ECC’s Golf Outing

    Please join us for the 2nd Annual ECCHS Athletic Association Golf Outing, scheduled for Saturday, July 7 at the St. Marys Golf Club. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with play beginning at 9 a.m. The format will be a 4-person scramble, and the cost is $40 for members and $55 for guests […]

From the Bleachers

  by Rich Summers   I jumped in the car with my wife to drive over to Ludlow on Sunday only to discover that the Wildcats only had eight players and had to forfeit the Alle-Catt baseball game. The plus side was that I had never been to Wildcat Park and it really is a […]

Openings Still Available For Mansfield University Baseball Camp

    Openings are still available for Mansfield University Baseball Camps These outstanding camps will be giving inspiring young baseball players a chance to better their skills and have fun at the same time..     (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Wandering Aimlessly Kill Deer

    by Phil Burkhouse   Two weeks ago I pulled into a large parking lot about three miles west of Emporium.  The lot had been covered with limestone chips and was in very nice condition.  I exited the truck and was immediately treated to a view of two birds that were each flapping around […]

Don’t Sack the Snake Hunts

  by William Crisp   As the pretext for today’s conversation I have to admit that I was part of a front line that used to like to drive nails with our foreheads as part of our relaxation time (football related concussions were not an issue then…   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in […]

PGC Adopts 2012-13 Hunting Seasons, Bag Limits

    SQUIRRELS, Red, Gray, Black and Fox (Combined): Special season for eligible junior hunters, with or without required license, and mentored youth – Oct. 6-12 (6 daily, 12 in possession limit after first day).     (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Ben Keller

(1918-2012) Ben A. Keller, 94, of 356 S. Mountain Rd., formerly of Kirksville, Mo., passed away in St. Marys peacefully, Tuesday afternoon (June 12, 2012) in the company of his family.

Almeda Woodward

(1914-2012) Almeda H. “Medie” Woodward, 98, of Guy and Mary Felt Manor, died on Saturday afternoon (June 9, 2012) at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.

Stanley Norek

OLEAN, N.Y. — Stanley A. Norek, our beloved father, grandfather and friend, took his Lord’s hand and passed peacefully from this life on his 80th birthday (June 13, 2012).

Rev. Ronald Ober

Rev. Ronald W. Ober, 97, of Elyria, Ohio and beloved husband of Mary (nee Marsh) entered into eternal rest (May 27, 2012).

Mabel Gennocro

(1916-2012) Mabel I. Gennocro, 95, of 130 Kennedy St., Bradford, formerly of Emporium, died on Friday morning (June 15, 2012) at her daughter’s residence, Bradford.

Charles Nellis

(1932-2012) Charles O. “Joe” Nellis, 80, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, formerly of 356 E. 5th St. Ext., died Thursday afternoon (June 14, 2012) at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.

SCHOOL EMPLOYEES RETIRE – The end of the 2011-2012 school year marked the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of five Cameron County School District employees. Retiring from the school district after decades of devoted service are: Kathy McCulla, Sue Dechant, Jim Zoschg, Diana Boden and Grace Horning.    

High School Honor Roll

  Mr. Lynn Hummel, Assistant Superintendent, and Mrs. Christine Holjencin, Assistant Principal, at the Cameron County High School, have announced that the following students in grades 7 through 12 have been named to the fourth quarter honor roll. Highest honors is 93 percent and above in all subjects. Honors is 85 percent and above in […]

Big Prizes at Chamber Golf Tourney

    Cameron County Chamber of Commerce yearly golf tournament on Thursday, June 14, at the Emporium Country Club, includes the opportunity for golfers to walk away big winners.  This year there are three hole in one prizes.  The first opportunity comes on hole 5 where Gore’s Auto Service is offering a vehicle valued at […]

SPCA Movie Night

    The Cameron County Fair Association and SPCA are sponsoring a movie night on June 30th at the fairgrounds. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Bible School

    The Christian & Missionary Alliance Church on Sizerville Road invites all children age 4 years-6th grade to their VBS event “Praise!” on July 8-July 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Dr. Carlson on the Road To London

    Franklin Gomez (Team Puerto Rico) exploded onto the international wrestling scene after winning a silver medal at the 2011 Fila Wrestling World Championships held in Istanbul, Turkey. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Weekend in the Wilds Filled With Music

    Weekend in the Wilds July 6 and 7 will include music on Saturday.  The mini-park will become home for the musicians during the ArtFest portion of Weekend in the Wilds. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Recent Field Surveys Confirm Gypsy Moth Numbers Increasing

Winter gypsy moth egg mass surveys indicated that the number of gypsy moth egg masses have increased over the past several years. Recent field surveys confirm the increase in the number of gypsy moths larvae.  While limited damage to trees has been noticed so far, what will this mean for next year?    Flights to […]

Lewis To Represent Cameron County at Laurel Queen Festival

    The 71st Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival begins Saturday, June 9, and continues through Sunday, June 17, in Wellsboro. The community is inviting you to join in celebrating everything this family-friendly event has to offer. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Woodland Elementary Library Memorials

The following books have been placed in the Woodland Elementary Library as memorials for the 2011-2012 school year: (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Night Swim

    Abby Etchepare, a senior at Cameron County High School, is organizing a Night Swim as her Senior Project to raise money for the Cameron County Food Bank. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Library Summer Reading Club Sign-Up To Begin Soon

    Parents and guardians, be sure to mark your calendars for the last week of June for the sign-up of your youngsters for the Summer Reading Club. Sign-up begins Monday, June 25th and continues through Saturday, June 30th. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Looking For Classmates

    CCHS Class of 1992 is still looking for addresses for the following people: (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Solicitor’s Opinion Rules For Horning

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo Cameron County School District Solicitor Jennifer Gornall has responded to allegations made at a recent board meeting regarding Board President Annetta Horning’s eligibility to serve on the board.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Lyon Looking Forward To Playing Pro Ball

    While a possible professional baseball career awaits Emporium’s David Lyon, more pressing issues were to be decided in Eugene, OR, Monday night.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

County Approval Releases $300,000 For HOME Use

    Approval of Cameron County’s Home Program at last week’s meeting of commissioners means home repairs to eligible properties could begin as early as next month.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Fisher Trial To Resume June 18

by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor A non-jury trial for a man accused in a long list of camp break-ins during the summer of 2008 is scheduled to resume Monday, June 18, in Cameron County Court. (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 […]

Alle-Catts Fall at Bradford, Top Eldred

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Emporium Alle-Catt baseball team had a pair of games last weekend and split the two contests. On Saturday the Cats dropped their first game of the year at Bradford but rebounded to defeat Eldred on Sunday. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron […]

Cameron County Senior League Beats Kane

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Senior League baseball team improved their record to 6-2 last Tuesday with a 14-4 win over Kane. A second game at the Bradford Red Sox scheduled for last Thursday was postponed due to rain. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron […]

Solveson Advances To Sectionals of Pitch, Hit, Run Competition

    Eastyn Solveson, the 7-year-old son of Saul and Christy Solveson of Emporium, recently advanced to the Sectional Competition of Pitch, Hit, & Run, the official skills competition of Major League Baseball for boys and girls age 7-14. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Harry’s Corner

  by Harry Jones   Results of the Ladies’ Tuesday League: Low gross honors went to Meg Whiting with a score of 43. Low net and most points won tied at 35 and points, 19; Meg Whiting, Bev Jones and Sandy Stuart. Sandy Stuart is leading the pack with 56 points. (Full Story available on […]

From the Bleachers

  by Rich Summers   With apologies to the NHL and NBA playoffs, this will be an all baseball column this week in appreciation of the great weather we’ve been experiencing the last week or so.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Wandering Aimlessly

by Phil Burkhouse   I hate to date myself with this question but what trait do Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, and the Eastern Phoebe have in common?  The answer, popping into the brains of birders who are also old sports fans, is they are all “flycatchers.” (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s […]

Deer Hunter Questionnaire

by William Crisp   Ah, the “good old days”; smog, dead rivers, endangered species… Oh, wait…there were a lot of deer. Even in the recent past, as few as seventeen years ago, much of the environment had enjoyed a huge bounce back and at the same time, as the story is now told around the […]

Understanding Fawns and Knowing To Leave Them Be

By Joe Kosack Wildlife Conservation Ed. Specialist PA Game Comm. It’s an annual chapter in nature that begins in May, peaks in early June and always goes largely and surprisingly unnoticed. But with time, the annual birth of hundreds of thousands of white-tailed deer has the potential to influence the lives of most Pennsylvanians and […]

Richard Aaron

  (1956-2012 Richard C. Aaron, 56, of 316 Lamplighter Mnr., Latrobe, formerly of Emporium, died Saturday night (June 9, 2012) at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital in Latrobe.

Martina Husted

(1938-2012) Martina L. Husted, 74, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, formerly of Emporium, died Friday evening (June 8, 2012) at Pinecrest Manor.

Cleda Fox

(1921-2012) Cleda L. Delp Fox, 91, of Wykoff Run Road, Sinnemahoning, died (June 5, 2012) at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

STORM DAMAGE –Weekend thunderstorms left their mark on the region with downed tree limbs and washed out driveways. The Cameron County Chamber of Commerce on Fourth Street in Emporium lost its front canopy to winds and rain Sunday afternoon.                                  […]

Illegal Dump Sites Rear Ugly Head On South Mountain

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo Although Cameron County is known for its pristine beauty and cleanliness, an ugly problem continually rears its head near one of Emporium’s best-known locations. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Police Make Arrest In 2010 Burglary

\   by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Emporium-based State Police last week ended a nearly two-year investigation into a burglary incident with the arrest of Michael James Hallowell, 20, of Hillcrest Drive, Emporium.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Borough Council Issues Ordinance Violation Letters

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo About 40 ordinance violation letters were recently mailed out by Emporium’s Borough Council, and members were satisfied with the response.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

SSA’s Annual Snake Hunt Has Changed With Times

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Once believed to be  doomed because of new stringent state regulations, the annual Snake Hunt Weekend at the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association will be held this weekend, bigger and better than ever.     (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Fun-Filled Day at Drum & Henry Fishing Derby

    The Drum and Henry Kids Fishing Derby celebrated its 58th year of providing the area youth a fun filled day of fishing and refreshments. The thunderstorms and rain that was being called for held off for most of the event held at Bucktail Rod and Gun Club.   (Full Story available on the […]

Pre-Sale Carnival Tickets On Sale

    The Cameron County Little League will be selling pre-sale tickets for the carnival again this year. The carnival will be here Monday, June 18th through Saturday, June 23rd, with Wednesday and Saturday matinees. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Our Town: Emporium To Air Thursday On WPSU

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo About 40 Cameron County residents turned out at the Emporium Fire Hall on Wednesday night to watch a preview showing of WPSU’s Our Town: Emporium production. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Cameron County Eateries Plan Big Night For Premiere

    Our Town Emporium/Cameron County will air on WPSU-TV on Thursday, June 7 at 8 p.m.  To celebrate, numerous restaurants and bars will host parties that night.  This will also provide those who do not receive WPSU on their satellite system an opportunity to watch the program live.  WPSU has also set up a […]

Interpretive Pontoon Boat Tours

    Interpretive Pontoon Boat Tours will be held at the Sinnemahoning State Park on Sunday, June 17.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Straub Hosts Rotary Program

    Jim Clark was the guest speaker at last week’s Rotary Club meeting. Jim is a Penn State Extension Educator. Steve Straub was the program chairperson.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Woodland Lists Honor Roll

    Following are the Elementary Awards Lists for the Fourth Nine Weeks and End of the Year. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Join the Library’s Summer Reading Club

Parents and guardians of youngsters in grades Kindergarten through 6th are reminded that on Monday, June 25th registration will begin for the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library’s 2012 Summer Reading Club (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Fungi: PA’s Hidden Treasure

    Fungi: Pennsylvania’s Hidden Treasure will be presented at the Sinnemahoning State Park on Saturday, June 9 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

First-Time Campers To Find Special Deal at Many PA State Parks

    The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is again partnering with Gander Mountain to provide first-time campers with needed gear and a reservation for two nights at a participating state park for just $20. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Housler To Lead Yoga Class at Senior Center

    by Stephanie Loveland, Emp. Senior Center Director The Emporium Senior Center is proud to announce an exciting new exercise program available starting June 14th. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

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)

Night Swim

    Abby Etchepare, a senior at Cameron County High School, is organizing a Night Swim as her Senior Project to raise money for the Cameron County Food Bank.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Community Band Revving Up

    It’s that time again to rev up the Emporium/St. Marys Community Band! This has always been a lot of fun in the past and we look forward to another great season. For something different, rehearsals will be on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8/8:30 p.m. and we will continue to rotate our rehearsal […]

Upcoming Events at CCMH

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital announces the following events: June 3 through 9 – Community Health Improvement Week at all four Charles Cole Wellness Centers. (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 […]