November 6th, 2012
It's been a sunny, yet cool, day in Elk County and the hope is that the nice weather will encourage more voters to travel to the polls for today's general election. The county only had a 20.52 percent voter turnout in the primary election in April, with 4,141 out of 20,179 registered voters casting ballots. While there are 10,714 registered Democrats in the county compared to 7,436 registered Republicans, in the April election only 19.40 percent of Democrats voted compared to 27.73 percent of Republicans.
Harold A. Bundy, 84, of Beechtree Lane in Reynoldsville, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. He died at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian.
Born on June 9, 1928 in DuBois, he was the son of the late Raymond E. and Roxie P. (Spicher) Bundy. On Jan. 3, 1948, he married Betty B. (Shaffer) Bundy, who survives.
He had worked for 10 years at Troutmanâ€™s Department Store. He also was an over-the-road truck driver for Riverside Markets for over 30 years.
KARTHAUS â€“Â The 2012 week-long elk season got under way Monday and 11 elk-- three bulls and eight cows-- had been brought to the elk check station located at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's maintenance building in Quehanna, Clearfield County, by 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon.
Ralph E. â€śYoâ€ť LaVelle, 77, of 415 North St. Marys St., died Sunday evening, Nov. 4, 2012, at the Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness. A dedicated family man, proud veteran and member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe, Yo passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family.
Carol A. Dornish, 75, of 72 Erie Ave., St. Marys, and formerly of Poplar Road, died Monday morning, Nov. 5, 2012, at her residence after a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 16, 1937 in St. Marys, daughter of the late George C. and Avis L. Peckham Goodreau. On Feb. 7, 1959 in the Queen of the World Church, she married Charles T. Dornish, who preceded her in death in 1989.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. She was a former employee of Stackpole, with 24 years of service and had also worked at Flanniganâ€™s, the Elk Casino and the Elks Club.
The annual holiday to remember veterans is quickly approaching and the Rides for Vets program in Elk and Cameron counties is offering a way to honor the veteran(s) in your life.
"We were looking for a way to honor military service people on Veterans Day while giving loved ones a memento to hold on to after the fact," said Kellie Rusciolelli, Senior Volunteer Program Coordinator. "Elkwood Arts was the perfect place to request help in creating ornaments."
Once the wooden ornament is purchased it will then be displayed for all to see.
Monica G. Defranco, 89, of 207 Grandview Rd., St. Marys, died Friday evening, Nov. 2, 2012, at the Pinecrest Manor.
She was born Dec. 1, 1922 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Ambrose and Mae Kerner Bauer. On June 28, 1948 in the St. Maryâ€™s Church, she married Fred T. Defranco, who survives.
Mrs. Defranco was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1940. She was a former employee of Sylvania and a member of the Queen of the World Church.