Archive - Nov 17, 2010
Patricia A. Larkin, 78, of DuBois, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born April 28, 1932 in Emporium, daughter of the late Alfred and Veronica (Orsy) Mitcheltree.
In 1949, she married Charles W. Larkin, who preceded her in death in 1974.
She was raised in Driftwood and lived in several local communities, including, Emporium, Johnsonburg, St. Marys, Ridgway and most recently DuBois.Â She was a homemaker who enjoyed her time with her family and grandchildren, and especially enjoyed having dinner out with her family.
Faye E. Parziale Buck, 85, of St. Paul, Minn., died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010.
She was born Jan. 6, 1925 in Weedville, daughter of the late Ralph Parziale and Mary Louise Cimenari Parziale Scarzo.
She had resided in St. Paul since 1953. She made numerous trips to Pennsylvania over the years to visit family and friends.
She was affiliated with the Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul for 35 years.
Dormilee Ellen Feustel, 78, born and raised in Ridgway, died Monday, Nov. 15 at Conestoga View in Lancaster, under hospice care. She resided with her daughter, Cheryl Keener, for many years in East Petersburg until October 2010 after a terminal illness.
She was a member of the Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ in Mountsville. She had many musical accomplishments, including singing for many weddings. One of her favorite recognitions was directing and starring as the Mother Abbess in "The Sound of Music" in November 1969 as part of the Footlighters Theater Group of Elk County.
RIDGWAY - On Monday, arguments were heard by Judge Richard A. Masson, president Judge of the Elk County Court of Common Pleas, pertaining to a motion to move the homicide trial of Lawrence Earl Donachy Jr., 35, outside of Elk County.
Donachyâ€™s defense attorneys, Shawn McMahon and George Daghir, cited pre-trial publicity as their reason for filing the motion.
Donachy is charged in the April 6, 1999 rape and murder of Irene Challingsworth, a 57-year-old St. Marys beautician, after he allegedly broke into her Walnut Street residence.
The Elk County Commissioners awarded the Recovery Zone Bonds Tuesday to Precision Compacted Components, Inc. [PCC] of Wilcox and Unique Venture Group of St. Marys for the building of a restaurant in downtown St. Marys.
In June 2009, the U.S. Treasury Department announced $25 billion in bonds authority available under the Recovery Zone Bonds program. The effort is geared towards areas "particularly affected by job loss and will help local governments obtain financing for much-needed economic development projects, such as public infrastructure development."
The final public meeting regarding the master site plan for the West Creek Recreational Trail, a planned Rails-to-Trails corridor between St. Marys and Emporium, was held Wednesday evening at St. Marys City Hall. The final plan will now be sent to the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) for review.
According to Michelle A. Brummer, environmental planner for Gannett Fleming, Inc., the proposal is for a trail along an abandoned 19-mile segment of railroad that is now owned by the West Creek Recreational Trail Association, Inc.
PHEASANTS FOREVER MEET THURSDAY
Pheasants Forever Chapter 630 will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 at the Capital City fire hall on Front Street in Ridgway.
For more information, contact Jane at 814-772-4604 or visit www.northcentralpa.pheasantsforever.org.
ST. MARYS AREA FALL SPORTS BANQUET TONIGHT
The St. Marys Area High School fall sports banquet will be held this evening beginning at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
Following dinner, the group will adjourn to the Carpin Auditorium for the awards portion of the evening.
At the request of city councilman Dick Dornisch, members of the St. Marys City Council once again discussed looking into imposing restrictions on Marcellus gas drilling near residential areas and water supplies within the city at their recent meeting.
The timeless story of a poor youngster who becomes a successor to a candy empire is sure to entertain audiences of all ages, as part of this yearâ€™s Elk County Catholic High School Drama Departmentâ€™s production of â€śWilly Wonka.â€ť
â€śThough there has been a movie version since the 70s, the stage adaptation is relatively recent,â€ť said Ted Hanes, drama department director. â€śThis show is a fun show that will not only entertain the children in the audience, but also the adults.â€ť
Several Ridgway residents attended Tuesday morning's Elk County Board of Commissioners meeting and questioned local government officials' diligence in protecting the area's water supply during the recent Marcellus Shale drilling boom.
One resident, Clifford Stump, who resides along Montmorenci Road in Ridgway Township, expressed his concern about the drilling and its environmental impact.