June 7, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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Coudersport’s “Mort’s Meat Mafia” trio came home with a first-place prize during an amateur barbecuing competition last week in Elmira, N.Y. More...

Tax-delinquent properties auctioned

Judicial sale puts 22 parcels back on tax rolls

A lmost two dozen Cameron County properties placed on the auction block in last week’s judicial sale attracted bidders, ranging from the former Emporium Contractors building on Rich Valley Road to remote down-county acreage.  More...

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Drum and Henry Kids Fishing Derby celebrated its 60th anniversary with a day of fishing, prizes and refreshments. Bucktail Lake was stocked with 1,500 trout, allowing more than 200 young people to test their fishing skills. More...

Viewpoints

Minimum wage hike will help economy

(Mark Price, a labor economist, and Chris Lilienthal, a communications specialist, are with the Keystone Research Center, a nonpartisan economic policy think tank.)   Do you remember your first job? More...

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In the old days before cars had air conditioning, you rode along with the window down and your left arm on driver’s side window frame and tried to stay cool. More...

Supporting Firefighter

Dear editor:  What a wonderful event at the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Dept. firehall last Saturday!  More...

Galeton News

Galeton honor students

Galeton Area High School has named its high-honor students from the class of 2014 in advance of last night’s commencement ceremonies.  More...

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Galeton Rotary Club welcomed Clyde Pierce (right), who began service as Galeton Area School principal in January, as its newest member. More...

Galeton School budget vote

Members of the Galeton Area School Board face some hard choices when they gather at 6:30 pm Thursday, June 12, in the school music room.  Purpose of the meeting is to solicit input from the public and eventually vote on a 2014- 15 operating budg More...

Outdoors

Can our water quality survive the drilling boom?

Just about every edition of Endeavor News carries a story about the work being done by one group or another to protect our water.  Good water quality is something we take for granted in Northcentral Pennsylvania because it is so common. More...

A little help ‘getting outdoors’

Never kayaked before, but itching to give it a try?  Been hearing a lot about geocaching but have no idea what it means?  These and many other activities are being offered across the state in public spaces, such as state and community parks More...

Casting away the scars of war

“Captain Fred” Forsythe of Coudersport is at it again.  Throughout the summer, his Cast Away Charters business is offering combat-injured veterans free meals, overnight lodging and a day of fishing aboard a Lake Erie charter boat, sa More...

Another round of impact fees coming

Big $ for some municipalities

Local townships, boroughs and county governments will be receiving a third round of payments soon from the state’s “impact fee” on shale gas drilling.  Amount of each check from the Pa. More...

Another ‘habitat’ home dedicated

Robyn and Ken Watt’s new home on Main Street in Roulette is a testimony to perseverance and good will.  This seventh full-scale project of Potter County Habitat for Humanity was celebrated last week during a dedication ceremony.  More...

Gas drillers fuel housing assistance

Money paid by energy companies trying to cash in on the state’s shale gas rush is flowing into the region for housing needs through a pipeline to Harrisburg.  More...

‘It was clean when it left here’

Potter County’s water protection activities are being held up as an example for other parts of the state in the coming week.  More...

God’s Country Marathon marks 40th year

Saturday’s 40th annual God’s Country Marathon offers more intrigue than most, as two recent additions to the event continue to take root.  There’s the added possibility – as remote as it is – that the record time se More...

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Trail dedicated; expansion planned

A nature trail and canoe launch three years in the making was dedicated Monday in a ceremony behind Woodland Elementary School in Emporium.  More...

More shale gas drilling permits issued

More signs of increased natural gas drilling activity in the region are emerging. Nowhere is the evidence more telling than the log of Pa. Dept. of Environmental Resources (DEP) permits – especially in Cameron County.  More...

Junked properties in borough’s crosshairs

About 20 homes that may be uninhabitable were in the crosshairs recently, as Borough Manager Don Reed and Building Code Inspector Russ Braun checked them out.  Reed reported the outcome at a Borough Council meeting this week. More...

Potter County News

Science education program

A program to help teachers, parents and others educate youths about science will be held from 6-8 pm Tuesday, June 17, at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport.  Cost is $10. More...

Farmers Market expands to two locations

Potter County Farmers Market is expanding its operations this year to include two monthly appearances on the Cole Memorial Hospital campus.  Operating hours at Cole are 2 pm to 4:30 pm the first and third Mondays of each month, starting on June More...

Coudersport graduation today

Coudersport Area High School commencement exercises are slated for 11 am Saturday (today) at the Coudersport Consistory.  Three distinguished students from the Class of 2014 will present the unified theme of, “I get knocked down, but I get More...

Community Life

Military window created

A “military window” in downtown Emporium was a popular attraction over the Memorial Day weekend.  More...

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Austin graduation Friday

Austin Area School’s 115th graduating class was due to walk the aisle on Friday night during commencement exercise with theme, “Graduation is only the beginning.”  More...

Obituaries

Alma Grace Fowler

JULY 2, 1932 - MAY 30, 2014

Alma Grace Fowler, 81, of Austin, died Friday, May 30, 2014, in her home, surrounded by family.  Born July 2, 1932 in Wharton Township, she was the daughter of Alonzo S. and Gertrude R. (Dow) Mahon. More...

Death Notices

Mary Jane Baker   More...