March 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Austin School scores again!

Who says that bigger is better?  Pennsylvania’s smallest school district once again came away with a big prize as dozens of students competed in an academic challenge event at Port Allegany Tuesday.  More...

VFW Post 6221 marks 70 years

VFW Post 6221 in Emporium will celebrate its 70th anniversary with an open house.  Displays will be arranged for public viewing on Sunday, March 6, between 2-4 pm.  Members of the public are encouraged to bring old photos, uniforms, medals, More...

Viewpoints

Deer debate: here we go again

(Joe Hamilton is a wildlife biologist and founder of the Quality Deer Management Association. More...

The Old Timer

That article in the Endeavor News about the population losses in Cameron and Potter counties is a real eye-opener. It is not a good thing for the tax base. More...

Big tobacco is sneaky

Dear editor:  The tobacco industry and its apologists love to hide behind the “ignorance is bliss” defense. More...

Community Life

Easter egg hunt March 26

A community Easter egg hunt is planned for Saturday, March 26, at Sinnemahoning Recreation Park starting at 11 am. More...

Budget impasse guts school district

Pennsylvania’s dysfunctional state government continues to take a toll on public school districts.  Cameron County School District business manager Carl Mitchell is alerting school board members to yet another ramification of the eight-mon More...

Numbers in the News

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Obituaries

Thomas ‘Tom’ Davenport

SEPTEMBER 12, 1962 - FEBRUARY 20, 2016

Thomas “Tom” Davenport, 53, of Pottstown, died Feb. 20, 2016, at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer.  More...

Harriet Ramarge

Harriet Ramarge, 93, of Emporium, died Feb. 27, 2016, at Guy & Mary Felt Manor. She was born in Pittsburgh, a daughter of John and Thelma M. Bullock Gahagen. More...

Patricia J. Bundy

MAY 11, 1942 - MARCH 1, 2016

Patricia J. Bundy, 73, a longtime resident of Austin, died March 1, 2016, at Cole Memorial Hospital after a long illness.  Born on May 11, 1942 in Aliquippa, she was a daughter of Charles W. Sr. and Mary A. Paintiff Carpenter. More...

Old Hickory officially for sale

Coudersport’s long-empty Old Hickory building – or what’s left of it -- is back on the real estate market.  Mary Freysinger of Carlisle has listed it with a real estate company at an asking price of $65,000.  More...

Major project set to begin at reservoir

A popular section of Sinnemahoning State Park will be closed to the public for several months. Park officials confirmed this week that the upper reaches of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir will be dredged and Brooks Run will be realigned.  More...

Tom Leete Nature Trail Gets Boost

For several years, community leaders have discussed options for developing and maintaining a trail on the former railroad grade leading from Mitchell Park and the Coudersport Community Swimming Pool to Rt. 872 on the town’s eastern border. More...

Tax group gains support

Pennsylvania State Land Tax Fairness Coalition has added two more statewide organizations to its list of supporters. Pa. Landowners Assn. and the Pa. Forest Products Assn. More...

News

Rides For Vets program gets boost

A transportation service for local military veterans is facing challenges that include financial limitations and a lack of volunteers.  More...

Photo

VFW Post 6221 accepted a $6,000 donation from Emporium Rotary toward the purchase of a new vehicle for the Rides for Vets Program. More...

Zeisberger work focus of program

One of the more fascinating figures from the Pennsylvania Wilds’ storied history, David Zeisberger, will be in the spotlight during a public program from 10 am to noon on Thursday, March 10, at Sinnemahoning State Park.   More...

Galeton News

Budget mess hits hard in Galeton

Two organizations being adversely affected by Pennsylvania’s long budget stalemate shared details during the recent Galeton Development Corporation meeting.  More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

I was born in the hard coal regions of Pennsylvania, just outside of Shamokin, in a “patch” called Burnside.  We lived off coal, and my uncles owned deep coal mines. Everyone worked long hours, and the labor was intense. More...

March: the season of rebirth

March is known to come in like a lion and out like a lamb.  It often starts with a fierce roar and ends with gentle warmth, with alternating days of lion and lamb personalities in between. More...

Stream ‘snapshot’ creates baseline

Sinnemahoning Creek in Potter County is one of the state’s most treasured waters by trout anglers and conservationists.  A recent survey of the creek’s First Fork and Driftwood Branch showed them to be in excellent condition. More...