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  The weather was beautiful last Saturday for the St. Mark’s 5th Annual Parish Festival. Young and old came out for fun, food, yard sale, raffles, and The Moore Brothers band. Shown (top photo) are three of the many dedicated cooks who whipped up the delicious food including the turkeys for the awesome turkey dinners. […]

Fired Up, Kickin’ Ash BBQ Competition This Weekend

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor Competitors and food enthusiasts are readying for the annual All Fired Up and Kickin’ Ash BBQ Competition, scheduled for this coming weekend.  This year’s event has been expanded to include two days of fun and grilling, with entertainment, a bonfire, and adult beverages available on Friday evening […]

Fuel On Owners Respond To Online Allegations

    Social media is abuzz in the Emporium area following allegations lodged against the owners of the Fuel On convenience store on Emporium’s West End. Owner Karen Singh stated that she believes much of the issue stems from miscommunication. Recently, an individual posted on social media that the owners told Cameron County Ambulance Service […]

School Board Officially Accepts Teachers’ Contract

    The Cameron County School District Board of Directors voted to accept the contract recently negotiated with the Cameron County Educators’ Association. The district had initially rejected the recommendations stemming from fact-finding by a third-party arbiter, but after the terms were accepted by the teachers’ group and published online, district representatives met again to […]

Preliminary Hearing Held In Pettit Rape Case

    A preliminary hearing was held on Thursday in the case of an Emporium man accused of rape of a minor and related charges. Norman Francis Pettit, II, age 22, faced a total of 12 felony and 12 misdemeanor counts stemming from an incident alleged to have occurred in an apartment on Fourth Street […]

Reading Under the Lights

    A little rain did not keep the families in Emporium from Reading Under the Lights Friday night.  Approximately 75 people gathered on the football field for a night of reading and family fun. Joy Hampton Coffey was the guest reader of the book Stellaluna. Every child received a copy of Stellaluna  provided by […]

Former Resident Opens Eye Care Practice In St. Marys

    Housler Family Eye Care opened their doors June 5 in St. Marys and are welcoming new patients to the practice located along the Million Dollar Highway. Optometrist Brandan Hou- sler fulfilled a lifelong dream after purchasing the former Maranatha Optical business roughly one month ago. “I have always wanted to be in private […]

Rotary News

    Mary Kay McLean, Emporium Rocks On,  was the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon September 12th.   Emporium Rocks On was created for the painting and hiding of rocks in Emporium.  The aim of this project is to create unity within our community by having residents  paint rocks to hide around town for […]

Fall Ladies’ Conference

    All women are warmly invited to the Fall Ladies’ Conference, “Treasure”, at the Emporium Alliance Church on Saturday, September 23rd, from 9 a.m. to noon.    In addition to rich worship and deep Bible teaching with testimony, there will be special music, refreshments and luncheon.  There is no cost for the conference.  This […]

Youth Pheasant Hunt

    Plans are underway for the annual Youth Pheasant Hunt scheduled for October 7th. The hunt, sponsored by Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA), is for youth ages 12-16 who have passed a Pennsylvania Game Commission approved hunter-trapper education program and have a current Pennsylvania Jr. Hunting license.  The event will take place 1 […]

Quackers Now Available For Annual Duck Derby

    A major fundraiser for the fireworks that light up the sky in Cameron County is set for Saturday, October 14 in conjunction with the First Fork Festival at Sinnemahoning State Park.   The Firequacker Duck Derby will be held at Forty Maples Day Use Area starting at 2 p.m. on the 14th.   […]

October Art Classes

    The Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center will kick off October with classes in quilting, painting, repurposing and faux finishes.  The events can be viewed on the chamber Facebook page or online at www.cameroncountychamber.org. Answering a request by residents, the artisan center is hosting three Sunday afternoon classes

Mountain Lines

  by Nelson Haas   WOOLLY BEAR CATERPILLAR Pyrrharctica isabella The Woolly Bear is the larval stage of the Isabella Tiger Moth. It became North America’s most recognizable caterpillar in the 1950s when Dr. C. H. Curran of the American Museum of Natural History tested the age-old tale that the caterpillar could predict the coming […]

Da Bear

  by William Crisp   There I was staring at a blank piece of paper wondering what to write about, when I heard an unusual sound outside. I thought perhaps one of the family was being a little clumsy and knocking around on the porch. Then Delta dog, the scaredy cat, did her bear bark […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  Dy-no-mite – Part 3 by Phil Burkhouse   The Emporium Powder Manufacturing Company operated as Hercules Powder under the DuPont Corporation in present day Hercules Hollow located two miles west of Emporium.  Last week’s question asked for the original name of Hercules Hollow.  The answer is Haggerty Hollow. This week I will write about […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   Nothing disappoints me worse that looking forward to a big college football game only to see my team get annihilated. Two weeks in a row. Pitt went from beating Penn State and eventual national champion Clemson last season to being really bad this year. They graduated a lot of good […]

Lady Raider Volleyball Team Picks Up First Win

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider volleyball team had three matches last week and went 1-2 for the week. On Monday they won their first match of the season at Northern Potter but dropped a home match to Galeton on Tuesday and a contest in […]

CCHS Cross Country Team Begins Season

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity cross country team opened their season with a meet at Oswayo Valley on September 5th.  Alex Umble finished 21st for the boys in a time of 21:50.  For the girls, Cassie Frey finished 9th in 26:10, Laila Smith was […]

Lady Raider Golfers Win Two More

    by Rich Summers Cameron Countty Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raiders had a tri-match at the Smethport Country Club last Tuesday and picked up wins against both the Lady Hubbers and Port Allegany. The Lady Raiders defeated Smethport 35-19 and Port Allegany 37-18.  They were also rained out of a […]

Red Raider Golfers Drop Three

    by Rich Summers Cameron Countty Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity golf team had three matches last week but was unable to capture a win in any of them. On Tuesday they lost at Kane and on Thursday fell to both Smethport and Port Allegany at the Emporium Country Club.  […]

Junior High Raiders Fall at Smethport

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider football team lost their second game of the season as they lost at Smethport, 42-16.  The visitors scored on a fifty-three yard run by Dylan Baney and five yard run by Jameson Britton. They also got a two point […]

Solveson Ready To Compete In Sinnemahone 50K

    Saul Solveson entered the 2013 Sinnemahone 50k with no experience in trail running.  “I wanted to challenge myself,” says Solveson, who has competed in mountain bike races for 10 years.  He says the Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run October 21 is unique that it includes, West Creek Rails Trail, paved and dirt roads plus […]

Kane Dominates Red Raiders

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team traveled to Kane High School Friday night to battle the unbeaten defending Allegheny Mountain League and two time District 9 Class AA champion Wolves but had no luck, falling to the home team 63-0. Kane rolled up […]

Rev. Paul LeVan

  (1931-2017) Rev. Paul R. LeVan, age 86, of Erie, formerly of North East, died on Saturday (Sept. 9, 2017) at UMPC Hamot.     

Laura J. Jacobs

  (1929-2017) Laura J. (Fye) Jacobs, 87, passed away Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2017) at her residence in York. She was the wife of the late George J. Jacobs.    

‘A Few Interesting Facts About the Explosion’

  Hi Phil,  Always enjoy your column.  The history of the explosive industry in Cameron Co. is interesting. I remember getting ready for work (I lived with my parents on Laurelwood Court in South Park) at Sylvania the morning of the last explosion, January 7, 1957 at 7:14 a.m. I stood in front of the […]

ATV Association Addresses Rumors About the Proposed Trail System

  The Cameron County ATV Association would like to address some of the many rumors and accusations that have been recently published about our non-profit organization.   First, we are not proposing to have every road in our county open for ATV use.  We are only asking for five already existing township roads that will […]

The George and Margaret Mee Charitable Foundation recently donated $150,000 to cover the costs of purchasing a new ambulance for use by the Cameron County Ambulance Service (CCAS). The ambulance service currently has two ambulances, both of which are in use daily. The vehicle being replaced has been driven more than 184,000 miles while transporting […]

Local Woman Pens Book of Encouragement

  by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor An Emporium resident has written a book chronicling her battle with oral cancer in an effort to remove the stigmatism behind the disease and help other people going through the same issues. Christine Dickinson, a lifelong resident of Emporium, is now a five-year survivor of Stage IV oral […]

Public School Standardized Testing To Be Shortened

  Last month, Governor Tom Wolf (D-PA) announced a move to decrease the amount of time elementary and junior high students spend taking standardized tests in public schools across the state. The Pennsylvania System for School Assessment (PSSA) Exams have long drawn criticism from a number of groups, from educators to parents and even students […]

Emporium Native Celebrates 100th Birthday

  by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor An Emporium woman and one of the Cameron County Echo’s longest subscribers celebrated a century on this earth on September 1. Catherine Burke Wiest, currently of Essex, Vermont, was born September 1, 1917, to Cameron County residents Patrick Henry Burke and Catherine Elizabeth “Kate” Bair, a school teacher […]

St. Mark Festival Next Week

  The fifth annual St. Mark Festival will be held next weekend, Friday, September 15, and Saturday, September 16, on the grounds of St. Mark Catholic Church on Fourth Street in Emporium. Festivities will kick off Friday evening with a Spaghetti Dinner at O’Connell Hall from 4 to 7 p.m. The dinner will feature home-made […]

Child Safety Seat Check

  PSP Emporium will conduct a free Child Passenger Seat Check Event at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department on September 17 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Please contact Trooper John Whitcomb or Trooper Seth Fragale at PSP Emporium, 486-3321, with any questions.  

Homecoming Parade

  The Cameron County High School Homecoming Parade will be held on Friday, October 6. Organizations wishing to have a spot in the parade should contact Kerry Cummings at 486-4000 ext. 2096.  

ABATE Meeting

  A.B.A.T.E. Endless Mountain Chapter 34 monthly meeting will be held Sunday, September 10th at the Cameron County Fairgrounds at 11 a.m. Nominations for 2018 officers will be held.  

Homecoming Parade

  The Cameron County High School Homecoming Parade will be held on Friday, October 6. Organizations wishing to have a spot in the parade should contact Kerry Cummings at 486-4000 ext. 2096.  

Pain Management Specialist Added To Penn Highlands Elk Staff

  Penn Highlands Elk welcomes Timothy W. Vollmer, DO, to its medical staff, according to Bradley Chapman, president of PH Elk. Vollmer is a board certified anesthesiologist who will treat patients in the Penn Highlands Interventional Pain Center. His major focus will be to evaluate and treat patients with chronic neck and back pain. “I […]

Sassaman Earns 55 Year Forest Fire Warden Award

  Spurred by rampant wildfires following unregulated logging in the late 1800s and early 1900s, visionary leaders like Gifford Pinchot and Joseph Rothrock lobbied for laws to protect our streams and forests. These efforts led to the creation of a system of volunteer Forest Fire Wardens in Pennsylvania in 1915. On Tuesday August 8, the […]

Endless Mountains Jam This Weekend

  Endless Mountains Chapter 34 ABATE of PA will hold a fund-raiser on September 8th and 9th at the Cameron County Fairgrounds. Gates open at noon Sept. 8th. The event is open to the public and price covers both days; $25 presale, $35 at the gate, couples $40 presale only. Last day for presale is […]

VFW Aux. Meeting

  The regular monthly meeting of the VFW Auxiliary will be held on Wednesday, September 13 at 6 p.m. at the VFW Post 6221. Guest speaker, Don Bickford, director of Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities will be giving a presentation on the group’s purpose and activities.  

Moore Hill Homecoming Sunday

  The Moore Hill Homecoming will be held at the Moore Hill Methodist Church Sunday, Sept. 10th at 3 p.m. After the church service there will be a fellowship picnic in the pavilion. Coffee and meat and drinks will be provided. Please bring a dish to share and your own table service. Those who attend […]

VFW Picnic

The VFW Club of Emporium is once again holding its annual picnic. Mark your calendar for Sunday, Sept. 10th, beginning at 1 p.m. All club members and their family are invited for this annual fun-filled day. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers and a whole lot of good tasting food.  

Calling All Ladies – Come To ‘Treasure’

  The annual Fall Ladies’ Conference this year is entitled “Treasure” and will take place on Saturday, September 23rd, 9 a.m. to noon at the Emporium Christian and Missionary Alliance Church on Sizerville Road (Route 155). The morning will highlight rich worship and Bible teaching from conference speakers Steph Conklin of the Dorseyville Alliance Church […]

Singing Dutchmen Beginning New Season on Sunday

  It’s that time of the year and the 2017/2018 school year is in full swing And so it is with The Singing Dutchmen. They will start their new singing season on Sunday, Sept. 10th beginning at 2 p.m. at the Shiloh Presbyterian Church in St. Marys. The Singing Dutchmen of St. Marys are interested […]

Community Chest Short of 2017 Fund Goal

  As of August 31, the Cameron County Community Chest had collected $18,731.50 toward its $20,500 goal. The Board of Directors would like to thank all who have contributed. They are $1,768.50 short of their goal. The 2017 Fund Drive will be open until September 30, 2017. No donation/memorial is too small. Please send your […]

Caldwell Cup Returns

  Cameron County residents participating in the Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run Saturday, Oct. 21 can capture the Caldwell Cup. The award presented by the Caldwell Corporation in Emporium is given to the top male and female finishers from the county in the 50k, 25k and 10k events. The hand turned wooden cups are created by […]

Manor Auxiliary Kicks Off Annual Fundraiser

  It’s that time of the year again. Time flies by so quickly and it seems that the seasons are changing and we need to prepare. Felt Manor/Felt Living Auxiliary is sponsoring a “Blessing Tree” for the Thanksgiving season to benefit the residents of their facilities. For a minimum donation of $5.00, your loved one […]

Manor Auxiliary Kicks Off Annual Fundraiser

  It’s that time of the year again. Time flies by so quickly and it seems that the seasons are changing and we need to prepare. Felt Manor/Felt Living Auxiliary is sponsoring a “Blessing Tree” for the Thanksgiving season to benefit the residents of their facilities. For a minimum donation of $5.00, your loved one […]

My Internship on the Elk State Forest

  Written by Emma Daghir, Forestry Intern Being from St. Marys, I enjoy hobbies such as hunting, fishing, and boating. When coming into the 2017 summer, I knew I wanted to pursue an internship in my area of study, Environmental Science-Biology. I worked with DCNR State Parks last summer, and I knew I wanted to […]

Handgun Training Class

  The Bucktail Rod and Gun Club will offer a handgun training class on September 13th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in classroom and September 16th at the Range. The class will cover How to Select a Pistol; Safe Handling; Storage; Your Responsibilities as a Gun Owner; Selecting Correct Ammunition; Ways to Carry Properly […]

SSA Discontinues Corn Distribution

  Due to the threat of chronic wasting disease (CWD) coming closer to our local area, the game commission may be curtailing artificial feeding in our area. The Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association will discontinue corn distribution at our club because of this. With that being said, all activities that took place during corn days: meat raffle, […]

Nature’s Heirloom

by William Crisp You can smell autumn now in the morning. That wonderful smell is from the turning of the foliage on the trees. Trees are such wonderful creatures that even their decay smells good to humans. I have been accused of loving trees too much and at times my wife has become a little […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  Dy-no-mite – Part I by Phil Burkhouse In some of the small native streams where the boys and I fish for brookies, we often pass by remnants of buildings remaining in our county from a once-thriving business known as the dynamite industry. Some of the names of these companies became the permanent name for […]

Bird’s Eye View

by Randy ‘Bird’ Horning The Emporium Country Club Tuesday Ladies’ League played the front nine this week. Judy Armanini and Barb Ostrum shared the low gross with 47. Judy and Connie Jones had the low net with 31. Judy and Connie also won the most points with 23. Barb Bauer still leads the pack, followed […]

Red Raider Golf Team Remains Winless

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider golf team had three matches last week but was unable to come up with their first win this season. They dropped a home match to Oswayo Valley on Monday and then fell at Coudersport on Wednesday and at Elk County Catholic […]

Lady Raider Golfers Win Three Matches

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider golf team had a pair of matches last week and won both contests. On Monday they defeated Kane and on Thursday they topped both Port Allegany and Smethport. At the Emporium Country Club Tess Dubler shot a 49 to win […]

From the Bleachers

with Rich Summers It was an entertaining but wet game at Dutch Country Stadium last Friday, but the Red Raiders improved significantly form the first game and were not only competitive but gave the Crusaders a scare. In truth, three turnovers by CCHS, all on nice drives deep in ECC territory, cost them an opportunity […]

Two Late Touchdowns Give Raiders Their Second Loss of the Season

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team traveled to St. Marys for their second game of the season but were turned back by the Elk County Catholic Crusaders, 27-6. The Raiders went toe-to-toe with the home team but surrendered two late touchdowns to suffer their […]

Noise In Town’

I read the letter in the paper about the noise in town and on Carson Street. Just think of how nice it is by the old Sylvania building as there is no noise and now there is lots of parking downtown. If people keep it up, we will not have what little there is left […]

Emelda Glover

(1926-2017) Emelda M. Mahon Glover, 91, of Austin, died Friday (Sept. 1, 2017) at her residence.  

Dorothy Grovanz Brown

(1925-2017) Dorothy L. Grovanz Brown, 91, of Maple Street Apartments, 40 W. 5th St., Thursday morning (Aug. 24, 2017) at her residence.  

Jeanette Youndt

(1935-2017) Jeanette L. Youndt, 81, of Emporium, formerly of Galeton, passed away (Aug. 29, 2017) at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.  

Maxine Cleaveland

(1923-2017) Maxine A. Cleaveland, 94, of 1079 Gardeau Rd., Austin, died Tuesday morning (Aug. 29, 2017) at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.  

Endless Mountains Chapter #34 of ABATE will be chancing off a fire ring at their JAM on Sept. 9th. Included are donations from businesses around Cameron County. Tickets are $1.00 each. Contact Robin(814) 594-6023 or Mike (814) 562-0930 for a ticket. Pictured are Brenda Dunlap, John Overturf and Robin Overturf. This helps us help our […]

Courtney Enters Guilty Plea In Gerlach Murder

  by Amanda Echo News Editor On Tuesday, an area man was sentenced to decades in jail following his admission of guilt in a murder case involving an Emporium woman. Michael Fuller Courtney, age 35, entered a guilty plea to one count of murder in the third degree, and was sentenced to serve between 18 […]

County Court Return Day

  Two defendants were resentenced on old charges due to violations of their probation terms during Return Day proceedings held Tuesday at the Cameron County Courthouse. Norman Francis Pettit, age 22, of Emporium, will serve out the remainder of the twelve month maximum he was sentenced to serve due to a previous probation violation in […]

Business District House Razed

  by Amanda Jones, Echo News Editor A former apartment building located at 36 West Fourth Street in the Borough of Emporium is finally being demolished, with work to raze the structure beginning Monday. For the past several months, the three-story, gray structure has been wrapped with insulating house wrap as it stood vacant on […]

Unemployment Up Slightly In Latest Job Numbers

  The Cameron County unemployment rate is up slightly from the previous month, coming in at 7.5% for the month of June. New data on unemployment numbers and job creation across the Commonwealth have been released by the Pennsylvania Center for Workforce Information and Analysis. For the same period, the unemployment rate for Pennsylvania was […]

Jr. Conservation School Visits Andrews Farm

  Potter County Junior Conservation School, sponsored by Black Forest Conservation Association in Coudersport recently held their week long camp for ages 13-15 that was established to promote awareness of our Environment and the principles of conservation. Twenty students were carefully selected by their sponsors because of their interest in learning about our environment and […]

Handgun Training Class

  The Bucktail Rod and Gun Club will offer a handgun training class on September 13th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in classroom and September 16th at the Range. The class will cover How to Select a Pistol; Safe Handling; Storage; Your Responsibilities as a Gun Owner; Selecting Correct Ammunition; Ways to Carry Properly […]

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