Road Nomads

  by William Crisp   “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”  – Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness I agree with Ursula. On hunting and fishing trips, the journey is as fun as the destination. While travelling with […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  Robins, Sumac and Gold by Phil Burkhouse   Last week’s wanderings were concentrated in the down county area where we did a little horn hunting and continued to enjoy the waterfowl migration.  On Thursday Mary and I heard honking from high in the sky and were thrilled to see a large V of tundra […]

Jr. High Raiders Win One Of Three Last Week

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider basketball team had three games last week and came away with one win. On Monday they defeated Oswayo Valley but lost at Port Allegany on Wednesday and to Otto- Eldred on Saturday. Against Oswayo Valley, the Red Raiders sprinted […]

Yang Win Helps Penn State Tennis Defeat Pitt

    Penn State Altoona men’s tennis cruised to a 9-0 victory over Pitt-Greensburg on Sunday afternoon in the Lions’ Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference home opener at the Gorilla House Gym. Penn State Altoona (2-0, 2-0 AMCC) opened the day’s match by staking out a commanding 3-0 lead after doubles play. The duo of Logan […]

Lady Raider Hoop Club Holds Annual Banquet

    The Lady Raider Hoop Club hosted the players and parents Tuesday, March 13th, at the CCHS Cafeteria.  After an excellent meal served by the Aroma Restaurant, everyone enjoyed watching the season highlight film.   Afterward, awards were presented as follows: Kamme Guisto: Hustle and Leadership Awards Alyvia McKimm: Leading Scorer and Highest Free […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   Watching Nate Sestina playing for Bucknell in the NCAA tournament on Friday night was a great thrill for our community and especially for those of us who watched him through his high school career. I can still see him coming to the scorer’s table as a freshman to check into […]

Judith Sherman

  (1943-2018) Judith A. Sherman, 74, of Clover Rest Home, Columbia, New Jersey, formerly of Newfield, NY and Emporium, died at St. Luke’s Warren Hospital, Phillipsburg, New Jersey on Wednesday morning (March 14, 2018).   

Joseph Watson

  (1939-2018) Joseph Damon Watson, 79, of Austin, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle was called home on Friday (March 16, 2018) after a valiant and good fight.    

Walter Lewis

  (1946-2018) Walter V. Lewis, age 71, of Sabinsville, died on Saturday (March 17, 2018).    

Judith Sherman

  (1943-2018) Judith A. Sherman, 74, of Clover Rest Home, Columbia, New Jersey, formerly of Newfield, NY and Emporium, died at St. Luke’s Warren Hospital, Phillipsburg, New Jersey on Wednesday morning (March 14, 2018).     

NEW OWNERSHIP – New hands are now filling cones and dishes with soft serve ice cream on Fourth Street in Emporium. Cindy Summerson and Annette Smith have taken over ownership of the former B.B.’s Eats & Treats across the street from the Emporium Post Office. Now Twisted Sisters, the business will be open 11 a.m. […]

Three Charged Following Local Meth Bust

    Three Cameron County residents have been arrested after a search warrant was executed at a residence in the Emporium Borough last Wednesday, March 7th. According to information on file at Magisterial District Justice Barry Brown’s office in Emporium, police visited the residence at 60 Sycamore Street while attempting to locate Darren Donovan, age […]

Driftwood’s Water System Steadily Being Improved

    by Bruce Whitman An update on upgrades to Driftwood Borough’s water system was provided to Cameron County Commissioners during their Thursday (March 8) meeting. Joe Williams, former Driftwood mayor, said crucial work on the system is moving along. After leaving office, Williams stayed on to coordinate work on the public water system that […]

Rep. Glenn Thompson To Visit Local School

    by Amanda Jones Students at the Woodland Elementary School will receive a visit from U.S. Representative Glenn Thompson (R-Bellefonte) later this month, which will include a question-and-answer session with fifth and sixth graders. Cameron County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe discussed the visit with school board members during the regular board […]

Local VFW Cash Bash A Success For Charities

    by Amanda Jones The Cameron County Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary recently hosted its annual Cash Bash fundraiser, which was held at the Vets Club in Emporium last Saturday. The Auxiliary supports a number of Cameron County organizations utilizing money raised during the event. “It’s great to see a small town come […]

Causer Running For 9th House Term

    by Bruce Whitman Rep. Martin Causer has announced he’s running for a 9th term in the state House of Representatives. Causer represents Cameron, McKean counties and most of Potter County in the 67th Legislative District. A resident of Turtlepoint, Causer has appeared regularly in Emporium to meet with borough and county residents. In […]

Community Chest Needs Your Help To Reach Fund Goal

    As of March 12th, the Cameron County Community Chest has collected $11,486 toward its $20,100 goal.  Thanks to all who have contributed so far.   The Cameron County Community Chest needs additional donors to reach its community goal.  The donor base has continued to shrink. New donors are needed. If you have not […]

Easter Eggs For Sale

    The Sinnemahoning United Methodist Church once again is selling their traditional Chocolate  Easter Eggs.  They are quarter pound eggs in the flavors of Vanilla, Peanut Butter and Coconut.   The eggs are priced at $3.00 each. To place an order please call Linda Burrows 546-2312 or Diane Ball 546-2021.  The eggs can be […]

Sunday Bingo

    Mark your calendar for March 18 at 1 p.m. for a relaxing afternoon of Bingo at the Emporium Senior Center.  Food will be available.Come out and have a try at some of their new games including a Big Jackpot.    

Something’s Fishy In Driftwood

    It is that Fishy time of year again. Wayne Johnson is busy hand painting chocolate trout and every fisherman and woman would love one in their Easter basket.   Chocolate fish are available for $3.00 each and they also have their tradition Old Foagie Smiles for only $1.00 each.    Awesome chocolate with […]

Youth Wild Game Dinner A Huge Success

    The Youth Wild Game Dinner sponsored by Emporium Alliance Church, Cameron County Long Beards Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation and Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities was a huge success.  The event was focused on providing a fun family atmosphere where both young people and adults could try a wide variety of wild […]

Registration Underway For Administrative Professional Day

    Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center is hosting the annual Administrative Professional Day on Wednesday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.   This year Cherie Miller from CDH Designs will answer questions about kitchen and bath renovations, Mary Kay McLean will teach a make-it take-it class and Aroma Café […]

Senior Center Happenings

    Emporium Senior Center has many interesting and fun activities and programs coming up during the month of March.   All are welcome.  Tuesday, March 20th – Community Nurse Day. Free Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Screenings from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a short program about Calcium following. Wednesday, March 21st – Bring yourself […]

Sinnemahoning Egg Hunt

    The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on March 31st at the Sinnemahoning Recreation Park, with registration beginning at 9:30. The hunt starts at 10:00. There will be plenty of eggs to find, and the Easter Bunny will be there to have your picture taken with. A hot dog, chips and drink […]

Ham, Turkey Raffle

    The Nam Knights Allegheny Mountain Chapter will hold a Ham and Turkey Raffle March 24th at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department. All proceeds from this event will go to the Chapter’s Scholarship Fund. Past years the Chapter has sponsored a $1,000 scholarship; their goal is to sponsor a second scholarship for a Tech […]

Food Pantry

    The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, March 21,  from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the building located behind the Northern Tier Community Action offices at 135 West Fourth Street in Emporium. Call 486-1161, ext. 269, with any questions

Open Mic, Chili Cook Off

    Do you love to cook Chili, eat Chili, or listen to music while watching other people eat Chili?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, this event may be for you!  The Emporium Senior Center is hosting an “Open Mic Chili Cook Off” on Sunday, April 15th from 1 p.m. to […]

March Classes, Seminars at the Chamber

      Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center is hosting a plethora of classes and seminars during the month of March.  Details of the events can be found at the community calendar on the chamber web page www.cameroncountychamber.org.   Each Tuesday night in the month the chamber is open from 6:30 p.m. […]

Congressional Art Contest

    U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson announced the details for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. The winning piece of artwork from each congressional district across the country will be displayed in a special exhibit in the U.S. Capitol. “This is a great opportunity for young artists to have their talents critiqued by an independent […]

Wandering Aimlessly

Wandering Aimlessly March Idles On by Phil Burkhouse   On Tuesday, February 27th, Mary and I sat in the Subaru observing one of my favorite backwater spots for migratory waterfowl.  We had just left the dam and were actually about a mile into Potter County at a swamp just to the left of 872.  This […]

Chin-Chili Spirit

  by William Crisp   Recently, I took a short trip to Florida to conduct some business and to get a little relief from the late Pennsylvania winter. I didn’t get the hunting in that I wanted but I did get to do some fishing or at least I participated as a fishing spectator and […]

Hunter Ed. Class

    A Hunter Ed. Class will be held at the Woodland Elementary School on Saturday, March 24th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is to be done online at PA Game Commission’s website. Students must be 11 years old to attend. Pizza and drink will be provided for lunch.    

SSA Coyote Hunt Attracts 432 Entries

    The Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association attracted 432 entries for its mid-February coyote hunt. According to the club’s website, nine coyotes and 23 foxes were brought in by hunters in the 13th annual event. The top cash prize of $2,592 was claimed by an Ohio hunter who entered a 43 pound, 7 ounce male. Josh […]

Red Raiders’ Comeback Falls Short In PIAA Loss

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity basketball team traveled to Northgate High School in Pittsburgh to take on Vincentian Academy in the opening round of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class A playoffs but fell to the Royals 60-53.  The Red Raiders were heavy underdogs […]

Raider Junior High Drops Two Games Last Week

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider basketball team had a pair of North Tier League games last week but failed to pick up a victory. On Monday they lost at Smethport and on Wednesday they were beaten at home by Coudersport. At Smethport the Hubbers […]

Bingo Fundraiser

    A Bingo fundraiser is being held to benefit the Emporium Hitmen traveling baseball team organized for boys ages 13 and under at 6 p.m. at the Cameron County Vets Club on Monday, March 19. Money raised will be used to pay tournament entry fees, insurance, uniforms and equipment. The Veterans of Foreign Wars […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   The varsity basketball season has come to a conclusion with the Raiders’ loss to Vincentian Academy in the opening round of the PIAA playoffs, but CCHS acquitted themselves well against the WPIAL champs in their own back yard. VA is located in Pittsburgh’s North Hills, which is just adjacent to […]

Elk County Striders 2018 Race Schedule

    Elk County Striders announce area races for 2018. *Elk County Striders Triple Crown race Cabin Fever 4 Mile Run & Walk, March 17, 10 a.m., 212 Lexington Ave., Warren. Chris Dolan, Warren YMCA,  (814) 726-0110, ext. 121, chris@warrenymca.org Bunny Hop 5K Run/Walk, Non-competitive fund raiser   for Brain Aneurism Awareness, March 31, 2018; […]

Summer Basketball Camp Opportunity

    Mount Aloysius College will help young boys and girls who love basketball hone their dribbling, passing and shooting skills this summer.  Mount Aloysius Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Will Cabrera, and Assistant Coach, Brian Giesler, will host two summer basketball camps in the College’s 87,000 square foot Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center (AMCC). The […]

Dorothy Wood

  Dorothy A. Wood, 93, of West Chester, died on Wednesday (Feb. 28, 2018) at Brandywine Hospital after a short illness.       

Arlington Dunkle

  (1922-2018) Arlington Wade Dunkle, 96, of Smethport, passed away Friday (March 2, 2018) in the Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford.  

‘A Little of This and That’

  It is interesting to note from Kent Riegel’s column that he lived behind the Taggart home, which was shown in your January 10th edition. He questions who lived in the Taggart home, stating when he lived behind it a Mrs. Van Wert occupied the home. I don’t know when that was. In the early […]

Hunting With Phil’

‘ The Cameron County Echo on its back page features two exceptional outdoor writers. But as knowledgeable as they are and as well as they write, I just can’t seem to grasp their self educated and proven modes of hunting. It’s sorta like the same problems I had with chemistry and physics. But with that […]

‘Emily Johnston’

  (The following letter was received in response to a recent Trivia article mentioning Emily Johnston.) My name is Kent Johnston and I lived on Broad Street in Emporium, PA from 1954 to 1972. I remember Emily and her family, Bruce, David, and Margaret. My oldest brother, Bruce, I believe, was named after your dad. […]

VFW AUXILIARY PRESENTS HATS TO VETERANS – The VFW Auxiliary recently presented hats to veterans who live at Guy and Mary Felt Manor and thanked them all for their service. Shown are Ron Blauvelt, WWII; Fran Agliardo, WWII and Korea; Tom Wilk, Korea; Art Clark, Korea; and Ed Tartaglia, Korea. Not pictured is Steve Nadji, […]

New Emporium Hardwoods Mill To Have Cutting Edge Technology

    by Bruce Whitman Like the phoenix of Greek mythology, an Emporium industrial operation will soon rise from fire and ashes. Emporium Hardwoods, located along  million. 120 in Shippen Twp. just east of Emporium, is preparing to make operational a new “green mill” facility. Just a year ago (March 11, 2017) a devastating fire […]

Save the Honey Bees, Don’t Spray Dandelions

    by Bruce Whitman Dave Smith is probably the only person in Cameron County, or the entire country for that matter, who gets excited when early spring brings on the dreaded explosion of dandelions. “The dandelion is the life saver of bees,” said Smith, who maintains 105 colonies in hives in three counties. “Man […]

Boro Council To Address Needed Cleanup Matters

    by Bruce Whitman Emporium Borough Council Monday night discussed two pending cleanup matters that need to be addressed. Tina Johns-Solak spoke before council on a matter of trash and an overflowing dumpster in a lot next to the former Jasper Harris Building. “The dumpster is always overflowing and items are being dumped, including […]

Cole Memorial Officially UPMC Cole

    Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, Cole Memorial is set for another historic year as it became UPMC Cole on March 1, 2018. After a decade-long relationship with UPMC Hamot, Cole Memorial, now UPMC Cole, officially becomes part of the growing Pittsburgh-based UPMC health system, which also has tertiary hospitals in Erie, Altoona, […]

State Police February Stats

    Emporium-based State Police Statistical Report for February: Total number of incidents, 268; criminal offenses reported, 11; founded offenses, 10; offenses cleared, 7; criminal arrests, 6.  

EVFD Aux. Meeting

    The Emporium Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a meeting March 12 at 7 p.m. at the firehall.  

VFW, Legion Annual Dues Payers Dinner Saturday

    It’s time again for the annual VFW Post 6221, American Legion Post 194 and the auxiliaries to come together for the annual Dues Payers Dinner. The dinner will be held on Saturday, March 10 at the Emporium VFW home located on East 3rd Street. This year the menu will consist of your choice […]

Dr. Hall Joins Penn Highlands DuBois

    Penn Highlands DuBois welcomes Michael M. Hall, MD, to its medical staff, according to John Sutika, hospital president. Hall, who is board certified in family medicine and addiction medicine, specializes in addiction medicine and treats patients at Penn Highlands Integrated Recovery Care, located at 145 Hospital Ave., Suite 104, in DuBois. Working in […]

February Realty Transfers

    Cameron County secured real estate transactions for February: Gary L. Clark conveyed property in Shippen Township to Clifford M. Clark for $1.00. Barbara E. Pellam; Emporium Borough; Robert James Pellam; $1.00. Anne M. Doran; Grove Township; Robert T. Doran; $1.00.

Annual Agricultural Producers’ Meeting

    The Cameron County Conservation District hosted their 15th Annual Agricultural Producers’ Meeting on February 28th at the Cameron County Recreation Center. Originally, the workshop began as a cooperative effort started by the District’s late Manager, Jan Hampton, along with the Farm Service Agency’s Dave Stratton and the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s (NRCS), LouAnn […]

Vets Club Board Election

    Be advised that on March 13, two (2) seats on the Cameron County Vets Club Board are up for election. The voting is opened to all paid up members of the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 6221.    

Treasures In the Garden Program

    The Emporium Garden Club will kick off its 2018 year on March 26th with a program entitled “Treasures in the Garden” by local resident, Glenn Davis.  Mr. Davis is a renowned photographer, having his work published in Audubon, National Geographic, Country Journal magazines, and Hallmark cards, among many others.  He was the photographer […]

Woodland Celebrates Read Across America

    This past week, Woodland Elementary School joined schools from across the country to celebrate Read Across America Week with a variety of activities.  At Woodland Elementary School, there were over 30 community readers from many different organizations participating. Members of Rotary, GKN employees, community volunteers, members of the Cameron County School Board and […]

Handmade Easter Eggs For Sale

    The Sinnemahoning United Methodist Church once again is selling their traditional Chocolate  Easter Eggs.  They are quarter pound eggs in the flavors of Vanilla, Peanut Butter and Coconut. The eggs are priced at $3.00 each. To place an order please call Linda Burrows 546-2312 or Diane Ball 546-2021.  The eggs can be personalized […]

Rotary News

    Rotarian, Bob Martin and Club Rotary Foundation Chairman, updated the club on the good works of the Rotary Foundation.  Doing Good in the World –  is the motto of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. The Foundation’s Annual Fund- SHARE, is the primary source of funding for a broad range of local and […]

Mountain Lines

  by Nelson Haas   SHOTGUN CHOKE and WAD COLUMN Every year I hear numerous stories of missing a spring gobbler …with a shotgun. How can that happen with a cartridge that puts 296 missiles  in the air in a 40-inch circle? My theory is: today we are over-choking our shotguns, producing an exceptionally narrow […]

Old School Hunter

  by William Crisp   Recent documentation and conversation has revealed that we may be old school hunters around here. I’m not that old but I learned my techniques from guys who were considered old school hunters. While many hunters are open to new things and find ways to incorporate new techniques and strategies into […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  Attu, Adak and Spring Migration by Phil Burkhouse   Last week’s question dealt with the “Holy Grail” of rare North American birding, Attu.  A few readers might be familiar with the island of Attu, but only if they are really into birding, American history, or were stationed there with the Coast Guard. Attu is […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   I’m having a great sports weekend. After going to Kane on Friday night for the Raiders’ playoff game my wife and I got to see the Pittsburgh Penguins win at the PPG Paints Arena on Saturday afternoon (thanks to my kids for the Christmas present tickets) and then stay in […]

Little League Sign-Ups

    Cameron County Little League will be holding four sign-up days this year at Memorial Hall: Friday, March 9th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 10th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a late fee if you sign your child up after March 10th. You will NOT be allowed […]

Whiting To Play In Big 30 Football Classic

      Jared Whiting has accepted an invitation to play in the Don Raabe Big 30 Charities Classic. Whiting is a senior at Cameron County High School, where he was a fullback/running back and outside linebacker for the Red Raiders. He is 5’ 10” tall and weighs in at 170 pounds. Jared plans to […]

Freshman Palumbo Competes At PIAA NW Regional Wrestling Tourney

    Cameron County High School Red Raider Baguba freshman Nate Palumbo traveled to Sharon High School last Friday to take part in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Northwest Regional Class AA Wrestling Tournament and gained valuable experience. As the fourth place finisher in District 9, Palumbo took on Bobby Gregory in his opening match […]

Red Raider Junior High Collects Two Wins

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider basketball team had two North Tier League games last week and were able to win both. On Monday they defeated Galeton at the CCHS gymnasium and on Thursday they won at Austin. A third game with Otto-Eldred was postponed […]

Raiders Drop Two, Finish Fourth In D9

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity basketball team played in the semifinals and consolation games of the District 9 Class A Championship Tournament last week but lost both games. On Wednesday they were beaten in the semifinals by Elk County Catholic and on Friday they […]

Dana Jean Persichini Magee

  (1965-2018) Dana Jean Persichini Magee, of Greece, NY, passed peacefully on Friday (Feb. 23, 2018) at age 53.