The George A. and Margaret Mee Charitable Foundation recently made a substantial donation to the Cameron County Food Pantry.  Shown at the check presentation are ( L to R )  Dave Greene, Northern Tier Community Action Executive Director; David E. Guloien, Mee Foundation Director;  Fr. Paul Siebert, Cameron County Food Pantry Director; Randy Metcalf, Northern […]

CCSD Looking Into Energy Cost Savings

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor Cameron County School District Board Members voted unanimously to expel four students during their regular meeting held Thursday night. The four students, who were identified only by ten-digit numbers, “shall be disciplined according to the provisions set forth in the Agreement(s) in Lieu of an Expulsion Hearing,” […]

Sylvan Heights, Alpine Village Drainage Issues Discussed

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor Shippen Township Supervisors discussed potential construction projects and heard a presentation by members of the Cameron County ATV/UTV Association during their regular meeting held Tuesday night. A representative of the Uni-Tec engineering firm presented information on a number of proposed projects, including necessary drainage repairs in Sylvan […]

Boro, Municipalities Affected By Landfill Incident

    The Emporium Borough and other municipalities served by the Advanced Disposal Greentree Landfill facility in the Kersey area are seeing a minor disruption in services following a fatal landslide at the facility last week. Emporium Borough Manager Don Reed stated that sanitation employees are now delivering household waste to a facility in McKean […]

Indoor Winterfest Activities Enjoyed Last Weekend

    Despite cancellation of a number of family-friendly events, indoor events aimed at catering to more grown-up tastes were enjoyed at My Place in Emporium as part of winter festival scheduling. The newly-added events planned for Friday night and Sunday afternoon were well-attended for their inaugural year. This is the second year in a […]

County Unemployment Rate at 8.4%

    Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate decreased slightly from November’s rate, down to 5.6% according to data recently released by the PA Department of Labor & Industry. The rate last month was 5.7%, and 5.8% for the month of October. The state’s unemployment rate has been hovering near this mark for some time. Unemployment levels are […]

Community Chest Needs Your Help To Reach Goal

    As of February 2nd the Cameron County Community Chest has collected $8,683 toward its $20,500 goal.  Thanks to all who have contributed.  The 2017 Fund Drive will be kept open until September 30, 2017.   This month’s featured organization will be the American Red Cross.   The American Red Cross PA Heartland Chapter is […]

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

    The public is cordially invited to a spaghetti dinner at the Emporium Firehall on Saturday, February 25th. Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and dessert. All the proceeds from the dinner will benefit the continuing construction of the church in Mesbilia, Chiapas, Mexico. The dinner will cost $2.00 per person and be served […]

Acts Still Needed For Parade of Stars

    The Cameron County Fair Association is continuing to accept acts for the upcoming Parade of Stars. The event will be held on Saturday, March 4 at the Cameron County High School. Anyone interested in participating should contact Pat Kempher at 486-1412. Proceeds from the Parade of Stars benefit the Cameron County Fair Scholarship […]

Kindergarten Registration

    Woodland Elementary School will hold Kindergarten registration Monday, February 27th thru Friday, March 10th. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) may access paperwork on the Cameron County School District’s website at, select the Woodland Elementary tab, and select Kindergarten Registration from the drop down.  A checklist has also been provided to ensure all necessary paperwork has been […]

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