2017 CAMERON COUNTY SPORTS HOMETOWN HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES – The third installment of nominees were inducted into the Hometown Sports Hall of Fame Saturday night. During the event, hosted by Dave LaBrozzi, six individuals were honored. They were, standing (l to r) Brandan Housler, James Slusarick and Rodney Lyon. Seated: Justin LaBrozzi, representing his […]

County PILT Revenue Increased

by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor Taxing bodies in Cameron County will receive an influx of funds going forward due to successful lobbying for increased payments-in-lieu-of taxes (PILT) paid on some state-held lands within their borders. Municipalities, boroughs, school districts and counties across Pennsylvania will now receive $6.00 per acre for lands administered by the […]

Raising Money and Awareness For Local Cancer Patients

  Tickets are currently on sale at the Cameron County Courthouse for the annual Baskets of Hope raffle to raise money for local residents currently seeking treatment for cancer. Prothonotary Mary Grace Olay reported on fundraising efforts during a county commissioners meeting held Thursday morning. This year’s raffle includes 14 “baskets,” though the effort brings […]

First Fork Festival This Weekend

  Sinnemahoning State Park will host the annual First Fork Festival this Saturday, October 14, featuring local authors, artists and artisans, along with lots of good food and fun, family-friendly activities. This marks the fifth year the festival has been held in front of the backdrop of full autumnal splendor in the First Fork Valley, […]

Dubler To Represent CCHS In Renovo

  Cameron County High School’s representative for this year’s Flaming Foliage Festival is Tess Dubler, the daughter of Julie and the late Gary Dubler. The Festival will be held this weekend, October 13, 14, and 15, in Renovo. Tess has participated in Envirothon for four years, mock trial for one year, and yearbook staff for […]

2017 CDBG Funds Allocated

  by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor Community Development Director Cliff Clark held the second hearing for the 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program prior to the commissioners’ regular meeting. CDBG funds are federally-allocated to the state, and administered by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). Cameron County’s 2017 allotment will […]

September Realty Transfers

  Cameron County secured real estate transactions for September: Virgie A. Frailey Johnson conveyed property in Grove Township to Robert M. Kober for $35,000. Donald I. Keller; Shippen Township; David R. Keller; $65,000. Thomas E. Keefer; Gibson Township; Thomas E. Keefer; $30,000. Federal National Mortgage Association; Shippen Township; LSF9 Master Participation Trust; $1.00.  

Fragale Named To ECC Homecoming Court

  Bobbi Fragale has been named to the Elk County Catholic Homecoming Court. Bobbi is an active member of St. Mark’s Parish. She is involved in Student Council, where she is the vice president of her class, Students for Life, Future Business Leaders of America, Yearbook, National Honor Society, and the Lady Crusader softball team. […]

Historical Society To Honor Local Veterans At Annual Dinner

  The Cameron County Historical Society will be holding its annual Fall Dinner on Thursday, October 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the VFW. In honor of Veterans Day some of our local genealogists and history buffs have come together to pay tribute to our local military heroes of the past. Some will feature their family […]

Third Graders Release Pheasants

  Third grade students from Mrs. Wilson’s and Mr. Porkolab’s classes recently made their annual visit to the Andrews Farm. The field trip is sponsored by Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA) and is the final stage of the 2017 Pheasants in the Classroom program. Earlier this spring 12 classrooms in the Woodland Elementary school […]

Van Wagner Performance at First Fork Festival

  Special guest, singer, songwriter and former coal miner, Van Wagner, will present “Soft Coal, Hard Times” at the First Fork Festival at Sinnemahoning State Park Saturday, October 14, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the Wildlife Center. A little bit of music, a little bit of laughter, and a lot of […]

New Hours at Cole Memorial’s Express Care Clinic

  The Express Care clinic at Cole Memorial Hospital announces new hours for non-emergent medical care in response to patients’ needs for on-demand service. As of October 10, Express Care is offered from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on weekends. No appointments are necessary; walk-ins are accepted. […]

CCOYA Youth Pheasant Hunt A Success

  The annual Youth Pheasant Hunt was recently held at the Andrews Farm. The event is sponsored by Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA). It was a beautiful fall day for 20 young hunters including six young lady hunters who participated in the hunt. Before taking the fields a Safety training program was provided by […]

Portage Twp. Cemetery Meeting

  The Fall meeting of the Portage Township Cemetery Association will be held on Wednesday, October 18 at 6 p.m. at the Cameron County Recreation Center. All interested persons are welcome to attend.  

Soup, Sandwich Fundraiser

  The Emporium Senior Center will be selling hot, yummy soups and sandwiches from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21st at the center. Eat in or take out available. Thank you for supporting your local senior center.  

Bucktail Rod & Gun Club Meeting

  A membership meeting of the Bucktail Rod and Gun Club will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 18th at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse on Sizer Run Road. On the agenda will be election of officers and club news. If you would be interested in being a club officer, let Frank Armanini know ahead of […]

Trout Stocking Rescheduled

  The PA Fish and Boat Commission has informed Sinnemahoning State Park staff that the trout stocking of the Delayed Harvest Section of the First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek that was scheduled for October 4th, did not occur due to low water levels in the streams. Trout stocking of the George B. Stevenson Dam at Sinnemahoning […]

ABATE Meeting

  A.B.A.T.E. Endless Mountain Chapter 34 will hold a meeting Saturday, October 14th at 11 a.m. at the Emporium Moose Lodge.  

Harvest Celebration

  Everyone is welcome to the Harvest Celebration on October 22nd at 2 p.m. at the Sterling Run United Methodist Church for music, singing, food and fellowship.  

Storm Advances In Playoffs

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Storm Pony youth football team advanced to the second round of the Olean Area Youth Football League playoffs by defeating Smethport 32-6 at Cameron County High School on Saturday. The Storm defense played lights out and allowed just a late fourth quarter touchdown in the […]

Otto-Eldred Terrors Clobber Red Raiders

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team dropped their seventh straight game on Friday as they were beaten by the Otto-Eldred Terrors 57-8. The Red Raiders, who are now down to nineteen healthy players, were unable to generate any sustained offense and unable to contain […]

Jr. High Raiders Lose To Port Allegany

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider football team hosted Port Allegany last Thursday but was defeated by the Gators, 34-22. The Raiders scored first but were unable to hold off a potent Port Allegany offense. Camdyn Allison got Cameron County on the board first with a […]

Volleyball Team Drops Three

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider volleyball team had three matches last week but was unable to collect a victory. On Tuesday they dropped a home contest to Oswayo Valley and then were beaten at Coudersport on Wednesday and Port Allegany on Thursday. On Tuesday the […]

Lady Raider Golf Team Competes at Districts

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity golf team traveled to the Coudersport Country Club last Monday to compete in the 2017 District 9 Class AA Championships. The Lady Raiders finished fourth in the team event with a score of 327. AC Valley won with a […]

Cross Country Team Runs at No. Po.

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raiders cross country team traveled to Ulysses last Tuesday for a meet at Northern Potter High School. “It was a bit cooler to run this week,” said Coach Shawn Bidwell. “Northern Potter’s course is challenging with all the key elements.” For the […]

Bird’s Eye View

by Randy ‘Bird’ Horning Things seem to be slowing down at the Emporium Country Club, but what great golf weather we have been blessed with this first week of October. It’s always a pleasure to play this time of year other than trying to find your ball in the leaves. Sunday was the Member Appreciation […]

From the Bleachers

with Rich Summers I usually get this column done on Sunday, but this week I will attend my first Steeler game at Heinz Field and my second ever. Many years ago I went on an ill-fated bus trip to Rich Stadium to watch the Bills/Steelers game that may or may not have been tainted by […]

Wandering Aimlessly

It Takes A Tribe by Phil Burkhouse When Mary and I headed west in early September, Big Jake only had one question. Will you be back in time to scout for archery season? I assured the boys we would be back for a week of scouting before the September 30th opener. We arrived back in […]

Combo Platter; Second Helping

by William Crisp Recently the PA Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced changes to the upcoming spring trout stocking schedules. Unfortunately, as it currently stands, a number of local streams in the Big Woods area, including Cameron County, are proposed to be eliminated from the schedule, including the Driftwood Branch, Jerry Run and Wykoff Run […]

Nanci Fragale

(1947-2017) Nancy Lee Vroman Fragale of Palmyra, NY, died Sunday (Oct. 8, 2017).  

Phyllis Marshall

(1936-2017) Phyllis J. Marshall, 81, of Rich Valley Rd., died Wednesday (Sept. 27, 2017)in her home.  

Lt. Colonel George Ralph Wisser Jr. (Ret)

(1946-2017) Lt. Colonel George Ralph Wisser Jr. (Ret), 71, died on (Sept. 21, 2017) at Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, AL with his siblings by his side.  

Cameron County student Joshua Beer recently entered an essay in the “Let’s Talk” interview a veteran contest through Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #6221 in Emporium, taking first prize at the VFW Post #6221 Auxiliary-sponsored local event, and finishing second overall at the District 15 competition. District 15 is comprised of 20 different VFW […]

Six To Be Inducted Into Sports Hall of Fame

    Hometown Mentors has released the names of this year’s entrants into the Hometown Hall of Fame Cameron County Sports Edition, with an induction ceremony to be held on Saturday in the Cameron County High School Auditorium. Twenty individuals have been named to the Sports Hall of Fame since its inaugural year. This year’s […]

Autumn Festival Saturday

    by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor The 27th Annual Autumn Festival at Sizerville State Park will be held from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. this Saturday, October 7. The historic festival celebrates pioneer crafts, skills and foods, with local artisans set to demonstrate their skills and offering some of their creations for sale. […]

Borough Officials Continue To Deal With Blighted Properties

    Borough officials continue to deal with blighted properties, abandoned cars and other issues in downtown Emporium. Correspondence was received from the county assessment office concerning the former Marsiglio home located at 129 East Fifth Street. The house, which suffered damage from a fire several years ago, is now available through the county repository. […]

Emporium, Surrounding Area Gearing Up For Fall

    Cameron County and the surrounding areas are readying to see an influx of tourists as autumn approaches. The Pennsylvania Wilds region attracts fall tourists interested in hunting opportunities, viewing the Pennsylvania Elk herd during the rutting season, and leaf-peeping.  Pennsylvania is one of just a few areas in the world where full autumn […]

Unemployment Down In Latest Job Numbers

    Cameron County’s unemployment rate was down in August, coming in at a seasonally-adjusted 6.7%, with approximately 100 individuals unemployed. This is nearly a full percentage-point drop from just two months ago; June’s rate was 7.5% for Cameron County, the highest in the state. The lowest rate was 3.4% in Chester County. Only 28 […]

Outdoor Club Goes Elk Viewing

    Cameron County High School Outdoor Club recently took its first field trip of the school year. Ten students took an after school evening to go Elk viewing in the Benezette area.  They were accompanied by Advisors Mandy Miller, Lee Sines and Don Bickford of Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA).  First stop of […]

Sharing Our Blessings With Manor Residents

    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 […]

Pink-tober Baskets of Hope

    Cameron County Courthouse employees will be kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month beginning on Monday, October 2nd. Starting then, tickets will be on sale for the 2017 Pink Ribbon “Baskets Of Hope” raffle. Tickets are $1.00 each and can be purchased in the Prothonotary’s office located on the first floor. Raffle prizes for […]

Emporium Senior Center Happenings

    There are many fun, informative and entertaining happenings during October at the Emporium Senior Center. All are welcome to attend.  Monday, October 9th – Helpmates will be there, available to do blood pressure, blood sugar, and oxygen screenings from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Monday, October 9th— Club meeting at 1 p.m. All members […]

ECC Holds Stockholder Meeting

    On Saturday, Sept. 24th, the  Emporium Country Club (ECC) held their annual stockholders meeting. Dale Miller was honored for his 40 years of service to ECC. Congratulations and thank you, Dale. The following are the officers and directors for 2017-2018: Rich Cashdollar, president; Mick Fapore, vice president; Chris Thompson, treasurer; Ben Newton, secretary. […]

Blood Drive Oct. 12

    The American Red Cross urges eligible donors of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need. A blood drive will be held in Emporium on October 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Vets Club, 427 East 3rd Street Some blood […]

Religious Inquiry Class

    A gathering will occur on Thursday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m., for less than one hour, for adults 18 years of age or older who are trying to find meaning in their life.   Those who have questions like the following are invited to come: Can you help me be a better person?  […]

Financial Aid Night

    Cameron County High School announces that Financial Aid Night will be held on Tuesday, October 17th, at 5:30 p.m. in the High School LGI. A financial aid representative from the University of Pittsburgh of Bradford will present how to complete the FAFSA application and answer all financial aid questions. All seniors and their […]

May Hollow 300 Club Party

    May Hollow Sportsmen’s Club will hold its 300 Club Party on October 7, starting at 1 p.m.      

Fun Children’s Programs at the Public Library

    The staff of the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library would like to remind parents about their three on-going children’s programs:  Free to Be Me (birth through two years) is held on Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and is a loosely structured playtime offering a variety of activities to provide engagement and socialization […]

Soup, Sandwich Fundraiser

    The Emporium Senior Center will be selling hot, yummy soups and sandwiches from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21st at the center. Eat in or take out available.  Thank you for supporting your local senior center.    

Silent Prayer Service

    The Cameron County Pro-Life Committee will be sponsoring a “Life Chain” on Sunday, October 8th. “Life Chain” is a nationally recognized, peaceful demonstration against abortion. Signs will be distributed at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church, and the demonstration wi    

Cole Memorial Dentistry Welcomes Dr. Mauser

    Holly Mauser, DMD, recently joined Victor Brown, DMD, PC, and Tod Twichell, DDS, and the Cole Memorial Dentistry team. Dr. Mauser received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania prior to completing her Doctorate in Dental Services at the Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry. She performed […]

Painting Class

    A painting class, taught by Anna Cass, will be held at the Emporium Senior Center on Friday, October 20th, beginning at 11 a.m.  Anna will be leading everyone in painting a picture of a sunflower and a pumpkin.Cost for the class and supplies will be $16/person.  There will be a break for lunch—they […]

Breastfeeding Education Group

    The Community Education Center and Penn Highlands Elk are excited to announce a new Breastfeeding Education Group opportunity. Local Maternity Nurse and Certified Lactation Consultant, Katie Pletcher, will meet with new moms and interested moms at the CEC in St. Marys on Tuesday, October 10th and Monday, October 23rd from 10 a.m. to […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  Acid Mine Drainage Treatment by Rich Summers   Most locals have heard of May Hollow since there is a Sportsman’s Club and hunt club located on 13,000 acres of land presently owned by Hancock Investments.  Most readers are probably more unfamiliar with names such as Finley, Portable, and Bender unless you are a native […]

Uncas

  by William Crisp   During the fall of 1978, I was playing football and getting ready for archery season: the two passions don’t mix well, each being demanding lovers. Not much has changed in thirty-nine years. Today, I coach football and am preparing for archery season, still juggling my passions. Kids haven’t changed much […]

Game Commission Offers Free CWD Tests For DMA-Harvested Deer

    Those hunting deer within the state’s Disease Management Areas (DMAs) will have the opportunity to have their deer tested – free of charge – for chronic wasting disease (CWD), and at the same time help the Game Commission fight this deadly disease. The Game Commission is installing large metal bins at 26 locations […]

Raiders Shut Out at Coudy

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team traveled to Coudersport last Friday looking for their initial win of the season but were shut out by the Falcons, 42-0.  The home team limited the Raiders to just 96 yards of offense and scored thirty-six points […]

Brown, McKimm Head All-Star Golf Selections

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The North Penns Woods Golf League has named its 2017 all-star team and included are two Cameron County High School athletes. Dino Brown was selected to the boy’s squad and Alyvia McKimm was picked for the girl’s team. The full NPW boys’ team is as follows: Connor […]

Raider Golf Team Completes Season

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity golf team completed their 2017 season at the North Penns Woods League tournament last Thursday at the Coudersport Country Club. The Red Raiders finished sixth in the event. Kane’s Christo shot a 71 to take medalist honors for the […]

CCHS Volleyball Team Falls To Coudersport

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity volleyball team had one match last week against Coudersport and was defeated by the Lady Falcons at the CCHS gymnasium, 10-25, 17-25 and 15-23.  Leading the Lady Raiders were Amily Schatz with five aces, four blocks and four […]

McKimm Shoots Career Low 43 For Lady Raiders

    The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity golf team played their final matches of the season and then competed at the North Penns Woods League Tournament last week. The Lady Raiders picked up two more wins against two losses and then finished third at the league tournament held at the Smethport […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   The Pittsburgh Pirates will end their season today (Sunday) and it has been a second straight poor season after some much loftier pre-season expectations. It was impossible to predict that their leadoff hitter and gold glove left fielder Starling Marte would be suspended for eighty games for using performance enhancing […]

Bird’s Eye View

  by Randy ‘Bird’ Horning   At the Emporium Country Club this past week the Ladies’ Thursday Scramble was won by Meg Whiting, Bev Jones and Ginnie Schager with a 39.   The retirees scramble was won by Losey, Gabriel, Fapore and Cashdollar (32), followed by Drabert, McCulla and Summerson (33), third place went to […]

Cross Country Team Competes at Otto-Eldred

    by Rich Summers The Cameron County High School varsity cross country team ran last Tuesday at Otto- Eldred High School in tough eighty degree heat, which prompted water to be offered to the runners throughout the course.  “Otto had a new course this year so I was unable to compare results from last […]

Red Raider Jr. High Football Team Picks Up First Win

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider football team defeated Youngsville 20-0 last Thursday at the CCHS football field for their initial win of the 2017 season.  The Raider defense played well against a pair of large Eagle running backs, while the offense put three touchdowns […]

Cameron Co. Storm Playoff Game Saturday

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Storm youth football Pony team finished the season with a record of 4-2 in the Olean Area Youth Football League and earned the second seed in the Pennsylvania division.  The Storm will host Smethport, who is also 4-2 this season, at 11 a.m. on […]

Phyllis Marshall

  Phyllis J. Marshall, 81, of Rich Valley Rd., formerly of Renovo and Buffalo, NY, died Wednesday (Sept. 27, 2017), in her home.    

Emily Johnston

  1919 – 2017 Emily Hutchinson Johnston, former Emporium resident, passed away in Vero Beach, FL on (Sept. 27, 2017), at the age of 97. Emily and her family resided in Emporium from 1958 through 1973.  Emily continued to value her many friends and warm memories from Emporium through the remainder of her life.   […]

Governor Tom Wolf toured the original and newly-purchased Embassy facilities in Emporium last Thursday as part of a four-day tour of northern Pennsylvania that saw him visit 14 counties last week. Shown with the Governor are Embassy Powdered Metals representatives and employees, Alan Ramsey, Steve Aharrah, Tom Hutton and Pete DeLucia and Cliff Clark, Cameron […]

Gov. Wolf Visits Area, Tours Embassy Powdered Metals

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor Last week, Governor Tom Wolf (D-PA) had a whirlwind tour of northern Pennsylvania, and visited manufacturing facilities in Emporium as part of his trip. Wolf and his wife, Pennsylvania’s First Lady Frances Wolf, made a number of stops across the region, including at Cole Memorial in Coudersport, […]