November 8th, 2013
nformation on elk harvest totals for Friday was unavailable, but the Pennsylvania Game Commission announced on their Facebook page on Friday morning that all of the 26 antlered elk tags issued this year had been filled by the end of the day on Thursday.
At that time, 26 hunters still had the opportunity to harvest antlerless animals by the end of the weeklong hunt, which concludes today. A total of 60 antlerless tags were awarded this season.
St. Marys City Council members voted unanimously to increase water consumption fees 10 cents in order to generate sufficient revenue to balance the sewage treatment fund budget. This fee was last raised in 2005.
A total of $23,139 is currently being taken out of the cash reserve fund to balance the sewage fund budget. This increase, based on the system's 4,565 customers, would equal a revenue of $32,380, enough to balance the sewage fund's 2014 budget.
QUEHANNA â€“Â Students in a wildlife management techniques class at Penn State DuBois found themselves out of the classroom and actually out in the field earlier this week as they traveled to the Pennsylvania Game Commission's elk check station in Quehanna and had the opportunity to assist PGC staff in examining and taking samples from elk harvested in this year's elk hunt.
St. Marys Area School District's Board of Directors workshop meeting was held Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the St. Marys Area High School library. Following roll call, seniors Brianna Nussbaum and Cassandra Daniels presented on their experience at the Pennsylvania School Board Association Leadership Conference.
Janice M. Molella, 80, of Cushing Avenue, Johnsonburg, died late Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at UPMC Hamot of Erie after a short illness.
She was born April 15, 1933 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Herman and Helen (Koppitch) Grabofski.
A graduate of Johnsonburg Area High School, Class of 1951, she had been employed as an LPN at the hospital in St. Marys for 40 years.
She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and lived all her life in Johnsonburg.
Louise M. Bauer, 88, of St. Marys, died Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 29, 1925 in Force, daughter of the late Charles and Josephine (Andresak) Michuck. She married Robert M. Bauer, who preceded her in death on Apr. 5, 1987.
She is survived by four sons, Robert M. Bauer II of St. Marys; Charles L. Bauer of Webster, N.Y.; Stephen P. Bauer and his wife Lisa of St. Marys; Frederick G. Bauer of Irwin; and two granddaughters, Rachel and Michelle Bauer.
The Fox Township Supervisors began their Wednesday evening meeting by observing a moment of silence for Blaine E. "Skeeter" Wildnauer Jr., a Fox Twp. volunteer firefighter who died in the line of duty on Saturday.
In a fitting tribute honoring fallen firefighter Blaine E. "Skeeter" Wildnauer, Jr., of Kersey, a solemn procession was held Wednesday morning which included dozens of fire departments from four counties.
Wildnauer, 58, died Saturday morning in the line of duty while responding to a traffic crash on the Old Kersey Road. A lifelong resident of the area, Wildnauer dedicated 40 years of service to the Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department.
The St. Marys Area High School held its fall sports awards program Tuesday night in Carpin Auditorium. Those student/athletes participating in girls' tennis, volleyball, boys' and girls' cross country, boys' and girls' soccer and golf were recognized.
QUEHANNA â€“Â The 86 individuals drawn for elk licenses in this year's drawing represented only a small fraction of the 22,331 hunters who applied. Additionally, many of those individuals had been applying for years and had accrued a number of preference points, resulting in 116,734 entries being in this year's drawing.
Given those numbers the odds of a first-time applicant being selected, much less for one of the 26 available bull tags, seemed to be slim, but that is exactly what happened for Catawissa resident William Gifford.