David Karkoska (left) and Jim Wendel (right), along with partner Sharon Robinson-Taylor, are restoring the former Erskine property on East Fourth Street. An Open House is planned for June 30 to see The Hygrade Inn Bed & Breakfast before restoration efforts begin.

Hygrade Inn, Restoring a Piece of Local History

by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor An Open House has been planned to give community members an opportunity to see the new Hygrade Inn Bed & Breakfast prior to restoration efforts. “We are holding an Open House because we want people to see the house before we start. Most people have never seen the inside […]

Richardson Resigns as School Board President

The Cameron County School District (CCSD) Board of Directors held an unscheduled meeting on Thursday evening to make additional personnel changes. Member Robert Lininger addressed assembled “anybody who thinks the decisions made last week were made lightly. Sadly, it had to be done,” he said, referring to the firing of two teachers and the move […]

Programs To Benefit Veterans Discussed at Commissioners Meeting

by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor Regional Veterans Career Employment Representative Byron Sutton presented information on programs to benefit veterans and businesses where veterans are employed during the Cameron County Commissioners meeting held Thursday in Emporium. Sutton is currently working with county Veterans Affairs’ (VA) directors from the four-county region made up of Cameron, Elk, […]

Woman Charged With Endangering Children

A Cameron County resident has been charged in Clearfield County after being found unconscious with two children in her care. Nicole Marie Whitmore, age 30, of Emporium, has been charged with two misdemeanors each of charges of endangering the welfare of children and recklessly endangering another person following an incident that occurred last week in […]

The Bair Family’

  Kent, Re your note in Trivia May 31st and the Bair family: We lived next door to the house at Poplar and Fifth – the Hoffman family bought that house and I remember them showing me a collection of pictures they inherited with the house that were taken by Mr. Bair of Cameron County […]

‘In Sympathy’

  I would like to express my feelings to the family of Maxine George, and in the past, David, Elayne and Mickey as part of the McManigle family. I now live in St. Louis. My sister, Miriam, is the mother of the above.

Daniel Pellam

  (1979-2017) Daniel Jacob Pellam, 37, passed away suddenly on (June 1, 2017) in the loving presence of his family at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Jay Ward

(1962-2017) Jay Ward passed away unexpectedly on (June 10, 2017) in Akron, Ohio at the age of 54.

John House

  (1955-2017) John C. House, 61, of Manassas, Virginia, formerly of Emporium and McGuire AFB, New Jersey, died while visiting his mother in St. Marys, on Monday evening (June 12, 2017).

Richard Neff

  (1948-2017) Richard F. Neff, 68, of Canton, passed away Sunday (June 11, 2017) at his home while surrounded by loved ones.

Down Syndrome Awareness 5K Saturday

  A 5k Run/2 mile Walk along with a Buddy Walk to raise awareness for Down Syndrome will be held Saturday. Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder in which one has an extra copy of the 21st chromosome. Alex Umble, a senior at Cameron County High School, is hosting this event as his senior project. […]

From the Bleachers

with Rich Summers When I left for Florida last week to visit my daughter and my aunt on the beach it was nice and cool. But returning on Saturday and mowing the lawn I realized Emporium in the summer with heat and humidity is just like Hollywood Beach, Florida. Without the sand, ocean, seafood and […]

McKimm Named To Big 30 Softball Squad

Cameron County High School sophomore Alyvia McKimm was selected to the 2017 Big 30 All-Star Team. McKimm was the 2017 CCHS Team MVP, received the 2017 Golden Glove Defense Award as a catcher and the 2016 Golden Glove Defense Award as a third baseman when she was a freshman.

Little League Action

Monday, June 12 Rotary vs. Moose Starting pitcher was Cayden Trumpie. Julien Bolin and Josh Beer had a single and double, Blake Cool had a double, Bo Pearsall and Jake Narby had singles. Rotary beat Moose, 5-2. Jameson Britton was starting pitcher, had 10 strikeouts and gave up 2 walks. Ryder Brown pitched in relief, […]

GKN Senior Softball Team Tops Coudersport

GKN Senior Softball Team Tops Coudersport by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The GKN Cameron County Senior League softball team had one game against Coudersport last week and collected a 7-5 victory at the Cameron County Little League Complex. Laila Smith was the winning pitcher, allowing three hits while striking out eleven and walking four. […]

Additional CWD Cases Detected In PA Wild Deer

The Pennsylvania Game Commission tested 5,707 deer and 110 elk for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) during 2016. Twenty-five wild deer tested positive for CWD. All of the wild CWD-positive deer were in or near Disease Management Area 2 (DMA 2), the only area of the state where CWD has been detected in the wild. These […]

Turkey Hunters Posing For First-Place Votes

Visitors to the Game Commission’s Facebook page will pick the two winners of the agency’s inaugural Turkey Harvest Photo Contest. Entrants who make it to the finish line will receive a personalized, engraved box call. The Game Commission received hundreds of photos of excited hunters with their 2017 Pennsylvania spring gobblers. They are competing in […]

Opening of Stevenson Dam Delayed Four Weeks

Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks, Sinnemahoning State Park has announced that sediment removal from the George B. Stevenson reservoir has been completed but weather conditions have slowed progress of paving and modifications being made to mooring and launch area. Park officials have extended the opening of the lake from July 4th to August 4th, 2017. […]

Shooters

by William Crisp In my decades of being paid to carry guns, I’ve come to recognize that there are different kinds of shooters. This recently came up in conversations at an annual mandatory fire instructor’s qualification and workshop. People can really only communicate to reach another’s level of perception. Unfortunately, at times, what people perceive […]

Wandering Aimlessly

A First Tom For Kamden by Phil Burkhouse It was the night before the 2017 Youth Spring Gobbler hunt and Seth Fragale’s seven-year-old son Kamden was preparing for his first-ever turkey hunt.  The crew would be hunting in Cameron County, had done some scouting, and knew there were gobblers in the vicinity.  Accompanying Kamden were […]

Smoker Receives Outstanding Chemistry Major Award

Serena Smoker, a senior with a major in Chemistry from Emporium, was recently presented with the American Chemical Society Outstanding Chemistry Major Award at Lycoming College’s annual Honors Convocation in April.

Sizerville Park Programs Come join us at Sizerville State Park as we explore the outdoors and the critters that call the park home!  The following programs will be offered this weekend: Friday, June 23rd 2 p.m.   “Amazing Animal Adaptations!” Do you know what an adaptation is or how animals use them? If you answered […]

Rotary News

Rotarian Phil Jones introduced Janice Tata, VP of Development of BriMark Builders, LLC as the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon meeting June 13th.  When a community is interested in building a hotel, she facilitates the land, investors and financing. BriMark Builders, LLC is the preferred hotel general contractor partner of Cobblestone Hotel & Suites, […]

Food Pantry

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, June 28, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the building located behind the Northern Tier Community Action offices at 135 West Fourth Street in Emporium.

Motorcycle Dice Run Benefits Juvenile Diabetes

The Allegheny Mountain Chapter Nam Knights of America is sponsoring a Dice Run June 24th, which will benefit Juvenile Diabetes. Entry fee for the ride is a donation; there is no set price. Please make a difference in a child’s life and donate. The ride will start at the Emporium Moose Lodge #368. Registration will […]

Community Chest $2,785 Short of Goal

As of June 12th, the Community Chest has collected $17,715 toward their $20,500 goal. Thanks to all who have contributed.  The 2017 Fund Drive will be kept open until September 30. This month’s featured organization will be the Friends of the Library. The Friends of the Library helps to maintain the many important services of […]

Used Book Sale Now Going On

The Friends of the Library annual Used Book Sale will be held from Wednesday, June 28 through Saturday, July 1 . The sale will be held during library hours at the Barbara Moscato Brown Public Library. The sale is held in conjunction with Weekend in the Wilds in the community. Along with used hard back […]

Driftwood Senior Center Helps Out Hikers

One year ago at the Annual QIDC 100 Mile Yard Sale a very friendly couple visited the Driftwood Senior Center and introduced themselves and became our friends. One year later they knew they could count on The Driftwood Seniors for assistance. Jane Huston and Ernie Werstler from Reamstown, Lancaster County needed a ride from Sinnemahoning […]

Public Library News

Parents/Guardians, don’t forget that the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library Summer Reading Program registration week is coming up the week of June 26th at the library. Youngsters who have just completed Kindergarten through and including sixth grade are eligible to participate in the Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “Build A Better World.” The […]

Garden Club To Meet

The Emporium Garden Club will meet on Monday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church Hall. The program for the June meeting will be presented by Margaret Harris about container gardening. Margaret will demonstrate container and plant selections as well as soil preparation and after-care. Come and join everyone for an informative meeting. […]

Cole Memorial, UPMC Sign Letter of Intent To Pursue Affiliation

Cole Memorial announced today they have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to integrate Cole Memorial into the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) network with UPMC Susquehanna. UPMC Susquehanna, integrated with UPMC in October 2016, will provide management services to what would become UPMC Cole. UPMC Susquehanna’s close geographic distance to Cole and historical […]

Weekend in the Wilds Shaping Up To Be Biggest, Best Yet

This year’s Weekend in the Wilds event promises to be bigger and better than ever featuring the largest number of vendors the event has ever hosted. While most activities will occur over a two-day span on Friday, June 30, and Saturday, July 1, the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library’s Annual Book Sale will kick-off next […]

Pennsylvania’s Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack (left) and Cameron County Veterans Affairs Director Joe Williams participated in a round-table discussion and presentation on veterans’ issues within the region last week while Stack was in the region to visit area attractions and meet with local officials.    

School Board Makes Curriculum Cuts, Raises Taxes 1.2 Mills

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor About 50 people attended the Cameron County School District (CCSD) board meeting to voice their objections to the proposed cuts to education at Cameron County High School (CCHS). Curriculum changes are anticipated as  board members attempt to balance the 2017-18 budget. Members have been attempting to cut […]

Abriatis To Represent CCHS at Laurel Festival

    Molly Abriatis has been selected to represent Cameron County in the 2017 Laurel Festival. The Wellsboro community is inviting the public to join in the weeklong 76th Annual Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival celebration now through Sunday, June 18. The family-friendly event includes the Pennsylvania State Laurel Queen competition. Molly is the daughter of […]

Little League Carnival Hits Town Monday

    The Cameron County Little League and Bartlebaughs Amusements will be holding the carnival on Broad Street the week of June 19th through June 24th. Advance tickets will be $6.00 a strip and will be available at the Chamber office, the K of C, the courthouse (Staci Brown) and from Beth Newhouse and Sandy […]

Vandalism at Cameron County Ballfields

    Last week, reports of vandalism were received by Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) from officials at both the softball fields in Sizerville and the Little League Complex near Prospect Park. At the Sizerville softball fields, unknown individuals entered the complex, presumably at night, and applied white spray paint graffiti inside of the dugouts. At […]

Two Men Charged With Additional Burglaries

    Two men arrested in the Wykoff Run area last year after absconding from parole are being charged in a burglary case stemming from their time in Cameron County. Elijah Jacob Conser, age 22, of Punxsutawney, and Austin Obrien Eckert, age 23, of York, have been charged with felony counts of burglary and criminal […]

Lt. Governor Stack Visits Region

    Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack visited northcentral Pennsylvania this week to speak with local officials and residents and visit attractions. Stack took part in a presentation and roundtable discussion led by members of the Potter County Veterans’ Service Committee and veterans service representatives from Cameron, McKean and Potter counties on Thursday morning in […]

Nearly 60 Snakes Turned In During Annual Hunt

    The results of the 2017 Sinnemahoning Snake Hunt are in, with nearly 60 snakes turned in throughout the weekend event held at the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Club.  The event is hosted by the sportsmen’s club and the Keystone Reptile Club, which facilitates several such hunts throughout the state annually. Of those, Sinnemahoning typically boasts […]

Emporium Rotary Club Awards Five Scholarships

    The Emporium Rotary Club awarded five scholarships to CCHS Seniors during their luncheon meeting June 6th. Katrina Conner, received the Technical Scholarship of $1,000.  Katrina is the daughter of  Ann and Chuck Conner  and will be attending the Clearfield County Career & Technology Center in the LPN program. Madison Harrier received a one-time […]

Cameron County High School Honors List

    Cameron County High School announces its 4th Nine Weeks Honor Roll: High Honors Grade 12: Autumn Abriatis, Corrine Burnside, Desirae Fledderman, Kendyl Guisto, Madisen Guisto, Madison Harrier, Kassidy McLaughlin Grade 11: Shannon Lee Crisp, Tess Dubler Grade 10: Kamme Guisto, Sally Holjencin Grade 9: Jacob Cook, Cameron Harrier Grade 8: Caden Beldin, Megan […]

Rotary News

  Rotarian Kim Jones introduced District Attorney Jeanne Rees Miglicio (left) as the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon June 6th.  Attorney Miglicio grew up and attended school in Emporium through 10th grade, after which her family moved to Austin, where she graduated from Austin High School.   In 1992, she moved back to Emporium […]

Dice Run Benefits Juvenile Diabetes

    The Allegheny Mountain Chapter Nam Knights of America is sponsoring a Dice Run June 24th, which will benefit Juvenile Diabetes. Entry fee for the ride is a donation; there is no set price. Please make a difference in a child’s life and donate. The ride will start at the Emporium Moose Lodge #368. […]

Sizerville Park Weekend Activities

    Come join everyone at Sizerville State Park as we explore the outdoors and the critters that call the park home!  The following programs will be offered this weekend: Friday, June 16th  8 p.m.   “Jewels Among the Flowers” Come to the Campground Amphitheater to learn about one of nature’s fastest fliers, the hummingbird. […]

Annual Library Used Book Sale

    The annual Used Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will take place very soon. All funds from the sale benefit the Barbara Moscato Brown Public Library. The sale will be held on June 28 through July 1 during library hours in the conference room to the rear of the library. […]

Community Band Practice Schedule

    It’s that time again to rev up the St. Marys/Emporium Community Band.  This has always been a lot of fun in the past and everyone is looking forward to another great season.  This year rehearsals will be on Tuesday/Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. with ALL rehearsals occurring at the St. […]

C&N Reaches Over 1,000 Children With ‘Teach Children To Save’

    Citizens & Northern Bank team members throughout their footprint in New York and Pennsylvania participated in the annual “Teach Children to Save” initiative sponsored by the American Bankers Association Education Foundation. Classroom presentations and bank visits were held throughout April and May, with over 1,000 students in 22 local schools and organizations participating.  […]

Shupe Represents Austin In Laurel Festival

    Miss Sydnee Shupe will represent Austin Area Junior-Senior High School and her community as a Pennsylvania Laurel Queen candidate in the 76th Annual Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival celebration now through Sunday, June 18. A daughter of Jessica Woodard-Scott of Coudersport and Troy Shupe of Emporium, she will be a senior at her high […]

‘Give Small Business a Chance’

 I don’t understand what a handful of residents on Portage Street have against a family trying to make a living out of a new small business.   It’s too bad they didn’t live on Second Street when Cameron Manufacturing and Sylvania were booming.    

Rieder, Reed To Represent Cameron County In Varischetti All-Star Game

    Derek Rieder and Tristan Reed of Cameron County will represent the Allegheny Mountain League all-stars when they square off against the Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference all-stars in the second annual Frank Varischetti All-Star game in Brockway June 30. Kane head coach Todd Silfies will lead the AML squad and Clarion Bobcats head coach […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   At work on Thursday Steve Brown showed me some photos of graffiti that was written in red paint on several doors at the Cameron County Little League concession stand. There were three words painted by the vandals, and predictably, two were misspelled. Mafia is not spelled Mofia and I really […]

Little League Action

    May 29th Catch-up for Moose: Starting pitcher for Moose was Julien Bolin with 11 strikeouts. Josh Beer came on in relief with 1 strikeout. Julien Bolin had a single and triple,  Ian Bolin had 2 singles, and Clayton Geist had a single.  Julien Bolin was game MVP. May 31 Catch-up K of C: […]

GKN Senior League Softball Wins Twice

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County GKN Senior League girl’s softball team had two games last week and won both easily. They defeated East Smethport at home on Tuesday and then won at Derrick City on Thursday. Last Tuesday GKN took on East Smethport and won 19-4 in five innings.  […]

Glory Days

  by William Crisp   We just celebrated the opening day of snake season and bass season; my twenty second such adventure of overseeing the magical second Saturday in June in a row. Before that there were such weekends that I partook more so than just observed and as I ventured through the forest and […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  Duck Wars by Phil Burkhouse   I never believed it would happen to me, but as I progress through the journey of life the time has come that I now understand more clearly the views expressed to me by some of the elder hunters I crossed paths with during my younger years. I vividly […]

  Soldiers salute while the flag is raised during Memorial Day Ceremonies held Monday in Emporium.  

Harrier, Guisto Earn Top Honors In CCHS Class of ‘17

    Cameron County High School proudly announces that Madison Harrier and Madisen Guisto have earned the titles of Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the Class of 2017, respectively. Madison Anna Harrier, Valedictorian, is the daughter of Sheri Larson and Rich Harrier. She has participated in basketball, golf and student council and is a member of […]

Fallen Veterans Remembered with Parade, Ceremony

    Fallen veterans were remembered with a parade and ceremony in honor of Memorial Day in Emporium on Monday. The Cameron County Memorial Detail led the parade, which featured a number of local veterans riding a float, Cameron County Little League baseball, softball, minor league, and t-ball teams, the Cameron County High School (CCHS) […]

WalkWorks Trail To Be Opened in Emporium

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor A loop trail has been created in Emporium as part of the WalkWorks program to promote healthy lifestyles and activities. The Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Emporium Borough worked with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the University of Pittsburgh to create a 1.67-mile walking loop […]

Teutech Tax Assessment Appeal Resolved

    Resolution 2017-6, which resolves a tax assessment appeal with Teutech, was approved by Cameron County Commissioners during their regular meeting held Thursday afternoon. The Teutech Tax Assessment appeal sought to lower the property value of the light industrial facility located at 227 Barton Street in Emporium, and was filed in November of 2015. […]

Children’s Fair Thursday

    The Cameron County Children’s Fair is coming to the Emporium Firehall on Thursday, June 1st from noon to 3 p.m. Bring the kids and enjoy balloon creations by Bubbles the Clown; face painting; games; ice cream; popcorn; drinks; hot dogs; prizes; and lots of free stuff from vendors. There will be giveaways for […]

Drum & Henry Fishing Derby Set For Sunday

    The 63rd Annual Drum and Henry Fishing Derby will be held this weekend, on Sunday, June 1, at the Bucktail Rod and Gun Club on Sizer Run Road. The Drum and Henry Fishing Derby got its start in 1954, organized by businessmen Norm Drum and Ed Henry. The event was originally held at […]

Community Pool Opens Monday

    The Cameron County Community Pool will open on Monday, June 5th. Advance tickets may be purchased in the High School Principal’s Office beginning Monday, May 22 through June 2. Each ticket price will increase $2.00 beginning June 5.    

Cameron County Students Participate In State Envirothon Challenge

    Sixty-four High School teams representing their counties and their schools in Pennsylvania participated at the annual Pennsylvania Envirothon in central Pennsylvania for two days on May 23 and May 24.  The team for Cameron County High School was sponsored by Cameron County Conservation District and consisted of Ariel Farren, Eliza Farabaugh, Justin Bush […]

Art Week Event Offers Free Art Classes

    An Art Week event is being sponsored by Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services (ADAS) from June 5 through June 9. Classes will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Memorial Hall and will feature local artists and specialists as teachers. On Monday, June 5, a jewelry-making class will be taught by […]

Senior Center Happenings

Emporium Senior Center has the following programs and activities planned in the coming weeks. All are welcome to attend.  Wednesday, June 7th – ELK Program at 9 a.m. A speaker will be coming from the Elk Visitor’s Center and is even planning to bring elk antlers and other props to look at. Sounds like a […]

Emporium Bike Friendly

    Bicycle racks have been installed in downtown Emporium.  Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, Emporium Borough and Cameron County School District joined forces in the project.   Two racks donated for the project needed to be retrofitted for installation. Cameron County High School students Michael Clingan, Ebon Jackson, Josh Lane and Ryan Chilcote, under […]

This Weekend at Sizerville Park

    Come join everyone at Sizerville State Park as we explore the outdoors and the critters that call the park home!  The following programs will be offered this weekend: Friday, June 2nd  3 p.m.   “Stream Stomp” Are you looking for a fun- filled adventure to celebrate the first weekend of June? Come with […]