SSA’s Annual Snake Hunt Has Changed With Times

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Once believed to be  doomed because of new stringent state regulations, the annual Snake Hunt Weekend at the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association will be held this weekend, bigger and better than ever.     (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Fun-Filled Day at Drum & Henry Fishing Derby

    The Drum and Henry Kids Fishing Derby celebrated its 58th year of providing the area youth a fun filled day of fishing and refreshments. The thunderstorms and rain that was being called for held off for most of the event held at Bucktail Rod and Gun Club.   (Full Story available on the […]

Pre-Sale Carnival Tickets On Sale

    The Cameron County Little League will be selling pre-sale tickets for the carnival again this year. The carnival will be here Monday, June 18th through Saturday, June 23rd, with Wednesday and Saturday matinees. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Our Town: Emporium To Air Thursday On WPSU

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo About 40 Cameron County residents turned out at the Emporium Fire Hall on Wednesday night to watch a preview showing of WPSU’s Our Town: Emporium production. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Cameron County Eateries Plan Big Night For Premiere

    Our Town Emporium/Cameron County will air on WPSU-TV on Thursday, June 7 at 8 p.m.  To celebrate, numerous restaurants and bars will host parties that night.  This will also provide those who do not receive WPSU on their satellite system an opportunity to watch the program live.  WPSU has also set up a […]

Interpretive Pontoon Boat Tours

    Interpretive Pontoon Boat Tours will be held at the Sinnemahoning State Park on Sunday, June 17.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Straub Hosts Rotary Program

    Jim Clark was the guest speaker at last week’s Rotary Club meeting. Jim is a Penn State Extension Educator. Steve Straub was the program chairperson.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Woodland Lists Honor Roll

    Following are the Elementary Awards Lists for the Fourth Nine Weeks and End of the Year. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Join the Library’s Summer Reading Club

Parents and guardians of youngsters in grades Kindergarten through 6th are reminded that on Monday, June 25th registration will begin for the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library’s 2012 Summer Reading Club (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Fungi: PA’s Hidden Treasure

    Fungi: Pennsylvania’s Hidden Treasure will be presented at the Sinnemahoning State Park on Saturday, June 9 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

First-Time Campers To Find Special Deal at Many PA State Parks

    The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is again partnering with Gander Mountain to provide first-time campers with needed gear and a reservation for two nights at a participating state park for just $20. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Housler To Lead Yoga Class at Senior Center

    by Stephanie Loveland, Emp. Senior Center Director The Emporium Senior Center is proud to announce an exciting new exercise program available starting June 14th. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Biking the Lowlands Trail

Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day by joining the Sinnemahoning State Park naturalist for an afternoon interpretive bike tour of the Lowlands Trail. (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)

Community Band Revving Up

    It’s that time again to rev up the Emporium/St. Marys Community Band! This has always been a lot of fun in the past and we look forward to another great season. For something different, rehearsals will be on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8/8:30 p.m. and we will continue to rotate our rehearsal […]

Upcoming Events at CCMH

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital announces the following events: June 3 through 9 – Community Health Improvement Week at all four Charles Cole Wellness Centers. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Freedom is NOT Free Day’

In some small way to try to resurrect Max Narby’s “Freedom Week” the Emporium Rotary Club sponsored the above titled event on Friday, May 25th, at the Cameron County High School. From most reports, it was successful and the students 7th through 12th grade were great – very much involved and over the top when […]

‘Don’t Know If You Remember Me…’

Dear Kent Riegel, I have contemplated writing to you for several weeks now to tell you how much I enjoy your “Trivia” articles. I can tell you I look forward to receiving the Echo every Thursday. The articles on the Hoffower family really strike home as the entire family was very much a part of […]

A Walk in the Morning Sun

    by Wallie E. Nelsen Copied from the Cameron County Centennial edition Press-Independent Thursday, March 31, 1960. CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK. May 30, 2012. On the corner of Fourth and Chestnut we have the Rishell Furniture Store with Neal Coppersmith as the right bower. In the same building was the Heilman Hardware. Verne  once […]

Trivia by Kent Riegel

    Well, what a wonderful treasure trove of Emporium history arrived in last week’s letters to the Echo.  Thank you to each of you for taking the time and effort to share your memories; many of which contained novel and –to me—new information. Who would have thought that Emporium once had its own monkey […]

Emporium Alle-Catts Topple Cuba Rebels

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Emporium Alle-Catt baseball team remained undefeated on Sunday as they accumulated seventeen hits and took advantage of seven Cuba errors to defeat the rebels, 17-3. The Cats scored six runs in the first inning and never looked back in the victory at Olivett Field at the Portage […]

From the Bleachers

with Rich Summers   I’ll admit I don’t lead the most exciting life, so when I was perusing the television guide for Saturday night I was particularly disappointed that the Pirates weren’t on. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Harry’s Corner

by Harry Jones   Tuesday’s Ladies’ League suffered their second rainout. *** Thursday’s Ladies’  Scramble winners were the two Erskines – Judy #1 and Judy #2, Barb Bauer, Pat Focht and Joyce “The Putter” Lundberg (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Bowlers Needed

  Mountain View needs your help to find out what can be done to get you back and new bowlers this year. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Cameron County Senior League Falls To Eldred

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Senior Little League baseball team traveled to Eldred last Thursday night but fell to the home team, 17-13. Another scheduled home game with Mt. Jewett on Wednesday was postponed when the visitors failed to make the trip to Emporium. (Full Story available on the newsstands, […]

Dahoga Dash 5K

  The sixteenth annual Dahoga Dash 5K Run was held Sunday, May 27th, on Dahoga Road in Wilcox. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Spring Gobbler Hunters Reminded To Report Harvest

  As the spring gobbler season ends, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe reminded hunters who harvested a spring gobbler to report their harvest using any one of the three methods offered by the agency. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Mowing Season

by William Crisp   Once during a hot summer three month training deployment within the United States, somewhere in North Carolina, I took a moment to poke my head out of the woods and look across a field of private property. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Wandering Aimlessly

Where’s the Deer? by Phil Burkhouse Last week’s question asked you to compute the number of deer killed per square mile in Pennsylvania.  I stated the square mileage of Pennsylvania is 46,058 and last year’s “estimated” deer kill according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission was 336,200 animals.  If you divide 336,200 by the entire area […]

Martha Ellwood

(1958 – 2012) Martha Lou “Marty” (Lininger) Ellwood, 53, of 838 Governor Circle, Washington, Pa, passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning (June 2, 2012).  

Margaret Hall

  (1919-2012) Margaret “Margy” Ella Sherman Hall, 92, of Snow Shoe, died Thursday (May 24, 2012) at Centre Crest nursing home in Bellefonte.

Valjean Ward

Valjean Rae Ward, 54, of Emporium, died Tuesday (May 29, 2012) at UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh, after a short illness.

    HONORING THIS NATION’S MILITARY – Several speakers, an honor guard and the Cameron County High School Band gathered at the Big Flag Memorial at the west end of Emporium to honor military veterans, past and present, on Memorial Day. The ceremony was the climax to holiday festivities in Cameron County which began with […]