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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Super Bowl Sunday @ Gibbs Aroma Cafe & Restaurant

Super Bowl Sunday @ Gibbs Aroma Cafe & Restaurant  
 Although the dining room will still be closed,
we will be taking orders for pizza, wings, etc for pickup between 2 & 5 pm.
  All orders must be placed by Saturday noon to ensure we have enough of everything.
 Call 486-7662 for more details and to reserve your pick-up time.

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen Association

Game Feeding Program
Jan 12 - Feb 23 2013
(none Feb 16)
Saturdays 10am to noon
Purchase game cards at club
Coyote HuntFeb 15-16-17, 2013
Registration at club
Mailed applications must be postmarked by February 2 2013
Download application here

Monday, January 28, 2013

Margaret E. "Peg" Krellner

Margaret E. "Peg" Krellner, 95, of 1570 Bucktail Road, St. Marys, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born November 30, 1917 in Transfer, PA, a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Gaede Cooney.   On November 24, 1938 in St. Marys Church, she married the late Joseph Krellner, who preceded her in death in 1986.

Peg was a member of Queen of the World Church. She volunteered at the Elk Regional Health Center Re-Sale Shop for more than 40 years. She was an avid bridge player and was a member of 2 bridge clubs. She also enjoyed reading and enjoyed visits from her grandchildren.

 Son: Justin Krellner and his wife Becky, Coudersport
 Son: Brian Krellner and his wife Chris, St. Marys
 Daughter: Sandra Metzler, St. Marys
 Daughter: Evelyn, Mrs. Bud Krug, St. Marys
 Daughter: Patricia, Mrs. Carl Pfeufer, St. Marys
 Daughter: Susanne, Mrs. Bill Astley, Plattsmouth, NE
 Daughter: Paula, Mrs. Dan Micale, Toby
 Daughter-in-law: Annice Krellner, Emporium
 Son-in-law: Walter Wilson, Kersey
 30 Grandchildren
 21 Great Grandchildren
 2 Great Great Grandchildren

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by:
 Son: Ted Krellner in 2011
 Daughter: Kathy Wilson in 2003
 Sister: Kathryn Cooney in early childhood
 Brother: John Cooney and his wife Genevieve
Son-in-law: Frank Metzler

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the Queen Of The World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 12:00 PM with Rev. Michael Ferrick, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Burial will follow in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys on Tuesday morning from
 9:30-11:30 AM.

 In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that a bush, flowers or a tree be planted in memory of Peg.
 Lynch-Green Funeral Home is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be placed at

CCHS Students Attend District Band Festival

On Friday evening, Jan 25, 165 music students from 41 schools throughout the area performed in the PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association) District II Band Festival concert. Elk County Catholic High School was the host of this year's festival.  Dr. Stephen Bolstad, a native of St. Marys and former band director at St. Marys Area High School, was the guest conductor.
The band performed seven arrangements.
  Representing Cameron County at this years festival were high school students  Shiqun Ou, Brea Whiting, Katrina Neyman, Genna Barr and Anastasia Lapolt.
Congratulations on a job well done! 

Cameron County School News

Girls Basketball 2012-2013
JV games start at 6 p.m. with Varsity to follow
Jan. 29       Smethport      Away
Matches start at 6 p.m.
Jan. 30 Coudersport Home

Boys Basketball 2012-2013
JV games start at 6 p.m. with Varsity to follow
Jan. 31      Northern Potter     Away
There will be a dance in the High School Cafeteria on Saturday, February 2nd from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. for grades 7-12. This dance benefits the CCHS Archery Club. Wear camo and get $1 off the price of admission!
 The Parade of Stars will be in the High School Auditorium on February 15th and 16th. Come out and see some great local talent.
 Baguba Wrestling is selling t-shirts. Order forms are in the High School front office.
Deadline for orders is  February 8th.

Red Cross Blood Drive Schedule

Thursday, February 14
11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
East 3rd Street, Emporium
To schedule an appointment to donate please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit for more information. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Individuals should bring their Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when they come to donate.

Elk Regional Requests No Visitors Jan 30th

On Wednesday, Jan. 30, Elk Regional Health Center’s clinical care team will be relocating all of the patients on the Health Center’s medical, surgical, and pediatric unit to the newly constructed unit.
During the transition, which will take place on Wednesday morning and afternoon, Health Center officials have asked that family members and friends refrain from visiting patients in order to ensure a smooth transition to the new unit.
Visitors will be welcomed to the new unit beginning Thursday morning, January 31. Questions about a patient’s new room number can be answered by Health Center personnel at the Registration desk or by nursing staff on the new unit.
To access the new medical, surgical, and pediatric unit on Thursday morning, visitors should take the elevator in the main lobby to the second floor.
For more information about the transition, please call the Health Center’s Public Relations Department at (814) 788-8532 or (814) 788-8832.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

William B. Weis

William B. Weis, 83, of 634 Evergreen Rd., St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the Cleveland Clinic after a brief illness. He was born May 26, 1929 in St. Marys, son of the late Leander [Lee] and Marian Ryan Weis.
 He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, class of 1947. In his early years he had worked for the FBI, then served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. After the service he worked for the Stackpole Carbon Co. for 30 years and then founded the Penn Metal Stamping in 1978 and retired from the company in n1994.
On Oct. 30, 1954 in the Sacred Heart Church he married Ann Bauer, she survives.
 He is also survived by a daughter, Ann Marie Picard and her husband William of Liberty Township, Ohio; three sons, Jude A. Weis and his wife Deborah of St. Marys, Larry L. Weis and his wife Cyndi of Pittsford, N.Y. and Peter J. Weis of St. Marys; six grandchildren, Connie King, Marc Picard, Michael Picard, Carly Weis, Molly Weis and Abby Weis; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Joanne Gerg and her husband Ken of Emporium; and a brother James Weis and his wife Helene of Rockford, Ill.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lee Urmann and by a brother, Leo [Buck] Weis.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Eric Vogt OSB and Msgr. John B. Haggerty officiating
 Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen Burial Detail. Burial will follow in the St. Marys Cemetery.
The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Marie B. Kantner

Marie B. Kantner, 85, of West Sixth Street, Emporium, died Monday, January 21, 2013, in her home.
Born May 16, 1927 in Tamaqua, she was the daughter of Percy and Julie Vailonis Bellis. On December 27, 1947 in Tamaqua, she married Donald J. Kantner who died April 6, 1991.
She was a graduate of Tamaqua High School in Schuylkill Countyand was employed for several years by Atlas Chemical Company.
A former resident of Woolrich, Marie moved to Emporium in 1960 and for a few years was an elementary school teacher’s aid.
Mrs. Kantner was a member of St. Mark Catholic of Emporium, where she was past president of the Rosary Society. She was a former member of the Emporium Garden Club, Emporium Country Club and the Ladies Auxiliary of Emporium Country Club.
Survivors include: three sons, James D. Kantner and wife Brenda of Quakertown, Robert J. Kantner of Acton, Mass., and Russell H. Kantner of Emporium; two granddaughters, Becki Ohrberg of Billings, Montana and Heather Kantner of Quakertown; one great grandson, Alexander Ohrberg at home; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Kantner was predeceased by two sisters, Eleanor Koble and Ruth Witanek and one brother, Anthony Bellis.
The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, January 24 in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Mark Church with Fr. Paul Siebert, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Tamaqua.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service.

Red Raider Athletic Events

Shown Lady Raider Amelia Holjencin   #22
Lady Raiders
Jan 22  Lady Raiders vs   Oswayo Valley         Away
Jan. 24 Lady Raiders vs   Austin  @ Home
 JV games begin at 6 pm, Varsity follows

Boys Basketball
Jan. 24 Raiders vs   Austin      Away

Wrestling  Bagubas

Jan 23  The Bagubas vs  Sheffield @ Home
Jan 25 - Bagubas vs  Port Allegany  @ Home
Matches begin at 6 pm

Monday, January 21, 2013

Cold Weather Sets In

Sterling Run reports a temperature of 14 degrees, high today of 25.
  My thermometer reads 12 degrees at midnight.
In this type of weather, don't forget to take extra care of any animals outside!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Emporium Borough Webcam

Our first webcam is up and running!     Click the Web Cams tab on the menu bar.

Cam brought to you through a cooperative effort between The Emporium Borough and the Emporium Foundation, and with technical help from Ed Moate, Trunzo Consulting, and myself. This is the first of several webcams that will be broadcast live in the Emporium Borough.

We experienced some difficulties and delays with this project, but will be working throughout the winter to bring the rest of the cams online. The is one provides a view from the flagpole outside the Emporium Borough offices.
 If you click on the video feed it will zoom in. Every single click is 50% more zoom. You can then use your arrow keys on keyboard to move around in the feed. When done just double click the feed to reset the zoom.

 You will need to log in to view the cam. Log in is FREE but remember your username and password.

Emporium Garden Club Planning a Flower Show in 2013

Emporium Garden Club will kick off 2013 at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Monday January 28 at 6:30pm. The focus will be on the planned petite flower show to be held July 6 during Weekend in the Wilds. Member Margaret Harris will explain the rules for entries and show examples of petite displays. Pat Martin and Bertyl Emmet will discuss growing flowering herbs.
  The club will also participate with the Cameron County Conservation District in the upcoming “Trees and More” sale. The meetings are open to the public. If you would like to join the yearly dues are $15.00.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sunset Over Emporium

Charlotte M. Zuback

Charlotte M. Zuback, 82, of 46 Huckleberry Circle, Emporium, PA died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Friday (January 18, 2013) morning. She was born January 20, 1930 in Emporium, PA a daughter of the late James M. and Monica Spellenberg Parish.
She married the late Robert E. Zuback
Mrs. Zuback graduated from Emporium High School. She was a very involved member of the Emporium Senior Center.
 Surviving Son: Robert Zuback and his wife Jean, Emporium Son: Donald Zuback, Emporium Son: Joseph Zuback and his wife Terri, Pinedale, WY 3 Grandchildren: Renee Narby, Michael Zuback & Brandi Panter 5 Great Grandchildren: Alexys, Allyson, Jakob, Kayli & Bryce Brother: James Parish and his wife Marion, Montoursville
 Preceded in Death By Parents: James M. and Monica Spellenberg Parish Husband: Robert E. Zuback Sister: Elnor Taylor
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Wednesday (January 23, 2013) at 2:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating. Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Tuesday from 3-5 PM.  Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Emporium Senior Center, 13-1/2 South Maple Street, Emporium, PA 15834

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

Water Tower

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Gary R. Kamats, 65

Gary R. Kamats, 65, of 1058 Gardeau Rd., Emporium, PA
died at DuBois Regional Medical Center, DuBois on Wednesday (January 16, 2013) afternoon.
He was born June 24, 1947 in St. Marys a son of the late George and Clara Zoschg Karats.
On August 29, 1970 in St. Leo Catholic Church, Ridgway he married Jane Imhof Kamats, who survives.
Gary graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1965. He served with the US Army during Vietnam Era. He then graduated from the University of Miami where he received an accounting degree. He was a partner of Kamats & Wolfanger, LLC., an accounting firm, in St. Marys. Gary was a very active member of the St. Marys Rotary Club where he had served as president and was currently serving on the board of directors as he had for many years. He was also a member of St. Mark Catholic Church. Gary enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, cooking and working around his home. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife Jane Imhof Kamats
Son: William Kamats and his wife Carmen, St. Marys
Son: Timothy Kamats and his wife Sarah, State College
Daughter: Beth Minnick, St. Marys
8 Grandchildren: Emily & Anna, Saresa, Xabine, Xura, Simone Alex and Casey
Sister: Louise Cooney, Emporium
Sister: Kathleen Kamats, Emporium
Sister: Pam, Mrs. Howard Stuart, Emporium
Sister: Margaret, Mrs. Ernie Lovett, Emporium
Sister: Carolyn Wolfanger, Emporium
Sister: Joanne Kamats, Seattle
Sister: Maxine, Mrs. John Zokaites, Zelienople
Brother: George "Mick" Kamats and wife Kathy, Nashville, TN
Brother: Donald Kamats and wife Jeanne, Springville, NY
Brother: Richard Kamats and wife Joanne, Orchard Park, NY
Preceded in Death By
Parents: George and Clara Zoschg Karats
Sister: Helen Ripple
Visitation with video tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Friday from 4-8 PM.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (January 19, 2013) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail following Mass.
Burial will be in the Portage Township Cemetery, Gardeau.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc., 2665 Lake Meade Road, East Berlin, PA 17316
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

No Attempted Abduction Occured

Viewers may have read about an apptempted abduction at the St Marys Area High School last evening.
Many people had the information shared on Facebook posts.
After an investigation, could not be determined any abduction had occured.

Charges Filed

State Police in Emporium have filed charges against Todd Erickson, 36, of Emporium,
 after he was found sleeping on 324 West Fourth Street on Saturday after 2 am.
 The trooper determined Erickson was under the influence of alcohol.
 Charges have been filed.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

After last weekends warm weather, this morning we were all reminded its still winter !

School Delay

Cameron County Schools are running on a 2 hour delay this morning.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Visitation Restrictions

Elk Regional Health Center and Pinecrest Manor are still under visitation restrictions due to the flu outbreak. We've listed the current restrictions below. Please help us spread the word and keep our patients and residents safe and healthy!

Only immediate adult family members may visit patients at the Health Center or residents at Pinecrest Manor. No children under the age of 18 will be permitted to visit.

Visitation to the Health Center's Maternity Unit is restricted to parents and grandparents ONLY. This means that no other family members, including children, regardless of their relationship to the patient, may visit.

These restrictions are in place until further notice. If you have any questions, please call the Public Relations Department at (814) 788-8532 or (814) 788-8832.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Music Booster Meeting

The Music Boosters will meet  tomorrow night, Jan 14th, at 7:00 pm
 in the CCHS band room.


Use caution when approaching the Norwich Hill area
The fog is very dense in areas. My passenger was kind enough to snap this photo for me.

Work on Rt 46

I'm not sure why electrical repairs were needed on this section of the highway,  but these workers were busy all day

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sabina H. Glasl


Sabina H. Glasl, 97, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, formerly of 186 Parkway Dr., Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center on Thursday (January 10, 2013) morning.
She was born October 25, 1915 in Tyler, PA a daughter of the late Jan and Helena Cheslock.
She married the late Francis A. Glasl.

Mrs. Glasl graduated from Houston Township High School, Penfield, PA. She was a homemaker her entire life. Sabina was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, C. D. of A. and the Emporium Fire Department Auxiliary.

Son: John Glasl and his wife Kathy, Emporium
Son: Charles J. Glasl, Emporium
Daughter: Barbara Hoffower and her husband Rodney, Emporium Daughter-in-law: Ruth Glasl, Greenwood, SC
17 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Jan and Helena Cheslock
Husband: Francis A. Glasl
Son: Stanley Glasl
3 Brothers and 2 Sisters

There will be No Visitation
. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be Celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Burial will follow in St. Mark Catholic Cemetery.

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.

Cameron County Food Pantry

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 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, January 8, 2013

Jean A. Floyd

Jean A. Floyd, 85, of 107 Floyd Rd., Sinnemahoning, PA formerly of Glen Burney, MD & Renovo, PA died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, PA on Tuesday (January 8, 2013) morning.

She was born June 20, 1927 in Philadephia, PA a daughter of the late Irvin and Ethel Johnson Weaver.
She married Robert Floyd, who survives.

She and her husband were married over 64 years. Jean graduated from Renovo High School and then worked at Robert Hall Clothing Store for many years. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Renovo, PA. She enjoyed living in Sinnamahoning and watching the wildlife. Jean mostly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband Robert Floyd
1 Daughter: Carol Floyd Pavlis and her husband Jeff of Glen Burnie, MD
4 Grandchildren: Michael (Elizabeth) Pavlis, Jon (Sarah) Pavlis, Ryan Floyd & Erin Floyd Weiss
1 Great Grandson William Pavlis
Brother: Irvin (Eileen) Weaver, Lakeland, FL

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Irvin and Ethel Johnson Weaver
Brother: Kenneth Weaver

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Friday, (January 11, 2013) from 3:00 -5:00 PM followed by the Funeral Service. The Rev. Chris Kindle, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, St. Marys, will officiate. Burial will be in the Floyd Family Cemetery, Sinnemahoning, PA

In lieu of flowers memorial Memorial Contributions may be made to American Heart Assoc., PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL, 60693 or to American Cancer Society, Cameron Unit, P.O. Box 62, 135 W. Fourth St., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements

Tricounty Rails To Trails Annual Meeting

January 13, 2013
The Tri-County Rails to Trails Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 10, at 7:00 P.M., at the American Legion, Pershing Ave., Brockway, PA. The public is invited.
The speaker for the evening will be Dale Fox, Executive Director of the Headwaters Resource Conservation and Development Council. Ms. Fox will be speaking about the new Headwaters Conservation Partnership and the new funding it is providing for regional conservation and community development projects. 
The Tri-County Rails to Trails Association is
 a private, non-profit association, it is supported by the contributions from members and friends.
Additional information may be found by visiting the Tri-County Rails to Trails Association website.

Monday, January 7, 2013

School Dismissals

There will be an Act 80 Day on January 18th.
 There will be a 12:10 dismissal for students.
 On January 21st, there will be no school for students due to a Faculty In-Service Day

Financial Aid Night

Financial Aid night for parents and students will be held on January 17th at 5:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
 A Financial Aid representative will be available to answer all questions regarding financial aid and how to complete the FAFSA application

Elk Regional Open House

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Joseph Raymond Manginell

Today, word was recieved concerning the death of Joseph Manginell. Joe  was born in Emporium in 1923 and lived there til 1969.  Joe and his wife, Joan,  owned the Tasty Freeze in Emporium.

 Joseph Raymond Manginell
Chili: 89, January 2, 2013. Predeceased by his loving wife, Joan M. (Bennett) Manginell. Survived by his 8 children: Raymond (Marlene) Manginell, Richard (Deborah) Manginell, Vickie (Bill) Schneider, Marilyn (Neil) Brehse, Robert Manginell, JoAnn (Phil) Werner, Tricia (Tim) Hayes, Ron (Monica) Manginell and his grandchildren: Brian (Paula Chase) Schneider, Brad (Tara) Schneider, Lisa (Charlie) Adler, Kristin and Matthew Cushman, Eric and Daniel Hayes, Rachel and Emma Manginell, Andrew Diller, Sydney and Avery Manginell, Katie, Ben and Beth Werner, Shaunte (Tim) Owens, Mike (Jill) Piazza, Joe (Marisa) Piazza and great grandchildren: Taylor and, Brooke Schneider, Isabella Adler, Brayden and Isiah Brehse, Carter and Maddox Owens, Dominic, Nickolas and Joey Piazza.
Joe was born in Emporium, PA, and proudly served in WWII aboard the U.S.S. Gunason DE 795. He was a Penn State Graduate and a retiree of the Eastman Kodak Co. He cherished his wife, Joan, through their 53 years of marriage. His greatest moments of pride and joy came from being with his family and grandchildren, telling jokes, laughing, eating (especially those desserts), and dancing. He was grateful for the company in the recent months of his good friend and companion Sue.
The family gratefully thanks his nurses Bonnie, Cindy, Anne, Everett, Melissa and others & friends and Staff at The Greens of LeRoy. He loved to tell everyone, "And in case you didn't know - my name is Joe".
 We will love you forever and ever.
Friends may call Saturday, January 5, 12-2pm, with funeral service immediately following at Leo Bean Funeral Home, 2771 Chili Ave., Rochester NY
 In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Heart Association in his memory.

David Hornung

David Hornung, 52, resident of Bel Air, MD passed away on January 4, 2013.

Dave was born on September 2, 1960 in Emporium, PA a son of Bernard Hornung of Emporium and the late Thelma Fackender Hornung. He was a graduate of Williamsport Area Community College and a valued member of the Smucker Natural Foods Company where he has worked for over 18 years. Dave was an avid baseball card collector and sports fan who loved his Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Orioles. More than the love for his sports, Dave loved his family. He was a loving husband and a wonderful father to both of his children.

Dave is survived by his wife, Lisa Cummings Hornung, two children Justin and Rachel Hornung, his father Bernard Hornung of Emporium, PA, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jim & Lynda Williams of North East, PA, nephews Derek Williams of Elkton, MD and Ryan Williams of Arlington, MA along with several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Thelma Fackender Hornung and twin sisters Jane and Jill Hornung that passed away at birth.

Visitation will also be from 5-8 PM on Tuesday (January 8, 2013) at the Barnett Funeral Home in Emporium.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church, Emporium on Wednesday (January 9, 2013) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor as Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mark Catholic Cemetery.

Donations can be made to the 2013 Walk to Cure Diabetes for team Rachel’s Runners

Barnett Funeral Home, Emporium is in charge of local arrangements

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Freethrow Competition

The K of C is sponsoring a Freethrow Competition at the High School Gym on Saturday, January 12th.
 This is for ages 10-14, boys and girls.
Prizes will be awarded!
 Any questions, please call Rich Balizet at 486-2045.

Ronald E. Schweikart

Ronald E. Schweikart
COUDERSPORT- Ronald E. Schweikart, 64, of Second St. passed away Wednesday (Jan. 2, 2013) in UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA unexpectedly.
Born July 1, 1948, in Port Allegany, he was a son of Joe and Mae Iddings Schweikart.
Mr. Schweikart had worked at Cameron Manufacturing, Emporium, Waste Management of Virginia, and most recently with GKN of Emporium.  

     He was a Vietnam War veteran, having served with the US Army with the 82nd Airborne Division.
He was a longtime resident of the area and a graduate of the Austin High School, Class of 1966.
He loved to visit casinos and enjoyed playing blackjack. He was also an organ donor.

     Surviving in addition to his longtime companion, Susan E. Peno of Coudersport, with whom he resided, are a son, Bradley J. Schweikart of Columbia, MO; two brothers, Roger (Patricia) Schweikart of St. Mary’s, PA, David (Sylvia) Schweikart of Bellevue, NE; three sisters, Sarah Lanphere and Myrtle Baker both of Emporium, and Nancy Williams of Port Allegany; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Tristan Schweikart, who died in 1998.

    There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 12, 2013) in the Keating Summit Methodist Church, with Kathryn Boyd officiating.
A military service will be conducted by the Potter County Honor Guard immediately following the service at the church.

     Memorials can be given to the family in honor of Ronald.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

Condolences can be made to: Susan E. Peno
1280 E. Second St.
Coudersport, PA 16915

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Eileen M. Hertlein

Eileen M. Hertlein, 71, of 200 E. Sixth St., Ext., Emporium died at her residence on Monday (December 31, 2012) morning.
 She was born August 16, 1941 in San Jose, California a daughter of the late Joseph and Elsie Menezes
 On January 8, 1960 in San Jose, CA she married Alan O. Hertlein, who survives

 Eileen graduated from James Lick High School in San Jose, CA. she worked for various places in Emporium. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

 In addition to her husband Alan O. Hertlein
 Daughter: Linda, Mrs. Dave Lopez, Windson, CA
 Daughter: Tina Hertlein, Emporium
 Daughter: Tracy, Mrs. Todd Swartz, Emporium
 6 Grandchildren and 1 Great Granddaughter
 Brother: Joseph Barcellos, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
 Brother: Delbert Barcellos, San Jose, CA
 Brother: Steven Barcellos, Emporium

 Preceded in Death By
 Parents: Joseph and Elsie Menezes
 Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday (January 5, 2013) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert and Rev. Rock Pifer, officiating.
 The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

 Burial will be in the Oak Hill Memorial Cemetery, Karthaus, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at

Cameron County School District

Cameron County School District
School will resume on Wednesday, January 2nd.
CCSD Lunch Menu
Sausage Patty
French Toast Sticks
Hash Browns
Carrots & Celery
Mandarin Oranges or

Frederick D. Alden

Frederick D. Alden, 87, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium and formerly of 502 Old Portage Rd., Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Monday (December 31, 2012) night.
He was born October 14, 1925 in Emporium a son of the late Fredrick E. and Alvera Wolfanger Alden.
On October 24, 1949 in First Baptist Church he married Twila Ludwig Alden, who survives.
Mr. Alden served with the US Navy during WW II. He retired from the Cameron County School District where he was a custodian for many years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Bucktail Rod and Gun Club and the NRA. He was also an avid hunter.

In addition to his wife Twila Ludwig Alden
2 Daughter: R. Sue, Mrs. Cecil "Gordon" Croft and Linda, Mrs. Rich Leavitt, both of Emporium
1 Grandson: David Leavitt
Sister: Colleen, Mrs. Carney Thomas, Afton, TN
Several nieces and nephews,
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Fredrick and Alvera Wolfanger Alden
Brother: In infancy

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Friday (January 4, 2013) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Russell J. Horning, officiating.
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Thursday from 4-7 PM.

Burial will be in the Portage Township Cemetery, Gardeau.

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.

Traffic Accidents - Sizerville Road

Neither driver was hurt in a crash on Sizerville Road at it's intersection with Sizer Run Road in Portage Township on December 19, 2012 at 1:05 PM.
Trooper Eric Farabaugh who investigated, said as a 1997 Mack E7-464 driven by Daryl M. Downes, 53, of Philipsburg, PA, was traveling southbound on Rt. 155, a 2005 Volkswagen Passat driven by Shirley J. Zimmer, 81, of Emporium, PA, turned onto Route 155 from Old Portage Road without first checking to see if the roadway was clear.
Downes steered his truck to the right, but was unable to avoid hitting the Volkswagen. The car was struck in the passenger side door with the left front tire. The truck started to spin counter clockwise and rotated about 90 degrees and came to rest across both lanes of travel. The Volkswagen continued southbound in the northbound lane and the front of the vehicle was pinned under the bumper of the truck.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts and were unhurt. The truck was able to be driven from the scene. The Volkswagen was towed.
Zimmer was cited for a stop sign violation.
An Emporium man suffered a minor injury but his 2000 Chevrolet sustained severe front end and undercarriage damage when his vehicle left the Sizerville Road on Saturday morning and went into the ditch.
Michael A. Pearson, 30, of Emporium, PA, was traveling north on Rt. 155, near the entrance to Sizerville State Park in Portage Township, Cameron County, when his vehicle traveled across the southbound travel lane and onto the shoulder of the roadway. It then traveled into a ditch, along the ditch for 122 feet, where it struck an embankment located in the ditch. It then traveled back onto the roadway and came to rest  facing east across the northbound lane of Rt. 155.
Pearson faces pending summary traffic charges in District Court.
Trooper John Whitcomb was assisted at the scene by members of the Emporium Fire Department and the Emporium Ambulance Service. The vehicle was towed by Ramsey's Garage.