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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Yard Sales - Town Wide Sales

Port Allegany Town Wide Yard Sales 

 Saturday, May 13, 2107 8:00 AM till ? 


Smethport Town Wide Yard Sales

Friday & Satuday - May 5 & 6, 2017 9 AM to 5 PM


Swap / Sale May 27, 2017

Tractor Supply Co. (Saint Marys, PA) St. Mary's tractor supply. St. Mary's Pennsylvania. At the tractor supply company parking lot. Bring what you have to sell. Come pick a spot and drop your tailgate. Or bring your own tables. Will have hotdogs for lunch. Hotdog sales goes to the 4-H. 10 AM till 2 PM. Rain or shine.

Emporium Senior Center 2nd Annual Yard Sale

The Emporium Senior Center’s Yard Sale went so well last June, that we decided to adventure it once again! The center is looking for donations, big or small. Spring Cleaning is a great time to find and donate your unwanted items, giving them opportunity to become someone else’s treasures. Any donations can be dropped off at the center Mon-Fri between 8am-3pm. We do request that there be no clothing donated if possible. Any questions, call the center at 486-3707. Thank you Also, for all you Yard Sale Enthusiasts out there, the Indoor (Rain or Shine) Yard Sale is planned for Sat, June 17th at 9am. Mark it on your calendars!


Pennsylvania Hundred Mile Yard Sale 

 Friday and Saturday, July 14 & 15, 2017 
 The 100 Mile Yard Sale is an annual event held the third weekend of July (Friday and Saturday.) The yard sales run at various locations through Clearfield, Cameron and Elk Counties in Pennsylvania.

2017 Hazen Flea Market Dates 

 May 6 & 7
June 3 & 4 
July 1 & 2
 August 5 &6 
September 2 & 3
 September 30 & October 1

Rotary News

Rotarian and Commissioner, Lori Reed, was the speaker at the Rotary luncheon meeting April 18th. Lori reviewed many of the accomplishments of the Commissioners in the first 16 months of their term including industry tours, PILT Tax increase, implementation of quarterly budget meetings with department heads to stay on track with county budget, along with various state tax proposals and other items impacting the county.

Mason Shaffer a Junior at CCHS was the 1st place winner of the Rotary 4 Way Speech Contest held at the Regional level in Clearfield April 22 with her speech on Girl’s Right to Education. The 4 Way Speech Contest incorporates the Rotary 4 Way Test: · Is it the TRUTH · Is it FAIR to all concerned · Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS · Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned

 Mason will move on to the District contest at Split Rock in May. Emporium Rotary congratulations this fine young lady on her accomplishment and wishes her well at the District level.

June Classes Planned for Artisan Center

June Classes Planned for Artisan Center

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center hosting a variety of classes for adults and children. Re purposing furniture and pottery classes limited to 10 students each.

June 7 will feature Sally Azzato teaching painting techniques on furniture you own. Students are encouraged to bring small pieces to transform. Students will receive an 8 ounce jar of paint, brush and sanding sponge. The class will run 10:30-12:30 and is $30.00. 
 Registration for this class closes May 27.

Artist Jacqueline Coble from Dubois will teach slab pottery construction. That form of construction relies on a uniformly piece of clay that can be cut or molded into shapes.

Children will press items into 4x4 tiles that will then be glazed and fired. The class will be held in Emporium on June 15 at 10:30am and the cost is $10.00.

The adult class is set for June 29 at 10am. A hanging pocket vase and tile will be created by students. Doileys, flowers, leaves or stencils can be used to create a hanging vase pocket, which will be glazed and fired. The tile will be cured using a smoking method. That class is $30.00.

Registration is available online at or by calling 814-486-4314.

Ryan Anthony Zoschg

Ryan Anthony Zoschg 

On April 29, 2017, Ryan Anthony Zoschg passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, following an 11-year battle with brain cancer. Ryan was born April 30, 1973, and grew up in Emporium, PA, graduating from Cameron County High School in 1991. He studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, graduating in 1995. He began working at Vocollect Inc in 1996 and was employed there his entire career. During his time at Vocollect Ryan was granted over 10 patents and was instrumental in the development of their speech-recognition computers. His talents and passion for innovation helped grow that small Pittsburgh-based startup into an industry-leading company with products used by over 500,000 people worldwide. 

 In 2002 he met the love of his life Melissa Hopbell, who he married and with whom he had two beautiful children, daughter Zoey and son Matthew. In 2006 Ryan and his family moved to the Indiana Township/Fox Chapel area of Pittsburgh, where he applied his engineering mind to painstakingly renovating their home. He was a member of Saint Joseph’s Parish in O’Hara Township.  
He leaves behind his wife Melissa, and his children Zoey and Matthew, both at home; his parents Matthew and Nancy Zoschg of Emporium, PA; his brother and sister-in-law Eric and April Zoschg and their sons Jordan and Mason of Raleigh, NC; his sister and brother-in-law Megan and Tom Canniere and their daughter (Ryan’s God-daughter) Josephine of Kinnelon, NJ; his parents-in-law Philip and Shirley Hopbell of Wilkins Township, PA; his sister-in-law Kimberly Hopbell Metzger and her daughter Savannah of Baltimore, MD; and his sister-in-law Kelly Cervi and her sons Karsen and Kameron of Jeannette, PA. 

His intelligence, stubbornness, love for mischief, kind heart, and infectious smile will be intensely missed by all of those who knew him.

 Friends will be received on Sunday April 30 from 2-4 and 6-8pm at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. ( 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday May 1 at 10 AM at Saint Joseph’s Parish in O’Hara Township (EVERYONE PLEASE GATHER AT CHURCH). 

 He will be interred at St. Mark’s Cemetery in Emporium, PA.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the "Ryan Zoschg Children College Fund" at Citizen's & Northern Bank, 135 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cory Clinger 2016 SHC Scholarship Winner

The Sylvan Heritage Council is proud and excited to announce that due to the success of last year's Pork & Cork event we are now able to offer a $500 educational scholarship to TWO RECIPIENTS!! 

Meet last year's scholarship winner Cory Clinger, Class of 2016!
 Cory is currently a freshman at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

The Sylvan Heritage Council, a group of Cameron County residents with diverse backgrounds, is committed to the betterment of our community through positive energy and action. We intend to continue to be a driving force behind that cause.

Dice Run June 24, 2017

ST Mark Church Upcoming Events

Upcoming events at St Mark Church in Emporium 

April 25 ~ Feast Day of St. Mark
 April 30 ~ First Communion and St. Mark Brunch
 May 7 ~ Mother/Daughter Breakfast 
 May 14 ~ Mother’s Day and May Crowning 
 May 21 ~ C. D. of A. 90th Anniv.

Rotary News

Rotarian, Dr. Joseph Blackburn, introduced his guest speaker, Todd DeLucia, District Manager of the Cameron County Conservation District, at the Rotary luncheon April 25th. Todd, a watershed specialist, updated the club on the different means of stream bank stabilization and fish habitat enhancement throughout the county.



Over the past 41 years GKN Sinter Metals Emporium facilities (originally PPM) have been supporting the Cameron County Community Chest via employee contributions through payroll deduction. An added incentive is that the company also donates to the drive. Since the inception of this program, GKN has been a major contributor to the Cameron County Community Chest in helping it to meet the fund drive goals. Over the years since the program started, GKN has raised between 25% and 67% of the funds needed to hit the goals of the Community Chest.

This year the donations from GKN and its employees total $8,439. This represents 41% of the $20,500 goal. The CCCC commends GKN and their employees for their continued support of the Cameron County Community Chest.

We are now six months into the 2017 fund drive. With the donation from GKN, we have collected $17,372 toward our $20,500 goal. Thanks to all who have contributed to the 2017 Fund Drive.

We still need your support. Donations and/or Memorials can be made for this drive through September of 2017. We will be keeping this drive open. Watch each month for updates.

No donation/memorial is too small. Please send your tax-deductible contribution to: Cameron County Community Chest, PO Box 134, Emporium, PA. 15834, Attn: Judd Schager. Help to support the Recreation Board, Community Nurses, Red Cross, Friends of the Library, the Package Team, and the Garden Club.

Cameron County Garage Sale

Cameron County Garage Sale 

When: May 27th Time: 9am - 2pm 

Where: Emporium Fire hall


(Please NO clothes or shoes or large furniture) 
PLEASE DROP OFF ALL ITEMS AT 678 SOUTH MOUNTAIN RD, Emporium, Pa. Cross over South Broad Street Bridge and head up the hill and follow the blue CC SPCA road sign. We are located all the way at the bottom of the hill on the right thru the metal gates. 
Please leave items in front of door. 
Thank you for your donations as these will help Spay and Neuter more cats and kittens in Emporium!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Chicken Waffle Dinner @ Emporium Senior Center

Dog Wardens to Conduct License, Rabies Compliance Checks

Dog Wardens to Conduct License, Rabies Compliance Checks 

May canvass to focus on Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, and Potter counties

Dog wardens from the state agriculture department announced plans to canvass five northcentral Pennsylvania counties during May. This outreach program helps to ensure that all dog owners in Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, and Potter counties have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs.

Pennsylvania law requires that all dogs three months or older must be licensed by January 1 of each year. The fee is $6.50 for each spayed or neutered dog and $8.50 for other dogs. Older adults and persons with disabilities may purchase a license for $4.50 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.50 for others.

Additionally, all dogs and non-feral cats (three months of age and older) must be vaccinated against rabies. Booster vaccinations must be administered periodically to maintain lifelong immunity.

Violators may be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.

For more information, dog owners should contact their county treasurer’s office:

 Cameron County Treasurer Staci Brown Phone: 814.486.3348

 For More Information – Visit or call 717-787-3062.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Emporium Made the List!

Emporium has made the list!

The 11 Best Small-Town Pennsylvania Festivals You’ve Never Heard Of

Visit this link for the full article

Storm Football Sign Ups

1st Day of Fishing Season

Fishermen lined the streams of Cameron County for the 1st day of the fishing season,
 Saturday Apri 15th

 Sunday, May 28, 2017, &
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 (Independence Day)

 Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish without a fishing license. Each year the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's Executive Director designates 2 Fish for Free Days. No fishing license is required to fish on Pennsylvania's waterways on these days.
 All other fishing regulations still apply.

Blood Drive Thursday April 20

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Alla E. Bergstrom

Alla E. Bergstrom, 83, of 303 S. Walnut Street, Emporium, PA died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Wednesday (April 12, 2017) morning. She was born February 2, 1934 in Emporium, PA a daughter of the late Archie A. and Fern Ruth Hutchinson Bush.

 On July 25, 1959 in Franklinville, NY she married the late William Bergstrom. Mrs. Bergstrom graduated from the former Emporium High School in the class of 1951. She retired from the former Phillips Co and later worked at Caldwell Corp. for 7 years until she retired in 1997. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Terri, Mrs. Mark Looney, Felton, DE and Karen, Mrs. Roger Neyman, Emporium and Four grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents, Archie A. and Fern Ruth Bush, her husband, William Bergstrom who died in March 9, 2003 and three sister, Dawn Mullet, Natley Myers and Kay Dolnick and one brother, Tyler K. Bush.

 At her request there will be No Service or visitation. Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA Memorial Contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 205 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

Byron H Horning

Byron H. Horning, Jr., 92, of 210 E. Allegany Ave., Emporium, PA died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Tuesday (April 11, 2017) afternoon following a brief illness. He was born September 12, 1924 in Emporium, PA a son of the late Byron H. and Lola Schwab Horning, Sr. On January 14, 1950 in Emporium he married the late Doris Munch Horning.

Byron graduated from Emporium High School. He attended trade school in Williamsport and then moved to Erie to apprentice at General Electric. He then join the US Navy and served during World War II. He moved back to Emporium from Erie in 1950 to work for his parents. He then began working at Sylvania where he worked until retiring in November 1989. He was a member of the First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and the Chairman of the Deacon Board, a moderator of the church, a Sunday school teacher and head usher. He was a charter member of Cameron County Little League. He served as a coach in Little League and was an umpire for over 50 years. He was a volunteer fireman for many years and also served on Emporium Borough Council. He was a past president on the board of the Mid-Cameron Authority and also served on the Board of Directors of the Newton Cemetery. He was very active in the Emporium Lodge #382 of F & A.M. where he became Worshipful Master in 1957 and then again in 2007. He served as secretary of the lodge from 1959 to 2007 and also secretary of Emporium Chapter #227. He was a member of the Coudersport Consistory and the Zem Zem Shrine Temple in Erie. Byron enjoyed eating lunch at the Senior Center, playing cards with his friends, attending all sporting events and recitals, and spending time with his dog, Soda.

Byron is survived by four sons, Robert Horning, China; Ronald (Grace) Horning, Emporium; Russell J. (Michelene) Horning, Shinglehouse; Randall (Anne) Horning, Emporium; two daughters, Barbara (Joe) Palumbo, Emporium; Bonnie (Tom) Spehalski, Emporium; 16 Grandchildren and 24 Great Grandchildren, one niece and five nephews.

He was preceded in death byhis parents, Byron H. and Lola Schwab Horning, his wife, Doris Munch Horning who died in 1995, brother, Edward L. Horning, Sr.

Funeral Service will be held at the First Baptist Church, 424 N. Broad Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (April 15, 2017) at 11:00 AM with Rev. James R. Horton, Jr., Pastor, First Baptist Church and Rev. Russell J. Horning, his son officiating. 

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium on Friday from 5:00-8:00 PM where a Masonic Service will be held at 5:30 PM and the American Legion will hold a service at 7:30 PM.

 Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery where a military service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 424 N. Broad Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to Cameron County Little League, 120 Willowwood Ct., c/o Sandy Bresslin, Emporium, PA 15834 to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834  
Online Condolences may be placed at 
 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Joan E Lyon Funeral Service

Saturday, April 29 at 10 AM - 3 PM 
First United Methodist Church, 4th St - Emporium, PA 15834 
 Visitation at 10:00 am 
Service at 11:00 am 
Burial at Moore Hill Cemetery
 Luncheon to follow in the Church basement

PA CareerLink of Cameron County

New Hours for the PA CareerLink of Cameron County!! We will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am to 12:30pm, for approximately 12 weeks. This is a temporary change in hours. 
 We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  
If you have any questions please contact us at 814-601-0538 or 814-834-2857.

Rod and Gun Club Meetin g

The annual Rod and Gun meeting will be held on April 19th at 7 pm at the Club.
 Guest speaker will be Randy Flament and his topic will be birds. 
Come out and enjoy Randy's talk.

Wykoff Bridge Re-opened

Wykoff Bridge Re-opened Detour has been lifted; remaining work will occur under traffic Clearfield, PA – As overall work continues, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) re-opened a Cameron County bridge today on Wykoff Run Road (Route 2001).

The bridge spans a branch of Wykoff Run on Route 2001 (Wykoff Run Road)) in Gibson Township, about one mile northeast of the Quehanna Highway (Route 2006) intersection. With the new bridge in place, PennDOT can remove it from Cameron County’s structurally deficient list.

PennDOT has also removed the 38-mile detour for the project. That detour used Wykoff Run Road (Route 2001), Quehanna Highway Route 2006), Route 555, and Route 120.

Remaining work will take place under traffic, with total completion expected by April 21. On average, almost 400 vehicles move through this area each day. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $500,000 project.

Drivers are reminded to move through work zones with caution, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

Emporium Moose

Driftwood Senior Center April 15th

Conservation Workshop Postponed

The 2017 Backyard Conservation Workshop has been postponed. The new date will be announced a later time. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the District office. Thank you.

Homeschool Day @ Sinnemahoning St Park

Fishmas Day at Sinnemahoning State Park

Fishmas Day at Sinnemahoning State Park 

Sinnemahoning - Celebrate the opening day of trout season with fun and fishy activities at Sinnemahoning State Park on Saturday, April 15 from 12:00 to 3:00 PM.

 This Fishmas Day celebration offers fish-related activities for all ages. Learn to identify the fish of Pennsylvania, make a fish print, look at mayflies through a microscope, and more. Hang a colorful lure on the Fishmas Day tree and receive free coffee, tea or cocoa for your family. Bring your catch along and add your photo to the Fishmas Day Gallery. The longest trout will be featured on Sinnemahoning State Park's Facebook page and digital photo exhibit. Wrap up the afternoon from 3:00 to 4:30 PM, with a program on bald eagles by Cecil Houser, retired PA Fish and Boat Commission officer. 

 Discover the status of Pennsylvania's bald eagle population and the impressive conservation efforts that helped our national symbol to recover. Program will begin in the classroom of the Wildlife Center then travel to the Wildlife Viewing Area for a look at the newest eagle nest. Spotting scopes and binoculars will be available. Fishmas Day will be held in the classroom of the Wildlife Center.

 All ages are welcome to participate in this free program. For more information about Fishmas Day or other programs at Sinnemahoning State Park, please contact the park office at 814-647-8401 or visit the DCNR online calendar of events at

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Youth Fishing Event @ Andrews Farm

Mark our calendar for April 15 the first day of fishing season. CCOYA wil be sponsoring our First day of fishing season Youth event at Andres farm on Sizerville Road, Rt 155. There will be lots to see and do and our friend Smokey Bear tells me he is planning to visit.
 Registration opens at 7:00am. 


James Edward Baker

James Edward Baker, 83, of 21211 CCC Memorial Hwy, Emporium, passed away on Wednesday (April 5th, 2017), at Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center, Smethport. Born August 7th 1933, in Springdale, PA, he was the son of the late James A. and Frances S. Baker. On January 22, 1955, in Westfield, NY, he married Sandra Fox, who survives.

Jim attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania on a football scholarship, received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1955 and later, a Master of Science degree from Penn State University in 1966. In 1958, after teaching for a short period at Plum High School in Pittsburgh, he moved his family to Emporium where he was a teacher of Biology and Zoology at Cameron County High School from 1958 to 1991. Although an inspired educator, “Mr. Baker” is perhaps best known as a coach. From 1960 to 1968 he headed the football program at CCHS. In 1968, he initiated the first wrestling program to which he applied the acronym “BAGUBA” (Brutally Aggressive Guys Uninhibited By Adversity), a trademark of CCHS wrestling that endures to this day. During his 6-year tenure, he coached 6 District IX champions and 21 D-9 place winners, amassing a career record of 44 wins, 38 losses and 1 tie. His legacy continued for decades with his son, who wrestled and also coached, and all three of his grandsons were BAGUBA wrestlers. After retiring as head coach, Jim became a PIAA wrestling official from 1976 to 1987. In 2014, he was awarded the BAGUBA Wrestling “Lifetime of Dedication” award and in 2016 he was inducted into the District IX Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Jim loved spending time with his family. He had a passion for firearms and also enjoyed gardening, fishing, and hunting.

In addition to his wife Sandy of 62 years, he is survived by a son, Scott (Kay) Baker of Emporium, and three daughters, Kim (the late Nick) Farina of Emporium, Kelly (Jeffrey) Wong of Stevensville, MD, and Kerry (Michael) Etchepare of Emporium, and a foster daughter, Roberta de Rosa of Warwick, RI; 6 grandchildren (Paul Baker, Mike Baker, Abby Etchepare, Paul Etchepare, Kristi Wong and Anna Wong) and one great-granddaughter (Jade Baker). He is also survived by a sister, Maxine Petrovsky of St. Petersburg, FL.

In addition to his parents and one son-in-law, he was preceded in death by a brother, Carlyn D. Baker, and a sister, Dorothy DeFelices.

There will be no public funeral service. The family is planning a private memorial at a later date.

Jim firmly believed in supporting youth activities in Cameron County.  Donations in his memory may be made to Cameron County BAGUBA Wrestling, 374 Meadow RdEmporiumPA 15834, or to Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA), 174 Nickler RdEmporiumPA 15834.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Senior Center Field Trip Update

Lancaster Field Trip “A group from the Emporium Senior Center is still looking at the possibility of taking a bus trip to Lancaster on Tuesday, May 16th. We need to find out if there is enough interested individuals, in order to make the trip possible. About 10 seats are still needing to be filled. 

The bus will be traveling to the amazing “Sight & Sound Theater” in Lancaster, PA to see the showing of “JONAH!” The cost for this trip would be $142 per person. Price would include 3pm Show Ticket for “JONAH”, cost for the transportation on the Fullington Bus, & dinner at the Hershey Family Restaurant. The Dinner will be served family style and will include the following: Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, Ham Balls, Mashed Potatoes, Bread Filling, Green Beans, Buttered Corn, Homemade Rolls, Shoefly Pie, Apple Pie, Hand Dipped Ice Cream, Tea, and Coffee. Yummy! 

 If you are interested in participating in this fun adventure, give the center a call at 814-486-3707 before Wed, April 19th.”

Canoe Race Is a Go For Today 4/8/17

Cameron County Canoe Classic is a go for Saturday.( today )

 Start time has been changed to noon.

 Latest blog updates from Randy will be found here

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Easter Egg Hunt @ Emporium Alliance Church

Canoe Race Update 4-6-17

Canoe Race Update 4-6-17

 Please visit this link for the latest updates on the race!

"" Here we go again its raining and the river is rising. It looks like it will be raining for awhile yet tonight. I am still hopeful with a windy day and less showers on Friday that the Driftwood will crest and settle down a bit and be within our parameters come Saturday. With that said we will be on our higher end scale of water level.

 I am going to have as many EMS folks as I can muster to keep an eye out and assist anyone that may have some issues. I am going to highly recommend that if you do not have experience paddling in higher faster water that you may want to set this year out. 

 A few paddling tips that may help. First don’t fear the water respect it. Make sure you have a good quality life jacket that FITS and is properly fitted to you. If you need to borrow a good one I have some available Please let me know ASAP. Very important Never Ever take your hands off your paddle your paddle is your prop it is what is going to keep you upright. Never grab the sides of the boat as soon as you do that, all control is lost. keep your boat as straight as possible keep your paddle in the water and just ride it through any heavy water you might find yourself in. 

 I will update again Friday and see where we stand. Fingers crossed AGAIN !!!

 Questions give me a call or email. Also one more thing as for Wykoff run road it will not open till Monday I personally drove down Red run/mix run Rd into Driftwood tonight in my Rogue to avoid the detour and it was fine I had no issues if some of you don’t mind the dirt road.""

Ethel M. Lewis

Ethel M. Lewis, 93, formerly of Bath, NY and Route 120 in Emporium, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium. Born January 19, 1924, in Brookville, Pa., she was the daughter of Peter and Twila Mae Reese Abplanalp.

 She was a 1941 graduate of Emporium High School and married George Alden Lewis who died April 18, 2010. After her marriage she and her husband relocated to Bath, New York where they were both employed, Ethel as a Librarian in the Bath New York Public Library. Following retirement they moved back to Emporium where they enjoyed golfing and where Ethel was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Emporium Country Club.

 She is survived by one stepson, Patrick Butler and wife Patricia of Williamsville, NY; one step grandson, Christopher Butler; two step grandchildren; caregiver and niece, Jeanette Micklich; and many other nieces and nephews.

 In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by one sister, Margaret Johnson in 2016.

 Friends will be received Saturday, April 8, 2017 in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium, from noon until 1:00 p.m. at which time Funeral and committal services will follow with the Rev. Lionel Owen, interim pastor of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of Emporium, officiating. 
Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

 Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service.

Gladys M. Schultz

Gladys M. Schultz, 94, of 284 Waldy Run Rd., Emporium, PA died at her residence on Wednesday evening. (April 5, 2017) She was born November 23, 1922 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Smrz Liska. On July 23, 1945 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin she married the late Arthur J. Schultz

Gladdie was a school teacher in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she taught English. After marriage, she came to Emporium and worked for eight years in the finance department at Sylvania. She then left Sylvania to stay home and raise her family. An accomplished pianist/organist, she had a great love of music and played many local events in the area. She played the organ for the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Emporium for over 50 years and provided piano accompaniment to the Singing Dutchmen of St Marys for over 45. More recently, she played keyboard for the Mountain Melodies instrumental group. Gladdie was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church and the St. Hilda’s Guild.

She is survived by a daughter, Lynne (Mike) O'Leary and son, Arthur J. (Edith) Schultz, Jr. both of Emporium; sister-in-law, Alice Liska, Santa Fe, NM; niece, Marcia MacEachron, New Mexico.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary Smrz Liska, husband, Arthur J. Schultz who died Feb. 28, 1998, and one brother, Donald J. Liska.

Funeral services will be held at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 144 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (April 8, 2017) at 11:00 AM with Father Matthew Ryan, Rector, officiating. 

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 East Fourth St., Emporium, PA on 
Friday from 6-8 PM.
 Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA 15834 or to another area animal shelter 

Online condolences may be placed at 

Rotary News

Rick & Betsy Zeigler of Johnsonburg, presented a program on their visit to Peru during the Rotary luncheon meeting April 4th. They shared a spectacular video presentation of the country, people, ruins of Machu Picchu, floating villages and also brought along some of their souvenirs for Rotarians to see. Also pictured (right) is Rotarian, Ron Luckenbill.

"MARK TWAIN" Coming to Emporium

"MARK TWAIN" Coming to told by storyteller Charles Kiernan Saturday April 29th 3:00 PM Emporium Fire Hall 519 N. Broad Street, Emporium, PA. 

 Charles, has, of late, been fobbing himself off as Mark Twain with some success. Twain is wont to ramble on about his boyhood memories, the newspaper publishing business, life on the Mississippi and frogs. Mostly, though, he likes to talk about the river. The intent of the show is to give the audience a bit of Twain's biography, his humor and his viewpoint. The subject for his talk is his evolving view on what is man. To illustrate his view on this subject at various points during his life, he feels compelled to give the audience some of his personal history (he being his favorite topic). His conclusions are what you might expect if you know something about Twain. It's the journey to that conclusion that is the fun.

 Storyteller Charles Kiernan, now retired from gainful employment, performs at theatres, listening clubs, schools, libraries, and arts festivals. He is also coordinator for the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild, Pennsylvania State Representative for the National Youth Storytelling Showcase and Pennsylvania State Liaison for the National Storytelling Network.

 Cameron County Historical Society, Barbara Moscato Brown Library, & the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce have joined together to bring to our community this amazing performance to our area. Don't let this opportunity pass you by! Refreshments will be available EVERYONE is welcome you can RSVP by calling 814-486- 4314. 
 A Q&A will follow. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Moose Charity Pool Tournament

Moose Charity Pool Tournament, benefits the Cameron County SPCA!
 Registration forms are at the Moose Lodge.

Monday, April 3, 2017



This special meeting will take place the first Tuesday of every month in O’Connell Hall at 6:30 P.M. The first gathering will be TUESDAY, APRIL 4TH at 6:30 P.M. 

 Please bring your friends and family…this is not just a Catholic gathering…
it’s open to everyone of all faiths.

2nd Annual Senior Center Yard Sale

2nd Annual Yard Sale 

The Emporium Senior Center’s Yard Sale went so well last June, that we decided to adventure it once again! The center is looking for donations, big or small. Spring Cleaning is a great time to find and donate your unwanted items, giving them opportunity to become someone else’s treasures. Any donations can be dropped off at the center Mon-Fri between 8am-3pm. 

We do request that there be no clothing donated if possible. 
Any questions, call the center at 486-3707. 

Thank you! 

Also, for all you Yard Sale Enthusiasts out there, the Indoor (Rain or Shine) Yard Sale is planned for Sat, June 17th at 9am. 

Mark it on your calendars!

Shippen Township Spring Cleanup

Shippen Township will be holding its annual spring clean-up on Saturday, April 22nd from 8:00 am through 12:00 pm at the Township building. 

 The cost will be $15.00 per truck or trailer load. Tires will be extra.
 We will NOT be accepting TV’s and computers this year.
 All refuse accounts must be current.

Bunny Breakfast Craft

Bunny Breakfast Craft 

 The Easter Bunny will hop to Cameron County Saturday April 15 at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Hall. The breakfast menu includes pancake, sausage, scrambled eggs and beverages and will be served from 9-11am.

 The price is adults $5.00 and children $3.00. This year children can make a bunny picture frame. The craft is included in the price plus all children will receive a treat from the bunny! The money raised benefits the Cameron County Fireworks. 

 This year the fireworks will blast off Saturday July 1.

Administrative Professional Day Activities

Administrative Professional Day Activities 

 Businesses can send their administrative professionals to lunch on Wednesday April 26. The Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center will host the luncheon 11am-1pm. Artist Sally Azzato will teach chalk painting, and glazing in a make it take it class. Lunch will be served by Aroma CafĂ© and include your choice of wraps, beverages, fruit salad and cupcakes Flowers N Things will provide the centerpieces and artisans will offer door prizes.

 “It is so important we continue to support local businesses,” says chamber director Tina Johns Solak. The entire event will be sourced locally. The cost is $30 for chamber members. Reservations are required by April 20. The chamber will accept reservations via its web site at or by phone 
at 814-486-4314.