‘An Unforgettable Experience’

  When Jack Krause flew into Emporium in that twin engine plane, as per his letter in last week’s Echo, I happened to be the only one at the airport. I went out to meet the pilot of this unusual craft.    

‘LPs From The Past’

  Hello Kent, In the early 1950s, the Emporium Hardware had a record department just inside the front door to the left.  They stocked the 78 rpm as well as the new LP 33 1/3 rpm, mostly Columbia Records 12-inch and some 10-inch.  

‘My Brother Mattered’

  To Whom It May Concern: On August 29, 1981, my brother, Jeff Russell, was hit and killed by a train, five miles north of Emporium.  There has always been speculation about his death; because of this uncertainty, I’ve never had closure or a sense of peace about his death. I am writing this in […]

‘No Place Like Emporium: The Magic Valley’

  Thanks for the mention in the “Echo.”  You got it pretty close. My dad worked for the Penna RR in the chemistry lab, and he rented a room in my granddad’s house (Charley and Mary Clark), where he met my mother, Cecil Clark.  They married.   He was wounded in WWI, discharged and went […]

Young Women: Know Your History!’

‘ Dear Editor: When I married sixty years ago, I could vote that November, thanks to the efforts of thousands of women who fought hard for passage of the 19th Amendment.    

‘Sizerville Memories’

  My memory isn’t what it once was, but I do think my sister, Mary Krause (later, Vogt) was a lifeguard at the Sizerville pool.  Her daughter remembers her being a guard at the school pool. So it seems we aren’t sure where she was a lifeguard. Our family of six kids (five boys and […]

‘Erg’s Airplane’

  Erg Murray’s airplane was an AT-6 nicknamed the “Texan.” It was an “advanced trainer” used before and during WWII. Erg’s model was an AT-6G that used a 650hp Pratt & Whitney, a 9 cylinder radial engine instead of the earlier 450hp. Erg’s N9644C was used in the Korean War and the leading edge 50 […]

‘Dental Trivia’

  Hi Kent, I know you will hear from a few about all the dentists, but I’ve got to put my two cents worth in. Dr. Lawrence Lathrop and his sister, Claire had the office on the north side of West Fourth Street between Pearson’s Dry Cleaning and the gas office. Dr. Gerald Burns’ office […]

‘Thank You, Emporium’

  Dear Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Emporium and Cameron County for their kindness to me and for their support of the Bucktail Watershed Association and our invasive plant control program.

‘ABATE’

  Dear Editor: Due to recent inquiries about what ABATE is, please review the following. ABATE (Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education) is a nonprofit, safety, educational, charitable and advocacy motorcyclist organization aimed at promoting safety, protecting rights and helping others. ABATE of Pennsylvania maintains a staffed business office in the Harrisburg Area. Legislative affairs […]

‘Remembering Erg and His Aircraft’

  Your publication (several years ago), wrote of the story about the Army B6-A Bomber landing at the Keystone Airport for Labor Day celebrations reminding me of my Emporium childhood memories of a World War II “trainer” aircraft flown, I was told, by Erg Murray. Perhaps some older residents of Emporium could verify if Mr. […]

‘Automobile Tires’

  Hi Kent: Turns out your supposed antique car expert is right. I have seen lots of colored pictures of automobiles from the early 1900s and the tires were snow white. In the early 1900s, B.F. Goodrich started adding carbon black chemicals to their tires. They found it produced a stronger and much longer lasting […]

‘Great Olivett’s Memories’

  Dear Editor: After reading in the Echo about Olivett’s closing, I felt I had to write about one family’s ties to Joe Olivett’s Market.  I married in 1950, and we started buying groceries at Joe’s. Well, with the marriage came the family of 6 kids! Things were pretty tight, buying a home, etc.! We […]

‘Thank You Olivett Family’

  I would like to thank the Olivett family for giving me the opportunity to work for them in the early ‘50s. Joe was a great man.    

‘Libertarian’

  It is important that we do not let Mr. Gerald Johnson, former Governor of New Mexico, run as a Libertarian for President of the United States. That would take votes away from Donald Trump, and put Hillary in as President.  

‘Not Enforcing the Rule; Get Rid of It’

  I have some comments pertaining to the article Rich Summers wrote in his sports column a few weeks ago about the softball team.  I would like to comment about Rich Summers’ recent column pertaining to the CCHS softball team and the D9 playoffs  Hats off to Rich for writing his weekly column on high […]

‘Very Big Disappointment’

  To All: Thank you for the time and commitment you have all given our school and its students.  Sometimes, we as a community fail to see the hard work that goes into making an event such as graduation not only possible, but also successful.   

‘Band Day Connection’

  Emporium’s connection to the Penn State Band Day  was Penn State’s Band Director James Dunlop (pronounced Dun-Lope) who had previously been director of bands at Emporium High School (before the existence of CCHS).    

‘The Christian Center – Going Forward’

  So many have asked what will happen with the Christian Center after Rock and Sherri leave. Our close colleagues and capable ministry friends, Dave and MaryAnn Hockey will be working closely with the Keystone Conference of the Free Methodist Church in the months ahead.    

‘Heading Out’

  On a very hot evening in July of 1990, my wife, Sherri and I were having a rather difficult day. It was hot, and I was angry, so we decided to go for a drive. It was a drive that would change our lives forever!  You see, earlier in the week, some of the […]

‘What God is Our Country Following?’

  Our forefathers who made many sacrifices, many with their lives, gave us a Republic not a democracy form of government. (Remember the Pledge of Allegiance to the “Republic”?) We were given a Constitution which set the boundaries with the rules for running the Federal Government. When this Constitution was presented to the Colonies, it […]

Richard Evers

  (1928-2016) Richard Evers, 87, of Tampa, Florida, passed away (April 15, 2016).

‘It’s Time To Raise The Minimum Wage’

  Dear Editor: I’m happy to pay more than Pennsylvania’s minimum to the person who helps me keep my home clean and healthy. A person who works should be valued enough to earn a minimum wage of $15 an hour, but that’s not what some Republicans think. Some use that old chestnut that the number […]

‘Emporium Radio’

  Hi Kent: Your comments in the 3/30/16 Echo Trivia brought back some memories. Dave Carson and I were both announcers at Emporium’s first radio station, “WEMR.” More on that later. Kent, you are right; “WLEM” went on the air March 8, 1958; Bernie Erskine was the original owner. Jim Spotts was the station manager. […]

Country Law Would Boost Students To Theme Intimate Violation On College Campuses Fox 59

It happens to mass in the LGBT community,” aforesaid Dasilva.INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Mar. 8, 2016)– An Indiana lawgiver is stellar the care to scrap intimate assaults on college campuses.IUPUI undergrad educatee personify chairwoman Niki Dasilva has coupled with the integral pupil politics and campus resources to dungeon this uncomfortable conversation departure.Household Nib grand 105 volition assure […]

Country Law Would Boost Students To Theme Intimate Violation On College Campuses Fox 59

It happens to mass in the LGBT community,” aforesaid Dasilva.INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Mar. 8, 2016)– An Indiana lawgiver is stellar the care to scrap intimate assaults on college campuses.IUPUI undergrad educatee personify chairwoman Niki Dasilva has coupled with the integral pupil politics and campus resources to dungeon this uncomfortable conversation departure.Household Nib grand 105 volition assure […]

Country Law Would Boost Students To Theme Intimate Violation On College Campuses Fox 59

It happens to mass in the LGBT community,” aforesaid Dasilva.INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Mar. 8, 2016)– An Indiana lawgiver is stellar the care to scrap intimate assaults on college campuses.IUPUI undergrad educatee personify chairwoman Niki Dasilva has coupled with the integral pupil politics and campus resources to dungeon this uncomfortable conversation departure.Household Nib grand 105 volition assure […]

Country Law Would Boost Students To Theme Intimate Violation On College Campuses Fox 59

It happens to mass in the LGBT community,” aforesaid Dasilva.INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Mar. 8, 2016)– An Indiana lawgiver is stellar the care to scrap intimate assaults on college campuses.IUPUI undergrad educatee personify chairwoman Niki Dasilva has coupled with the integral pupil politics and campus resources to dungeon this uncomfortable conversation departure.Household Nib grand 105 volition assure […]

Country Law Would Boost Students To Theme Intimate Violation On College Campuses Fox 59

It happens to mass in the LGBT community,” aforesaid Dasilva.INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Mar. 8, 2016)– An Indiana lawgiver is stellar the care to scrap intimate assaults on college campuses.IUPUI undergrad educatee personify chairwoman Niki Dasilva has coupled with the integral pupil politics and campus resources to dungeon this uncomfortable conversation departure.Household Nib grand 105 volition assure […]

Country Law Would Boost Students To Theme Intimate Violation On College Campuses Fox 59

It happens to mass in the LGBT community,” aforesaid Dasilva.INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Mar. 8, 2016)– An Indiana lawgiver is stellar the care to scrap intimate assaults on college campuses.IUPUI undergrad educatee personify chairwoman Niki Dasilva has coupled with the integral pupil politics and campus resources to dungeon this uncomfortable conversation departure.Household Nib grand 105 volition assure […]

Country Law Would Boost Students To Theme Intimate Violation On College Campuses Fox 59

It happens to mass in the LGBT community,” aforesaid Dasilva.INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Mar. 8, 2016)– An Indiana lawgiver is stellar the care to scrap intimate assaults on college campuses.IUPUI undergrad educatee personify chairwoman Niki Dasilva has coupled with the integral pupil politics and campus resources to dungeon this uncomfortable conversation departure.Household Nib grand 105 volition assure […]

Country Law Would Boost Students To Theme Intimate Violation On College Campuses Fox 59

It happens to mass in the LGBT community,” aforesaid Dasilva.INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Mar. 8, 2016)– An Indiana lawgiver is stellar the care to scrap intimate assaults on college campuses.IUPUI undergrad educatee personify chairwoman Niki Dasilva has coupled with the integral pupil politics and campus resources to dungeon this uncomfortable conversation departure.Household Nib grand 105 volition assure […]

Country Law Would Boost Students To Theme Intimate Violation On College Campuses Fox 59

It happens to mass in the LGBT community,” aforesaid Dasilva.INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Mar. 8, 2016)– An Indiana lawgiver is stellar the care to scrap intimate assaults on college campuses.IUPUI undergrad educatee personify chairwoman Niki Dasilva has coupled with the integral pupil politics and campus resources to dungeon this uncomfortable conversation departure.Household Nib grand 105 volition assure […]

Country Law Would Boost Students To Theme Intimate Violation On College Campuses Fox 59

It happens to mass in the LGBT community,” aforesaid Dasilva.INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Mar. 8, 2016)– An Indiana lawgiver is stellar the care to scrap intimate assaults on college campuses.IUPUI undergrad educatee personify chairwoman Niki Dasilva has coupled with the integral pupil politics and campus resources to dungeon this uncomfortable conversation departure.Household Nib grand 105 volition assure […]

Country Law Would Boost Students To Theme Intimate Violation On College Campuses Fox 59

It happens to mass in the LGBT community,” aforesaid Dasilva.INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Mar. 8, 2016)– An Indiana lawgiver is stellar the care to scrap intimate assaults on college campuses.IUPUI undergrad educatee personify chairwoman Niki Dasilva has coupled with the integral pupil politics and campus resources to dungeon this uncomfortable conversation departure.Household Nib grand 105 volition assure […]

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Offit, P.A. and R. K. Jew. (2003). Addressing Parents Concerns: Do Vaccines Check Harmful Preservatives, Adjuvants, Additives or Residuals? Pedology, 112(6), 1394-1401. Finn, T. M. and W. China: Saunders Elsevier.Aluminum is used in vaccines as an adjuvant. An adjuvant is  vaccine component that boosts the immune response to the vaccine. Adjuvants allow for lesser quantities of […]

An Airfoil Letter to Mantrap Instruction Teachers TeachHUB

It can be a touchable point to get teachers to service IEP meetings.  I render that you don’t pauperization to try yr beat, get early, or inhibit posterior.  But revel recollection that you’re part of this student’s IEP team.  Technically, we’re all supposititious to out-of-doors and upkeep the IEP together from start to end, going […]

‘As We Watch The Presidential Debates’

  Each democrat and republican candidate is giving their ideas of what they’re going to do as the President. Have any of them talked about preserving life’s existence? If you don’t find this message as important as your first cup of coffee, then you’re asking for your death, and the people around you.  

‘Improve Cell Phone Coverage’

  I was looking at our local newspaper and read an article about the township commissioners approving the installation of extenet wireless communication boosters to be installed on utility poles along Rt. 70 and Rt. 51.  Ronald Gainar, president of R2C Development Group, said the antennas will boost internet signals for cell phones.  

‘Enjoying All the News from The North Country’

  We greatly enjoy reading about the North Country each week, especially Wandering Aimlessly and Bill Crisp’s column! Tell Phil we are only 7 miles from the Middle Creek Wildlife Area. It is only a 4-hour car drive from Emporium. Middle Creek is our “hangout” and right now is spectacular with Snow Geese and Tundra […]

‘Mail Carriers’

  In the Feb. 3rd issue, my cousin, Tom Willams wrote about mail carriers and said how his dad, Art Williams was one. He also mentioned my uncle, Henry Nickler.   

‘Fire Dept. Auxiliary Fund-Raiser’

  The Auxiliary of the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department has begun fund-raising for new tables and chairs for the firehall. The tables are very heavy and in need of repair, and the chairs are also in bad shape.    

‘More Than Just Mistakes’

  Recently, it was stated that Obama has made some mistakes. He not just made mistakes, he is the most incompetent, worthless idiot we have had in the office since this country was born, with the possible exception of Buchanon. Lest anyone think this is a racist remark, my personal preference for the next president […]

‘Bakery Owner’

  I remember the first name of the man who had the bakery on 3rd Street; it was Carl Collins (if my memory is correct) and for a short time he had a small restaurant, which I think was next to Moscato’s shoe repair.  My grandmother, Ruth Hodge worked there.  Sam Smith should remember this […]

‘Mail Carriers’

  Hello Kent, After reading your Echo column of January 27, I have some post office comments which I hope are of interest to you. My father, Art Williams was employed for many years at the Emporium post office, mainly as a carrier in the central ward of the town from late 1930s to the […]

‘We Were Warned About Russia’

  Dear Sir: The following are news stories from around the world: U. S. backed Syrian rebels reportedly take out Russian Rescue Helicopter — The Pentagon is nervous about Russian and Chinese Killer Robots — China tests rail-based long range missile capable of hitting U. S.  

Keep Them Coming’

‘ I just wanted you to know how much I enjoy the column by William Crisp.  I’m a 72- year-old grandmother who doesn’t hunt and thinks “catch and release”  is an anathema, but I appreciate reading a well written column that blends humor, information and human interest. Keep them coming.   

‘Bakeries’

  I remember there being a bakery on Broad Street next to where the Hilliker Motors used to be. She also made very good peanut butter pies. Another bakery was on Third Street across from what was Mihalek Garage.  

Adjusting and Ratifying the Second Amendment’

‘ The preamble to the Constitution starts with (We The People) etc., etc. On September 17, 1787, it was adopted by Congress. The preamble makes it clear that the government is established by consent of the governed, “We The People.” The amendments were started by the Bill of Rights in 1791.  

‘Awareness of Suspicion’

  We are having an epidemic of gunfire around the world, killing scores of people. More people have got to get involved in any situation to stop the aggression, everyone is at risk of being assaulted.  

‘Time for My 2¢’

  I guess it’s time for me to put in my 2 cents, so to speak. Back to the twins. Don’t believe anyone mentioned the Kennedy twins from Driftwood. One twin’s name was “Peggy,” but I can’t remember the other twin’s name. They were sisters to the two Kennedy sisters who taught in high school. […]

‘Trump Should Pay the Bill’

  Dear Editor: With Donald Trump throwing insults and put downs on a daily basis at anybody in his way, would somebody please explain to me why American schools are spending millions of dollars across the country on anti-bullying programs?    

‘You Have Our Vote, Jim’

  To Voters of Cameron County: I moved here in 1976 and started to vote about five years after I was here.    

‘Moving Companies’

  In reference to Logan Moving,  he was a representative for Mayflower Moving Co.      

Beer Distributors’

  The trivia for beer distributors missed Melvin Logan’s beer distributor business located on Rich Valley Road. In the late 1940s,  he quit the business and started the Mel Logan  moving company.      

‘Twins’

  Kent asked for local twins info. Please pass along this info. to him.    

‘Hathaways’

  Hi Kent, Haven’t written in a while so after reading the last issue of the Echo I thought I might like to try to answer your last question. John Hathaway had an office in the courthouse which, I believe was called prothonotary (?). I’m probably wrong on this but I do know he worked […]

‘Re: The Echo of 9/16/15’

  Dear Kent: The beverage owner was Jack Jones. He had a twin brother, Gene. they were from Sterling Run. Jack was a baseball pitcher and Gene was a catcher. When Fr. Daily’s Knothole baseball league was put together, the organizers put one on the Legion team and the other on the Moose, which was […]

‘Principles of Freedom’

  God did not bless human life in the book of Genesis, for Jesus later to command Christians to lie down as slaves of men and to give up self-defense, which is the only method God provides man to preserve and protect.    

Trivia – Chicken Farm’

  My parents, Richard Waddington – class of ‘43 and Anita Carlson Waddington – class of ‘46, were friends with the owners of the chicken farm mentioned in your column. They were Edith and Maynard Schwab. Before we moved to Rochester, NY in 1965 (I was 8 years old then), we would visit them.    […]

‘Fire Prevention Week’

  The week of October 4th – October 10th has been designated as Fire Prevention Week for 2015. In an effort to improve the overall fire safety of the community that we serve, the Emporium Fire Department would like to share the following information:  

‘Hitchhiking’

  This is a late response for June 24th about hitchhiking (currently volunteering in Northern WI so communications are a little slow).       

‘Coke Ovens Photo’

  I think if the picture is referring to the 3 humps – those are hot air stoves used to heat the iron to a melting point. The building  that is 90 degrees to the stoves is the cast house, as the square building on top of the furnace is where the coke, iron ore, […]

‘Beer Distributorship’

  Hi Kent, I wonder how many of your readers may have recollection of my father, Leon Hilliker’s, beer distributorship on Vine St. (ave?) Not sure. I just remember the building backed up to our back yard on West Sixth. This would have been mid, early ‘50s. I remember going into that building to get […]

‘Coffee, Blueberries Trivia’

  We received a call from Ralph Yore in California, who says he remembers that in the early ‘50s Joe Olivett sold ground coffee. He thinks the brand was Shurfine and it was in a red bag.    

‘Response to Rails to Trails Article’

  I am extremely pleased to read the response to my article. It is refreshing to see that so many people read the Echo and express their approval or displeasure to what is written in there. It shows the value of the written word and the importance of a small town newspaper. Agree with me […]

Feeling Blessed in Small Town USA’

  One of the biggest blessings of living in small town USA is that many of these small towns have a great big heart! And speaking of small towns with big hearts, may I say that Emporium is one such town! Having been a pastor in Emporium for nearly 22 years, I have seen the […]

‘Give Teachers a Good Word or Two’

  Dear Editor: When I was in the classroom many years ago, I displayed two posters behind my desk. They weren’t there for my students. They were there for me. One was a quote from John W. Gardner, L. B. Johnson’s Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare: “The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as […]