From the Source’

Harry Spence’s wife and mother of Roscoe, Lois, Esther was Mildred Spence.  She passed away in the late ‘60s. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Velvetone’s Identified’

The Velvetone picture is missing names for two members – the person on end of front row left is Patricia Gannon Reed (1952) and the person in the back row right at the piano is Barbara Bessey (1954).  It’s always fun to see these old pictures and brings back a lot of great memories. (Full […]

‘Trivia Photo I.D.’

I believe the first girl on the left in the first row of the March 13 Old Tyme Photo is Dawn Smith.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Stillhouse Farms’

In the February 13 issue of the Echo, Claude raised the question of Stillhouse Farms. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Elk County Recycling Center Accepts Electronics’

Recently the Echo published an article concerning electronics recycling. The article indicated that the Elk County Community Recycling Center turned away people and that the Center is not licensed to take electronic materials. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Location of Elk County Community Recycling Center’

In regards to the article “Electronics Recycling Encounters a Snag” in last week’s Echo, I would like to clear up some misinformation. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Parade of Stars Program’

We received a phone call from Jim Leary of Salamanca, NY, who said he was very interested in the Parade of Stars program that was in the Echo recently. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Drive Defensively!’

In the past few months the phrase “drive defensively” has become the norm for myself and several other people that I know of entering or leaving Emporium at the intersection of Route 120 and Route 155. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Organization Needs More Time to Review Policy’

This week we will celebrate Scouting’s 103rd anniversary, and our focus has remained the same, working together to deliver the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

‘More on the Bucktail Watershed Association’

Dear Editor, Thank you for the article and photos about the Bucktail Watershed Association and our invasive plant control work. This work is important because invasive and noxious plant species are a growing threat the natural areas of Northern Central Pennsylvania. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Trivia Q and A’

Hi Kent, Bob Haley named all of the stores that I knew were north and south of 5th and all west of Poplar. He asked about baseball. When we were in high school it was during WWII and the most active sports were basketball and football. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s […]

‘Enough is Enough’

Gun rights advocates insisting their weapons are harmless probably never witnessed a drive-by shooting, had friends killed by stupid gun mistakes, consoled escapees from a restaurant overtaken by gunmen shooting up the place, been directly shot at by a “law abiding” hunter or lost friends to gun suicides as I have. (Full Story available on […]

‘The Shamrocks’

Jim Leary called from Salamanca, New York, to tell us the name of the Johnsonburg football team was The Shamrocks. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

‘Return of Stolen Trophy Buck Requested’

You know who you are. You stole my 12-pt. buck head to claim it’s yours. I worked very hard to find that deer. It’s my hunt and memory of that buck. You can only lie about it and hide it. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Your Donation Would Be Appreciated’

Hello, our names are Alyvia McKimm and Chloe Burgett; we are lifelong friends and sixth grade students at the Cameron County Elementary School. We have been nominated by our teachers to attend the 2013 Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC) to be held in Washington, D.C. and our nominations were accepted by the Congressional Youth […]

‘Gun Laws Not The Answer’

Personally, I have a very “dim” view of Gun Laws.  In my opinion, these laws simply don’t work.  A recent report gave these statistics for the city of Chicago.  In 2012, there were over 400 homicides committed with guns, and Chicago has the “strictest” gun laws of any city in the country! (Full Story available […]

In Response to ‘Hear Ye! Hear Ye!’

The article that appeared in the Echo Mailbox 1/16/13, I am reminded of a famous quote, “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” Abraham Lincoln. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Ping Pong Photo’

I think I have identified the people in the photo playing ping pong. In front hitting the ball is me! I am Bernie Oswald. I am hitting the ball to Patty Zoschg. The man standing is Leon Lucas ( I believe). The girl standing by the wall is my sister, Carole Oswald Grimone. (Full Story […]

‘Bowling League Photo’

The gentleman on the far right in the Sylvania Bowling League photo is Emerson Klees.  He is the only one I can identify. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

‘Photo I.D. & New Question’

Concerning the picture on page 2 of the old Community Center in the Jan. 2, 2013 Echo.  The people from left to right are Pat (Zoschg) Pavlina, her sister Joni, Leon Lucas,  Carole (Oswald) Grimone, Mary Kay (Wilson) Doud, next unknown, and Bernie Oswald. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County […]

‘Recent Travels’

We received a phone call from Isabelle Czekai of Erie before Christmas, letting us know what she’s been up to in recent months. She traveled to Panama City for her grandson Frank’s wedding (Shandra), and said it was beautiful there and she stayed in a place that would “knock your socks off.” (Full Story available […]

Phenomenon in the Sky’

Dear Sir: While looking at the sky the other day, I noticed that the jet streams were not dissipating. Not only were they not dissipating, they were spreading over the sky. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Trivia Answers’

Dear Kent, Claude (Punchy) Campbell had a question regarding stores north/south of Fifth St. that sold groceries. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Defense Department Report Shows National Guard, Reserve a Cost-Effective Solution’

To the Editor: I have long known that the National Guard and Reserve are a bargain for our state and country. It’s gratifying to finally see the numbers in black and white. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘More Lodging Businesses’

Dear Echo, I would like to make a correction to last week’s article “Tourism Study Shows Increase…”. The article stated that the “bed tax” (3%) is collected from “only three small, privately-owned hotels.” (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Hear Ye – – – – Hear Ye’

“To all country men, women and children, and all the ships at sea – lend me your ear.” Topic: GUN CONTROL (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Financial Peace’

We are writing today for several reasons. Ruth and I continue to see so many people struggling financially and because we have been there and done that and it wasn’t fun then and know it isn’t fun for people now. Our main reason for writing is that we now know there is a way for […]

‘Don’t Give Up!”

I saw an Obama bumper sticker recently that read “We Won; Get Over It”, like it was a game, like the Steelers won the Super Bowl or the Sabers won the Stanley Cup.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Does Anyone Remember’

Does anyone remember the Penns Lodge and where it was?   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘It’s Only Going to Get Worse’

Mr. Burkhouse, I read your column ‘Deer Hunting 2012 in review’ in the December 19th Cameron County Echo. I want to thank you for what you wrote and said about the state of deer hunting in Pennsylvania and about the PGC’s deer management program. I could not agree more with your sentiments. (Full Story available […]

‘Connection to Cameron County’

I wanted to email you and tell you how much I enjoy the columns written by Nelson Hass and also Phil Burkhouse.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Daunting But Long Overdue Task’

Recently, I have learned of a senior project that I found very compelling, and I thought that the readers of the Echo might find this topic equally interesting. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

‘Enjoy the Trivia’

Kent, A little late responding to last week’s question, but my husband, Mahlon, tells me the Ping Pong table was on the 3rd floor of the Community Center. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

‘Ordeal Isn’t Over’

On 12/06/12, between 6-6:30 a.m., my life changed. I was one that always stated, “That won’t happen to me.” Never say that, because it may. I’ve lived here my whole life and never thought in a million years Emporium would become a town of crime and violence. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this […]

Dear Kent,

  Your latest column in regards to a family of four cheerleaders, I believe it was the McManigle girls, Ginny, Phyllis, Maxine and Judy. I also think Elayne was a cheerleader; she was in the class of ‘43. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Dear Kent,

  I enjoy your Trivia in the Echo. Your question concerning the band director at EHS – he was the famous James Dunlop and went on to Penn State and directed the great Blue Band! (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Trivia and Georgie’s’

Hi Kent, Just received the latest issue of the Echo. As usual, the first thing I like to read is the Trivia column. Second on my list is Georgie’s column. Her column makes you feel like you are right there. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Old Tyme Photo Correction’

In the Old Tyme picture, week of Dec. 5, 2012 (dedication of the Cameron Co. High School pool, the person identified as Dave Averill is not Dave it is Don Averill. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Former CCHS Band Director’

Kent, Edith Walker Isacke asked in the most recent December 5th issue who the former Emporium band director was who moved away to a higher position. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Bear Story’

‘Bear Story’ Thanks for the fine article, Amanda, but some clarification on our bear visit is in order.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Trivia Answers’

  The following is information on an Old Tyme Photo and answers to Kent Riegel’s Trivia column.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘News from Manley Hot Springs’

Hi to “All” at C.C.E., Got our bill in today’s mail – and getting it taken care of “immediately” as the days really nip by for us “old folks” these days! (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

‘The Harmoneers’

Hi Kent, In the last Trivia column Glenn mentioned the Harmoneers. I just recently gave a picture of them to our daughter. My dad, Claude Campbell Sr. played the drums. “Jim” Miller played the guitar, “Gibby” Oswald played the accordion and “Bill” Yentzer played the violin. Charles Schwab Sr. (Preacher) was the square dance caller. […]

‘Your Generosity Made a Difference’

On behalf of the Cameron County Community Food Pantry, I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks to anyone who has contributed in any way during our Holiday Appeal.  As stated in my previous letter, due to a reduction in government funding, we needed extra to provide turkeys for Thanksgiving, as well as hams for Christmas. […]

‘Home by 9 p.m.’

Hi Kent, What a fun filled column you write for the Echo.  You have stirred our memories as well as our hearts with these trivia questions.  My sister, Sue and brother, John from Rolla, Mo. and Ballwin, Mo. just love this column, which tells me they miss Cameron County, but they won’t admit that to […]

‘We Got What We Deserve’

Here we go again! What will a second term for Obama yield?  Obama with his narcissist personality will feel vindicated. Surely, now that he has been re-elected, Obama will “double down” on his socialist ideology that he was afraid to reveal first time around.  Four years into it, he and his apologists are still blaming […]

‘Trivia Questions and Answers’

Kent: In the last issue of the Echo you asked if Mr. Collins had two sons. Mr. Collins had a daughter and two sons. The daughter’s name is Betty and the two sons are Carl and Robert. If I’m not mistaken, Kent, they lived across the street from you on East Fifth Street. I don’t […]

‘Benefit Dinner and Chinese Auction’

To whom it may concern: We are asking for a donation for a Chinese Auction to be held during a spaghetti dinner on November 18th at the firehall from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Emporium and the Radio Days’

Cameron County, Emporium, Pa. has always seen disasters, small earthquakes and fires and the “Great Flood.” (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Skating Rink Trivia’

Congratulations to Jim Thomas for correctly answering the skating rink trivia question. Coins were thrown on the floor for skaters to collect. During my time, they included all denominations….not just pennies. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Economy Is Still the Issue’

A recent letter in the Bradford Era advocated that voters should “vote their pocketbooks.”   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

‘Trivia Question For You’

Here is a trivia question for you. (1) In the late thirties there used to be a plant in back of Woodland Ave. It was directly in back of Mr. Robertson’s home   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

‘Enjoyed Our Visit’

After several weeks of prompting, my son, Jim and daughter, Karen and I went to Emporium to see the elk. We saw 38 elk and 31 deer. Mr. Burkhouse, the deer are on the highways, not up in the mountains! We had to stop five or six times for deer crossing!!   (Full Story available […]

‘Think Before You Vote!’

A mere week until the election, the Benghazi scandal breathing down Democrats’ neck, Obama spreading the message from his teleprompter that he is the “one” you can trust.     (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Still Laughing About Gray Fox’

Dear Nelson Haas: We are the proud owners of one of your portraits (Billie Jo Beagle, 12-04), which is prominently displayed in our foyer. It is very special.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Are You Better Off?’

Are you better off than you were four years ago?  If your answer is yes, you need not read any further and may the good Lord continue to bless you.  For those of you who answered no, please continue to read, as your are a huge part of the majority of American citizens who face […]

‘All The President HAS Done’

There is an old adage that says people vote their pocket books. With that in mind it will be interesting to see how the voters in Elk and Cameron counties cast their votes in this election.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Trivia Mystery Solved

Trivia Mystery Solved’ Regarding the mystery surrounding the student who left class to shoot a deer and returning before the class was over… I was a classmate of the lucky student and remember the unbelievable and exciting events that took place that morning.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County […]

No Quick Fix’

People today are accustomed to instant communication anywhere and quick results with virtually everything. But it took twelve years and a World War to get this country through the last Great Depression. When understanding how close this country came to that point again during Bush’s financial meltdown, Obama’s administration pulled us back from that disaster. […]

‘Join the Historical Society’

On behalf of the Cameron County Historical Society, we would like to invite you to join the Cameron County Historical Society.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Info on John Creighton’

Please pass this along to Isabelle Czekai of Erie in response to her questions in the 10/10/12 Echo. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Trivia Q & A’

Isabel Czekai asked what happened to John Creighton. He died in Texas about 1990. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Vote For Life’

Presently, it is legal in America to murder the  unborn, even in the ninth month of pregnancy. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

‘Skating Rink Question Answered’

The rink was located on Maple Street beside Chris’s Cleaners. I worked there for Mr. Carl Collins when I was in grade school. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘I Remember Her Smiling Face’

This comment is for Kent Riegel regarding a question in his trivia column from the October 3rd issue. “Ma” Kennedy was the teacher you affectionately referred to.  She taught high school English.  I believ   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘My Thoughts’

Dear Editor: America deserves better. Please register and vote. Many of our elected officials in Washington are not doing their job. Are they interested in the betterment of America and the citizens, or are they in office for the betterment of themselves? We must elect people who want and will work to get people back […]

‘Vote God’s Values’

Editor, It is the duty of every Christian to vote in the general election on November 6! We are citizens of the United States, and all who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior are also citizens of heaven.  As Christians, we should help our nation to walk the path of Christ.  Though […]

‘North Creek Riding Stable’

Art Warner of North Creek (on the old road) had a stable of “riding” horses. (Mrs. Warner worked for the Water Co.) I used to ride there with Judy Wadleigh (class of ‘56?). (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘More Riding Stable Info’

Maxine (Gore) Norberg, of Waterloo, New York, a 1951 graduate of Emporium High School, called the office and told us about a riding stable that was about seven miles outside Emporium in North Creek.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘More Memories’

  John Bixler was a Mighty Mite and one of my favorite teachers.  Shortly after I was married, we rented the upstairs of the Bixler home on 6th St.  My husband (from St. Marys) did not have Mr. Bixler as a teacher and immediately was on a first-name basis with “John”;   however, he was […]