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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Chicken Waffle Dinner @ Emporium Senior Center

Dog Wardens to Conduct License, Rabies Compliance Checks

Dog Wardens to Conduct License, Rabies Compliance Checks 

May canvass to focus on Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, and Potter counties

Dog wardens from the state agriculture department announced plans to canvass five northcentral Pennsylvania counties during May. This outreach program helps to ensure that all dog owners in Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, and Potter counties have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs.

Pennsylvania law requires that all dogs three months or older must be licensed by January 1 of each year. The fee is $6.50 for each spayed or neutered dog and $8.50 for other dogs. Older adults and persons with disabilities may purchase a license for $4.50 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.50 for others.

Additionally, all dogs and non-feral cats (three months of age and older) must be vaccinated against rabies. Booster vaccinations must be administered periodically to maintain lifelong immunity.

Violators may be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.

For more information, dog owners should contact their county treasurer’s office:

 Cameron County Treasurer Staci Brown Phone: 814.486.3348

 For More Information – Visit or call 717-787-3062.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Emporium Made the List!

Emporium has made the list!

The 11 Best Small-Town Pennsylvania Festivals You’ve Never Heard Of

Visit this link for the full article

Storm Football Sign Ups

1st Day of Fishing Season

Fishermen lined the streams of Cameron County for the 1st day of the fishing season,
 Saturday Apri 15th

 Sunday, May 28, 2017, &
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 (Independence Day)

 Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish without a fishing license. Each year the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's Executive Director designates 2 Fish for Free Days. No fishing license is required to fish on Pennsylvania's waterways on these days.
 All other fishing regulations still apply.

Blood Drive Thursday April 20

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Alla E. Bergstrom

Alla E. Bergstrom, 83, of 303 S. Walnut Street, Emporium, PA died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Wednesday (April 12, 2017) morning. She was born February 2, 1934 in Emporium, PA a daughter of the late Archie A. and Fern Ruth Hutchinson Bush.

 On July 25, 1959 in Franklinville, NY she married the late William Bergstrom. Mrs. Bergstrom graduated from the former Emporium High School in the class of 1951. She retired from the former Phillips Co and later worked at Caldwell Corp. for 7 years until she retired in 1997. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Terri, Mrs. Mark Looney, Felton, DE and Karen, Mrs. Roger Neyman, Emporium and Four grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents, Archie A. and Fern Ruth Bush, her husband, William Bergstrom who died in March 9, 2003 and three sister, Dawn Mullet, Natley Myers and Kay Dolnick and one brother, Tyler K. Bush.

 At her request there will be No Service or visitation. Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA Memorial Contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 205 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

Byron H Horning

Byron H. Horning, Jr., 92, of 210 E. Allegany Ave., Emporium, PA died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Tuesday (April 11, 2017) afternoon following a brief illness. He was born September 12, 1924 in Emporium, PA a son of the late Byron H. and Lola Schwab Horning, Sr. On January 14, 1950 in Emporium he married the late Doris Munch Horning.

Byron graduated from Emporium High School. He attended trade school in Williamsport and then moved to Erie to apprentice at General Electric. He then join the US Navy and served during World War II. He moved back to Emporium from Erie in 1950 to work for his parents. He then began working at Sylvania where he worked until retiring in November 1989. He was a member of the First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and the Chairman of the Deacon Board, a moderator of the church, a Sunday school teacher and head usher. He was a charter member of Cameron County Little League. He served as a coach in Little League and was an umpire for over 50 years. He was a volunteer fireman for many years and also served on Emporium Borough Council. He was a past president on the board of the Mid-Cameron Authority and also served on the Board of Directors of the Newton Cemetery. He was very active in the Emporium Lodge #382 of F & A.M. where he became Worshipful Master in 1957 and then again in 2007. He served as secretary of the lodge from 1959 to 2007 and also secretary of Emporium Chapter #227. He was a member of the Coudersport Consistory and the Zem Zem Shrine Temple in Erie. Byron enjoyed eating lunch at the Senior Center, playing cards with his friends, attending all sporting events and recitals, and spending time with his dog, Soda.

Byron is survived by four sons, Robert Horning, China; Ronald (Grace) Horning, Emporium; Russell J. (Michelene) Horning, Shinglehouse; Randall (Anne) Horning, Emporium; two daughters, Barbara (Joe) Palumbo, Emporium; Bonnie (Tom) Spehalski, Emporium; 16 Grandchildren and 24 Great Grandchildren, one niece and five nephews.

He was preceded in death byhis parents, Byron H. and Lola Schwab Horning, his wife, Doris Munch Horning who died in 1995, brother, Edward L. Horning, Sr.

Funeral Service will be held at the First Baptist Church, 424 N. Broad Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (April 15, 2017) at 11:00 AM with Rev. James R. Horton, Jr., Pastor, First Baptist Church and Rev. Russell J. Horning, his son officiating. 

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium on Friday from 5:00-8:00 PM where a Masonic Service will be held at 5:30 PM and the American Legion will hold a service at 7:30 PM.

 Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery where a military service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 424 N. Broad Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to Cameron County Little League, 120 Willowwood Ct., c/o Sandy Bresslin, Emporium, PA 15834 to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834  
Online Condolences may be placed at 
 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Joan E Lyon Funeral Service

Saturday, April 29 at 10 AM - 3 PM 
First United Methodist Church, 4th St - Emporium, PA 15834 
 Visitation at 10:00 am 
Service at 11:00 am 
Burial at Moore Hill Cemetery
 Luncheon to follow in the Church basement

PA CareerLink of Cameron County

New Hours for the PA CareerLink of Cameron County!! We will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am to 12:30pm, for approximately 12 weeks. This is a temporary change in hours. 
 We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  
If you have any questions please contact us at 814-601-0538 or 814-834-2857.

Rod and Gun Club Meetin g

The annual Rod and Gun meeting will be held on April 19th at 7 pm at the Club.
 Guest speaker will be Randy Flament and his topic will be birds. 
Come out and enjoy Randy's talk.

Wykoff Bridge Re-opened

Wykoff Bridge Re-opened Detour has been lifted; remaining work will occur under traffic Clearfield, PA – As overall work continues, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) re-opened a Cameron County bridge today on Wykoff Run Road (Route 2001).

The bridge spans a branch of Wykoff Run on Route 2001 (Wykoff Run Road)) in Gibson Township, about one mile northeast of the Quehanna Highway (Route 2006) intersection. With the new bridge in place, PennDOT can remove it from Cameron County’s structurally deficient list.

PennDOT has also removed the 38-mile detour for the project. That detour used Wykoff Run Road (Route 2001), Quehanna Highway Route 2006), Route 555, and Route 120.

Remaining work will take place under traffic, with total completion expected by April 21. On average, almost 400 vehicles move through this area each day. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $500,000 project.

Drivers are reminded to move through work zones with caution, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

Emporium Moose

Driftwood Senior Center April 15th

Conservation Workshop Postponed

The 2017 Backyard Conservation Workshop has been postponed. The new date will be announced a later time. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the District office. Thank you.

Homeschool Day @ Sinnemahoning St Park

Fishmas Day at Sinnemahoning State Park

Fishmas Day at Sinnemahoning State Park 

Sinnemahoning - Celebrate the opening day of trout season with fun and fishy activities at Sinnemahoning State Park on Saturday, April 15 from 12:00 to 3:00 PM.

 This Fishmas Day celebration offers fish-related activities for all ages. Learn to identify the fish of Pennsylvania, make a fish print, look at mayflies through a microscope, and more. Hang a colorful lure on the Fishmas Day tree and receive free coffee, tea or cocoa for your family. Bring your catch along and add your photo to the Fishmas Day Gallery. The longest trout will be featured on Sinnemahoning State Park's Facebook page and digital photo exhibit. Wrap up the afternoon from 3:00 to 4:30 PM, with a program on bald eagles by Cecil Houser, retired PA Fish and Boat Commission officer. 

 Discover the status of Pennsylvania's bald eagle population and the impressive conservation efforts that helped our national symbol to recover. Program will begin in the classroom of the Wildlife Center then travel to the Wildlife Viewing Area for a look at the newest eagle nest. Spotting scopes and binoculars will be available. Fishmas Day will be held in the classroom of the Wildlife Center.

 All ages are welcome to participate in this free program. For more information about Fishmas Day or other programs at Sinnemahoning State Park, please contact the park office at 814-647-8401 or visit the DCNR online calendar of events at

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Youth Fishing Event @ Andrews Farm

Mark our calendar for April 15 the first day of fishing season. CCOYA wil be sponsoring our First day of fishing season Youth event at Andres farm on Sizerville Road, Rt 155. There will be lots to see and do and our friend Smokey Bear tells me he is planning to visit.
 Registration opens at 7:00am. 


James Edward Baker

James Edward Baker, 83, of 21211 CCC Memorial Hwy, Emporium, passed away on Wednesday (April 5th, 2017), at Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center, Smethport. Born August 7th 1933, in Springdale, PA, he was the son of the late James A. and Frances S. Baker. On January 22, 1955, in Westfield, NY, he married Sandra Fox, who survives.

Jim attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania on a football scholarship, received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1955 and later, a Master of Science degree from Penn State University in 1966. In 1958, after teaching for a short period at Plum High School in Pittsburgh, he moved his family to Emporium where he was a teacher of Biology and Zoology at Cameron County High School from 1958 to 1991. Although an inspired educator, “Mr. Baker” is perhaps best known as a coach. From 1960 to 1968 he headed the football program at CCHS. In 1968, he initiated the first wrestling program to which he applied the acronym “BAGUBA” (Brutally Aggressive Guys Uninhibited By Adversity), a trademark of CCHS wrestling that endures to this day. During his 6-year tenure, he coached 6 District IX champions and 21 D-9 place winners, amassing a career record of 44 wins, 38 losses and 1 tie. His legacy continued for decades with his son, who wrestled and also coached, and all three of his grandsons were BAGUBA wrestlers. After retiring as head coach, Jim became a PIAA wrestling official from 1976 to 1987. In 2014, he was awarded the BAGUBA Wrestling “Lifetime of Dedication” award and in 2016 he was inducted into the District IX Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Jim loved spending time with his family. He had a passion for firearms and also enjoyed gardening, fishing, and hunting.

In addition to his wife Sandy of 62 years, he is survived by a son, Scott (Kay) Baker of Emporium, and three daughters, Kim (the late Nick) Farina of Emporium, Kelly (Jeffrey) Wong of Stevensville, MD, and Kerry (Michael) Etchepare of Emporium, and a foster daughter, Roberta de Rosa of Warwick, RI; 6 grandchildren (Paul Baker, Mike Baker, Abby Etchepare, Paul Etchepare, Kristi Wong and Anna Wong) and one great-granddaughter (Jade Baker). He is also survived by a sister, Maxine Petrovsky of St. Petersburg, FL.

In addition to his parents and one son-in-law, he was preceded in death by a brother, Carlyn D. Baker, and a sister, Dorothy DeFelices.

There will be no public funeral service. The family is planning a private memorial at a later date.

Jim firmly believed in supporting youth activities in Cameron County.  Donations in his memory may be made to Cameron County BAGUBA Wrestling, 374 Meadow RdEmporiumPA 15834, or to Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA), 174 Nickler RdEmporiumPA 15834.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Senior Center Field Trip Update

Lancaster Field Trip “A group from the Emporium Senior Center is still looking at the possibility of taking a bus trip to Lancaster on Tuesday, May 16th. We need to find out if there is enough interested individuals, in order to make the trip possible. About 10 seats are still needing to be filled. 

The bus will be traveling to the amazing “Sight & Sound Theater” in Lancaster, PA to see the showing of “JONAH!” The cost for this trip would be $142 per person. Price would include 3pm Show Ticket for “JONAH”, cost for the transportation on the Fullington Bus, & dinner at the Hershey Family Restaurant. The Dinner will be served family style and will include the following: Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, Ham Balls, Mashed Potatoes, Bread Filling, Green Beans, Buttered Corn, Homemade Rolls, Shoefly Pie, Apple Pie, Hand Dipped Ice Cream, Tea, and Coffee. Yummy! 

 If you are interested in participating in this fun adventure, give the center a call at 814-486-3707 before Wed, April 19th.”