June 21st, 2011
The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) announced on Tuesday afternoon that it had purchased a new 15-foot Brush Hog mower with $20,000 donated to the organization by the Keystone Elk Country Alliance (KECA). The mower will be used to maintain between 275 and 300 acres of State Game Lands in the Benezette area.
KECA President Rawley Cogan explained that the group, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, raised the funds through its banquet program.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Municipal Authority met last night to discuss the progress of the waste water treatment plant.
According to Pat Ward of Uni-Tec, the project is "right on the doorstep of final completion" and is estimated to near completion in 30 days.
"McCrossin has really picked up the speed and they are working diligently to finally bring this thing to closure," Ward said. "I was told they have been doing a good job cleaning the inside of the facilities and buildings.
County officials announced Tuesday that a local veterans' task force has been initiated to help bridge gaps between various groups dedicated to the assistance and advancement of the county's veterans.
"I hope to see the new task force work with the various veterans groups concerning different veterans' issues," said Elk County Commissioner Ronald T. Beimel. "We'll be meeting at least once a month with the Rides 4 Vets program, a great organization, and we're happy to forge together with them to see what kind of improvements can be made."
Jenny (Lind) DeLong, 70, of Woodland Avenue, Johnsonburg, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at home after a short illness.
She was born Dec. 24, 1940 in Titusville, daughter of the late Edward and Amy (Davidson) Lind.
On Aug. 27, 1960, she married Richard â€śDickâ€ť DeLong, who survives.
She was born and raised in Titusville and lived in Johnsonburg since 1964. She was a graduate of Titusville High School, attended Clarion University and spent one year traveling in Denmark learning from her family there.
WILCOX â€“ The Wilcox American Legion baseball team swept a doubleheader against Kane Monday at Jones Township Community Park.
Wilcox won 10-0 in five innings in the first game and then dominated in a 20-2, 5-inning matchup in the nightcap.
"We're just picking up where we left off," Wilcox coach Jeff Peterson said. "We didn't hit real well against Bradford. They're young, they're plugging. I give them credit, they don't quit. They show a lot of character in hanging there."
The Ridgway Borough Council voted in favor of adopting a resolution in support of H.R. 1489, "The Return to Prudent Banking Act," during last night's regular council meeting.
Ridgway resident Bill Branche proposed the resolution to council members at last month's meeting.
Council member Frank Quattrone read Resolution No. 3 - 2011 in support of H.R. 1489.
"The Return to Prudent Banking Act is an effective money and banking system essential to the functioning of the economy and such a system must function in the public interest without bias," Quattrone said.
Jeannine G. Prindle, 81, of 212 Alpine Street, Ridgway, died Saturday, June 18, 2011 at her residence.
She was born June 29, 1929, in Woodland, the daughter of the late Clifton and Elsie Wilson Mitchell.
In 1962, she married Joseph E. Prindle, who predeceased her on June 10, 2011.
She had been a lifelong Ridgway resident and had been employed as a telephone operator for Alltel, retiring in 1984.
She is survived by a brother, James Mitchell of Zionsville, Ind. (formerly of Clearfield); and by two nieces, Debra Kline and Diane Bakaysa.
Clarence R. â€śCalâ€ť Dush, 87, of 5225 Grant Road, Ridgway, died Sunday, June 19, 2011. He was born October 4, 1923, in Ridgway, the son of the late George R. and Ida E. Dallenbach Dush. On June 15, 1946, he married his wife of 65 years, June N. Fassette, who survives.
Mildred L. (Millie) Koval, age 84, of 2886 Rt. 219, Brockway, died June 20, 2011, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 28, 1927, daughter of David and Katherine Gustafson Moberg. She married Richard "Dick" Koval, she predeceased her July 15, 2010.
She was a retired packer at Brockway Glass Co. and was a member of St. Tobias Church in Brockway. She collected cow knickknacks and enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends.
Otto A. Shippling, 84, of Woodland Avenue, Johnsonburg, died Saturday, June 18, 2011 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center of Erie after a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 9, 1926 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Adolph and Luise (Granitza) Shippling.
On July 2, 1949, he married Louise (Johnson), who survives.
He lived all his life in Johnsonburg and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater, American Theater and on board the USS Amsterdam during WWII.