November 5th, 2010
Pennsylvania's elk herd currently numbers over 700 animals spread out across a 3,750 square mile range; however, many people base what they know about the elk on the small percentage of the herd that inhabits the area immediately around Benezette.
Given how used to people the elk around Benezette appear, it is difficult for some people to understand how the concept of an elk hunt can be challenging.
Members of city council held their first of three scheduled meetings regarding the 2011 city budget yesterday evening and plan to meet again tonight.
According to city manager Dave Greene, the currently proposed tax increase is about three and a half mills, though he noted that no figures have been agreed upon by council. He added that council members are currently trying to make concessions in the budget so that only a lesser increase would be required.
Carol Muhitch, city finance director, explained that each mill is worth about $208,000.
Leo Joseph Herzing, 74, of Port Allegany, died at his home on Saturday. Oct. 30, 2010.â€¨He was born Aug. 14, 1936 in St. Marys, son of the late George and Margaret (Hirschberger) Herzing.
Catherine (Kate) Burden Maille, 80, of Erie, died at home on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010.
She was born June 26, 1930 in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Alvin and Eleanor Dunn Burden.
In 1958, she married David Frank Maille, who preceded her in death in 1975.
Donna (Dean) Lerch
Donna (Dean) Lerch, 68, of Brockway, died on Wednesday, Oct, 30, 2010 following a lengthy illness.
She was born on March 29, 1942 in DuBois, the daughter of the late Donald and Ruth (Davis) Dean.
In the Nov. 2 general election, Republican Matt Gabler picked up 6,823 votes in Elk County compared to Democrat Frank Straub's 3,162 votes in the race for Representative in the General Assembly for the 75th District.
A total of 10,075 Elk County voters turned out at the polls on Tuesday, 50.6 percent of the county's registered voters. The majority of voters split the ballot, with 1,517 Democrats voting for the straight Democratic ticket and 2,302 Republicans voting for the straight Republican ticket.
BROCKWAY - The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader soccer team advanced to the District 9 Class A championship with a 1-0 victory over the DuBois Central Lady Cardinals in a match played at Frank Varischetti Field in Brockway.
The Lady Crusaders will take on the Karns City Lady Gremlins Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at the DuBois Area High School field for the District 9 title.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team will open play in the District 9-A tournament on Thursday by hosting the Otto-Eldred Lady Terrors.
Elk Catholic, the top seed, received a bye on Tuesday. Eighth-seeded Otto-Eldred beat ninth-seeded Curwensville 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-19).
On Saturday, Nov. 13, Beimel Baseball will open its doors as the areaâ€™s first sports complex targeted toward the development of area baseball and softball players and team programs.
The new facility is located at 315 Brusselles St., inside the former Hunt Oil building.
â€śBeimel Baseball provides a medium where our area youth can develop their skills both on an athletic and personal level,â€ť said owner Mike Beimel. â€śMy hope is to provide an outlet for our area children and instill the discipline, respect, hard work and self-worth values which are threaded throughout my business philosophy.â€ť
Twenty-two of the 50 elk tags available in this year's elk hunt were already filled midway through the second day.
Tuesday saw a number of elk processed at the official check station, located at the Game Commission's maintenance shed along the Quehanna Highway in Karthaus Township.
Seven bulls were processed at the station on Tuesday.
Marshall Goulding of Hershey harvested a 5x6 bull with a dressed weight of 414 pounds. Goulding reportedly bagged the bull in Zone 2, which is comprised mainly of land administered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Bureau of Forestry.