April 23rd, 2012
Recently several representatives from the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers, Pittsburgh District met with area residents and other agency officials as part of the East Branch Dam Safety Project Stakeholders meeting.
The main goal of the meeting was to provide an update to local partners and agencies on the progress that has been made since the last meeting held in September.
The Jay Township Board of Supervisors' appointment to fill a vacancy on the township's Water Authority Board continues to draw criticism, with residents and officials questioning the validity of the selection and motives behind it.
The appointment in question occurred at last month's meeting, when Supervisors Jeremy Rippey and Fran Gustafson voted in favor of appointing Marty Rosenfeld to fill a vacancy left by Water Authority Board member Geoff Sidelinger's February resignation.
Raymond Frederick Dush, 77, of Brookville died Sunday, April 22, 2012, at his home.
Born Feb. 20, 1935, in Brady Township, Clearfield County, he was the son of the late Pirl and Ella (Bailor) Dush.Â
On August 7, 1960, he married Dorothy (Jean) McCracken at the Richardsville Baptist Church.Â
Pamela J. Cousins, 50, of Spring Run Road, Weedville, died Saturday April 21, 2012 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born February 21, 1962 in DuBois, daughter of James and Bonita (Foster) Cousins, who survive in Weedville.
The Elk County Historical Society held their 48th Annual Dinner Friday night at The Royal Inn along Boot Jack Road in Ridgway.
This year's guest speaker was Robert Schreiber Jr., author of "Fox: Buffalo Swamp to Marcellus Shale; The History of Fox Township, Pennsylvania."
Pip is once again scheduled to appear on NBC's "The Voice" tonight during a two-hour live show that will run from 8 to 10 p.m. He will once again need votes to continue to advance-- if he makes it past an instant elimination by his coach, Adam Levine.
Catherine M. (Kay) Micale, 98, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of the Million Dollar Highway, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at the Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness.
She was born in Pittsburgh on Feb. 23, 1914, daughter of the late Charles and Mary Exler Donovan. On Sept. 7, 1936, in the St. Joseph's Church in Carnegie, she married Peter A. Micale, who preceded her in death on June 25, 1986.
Mrs. Micale was a graduate of Pittsburgh schools and had resided in the St. Marys area since 1954. She was a former employee of the Joseph Horne Department Store in Pittsburgh.
Freda M. Fox, 85, formerly of 434 Pattison St., St. Marys, died Friday, April 20, 2012 in the Mountain Laurel Nursing Home, Clearfield.
Born Oct. 2, 1926 in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Lena Woefel Silvis and was raised by the late Michael and Mary Heigel.Â
On March 28, 1946, in Brockway, she married James L. Fox, who preceded her in death on June 27, 2002.
She attended St. Marys High School and had been employed at Sylvania and later at Keystone and Hour Glass Cleaners.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and St. Anne Society.
Jeffrey J. (Dad) Erich, 51, of Maple Ave., Ridgway, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at home, in the arms of his wife, leaving behind many broken hearts.
He was born Jan. 27, 1961, in Ridgway, the son of John and Judith Shipe Erich of Kersey.
He graduated from St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1979. He was employed at Morgan AM&T. He was an avid reader, and he was a big Steelers fan.
Elk County Relay for Life team "Ray of Hope" has put on some interesting events to raise funds for the American Cancer Society in past years. They've had a "Win a Date for Charity" auction and flooded residents' yards with pink flamingos in their "You've Been Flocked" campaign. This year, they hope to escalate the fun level while supporting a good cause with their "Wackiki" Hawaiian luau.