August 1st, 2011
David P. Smith, 55 of, Hemlock Street, Kane, died on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at his home following a long illness.
He was born on November 17, 1955 in St. Marys, the son of the late William F. and Jane Krug Smith. On March 8,1986, in St. Leoâ€™s Church in Ridgway, he married Mary Yonker, who survives.
He attended schools in St. Marys and had resided in St. Marys and Eldred before moving to Kane in 2006.
Herman J. Smith Jr., 60, of 711 Vine Road, St. Marys, died on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born January 13, 1951 in St. Marys, a son of the late Herman J. and Anna B. Eckert Smith.
Louis Anthony â€śLuluâ€ť Cherry, 76, of High Street, Johnsonburg, died Saturday, July 30, 2011 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center after a short illness.
He was born January 21, 1935 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Tony and Emily (Papa) Cherry.
He married Nancy (Grunthaner) Cherry, who survives.
He lived all of his life in Johnsonburg and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1954. He worked for Johnsonburg Borough for 40 years, retiring in 2009 as Street Supervisor. He was a member of Central Hose Company.
A new baler is at the top of Elk County Recycling Coordinator Bekki Titchner's wish list for the Community Recycling Center, located in the Stackpole Complex in St. Marys. Titchner recently submitted an application to the Stackpole Hall Foundation requesting a grant to help cover the cost of the new equipment.
HARRISBURG - A DuBois doctor who operated an osteopathic practice out of his home was charged Thursday with selling prescriptions to powerfully addictive narcotic medications in exchange for cash.
According to a press release posted on the state Attorney General's website, Attorney General Linda Kelly identified the defendant as Dr. Rajendra Yande, 47, of 633 Maple Ave. in Dubois. Yande began his practice in Dubois in early 2008 and runs his daily operations out of his Maple Avenue home.
Joan C. DeVillars, 74, of Montgomery and formerly of Sinclairville, N.Y., and Kane, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 in the Geisinger Medical Center at Danville.
She was born in Jamestown, N.Y., on Thursday, Jan. 28, 1937, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Doris (Billstone) Depledge.
She was the widow of Ralph R. DeVillars, who preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 2010.
She was a 1954 graduate of the Cassadaga Valley Central School and a 1957 graduate of the WCA Hospital School of Nursing. She was employed as a registered nurse by four hospitals for over 50 years.
Barbara Jean Bruni, 76, of 112 Meadow Lane, Kersey, died Friday, July 29, 2011, at her home after a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 27, 1934, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Floyd and Barbara Reuscher Hanes.
On July 16, 1955, she married Ronald L. Bruni, who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1952. She enjoyed her family and grandchildren and enjoyed playing cards and bingo.
Ken VanGiesen would be proud of his Kane community for the patriotism shown Thursday during his funeral procession from Kane Area High School to his final resting place at the Gibbs Hill Cemetery near Ludlow.
Along the entire route, children and adults waved American flags and held signs to salute their hero, who was killed earlier this month while serving in Afghanistan with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
Some along the 10-mile route placed the palm of their right hand against their chest as the procession passed by for the private burial ceremony.
The county's annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection will be held this year on Saturday, Aug. 6 at the electronics recycling site at the Stackpole Complex in St. Marys beginning at 9 a.m.
According to recycling coordinator Bekki Titchner, the collection will allow area residents to dispose of much of the hazardous material that is not accepted at the ongoing paint and pesticide and bulbs and batteries collections.
With extensive cuts across the board to many critical programs in the state budget, officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission (NCPRPDC) are feeling the heat.
With projected revenue factored in for the 2011-2012 fiscal year, at first glance, officials may be facing a deficit of well over $3 million.