March 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

School district’s gamble paying off Sand transfer station set to fire up

A contracting firm that renovated the Cameron County School District’s heating, ventilation and plumbing systems and installed new football field lights three years ago is making good on its promise to save the district money.  More...

Viewpoints

College programs in rural Pa.

(Rep. Martin Causer, a Republican from McKean County, represents the local district in the Pa. House of Representatives. As reported in previous editions of Endeavor News, Rep. Causer and Sen. More...

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Best wishes to Potter  County with its project to collect items for the military troops. Most Americans don’t think too much about the men and women who have put their lives on the line to protect our freedom.  More...

Christian Conference Benefits Haiti

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Galeton News

Weather observer: no record winter

Long-time National Weather Service certified observer Henry Lush put last month’s wintry weather in perspective when he issued his statistical summary.  “It was not any kind of record-breaker,” Lush said.  More...

Blood analysis offered

Cole Hospital and Galeton Rotary will partner for a comprehensive blood analysis on Saturday, March 22, from 7 am to 10 am at the Galeton First Presbyterian Church.  Screening includes 30 common tests, including coronary risk and liver function. More...

Community Life

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A music and memory care program at Guy and Mary Felt Manor in Emporium has received a shot in the arm. More...

‘Passion Play’ tickets available

Coudersport Consistory Players will present the 56th annual performance of “The Story of the Crucifixion,” known more commonly as the Passion Play, on Saturday, April 5, at 3 pm.  Tickets, available in advance or at the door, are $3. More...

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Austin Boy Scout Pack 524 held its traditional Pinewood Derby at the Austin Firehall. More...

Sports

Kyle Bova returns to Hershey to finish what he started

Kyle Bova accomplished what he set out to do.  After coming within a hair’sbreadth of a state wrestling championship last season, the Coudersport senior returned to Hershey last week and took care of business.  Bova, top-ranked PIAA C More...

More to this teacher than meets the eye

School is never out for Coudersport Elementary School faculty member Tim Eirich.  He has been soaring to new heights in a martial arts career that takes on multiple dimensions.  Eirich, a native of Sharon, is a popular fifth- and sixthgrade More...

Gymnasts compete

Cutting Edge Gymnastics sent a team to the Nickel City Classic in West Seneca, N.Y., which drew more than 900 gymnasts.  Laci Miller and Taylor Brewer qualified for the Level 3 state competition to be held April 26-27 in Washington, Pa. More...

New age dawns in tourism

Changes in travel trends and technology have prompted Potter County’s tourist promotion agency to enter its sixth decade with a whole new approach.  More...

Relief for rural roads

Transportation bill provides key funding

A Transportation Bill signed into law last year in Harrisburg will steer tens of thousands of dollars toward the region for improved maintenance of dirt and gravel roads.  Conservation District Manager Jan Hampton attended last week’s meet More...

News

Retirement benefits offered to teachers

Austin Area School Board members agreed at this month’s meeting to offer early retirement incentives to two veteran faculty members.  If the teachers’ union agrees to the arrangement, the incentives would be formally offered to kinde More...

Winds of change blowing at CCSD

Changes are coming in the Cameron County School District. Three veteran employees have opted for retirement and a school board member has resigned.  Elementary School Principal Lynn Newcomer announced his retirement, effective Aug. More...

Survivor’s passing ignites memories of deadly 1938 Pepper Hill fire

Cameron County’s tragic Pepper Hill forest fire of 1938 was back in the news this month with stories noting the passage of Andy Majorsky.  More...

Potter County News

Hazmat courses coming up

Potter County Department of Emergency Services is sponsoring two hazardous materials emergency responder courses at the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department Training Center.  More...

‘Support Our Troops’ continues

What began as a campaign to send snacks, games and personal care items to military service members has become much more.  More...

Photography workshop slated

A workshop on close-up photography will be offered at the Potter County Education Council office in Coudersport from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Tuesday, March 18. Instructor will be Curt Weinhold. For more information, call 274-4877.   More...

Outdoors

Trout stocking should follow ‘resource first’

Anglers have different opinions when it comes to the issue of stocking trout in those streams that can sustain their own populations.  There are numerous arguments to support an aggressive stocking program, whether by the Fish and Boat Commissi More...

New start time for paddling event

Registrations are arriving daily for the 40th annual Cameron County Canoe & Kayak Classic, scheduled for Saturday, April 5, on the usual stretch of Sinnemahoning Creek’s Driftwood Branch.  Organizer Randy Bailey expects more than 200 p More...

Sportsmen seeking help to prune trees

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association has planned an apple tree-pruning work session for 9 am Saturday, March 29, at the Forty Maples area of Sinnemahoning State Park. Lunch and refreshments will be served. More...

Obituaries

Thomas A. Karija

FEBRUARY 8, 1946 - MARCH 12, 2014

Thomas A. Karija, 68, of McKeesport, died March 12, 2014, at Glen Hazel, Kane.  He was born February 8, 1946 in McKeesport, a son of Stephen M. and Barbara J (Gluscic) Karija.  More...

Robert I. Kerns

JUNE 8, 1938 - MARCH 6, 2014

Robert I. Kerns, 75, of Coudersport, passed away with his loving wife at his side on March 6, 2014, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a short illness.  Born June 8, 1938, in Philadelphia, he was a son of Charlie and Kathryn Putz Kerns. More...

Rev. Quintin E. Smith

JUNE 13, 1933 - MARCH 10, 2014

The Rev. Quintin E. Smith went to be with his Lord on March 10, 2014 at the age of 80.  He was born in Emporium on June 13, 1933, the youngest child of Grant L. and Grace Ensign Smith. More...