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From the Bleachers

  I was so far off in my Penn State – Pitt prediction that I couldn’t even sweep it under the rug unmentioned. The Nittany Lions are so far ahead of Pittsburgh in talent, especially in the passing game, that it was embarrassing. If the Penn State receivers would have caught a few more of […]

Bird’s Eye View

  This week at the Emporium Country Club started off on Wednesday with the Camp Cadet Tournament. This is a fund raising tournament for the State Police’s children’s camp. First place gross was won by the team of Ken Burkhouse, Ed Bolin, Gary Solak and Ken Schuckers. First place net was won by Marty Flaherty, […]

James Burgoon

(1939-2018) James F. Burgoon, 79, of 29 E. Fifth St., died at Penn Highlands DuBois on Tuesday morning (Sept. 4, 2018).

Marcellus Haupt

(1939-2018) Marcellus “Marty” William Haupt passed away peacefully on (May 3, 2018) in Torrance, California. He was 78.

Stella Pushcar

(1923-2018) Stella C. Pushcar, 95, of 205 W. Seventh St., died at her daughter’s residence in Emporium on Friday morning (Sept. 7, 2018).

READY FOR A FAMILY – Northern Tier Community Action Corporation has this new Affordable Housing home ready for sale at 236 West Fifth Street, Emporium. The home features three bedrooms, two baths, kitchen, living room and laundry room and 1,140 square feet of living space.  

County’s Triple Crown Rapidly Taking Shape

  by Amanda Jones Organizers in Cameron County are creating a new event to be part of a Triple Crown series that will be available beginning next year. Previously, a group had banded together to organize the Sinnemahoning Ultra Trail Run which pits long-distance runners against a grueling track that starts and ends in Emporium […]

New Affordable Housing Home Ready For Qualified Family

  by Bruce Whitman A brand new home in Emporium is ready to welcome an income eligible owner under an Affordable Housing program sponsored by the Northern Tier Community Action Corporation. The residential dwelling is located at 236 West Fifth Street and is the first new family style home to be constructed in the borough […]

Business Facade Improvements Take Shape on Fourth Street

  by Amanda Jones Façade improvements are ongoing at several downtown Emporium businesses who are taking advantage of a grant program to help stretch their funding. Last week, work began at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center building on East Fourth Street. The building is owned by Blair and Linda Lundberg, of […]

Public Meeting Set For Traffic Light

  by Bruce Whitman The public is encouraged to attend Thursday evening’s meeting of the Emporium Borough Streets Committee for a discussion on the traffic light at the intersection of Routes 120 and 46. The meeting will be in the Borough Council Room starting at 6 p.m. Committee members will review a PennDOT traffic study, […]

ABATE Fundraiser

  Endless Mountains Chapter 34 ABATE of PA will hold a fundraiser, Endless Mountains Jam, on September 8th at the Cameron County Fairgrounds. The event is open to the public and is $15 per person presale, $20 per person at the gate. Tickets include admission, primitive camping, and entertainment. Gates open at 10 a.m. and […]

Vets Club Picnic

  Once again the Vets Club of Emporium will be holding its annual club picnic. All paid up members of the VFW, Vets Club, American Legion, VFW Auxiliary and social members along with family are invited. The event will be held on Sunday, September 9th on the back parking lot of the Vets Club from […]

Rotary News

  Rotarian Marilyn Erickson (right) introduced Deb Eckenroth as the guest speaker at a recent Rotary meeting. Deb gave a very compelling talk on her on-going trips to Haiti, describing the resilient and hard working people struggling to survive a corrupt government. Deb founded a 501 (c) organization, “Love Never Fails-Haiti” whose mission is to […]

Causer Satellite Hours

  State Rep. Martin Causer or one of his representatives will hold office hours on Thursday, Sept. 6, at Emporium Borough Office from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Services available include assisting constituents with state-related issues or concerns, assistance with driver license and vehicle registration applications, and help in filling out applications for various state […]

Friends of the Library Book Fundraiser

  An exciting new project is being undertaken by the Friends of the Library. Watch for a display in the Chamber of Commerce in mid September. The goal behind the project aside from raising funds for the Friends of the Library is to promote reading to and by children. A Chinese Auction will be held […]

Moore Hill Homecoming

  The Moore Hill Methodist Homecoming will be held September 9th at the church at 3 p.m. Following the service a fellowship picnic will be held in the pavilion. Please bring a dish to share and your own place setting. Coffee and meat will be provided by the church. All are welcome. Come meet old […]

First Responders Mass

  St. Mark Church will commemorate the 17th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States at a special mass to be held on Sunday, September 9 at 9 a.m. Cameron County local and state law enforcement, fire and emergency medical service personnel, mountaineer search and rescue, military veterans and members of the […]

Country Blessings

  Several volunteers are still needed in order to maintain Country Blessings at its customary level. Hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Hours will return to normal (noon to 5 p.m.) on October 3. This week’s sale: Teen clothes 1/2 Off.

Woodland Book Fair

  Woodland Elementary Library is pleased to announce the dates for its annual Scholastic Book Fair. The Book Fair will be held in the library from Monday, Sept. 17th through Thursday, Sept. 20th. Schedules will go home with students giving their class’s time to attend. Family members are encouraged to come help children shop during […]

Homecoming Parade

  CCHS Homecoming Parade will be held on Friday, October 5th. Any organization wishing to have a spot in the parade should contact Kelly Palumbo at 486-4000, ext. 1851.

Monarch Program at Sinnemahoning Park

  Every fall thousands of Monarch butterflies migrate from Pennsylvania to their overwintering grounds in central Mexico. Join Sinnemahoning State Park staff for Marvelous Migrating Monarchs to learn about monarch butterflies, their annual migration, and what we can do to help these marvelous insects to survive. The program will be held Saturday, Sept. 8 from […]

Evening Kayak Tour at Sinnemahoning Park

  Join the Sinnemahoning State Park staff and volunteers at the George B. Stevenson boat launch for an Evening Kayak Tour at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8th, for a relaxing evening paddle on the reservoir. Learn about local plants, animals and local history while enjoying the quieter atmosphere of the lake life. Bring your kayak […]

Singing Dutchmen Mark 54th Anniversary

  The year 2018 marks the 54th anniversary of The Singing Dutchmen Men’s Chorus. The group was formed by Gloria V. Anderson and a core group of men from the Shiloh Presbyterian Church Choir. The “Dutchmen” average 12 performances per year singing for church benefits, nursing homes, civic and social functions. Members come from Emporium, […]

Wandering Aimlessly

Destination: Square Timber Vistas by Phil Burkhouse I was talking with a fellow woods’ walker last week who informed me his good friend from an urban area stops in for an occasional visit and he remarked, “This place is lost in the 1950s.” My immediate thought on that comment was, “Perfect, a good place to […]

Fall Season Fashion

by William Crisp It is now past Labor Da,y which means it is time to put away the white purses, pastels and talk about football and hunting! I once did a September presentation at a sportsmen’s club which included a long talk about wonderful projects and controversial fishing changes that may cost money…topics that would […]

PGC Ruffed Grouse Film Wins Big

  Between 2001 and 2005, the ruffed grouse population suffered a 63 percent decline in Pennsylvania. No one was sure why but in 2015 through 2016, Game Commission biologist Lisa Williams and her team confirmed their suspicions about Pennsylvania’s state bird being affected by the West Nile Virus (WNV). Grouse chicks were hatched from eggs […]

‘Cole Hospital System is The Best’

Dear Editor, First of all – you do not have to go to big city hospitals all the time for your care. I would like our area – Cameron and Potter counties – to know what a fabulous caregiver system/hospital we have in “Cole Care and Cole Hospital.” I have told many individuals over the […]

Tide Dominates Raiders In Home Opener

  by Rich Summers The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team hosted Curwensville Area High School last Saturday night in the first home game of the 2018 season but was unable to stem the Tide and fell 58-6. The visitors jumped out to a 23-0 lead after one quarter and coasted to […]

Lady Raiders Stun Bradford Golfers

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Bradford Lady Owl golf team has dominated North Penn’s Woods play without losing a league match for the better part of a decade but were beaten by the Cameron County High School Lady Red Raiders 28-27 last Monday at the Emporium Country Club. Elyse Godding captured medalist […]

From the Bleachers

  Labor Day weekend is always good for a sports fan with the start of college football, the ignition of hot MLB pennant races and the anticipation of the start of the NFL season next weekend. Throw in an unusual Saturday night at CCHS for Red Raider football and you have a full weekend. Incidentally, […]

Bird’s Eye View

  This past week at the Emporium Country Club started off with the Tuesday Ladies’ League. They played the best poker hand with handicap on the front nine. There was a two-way tie between Meg Whiting and Judy Armanini as they each had a four of a kind (4s). On Wednesday it was the Men’s […]

Referees Needed

  Cameron County Recreation is seeking referees for the elementary 2018 girl’s basketball on the following dates: September 19, October 2, 9, 22, 24 and 30. The games are held at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Woodland Elementary gym. The pay for each game is $25.00.

Robert Miller

(1929-2018) Robert A. Miller, 89, of Sizerville Rd., died in his home on Monday (Aug. 27, 2018), following a short illness.

Raymond Brennan

Raymond J. Brennan passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday (Aug. 30, 2018) at the age of 88 in Bridgewater, NJ.

Jeanne Vassallo

(1936-2018) Jeanne Krauss Vassallo, 81, of Church Avenue Brockway, passed away peacefully at her home after a two plus year battle with cancer, on Monday (Aug. 27, 2018).

Eileen L Bower

.(1947-2018) Eileen L. Bower, 71, of 63 Mooley Hollow Rd., died unexpectedly at her residence on Thursday (Aug. 30, 2018). , 71, of 63 Mooley Hollow Rd., died unexpectedly at her residence on Thursday (Aug. 30, 2018).

Stoltz Family Dealerships recently made a generous donation to the Cameron County Food Pantry. Shown (l to r) are Randy Metcalf, Northern Tier Community Action Corporation Deputy Director; Dave Malize, Northern Tier Food and Nutrition Coordinator; Steve Stoltz, Mike Schneider and Chad Kuhn representing Stoltz Ford of St. Marys.

Community Loses Prominent Citizen

  by Amanda Jones The community of Cameron County lost one of its most prominent citizens with the passing of Glen Fiebig last week. Fiebig was originally from the Norristown area of southeastern Pennsylvania, but moved to Cameron County while serving as a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper nearly 40 years ago. He stayed on with […]

History With Glen Fiebig Goes Back To 1960s

by Bruce Whitman In 1961 I joined the reporting staff of the Harrisburg Patriot-News as a sportswriter. In those days the Patriot-News was building circulation through intense coverage of high school sports. A youngster’s name in a sports article prompted parents, grandparents and other relatives to buy a paper. About the same time a young […]

County Court Orders Warrant For New York Man

  A warrant was issued for a New York State resident who has failed to appear at several scheduled hearings in the Cameron County Court of Common Pleas. Arthur Viall Alpaugh, III, age 40, of Waverly, New York, had been scheduled to appear for a plea on charges of theft from a motor vehicle stemming […]

St. Mark Annual Festival Friday

  The 6th annual St. Mark Festival is Friday! This year’s event will be held only one day, Friday, August 31st. Friday evening will have a variety of activities for young and old alike. Come for a homemade turkey dinner at O’Connell Hall between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Only 200 dinners […]

St. Marys Author Documents Murders

  by Bruce Whitman St. Marys resident Jim Baumgratz has published an interesting and locally relevant book detailing murder and mysterious events in Elk County. “Elk County Murders” covers the years 1873 to 1936 and includes chapter topics ranging from bootleggers to revenge killings. The historic true crime book details 25 murders and deaths in […]

Strong Women Exercise Class.

Strong Women Exercise Class The Strong Women exercise class at Memorial Hall will begin again Tuesday, Sept. 4. Times are Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Please come 10-15 minutes early to register and bring a towel along with a bottle of water. Any questions, call Eileen 486-0173.

Country Blessings

  Several volunteers are still needed in order to maintain Country Blessings at its customary level. Beginning Aug. 29, hours will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Hours will return to normal (noon to 5 p.m.) on October 3. This week’s sale: Belts and Ties $1.00.

Firewood Permits at the Park

  Sizerville State Park currently has firewood permits available for sale. These permits are for dead and downed white ash trees on a portion of the snowmobile trail between E. Cowley Run and Crooked Run Roads. Each permit is good for one cord of firewood for personal use only and will be valid from September […]

Shaffer, Farren Earn College Scholarships

  Recently the Elk County Community Foundation awarded two scholarships to students from the Cameron County High School (CCHS). Ariel Farren received $500 from the Gladys Schultz Memorial Scholarship. Adam Shaffer was the recipient of the Blair Hornung Scholarship for $500. Ariel is the daughter of Mark and Heather Farren. She is attending Gannon University […]

Manor Minute

  It looks like fall is just around the corner and at the Manor we are busy planning for the upcoming months. The residents are looking forward to cooler temperatures and fun activities. On Saturday, September 1st, the annual quarter yard sale will be taking place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All monies raised […]

All Fired Up Sept. 22nd

  The annual All Fired Up and Kickin’ Ash BBQ Competition is sparking interest with a new category. This year on Saturday, September 22, competitors have the opportunity to take home $500 cash when they wow the judges with mystery meat! Competitors will be presented with the meat to prepare at 9 p.m. Friday night. […]

Sizerville Pool Open For Labor Day

  Sizerville State Park’s swimming pool is closed on weekdays. The pool will be open weekends and Labor Day normal operating hours, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The pool will close for the season at 7 p.m. on September 3rd. As always, the pool is open weather permitting; if you are not sure, call the […]

September Senior Center Happenings

  The Emporium Senior Center has many informative and fun activities coming up in September. All are welcome to attend. Monday, September 3rd – Closed for Labor Day. Sunday, September 9th – 3rd Annual Open Mic Baked Potato Bar at 1 – 5 p.m. Monday, September 10th – Free Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Screenings from 11:30 […]

American Legion Fishing Derby

  The 2nd Annual American Legion Post 194 Fishing Derby will be held Saturday, Sept. 1st, starting at 7 a.m. and ending when you’re tired of fishing. The Derby will be held at Lake Clear Creek in Emporium. This year the proceeds are going to benefit the Cameron County Youth Air Rifle Team and the […]

ABATE Fundraiser

  Endless Mountains Chapter 34 ABATE of PA will hold a fundraiser, Endless Mountains Jam, on September 8th at the Cameron County Fairgrounds. The event is open to the public and is $15 per person presale, $20 per person at the gate. Tickets include admission, primitive camping, and entertainment. Gates open at 10 a.m. and […]

Young Adult Outdoor Corps Work On the Elk State Forest

  The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps offers work experience, job training, and educational opportunities to young people who complete recreation and conservation projects on Pennsylvania’s public lands. In addition to hands-on job skills, the program provides learning opportunities weekly in resource management, environmental issues and topics, and recreation skills. Corps members also will be provided with […]

Labor Day Weekend at Sinnemahoning Park

    Wrap up your summer by attending a nature program at Sinnemahoning State Park.  Park programs on Labor Day weekend include a guest presentation on wild ginseng, a crayfish program for kids, a campground program on turtles, and two days of pontoon boat tours.  Wild Pennsylvania Ginseng – Saturday, September 1, 2 p.m. to […]

Three Local Students Participate In Conservation School

  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 […]

Mountain Lines

  by Nelson Haas WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT UNIT 2-H DEER NUMBERS ON THE INCREASE This is the first time in 17 years I’ve actually seen “herds” of deer where I live in Wildlife Management Unit 2-H. I’ve actually seen the faint return of the browse line which warms my heart but sends chills down the spine […]

Chanter-Aid

  by William Crisp One of the secrets to life is to find the advantage in every disadvantage. There is a ying to every yang and I try to go with it whenever I can figure out how. While this is not an article about deer I still must use hunting as a brief example. […]

Wandering Aimlessly

Blaze Orange Chicken by Phil Burkhouse Hunting with a camera has many similarities to hunting with a weapon but also many differences. There is, of course, no gutting, dragging, skinning, and processing involved with a successful camera hunt, but there can be a lot of photo editing if the shoot was successful. One of the […]

Bird’s Eye View

  This Wednesday at the Emporium Country Club was the weekly Men’s Day Tournament. This week they played the best eight of nine holes on the front nine. The gross place winners were Ken Burkhouse (32) in first, Rick McLean (33) in second and Joe Williams (34) in third. The net place winners were Bud […]

From the Bleachers

  When we lost Glen Fiebig last week, Cameron County lost a one-of-a-kind person. He had his hands in a lot of pies from county government to law enforcement, but what I appreciated most about him was his work with youth sports. He will always be remembered for his tireless work in local and state […]

Referees

Needed Cameron County Recreation is seeking referees for the elementary 2018 girl’s basketball on the following dates: September 19, October 2, 9, 22, 24 and 30. The games are held at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Woodland Elementary gym. The pay for each game is $25.00. If you or anyone you know is […]

Dino Brown Garners Medal Honors

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity golf team had a pair of matches last week but were defeated in both contests. On Monday the Raiders lost at home to Kane and on Thursday they fell at Smethport. At the Emporium Country Club, Dino Brown shot a […]

Lady Raider Golfers Nipped By Coudy

  by Rich Summers The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity golf team opened their 2018 season last Thursday under the direction of new Coach Larry Grimone but dropped a close 28-27 decision to Coudersport. In the match played at the Emporium Country Club, Tori Miller shot a 50 to take medalist honors […]

Coudy Shuts Out Raiders In Opener

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team began their 2018 season at Coudersport last Friday but were soundly beaten by the Falcons 71-0. Coudersport amassed 376 yards, all on the ground while the Red Raiders finished with a negative five yards in total offense. Stephen […]

James Anderson

James Anderson (1931-2018) James J. Anderson, 86, a resident of Elco Glen of St. Marys, died on Wednesday (Aug. 22, 2018) at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness. (1931-2018) James J. Anderson, 86, a resident of Elco Glen of St. Marys, died on Wednesday (Aug. 22, 2018) at Elk Haven Nursing Home following […]

  St. Mark Church and Father Paul honored their graduating seniors at Sunday’s mass. Those seniors attending were, front row (l to r) Kira Aikens, Bobbi Fragale, Lexi Newton and Abby Rowan. Back row: Nicholas Martuccio, Adam Shaffer and Jared Whiting.  

County Fair Tidbits

      The Board of Directors of the Cameron County Fair are busy getting ready for the upcoming fair season. The dates for this year’s event are August 5-12 with a community dinner being planned for the 13th, hosted by the Cameron County Project. Keep watching for more information about that event. The 2nd […]

Democratic Meeting

    There will be a Reorganization meeting of the Cameron County Democrats at the Cameron County Recreational Center, 300 Chestnut Street, on Monday, June 4, at 7 p.m. The positions of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer will be filled. All registered Democrats are welcome to attend.    

Senior Center Happenings

    The Emporium Senior Center has many programs and events planned during the month of June. All are welcome to attend. Tuesday, June 5th – Free Glaucoma Screening from 10 a.m. to Noon with Carol Brocious. Sunday, June 10th – Bingo at 1 p.m. Monday, June 11th – free Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Screenings from […]

Country Blessings

    This week’s sale at Country Blessings is: Summer Shorts and Capris $1.00 per item. Hours are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from noon until 5 p.m. Look for the “OPEN” flag and watch the Echo for weekly sales. Country Blessings is located in the Cameron County Christian Center at 240 E. 4th Street in Emporium. […]

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