February 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Family Winter Festival

Bitter cold temperatures didn’t deter organizers of the second annual Family Winter Festival at Coudersport Area Recreation Park and American Legion Post 192. More...

Eliot Ness battle winding down

A settlement is imminent in the fight over the estate of famed crime figher Eliot Ness, almost 60 years after he dropped dead of a heart attack in his Coudersport home. More...

Viewpoints

The Old Timer

BY HOWARD ‘MAC’ MCDONALD

That woodchuck in Punxsutawney didn’t see his shadow. For some reason, that means we will have an early spring. Someone needs to explain the science behind that one to me.  More...

Hidden benefits of green energy

(Lee Calhoun, a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, is an energy project specialist who is assisting Ted Peet with a solar array and geothermal heat pump system in Hebron Township, featured in the Feb. 6 Endeavor News.)   More...

Anti-coyote hunts

Dear editor:  Another organized “coyote hunt” is scheduled for this weekend.  These events seem to glorify the killing – by calling, baiting, driving and other means – of coyotes. More...

Community Life

Snowmobile festival cancelled

Potter County Snowmobile Club has raised the white flag after a third postponement of its popular Vintage Snow Fest.  “The heavy rain we received on Tuesday ended any hope we had,” said the chairman, Scott Boucher. More...

Joins Cole Memorial

An obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Ahmad Awada, has joined the staff of the Women’s Health Center at Cole Memorial Hospital’s Irwin Medical Arts Center.  He joins Dr. More...

‘Passion Play’ planned

Coudersport Consistory Players will present the 58th annual performance of “The Story of the Crucifixion,” known more commonly as the Passion Play, on Saturday, March 12, at 3 pm.  More...

Obituaries

Bernard G. Hornung

JULY 28, 1936 - FEBRUARY 17, 2016

Bernard G. “Barney” Hornung, 79, of Emporium, died Feb. 17, 2016, at Guy & Mary Felt Manor.  He was born July 28, 1936, in Emporium, a son of Simon J. and Matilda “Tillie” Oswald Hornung.  On Oct. More...

Alvina M. Shepard

OCTOBER 9, 1927 - FEBRUARY 8, 2016

Alvina M. Shepard, 88, of Conneautville, a former longtime resident of Austin, passed away after a long illness on Feb. 8, 2016, in her home surrounded by her loved ones.  Born Oct. 9, 1927, in Clermont, she was a daughter of Howard D. More...

Jerry Lee Crumrine

JUNE 5, 1950 - FEBRUARY 15, 2016

Jerry Lee Crumrine, 65, of Austin, died Feb. 15, 2016, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born June 5, 1950 in Waynesburg, he was the son of Guy H. and Vivian Jeffers Crumrine. On July 14, 1976, he married Carol Breck.  More...

Superintendent search continues

Cameron County School Board is tapping a recruiting tool to help them search for a new superintendent of schools. Last week, members agreed to secure the services of the Pa. School Boards Assn. Career Gateway, at a cost of $475. More...

Wagner Ace store redesign includes ‘Tilton Trading Post’

One of the stalwarts of Coudersport’s struggling downtown business district has finished a major redesign and looks forward to serving the community for many years to come.  Wagner Ace Hardware on North Main Street has established a more a More...

One candidate steps up for GOP Chair

One person is stepping up to resurrect a dormant political party in Potter County.  Coudersport attorney Karen Cahilly this week filed petitions to run for the office of Republican Party Chairman in the April 26 Primary Election.  More...

EMS meeting Tuesday

A public meeting on the challenges facing emergency medical services providers in rural Pennsylvania is scheduled for 6 pm Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the McKean County 911 Center, located off Rt. 6 west of Smethport.  More...

News

Reaching out to employers

Operating a factory or any other business in a rural community can be challenging, but resources are available to support those who are bold enough to try.  Cameron County Commissioners Phil Jones, Jim Thomas and Lori Reed have embarked on a con More...

Six facing heroin charges

Six people are facing charges as the result of a police investigation into a heroin ring.  Gaines Township Police announced the Jan. More...

Photo

A dangerous mixture of snow and rain on Tuesday wreaked havoc on area roads, causing hazardous conditions. The driver of this delivery truck lost control on Austin’s Main Street. More...

Galeton News

Galeton wants to keep its lake

Most people in Galeton are fiercely protective of the shallow Centertown Lake (Berger Lake) that fills much of the valley as a result of a small dam on Pine Creek’s West Branch.  Despite growing pressure to remove the dam and allow the Wes More...

Outdoors

Antler restriction success: by the numbers

Fourteen years ago, the Pennsylvania Game Commission enacted a radical change in deer management: antler restrictions.  While some embraced them, many hunters were skeptical. More...

Wolf Tracks

Many people who are unfamiliar with the Holy Bible are surprised when they learn of the many references to our environmental stewardship duties within its pages.  Many of the same politicians who pick and choose snippets from the Bible to justif More...

Farmers’ market meeting March 1

A meeting to plan for the Potter County Farmers’ Market will be held on Tuesday, March 1, at 6:30 pm in the Coudersport Public Library.  More...