(Nathan Mains is the president and state director of Communities in Schools of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.) Here’s a brief quiz: Can you name the nation with the following education problems? — 1 in 5 ninth-graders fail to graduate from high school. — 40 percent of minority students fail to graduate on time. –170 students drop out each day. Somalia, Afghanistan […]

Through An Old Timer’s Eye s

President Obama delivered his State of the Union address last week and, even though I didn’t watch it, I know exactly how it went. When he mentioned something the Democrats liked, they would applaud and jump up and down. On the other hand, the Republicans would sit on their hands and frown. The two Independents would look at each other, […]

Protecting Water

To the editor: More and more, Pennsylvanians are becoming aware of the many environmental threats posed by drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale. In recent months, gas drilling in Pennsylvania has led to toxic pollution in nearby streams and rivers, and local communities’ drinking water supplies being contaminated. We need to make sure that if gas drilling is […]

Drug Culture: Learn More

To the editor: Parents, law enforcement officials, teachers and all others are welcome to attend a drug awareness program, sponsored by the St. Marys Police Department in conjunction with the St. Marys Youth Center and the Community Education Council of Elk and Cameron counties. The drug abuse epidemic that has now spread across all walks of life is affecting everyone […]

Community Chest Update

To the editor: We are four months into the 2010 fund drive. Through January, we have collected $7,282 toward our $20,500 goal. Progress can be charted on our sign hanging at the old Emporium Hardware building. The sign is updated at the end of each month. Informational booklets on the Cameron County Community Chest are still available at the Cameron […]

Raiders, Falcons on collision course

Cameron County still one game ahead in NTL race

With Coudersport due in Emporium on Monday night, Cameron County needed a win against visiting Port Allegany this week to regain some momentum and stay on course for the Northern Tier Boys’ Basketball League championship. With Jason Blose continuing his strong play, the Red Raiders rallied from behind in the third quarter and held on for a 48-40 win. Blose […]

Cowburn cruises to new school record

Two wrestlers from the host team emerged undefeated during Saturday’s highly competitive Coudersport Invitational Wrestling Tournament. Dirk Cowburn made it official, setting the school’s all-time wins record as he marched through the 160-pound field with ease. His five pins all came in less than 80 seconds. Cody Bova went 4-0 at 112. Caleb Spring went 3-2 for a third place […]

Falcon girls tested, but still unbeaten

Depth was a concern coming into the season for perennial Northern Tier Girls’ Basketball League power Coudersport. With 40 percent of his starting lineup ailing, coach Brian Green has been forced to tap into the younger generation to fill the gap at the same time he asks his more experienced players to step up. That was a prescription for success […]

High rollers at Mountain View bowling lanes

Following are recent results from Mountain View Bowling Center of Emporium: Friday Night Mixed: Alley Stompers 50-30, Middle of the Road Gang 46-34, Lucky Strikes 44-36, Misfits 20-60. Saturday Night Mixed: Cougars 50-22, Apes 50-22, Black Panthers 44-28, The Ligers 37-35, Tigers 32-40, Wildcats 32-40, Roadrunners 27-45. Top scores: P. DeFrance 182- 484, A. Lyon 233-633, B. Foster 256-639. Monday […]

Bardo’s pin helps Raider wrestlers top Coudersport

Hunter Bardo’s pin in the next-to-last bout of the night nailed down the win as visiting Cameron County pulled out a 36-34 win Wednesday night at Coudersport as the 2009-10 wrestling season hit its final stretch. Falcon star Dirk Cowburn had kept the hosts alive with a lightning-fast pin at 160, but Coudersport forfeited to Nick Stuckey at 171 and […]