Sign-Up This Week For Reading Club

    Sign-up for the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Club continues this week, having begun Monday, June 25th and continuing through Saturday, June 30th at the library.  Now on its summer schedule of hours, the library is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; and from […]

Outdoor Movie Night

    The Cameron County Fair Association and SPCA are presenting the family movie “We Bought a Zoo” starring Matt Damon on Saturday, June 30th.  It will be shown on a 16 foot screen at the fairgrounds. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Exciting Month at Senior Center

by Stephanie Loveland, Emp. Senior Center Director We had an exciting month full of anticipation, thoughts of winning, and conversations of “what would you do if you won the money?” (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo

Night Swim

    There will be a night swim on July 9th at the CCHS pool sponsored by the Lady Raider Hoop Club. It will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost will be $3.00 per person and $5.00 per family. There will be music, food and games. Come join the fun! (Full Story available […]

‘Greetings From Arizona’

Hi, I am Patricia Gannon Reed.  My grandparents were Charles (Charley) and Edna Cessna.  Pop, as I called him, owned the bakery, “Charley’s Bakery” at the east end of town, on East Allegheny Avenue.  He worked evenings at Armstrong’s Garage but his main job was custodian of the West Ward School.   (Full Story available […]

‘Come Get Your History Fix’

We at the Cameron County Historical Society would like remind all those in and out of the community that if you are looking for something to do with family and friends this summer we would love to have you stop by and visit us at the “Little Museum” in Sterling Run.  We have thousands of […]

‘Cabin Was The Place To Be’

In 1966, I was a freshman  at Cameron County High and took my first job as waitress at the Cabin Kitchen. I was employed by Kenny Miglicio.     (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘The Famous Pie Recipe’

Kent: Like everyone else, I sincerely enjoy reading your column.  Keep up the good work!     (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Behind the Plate, Kent State Catcher David Lyon Is Ahead of the Game

  by Elton Alexander, The Plain Dealer Kent State associate head coach Mike Birkbeck said one of the first things he did, after celebrating the Golden Flashes’ first trip to Omaha, Neb. for the College World Series, was to make a phone call.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County […]

Alle-Catts Trounce Smethport

    by Rich Summers The Emporium Alle-Catt baseball team picked up a road win on Sunday as they scored early and often in a 22-1 beat down of Smethport.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   If you have read this column before, this will come as no surprise, but I am a baseball junkie. The sport is every bit as addicting to me as drugs or alcohol are to some people. From April to October my life is run by televised baseball games, local live […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  Lightning Bugs, Fireflies by Phil Burkhouse I grin when I hear an excited youngster suddenly screech out, “Look, lightning bugs!” Lightning bugs or fireflies are a familiar sight on hot summer nights and are a challenge and a delight for kids to chase around the yard and catch so they can watch their light.  […]

Nice Bass

  by William Crisp   ville, it came here. ‘It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. It even came without stocking, news releases and gawking. So I puzzled and puzzled ‘til my puzzler was sore, until I could puzzle no more’.   (Full Story available on the […]

PGC HTE Classes Filling Up

With schools on summer recess, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe is reminding all first-time license buyers to make plans to attend a Hunter-Trapper Education (HTE) course now.  Also, the 2012-13 licenses went on sale on June 11, and the antlerless deer license process begins on July 9.       (Full Story […]

Curtis Keenan

(1926-2012) Curtis H. Keenan, devoted husband, father, and grandfather, died on Friday (June 22, 2012) at the Oaks at Westminster Woods, following a battle with Alzheimer’s and Cancer.

Boyd Husted

(1927-2012) Boyd N. Husted, 84, of Rich Valley, died Thursday (June 21, 2012) in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys

John Kulick

John Michael Kulick died in Coral Springs on (June 1, 2012) following a brief illness.  He was 97, and was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Dorcas Harford Kulick.

Roger Nogy

(1952-2012) Roger A. Nogy, 60, of Emporium, formerly of N. Belle Vernon, passed away Monday (June 4, 2012) in UPMC Montifiore Hospital.

    No one was hurt in this two-vehicle accident on Route 155 at its intersection with Route 120 in Shippen Township. David W. Pearce of Gipsy, was traveling approximately 10 mph south on Route 155 and drove through a stop sign. His vehicle’s front right bumper struck the front left bumper of a vehicle […]

Pearsall Takes Vacant School Board Seat

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo At their June regular meeting, the Cameron County School Board of Directors voted in a new member to fill the seat vacated by the passing of member Dale Lewis.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Something’s A’Buzz at Pizza Palace

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo Pizza Palace owners Dave and Marlene Smith are expanding their business to include beekeeping and honey production.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Causer’s DEP Bill Moves To Senate

    Legislation authored by Rep. Martin Causer, which would simplify applications to the Department of Environmental Protection to remove stream obstructions has passed the house by a 136-60 vote.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

SSA Holds Another Successful Snake Hunt

    Participants in the recent Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s club’s annual snake hunt captured more than 50 reptiles the weekend of June 9-10.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Property Tax, Rent Rebate Deadline Extended

    The deadline to apply for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program has been extended to December 31, 2012 to allow eligible individuals more time to take advantage of the program, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Big Foot Fever Attacks Cameron County

    A popular event and fundraiser for Mountaineer Search and Rescue is scheduled for Saturday, July 7.  For a $5.00 donation (license), you have the opportunity to search for Big Foot!  Those who are successful in capturing the big feet will receive a prize during the Weekend in the Wilds event.  Licenses are currently […]

Library Memorials

Following are Memorials given to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Matthew Rodich Among Art Contest Winners at ERHC

    Four local high school students were recently named the winners of Elk Regional’s 110th Anniversary Art Contest.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Family Center Fun Nights

The Family Center will be holding Family Fun Nights on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

St. Mark VBS

    The Sky’s the Limit!  Vacation Bible School will be held at St. Mark’s Parish from Sunday, June 24th – Thursday, June 28th from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.     (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Cameron Horning Receives Excellence In Chemistry Award

    Cameron Horning, son of Chris and Annetta Horning, received recognition for his Excellence in Chemistry.  This award is received when a student shows outstanding achievement in Chemistry Studies in high school.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

30 Donors at Blood Drive

    The Emporium Blood Drive was held at the VFW Club Rooms on Thursday, June 14th, with 30 successful donations. Thirty-six donors were presented but five were deferred.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

ATA Bus Reads ‘Have A Good Day!’ Well…

    by Stephanie Loveland, Emp. Senior Center Director The Senior Games 2012 was more of an adventure than planned.  The story goes a bit like this:   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Local Author’s Book Available in Paperback

    Local author, Tiffany Simar is happy to announce her book My Apologies is now available in paperback and E-book. Cost for the paperback is $13.77 with the cheapest shipping option and the price of the E-book is $2.50.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Bible School

    The Christian & Missionary Alliance Church on Sizerville Road invites all children age 4 years-6th grade to their VBS event “Praise!” on July 8-July 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.     (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

American Legion To Meet

    Olkosky-Jessop American Legion Post 194 will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 26th, at 7 p.m. at the Cameron County Vets Club. All officers  and members are asked to attend.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Food Pantry

    The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determied eligible on Wednesday, June 27, 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.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County […]

Fair Royalty Sought

    It’s that time of the year again! Time to begin the search for new fair royalty. The Cameron County Fair Association is actively searching for candidates for Prince and Princess, Jr. Miss, and Miss Cameron County.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

SPCA Movie Night

    The Cameron County Fair Association and SPCA are presenting the family movie “We Bought a Zoo” starring Matt Damon on Saturday, June 30th.  It will be shown on a 16 foot screen at the fairgrounds.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Trivia Correction’

Just want to make a correction on the letter Jim Parrish sent. Bernice Manley did indeed marry Phil Hoffower, but her sister, Mary married my brother, Howard Hathaway. Alan married a lovely girl named Violet, can’t remember her last name.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Ice Cream Plant’

Letters to Trivia: The ice cream plant was owned by Mr. Vogt. (Every man was Mr. then.) They sold the ice cream in gallon metal containers wrapped in thick insulated bags. I was too young to know what the wrapping was made from. I was only interested in the ice cream!   (Full Story available […]

‘Imagine My Surprise…’

Dear Echo, It really surprised me to see my name in print in the obituaries. Yes, I am alive and well but a different James Arnold.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘See You in the Mountains’

Cameron County Echo, Hello, how is everybody doing in Emporium, Pa.? Hope all is well. I’m from Leechburg, Pa. and have been traveling in the mountains since 1974. Love it up there, good people, food, scenery, fishing, doesn’t get any better.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Cameron Senior League Drops Two of Three To End Season

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Senior Little League baseball team completed the 2012 season last week with three games.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Harry’s Corner

  by Harry Jones   Tuesday’s Ladies’ Golf League suffered their third rainout; somebody up there doesn’t like them.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

ECC’s Golf Outing

    Please join us for the 2nd Annual ECCHS Athletic Association Golf Outing, scheduled for Saturday, July 7 at the St. Marys Golf Club. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with play beginning at 9 a.m. The format will be a 4-person scramble, and the cost is $40 for members and $55 for guests […]

From the Bleachers

  by Rich Summers   I jumped in the car with my wife to drive over to Ludlow on Sunday only to discover that the Wildcats only had eight players and had to forfeit the Alle-Catt baseball game. The plus side was that I had never been to Wildcat Park and it really is a […]

Openings Still Available For Mansfield University Baseball Camp

    Openings are still available for Mansfield University Baseball Camps These outstanding camps will be giving inspiring young baseball players a chance to better their skills and have fun at the same time..     (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Wandering Aimlessly Kill Deer

    by Phil Burkhouse   Two weeks ago I pulled into a large parking lot about three miles west of Emporium.  The lot had been covered with limestone chips and was in very nice condition.  I exited the truck and was immediately treated to a view of two birds that were each flapping around […]

Don’t Sack the Snake Hunts

  by William Crisp   As the pretext for today’s conversation I have to admit that I was part of a front line that used to like to drive nails with our foreheads as part of our relaxation time (football related concussions were not an issue then…   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in […]

PGC Adopts 2012-13 Hunting Seasons, Bag Limits

    SQUIRRELS, Red, Gray, Black and Fox (Combined): Special season for eligible junior hunters, with or without required license, and mentored youth – Oct. 6-12 (6 daily, 12 in possession limit after first day).     (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Ben Keller

(1918-2012) Ben A. Keller, 94, of 356 S. Mountain Rd., formerly of Kirksville, Mo., passed away in St. Marys peacefully, Tuesday afternoon (June 12, 2012) in the company of his family.

Almeda Woodward

(1914-2012) Almeda H. “Medie” Woodward, 98, of Guy and Mary Felt Manor, died on Saturday afternoon (June 9, 2012) at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.

Stanley Norek

OLEAN, N.Y. — Stanley A. Norek, our beloved father, grandfather and friend, took his Lord’s hand and passed peacefully from this life on his 80th birthday (June 13, 2012).

Rev. Ronald Ober

Rev. Ronald W. Ober, 97, of Elyria, Ohio and beloved husband of Mary (nee Marsh) entered into eternal rest (May 27, 2012).

Mabel Gennocro

(1916-2012) Mabel I. Gennocro, 95, of 130 Kennedy St., Bradford, formerly of Emporium, died on Friday morning (June 15, 2012) at her daughter’s residence, Bradford.

Charles Nellis

(1932-2012) Charles O. “Joe” Nellis, 80, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, formerly of 356 E. 5th St. Ext., died Thursday afternoon (June 14, 2012) at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.

SCHOOL EMPLOYEES RETIRE – The end of the 2011-2012 school year marked the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of five Cameron County School District employees. Retiring from the school district after decades of devoted service are: Kathy McCulla, Sue Dechant, Jim Zoschg, Diana Boden and Grace Horning.    

High School Honor Roll

  Mr. Lynn Hummel, Assistant Superintendent, and Mrs. Christine Holjencin, Assistant Principal, at the Cameron County High School, have announced that the following students in grades 7 through 12 have been named to the fourth quarter honor roll. Highest honors is 93 percent and above in all subjects. Honors is 85 percent and above in […]

Big Prizes at Chamber Golf Tourney

    Cameron County Chamber of Commerce yearly golf tournament on Thursday, June 14, at the Emporium Country Club, includes the opportunity for golfers to walk away big winners.  This year there are three hole in one prizes.  The first opportunity comes on hole 5 where Gore’s Auto Service is offering a vehicle valued at […]

SPCA Movie Night

    The Cameron County Fair Association and SPCA are sponsoring a movie night on June 30th at the fairgrounds. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Bible School

    The Christian & Missionary Alliance Church on Sizerville Road invites all children age 4 years-6th grade to their VBS event “Praise!” on July 8-July 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Dr. Carlson on the Road To London

    Franklin Gomez (Team Puerto Rico) exploded onto the international wrestling scene after winning a silver medal at the 2011 Fila Wrestling World Championships held in Istanbul, Turkey. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Weekend in the Wilds Filled With Music

    Weekend in the Wilds July 6 and 7 will include music on Saturday.  The mini-park will become home for the musicians during the ArtFest portion of Weekend in the Wilds. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Recent Field Surveys Confirm Gypsy Moth Numbers Increasing

Winter gypsy moth egg mass surveys indicated that the number of gypsy moth egg masses have increased over the past several years. Recent field surveys confirm the increase in the number of gypsy moths larvae.  While limited damage to trees has been noticed so far, what will this mean for next year?    Flights to […]

Lewis To Represent Cameron County at Laurel Queen Festival

    The 71st Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival begins Saturday, June 9, and continues through Sunday, June 17, in Wellsboro. The community is inviting you to join in celebrating everything this family-friendly event has to offer. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Woodland Elementary Library Memorials

The following books have been placed in the Woodland Elementary Library as memorials for the 2011-2012 school year: (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Night Swim

    Abby Etchepare, a senior at Cameron County High School, is organizing a Night Swim as her Senior Project to raise money for the Cameron County Food Bank. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Library Summer Reading Club Sign-Up To Begin Soon

    Parents and guardians, be sure to mark your calendars for the last week of June for the sign-up of your youngsters for the Summer Reading Club. Sign-up begins Monday, June 25th and continues through Saturday, June 30th. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Looking For Classmates

    CCHS Class of 1992 is still looking for addresses for the following people: (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Solicitor’s Opinion Rules For Horning

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo Cameron County School District Solicitor Jennifer Gornall has responded to allegations made at a recent board meeting regarding Board President Annetta Horning’s eligibility to serve on the board.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)