May 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Focus on breaking the cycle of addiction

With seven in 10 American families affected by a friend or loved one who suffers from addiction, the one thing they’re all seeking is hope.  That was the heart of the message delivered Saturday night at the Emporium Firehall as speakers de More...

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A ceremony was held this week to christen the new Pennsylvania CareerLink office at the Pro-America Inc. building in Emporium. More...

Viewpoints

Austin: Too tough to die

(Mike Fowler, a U.S. More...

Viewpoint

In last week’s column I mentioned all of the holidays that we have in May. I forgot about Cinco de Mayo.  I understand why Mexicans celebrate that holiday, but I have never been clear on why Americans make such a fuss about it. More...

Pushing For High ‘In Lieu Of’ Payments

Dear editor:  As you have recently reported, I recently introduced House Bill 2112 to increase from $3.60 per acre to $5.40 per-acre the payment made by the Commonwealth to municipalities, school districts and counties that host state land.  More...

Galeton News

Rummage sale

Galeton First Presbyterian Church is holding a rummage sale on Friday and Saturday, May 23-24. Donations of quality used items may be left at the church during the day. No large furniture or medical equipment will be accepted.   More...

Galeton Foundation scholarships

Eight Galeton High School students have each been awarded $5,000 scholarships from the Wil liam and L. R. Gale Community Foundation.  More...

Outdoors

Brook trout: timeless beauty in Pennsylvania wilds

Many times over the years I have written about my enjoyment of trout fishing on unstocked wild trout streams.  There is a timeless beauty to our vibrantly colored brook trout. Their colors combine to form a wonderful work of art. More...

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Jerry Hermany from the Prouty/Borie Road area of Potter County had to work for this feisty rainbow trout after it went for a homemade spinner he was working in the First Fork of Sinnemahoning Creek o More...

Forest section burned

A second controlled burning on a section of Elk State Forest land was carried out last Wednesday by the Pa. Bureau of Forestry on 56 acres in Shippen Township, Cameron County.  More...

Seeking all-American welcome

‘Wounded Warriors’ motorcade to roll through

A special motorcade will be rolling through much of Potter County on Tuesday, May 20, and area residents are being asked to step outside for a few minutes to welcome the guests.  More...

Golf Club adapts to modern times

Times have changed at the Coudersport Golf Club, which is in the midst of another busy season.  Located off Rt. 44 near Sweden Valley, the facility once had the image of a “country club” catering more to the society crowd.  More...

Lackluster interest in Tuesday election

Arrangements are in place for the Tuesday (May 20) Primary Election in Potter and Cameron counties.  Polls are open in each voting district from 7 am to 8 pm. Only registered Democrats and Republicans are eligible to cast ballots. More...

All clear in drug search

Austin Area School brought a drug-sniffing dog into the building last Thursday for an unannounced search of student lockers and other school property.  More...

News

Deeds recorded in Cameron County

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

Playground closed

Cameron County Recreation Board has announced that the Third Street Playground in Emporium will be closed while crews make repairs and install new equipment.   More...

Administrator on his way out?

Future of a key administrative position in the Cameron County School District is uncertain following this week’s meeting of the district’s board of directors.  Members adjourned for an executive session. More...

Potter County News

Farmers Market opens May 23

Potter County Farmers Market opens Friday, May 23, beginning its second season at the corner of North East and East Second Streets, adjacent to the courthouse square. Hours are 1-5 pm.  More...

Ham, leek dinner

American Legion Post 192 of Coudersport is holding a ham and leek dinner, sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion, from noon to 4 on Saturday, May 24. Cost is $8.00 per person.   More...

Community Life

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Three new members were welcomed into the Austin Area School Chapter of the National Art Honor Society. More...

‘Sparks to Literacy’ event planned May 30

Austin Area School District will hold its annual Sparks to Literacy Bonfire and Scavenger Hunt from 7-10 pm Friday, May 30, to celebrate literacy and the end of the school year.  Scavenger hunt is for students in grades 5-12 and their parents. More...

Vacationing with your pet

Taking your pet on vacation can be a positive experience, but not always.  Not all pets should travel. Most cats, in particular, do not make good traveling companions. More...

Sports

Age is merely a state of mind

Retirement doesn’t always mean easy chairs, bouncing grandchildren on the knee and leisurely games of golf.  Take Pat Lewis, for example.  More...