February 3rd, 2011
Among the new business items approved by the Fox Township Supervisors were those pertaining to paving, a potential construction project and a flood plain ordinance.
The board approved adoption of a flood plain ordinance as requested by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency).
"This is being required by FEMA and was not initiated at the township level. It is part of their newest update of maps," noted Kathy Dowie, township secretary.
Each year Elk County budgets a set amount to cover medical fees incurred by inmates. Greg Gebauer, warden at the Elk County Prison, explained that once a person is admitted to the county prison, their care, custody and control is the responsibility of the county, and the same is true for states and the country for inmates in the state and federal prison systems.
On Wednesday evening the Fox Township Supervisors approved a motion allowing dogs inside township parks.
As part of the agreement, canine owners are required to complete a facility use permission/liability waiver each year they wish to bring their dogs to a township park.
The waiver form consists of the owner's name, address, city, state, zip and phone number, as well as their dog's name, breed and coat color. Owners are required attach a copy of their dog's vaccine records and dog license. They must also sign the document, stating they understand the rules and regulations.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Appropriately beginning a day that pretty much saw all forms of weather â€” wind, snow, freezing rain, fog and sunshine â€” in the Weather Capital of the World, Punxsutawney Phil stunned shivering and wet fans at Gobbler's Knob and proclaimed Wednesday that no, he did not see a shadow, and yes, an early spring is on its way.
Connor D. Bobik, age 5, of 224 Hilltop Dr., Kersey, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 2, 2011, after a courageous battle against brain cancer.
He was born June 30, 2005, in DuBois, son of Derek and Diane McGuire Bobik of Kersey, who survive.
He attended kindergarten at the Fox Township Elementary School. He will be remembered for his sparkling personality and his contagious smile. He loved playing with his brother, attending kindergarten, camping and soccer. John Deere and Monster Jam were two of his favorite things.
Gilberta R. Myers, 81, of 408 Oak St., Ridgway, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born January 23, 1930, in Portland Mills, the daughter of the late Thomas and Ruth Jefferson DeCecchis.
On April 12, 1947, she married Howard H. Myers Jr., who survives.
Mary E. Dornish, 90, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 2985 State St., St. Marys, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born April 21, 1920, in Ridgway, daughter of the late Joseph Ulrich and Mabel Marshall Dornish.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1938. She taught swimming at the former Marshall Swimming Pool and had worked for the Forest Service and did clerical work.
Just over 300 tickets are left for the upcoming Little Texas concert taking place Saturday, March 5 at the St. Marys Area High School auditorium.
"We started out with 1,334 tickets, which went on sale shortly before Christmas and are down to the last couple of hundred," said Sandy Buerk, co-owner of St. Marys Auto Body, which is sponsoring the concert.
According to Buerk, patrons purchased tickets from as far away as Cincinnati, Ohio, Wilkes-Barre and several from the Pittsburgh area.
St. Marys resident Elizabeth Friedl recently brought to city council's attention the lack of house numbers on many residences throughout the city.
Appearing at a city council meeting in January, Friedl presented council members with a hypothetical situation regarding a potential emergency at a residence that does not have its house number properly displayed.
With a new fiscal year comes project recommendations from the county's planning department, and the emphasis this year is on the area's senior centers.
During a board of commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, Tracy D. Gerber, serving as Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] coordinator for the county, discussed several tentative projects.
"The Bennetts Valley Senior Center project is now finally out for bid and it's been several years in the making," said Gerber as she indicated advertisements for bids were first published Saturday.