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Thursday, November 8, 2018

George M. Yahnite

George M. Yahnite of Guy and Mary Felt Manor passed away Thursday morning (Nov. 8, 2018) at Penn Highlands Elk. He was born in St. Marys, PA on July 8, 1943 the son of the late Margaret Donlin Palamarchuck and George B. Yahnite. He is survived by and will be missed by brother, Jim Yahnite (Peg) of Canisteo, NY, a sister Mary M. Kolock (Bob) of Fort Mill, SC., nephews and nieces, Matt Yahnite, Bridget Y. Huszar, Kasi Y. Staffen, Christina K. Gratrix, Steven Kolock, several grand nieces and nephews, and many close friends and co-workers.

After graduating from CCHS in 1962, he enlisted in the Navy and served for four years aboard the USS Albany. Following his discharge he attended Penn State DuBois and eventually became employed with GE in Erie. He returned to Emporium following a very serious car accident and began his decades long position as chief hoagie sauce maker and George of all trades at Luigi's. A very humble, optimistic, caring, and sharing person, he enjoyed year round fishing in the local streams, visiting with friends and staying close to home. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, the VFW, Legion, and Moose clubs.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 Noon to be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA where a Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Emporium Senior Center, 213-1/2 South Maple Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

Craft & Food Sale

Rotary News


Zak Breniman, owner of Dream Float, located at 934 South St. Marys Street in St. Marys, was the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon meeting November 6th. Zak, a St. Marys native, and is also the grandson of former Rotary member, Sam Breniman. Also pictured is Rotarian Marsha Hendrickson who has been one of Zak’s clients.

After visiting his uncle, Ken Breniman, in California last August, Zak was introduced to floatation therapy. Zak has spent over a year floating and researching float therapy to bring the best experience to his customers. Floatation experience involves lying on your back in an enclosed float pod, which is filled with 200 gallons of water heated to skin temperature, infused with 1,200 lbs. of pharmaceutical grade Epsom salt. Benefits of floating include, anxiety and stress relief, pain management, calms the mind allows mind, body & spirit to unite. This type of therapy may be used to complement other body work and healing methods.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Geocaching Event at Sinnemahoning State Park


Geocaching Event at Sinnemahoning State Park

The staff of Sinnemahoning State Park would like to invite geocachers for an afternoon of food, fellowship and fun on Saturday, November 10, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. This park has had a great relationship with the caching community over the years, and as the Thanksgiving season approaches, park staff wanted to take the time to say "Thanks" by hosting an event.

Event includes luncheon, a program, and prizes. The event will officially start at 12:00 pm, indoors in the Wildlife Center classroom, with a covered dish luncheon at 12:00 pm. Please bring a covered dish to share, along with stories of your favorite caching adventures this season. Lunch will be followed by a special nature presentation. The event will wrap up at 2:00 pm with the conclusion of the game and awarding of geocaching prizes.

To keep the fun alive for all cachers attending, we have created a short and simple game for the day of the event. In addition, the park will release four new caches on the morning of the event. Special swag inside for the First-To-Find. Please check geocaching.com for the details of the game and the new caches.

Don’t keep the fun to yourself – bring a “newbie”. All cachers are encouraged to bring a person (or two, or three) that has never cached before. This park has very family-friendly caches that would be well suited for introducing newbies to this great activity called geocaching. Most of the 24 caches located in the park are located just a few feet off well groomed trails. The park also has loaner GPS receivers (pre-loaded with waypoints) that newbies can use for finding their first geocache!

This event is a great opportunity to meet the local caching community and share geocaching adventures!

DATE: Saturday, November 10, 2018

TIME: 12:00-2:00pm

LOCATION: Sinnemahoning State Park Wildlife Center (inside!)

COST: FREE!

PLEASE BRING: Covered dish to share

Pre-registration is requested for this free event. Please let us know if you will be attending, indicate how many in your party will attend, as well as what food item you will be bringing so that we can plan accordingly. Hope to see you there!

For more information, please visit the event website at https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC7Z91F_sinnemahoning-state-park-fall-gathering-2018 or call Sinnemahoning State Park at 814-647-8401.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Cameron County Food Pantry

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the building located behind the Northern Tier Community Action offices at 135 West Fourth Street in Emporium.

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

Rotary News


Karen Schatz accepts Emporium Rotary donation of $305.00 to The Package Team from 
Rotarian, Gary Boden.

Rotary News


Deborah Hanley, Administrator of the George & Margaret Mee Foundation, was the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon October 30th. Also pictured is Rotarian, John Rogers, President of the Mee Foundation.

George and Margaret Mee immigrated to the U. S. in 1961 from England. George a diesel engineer and thought to have much to offer the Company, was invited by his brother-in-law, Robert Mallery, to join his sawmill operation in Hancock, NY. One year later, the Company expanded into
Emporium PA and became known as Mallery Lumber Corporation. In 1976, George Mee succeeded Robert Mallery as President of the Company. After the death of Mr. Mee, the Mee Family established the George A. and Margaret Mee Charitable Foundation with assets Mr. Mee realized from his investments in Mallery Lumber Corporation.

The Mee Foundation invests in projects and programs of qualified 502 (C) (3) non-profit organizations that support the communities of Delaware County, NY, Cameron County, PA, Broome County, NY and surrounding areas. Over 10 million has been granted since the Foundation’s inception. In 2017 grants totaled $1,088,596.42 focusing on Education, Community/Recreation, Health/Human Services and Arts/Culture. Some local grants include $15,400.00 to Emporium Volunteer Fire Dept., $75,000.00 to the Cameron County School District, $10,000.00 to JA of Western PA, $150,000.00 to Cameron County Ambulance, $52,500.00 to Northern Tier 
Community Action. 

 For additional information on applying for grants you can contact www.meefoundation.org or
 call (607) 722-0181.

Peter J. Fragale


Peter J. Fragale, 58, of 80 Red Pine Drive, Emporium, PA passed away at his residence, Emporium, PA on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 evening surrounded by his family.

He was born January 27, 1960 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late Michael V. and Jennie Costanzo Fragale. On May 31, 1997 in St. Mark Catholic Church he married Nancy Brown, who survives.

Pete was a lifelong resident of Emporium. He was a graduate of Cameron County High School class of 1977 and received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Pittsburgh. His career in the IT field include working for Adelphia Communications and Level 3 in Coudersport, private consulting work for the United States Navy and most recently was in charge of the IT Network at Quala-Die in St. Marys. Pete was a member of St. Mark Church in Emporium, was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and an award winning local wine maker. He was a member of the Citizens and Northern Emporium Advisory Board and a founding member of the Christmas Benefit Dance Committee.

 In addition to his wife Nancy he is survived by two daughters, Bobbi Fragale and Sophia Fragale, both of Emporium; two sisters, Annette Campbell and Mary Lou Fragale, two brothers, Michael (Kathryn) Fragale and Vincent (Molly) Fragale, all of Emporium; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium on Friday from 4-7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (November 3, 2018) at 10:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

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

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, Building Fund, 27 W. 4th St., PO Box 430, Emporium, PA 15834-0430

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

Krystina "Krys" Moore


Krystina "Krys" Moore, 25, of Emporium, PA died at UPMC-Altoona Hospital, Altoona, PA on Tuesday morning (October 30, 2018). She was born January 1, 1993 in Nuremberg, Germany a daughter of Ben A. Moore, Sr., Anniston, Alabama and Silvia Frank Moore, Emporium, PA

Krys enjoyed hanging with friends, listening to music, arts and crafts, taking walks, games, and playing pool. Most of all she loved spending time with her daughter Novalee and anything Novalee was interested in.

She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Silvia (David Burlingame) Moore, Emporium; father and stepmother, Ben A. (May) Moore, Sr., Anniston, AL; one daughter, Novalee Raffaele, Emporium; Novalee's father, Mark Raffaele, Emporium; maternal grandparents, Walter (Christa Platzer) Frank, Emporium; paternal grandmother, Juanita Moore, Anniston, AL; one sister, Johanna (Robert) Byers, Birmingham, AL; two brothers, Ben A. Moore, Jr., Birmingham, AL; Walter Moore, Anniston, AL along with several aunts, uncles and two nieces and a nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, A.C. Moore.

A Memorial Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 306 S Spruce St, Emporium, PA on Saturday (November 3, 2018) at 5:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 3-5 PM

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

Welcome Hunters

Gun Law Seminar

Please register. Walk inside are welcome but if enough people are not signed up this could be cancelled.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Open House -Seneca Highlands IU9

A beautiful day in Cameron County

Looking out over Driftwood, Pa. St James Church in the foreground. 
 It was a beautiful day in Cameron County.



Ripe red raspberries at the end of October? Yes! 
 A friend of mine grows these.


The fall colors were so vibrant yesterday!
 This is driving on Main Street, Emporium.


Monday, October 29, 2018

Northwest Savings Bank & CC Community Chest


Rebecca Pasquinelli, Branch Manager of Northwest Bank is presenting a check for $2,500 to Jill Carlson, 2019 Fund Drive Chairman for the Cameron County Community Chest. This is a yearly donation that comes from the Northwest Charitable Foundation. Northwest Bank appreciates the effort of the Cameron County Community Chest and wishes them success in reaching the 2019 campaign goal.

Community Heart & Soul Workshop


Cameron County Heart & Soul Project Hosts Volunteer Training and Story Gathering Workshop

“It seems to me that we have a lot of story yet to tell”.— Walt Disney

(Emporium, PA, October 24, 2018): “The process of gathering stories builds community social bonds. Stories help us to understand others. Most people want to know they’re seen and heard in the community. And, honoring their stories is one way we can do that.” This was stated by Jen Danifo, Senior Program Officer of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. She was the guest speaker at a Community Heart & Soul workshop training, Phase 2.1: Gather, Listen To and Share Stories, hosted by the Cameron County Project Volunteer Corps (CCP) in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the Orton Family Foundation. The seminar was held at DCNR Bureau of Forestry: Elk State Forest in Emporium, PA on October 24, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

During the workshop, an explanation of the objectives of the CCP was given. These aspirations, among many, include completing a two year survey of community statements to be used for funding and implementing programs, encouraging residents to engage more in the community to strengthen our unity, and to ensure that all voices are heard/valued to build a better Cameron County. With awareness of these goals, Danifo stressed that this is why gathering stories is so vital. She said that considering most people love to tell stories and have a personal/emotional connection to those narratives, they will likely be open to share with others on how they feel. It’s the hope of the CCP that this ideal will springboard stories from residents on what they love about Cameron County and how to improve it in order to prosper now and for future generations to come. It was agreed upon by the workshop attendees that each person has a story to tell, but it’s up to everyone to pull that story out, cherish it, and use it for the betterment and unification of the community as a whole. All meeting participants engaged in story collecting activities to sharpen skills in developing questions, determining people’s needs, and building trust. Also, Leanne Tingay, Senior Associate of Programs of the Orton Family Foundation, provided advice on using “connectors” and interviewing groups of people to reach various demographics. Tingay was accompanied Joan Wagner, Associate of the Orton Family Foundation, who offered tips on one-on-one interviews and creative ideas to go about it. Moving forward, the CCP will use Wednesday’s training to generate a full-scale engagement plan to branch out in the county to not only gather stories, but to also guarantee that each resident group is heard as a way to reach the project’s overall goals.

According to Jessica Herzing, CCP Project Coordinator, Phase 2 was made possible by the accomplishments of Phase 1 which was laying the groundwork and launching the project. Herzing said successes include creating a website, jump starting phase 2 by decorating the town with balloons, establishing a community network analysis with 23 distinct resident group voices, creating the CCP Volunteer Corps, results of the postcard home survey, the Cam Co Cookout, and the project’s invitation to the stakeholder focus group for the tri-county comprehensive plan. Adding to Herzing’s comments, Tina Solak, Executive Director of the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, stated that the greatest achievement of all is being finally recognized and accepted by the community for what the project stands for.

Also in attendance at the meeting with the CCP were special guests: Meredith Hill, DCNR and Director of the Pennsylvania Wilds Program; Laurie Zierer, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Humanities council; John Schlimm, board member of the PHC and St. Marys resident.

Contact Jessica Herzing at camcoproud@gmail.com or www.thecameroncountyproject.com for more information or for fun and exciting volunteer opportunities for everyone! 

 Contact Information: Matthew Nolder Communication Coordinator The Cameron County Project Phone:814-335-3658 Email: matthewnolder8@yahoo.com 

 Jess Herzing Project Coordinator The Cameron County Project Phone: 814-335-0571
 Email: camcoproud@gmail.com

Shippen Township Closed Election Day

Shippen Township will be closed on Tuesday, November 6th for Election Day.

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

 Thank you!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

EMPORUM ROTARY DONATES TO WORLD POLIO DAY

EMPORUM ROTARY DONATES TO WORLD POLIO DAY OCTOBER 24TH

Emporium Rotary members brown bagged their lunch at their meeting Tuesday and donated lunch money to the PolioPlus campaign, contributing $500.00 to the cause. Over the years, the club has donated thousands of dollars in the effort to eradicate polio. The goal of PolioPlus program is the global certification of polio eradication. By the time the world is certified polio-free, Rotary’s contribution to the global polio eradication effort will exceed US $2.2 billion including $985 million in matching funds from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Polio destroys nerve cells in the spinal cord causing muscle wasting and paralysis Since the first U.S. polio epidemic in 1894 in Rutland County, Vermont where there were18 deaths and 132 cases of permanent paralysis reported, Rotary has made it a goal to eradicate polio. Since 1988 the number of polio endemic countries declined from over 125 countries to three in 2017 – Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The number of polio cases has declined by more than 99.9% from over 350,000 in 1985 to 22 in 2017. In America, children receive the recommended 4 does as part of their routine well-child visits at age 2 and 4 months, between 6 and 18 months and finally before school entry-between ages 4 and 6 years old.

Some prominent people impacted by polio are Donald Sutherland, Alan Aldo, David Sanborn, Emmett Till and Francis Ford Coppola. Please vaccinate your children so they will be immunized against this debilitating disease.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

The Annual Christmas Benefit Dance

The Annual Christmas Benefit Dance has been moved up one week this year to December 1st. 
This Dance benefits local families and it's a great time!. 
We hope to see you all there! Please share this.


Volunteers Needed

Cameron County Food Pantry

Cameron County Food Pantry

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the building located behind the Northern Tier Community Action offices at 135 West Fourth Street in Emporium.

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

Floyd O. Bardo


Floyd O. Bardo, 93, of 29 Spruce Lane, Sinnemahoning, PA died at his residence, on Saturday morning (October 20, 2018). He was born November 28, 1924 in Jersey Shore, PA a son of the late Oscar and Alpha Green Bardo. On July 5, 1944 in Lock Haven, PA he married the late Rosemary Caton. Floyd was a staff sergeant with the US Army during World War II. He served overseas in the Mediterranean theater of operations for 10 1/2 months seeing duty in Italy. He was stationed with the Headquarters Company 349th infantry Regimen. He was a squad leader with anti-tank gun crew. Floyd retired, after many years of employment, from Sylvania where he was a tool and die maker. He was a member of Sinnemahoning United Methodist Church.

He is survived by daughter, Judy Weaver, Stuart, FL; daughter, Connie (Adam) Waltz, Westport, PA; daughter, Regina (Gary) Baney, Mill Hall, PA; son, Francis (Georgette) Bardo, Driftwood, PA; daughter, Diana (Jim) Ball, Sinnamahoning, PA; his longtime companion, Pauline Housler, Emporium; ten grandchildren and a patriarch of many great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy and Allen Bardo; two sisters, Nancy Kelchner and Helen Dickson,

The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Friday (October 26, 2018) from 2-4 PM followed by the service at 4:00 PM with 
Pastor Kenneth Bailey, officiating..
 A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail following the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sinnemahoning United Methodist Church, PO Box 98 Sinnemahoning, PA 15861 or to the Driftwood Senior Center, PO Box 99, 
Driftwood, PA 15832

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Cameron County Community Chest 2019 Fund Drive

Cameron County Community Chest 2019 Fund Drive

The 2019 Cameron County Community Chest Fund Drive is underway. The Fund Drive Committee has sent letters to the active businesses, clubs and individuals of the community. To be part of this worthy community event send your tax-deductible contribution today to: Cameron County Community Chest, P O Box 134, Emporium, PA 15834, Attn: Judd Schager, Treasurer. Or, find us on Facebook at Cameroon County Community Chest. We have added pay-pal for your convenience. Once your contribution is received you will be added to the list of the Community Contributors. Don’t wait and be last on the long list, contribute now.

The Cameron County Community Chest is your Community organization. Like the United Way, your contributions to several organizations can be made with just one contribution to the Community Chest Fund Drive. Contributions to the drive benefit: the Recreation Board, Community Nurses, Red Cross, Friends of the Library, the Package Team, the Emporium Garden Club, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H, Sylvan Heritage, SPCA and Special Community Requests. These organizations serve Cameron County and help make Cameron County a better place to live.

Each year the Cameron County Community Chest Board of Directors, a group of volunteers, meets to review requests and to establish the Community’s Goal. This year the goal is $19,000.

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

The Cameron County Community Chest Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the individuals, clubs and businesses that donated time, money and services to the 2018 Fund Drive.

A Toy Drive Senior Project!

CC Ambulance Bingo

Chicken & Biscuit dinner

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Police Investigating Hit & Run in Emporium


Please visit the Emporium Borough Police Facebook page for further information and updates 
on this incident.


 All persons of interest are innocent until proved guilty.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Friends of the Library Chinese Auction

The Chinese Auction is still happening. Seventeen different children's book collections can be viewed at the Chamber of Commerce. This effort is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Cora Grovanz is checking out some of the children's book collections featured in the Friends of the Library Chinese Auction

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Rose M. Moore


Rose M. Moore, 54, of 6742 Beechwood Road, Emporium, died at home Thursday (Oct. 11, 2018) surrounded by loved ones following a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born in St. Marys on Aug. 11, 1964, a daughter of Phillip and the late Phyllis Wolfe Wingard.

 On Oct. 2, 1993, she married the love of her life, James W. Moore Jr., who survives. Rose was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School, class of 1982. She then attended beauty school in Raleigh, NC and later got her teaching certificate in cosmetology. Rose was a member of St. Mark Parish where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and a grade-school catechist. She owned a beauty shop in Emporium called Rose’s Cut ‘n Curl and volunteered for the Cameron County Ambulance Service as an EMT for several years. She loved bowling and camping. 

In addition to her husband of 25 years, Jim Moore Jr., and her father, Phillip Wingard, she is survived by two daughters, Melissa and Jamie Moore, both of Emporium; seven brothers, Stephen (Mary) Wingard, William (Tammy) Wingard, Larry (Jean) Wingard, George (Martha) Wingard, Joseph (Mary Jane) Wingard, all of St. Marys, Donald (Cynthia) Wingard of Marion Center, PA, and Edward (Julie) Wingard of Ohio; two sisters, Mary Ann (Dennis) Bush and Marguerite (Jason) Hanes, both of St, Marys; in-laws James and Dorothy Moore Sr.; many nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and -nephews; and four Godchildren, all of whom she loved dearly.

 In addition to her mother, Phyllis Wingard, she is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Earl and Alma Wingard; maternal grandparents, Henry and Marguerite Wolfe; 
and great-niece Thea Wingard. 

There will be No Visitation.

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (October 20, 2018) at 10:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

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

Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 108-R North Second St.,
 Clearfield, PA 16830

Frances Munson

Frances Munson, 101, of 250 W. Seventh St., Emporium, PA died at her residence on Friday morning. (October 12, 2018) She was born August 1, 1917 in Tidioute, PA a daughter of the late Pasquale Charles and Teresa Commende Scordo On February 22, 1941 in Warren, PA she married the late Lawrence T. Munson who died Sept. 21, 2009. 

Mrs. Munson graduated from Hunter Memorial High School in the class of 1934 and from St. Frances School of Nursing, As a registered Nurse, in 1940. She obtained a Bachelor degree from Indiana University of PA & Masters degree from Penn State University. She worked in various capacities through out her career retiring, as a school nurse, from Cameron County School District. She was a member of the St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium, the C.D. of A. the Rosary Society & was a member of the Cameron County Cardiac Committee & the Garden Club for over 50 years. She enjoyed collecting coins, stamps and painting.

 She is survived by twin sons, Stephen Munson, Emporium; and Kenneth Munson, Hughesville, PA; two grandchildren: Bradlee & Brittnee Munson.

 In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, John Charles Munson who died in infancy in 1954 and a daughter, Joanne Munson in infancy, a brother, Leo Scordo and a sister, Mary Robinson. 

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4-5 PM. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Thursday (October 18, 2018) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

 Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA. 
 Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, 
Emporium, PA 15834

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Margaret E. Kondek


Margaret E. Kondek, 91, of 423 W. Allegany Ave, Emporium, PA formerly of 583 Rich Valley Road died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Wednesday night. (October 10, 2018) She was born April 16, 1927 in Ridgway, PA a daughter of the late John and Anne Gallagher Quigley. On April 12, 1958 in Berea, OH she married the late Joseph Kondek who died Jan. 1, 2002, Mrs. Kondek graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1945. She retired from the Navy Audit Office in Cleveland Ohio where she worked for over 17 years. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, C. D. of A. and the Rosary Society. She loved and enjoyed talking to many people.

 She is survived by a sister, Catherine "Kate" Pohl, Emporium and several Nieces and Nephews.

 In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Anne Ronen & Jane Blackford,

 Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Friday from 4-7. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (October 13, 2018) at 10:00 AM with Rev. Jeff Noble, as Celebrant. 

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

 Memorial Contributions may be made to the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 421 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834

Sandra L. Kotula

Sandra L. Kotula, 71, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Wednesday afternoon (October 10, 2018). She was born October 11, 1946 in Smethport, PA a daughter of the late Eugene Haynes and Virginia Downey Sandy graduated from Cameron County High School and later earned an associate degree in Restaurant and Hospitality management. She was a very good cook and enjoyed cooking and entertaining family and friends. She was very competitive playing computer games online with people from all around the world.

She is survived by a daughter, Trisha L. Steele, St. Marys; one grandson, one great granddaughter; a sister, Jackie Knarr, Akron, OH; several, nieces and a nephew.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Rinker and Theodore Haynes; and a sister, Roseann Puskar.

At her request there will be No Visitation or Service.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

Monday, October 8, 2018

WORLD WAR II PROGRAM at the CC Historical Society's Membership Dinner

WORLD WAR II PROGRAM at the Cameron County Historical Society's Fall Membership Dinner

Thursday October 19 2018 at 5:30 PM at the Emporium VFW - featuring Steve Appleby, Director of the Eldred World War II Museum. If you are a World War II enthusiast, a Veteran of the war, or just want to learn more about this war, this is a program you will want to attend. 

 Appleby's WWII presentation will include artifacts from many collections in the museum emphasizing on what these men used and carried as they risked their lives. The museum carries a personal theme of what those of this incredible war fought endured resonates throughout the museum and through Appleby himself.

Appleby enlisted in the US Army after high school serving in the infantry and Special Forces until he retired a few years ago. The personal aspect behind these amazing men has been a strong passion of Appleby's since childhood and has remained important to him enough that he has become a foremost historian on this hard fought war. Check out the museums website at http://eldredpawwiimuseum.com/ and discover why there is a World War II Museum in Eldred. Learn what the museum has to offer in its unique exhibits about World War II and the Robert A Anderson Library within the gallery that includes rare and out of print books and so much.

Appleby will give you insight as to why "The museum could quite literally have been picked up from Washington, D.C. alongside any of the other Smithsonian's buildings and been dropped here overnight."– Fox News

Don't miss this event at the VFW in Emporium "honoring our vets" Thursday October 19, 2018 at 5:30 PM sponsored by the Cameron County Historical Society RSVP 486-4314 by Friday October 12, 2018

Nancy L. Reed


Nancy L. Reed, 76, of 40 West Fifth Street, Emporium, PA died at the Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, PA on Saturday (October 6, 2018) morning following a brief illness. She was born March 18, 1942 in Driftwood, PA a daughter of the late Tom F. Knisely and Florence Moate Mitcheltree. On June 16, 1956 in Castle Garden Church she married the late David Lee Reed, Sr. Nancy retired from GKN where she worked for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by two daughters, Kathy (Richard) Raspatello, Kersey; Daughter, Darlene (Jack) Reed, Emporium; two sons, Norman (Rhonda) Reed, Emporium and David L. Reed, Jr., New Orleans, LA; thirteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter; a brother, Walter Knisely, Driftwood and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Knisely and two sisters, Bernice Beldin and Joyce Sherry.

At her request there will be No visitation or service.
 Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Jean Marie Burkhouse


Jean Marie Burkhouse, 86, of 317 E. Fourth St., Emporium, PA died at Lakeview Senior Care, Smethport, PA on Thursday night. (October 4, 2018) She was born June 27, 1932 in Pittsburgh, PA a daughter of the late Harrison and Pearl Tompkins Toner

. On July 20, 1973 in Emporium she married the late Karl Burkhouse. Jean's first husband was the late William John Foley, Sr. Jean was proud of obtaining her GED later in life as well as her drivers license. She retired from Sylvania where she had worked for many years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a very active member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Unit #6222, Emporium, PA. She loved her pet poodles.

She is survived by one daughter, Lillian Mae (Tom) Bailey, Beaver Dam, WI; ten grandchildren including her caregiver Renee (Ralph) McKimm, twenty-one great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husbands she was preceded in death by a son, William Foley, Jr., a daughter, Bonnie Foley Rees; and a granddaughter, Nakia Ann Foley.

The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Monday (Oct. 8, 2018) from 11 AM - 1:00 PM followed by a service at 1:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating.

 Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Unit 6222,
 427 East 3rd Street, Emporium, PA 15834

 Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Baskets of Hope @ CC Courthouse


Mary Grace Olay, Prothonotary, cancer survivor, and founder of “Baskets of Hope” along with the courthouse staff is busy with decorating the hallway of the courthouse with a fabulous selection of items donated from local businesses, artists, and crafters to help raise funds for cancer victims!

 PINKTOBER runs the whole month of October with the drawing held October 31st at 2:00 pm. You may come and purchase your lucky 😉 tickets beginning Monday October 1st at the Prothonotary Office. You may also purchase tickets at some local businesses as well. PLEASE, come and help contribute to this cause which is so important to many suffering with this disease. We are a strong community! We are always willing to pull together to help those in need. Please show your support!! You may be the next lucky winner!! Here are a few examples of what the selection of prizes are!

BC3 Fall Open House


BC3 Fall Open House Thursday, October 11, 2018 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Nurses needed @ Guy & Mary Felt Manor



We are looking for a full time day shift LPN and and PT/FT RN to join our team. Must be available for weekends and some holidays. Call Amy Shelly, DON at 486-4802 with any questions or stop at the Manor and pick up an application.

 Guy & Mary Felt Manor
 110 E 4th St
 Emporium,PA 15834
 http://guy-maryfeltmanor.com