Sizerville Park Activities

    Sizerville State Park has many family friendly programs and activities planned for the coming weekend. Remarkable Racoons – June 1, 8 p.m. Have you ever seen this bandit out at night? Was it rummaging through a trash can? Come out and learn about this sly and sneaky critter. Meet at the campground amphitheater. […]

Students Participate In State Envirothon

Students Participate In State Envirothon   Sixty-five High School teams representing their counties and their schools in Pennsylvania participated at the 35th annual Pennsylvania Envirothon in central Pennsylvania for two days on May 22 and May 23. The team for Cameron County High School was sponsored by Cameron County Conservation District and consisted of Ariel […]

The Longest Day Alzheimer’s Event

    Guy and Mary Felt Manor will be taking part in The Longest Day, an event held by the Alzheimer’s Association yearly. This event will be held on June 21st to bring awareness to all that Alzheimer’s is a 24 hour a day disease. More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, the most common […]

Sight & Sound Bus 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!” The cost for this trip will be $135 per person. Price will include […]

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner

    The First Baptist Church of Emporium will host a benefit Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, June 10 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Emporium Firehall. The meal will include spaghetti, meat sauce, salad and dessert. Take-out will be available. All proceeds will benefit the victims of the recent fires in our community.  

County Long Beards NWTF Hold Banquet

    The Cameron County Long Beards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation held their 11th annual Hunting Heritage banquet at the Cameron County Vets Club on May 19th. The event has become one that many area hunters and conservationists look forward to. The proceeds from the fund-raising efforts go to the National Wild […]

Annual Drum & Henry Kids Fishing Derby

    Get the kids’ fishing equipment ready for the Drum and Henry Fishing Derby. It is the 64th year that this event has provided youth 14 years old and younger the opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled day of fishing. Fishing certainly can be, and is, fun for all the family. Don’t be put off […]

Busy Summer Planned at County Historical Society

    First things first.  There are only two days left to sign up for the “Historical Scavenger Hunt” at the Chamber of Commerce.   The deadline is Thursday, May 31st.   Hurry and stop by for all the details  of this month long event that anyone can participate in and learn some fantastic history […]

Dubler, Crisp Take Top Honors In Class of ‘18

    Cameron County High School proudly announces that Tess Dubler and Shannon Crisp have earned the titles of Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the Class of 2018, respectively. Tess Addison Dubler, Valedictorian, is the daughter of Julie Dubler and the late Gary Dubler. Tess’s school activities include Mock Trial, Envirothon, Student Council (student body treasurer), […]

Former Boro Police Officer Denied Parole

    by Amanda Jones A former police officer will remain in jail beyond his minimum sentence after his parole was denied during a hearing held Tuesday at the Cameron County Courthouse. Francis Paul Johnson, age 53, of Weedville, who formerly served as an officer with the Emporium Borough Police Department had his request for […]

Commissioners Award Several Bid Items

      by Bruce Whitman Cameron County Commissioners approved a number of spending agenda items during their meeting last Thursday. The once tabled bidding process to replace a major culvert on Sizer Run was finally acted on. Solveson Contracting of Emporium was awarded the bid at $55,605.65 after revising specifications for the project. Moyer […]

Emporium Man Sentenced To 5+ Years

    An Emporium man was sentenced to serve more than five years in prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty to inappropriate contact with a minor earlier this year. Norman Francis Pettit, age 22, was sentenced to serve between five and 10 years in a state correctional institution. In March, Pettit pleaded guilty to one […]

Romanowski Probation Revoked

    Probation was revoked for a man under the supervision of the Cameron County Probation Department who was convicted of additional crimes in Elk County last month. Luke Thomas Romanowski, age 25, with addresses listed in Johnsonburg and Emporium, will be resentenced on charges from 2014 following his entrance of a guilty plea in […]

Defendants Appear On County Return Day

      by Amanda Jones A sentencing hearing was held for Timothy Paul Reese, age 57, of Emporium, on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI), second offense. Reese was ordered to spend a minimum of five days in jail, which he will spend as a split-sentence over two consecutive weekends. If Reese […]

Community Pool Opens June 4

    The Cameron County Community Pool will open on Monday, June 4th. Advance season tickets may be purchased in the High School Principal’s office beginning Monday, May 21 through June 1 at the following prices: Family – $75, Adult – $55, and Student – $45. Starting June 4, prices will be: Family – $90, […]

Chamber Golf Tourney

    Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament is set for Thursday, June 7, at the Emporium Country Club. One price includes dinner, beverages on the course (2), cart, green fees, and a ticket into the drawing for donated prizes.  Gross and net score prizes are paid in cash.  Skill prizes also offered. […]

Raider Basketball Summer Camp

    Raider Basketball Summer Camp will be held at Cameron County Elementary (Woodland) School Gymnasium from Monday, June 4th through Wednesday, June 6th. Camp is open to boys and girls currently in grades K-7. Times for current K-2 students, 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.; current 3-4 students, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.; current 5-7 […]

Palumbo To Play In Varischetti All-Star Game

    Devin Palumbo will represent Cameron County High School in the third annual Frank Varischetti All-Star football game in Brockway June 29. The teams consist of graduated seniors from the Class of 2018 who were nominated and selected by the respective leagues’ head coaches. The AML includes Bradford, Brockway, Curwensville, Elk County Catholic, Kane, […]

Bird’s Eye View

  by Randy ‘Bird’ Horning   We finally had some summer-like conditions this week at the Emporium Country Club and there was plenty of activity over the Memorial Day weekend. On Wednesday the Men’s Day was played on the front nine.  The gross score place winners were first Rob Crane (41), second Rick McLean (42), […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   The school year is coming to an end. When I look on the sports season two athletes have stood out, and both are Lady Red Raiders. Both Kamme Guisto and Laila Smith were important contributors on the CCHS girls’ basketball team, but both were far more important in other sports. […]

DCC Shuts Out Raiders 4-0

      by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity baseball team entered the District 9 Class A Championship Tournament but was ousted in the first round by the DuBois Central Catholic Cardinals in the first round by a score of 4-0. The host Cardinal squad managed just […]

Lady Raiders Win One In District 9 Tourney

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity softball team entered the 2018 District 9 Class A Championships as the eighth seed and as such hosted the ninth seeded Clarion Limestone Lady Lions last Monday. CCHS dismantled the visitors in four innings but then dropped a […]

Ned’s Mercs and the Bank Beavers

    A long time ago, while working for the Game Commission’s habitat crew under land manager, Ned Weston, we were assigned to help Ned remove some nuisance beavers from a stream. As is their habit, the beavers had domiciled high up on a relatively rural trout steam. The problem was that the beavers insisted […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  No Turkey – Big Fish by Phil Burkhouse   The last day of the 2018 Spring Gobbler season is this Thursday, May 31st, and we still have “no meat in the pot.”  Zeke is involved with Little League and Flag Football and has been out turkey hunting about six mornings.  We called in several […]

Betty Clingan

  Betty M. Clingan, 94, a resident of Cameron County since 1947, died Monday (May 28, 2018) in the Guy and Mary Felt Manor.    

  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. Also, if you’re a keen bird watcher and you’re wanting to see various different species of birds in different environments, you could search around online for different bird watching vacation packages either locally […]

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 […]