Music Booster Bingo

    CCHS Music Boosters Bingo will be held Saturday, August 4th, at the Emporium Fire Hall. Cost is $20 per ticket and includes six cards for every game.  (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

East Branch Instanter Boat Launch Closed

  Due to low water levels, the Instanter boat launch will be unusable for boats that must be launched and recovered using a trailer, as of Monday, July 16. Boats that can be launched by hand will still have access to the water. The lake is below full summer pool, currently at 1644.3’ and the […]

No Noticeable Gypsy Moth Defoliation

  Gypsy moth detection flights were completed the end of June and early in July.  The good news is that there was no noticeable defoliation.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

DRMC Rep. Speaks at Rotary

    Emporium Rotary member, Chris Luckenbill (left) introduced his guest speaker, Stan Smochek, Director of Clinical Informatics at Dubois Regional Medical Center, DuBois, at the club’s July 10th meeting. Chris also works at DuBois Regional as a Systems Analyst.  Mr. Smochek’s topic was Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and their Impact on Healthcare.   (Full […]

Chicken BBQ

  Come out and support one of your local fire and ambulance services.  The Sinnamahoning Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a chicken BBQ on July 21 at their fire hall starting at 11 a.m. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Food Pantry

  The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, July 25, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the building located behind the Northern Tier Community Action offices at 135 West Fourth Street. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Read With A Hero

  Mrs. Sallade, at the Woodland Elementary School, is looking for volunteer readers to join the school on September 11 to celebrate “Read With A Hero Day” to honor the memory of the heroes of September 11, 2001. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Alle-Catts Explode In Ninth To Top Mt. Jewett

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Emporium Alle-Catt baseball team broke a tie by scoring nine runs in the ninth inning on Sunday to defeat the Mt. Jewett Magicians 15-6. The Cats were tied with the home team at six all but batted around in the top of the final inning. (Full Story […]

Harry’s Corner

by Harry Jones   Meg Whiting lead the Ladies League on Tuesday with a low gross score of 43. Gini Schager had low net score of 22 and most points won with 29. Bev Jones and Sandy Stuart are leading the league with 128 points. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron […]

From the Bleachers

by Rich Summers   I realize that not everyone plays golf and even fewer are fans of golf on television. But I am one of the even rarer breed; someone who doesn’t play, although I used to, but loves televised golf. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

More Gold In Germany

  Dr. Jon Carlson (All-Star Chiropractic & Sports Rehabilitation) and Team Puerto Rico traveled to Dortmund, Germnay for the Grand Prix of the Federal Republic of Germany held June 30th-July1st.  The grand prix would be the final tournament in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games.  (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron […]

Open Softball Nights

    Open Softball Nights will be held Thursday, July 19 and Tuesday, July 24 for any girl going into 6th grade through 12th grade plus any girls in college who want to play.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Wandering Aimlessly

An Interesting Rock by Phil Burkhouse   Rocky Spitler, his wife Lisa, and their youngest son Ryan moved to Cameron County this spring and fulfilled a dream to become full time residents.  From their previous home in southeastern Pennsylvania they had, over the past years, made frequent hunting and fishing trips to our area, but […]

Pa-Paw

  by William Crisp   My wife is not a native of Pennsylvania, as she grew up in Michigan. I was able to overlook that flaw because a large portion of her family migrated to Michigan a generation ago, from North Central PA and had remained in close contact with their roots.  (Full Story available […]

PGC Announces New ‘App’

  The Pennsylvania Game Commission today announced that GPS-enabled applications, or “apps” as they are commonly referred to, are available to provide outdoor enthusiasts easy access to a host of information about all State Game Lands. The app can be downloaded for most mobile devices through links on the Game Commission’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us). (Full Story […]

Mountain Lines

by Nelso Haas   AMERICAN SPIKENARD American Spikenard, Aralia racemosa, not to be confused with the Far Eastern Spikenard, Nardostachys jatamansi mentioned in the Bible, is a native North American, plant. It was used by the American Indians to treat just about everything.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County […]

‘Athletes From Way Back’

Hi Rich, Your column in last week’s Echo tickled my memory and I’ll share names of athletes of yore, going back to the ‘30s and ‘40s, before television, the internet, video games and all those kinds of toys, when you had to make your own amusement and activities – one of which was baseball.   […]

‘A Fun Word to Know’

Hi, Phil ~ Recently, Jill and Don Perry took me to their property at the top of Lyon’s Run Road where I heard a whip-poor-will for the first time in my life.     (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Enjoying Kent’s Trivia’

I will try and answer some of your questions.  Joe Manginell and his wife Joan had the “Tastee Freeze” restaurant in Prospect Park; he also had barbecued chicken on a rotisserie like Olivett’s has. It was located (I think) where Brehm’s restaurant is.  (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘San Francisco Checking In’

Dear Kent, My maiden name is Gresimer, and I was graduated from CCHS in the Class of 1960. I now reside in Danville, CA, in the San Francisco Bay area. I have subscribed to the Echo for many years. Perhaps I’m the furthest west subscriber so far?   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in […]

‘Doud & Zeaman Esso’

The picture of Doud & Zeaman Esso; I lived in the house on right of picture from October (in 5th grade) until July 1958. In fact, I was hired to dig the footer for the garage addition. If I could see the original picture I could probably tell you the make and year of the […]

‘Enjoy Trivia Down South’

Greetings from “South Carolina!” Enjoy “Trivia” every week.     (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Eleanor Weitzel

(1933-2012) Eleanor M. (Smith) Weitzel, 79, of Camp Hill, passed away on Saturday (July 7, 2012) at home. Born on March 15, 1933, in Emporium, she was the daughter of the late Norman A. and Martha R. (Obenrider) Smith.

Vaughn Erich

(1949-2012) Vaughn C. Erich, 63, of 601 Brandycamp Road, Kersey, died unexpectedly on Tuesday  (July 10, 2012) at Elk Regional Health Center.

Mary Nelson

  (1920-2012) Mary Ellen Nelson, 92, of Papillion Manor, 610 S. Polk St., Papillion, Nebraska, formerly of Emporium died at Papillion Manor, Papillion, Nebraska Wednesday evening (July 11, 2012).

Martha Ryan

(1924-2012) Martha (Marty) Thomas Ryan, 87, of East Second Street, passed away Wednesday (July 11, 2012) at Elk Regional Medical Center, St. Marys, after a brief illness.

      Shown are (l to r) Devin Palumbo, Elise Grovanz, Jake Walters, and Nate Palumbo at last week’s Weekend in the Wilds. The JAKE’S Take Aim event was sponsored by the Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA)

Second Set Of Charges Filed Against Eckert

  by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Charges in a second sexual assault case have been filed against an Emporium man. Adam Eckert, 32, of 226 West Fourth Street, was charged last week by Emporium-based State Police with indecent assault, corruption of minors, simple assault and furnishing alcohol to minors and harassment.   (Full Story […]

Local Man Assault Victim

  Emporium Borough Police are investigating an incident in which an Emporium man was the victim of an assault outside a bar on Fourth Street.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Hot Times in Emporium During Annual Weekend in the Wilds

  by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Cameron County celebrated the Fourth of July holiday in Emporium over the weekend, starting with a cooling ice cream social and music on Friday evening and moving to   a spectacular fireworks display finale Saturday evening.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County […]

Cameron County Youth To Take Aim at Shooting Sports

  The Cameron County Long Beards, NWTF Chapter, partnered with Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA) to host a JAKES Take Aim event for youth at “Weekend in the Wilds”. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Country Blessings To Resume Regular Hours After This Week

    Country Blessings appreciates your business and would like to extend apologies to the community for the infrequent store hours the last few weeks. We have been short handed and are doing our best to stay open while sicknesses and vacations are happening.  (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County […]

Mid-S Explore Sizerville State Park

  The following programs will be offered this weekend at Sizerville State Park: Friday, July 13, at 4 p.m. – “Tree ID” (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Extension Picnic Planned

  Summer is here and it is time for the annual Cameron County Penn State Extension picnic.  It will be held on Wednesday, July 18 at Sizerville State Park on Route 155 north of Emporium. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Poker Run

    Northern Tier Camp Cadet Poker Run will be held August 4th, with registration at 9 a.m. Ride starts at 10 a.m. at Larry’s Sport Center and ends at the same location, 1913 Rt. 6 W, Galeton. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Class of ‘02 Reunion

  The CCHS Class of 2002 will be holding their 10 year class reunion on August 4. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Summer Madness Picnic at Senior Center

    by Stephanie Loveland, Emp. Senior Center Director  The Emporium Senior Center will be holding a “Mid Summer Madness” Picnic on Saturday, July 14th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  right here at the center.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Fair Meeting

  Cameron County Fair Board will meet July 16th at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds. This is the last scheduled meeting before the fair, which is August 5-11. The public is invited to attend. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale Very Successful

  Pictured are just a few of the many book buyers who visited the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library on Tuesday morning, July 3rd, for the opening day of the Friends of the Library’s annual Used Book Sale.    (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘A Regular Reader from Alabama’

Hi Kent, Although my family moved to central Florida from Emporium in 1959 when I was 5, I still remember the wash out, picnic grove, and going by the Dorman residence on the way out Rich Valley Rd. to our camp – Hemlock Lodge with my parents, Leon and Shirley and my brother Lee. (Full […]

‘Nicknames Continued…’

Denise Balizet stopped by the office to fill us in on some more nicknames. She told us her nickname was “Neeche”, her brother Philip’s was “Flip” and her sister Karen’s was “Karky.”.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Cameron County Little League Ousted From D10 Playoffs

by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County 11-12-year-old Little League all-star team played two games last week in the loser’s bracket of the District 10 tournament and won one before being eliminated. On Monday they won at Warren but on Thursday were beaten at home by the Bradford Americans. (Full Story available on […]

Ridgway Eliminates Cameron County Senior All-Stars

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Senior Little League baseball team was ousted from the District 10 tournament on Saturday as they fell at Ridgway, 7-4.  (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

From the Bleachers

by Rich Summers   It was a disappointing Sunday afternoon as the Ludlow Wildcats were unable to come up with enough players to field a team. At least I didn’t travel all the way to Ludlow, but I was looking forward to parking my truck in the shade along Sizerville Road and taking in a […]

Harry’s Corner

by Harry Jones   Meg Whiting had the low gross score of 45 in Tuesday’s Ladies League. Lois Wehner took low gross with 28 and most points won with 25. Sandy Stuart still leads the league with 109 points. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Second Stop On Penn-York

  The second stop for the Penn-York Junior Golf League was at The Pennhills Club in Bradford on Monday (after press time).    (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Elk County Classic 5K

  The Elk County Classic 5K, sponsored by the Elk County Striders, will be held on Saturday, July 14th at the Rolfe Sportsmen’s Club, Silver Creek Road, Johnsonburg, starting at  9 a.m.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Wandering Aimlessly

Goatsuckers   Goatsuckers, also referred to as nightjars, are night hunters with a loud, haunting, ethereal song.  Legend has it that this nocturnal family of birds can sense a soul departing and capture it as it flees.  The goatsucker I have chosen to write about this week is one of my favorite songsters; the whip-poor-will. […]

Independence Day?

by William Crisp   The big news before our national Independence Day was the big loss of Independence the ruling elite took from Americans in the “Healthcare Bill.” The Supreme Court ruled that the Bill could stand and that among the more than twenty new taxes the Bill will levy, (the highest tax hike in […]

Mountain Lines

by Nelson Haas   Raccoons Somewhere on a Raccoon Map my house is circled in red with the notation: “FREE FOOD AND SHELTER.” (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo) So, no topic what platonic story you are studying, no subject what theme your theme is on, no count what […]

Arlene Zidar

(1921-2012) Arlene H. Zidar, 90, of 423 Woodland Ave., died Monday morning (July 9, 2012) at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys

Dorothy Card

A memorial service for Dorothy M. Card will be held at 10 a.m. on (July 14, 2012) at Faith Baptist Church, Rich Valley Road.

C. Arlene Benson

A memorial service for C. Arlene Benson, former longtime resident of Emporium, will be held in Wellsboro on Saturday, July 21, at 2 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, 53 West Avenue. Light refreshments will be served afterward. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Business casual attire is preferred.

  EVERYONE IN THE POOL! – With recent temperatures in the high 90s, people are looking for any way to cool off. Here, Lexi Newton tries to coax, in her own way, her brother Maxx away from the edge of the Sizerville State Park Swimming pool.

June Realty Transfers

    Following are the Cameron County secured real estate transactions for June. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Max Narby To Be Immortalized

    A group of Cameron County residents want to remember former teacher and Emporium Borough Councilman Max Narby with a mural.   Muralist Michael Pilato who created the artwork as part of the Cameron County Canvas project has agreed to immortalize Narby. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Chamber To Keep The Fireworks Fuse Lit In Emporium

    For more than 30 years Cameron County residents and visitors have looked to the sky the first Saturday of July and covered their ears as fireworks blast off celebrating Independence Day.  Several weeks ago members of the Cameron County Fireworks Committee announced this would be their last show. (Full Story available on the […]

Fun-Filled Weekend at the Sinnemahoning Park

Come to Sinnemahoning State Park for a fun filled weekend. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Donors Roll Up Sleeve To Support Blood Bank

    The Community Blood Bank held a blood drive on June 21st at the CCMH Emporium Wellness Center on Sizerville Road.  Eighteen donors turned out in support with 15 units being collected.  A drawing was held for two $25 Sheetz gift cards, winners were John English and Paul Haviland Jr. (Full Story available on […]

Night Swim

    There will be a night swim on July 9 at the CCHS pool sponsored by the Lady Raider Hoop Club. It will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Cost is $3.00 per person and $5.00 family. There will be music, food and games. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron […]

Make-A-Wish Discussed at Rotary

    Tuesday, June 26, was a busy day for the local Rotary Club. There was a full house with members and guests present. It was Mark Saline’s last day as president of our club so he was presented his president’s plaque for serving our club from June 30, 2011 through July 1, 2012 with […]

Yard Sale To Benefit Make-A-Wish

Riki Goodyear, a senior at Cameron County High School will be holding a special Yard Sale for her Senior Project to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Vacation Bible School

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

Car Wash

    The Cameron County Quarterback Club and the Red Raider high school football players will be hosting a car wash at Olivett’s on Saturday, July 14th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will be selling popcorn and drinks and having a football-throw contest as well. Come join in the fun and support our […]

Music Boosters

    There will be a meeting of the CCHS Music Boosters on Monday, July 9, at 7 p.m. in the high school band room.  We will be discussing our upcoming Bingo and band camp. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

In The Good Old Summertime

by Beth Ann Overly Felt Manor Living Activities Coordinator Our Felt Manor Living theme for this month is, “In The Good Old Summertime…” Our residents hope to soak up the enjoyment of these “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer…” as Nat King Cole would have expressed it in his song! (Full Story available on the […]

Beat the Heat at the Senior Center

    Are you looking for an enjoyable place to go during the heat wave of summer? (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Emporium Resident Facing Charges

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor An Emporium man was arrested by police on charges of criminal trespass, criminal attempted rape, sexual assault and other crimes early last Wednesday. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Weekend of ‘Wild’ Fun, Food

    This weekend is Weekend in the Wilds and Art Fest in downtown Emporium. More than 69 vendors will be offering artwork, activities and food on July 6 and 7. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

EZ Rolling To Close Doors In Emporium

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo Thanks to new legislation passed by the federal government, another business in Emporium will be shuttered. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)