October 24th, 2012
PITTSBURGH - Who doesnâ€™t like Halloween?Â From the colored leaves, to the crisp autumn air, hay rides, pumpkin patches and the fun and fantasy of wearing costumes, Halloween is a very popular time of year.Â Â
Rebecca J. Rhodes, 57, of 406 North Broad St., Ridgway, died on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Life Care in Natrona Heights.
She was born Oct. 13, 1955, in Ridgway, the daughter of Max and Dorothy Amacher Dillon. On June 14, 1975 she married Lynn Rhodes, who survives.
Mrs. Rhodes was a lifelong Ridgway resident. She was a member of the Faith Church. She enjoyed camping, knitting, playing Farmville on the computer, Facebook and being with her grandchildren. Prior to her 2003 kidney transplant, she had been employed at Elk Haven Nursing Home, Community Nurses and was also a babysitter.
With the holidays rapidly approaching, many teenagers will be behind the wheel visiting family and friends â€¦ and often copying the driving behavior of their parents.Â But, is that a good thing?Â Not necessarily.
ST. MARYS - Beware, motorists!
Little ghosts and goblins may be on the move in your neighborhood, so take extra care while driving this Halloween. Â
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, October 31st is the second highest pedestrian death day of the year behind July 4th.
"Trick-or-treating is a cherished tradition, but the excitement of the night can cause children to forget to be careful," said Hal Beimel II, an insurance agent based in St. Marys. "Drivers need to stay alert
and be aware that quiet streets might be busy with youngsters enjoying the holiday."
Ed McMahon, a leading authority in the world on sustainable tourism development, will keynote the Pennsylvania Wilds Fall Workshop next month and the public is encouraged to attend.
McMahon will give a presentation titled â€śConnecting Nature, Economy and Community Character,â€ť at a dinner on Thurs., Nov. 8 at the Red Fern in St. Marys. The presentation is being delivered as part of a two-day workshop of the same name and has been opened to the public to help educate residents, business owners and community leaders about the economic potential of sustainable tourism development.
An following article recently appeared in the Bennetts Valley Newspaper regarding the St. Marys Area School Board decision on the demolition of that portion of the Bennetts Valley Elementary School that once was the Bennetts Valley High School.
Â A public meeting is scheduled on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Bennetts Valley Elementary to give the local citizens of Bennetts Valley an opportunity to express their views on this decision.
Â Many of us feel that before this decision becomes final that other avenues should be explored to save this community landmark.
The APMI West Penn Chapter recently held its monthly technical session
meeting at The Royal Inn in Ridgway. Jose Medina,General Manager
of Sinterite Furnace a Gasbarre Company, delivered an excellent
presentation entitled â€śFurnace Cooling" Pictured here are (left to
right): Roy Seltzer, Jason Chileski, Jose Medina, John Blauser, and
The next meeting for the APMI West Penn Chapter will be held on
November, 8th 2012 at Dubois Country Club in Dubois. For more
information, please contact Jason Chileski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joseph A. Sette, 86, of Lock Haven, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at Lock Haven Hospital.
He was born Sept. 24, 1926, in Renovo, the son of the late Frank and Concettina Curato Sette.
He had been a Lock Haven resident since the end of WWII. Mr. Sette was Catholic by faith. He had served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of WWII. He had been employed at Lock Haven University.
Katrina E. Bjorkquist, 84, of Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Claus and Olivia Johnson Bjorkquist.
She was a lifelong Ridgway resident. Ms. Bjorkquist was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lutheran Women and choir. She had been employed at West Penn Power and Ridgway Community Nurses.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.