Archive - May 1, 2011
State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) presented a citation to the Penn-Elk Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) during the group's 90th anniversary luncheon, which was held at The Red Fern in Fox Township on Saturday afternoon.
The chapter was originally formed on April 17, 1920; however, it was not officially chartered until April 17, 1921.
Gabler began by expressing his appreciation to the group for all that they do.
The Elk County Conservation District [ECCD] plans to turn the West Creek Wetlands into an outdoor education center.
The district has $19,389.87 from remaining grant monies to improve the wetlands.
Peter V. â€śPeteâ€ť Straub, 88, of Oil City, died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at UPMC Northwest in Seneca.
Born June 11, 1922, in St. Marys, he was the son of Irene (Fritz) and Peter P. Straub.
He was a graduate of Saint Vincent Preparatory School and Saint Vincent College with a degree in chemistry. Serving in the U.S. Navy in World War II, he was honorably discharged in June 1946 with a Pacific Theater Ribbon, an American Theater Ribbon, and the Victory Medal.
Margaret P.Â Smith, 87, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of 185 Center St., died Friday, April 29, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born July 20, 1923 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late John and Philomena "Minnie" Sweener Ott. On March 23, 1943 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late William R. Smith.
Anna Mae McMinn, 93, of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 456 Main St., Kersey, died on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born November 9, 1917, in Kersey, daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Shoffstahl Greene. On December 16, 1939, in the Callansburg Methodist Church in Callansburg, she married Richard D. McMinn who died on June 1, 2008.
Francis J. "Brownie" Braun, 88, of 122 Wendel Rd., St. Marys, died on Friday, April 29, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor.
He was born Mar 19, 1923 in St. Marys, a son of the late JohnÂ and Cecila Feldbauer Braun. On July 2, 1945 in St. Mary's Church, he married the late Matilda "Tillie" Wendel Braun.
Mr. Braun was retired from Stackpole after working there for over 44 years.Â He was also a member of the Quarter Century Club of Stackpole.Â In the course of his lifetime, he donated 20 gallons of blood.Â