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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Maxine D. Johnson

Maxine D. Johnson, 89, of 5309 Bucktail Trail, Driftwood, PA died at S.W. General Hospital, Middleburg Heights, Ohio Tuesday (December 28, 2010) evening.
She was born November 18, 1921 in Emporium a daughter of the late Delbert and May Conners.
On January 20, 1940 in Emporium she married the late Alson Johnson.

Mrs. Johnson retired in 1987 from Motor Coil where she worked for many years. She was a member of the Sinnamahoning and May Hollow Sportsman's Clubs and the Sinnamahoning & Driftwood Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary. She helped organize Santa comes to Driftwood.

Surviving

Daughter: Judith Sweener, Fayetteville, NC

Daughter: Virginia "Ginger" Salter and her husband Gary, Emporium

Daughter: Sara "Sally" Engle and her husband Rich, Cincinnati, OH

Daughter: Cindy Kondrla, Emporium

Son: Vernon Johnson, Fayetteville, NC

Son: Larry Johnson, Houston, TX

19 Grandchildren

33 Great Grandchildren

1 Great Great Granddaughter

Preceded in Death By

Parents: Delbert and May Conners

Husband: Alson Johnson who died in 1983

2 Sons: John and Thomas Johnson

2 Grandsons: Lester Johnson & Kyle Sweener

1 Great Grandson: Treyton Kondrla Davis

5 Brothers: William, Earl, Francis, John & Leo "Mike Devling

Sisters: Marie Summerson
Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Friday from 5-8 PM.
Funeral Service will be held at the Sinnemahoning United Methodist Church, Rt. 555, Driftwood, PA on Saturday (January 1, 2011) at 1:00 PM with Rev. Timothy Rogers, Pastor of Sinnemahoning United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in the Huntley Cemetery, Driftwood, PA.
Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Cameron Unit, P.O. Box 62, 135 W. Fourth St., Emporium, PA 15834

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Lipitor Recall

Pfizer To Recall One Lot Of Lipitor In The U.S.


http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm237938.htm

Sinnemahoning Crash

A Sinnemahoning woman was moderately injured at 1:00 am Thursday morning when her car slid off the roadway on Railroad Street in the Village of Sinnemahoning and sheared two utility poles from the ground.


Alicia M. Cassabian, 22, of Railroad Street, Sinnemahoning, PA, was transported from the scene of the crash to Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys by Sinnemahoning ambulance.

Troopers said the crash occurred as Cassabian was driving a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am West on Railroad Street when she lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle began to spin clockwise on the road and exited on the north berm. The car impacted two utility poles with the driver's side, shearing the poles off at the ground level.

Cassabian fled the scene and was located at her residence. She was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash. She will be charged in District Court for traffic violations. The vehicle suffered disabling damage.

Sinnemahoning EMS and Fire Police and D & T Towing assisted at the scene

Tracking Santa ~ Via Norad

Don't forget to check in on Santas progress - this site has been tracking Santa for years!

http://www.noradsanta.org/en/index.html

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Free Christmas Day Dinner

FRIENDS SERVING FRIENDS – A FREE Christmas Day Dinner will be served to anyone on Saturday, December 25.  “Friends Serving Friends” is a collaborative effort on the part of many caring friends linking hands and hearts to reach out to the community.  Consider reaching out in love this Christmas by partnering with Friends Serving Friends.  To be held at the Aroma Cafe from noon to 3 p.m.  Come and enjoy dinner or come to be part of the giving.

No Injuries In Mishap

An Emporium driver was not injured on Monday when his 1999 Ford Ranger went off Route 120 in Shippen Township and hit a road sign and a utility pole.
Kevin S. Crum, 19, of Emporium, PA, was negotiating a left hand curve and lost control of his vehicle. The Ranger then traveled off the right side of the roadway striking a road sign and then a utility pole. He was wearing a seat belt.
Crum left the scene and phones police about 30 minutes later, prior to returning to the scene. Summary traffic citations have been filed through District Court 59-3-01.

His vehicle was towed by Ramsey's Garage.

Gibson Township Camps Burglarized

Six Cameron County camps were burglarized on Hemlock Lane in Gibson Township between 12-12 and 12-15, 2010.   Unknown burglars gaines entry to the camps by prying doors open with an unknown object. They then entered the camps and opened adrawers and moved furniture.

Owners were listed as:   John Bosovici, Penn Run, PA., Larry Hover, Morrisdale, PA., Tom Imes, Jr., York, PA
George Boyo Tamski, Jr., Avonmore, PA.,  Ken Malehorn, Buffalo, WY., Michael Willard, Sharpsburg, MD.

Troopers did not say if anything was stolen from the camps.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

CCMH employees donate to senior centers, meals on wheels

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Heart of Cole Community Connections employee giving club donated $200 to senior centers throughout CCMH’s service area in Potter, McKean, Cameron and northwestern Tioga counties this holiday season. Pictured for the check presentation to the Potter County Senior Centers are, from left, Jennifer Rossman, HOC committee member; Anna Fair, HOC committee member; Sue Smith, Coudersport Senior Center; Betty Kurtz, Galeton Senior Center; and Patrice Levavasseur, HOC committee member. Ginny Steadman from Ulysses and Kathy Anders from Oswayo Valley senior centers were not available for the photo. The HOC Community Connections fund also donated to Meals on Wheels programs in Potter, McKean and Cameron counties.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mary M. Williams, 87

Mary M. Williams, 87, of 880 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium formerly of Driftwood died at her residence on Sunday (December 12, 2010) evening.


She was born September 27, 1923 in Pittsburgh a daughter of the late Joseph and Beatrice Morgan.  On April 17, 1958 in Pittsburgh she married the late James E. Williams, Sr.
Mrs. Williams graduated from South Hills High School in the class of 1941. Years ago, while residing in Pittsburgh, she was the manager of a Poultry grocery store. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church.

Surviving are three sons, James and Tawnie Williams of Emporium, and Joseph and Joyce Williams of Driftwood, Robert Grief of Sterling Run, and a daughter Mary Williams of Dubois. Eight grandchildren and 1 great grandson.

She was preceded in death by parents Joseph and Beatrice Morgan and husband
James E. Williams, Sr. who died May 31, 2005, and two brothers Joseph and Leo Morgan.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4-6 PM.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, Emporium on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, Pennsylvania

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

Joyce E Sherry

Joyce E. Sherry, 74, of PO Box 84, Castle Garden Rd., Driftwood, PA died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, Pennsylvania Monday, December 13, 2010 morning.


She was born May 30, 1936 in St. Marys a daughter of the late Thomas and Florence Moate Knisley. She married the late Merle D. Sherry.

Mrs. Sherry graduated from Emporium High School. She was a retired secretary having worked at several local businesses in the area. She was a member of the Sinnamahoning United Methodist Church and also the Driftwood Senior Center.

Surviving are a son Merle Sherry, II and his wife Brandie of Sinnemahoning, three grandchildren. a sister, Nancy Reedof Weedville and a brother Walter Knisley of Driftwood.
She was preceded in death by parents Thomas and Florence Moate Knisley and husband
Merle D. Sherry, I., a sister Bernice Belden and brother Kenneth Knisley.
There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service will be held at the Sinnemahoning United Methodist Church, Route 120, Sinnemahoning, PA on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Timothy Rogers, Pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ringold, Pennsylvania

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Chimney Fire reported in Driftwood

At 7:50 pm on Saturday, Sinnemahoning and Emporium, St. Marys, and Austin have been dispatched to a structure fire at 22 4th Street in Driftwood. Austin has been diverted to Sinnemahoning Fire Station.


On scene report indicates a chimney fire with extension into a wall and attic with flames showing. Firefighters are inside the structure attempting to access the attic of the structure where there is an active fire.

St. Marys to Emporium standby assignment. Coudersport to Austin standby assignment

Friday, December 10, 2010

Walter S. Spehalski

Walter S. Spehalski, 82, of 1783 Old West Creek Rd, Emporium, PA died at Hamot Medical Center, Erie on Thursday evening (December 9, 2010)

He was born October 12, 1928 in DuBois a son of the late Stanley and Katherine Matula Spehalski.
On April 25, 1953 at St. Michael Church in DuBois he married Valerie Wojtaszek Spehalski, who Survives.

Mr. Spehalski graduated from DuBois High School and from Penn State University where he received a BSME degree. He retired from North American Phillips, after many years, where he was the Plant Manager of the Equipment Development Plant. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church where he was the choir director for over 35 years. He had been a member of the Emporium Lions Club, and a member of the St. Marys Singing Dutchmen.

Surviving in addition to his wife Valerie Spehalski are three sons, Walter Spehalski and his wife Cecilia of Mt. Laurel, NJ, Robert Spehalski and his wife Julia of Emmaus, PA.,and Thomas Spehalski and his wife Bonnie of Emporium, PA.  Ten grandchildren, Elizabeth, Regina, Steven, Daniel, Andrew, Stacey Kayela, Eric, Keith, and Elyse Spehalski.   Two sisters, Helen Kopeck and Virginia, Mrs. Willliam Good, both who reside in DuBois Pa. and one brother, Richard Spehalski and his wife Nancy of Port St. Lucie, FL.
Mr. Spehalski was preceded in death by parents: Stanley and Katherine Matula Spehalski, a brother Raymon Spehalski during WW II and nephew Mike Kopeck.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Tuesday (December 14, 2010) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

Visitation with a Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Cameron Unit, P.O. Box 62, 135 W. Fourth St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to the American Heart Assoc., PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL, 60693
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Wykoff Run

SUV Goes In Creek After Missed Turn


An Emporium man is ok after his 2002 Ford Explorer went off the road into a creek on Monday at 7:00 pm in Gibson Township, Cameron County.
Troopers said the crash occurred as Alvin H. Brown, 63, of Emporium, PA, was driving the Explorer north on Wykoff Run Road , approached a left hand turn in the roadway, and was unable to negotiate the turn and traveled off the east embankment and came to final rest in a creek.
Brown was wearing his seat belt and was not injured. Ramsey's Towing towed his vehicle

Monday, December 6, 2010

CCMH Expands Orthopedic Team

Andrew W. Gottschalk, MD has joined the medical staff at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital.


Dr. Gottschalk specializes in sports medicine and will join Drs. Giannotti, Foust and Nestor and physician assistants Todd Rudy, Kevin George, and Chad Jackson at Champion Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Coudersport and Olean.

After earning a medical degree at Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Gottschalk completed an internship and residency at the Mayo Clinic and a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.

During his fellowship, he provided sports medicine coverage for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Browns and Indians, Cleveland State University Vikings, and Notre Dame College Falcons. He served as a staff physician for medical programs in El Salvador, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Gottschalk serves as musculoskeletal health editor at the Family Physicians Inquiries Network. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Appointments can be scheduled by calling 814/274-0900 or 716/372-3212.

PSP Report Car Damaged

An Emporium woman's car was damaged overnight December 1 into December 2 on Sizerville Road in Shippen Township.

Susan Leightley of Emporium, PA, reported that someone used a sharp object to scratch the paint on her blue 1999 Mercury Sable while it was parked at the Furniture For Less parking lot at 675 Sizerville road. The perpetrator also placed packaging material in the nozzle of the victim's gas tank.
The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Emporium at 814-486-3321.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Gregory Scott Hess

Gregory Scott Hess, 50, of 20519 Ccc Memorial Hwy, Emporium, PA formerly of Lancaster County died on State Rt. 120, Emporium on Saturday (December 4, 2010) afternoon in an automobile accident.


He was born August 28, 1960 in Lancaster, PA a son of Elva Bucher Hess, Wrightsville, PA and the late Eli E. Hess.  Scott graduated from Manheim Central High School. He was a self-employed carpenter. Scott loved hunting and hiking in the mountains.

Surviving in addition to his mother Elva Bucher Hess of Wrightsville are two brothers Steven E. Hess of Mount Wolf, PA and Kenneth L. Hess, Palmyra, PA, two nephews: Adam and Brady Hess and three nieces, Krystal Hummer, Kelly Hess and Ashley Campbell.  He was preceded in Death By his father Eli Hess who died in 2001.

There will be No Visitation .    Private Funeral Services will be held by his family at a later date.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Lawrence E. Kelley,

Port Allegany -- Lawrence E. Kelley, 24, of East Mill Street, passed away Monday (Nov. 29, 2010) from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born Nov. 4, 1986, in Coudersport, he was a son of John M. and Mary E. Dinch Kelley. On June 27, 2008, in Coudersport he married Janelle E. Franklin, who survives.
Staff Sergeant Lawrence Kelley was a U.S. Army National Guard Recruiter, serving with the Company C- 1-112th INF (SBCT). He served one tour in Iraq.

He was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of the Port Allegany High School, Class of 2005, where he was active on the wrestling and football teams. He also attended Seneca Highlands Area Vocational Technical School, Port Allegany, 2002-2005, for heavy equipment.
He was a member of the Roulette Fire Department and Roulette Alumni Association.

Surviving in addition to his parents, John and Mary Kelley; maternal grandmother, Betty J. Gideon of New Caney, Texas; and wife Janelle; are a son, Nathaniel A. Pelton, and daughter Ariana E. Kelley, both of Port Allegany; two brothers, Jeffrey S. (Cindy) Kelley of Bradford, and John M. (Erika) Kelley of Turtlepoint; four sisters, Brenda L. Haggard of Roulette, Kristi E. (Allan) Moore of Mesa, Ariz., Amanda J. (Karl) Renner and Carrie L. Kelley of Roulette; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, with Chaplin Richard J. Allen officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.

A military service will be conducted at the graveside following the funeral, by Company C- 1-112th INF (SBCT).
Memorials can be made to the Roulette Fire Department

Fatal Crash on Rt 120 East

Pennsylvania State Police at Emporium are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Saturday afternoon at 3:25 pm on Route 120, 2/10 mile east of Memorial Springs in Portage Township, Cameron County.

A known operator was driving a 1994 Dodge Truck west on Route 120 when the operator lost control of the truck, crossing into the eastbound lane of travel, and impacting a deep culvert, causing the truck to roll over several times.
The dispatch reported entrapment.
Troopers said the truck was severely damaged and had airbag deployment. The driver was wearing a seat belt. They are withholding the name of the operator who was killed until next of kin is notified. The investigation is continuing.

Angela R. Loncosky

OLEAN, NY- Angela R. Loncosky of School St., formerly of Port Allegany, passed away Monday (Nov. 29, 2010) from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born January 20, 1980, in Coudersport, she was a daughter of Michael E. and Kathleen A. McNealis Loncosky.
Ms. Loncosky was a customer service representative for Time Warner in Olean, NY.

She was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of 1998, where she was a co-captain on the cheerleading squad, and member of the school choir, marching band, and concert band. She was also a member of the National Honor Society, Who’s Who among High School Students, a Tandy Technology Scholar, and Big 30 Cheerleader.   She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 6391, Port Allegany.

Surviving in addition to her mother, Kathleen and father, Michael, are her maternal grandparents, Jean (Larry Coughlin) Hopkins; two sisters, Amanda M. Loncosky of Olean, NY, and Tina Loncosky of Erie, PA; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 10-11 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 4, 2010) in the First Baptist Church of Port Allegany, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. with Rev. Michael Culver, pastor, officiating.
Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany

Fibromyalgia Support Group Seeks Interest

A new support group is expected to start at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in January.


Terri Cooney hopes to offer a fibromyalgia support group, based on interest, that would provide support and education to patients and caregivers. She also hopes the group will provide coping strategies and moral support as well as boost awareness about the illness. Since being diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2005, she has researched the illness extensively, including various treatment options.

Cooney is a retired high school English teacher with 16 years of experience. She is also a Reiki master and teacher and is experienced in a number of mind/body therapies such as meditation, biofeedback, yoga and hypnosis.
To express interest in the group or for more information, contact Cooney at fibrofog@mail.com or 814/225-4400.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Rain, Rain, And More Rain

Many areas of Cameron County, as well as neighboring counties, felt the wrath of heavy rain, snow, sleet and falling temperatures. Schools, roads and several businesses closed and there is flooding in many areas.  At noon today, the water was still bridge high at the East end of town and quite a bit of debris clung to the scaffolding underneath this bridge.

Marian A. Whiting

Marian A. Whiting, 84, of St. Marys, formerly of Emporium, died Tuesday, November 30, 2010, in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.  Born April 19, 1926 in Port Allegany, she was the daughter of Roland and Grace Coon.
On September 30, 1940 in Selingsgrove, she married James Whiting who survives. This past September Marian and Jim celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary.

A longtime resident of Emporium, Mrs. Whiting was a 1944 graduate of Emporium High School. She was employed briefly by Sylvania Electric in Emporium and was later employed as a clerk by several local businesses.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Emporium and the Order of Eastern Star Emporium Chapter #101.

In addition to her husband, James, she is survived by a sister-in-law, Beverly (Richard) Cool of Emporium; and many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.
Mrs. Whiting was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters.

Visitations with Memorial Tribute will be held Friday, December 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium, where Funeral &

Committal Services will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Gary Atkinson, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

An Eastern Star Memorial Service will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Funeral Home.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

CCHS Art Show & Christmas Concert

The Cameron County High Schools annual Christmas Concert will be held on Tuesday, December 7th at 7 p.m. in the CCHS auditorium.  The Junior and Senior concert bands will perform "Christmas at the Movies", selections from "The Polar Express", "Nightmare Before Christmas," "White Christmas," and other favorite holiday movies.

The CCHS Art Department will have student artwork on display in the gymnasium. Stop in early to browse through the CCHS Winter Art show.

15th Annual Christmas Benefit Dance

Cameron Counties 15th Annual Christmas Benefit Dance will be held this Saturday, December 4th, from 8 - 10 p.m. at the VFW club in Emporium.  This dance benefits a local family, so bring a friend along for an evening of fun.  Couples $25. Singles $20.00.  Admission price includes snacks, beer, soda & music by Carl Mitchell.  Contact Connie Garrigan @ 486-9445 or Carrie Saline @ 486-3458 to donate items for the Chinese Auction.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Gift Tree Benefit

The staff and residents of the Guy & Mary Felt Manor will be sponsoring a Gift Tree to benefit St. Marks Day Care. The following items have been suggested: puzzles, board books, pre-school games, hats, mittens and scarves. Please drop off items at the manor from 12/3 thru 12/21/10. The items may be left unwrapped. Any questions call Pat at the Manor.

Shane Ellsworth Lathrop

Shane Ellsworth Lathrop, 39, of Port Allegany, died unexpectedly Monday (November 22, 2010) in the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.


He was born Oct 12, 1971 in Olean, NY, a son of Andrew (Anne) and Ellie Berg Lathrop. On July 3, 2004, in Niagara Falls, NY, he married Kelly Flint, who survives.

Mr. Lathrop was a 1989 graduate of Smethport Area Jr./Sr. High School and had worked as a quality manager at PSM Brownco of Emporium, PA.  He was a member of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Port Allegany, the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 of Crosby, and was social member of the VFW #212 of Bradford, PA.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by four sons: Andrew, Blaine, and Sean Lathrop, all of Emporium, PA, and Jack Lathrop of Port Allegany one brother: Sean (Laurie) Lathrop of Port Allegany.
Two  step brothers: Frank (Sandy) Mason of Eldred and Greg (Stephanie) Mason of Statesville, NC

Five  nieces: Rebecca, Allison, and Hannah Lathrop, Lila and Gillian Ruff and one nephew Grayson Ruff
One sister in law: Tonya (Eric) Ruff of Buffalo, NY
Two brother in laws: Anthony and Craig Flint of Charlotte, NC
Father and Mother in law: Martin A. “Tony” and Susan Flint of Port Allegany.

Shane was preceded in death by one step brother, Todd Mason.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 2 - 4 and 6-8 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, 105 N Main St, Port Allegany, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Saturday, at 10 A.M., at St. Mary’s Sartwell with the Rev. Charles R. Schmitt as celebrant. Committal will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Sartwell.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Port Allegany Ambulance Association, PO Box 223, Port Allegany S.W. Smith Library building fund, 22 Church St, Port Allegany, and the Epilepsy Foundation, 1501 Reedsdale St. #3002 Pittsburgh, PA 15233-2310.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Robert "Rob" B. Colwell, Jr

Robert "Rob" B. Colwell, Jr., 60, of 113 W. 4th Street, Emporium, PA died at his residence, Emporium on Saturday morning following a lengthy illness. (November 20, 2010)  He was born May 27, 1950 in Port Allegany a son of Angeline Fapore Colwell, Port Allegany and the late Robert B. Colwell, Sr.

On August 8, 1981 in St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Port Allegany he married Tracy Boschert Colwell, who Survives.  Mr. Colwell graduated from Port Allegany High School in the class of 1968 and then from Alfred State University. He was employed for over 30 years at Northern Tier Community Action and Director of Head Start for the past 20 years. He was one of the co-founders of the County Food Pantry in Emporium. He was also a Grant writer for many projects in the County. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church

Surviving in addition to his mother Angeline Fapore Colwell and his wife Tracy Boschert Colwell
are sons Matthew and Timothy Colwell of Emporium.
He was preceded in death by his father Robert B. Colwell, Sr. who died Aug. 22, 2007.

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 5-8 PM
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, Pennsylvania

Memorial Contributions may be made to Community Nurses Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

Now You See It, Now You Don't

Toby Nelsons demolition and removal of the former Judy's clothing store took less than two weeks.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Local Resident Discusses Rails To Trails Project

Jeff Ream, an engineer for Gannett Fleming, Inc., discussed some of the design aspects for the proposed West Creek Recreational Trail during a public meeting held Wednesday evening at city hall.


The final public meeting regarding the master site plan for the West Creek Recreational Trail, a planned Rails-to-Trails corridor between St. Marys and Emporium, was held Wednesday evening at St. Marys City Hall. The final plan will now be sent to the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) for review.

According to Michelle A. Brummer, environmental planner for Gannett Fleming, Inc., the proposal is for a trail along an abandoned 19-mile segment of railroad that is now owned by the West Creek Recreational Trail Association, Inc.

"It runs from Emporium to St. Marys along West Creek and there are portions of it along Route 120," Brummer said. "The uses proposed for this are walking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the appropriate seasons."

ATV use will not be permitted on the trail.

Brummer explained that the development process for the master site plan included meetings with the West Creek Recreational Trail Association, Inc., as well as two informational sessions that were held last fall in St. Marys and Emporium.

A feasibility study was also conducted for the project, and Brummer said it indicated that there is a need for safe, accessible recreational trails in St. Marys and Emporium.

"As far as close-to-home recreational facilities, there are some parks. There are actually several parks here in St. Marys and just a couple parks in Emporium, but they really focus on playgrounds and sports fields. It doesn't do anything for fitness walking, walking for health, walking to observe nature, or study of nature, which are also recreational activities," Brummer said.

At the same time, there are still a number of challenges that still need to be addressed, she noted.

"We do have potential conflicts. We've got a number of highway and street crossings, so [we've had to address] how we manage trail crossings of those highways and roadways. We still need to permit emergency vehicle access, so it's not like we can block those entrances altogether. We need to have access for ambulance or police to be able to get onto the trail if necessary and we've got some bridges that are not in ready-to-use condition," Brummer said.

Jeff Ream, an engineer for Gannett Fleming, Inc., explained that items considered in the study included potential trail surfaces and necessary safety upgrades to bridges along the trail.

"This study was not a full-blown engineering study," Ream said. "This isn't final design. We looked into these engineering aspects to the level that we needed to in order to develop a good budgetary cost estimate for future funding. That future funding then will address final design and construction of the project."

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Marie C. LaBrozzi

Marie C. LaBrozzi, 83, of House of Loreto, 2812 Harvard Ave., NW, Canton, Ohio formerly of Meadow Rd., Emporium, PA died at her residence in Canton on Sunday (November 14, 2010) night where she was living the past month.She was born June 12, 1927 in Lumber City, PA a daughter of the late Lawrence V. and Catherine M. Hornung Caldwell.On May 15, 1944 in St. Mark Catholic Church, Emporium, she married the late Francis "Tim" LaBrozzi.Many years ago Mrs. LaBrozzi worked at McCrorys and Sylvania and retired from Motor Coil in 1989 where she worked for many year a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, Rosary Society and the VFW Auxilary. She enjoyed Baking bread, sharing it with others, crocheting and reading.SurvivingDaughter: Cathy Schlotzhauer, Homestead, FLDaughter: Sr. Judith LaBrozzi, Sisters of the Congregation of the Divine Spirit, Canton, OHDaughter: Victoria Holloway and her husband Richard, Nashville, TNDaughter: Lorraine Smith and her husband Stephen, Pittsburgh6 Grandchildren and 6 Great GrandchildrenSister: Lucille Caggeso and her husband Daniel, RidgwayBrother: Fred Caldwell and his wife Edna, EmporiumBrother: Joe Caldwell and his wife Beatrice, EmporiumPreceded in Death ByParents: Lawrence V. and Catherine M. Hornung CaldwellHusband: Francis "Tim" LaBrozzi who died April 28, 19942 Sisters: Clara Caldwell Rinehuls and Dorothy Jean BerryBrother: Lawrence "Bill" CaldwellVisitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Friday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM where a Vigil Service will be held at 6:00 PM.Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PAMemorial Contributions may be made to Congregation of the Divine Spirit, 2812 Harvard Ave., Canton, OH 44709 or to the American Heart Assoc., 501 Howard Avenue, Altoona, PA, 16601
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Kathryn M. "Katie" Zoschg, 94, of 3033 Cameron Rd., Emporium died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor in Emporium on Friday evening. (November 12, 2010)She was born November 25, 1915 in Rathbun, PA a daughter of the late George F. and Rose Balaban Mahovlich.On July 14, 1941 in Winchester, VA she married the late Matthew A. Zoschg, Sr.Mrs. Zoschg was a devoted mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending time around her home most especially gardening. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church.SurvivingDaughter: Carol, Mrs. Edward Uzdale, EmporiumDaughter: Margaret Burnside, EmporiumDaughter: Mary, Mrs. Philip Burkhouse, EmporiumDaughter: Sandra, Mrs. Donald Bickford, EmporiumDaughter: Kathryn, Mrs. Mark Johnson, DriftwoodSon: Matthew Zoschg Jr. and his wife Nancy, EmporiumSon: Stephen Zoschg and his wife Laura, EmporiumSon: James Zoschg and his wife Susan, Emporium31 Grandchildren and 21 Great GrandchildrenSister: Margaret Shoup, St. MarysSister: Helen Goodman, FreeportBrother: Frank Mahovlich and his wife Rose Ann, St. MarysBrother: Joseph R. Mahovlich and his wife Margaret, RathbunPreceded in Death By:Parents: George F. and Rose Balaban MahovlichHusband: Matthew A. Zoschg, Sr. who died Dec. 18, 2003Infant daughter: Theresa Marie ZoschgBrothers: George, Ivan and Steven MahovichSisters: Barb Reed, and Anna ParopacicSeveral Siblings: in infancyThe Zoschg family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday morning from 9:45-10:45 AM.Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday (November 15, 2010) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, as Celebrant.Burial will be in the Gilmore Cemetery, Austin, PAIf desired, Memorials may be made to to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, or to Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, 27 W. 4th St., PO Box 430, Emporium, PA 15834-0430 or to the charity of your choice.
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Work Continues



With the weather on their side, workers continue with the demolition of one Main street building and the restoration of another. The former 'Sylvias" or "Judy's" store is almost completely torn down. Across the street, the former "Big G" is receiving a complete makeover of the store front as well as siding for the building. Gone are the large glass windows that stretched across the store front. Smaller windows have replaced them and a stone wall creates a whole new look.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Building Demolition



Emporium will lose another building beginning Wed, Nov 10th. While the former "Judy's" store is being removed, traffic thru the alley between the vacant stores of Jasper Harris & Sons & Judy's will be closed to through traffic. Residents that need to access the road behind the buildings may do so by using the Chestnut street entrance.
The Jasper Harris store is rumored to be next on the demolition block.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Paul F. "Freddie" Lewis, Jr.,

Paul F. "Freddie" Lewis, Jr., 76, of 71 Pine Glen Rd., Emporium, PA died at his residence on Monday (November 8, 2010) morning. He was born May 30, 1934 in Emporium a son of the late Paul F. and Viola Bennett Lewis, Sr.

On December 12, 1953 in Emporium he married Dorothy Donahue Lewis, who Survives.
Mr. Lewis retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation where he worked for over 40 years. He was a member of the Emporium County Club. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving:
In addition to Dorothy Donahue Lewis
Daughter: Deborah Divincenzo, Camp Hill, PA
Son: Richie Lewis and his finance Karen, Emporium
Daughter: Karen, Mrs. Michael Ramsey, Emporium
Daughter: Judy VanZile, Lakeland, FL
Daughter: Gina, Mrs. William Clark, Lititz, PA
8 Grandchildren Christina Divincenzo, Matthew and Adam Ramsey, Nathen & Vanesa VanZile, Mariel, Nataly & Anthony Clark
1 Brother: Russell "Rusty" Lewis and his wife Kathy, Emporium
1 Sister: Carole, Mrs. Fred Smith, Emporium
Preceded in Death By:
Parents: Paul F. and Viola Bennett Lewis, Sr.
Three Sisters and One Half sister

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5-8 PM.
Funeral Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 205 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Wednesday (November 10, 2010) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Philip W. Sanders, Pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in the Rich Valley Cemetery, Emporium


Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

Friday, November 5, 2010

Edward L. Horning




Edward L. Horning, Sr., 82, of Midland Rd., Emporium, died Thursday, November 4, 2010, in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.

Born May 16, 1928 in Emporium, he was the son of the late Byron H. Horning, Sr. and Lola Schwab Horning.

On April 30, 1949 in Emporium, he married Harriet Kennedy who died May 3, 2000. On December 27, 2005 in Emporium, he married Jane Mullens who survives.

A lifelong resident of Emporium, Mr. Horning was a 1946 graduate of Emporium High School. From 1959 until 1973 he operated the Esso station on West Fourth Street in Emporium. He then opened Ed Horning’s Fuel Oil in Emporium and in the following years was also awarded many trash removal contracts in the surrounding townships. In 1994 he opened Store All Rentals in Emporium and for many years was employed as a school bus driver for the Cameron County School District. Mr. Horning also served as Cameron County commissioner for four years.

Mr. Horning was a member of the First Baptist Church in Emporium where he was a former deacon. He was a member of Emporium Lodge 382 F&AM, the local ATV Association, Bucktail Rod & Gun Club, and was a long time member and past president of the Tom Mix Rangers. He was also a former 4-H Leader and for years was the Chamber Santa making annual visits to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor. His passions were his family, four-wheeling and hunting.

Surviving in addition to his wife Jane and his loving dog, Duchess, are: five sons, Rick Horning and Chris (Annetta) Horning both of Emporium, Edward (Lyn) Horning of Bellefonte, John Horning of Mansfield and Larry (Beth) Horning of Ridgway; one daughter, Deborah (Roger) Long of Galeton; twelve grandchildren; one great granddaughter; one brother, Byron Horning of Emporium; and also nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium, Sunday, November 7 from 3-5 p.m. at which time a Masonic Memorial Service will be held. Funeral & Committal Services will follow with the Rev. Russell Horning of Shinglehouse, officiating.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cameron County High School Alumni Association Harriet and Edward Horning Scholarship Fund c/o Northwest Savings Bank, 2 East Fourth Street, Emporium.

Northwest Savings Bank


The local Northwest Savings bank recieved it's own fall cleanup this week.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sled Dog Races In Sinnemahoning Nov. 6th





Bring the family and enjoy the fun!
"The Sinnemahoning State Park will host its fifth annual Canadian-American Sledders Dry-land race event from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 at the 40 Maples Day – Use Area. Races are also scheduled to resume the next day.
Event day will include Canine-Cross, Bike-Joring and Cart Races as well as GPS/Geo-caching and winter bird-feeding and craft programs and much more. All will be accompanied by lots of barking and tail-wagging.
In addition, check out the area displays of the rescue organizations and the new Sinnemahoning State Park Visitor Center, which is set to open next spring!.
Hot food and refreshments will be available to keep away the chill. Spectator areas will be open along the trails and staging area.
Races will continue on Sunday, Nov. 7, but additional programs will not be available.
For more information on this or other programs, call the park office at 814-647-8401".

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

MVA on Rt 46

At 11:16 pm on Tuesday, Emporium Company 14 and Emporium ambulance is responding to a one car motor vehicle accident at 306 Route 46 in Shippen Township. No entrapment is noted, but there is a reported head injury. The vehicle is reported in the ditch.

At 11:35 pm, the paramedic on scene requested a stat helicopter be put airborne to the Cameron County High School Field. Stat 9 has landed at 12:00.

The helicopter is airborne at 12:35.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

4 PM Crash Closes Rt 120

Allegheny Power & Windstream Telephone crews are making progress on replacing two poles and getting electric and telephone distribution wires back in the air on Route 120 between Emporium and Driftwood near the Mason Run Intersection.

A truck hit a utility pole at 4:00 pm, breaking off two poles and dropping live electric wires on the roadway closing both lanes of traffic. Emporium and Sinnemahoning fire police were re-dispatched to continue to stop traffic at about 10:00 pm at the request of PennDOT.

The Utility companies are close to completing their work. Route 120 has been closed since the 4:00 pm crash.

A spokesman for State Police in Emporium said that the road can not be re-opened yet as the live electric wires shorting through the blacktop caused the road to burn and superheat, and it is too hot for traffic to travel on.

They are estimating it may be midnight before the road can re-open. Fire Police were stopping traffic at Driftwood and in the area of Mason Run Road on the Emporium side.

Sinnemahoning

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Vote on November 2nd, 2010


The numerous signs around the county are a local reminder that Tuesday, November 2nd is the day to cast your vote. If you have questions relating to your polling place, when or where an election will be held and other election-related information, contact Brenda G. Munz, Secretary to the Commissioners at the Cameron Co. Courthouse, (814) 486-2315 or brenda@cameroncountypa.com.

Bridge Facelift



For those of you out of town, this is the bridge at the East end of town. Most of the work equipment is down, but I don't believe they are done with either bridge yet. The bridges were worked on 24 hours a day during the initial sandblasting and repainting.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Emporium Branch Manager Recieves Service Award




Charles H. Updegraff, Jr., C&N chairman, president and CEO, presented October service awards to, from left, Kimberlea Whiting, Dawn Shoemaker, Nola Gross and Denise Mattison.

WELLSBORO, PA - Four Citizens & Northern Bank employees have been recognized for a combined 70 years of service to the financial institution.

Recognized during the October service awards luncheon were:

Nola Gross, operations manager for the Coudersport branch office, 35 years.

Denise Mattison, Account Services representative, Wellsboro, 10 years.

Dawn Shoemaker, teller in the Dushore office, 10 years.

Kimberlea Whiting, Emporium Branch manager, 15 years.

Service awards luncheons are held regularly and hosted by C&N Chairman, President and CEO Charles H. Updegraff, Jr. C&N will recognize 43 employees for a total of 700 years of service to Citizens & Northern in 2010.

Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, NY in Steuben County. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

Wildlife causes crash

An Emporium man was unhurt on Saturday at 3:15 pm when his vehicle crashed into a road sign after hitting 2 foxes that entered the roadway in front of his vehicle on Route 120 in Shippen Township, Cameron County.

Michael W. Roberto, 27, of Emporium, PA, was driving a 2005 Toyota Prius westbound on Route 120 when 4 foxes entered the roadway from the south. Roberto's vehicle struck two of the foxes, causing his vehicle to go into gravel on the right berm where it then struck a road sign.

Roberto was wearing a seat belt and was uninjured. His Toyota was disabled and had to be towed by Ramsey's Towing. State Police filed no charges.

CHRISTMAS IN THE WILDS FEATURES STAINED GLASS

Christmas in the Wilds set for the weekend of December 10 and 11. New this year will be a walking tour of the stained glass windows adorning the churches in Emporium. “This idea was given to me during the summer, and I decided to add it to the Christmas in the Wilds events,” explained Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Johns Lorson.

The event is free and will take place Friday December 10 from 7-9pm. This will allow the walkers the opportunity to see the windows lit at night. The churches participating will have a guide explaining the story behind the windows and also an event. Not all the plans have been confirmed with each of the churches. Currently planned at First United Methodist Church, bell choir will perform, First Baptist Church will feature a reading of “The Christmas Story” and serve hot drinks, and at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, the Emporium Garden Club will host a flower show. Tickets are required to control the flow of visitors through each church. The free tickets can be reserved at the chamber office (814-486-4314).

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Benefit Concert Saturday Oct 23rd




Where: Cameron County Fairgounds (Inside)

Time: Saturday, October 23 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Concert to benefit local family & charity to raise awareness for our YOUTH...
Admission: $5 Ea.

Bands Performing:
Almost Practical (See Picture)
On the Run
(possibly others...)

There will be "Walking Tacos" and drinks for Sale as well as T-Shirts.
All proceeds to the Family and Charity mentioned above.

Thank you so much for your support:

In LOVING Memory of Courtney Standeven

Franklin E. Crissy III

Franklin E. Crissy, III, 89, of Greenfield Assisted Living, Strasburg, Virginia formerly of Emporium, passed away peacefully in his sleep Thursday morning at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Virginia.
He was born September 11, 1921 in Philadelphia, PA a son of the late Franklin E., II and Myrtle Mertz Crissy.
In St. James Catholic Church in Driftwood he married the late Teresa "Tess" Kennedy Crissy.

Mr. Crissy was a WW II veteran having served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army Air Corps 614th squadron, 401st bomb group from 1942-1945. He graduated from Penn State University where he received a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering. Frank was a lifelong Nittany Lions fan. He met his beloved wife Tess of almost 50 years while attending Penn State. Mr. Crissy was member of Theta Chi fraternity at PSU, a member of the VFW, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, as well as being a licensed profession engineer. He retired from Sylvania/ Philips Electronics where he had worked as an engineer for many years. He was a longtime member of St. Marks Catholic Church, a wonderful father and family man. Frank loved music, appreciated nature, enjoyed hiking and keeping company with his unusually talented parrot, Jake. He was an avid reader who kept on top of world affairs. One of his particular gifts was that he could explain almost anything in a clear understandable way... a natural born teacher. He had a great intelligence and a wonderfully dry sense of humor. We will all miss him a great deal.

Surviving are daughters Nancy Crissy and Kenny of Star Tannery, VA, Jeanne Crissy and Evan, Stephens City, VA, Terry "TC", Mrs. Steve Dixon, Venetia, PA,and Dr. Kathy Crissy, State College, PA. Two sons, Harry Crissy, Charleston, SC and Dr. Franklin E. Crissy, IV and his wife Beth Anne, Bellingham, WA and 2 Grandsons Sean Crissy & Matt Dixon.

Mr. Chrissy was preceded in death by his parents Franklin E., II and Myrtle Mertz Crissy, wife Teresa "Tess" Kennedy Crissy who passed away in 1997 and a daughter Peggy Crissy who passed away in 1997, and one sister Myrtle Mast.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 6-8 PM.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday (October 25, 2010) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Thursday, October 21, 2010

iPhone apps.available for Northwest banking customers

Northwest Savings Bank is joining other financial institutions which already have their iPhone apps. The bank’s free to download application serves as a fancy interface to Northwest’s Mobile Banking platform, taking advantage of the iPhone’s built-in GPS and Google Maps to not only give customers an overview of branches and ATMs in their area, but also precise directions to and contact information for the location of their choice. Moreover, there’s an easy way to call the bank’s toll-free Bankline telephone banking number with a tap of a button…

And that’s about it. Nothing to add here. It’s yet another mobile banking app which you should definitely grab if you’re an iPhone-ownin’ Northwest’s customer. And in order to experience everything the app offers, you should enroll in Northwest Savings Bank’s Mobile Banking program. You can do that from the bank’s website.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Accident on Rt 120 East

An Emporium woman suffered a minor injury on Sunday at 3:23 pm when her car rolled on Route 120, 2 miles west of Beechwood Road in Shippen Township, Cameron County.

Samantha J. Lopez, 23, of Emporium, PA, was driving East on Rt. 120, attempting to negotiate a left hand curve, when an animal entered the roadway. She lost control of her 2004 Dodge Neon, traveled across the westbound lane and struck a dirt embankment causing the Neon to roll onto it's roof.

Lopez's passenger, a 3 year old female child was safely secured and was not injured. Lopez was wearing a safety belt.

Emporium emergency services responded but Lopez was not transported to a medical facility

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Geocaching Keeps Many Seeking

The Sesquicentennial Geocaching Trail opened October 16 and 17. More than 100 cachers spent the weekend seeking the 33 items hidden throughout Cameron County. The caches will remain in place for three months and according to organizers telephone calls for passport reservations continue to keep the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce staff busy. The passports have been limited to 300 and only 60 remain.

Numerous businesses reported brisk sales during the weekend. Many of those offered discounts to geocachers who showed their passports. “This was the first event coordinated county-wide,” Tina Johns Lorson, executive director explained. Cachers from New York, Ohio and Florida have come to Cameron County.

A few caches prove very difficult to find and listing the caches on the popular geocaching.com website has been a learning experience, according to Johns Lorson. “I urge anyone wishing to create a trail, to attend the upcoming geocaching seminar November 5 at the Emporium Country Club. I have learned so much by trial and error; instead, take advantage of learning from those who have successfully launched trails.” The fee for the seminar is $25.00. You can register by calling 814-486-0213.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Flaming Foliage Festival




Flaming Foliage Festival ~ Renova PA.

Dorothy L. "Dot" Shelley

Dorothy L. "Dot" Shelley, 85, of 570 West Allegany Ave., Emporium, died at Presbyterian-Univ. Hosp. UPMC, in Pittsburgh on Friday (October 8, 2010) night.
She was born Aug. 12, 1925 in DuBois a daughter of the late John and Stephanie Kuzniar Scepanik.
In St. Michael Catholic Church, DuBois she married the late Francis Shelley.
Mrs. Shelley graduated from DuBois High School. She worked for many years, as a waitress, in numerous restaurants in Emporium. She was an active member of St. Marks Catholic Church, she made a cursillo and was a member of the Rosary Society and the C.D. of A. She enjoyed and her cats and dogs.


Surviving are two sons, Terrance Shelley and his wife Valerie, Emporium and Shaun Shelley and his wife Eydie, Bloomfield, NY, 5 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren,
and a brother: Regis Scepanik and his wife Karla of DuBois, PA.
She was preceded in Death by her parents John and Stephanie Kuzniar Scepanik and
husband Francis Shelley who died in1990.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Tuesday (October 12, 2010) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 5-8 PM.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, Pennsylvania


Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to St. Mark Catholic Church, Rosary Society, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to Community Nurses Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Betty C. Scanlon




Betty C. Scanlon, age 76, of Painted Post, passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at home with her family by her side. Betty was born on January 19, 1934 in Campbell, NY, the daughter of Gilbert and Catherine (Burley) Quick. She married Robert F. Scanlon on December 30, 1951 in Campbell.

Betty is survived by her husband: Robert F. Scanlon; two sons: Gerald (Elaine) Scanlon of Jacksonville, FL, Randall Scanlon of Corning; three daughters: Barbara (Thomas) Darmstadt of Caton, Joan Scanlon of Bath, Kimberly Scanlon-Fenton of Dundee; ten grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son, Kenneth Scanlon, and by sisters, Mary Lou Clark and Shirley Pierson.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, October 8, 2010 at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street in Corning from 2:00pm-4:00pm. A funeral service will be held there immediately after calling hours at 4:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896, or to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

William D. Milton

William D. Milton, 75, of Maple Street Apt.,40 W. 5th St., Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center on Saturday night. (October 2, 2010)
He was born Nov 5, 1934 in Emporium a son of the late Thomas and Olive Brown Milton.
Mr. Milton was employed as an accountant since 1957. He had been a member of the Loyal Order Of Moose Lodge #368, Emporium a Miller-Raffaele Post 6221 VFW.
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Thomas and Olive Brown Milton
2 Brothers: Ronald and Thomas Milton
There will be No Visitation.
Funeral service will be Private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Martha M. Morse



Martha M. Morse, 88, of Emporium Arms, 324 W 4th St., Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Monday (September 27, 2010) evening. She was born April 13, 1922 in Emporium, a daughter of the late John and Margaret Schuster Michel Herzing.

Martha's stepfather was George A. Herzing who died in 1967. She attended St. Marys Schools and retired from Sylvania in Emporium where she had worked for many years. Years ago she was a member of the Endless Mountain Girls Bowling Team, the Sylvania Quarter Centr Mark Church, VFW Auxillary, Legion Auxillary, Women of the Moose, and the 8 & 40 Emporium McKean Lodge. She volunteered for many years at the Emporium Senior Center.

Surviving
Two Grandchildren Heather Frazo & Gordon Morse
Great Granddaughter: Hannah Frazo
Sister: Rose, Mrs. Michael Belsole, St. Marys
Brother: Thomas Herzing and his wife Helen, St. Marys
Brother: William Herzing and his wife Anna, Penfield
Brother: Leo Herzing and his wife Ardel, Port Allegany
Preceded in Death By
Parents: John and Margaret Schuster Michel Herzing
Step father: George A. Herzing who died in 1967
Her companian of 25 years: Loren Campbell who died Oct. 19, 1996
Daughter: in infancy
Son: Gordon Morse who died in April 2010
2 Brothers: Paul and John Michel
2 Step sisters: Veronica Perrish & Agnes Wilson
Step brother: Bernard Herzing
There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be Celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday, (October 2, 2010) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, St. Marys

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Emporium Senior Center, 213-1/2 South Maple Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Richard “Dick” Umbenhauer




Richard “Dick” Umbenhauer passed away Sept. 22, 2010 following a brief illness. He was surrounded by his family.
Mr. Umbenhauer was born March 23, 1937 in Emporia, Pa. to James and Viola Umbenhauer. He was a member of the Cameron County High School Class of 1956 and a self-employed contractor in Emporia.
Mr. Umbenhauer spent 20 years in Wyoming at the Upper Hoback River, Bondurant, Wyo. He was a rancher, outfitter and hunting enthusiast and owned Rim Country Hay and Grain and Umbenhauer and Sons Masonry.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Betsy; sons, Rick (Julie), Mick (Traci) and Scott (Tammy), all of Payson; grandchildren, Heather of Casper, Wyo. and Rainna of Payson; great-grandchild, Kendrick of Casper, Wyo.; and sister, Marianne (Ben) Scott, of Chandler.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Bob and Jack.
He was well known and loved by many. He will miss spending “coffee time” at the 260 and Knotty Pine cafes.
A celebration of life will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 3 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center Fireside Room, Payson. The family invites his friends to join them in remembering Dick.
Donations in his name may be made to Hospice Compassus, 511 S. Mud Springs Rd., Payson, AZ 85541.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Courtney Ann Standeven



Courtney Ann Standeven, 13, of Rich Valley Road, Emporium, formerly of Lancaster County, died Friday, September 24, 2010, in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.

Born April 18, 1997 in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Paul and Jennifer Townsend Wheaton.

A resident of Emporium for the past 18 months, Courtney was an 8th grade student at Cameron County High School.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Emporium, the First Baptist Church youth group, the Cameron County High School bowling team, and shared the love of archery with her father, Paul.

In addition to her parents, Paul and Jennifer, she is survived by: her grandparents, Ann and Amos Wheaton and Esther Townsend, all of Emporium; two sisters, Brittany Standeven at home and Kara Wheaton of Sykesville; three brothers, Alex Wheaton, Payton Wheaton and Parker Wheaton, all of Sykesville; two aunts, Ashley Standeven of State College and Sherry DeLucia of Emporium; two uncles, Jeff Imboden of Saukville, WI and William Wheaton of Spokane, WA; and also many cousins.

Visitations with memorial tribute will be held Monday, September 27 from 5-7 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium, where Funeral & Committal Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. R. Scott Melott, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium

Gary J. Dubler



Gary J. Dubler, 59, of 423 Grimms Rd., Emporium, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Saturday (September 25, 2010) morning.
He was born July 21, 1951 in Ridgway a son of Florence Logue Dubler, Johnsonburg and the late Edward F. Dubler.

On November 26, 1999 in Kane he married Julie Thompson Dubler, who Survives.
Mr. Dubler graduated from Johnsonburg High School in the class of 1969. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1973 with a degree in Forestry and Wood Science. He retired in 2000 from Mallory Lumber Co. where he was a Sales Manager & co-owner. He was a member and past president of the Penn-York Lumbermens Association, a past director of the NHLA-National Hardwood Lumbermens Association & a contributor to the Penn Forest Products Association and a member of the Emporium Country Club. He was a avid hunter and fisherman. Gary was a loving husband & father.

Surviving
In addition to his mother Florence Dubler and his wife Julie Dubler
Daughter: Tess Dubler, Emporium
Brother: Robert Dubler and his wife Mary Lynn, Gurnee, IL
Brother: Steven Dubler, Johnsonburg
Sister: Kathleen, Mrs. Bill Carter, Tampa, FL
Brother: Roger Dubler, Johnsonburg
Brother: Glen Dubler and his wife Robin, Johnsonburg
Father & Mother-in-law: James & Joanne Thompson, Emporium
Brother-in-law: Joel Thompson and his wife Christine, Emporium
Brother-in-law: Jeffery Thompson and his wife Amy, Landisville, PA
Several Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in Death By
Father: Edward F. Dubler

Funeral Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church,Emporium on Wednesday (September 29, 2010) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Bruce Burkness, Pastor and Pastor Jeff Little, officiating.
Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5-8 PM

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Friday, September 24, 2010

2010 Homecoming Queen


Cameron Counties 2010 Homecoming Queen is Sydney Williams. Congratulations Sydney!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Red Raider Rally Day

Red Raider Rally Day!!

Fri, Sept. 24th, time TBA ( before noon )

Students & staff will perform live on stage in the high school auditorium.

Featured songs include; Louie Louie, Jumpin Jack Flash,
Taking Care of Business,Seven Nation Army, Wooly Bully & the T.N.T. lyrics.

Go Raiders!!

Helen A. Metz



Helen A. Metz, 88, formerly of West Fifth Street, Emporium, currently residing at the Grove House, died Tuesday, September 21, 2010, in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.

Born April 9, 1922 in Penfield, she was the daughter of John and Helen Golla Hawk. On December 24, 1941 in Emporium she married Albert “Bert” Metz who died June 29, 1995.

A resident of Emporium since 1940, Mrs. Metz was valedictorian of the Huston H.S. class of 1939, and attended Penn State University before she was married. She was employed for many years by GTE Sylvania in Emporium in the Units Dept., was a Home Health Aide with the Community Nurses, and was a trained Hospice volunteer.

She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Emporium having served on several boards and committees. She was instrumental in bringing a Service Unit of the Salvation Army to the Emporium area and served as its chairman for 20 years. She was also a longtime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Emporium Fire Department.

Survivors include: four daughters, Mrs. Edward (Nancy) Main of Apache Junction, AZ, Mrs. Ed (Diane) Bolin and Linda Slyder both of Emporium, and Mrs. Pam Hartman of Cisne, IL; eleven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Metz was predeceased by a son Steven in 1967, a daughter Carol Metz Sizer in 1968, and by five sisters and one brother.

Friends will be received Thursday, September 23 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

Funeral & Committal Services will be held in the First United Methodist Church Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Gary Atkinson, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Grove House Boarding Home Inc., 436 Old West Creek Rd., Emporium.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bascom "Bass" Bryant

Bascom "Bass" Bryant, 83, of 12 Russel Lane, Emporium, PA formerly of North Carolina died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, PA. Sunday (September 19, 2010) afternoon.
He was born May 4, 1927 in Bakersville, North Carolina a son of the late Jason and Sally Bryant.
Mr. Bryant was a self employed painter and owner of the former Bryants Painting Service. He was Baptist by faith. He was a Mason an member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and the VFW.

Surviving:
Special longtime friend: Verna Kondek, Emporium
Son: George Bryant and his wife Jewel
Daughter: Judy Lassiter and her husband David
Daughter: Jean Edwards and her husband Randal
Daughter: Lisa Hartnell and her husband Bruce
4 Grandchildren
7 Great Grandchildren
Sister: Estelle Buchanan, Johnson City, TN
Sister: Pauline Buchanan, Johnson City, TN
Sister: Helen Greene, Marion, NC
Sister-in-law: Estelle Bryant, Burnsville, NC
Preceded in Death By:
Parents: Jason and Sally Bryant
Son: Kenneth Wade Bryant
3 Brothers: Robert, Luther and Claude Bryant
Sister: Ann Bennett

There will be No Visitation.
Memorial Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, Emporium, PA on Thursday at 2:00 PM with Pastor Gary Atkinson officiating.
The Bryant family will also have another Memorial Service in North Carolina at a later date.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements

Sunday, September 19, 2010




Thomas D. Gribble, Sr. 55, of 65 Huckleberry Circle, Emporium died at DuBois Regional Medical Center-West, on Sunday afternoon. (September 19, 2010)

He was born June 3, 1955 in St. Marys the son of Ella Mae Bailey Gribble of Emporium and the late Harvey Gribble.

On April 18, 1981 in First Baptist Church he married Susan McLean Gribble, who Survives.
Mr. Gribble graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1973. He worked at Emporium Hardwoods for 30 years and most recently at AST and KwikFill. In his youth he was an active member of the Boy Scouts. He was a commander of the Royal Rangers Patrol 185. He served on the Board of Directors of Emporium Little League for many years and also Memorial Hall. He was a member of the Bucktail Rod and Gun Club. His passion was officiating PIAA baseball, softball and volleyball games which he did for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman who especially enjoyed hunting and fishing.
surviving

In addition to his mother Ella Mae Bailey Gribble
and his wife Susie are
Son: Thomas "Tommy" Gribble, Jr., Emporium
Son: David Gribble, Emporium
Brother: Terry Gribble and his wife Leigh, Galion, OH
Preceded in Death By
Father: Harvey T. Gribble

Visitation will be at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church on Sizerville Road, Emporium on Wednesday from 5-8 PM

Funeral Service will be held at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church on
Thursday (September 23, 2010) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Mark Conklin, Pastor, officiating.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements

Sizerville Autumn Festival October 2




Sizerville State Park will hold its annual Autumn Festival on Saturday, Oct. 2, from noon to 4 pm. Take a step back in time and enjoy Old Time Music, Candle Dipping, Bee Keeping, Knitting, Crocheting, Corn Broom Making, Apple Buttering, Leaf Prints, Gourd Art, Old time games, Apple Cidering, Maple Candy, Candy Apples, Kettle Korn, Baked Goods and much more!
Food concessions will be available, and children will have an opportunity to meet SMOKEY THE BEAR!
For additional information, contact Josh Bruce,josbruce@state.pa.us or sizervillesp@state.pa.us, or call the Sizerville Park Office at 814-486-5605.
Sizerville State Park is located Rt 155, 199 E Cowley Run Road.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lumber Heritage Region (LHR) 2nd Annual Photo Contest

The Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania (LHR) has launched its 2nd Annual Photo Contest following the huge success of last year’s competition. There are six categories of photographs to be judged - Events/Festivals, Wild Life, Heritage/Historical Sites, Life in the Forest, Scenic, & new this year— A Special Youth Category for photographers 14 & under. There will be three cash awards in each of the first 5 categories totaling $1250.00. The Special Youth Category will have a single prize of $50. The categories are explained on the application.

Last year the LHR received over 150 photos from all over the 15 county region from photographers as far away as Maine and Florida. “It was very difficult to choose the winners,” said LHR executive Director Mike Wennin, “as the quality of the photos was amazing.”

Applications and information are available on their website at www.lumberheritage.org. If you do not have access to the internet, phone them at 814-486-0213 and the forms will be mailed to you. Last year’s winners are also posted on the website.

Once again the contest deadline is October 12th. Keep your camera at your side this summer as you experience the wonders of the Lumber Heritage Region and the beauty of the Pennsylvania Wilds.

Michael S. Wennin

Executive Director
Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania, Inc.
20 East 5th Street
Emporium, PA 15834
814.486.0213
mwennin@lumberheritage.org
www.lumberheritage.org

Thelma A. Gustafson Cox




Thelma A. Gustafson Cox, age 94, a resident of Pine Crest Manor in St. Marys, passed away Sunday, September 12 at Elk Regional Medical Center after a short illness.

She was born August 7, 1916 in Brockport, a daughter of the late Eric, Sr. and Charlotte (Lottie) McCool Gustafson. On May 30, 1940 in Emporium she married Jack E. Cox who died May 25, 1984.

Mrs. Cox was a former resident of South Broad Street in Emporium where she and her family resided for over 60 years. Since 2004 she had lived at Silver Creek Terrace in St. Marys before moving to Pine Crest Manor in July of this year. She was employed by GTE Sylvania in Emporium for many years and later retired from Motor Coils Manufacturing in 1982.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Emporium, a life member of the former Emporium Chapter #101 of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a longtime Red Cross volunteer with the Cameron County Blood Mobile.

She is survived by: her daughter, Charlotte R. Mallery (Patrick) of Moscow, PA; two sons, Jack Eric Cox (Edwin Light) of Santa Fe, NM and Jason C. Cox (Mary Ellen) of Spring, TX; six grandchildren, Adrienne Mallery Jimerson, Caleb Mallery, Jesse Mallery, Lindsey Cox, Alissa Cox and Eric B. Cox; one great grandson, Micah Jimerson; two sisters, Verna Kondek of Emporium and Helen Petruzzi of Las Cruces, NM; a brother Robert Gustafson of Emporium; and locally by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Cox was predeceased by two sisters, Renetha Kunes and Beula Metz, and by three brothers, Dalton Gustafson, Eric Gustafson, Jr, and William Gustafson.

Friends will be received Thursday, September 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 17 at 10:30 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Philip Sanders, pastor, officiating.

Interment will follow in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Red Cross, the First Presbyterian Church, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

CCHS Students attend seminar at UPB


CCHS Students Travel to Bradford

Several students from CCHS traveled to the Univ. of Pittsburgh at Bradford on Friday, Sept. 10th, 2010. High schools throughout the western part of the 5th Congressional District sent students to attend a government seminar hosted by U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson in Blaisdell Hall at UPB.
The topic covered was "Government Outreach 2010" and this included a welcome from the university and a presentation on the Pitt-Bradford experience. Guest speakers included Larry Schardt, who is a national resource conservationist and Robb Armstrong, a cartoonist who draws the comic strip "Jump Start" Registration began at 8a.m. and the day concluded with lunch at 1 p.m.

Oldest CC Resident Passes Away




C. Wilson Hudson, 105, of East Fourth Street, Emporium died Wednesday,
September 8, 2010 in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.

Born June 21, 1905 in Coolspring, Del., he was the son of Charles W. and
Annie Wilson Hudson. On January 16, 1946 in Bradford, he married Esther
Edelman who survives.

He was a graduate of Lewes, Del. High School and after serving with the U.S.
Coast Guard, he graduated from Beacom College in Wilmington, Del. and
Harvard Business School.

He was employed by Armour & Co. and later by the Hercules Powder Co. in
Wilmington. Subsequently he was transferred to the Hercules plant in
Parlin, NJ which was under construction, and upon completion in 1929, was
assigned to the Hercules plant in Emporium. When the plant closed in 1931
he joined the Sylvania organization and in 1935 was promoted to Personnel
Manager. Later he was appointed by the New York Office of Hygrade Sylvania
to supervise all Pennsylvania plants as Division Manager of Human Resources.
After retiring from GTE Sylvania in 1970, he was employed by Pennsylvania
Pressed Metals from 1971-1984 as a consultant in human resources.

Mr. Hudson was appointed by Governors Duff and Fine to the Pennsylvania
Advisory Board on Employment Compensation and was a director of the National
Association of Foremen.

Active in community affairs, he was a member of the CCHS Construction
Authority for the new high school, was instrumental in organizing the
Emporium night school in conjunction with Penn State, and was active in
implementing the Sylvania Tool & Die-Machinist training program in the
Emporium plant. He was chairman of the Community Chest and Red Cross
drives, was involved in organizing and served as president of the local
Kiwanis Club and was a charter member of the Emporium Country Club. He was
a member of Harvard Business School Alumni Association, Emporium Moose Lodge
#368, Sylvania Quarter Century Club, and Emporium Masonic Lodge #382 F&AM
receiving his 50 year award in 1990.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Esther, are: two sons, Craig W. Hudson of
Emporium and Jeffrey J. Hudson of Okeechobee, Fla.; one grandson; one
granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two sisters and two brothers.

Friends will be received Friday, September 10 from 4-7 p.m. in the
Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium, where a Masonic Memorial Service
will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

Military honors will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

Burial will be in St. Mark Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Guy and Mary Felt Manor or the
Cameron County Ambulance Service.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cameron County Sesquicentennial Parade

Thousands Brave the Weather to Attend Sesquicentennial Parade


Cameron County’s 150th Birthday parade stepped off at noon on Saturday with 8 divisions. Intermittent rain showers and gusty winds did not deter the crowd as the entire one mile route was filled with parade watchers. The gusty winds necessitated a helium balloon change. Albert the Eagle did not make an appearance; he was replaced with a clown balloon that charmed the crowd with his grin and head on his hands as he reclined throughout the parade route.

Division winners were awarded trophies donated by the Emporium Foundation. The following is a complete list of winners:
Floats 1st Place Sinnemahoning Volunteer Fire Department/DCNR
Floats 2nd Place Emporium Rotary Club
Marching Band: Cameron County High School
Business Entry 1st Place Citizens Northern Bank
Business Entry 2nd Place Northwest Savings Bank
Equestrian 1st Place Bear Hill Horse Logging
Equestrian 2nd Place Cindy Moore’s Mini Horses
Fire Apparatus Brush Trucks 1st Place Fox Township
Fire Apparatus Brush Trucks 2nd Place Smethport
Oldest Motorized Emergency Vehicle 1st Place Crystal Fire Department
Ambulance 1st Place Coudersport
Ambulance 2nd Place Emporium
Special Unit/Rescue 1st Place Elk County Hazmat
Special Unit/Rescue 2nd Place Mountaineer Search & Rescue
Over 1500 gpm minute Pumper 1st Place Kane Fire Department
1000 gpm minute Pumper 2nd Place Sinnemahoning Volunteer Fire Department
Tractor 1st Place Scott Lyon
Tractor 2nd Place Lance Lewis
Vehicles 1st Place Brad Reed
Vehicles 2nd Place Jeffrey Singer
Marching Unit 1st Place Cameron County Memorial Detail
Marching Unit 2nd Place Bucktails

Two trophies were awarded for the best units in the parade. The Cameron County Commissioners Award went to Bear Hill Horse Logging for their depiction of 150 years of Logging. The Cameron County High School Marching Band took home the Emporium Foundation Award.

Following the parade nearly 850 rubber ducks participated in the duck derby. It took the bright yellow quackers nearly 45 minutes to swim in the low water conditions from the Broad Street bridge to the gazebo on Front Street. The Cameron County Community Chest raised over $1000.00 from the duck derby. The winner of $100.00 was Debbie Hathaway, 2nd place finisher was Sherrie Guisto and the third duck to cross the finish line was adopted by Dee Bailey.

Emporium Rotary Club chanced off a handmade tomahawk by Ron Luckenbill. The winner was Paul Schneider from St. Marys. Winning a $100.00 gift certificate from Olivetts Shur Fine was Mike Smith from Emporium, and a $50.00 gift certificate from Sheetz went to Romie Catalone from Emporium. Cameron County Quilters gave their hand crafted work of art away on Saturday. The winner is from Maryland, Debby Bennett.

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Director, Tina Johns Lorson noted that the Sesquicentennial events are not over! During the weekend of October 16-17 a geocache event will be held. “Participants will be limited to 300! They will have the entire weekend to find 15 of 33 caches hidden just for Sesquicentennial. If they find 15 and stamp the passport, they will be awarded a limited bronze colored pressed metal coin.” Anyone wishing to reserve a passport is to call the chamber at 814-486-4314.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Cameron County Sesquicentennial Parade




Onlookers lined both sides of the streets for Cameron Counties Sesquicentennial Parade held Sat. Sept 4th in Emporium. Several floats, helium balloons,horses and various parade entries gave the young and old a colorful and lively parade that celebrated Cameron Counties 150th birthday!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Cameron County Begins 2010 School Year


Starting today, Monday August 30th, this will be a familiar sighting on the roadways.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Cameron County SPCA



Adorable,Available!

The CCSPCA site has some four-legged friends awaiting new homes.
Check out their website @ http://www.ccspca.webs.com.

Weekend in the Wilds Results

Weekend in the Wilds brought street filled crowds to Emporium on Saturday. The Cameron County Chamber of Commerce estimates more than $10,000 was spent during the weekend. Non-profit organizations, restaurants and artists reported brisk sales during Saturday which drew at least one thousand people to the event. Live music was provided by The Grey Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, The Community Band and country band, Full Moon.

One of the biggest events was the Big Foot Hunt sponsored by Mountaineer Search and Rescue. Nearly 30 hunters took to the county trails and roads looking for the twelve big foots which were hid throughout the county and nine were found. The winning hunters included Wendy Davis, Jonathan Good, Justin Zimmer, McKenzie Maggaro, Deb George, Josh Dixon, Shey Chmelar, Christie Slottje, and Eric Shupe.

The car/truck/bike show drew nearly 70 vehicles. Vehicle owners from Emporium joined owners from as far away as New York. The winners included Anne Johnson, Bike Belsole, Den Anderson, Norm and Jane Smith, Joan Freer, John Bisker, Jim Ewing, Ernie Oldani, Ken Schaeffer, Chuck Kepler, Harlan Smith, Paul carson, Donna Wilson, Ben and Beckie VanSickles, Bob Levia, Mark Hoffman, Phil Heasley, David and Dee Tanano, Ken Harman, Mike Baumgratz, Chuck Hutwagner, Pam Irwin, Chester and Marilyn Sheets, Tom Bell, Ivan Freer, Chris Stanko, Leroy Laird, Andy Hoy, Thomas Skiver, Betty Vogel, Kenny McKervey, Carl Hanes, Richard Spouse, Wayne Rigard and Bob Rodich. The Bikes Best of Show winner was Jeff Martin (1998 Harley Softail) from Roulette. Randy Clark from Bradford took home the Truck Best of Show with his 1957 Chevy 3100. Car Best of Show was awarded to Bill Pfaff (1932 Ford Coupe) from St Marys. This year children voted for their favorite. The winner was Ken Anderson from St Marys with a 2007 Mustang GT 500.

Nearly 300 people voted in the Cameron County Best Wings Contest. For the second year in a row, Weebulls in Driftwood was voted number 1.