Archive - Nov 2010
Sharon E. Jerko, 79, of 135 Laurel Lane, Kersey, died Sunday morning, Nov. 21, 2010 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born July 15, 1931 in Hallton, daughter of the late George and Geraldine Dobson Zimmerman.
On Aug. 20, 1955, in St. Leo's Church, Ridgway, she married George R. Jerko, who survives.
Bear season opened Saturday, though numbers were down slightly from in years past.
This year's three-day hunt began on Saturday in an effort by the Pa. Game Commission to try to accommodate more hunters.
"It was really designed to increase opportunities," said Doty McDowell, Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer for the Northcentral Region. "By opening on a Saturday, there are kids that wouldn't be available to hunt on a Monday, so by providing a Saturday opener they were hoping to provide more opportunity for everybody."
Several visitors aired their concerns and thoughts on numerous issues during Thursday eveningâ€™s Jay Township Supervisors meeting.
Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Daniel was in attendance at the meeting and said there have been no new trends occurring within the township that residents should be concerned about.
â€śAs always, we are trying to get township input about any problems,â€ť Daniel said.
The Elk County Sheriff's Department recently accepted a donation from the Loyal Order of Moose in Ridgway to help offset the costs of various programs offered to the community's children.
"We go to any location, normally every year we'll go to the different schools and present different programs," Deputy Chief Theresa Merritt said. "There is an organization that does homeschooling and we started going to those as well."
Among the programs offered are Amber Stick, Kid Escape Program and Child Photo ID.
Mary Rose Sharkey, 82, of 570 North Michael St., St. Marys, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at the Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.
She was born April 16, 1928 in Philadelphia, daughter of the late David W. Oâ€™Brien, MD, and Mary Rose Magee Oâ€™Brien. She was the beloved wife of Dennis A. Sharkey Jr., MD, who survives. They were married June 25, 1955 in Waynesboro, Va.
The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce presented "Light Up Night '10" on Friday evening. A sizable number of area residents gathered on the Diamond for the lighting of the city's Christmas lights and the arrival of Santa Claus.
Festivities got underway at 6:30 p.m., with the St. Marys Area Middle School Wind Ensemble entertaining the crowd.
Santa was escorted by the Crystal Fire Department to Northwest Savings Bank, where a long line of area youngsters waited for a chance to tell him about their holiday wishes.
Michael P. Burke, 73, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, and formerly of Bennetts Valley, died on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 26, 1937 in Bryn Mawr, son of the late Cyrl and Olga Burke.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Burke, on Nov. 4, 2001.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
SMETHPORT -- A hearing on the suppression of evidence against murder defendant Waide Eugene Nolf opened Thursday afternoon in McKean County Court.
Nolf is charged with the March murders of Tonya M. Haight, 24, and her 22-day-old baby, Tamara N. Haight. The defendant and the victims shared the same residence at 56 Pleasant St., Bradford, with five others.
McKean County District Attorney Ray Learn, who is seeking the death penalty, called three witnesses at the 90-minute hearing Thursday before County President Judge John Pavlock.
According to Bekki Titchner, Elk County recycling coordinator, an instance of illegal dumping took place in the Jackson Road area on property owned by Bob Troha sometime between the evening of Saturday, Nov.6 and Sunday, Nov. 7.
Troha and his son, Steve, addressed members of the West Creek Recreational Trail Association, Inc. on Wednesday evening regarding the matter. They explained that the material was originally dumped on property belonging to the Trail Association, but was then pushed onto their property by ATV riders.
The St. Marys Area High School held their Fall Sports Banquet Wednesday night. The banquet portion of the evening was held in the school cafeteria, with the awards taking place in Carpin Auditorium following a welcome by Terry Straub, SMAHS Activities Director.
The first coach to the podium was golf coach Dan Vollmer. Vollmer recognized his assistant coach, Travis Wendel, while noting that his squad finished with a 3-9 record. He said that there is more to a teamâ€™s success than their record, and that his squad had positive behavior and improved as the season progressed.