Support the Cameron County High School Spanish Club by attending the all-you- can-eat Fiesta Mexicana on Tuesday, December 20th. The cost is $6/single and $20/family. The event will be held at the High School Cafeteria from 5 p.m. to ?? p.m. Menu includes beef and chicken Tacos, Sincronizadas, Frijoles, desserts and punch.   […]

Library Hours

    The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library will close for the Christmas Holiday Thursday, Dec. 22nd at 4 p.m. and will re-open on Tuesday, Dec. 27th with its regular schedule of hours.    

Newton Cemetery Price Increase

    The Newton Cemetery Association is increasing the price of a grave space from $450 to $750, effective January 1, 2017. Questions? Call 486-7033.    

Community Christmas Service

    A Community Christmas Service will be held Friday, Dec. 16th at 7 p.m. at the CMA Church.    

Downtown Properties Razed

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor Demolition began on three blighted Emporium properties on Thursday morning. The three structures, two located on East Fourth Street and one on the same lot facing East Greenwood Street, have been vacant for a number of years and had become safety hazards of late. Last week, high […]

Grimone Pleads Guilty To Ordinance Violations

    A Cameron County resident has entered a guilty plea to ordinance violations received on four rental properties he owns within the Emporium Borough. Matthew Grimone, age 59, entered guilty pleas to eight civil complaints filed against him. Four were issued by the Emporium Borough, and four by Building Code Inspector Russ Braun. Two […]

Borough Tax Rate To Remain at 16.91 Mills

    The tax rate for Emporium Borough residents will remain at 16.91 mills again this year. The budget was formally adopted during Monday night’s meeting following advertisement in newspapers and a public review period at the borough building. While one area of Emporium is being cleaned up, Emporium Borough officials are working to remedy […]

Christmas in the Wilds Set For Saturday

    Reindeer, breakfast with Santa, crafters, vendors, sales, open houses are all set for Saturday, December 10 in Emporium.   The annual Christmas in the Wilds begins at 9 a.m. with vendors selling food, gifts, Christmas caroling and Santa having breakfast.  The parade will step off at noon and judging for the house decorating […]

Ten CCHS Students Depart For Pearl Harbor Honor Band Performance

    Ten Cameron County High School (CCHS) students left Cameron County over the weekend to head to Hawaii to participate in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Ceremonies slated for later this week. The students are stand-out members of the CCHS Band and were selected to participate in the Pennsylvania Pearl Harbor Honors Band, which includes […]

Commissioners Attend State Conference

    Cameron County Commissioners spent several days at the recent County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) annual conference. All three commissioners attended sessions offered during the conference and offered reports on the event during Thursday’s meeting. Commissioner Phil Jones attended a Natural Gas Task Force meeting, which included discussion on new cracker plants erected […]

Support the Local Library, Donate To Friends ‘Happy Holiday’ Project

    The Friends of the Library have accomplished a great deal over the years. A big thank you goes to everyone who has supported the organization by becoming a member during the Membership Drive, or attending the Used Book Sale, or taking part in the holiday project; Wishing Family and Friends a Happy Holiday. […]

Final Round of Military Banners

    The Sylvan Heritage Council proudly announces the third and final round of their Military Banner Program, to honor men and women with ties to Cameron County, Pennsylvania who went on to serve their country in a branch of the armed forces.   A highly visible tribute to these dedicated individuals who bravely served […]

Gift Tags Remain In Local Christmas Toy Drive

    A few gingerbread boys and girls remain on trees at various businesses in Emporium.  The cutouts have suggested gifts from the child’s Santa wish list.   Unwrapped gifts must be returned with the gingerbread cut out by Friday, December 9 to the following locations:  Northwest Bank, Citizens & Northern Bank, Emporium post office […]

Christmas Cookie Sale

    St Hilda’s Guild of Emmanuel Episcopal Church will hold their annual Christmas Cookie sale in front of the Chamber of Commerce building on Saturday, December 10 from 9 a.m. until sold out.   Assorted cookies wrapped on holiday plates and trimmed with an ornament are available.    

Senior Center Wish List

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Emporium Senior Center.  Like many of the kiddos writing out their wish lists, the center also has a wish list. If you are able and willing to donate an item or two to help fill the center’s pantry, it would be very much […]

Food, Craft Sale

    Emporium Senior Center will hold its Craft and Food Sale on December 10th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Center on South Maple Street.  Cost for a table is $5.00. To reserve a table call 814-486-3707.      

Christmas Concert, Fiesta and Art Show

    The Cameron County School District Music Department cordially invites you to their annual Christmas Concert. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the CCHS Auditorium on Tuesday, December 20th.   Bands and choirs from both Woodland Elementary and the High School will join forces for a district wide musical celebration of the […]

Community Christmas Caroling Saturday

    Everyone is invited to participate in Christmas Caroling on Saturday, December 10th, in the vacant lot next to The Midtowne in downtown Emporium. This is part of the Christmas in the Wilds celebration. Come and help sing Christmas songs starting at 11 a.m. and continuing until the start of the parade. The singing […]

Drama Club Sale Saturday

    The CCHS Drama Boosters and Drama Club will be taking part in the upcoming Christmas in the Wilds event. A table of baked goods, mugs and mixes, Jeff’s Jams and Salsas and Snowman soup will be available for sale.  The group will be found in front of Reid’s on Saturday morning.      […]

Senior Center Dues Due

    Dues for the Emporium Senior Center for the 2017 year are $10/person. To renew your membership or to join the club, you can stop in at the center or your dues can be mailed to 213 South Maple Street, Emporium, PA 15834.  Thank you again for all the ways you help to support […]

Business Decoration Voting Underway

    Downtown Emporium businesses turned tires into decorations this year.  All the recycled decorations that were vandalized have been rebuilt according to Cameron County Chamber of Commerce officials and are available for purchase.  The money raised will be used to offset the price of parking meter decorations and the purchase of surveillance cameras.   […]

Breakfast with Santa

    The Emporium Fire Department Auxiliary will be holding their Annual Breakfast with Santa on December 10, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Bring the family and let the children meet Santa before the parade. Menu consists of French toast, sausage, eggs and beverage. Cost will be $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children […]

Hospice Volunteers Needed

    The holidays are the time of year when we are the most giving. Traditionally, the “giving” during the holiday season takes the form of gifts for friends and family. But there is another way that you can “give” and it doesn’t cost a dime..volunteer. Community Nurses, Inc. is in search of caring men […]

Senior Center Activities

    The Emporium Senior Center has the following upcoming events: Wednesday, December 14th – Come meet State Trooper Jon Wooster, as he presents “Tips to Help Keep You Safe” at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, December 22nd – Rummage through the corners of your closet and find your craziest, ugliest Christmas sweater. There will be a […]

Cole Memorial Installs New MRI

    As part of an ongoing focus to use the latest technology and treatments available for patients, Cole Memorial has installed a next generation magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit, General Electric® (GE) Optima MR450w 1.5T GEM, at the Hospital. This equipment replaces the MRI that was installed in 2003. Benefits of the new MRI […]

Emporium Senior Center Senior of the Month

    For the month of November, Emporium Senior Center has designated Ken Ostrum as Senior of the Month. Ken’s favorite color is red and he enjoys walking in the woods.  When asked what he loves about Emporium, he says the location and the people.  His favorite animal is the angelfish, as he used to […]

Downtown Holiday Decorations Vandalized

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editors A police report will be filed concerning vandalism perpetrated in Emporium over the Thanksgiving holiday. According to Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Director Tina Johns-Solak, vandals damaged several recycled-tire Christmas decorations, uprooted plants in flower pots and damaged a concrete bench in Emporium’s business district. “Disappointment does […]

High Winds Bring Down Emporium Facade

    The façade on an Emporium business came down due to high winds a week before tear-down of the structure was expected. Emporium Borough Manager Don Reed stated that a portion of the former Admit One building’s façade broke loose and fell part-way to the ground due to wind gusts of 40-60 miles per […]

Gearing Up For Christmas In the Wilds

    Cameron County residents are gearing up for the Christmas in the Wilds celebration, set to take place Saturday, December 10. The event begins at 9 a.m. and features a parade, craft and gift vendors, hot foods and beverages and fun for the whole family. As part of the festivities this year, the Cameron […]

66 Bears Harvested In Cameron County

    Bear hunters in Cameron County harvested 66 bears during the first three days of the 2016 hunting season. Northcentral Pennsylvania again led the state in bear hunting. Cameron County had one of the lower counts for Northcentral PA counties, but still had more bear harvested than most counties outside of the region. Over […]

Community Chest Fund Drive Off To Great Start

    It is seven weeks into the 2017 fund drive and it’s been a great start.  Through November 25th, $7,165.50 was collected toward the $20,500 goal.  Thanks to all who have contributed.  This drive will run through September 30, 2017. Watch for monthly updates.  Each month a writeup will be featured on one of […]

Students Clean Up Litter on School Grounds

    Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful organization believes that our younger generation is the key to a cleaner environment. Providing opportunities for environmental stewardship is a big step in that direction. Cameron County School District is now partnering with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, Litter Free School Zone program.  The organization also offers programs that can complement lessons […]

Ladies Auxiliary Craft Show

    The Emporium Fire Department Auxiliary will hold their annual Christmas Craft Show on Saturday, Dec. 3rd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Emporium Firehall. Food will be available. For more information call Bev at 486-0936, Bev at 486-2039, or Gen at 486-0396.    

Community Christmas Caroling

    Everyone is invited to participate in Christmas Caroling on Saturday, December 10th, in the vacant lot next to The Midtowne in downtown Emporium. This is part of the Christmas in the Wilds celebration. Come and help sing Christmas songs starting at 11 a.m. and continuing until the start of the parade. The singing […]

Basket Raffle

    A basket raffle fundraiser is being held to support the Cameron County Middle School Boys Basketball program for boys in fourth, fifth and sixth grades.  More than 45 items were donated locally and arranged into baskets. Tickets can be purchased at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center. Tickets are eight […]

Collaborative Board November Meeting

    The November meeting of the Cameron County Collaborative Board was held on November 16th at the Emporium firehall.  This month’s presenter was Sheri Harrier of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services. Sheri began by giving the group a quiz to see how much they knew about our local agency.  The answers were given afterward […]

Craft, Food Sale at Senior Center

    Emporium Senior Center will hold its Craft and Food Sale on December 10th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Center on South Maple Street.  Cost for a table is $5.00. To reserve a table call 814-486-3707.    

Breakfast With Santa

    The Emporium Fire Department Auxiliary will be holding their Annual Breakfast with Santa on December 10, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Bring the family and let the children meet Santa before the parade. Menu consists of French toast, sausage, eggs and beverage. Cost will be $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children […]

Rotary News

    Rotarian Blair Lundberg introduced guest speaker, Jennifer (Zucal) Kelly at the Rotary luncheon meeting November 22nd.   Jennifer is a 1998 graduate of CCHS and 2007 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh as an RN.  She briefly worked at Cole Hospital and then started apprenticing as a  midwife in Altoona.  In 2010, she […]

Courtney Homicide Hearing Postponed

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor A preliminary hearing for an Emporium man accused of homicide has been postponed until December. The preliminary hearing scheduled for Thursday was cancelled in the case of Michael Fuller Courtney, age 34, of Emporium, accused of murder in the first degree, murder in the second degree, murder […]

Veterans Day Ceremonies Held In Emporium

    Ceremonies to honor Veterans Day were held on Friday at several locations around Emporium. Beginning at 9 a.m., an assembly was held at the school, organized by the Miller-Raffaele Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6221 and the Olkosky-Jessop American Legion Post 194 in Cameron County. The speaker for this year’s ceremony was […]

K-9 Search Drill Completed at CCHS

    Superintendent of the Cameron County School District (CCSD) Dr. Keith Wolfe announced a safety drill performed in cooperation with a number of local agencies last week. Wolfe released the statement following the successfully-completed drill, which was held on Thursday, November 10. Participating in the drill with CCSD staff were the Emporium Borough Police […]

County Commissioners To Showcase Positive Undertakings

    Cameron County Commissioners hosted several visitors during Thursday’s meeting, as part of an effort to highlight more county programs. Commissioner Lori Reed stated that they are working to bring in more speakers from across county operations to showcase the positive efforts being undertaken by county employees and residents. Prothonotary Mary Grace Olay discussed […]

Local Election Results Match Closely With National Outcome

    The national results of last Tuesday’s General Election for President of the United States and down-ticket offices matched closely to Cameron County’s voting outcomes. In the Presidential election, Republican businessman Donald Trump beat out Democrat and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to take the nation’s top seat. The two candidates have waged […]

Recent Job Numbers

    Pennsylvania unemployment rate remained stagnant since last month, coming in at 5.7% September, the most recent data available. For the same period, the national unemployment rate was calculated at 4.9%. Initial jobless claims (Unemployment Compensation) were also down slightly this month to 13,778. Seasonally-adjusted nonfarm jobs decreased, despite three consecutive months of gains, […]

Senior Center Bingo

    The Emporium Senior Center Sunday bingo will be held November 20 at 1 p.m. Good food will be available.  There will be no Sunday bingo during the month of December. Have a great holiday. See you all back in January.    

Bed Bug Seminar

    The Cameron County Family Center is sponsoring a public Bed Bug informational seminar. Recently Bed Bugs have become a concern for Cameron County as well as many surrounding counties.  This seminar will help people to understand the problems our community is facing as well as discuss things to look for, how to stay […]

Fire Crew Work Capacity Test

    Seven individuals took the work capacity test on November 8th.  This physical test is required for many out of state firefighting positions. The individuals pictured were wearing 45 pound weighted vests and walked three miles in under 45 minutes. The work capacity test will be provided  again on November 15th at 8 a.m. […]

Homemade Soup Sale

    There will be a Homemade Soup Sale on Friday, November 18th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or sell-out at Citizens and Northern Bank, 135 East 4th Street. Suggested donation is $3.00/cup, with bread included. You can eat in or take it to go.      

Mountain Melodies November Schedule

    Mountain Melodies will be playing their instruments in Elk and Cameron counties at several locations in November.  On Wednesday, November 16, at 6  p.m. they will play for the residents of Guy and Mary Felt Manor and their families.   They have been invited to play at the Bennetts Valley Senior Center on Tuesday, […]

Meals On Wheels Volunteers Needed

    Do you have a little extra time on your hands? Are you looking for some ways to give back to your community? The Emporium Senior Center is  searching for a few volunteers who would be willing to be “subs” for their home meal deliveries. There are only a few meals that need delivered, […]

Evening of Uplifting, Fun Music

    Come out and join everyone for an evening of music and hear Bob Spaeth at 6 p.m. on November 26th at The Gathering Place, Cameron County Christian Center, 240 East 4th Street. Enjoy a night of uplifting and fun music on this Thanksgiving weekend.    

Roads Open For Deer Hunting Season

    The following roads on the Elk State Forest will be open for the regular rifle deer season from November 28 through December 10. Side roads are not open to motorized vehicles. Bauer Hollow #1 to #2, Buffalo Switch Rd. #14, Deer Pen Road #56, Short Road, Canoe Run Road #40, Briggs Hollow #57 […]

Rotary News

  Rotarian Marsha Hendrickson (left), introduced guest speaker, Erin Solveson, owner and operator of Wild Air Yoga Studio located here in Emporium on Cherry Street.   Erin was a runner for years before practicing yoga, but stated “at 32 her body felt  much older.” Three years ago she started practicing yoga. Yoga not only benefits […]

Donations Sought For Veterans In Nursing Homes

    The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Olkosky-Jessop Unit 194 is accepting donations (love offerings) for wounded and disabled veterans who reside in the home nursing care unit at James E. Van Zandt Medical Center in Altoona, PA 16603. Acceptable donations are:  canteen books, toothbrushes, toothpaste, Efferdent, Polident, combs, shampoo, deodorant, shaving cream, after shave […]

Craft Show

    Emporium Volunteer Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary will be holding their annual craft show on Saturday, December 3rd. If you are interested in having a table, the cost is $10 per table. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Friday and again at 7 a.m. Saturday for setting up.    

Spaghetti Dinner

    Emporium Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold their annual spaghetti dinner  on Sunday, November 27th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $8.00 for adults and  $5.00 for children under 10. Dinner consists of spaghetti, salad, Italian bread and dessert.    

Annual Toy Drive Underway

    It is once again that time of the year when the Cameron County Toy Drive/Christmas Gift Program goes into full swing.   Beginning Friday, November 18th, anyone interested in supporting this project can pick up a “gingerbread man” gift tag at any of the following locations: Emporium Post Office, Cameron County Chamber of […]

Search Warrant, New Charges Filed In Murder Investigation

    by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor A search warrant has been filed concerning an Emporium man charged with homicide in late October. Michael Fuller Courtney, age 34, has been charged with murder in the first degree and related counts following an incident alleged to have occurred on Wednesday night, October 26th, in the […]

Flood Protection Projects To Commence In Boro

    Several projects will commence to fortify flood protection in and around the Emporium Borough following announcements of coming funding received over the past several weeks. Emporium Borough Manager Don Reed stated that an application for money to fund a levee study was declined by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). However, […]

Free Road Cinders Available For Shippen Township Residents

    by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor Shippen Township Supervisors shared information on free cinders available at the township shed for residents. Only Shippen Township residents are permitted to take cinders free-of-charge from township stocks. If the cinders are being utilized at a resident’s home by a contractor, they should not be charged for […]

Cole Memorial To Participate In Breastfeeding Support Study

    Cole Memorial Hospital will partner with several organizations to bring high-tech breastfeeding support services to rural patients. The study launched in late September of this year through Pacify Health, Inc., “the leading mobile health platform for new mothers and newborns.” Additional partners include the RAND Corporation, University of Pittsburgh and the Health Resources […]

Conservation District Hosts Project Tour

    The Cameron County Conservation District hosted their annual project tour on Friday to highlight some of the many projects district employees and partners have completed. Several stops showcased projects in the Sterling Run area where acid mine drainage and erosion along creek banks have caused a number of problems. A number of projects […]

Veterans Day Ceremonies Scheduled For Friday

    The traditional Veterans’ Day Ceremony will be held in the Cameron County High School Auditorium beginning at 9 a.m. The ceremony is open to the public. The names of soldiers who died while serving their country during each war will be read. Current Cameron County Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6221 Quartermaster […]

Senior Center Craft, Food Sale

    Emporium Senior Center will hold its Craft and Food Sale on December 10th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Center on South Maple Street.  Cost for a table is $5.00. To reserve a table call 814-486-3707.    

Annual Christmas Luncheon

    A Christmas Luncheon is being planned for ladies who retired from or are past employees of the Cameron County School District, on Thursday, December 8, at the firehall, in Emporium.   Doors will open for the luncheon at noon and will eat at 1:15 p.m. Mountain Melodies will entertain at 12:45.     […]

Food Pantry

    The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, November 16,  from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the building located behind the Northern Tier Community Action offices at 135 West Fourth Street.   

October Blood Drive Short of Goal

    The American Red Cross Blood Drive was held at the Emporium VFW Club Rooms on Thursday, October 13th, with 31 productive donations. Twenty-nine donors were presented, but one was a deferral and one was not successful, so the goal of 32 was not met. But the drive went very well overall. Congratulations to […]

Emporium Senior Center Member of the Month

    Last month, Emporium Senior Center designated Bill Sidman as Senior of the Month. Originally from Erie, Bill has lived the last 50 plus years of his life in Louisville, KY, before moving to Emporium last year. He says he loves the quiet and comfort found in this little town.  Bill’s favorite color is […]

Driftwood Senior Center Schedule Reminders

    The Driftwood Senior Center wants to remind everyone of the important days coming up at the center.  Haircuts will be Tuesday, November 15th.  Old Foagie Hoagie sale will be on Wednesday, November 16th.  Tuesday, November 22nd, they will have their Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the fixins’.  Please call by Monday, November […]