June 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Study: Allegheny River health excellent

Despite many decades of logging, farming, residential development, road building and other land disturbances, the headwaters region of the Allegheny River is in overall excellent condition, according to the results of a groundbreaking study conducted More...

Special year for Bark Peelers’ Convention

It’s a special year for the Bark Peelers’ Convention – complete with exhibits and attractions that blend entertainment with some audience participation and hands-on education.  One of the region’s most popular events retu More...

Viewpoints

Say ‘no’ to Sunday hunting

(Joe Parr of Coudersport is active with local outdoors groups. More...

Viewpoint

As I grow older, I seem to complain more and more. So this week I need to share a positive story for a change.  I had a Father’s Day that was hard to beat. Our three sons took Shirley and me out to breakfast. More...

Ditch The Rule

Dear editor:  Farmers across Pennsylvania and the nation are opposing new rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. More...

Galeton News

‘Red Suspender Weekend’ planned in Galeton

Red Suspender Weekend observes its 30th anniversary over the Independence Day weekend in Galeton, highlighted by the Saturday night fireworks extravaganza after dusk.  Events kick off on Friday evening, July 4, at Collins Park with live music, a More...

Galeton at local tourism epicenter

Tourism is big business in Galeton, due to its close proximity to the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, Lyman Run and Cherry Springs state parks, the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum and other attractions.  More...

Community Life

Tourney benefits Search & Rescue

Medix Hotel will sponsor a best-ball golf tournament at Emporium Country Club July 19 to raise money for the Mountaineer Search and Rescue Team. More...

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GKN Sinter Metals ‘Hearts of Gold’ employee giving club recently presented a $655 donation and three dozen children’s books to the Cole Memorial pediatric department’s ‘ More...

‘Rich Valley Rumble’ today

Allegheny Mountains Chapter of Nam Knights of America will host “Rich Valley Rumble,” a dice run and pig roast, on Saturday, June 28, at 3029 Rich Valley Road in Emporium.  More...

Sports

Popular coach Zawacki returns with old-school message

A popular and respected educator and football coach returned to Cameron County last week to renew acquaintances and help kick off the new Cameron County Sports Hall of Fame.  More...

Obituaries

David W. ‘Sam’ Earle

JUNE 6, 1967 - JUNE 25, 2014

David W. “Sam” Earle, 47, of Austin, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and friend, died Wednesday (June 25, 2014) at his home, surrounded by his family.  Born June 6, 1967 in Coudersport, he was the son of Richard D. More...

Death Notices

Phyllis C. Burdick   More...

Galeton Vietnam War casualty to be honored

Bridge to be named after PFC Clark Robert Douglas

PFC Clark Robert Douglas of Galeton made the supreme sacrifice for his nation and his Army brothers on Nov. 11, 1969, while serving in the Vietnam War.  More...

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A Sunday afternoon thunderstorm shocked neighbors of Keystone Automatic Technology in Emporium when a bolt of lightning struck a cement pillar on the west end of the building. More...

Smith seeking lighter sentence in appeal

The Emporium man convicted last August of abducting a bank executive at gunpoint in August of 2012 will have his appeal in the case heard next month.  Tom Smith, 60, filed an appeal in March, seeking to have his sentence reduced on federal kidna More...

News

Upgrade for Emporium water supply

Installation of two water storage tanks to improve Emporium Water Company service in the event of an emergency continues in Shippen Township.  More...

Weekend in the Wilds on tap

Cameron County’s annual “Weekend in the Wilds,” is scheduled for July 5 in Emporium. Merchants continue to sign up for the event, but a number of vendor and artisan spaces remain available.  More...

County storage building going up soon

Ground will be broken soon for a new storage facility next to the Cameron County Courthouse, according to a report at last week’s meeting of the county commissioners.  M. A. More...

Potter County News

Patriot Weekend set for July 4-5

Potter County’s second annual Patriot Weekend is set for Friday and Saturday, July 4-5, at the courthouse square, with proceeds to benefifit the Wounded Warrior organization and Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention.  Highlights include live mu More...

Snake Hunt in full swing

Rattlesnake hunting “season” is in full swing across the Pennsylvania Wilds – not so much the hunting itself, but the festivals and rituals that have developed around it.  The 43rd annual Cross Fork Snake Hunt is in full swing More...

Farmers Market in two locations

Potter County Farmers Market is open at two locations from now through late November.  Hours are 1-5 each Friday at the corner of East Second and North East streets in downtown Coudersport, across from the Potter County Jail; and 2 pm to 4:30 pm More...

Outdoors

Nature humbles man with its ‘healing power’

Over and over again, I hear the question, “What is happening to our hemlocks?”  Sadly, and perhaps tragically, the majestic tree species that has defined our region for centuries is waging a battle that it may not be able to win aga More...

Giving ducks, bats housing helping hand

Duck and bat populations in portions of Cameron and Elk counties are getting a hand. Pa. More...

Wants ATV trails on state forests

One state lawmaker wants to see more allterrain vehicle trails developed on state forest land.  Rep. More...