September 6th, 2012
CAMERON COUNTY - On this cool and damp evening just before dark, the elk are just screaming out in the field.Â These bulls are bugling to establish dominance and attract cows (females). You can hear other elk bugling in the woods nearby, too. As it gets dark, the sounds seem to magnify. It is the rut for these large, majestic animals. Here in Cameron County, at the Hicks Run Wildlife Viewing Area, Bureau of Forestry, employees are available most Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons and evenings to share their knowledge of elk and other wildlife.
Fox Township Supervisors discussed changes to the draft of the Community Building rental agreement rules during their recent meeting.
Supervisor Randy Gradizzi questioned several statements. One rule stated the "community building shall not be available for use by for-profit groups, businesses or individuals." He said this affects the Zumba and karate classes because there is a charge for those classes.
JOHNSONBURG - Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of Ridgway, currently incarcerated on arson and arson-related charges for his alleged role in setting two Elk County house fires, as well as charges of attempted murder and assault stemming from the beating of a Ridgway man, was in District Court in Johnsonburg Wednesday where he waived his preliminary hearing on new charges of felony firearm possession and violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetics Act (CSDDCA).
At Wednesday's meeting of the Fox Twp. Supervisors, Bob Gradizzi of the Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department was in attendance with several members of the fire company to inquire if any township money had been set aside to fund building maintenance for the fire hall.
Gradizzi explained the building needs a new furnace and is aiming to have a new one installed before winter.
"We're having a lot of issues with the building," Gradizzi said. "We need to get some work done on the building, definitely before winter as far as heat goes."
DuBOIS â€“Â State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) and Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-5) were among the individuals who attended a special ceremony on Wednesday morning at VFW Post 813 in DuBois to pause to honor area veterans who served during the Vietnam War.
The salute to the veterans was hosted by Gabler, who acknowledged that for many of the 126 veterans in attendance at the ceremony, their "return home was not as it should have been."
The St. Marys Boys and Girls Club offers many activities for children and adults, and is looking to expand that range and acquire more volunteers to better serve area residents.
The venerable organization, which was established in 1923 by businessman and philanthropist William E. Hall, was essentially the first of its kind to be placed in a rural setting like St. Marys. St. Marys Girls and Boys Club Executive Director Tiffany Boschert began her new position on July 16. She said the club is a great place for area residents to be enriched and have fun.
ST. MARYS â€“ Establishing a safe place for youth with a variety of enriching activities has always been an important part of community culture. The St. Marys Boys and Girls Club has served in this capacity for many years and is hoping to offer even more positive experiences for the areaâ€™s young people.
The 19th annual Elk County Youth Field Day is being held at the St. Marys Sportsmenâ€™s Club on Sept. 15 for all youths, ages 10 to 14. There at least five donated prints being awarded with three of the prints pictured above. Opportunities to win are available from any committee member, as well as various places in the county.
There will be an Elk County Youth Field Day meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Marys Sportsmenâ€™s Club.
Anyone interested in helping is asked to attend.
FOX TWP. â€“Â It was a dark and stormy night at Angela Huey Memorial Field in Fox Township on Tuesday for the Elk County Catholic High School boys' soccer team's match against Curwensville. The Crusaders were able to make the best of things, though, as they held on to a 2-1 advantage until the game was called almost midway through the second half due to lightning.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen soccer team suffered a minor setback in their season opener as they were defeated 6-1 by a very good Brockway squad on Tuesday afternoon at St. Marys Area High School's soccer field.
Faced with the threat of rain throughout the match and a nonfunctioning scoreboard, the Dutchmen still managed to hold Brockway to a 2-1 lead at the end of the first half, but then the Rovers added four more unanswered goals throughout the second half to take the 6-1 win.