May 2nd, 2011
Members of St. Marys City Council discussed a zoning ordinance amendment to the city's ordinance on oil and gas development during their meeting on Monday evening. The draft of the amendment was recommended by the St. Marys Planning Commission.
City Zoning Officer Matt Pfeufer attended the council meeting and explained that the amendment draft was essentially the same as what was presented to council and the planning commission at the two groups' joint meeting on March 29.
During the recent annual briefing on the Pennsylvania Wilds Initiative, Ta Brant, PA Wilds Small Business Ombudsman, presented a recap of the past year and an update on current programs.
"Things are definitely happening in our region," Brant emphasized. "One of the keys is to balance nature and commerce."
In recognition of Children's Mental Health Awareness Day (May 3, 2011) and National Mental Health Awareness Month (May), officials at Dickinson Center recently outlined a variety of programs geared toward alleviating symptoms of mental illness within families.
"There are numerous programs within Dickinson that we provide to children and to families," said Sara Stauffer, program director for family-based services. "We go in and work with all the family members and all the children to help improve their mental health symptoms and functions within the family.
George J. Weisner, 87, of 11410 Rt. 28, Brockway, died on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at McKinley Health Care Center in Brookville.
He was born on June 25, 1923 in St. Marys, son of the late John and Marie Weisner.
He married Mabel G. Holt, who preceded him in death on Dec. 1, 2005.
Celine M. Schlimm
Celine M. Schlimm, 74, of 569 Maurus St., St. Marys, died at her residence on Sunday, May 1, 2011.
She was born Sept. 29, 1936 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Vincent and Florence Simbeck Schlimm.
John "Gary" Hnath, 69, of 380 Berwind St., St. Marys, died at his residence on Sunday, May 1, 2011.Â
He was born Aug. 26, 1941 in St. Marys, a son of the late John T. and Rita Wehler Hnath.Â
On Aug. 1, 1979, in Queen of the World Church, he married Carol Caskey Hnath, who survives.Â
Ronald R. Bowley Sr., 77, of Maple Street, Johnsonburg, died early Monday, May 2, 2011, at the home of his granddaughter, Tracy Sherry-Burrows, in St. Marys after a short illness.
He was born Feb. 13, 1934, in Tidioute, son of the late Joseph and Pearl (McManigle) Bowley.
He married Christina M. (Machcoviak) on July 17, 1954, who preceded him in death on Sept. 27, 2000.
Bowley served in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1955 during the Korean War.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team saw their record slip to 2-5 on the season as they dropped a doubleheader Saturday at Berwind Park.
The Dutch lost to the DuBois Beavers by a 5-0 score in a game that was picked up in the bottom of the first inning with DuBois on top 1-0.
The second game of the day saw the Dutch lose a 10-2, eight-inning game to the Williamsport Millionaires. The game was tied at 2-all at the end of regulation, but Williamsport scored eight runs on seven hits in the top of the eighth to win the game.
SMA vs. DuBois
Taylor Schlimm pitched a one-hitter for the Lady Crusaders on Saturday afternoon at Benzinger Township as the Elk County Catholic girls defeated the visiting Bradford Area Lady Owls by a 6-0 score.
The Lady Crusaders had five hits in the game. The Elk offense was aided by six Bradford errors.
In pitching her sixth shutout of the season, Schlimm struck out 10 Bradford batters and issued no walks. Bradford's Erica Bacha was the losing pitcher as she gave up five hits, struck out six, issued five walks and was the victim of some poor defensive play on the part of her teammates.
State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) presented a citation to the Penn-Elk Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) during the group's 90th anniversary luncheon, which was held at The Red Fern in Fox Township on Saturday afternoon.
The chapter was originally formed on April 17, 1920; however, it was not officially chartered until April 17, 1921.
Gabler began by expressing his appreciation to the group for all that they do.