August 16th, 2011
By now, most residents of the City of St. Marys are aware that members of the St. Marys City Council passed a series of resolutions on Thursday, Aug. 4, to begin the process of dissolving the city's parking authority. However, little information other than that is known due to the fact that the discussion leading up to that action all took place during executive sessions.
Discussion about various aspects of the area's logging industry was the focus of this year's Elk County Farm Bureau's Legislative Tour held Monday at Dave's Saw Shop in St. Marys.
Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-5) and state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield) attended the event to discuss areas of concern within the logging industry.
"Logging is pretty much the same as farming, just on a longer-term scale," Cooney said, adding the industry typically does not receive any type of government subsidies.
More than 1,000 volunteer firemen will be coming to Kane for a three-day convention that begins Thursday.
The Kane Volunteer Fire Department is hosting the 119th annual convention of the Central District Volunteer Firefighter's Association (CDVFA). The organization, founded in 1892, meets annually for business meetings-- as well as for fun, relaxation and camaraderie.
Anna Mae Schutz, 86, of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Elk Towers and 114 Rightmeyer Street, St. Marys, died on Monday, August 15, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born January 29, 1925 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Clair and Edna Mason Ford.
On November 14, 1945 in Sacred Heart Church, she married the Edward G. Schutz, who preceded her in death on January 30, 2006.
Mayor Sally Geyer informed members of council on Monday evening that she believed the city should move forward and publish their draft of the zoning ordinance amendment pertaining to oil and gas development.
"I believe that we have a solicitor and I believe that we hashed it out back and forth enough. I think we should move forward with what we have and we can always change, amend or whatever at another time," Geyer said.
The logging industry in Elk County was the featured topic at this year's 15th annual Elk County Farm Bureau Legislative Tour, held Monday morning at Dave's Saw Shop on Linwood Avenue in St. Marys.
Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-5) and state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield) were among the attendees at the event, which included a group discussion on the logging industry, the challenges it faces and its affiliation with the agricultural industry. They were joined by Farm Bureau members and lumber industry representatives.
Laurene L. Leuschel, 51, of St. Marys, was sentenced on Monday morning at the Elk County Courthouse in Ridgway by 59th Judicial District Judge Richard Masson for the charges of theft by unlawful taking, a grade three felony, and tampering with evidence, a grade one misdemeanor. Leuschel had previously pleaded guilty to the charges during the countyâ€™s monthly return day session on Friday, June 3. At that time, sentencing had been deferred so that a pre-sentence investigation report, including a forensic mental health evaluation conducted by Dr. David Webster, could be prepared.
Michael A. Bigley, 61, of 1914 Settle Road, Newark Valley, N.Y., died Monday afternoon, August 15, 2011, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, N.Y. following a lengthy illness. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his death.
He was born December 14, 1949 in Pittsburgh, son of the late Frederick and Dorothy Wallace Bigley.
On February 5, 1972, in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, he married Lynn Steudler, who survives.
He graduated from Keystone Oaks High School, Pittsburgh. He also attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
The team competitions in high power were completed Tuesday at the Ridgway Rifle Club as part of the NRA National Silhouette Championships.
Team "Mexico 2" was the overall winner in standard rifle with a score of 173. Team members are Jorge Moreno (Saltillo, Mexico), Angelica Kuess Davila (Laredo, Texas) and Enrique Kuess Sr. (Laredo, Texas).
Team "PE ELL #1" was second overall with a 172. Team members are Dennis Martinen (Yakima, Wash.), Laura Goetsch (Whites Creek, Tenn.) and Eric Boos (Little Rock, Wash.)
The high power hunting rifle event completed the second day of three Friday afternoon at the Ridgway Rifle Club as part of the NRA National Silhouette Championships.
Luke Johnson (Marysville) had a score of 34 and was the match winner. Mark Pharr (Round Rock, Texas) was second and Angelica Kuess Davila (Laredo, Texas) was third with a 33.