Archive - May 5, 2014
Robert L. Perneski, M.D., 87, of 1025 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, died Monday, May 5, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys after a brief illness.
He was born July 19, 1926 in Plymouth, son of the late Lewis and Helen Wargo Perneski.
On June 1, 1957, in the Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Harrisburg, he married Margaret E. "Peggy" Keane and she preceded him in death on Aug. 2, 2006.
Eva M. Flegal, 84, of 249 West Center St., Johnsonburg, died Sunday afternoon, May 4, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 21, 1929 in Spartansburg, daughter of the late Robert and Agnes Rugar Vanderhoof.
On Sept. 12, 1947 in Warren, she married A. Earl Flegal. He preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 2010.
She resided in Johnsonburg since her marriage and attended school in Spartansburg.
FOX TWP. â€“ A bridge on a private driveway across from Blooms Road in Fox Township collapsed Monday afternoon under the weight of a logging truck crossing over Little Toby Creek.
Emergency responders were called shortly after 3:40 p.m. to the private drive located just north of 342 Toby Rd. in Fox Township for a report of a high mechanism traffic accident. Elk Company 3 (Fox Township Fire Department), Fox Township Ambulance and St. Marys Ambulance responded to the call.
The fight to uphold the city's stormwater management ordinance continues as the city plans to submit revisions to their ordinance as suggested by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
St. Marys is the only Elk County municipality, as well as one of the very few municipalities in the DEP Northwest region, that has not adopted an ordinance specific to their county.
City Solicitor Tom Wagner plans to send the DEP a second revision of the city's ordinance as unanimously approved by St. Marys City Council during their Monday evening workshop.
The City of St. Marys is honoring the work of registered nurses as part of National Nurses' Appreciation Week taking place May 6-12.
St. Marys Mayor Bob Howard presented a proclamation marking the event to Mary Ellen Smith, chief nursing officer at Penn Highlands Elk during Monday's City Council workshop.
The proclamation encourages the support and participation of all citizens to learn more about the caring profession of nursing.
U.S. Rep. Glenn â€śG.T.â€ť Thompson (R-PA 5) visited the U.S. Army Reserve Center in St. Marys Saturday morning both to express appreciation to service members and to discuss the recent proposal of the Obama administration to downsize the military.