‘More Car Trivia’

With regard to our continuing conversations about car dealerships, we can include Evan Crosby’s on S. Maple St.  He sold Willys cars and, I believe, the Henry J.  There might have been a connection with Kenny Olivett’s Kaiser-Frazer setup at the west end of town.  

‘PGC’s ‘Citation Only’ Philosophy’

Editor’s Note: House Bill 1584 amended Titles 30 and 34 of the  PA State Consolidated Statues, notably the section involving discretion of water and wildlife conservation officers to state, “When acting within the scope of the officer’s employment, (officers) have the discretion to issue written or verbal warnings in making arrests or issuing citations.   […]

‘Grocery Stores’

Just finished reading the Echo and the remembrances. Good stuff. Did you ever think how many grocery stores served the Emporium Area? Coming in on 120…  

‘Enjoying the Trivia’

Just a quick note to say I really enjoy the trivia section.  I was informed by my wife, (Evelyn Barr Goodrow) that her piano teacher was Mrs. Schick,  and she taught music above the McCrory’s 5&10 store    

‘Unbelievable’

U.S. Representative Glenn Thompson’s (R-PA) article in The Bradford Era on January 10, 2014 was just that–unbelievable. I believe the legislators know what the financial impact of the new Flood Plain Act would be.   (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)

‘VanWert Trivia’

Re: Ms. VanWert, I always heard her referred to as Floss or Flossie.  Not sure who said that, perhaps my aunt Katty Henry, who was a member of the Presbyterian church and where, I think, Ms. Van Wert was a member. (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)

‘Enjoy The Echo’

I really enjoy the paper. We moved away from Emporium many years ago. (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)

Trivia-Antenna’

I believe the location you are referring to was  on the front of the roof  exactly in the middle of the windshield (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)

‘Send More Photos!’

The photo caption mis-identifies Herbert Edward Vogt.   Herb is the first one from the left in the top row of four. I do not know the others.   (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)    

‘Impressed By Dylan’s Attitude’

The shot heard ‘round Pennsylvania.  I saw Dylan Clingan’s shot on WGAL out of Lancaster, Pa.  Thrilled like anyone else seeing such a hoop shot, but I was not nearly as impressed as I was reading the write-up in the Echo. (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)  

‘Adam Sapple Strikes Again’

I was out of the country on special assignment and didn’t have a chance to write last week. This will happen from time to time, it’s one of the hazards of my work.   (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)

‘Your Efforts Were Appreciated’

My husband and I would like to thank PA Representative Martin Causer, his new staff member, Chris Luther and Cameron County Commissioner Jim Thomas for working to get our telephone service restored.   (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)  

‘Television Signals in the Early Days’

Greetings again Kent…. In response to your trivia question related to the delivery of television signals during the early days of this technology in Emporium, I have some recollections provided to me by my father who worked in the Industrial Engineering Department at Sylvania Electronics, Inc. (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the […]

‘Trivia: Burke and Bair Families’

Some time ago, my aunt, Catherine Burke Wiest of Essex Junction, Vermont, sent me a clipping of your column from The Echo. My aunt is the daughter of Patrick Henry Burke and Catherine Elizabeth Burke, the daughter of Joshua Bair and Mary Eva (Schmond) Bair. (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news […]

‘Joe Olivett’s Car’

We get the Echo a few weeks late here in Phoenix, but in the 10/30 issue about Joe Olivett’s car — (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)  

‘Delivery Vehicles’

Kent, Shortly after I turned 16 in 1954, I delivered for Joe Olivett. Even then that old Frasier was getting ready to make its final journey to the Great Parking Lot in the sky! (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)

‘Car History’

Hi Kent: My name is Harold (Sonny) Grimm. I lived in Emporium from 1957 to 1970 and graduated from CCHS in 1965. I currently live in Towanda, Pa. and read the Echo from front to back every week.

‘Trivia Answers’

Well, I see Claude Campbell  mentioned the Moving company owned by Mel Logan. The compact car produced by Kaiser/Frazier was Henry J.  Sears Roebuck actually sold this car (not sure if they called it Henry J),  my parents had one and I drove it to NC when I was stationed there.

‘Join the Fight for Clean Air’

Dear Editor, Too many people are being diagnosed with lung cancer everyday – those who smoke, and those who don’t. It’s heartbreaking. We, as a society, need to be advocates for cleaner, healthier air to breathe and help people quit smoking, and make sure children never start.

‘Pleasure To Serve You’

I would like to thank the people of Cameron County who came out to vote in the General Election. Even though I was running unopposed and did not feel the need to ‘put out signs,’ I do want to say thank you for your continued confidence and support in our Office.  

‘Hard Work Pays Off’

For the past seven years, I’ve written business plans, by-laws, budgets and the Articles of Incorporation for a “dream organization” that might someday help people, like me, give back to the Hometown that gave me such a good start in life. You’ve seen my picture in the newspaper and heard my voice on The River […]

‘Another Moving Company’

Hi Kent, In the Oct. 9th issue of the Echo you made mention of a moving van company in Rich Valley. The one that first comes to me was one by Melvin Logan Sr. and Jr. (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)

‘Where Has Common Sense Gone?’

In  “The Word For You Today” by Bob Gass Ministries, a recent daily devotional titled Always Do What’s Right says, “Someone wrote: (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)  

‘Talk To Your Child About Bullying’ Parents of Cameron County:

  If you have a child between the ages of 10-18, you really should think about having a heart-to-heart with your child about bullying. Especially if you have girls, because they seem to be the cruelest and the most easily hurt.   (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)

‘Last Week’s Old Tyme Photo’

The train in the photo reminds our family of some history and stories told to our children by their grandfather, George F. Kempher.   (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)  

‘Young People Making Us Proud’

Over the weekend there was a knock at my door. It was an 8th grade member of the CCHS Band selling fruit to raise money for their trip to Hawaii. Most of you are probably thinking, “So, what’s so great about that”? (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)  

‘Oldest Reader?

Kent: I noticed you picked up the story about my 98-year-old mother faithfully reading the Echo. I wanted to update this info; she will be 99 this Sunday, Oct. 27th — Marguerite E. Munsell (born 10/27/1914 in St. Marys). (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)

‘Past Music Instructors’

Kent, In response to your column in the October 2, 2013 edition of the ECHO, I took this from the 100th anniversary edition of THE RAIDER yearbook published by CCHS Class of 1989. It  provides a pretty comprehensive history of music educators at Cameron County High School.   (Full story in the Cameron County Echo […]

‘Past Mayors’

Hi Kent, I know Bruno Carnovale has been Mayor of Emporium for a long time.   (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)

‘We Appreciate You’

I’d like to take the time to thank all the Fire Police men and women for their faithful help in so many ways.  These people are there for us, giving of their time and efforts to direct traffic during sports events, disasters, school and community events and more. (Full story in the Cameron County Echo […]

‘Homesick For Emporium’

My brother, Les Geelen renews my subscription to the Echo every year for my birthday. I graduated from the former high school in Emporium, in 1949 and my late husband, Jim Bloomquist and I moved to NY, in 1955. (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)  

‘Music Teachers’

Hi Kent: In several issues there were music teachers mentioned. The first one I can remember was Miss Heart. I do not remember her first name. I do remember that she married Ralph Merkle. (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)  

‘1948 Teachers’

Dear Kent: During our 1948 Class at the old Emporium High School on 4th Street, the teachers we had were: (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)

‘Another Music Teacher’

Hi Kent, here is one other music teacher missed in your trivia article. Jim Langton was my music teacher in 1961 when I started 7th grade at CCHS. (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)

‘Items Wanted for Mayor’s Room’

Mayor Bruno Carnovale has represented the town for many years, respectfully, during the good and bad times in Cameron County. (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)  

‘Fire Prevention Week October 6-12’

To the Editor: The week of October 6th thru October 12th has been designated as Fire Prevention Week for 2013. (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)

PGC Game Lands Tours Offer Scenic Views, Wildlife Insight & Habitat

    As part of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s efforts to highlight its ongoing habitat improvement initiatives, the public is invited to take part in upcoming tours of several state game lands. The tours are free and will be held between Sept. 29 and Oct. 20. (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the […]

‘Former Music Teachers’

Hi Kent, You asked about music teachers at EHS/CCHS over the years. Bess Edelblute was one who later married P. C. Miller, a fellow teacher. (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand

‘Why No September 11 Remembrance?!’

We must always remember September 11, 2001. As I have always done on every September 11, I walked over town in front of the firehall just before 10 a.m. for the annual service to remember September 11, 2001. (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)

‘Would Like To Share Our Experience’

In this week’s issue of “The 1950s” with the heading “Cartoonist Visits Local Marine”; Pfc. George A. Alden was in the US Naval Hospital, Yokosuka, Japan in 1953. (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)

‘Regarding QCare’

I stand corrected regarding CDL physicals. With QCare you are able to get one, unless you have other health issues, i.e. diabetes, etc.)   (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)    

‘History of Cameron County Schools’

In response to Kent Riegel’s Trivia column concerning Cameron County schools, I am submitting these interesting facts.     (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)

‘Great Summer at the Pool!’

What a wonderful way to end our summer at the school pool. We had the best group of lifeguards anyone could want. Mitch Ream and his crew were hardworking, helpful, and always polite and respectful. They were always there for the kids if any problems arose. It was a fun and stress-free season and the […]

‘Park Conditions Less Than Satisfactory’

To Whom It May Concern: On Aug. 17 we had the Beldin Reunion at the Driftwood playground. Upon arriving at 9:30 a.m. I got a big unwelcome surprise. (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)

‘Trivia Issues’

Hi Kent, Recently, in a couple of issues a woman named Catherine was mentioned and she was to have graduated in ‘34.My brother Jack, who is now 96, also graduated in ‘34. He remembers a Catherine and he thinks her last name was Lyons. He also believes she had a sister but can’t remember her […]

‘Ask Scarnati to Cosponsor SB 999’

To the Editor: Like the idea of being arrested without warrant and jailed indefinitely without trial? If no, then ask Senator Scarnati to cosponsor SB 999 requiring non-cooperation with the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that empowers the federal government to arrest and detain Pennsylvanians without charge or trial on U.S. soil. (Full story […]

‘My Condolences’

I would like to send my condolence to the McAulay family. Dick was a longtime friend and neighbor, while being brought up on 2nd Street. (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)

‘Busy Town is Encouraging’

It appears as though I was wrong in my letter about Billy Yentzer, and so I’m writing to correct my error.  I was told that Billy was not fishing, but rather he was swimming.  I’m sorry for that part of the story being incorrect.  My memory must not be as good as it used to […]

‘Oh! What Memories We Have’

Your sister Joyce (Class of ‘48), which was mine – Dr. Hackett’s daughter’s name was Pauline and she married a guy from Pittsburgh, Pa. named James Davis and they had two children and then she became a widow. Now, if she married someone from Emporium, I don’t know, but I’m probably one of the few […]

‘Haven’t Bugged You In A While’

Hi Kent, Haven’t bugged you in a while, so I thought it was about time. In the last issue of the Echo, Eleanor Klees thought ‘51 was the first year of coaching for Arnold Bricker. Not so. He was my coach in ‘44 and Paul Miller was his assistant. Don’t know actually when he did […]

‘More on the Football Photo’

Hi Kent, You weren’t alone in catching my reversal of names, as one of the football players of that era also did and corrected me when I recently talked with him. I apologize for this mistake and note that Mr. Bricker last coached in 1950, with Mr. Simon following him in 1951.   I’m sure […]

‘Musings’

During my last visit to Emporium, I found within the winds and rain water a 3” moth dying. I felt it deserved to live within the winds of Cameron County so I carried him off to let him flitter away. (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)

Kent Riegel,

  You mentioned I live in Mass. I live in Vermont (another N. E. state). Also, you spelled my name wrong, same article, as Weis. Close but not correct. It is WIEST. (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)

‘Putting Names to Players’

Hi again, Kent, I’m pretty sure I can put names to the people in the “Old Time Picture” in the July17th issue of the Echo. (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)

Dangerous Swimming Hole’

This was the one at the lower end of town where the two streams meet. Dangerous because of a whirlpool. A young man drowned there years ago. He was Bill Yentzer, I think.   (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)

‘More Good Memories’

Hi Kent, It was fun to see a picture of so many people I knew approximately 62 years ago, and be able to identify all of them.  Lots of memories.   (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)

‘1950 Football Team’

Regarding the photo of the 1949-1950 Red Raiders; my husband, Phil and I both graduated from EHS in 1950. This is his “guess” as to the identity of the players in the photo.   (Full story in the Cameron County Echo on the news stand)

‘1950 Football Team’

Hi Kent, I thought I could help with some names of the 1950 football team—-. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Name Endures from Generation to Generation’

What a pleasant surprise to find my letter and two responses, all in the June 26 Echo! Thanks Eleanor and Kent.  You know I have pictures of both of you in my Huntsville AL home – courtesy of my EHS and CCHS RAIDERS, though I don’t need a picture to remember you.   (Full Story […]

‘If I Remember Correctly’

If I remember correctly, Game Protector Norm Erickson was bitten by two rattlesnakes at the same time. He was with then Fish Warden ? Close. Norm was the game protector for Cameron County at the time. My best guess is this happened in May of 1949. I saw Norm at the St. Marys Hospital; his […]

‘Football Trivia Photo’

Kent, The player standing next to Coach Bricker was, I think, Dave Burns (who was my cousin), as you said.  He lived on West 4th St.  He was badly hurt during a night game while being tackled.  He was knocked into a log post and broke his femur and I think his hip was involved […]

‘Football Photo I.D.’ The Lineman were Tom Creighton, Gordy Vogt, Bob Collins, Jim Leary, Bill Noah and Ken Rakestraw. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘CCHS Band Fund-Raisers for Hawaii Trip’

With the amount of fund- raisers that the CCHS Marching Band and Music Boosters will be holding in the next 18 months to realize our goal of sending the band to represent Pennsylvania in the 2014 Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade, we want to take this opportunity to let you, the community, know that we have […]

‘Who Will Save the Working People?”

Congressmen Glenn Thompson, On September 12, 2000, I made a sacrifice for my country. I, Joseph Michael Cooney, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey […]

‘Take a Look at the Positives’

Dear Editor: I am tired of the naysayers. The demise of Cameron County is premature and greatly exaggerated. It is true that Cameron County has experienced a population decline. At its zenith in the 1960 census the population here was 7,586 and is now approximately 5,000. However, back then there were the baby-boomers and people […]

‘Protect Your Rights’

I applaud Sheriff Neyman for declaring himself an “Oath-Keeper,” dedicated to upholding our Second Amendment rights. We need to support him and all our town and state law enforcement officers who also remain loyal to their vows.             (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘West Ward School, Teachers, and Girl Scouts…’

Kent, Here’s some info concerning your June 12 column: The principal at the West Ward School was Marguerite Smith, who was a relative (niece?) of Flossie Smith. Marguerite was a super math teacher, and I think Flossie also taught some 7th and 8th grade math in addition to Home Economics.   (Full Story available on […]

Your Support Would Be Appreciated’

I have decided to run for an at-large seat on the Cameron County School Board. I will be circulating a petition to run as an Independent and will need 100 signatures by registered voters to get my name placed on the ballot in November. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County […]

It’s Time To Stand And Be Counted’

The Right of Self Defense for all individuals is a God-given unalienable right that precedes our country’s foundation and all government institutions. Our Founders believed this right was so vital that they unanimously declared it as part of the Bill of Rights. Their reference to the Militia within the Second Amendment is not a contradiction, […]

‘Carl Collins’

Kent, Claude Campbell asked about the passing of Carl Collins, Class of ‘44. He died, according to the recent Penn State Alumni Magazine, last October in St. Petersburg, Fla.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)