New Congressional Map No Impact On County

    by Bruce Whitman A proposal to redraft Pennsylvania congressional district would bring no change to voters in Cameron County. Under the proposal Cameron County would remain fully within the 5th Congressional District currently served by U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, a Republican from State College. The state legislature was tasked with redrawing congressional districts […]

Emporium Native Becomes First Chiropractor For Geisinger

    Jon A. Carlson D.C., CCSP, a board certified chiropractic sports physician has joined the staff at Geisinger Gray’s Woods. A Cameron County High School grad, Dr. Carlson is Geisinger’s first chiropractor. A former collegiate athlete who suffered many injuries himself, Dr. Carlson became a doctor to specialize in injury prevention and performance. He […]

Emporium Rotary Club News

    Jane Cotter (middle), head of the Penn Highlands Elk lab and Marsha Uhl, Service Line Director in charge of all four labs at Penn Highlands locations,  were the guest speakers at the Rotary luncheon meeting February 6th. Each hospital in the Penn Highlands network (St. Marys, DuBois, Brookville and Clearfield) has its own […]

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.  

Sizerville Park Looking For Pool Lifeguards

    Sizerville State Park’s swimming pool has openings for Lifeguard and Lifeguard Supervisor positions. Hiring will begin in April, but currently, the Civil Service test needed to apply is scheduled to close on February 25th. If you’re interested, visit www.scsc.pa.gov to sign up for the exam.  

Wild, Tame Game Dinner

    May Hollow Sportsmen’s Club Wild & Tame Game Dinner will be held February 17th starting at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome.  

VFW Dues Payers Dinner

    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 […]

Bingo

      The Emporium Senior Center Sunday bingo fundraiser will be held on February 18th at 1 p.m. Food will be available and big Jackpot for final game. Come join everyone for an afternoon of fun and  try out their new games.

Readers Wanted

    Woodland Elementary School is looking for members of the community who would like to help celebrate Read Across America.  Volunteers are needed to come in and read to the elementary students. In the grades kindergarten through sixth they will be hosting readers February 26th through March 2nd.      

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 His […]

Scholarship Applications Now Available

    Attention All Seniors in High School! The Elk Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Northern Alleghenies, has distributed all post-secondary or vocational school scholarship applications to the high school guidance departments. Each scholarship that is available has a different focus, so check each one out and see if it […]

Red Cross Blood Drive Comes Up Short of Goal

    The American Red Cross Blood Drive was held at Emporium American Legion Post 194 on Thursday with 29 productive donations and three deferrals.  Goal for the day was 32 so they were a little short, but they had a great day anyway. Congratulations go out to the donors who received milestone pins:  Frank […]

Outdoor Club Visits Sports Show

    CCHS Outdoor Club recently made its annual visit to the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg. The Show is a nine day event celebrating hunting, fishing and outdoor traditions that are treasured by millions of Americans and their families. The show features nearly 1,000 exhibitors ranging from shooting manufacturers to outfitters to fishing […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   Last week we visited the possible matchups for the District 9 Class A boys’ basketball playoffs and this week we’ll look at the girls’ Class A tourney. But first a little has changed in my boys’ bracket projection. It looks like CCHS must now win one of their make-up games […]

Lady Raiders Split Pair of NTL Games

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity basketball team had a pair of North Tier League games last week to close the regular season and split the contests. On Tuesday they defeated the Lady Hubbers in Smethport but on Thursday lost the season finale to […]

Bagubas Fall To Coudy, Smethport

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider Baguba varsity wrestling team had two matches last week. On Tuesday they lost at Coudersport 63-0 without winning a match and on Friday they were nipped by Smethport 27-24 in a senior night event that featured just three matches. Caleb […]

Red Raiders Suffer Through Winless Week

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity basketball team has had a lot of success this season but was unable to win either of their two North Tier League contests last week. On Monday they dropped a last second tilt at Otto-Eldred and on Friday they […]

Mountain Lines

  by Nelson Haas   I’M A HUNTER PART II I’m a Hunter. Probably the last one in Pennsylvania. I’m not a sportsman, a participant, a member or stakeholder as the Game Commission likes to call me. Hunting is not a sport. I don’t keep score. Weights, measurements and bag limits are nothing. Sometimes a […]

Shoo-Goo

  by William Crisp   When we venture forth into the woods a lot of detail is placed on certain gear. However, one pair of gear that we need to place premium attention to is footwear.  A good pair of boots is worth its weight in gold. The impacts of cheaper or mis-fitting shoes may […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  A January Elk Shoot by Phil Burkhouse   Most of you who know me are aware my present weapon of choice on my wandering aimlessly adventures is a Canon 70D loaded with digital cards and barreled with an assortment of interchangeable lenses.  I love to photograph nature and will shoot anything that is “cool” […]

Mary Hadden

  (1939-2018) Mary D. Hadden, 79, a resident of 185 Center Street, Elk Towers, St. Marys, and a former resident of Cameron County, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday (Feb. 11, 2018) at Penn Highlands Elk.  

Richard Stolz

  Richard Stolz, 75, of Huckleberry Circle passed away on Sunday morning (Feb. 11, 2018). Arrangements are under the direction of the Barnett Funeral Home, Inc., and a full obituary will appear in next week’s Cameron County Echo.  

Vivian MacDonald

    Vivian MacDonald, 101, passed away on Sunday (Feb. 11, 2018) at the Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys. Arrangements are under the direction of the Barnett Funeral Home, Inc., and a full obituary will appear in next week’s Cameron County Echo.    

Evelyn Hockenberry

  (1924-2018) Evelyn Hockenberry, 93, of Guy and Mary Felt Manor,  formerly of 4787 Rich Valley Rd., died Sunday morning (Feb. 11, 2018) at the Manor  following a lengthy illness.  

Irene Freer

  (1929-2018) It is with great sadness that the family of Irene E. Mitchell Freer, 88, of Crosby and Emporium, announces she peacefully passed in her sleep, following a lengthy illness, on Wednesday (Feb. 7, 2018) in the Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys.  

Kenneth Kelso

  (1935-2017) Kenneth M. Kelso, 82, of 131 Driftwood Ave., Driftwood, formerly of Canonsburg, died Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 26, 2017) at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys.  

‘Hunting License Fee Increase Must Be Granted’

  It just hasn’t had the desired effect that we had hoped for. The PA Game Commission was not going to be held hostage by our punitive action in withholding a general hunting license increase. So, they’ve managed to hang tough, they tightened the belt, they cut back on pheasant production, they laid-off 14 good […]

‘Coaches’

  Hi Kent, In a recent Echo you mentioned G.T. Curry being a coach in ‘41. Paul Civits was his assistant. I believe ater this year both Curry and Civits resigned and went to work for Sylvania. I believe it was either ‘40 or ‘41 was the last year there was a gym exhibition under […]

‘Remembering My Beloved Hometown’

  Dear Editor and CC Echo staff, I continue to be thankful for my subscription, as you keep me in touch with my beloved hometown. I miss it so much, and don’t know when I will return – perhaps for my next class reunion. It would be my 60th!!      

It’s Snow much fun to be a kid – Jax Brown (left) throws a snowball at his brother Hayden during Sunday’s snowstorm. More snow is on the way as Wednesday’s forecast is calling for 5 to 8 inches of accumulation.  

Cameron County Project Holds First Public Meeting

    by Amanda Jones The first public meeting of a group aimed to collect data from residents for the betterment of the community was held last week. The Cameron County Project, launched by accountant Jessica Herzing, was introduced to community members on Monday night, with more than 30 people in attendance. Herzing is a […]

Local Dollar General Celebrates Relocation With Grand Opening Saturday

    Dollar General continues to make shopping easier and more convenient for customers in Emporium with the grand opening of its newly-relocated store at 209 Sizerville Rd. on Saturday, February 10 beginning at 8 a.m. Customers will enjoy special deals and free prizes at the grand opening event. Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers […]

County Approves CDBG Block Grants

    by Bruce Whitman During their scheduled meeting Thursday (Feb. 1) Cameron County Commissioners announced the county’s 2017 Community Development Block Grant has been approved. Cameron County is scheduled to receive $203,969 from the grant program. The county uses CDBG funding in a variety of programs, most notably in updating low income housing. The […]

Housler Awarded Service Recognition Honor

    by Bruce Whitman Bruno Carnovale attended Monday night’s meeting of Emporium Borough Council. No big deal, he’s been doing that for half a century. The difference this time was that Bruno was there as a citizen, not as mayor or as a council member. Carnovale left public service at the end of December […]

Snowmobility Weekend at PA Lumber Museum

    The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum in Potter County will host Snowmobility Weekend this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Lumber Museum staff will host a number of special events and movie showings, and open additional opportunities for winter outdoor recreation. If snow conditions allow, a five-mile snowmobile route will be created from Thompson Road, south […]

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 […]