Archive - 2013
Officials on Wednesday acknowledged receipt of an organizational budget draft at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission although no official adoption was approved.
In just over a week members of the community are once again encouraged to come together for events in honor of Michael Proudfit, former St. Marys Community Pool lifeguard who was killed in a car crash in February 2011. The inaugural Michael B. Proudfit Memorial 5K Walk/Run and Mike Proudfit Night were held last year with much success, and both events will return this year, on Aug. 4 and 5, respectively.
With Sunday hunting once again becoming a hot topic in Pennsylvania due to the Lancaster County-based Hunters United for Sunday Hunting asking a federal judge to throw out the state's longstanding ban, The Daily Press recently asked readers on our Facebook page their thoughts on the matter.
The response indicated considerable support for hunting to be allowed on Sundays, though some individuals suggested that certain restrictions be put in place.
Cloudy skies on Tuesday morning made for slightly cooler and more comfortable temperatures for the roughly 80 youngsters who turned out for Benzinger Park's annual Activity Day.
"It's a comfortable day," said Benzinger Park Director John Schneider. "We don't have to deal with some of the warm temperatures that we had last week."
WEEDVILLE â€“ The deterioration of Mt. Zion Road was discussed recently by Jay Township Supervisors. Shirley Burke, a resident of the road, inquired as to when the hauling by the natural gas producing company EQT, will end in order to cut down on the dust.
Supervisor Jeremy Rippey said EQT is now hauling out the flowback water they trucked in previously.
Event organizers are looking forward to the region's 8th annual Tasting in the Wilds event scheduled for this Saturday, July 27 from 12-7 p.m. at the Ridgway Firemen's Carnival grounds.
The event, which serves as a fundraiser for the Ridgway Heritage Council, is a rain or shine affair; the first year the event took place was 2006 and Abbi Peters, executive director of Elk County Council on the Arts [ECCOTA] and a member of the Ridgway Heritage Council, said the event continues to grow with each passing year.
Through the end of July, Memorial Park staff are seeking submissions for their home video contest. Entries are open to residents of all ages throughout Elk County and the videos can be from any occasion, they simply have to be family friendly and under three minutes in length.
Walter J. Polaski, 83, of Highland View Health Care in Brockway and formerly of Johnsonburg, died Tuesday morning, July 23, 2013 at Highland View Health Care following a lengthy illness.
He was born on Aug. 6, 1929 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Lawrence and Josephine Euken Polaski.
He married Dolores Espin in 1954. She died in October 1998.
Walter resided in Johnsonburg his entire life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School.
He was a member of the Holy Rosary Church, Rolfe Sportsmen's Club. He loved hunting and fishing and was an antiquer.
BERWICK â€“Â With two outs in the top of the seventh inning it looked like Plains had the 2013 Senior Division Softball State Championship wrapped up and was going to edge St. Marys 3-2.
Theodore J. â€śTeddyâ€ť Sporner, 74, of 418 West Creek Road, St. Marys, died on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 3, 1938, in St. Marys, son of the late Aloysius B. and Alberta J. Wortman Sporner. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools. He was a retired employee of PennDOT, retiring in 1998.
Mr. Sporner served in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed working at his sawmill and operating heavy equipment.