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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sarah C. DeLucia

Sarah C. DeLucia, 93, of 445 Ash St., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Sunday morning. (February 18, 2018) She was born June 16, 1924 in Clermont, PA a daughter of the late Carmen A. and Mary Fablo Grillo. On May 24, 1952 in St. Elizabeth Church, Smethport, PA she married the late Marion DeLucia. He preceeded her in death in 1985. Mrs. DeLucia attended Clermont Schools and graduated, as valedictorian, from the former Mt. Jewett High School in the class of 1942. She worked at Sylvania in Emporium where she met her future husband Marion. She was dedicated to her family and enjoyed her many visits with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church and was a seventy-five year member of the C.D.of A. 

She is survived by daughter, Rose (Roy) True, Walsenburg, CO; son, Andrew DeLucia, Emporium; son, Joseph (Sherry) DeLucia, Emporium; daughter, Mary T. DeLucia, Hornell, NY; son, A. Pete DeLucia, Emporium; son, Christopher (Susan) DeLucia, Ottawa, OH; son, Martin DeLucia, St. Marys; daughter, Anne (Ted) Chen, Livingston, NY; daughter, Theresa (Dion) Zappe, Andover NJ; twenty-one grandchildren: Sarah, Rolin, Mark, Michael, Beth, Anne Marie, Kristen, Christina, Laura, Stephen, Adam, Melissa, Sarah, Isaac, Thomas, John Peter, Mary, David, Justin, Lillian &Clara; seven great grandchildren: Joelle, Eliana, Nora, Harrison, Lilah, Evie and Erica; brother, John (Frances) Grillo, Chrystal City, MO; sister, Theresa "Daisy" Smith, Emporium and many nieces & nephews.

 In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a daughter, Lucy Ann in infancy; great granddaughter, Avery Elizabeth; two brothers, Joseph and Anthony "Tony" Grillo. 

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4:30-7:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Thursday (February 22, 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 the charity of the donors choice. 

 Online Condolences may be placed at 

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Shippen Township Closed on President's Day

Shippen Township will be closed on Monday, February 19th in observance of President’s Day. 

Monday’s refuse collection will be on Tuesday, February 20th. 

 All other collections will remain the same. 

 Thank you!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

GKN confirms plans for sale of Powder Metallurgy business

GKN confirms plans for sale of Powder Metallurgy business: GKN confirms plans for sale of Powder Metallurgy business. GKN plc has confirmed that it will look to divest GKN Powder Metallurgy, comprising GKN Sinter Metals and Hoeganaes, within the next 12-18 months as part of its new business strategy to transform the company...

I am ART

We Need Your Help.

 Over the past months, TEAM Cameron County has discussed several art oriented projects for our community. One of those projects, the Cameron County mural project is already underway and will include a large outdoor mural made of recycled materials along the Rails-to-Trails path. That project is a long-term endeavor inspired by a very talented local artist Sarah Nolan. A second project in the beginning level of planning is an art co-op that would include woodworking and pottery equipment, painting and art supplies, and classes for the community. The co-op would be open to the public. We originally looked at these projects as individual achievements. Each is a project in itself. After reviewing what other communities have achieved, we feel it may be more advantageous to manage these projects as a whole, and not individually. We are now in search of 6-7 art loving individuals who feel the need to serve on a committee to help establish an art non-profit similar to the Elk County Council of the Arts. By establishing a non-profit, it would allow the organization access to a number of grants and other areas of financial support. An art co-op would be another large draw that our community deserves. We urge everyone to get involved. If you would like to get involved, want to volunteer some time, and would like to discuss being part of this group, please direct message us. No commitment. We are only beginning our trip and not sure where it will head. See if you’re the one to make this happen!
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Cole Memoral Hospital Updates Visitation Policy

COUDERSPORT, PA-- A recent Pennsylvania Department of Health Advisory has determined that this influenza (flu) season has seen the highest number of flu cases reported per week since the 2009 pandemic. As a result, Cole Memorial Hospital is temporarily restricting visitations. The restriction will protect patients, visitors and staff from unnecessary exposure to the highly contagious flu virus.

Effective immediately, Cole Memorial is requesting that visitors postpone any visits to a hospitalized patient if they are experiencing signs or symptoms such as: • Runny nose • Fever • Cough • Vomiting, nausea or diarrhea.

In addition, visitors must be at least 18 years old during this temporary restriction (except siblings who are not exhibiting flu symptoms will be allowed to visit new babies in the Maternity Department).

As a reminder, Cole Memorial encourages these strategies to prevent spreading the flu: • Avoid close contact. • Stay at home when you are sick. • Clean your hands. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, and practice other good health habits. • Get a flu shot—it’s not too late.

Cole Memorial employees are dedicated to receiving an annual flu vaccine to protect patients and staff. Anyone who has not received a flu vaccine can still benefit from its protection. Flu shots are still accessible. To locate a Cole Memorial Medical Group primary care provider, visit

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Richard M. Stolz

Richard M. Stolz, 75, of Huckleberry Circle, Emporium, PA died at his residence on Sunday morning. (February 11, 2018) He was born June 14, 1942 in Springdale, PA a son of the late Michael and Margaret Lechner Stolz. He married Harriet Brewer Stolz, who survives

 Mr. Stolz was a retired school teacher, having worked at Cameron County High School for many years. He enjoyed photography, cooking, camping and traveling with his wife Harriet. 

In addition to his wife he is survived by a brother, Edward (Carole) Stolz, Saxonburg.

 He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert Stolz, 

There will be No Visitation.

 Services are pending at this time.

Vivian Helena MacDonald

Vivian Helena MacDonald, 101, died on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Mary’s PA after a brief illness. She was born in 1916 in Greenwood Township, Clearfield County, PA a daughter of the late Allan J. and Mabel Burlingame Johnston. Mrs. MacDonald spent her youth and attendant schools in Clearfield County before moving to Emporium, where she married the late Alfred “Ackie” MacDonald on June 10, 1942. She was a full-time devoted wife and mother for several years before joining her husband in the operation of his local business. She was dedicated to compassionate care of her husband and parents in their later years. Mrs. MacDonald was a very active member of the First Baptist Church in Emporium. She enjoyed her flowers, reading her Bible, cooking, piecing homemade quilts, going for car rides, playing rummy, spending time with family and being at the family cottage in Clearfield County.

 Surviving are a son Robert A. MacDonald of Clarion PA; A daughter, Linda Kay Lewis, of Emporium, PA; two granddaughters: Rebecca L. Lewis (Damion Pisacane), Belchertown, MA and Suzanne Lewis-Johnson (Charles) of Massillon, OH; four granddaughters: Josie, Katie, Emma & Jenna Johnson and several nieces & nephews.

She preceded in death by her parents; her husband "Ackie" in 1996; and brothers, Donald, Kenneth, Lester & Dale Johnston.

There will be No Visitation. 
A Memorial Service will be held at the First Baptist Church, 424 N. Broad Street, Emporium, PA at a later date.
 Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA.
 Memorial Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 424 N. Broad Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Monday, February 12, 2018

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Evelyn Hockenberry

Evelyn Hockenberry, 93, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA formerly of 4787 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium died at the Manor on Sunday (February 11, 2018) morning following a lengthy illness.

She was born April 24, 1924 in Wallis, Texas a daughter of the late Ignac and Julia Jochec Fojtik. On May 16, 1944 in Richmond, TX she married the late Earl B. Hockenberry. He died July 23, 2006. Mrs. Hockenberry was born and raised in Texas, the youngest of six daughters. Her family had a farm, and she often talked about helping in the fields, picking cotton by hand. She also loved going to dances. It was when she was a waitress that she met Earl Hockenberry, who was an airplane mechanic stationed at Foster Field, Texas. After they were married Earl brought her to live in Cameron County when he was discharged from the Army. Evelyn worked at Sylvania for a few years, and Earl started a sawmill with his partner Gerald Lewis. Years ago she enjoyed working in her flowerbeds, painting ceramics and doing embroidery. More recently, she liked sitting on her swing and when she lived in assisted living, coloring pictures of flowers and butterflies.

 She is survived by a son, Dariel (Cheryl) Hockenberry, Emporium; two grandchildren: Scott Hockenberry and his son Chase; Laura (Jake) Sorg and their daughter Kiley, and a great grandson is due in June; along with several nieces and nephews.

 In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by five sisters, Ollie Dorsey, Lenora Pyka, Elsie Brdecka, Wilma Gaddis and Valista Fojtik.

There will be No Visitation

. A Memorial Service will be held in april and will be announced at a later date.

 Burial will be in the Rich Valley Cemetery, Emporium, PA 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 

Online Condolences may be placed at

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Lasagna Dinner this Thursday

Emporium First United Methodist Church

Thursday February 15th First UMC will be holding a lasagna dinner.
Seatings will be at 4:30 and 6:30 PM.
Tickets are available at the church office or at the State Farm office.
 If you have questions or need tickets you can call 486.0849
 We look forward to seeing you there!

Coyote Hunt @ Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club

February 16 – February 18 Feb 16 at 2 PM to Feb 18 at 12 PM 
 Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club PO Box 9,
 Driftwood, Pennsylvania 15832

• Each participant must be a 2018 member of the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association. If you are not a member now, you can apply for a membership when you register for the hunt.

• A registration fee of $ 10.00 plus a $ 2.00 administration fee for a total of $12.00 must be paid with the registration. There is a $ 5.00 additional fee to enter for the heaviest female coyote and an additional $ 5.00 for the heaviest fox.

No registrations are taken on the days of the hunt. The last day to register may be done at the club on Thursday, February 15, 2018 until 12:00 midnight. If you are registered, you can start to hunt at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018. The hunt will end on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at noon.


Donate Blood February 15

Busy B's Cleaning Service

We have a new business in town! 

 Congratulations Bonnie, I am sure you will be busy.

Emporium Zumba

Emporium Zumba is held downstairs in the Cameron County Recreation Center
 300 S Chestnut St, Emporium

Thursday, February 8, 2018

CC Ambulance Bingo This Sunday February 11

Come out and enjoy some fun this Sunday and support our ambulance! 

Opportunity for Cameron County Businesses

Opportunity for Cameron County Businesses

When the Cameron County Fair Parade of Stars takes the stage Saturday February 24 businesses and organizations can share the spotlight. This year advertising opportunities exist. The Cameron County Fair Association hopes to raise awareness of the businesses and organizations in the county by offering two minutes of commercial time between performances.

Susan Lyon from the Cameron County Fair Association says a table will be provided at the entrance where fliers promoting advertisers can be distributed and the front of the stage will provide a backdrop for signage. The cost is $10 if someone from the organization reads the ad, or $15 if a performer or member of the fair association reads the information.

Businesses or organizations wanting more information can contact Susan at

 Saturday, February 24 at 7 PM - 9:30 PM 
 Cameron County High School 
601 Woodland Ave,
 Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834

 It is time for the Cameron County Fair Parade of Stars! This year's program will be dedicated to the memory of our dear friend Jan Hampton. It will be held on Saturday February 24 at the Cameron County High School. Local artists will be on stage to show off their talents!

 Anyone who wishes to participate should contact Pat Kempher at 486-1412.
 Proceeds will benefit the Cameron County Fair Scholarship and the 2018 Fair.



 At our monthly meeting last night, it was decided that we would change the name of our group from Cameron County Community Action Partnership to Team Cameron County. The name change will occur as of today. Because there has been a lot of confusion lately between our group and the The Cameron County Project, we took this step so each group can clearly communicate their targeted goals to a shared audience. This change should dispel any confusion. The name was chosen to reflect the fact that this Team Cameron County is a group effort and that there is no "i" in team! 

We encourage forward thinking individuals, as well as other organizations that feel the efforts of others will help their cause, to join. The membership of our steering committee continues to grow! Thanks to all of our members!

 Reference our Facebook page - Team Cameron County

Kenneth M. Kelso

Kenneth M. Kelso, 82, of 131 Driftwood Ave., Driftwood, PA, formerly of Canonsburg, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Tuesday afternoon. (December 26, 2017).

 He was born November 7, 1935 in Canonsburg, PA a son of the late Kenneth C. and Clara Mae Plance Kelso. Mr. Kelso graduated from Cecil Township High School in the class of 1953. He served with the US Army from 1954 to 1955. He was employed with Bell Telephone Co. from 1957 until his retirement in 1996. His job title at that time was a Systems Technician in Washington, PA . After retirement, he moved to Driftwood. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge #368, Christabelle Club, Cameron County VFW and the American Legion all in Emporium. He was also a member of the Sinnamahoning Sportmans Club where he had served as past president, the May Hollow Sportsmans Club, and the Sterling Run Sportsmans.

 At his request there will be No Services 
Memorial Contributions may be made to Sinnamahoning Sportsman Association, P.O. Box 102, Sinnamahoning, PA 15861.

 Online Condolences may be placed at

Friday, February 2, 2018

Elk County Ammo & Arms

Elk County Ammo & Arms wants to buy your guns! 

New, used, antique, damaged or otherwise we will buy them all! 
From a single firearm to an entire collection we are paying CASH for anything and everything!

(Thursday, Feb. 8th 10AM-4PM) 
Emporium Volunteer Fire Department 
419 N Broad St,
 Emporium, PA 15834

Unfortunately we cannot make offers over the phone on your firearms, you must either bring them to our set-up that day or our retail store in St. Marys

Questions, comments or concerns?. Call the number below and ask for Greg or Aaron

Elk County Ammo &Arms
246 Brusselles St.
 St. Marys, PA 15857 

Thursday, February 1, 2018



 On Saturday, Feb. 10, at 9 a.m., Curt Weinhold will lead a cross-country ski excursion on mostly downhill cross-country ski trails on Denton Hill to the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum at 5660 Route 6 in Ulysses Township. Shown are cross-country skiers on museum property.

PRESS RELEASE: The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is hosting Snow-Mobility Weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9, 10 and 11 from 9 .m. to 5 p.m. each day. The museum is 10 miles west of Galeton and 10 miles east of Coudersport at 5660 Route 6 in Ulysses Township.

For this weekend only, if there is enough snow, the museum will work with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to create a special 5-mile route for snowmobilers that starts at Thompson Road, south of Route 6 in the Susquehannock State Forest and ends on museum property. Way-finding signs and instructions will be placed along the route. Snowmobilers are urged to use extreme caution and watch for oncoming traffic when crossing Route 6 to get to the museum.

On Saturday, Feb. 10, Curt Weinhold, a museum board member, will lead a free, 4.5-mile cross-country skiing excursion. It will begin promptly at 9 a.m. at the trailhead near the DCNR Bureau of Forestry District 15 Office located at the top of Denton Hill (GPS address: 3150 2nd Street, Coudersport). Interested skiers should meet at the District 15 office at 8:45 a.m. The mostly downhill route will include Denton Hill cross-country ski trails and end at the museum.

Between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Feb. 9, 10 and 11, the museum will show a variety of documentary films on a continuous basis for free. Among the documentaries are: “The CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps), A Peaceful Revolution;” “The Last Raft, a Story of Courage and Tragedy on the Susquehanna;” “Gifford Pinchot’s Conservation Legacy;” “Mira Lloyd Dock: A Beautiful Crusade;” “Straight Talk: the Ralph Abele Story;” “Voices of Pine Creek: An Oral History (Vols. 1 & 2)” and “America’s First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment."

All visitors, including snowmobilers and cross-country skiers, are welcome to warm up in the museum with free hot beverages available between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day. On Saturday only between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. will be an all-you-can-eat pancake brunch for $8 per person with all proceeds to benefit the museum and its educational programs. The brunch also includes two sausage patties and a choice of coffee, tea or cocoa.

Regular admission rates apply for entry into museum exhibits but there is no cost to enter for food purchases or to see the documentaries. Admission rates are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors 65 and older and $5 for youth ages 3 to 11.

For more information or to verify snow conditions, call the museum at 1-814-435-2652.

Rotary News

Cameron County Youth Outdoor Activities (CCYOA) Director, Don Bickford, presented a slideshow presentation along with an update on the organizations activities at the Rotary luncheon meeting January 30th. CCOYA is a 501c3 organization based at the Andrews Farm, 174 Nickler Road, Emporium, providing area youth with the opportunity to experience the outdoors through collaboration partnerships with many organizations and volunteers.

Some of the educational activities and projects include environmental education, third grade Woodland Elementary trout in the classroom, Outdoor Club, service projects, shooting sports, river clean up, wildlife management, astronomy, honey bees, aquatics & wetland education, archery program, Monarch butterfly, reptile and birding programs, water craft safety, canoeing & kayaking and ice fishing. Students have also attended the Great American Outdoor Show and experienced a field trip to the Farm Show. For further information you can contact Don Bickford or check them out on Facebook.