PROM ROYALTY – Cassandra Frey and Devin Geitner were crowned Prom Queen and King of the 2018 Junior/Senior Prom Saturday night. The Cameron County High School gymnasium was decorated for this year’s theme, “An Evening of Elegance.” Cassandra is the daughter of Randy and Kim Frey. Devin is the son of Lisa Chmelar and […]

Country Blessings

    For those who are interested in helping stock Country Blessings’ Resource Room for the people of our community who are less fortunate, the current need is for NEW adult and children’s underwear and socks. Your donations are greatly appreciated. This week’s sale: Kids clothing – sizes newborn to 3T – two for $1.00. […]

Freak Windstorm Causes Damage Throughout Region

    by Bruce Whitman A freak windstorm, described by one Cameron County official as “brief but devastating,” swept through the region Friday evening. What has been described by weather authorities as a micro burst with very high straight line winds, hopped and skipped across portions of Cameron, Elk and McKean counties just before 6 […]

Three Found Guilty of Assault at Bench Trial

      A bench trial held in Emporium for three people charged with assaulting a man with a shovel ended with guilty verdicts for the defendants. Last week, Cameron County President Judge Richard Masson presided over a non-jury trial that combined cases against Emporium residents Michael E. Hallowell, age 48, Dana Lee Grovanz, age […]

County Crews Respond To Many Wildfires

      Fire companies and DCNR Bureau of Forestry crews were kept on the move last week by wildfires brought on by warm, dry weather and gusty winds. In Cameron County two wildfires were reported along Route 555 in an area commonly known as the “low grade.” The first response was just west of […]

No Bids Received For Emporium Arms Window Replacement

    Cameron County’s Board of Commissioners has been forced to rebid a project to replace windows at the Emporium Arms on West Fourth St. in Emporium. Cliff Clark, administrator for the Community Development Block Grant funded project, informed commissioners last Thursday that no bids had been received for the work. The project calls for […]

Boro Discusses Recycling Matters

    by Bruce Whitman A general discussion on recycling matters was held during Monday night’s meeting of Emporium Borough Council. Councilman Mike Stuaglicio suggested that the recycling of cardboard and glass bottles from restaurants and taverns  in the borough might be brought under recycling efforts. Councilman Dave Hallowell inquired about having electronics recycled at […]

Cameron Co. Voters Now In New District

    by Amanda Jones Changes to the Congressional District map in Pennsylvania following court action puts Cameron County residents into a new district. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania contains 18 congressional districts, and residents in northcentral Pennsylvania were previously split between the 5th and 10th districts, represented by Congressmen Glenn Thompson (R-Bellefonte) and Tom Marino […]

May Hollow Kids Fishing Derby

    May Hollow Sportsmen’s Club Kids Fishing Derby will be held May 12th, with sign-ups at noon and fishing from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. All kids up to age 12 are welcome. There will be prizes for all kids, free hot dogs, hamburgers and soda.  

Sylvania Retirees

    The St. Marys Sylvania Retiree  and Quarter Century Association will be meeting May 16th at 6:30 p.m. at Casali’s Itallian Grille.  Agenda is to finalize plans for 3rd annual picnic and tour scheduled for August 22nd at Camp Owners. All are welcomed to attend.    

National Skilled Nursing Care Week at Manor

    As part of National Skilled Nursing Care Week, which runs from May 13th to 19th, Guy and Mary Felt Manor will participate in a variety of different activities. The theme for this year’s national observance, “Celebrating Life’s Stories,” pays homage to the diverse set of perspectives that residents, families and staff bring to […]

Celebrate Migratory Birds at the Park

    International Migratory Bird Day is Saturday, May 12th.  Celebrate birds this weekend with a variety of programs at Sinnemahoning State Park. A Spring Morning Pontoon Tour, will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Day Use Area.  Treat yourself to a relaxing morning aboard the pontoon boat in […]

Egg-citing Times at Woodland

    Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA) recently delivered 500 pheasant eggs to Cameron County School District. This year there are 11 classrooms at the Woodland School and one in the High School that are participating in the program. Each classroom is equipped with an incubator that is hoped to hatch about 40 eggs. […]

Family Buffet Dinner

    The Cameron County Fair Association will be hosting their annual Family Night Out Buffet Dinner on Friday, May 11 at the Emporium Firehall. The serving times are 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12, preschool eats free. Come and join everyone for a great […]

Rabies Clinic

    The SPCA Rabies Clinic will be at the Emporium Firehall on May 19th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a vet from Elk County Veterinary Clinic administering the shot. The cost is $13 per shot.  All animals must be either on a leash or in a carrier. Please bring a prior rabies […]

Countywide Yard Sale May 19

    Residents have asked for a county wide sale for years.  On May 19 the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the event.  A map will be created including addresses of participants and distributed throughout the county at businesses and online at The fee for a listing on the map is $15.00.  […]

Rotary News

    Cathy Straub was guest speaker for her husband, Program Chairman Ken Straub. Cathy narrated a video of beautiful wildlife and nature pictures of their recent vacation to Myrtle Beach, Florida, Bahamas, Cuba, also some local pictures. Ken, just keep following the birds. In other news: The club voted to host an exchange student […]

May Programs at Sinnemahoning Park

    Spring is now in full swing in Potter and Cameron counties!  Flowers are blooming; baby birds are growing; and the pontoon boat is ready to go.  All programs listed are free of charge and open to all ages unless stated otherwise. All pontoon boat programs require pre-registration.  For registration information, please follow link […]

Lancaster Field Trip

    This Fall, a group from the Emporium Senior Center is planning a bus trip to Lancaster on Tuesday, September 18th. The bus will be traveling to the amazing “Sight & Sound Theater” in Lancaster, to see the latest showing: “JESUS!” Price will include 3 p.m. Show Ticket for “Jesus,” dinner at the Hershey […]

Third Graders Release Brook Trout

    The third grade students of Woodland Elementary recently visited Sizerville State Park. The event was coordinated by Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA). The first order of business after arriving was to release several dozen brook trout fingerlings in East Cowley Run stream. This was the end of a yearlong adventure for the […]

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES – Cameron County’s Democratic Committee met earlier this month to plan for the May 15 primary election. From left are Susan Boser, Indiana, Linda Slyder, Emporium, Wade Jodun, Lock Haven and George Sowers, local committee member. Boser and Jodun are primary candidates and are running for the 15th Congressional District seat.

School Grounds Possession Results In Jail Term

    An Emporium man was sentenced Tuesday on charges related to his possession of controlled substances on school grounds. Ethan Vislay, age 18, was charged with one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance stemming from an incident that occurred in October at the Cameron County High School (CCHS). Vislay […]

Defendants Appear In Cameron County Court For Return Day

    by Amanda Jones An Emporium woman was ordered to attend the Potter County Women’s Rehabilitation Center in Harrison Valley following probation violations that caused her intermediate punishment to be revoked. Jody L. Wiltrout, age 33, of Emporium, was paroled during her hearing on Tuesday in front of Judge Richard Masson in Emporium and […]

Cameron Co. Democrats Gear Up For Primary

    by Bruce Whitman Cameron County’s Democratic Committee continues to move forward  with efforts to  reorganize and strengthen its role in area politics. The group met earlier this month to formulate plans for the upcoming May 15 Primary Election. Rich Schweikart, Elk County Democratic Chair, told those in attendance that it was of great […]

Wildlife Museum Idea Floated at Meeting

    by Bruce Whitman The possibility of establishing a wildlife museum in Cameron County was part of informal discussion at last Thursday’s meeting of the Cameron County Commissioners. Ken Gerg brought up the matter after commissioners had completed action on routine agenda items. Gerg asked board members if there had been any movement on […]

Canoe Classic Back As Part of Sinnemahone Triple Crown Race

    The Cameron County Chamber of Commerce is spearheading a committee to continue the Cameron County Canoe & Kayak Classic in 2019. The Classic has brought paddlers from across the United States to the region the first Saturday in April for the past 44 years. A dozen individuals recently met with retiring Classic coordinator […]

Alzheimer’s Support

    The monthly Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting at Guy and Mary Felt Manor will be held on May 8 at 6 p.m. Please note the date change for this month. Normally meetings are held the first Tuesday night of each month. The purpose of this meeting is to provide education and discussion to anyone […]

Historical Society Hosts Ulysses S. Grant Author

    The Cameron County Historical Society is hosting an afternoon with author Dr. Paul Kahan. He will present his latest book, The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant: Preserving the Civil War’s Legacy at the VFW Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m. Coming from the Philadelphia area, Dr. Kahan is a well-known and respected authority […]

Weight Restriction Removed From County Bridge

    With repairs complete, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has removed weight restrictions on a Rich Valley Road/Straight Creek Road (Route 4004) bridge in Cameron County. The 51-foot bridge spans the Driftwood Branch of Sinnemahoning Creek in Shippen Township, east of the Elk/Cameron County line. The bridge carries an average of less than […]

Help Support Our Local Library

    Have you ever visited the library? Have you ever checked out a book, or a DVD? Have you ever used the computers or accessed a book on ebooks? Have you ever had a copy made? Have you ever read a magazine or a newspaper? Has a family member taken part in a program […]

4-H Air Rifle Regional Shoot

    Jefferson County 4-H Air Rifle Team recently hosted the 2018 Regional 4-H Shooting Sports Air Rifle event, held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds  This is an annual event that is open to all 4-H Air Rifle members in the Central Region of Pennsylvania. Youth from Cameron, Elk, Potter, Jefferson, Centre and Clearfield counties […]

Win A Stay at the Hygrade

    Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run and the owners of the The Hygrade Inn in Emporium are teaming up to offer two, 2- night stays during race weekend October 20-21.  The renovation to the property at 212 East Fourth Street is expected to be completed by August 1, but the grand opening is planned for […]

Rotary News

  Program Chair for April 17, Shirley Condon (left) had Kim Farina as her guest speaker. Kim took the group through her ordeal of going blind in her right eye and eventually having it removed. Kim had researched Ocularists and settled on one in Hamburg, N.Y. The doctor there made a prosthetic eye which worked […]

Driftwood Senior Center Teams Up With Sinnamahoning Ambulance

    The Driftwood Senior Center welcomes Monica Chilcote and LaDonna Ross from the Sinnamahoning Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service on Tuesday, May 8th.  Monica and LaDonna will be introducing “The File of Life” program to anyone in the community who is interested in making the first responders’ job easier and keeping you safe. […]

Country Blessings

    The definition of “resource” is something that is ready to use if or when it is needed. Thanks to the community and some faithful volunteers, Country Blessings now has a Resource Room that is full of household items and clothing free to those who are in need. These specifically include ones who are […]

Employer Internship Program

    Workforce Solutions for North Central PA, Inc. was awarded funding from the PA Department of Labor and Industry to support the 2018 State/Local Internship Program (PA SLIP) in our six county region of Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, and Potter counties. This region has experienced a significant population loss over the past 18 […]

Herp Hoedown at Park

    Herp Hoedown at Sinnemahoning State Park features an afternoon full of fun educational programs about reptiles and amphibians. Join park staff and local herpetology enthusiasts in the Wildlife Center classroom on Saturday, April 28 from noon to 4 p.m. for a chance to learn more about these unique and often misunderstood animals. Kicking […]

The Missourian Fisherman

  by William Crisp   Recently we got a visit from a new member of the family, my niece’s fiance’ fresh off a year long deployment in the Middle East, courtesy of the US Army. He honored us with a visit; to fish. I’ll call him Luke because he said his name was Luke. Luke […]

Wandering Aimlessly

    Fish and Feather Time by Phil Burkhouse   Living in the headwaters region of freestone streams means water levels vary greatly depending upon precipitation.  The limestone spring fed streams to our south have a much more stable water level than our streams, as is evidenced by last week’s stream level fluctuations. The morning […]

Palumbo To Play In Big 30 Football Classic

    Devin Palumbo has accepted an invitation to play in the Don Raabe Big 30 Charities Classic. Palumbo is a senior at Cameron County High School, where he was a tight end on offense and middle linebacker on defense for the Red Raiders. He is 6’ 2” tall and weighs in at 210 pounds. […]

Bird’s Eye View

  by Randy ‘Bird’ Horning   There was not much activity to report on at Emporium Country Club this week. The weather did cooperate and we were able to play another Men’s Sunday Scramble. The format for this week was a 3-4-5.  We had to use a drive on a par 3, a par 4 […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   The Penguins have advanced in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the Pirates lost all four games of a series in Philadelphia so things are pretty much back to normal in Pittsburgh Sports. But I’ll admit I was a bit away from the sports world this past week. Last Wednesday we […]

Raiders Win One of Three In Tough Week

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity baseball team took on three of the better teams in District 9 and came away with one win. On Wednesday they dropped a decision to last year’s District 9 Class A runner-up Oswayo Valley and on Friday they upset […]

Lady Raiders Top OV In Extra Innings, Fall To DCC

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider softball team had a pair of home games last week and split the contests. On Wednesday they defeated the Oswayo Valley Lady Green Wave in a wild come-from-behind-extra inning affair, but on Friday they were beaten by DuBois Central […]

Guisto Breaks CCHS Long Jump Record

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider track and field squad had their meet at Coudersport last Tuesday snowed out but they still traveled to the Kane Invitational in much better weather on Saturday. Starring for the Lady Raiders was Kamme Guisto, who placed third in the […]

Pearl Kline

  (1944-2018) Pearl I. Kline, 74, of 298 S. Mountain Rd., died at her residence in Emporium on Saturday morning (April 21, 2018).  

Donald Palmer

  (1933-2018) Donald E. Palmer, 84, of 178 S. Mountain Rd., Emporium, died at Penn Highlands-DuBois, DuBois on Saturday morning (April 21, 2018)  following a brief illness.  

Jimmie Baker

  (1948-2018) Jimmie C. Baker, 69, of 1872 Gardeau Rd., Austin, died at Penn Highlands-DuBois in DuBois on Friday afternoon (April 20, 2018).  

Linda Cobb

(1953-2018) Linda D. Cobb, 64, of West Fifth Street, died Thursday (April 19, 2018) in her home.  

James Coppersmith

  (1928-2018) James D. Coppersmith, 89, of 200 W. Seventh Street, died at Guy and Mary Felt Manor on Thursday morning (April 19, 2018) following a lengthy illness.  

HOME SWEET HOME – Workmen assembled a modular home on West Fifth St. in Emporium in recent weeks. The Northern Tier Community Action Corp. project will soon become affordable housing for a qualified low income family. The single story dwelling has three bedrooms and two baths and is designed to be energy efficient.    

Borough Discusses ‘Alley’ Access

    Emporium Borough officials met informally last week to discuss, among other things, a right-of-way issue involving property owners along a narrow alley leading from Broad St. to Wood St. The owners and operators of a soft ice cream business at Wood and 4th Sts. are seeking public access through the alley to a […]

It’s the ‘Little Things’ That Come With A Fire

    It’s just hours since you’ve lost your home to a fire. The initial shock is starting to wear off and now the grim reality of total loss is starting to set in. Insurance will cover the structure and most of its contents. It’s the little things that are gone that start to add […]

Emporium Inmate Charged With Jailhouse Assault

    An Emporium man jailed on felony drug-related charges is accused of attacking a co-defendant in his case while the two were housed at the McKean County Jail. Gregory Burdick, age 32, allegedly assaulted co-defendant Darren David Donovan, age 25, of Emporium, during the afternoon of April 5. Police allege that Burdick approached his […]

Firemen Had Little Chance Of Halting Borough Blaze

    by Bruce Whitman First responders had little to no chance of saving any of the properties involved in an early Sunday morning fire on April 8 in Emporium. An apartment house and a private residence at 541 E. Allegheny Ave. were destroyed in the fast moving inferno. In addition, a vacant building across […]

Affordable Housing Home Constructed In Emporium Boro

    by Bruce Whitman The Northern Tier Community Action Corp. has taken a major step in addressing Cameron County’s need for affordable housing. In recent weeks a brand new modular home  was erected at 236 West Fifth St. in Emporium. It’s the current showcase in Northern Tier’s efforts to insure that residents with limited […]

School Board Looking For Ways To Cut Budget

    by Amanda Jones Members of the Cameron County School District (CCSD) Board of Directors continue to look into ways to cut additional expenditures from the proposed budget. As of last week, expenditures were still expected to come in at more than $360,000 over the amount expected to be received through taxes, state funding […]

Applications Accepted For Workforce Solutions Internship Program

    Workforce Solutions for North Central PA, Inc. was awarded funding from the PA Department of Labor and Industry to support the 2018 State/Local Internship Program (PA SLIP) in our six county region of Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, and Potter counties. This region has experienced a significant population loss over the past 18 […]

Gun Club Meeting

    A membership meeting of the Bucktail Rod and Gun Club will be held on Wednesday, April 18th, at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse on Sizer Run Road. On the agenda will be the drawing of raffle tickets and club news. Our local game warden will be there with game commission news and to […]

Garden Club To Meet

    The April meeting of the Emporium Garden Club will be held on Monday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Members will submit landscape designs for the garden in front of the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library.  The area is 32 feet wide by 4 feet deep.  Ideas […]

Blood Drive Exceeds Goal

    The American Red Cross Blood Drive was held at Emporium American Legion Post 194 on Thursday, April 12th, with 36 productive donations and five deferrals.  Goal for the day was 30, so they had a very good day! Congratulations go out to the donors who received milestone pins:  Robert “Bunny” McLean received a […]

New on the Shelves of the Public Library

    New on the shelves at the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library April 2018: Get Off Your Acid: 7 steps in 7 days to lose weight, fight inflammation, and reclaim your health & energy, by Dr. Daryl Gioffre The Spectrum of Hope: An optimistic and new approach to Alzheimer’s Disease & other dementias, by […]

St. Mark, St. James Parish Mission

    Sunday, April 22nd at 6 p.m.,  the St. Mark/St. James Parish Mission begins, conducted by Redemptorist, Fr. Eugene O’Reilly. Mark your calendar and come! Fr. O’Reilly will join everyone for the Saturday evening Masses and will preach at the Sunday Mass to share with you the benefits of attending a Mission. Fr. O’Reilly […]

Perfect Weather For This Year’s Fish Fest

    The annual Salt Run Youth Fish Fest was a huge success. Both the weather and fish cooperated this year with sunny skies and mild temperatures. Sponsored by Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA), there were over 230 youth registered at this year’s event. The event provides children ages 12 years old and under […]

Shippen Has Illegal Dumping Problem

    by Amanda Jones The gate leading to the Shippen Township municipal building property must be locked evenings and weekends due to illegal drop-offs of refuse items. Several weeks ago, several mattresses and other large items were placed into a dumpster, filling it to overflowing, without paying the required fees. As there were no […]

Bird’s Eye View

  by Randy ‘Bird’ Horning   Well, finally the weather has started to cooperate with us and the Emporium Country Club has opened up. Friday and Saturday were absolutely beautiful days and then Sunday came and brought us right back to late fall or early winter. We did manage to get the Men’s Sunday Scramble […]

From the Bleachers

  with RichSummers   The baseball and softball teams finally got on the field and with the change of the Port Allegany games to home games on Tuesday there were three days to spend at the Cameron County Little League. Although the weather on Tuesday was frigid, the Thursday and Friday games were played in […]

Lady Raider Track Team Tops Port, Oswayo

      by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider track and field team had a meet last Tuesday with Port Allegany and Oswayo Valley at Port Allegany High School. The Lady Red Raiders beat the Lady Green Wave 85-45 and the Lady Gators 89-61. The Red Raider boys’ […]

Lady Raider Softball Team Opens Season

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo After a long delay featuring wild weather the Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity softball team began their 2018 season last week with three home contests. CCHS won their opener against Port Allegany on Tuesday and dropped a second league game to Smethport on Thursday […]

Bauer Tosses No Hitter As Raiders Win Two of Three

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity had three games last week and was able to win two of the contests. On Tuesday CCHS topped Port Allegany and on Thursday they bested Smethport, but on Friday they dropped a game to Brockway. In a game switched […]

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