SSA Coyote Hunt Slated Feb. 16-18

    The Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association is gearing up for its 13th annual Coyote Hunt the weekend of Feb. 16-18. The event is open to coyotes taken anywhere in Pennsylvania taken by hunting, trapping and the use of dogs. All participants must be members of SSA and must be registered by 11:59 p.m., February 15. […]

Lasagna Dinner

    A lasagna dinner will be held at First United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost is adults $12 and children under 10, $6.00. Tickets  available at the church office. The dinner benefits ceiling repair.  

Class of ‘73 Reunion Meeting

    Attention Class of 1973: A meeting will be held at the Aroma Cafe on February 15th at 6 p.m. to begin planning for the 45th class reunion. Any questions call 814-486-0926 or 814-486-1436.  

Rotary News

      Cameron County Youth Outdoor Activities (CCYOA) Director, Don Bickford, presented a slideshow presentation along with an update on the organization’s activities at the Rotary luncheon meeting January 30th. CCOYA is a 501c3 organization based at the Andrews Farm, 174 Nickler Road, Emporium, providing area youth with the opportunity to experience the outdoors […]

Artisan Chocolate In Time For Valentines

    Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center is teaming up with Goblin’s Chocolates from St. Marys and Kathy’s Creations from Emporium to provide sweets for your sweetheart. For several years the John Keyes family has hand dipped strawberries for Cameron County customers.  They are sold in boxes of six or 12 and […]

Cloud Workshop

      The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold a class on Google’s G-Suite and Microsoft Office 365. Participants will learn the popular features of the competing cloud products with the best features of each suite program to be highlighted. Following the course, participants will have a new understanding of what is drawing […]

Scavenger Hunt Slated Feb. 24

  The Cameron County Recreation Center and CCOYA will sponsor a scavenger hunt on Saturday, Feb. 24. The hunt will run from 1 to 3 p.m. and is described as an outdoor family oriented activity. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Participants are reminded to dress for the weather. At the […]

Upcoming Classes at CEC

    The Community Education Center (CEC) will be holding several classes and workshops throughout the month of February. Beyond the Calls: Using an iPhone Effectively will be offered on February 15th. Microsoft Excel, level 2 will take place on February 6th. Pitt Bradford is also offering Violent Workplace Emergencies: Active Shooter on February 23rd.

PA Is Under Real ID Enforcement Extension Thru Oct. 10

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reminds customers that Pennsylvania is under an enforcement extension from the Department of Homeland Security until October 10, 2018, which means that Pennsylvanians may use their current driver’s license or ID card to board commercial aircraft or enter federal facilities that require ID until at least that […]

Penn Highlands Elk Earns Four-Star Ratings From CMS

      Penn Highlands Elk has earned a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, placing it among the top tier of more than 4,000 hospitals throughout the United States. The star rating, based on a system of one to five stars, is available on the CMS Hospital Compare site located […]

Down County Baptist Church Bible Study

    Richard Bennett, Pastor of Down County Baptist Church, Driftwood, will be conducting an in-depth Bible Study centering on one word, “Christian.” This is a word that is being maligned with some organizations, misused and at times abused. It has become more of a household word, rather than what God says about it in […]

Clothing Give-Away

    St. Mark Church is holding a free clothing give-away for anyone in the community. The give-away will be held February 15-18 in the Religious Education Building behind the church. Gently used, clean clothes can be dropped off February 11-14 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the above location. Please, no undergarments.   […]

Fat Tuesday Dinner

      The Austin Methodist Church will hold their annual Fat Tuesday Dinner on February 13 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a smorgasbord (dine in or take-outs available). Various meats, potatoes, casseroles, vegetables, desserts and beverage included. This year all proceeds will be given to two local organizations. Those chosen are: Austin […]

Still Time To Become A Star

    There is still time to get in on the fun! The Cameron County Fair Association is still accepting acts for the 72nd annual Parade of Stars! This is a great evening of entertainment for young and old. Tickets are $4.00 each and are available at the door. The show will start at 7 […]

National Fuel Decreases Gas Supply Charges

    National  Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation (National Fuel) has submitted to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission its quarterly adjustment to gas supply charges. This adjustment decreases the monthly bill of a typical residential customer with annual usage of 97,900 cubic feet of gas by $1.63, from $74.18 to $72.55. This 2.2 percent decrease became […]

January Real Estate Transactions

    Cameron County secured real estate transactions for January: Richard M. Kamats conveyed property in Shippen Township to Ted L. Walters for $500. James D. Teats; Grove Township; James E. Teats; $1.00. Miller’s Evangelistic Association; Emporium Borough; Gregory Magaro; $1.00. Mark S. Wickett; Lumber Township; Mark S. Wickett; $1.00. Heartwood Forestland Fund II Limited […]

Donors Urged To Help Maintain Blood Supply

    Winter storms and the flu don’t just mean a lot of people are missing work and school – it also means they can’t keep their American Red Cross blood donation appointments. The Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve to help maintain the blood supply […]

Upcoming Classes at CEC

    The Community Education Center (CEC) will be holding several classes and workshops throughout the month of February. Beyond the Calls: Using an iPhone Effectively will be offered on February 15th. Microsoft Excel, level 2 will take place on February 6th. Pitt Bradford is also offering Violent Workplace Emergencies: Active Shooter on February 23rd. […]

PA Is Under Real ID Enforcement Extension Thru Oct. 10

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reminds customers that Pennsylvania is under an enforcement extension from the Department of Homeland Security until October 10, 2018, which means that Pennsylvanians may use their current driver’s license or ID card to board commercial aircraft or enter federal facilities that require ID until at least that […]

Down County Baptist Church Bible Study

      Richard Bennett, Pastor of Down County Baptist Church, Driftwood, will be conducting an in-depth Bible Study centering on one word, “Christian.” This is a word that is being maligned with some organizations, misused and at times abused. It has become more of a household word, rather than what God says about it […]

Clothing Give-Away

St. Mark Church is holding a free clothing give-away for anyone in the community. The give-away will be held February 15-18 in the Religious Education Building behind the church. Gently used, clean clothes can be dropped off February 11-14 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the above location. Please, no undergarments.  

Fat Tuesday Dinner

      The Austin Methodist Church will hold their annual Fat Tuesday Dinner on February 13 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a smorgasbord (dine in or take-outs available). Various meats, potatoes, casseroles, vegetables, desserts and beverage included. This year all proceeds will be given to two local organizations. Those chosen are: Austin […]

Still Time To Become A Star

    There is still time to get in on the fun! The Cameron County Fair Association is still accepting acts for the 72nd annual Parade of Stars! This is a great evening of entertainment for young and old. Tickets are $4.00 each and are available at the door. The show will start at 7 […]

National Fuel Decreases Gas Supply Charges

    National  Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation (National Fuel) has submitted to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission its quarterly adjustment to gas supply charges. This adjustment decreases the monthly bill of a typical residential customer with annual usage of 97,900 cubic feet of gas by $1.63, from $74.18 to $72.55. This 2.2 percent decrease became […]

January Real Estate Transactions

    Cameron County secured real estate transactions for January: Richard M. Kamats conveyed property in Shippen Township to Ted L. Walters for $500. James D. Teats; Grove Township; James E. Teats; $1.00. Miller’s Evangelistic Association; Emporium Borough; Gregory Magaro; $1.00. Mark S. Wickett; Lumber Township; Mark S. Wickett; $1.00. Heartwood Forestland Fund II Limited […]

Donors Urged To Help Maintain Blood Supply

    Winter storms and the flu don’t just mean a lot of people are missing work and school – it also means they can’t keep their American Red Cross blood donation appointments. The Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve to help maintain the blood supply […]

St. Marys Sportsmen’s Lucky Dog Coyote Hunt

    The St. Marys Sportsmen’s 15 Annual (Lucky Dog) Coyote Hunt is scheduled for February 16th, 17th, and 18th. This event has been scheduled to coincide with other local Coyote Hunts, Mosquito Creek, Rolf Beagle Club, and the Sigel Sportsmen for example so hunters have a chance to register for all area hunts that […]

St. Marys Sportsmen’s Ice Fishing Derby

    The St. Marys Sportsmen’s Club Annual Ice Fishing Derby will be held on Sunday, February 11th from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the St. Marys Reservoir, if there is at least 8 inches of ice on the reservoir. There will be prizes for the three largest fish caught by an adult and […]

Scopes, Calibers, La De Da Da

  by William Crisp   I spent the week discussing calibers and scope choice and while it was playful banter, looking back I could have spent my time discussing something more meaningful but it is fun to play. A buddy of mine doesn’t agree with my scope choices and thinks he can do better for […]

Semiautomatic Shotguns Considered For Deer, Bear, Elk Hunting

      Semiautomatic centerfire shotguns that propel single-projectile ammunition soon could be approved for Pennsylvania hunters participating in most firearms deer, bear and elk seasons. The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave unanimous preliminary approval to regulatory changes that would permit the use of semiautomatic centerfire shotguns that propel single-projectile ammunition while hunting […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  The Big Year by Phil Burkhouse   Most birders begin with basic bird identification and evolve into being able to identify more and more birds as their addiction spreads.  Most people, even though neophyte bird brains, can identify robins, cardinals, and crows.  If interest progresses, a field guide and binocular are purchased and you […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   This is the last full week for the winter sports schedule for the local high schools so it is time to take a look at the District 9 Class A basketball playoffs. We’ll tackle the boy’s game this week and then take a look at the girl’s tourney next week. […]

Local Flag Football League Joins Storm Program

    With winter winding down and spring near, it’s time to start thinking Flag Football! This year we have exciting news to share. Cameron County Little Raiders has joined the Cameron County Storm Youth Football program. With this merger comes the support of the NFL (National Football League) The Buffalo Bills, the WNYAFA (Western […]

Bagubas Fall at Port Allegany

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider Baguba varsity wrestling team traveled to Port Allegany High School last Monday night but were defeated by the Gators 58-21. Winning by fall for the Bagubas were Josh Kennedy at 138 pounds and Tim Hasselman at 285 pounds. Wendell O’Brien […]

Raiders Rack Up Three More Wins

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity basketball team had three games last week and won all three. They picked up North Tier League wins on Tuesday at Galeton and at home against Austin on Thursday and then won a non-league tilt at Kane on Friday. […]

Lady Raiders Continue Excellent Play, Collect Two More Wins

  McKimm Breaks A CCHS 3-Point Record   by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity basketball team sustained their strong second half of the season by winning two games last week. They topped Galeton and Austin and then took North Tier League co-leader Otto-Eldred down to the […]

‘How Much Outrage is Enough?’

  This letter is in response to my good friend and neighbor, Ed Tartaglia, who asks, “Where is the Outrage”? The answer is everywhere. You cannot watch TV, read a newspaper, or surf the internet without seeing outright hatred for President Trump.  You’re seeing it with rioting and demonstrations across the country. It started the […]

Judith Mongillo

  (1939-2018) Judith A. “Judy” Mongillo, 78, a loving and devoted mother and grandmother, of 70 Cornen St., Bradford, passed away Friday (Feb. 2, 2018) while in the company of family members at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Dr. N. Charles “Chuck” Sarokon

  (1935 – 2018) Dr. Charles Sarokon, 83, passed away Monday (Jan. 29, 2018).  

DOORS ARE OPEN – The much anticipated opening of the new Dollar General store on Sizerville Rd. took place Sunday. A large turnout of customers and curiosity seekers was on hand to shop and browse the many aisles of merchandise and food offerings.

Shoppers Flock to New Dollar General

    by Bruce Whitman Cameron County Echo With no fanfare or hoopla, Dollar General opened its new store in Emporium this past Sunday. Word of mouth and curiosity were enough to attract a large turnout of customers at the Sizervile Rd. facility. For much of the day Sunday the parking lot was full and […]

Work Place Violence Training Class Slated

    by Bruce Whitman Two Cameron County emergency organizations are teaming up to provide training in work place violence and mass shootings in February. The Cameron County Emergency Management Agency and Local Emergency Planning Committee will sponsor the two-hour seminar Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Emporium Fire Hall. The […]

Work Place Violence Training Class Slated

    by Bruce Whitman Two Cameron County emergency organizations are teaming up to provide training in work place violence and mass shootings in February. The Cameron County Emergency Management Agency and Local Emergency Planning Committee will sponsor the two-hour seminar Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Emporium Fire Hall. The […]

Cameron Co. Agencies To Receive Grants

    by Bruce Whitman Three Cameron County emergency response organizations are in line to receive grants from the state. Rep. Martin Causer announced the grants last week.The grants which will be awarded in three counties,  with the overall package amounting to $410,000. “Our emergency response organizations continue to struggle financially. These grants are sure […]

Free Tax Counseling Service For Low, Moderate Income at Local Senior Center

      Free tax counseling and preparation for Pennsylvania taxpayers with low and moderate income, with emphasis for those 60 and older, is available from AARP Tax Aide in Cameron, Elk, McKean and Potter counties. This service runs from February 5, 2018 through April 6, 2018. Qualified preparers will be offering help with personal […]

Rotary News

    Sarah Nolan (left) one of Emporium’s newest residents, was the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon meeting January 23rd. Sarah grew up in Michigan, and after graduating in 1995, she enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.  She has quite an impressive military background with 20 years of military service.  During her service, […]

Spaghetti Fundraiser

    Ariel Farren, a senior at Cameron County High School, is hosting a Benefit Spaghetti Dinner as her Senior Project. All proceeds will benefit Mr. Faulk, a biology teacher at Cameron County High School. The spaghetti dinner will be held February 4th from noon to 3 p.m. at the Emporium Firehall.  

AARP Safe Driving Course Coming To Emporium

    Emporium Senior Center plans to host an AARP Safe Driving Course this Spring—scheduled for Thursday, April 19th  from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This program is a PennDOT approved program and the cost for the program is $15/AARP Members and $20/Non-Members. This class enables you to receive a minimum 5% Discount on your […]

Bus Trip

    This May, a group of people from St. Marys are taking a bus trip to Lancaster County for dinner and a show…and shopping! On Thursday May 24th,  the chartered Fullington Bus will be heading to The Rainbow Dinner Theatre for the show “Whose Wife Is It, Anyway?” and the buffet dinner. Following the […]

Sinnemahoning Park Activities In February

    Sinnemahoning State Park has a variety of interpretive and outdoor recreation programs planned in February.  They look forward to seeing you in the park this winter. Cross Country Skiing for Beginners – Saturday, February 3, noon to 2 p.m. DiscoverE! Groundhogs – Saturday, February 3, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Native Americans of […]

Lasagna Dinner

    A lasagna dinner will be held at First United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost is adults $12 and children under 10, $6.00. Tickets  available at the church office. The dinner benefits ceiling repair.  

Clothing Give-Away

    St. Mark Church is holding a free clothing give-away for anyone in the community. The give-away will be held February 15-18 in the Religious Education Building behind the church. Gently used, clean clothes can be dropped off February 11-14 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the above location. Please, no undergarments.  

February Happenings at the Senior Center

    Upcoming Happenings at the Emporium Senior Center: All are welcome to attend. Thursdays at 1 p.m. — Do you love words and a little friendly competition? Come on down to play Scrabble. Anyone is welcome—Every Thursday at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 6th— Healthy Immune System with Donna Thomas from Cole at 9 a.m. […]

Upcoming Classes, Workshops at CEC

    The Community Education Center (CEC) will be holding several classes and workshops throughout the month of February. Beyond the Calls: Using an iPhone Effectively will be offered on February 15th. Microsoft Excel, level 2 will take place on February 6th. Pitt Bradford is also offering Violent Workplace Emergencies: Active Shooter on February 23rd. […]

Driftwood Senior Center Plans Busy Year Ahead

    The Driftwood Sr. Center welcomes the New Year with a busy schedule and says goodbye to the old year with a lot of Thanks and Appreciation. If you have not been down to Driftwood lately, you should take a drive down and see the elk and stop in at the center.  Our beautifully […]

Woodland Elementary Honors List

    Woodland Elementary School announces its 2nd Nine Weeks Awards List: Grade 5 Mrs. Ream High Honors (All A’s) Emma Bennett, Kaylee Hostetlar, Janelle Sidelinger, Benjamin Williams Honors (All A’s and B’s) Nicole Hockey, Kelsie Kearney, Jakob Narby, Lauryn Uber, Mashayla Wilhite Rose Tompkins High Honors    

Annual Parade of Stars Looking For Acts

    The plans for the 2018 edition of the Parade of Stars is underway. The Cameron County Fair Association is looking for acts for this year’s performance. Please contact Pat Kempher if you are interested in participating in this program. New this year is an opportunity for businesses to sponsor the show.  Any small […]

Community Chest at 56% of Annual Goal

    The Cameron County Community Chest Board of Directors wishes everyone a very Happy New Year.  As of January 22nd, they have collected $11,297 toward their $20,100 goal.  That puts them at 56% of their goal.  Thanks to all who have contributed so far.  The 2018 fund drive will stay open until September 30th. […]

Roseanne Mahovlich

  (1928-2018) Roseanne Mahovlich, 89, of 1766 Bucktail Road, St. Marys, died on Tuesday (Jan. 23, 2018) at Penn Highlands DuBois following a brief illness.  

Mary Stuckey

  (1954-2018) Mary E. Stuckey, 63, of 391 Meadow Road, died Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 23, 2018) at her residence.  

Marie Burwell

  Marie Grace Burwell, formerly of Emporium, and recently of State College passed away on (Jan. 14, 2018).    

Elouise Haynes

  (1925-2018) Elouise M. Haynes, 92, of 538 E. Second St., died Wednesday morning (Jan. 24, 2018)  at Penn Highlands-Elk, St. Marys.    

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   I have been informed by various readers that my critique of the Pittsburgh Pirates in this space last week was a bit harsh. After hearing a few MLB TV analysts giving a more positive description of the return the Bucs received in the Cole and McCutchen trades I have decided […]

Coach Pat Lewis’ Lady Lions Pull Off Villa Maria College Upset

    The Penn State DuBois Women’s basketball team stepped up their level of play Tuesday night as they faced the #3 ranked team in the USCAA, Villa Maria College from Buffalo, NY.  DuBois entered the game ranked #11 in the latest USCAA National Coaches Poll.  At the end of the night, the Lady Lions […]

Bagubas Top Sheffield For First Win

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider Baguba varsity wrestling team picked up their first victory of the season defeating the Sheffield Wolverines 39-30 last Thursday evening. CCHS made the trip to Warren County and won four of five matches wrestled. Winning by fall were Ryan Chilcote, […]

Lady Raiders Complete Perfect Week

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider basketball team had three North Tier League games last week and won all three contests. On Monday they defeated Austin, on Tuesday they topped Port Allegany and on Thursday they won at Northern Potter. In a rescheduled contest CCHS […]

‘Honoring Our First Responders’

  “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (John 15:13).   Catholic School’s Week is celebrated every year at the end of January and we are inspired and humbled by this year’s theme, “Learn, Serve, Lead, Succeed”!  We cannot celebrate our school without celebrating the people in […]

‘Memories of Emporium in the ‘60s’

  I’ve been regularly reading the Echo for the past 5 years since Mom moved in with us in Florida.  I especially enjoy reading about relatives and classmates, the trivia column, and excerpts from the Cameron County Press. Regarding pinball machine discussion.  In the early ‘60s, Luigi’s always had one and it cost a nickel […]

CCHS Red Raiders Collect Three NTL Wins

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Red Raider varsity basketball team had three North Tier League games last week and captured all three victories. They won home games against Oswayo Valley on Monday and Northern Potter on Friday and a road game at Port Allegany on Wednesday. On Monday the Raiders […]

Mountain Lines

  by Nelson Haas   COYOTE  SEASON According to Pennsylvania Outdoor News there will be around 26 organized coyote hunts this year  between January and March. Sponsored by rod and gun and other sportsman’s clubs, these hunts break up the post-deer-season lull in hunting seasons, make money for the different organizations and give hunters the […]