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November 4th, 2013
QUEHANNA â€“Â Jim Scharnitz of Northampton got to have the experience of a lifetime on Monday morning as he successfully harvested a 7x6 bull elk while hunting with his father and guides from Elk County Outfitters.
The 25-year-old explained that he has applied for the drawing most years but not every year, and found out that he was one of the 26 hunters drawn for an antlered tag after a guide called him to let him know he had been selected.
QUEHANNA â€“Â As of just after 3 p.m. on Monday afternoon a total of 17 elk had been brought to the Pennsylvania Game Commission's elk check station in Quehanna. The animals were all harvested on the opening day of this year's elk hunt and consisted of seven bulls and 10 cows. The 17 tags were among 86 awarded to hunters this year, with 26 tags being drawn for antlered elk and 60 for antlerless.
Elk County voters will decide several key municipal races at the polls Tuesday.
At the county level, voters will be asked whether or not to retain current President Judge Richard A. Masson as Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, 59th Judicial District, for Cameron and Elk Counties.
FOX TWP. â€“ Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department officials on Saturday afternoon confirmed the death of Blaine "Skeeter" Wildnauer Jr.
Initial reports indicate Wildnauer, 58, of Lovers Lane, Kersey, went into cardiac arrest and died at the scene of a Saturday morning traffic crash at 310 Old Kersey Rd.
This sums up whatâ€™s going through the mind of U.S. Rep. Glenn â€śGTâ€ť Thompson as he deals with many of the Obama Administration policies and programs.
The congressman from Centre County discussed various federal issues during a recent visit to the Kane Republican office. His remarks indicate a high level of exasperation with the president.
For starters, Thompson believes the administration has the â€śwrong prioritiesâ€ť for managing the Allegheny National Forest (ANF).
St. Marys City Police Chief Todd Caltagarone recently graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.
Known for its academic excellence, the program offers 10 weeks of professional courses of study in advanced investigative, management and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies.
Caltagarone completed the program on Sept. 20, 2013 as part of its 254th session. FBI Director James Comey was the principal speaker at the ceremony.
KANE â€“ A change was made Friday in the bail for Kathleen S. Douglas-- a Kane woman facing manslaughter charges in a horrific Aug. 31 traffic accident that killed six.
Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman said Friday that the bail for Douglas will remain at $750,000. However, the "bail type" is now listed as "unsecured" rather than "monetary."
The Fox Township Supervisors discussed several topics during a recent meeting. Among them was obtaining additional quotes for the Gahr Road project and the purchase of a new shed for newspaper recycling.
The township plans to send out additional requests for proposals for other engineering firms for the Gahr Road project. An initial bid they received for engineering costs on the project came in at $51,000, which supervisors Dave Mattiuz and Randy Gradizzi agreed was too high.
Each year Jenny and Allan Sylvis share their love of Halloween by creating unique haunted houses at their St. Marys home, which they open up to the general public on Halloween night.
This year is no different as the couple has put their own spin on works by famed author Edgar Allan Poe. Their 2013 haunted house ,"Madness of Poe", features five rooms each based on one of Poe's profound short stories or poems.
Throughout her years organizing the Christmas in Kentucky program, local teacher Laura Kuntz has serviced over 150 less fortunate families since the program's inception in 1996.
Each year Kuntz travels 10 hours to Beatyville, Ky. where she works with two social workers in setting up a gift shop and distributing the items to those in need.
"None of this could be done without the support of the people of the St. Marys area," Kuntz said.