‘Another State Heard From’

Just got my Echo and see where Kent would like to know who owned the Tastee Freeze on Sizerville Road.  (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Thompson Brothers Carnival’

The Echo comes to me late because I live in Florida.  I’ve been a subscriber for 10 years. Many times I’ve wanted to respond to the trivia column, which I thoroughly enjoy, but I know my response will be past history by the time it reaches you. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this […]

‘Sure Nice To Read About Emporium’

I was reading the piece Lionel Minard wrote about all the ball teams. I knew the Sarick boys,  Andy, Sonny, Bobbie. They lived on West Allegheny Ave. where the new high school is today. I also knew Tom Leonard, Gerd McAulay, Jay McAulay. They all lived on 6th St. and I lived on 5th. We […]

‘Clarification’

I would like to clarify the statement made in last week’s Echo underneath the photo of the deer. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Cabin’s Peanut Butter Pie’

I wanted to mention to you about the Cabin Kitchen Peanut Butter Pie recipe you requested in the past Echo. This is the recipe I received 40 years ago. It’s different from the one another reader had sent you.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

From the Bleachers

by Rich Summers   The Pennsylvania State Senior Little League tournament will begin tonight for the 32nd consecutive year here at the Cameron County Little League Complex on Sizerville Road. I have been involved in Little League in one way or another, mostly as an umpire, since 1986 and I still get excited for this […]

Matt Gabler Golf Event

  The 4th Annual Golfing with Matt Gabler event, hosted by Friends of Matt Gabler, will be held Thursday, Aug. 9th at Bavarian Hills Golf Club in St. Marys. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Penn-York Results

   Josh Stauffer (Pine Acres) claimed medalist honors at Pine Acres in the Penn-York Junior Golf League last Monday. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Elk County Classic 5K

  The Elk County Classic 5K, sponsored by the Elk County Striders, was held Saturday, July 14th, in Johnsonburg. Overcast skies and the fast course brought out 64 runners (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Wandering Aimlessly

A Woods Walk With A Little Person by Phil Burkhouse   Cora Kathryn Grovanz is our youngest grandchild, and after three rambunctious boy grandchildren we finally got a rambunctious girl grandchild.  Cora is three years old going on fifteen and loves nail polish, jewelry, and most things pink, but she also has inherited a love […]

Fishing Mysteries

by William Crisp   We humans think we have everything figured out even though we keep screwing up. You name the subject and you’ll find more questions than answers. We’re not even talking astrophysics or quantum physics either. Meteorology? (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Trout Unlimited Meeting

  The July meeting of James Zwald Chapter #314, of Trout Unlimited will be held on July 31st, at the outdoor classroom of the St. Marys Middle School at  7 p.m.

Gary Crosby

  (1942-2012) Gary L. Crosby, 69, of 11453 Rt. 120, died at his residence on Monday night (July 16, 2012) surrounded by his family.

Mary Doud

(1942-2012) Mary Catherine Doud, 69, of 275 Telescope Rd., Ulysses, formerly of Emporium, died at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport on Thursday afternoon (July 19, 2012).

Florence Howlett

(1916-2012) Florence G. Howlett, 95, of 20563 CCC Memorial Hwy., died on Tuesday evening (July 17, 2012) at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.

    Scott and Joni (Eastman) Holterback, former Emporium residents, have opened Allegheny Motosports in St. Marys. They plan to perform motorcycle, ATV and UTV repairs and services at a location at 1275 Brusselles Street and will host a grand opening of the business this week on Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday […]

Area Couple Starting New Business Venture in St. Marys

    Two Emporium natives are about to embark on a new business venture. Scott and Joni (Eastman) Holterback are opening Allegheny Motorsports in St. Marys. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Senior Little League Tourney Gets Underway Next Week

  The 32nd Pennsylvania Senior Little League championship tournament begins next week at the Little League complex on Sizerville Road. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

New Starting Wage Set For County Workers

  by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Cameron County Judge Richard Masson and Magisterial Judge Barry Brown made rare appearances at last Wednesday’s meeting of the Cameron County Salary Board. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Board Clarifies Exit Agreement With O’Donnell

  by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo At July’s regular meeting, the Cameron County School Board of Directors voted to approve an addendum to the agreement previously made between former Superintendent Kevin J. O’Donnell and the district. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Fisher Trial Resumes Today

  A burglary trial for Scott D. Fisher is scheduled to resume today (Wednesday) in Cameron County Court. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Historical Society Acquires Information On Emporium Actress

by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo Members of the Cameron County Historical Society recently acquired a picture of actress Lillian Lewis, a one-time resident of Emporium interred at Newton Cemetery, and have found some information on the colorful character they will work into an exhibit. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron […]

Prospect Park Playground Making Progress, Still Needs Your Help

    Prospect Park Playground has been the recipient of gifts from around the country. Contributions from former residents have been received from California, Arizona, South Carolina and Virginia as well as other places in Pennsylvania.  (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

National Fuel Warns Utility Customers of Scam

  National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation (“National Fuel” or the “Utility”) warns customers of a national scam that promises a new program, often referred to as a “bailout” or “energy credit”, offered by the current Federal Administration to pay utility bills for customers.  The scammers use a variety of methods to contact unsuspecting customers including […]

Skillman State Finalist In American Miss Pageant

    Miss Jordyn Skillman, 6, daughter of Kerri and Joseph Skillman of Emporium, has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss Pennsylvania Pageant to be held Thursday, Aug. 9th at the beautiful Hilton Harrisburg Towers Hotel in Harrisburg.  (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Quilters To Gather

  The Annual Gathering of Quilters will be held on September 8th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Foundry in Reynoldsville. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Blast’ Tickets Available Locally

    The Third Annual “A Blast in the Burg” will take place at Johnsonburg’s Memorial Field on Tuesday, July 31st at 6 p.m.  (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo

Music Booster Bingo

    CCHS Music Boosters Bingo will be held Saturday, August 4th, at the Emporium Fire Hall. Cost is $20 per ticket and includes six cards for every game.  (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

East Branch Instanter Boat Launch Closed

  Due to low water levels, the Instanter boat launch will be unusable for boats that must be launched and recovered using a trailer, as of Monday, July 16. Boats that can be launched by hand will still have access to the water. The lake is below full summer pool, currently at 1644.3’ and the […]

No Noticeable Gypsy Moth Defoliation

  Gypsy moth detection flights were completed the end of June and early in July.  The good news is that there was no noticeable defoliation.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

DRMC Rep. Speaks at Rotary

    Emporium Rotary member, Chris Luckenbill (left) introduced his guest speaker, Stan Smochek, Director of Clinical Informatics at Dubois Regional Medical Center, DuBois, at the club’s July 10th meeting. Chris also works at DuBois Regional as a Systems Analyst.  Mr. Smochek’s topic was Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and their Impact on Healthcare.   (Full […]

Chicken BBQ

  Come out and support one of your local fire and ambulance services.  The Sinnamahoning Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a chicken BBQ on July 21 at their fire hall starting at 11 a.m. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Food Pantry

  The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, July 25, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the building located behind the Northern Tier Community Action offices at 135 West Fourth Street. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Read With A Hero

  Mrs. Sallade, at the Woodland Elementary School, is looking for volunteer readers to join the school on September 11 to celebrate “Read With A Hero Day” to honor the memory of the heroes of September 11, 2001. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Alle-Catts Explode In Ninth To Top Mt. Jewett

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Emporium Alle-Catt baseball team broke a tie by scoring nine runs in the ninth inning on Sunday to defeat the Mt. Jewett Magicians 15-6. The Cats were tied with the home team at six all but batted around in the top of the final inning. (Full Story […]

Harry’s Corner

by Harry Jones   Meg Whiting lead the Ladies League on Tuesday with a low gross score of 43. Gini Schager had low net score of 22 and most points won with 29. Bev Jones and Sandy Stuart are leading the league with 128 points. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron […]

From the Bleachers

by Rich Summers   I realize that not everyone plays golf and even fewer are fans of golf on television. But I am one of the even rarer breed; someone who doesn’t play, although I used to, but loves televised golf. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

More Gold In Germany

  Dr. Jon Carlson (All-Star Chiropractic & Sports Rehabilitation) and Team Puerto Rico traveled to Dortmund, Germnay for the Grand Prix of the Federal Republic of Germany held June 30th-July1st.  The grand prix would be the final tournament in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games.  (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron […]

Open Softball Nights

    Open Softball Nights will be held Thursday, July 19 and Tuesday, July 24 for any girl going into 6th grade through 12th grade plus any girls in college who want to play.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Wandering Aimlessly

An Interesting Rock by Phil Burkhouse   Rocky Spitler, his wife Lisa, and their youngest son Ryan moved to Cameron County this spring and fulfilled a dream to become full time residents.  From their previous home in southeastern Pennsylvania they had, over the past years, made frequent hunting and fishing trips to our area, but […]

Pa-Paw

  by William Crisp   My wife is not a native of Pennsylvania, as she grew up in Michigan. I was able to overlook that flaw because a large portion of her family migrated to Michigan a generation ago, from North Central PA and had remained in close contact with their roots.  (Full Story available […]

PGC Announces New ‘App’

  The Pennsylvania Game Commission today announced that GPS-enabled applications, or “apps” as they are commonly referred to, are available to provide outdoor enthusiasts easy access to a host of information about all State Game Lands. The app can be downloaded for most mobile devices through links on the Game Commission’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us). (Full Story […]

Mountain Lines

by Nelso Haas   AMERICAN SPIKENARD American Spikenard, Aralia racemosa, not to be confused with the Far Eastern Spikenard, Nardostachys jatamansi mentioned in the Bible, is a native North American, plant. It was used by the American Indians to treat just about everything.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County […]

‘Athletes From Way Back’

Hi Rich, Your column in last week’s Echo tickled my memory and I’ll share names of athletes of yore, going back to the ‘30s and ‘40s, before television, the internet, video games and all those kinds of toys, when you had to make your own amusement and activities – one of which was baseball.   […]

‘A Fun Word to Know’

Hi, Phil ~ Recently, Jill and Don Perry took me to their property at the top of Lyon’s Run Road where I heard a whip-poor-will for the first time in my life.     (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Enjoying Kent’s Trivia’

I will try and answer some of your questions.  Joe Manginell and his wife Joan had the “Tastee Freeze” restaurant in Prospect Park; he also had barbecued chicken on a rotisserie like Olivett’s has. It was located (I think) where Brehm’s restaurant is.  (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘San Francisco Checking In’

Dear Kent, My maiden name is Gresimer, and I was graduated from CCHS in the Class of 1960. I now reside in Danville, CA, in the San Francisco Bay area. I have subscribed to the Echo for many years. Perhaps I’m the furthest west subscriber so far?   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in […]

‘Doud & Zeaman Esso’

The picture of Doud & Zeaman Esso; I lived in the house on right of picture from October (in 5th grade) until July 1958. In fact, I was hired to dig the footer for the garage addition. If I could see the original picture I could probably tell you the make and year of the […]

‘Enjoy Trivia Down South’

Greetings from “South Carolina!” Enjoy “Trivia” every week.     (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Eleanor Weitzel

(1933-2012) Eleanor M. (Smith) Weitzel, 79, of Camp Hill, passed away on Saturday (July 7, 2012) at home. Born on March 15, 1933, in Emporium, she was the daughter of the late Norman A. and Martha R. (Obenrider) Smith.

Vaughn Erich

(1949-2012) Vaughn C. Erich, 63, of 601 Brandycamp Road, Kersey, died unexpectedly on Tuesday  (July 10, 2012) at Elk Regional Health Center.

Mary Nelson

  (1920-2012) Mary Ellen Nelson, 92, of Papillion Manor, 610 S. Polk St., Papillion, Nebraska, formerly of Emporium died at Papillion Manor, Papillion, Nebraska Wednesday evening (July 11, 2012).

Martha Ryan

(1924-2012) Martha (Marty) Thomas Ryan, 87, of East Second Street, passed away Wednesday (July 11, 2012) at Elk Regional Medical Center, St. Marys, after a brief illness.

      Shown are (l to r) Devin Palumbo, Elise Grovanz, Jake Walters, and Nate Palumbo at last week’s Weekend in the Wilds. The JAKE’S Take Aim event was sponsored by the Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA)

Second Set Of Charges Filed Against Eckert

  by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Charges in a second sexual assault case have been filed against an Emporium man. Adam Eckert, 32, of 226 West Fourth Street, was charged last week by Emporium-based State Police with indecent assault, corruption of minors, simple assault and furnishing alcohol to minors and harassment.   (Full Story […]

Local Man Assault Victim

  Emporium Borough Police are investigating an incident in which an Emporium man was the victim of an assault outside a bar on Fourth Street.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Hot Times in Emporium During Annual Weekend in the Wilds

  by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Cameron County celebrated the Fourth of July holiday in Emporium over the weekend, starting with a cooling ice cream social and music on Friday evening and moving to   a spectacular fireworks display finale Saturday evening.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County […]

Cameron County Youth To Take Aim at Shooting Sports

  The Cameron County Long Beards, NWTF Chapter, partnered with Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA) to host a JAKES Take Aim event for youth at “Weekend in the Wilds”. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Country Blessings To Resume Regular Hours After This Week

    Country Blessings appreciates your business and would like to extend apologies to the community for the infrequent store hours the last few weeks. We have been short handed and are doing our best to stay open while sicknesses and vacations are happening.  (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County […]

Mid-S Explore Sizerville State Park

  The following programs will be offered this weekend at Sizerville State Park: Friday, July 13, at 4 p.m. – “Tree ID” (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Extension Picnic Planned

  Summer is here and it is time for the annual Cameron County Penn State Extension picnic.  It will be held on Wednesday, July 18 at Sizerville State Park on Route 155 north of Emporium. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Poker Run

    Northern Tier Camp Cadet Poker Run will be held August 4th, with registration at 9 a.m. Ride starts at 10 a.m. at Larry’s Sport Center and ends at the same location, 1913 Rt. 6 W, Galeton. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Class of ‘02 Reunion

  The CCHS Class of 2002 will be holding their 10 year class reunion on August 4. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Summer Madness Picnic at Senior Center

    by Stephanie Loveland, Emp. Senior Center Director  The Emporium Senior Center will be holding a “Mid Summer Madness” Picnic on Saturday, July 14th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  right here at the center.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Fair Meeting

  Cameron County Fair Board will meet July 16th at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds. This is the last scheduled meeting before the fair, which is August 5-11. The public is invited to attend. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale Very Successful

  Pictured are just a few of the many book buyers who visited the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library on Tuesday morning, July 3rd, for the opening day of the Friends of the Library’s annual Used Book Sale.    (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘A Regular Reader from Alabama’

Hi Kent, Although my family moved to central Florida from Emporium in 1959 when I was 5, I still remember the wash out, picnic grove, and going by the Dorman residence on the way out Rich Valley Rd. to our camp – Hemlock Lodge with my parents, Leon and Shirley and my brother Lee. (Full […]

‘Nicknames Continued…’

Denise Balizet stopped by the office to fill us in on some more nicknames. She told us her nickname was “Neeche”, her brother Philip’s was “Flip” and her sister Karen’s was “Karky.”.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Cameron County Little League Ousted From D10 Playoffs

by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County 11-12-year-old Little League all-star team played two games last week in the loser’s bracket of the District 10 tournament and won one before being eliminated. On Monday they won at Warren but on Thursday were beaten at home by the Bradford Americans. (Full Story available on […]

Ridgway Eliminates Cameron County Senior All-Stars

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Senior Little League baseball team was ousted from the District 10 tournament on Saturday as they fell at Ridgway, 7-4.  (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)