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Friday, September 12, 2014

Cameron County STORM Football

Good luck to ALL players, coaches & fans at tomorrow when the Ridgeway Rockets come to town to battle the Cameron County STORM at the CCHS football field. 

 Game times PW @ 10:00Am JV @ 11:30AM & V @ 1:30PM.


Hall Of Fame


The Nightmare Reunion


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hometown Mentors

Hometown Hall of Fame Cameron County Sports Edition is fast approaching. The committee is working very hard to get the event in order and showcase our Inaugural class. We are very excited to have 15 inductees this first year and look forward to meeting them along with their families

. We hope you will make plans to join us for the Homecoming parade on Friday September 26 and a tailgate party in the high school parking lot before the football as we show our support for the Red Raiders and the lucky candidates for Homecoming Queen.

 Please come by to say hello and reminisce with the inductees. Saturday will be our big event starting at 5:00 pm we will host a red carpet affair for pictures and interviews of the inductees then start right into our ceremony at 6:00 pm Saturday September 27 @ the Cameron County High School.

 Many of our alumni are planning to come home for this event to support their classmates/alumni that have been chosen for this prestigious award. 

Hope to see you there! Thank you, Annette Campbell, Project Manager.

Read more about the Hometown Mentors here: 

Just some of the activities planned for homecoming weekend -
Hometown Mentors, Inc. is pleased to announce a wonderful donation of office space on Fourth Street in Emporium that will house the Hometown Mentors, Inc. Corporate Headquarters. 25 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA is our new headquarters.

Thank you to Mrs. Malizia for the generous donation of the suite on the first floor of the Malizia and Malizia Law Office building.

The plan for HMI is to use this office to house the Hometown Hall of Fame: Cameron County Sports Edition and the other Halls of Fame to follow next year. (Arts, Sciences, Education and Humanities) The Board of Directors for HMI will also meet in this new office suite each quarter.

A schedule of volunteers will be made up to keep the doors open for travelers and people who want to come in and take a closer look at our organization and remember a time when they were living in our neck of the woods.

Plans are afoot, also, to cooperate with other nonprofit organizations in Emporium/Cameron County to share meeting facilities or computer equipment/Internet facilities. You can find more information about HMI, on our website: or email us at

The public is invited to attend the next board meeting of HMI, which will be held on the first floor of 25 East Fourth Street, in our new suite. The meeting will be September 27, at 9:00 am.

You will have an opportunity to become a member of HMI and learn details about the past year of operation for this new charity, as well as how you can become a vital part of encouraging your hometown into the future.

We will welcome Dave Labrozzi as he will be installed as President of Board of Directors at this annual meeting. This will be another growth year for HMI and we hope you will come on in, sit a spell and join the bandwagon.

Also on September 27th, HMI will sponsor the Inaugural Induction of the Hall of Fame at CCHS, starting at 5:00 pm with a red carpet meet and greet, and 6:00 pm ceremony to honor the 15 sports heroes and heroine from years gone by. Mrs. Catherine (Kate) Pohl will also be honored with the Hometown Life Achievement Award for 2014.

Dress is business/dressy as presenters will be formal and Admission is by free-will-donation. There will be many chances to win prize baskets being auctioned off to benefit HMI and the Hall of Fame.

There are so many good things happening this September in Emporium.... Come on home and join in the FUN. It will be just like old times!!

Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Jaime L. Lininger

Jaime L. Lininger, 35, of 303 Howard Circle, Emporium, PA formerly of Bradford passed away unexpectedly at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys on Wednesday (September 10, 2014) morning.

She was born May 11, 1979 in Bradford, PA a daughter of James and Lillian Armstrong Sawdey, Sr., of Bradford. On June 11, 1999 in Emporium she married Paul Lininger, who survives.

 Jaime graduated from Bradford High School. She was a loving mother and wife.

Surviving In addition to her parents and husband
 Daughter: Sierra Lininger, Emporium 
Brother: Tim Sawdey, Bradford

Preceded in Death By Brother: James Sawdey, Jr.

There will be No Visitation and Services will be Private Online Condolences may be placed at BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


Madeline V. DeMark,

Madeline V. DeMark, 88, of 157 S. Main St., Portville, New York formerly of Austin, PA died at Olean General Hospital, Olean on Monday (September 8, 2014) evening. She was born July 2, 1926 in Austin, PA a daughter of the late Dominic and Lena Perry DeMark

Madeline was a kind person and a loving daughter, sister and aunt. She will be greatly missed. She was a certified electrical technician having worked at Sylvania for over 25 years and then for Tau Electronics for several years. She later worked for McGraw Edison from where she retired in 1984. Her early interests were golf, traveling and years ago she even took flight lessons. Madeline enjoyed reading, cooking, word search puzzles and playing bingo.

Surviving Sister: Marie Anastasia and her husband Ralph, Olean, NY Sister: Arlene DeMark, Portville, NY Brother: Samuel DeMark, Emporium Several Nieces and nephews

Preceded in Death By Parents: Dominic and Lena Perry DeMark Sister: Frances Spong Brother: Anthony DeMark

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Friday (September 12, 2014) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. 
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA Online Condolences may be placed at BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Zumba schedule this week

Zumba schedule this week! 
Monday at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday at 4 p.m. with Tracy,
 Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. with Jodi, and 
Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with Susan...
new September schedules are here,
 so bring your water and your Zumba spirit and let's get shaking! 


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fall Aerobic Schedule At Emporium Fitness Center

 Tonight begins our fall aerobic schedule.

 Monday Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 6PM. 

Please remember ALL levels and ages are welcome.

 Anyone that hasn't participated in the past can come to one class free of charge. 


 We supply everything you need except for your clothing and sneakers....

 Most of all we have FUN......


Genevieve "Gen" Villella

Genevieve "Gen" Villella, 96, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor Assisted Living, Emporium, PA formerly of 450 East Second St., Emporium died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, on Monday afternoon. (September 1, 2014) 

She was born February 8, 1918 in Johnsonburg, PA a daughter of the late Joseph and Eva Pavlowicz Czekai On February 25, 1946 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, she married the late James Villella Mrs. Villella graduated from Johnsonburg High School. She worked in the Cafeteria at the Emporium High School and retired from Sylvania where she worked for over 20 years. She was a active member of the St. Mark Catholic Church, the C.D. of A. and the Rosary Society at the Church. She was a volunteer at the Senior Center and was an avid reader and also enjoyed sewing and crocheting. She will be loved and missed by all including her second family at the Guy and Mary Felt Manor.

Surviving Daughter: Patricia Villella, Erie Daughter: Virginia, Mrs. Karl Kelm, Erie Step-son: James Ludwig and his wife Monica, Keating Summit Step-daughter: Marian, Mrs. Jack Barret, Augusta, GA Several Grandchildren: Brian(Nicole) Kelm, Douglas(Amber) Villella &a Natalia, Rachel (Bryce) Bryant Several Step-Grandchildren Several Great Grandchildren Brother: John Czekai and his wife Barbara, Johnsonburg Brother: Robert Czekai and his wife Lois, Rochester, NY Several: Nieces and Nephews

She was preceded in death by Parents: Joseph and Eva Pavlowicz Czekai Husband: James Villella who died in 1976 Son: William (Nora) Villella 3 Brothers: Adolph, Walter and Stanley Czekai 2 Sisters: Julia McGonigal and Sophie Manno

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on on Thursday from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM prior to Mass. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA following the vistation at 12:00 PM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, Pennsylvania Memorial. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to the charity of the donors choice. Online Condolences may be placed at BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Huge yard sale Friday & Saturday

 Huge yard sale Friday & Saturday. 359 South Mountain Road, Emporium.

We will also be having a small bake sale with all proceeds from the bake sale going to the Cameron County SPCA


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Country Blessings

This week, summer clearance--$5.00 bag sale
Suggested donation. 
Open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Please note, as our store operates off a partially volunteer basis, there may be times when we are not open during our regular store hours. Please call (814) 486-1841, ext. 1, if you need to verify store hours. Thank you!

Family Table Food Orders will be in this Saturday morning at 9:30 AM, be sure and make arrangements to pick up your order.

240 East 4th Street
Emporium, Pa. 15834


The Bear Den

Musician/Singer/Songwriter Paul Shimmel will be performing Saturday
 evening from 7:00-10:00 PM at The Bear Den.

     Don't miss it!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Frederick H Caldwell

Frederick H Caldwell, Sr., 78, of 62 Huckleberry Circle, Emporium, PA died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium on Tuesday (August 19, 2014) morning. He was born January 13, 1936 in Lumber City, Clearfield County, PA a son of the late Lawrence and Catherine Hornung Caldwell.

On July 23, 1955 in Emmett, Idaho he married Edna Harlow Caldwell, who survives. Fred served with the US Air Force for over 12 years. He worked at Sylvania from 1965 until 1976 and later for Corning Glass in State College for before retiring in 1995. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving In addition to Edna Harlow Caldwell
 Son: Frederick Caldwell, Jr. and (Debbie), Bellefonte
 Daughter: Catherine Arnold, Concord, NC 
5 Grandchildren: Scott Caldwell, Laura Cunningham, Stephen & Adam Arnold & Amanda Ward 
9 Great Grandchildren
 Brother: Joe Caldwell and his wife Bea, Emporium

Preceded in Death By Parents: Lawrence and Catherine Hornung Caldwell
 Brother: Lawrence "Bill" Caldwell 
4 Sisters: Dorothy Jean Berry, Clara R. Rinehuls, Marie LaBrozzi & Lucille Caggeso 
Two Half-Brothers: Pete &  Bernard Caldwell 
Son-in-law: Joseph Arnold who died in 2010

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Friday from 4-7 PM. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday (August 23, 2014) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, officiating.

A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail. Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, Pennsylvania Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.
Online Condolences may be placed at
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


Wine Tasting At The Bear Den This Friday, Aug 22!

Benezette Wines! 

Free wine tasting this Friday at the Bear Den! 

It's going to be a good time!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Penn HIghlands In Emporium

Sekula signs were onsite today removing the former family practice sign of Dr Scott McKimm.  
The Penn Highlands health care facility on 416 N Broad Street in Emporium is home to the Penn Highlands QCare Clinic, Laboratory and Radiology Services, and Rehabilitation Services. 

Penn Highlands Healthcare is a new health system in north central Pennsylvania that brings together the services of Penn Highlands Brookville, Penn Highlands Clearfield, Penn Highlands DuBois and Penn Highlands Elk.


Raiders Scrimmage Against ECC

Saturday, August 16th was the Red Raider scrimmage against ECC -
               football time is here!  GO RED !


Sunday, August 17, 2014

2014 Hutton Race Results

                                      Male Overall: Aziz Yousif, 1st overall, 18:04
                 Tori Dippold, 3rd overall, 18:48 Age Group Record and 2nd All-Time Female


                                                     Ben Zappa, 47th overall, 28:39 *700th Race*


David Hutton Memorial Scholarship 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk Results

 2014 Race Results

Male Overall:   Aziz Yousif, 1st overall, 18:04

 Male 14 & under:

                        1st Matthew Dippold, 4th overall, 18:54

                     2nd Alex Umble, 33rd overall, 24:46

                   3rd Eli Petruzzi 34th overall, 24:51

                            4th Sawyer Batterson 55th overall, 30:14

                       5th Elijah Conklin 57th overall, 30:25

                        6th Seth Batterson 70th overall, 33:24
Male 15-19:

                        1st Andrew Smith 7th overall, 20:06

                                2nd Mitchell Schreiber, 11th overall, 20:55

                    3rd Ben Ubert 12th overall, 21:13

                             4th Brandon Kinkead 20th overall, 22:40

                     5th Sam Wolfe 24th overall, 23:16

                           6th Zachary Conely 36th overall, 25:30

                            7th Jacob Undercofler 42nd overall, 27:47

 Male 30-39:

                        1st Jeff Hutton, 23rd overall, 23:11

                        2nd Eric Fiebig 39th overall, 26:39

                        3rd Joseph Sayre, 43rd overall, 27:48

                        4th Mark Conklin 58th overall, 30:40

                        5th Andy Sidelinger 79th overall, 37:16

                        6th Michael Ackerson 80th overall, NT

Male 40-49:

                        1st Sean Conklin, 2nd overall, 18:23 Age Group Record

                        2nd Timothy Wyant 5th overall, 18:55

                        3rd Sean Batterson, 8th overall, 20:16

                        4th Chuck Beyer, 16th overall, 21:41

                        5th WeeJ Fernan, 17th overall, 22:06

                        6th Rob Redden, 18th overall, 22:15

                        7th Mitch Radella, 19th overall, 22:20

                        8th Steve Luckenbill, 29th overall, 24:02

                        9th Dean Schatz, 35th overall, 25:01

                        10th Samson Wyant, 48th overall, 28:49

                        11th Doug Mawn, 63rd overall, 31:06

Male 50-59:

1st Myron Zwally, 10th overall, 20:39

2nd Lynn Newcomer, 14th overall, 21:30

3rd Ken Huey, 21st overall, 22:53

4th Tom Hutton, 30th overall, 24:05

 5th Robert Steffer, 31st overall, 24:28

 6th Rob Singer, 37th overall, 25:38

 7th Jude Hoffman, 54th overall, 29:30

  8th Joe Hoffman, 59th overall, 30:41

 9th Robert Porter, 66th overall, 31:47

 10th  John Coppock, 72nd overall, 33:41

Male 60-69:

                        1st Tom Gooch, 9th overall, 20:21 Age Group Record

                        2nd Roger Deller, 45th overall, 28:00

                        3rd  Ben Zappa, 47th overall, 28:39 *700th Race*

Female Overall:

  Tori Dippold, 3rd overall, 18:48 Age Group Record and 2nd All-Time Female

Female 14 and under:

                        1st Abby Bonfardin, 25th overall, 23:48

                        2nd Conner Gracey-Dalton, 50st overall, 28:59

                        3rd Julie Hoffman, 53rd overall, 29:29

                        4th Thea Petruzzi, 65th overall, 31:38

                        5th Emma Fox, 68th overall, 32:22

                        6th Janelle Sidelinger, 35:52

Female 15-19:

                        1st Michelle Bauer, 6th overall, 19:50 and 5th All-Time Female

                        2nd Shelby Schreiber, 11th overall, 20:55 and 10th All-Time Female

                        3rd Ellie Pearson, 26th overall, 23:50

                        4th Alayna Genevro, 49th overall, 28:50

Female 20-29:

                        1st Hilary Cooney, 27th overall, 23:55

                        2nd Kristina Fragale, 46th overall, 28:15

                        3rd  Sasha Yohe, 69th overall, 32:24

                        4th Ashley Martin, 71st overall, 33:32

Female 30-39:

                        1st Kristen Eckert, 51st overall, 29:02

                        2nd Desiree Cummings, 52nd overall, 29:30

                        3rd Kayleen Porter, 67th overall, 32:09

                        4th Anne Sayre, 73rd overall, 34:40  #

                        5th Ashley Trumpie, 74th overall, 34:41

                        6th Tanya Gayley, 76th overall, 35:43

                        7th Jill Sidelinger, 78th overall, 36:29

                        8th Angeline Ackerson, 81st overall, NT

Female 40-49:

                        1st Daphne McNamara, 28th overall, 24:00

                        2nd Stephanie Loveland, 38th overall, 25:51

                        3rd Christine Morrison, 40th overall, 27:32

                        4th Jill Conklin, 41st overall, 27:34

                        5th Barb Schatz, 44th overall, 27:55

                        6th Mary Gracey-Dalton, 62nd overall, 30:55

                        7th Lisa Undercofler, 63rd overall, 30:56

Female 50-59:

                        1st Karen Kinkead, 22nd overall, 23:01 Age Group Record

                        2nd Colleen DeBoer, 32nd overall, 24:37

                        3rd Fe Caruso, 56th overall, 30:17

                        4th Molly Topolski, 60th overall, 30:50

                        5th Amy Popielski, 61st overall, 30:54

Female 60+:

                        1st Nancy McBreen, 75th overall, 35:00

Thomas L. Young

Thomas L. Young, 70, of 83 West 4th Street, Emporium, Pa. passed away Friday night, August 15, 2014, at his home with his family and his dog, Maggie, at his side. He was born March 2, 1944, in St. Marys, Pa., the son of the late Joseph and Helen Johnston Young.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Tommajean Bunn Young.

Tom graduated from St. Marys Area High School, St. Marys, Pa., and later from Jeff-Tech, Reynoldsville, Pa., where he was certified in building maintenance.

He retired from the Cameron County School District after 18 years in the Maintenance Department. He had previously been employed by Keystone Carbon Company and Riverside Market in St. Marys.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by:

Daughter: Christine M. Young, Emporium Daughter: Lisa (George) Evans, Coronado, CA Son: Robert (Kelly) Young, Seaford, VA Son: Brian (Lee) Young, Leechburg, PA Son: Dennis (Samantha) Young, Springfield, VA

Nine Grandchildren: Chelsea Osti, Shey Pifer, Rochelle Krampota, Matthew Young. Steven Young. Chrissy Young,Samantha Loftus, Michael Young and Shayla Young

One Great Grandson: Beau Wilson

Brother: John (Judy) Young, St. Marys, PA Sister, Victoria (Richard) Izbinski, Ridgway, PA Debra (Gary) Thomas, Brookville, PA

Several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and aides of the Community Nurses Hospice Program who assured that Tom could spend his final days in the comfort of his family.

There will be a Gathering of Family and Friends at the Emporium Senior Center, 213-1/2 South Maple Street, Emporium, PA, on Saturday, August 23, 2014, from 2:00 to 6:00 PM.

Memorials may be made to the Emporium Senior Center or the Community Nurses.

Online condolences may be placed at
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014



Cameron County Historical Society's stroll down memory lane to celebrate Emporium Borough's 150th birthday is Saturday August 30, 2014 at 11 AM.  The stroll ends at Charlie's Friendly Tavern with a celebration lunch. 

The tour will begin at the Emporium Borough Office at 11am. It will stop at more than 30 sites in Emporium, covering approximately 1.5 miles. Most of the sites reviewed were hotels dating as far back as 1848.  The tour includes enlarged historical photos at each site and Susan Hoy will narrate the event.

Participants will have their choice of sandwich and drink following the Historical Walk of Emporium sponsored by the Emporium Borough and hosted by the Cameron County Historical Society. The cost is $15.00 per person. Reservations are accepted at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce office, or by calling 814-486-4314.

Grab those walking shoes and experience Emporium's culture and history from its earliest beginning, we're looking  forward to seeing you there.