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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.
QUEHANNA â€“Â 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.
FOX TWP. â€“ Two subdivisions were approved at the Fox Township Supervisors monthly meeting Wednesday night
RIDGWAY â€“ 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.
VIDEO: Democrat Wolf Ousts Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett: NBC
Tom Corbett, NBC projected, Pennsylvania Democratic businessman Tom Wolf has unseated the stateâ€™s Republican governor. 65-year-old Wolf, poured his personal fortune into the race and hammered the governor over declining education spending. Corbett, also 65 and a blunt former prosecutor, trailed Wolf badly in most pre-election polls.
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