November 22nd, 2011
RIDGWAY - At Tuesday's joint meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) and the Elk County Solid Waste Authority, consultant Michelle Nestor provided attendees with a draft of the Elk County solid waste management plan for review. The 10-year, comprehensive plan contains a number of recommendations and suggestions for the authority that could help it maintain current cost-effective services, expand services and increase revenue.
City Council approved the publication of a new, updated parking ordinance which addresses some of the concerns expressed by local residents, business owners and employees.
On Monday evening, Council unanimously approved to publish the changes, which are available for public review.
One of the major changes is that 24-hour parking will be permitted in all public parking lots. This includes lots that are metered as well as those designated permitted. The ordinance previously stated that city parking lots were to be closed from 2-6 a.m.
Changes to the Catholic Mass are set to be implemented on Nov. 27 when the Roman Missal, Third Edition becomes the standard text used for religious services.
Matthew Quesenberry Jr. of Boy Scout Troop 199 is providing area residents with a way to honor veterans this holiday and help him fulfill his Eagle Scout project of constructing a monument for Vietnam-era veterans at Memorial Park.
A former Make-A-Wish recipient, 11-year-old Christine Zwald of Ridgway recently won a holiday greetings card contest.
Christine is the daughter of Mike and April Zwald of Ridgway. Her drawing entitled "Little Saint Nick" was granted one of the four designs for this yearâ€™s Make-A-Wish Foundationâ€™s holiday greeting cards.
The winning designs were chosen from dozens of submissions. All of the participating children along with Christine were previously granted wishes to go to the Walt Disney World Resort.
Kenneth E. Reinard, 81, of SR 948, Highland, died late Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 at the Kane Lutheran Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born March 14, 1930 in Kane, son of the late Walter and Mary Leona (Reisinger) Reinard.
In 1969, he married Dorothy Ann Schneider, who survives.
Gerald C. â€śGerryâ€ť Luchini, 58, of Old Byrnedale Rd., Weedville, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 at the Altoona Regional Health Center, as a result of injuries sustained in an October 31 trucking accident.
He was born June 12, 1953 in Kersey, son of Helen M. (Fry) Luchini and the late Francis Luchini.
He married Joan A. (Smith) on Aug. 23, 1975, and she survives.
Roderick A. Ironside, 84, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 in North Carolina.
He was born June 12, 1927 in Chicago, Ill., a son of the late Alfred Dudley and Ruth Searcy Ironside.
He was married to Ellen Mentzer, who survives.
He was a graduate of St. Marys Public High School, Class of 1945, having gone through all of the 12 grades at the school on South St. Marys Street. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was always interested in writing and he published a newspaper as a boy called "The Daily Mirror," which he circulated around the neighborhood.
Martha Blessel Wonderly Brendlinger, 86, of 764 Shelvey Summit Rd., Kersey, died Monday morning, Nov. 21, 2011 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born April 22, 1925 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Albert and Appalonia (Portzer) Blessel.
She married John W. Wonderly, who preceded her in death on April 13, 1970. She then married John L. Brendlinger on Nov. 17, 1979, who survives.
Michael W. Manno Jr., 86, of 325 Willow Street, Johnsonburg, died Monday evening, Nov. 21 at the Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 4, 1925 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Michael W. and Margaret Knopic Manno. He married the former Sophie A. Czekai in December of 1957 in St. Joseph Church, Mt. Jewett. She preceded him in death on March 15, 2010.