August 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Memorial service planned for Turner

National attention expected as veteran’s remains return

A fter 62 years, Bill Turner’s tour of duty is finally up.  The remains of the U.S. Air Force first lieutenant and Korean War veteran from Cameron and Potter counties are coming home. Details are beginning to emerge for a Sept. More...

Another downtown building in crosshairs

Emporium’s former Jasper Harris & Son Clothier continues to crumble, prompting calls for action.  Cameron County will soon be stuck with the oncevibrantnt store on Fourth Street. More...

Viewpoints

Touching people’s lives far into the future

(Angela Klopf is chief executive officer of the Community Foundation of the Twin Tiers.)   More...

Viewpoint

Did you ever wake up and have a hard time figuring out what day of the week it is?  That’s kind of embarrassing and I’m told it comes with aging, but it seems to strike a lot of younger people, too. More...

Potter County News

Murder case remains stalled

A murder case still on the docket in Potter County may be moving closer to trial.  Catherine L. Miller, 60, is accused of setting a fire that killed her husband in their Harrison Valley home back on Feb. 21. More...

Mentors for young people needed in Potter County

Potter County Human Services welcomes new volunteers for an active Mentor Program, based on the premise that children with higher self-esteem stand a better chance of living a fulfilling life.  More...

Best of times for Potter County retirement fund

Potter County’s employee retirement fund has a healthy balance of more than $14.5 million, which is an all-time record, and is showing enough of a return on investment to be zeroing-in on self-sustainability.  Investment manager Jeff David More...

Outdoors

Pennsylvania Grand Canyon is jewel of the ‘Wilds’

Those of us in the middle or western sections of the Pennsylvania Wilds don’t often acknowledge the assets that can found on the eastern end.  One of them that is worthy of attention is the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. More...

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Fishing conditions in the region have not been especially favorable this year, and one result is the presence of some trophy trout surviving long into the summer. More...

PGC considering fee to hike state game lands

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is considering a proposal that would require hikers to pay for permits to use state game lands.  Game Commission officials said the idea is not new. It has been under consideration for the last several years. More...

Graf Tech confirms next month’s closing

20 local jobs to be lost

A news report that broke in last week’s edition of Endeavor News has been confirmed by company officials -- GrafTech in Emporium will be closing its doors next month, idling some 20 workers.  More...

Cole Hospital plans surgical dept. expansion

I n an era when health care services are becoming more consolidated and rural hospitals are merging or closing altogether, Cole Memorial Hospital is more than holding its own.  More...

Two-year extension sought in Adelphia bankruptcy

More than a dozen years have passed since Coudersport based Adelphia Communications Corp. spiraled into bankruptcy.  Thousands of jobs – about 1,800 of which were in Potter County – vanished. More...

Local politics: has the fat lady sung?

There was a time when the chair of a county political party wielded great influence.  Patronage ran so rampant that PennDOT workers and other state employees would either change their party affiliation or pack their bags if the governor’s More...

News

Boro selling timber to balance budget

Emporium Borough is selling timber to generate revenue and avoid the need for real estate tax increases.  At this month’s meeting, Borough Council accepted a bid of $47,247 from Industrial Timber and Lumber Co. More...

Rabies clinics coming up

Pet owners in the area can obtain low-cost rabies shots for their animals at two clinics being conducted by veterinarian Dr. Ronnie Schenkein and local 4-H members.  Cost is $5.00 per shot. More...

County approves grant to EVFD

Another chunk of the shale gas drilling “impact fees” paid to the Cameron County Board of Commissioners under Pa. Act. 13 has been designated for a local public organization.  More...

Galeton News

Galeton considers water supply options

Galeton Borough Authority convened last week for the first time in two months after failing to draw a quorum for its July meeting.  Members Tony Adami, Ben Hoppe, Joe Cimino, George Bowen dealt with a variety of issues dealing with the borough&r More...

Community Life

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Some kids from Austin have been learning a bit about history while being entertained at the E. O. Austin Historical Museum. More...

Flea market planned

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce is planning for the second annual Fall Flea Market in downtown Emporium on Saturday, Oct. 18.  It is open to anyone selling food, household items, or crafts. Space rental is $10. More...

Dam Show returns Aug. 22-23

The Austin Dam Show, an eclectic music festival, returns to the Austin Dam Memorial Park on August 22-23.  More...