Chamber Bucks Make Great Gifts

Everyone has that person on the list that stumps you year after year. This year, purchase Chamber Bucks at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce.  The gift certificates spend like cash and can be used at a broad range of local establishments in the region.  They also make a great gift for employers who like […]

Christmas Is For Kids

    Northwest Savings Bank, in conjunction with the Salvation Army, will hold their annual collection of new, unwrapped toys for our community children. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

Package Team Needs Your Support

With our troops still overseas, the men and women in the Armed Forces are still in harm’s way. The Package Team Project is a great way to show our servicemen and women how much we all truly appreciate all they are doing and have done for us.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in […]

Fiesta Mexicana

    Fiesta Mexicana – all you can eat and drink: tacos, sincronizadas, frijoles, desserts and punch – will be held Wednesday, December 12th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Cameron County High School cafeteria. Cost is $5.00/ticket and $15/family. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

Christmas Cookie Sale

    St. Hilda’s Guild of Emmanuel Episcopal Church will hold its annual cookie sale on Saturday, Dec. 8th in front of the Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center starting at 9:30 a.m. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Craft, Food Sale

    Emporium Senior Center’s Craft and Food Sale will be held on December 8th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Center, 213 1/2 South Maple Street. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Breakfast with Santa

    Breakfast With Santa is scheduled for Saturday, December 8th from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Emporium firehall. Cost is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Annual Cookie Walk

    Saturday, December 8th, will be the annual Cookie Walk at the First United Methodist Church. For all their customers of the past years, they thank everyone for their support of this fund-raiser. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Memorial Detail Celebrates 40 Years

    The Cameron County Memorial Detail is celebrating its 40th year of serving the Cameron County veterans and their families. On  November 3rd, the Detail had a dinner honoring the members of the Memorial Detail. Pictured, kneeling: Ralph Grovanz Jr., Barry Sarick, and Joe Jones. Middle: Denny McKeone, Lanny Schuckers, Arnie Hayes, John Prosper, […]

‘News from Manley Hot Springs’

Hi to “All” at C.C.E., Got our bill in today’s mail – and getting it taken care of “immediately” as the days really nip by for us “old folks” these days! (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

‘The Harmoneers’

Hi Kent, In the last Trivia column Glenn mentioned the Harmoneers. I just recently gave a picture of them to our daughter. My dad, Claude Campbell Sr. played the drums. “Jim” Miller played the guitar, “Gibby” Oswald played the accordion and “Bill” Yentzer played the violin. Charles Schwab Sr. (Preacher) was the square dance caller. […]

‘Your Generosity Made a Difference’

On behalf of the Cameron County Community Food Pantry, I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks to anyone who has contributed in any way during our Holiday Appeal.  As stated in my previous letter, due to a reduction in government funding, we needed extra to provide turkeys for Thanksgiving, as well as hams for Christmas. […]

Coach Songer To Lead Raiders For Second Season

by Rich Summers Second year Coach Jon Songer will continue his basic principles as his Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity basketball team enters the 2012-13 season. “Senior leadership will be key to help develop the younger players,” says Songer. “We had a core group of players who worked very hard this off-season. We […]

CCHS Lady Raiders To Have Different Look

by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo At first look it seems like Cameron County Lady Red Raider varsity Coach Dave Sullivan has his work cut out for him this season. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Stand Strength Team Coming To Emporium

    The Stand Strength Team will visit Emporium on December 7th, 8th, and 9th. Stand Strength Team is a nonprofit organization promoting anti-bullying, anti-drugs, and academic excellence. Stand’s athletes use intense feats of strength to send positive messages on making right choices. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo) […]

Wandering Aimlessly ,High Hopes

  by Phil Burkhouse   ‘Twas the night before firearms buck season and all through the house not a creature was stirring, except for a mouse—or maybe several mice. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

For Closers

  by William Crisp   The second week of deer season has traditionally been considered a “hungry time.” However, over the past decade that has changed. The best time to hunt Pennsylvania rifle season is at the end of it. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Delores Rodgers

(1947-2012) Delores F. Rodgers, 65, of 34 Pioneer Rd., died Sunday morning (Dec. 2, 2012) in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.  

Leo Burlingame

(1925-2012) Leo William “Bill” Burlingame, 87, of 6718 Route 120, died Thursday night (Nov. 29, 2012) in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.

Barbara McGraw

(1929-2012) Barbara Schnee McGraw, 83, of Lindenwood Drive,  passed away Thursday, (Nov. 29, 2012) in the emergency room of Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.

County Bear Harvest Appears To Be Average

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Even as they took to the woods Monday for the opening of rifle deer season, Cameron County hunters were still processing a so-so bear season. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Geelen Sentenced To 5 Years Probation

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo During November’s Return Day, Judge Richard Masson sentenced James Arthur Geelen, 43, of Emporium, on four charges of Theft by Unlawful Taking and four charges of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Hearing Set For Crespo

    Steven Crespo is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Cameron County Court Thursday on alleged assault charges.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo) According to have earned money. This company registered in the major towns and strives to contact a slippery ethical misconduct issues must be […]

Environmental Education Site Named In Honor of Gary Dubler

    There’s something awesome going on behind the Woodland School!  The Cameron County School District, Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities, Bucktail Watershed Association, Lumber Heritage and the Cameron County Conservation District have received several grants to create an Environmental Education site on the other side of the dike. (Full Story available on the newsstands, […]

7th Annual Project Hat Tree

    The 7th Annual Project Hat Tree, which benefits children of Cameron County, is in progress. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Christmas In the Wilds Kicks Off Dec. 7

    It’s that time of year again… Christmas in the Wilds kicks off Friday, Dec. 7th with the ever popular “holiday home tour” at 6 p.m. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Wandering Aimlessly

Meat in the Pot by Phil Burkhouse Aging meat involves hanging the carcass for a period of time after killing the critter.   If you are one of the lucky few hunters who connect on a deer this season, you will hopefully take care of the critter and turn it into excellent table fare.  Some […]

Michigan’s Seasons

  I’ve been lucky, other than being able to fly a spacecraft; I’ve been able to live out the life I dreamed of as a kid. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Charles Vassallo

(1925-2012)  Charles “Joe” Vassallo, 87, of Cherry Street, died Sunday (Nov. 25, 2012) in Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

James Cool

(1942-2012) James E. Cool, 70, of 524 Schissle St., St. Marys, passed away Saturday (Nov. 12, 2012) at Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.

Marian Kuppelweiser

(1920-2012) Marian L. Kuppelweiser, 92, of Holly, Michigan, formerly of Sinnemahoning, passed away Tuesday (Nov. 20, 2012) in McLaren Hospital, Flint, Michigan.  

David Krysik

(1951-2012) Daid H. Krysik, 61, of Templeton, formerly of Frazer Township, peacefully made  his transition home Monday (Nov. 12, 2012) at Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

Uniformed Officers Now Patrolling High School Halls

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo At Thursday’s Cameron County School Board meeting, members discussed disciplinary actions and policy adoption, heard from concerned parents and handled a wealth of regular business. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Emporium Boro, DEP Pledge To Cooperate

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor The tone of conversation between Emporium Borough and state officials about potential flood problems improved considerably last week. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Cameron County A Top Bet For Bear Hunters

    Cameron County is once again poised to rank among the state’s leaders for bear hunting. A state-wide firearms bruin season opens Saturday and continues through Wednesday, November 21. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Postal Service Patrons To See Sinnemahoning Hours Cut

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Down County residents who depend on the Sinnemahoning Post Office for their mail service last week learned  that the community will retain its office, but hours will drastically be reduced. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

County Bucks State, Nation In Presidential Voting Trend

    Cameron County stuck to the Republican line in last week’s Presidential Election, bucking the national trend which gave President Obama another four years in office.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Northwest Savings Donates To Local Community Chest

    Rebecca Pasquinelli, Office Manager of Northwest Savings Bank, presented a donation of $2,000 from the Bank to Jill Carlson, Fund Drive Chairman for the Cameron County Community Chest.  Northwest has been a contributor for over 35 years when they were Emporium Trust Company.  Northwest is a great supporter of the community. The CCCC […]

Drama Club To Present Comedy, Mystery

    Cameron County Drama Club will present a two hour family event of Comedy and Mystery this Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Cameron County High School auditorium. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Woodland Elementary Lists Honor Roll

    Following is the 1st Nine Weeks Award List for Woodland Elementary School: (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Sheetz Supports Military Veterans

Sheetz Convenience Restaurants have teamed up with Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) to help veterans of those wars transition as they return home from service. The partnership will focus on raising awareness for IAVA, fundraising and job recruitment tools. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Cooperative Extension Dinner

    Penn State Cooperative Extension in Cameron County held its 92nd Annual Dinner on November 7.  Jim Shoup, board president, welcomed everyone to the dinner that was catered by Valley Meats and held at the Emporium Firehall. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Chicken and Rib BBQ Benefit

    A Chicken and Rib BBQ Benefit will be held at Emporium Moose on Saturday, Nov. 17th from noon until gone. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Driftwood Nature Trail Benefits From Headwaters Conservation Partnership

    The Headwaters Conservation Partnership is pleased to announce the distribution of a total of $14,875 in funding for six conservation projects located in five counties in the Headwaters region. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Hospice Volunteers Honored   Community Nurses Hospice Volunteers were recognized for their years of service at the agency’s annual recognition dinner held at The Red Fern. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Holiday House Tour Expands

Circle the calendar!  Friday, December 7, Christmas in the Wilds kicks off at noon!  Shop, eat, tour homes and end the night with dessert. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Cameron County Schools Mix It Up

Recently, students at both CCHS and Woodland Elementary participated in Mix It Up at Lunch Day.  A national campaign launched by Teaching Tolerance a decade ago, Mix It Up encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries (more info at www.teachingtolerance.org or www.mixitup.org). (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County […]

Community Thanksgiving Service

    The Annual Community Thanksgiving Service will be on Tuesday, November 20 at 7 p.m. in St. Mark Catholic Church. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Community Nurses Named To Top 100 In USA

    The Community Nurses are pleased to announce their designation as a HomeCare Elite Top 100 among over 11,000 home care agencies in the United States. Community Nurses is a non-profit home health organization providing home health, hospice and home support services to area residents. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s […]

From the Bleachers

  by Rich Summers   Hats off to the Lock Haven Bald Eagle football team as they defeated Cheyney 15-7 on Saturday to put a halt to their fifty-two game losing streak. It is yet another reason why college football is better than the NFL; a team would never be able to lose that many […]

Quarterback Club Winners

    Wes Baney (shown above) is the CCHS football player who individually sold the most Red Raider Coaches’ Cards for one of our Quarterback Club fundraisers. He won a sweatshirt for this accomplishment. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Coaches Needed

    Cameron County Recreation is  looking for a  volunteer coach for the 6th grade boys’ basketball team for the 2012-2013 basketball season. Without someone to coach, there will not be a team for the 6th grade boys. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Baguba Club Meeting

    The Cameron County BAGUBA Wrestling Club will have its next meeting on Sunday, November 18th at 6 p.m. at Pizza Palace.  Parental support of our wrestlers is needed and welcome. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Wandering Aimlessly CWD / EHD / HCD

by Phil Burkhouse Last week’s question concerned alphabet deer diseases, and I asked what the abbreviation CWD and EHD stood for.  EHD stands for Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease and CWD stands for Chronic Wasting Disease. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Age Old Something or Other…

by William Crisp I’ve noticed a trend that seems to be continuing. It appears that each hunting season, I’m older than the previous one. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Muzzleloader Program Held at SSA

    Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association (SSA) recently hosted a one-day Muzzleloader basic program. There were six young people who took advantage of the program to learn more about black powder firearms. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Three Ways To Report Your Harvest

    Those participating in the fall turkey season can file their mandatory harvest reports through the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s online system, the toll-free Interactive Voice Response (IVR) reporting system telephone number, which is 1-855-PAHUNT1 (1-855-724-8681), or via postage-paid postcard. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Home by 9 p.m.’

Hi Kent, What a fun filled column you write for the Echo.  You have stirred our memories as well as our hearts with these trivia questions.  My sister, Sue and brother, John from Rolla, Mo. and Ballwin, Mo. just love this column, which tells me they miss Cameron County, but they won’t admit that to […]

‘We Got What We Deserve’

Here we go again! What will a second term for Obama yield?  Obama with his narcissist personality will feel vindicated. Surely, now that he has been re-elected, Obama will “double down” on his socialist ideology that he was afraid to reveal first time around.  Four years into it, he and his apologists are still blaming […]

‘Trivia Questions and Answers’

Kent: In the last issue of the Echo you asked if Mr. Collins had two sons. Mr. Collins had a daughter and two sons. The daughter’s name is Betty and the two sons are Carl and Robert. If I’m not mistaken, Kent, they lived across the street from you on East Fifth Street. I don’t […]

‘Benefit Dinner and Chinese Auction’

To whom it may concern: We are asking for a donation for a Chinese Auction to be held during a spaghetti dinner on November 18th at the firehall from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Frederick Moore

(1936-2012) Frederick J. Moore, 76, of 108 Madison Ave. Ridgway, passed away Monday (Nov. 5, 2012).  

Mabel Jones

(1926-2012) Mabel Cush Howard Jones, age 86, formerly of Raleigh, North Carolina, passed away on (Nov. 3, 2012) in Frisco, Texas.

Smith’s Federal Trial Delayed To February

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Jury selection and a federal trial for Thomas Smith of Emporium will be delayed until February 4, in the U.S. District Court in Williamsport. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Boro’s 2013 Budget Has No Tax Increase

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Emporium Borough Council moved to advertise a 2013 budget with no tax increase. Total budgeted expenditures come to $1,174,749 and match anticipated revenues. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

Sandy Didn’t Show For County Date

    Sandy never kept her date with Cameron County and that’s fine. She wasn’t the kind of girl we wanted to associate with anyhow. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Shoe Box Gifts Campaign Comes To Emporium

    While most people in the U.S. are preparing for holiday activities, Emporium volunteers with Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind—are filling shoe box gifts with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for needy children overseas. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

EVFD Responds To Fire Calls Sunday

    The Emporium Volunteer Fire Department responded to two calls Sunday. The first was for a fire in an outside metal storage shed at the Malizia home in Sunrise Acres. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Minor Change In Local Job Rate

    The unemployment rate in Cameron County slipped slightly during the month of September according to state Department of Labor & Industry figures. Cameron County’s rate climbed slightly to 11.5 percent, up from 11 percent for the month of August. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

EVFD Responds To Fire Calls Sunday

  Cameron County Commissioners have announced a revised schedule of their November meetings. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)