Jr. High Raiders Have Perfect Week

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider basketball team had three home games last week and won all three. On Monday they defeated Smethport, on Tuesday beat Galeton and on Friday topped Port Allegany. On Monday Caden Beldin scored twenty points to lead the Red Raiders […]

Reed Invited To Play In Big 30 Classic

    Tristan Reed has accepted an invitation to play in the Don Raabe Big 30 Charities Classic. Reed is a senior at Cameron County High School, where he was an offensive running back and defensive cornerback for the Red Raiders. He is 6’ and weighs in at 200 lbs. Tristan plans to attend a […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   I’m no outdoorsman, but some recent news in sporting goods stores has me scratching my head. Gander Mountain has apparently decided to concentrate on internet sales and will begin closing some stores, but that is more than offset by huge stores being built by Cabela’s, Field and Stream and Bass […]

Enter a Team In the Baguba Dodgeball Tourney

    Cameron County Baguba Wrestling Club will sponsor a dodgeball tournament on April 22 starting at 9 a.m. sharp in the Cameron County High School gym. To sign up, call/text Jenn Dixon at 814-512-1267; or email: bagubawrestlingclub@gmail.com. First, second, third places and bragging rights will be awarded. Cost for the six-person teams to enter […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  Early Spring 2017 by Phil Burkhouse   Our unusually mild conditions in February were rudely interrupted in March when cold temperatures, snow, and wind made a comeback in the Big Woods.  I awoke in the wee hours of the morning last Thursday and noted it was starry out and a balmy 14 degrees.  I […]

#howitwasdone

  by William Crisp   Conservation work has changed a lot since I started in the biz. It has gotten a lot stricter with bureaucratic chains a lot longer, heavier and more entangling. There are some changes that have been good, some changes for the worse, some are just ugly and others are just changes […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  The Fox Sparrow Migration by Phil Burkhouse   Spending a week exploring the desert southwest certainly fired up my bird brain.  Finding and identifying many new species of birds in the arid flats, foothills, and mountains surrounding Tucson was exciting, but this is also an exciting time in Pennsylvania because the annual spring bird […]

Liming Made Easy

  by William Crisp   Back in 1993, I wrote a book on growing food plots called “Backyard Bucks” or something like that; I think there was another adjective in it but I’m not sure. You see I’m not familiar with my own title because while I wrote it, I never submitted the book for […]

Game Commissioner Releases Deer Harvest Report

    Pennsylvania’s buck harvest increased 9 percent, and the overall deer harvest was up 6 percent, in the 2016-17 seasons, which closed in January, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported today. Hunters harvested an estimated 333,254 deer in 2016-17 – an increase of about 6 percent compared to the 2015-16 harvest of 315,813. Of those, […]

The VFW Post 6221 of Cameron County is proud to announce that Barry E. Sarick (left), Quartermaster of the Post, has been recognized by Commander-in-Chief Brian Duffy for his effort in recruiting new and reinstated members to their great organization. Recruiter awards, as listed in the National Membership Program, recognize those members who rise above others […]

Emp. Hardwoods In Cleanup Stage; Will Rebuild

    by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor An industrial facility seriously damaged by fire earlier this month will be rebuilt, according to county officials. The Emporium Hardwoods facility, located on Route 120 just south of town, suffered an estimated $7 to $10 million in the early morning fire that occurred last Saturday. Cameron County […]

Sarick Receives VFW Recruiter Award

    The VFW Post 6221 of Cameron County is proud to announce that Barry E. Sarick (left), Quartermaster of the Post, has been recognized by Commander-in-Chief Brian Duffy for his effort in recruiting new and reinstated members to their great organization. Recruiter awards, as listed in the National Membership Program, recognize those members who […]

Olay Seeks Fourth Term As Prothonotary

    Mary Grace Olay would like to announce her bid for re-election for the office of Cameron County Prothonotary. Mary Grace is currently serving her third term as Prothonotary, Register of Wills, Recorder of Deeds and Clerk of Courts. She previously worked as Deputy Prothonotary and Deputy Recorder of Deeds for 15 years. Mary […]

Candidates File Petitions For Primary Election

    by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor A number of county, borough and township positions are up for re-election in this year’s municipal elections. Primary elections are scheduled to be held in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, May 16. In Cameron County, incumbent Magisterial District Judge Barry D. Brown, of Britton Hill Road in Lumber Township, […]

Commissioners Approve Funding To Assist In Repair Of WWI Monument

    A number of requests for funding from Act 13 Marcellus Shale funding were approved by Cameron County Commissioners during a regular meeting held Thursday. The biggest approval was granted to the Olkosky-Jessop American Legion Post #194 for anticipated repairs to the World War I Monument housed on the grounds of the Cameron County […]

Fuel Oil Spill In Hunts Run

    A tributary of Hunts Run is being monitored following a spill that leaked more than 100 gallons of fuel oil onto the ground. Members of the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department (EVFD) were called out to a private residence in the Hunts Run area where a fuel oil tank was leaking liquid onto the […]

County 4-H Air Rifle Team Prepares For 2017 Regional Event

    The Cameron County 4-H Air Rifle Team continues to prepare for the Regional Air Rifle competition scheduled for April 22nd at the Jefferson County Fair Grounds. Youth from Cameron, Elk, Potter, Jefferson, and Clearfield counties compete as individuals and as teams in the event.  “There are 22 young shooters in this year’s program, […]

Ambulance Board Votes To Discontinue Merger Talks

    The Cameron County Ambulance Service (CCAS) recently held its annual reorganization meeting on February 1st, at which time a new board of directors and a new set of officers was elected by the corporation members present.  This changeover was the most substantial change in CCAS governance in recent years.   The timing of […]

Vets Club Board Elects New Board Members

    The Cameron County Vets Club Board held its monthly meeting Tuesday, March 14th, at 7:30 p.m.  Three Board members were up for reelection. A ballot voting procedure was used and the following were elected: John Housler, Steve Summerson and Jim Pellam. Congratulations go out to them. Also, several key positions on the Board […]

Impact of Pornography On Society Program Saturday

    Men, women, and teens are increasingly viewing and becoming trapped in pornography. People struggling with addiction are affected spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. The devastating impact is felt by spouses, families, friends, co-workers – even the legal system in the case of child pornography. Repeatedly viewing porn without the ability to stop is a […]

Dunsmore Joins Champion Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

    The Champion Orthopedics and Sports Medicine team at Cole Memorial welcomes Certified Physician Assistant Breanna Dunsmore. She joins board-certified orthopedic surgeons Bradley Giannotti, MD, FACS, and Terrance Foust, DO, as well as, David Brown, PA-C; Heather Cox, FNP-C; Chad Jackson, PA-C and Jason Szabo, PA-C. Breanna graduated with a Master of Physician Assistant […]

Elk State Forest Proposed Recreation Projects

    Listed below are the proposed state forest recreational projects for 2017.  • Continue yearly maintenance of all trails. • Thunder Mountain Equestrian Trail (Non-motorized shared use trail): hardening surfaces, stoning, signing, brushing  • Bucktail Path – trail brushing • Clear and reroute Sand Springs Ski Trail • Hicks Run Wildlife Viewing Area Structure […]

Charley’s Anniversary Winners

    The winners of Charley’s Friendly Tavern 60th anniversary gift certificate drawings are as follows: Marian Berry, Doug Homan, Barb Palumbo, Janice Werts, Toby Nelson, Sue Ramarge, Dave Guloien, Brittany Catalone, Doris Sams, and Tim Freiwald.    

‘Importance of Play’ Program at Family Center

    Angela Regulski, Occupational Therapist from Seneca IU9, will present “The Importance of Play” on Monday, March 27th, at 6 p.m. in the Woodland Elementary School Storytelling Room. Directions will be provided upon entering the school. The program will be a discussion with parents of preschool children on the importance of play for your […]

River, Roadway Cleanup Volunteers Needed

    Several local organizations will be coming together for the Annual River and Roadside Cleanup on Sunday, March 26th, and volunteers are needed.  This is great opportunity to help make our area even more beautiful. You can choose to help clean the Driftwood Branch stream or clean the roadway along Route 120.  To participate […]

Dog, Cat Microchipping Clinic

    The SPCA is having a microchipping clinic at the SPCA kennel on Friday, March 31st. The hours are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The cost is $20 per pet. The kennel is located at the end of South Mountain Road

Trout Unlimited Meeting

      The James Zwald Chapter #314 of Trout Unlimited will be holding its monthly meeting on March 28th at  the  South St. Marys Elementary School, Room 226. There will be a program by teacher,  Russ  Micale on The Trout in the Classroom Program  that is being carried on by his class.     

Rec Board Members Needed

    Cameron County Recreation Board is currently looking for new board members.  If you have an interest in bettering recreation and the youth of this community then this might be a perfect fit for you.  Current board meetings are held on a quarterly basis.   If this seems like something you may be interested […]

CCHS Baseball Team Prepares For Season

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The 2017 Red Raider Baseball team will look to build on last year’s moderate success (7-11 overall record) and try to make a playoff push for the first time since 2011.   The whole pitching staff is returning from last season including last year’s co-MVP, Adam Shaffer. […]

Local Basketball Players Receive Post Season Honors

    by Rich Summers, Cameron County Echo Several Cameron County High School varsity basketball players garnered post-season honors following the recently concluded basketball season. Derek Rieder, Madi Guisto and Madison Harrier were selected to play in the Big 30 Senior All-Star game on March 19th in Portville, New York.  Madi and Madison were also […]

Junior High Red Raiders Top Austin, Galeton

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider basketball team had two games last week.  On Wednesday they topped Austin in a home contest and on Friday they won at Galeton. On Wednesday the Raiders collected a 50-20 win against the Austin Panthers.  “The boys came out […]

Jr. High Lady Raiders Pick Up Two Wins

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Lady Red Raiders basketball team had two games last week and posted wins in both contests.  On Wednesday they defeated Austin in Emporium and on Friday they won at Galeton. On Wednesday the Lady Raiders easily dispatched the Austin Lady Panthers, […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   The PIAA basketball championships are ongoing; although, as of today (Sunday) all of the District 9 teams will have been eliminated. Elk County Catholic was ousted by Kennedy Catholic and though comparing ECC to Kennedy isn’t really equitable, I have a hard time feeling sorry for private schools competing in […]

‘Sizer Run Road Issues’

  To the Editor: I am writing this letter in regard to the condition of the road in Sizer Run. Let me begin by saying I am a camp owner at the top of this road. I am also retired and handicapped. The road conditions are at the point of hazardous for any vehicle traveling […]

‘First Automatic Transmission’

  Hi Kent: In 1939, General Motors developed the first fully automatic transmission and called it Hydramatic Drive. It was first sold to the general public in the 1940 Oldsmobile. GM chose Olds instead of Cadillac as Olds sold three times more cars at that time than Cadillac. It was a matter of economy of […]

Elizabeth Johnson

  (1924-2017) Elizabeth E. “Edie” Johnson, 92, of 36 Clinton St., Driftwood, died Saturday night (March 18, 2017) at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys.    

Terrance Nasoni

  (1948-2017) Terrance L. “Terry” Nasoni, 68, of DuBois and formerly of St. Marys, died unexpectedly Thursday (March 16, 2017) at the Pittsburgh VA Hospital.     

Thomas Woodward

  (1943-2017) Thomas M. “Tim” Woodward III, 73, of Bradford Ecumenical Home, Bradford,  formerly of Emporium, died at his home in Bradford on Friday morning (March 17, 2017).    

Jeri Poorman

  (1942-2017) Jeri Lee Poorman, 74, of Katy, Texas passed away (March 10, 2017).    

Robert Overmier

  (1942-2016) Robert “Big O” Overmier of Roswell, NM, passed away on (Dec. 3, 2016) in Albuquerque, NM  at the age of 74.    

Shippen Supervisors Working On Ordinance Violators

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor Shippen Township Supervisors continue to work with county officials to pursue actions against ordinance violations across the township. Supervisor and Ordinance Enforcement Officer Philip Brown stated that he worked with Magisterial District Judge Barry Brown and township/county solicitor Tommy Tompkins to work out a procedure whereby citations […]

River, Roadway Cleanup Help Needed

    Several local organizations will be coming together for the Annual River and Roadside Cleanup on Sunday, March 26th, and volunteers are needed. This is great opportunity to help make our area even more beautiful.  You can choose to help clean the Driftwood Branch Stream or clean the roadway along Rt. 120.  To participate […]

Food Pantry

    The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, March 22,  from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the building located behind the Northern Tier Community Action offices at 135 West Fourth Street in Emporium.   

Lenten Luncheon

    Join everyone for a light lunch of soup and sandwiches and share in Lenten fellowship at St. Mark O’Connell Hall every Wednesday during Lent at 12:05 p.m. Cost is only $4.00. Everyone is welcome.  

Donations Sought To Restore World War I Monument

    Would you like to give respect to veterans in this community? Would you like to donate to a worthy cause in your community? Here’s your opportunity. In 1935, this town, along with the American Legion members, erected the World War I monument at the courthouse. It was erected as a memorial to our […]

Unified Sportsmen Meeting at Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Club

    The 2017 Spring Meeting of the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania will take place on Sunday, March 19th at the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Club.  Lunch will be provided at noon and the membership meeting will start after lunch around 1p.m. Speakers for the meeting will be John Eveland, who will talk about the status of […]

Emporium Hardwoods, one of Cameron County’s top employers, was heavily damaged by fire early Saturday morning. Twelve fire companies from Cameron and surrounding counties battled the blaze or provided coverage for stations on-scene. Damage estimates are from $7 to $10 million.

Lumber Mill Fire Damage Estimated In Millions

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor A Saturday-morning fire has caused millions of dollars in estimated damages to an Emporium industrial facility. More than a hundred emergency responders were called in from across the region to battle the three-alarm fire engulfing an industrial wood-processing facility that is one of the county’s biggest employers. […]

Sestina, Bucknell Headed To The Big Dance

    by Rich Summers This is the week that all college basketball fans look forward to each year. The NCAA Division I Men’s basketball tournament, or The Big Dance as it has come to be known, will tip off this week and local fans will be able to watch a familiar face.  Emporium resident […]

Two Charged With Welfare Fraud

    A husband and wife who reside in Cameron County have been charged with several counts of welfare fraud following an investigation into approximately five years of benefits collection by the pair. Jamie G. Haynes, age 35, and Scott A. Haynes, age 37, have each been charged with two felony counts and one misdemeanor […]

Shippen Residents Deal With Rutted Road

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor A number of Shippen Township residents are upset over the condition of the dirt road used to reach their homes. Glenn Davis, a township resident living along Sizer Run Road, stated that in the 20 years he has owned property in the area, the roadway has never […]

Board Votes To Oppose Legislation Eliminating School Property Taxes

    Members of the Board of Directors of the Cameron County School District (CCSD) voted unanimously Thursday night to adopt Resolution 01-2017, which opposes current legislation to eliminate school property taxes. Board member Robert Lininger stated that members are not opposed to the elimination of property taxes, but that the suggested funding formula would […]

‘Now is the Time For Repairing the Damage’

  Dear Editor: This letter is to bring attention of the condition of one of the roads in Shippen Township. Sizer Run Road, a township road north of Emporium has been all but impassable for six months. Late summer and fall of last year the township, with oversight by the Cameron County Conservation District undertook […]

‘Road Improvement Way Past Due’

  In 2005 we moved back to Emporium after living 40 years in Delaware.  We built our home on top of Sizer Run Road so we could enjoy what the Wilds have to offer.  Over the past 12 years Shippen Township has done little to improve this road.  They don’t seem to know how to […]

‘Not Keeping Costs Down’

  To the taxpayers of Cameron County: Has anyone visited camcosd.org, the Cameron County School District website, lately? If you have, perhaps you have seen the ad for the anticipated high school principal for 295 students. When I was on the Board, in order to keep costs down, we hired a DISTRICT principal to cover […]

Joseph Uber

  (1944-2017) Joseph C. Uber Sr., 72, of 306 Spring St., died Wednesday afternoon (March 8, 2017) at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.  

Anson Burwell

  Anson Clark Burwell Jr., 97, of State College, died Wednesday (March 8, 2017) at Juniper Village at State College.      

Gerald Bosworth

  (1937-2016) Gerald L. Bosworth, 79, formerly of Burtville, passed away Sunday (Oct. 9, 2016) in Tampa, Fla., with his family by his side.      

Junior High Raiders Garner Two Victories

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider basketball team had three games last week and were able to garner two victories. They picked up home wins on Monday and Friday but were beaten at Otto-Eldred on Wednesday. On Monday the Northern Potter Panthers took the home […]

Lady Raider Junior High Wins Two of Three

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Lady Red Raider basketball team had three games last week and were able to win twice. They defeated Northern Potter and Oswayo Valley at home but lost at Otto-Eldred. On Monday the Lady Raiders easily defeated the Northern Potter Lady Panthers […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   This cold snap and impending possible Nor’easter have come at just the right time for college basketball fans. If there is a lot of snow on the ground we won’t feel guilty for spending all weekend sitting in front of the television set watching the NCAA Tournament. About half of […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  The Southwest by Phil Burkhouse   Most of my wandering aimlessly adventures occur at the local level, but occasionally Mary and I will get an opportunity to wander off on distant adventures.  Leaving your local comfort zone and wandering into unknown places can be intimidating, but the rewards of having new and exciting experiences […]

Time Heals

  by William Crisp   Over the past few weeks I’ve been placed on injured reserve with a medical problem that is now resolved. For a period of time, I was uncomfortable but not too uncomfortable to fish. While I’ve been laid up, other guys have been busy with a major sap run and making […]

Rotary News

    Emporium Rotary members welcomed Applachian Art Studio owner and Ridgway Chainsaw Carving Rendezvous organizer Liz Boni (left) as guest speaker during their recent luncheon meeting.   Boni and her husband, Rick, started the annual festival in 2000 with just over 30 chainsaw carvers participating.  This year’s event runs March 11-18 and will feature […]

March Happenings at Emporium Senior Center

    The Emporium Senior Center has the following events planned during March. Monday, March 13th – Club meeting at 1 p.m. All members welcome. Tuesday, March 14th – Fall Reduction Workshop at 9 a.m. If you have not registered, but are still interested in participating, give the center a call at 814-486-3707 to check […]

Impact of Pornography On Society

    Men, women, and teens are increasingly viewing and becoming trapped in pornography. People struggling with addiction are affected spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. The devastating impact is felt by spouses, families, friends, co-workers – even the legal system in the case of child pornography. Repeatedly viewing porn without the ability to stop is a […]

Spring Ladies’ Conference

    The annual Spring Ladies’ Conference will take place on Saturday, March 18th, 9 a.m. to noon at the Emporium Christian and Missionary Alliance Church on Sizerville Road (Route 155).  All area women are warmly invited. While women of every age will enjoy the conference, this year’s spring event is highlighting the rich and […]

February Realty Transfers

    Cameron County secured realty transfers for February: Pennsylvania General Energy Company LLC conveyed property in Shippen Township to Pennsylvania General Energy Corp. for $10. Cindy C. Fairman; Lumber Township; Cynthia C. Summerson; $1.00. Jeffrey L. Geist; Grove Township; Mountain Creek Landing LLC; $155,000. Terry L. Hodge; Lumber Township; Michael E. Sulerud; $160,000.   […]

Read Across America

    This past week, Woodland Elementary School joined with schools across the country to celebrate Read Across America Week with a variety of activities.  There were over fifty community readers from many different organizations participating.   Members of Rotary, GKN workers, community volunteers, School Board members and members of the Administration as well as […]

Scholarship Applications Now Available For High School Seniors

    Attention All Seniors in High School: The Elk Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of North Central PA, has distributed all post-secondary or vocational scholarship applications to the high school guidance departments. Each scholarship that is available has a different focus, so check each one out and see if it is […]