November 1st, 2011
ST. MARYS â€“ In order to make health care for area residents more efficient, Elk Regional Health Center (ERHC) has developed the Q Care service for non-urgent health care needs that will allow people to be seen for more minor ailments and avoid lengthy waits in the center's emergency department.
KARTHAUS â€“Â With this year's week-long elk hunting season in full swing, Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) personnel and spectators at the elk check station, located at the Game Commission's maintenance shed along the Quehanna Highway in Karthaus, had the opportunity to examine a pair of impressive bulls shortly after the station opened at 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
The bulls were both harvested in Zone 7, with one having been shot Monday evening and the other early Tuesday morning.
Officials have secured $150,000 through the Colcom Foundation's grant program, "Marcellus Environmental Fund," for the Headwaters Quality Drinking Water Project.
The initiative reportedly will provide low- to moderate-income families in Jefferson, Elk, Potter, Cameron, Clinton, Centre, Clearfield, and McKean counties with funding to secure chain-of-custody water sample analysis of their private water supplies prior to Marcellus Shale gas well drilling activities.
KARTHAUS â€“Â The 2011 elk hunt opened on Monday, with hunters harvesting 13 elk - five bulls and eight cows. There were a total of 56 elk licenses awarded this year in a drawing held at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Harrisburg headquarters on the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 14. Of those 56 licenses, 18 were for bulls, while 38 were for cows.
Chris Rosenberry, supervisor of the deer and elk section for the PGC, indicated that Monday's harvest was typical for the first day of the season.
Last year, a total of eight elk were harvested on the opening day of the hunt.
ST. MARYS - With flu season upon us, many are finding more options exist than ever before when it comes to when and where they can get the vaccine.
Whereas before, flu shot providers were limited essentially to doctors and physicians, now there are a variety of officially sanctioned providers, including pharmacies and nurse- run clinics, to administer the vaccine. The increased availability is the result of a nationwide effort on part of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase vaccination rates among the public.
Janis M. Sample, 53, of 148 School St., Kane, and formerly of Wilcox, died on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 at Kane Community Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born on August 19, 1958 in Ridgway, daughter of Thomas J. and Dorothy Dush Redmond.
She married Jeffrey A. Sample on May 14, 1982. He survives.
She resided in Kane for the last 22 years. She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School, Class of 1976 and from Median Technical School of Pittsburgh as an Animal Health Tech. She was employed by Kinzua Veterinary Clinic in Warren for 10 years.
Jane Tell, 76, of Arroyo Road, Spring Creek Township, died Sunday, October 30, 2011, at her residence.
She was born April 1, 1935, in New Bethlehem, the daughter of the late Lester and Frances Reitz. On October 7, 1972, she married William Tell, who survives.
Virginia L. Fodge, 74, of Fincastle, Va., previously of St. Marys, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 following a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 15, 1936 in Bethlehem to Edward and Hyla Snyder.
She resided in St. Marys most of her life, working for Stackpole Carbon and Powdered Metal Products. She was a member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church, Westminster Presbyterian of Escondido, Calif., Fincastle Presbyterian Church most recently, and the Presbyterian Womenâ€™s Organization. She was also an active member of the Brae and Beck Garden Club of Fincastle, Va.
RIDGWAY â€“Â The snowy weather and muddy conditions on Saturday in Ridgway did little to slow down the Elk County Catholic High School girls' and boys' cross country squads in the District 9 Cross Country Championships held at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway. The girls' team won their 11th consecutive AA team title by four points over Northern Potter, while the boys' team finished second after being edged by Oswayo Valley by one point. Both squads will advance to compete in the state meet next weekend in Hershey.
RIDGWAY â€“Â The St. Marys Area boys' cross country team used a strong showing on Saturday at the 2011 D9 Cross Country Championship at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway to take home the team's first AAA boys' District team title in 30 years. The girls' squad also posted good results for the day, finishing fourth overall out of 12 teams in the girls' AA race.
The runners faced snowy and muddy track conditions for this year's event, but many seemed undeterred by the weather.