Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

You may have heard the old saying, “Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while.” I don’t know where that came from, but last week it fit my wife and me to a T. My grandson is on his way to Afghanistan and wanted a Pittsburgh Steelers replica jersey with the number 20 and the name of […]


The Game Commission is not able to do all we would like for the Commonwealth’s wildlife or the hunters and trappers, due to the lack of resources to accomplish our objectives. Our primary issue continues to be the lack of an increase in hunting license fees. It has been 11 years since our last increase. I do not know of […]

Garden Club turns 50!

To the editor: While Cameron County celebrates its sesquicentennial, the Emporium Garden Club observes its 50th year of “developing the knowledge and love of gardening.” Our first president was Mrs. Thomas Brewer. Current president is Jill Perry. Vice-presidents are Margaret Harris and Kathie Holden. Alta Murphy deserves a heartfelt thanks for saving all yearbooks, newspaper clippings, etc., since the club’s […]

Fields of opportunity

To the editor: Increasingly, organic farming is impacting agriculture and the rural economy. The steady, significant growth of organic production in Pennsylvania cannot and should not be ignored. Recently the USDA demonstrated renewed commitment to organic farming by announcing another $50 million in funding for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Organic Initiative, which provides a 75-percent share of the […]

Falcon girls shake off slump; stay alive in hoops playoffs

For about a half-hour, Coudersport’s hopes of another trip to the state girls’ basketball playoffs appeared to be in doubt. But coach Brian Green’s Falcons (17-6) came to life against an error-prone Johnsonburg Tuesday night in Coudersport and went on to post a 53-40 win. That set up a clash with Clarion-Limestone (9-12) in the D9 quarterfinals, with the winner […]

Raiders, Falcons eye playoffs

Northern Tier League champion Cameron County and Coudersport entered Friday night’s boys’ basketball playoffs with a chance to nail down a berth in the state playoffs. Four teams from PIAA District 9 will qualify for the 32-team field. Those that enter as the third and fourth seeds will have a tough road to travel, as they face the top seeds […]

Cowburn already in unchartered waters

Dirk Cowburn begins his pursuit of a rare triple crown in scholastic wrestling, leading two dozen grapplers from Coudersport and Cameron County into the PIAA District 9 Tournament this weekend at Clarion University. Cowburn, a 160-pound senior, is already Coudersport’s lone two-time state champion and all-time wins leader. He looks to pad his credentials and nab a third state crown […]

Several JO wrestlers place in tourney

Several young wrestlers from the Junior Olympic program in Cameron County competed in the Johnsonburg Tournament last weekend. Nick Crisp took first place for age 6 and under, while Jonathon Good was second for wrestlers ages 9-10. In the novice tournament, Devin Palumbo and Allyson Palumbo placed first, while Landon Nellis, Pacey Nellis, Wendell O’Brien, Nick Crisp and Nathan Palumbo […]

Ditzler named to Big 30 Classic roster

Coudersport High School’s Luke Ditzler has been selected to participate in the 37th annual Don Raabe Big 30 Charities Football Classic. The game will be held at 7 pm on Aug. 7 at Bradford High School’s Parkway Field. Ditzler, 5-11, 195 pounds, was a center and defensive tackle/end for the Falcons. He plans to attend college, majoring in pre-physical therapy […]

Storm football meeting

Anyone interested in coaching or serving on the board for Cameron County Storm Football is welcome to attend a meeting to be held at 6:30 pm Wednesday at Memorial Hall. Parents of children who would like to participate are asked to attend. Adults interested in helping in any capacity should call Bill Reed at 486-1086.