November 7th, 2014
With 16 million Americans having served in World War II only slightly over one million remain today. Those veterans who were part of "the greatest generation" are dying at a rate of 640 a day according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. These dwindling numbers have called for an urgency in efforts to honor those remaining veterans as well as capture their stories about their military service.
QUEHANNA â€“Â John Missal of Palmerton was one of the lucky hunters who was able to harvest a bull elk earlier this week, and he was especially excited that his son Johnny and daughter Susan were able to be with him for the experience.
Rev. C. M. Huff, 78, of Hillsboro, Texas, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at his residence. â€¨Born June 14, 1936 in Weedville, he was the son of Frank and Izola (Kemmer) Huff.
He grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Illinois after high school. In 1957, C. M. was united in marriage to Janet Erlenbach in Illinois. At that time, he began his preaching career at different churches and started Bible College in 1967. Rev. Huff shared Godâ€™s word with churches in Illinois, Texas, and Louisiana for over 33 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of Hillsboro Church of The Nazarene.
The new SchoolMessenger eAlert system recently rolled out with report card notifications.
As part of the process, changes were also made with the PowerSchool, a parent portal information program utilized by the district.
PowerSchool will now provide parents with access over control of how the district communicates with them.
"We're hoping all parents will take the directions that we sent home and go through that process by updating their contact information," said Josh Williams, assistant superintendent.
QUEHANNA â€“Â There were 27 bull elk licenses issued for this year's weeklong elk hunt, and one of the first individuals to fill their tag and show up at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's elk check station in Quehanna on Monday morning was Mark Colt of Ligonier.
Not only did Colt harvest a 7x7 bull, but he noted that the elk was also the final animal that he needed to harvest out of each of the four big game animals in the state of Pennsylvania.
"I got a bear, I got a turkey, and I got a buck, and now I got an elk," he said.
QUEHANNA â€“Â When Jonathan Palisin received the message that he had been selected for a bull elk license in this year's elk hunt, he left it on his answering machine for nearly two months. The Hermitage resident was that excited about the prospect of being one of 27 lucky hunters who had been drawn for the opportunity to harvest a bull elk this season.
FOX TWP. â€“ 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.
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.
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."
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.