Stephen B. "E.T." Palmer, 45, of 101 Fern Lane, Kersey, died Wednesday morning, October 31, 2012, at Sena-Kean Manor in Smethport following a short illness.
He was born Nov. 2, 1966 in St. Marys, son of Donna Schreiber Palmer and the late Frederick Palmer.
Formerly of St. Marys, he resided in Kersey since 1990. He attended St. Marys Area High School and graduated from Jeff Tech, DuBois, as a machinist.
He was a member of Queen of the World Parish in St. Marys. He especially loved spending time with his children, camping, hunting and fishing, and driving four-wheelers and snowmobiles.
Arbutus L. Kear, 84, of Redwood Avenue in Weedville, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at Christ the King Manor.
Born on Sept. 17, 1928 in Tyler, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Minnie (Lewis) Tesauro. On July 16, 1949, she married Arthur F. Kear, who survives.
She was a homemaker and attended Weedville Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Aid.
HARRISBURG -- Because of accelerated payment and mail schedules, State Treasurer Rob McCord today advised those who will receive benefit payments this week from the Public School Employees Retirement System, the State Employees
Retirement System, and the State Supplementary Payment Program to first
verify the date on those checks before attempting to deposit or cash
Treasury adjusted its planning and mailing schedules in anticipation of
Hurricane Sandy, said Treasurer McCord, in order to avoid a delay in
the arrival of certain priority payments. As a result, checks sent
WESTERVILLE, Ohio - In the event of water well flooding due to Hurricane Sandy, owners of household wells should take precautions to make sure their water is safe and the well is in good operating condition, according to the National Ground Water Association.
HARRISBURG - Due to the dangerous wind speeds associated with Hurricane Sandy, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) are expanding temporary speed limit reductions and some vehicle restrictions to eastern and south central Pa. roadways.
ST. MARYS - Recently, the North Central Workforce Investment Board, the Community Education Council of Elk and Cameron Counties and Elk County Catholic High School jointly hosted a parent information session entitled, â€śCareer Planning for Your Child.â€ť
With a major job and job-training shift taking place all throughout America, it is critical that parents and students understand this shift and its implications. The session focused on parents being involved in helping their children make career choices.
In less than one week, three different trash sites have been located on the Elk State Forest.Â The sites were located close to Emporium, within seven miles: Canoe Run Road, Four Mile Road and Crooked Run Road. The sites' content was varied: food wrappings and paper, old computer parts and finally, housewares.Â
WILLIAMSVILLE, NY â€“ National Fuel offers customers the following information should they experience flooding in their basements:
â€˘ Â If flooding has affected a customerâ€™s natural gas appliances (furnaces, hot water tanks, etc.), they should not attempt to re-light the pilot lights on that equipment. If furnace or hot water tank controls were submerged, the floodwater may have caused damage that could
affect the safe operation of the equipment. A qualified contractor should be called to inspect the appliances.
HARRISBURG â€“ Local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) can coordinate shelter or find services for older Pennsylvanians during Hurricane Sandy.Â Residents are encouraged to visit www.aging.state.pa.us or call 1-800-490-8505 to be connected with an AAA in their local area.
AAAs are the local representatives of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. They carry out many programs such as:
Home-delivered meals; Family caregiver support; home services; Assistance for individuals with finding residential living and domiciliary care; and
Herman A. Grotzinger, 90, of 435 Evers Ave., St. Marys, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 7, 1922 in St. Marys, son of the late Ambrose and Margaret Smith Grotzinger. On Oct. 7, 1947, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Eleen I. Smith, who survives.
Mr. Grotzinger was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. He was a retired employee of Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1987 after 43.5 years of service, and owned Grotzinger Agway for 30 years.