A new, local business venture has been started by Ryan and Brandi Magaro and Lindsey and Josh Zucal. Bearded Brewing, LLC provides fair trade coffee roasted and blended right here in Cameron County.

Something New Is Brewing

  by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor A new business has started in Emporium to provide high-quality, fair trade coffee roasted and blended right here in Cameron County. Bearded Brewing, LLC came to fruition approximately two months ago, and now offers blends made up of four different types of roasted coffee beans. The company is […]

ATV/UTV Assoc. Continues To Seek Support For Trail System

  Members of the Cameron County ATV/UTV Association held an Open House on Saturday evening at the Emporium Fire Hall to hear citizens’ concerns and dispense information on the group’s ambitions within the county. The association is led by resident Jeff Snell, current owner of the Bear Den in Sterling Run, who has been going […]

Commissioners Closely Watching Efforts To Pass State Budget

  by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor Cameron County Commissioners discussed ongoing efforts by the state legislature to ready a budget and associated bills for the new fiscal yea that began on July 1st. The legislature had yet to pass a budget as of Thursday’s meeting, but the Senate passed a slightly-tweaked version of House […]

50+ Heroin Overdoses In Nearby Counties

  Last week, statements were released by government officials across Pennsylvania’s northern tier warning of a deadly batch of heroin causing overdoses in Lycoming and Tioga counties and the surrounding area. Over a 48-hour period, at least 51 individuals were treated following suspected overdoses to heroin likely laced with fentanyl or carfentanyl, powerful synthetic opioids […]

‘Vitamin Starter List’

Here is your Vitamin Starter List (June 21, 2017) (For your health): Vitamin E – 2-400 IUs gels (antioxidant) (reduces muscle deterioration) Selenium – 2-200mcg tabs (powerful antioxidant) (prevents cancer)  

‘Wishing Great Success for Hygrade B&B’

What a wonderful article you had in the June 21 edition of the Echo concerning the new venture of the Hygrade B&B. I wish all the people involved great success. It will be wonderful to see that old home restored to its former beauty that as a kid I just would go by and stand […]

Gretta Sitnik

(1925-2017) Gretta Jean (Shafer) Sitnik, better known as Jean or Topsy to friends and family, was called by our Lord on Tuesday (June 27, 2017).  

Kathryn Stuckey

(1922-2017) Kathryn L. “Kay” Stuckey, 94, of Odin, passed away with her loving family by her side on Saturday (June 24, 2017) in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a short illness  

Roy Smith

(1928-2017) Roy Smith passed away peacefully on Sunday (June 25, 2017) at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home.  

Thomas Thompson

(1939-2017) Thomas A. “Tommy” Thompson, 78, of 112 Armory Blvd., Lewisburg, died Sunday (June 25, 2017) at 9:47 p.m. at his home.  

ABATE Meeting

  Endless Mt. Chapter 34 A.B.AT.E. monthly meeting will be held Saturday, July 8th at Emporium Moose at 11 a.m. Also, a reminder of Bike Night next Wednesday, July 12th at Driftwood Saloon from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., open jukebox and pool table, food and drink specials. A custom made Triumph Bike, made for […]

Playground Report

  Prospect Park – Alyson Rotello Prospect Park Playground had a turnout of 52 kids on the second week of its opening. Michele Rodich, an art teacher, had three days of arts and crafts for the kids to participate in. We had a tennis ball tournament on Friday, which climaxed the record setting week. Our […]

First Baptist To Host VBS

  The First Baptist Church of Emporium will be hosting Maker Fun Factory VBS from July 16-20 with a special closing program on July 21. Bring the kids each evening from 6:00 to 8:30. Children from ages three to sixth grade are welcome to join in the fun. Each evening will begin with Sound Wave […]

Chicken, Rib BBQ Fundraiser

  A fund-raiser to benefit the children of Ryan Zoschg (all proceeds go towards their college fund) will be held July 22nd at the Emporium Moose. Chicken and Rib BBQ will be available until sold out, followed by Moonshine Outlaws at 9 p.m. with a $5.00 cover charge.  

Weekend Fun at Sizerville Park

  Come join us at Sizerville State Park as we explore the outdoors and the critters that call the park home! The following programs will be offered this weekend: Saturday, July 8th 2 p.m. “Amazing Animal Adaptations!” Do you know what an adaptation is or how animals use them? If you answered no, then you […]

Vacation Bible School

  Are the kids already whining that they’re bored and there’s nothing fun to do? Wanna put “s’more” Family Fun in your summer? Have we got an idea for you…. Vacation Bible School is coming to the First United Methodist Church of Emporium Monday, July 10th and Tuesday, July 11th. Registration will begin at 5 […]

Pasture Walk

  The Cameron County Conservation District will be holding the 2nd Annual Pasture Walk on July 19th at the Steve and Laura Zoschg Farm, located on Britton Hill, in Emporium. This event is free with eligible participants receiving one core pesticide credit. A picnic will start off the event at 5:30 p.m. with guest speakers […]

STEM Backpacks Available at Library

  The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library is offering backpacks from the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries to provide STEM materials and books for young children (preschool) and their adults to enjoy. The funds that provided the backpacks were made available through the Cruise into Kindergarten initiative. Each backpack focuses on a […]

Playground in the Wilds

  Partnering with three other organizations Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA) recently coordinated a Playground in the Wilds program for the Cameron County Recreation Center. The young people who attended the program at South Park Playground were introduced to four interesting programs. Cameron County Conservation District’s Administrative Assistant, Jenn Dixon discussed bears. The students […]

Camp Cadet Golf Tourney

  The 13th Annual Camp Cadet Golf Tournament will be held September 6th at the Emporium Country Club. Golf will begin at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start. Registration for the four man scramble is at 8 a.m., and the tournament is limited to the first 32 teams that sign up. Cost for members is […]

Little League Action

  Tuesday, June 27 Foundation took K of C, 18-7 Eastyn Solveson was starting pitcher for 1 inning, gave up 2 hits, 3 walks, and had 3 strikeouts. Aiden Jones came on in relief for 1 2/3 innings, gave up 1 hit, 1 walk, and had 5 strikeouts. Treyton Tucker pitched in relief 1 1/3 […]

From the Bleachers

with Rich Summers First, congratulations go out to Gregg Fritz, former golfer at St. Marys Area and Slippery Rock University and most recently the golf pro at Pinecrest Country Club in Brookville. Fritz was just named women’s’ golf coach at Clarion University. Gregg retired from his position at Pinecrest after last season and had both […]

Alle-Catts Play Exhibition Games With Crosby Mud Hens

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Emporium Alle-Catt baseball team was not adjusting to their first season after the league disbanded so last Sunday they traveled to Smethport for an exhibition doubleheader with the Crosby Mud Hens. Crosby won both ends of the twin bill by scores of 8-2 and 10-3. In the […]

GKN Senior League Softball Team Finishes Season Unbeaten

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Senior League GKN softball team collected two wins last week to complete the season with a record of 8-0. “Eldred was 11-0 but unfortunately, neither team could field a squad on their scheduled days.” said GKN Coach Ralph McKimm. “It would’ve been a great game. […]

David Karkoska (left) and Jim Wendel (right), along with partner Sharon Robinson-Taylor, are restoring the former Erskine property on East Fourth Street. An Open House is planned for June 30 to see The Hygrade Inn Bed & Breakfast before restoration efforts begin.

Hygrade Inn, Restoring a Piece of Local History

by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor An Open House has been planned to give community members an opportunity to see the new Hygrade Inn Bed & Breakfast prior to restoration efforts. “We are holding an Open House because we want people to see the house before we start. Most people have never seen the inside […]

Richardson Resigns as School Board President

The Cameron County School District (CCSD) Board of Directors held an unscheduled meeting on Thursday evening to make additional personnel changes. Member Robert Lininger addressed assembled “anybody who thinks the decisions made last week were made lightly. Sadly, it had to be done,” he said, referring to the firing of two teachers and the move […]

Programs To Benefit Veterans Discussed at Commissioners Meeting

by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor Regional Veterans Career Employment Representative Byron Sutton presented information on programs to benefit veterans and businesses where veterans are employed during the Cameron County Commissioners meeting held Thursday in Emporium. Sutton is currently working with county Veterans Affairs’ (VA) directors from the four-county region made up of Cameron, Elk, […]

Woman Charged With Endangering Children

A Cameron County resident has been charged in Clearfield County after being found unconscious with two children in her care. Nicole Marie Whitmore, age 30, of Emporium, has been charged with two misdemeanors each of charges of endangering the welfare of children and recklessly endangering another person following an incident that occurred last week in […]

The Bair Family’

  Kent, Re your note in Trivia May 31st and the Bair family: We lived next door to the house at Poplar and Fifth – the Hoffman family bought that house and I remember them showing me a collection of pictures they inherited with the house that were taken by Mr. Bair of Cameron County […]

‘In Sympathy’

  I would like to express my feelings to the family of Maxine George, and in the past, David, Elayne and Mickey as part of the McManigle family. I now live in St. Louis. My sister, Miriam, is the mother of the above.

Daniel Pellam

  (1979-2017) Daniel Jacob Pellam, 37, passed away suddenly on (June 1, 2017) in the loving presence of his family at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Jay Ward

(1962-2017) Jay Ward passed away unexpectedly on (June 10, 2017) in Akron, Ohio at the age of 54.

John House

  (1955-2017) John C. House, 61, of Manassas, Virginia, formerly of Emporium and McGuire AFB, New Jersey, died while visiting his mother in St. Marys, on Monday evening (June 12, 2017).

Richard Neff

  (1948-2017) Richard F. Neff, 68, of Canton, passed away Sunday (June 11, 2017) at his home while surrounded by loved ones.

Down Syndrome Awareness 5K Saturday

  A 5k Run/2 mile Walk along with a Buddy Walk to raise awareness for Down Syndrome will be held Saturday. Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder in which one has an extra copy of the 21st chromosome. Alex Umble, a senior at Cameron County High School, is hosting this event as his senior project. […]

From the Bleachers

with Rich Summers When I left for Florida last week to visit my daughter and my aunt on the beach it was nice and cool. But returning on Saturday and mowing the lawn I realized Emporium in the summer with heat and humidity is just like Hollywood Beach, Florida. Without the sand, ocean, seafood and […]

McKimm Named To Big 30 Softball Squad

Cameron County High School sophomore Alyvia McKimm was selected to the 2017 Big 30 All-Star Team. McKimm was the 2017 CCHS Team MVP, received the 2017 Golden Glove Defense Award as a catcher and the 2016 Golden Glove Defense Award as a third baseman when she was a freshman.

Little League Action

Monday, June 12 Rotary vs. Moose Starting pitcher was Cayden Trumpie. Julien Bolin and Josh Beer had a single and double, Blake Cool had a double, Bo Pearsall and Jake Narby had singles. Rotary beat Moose, 5-2. Jameson Britton was starting pitcher, had 10 strikeouts and gave up 2 walks. Ryder Brown pitched in relief, […]

GKN Senior Softball Team Tops Coudersport

GKN Senior Softball Team Tops Coudersport by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The GKN Cameron County Senior League softball team had one game against Coudersport last week and collected a 7-5 victory at the Cameron County Little League Complex. Laila Smith was the winning pitcher, allowing three hits while striking out eleven and walking four. […]

Additional CWD Cases Detected In PA Wild Deer

The Pennsylvania Game Commission tested 5,707 deer and 110 elk for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) during 2016. Twenty-five wild deer tested positive for CWD. All of the wild CWD-positive deer were in or near Disease Management Area 2 (DMA 2), the only area of the state where CWD has been detected in the wild. These […]

Turkey Hunters Posing For First-Place Votes

Visitors to the Game Commission’s Facebook page will pick the two winners of the agency’s inaugural Turkey Harvest Photo Contest. Entrants who make it to the finish line will receive a personalized, engraved box call. The Game Commission received hundreds of photos of excited hunters with their 2017 Pennsylvania spring gobblers. They are competing in […]

Opening of Stevenson Dam Delayed Four Weeks

Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks, Sinnemahoning State Park has announced that sediment removal from the George B. Stevenson reservoir has been completed but weather conditions have slowed progress of paving and modifications being made to mooring and launch area. Park officials have extended the opening of the lake from July 4th to August 4th, 2017. […]


by William Crisp In my decades of being paid to carry guns, I’ve come to recognize that there are different kinds of shooters. This recently came up in conversations at an annual mandatory fire instructor’s qualification and workshop. People can really only communicate to reach another’s level of perception. Unfortunately, at times, what people perceive […]

Wandering Aimlessly

A First Tom For Kamden by Phil Burkhouse It was the night before the 2017 Youth Spring Gobbler hunt and Seth Fragale’s seven-year-old son Kamden was preparing for his first-ever turkey hunt.  The crew would be hunting in Cameron County, had done some scouting, and knew there were gobblers in the vicinity.  Accompanying Kamden were […]

Smoker Receives Outstanding Chemistry Major Award

Serena Smoker, a senior with a major in Chemistry from Emporium, was recently presented with the American Chemical Society Outstanding Chemistry Major Award at Lycoming College’s annual Honors Convocation in April.

Sizerville Park Programs Come join us at Sizerville State Park as we explore the outdoors and the critters that call the park home!  The following programs will be offered this weekend: Friday, June 23rd 2 p.m.   “Amazing Animal Adaptations!” Do you know what an adaptation is or how animals use them? If you answered […]

Rotary News

Rotarian Phil Jones introduced Janice Tata, VP of Development of BriMark Builders, LLC as the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon meeting June 13th.  When a community is interested in building a hotel, she facilitates the land, investors and financing. BriMark Builders, LLC is the preferred hotel general contractor partner of Cobblestone Hotel & Suites, […]

Food Pantry

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, June 28, 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.

Motorcycle Dice Run Benefits Juvenile Diabetes

The Allegheny Mountain Chapter Nam Knights of America is sponsoring a Dice Run June 24th, which will benefit Juvenile Diabetes. Entry fee for the ride is a donation; there is no set price. Please make a difference in a child’s life and donate. The ride will start at the Emporium Moose Lodge #368. Registration will […]

Community Chest $2,785 Short of Goal

As of June 12th, the Community Chest has collected $17,715 toward their $20,500 goal. Thanks to all who have contributed.  The 2017 Fund Drive will be kept open until September 30. This month’s featured organization will be the Friends of the Library. The Friends of the Library helps to maintain the many important services of […]

Used Book Sale Now Going On

The Friends of the Library annual Used Book Sale will be held from Wednesday, June 28 through Saturday, July 1 . The sale will be held during library hours at the Barbara Moscato Brown Public Library. The sale is held in conjunction with Weekend in the Wilds in the community. Along with used hard back […]

Driftwood Senior Center Helps Out Hikers

One year ago at the Annual QIDC 100 Mile Yard Sale a very friendly couple visited the Driftwood Senior Center and introduced themselves and became our friends. One year later they knew they could count on The Driftwood Seniors for assistance. Jane Huston and Ernie Werstler from Reamstown, Lancaster County needed a ride from Sinnemahoning […]

Public Library News

Parents/Guardians, don’t forget that the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library Summer Reading Program registration week is coming up the week of June 26th at the library. Youngsters who have just completed Kindergarten through and including sixth grade are eligible to participate in the Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “Build A Better World.” The […]

Garden Club To Meet

The Emporium Garden Club will meet on Monday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church Hall. The program for the June meeting will be presented by Margaret Harris about container gardening. Margaret will demonstrate container and plant selections as well as soil preparation and after-care. Come and join everyone for an informative meeting. […]

Cole Memorial, UPMC Sign Letter of Intent To Pursue Affiliation

Cole Memorial announced today they have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to integrate Cole Memorial into the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) network with UPMC Susquehanna. UPMC Susquehanna, integrated with UPMC in October 2016, will provide management services to what would become UPMC Cole. UPMC Susquehanna’s close geographic distance to Cole and historical […]

Weekend in the Wilds Shaping Up To Be Biggest, Best Yet

This year’s Weekend in the Wilds event promises to be bigger and better than ever featuring the largest number of vendors the event has ever hosted. While most activities will occur over a two-day span on Friday, June 30, and Saturday, July 1, the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library’s Annual Book Sale will kick-off next […]

Pennsylvania’s Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack (left) and Cameron County Veterans Affairs Director Joe Williams participated in a round-table discussion and presentation on veterans’ issues within the region last week while Stack was in the region to visit area attractions and meet with local officials.    

School Board Makes Curriculum Cuts, Raises Taxes 1.2 Mills

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor About 50 people attended the Cameron County School District (CCSD) board meeting to voice their objections to the proposed cuts to education at Cameron County High School (CCHS). Curriculum changes are anticipated as  board members attempt to balance the 2017-18 budget. Members have been attempting to cut […]

Abriatis To Represent CCHS at Laurel Festival

    Molly Abriatis has been selected to represent Cameron County in the 2017 Laurel Festival. The Wellsboro community is inviting the public to join in the weeklong 76th Annual Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival celebration now through Sunday, June 18. The family-friendly event includes the Pennsylvania State Laurel Queen competition. Molly is the daughter of […]

Little League Carnival Hits Town Monday

    The Cameron County Little League and Bartlebaughs Amusements will be holding the carnival on Broad Street the week of June 19th through June 24th. Advance tickets will be $6.00 a strip and will be available at the Chamber office, the K of C, the courthouse (Staci Brown) and from Beth Newhouse and Sandy […]

Vandalism at Cameron County Ballfields

    Last week, reports of vandalism were received by Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) from officials at both the softball fields in Sizerville and the Little League Complex near Prospect Park. At the Sizerville softball fields, unknown individuals entered the complex, presumably at night, and applied white spray paint graffiti inside of the dugouts. At […]

Two Men Charged With Additional Burglaries

    Two men arrested in the Wykoff Run area last year after absconding from parole are being charged in a burglary case stemming from their time in Cameron County. Elijah Jacob Conser, age 22, of Punxsutawney, and Austin Obrien Eckert, age 23, of York, have been charged with felony counts of burglary and criminal […]

Lt. Governor Stack Visits Region

    Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack visited northcentral Pennsylvania this week to speak with local officials and residents and visit attractions. Stack took part in a presentation and roundtable discussion led by members of the Potter County Veterans’ Service Committee and veterans service representatives from Cameron, McKean and Potter counties on Thursday morning in […]

Nearly 60 Snakes Turned In During Annual Hunt

    The results of the 2017 Sinnemahoning Snake Hunt are in, with nearly 60 snakes turned in throughout the weekend event held at the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Club.  The event is hosted by the sportsmen’s club and the Keystone Reptile Club, which facilitates several such hunts throughout the state annually. Of those, Sinnemahoning typically boasts […]

Emporium Rotary Club Awards Five Scholarships

    The Emporium Rotary Club awarded five scholarships to CCHS Seniors during their luncheon meeting June 6th. Katrina Conner, received the Technical Scholarship of $1,000.  Katrina is the daughter of  Ann and Chuck Conner  and will be attending the Clearfield County Career & Technology Center in the LPN program. Madison Harrier received a one-time […]

Cameron County High School Honors List

    Cameron County High School announces its 4th Nine Weeks Honor Roll: High Honors Grade 12: Autumn Abriatis, Corrine Burnside, Desirae Fledderman, Kendyl Guisto, Madisen Guisto, Madison Harrier, Kassidy McLaughlin Grade 11: Shannon Lee Crisp, Tess Dubler Grade 10: Kamme Guisto, Sally Holjencin Grade 9: Jacob Cook, Cameron Harrier Grade 8: Caden Beldin, Megan […]

Rotary News

  Rotarian Kim Jones introduced District Attorney Jeanne Rees Miglicio (left) as the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon June 6th.  Attorney Miglicio grew up and attended school in Emporium through 10th grade, after which her family moved to Austin, where she graduated from Austin High School.   In 1992, she moved back to Emporium […]

Dice Run Benefits Juvenile Diabetes

    The Allegheny Mountain Chapter Nam Knights of America is sponsoring a Dice Run June 24th, which will benefit Juvenile Diabetes. Entry fee for the ride is a donation; there is no set price. Please make a difference in a child’s life and donate. The ride will start at the Emporium Moose Lodge #368. […]