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November 5th, 2014

Identity of deceased and injured drivers released by PSP

November 5, 2014

FOX TWP. – A Baltimore, Md. man was killed as a result of a head-on collision between a tractor-trailer and tri-axle truck on Oct. 28 on state Route 255 in Kersey.
The crash occurred at 10:20 a.m. on the Million Dollar Highway (SR 255) near the Laurel Lane intersection.
Michael Hanley Jr. was the driver of the tractor-trailer who was pronounced dead at the scene despite the efforts of two witnesses who helped pull Hanley from the cab.

Council ponders board appointment process

November 5, 2014

Possible changes to the process of appointing individuals to St. Marys boards, commissions and authorities was recently reviewed by City Council.
In order to better familiarize themselves with potential candidates, Councilman Ned Jacob suggested establishing an informal interview process.
"It's just that if we have a few questions and to put a face to the name and see what their thoughts are on the board they are going to serve on," Jacob said.
At that time candidates would meet with council members to present their qualifications for serving on a specific board.

'Canning' for THON this weekend

November 5, 2014

Elk County Catholic alumnus Ryan Jacobs and fellow Penn State students will be "canning" this weekend in town for THON, the largest student philanthropy effort in the world.
According to THON.org, "the mission of the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon is to conquer pediatric cancer by providing outstanding emotional and financial support to the children, families, researchers, and staff of the Four Diamonds Fund."

Pistner successfully harvested cow elk Monday

November 5, 2014

Jason Pistner was the first of the three hunters from St. Marys drawn for a license in this year's elk hunt, and the 16-year-old was also the first to fill his tag this week, harvesting a cow elk on Monday morning while hunting in the Dents Run area.
Pistner has been entering the Pennsylvania Game Commission's elk license drawing since he started hunting in 2012.

Baker bags 7x11 trophy bull

November 5, 2014

QUEHANNA – The anticipation was building at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's elk check station late Wednesday morning as word spread that a large bull had been harvested and was being transported there to be processed. A small crowd was waiting when it finally arrived around noon, and the 7x11 bull was well worth the wait.
Robert Baker of Worthington was the lucky hunter, and he had harvested the animal around 7 a.m. that morning while hunting with a friend in Elk Hunt Zone 11, which is located primarily in Clearfield County.

Subdivisions approved by Fox Township supervisors

November 5, 2014

FOX TWP. – Two subdivisions were approved at the Fox Township Supervisors monthly meeting Wednesday night

November 4th

Significant voter turnout in Elk County

November 5, 2014

RIDGWAY – With a high-profile governor's race on the ballot, Elk County had a high voter turnout with 44.35 percent of the registered voters coming out to vote.
York County businessman Tom Wolf ousted incumbent Republican Governor Tom Corbett soundly Tuesday. The Democrat could not carry Elk County, however, as Corbett got 4,420 votes to Wolf's 4,115. There were 31 write-in votes as well. Pennsylvania law was changed in 1968 to allow for consecutive gubernatorial terms. Corbett is the first Pennsylvania governor to be denied re-election since the law was changed.

Elizabeth A. "Betty" Learn

November 5, 2014

Elizabeth A. "Betty" Learn, 82, of Omaha, Neb. and formerly of St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha after a short illness.
She was born on Friday, Nov. 13, 1931, a daughter of the late Francis and Irene Miller Ehrensberger. On Dec. 31, 1956 in Queen of the World Church, she married Thomas J. Learn, who preceded her in death.
Betty graduated from St. Marys High School in 1949 and was active in many social activities in Omaha.

Lady Crusaders fall to Maplewood in PIAA opening round

November 4, 2014

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders saw their season come to an end with a 3-0 loss to the Maplewood Lady Tigers in the opening round of the PIAA Class A volleyball playoffs. A number of parents and fans also made the trek to Cochranton High School to cheer on the Lady Crusaders. Maplewood, the District 10 champion, won in straight sets, 25-20, 25-13, and 25-12.

Thomas Jefferson eliminates Lady Dutch volleyball

November 4, 2014

The Thomas Jefferson Jaguars ended the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball season Tuesday night in the first round of the PIAA Class AA Tournament.
The Jaguars defeated the Lady Dutch 3-0 (25-14, 25-14 and 25-7).

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