Good Friday Service

    The Cameron County Ministerial Association will be conducting a Good Friday service at noon on April 14th. The service will be held at the First Baptist Church, North Broad Street, with various pastors assisting with different parts of the service.  

Down County Baptist Easter Week Services

    Down County Baptist Church would like to announce Easter Week services and happenings. Good Friday services will be held April 14th at 3 p.m. with time of fellowsip following. Saturday, April 15th, there will be a showing of the movie “Risen” at 6:30 p.m. Easter morning services are at 11:00.  

Historical Walk Through Bradytown

    Cameron County Historical Society is hosting a historical walk through Bradytown on April 22, starting at 10 a.m.  Local historian Junior Murray, along with Cameron County Historical Society board member Wendy Davis, will guide the hike.  “Though Bradytown is now a ghost town, it was once full of activity,” Davis said. “Bradytown was […]

Garden Club Kicks Off New Year

    The Emporium Garden Club kicked off their new year with a fabulous dinner catered by Jen Abriatis and a very lively beekeeping program by Ryan Magaro.  The 30 members and guests were educated on the many facets of beekeeping and the value of the honey bees along with the various products the Magaro […]

Elk, Cameron Job Fair

    The Pennsylvania CareerLink of Elk and Cameron Counties will be hosting its second annual Job Fair.   With nearly 30 employers in attendance, you won’t want to miss this event. Come dressed for success and ready to take on your new career.    It is encouraged that job seekers bring along a copy […]

Post Prom Donations

    The post prom committee is still preparing for the post prom to be held May 6th. Monetary and gift certificates are still being accepted. All proceeds provide those who attend with food and prizes to be won throughout the event. Any questions, please contact Kris Umble, 486-3745.    

March Realty Transfers

    Cameron County secured real estate transactions for March: Richard A. Beck Sr. conveyed property in Shippen Township to Richard A. Beck Sr. Carol J. Pelton; Emporium Borough; Scott E. Pelton; $1.00. Cameron County Sheriff; Shippen Township; Carrington Mortgage Services LLC. Diane L. Crosby; Shippen Township; Christopher M. Crosby; $1.00.      

Wandering Aimlessly

  Umbrella Rock: Revisited by Phil Burkhouse   Mary and I have indeed been blessed with the wandering aimlessly bug.  Some people are happy living their lives in close proximity to their birth place while others experience itchy feet and the urge to travel.  Many years ago I hunted with an elderly gentlemen in the […]

Opener Warmup

  by William Crisp   It is the week before the regular trout opener. If you’re confused about what and where that is there is no excuse to be. It is easy to figure out which opener is “regular.” Just get out a sundial, an abacus, your Chinese lunar cycle calculator and a summary book, […]

Bird Presentation at Gun Club

  A membership meeting of the Bucktail Rod and Gun Club will be held on Wednesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse on Sizer Run Road. On the agenda will be a presentation about birds by Randy Flament; discussion of club and range work; an upcoming spaghetti dinner and shoot; and the yearly […]

National Archery Tourney

    Cameron County School District (CCSD) recently held a local National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP)  competition with 22 students attending.  CCSD students, grades 5-12, had the opportunity to shoot in the tournament and are reaping the benefits of the lifelong sport of archery. NASP involves physical activity in which virtually every student […]

From the Bleachers

  with RichSummers   I had a good visit with an old fraternity brother of mine on Saturday, Gregg Fritz. Gregg is the recently retired golf pro from Pinecrest Country Club in Brookville and is also a PIAA basketball official. He is recovering from left knee replacement surgery and will soon undergo the same operation […]

Storm Sign-Ups

  Cameron County Storm Football will be holding 2017 sign-ups at Memorial Hall on Friday, April 21st from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, April 22nd from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.   Registration fee is $35 per player and $20 per additional child.   Pee-wee players (7-9 years old) must be 8 […]

Raider Track Teams Open Season

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity Track and Field teams travelled to Otto-Eldred last Tuesday for their first meet of the season. The Raiders defeated Oswayo Valley but fell to Otto-Eldred, while the Lady Raiders defeated Otto-Eldred but lost to Oswayo Valley. Lady Raiders 68 […]

Raider Baseball Team Falls To Otto

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity baseball team traveled to Eldred last Thursday but was defeated by the Otto-Eldred Terrors, 9-1. The home team outhit the Red Raiders just five to four, but six errors, including five in the Terrors’ five run fifth inning, doomed […]

Lady Raiders Nip Otto-Eldred

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider softball team traveled to Otto-Eldred last Wednesday afternoon and came away with a 5-3 win in extra innings.  The Lady Raiders scored single runs in the seventh and eighth innings only to have the Lady Terrors tie the game in […]

James Baker

  (1933-2017) James Edward Baker, 83, of 21211 CCC Memorial Hwy,  passed away on Wednesday (April 5th, 2017) at Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center, Smethport.     

Daniel Mayer

  (1957-2017) Daniel Craig Mayer died (April 1, 2017). He was born on Dec. 8, 1957, in Arlington, Virginia to Allen K. Mayer and Eleanor C. Mayer.    

Gladys Schultz

  (1922-2017) Gladys M. Schultz, 94, of 284 Waldy Run Rd., died Wednesday evening (April 5, 2017) at her residence.    

Paul Fallecker

  (1927-2017) Paul R. Fallecker, 90, of Butler, passed away peacefully on Wednesday (April 5, 2017) in the VA Community Living Center at the VA Medical Center in Butler.     

Ethel Lewis

  (1924-2017) Ethel M. Lewis, 93, formerly of Bath, NY and Route 120 in Emporium, died Wednesday (April 5, 2017), in Guy and Mary Felt Manor.        

Hey Kent,

  Looking through the school records I found this little tidbit. Does it bring back memories? Glenn Gutgsell School Bands to Present Concerts The Emporium Schools Junior and Senior Bands are planning their annual Spring Concert, which will be held Wednesday and Thursday evenings, April 22 and 23. (April 9, 1953)  

‘Missing Item Has Sentimental Value’

    To whom it may concern: Somebody, while visiting my brother’s (the late Joe Yore)  museum, “The Cameron County Veteran,” took a military Kybar knife that belongs to me, Ralph Yore.    

Emporium Rotary Club donated $500 to Boy Scout Troop #551 to help fund their camp platform project. Shown is Gayle Mansfield (left) accepting the donation from Rotary Club President, Dale Kern. Other Rotary donations this month include Cameron County Lady Raider Softball, Mountaineer Search and Rescue, 2017 CCHS Post Prom and Shelter Box.


  Powdered Metals Acquires AST   Embassy Powdered Metals, Inc. announced the acquisition of all assets formerly known as the Emporium-based American Sintered Technologies (AST) Monday.  Embassy, which has doubled in size and employment over the past four years, including $7 million in new investments, expects to gross $16 million in sales and employ approximately […]

Driftwood Borough To Receive Water System Funding

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor A sizable grant has been awarded to the Driftwood Borough for renovations to its public water system. The funds total $203,965, and will be used to create a new groundwater source of potable water through reconstruction of the filter plant in Nanny Run, and installation of new […]

High Waters Postpones Annual Canoe Classic

    High water conditions forced organizers to cancel the Cameron County Canoe & Kayak Classic scheduled for this past Saturday. The race, which was set to begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning from the boat launch near the Emporium Country Club, was announced as postponed as of 12:30 p.m. on Friday. It has […]

Borough Council Taking Measures To Make Woodland Corner Safer

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor Emporium Borough officials are looking into measures to reduce the number of crashes on a corner near the Cameron County School District. A streets committee meeting has been set for next week, and input is expected from Emporium Borough Police Chief Dave Merritt and Street Supervisor Ted […]

County Unemployment Rate Down Significantly

    Cameron County’s unemployment rate is down significantly for January 2017 compared to the previous month’s data, according to information made available from the Department of Labor and Industry at the end of last month. The rate for January 2017, the most recent data available, was calculated at 6.9%. For December, the rate was […]

New Lego Club at Library

    The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library is pleased to announce it will be hosting a Lego Club starting Thursday, April 6 in the multi-purpose room of the library.  The Lego Club, which will start at 4 p.m. and run until 5 p.m., is for children grades kindergarten through six.   The program will […]

Woodland Honors List

    Woodland Elementary School announces its 3rd Nine Weeks Awards List. Grade 5 Mrs. Ream Honors (All A’s and B’s) Joshua Beer, Sabina Hoffower, Kierstyn Smith, Treyton Tucker Rose Tompkins Honors Trisidy Fowler, Lexi Weimer, Ryan Moore, Aubree Lorenzo, Kiersten Uber  

‘Mark Twain’ Coming To Emporium

    ‘Mark Twain,’ as told by storyteller Charles Kiernan, is coming to Emporium Saturday, April 29th. Cameron County Historical Society, Barbara Moscato Brown Library, and the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce have joined together to bring to our community this amazing performance to our area.   This program will be held at 3 p.m. […]

Down Co. Baptist Easter Week Services

    Down County Baptist Church would like to announce Easter Week services and happenings. Good Friday services will be held April 14th at 3 p.m. with time of fellowsip following. Saturday, April 15th, there will be a showing of the movie “Risen” at 6:30 p.m.    

Driftwood Senior Center Open For Trout Season

    The Driftwood Senior Center would like remind everyone that there will be a lot of good food at the center starting at daylight on the first day of fishing season.   Saturday, April 15th, breakfast will be served and there will be a lot of good homemade soups and sandwiches for lunch and […]

Rotary News

    Rotarian Tim Kinsler introduced speaker, Pat Lewis (right) at the Rotary luncheon March 28th. Pat gave an inspiring talk about his 40 years of coaching experiences.   Pat grew up in Emporium, graduating from CCHS and then Clarion University with a degree in Elementary Education.  Shortly after graduating from Clarion University, he received […]

Egg Hunt

    The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Sinnemahoning Recreation Park on April 8. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with the Hunt starting at 10:00. There will be plenty of eggs to find and the Easter Bunny to meet and have pictures taken with.    

Community Lenten Service

    A Community Lenten Service will be held Sunday, April 9th (Palm Sunday) at the First United Methodist Church.  All are welcome for a tureen dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. followed by a Lenten Praise Service at 7 p.m.    

Glenn Lucas In Concert

    Come join everyone for Glenn Lucas in concert at The Gathering Place (Cameron County Christian Center), 240 E. 4th Street, on April 8th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come and hang out; invite your friends for music, food and coffee, tea, etc.    

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    The Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 15 at 1 p.m. at the Cameron County Little League Complex on Sizerville Road. This year’s event is sponsored by the Cameron County Vets Club and VFW, the Emporium Moose Lodge, Knights of Columbus, and the May Hollow Sportsmen’s Club. Sign-ups are available […]

Gerard Holterback

  (1965-2017) Gerard E. Holterback, 51, of Walsenburg, Colorado, passed away (March 20, 2017) in Blue Springs, Missouri from a tractor trailer accident.    

Martha Krysik

  (1927-2017) Martha R. Krysik, 89, formerly of Rich Valley, passed away (March 1, 2017) at Armstrong Memorial Hospital, Kittanning.    

Lady Raiders Drop Close Game To Coudy

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity softball team had three games last week and were 1-1 with a game postponed.  On Monday they dropped a close game at home to Coudersport, on Wednesday they defeated Galeton in another home contest and on Friday they […]

Raider Baseball Team Drops Season Opener

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity baseball team opened the season at home last Monday but were beaten by the Coudersport Falcons 9-4 in a game that was switched from Carp Park to the Cameron County Little League Complex due to field conditions.  “We played […]

Jr. High Lady Raiders Complete Season

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Lady Red Raider basketball team had four games in the final week of their 2017 season and were able to win three of the contests.  On Monday they won at Northern Potter, on Wednesday they beat Otto-Eldred, on Thursday they lost […]

Red Raider Jr. High Wins Three of Four

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider basketball team had four games in their final week of the 2017 season and won three of those contests.  On Monday they won at Northern Potter, on Wednesday they defeated Otto-Eldred, on Thursday they fell at Coudersport and on […]

Yang Provides Winning Point In Penn State Win

    Penn State Altoona men’s tennis picked up its first Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference victory of the season, defeating Pitt-Bradford 5-4 at ProCare Fitness & Tennis Center. Tao Yang, of Emporium, a 2016 graduate of Cameron County High School, provided the winning point with a 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 victory in the No. 6 flight. […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   Two quick observations from watching the NCAA Division I basketball championship semifinals. First, did Oregon forget how to block out when rebounding free throws? And second, I guess I never realized the amount of foreign players that were matriculating at top United States universities; at least the basketball playing ones. […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  How To Kill A Turkey by Phil Burkhouse   It’s Thursday morning, March 31st, and as I look out the window at the bird feeder, I grin when I note the goldfinches are beginning to live up to their name—they are turning gold.  Mary strolls through the room with her usual sage advice, “It’s […]

My Dog Is Useless

  by William Crisp   This may be embarrassing to admit because it is a reflection of my pet ownership skills, but my dog is useless. Her name is Delta, but it should be “useless.”  Currently, she is lying right next to me as I write, watching me. She’s not guarding me. No, she is […]

Deal Would Create Revenue, Add 800 Acres To Game Lands

    A company’s plans to build a 435-foot tower on State Game Lands 34 in Elk County will provide the opportunity to hunt and trap on an additional 800 acres of game lands in nearby Centre County, based on a proposal approved by the Board of Game Commissioners recently. The land transfer is part […]

The Cameron County VFW Post 6221 Auxiliary donated $1,000 to the Veterans Memorial Park fund to help cover the costs of ongoing maintenance and improvements. Funds were raised through the annual Cash Bash fundraiser. Shown (l to r) are Barry Sarick, VFW Quartermaster; Jenn Dixon, Auxiliary President; Georgiann Holly, Auxiliary Junior Vice President; Bev Jones, […]

Emporium Woman Facing Arson Charges

    An Emporium woman will face charges of arson and related counts stemming from a Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) investigation into the second of two fires to occur at a Shippen Township home in the space of several days. Ashley Jo Callaway, age 30, of 1741 Old West Creek Road in Shippen Township, has […]

River Levels, Flow Rate Concern For Saturday’s Canoe & Kayak Classic

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor Volunteers gathered on Sunday to perform a cleanup of the Driftwood Branch ahead of the Canoe & Kayak Classic scheduled for this Saturday, April 1. More than a dozen volunteers gathered at the Cameron Bridge on Sunday to spread out along Route 120, the highway that racers […]

Burglary Charges Bound Over To Court

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor Two Elk County men will face burglary and related counts after they allegedly forced their way into an Emporium-area home to demand repayment of a few hundred dollars. Michael Paul Knepp, age 40, of Dagus Mines, and Matthew John Meholic, age 26, of St. Marys, are two […]

Spring Weather Marks Beginning of Road Construction Season

    Cameron County drivers will have hurdles to jump when travelling out of the county over the next several weeks. The advent of spring weather brings out birds and other wildlife along with construction crews. The Route 155 project restarted on Monday, March 27, with a work zone stretching from the Cameron-Potter county line […]

Bowling Alley Reopens as ‘Mack’s Rhythm and Blues,’ Open House Saturday

    Cameron County once again has a bowling alley to entertain residents and visitors, with the facility reopening on Route 120 earlier this month. An Open House Grand Opening is scheduled to be held this Saturday, April 1 at the former Mountain View Bowling Lanes just east of Emporium. The party will run from […]

Stephen Magaro

  (1959-2017) Stephen M. “Mugs” Magaro of Harrisburg, born on March 6, 1959, passed away on (March 16, 2017).       

‘West Ward School’

  Hi Kent: Regarding your question in the March 15th edition of the Echo, about the year in which the West Ward School ceased being a high school, I’m sorry I can’t help with that.   I am fairly certain that I do remember when the High School was constructed.    

Lady Raiders Shut Out Bucktail In Softball Opener

      The Cameron County High School varsity softball team opened their 2017 season last Friday with a 9-0 win over the visiting Bucktail Bucks in the first game for both teams.  Laila Smith tossed a three hitter that included seven strikeouts, no walks and a hit batsman to collect the win for the […]

Lady Raider Junior High Has Winning Week

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Lady Red Raider basketball team had three home games last week and were able to score victories in all three. On Monday they topped Smethport, on Tuesday they defeated Galeton and on Friday they beat Port Allegany. On Monday Kaelee Bresslin […]

Jr. High Raiders Have Perfect Week

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider basketball team had three home games last week and won all three. On Monday they defeated Smethport, on Tuesday beat Galeton and on Friday topped Port Allegany. On Monday Caden Beldin scored twenty points to lead the Red Raiders […]

Reed Invited To Play In Big 30 Classic

    Tristan Reed has accepted an invitation to play in the Don Raabe Big 30 Charities Classic. Reed is a senior at Cameron County High School, where he was an offensive running back and defensive cornerback for the Red Raiders. He is 6’ and weighs in at 200 lbs. Tristan plans to attend a […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   I’m no outdoorsman, but some recent news in sporting goods stores has me scratching my head. Gander Mountain has apparently decided to concentrate on internet sales and will begin closing some stores, but that is more than offset by huge stores being built by Cabela’s, Field and Stream and Bass […]

Enter a Team In the Baguba Dodgeball Tourney

    Cameron County Baguba Wrestling Club will sponsor a dodgeball tournament on April 22 starting at 9 a.m. sharp in the Cameron County High School gym. To sign up, call/text Jenn Dixon at 814-512-1267; or email: First, second, third places and bragging rights will be awarded. Cost for the six-person teams to enter […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  Early Spring 2017 by Phil Burkhouse   Our unusually mild conditions in February were rudely interrupted in March when cold temperatures, snow, and wind made a comeback in the Big Woods.  I awoke in the wee hours of the morning last Thursday and noted it was starry out and a balmy 14 degrees.  I […]


  by William Crisp   Conservation work has changed a lot since I started in the biz. It has gotten a lot stricter with bureaucratic chains a lot longer, heavier and more entangling. There are some changes that have been good, some changes for the worse, some are just ugly and others are just changes […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  The Fox Sparrow Migration by Phil Burkhouse   Spending a week exploring the desert southwest certainly fired up my bird brain.  Finding and identifying many new species of birds in the arid flats, foothills, and mountains surrounding Tucson was exciting, but this is also an exciting time in Pennsylvania because the annual spring bird […]

Liming Made Easy

  by William Crisp   Back in 1993, I wrote a book on growing food plots called “Backyard Bucks” or something like that; I think there was another adjective in it but I’m not sure. You see I’m not familiar with my own title because while I wrote it, I never submitted the book for […]

Game Commissioner Releases Deer Harvest Report

    Pennsylvania’s buck harvest increased 9 percent, and the overall deer harvest was up 6 percent, in the 2016-17 seasons, which closed in January, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported today. Hunters harvested an estimated 333,254 deer in 2016-17 – an increase of about 6 percent compared to the 2015-16 harvest of 315,813. Of those, […]

The VFW Post 6221 of Cameron County is proud to announce that Barry E. Sarick (left), Quartermaster of the Post, has been recognized by Commander-in-Chief Brian Duffy for his effort in recruiting new and reinstated members to their great organization. Recruiter awards, as listed in the National Membership Program, recognize those members who rise above others […]