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Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Joe Reiner stopped to purchase a refreshing beverage from a group of entrepreneurs on West Fifth Street this week. Woodland Elementary students Jake Narby, Brevin Lewis and Joshua Smith were operating the stand at the intersection with Poplar Street to raise a little spending money. Shown are the three boys and […]

Woman Charged In Homicide

  Rejects Plea Deal   A woman charged with Homicide by Vehicle will stand trial on charges in the Cameron County Court. Kaitlyn N. (Crosby) Wolfel, age 23, of Austin, turned down a plea deal negotiated by Deputy Attorney General George Zaiser and her defense attorney, Gary Knaresboro, Esquire, during jury call proceedings held Tuesday […]

South Broad Street Residents Complain Of Blighted Property

    Emporium’s Borough Manager gave an update on the ongoing issues surrounding the large number of blighted properties in town after several residents of the South Broad Street area attended Monday night’s meeting to speak on the issues of living near one of the mostly abandoned homes. Borough Manager Don Reed stated that he […]

Voluntary Water Rationing In Driftwood

  by Amanda Jones, Echo News Editor A Cameron County public water system has instituted voluntary rationing of its water due to drought conditions across the Commonwealth. Residents of the Driftwood Borough who are served by the Driftwood Water Authority are being asked to conserve water through a number of measures. “Nanty Run is holding […]

Changes Made To High School Class Schedule

    Cameron County High School students will adjust to a new schedule next year following changes made by the District Principal and recently-hired Superintendent. Dr. Keith Wolfe participated in the first full regular board meeting following his hiring last month to a three-year contract. The district opted not to renew a contract with Christine […]

Annual St. Mark Festival Set For August

    The fourth annual St. Mark’s Festival will be held the weekend of August 26 and 27 at St. Mark Catholic Church in downtown Emporium. “The festival is a great way to celebrate summer’s closing and to kick off fall festivities,” said committee member Jessie Grovanz. The first get-together in a long list of […]

‘Erg’s Airplane’

  Erg Murray’s airplane was an AT-6 nicknamed the “Texan.” It was an “advanced trainer” used before and during WWII. Erg’s model was an AT-6G that used a 650hp Pratt & Whitney, a 9 cylinder radial engine instead of the earlier 450hp. Erg’s N9644C was used in the Korean War and the leading edge 50 […]

‘Dental Trivia’

  Hi Kent, I know you will hear from a few about all the dentists, but I’ve got to put my two cents worth in. Dr. Lawrence Lathrop and his sister, Claire had the office on the north side of West Fourth Street between Pearson’s Dry Cleaning and the gas office. Dr. Gerald Burns’ office […]

Marcella Keenan

  (1928-2016) Marcella Joan Johnson Keenan, devoted and beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died (July 12, 2016) at Huntingdon.  

Suellen Coffield

  (1941-2016) Suellen R. (Hertlein) Coffield, 74, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, formerly of 324 W. 4th St., died at Pinecrest Manor on Sunday morning (July 17, 2016).