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Saturday, October 22, 2016

James Beck

James Beck, 75, of 3543 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA died at his daughters residence in Hyde, PA on Friday (October 21, 2016) morning.

He was born November 25, 1940 in Penfield, PA a son of the late Russell and Belle Burkett Beck. On April 25, 1964 in DuBois he married the late Lucinda "Cindy" McDowell Beck.

Mr. Beck graduated from Houston Township High School. He then received an associate degree, as an electrician, from Williamsport Community College. Jim had worked many years at Motor Coil, Tau Electronics and several other locations as an electrician.

He is survived by four daughters, Vickie Beck, Clearfield; Valerie Beck; Emporium; Cori, Mrs. James Pratt, Clearfield; Jamie, Mrs. Ken Stuart, Emporium; and one son, Russell Beck and his wife Jen, Emporium; eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; two sisters, Edna Friday, Byrnedale and Fran Burnside, Penfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Belle Burkett Beck, and his wife, Lucinda "Cindy" McDowell Beck, one brother Clyde Beck.and one sister Carrie Runion

At his request there will be No Visitation or service. Online Condolences may be placed at 
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Alice In Wonderland Tea Party

Join us and meet the cast of the upcoming production of Alice in Wonderland.
 Bring your cameras to capture the memories. Various tea party foods will be available. 
 Cost is $5, benefits the CCHS Drama Boosters microphone fund.

 Sunday, November 6 at 1 PM - 3 PM
 Emporium Fire Hall
 Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834

h Annual Cameron County Cooperative Extension Dinner Meeting

The 96th Annual Cameron County Cooperative Extension Dinner Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 2, starting at 6:00 PM at the Emporium Fire Hall located on Broad Street in Emporium. Dinner will be buffet style.

This year’s guest speaker will be Bryan Swistock, Senior Extension Associate, Water Resources Coordinator at Penn State University. He will be presenting a program on “The Importance of Forestry to Water”.

The cost for the dinner is $14.00. To register, call the Cameron County Extension Office at 486-3350. Please send a check payable to "Special Extension Fund" to the Cameron County Cooperative Extension Office prior to the dinner.

Reservations are due by October 26.

UPDATE: Names released in fatal plane crash

UPDATE: Names released in fatal plane crash: UPDATE: Oct. 18, 1:17 p.m.

Free Programs at The Barbara Moscato Brown Library

Have you heard about our Pre-K programs? 

Story Hour, for kids age 3yrs-entering kindergarten meets on Mondays from 11:00-11:45. 
Free to Be Me meets Wednesdays from 10:00-10:45, and is geared for kids from birth-2yrs, but older siblings are invited to attend with their family. Both programs include a variety of games, stories, songs, crafts, and snacks.

 Contact us with any questions, and help us spread the word about these great FREE programs!

 The Barbara Moscato Brown Library is located at: 
 27 West 4th St., P.O. Box 430
 Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834-0430 
Telephone: 814-486-8011 
Fax#: 814-486-3725

Edward J. Hornung

 Edward J. Hornung, 80, of 616 Sunset Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at Penn Highlands DuBois. He was born July 28, 1936 on Plank Road Hollow in Emporium, a son of the late Simon J. Hornung and Matilda "Tillie" Oswald Hornung. On July 3, 1965 in Holy Cross Church in Rasselas, he married Dr. Clythera Smith Hornung, who survives. He graduated from Emporium High School, Class of 1956. He had additional schooling at Williamsport Tech for plumbing and was employed by Sylvania in Emporium, Emporium Water Company, Pennsylvania Highway Department – Surveyor Assistant, Johnstown Steel Company and Airco-Speer.

Ed was involved in numerous community organizations. He was active in the early days of Little League in Emporium. He was a member of the Emporium Fire Department. He was a founder of the wrestling booster club (The Bagubas) at Cameron County High School. After he moved to St. Marys with his family in the late 1970s, he was involved in the Quarterback Club and was a founder of an early booster club for the St. Marys Area track team. Ed organized the first booster group for soccer as a varsity sport at St. Marys Area. He was also an active member of the Kiwanis Club.

More recently he was engaged in the political activities of the Elk County Republican Party. He served as party chairperson and was a member of the Republican State Committee. Ed's leadership encouraged active party participation and supported the election of sufficient Republicans that the Elk County Courthouse was considered a leadership stronghold of Republicans. In addition to Ed's concern for youth and his support of local politics, he was a talented artist. He was a woodcarver, having done numerous carvings of birds with very intricate details. He also was very competent in making stained glass pieces – those with leaded joints. He had the "eye of an artist" in selecting textures and colors that enhanced the design and made his work outstanding examples of creativity. He also was a basket weaver – using his strong hands to make useful and artistically attractive creations that are "one of a kind." He used wood in creative ways to construct attractive useful items – such as those that he made in basket shapes (from wood). He also made decorative items involving many varieties of wood in designs that were unique and very creative. He shared his expertise with several churches in the area including Sacred Heart and St. Boniface. He was responsible for the oversight of the restoration of the stained glass windows at Sacred Heart while serving as chairman of the Buildings and Grounds Committee. At St. Boniface, in the same role he provided expertise and guidance for the brick restoration of the exterior of the church. These are just some examples of how he shared his time and expertise for the welfare of many.

As a current member of the Zoning Board of the City of St. Marys, Ed was dedicated to compliance with city ordinances, providing that these did not cause undue hardship to residents unless it was necessary for the general welfare of all. Ed was devoted to his church, his community and his family.

He is survived by his wife, Dr. Clythera (Smith) Hornung; his son, Simon J. Hornung II and his wife Terri Wilson Hornung and their daughter McKenzie Lee Hornung; his daughter, Stacey J. (Hornung) Miller and her husband Timothy J. Miller and their children Gregory J. Miller and Caroline A. Miller; his nieces and nephews, the children of James and Sandra Hornung: Dennis, Vince, Karen Hornung Czekai, Julie Hornung Coolick, Amy Hornung Thwing, Paul and Blair (deceased), the children of Edward and Jane Hornung Soban: Tom Soban, Diane Soban Boyd, Lynn Soban and Tina Soban May, and the child of Bernard and Thelma Hornung: David Hornung (deceased).

 He was preceded in death by his father, Simon J. Hornung on April 21, 1989; his mother, Matilda (Tillie) Oswald Hornung on Aug. 1, 2003; his brother, James Simon Hornung on Aug. 22, 2012; 
his sister, Jane Hornung Soban on May 19, 2014; 
and his twin brother, Bernard G. Hornung on Feb. 17, 2016.

Ed was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Edward J. Hornung will be celebrated Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857 with Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mark's Cemetery in Emporium.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. at the
 Lynch-Green Funeral Home.

Donations in memory of Edward J. Hornung may be made to the St. Marys Area School Foundation which is a 501c3. Contribution checks may be sent to the following address: St. Marys Area School Foundation, Edward J. Hornung Memorial Fund, Attention: Louise Johnson, 977 S. St. Marys Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857.

Shippen township Closed On Election Day

Shippen Township will be closed on Tuesday, November 8th for Election Day.

 Tuesday’s refuse pick-up will be on Monday. Monday, Wednesday & Thursday’s refuse collections will remain the same. 
Thank you!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run Finishes Strong

Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run Finishes Strong

Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run saw the number of participants double from 2015. “Offering three courses of various lengths attracts a variety of participants, from the novice that wants to hike to the experienced trail runner,” says race director, Craig Hudson. The race began Saturday morning at 7:30 with a canon start in downtown Emporium and the final runner crossed the finish line 9 hours later. The trail includes West Creek Rails Trails and DCNR forestry trails.

Two records were broken. In the 50k Josua Gorman from St Marys shattered his previous record, and ran the 33 miles in a time of 4:39:53. In the 25k Carol Dudulcovich from Port Matilda took the top spot in the women division with a time of 2:17:42.

Planning for the 2017 race is underway. The date is Saturday October 21. Registration will open January 1.

Military Banners

Its a beautiful time of year to take a walk through the streets of Emporium and tour the military banners that are present throughout the town.

 The Sylvan Heritage Council's military banner program honors our county’s veterans and active military personnel. A total of 125 banners grace our streets with pride. 

Bring a friend, bring your camera and enjoy!

Potter County-Lost Aircraft News Release

Potter County-Lost Aircraft News Release

4:05 PM Austin, PA – Numerous local and state agencies are working today to locate an aircraft which was reported as overdue last evening after failing to arrive at its destination airport in Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

According to initial reports, the Federal Aviation Administration in Cleveland Center contacted the McKean County 911 Center last evening after they lost radar and radio contact with a small aircraft near Keating Summit, PA. The single engine Piper Cherokee airplane was flying from Richmond (VA) International Airport to St. Catharines Airport with 3 people on board when it changed course to avoid a thunderstorm. After the aircraft changed course, all contact with the aircraft was lost. Area fire departments and search and rescue teams combed the woods in the area for hours last night into early morning before regrouping to begin again after daylight.

The Civil Air Patrol has now taken command of the operation and they are joined by numerous local resources from Potter, McKean, Cameron and Elk Counties.

Regular briefings will occur throughout the operation as more information becomes available.

Historical Fall Dinner

AUTHOR OF "SIMON CAMERON LINCOLN'S SCANDALOUS SECRETARY" to speak at the Historical Society fall dinner this Thursday October 20, 2016 at 5:30 PM at the VFW in Emporium 427 East Third Street, Emporium PA.

Coming from Philadelphia Dr. Paul Kahan a well-known and respected authority on the; education and history of Pennsylvania will present a biography of Senator Simon Cameron the man our county was named after. This book goes behind Cameron’s reputation for shady dealings and demonstrates much of what we are seeing in today's politics.

This is the dinner "you" shouldn't miss. Cost for Dinner/Speaker $22 -
RSVP call 814-486- 4314.
We look forward to seeing you there.

New Members always welcome!

Glenn R. Lyon, Sr.

Glenn R. Lyon, Sr. age 89 of 115 Card Rd. Emporium, died Saturday evening at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys following a brief illness. He was born March 28, 1927 in Emporium son of the late Claude E. and Irene A. (Dougherty) Lyon. He married Marge M. Main, who survives. He had resided in Emporium all of his life and had served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a Veteran of WWII. He had been employed by Sylvania for 25 years.

Surviving besides his wife are the following children: Glenn R. (Joyce) Lyon, Jr. of Emporium, Shelia (Larry) Samick of St. Marys, Deb J. Main of Salem, Arkansas, Pamela J. Samick of St. Marys, David K. Lyon of Emporium, 14 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by 2 sons Eugene (Tuck) Lyon and Donald Lyon, 4 sisters Mary K. Myers, Frances I. Kunes, Elizabeth J. Beck, Margaret H. Lyon, 2 brothers John H. Lyon and Hugh R. Lyon.

A Memorial Service for Glenn R. Lyon, Sr. will be held at the convince of the family.
There will be no Visitation. Memorials if desired can be made to the Donors choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Barnett Funeral Home, Inc.

Friday, October 14, 2016



 Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00 AM at 40 Maples Day 

 Come and enjoy a hike through the blazing colors of fall at Sinnemahoning State Park. 
There is no better way of seeing the colors of fall than to get outdoors into the woods.
 This hike will be on easy level ground lasting 2.5 miles.
 Hike will begin at the 40 Maples Day Use Area.

 NOTES: Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, and bring a snack and a bottle or two of water.

The Blessing Tree Project

The Blessing Tree project, sponsored by Felt Manor/Felt Living Auxiliary, is underway. 
Cardinal ornaments are available for a minimum donation of $5.00 and can be purchased in honor or memory of a loved one.

 The names of those honored will be published in the Cameron County Echo. To ensure your loved one being included in the published list, forms must be returned by November 14th. Ornaments will be available for pick up beginning December 2nd so that you may enjoy them on your own tree. Monies raised from this project will be used to enhance the lives of our residents.

 For more information, please contact Pat Kempher at the Manor. 814-486-3736

Cameron County Food Pantry

Cameron County Food Pantry 

 The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the building located behind the Northern Tier Community Action offices at 135 West Fourth Street in Emporium. 

 Call 486-1161, ext. 269, with any questions.

Rails to Trails Update

The West Creek Rails to Trails will be closed for 2 weeks or less between Hercules Road and Howard Siding. Stream bank repairs scheduled.

 Additional trail work towards St Marys should be done by the end of this year (2016). 
The middle section is being surfaced with aggregate (that started last week) and will be done in a month or two. The western section will be surfaced in another week or two and will be done by the end of December unless there is an early winter.

The West Creek Recreational Trail will one day stretch 18 miles from Emporium to St. Mary along the former route of the Allegheny & Eastern Railroad, a division of the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad Company. Currently, the paved trail begins in Emporium and heads 6.4 miles west. The remainder of the trail remains unfinished with a mixture of grass and gravel surfacing. Restaurants, lodging, and shopping are available along the way, as well as natural areas where you might spot deer, elk, bear, and birds.

Cameron County Community Chest 2017 Fund Drive

Cameron County Community Chest 2017 Fund Drive

The 2017 Cameron County Community Chest Fund Drive is underway. The Fund Drive Committee has sent letters to the active businesses, clubs and individuals of the community. To be part of this worthy community event send your tax-deductible contribution today to: Cameron County Community Chest, P O Box 134, Emporium, PA 15834, attn: Judd Schager, Treasurer. Once your contribution is received you will be added to the list of the Community Contributors. Don’t wait and be last on the long list, contribute now.

The Cameron County Community Chest is your Community organization. Like the United Way, your contributions to several organizations can be made with just one contribution to the Community Chest Fund Drive. Contributions to the drive benefit: the Recreation Board, Community Nurses, Red Cross, the Summer Reading Program, the Package Team and the Garden Club. These organizations serve Cameron County and help make Cameron County a better place to live.

Each year the Cameron County Community Chest Board of Directors, a group of volunteers, meets to review requests and to establish the Community’s Goal. This year the goal is $20,500.

The Campaign runs all year round with an emphasis on the campaign between October 1 and December 31. Please consider a contribution to theses Community worthy organizations.

The Cameron County Community Chest Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the individuals, clubs and businesses that donated time, money and services to the 2016 Fund Drive. This was the seventh year that we have reached (exceeded) our goal since 2004.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Rod and Gun Club Meeting

There will be a General Membership meeting on Oct. 19th at 7 pm at the Club.

 All members are invited to attend.

Trunk or Treat

 Trunk or Treat

 Saturday, October 29  at  5:30 PM · 
 Cameron County High School 601 Woodland Ave, 
Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834 

 Join us at the CCHS parking lot for trunk or treat!
 Go trunk to trunk gathering tons of candy! 
There will be music all night and snacks for all to enjoy!
 Anyone wishing to set up a family friendly trunk, contact Pat Kempher.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Halloween Parties

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club
 October 29th, come join us for the clubs Halloween party, DJ starts at 8. We are asking,please,NO clown costumes. Due to the recent unfriendly clowning around, we would appreciate your cooperation. THANK YOU. 


 Driftwood Saloon & Grill Driftwood Saloon Halloween Party!!

October 29th, 9pm to 12am
 Music by Nick Forsyth
 1st & 2nd place prize for best costume 
Costume judging will be at 10pm 
Halloween drink specials


The Bear Den Halloween Party

 Prizes for the scariest, the funniest and the most original. 
Games, music and a lot of fun. 
 Saturday, October 29 at 8 PM - 11 PM 
 The Bear Den 24426 Route 120, 
Sterling Run, Pennsylvania 15832