‘Bowling Alley Memories’

Just got the Echo and wanted to reply to Kent’s question regarding the early bowling alley, probably too late to make his column. But I went there quite a lot as my grandmother (Lena Nickler) and my mom both were good bowlers. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘First Job’

I remember my first paying job in Emporium. I was 16 years old when I was hired by McCrory’s Five & Ten. I worked Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, the stores closed at noon because on Thursdays they were open until 9 p.m. Why? (Full Story available on the […]

Vote; Make Mr. Narby Proud’

Calling all former students of Max Narby and citizens of Cameron County. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Peanut Butter Pie… Revisited’

Kent, I hate to re-visit old subjects, but I really feel this needs to be said. I am from St. Marys and my husband is from Emporium. We met while working at Sylvania. When the peanut butter pie recipe showed up in the Echo, my husband immediately wanted me to bake him one. (Full Story […]

‘Vote For Capitalism’

Republicans are almost out of time!! Not only must the Republicans defeat the Socialist Democrats, they must also defeat the Socialist media! (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Proudly Display Our Flag’

After hearing the horrible news this past week, I felt it is time for Americans to make a statement to the World.  Yesterday I took time to count the number of American Flags flying from Woodland Ave. to my home in Rich Valley and counted 42 flags waving. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in […]

‘Report the Good, Bad and Ugly’

I am writing this to Mr. Whitman and your paper about the news coverage of not one but about all the people that you write about and ruin their name and reputations by your great journalism and ethics. You all but had “Geelen” guilty on the front page of the Echo for 6 or 7 […]

‘Mr. Bixler’

I remember Mr. John Bixler.  He was the elementary school principal in the 1960s.  He was a small, rather quiet man, as I recall.  He had gray hair and wore glasses.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Part of Driftwood in Four Mile’

Since there has been much mention of the Driftwood Hotel I have to add our piece.  When it was being dismantled in the 1980s as it was basically falling down, Salty went there and purchased some of the hotel doors and wainscoting, having to dismantle them.  He used a chainsaw and cut completely around the […]

‘Bowling Alley Trivia’

The old 4 lane bowling alley was located at the present location of the Echo. I believe that the original owner was Howard Signor. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Mrs. Bixler’

We received a phone call from JoAnn (Schwab) Harpster, who had some information on Mr. Bixler and also identified those in the Old Tyme Photo in last week’s paper. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘American Hotel’

The Kelly Girls owned the American Hotel, then sold to Michael Fragale Sr. and John Villella, then sold to Albert Tauses Sr. and John Boswell, then sold to Michael Gennocro. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Good, Bad and Ugly’

Are you the one who kicked over the flower pots in front of the church last Saturday (19th)? What were you thinking? Apparently, you weren’t thinking of the person who took the time to plant them, or of all the townspeople who have been enjoying them. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s […]

‘No more Flowers on Fourth Street’

On Wednesday, August 15th, my wife and I traveled to Emporium from our camp in Mix Run to attend mass at St. Mark’s. My wife, our town gardener, remarked to me how beautiful the flowers and pots were along Fourth Street and in front of St. Mark’s. We were extremely disappointed when reading in the […]

‘History of County’s Taverns’

The Driftwood Hotel was purchased from the Yahnite family by my dad, Jim Askey, who at that time also owned Jim’s Tavern in Sterling Run and the Sinnemahoning Tavern. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Take Back Your Town!’

I just got my weekly issue of the Echo and once again my blood is boiling. That Mr. Walters cannot even put out beautiful flowers on 4th Street and not have them destroyed is the last straw. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Simple Solution’

Dear Editor: It seems there is a problem with the school board meetings because the room is noisy and people can’t hear the soft spoken board members. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘No More Flowers on 4th Street’

I would like to express to everyone the pleasure I received from placing all the flower pots on East 4th Street and the joy I got from all the compliments I received for their beauty from the members of the Presbyterian and St. Mark’s Church. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron […]

‘Echo Reaches Reader in Over 35 States’

I graduated from CCHS in 1970. I had a very successful Forestry career  in Northern Maine for 30+ years. In 2009 we decided to retire, sell our house and some “stuff”, buy an RV and go full time RVing across the country. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Shoemakers Shift Hours’

Editor: I ran across an article from the Cameron County Press newspaper of 10 May 1934 that adds some insight to the “Emporium Shoemakers” topic. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

History of County’s Taverns’

  Our Homestead Hotel in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s was owned by Stan and Julie Lawrence, then sold to Sam and Ethel Jannotti, then to Donald Coletti, and finally to Richard Merry, who was married to Marge Woolslayer. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Another Beauty Shop’

Mrs. Bateman had a beauty shop next to DeSio’s Shoe Shop, Odd Fellows building.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘You Have Questions, I Have Answers’

Hi Kent, I worked for Ogden’s Pharmacy for 17 years and enjoyed making different sundaes. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Grandma’s Cabin Kitchen “Peanut Butter Pie Recipe”

What a joy to read everyone’s letters about my Grandma’s Peanut Butter Pie Recipe.  It can never be duplicated.  As one of the grandchildren, growing up in the back kitchen watching her make pies, we all know she had no recipe, and yet they were always perfect. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this […]

‘Shorthand’

I’m quite sure the shorthand manual that you refer to is the “Gregg’s Shorthand Manual” or textbook, pioneered by John Gregg. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Three Shoemakers In Emporium’

There were three shoemakers in Emporium.  Baldos On W. Greenwood St., Moscato’s on E. 4th St., and I think the Glasl girls had a grandparent in the business, located between St. Mark’s and the Methodist Church. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Another Peanut Butter Pie Recipe’

This note concerns Peanut Butter Pie.  I use a “shorter” recipe for this pie and it tastes very similar to Lena Miglicio’s.  Not the same but very close and a lot easier. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Another State Heard From’

Just got my Echo and see where Kent would like to know who owned the Tastee Freeze on Sizerville Road.  (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Thompson Brothers Carnival’

The Echo comes to me late because I live in Florida.  I’ve been a subscriber for 10 years. Many times I’ve wanted to respond to the trivia column, which I thoroughly enjoy, but I know my response will be past history by the time it reaches you. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this […]

‘Sure Nice To Read About Emporium’

I was reading the piece Lionel Minard wrote about all the ball teams. I knew the Sarick boys,  Andy, Sonny, Bobbie. They lived on West Allegheny Ave. where the new high school is today. I also knew Tom Leonard, Gerd McAulay, Jay McAulay. They all lived on 6th St. and I lived on 5th. We […]

‘Clarification’

I would like to clarify the statement made in last week’s Echo underneath the photo of the deer. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Cabin’s Peanut Butter Pie’

I wanted to mention to you about the Cabin Kitchen Peanut Butter Pie recipe you requested in the past Echo. This is the recipe I received 40 years ago. It’s different from the one another reader had sent you.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Athletes From Way Back’

Hi Rich, Your column in last week’s Echo tickled my memory and I’ll share names of athletes of yore, going back to the ‘30s and ‘40s, before television, the internet, video games and all those kinds of toys, when you had to make your own amusement and activities – one of which was baseball.   […]

‘A Fun Word to Know’

Hi, Phil ~ Recently, Jill and Don Perry took me to their property at the top of Lyon’s Run Road where I heard a whip-poor-will for the first time in my life.     (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Enjoying Kent’s Trivia’

I will try and answer some of your questions.  Joe Manginell and his wife Joan had the “Tastee Freeze” restaurant in Prospect Park; he also had barbecued chicken on a rotisserie like Olivett’s has. It was located (I think) where Brehm’s restaurant is.  (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘San Francisco Checking In’

Dear Kent, My maiden name is Gresimer, and I was graduated from CCHS in the Class of 1960. I now reside in Danville, CA, in the San Francisco Bay area. I have subscribed to the Echo for many years. Perhaps I’m the furthest west subscriber so far?   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in […]

‘Doud & Zeaman Esso’

The picture of Doud & Zeaman Esso; I lived in the house on right of picture from October (in 5th grade) until July 1958. In fact, I was hired to dig the footer for the garage addition. If I could see the original picture I could probably tell you the make and year of the […]

‘Enjoy Trivia Down South’

Greetings from “South Carolina!” Enjoy “Trivia” every week.     (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘A Regular Reader from Alabama’

Hi Kent, Although my family moved to central Florida from Emporium in 1959 when I was 5, I still remember the wash out, picnic grove, and going by the Dorman residence on the way out Rich Valley Rd. to our camp – Hemlock Lodge with my parents, Leon and Shirley and my brother Lee. (Full […]

‘Nicknames Continued…’

Denise Balizet stopped by the office to fill us in on some more nicknames. She told us her nickname was “Neeche”, her brother Philip’s was “Flip” and her sister Karen’s was “Karky.”.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

More Nicknames’

I was enthused by the trivia submission of Gordy Strycula as published in April in the Echo. Here are a few that Gordy didn’t pull up from his rolodex…     (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Were You There?”

Emporium Echo; Good People: The Cameron County Veterans Museum will be open from June 30, 2012 to July 9, 2012. A lot of history is on the wall.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Trivia Answers and Memories’

My name is William Cox Sr. I was born in Emporium on 311 West 5th St. I’m one of 13 children born to Charles and Rose Extrom Cox. I get the Cameron County Echo. from a good friend who knew I lived in Emporium, Joseph Scarnati. I read it from cover to cover. I’m the […]

‘Most Distant Echo Reader’

On the subject of the most distant reader of the Echo. I was recently talking to my cousin  Ann Marie Russell and her husband Ernie, she told me they read it in Manley Hot Springs, Alaska.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘John Baker, House Mover’

Mr. Riegel, In the April 18th Echo, Myrtle Schweikart Baker wrote in about her father, John moving houses. My mother, Twila (Ludwig) Alden said Mr. Schweikart moved a house for her parents, Monty and Sue Ludwig. It was an old schoolhouse that they made into a house. The house is in Potter County, Keating Township, […]

‘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)

‘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)

Trivia

  by Kent Riegel   When I began sharing my little bits of trivia from my memories of Emporium, I never imagined the resulting  level and depth of the responses from Echo readers nor did I intend to personalize the material, but I am truly grateful for all responses and a special thank you to […]

A Walk in the Morning Sun

    by Wallie E. Nelsen Continued From the Centennial Issue of the Press-Independent Thursday, March 31, 1960. Copied by Sandra Hornung. Wallie is remembering his first April 15, 1928 when he first became editor of the Press-Independent. His first day as the youngest editor in the state of Pennsylvania was the Monday following Thanksgiving […]

‘New Committee Needed for Fireworks’

With the 4th of July fast approaching, it is with regret to say the Cameron County Fireworks Committee will dissolve after this year. With the current changes to the Small Games of Chance laws, it has become too much of a burden to comply with these laws. Donations over the last few years have been […]

‘I Also Love the Here and Now’

I, too, enjoy the trivia, but I think it’s time for some here and now. My heart is so full of pride I don’t know where to begin!!  I guess I’ll start with Main Street.  I choose to drive it because I so enjoy the trees and well-kept homes. (Thank you Jean Smith and John […]

‘Ice Cream Plant’

Kent asked in his June 6 column about the local family who ran an Emporium ice cream plant. That would be the Vogt family.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Bright Colors Save Lives’

Either on a motorcycle or walking your dog or riding your bike or walking with a fishing pole along the road; always wear a bright (yellow, red, orange, white) colored shirt. When wearing dark colored clothes (green, brown, blue), one blends in with the foliage and in the shade of the tall trees, a driver […]

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)

‘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 […]

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