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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cameron County Genealogy Club Meets Dec 3rd

Cameron County Genealogy Club will host a meeting from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Cameron County History Center on West Greenwood Street in Emporium.Clippings will be filed or research will be conducted.
For more information about the organization, see

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

From Deer Seasons Past

This photo was given to me awhile back. Published in "The Beam" during Nov & Dec 1953, the photo in the upper left corner shows a car filled  4th street in Emporium during deer season.  Thats my grandfather, Joe Walker, in the lower right corner.  Joe boarded hunters in his home and camps every hunting season.

Traffic Accident In Boro

An  Emporium woman was life flighted to the Altoona Hospital with moderate injuries last Friday after her car crossed over the centerline and hit an oncoming pickup truck and then a parked car.
Esther D. McKimm, 80, of Emporium, PA, driver of a 2002 Dodge Neon, was transported by Emporium Ambulance to the Cameron County High School where she was airlifted by medical helicopter to the Altoona hospital.
Steven J. Welsh, 42, of Austin, PA, was driving a 1998 Ford F-150 pickup truck east on Fourth Street (Rt. 120), when McKimm's Neon, traveling west, crossed the center line and struck the pickup in the left front bumper. The neon then traveled back across the westbound lane and struck a 2002 Dodge Stratus that was parked on the north side of the roadway, then continuing off the roadway where it came to rest on the sidewalk.
Welsh was not injured. Both drivers were using their seatbelts.
McKimm will be cited for Driving on Roadways Laned For Traffic.
Emporium Fire Dept. and Emporium Ambulance assisted troopers on scene.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Rev. John D. Alden

Rev. John D. Alden, 86, of 209 W. 5th St., Emporium  and Lakeland, FL died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on  Monday (November 28, 2011) morning. He was born January 24, 1925 in  Van, PA a son of the late John G and Wealtha Cotterman Alden. On July  29, 1950 in North Chili, NY., he married Nina Burls Alden, who  survives.
 Rev. Alden was a Pastor in the Keystone Confrence of the Free Methodist  Church having served as a Pastor in these Pennsylvania towns; Emlenton, New  Castle, Sharon, Eldred, Emporium, Bradford and Van. He was a veteran with the  US Army during WW II where he served as a Chaplains Assistant in the Asiatic  Pacific Theater.
 In addition to Nina Burls Alden
 Daughter: Sharlene Alden, Bradford
 Daughter: Loretta, Mrs. Kenneth Geelen, Emporium
 Daughter: Priscilla, Mrs. Richard MacDonald, Marco Island, FL
 5 Grandchildren Lori Geelen, Sandy Salviolo, David Alden, Brandon &  Tyler MacDonald
 Brother: Richard Alden and his wife Shirley, Cranberry, PA
 Sister: Helen Irwin, Renfrew, PA
 Brother: Vernon Alden, Butler, PA
Preceded in Death By
 Parents: John G and Wealtha Cotterman Alden
 Brother: Donald Alden
 2 Sisters: Pauline Martz & Thelma Alden
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, Inc. on  Thursday from 4:00-6:00 PM
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral  Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Friday, December 2,  2011 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Robert Best, officiating. A Military  Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.
 Burial will be in the Portage Township Cemetery, Gardeau
Memorial Contributions may be made to Alzheimers  Association, 1128 State Street, Ste 301, Erie, PA 16501
 Barnett Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
Go to Barnett Funeral Home to  view the entire obituary and add a condolence.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Michael A. Carnovale,

Michael A. Carnovale, 55, of Orange, California passed away  at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Born  February 23, 1956 in St. Marys, PA, he was the son of Bruno A. Carnovale and  the late Marlene Wolfel Carnovale. On June 15, 1991 at St.  Patrick's Church in San Diego, CA, he married Elva Lau who  survives.
 Michael was a 1974 graduate of Cameron County High School and a graduate of  Mansfield University with a degree in law enforcement and criminology. He was  employed as a police officer in Atlantic City, NJ and Denver, CO before  joining the Marriott Hotel Corporation where he worked in 8 different  cities over a period of 26 years. Most recently he worked in San Francisco,  San Diego, Los Angeles and Dana Point, CA as hotel manager and director of  security and loss prevention. He was an expert in the installation and  maintenance of keyless-card lock, security camera and alarm systems. While at  the Marriott Marquis in NYC, Mike received the President's Award for  resuscitating a young boy who nearly drowned in the hotel pool. At the  Marriott-Anaheim Convention Center, many notable guests were hosted including  Presidents, Presidential candidates, government and military leaders as well  as foreign dignitaries. Mike would meet with the local police and government  officials to establish safety and security measures.

 In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Madeline, and a son,  Alexander; his father, Bruno Carnovale of Emporium, PA; four sisters, Debra  (David) Gschwendtner of St. Marys, PA, Maria (Dennis) DiBello of St. Leonard,  MD, Kathleen Carnovale of Emporium, PA, Laurie (James) Horrocks of York, PA;  one brother, Frank (Paula) Camovale of Bloomfield Hills MI, his  mother-in-law, Thelma Lau of Walnut, CA, and several nieces, nephews, aunts,  uncles, cousins and many friends.
 Michael loved gardening, cooking/baking, skiing and spending time with his  family. He enjoyed sports and was a member of the wrestling and football team  at Cameron County High School and played football for Mansfield University.  He was an active member of St. Norbert Catholic Church in Orange, CA and a  volunteer at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, CA. Mike was involved in  many community, professional and religious organizations.

 A Vigil and Rosary Service were held on October 17, 2011 at St.  Norbert's and a Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, October  18th at St. Norbert's with Father Patrick Rudolph as celebrant. Burial  was at the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, CA.

 A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Marks Catholic Church in  Emporium on Saturday, December. 3, 2011 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert  and Rev. Daniel Wolfel Concelebrating.

 Memorials, if desired, may be made to Michael Carnovale fund, ℅ Elva  Carnovale.
Go to Barnett Funeral Home to  view the entire obituary and add a condolence.  

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen Association

‎Sinnemahoning Sportsmen Associations 2012 Memberships on sale now.
  $12.00 for Active Member, $10.00 for Social and $6.00 for Jr. 
Stop in the club to renew your current membership or get your application and become a new member!

Free German Shepard

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Click It or Ticket

In conjunction with "Click It or Ticket", Emporium State Police will be conducting a free chiuld safety seat check on Thursday (11-17-2011) between 10 am and 2 pm at Cool's Auto Repair on Route 155, north of Emporium in Shippen Township. Please BUCKLE UP !

Monday, November 14, 2011

Pauline A. Decker

Pauline A. Decker, 35, of 448 Meadow Rd., Emporium died at her residence on Sunday. (November 13, 2011) She was born November 21, 1975 in Coudersport a daughter of Keith Reickerd, Sr., Emporium and Betty Burdick Langley, Emporium.
She married the late Christian Decker, Sr.
Mrs. Decker graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1995 and then attended DuBois Business College. She worked as a caregiver. She was a member of the Emporium Fire Department Auxiliary, Vets Club and the Christabelle Club. She enjoyed attending her childrens sporting events.
Son: Jacy Langley, Emporium
Daughter: Lacey Decker, Emporium
Son: Wendell O'Brien, Jr., Emporium
Step-son: Christian Decker, Jr., Austin
Parents: Hollis and Betty Burdick Langley, Emporium
Father: Keith Reickerd, Sr., Emporium
Brother: Keith Reickerd, Jr., Emporium
Sister: Alicia Stadden and her husband Larry, Emporium
Paternal Grandfather: James Reickerd, Buffalo
Preceded in Death By:
Husband: Christian Decker, Sr. who died in October 31, 1999
Maternal Grandparents: Elmer and Mary Ludwig Burdick
Paternal Grandparents: Lefty and Irene Thomas Lewis
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6-8 PM.
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Thursday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Rock Pifer, Pastor, Free Metholist Church, officiating.
Private Burial will be on Friday in the Niles Valley Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at
Barnett Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Matthew Cash Grimone

Matthew Cash Grimone, 22, of 29 Grimone, Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Saturday, November 12, 2011 night following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born February 22, 1989 in Woodstock, Illinois a son of Matthew and Barbara Wilk Grimone, Emporium
Cash graduated from Cameron County High School. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved all sports.
In addition to his parents
Sister: Heather Grimone, Bradford
Sister: Bre Grimone, Emporium
Maternal Grandparents: Thomas and Rose Reed Wilk, Emporium
Paternal Grandparents: Frank and Patricia Austin Grimone, Emporium
Several: Aunts, uncles and Cousins
There will be No Visitation.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium onTuesday, (November 15, 2011) at 1:00 PM with Rev. Mark Conklin, Pastor, Christian Missionary & Alliance Church, officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.
Online Condolences may be placed at
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Election Results

Some election results as follows for Cameron County  - Commissioners- Phil Jones, Glenn Feibig, Jim Thomas. Barry Brown for Judge.

CCMH Community Outreach Event

EVENT:    No-cost Diabetic Health Fair
DATE/TIME:    Thursday, November 17, 2011   9:00 a.m. to noon
        LOCATION: Irwin Medical Arts Center connector at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, 1001 East Second Street, Route 6 East, Coudersport, PA. DETAILS: The Diabetic Health Fair will offer a variety of diabetic resources, nutritional information and free health screenings including: 
        • A1C blood glucose testing
        • Pulmonary function screening
        • I-Step foot screening
        • Flu & pneumonia vaccines
        • Fasting cholesterol profile
        • Fasting glucose test
        • Osteoporosis heel screening
        • Body fat analysis
        • Blood pressure screening

Monday, November 7, 2011

Irvin L. Dempsey, Jr,

Irvin L. Dempsey, Jr, 77, of 167 Driftwood Ave.,PO Box 264, Driftwood, PA died at his residence on Saturday, November 5, 2011 morning.
He was born August 26, 1934 in Driftwood, PA a son of the late Irvin L. and Celesta Fiscus Dempsey, Sr.

He married Doris Ellenberger Dempsey, who Survives.
Mr. Dempsey served with the US Navy. He retired from Mallory Lumber, as a sawyer, where he worked for many years. He had enjoyed hunting and fishing

In addition to his wife Doris Ellenberger Dempsey
Son: Jack Dempsey and his wife Michelle, Emporium
Daughter: Sherry Gleason and her husband Richard, Allegany, NY
Daughter: Cindy Dempsey, St. Louis MO
Daughter: Jaime Filer and her husband Richard, Weedville
7 Grandchildren
Sister: Maxine McIsaac, Driftwood
Brother: Raymond Dempsey and his wife Cindy, Driftwood
Brother: Jim Dempsey and his wife Janice, Terre Hill, PA
Preceded in Death By:
Parents: Irvin L. and Celesta Fiscus Dempsey, Sr.
Son: Tracy Dempsey
Daughter: Brenda Dempsey
At Irvin's request there will be No Service and No Visitation.

Online Condolences may be placed at
Barnett Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

Traffic Stop On Rt 120

A Dickerson Run, PA man was charged with a  DUI Sunday afternoon at 4:50 pm when stopped on Route 120, approximately one mile east of Hunt's Run, in Lumber Township, Cameron County.
Robert B. Fields, 41, of Dickerson Run, PA, was stopped for a traffic violation by Trooper David A. Surra of the Emporium station. Trooper Surra found Fields to be under the influence of alcohol.
Charges of DUI and summary violations will be filed against Fields in District Court

Sunday, November 6, 2011

William C. Johnson

William C. Johnson, 90, of 502 Singer Way, Red Hill, PA 18076 and formerly of Emporium, PA, died November 2, 2011 at St. Lukes Quakertown Hospital.
He was the beloved husband of Ruth E. (Worrell) Johnson for 67 years. Born in Varmland, Sweden he was a son of the late Carl O. and Bertha (Erickson) Johnson.

He retired in 1980 from Sylvania. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and Little League umpiring. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Emporium, the Bucktail Rod & Gun Club as well as the Men's Club in Cameron County.

Surviving with his wife are his sons, Gary M. and his wife Carole A. Johnson of Westport, MA and Roger W. and his wife Ginny A. Johnson of East Greenville, PA; his grandchildren: Scott Boan, Jill Brill, Brian Johnson and Robin Giuliano and his brother Donald Johnson of Smethport.
He is preceded in death by his siblings Lawrence and Ingrid Johnson.

Services will be held privately at the family's convenience.

Contributions may be made in his honor to Cameron County Little League Association, c/o Glen Feibig, 20 E. Fifth St., Emporium PA 15834 or to Bucktail Rod & Gun Club, c/o Carl Carlson, 125 E. Fifth St., Emporium PA 15834.

To offer online condolences visit

16th Annual Christmas Benefit Dance

16th Annual Christmas Benefit Dance
December 3rd
8:00 p.m.
Emporium Vets Club

Benefit: Tasha Smith

$25.00 per Couple
$20.00 Single
Includes snacks,beer,soda,music
Music by Carl Mitchell

Contact Connie Garrigan @ 486-9445 or
Carrie Crane @ 486-3458 to donate items
for the Chinese Auction

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cameron County Food Pantry For November

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 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.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen Assoc Inc

Membership applications are now available to be downloaded and printed.
Once printed, please fill out the form completely and mail to the club along with the appropriate dues.
The mailing address is:
Sinnemahoning Sportsmen Association, Inc.
 15 Club Road - P.O. Box 102
Sinnemahoning, Pa. 15861


Wednesday, November 9, at 7:00 PM
in O’Connell Hall
Refreshments will be served. Donation $5
Everyone is welcome. There will be a drawing and chances will be sold on an autumn themed basket and raffled off that night. 
Members please donate new items for bingo prizes.  Items may be dropped off in the box in O'Connell Hall.