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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Cameron County SPCA - Kittens for Adoption


Cameron County SPCA 
 We are now taking applications for these two sweet babies who love to play and purr! 


They will come with: First round of shots, Spayed/neutered,  Microchipped,  Up to date flea meds,  Up to date worm meds 
 If interested in adopting, please fill out an application. Applications can be found in the mailbox by our door or on our website. 
 Completed applications can be returned to the mailbox or mailed to us at 678 South Mountain Road, Emporium, Pa.


St. Mark Rosary Society Annual Yard Sale

 Last week to donate to the St. Mark Rosary Society Annual Yard Sale !

CC Longbeards 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament a Success!

Thanks to all who came out and supported the Cameron County Longbeards 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament! 
The weather and the competition were hot 🔥
 Shown are our winners....
 1st place - Dan Huey and Mason Huey 
2nd place - Jim Brem and Travis Young
 3rd place - Jim Smith and Rich Harrier 
 Also, Ed Pieczynski won the prize for most 4 baggers 
Thank you to Honkie's FoodTrailer and Rich Valley Wines for providing great food and drink. 
Thanks to all of our Chapter Members and Cornhole League friends who helped with the planning and execution of a fantastic event. 
Hope to see ya'll next year!

Teen Cupcake Craft

Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library 

Great teen craft program coming in July! 
Space is very limited, so register early! 
Register now by clicking this link:

Lost Dog - Beagle


Elk County Lost & Found Pets 

 6/26/22 - Marty is still missing. I wish I had better news to share, but I don't. 
 It was 4 weeks ago today that he ran off. Even if it feels unlikely at times, we still believe he will come back home, and we know that he deserves our continued hope and efforts. 
 My parents have thought of nothing else in the past 4 weeks but getting their beloved Marty back. 
Thanks again, so much, to everyone who has shared our posts, spread the word, and offered help, encouragement, and prayers. It really has meant so much to my family. 

 Please continue to call in any sightings. 814-929-5453 or 814-512-2195 

*Lost male Beagle *5 years old *Microchipped 
*Wearing chain collar and tags when lost *
Missing from Wilcox, PA (Elk County) since 5/29/22

Kristin Joy

Pic of the Day

Moore Hill area 


Kira Aikens New Family Service Worker in Port Allegany

Congrats to Cameron County Resident Kira Aikens!
I love seeing young people returning to this area

Northern Tier Community Action Corporation Head Start & Pre-K Counts 

 Join us in welcoming our new family service worker for Port Allegany: Kira Aikens!

Bozberry Farms Blueberry Update


Bozberry Farms 

The blueberries are still in the green stage. 
I have been getting numerous calls and messages as to if we are open. 
It is to soon to tell but from previous years experience we usually open the third weekend in July. . 
Please share and check back for updates as we get closer to fresh blueberries.

Blueberry pie, a favorite of mine 

I'm including two previous posts listing blueberry availability in our area. 
Since these were posted in 2021, please call the numbers or visit the Facebook sites for updated information. 

Helen M. Petruzzi


Helen M. Petruzzi, 103, of Emporium, formerly of Smethport, PA passed away, Thursday (June 23, 2022) at the Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium.

She was born January 27, 1919 in Dagus Mines, the daughter of Eric and Charlotte (McCool) Gustafson. On May 11, 1942 in Bradford, PA, she married Theodore L. Petruzzi, who preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1992.

She attended Toby Valley Elementary School and Weedville High School class of 1935.

Along with her husband she owned and operated Petruzzi Tavern in East Smethport. She later worked for Jaguar Manufacturing where she became their first retiree. She also worked for the McKean County Election Board.

Mrs. Petruzzi was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungry Church in Smethport, was an avid reader and most often the Scrabble champion. She had a passion for the recitation of the Rosary.

She is survived by; one sone Michael (Kathy) Petruzzi of Smethport

Seven grandchildren; Chris (Mike) Lawson, Jan Trussell, Lori (Sam) Hunsburger, Magen (Shannon) Yeager, Josh (Erica) Petruzzi, Bonnie (Dan) Burgess and Katie (Jason) Ledwith.

13 Great grandchildren; Jenna, Ryan, Justin, Eli, Rylie, Thea, Ellie, Alex, Lukas, Miles, Iziah, Zoey, and Mya.

One Great Grandchild many nieces and nephews

There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 11:00 am in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport with the Rev. Vincent Cieslewicz officiating.

Memorials if desired can be made to St. Elizabeth Church, 307 Franklin St., Smethport, PA or to the American Cancer Society, 1198 Kenny Centre Mall, Columbus, OH 43220.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

CC & Area Fireworks!

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Great list of area fireworks


Elk County Riders ATV Ride

ATV riding is extremely limited in Cameron County
This ride is in nearby Elk County & sounds like a great day of fun & raffles! 

Elk County Riders On/Off Road Recreation Club 

 ‼️ECR's MAIN EVENT OF 2022!!

 This event is mainly all trails! Largest amount of business sponsors of raffle items! 
 Please help spread the word and see you there!! 

 Our BEST RIDE OF THE YEAR and our best collection of raffle items...Courtesy of our local businesses that support the "Trail of Dreams" mission

Fire in Wharton township, Potter County, North of Sinnemahoning State Park

Photo by John Schatz

Photo by Cameron County Fire Wire 

Photo by Austin Fire Dept. 

The Austin Fire Department's report of yesterday's fire in Wharton township, Potter County. 
About a mile North of the Sinnemahoning State Park. 
 Shared from their FB page 

 Last evening at 18:04 Station 44 was dispatched for a Wildfire in Wharton Township.

 Chief 44-10 (J.Burgett), Captain 44 (A.Bothell), Patrol 44-4 / 44-14 with Chief 44-30 (S.Hostetlar), Tanker 44-5 with Lt.44 (S.Foringer), Ambulance 44-6 with Chief 44-60 (T.Orlowski) and Chief 44-70 (S.Orlowski), Rescue 44-8, and Patrol 44-24 responded.

 Responding units were soon met by large amounts of smoke covering the area. Chief 44-10 (J.Burgett) was first on scene reporting large wildfire on the opposite side of the river moving quickly uphill, establishing Austin Command.

 Command requested DCNR, and Brush Trucks from Station 48 (Coudersport), Company 14 (Emporium) and Company 16 (Sinnamahoning). 

 Patrol 44-4 / 44-14 with manpower deployed to the right flank and worked to establish a fire line and extinguish fire. Tanker 44-5 staged. Ambulance 44-6 set up rehab and accountability. Rescue Crew provided traffic control. Patrol 44-24 with manpower deployed to Pine Island Drive to get ahead of the fire, and worked to establish fire lines and extinguish fire.

 A short time later Command requested availability of an air drop, an additional brush truck from McKean 3 (Port) and notified National Fuel as Fire was nearing their well area. 

 At 19:53 Ambulance 44-6 diverted from the scene and responded to a reported UTV Accident in the Driftwood Boro. Command requested an Ambulance from 49 (Coudersport) to cover the fire scene. Ambulance 44-6 was advised of accident with 2 patient one possibly in need of land rescue. A utility unit from Emporium also cleared the fire scene to assist. Ambulance 44-6 was the first arriving unit to the UTV accident, with Chief 44-60 (T.Orlowski) immediately requesting 2 helicopters airborne. Stat 6 & Stat 11 responded. Land Rescue was unnecessary. Ambulance 44-6 and Ambulance 7-21 (Emporium) both transported to a landing zone in the Driftwood Boro secured by Engine 20 (Karthaus), Engine 1 (St.Mary’s), Utility 14 (Emporium) and personnel from Company 16 (Sinnamahoning). Stat 6 & 11 landed and departed safely. Ambulance 44-6 then cleared the scene and responded back to the fire scene. 

 Command was notified that air drop was unavailable to this fire, but a dozer and additional rangers were en route. Command also requested brush truck and manpower from 46 (Roulette). Additional Fire Police responded from Emporium.

 Crews worked the fire in high temperatures and steep incline for over 4 hours. Exact size of the fire is unknown at this time but estimated at well over 20 acres. At 22:59 Command reported scene turned over to DCNR all units returning. 

 At 23:44 Ambulance 44-6 with Chief 44-60 (T.Orlowski) and Lt.44 (S.Foringer) responded to a 3rd call, a Medical Emergency in Keating Township. 

 A huge thank you all our mutual aid companies who assisted, and those moved up to cover other stations. Also a big thank you goes out to the Local community members, Austin Baseball Association, Perry’s Store & Austin VFW for donating food and ice for our responders! And to all our members who cooked and brought drinks to the scene.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Cameron County Dog & Cat Boarding Kennel is Open


Cameron County Dog & Cat Boarding Kennel is Open!

  Mountain Paws Grooming and Boarding 

 Tonight, is our official opening for the kennel! 
We can't wait to spoil your pups.
 We still need to build a roof and an outside play yard but everything's in place to keep your dog safe and loved 💗 
The A/C is cranked, and the ceiling fan is spreading the cool air.

 Message, text, or call to book a spot! 
Becca Peters 
2216 Moore Hill Road
Emporium, PA 15834


Mowing on the West Creek Rails to Trails


Wednesday, June 29, the West Creek Rails to Trail will be mowed from the black bridge in Emporium to the St Mary's trail head.

We are so fortunate to have this in our County!

Read all about the West Creek Rails to Trail here 

Rotary Club of Emporium Awards 2022 Scholarships


Rotary Club of Emporium
 𝟤𝟢𝟤𝟤 Scholarship Awarded 

 The 2022 Cameron County High School Emporium Rotary Club scholarship recipients and their parents were guests at the June 14th Rotary lunch meeting. 
𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 to 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐞 𝐙𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐥, winner of the 4-year academic scholarship (totaling $4,000); and 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐧𝐚𝐧 𝐁𝐮𝐫𝐞 and 𝐒𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐚 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝, each receiving a $2,000 technical school scholarship. 
The Emporium Rotary Club is proud of their achievements!

Simply Nourished Announces its Closure

I'm so sorry to see this business closing its doors! 

This journey has had its ups and downs and has been rewarding in many ways. 
 It would not have been possible without you! You are the best part and I am always grateful for you! However, after much and sincere thought and consideration, I’ve decided to set my sights on new goals and am closing the business. Operating a small business is so hard, but the difficulties are infinitely multiplied in a small town during times like these. I also work in our family business where I have recently taken on a bigger role. While I planned to and would have continued grinding, it just isn’t a possibility. 

 Some of you I have seen on a regular basis and consider my friends! You will be missed.❤️ I am so grateful for all of the support I’ve received over the past several years! Thank you!🙏

 I will continue seeing clients through July. 
 Use up those gift certificates! 
 I will gladly refund any unused gift certificates.

Umpire Needed @ CC Little League Field


Cameron County Little League 

 We are looking for an umpire for Monday night Senior Division game at 6:00. 
 If we don’t find an umpire, we will have to forfeit. 
Please let us know on here or call or txt Jenn at 814-512-1267.

Lady Justice Undergoes Reparis

The Cameron County courthouse tower is undergoing some structural repairs that will ensure that Lady Justice remains secure. 

Photo credits go out to Cameron County Recreation Center



Capture the Dark


International Dark-Sky Association with Visit Utah

 Calling all photographers! 📷 Do you have a beautiful photo of the night sky?
 Maybe a picture illustrating the problem of light pollution or a fantastic example of good lighting? 
Or even, an image of wildlife that is impacted by light pollution? 
Enter it in IDA's third annual Capture the Dark Photography Contest presented by Visit Utah! 

 There are nine categories, and the contest runs through July 21. Winners of each category will receive a prize package that includes a Peak Design Field Pouch, a feature in our Nightscape publication, the IDA blog and social media, an IDA membership, and IDA and Visit Utah swag including a Cotopaxi bag. Plus, one photograph will be presented with a “People’s Choice Award” based on votes by the public. This winner will receive a prize package that includes a $250.00 gift card to B&H, a feature in IDA’s Nightscape publication, the IDA blog and social media, an IDA membership, and IDA and Visit Utah swag. 
Voting opens July 6. It's free to enter and open to entrants of all skill levels worldwide. 


Friday, June 24, 2022

For Sale ~ 102 East 5th Street


Beautiful home for sale! 

 102 East 5th is a brilliant example of old-world Victorian design and elegance.
 Boasting an expansive front porch and rear paver patio, an original hand carved wood staircase, a formal dining room and parlor, large eat-in kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, an oversized 2 story garage - this prime property in the PA Wilds is an absolute gem.

 Built in 1872, 102 East 5th has been an Emporium landmark for 150 years and will continue to be for decades to come! 
1 814•594•9270
View photos at the website -

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Registration Open for Annual David Hutton Memorial 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk


David Hutton Memorial Fund 

 It's that time of year again - registration is open!

Details of the race here-

The David Hutton Memorial Fund is a scholarship to benefit local scholar athletes in Cameron, Elk, Potter, and McKean counties. We host a 5K run and 2-Mile walk the third Saturday in August to benefit the scholarship fund.

CCSD Band Director Opening


Cameron County School District
Band Director 

The Cameron County School District is accepting applications for Band Director for the 2022-23 school year. Send cover letter, resume, standard PA application, certification, transcripts, current Acts 31, 34, 151, 168, and three letters of recommendations to: Mrs. Ronna Rebo, Superintendent, Cameron County School District, 601 Woodland Avenue, Emporium, PA 15834, by July 15, 2022, no later than 3:00 p.m. The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment drug screening. EOE

Pic of the Day

Some beautiful clouds were over Emporium last night! 


New Landscaping @ the First Presbyterian Church

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The First Presbyterian Church has been recently landscaped.
A new sign will be arriving soon.

Thank you for contributing to the beauty of our downtown! 


Cameron County Resident Potter County Artisan of the Week


Cameron County Resident Potter County Artisan of the Week 

 The Potter County Artisan Co-op Artisan of the week is fiber artist Teresa Genaux of Emporium.

Teresa and her husband, John, own Alpaca Creations, founded in 2012. She was born and grew up in Coudersport and began knitting at a young age. A road trip with her daughter several years ago started their adventure of raising alpacas as they returned home, owners of four alpacas. 

Teresa is a juried artist in the Pennsylvania wilds and can be found Fridays at the Potter County Farmers Market in Coudersport. She also spends the summer selling her hand knitted items at craft shows throughout Western Pennsylvania.

 Teresa says knitting is relaxing and can be done anywhere, “if you remember to take the needles and alpaca yarn with you.” Alpaca is non-allergenic, odor resistant, moist wicking, strong and lightweight. It is not itchy and feels like more expensive cashmere. It is semi-hollow and a natural insulator. 

You can find a selection of her items at the Potter County Artisan Center, 227 N. Main Street Coudersport. The center is open Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Credit cards accepted. 
 Phone 814-274-8165. 
Find the Center on Facebook

Missing Cat from W. 6th Street


It’s been a month and Smoke is still missing from the W 6th St area, Emporium
If you’ve seen him, please let me know! 
Bree Lubanovic

If you see this cat, I can also contact the owner! 

Sign Up for Sinnemahoning Creek Camp


Cameron County Recreation Center 

Creek Camp spots are filling up! 
Make sure to sign up soon if you haven't yet!  July 14th ages 8-12 

Sign up at the Recreation Center OR

Cornhole Tournament Saturday June 25th

Join in the fun!  

A few days out from the Cameron County Longbeards Cornhole Tournament at the Fairgrounds but plenty of time to find a partner and sign up.
 Registrations will be accepted until 9:45 am on Saturday.
 Bags fly at 10! 
For those attending, feel free to bring your canopies and camping chairs. See everyone Saturday!!

 We have Honkies food truck, DJ Smokin Sounds, beer and Rich Valley Wines
. Our big-ticket raffles will be Cornhole boards, Weatherby 20-gauge shotgun in Mossy Oak Bottomland, Yeti Hopper and a Firepit. 
 We will also have a Chinese Auction and 50/50. 

 Mugs and coozies will be available to purchase and Abby Aikens hand crafted trophies.
 Also, cash prizes will be given! 
If you're interested, please call, message or sign up on Scoreholio. 
Also, spectators welcome...come enjoy the festivities! 
Please share and spread the word!

First Pop-up Farmers Market


Cameron County Farmers Market 

 The date for our first pop-up Farmers Market is fast approaching (Saturday, July 9, 9am - 1pm)! 

If you are interested in setting up a table to sell your wares, please fill out the application form at this link: 

Hope to see you all there to support our local farmers and artisans!

Jeff Tech Community Job Fair


25th Annual QIDC 100 Mile Yard Sale

For all yard sale enthusiasts!  

Quehanna Industrial Development Corporation 

 In just a little over three weeks the 25th Annual QIDC 100 Mile Yard Sale will be taking place.
 We are excited to see some familiar faces as well as some new ones. 
 The QIDC will be set up again this year in Karthaus at the former Big M's garage. 
 We will have the yard sale t-shirts for sale in sizes Small to 4XL, as well as some food and drinks. 
 We will be selling chances to win a Jim's Gift Certificate, Sheetz gift Card, or a fire pit. 
 And we will have our rip open tickets again this year. 
 We will also have some NRA tickets and 2023 NRA calendars available for sale. 
See you all on July 15th and/or the 16th.

Follow this link for all the details on the 100 Mile Yard Sale! 

Live Music @ the Driftwood Saloon, July 3rd

Driftwood Saloon & Grill 
375 Driftwood Avenue Driftwood, PA 15832 
(814) 546-2447

Pic of the Day - Eventide Light Photography

Stunning photo of Emporium from the 'Lookout" 
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To view more of his amazing photos, follow Brian Reed on Facebook @ Eventide Light Photography


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Cameron County ~ Events for the weekend of June 25th

View of the Emporium Country Club 

Cameron County ~ Events for the weekend of June 25th 
Listed are some activities occurring this weekend in Cameron County. 
If you have any you would like me to add, email me at
 Updates may be added closer to the weekend

Cornhole Tournament
Saturday June 25
Cameron County Fairgrounds, 1021 Rich Valley Roads, Emporium.
Registration accepted until 9:45 am. Bags fly @ 10 am.
Raffles, cash prizes, & more, food trucks, beer & Rich Valley Wines 
Sign up by calling 814-594-6118

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club 
15 Club Rd Driftwood, PA 15861 
Meat raffles begin @ 4 pm 

Tubby's Tavern 
439 E. 3rd St., Emporium 
 Saturday, June 25, Live music by Killin Time, 9pm-1:30 am 

Sinnemahoning Tavern 
Friday, June 24 6-9 pm Live Music by Brianna Blankenship 
 10426 Main St.,Sinnemahoning, PA 15861

The Little Museum is Open for the 2022 Season 
 Scheduled museum hours will be Saturday & Sunday from 1-4 pm. 
Memorial Day through Mid October 
If you would like to volunteer, call 814-486-0334 and leave a message. You may send an email to 

This weekend @ Sizerville State Park 
 Live at the Park June 24 @ 3pm 
 Join us at Sizerville's Amphitheater for a program on Amphibians found throughout the park.

Amphitheater Show & Tell June 24, 8pm - 9 pm 
 Join us at Sizerville State Park Amphitheater for an educational short film on ponds & rivers. 

Guided Bird Walk June 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am @ Pavilion #3 
Join us at Sizerville State Park for a guided walk as we search for native bird species. Binoculars and bird ID books will be provided. Comfortable footwear is recommended. 
 Questions? Call 814-486-5605. 199 East Cowley Run Road Emporium, PA 15834

Programs This Week at Sinnemahoning State Park
 Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Reservoir 
Three tours on June 26th, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, and 12:00 PM. 
Pre-registration is not required but is strongly recommended. Call the park office at 814-647-8401. 

Emporium Country Club Restaurant 
 The restaurant will be closed Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 for Men's Member Guest.
 Thank you for your continued support. 

 Next Weekend in Cameron County, Downtown Emporium
Weekend in the Wilds - July 1- July 3

The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial library will be holding another Used Book Sale during Weekend in the Wilds on Thursday, June 30, Friday, July 1 and Saturday July 2 during regular library hours. The sale will be held in front of the library AND in the back room. 

Weekend in the Wilds Car Show 
Friday July 1 2-4 pm Car show registration at Emporium Food Market 
Honkies Food Truck on site
 Music by Dustin Burgoon
Power Wheel Demolition Derby @ Ace Hardware Store
 Begins @ 6 pm 

Pie and Ice Cream Social @ First Presbyterian Church, 205 E. 4th Str. 
Kick off your weekend at our Pie and Ice Cream Social featuring Penn State Creamery Ice Cream. 
 5-7 pm. Music by Mountain Melodies & the CC Quilters will have a quilt show in the sanctuary. 

Weekend in the Wilds Free Movie
Disney movie Cars
 Along the West Creek Recreational Trail behind Emporium Food Mart. 
Movie begins @ 9 pm

Saturday July 2
 12th Annual Bigfoot Hunt
 Saturday, July 2 5:30am-1 pm 
Mountaineer Search and Rescue annual Bigfoot Hunt will start at 5:30 am July 2. Grab a license (1 per person) at: Lakeview store, Sinnemahoning Tavern, Driftwood Saloon or Cameron County Chamber . Hiking Trails, Points of interest, Historical Places are your clues. in Cameron County All are located on public land. Find a foot and Bring it in to Mountaineers Booth in Emporium by 1:30 pm. During Weekend in the Wilds. event. Prizes are on a Random draw . Top prize is $100 Cash. there are many other prizes from cash to gift certificates . 

11am - 5 pm Vendors in downtown Emporium 
 11-2 pm Live music by Old Skool in downtown Emporium 

Night Swim @ the CCHS Pool 
$3.00 per person 
 Saturday, July 2 7-9 pm 
7pm gates at CCHS football stadium open, 
 Phatt Grady's food truck in parking lot 

9:45 - 10pm, Fireworks at the CCHS football field

Sunday July 3 
Smokers Insane Terrain Off Road Park, 89 Sizer Run Rd, Emporium 
Barrel racing & Mega Truck Feature Event 
 Price of admission is $10 for spectators and $15 for drivers. 
Gates open at 9am and races begin at noon.
 Food vendors and drinks will be available for purchase. 

Driftwood Saloon & Grill 
Sunday, July 3rd. 3pm - 6pm 
 Live Music by Billy Mac 
 375 Driftwood Avenue Driftwood, PA 15832

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club
 Sunday, July 3rd 3-6 pm
 Live Music by Lonnie Lee 
15 Club Rd Driftwood, PA 15861

Planned Power Outage in Listed Areas


Benezette Township 

 There will be a planned power interruption impacting West Penn Power customers in Jay, Benezette & Fox Townships in the vicinity of Benezette, Byrnedale, Force and Weedville, PA / Elk County. 

The interruption is scheduled for Tuesday, June 28, 2022. 

 A rain date is 6/29/2022.

 Customers will experience a service interruption between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Shippen Township 4th of July Schedule

Shippen Township Community Service Ad 

 Shippen Township will be closed on Monday, July 4th for Independence Day. 

Monday’s pick-up will be on Tuesday. 

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday’s refuse collections will remain the same. 
Thank you!

Charles P. Hooftallen

Charles P. Hooftallen, 74, of St. Marys, PA, formerly of Emporium, Ulysses, and Austin, died Monday, June 20, 2022 in Penn Highlands, Dubois.

Born July 27, 1947, in Scranton, he was the son of Elias Charles and Eva M Sabetine Hooftallen, Jr. Raised in Austin, he attended Austin High School and later went on to earn his GED. He was employed by Westfield Tanning Co. and APS in St. Marys. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing canasta, watching western movies, and listening to oldies music. Chuck was a conversationalist over coffee, socializing with anyone who would listen, banter, or joke around. He loved to make people laugh and be the center of attention. He collected coins, Elvis memorabilia, Coca-Cola memorabilia, and Native American items. Chuck cherished time with his daughters and grandchildren.

Surviving are: two daughters, Evelyn (Jerry) Shrubb of Ridgway and Heather (Mark) Farren of Emporium; five grandchildren, Zoe (Jed) Haas of Emporium, Ariel Farren of Emporium, Blaine Farren of Emporium, Trisha Kossman of Port Allegany, and Terry Kossman of Emporium; his step-mother, Janis Hooftallen of Earlville, NY; ten siblings, Perry (Sue) Hooftallen of Roulette, Evelyn Sebatine of Meadville, Thomas Burgett, Sr. of Hermitage, Paul (Tammy) Burgett of Emporium, David (Carrie) Burgett of Emporium, Esther Hooftallen of Earlville, NY, Francis (Cheryle) Burgett, Jr. of North Tonawanda, NY, Robert (Bridgette) Burgett of Olean, NY, Roger (Vanessa) Burgett of Gardeau, and Dana (Alice) Burgett of Austin; nieces, and nephews. I

n addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his step-father, Francis Burgett; and four sisters, Cynthia Hooftallen, Anita Burgett Henderson, Virginia “Ginny” Burgett Gribble, and Judy Burgett Hooftallen.

A memorial gathering will be held Sunday, July 31, 2022 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at the Cameron County Fairgrounds, Emporium.

Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. 
 Online condolences may be expressed at

Summer Tutoring Available

Is anyone interested in summer tutoring for their student? 

If so private message me, Ally Gribble, via Facebook. 
 I specialize in English/Lit and writing but I am able to assist with some other subjects as well. Kindergarten prep is also offered.

 #education #tutoring #literacy #cameroncounty

Michael Pugh

 Michael Pugh, 65, formerly of Emporium, passed away unexpectedly at his St. Mary's home on June 19, 2022.

Burial services will be announced at a later date. There will be no visitation.  

Memorials may be made in memory of Mike Pugh to the Mountaineer Search and Rescue, PO Box 265, Emporium, PA. 15834

A full obituary is listed in the Cameron County Echo

CC Storm Football Meeting - Location Change


Cameron County Storm Football 

 UPDATE: due to a poor forecast, the parents meeting will be moved to Thursday 6/23 at the woodland Pavillion at 5:30pm. Equipment handouts will take place on Monday 6/27 Pony 5pm Pewee 6pm.

 Parents MUST be present to sign out their player’s equipment.

 Last year’s Storm jerseys will be available for sale at the parent’s meeting on Wednesday June 22 for $25. Purchasing your player’s jersey from last year is completely optional if the player wants it to wear or keep for memorabilia.