firefighters Convention is also being held this weekend in Kersey. More...

Outdoors

Antler growth: a fascinating act of nature

This is a time of abundance for Pennsylvania’s deer. Our landscape is full of lush green plant growth. More...

High hopes for recreational trail

Work continues slowly but surely on the 19-mile West Creek Recreation Trail, which will use an abandoned railroad grade to connect Emporium with St. Marys.  More...

Hunting licenses now on sale; no change in price

Hunting licenses are now on sale, with no change in prices. The Game Commission continues to encourage online purchases through its website, where a listing of issuing agents also appears (pgc.state.pa.us).  More...

Obituaries

Charlotte M. Kellogg

Charlotte M. Kellogg, 80, of Shinglehouse, died June 21, 2013, in Allegany, N.Y. She was a daughter of Charles and Lina Harrington Dickerson. In 1958, she married Thomas John Kellogg. More...

Rodney H. Blanchard

Rodney H. “Herbie” Blanchard, 61, of Shinglehouse, died June 17, 2013, at his home. He was a son of Herbert T. and Mary E. Elniskey Blanchard and a 1970 graduate of Oswayo Valley High School. More...

Audrey V. Furman

Audrey V. Furman, 76, of Coudersport, died June 24, 2013, at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport. Born Sept. 15, 1936, in Andrews Settlement, she was a daughter of James A. and Beatrice E. (Bly) Furman. More...