Community Chest Short of 2017 Fund Goal

  As of August 31, the Cameron County Community Chest had collected $18,731.50 toward its $20,500 goal. The Board of Directors would like to thank all who have contributed. They are $1,768.50 short of their goal. The 2017 Fund Drive will be open until September 30, 2017. No donation/memorial is too small. Please send your […]

Caldwell Cup Returns

  Cameron County residents participating in the Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run Saturday, Oct. 21 can capture the Caldwell Cup. The award presented by the Caldwell Corporation in Emporium is given to the top male and female finishers from the county in the 50k, 25k and 10k events. The hand turned wooden cups are created by […]

Manor Auxiliary Kicks Off Annual Fundraiser

  It’s that time of the year again. Time flies by so quickly and it seems that the seasons are changing and we need to prepare. Felt Manor/Felt Living Auxiliary is sponsoring a “Blessing Tree” for the Thanksgiving season to benefit the residents of their facilities. For a minimum donation of $5.00, your loved one […]

Manor Auxiliary Kicks Off Annual Fundraiser

  It’s that time of the year again. Time flies by so quickly and it seems that the seasons are changing and we need to prepare. Felt Manor/Felt Living Auxiliary is sponsoring a “Blessing Tree” for the Thanksgiving season to benefit the residents of their facilities. For a minimum donation of $5.00, your loved one […]

My Internship on the Elk State Forest

  Written by Emma Daghir, Forestry Intern Being from St. Marys, I enjoy hobbies such as hunting, fishing, and boating. When coming into the 2017 summer, I knew I wanted to pursue an internship in my area of study, Environmental Science-Biology. I worked with DCNR State Parks last summer, and I knew I wanted to […]

Handgun Training Class

  The Bucktail Rod and Gun Club will offer a handgun training class on September 13th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in classroom and September 16th at the Range. The class will cover How to Select a Pistol; Safe Handling; Storage; Your Responsibilities as a Gun Owner; Selecting Correct Ammunition; Ways to Carry Properly […]

SSA Discontinues Corn Distribution

  Due to the threat of chronic wasting disease (CWD) coming closer to our local area, the game commission may be curtailing artificial feeding in our area. The Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association will discontinue corn distribution at our club because of this. With that being said, all activities that took place during corn days: meat raffle, […]

Nature’s Heirloom

by William Crisp You can smell autumn now in the morning. That wonderful smell is from the turning of the foliage on the trees. Trees are such wonderful creatures that even their decay smells good to humans. I have been accused of loving trees too much and at times my wife has become a little […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  Dy-no-mite – Part I by Phil Burkhouse In some of the small native streams where the boys and I fish for brookies, we often pass by remnants of buildings remaining in our county from a once-thriving business known as the dynamite industry. Some of the names of these companies became the permanent name for […]

Bird’s Eye View

by Randy ‘Bird’ Horning The Emporium Country Club Tuesday Ladies’ League played the front nine this week. Judy Armanini and Barb Ostrum shared the low gross with 47. Judy and Connie Jones had the low net with 31. Judy and Connie also won the most points with 23. Barb Bauer still leads the pack, followed […]

Red Raider Golf Team Remains Winless

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider golf team had three matches last week but was unable to come up with their first win this season. They dropped a home match to Oswayo Valley on Monday and then fell at Coudersport on Wednesday and at Elk County Catholic […]

Lady Raider Golfers Win Three Matches

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider golf team had a pair of matches last week and won both contests. On Monday they defeated Kane and on Thursday they topped both Port Allegany and Smethport. At the Emporium Country Club Tess Dubler shot a 49 to win […]

From the Bleachers

with Rich Summers It was an entertaining but wet game at Dutch Country Stadium last Friday, but the Red Raiders improved significantly form the first game and were not only competitive but gave the Crusaders a scare. In truth, three turnovers by CCHS, all on nice drives deep in ECC territory, cost them an opportunity […]

Two Late Touchdowns Give Raiders Their Second Loss of the Season

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team traveled to St. Marys for their second game of the season but were turned back by the Elk County Catholic Crusaders, 27-6. The Raiders went toe-to-toe with the home team but surrendered two late touchdowns to suffer their […]

Noise In Town’

I read the letter in the paper about the noise in town and on Carson Street. Just think of how nice it is by the old Sylvania building as there is no noise and now there is lots of parking downtown. If people keep it up, we will not have what little there is left […]

Emelda Glover

(1926-2017) Emelda M. Mahon Glover, 91, of Austin, died Friday (Sept. 1, 2017) at her residence.  

Dorothy Grovanz Brown

(1925-2017) Dorothy L. Grovanz Brown, 91, of Maple Street Apartments, 40 W. 5th St., Thursday morning (Aug. 24, 2017) at her residence.  

Jeanette Youndt

(1935-2017) Jeanette L. Youndt, 81, of Emporium, formerly of Galeton, passed away (Aug. 29, 2017) at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.  

Maxine Cleaveland

(1923-2017) Maxine A. Cleaveland, 94, of 1079 Gardeau Rd., Austin, died Tuesday morning (Aug. 29, 2017) at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.  

Endless Mountains Chapter #34 of ABATE will be chancing off a fire ring at their JAM on Sept. 9th. Included are donations from businesses around Cameron County. Tickets are $1.00 each. Contact Robin(814) 594-6023 or Mike (814) 562-0930 for a ticket. Pictured are Brenda Dunlap, John Overturf and Robin Overturf. This helps us help our […]

Courtney Enters Guilty Plea In Gerlach Murder

  by Amanda Echo News Editor On Tuesday, an area man was sentenced to decades in jail following his admission of guilt in a murder case involving an Emporium woman. Michael Fuller Courtney, age 35, entered a guilty plea to one count of murder in the third degree, and was sentenced to serve between 18 […]

County Court Return Day

  Two defendants were resentenced on old charges due to violations of their probation terms during Return Day proceedings held Tuesday at the Cameron County Courthouse. Norman Francis Pettit, age 22, of Emporium, will serve out the remainder of the twelve month maximum he was sentenced to serve due to a previous probation violation in […]

Business District House Razed

  by Amanda Jones, Echo News Editor A former apartment building located at 36 West Fourth Street in the Borough of Emporium is finally being demolished, with work to raze the structure beginning Monday. For the past several months, the three-story, gray structure has been wrapped with insulating house wrap as it stood vacant on […]

Unemployment Up Slightly In Latest Job Numbers

  The Cameron County unemployment rate is up slightly from the previous month, coming in at 7.5% for the month of June. New data on unemployment numbers and job creation across the Commonwealth have been released by the Pennsylvania Center for Workforce Information and Analysis. For the same period, the unemployment rate for Pennsylvania was […]

Jr. Conservation School Visits Andrews Farm

  Potter County Junior Conservation School, sponsored by Black Forest Conservation Association in Coudersport recently held their week long camp for ages 13-15 that was established to promote awareness of our Environment and the principles of conservation. Twenty students were carefully selected by their sponsors because of their interest in learning about our environment and […]

Handgun Training Class

  The Bucktail Rod and Gun Club will offer a handgun training class on September 13th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in classroom and September 16th at the Range. The class will cover How to Select a Pistol; Safe Handling; Storage; Your Responsibilities as a Gun Owner; Selecting Correct Ammunition; Ways to Carry Properly […]

Bus Trip To St. Anthony’s Chapel

  A day bus trip to St. Anthony’s Chapel in Pittsburgh is being scheduled for Monday, Sept. 25. The Chapel holds more than 5,000 relics (a remnant of a saint or martyr) and was featured in the July issue of Smithsonian Magazine. The article, titled: “A Pittsburgh Church holds the greatest Collection of Relics Outside […]

Labor Day Weekend at the Park

  Come to Sizerville State Park to say goodbye to summer and celebrate Labor Day! The following programs will be offered: Friday, September 1st 6:30 p.m. “Nature Craft & Story: Dancers in the Garden” Join the park naturalist at the Campground Amphitheater to read “Dancers in the Garden” by Joanne Ryder. This book explores a […]

Endless Mountains Jam Fundraiser

  Endless Mountains Chapter 34 ABATE of PA will hold a fund-raiser on September 8th and 9th at the Cameron County Fairgrounds. Gates open at noon Sept. 8th. The event is open to the public and price covers both days; $25 presale, $35 at the gate, couples $40 presale only. Last day for presale is […]

Sizerville Pool Open For Labor Day Weekend

  Sizerville State Park’s swimming pool will open September 2nd at 11 a.m. for Labor Day weekend. The pool will close for the season at 7 p.m. on September 4th. Operating hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. As always, the pool is open weather permitting; if you are not sure, call the park office […]

Chicken BBQ

  Endless Mountain A.B.A.T.E. Chapter 34, will be holding their yearly Chicken BBQ dinner on Saturday, September 2nd from 10 a.m. until sold out at the Dollar General store parking lot. All money raised goes toward new Christmas gifts for the children of Cameron County. New toys and monetary donations will be accepted.  

2nd Annual Baked Potato, Open Mic Event

  The time has finally arrived for the long awaited 2nd Annual Baked Potato and Open Mic Event at the Emporium Senior Center. All are invited to attend this fun and relaxing come and go time of fun and food on Sunday, September 10th, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. To help raise money for […]

Barbara Moscato Brown Library Memorials

  The Barabara Moscato Brown Library received the following memorials and donations during the first and second quarters of 2017. The following books were placed in memory of: James E. Baker by Scott and Brenda Mullens: Blue Book of Antique American Firearms & Values, by S.P. Fjestad, and Hunting Gear, by Annie Hemstock; James E. […]

VFW Annual Picnic

  The VFW Club of Emporium is once again holding its annual picnic. Mark your calendar for Sunday, Sept. 10th, beginning at 1 p.m. All club members and their family are invited for this annual fun-filled day. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers and a whole lot of good tasting food.    

Japanese Knotweed Program

  The Bucktail Watershed Association, a non-profit watershed group based in Emporium, has started up their seasonal Japanese knotweed control program. Japanese knotweed is a very aggressive non-native plant that invades stream banks, but will also take over roadsides and other areas. During the month of September, contractors working for the BWA will be treating […]

Sinnemahoning Park Holiday Weekend Activities

  Sinnemahoning State Park is offering a variety of environmental programs and activities for the Labor Day Weekend. A Monarch Butterfly Tagging program will be held Saturday, September 2, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Park Office and Wildlife Center. Discover the mystery of monarch butterfly migration, their unique life cycles, and what […]

Wandering Aimlessly

Ticks / Permethrin by Phil Burkhouse The grandsons and I have been spending a lot of time wandering aimlessly through the Big Woods the past several months. I love spending time on our outdoor adventures, but one small item causes me alarm: ticks. We have been picking them up on our clothes and bodies since […]

Howling at the Moon

by William Crisp The season has drawn nigh. It is the eve of deer season and so conversations have turned to deer wherever I go. It would be a glorious time if it wasn’t for the fact that they are the same old conversations I’ve had for decades and decades. Guys who predicted deer “eradication” […]

Ear-Tagged Deer Result In Charges, Conviction

  The investigation into the origin of two ear-tagged deer euthanized recently in Elk County has resulted in a conviction. A 56-year-old Ridgway man pleaded guilty Aug. 16 to two counts of disturbing wildlife after reporting he’d handled the deer, saying both were wild and he tagged them in separate years while they were fawns. […]

Raiders Drop Opener To Curwensville

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team began the 2017 season last Friday night but fell to the Curwensville Golden Tide 38-8 in an Allegheny Mountain League crossover game played in Emporium. Leading 12-0 at the half, the visitors used a power running game to […]

Pony, Peewee Storm Teams Win Three of Four

  Storm Football results from August 19th: The Pony team beat Otto Nippers 25-0. Lathan Reed controlled the game with 90 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Our young linemen dominated the game, giving Josh Smith plenty of time to throw for 120 yards to numerous receivers. Maddox Baughman had 80 yards rushing with a TD […]

Bird’s Eye View

by Randy ‘Bird’ Horning Mother Nature was the winner last Tuesday as the Emporium Country Club’s Ladies’ Tuesday League was rained out. The Ladies’ Thursday scramble was won by the team of Marie Fannin, Linda Slyder, Deanna Tronetti and Connie Jones with a score of 39. (Connie: There is no mention of Harry in this […]

From the Bleachers

with Rich Summers Our fantasy football draft was held on Saturday night and retired CCHS teacher Tom Glosek made the trek back to Emporium for the annual event. Tom related to me that on July 6th he accompanied his daughter, Julia, a CCHS graduate, to the Pirates-Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The […]

Karen Ferut

(1951-2017) Karen A. Ferut, 66, of Maple Ave., DuBois, died Saturday (Aug. 26, 2017) at the Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, due to complications from open heart surgery.  

Diane Dynda

Diane Lee Dynda, formerly of Austin, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at her home in Spring, Texas on (May 29, 2017) at the age of 69.  

Dorothy Brown

(1925-2017) Dorothy L. Grovanz Brown, 91, of Maple Street Apartments, 40 W. 5th St., died Thursday morning (Aug. 24, 2017) at her residence.  

Nora Clark

(1929-2017) Nora E. Clark, 87, of Ridgmont Assisted Living, Ridgway, formerly of Old West Creek Rd., Emporium, died Tuesday morning (Aug. 22, 2017) at Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility, Ridgway.  

Ann Prosper

(1948-2017) Ann Prosper, 68, of 421 Shirley Lane, Oakdale, formerly of Emporium, died Wednesday morning (Aug. 23, 2017) at Citizens Care in Oakdale.  

‘Think About the Pros and Cons’

I have been watching the latest articles and attended the meeting pertaining to the proposed ATV trail that a group has been attempting to get established in Cameron County. Please bear with me while I introduce myself. I probably do not need an intro for the fishermen and hunters of our area. I was assigned […]

MOOSE DONATION – Emporium Moose Lodge #368 recently made a donation to the late Ryan Zoschg’s children’s college fund. Shown from left to right are Citizens & Northern Bank employees and members of the local Moose Lodge: Amber Kuleck, Kristen Summerson, Raymond Schneider (Moose Gov.), Carl Barr (Moose, chairman fund-raiser), Kim Whiting, Joanna Mason, and […]

CCSD Accepts Teacher Contract

  by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor The Cameron County School District (CCSD) Board of Directors voted to accept the results of a fact-finding report issued on the disputed teachers’ contract. Results of the fact-finding were released as of last Monday, and board members initially rejected the findings. The Cameron County Education Association (CCEA) accepted […]

Three Additional Suspects To Be Charged In South Mountain Drug Bust

  More information has been released pertaining to the search by law enforcement officers of a building where it was suspected drug use was occurring. Earlier this month, police obtained a search warrant for a gray outbuilding in the 500 block of South Mountain Road. Caretakers for the property, which is used by adjoining residents […]

Courtney Murder Case Plea Hearing Tuesday

  A plea hearing will be held on Tuesday for a local man accused of murdering an Emporium woman in her apartment last October. Michael Fuller Courtney, age 35, whose current address is listed in Smethport, faces charges of first-degree murder, third-degree murder and aggravated assault stemming from the murder of Deborah Gerlach, age 45. […]

Local EMA Director Speaks at Commissioners Meeting

  by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor Cameron County Commissioners heard a presentation from Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Kevin Johnson in an effort to continue highlighting department heads and the operations they oversee within the county. Johnson stated that the county has not had any emergencies to respond to in a while, but EMA […]

Areas of Kinzua Dam Lake Closed To Public

  Areas of the Kinzua Dam have been closed to the general public due to “ongoing law enforcement issues,” though officials have not yet released a more specific reason. Last week, it was announced by the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), which oversees operations at the dam, that the dam parking lot, pedestrian access area, […]

Art Show at Felt Manor Friday

Art Show at Felt Manor Friday by Amanda Jones, Echo News Editor Residents and staff at the Guy and Mary Felt Manor in Emporium are excited to welcome the public to an Open House at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 25, featuring art created by participants in a recent series of classes offered to residents. […]

Take-Back Drug Program at PSP

  The Pennsylvania State Police has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol, the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General to participate in Pennsylvania’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Program, which began Friday, Aug. 18th. A drug collection box has been placed in the lobby of the PSP Emporium Station […]

End of Summer Fun at Sizerville

  Summer Fun at Sizerville State Park! The following programs will be offered this upcoming weekend: Friday, August 25th 3 p.m “Nature Jeopardy” How much do you know about nature? Come to the Environmental Learning Building to put your knowledge to the test with Nature Jeopardy! All ages are welcome to participate in this fun-filled […]

Baptist Church To Celebrate 150 Years

  First Baptist Church, corner of Broad and 5th streets, invites you to celebrate its 150th anniversary, beginning September 1st with a Hymn Sing at 7 p.m. On September 2nd there will be an Open House and refreshments from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and a Night Service with three local men who got their […]

Senior Center Bingo

  The tentative date for the Emporium Senior Center Sunday Bingo is September 17th at 1 p.m. Until then bingo will be held every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. You don’t need to be a member to play so come on out and enjoy an afternoon of fun and new games.  

Judges Sought For BBQ Competition

  Cameron County Chamber of Commerce is firing up for the All Fired Up & Kickin’ Ash BBQ Competition set for Saturday, Sept. 23. The annual event held the fourth Saturday of September continues to draw competitors and visitors from across the United States. “The first competitor to register comes from the Clarion area,” says […]

Sizerville Pool Hours

  Sizerville State Park’s swimming pool will be closed August 23rd through September 1st. The pool will reopen September 2nd at 11 a.m. for Labor Day weekend. The pool will close for the season at 7 p.m. on September 4th. Operating hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. As always, the pool is open weather […]

Off the Grill Raffle

  The Cameron County Fair Association will be hosting an Off the Grill Raffle on Saturday, August 26 at the Emporium Firehall. Doors will be open at 6 p.m. and raffles will begin at 7:00. Chinese auction and 50-50 will also be held that evening. Food will be available.  

Garden Club Meeting

  The August meeting of the Emporium Garden Club will take place at Margaret Harris’ farm on Monday, August 28, at 5 p.m. Fellow Garden Club member, Pat Martin will teach members and guests how to make a goldenrod wreath using metal clothes hangers and locally growing goldenrod. Members and guests will enjoy a picnic […]

St. Anthony’s Chapel Bus Trip

  A day bus trip to St. Anthony’s Chapel in Pittsburgh is being scheduled for Monday, Sept. 25. The Chapel holds more than 5,000 relics (a remnant of a saint or martyr) and was featured in the July issue of Smithsonian Magazine. The article, titled: “A Pittsburgh Church holds the greatest Collection of Relics Outside […]

VFW Annual Picnic

  The VFW Club of Emporium is once again holding its annual picnic. Mark your calendar for Sunday, Sept. 10th, beginning at 1 p.m. All club members and their family are invited for this annual fun-filled day. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers and a whole lot of good tasting food. Games will be available […]

Scam Alert

  Please be advised that the Driftwood Senior Center and Emporium Senior Center will not be calling you! There is a current scam taking place where the caller says they are from the Senior Center and offer a special program taking place. These calls are scams and not being called from your local Senior Centers. […]

48 Runners Take On Hutton Memorial

  Forty eight runners, 28 males and 20 females, ran in the 12th Annual David Hutton Memorial 5K Run and 2 Mile Walk last Saturday. Samuel Cunkelman (right) from Homer City was the overall finisher with a time of 18:53.9. Lucy Anthony (left) from St. Marys, was the overall female finisher crossing the finish line […]

Red Raider Football Season To Open Friday

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The 2017 Cameron County High School varsity football team will open their 2017 season on Friday when they host the Curwensville Golden Tide. The Red Raiders, under second year head coach Scott Burnside, are looking to improve on last year’s 1-8 record. Twenty-three student athletes will make up […]

Dino Brown Low Golfer For Raiders

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider golf team began their dual meet season but lost to the Oswayo Valley Green Wave at the Bolívar Country Club last Friday, 36-19. Nathan Prouty and Camden Graves each shot 44 for the winners to take medalist honors. Dino Brown was […]