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 […]

CWD Test Results Continue To Come In

    Pennsylvania’s statewide deer seasons have come to a close, and within the next several weeks, final chronic wasting disease test results will return from deer harvested by hunters in the 2017-18 seasons. The Pennsylvania Game Commission collects samples from deer harvested across the state and tests them for chronic wasting disease (CWD), as […]

February

  by Bill Crisp   We are entering what is, to me, the worst time of the year for the hunter and angler. After the high of summer fishing rolling into the glorious golden days of October into December the tenor and pace of hunting and fishing comes crashing down during late winter. This time […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  A Big Woods Trophy by Phil Burkhouse   I was recently talking with George “Mick” Kamats, the oldest child of George and Clara Zoschg Kamats.  George and Clara raised 11 children on their small farm located just above the intersection of Route 155 and the Gardeau Road along the Portage Creek.  Mick told me […]

HONORING BRUNO

 – Several hundred people from all walks of life showed up last Friday at the Emporium Fire Hall to honor former mayor, Bruno Carnovale. All paid tribute to Carnovale’s 51 years of public service to the community. Bruno was given a key to the city as part of the ceremonies. The festivities were part of […]

Opioid Epidemic Topic of Shapiro Meeting

    by Amanda Jones During a regional visit, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro met with law enforcement officials in Emporium to discuss efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. Cameron County residents can count themselves lucky; the area has not suffered as many hardships from the opioid crisis as neighboring counties and other communities across […]

Reed Appointed County’s Fair Housing Officer

    by Bruce Whitman Cameron County Commissioners conducted routine business during a scheduled meeting last Thursday. Commissioner Lori Reed was appointed the county’s Fair Housing Officer and in a related matter, approval was given for the county’s Fair Housing resolution. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was adopted between the county and Northern Tier Community […]

LST Tax Increase For Workers In Boro

      by Bruce Whitman Emporium employers will soon begin collecting the borough’s increased local services tax (LST). The tax is levied on people who work in the borough and earn more than $12,000 in annual paychecks. For the past 10 years the Emporium LST rate was $25. Borough council moved to increase the […]

‘Bruno Carnovale Day’ Draws Large Turnout

    by Bruce Whitman Representatives from state government, officials from five counties and several hundred good friends all showed up Friday at the Emporium Borough Fire hall to honor Bruno Carnovale. Bruno just recently ended a public service spanning 51 years, stepping down as Emporium’s mayor Dec. 31, 2017. The gathering was officially known […]

Defendants Refuse Deals and Head To Trial

    by Amanda Jones Two defendants turned down plea agreements and will proceed to trial following return day proceedings held at the Cameron County Courthouse last Tuesday. Norman Francis Pettit, age 22, of Emporium, will proceed to trial on a litany of charges including rape, indecent deviate sexual intercourse (IDSI) with a person less […]

Former Boro Officer Is Denied Parole

    by Amanda Jones A former police officer will remain in jail beyond his minimum sentence after his parole was denied during a hearing held Tuesday at the Cameron County Courthouse. Francis Paul Johnson, age 53, of Weedville, who formerly served as an officer with the Emporium Borough Police Department had his request for […]

Seniors for Safe Driving

    Seniors For Safe Driving will hold a mature driver improvement course at the following locations. February 22 – DuBois Senior Center, DuBois, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 10 – Curwensville Library, Curwensville, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 21 – UPMC Northwest, Seneca, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 30 – Punxsutawney […]

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit

    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.  

Parade of Stars Coming

    The Cameron County Fair Association would like to invite everyone to attend its annual Parade of Stars to be held on February 24 at 7 p.m. at the Cameron County High School. The yearly event funds the fair’s scholarship and helps to defray costs at the fair. This year the Parade of Stars […]

Trout Unlimited Meeting

    The James Zwald Chapter #314 of Trout Unlimited ( Elk and Cameron counties) will be meeting at the St. Marys Middle School on January 30th in the library room at 7 p.m. New projects and the Acid Mine problem on West Creek will be discussed. Come and bring your ideas for the betterment […]

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 […]

Senior Center Happenings

    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. […]

Collaborative Board Meets

    The monthly meeting of the Cameron County Collaborative Board was held on January 17 at the Emporium Fire Hall. Heidi Aikens reported for the Family Center. Tana Funair of Dickinson Inc. thanked everyone who helped in any way with the Children’s Christmas Program. Sheri Larson reported an Open House for the new ADAS […]

Check Park Weather Conditions Online

    Does the park you want to visit have enough snow for cross country skiing or snowmobiling?  Check conditions online before you go. To find out if your favorite PA State Park has favorable conditions for winter activities, please check the State Parks Winter Report at http://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/WinterReport/Pages/default.aspx. The Pennsylvania state parks Winter Report allows […]

‘Where is the Outrage?”

  I write to express my concern about the current situation in Washington. When President Clinton was under fire for sexual misconduct Bob Dole said “Where is the outrage?” When President Obama was elected, letters poured in immediately about his religion, race, birthplace and education.

‘The Cameron County Project’

  Dear Residents and Friends of Cameron County, Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” I don’t know about you, but to me, that is what community is all about – coming together for the good of our town, our county, and our neighbors. That is […]

‘Facts About Feral Cats’

  The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals: each year 860,000 cats are euthanized in U.S. Feral cats live in colonies. Their life expectancy is two to three years but could be 10 years if fed. They could have four litters per year of four to six kits. Thirty-six to 60 percent […]

Without You We Could Not Do It’

  Cameron County SPCA wishes to thank everyone for their support of our organization throughout the year.  For those of you not familiar with our organization, we have a small kennel located at the end of South Mountain Road in Emporium. Our kennel consists of a hallway with a row of holding pens for dogs, […]

From the Bleachers

  by Rich Summers   As of this writing there are just twenty-two days, twelve hours, twenty-two minutes and twenty-eight seconds until pitchers and catchers report to Major League baseball spring training. Normally this makes the snow covered ground and sub-freezing temperatures more bearable for baseball fans like me. There was even a softball tournament […]

Bradford Owls Top Bagubas

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider Baguba varsity wrestling team hosted Bradford last Thursday but were beaten by the Owls 39-9. The Bagubas’ only wins came at 220 where Devin Palumbo picked up a pin and at 285 where Nate Palumbo took an exciting 2-1 decision. […]

Lady Raiders Fall To Coudy, OV

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity basketball team had two games last week and split the contests. On Monday they were outclassed at Coudersport but rebounded to win at Oswayo Valley in similar fashion on Friday. At Coudersport Shaelyn Black and Haley Keck scored […]

Raiders Split NTL Contests

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity basketball team had two games against the teams directly above and below them in the North Tier League standings last week. On Monday they dropped a home game to league leading Coudersport but on Saturday rebounded to win at […]

Mountain Lines

  by Nelson Haas   PILEATED WOODPECKER Nothing will wake up the silent calm of a sleepy forest than the flight cackle of the Pileated, our largest woodpecker. They can tear up a dead tree, leaving piles of rotted wood around the stump in search of carpenter ants and other insects. At times you can […]

Youth Ice Fishing A Huge Success

    The Youth ice fishing event sponsored by Bucktail Rod and Gun Club and Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities was a huge success. There were 38 young people that registered to participate the day of the event. The weather cooperated this year with temperatures in the 40s and full sun. “We have not been […]

Accessorize Your Merchandise

    Guns and women; what do they have in common? Both enjoy accessories. So, you don’t have to buy another gun, instead you can accessorize the one you have. I don’t want to get carried away with the idea of just one gun though. You should certainly have more than one because if you […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  It’s For the Birds by Phil Burkhouse   In the 1800s there was not a Christmas Bird Count; instead, there was an annual Christmas or Holiday Shoot.  People would compete in a hunt, and whoever shot the largest pile of birds and animals was declared the winner.  Time and education increased conservation awareness, and […]

Bernice Clark

  (1915-2018) Bernice Owens Clark, resident of the Guy and Mary Felt Manor, passed away on Thursday (Jan. 18, 2018) at the age of 103.    

Karen Sidman

  (1945-2018) Karen R. Sidman, 72, of 115 Crestline Road (PO Box 23), Sinnemahoning, died at DuBois Nursing Home, DuBois, on Thursday afternoon (Jan. 18, 2018).  

Edward Lundberg

  (1925-2018) Edward Bernard Lundberg, longtime resident of Emporium, died Saturday (Jan. 20, 2018) at the age of 92.  

Walter Engle

  (1931-2018) Walter K. Engle, 86, of 477 Portage St., died Monday afternoon (Jan. 15, 2018) at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center, Erie.