Adhering to the 20-day comment period, Elk County commissioners approved their 2013 budget during a special meeting Thursday morning. The spending plan features no tax increase.
John L. "Jack" Timblin, age 73, of Keller Road, Kersey, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at the home of his niece, Cheryl Good.
He was born Sept. 10, 1939 in Kersey to Lloyd W. and Freda Mae Reed Timblin.
He was a member of the Toby United Methodist Church. Jack was a member of the Horton Township Sportsmen's Club. He enjoyed hunting, NASCAR Racing and building puzzles. Jack also enjoyed going for walks with his dogs.
He worked at Carlisle Mould and Materials for 33 years in the brake department before his retirement.
Rev. I. Dewayne Johnson, 89, of 411 Toby Rd., Kersey, died on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a brief illness.
He was born March 10, 1923 in Toby, a son of the late Victor C. and Daisy Moyer Johnson.
On May 20, 1951 in Brandy Camp United Methodist Church, he married Ardith Trumbull Johnson, who survives.
Marie L. Black, 76, of 1095 Baughman Hill Rd., Sigel, died on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 at Kane Community Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 6, 1936 in Ridgway, a daughter of the late Andrew and Helen Beuhler Abplanalp.
She was married to Victor Black, who survives.
Despite significant snowfall Wednesday afternoon, a snow-covered Main Street was still traveled on by a number of vehicles in downtown Ridgway. Many areas reported having at least nine inches of snow on the ground, if not more, while areas of McKean and Potter Counties reported having roughly one foot of snow on the ground.
Area residents celebrated the 30th Christmas Day Happening celebration with a Christmas Day dinner full of various events at Central Fire Station in Ridgway. Among the events were a dinner at noon, students from April School of Dance performing along with Bailey Pretak, who performed various Christmas musical numbers on the keyboard. There was a slide show illustrating past Christmas Day Happening events while patrons ate full turkey or ham dinners with mashed potatoes, stuffing, rolls, Italian wedding soup, and various other delectable delights.
A discussion concerning the installation of a Marcellus Shale well located above the Ridgway Reservoir continued during Monday's borough council meeting.
The concern was first addressed at November's meeting after council member Ralph Dussia, who came upon the site while hunting, questioned Environmental Manager Paul McCurdy on the effects of a potential spill near the reservoir.
A former Ridgway Fire Department Treasurer was in Elk County Court Friday where he accepted a plea deal on charges that he misused over $15,000 in company funds between March 2008 and October 2009.
Daniel Jack Sample, 30, of 513 Mill St., Johnsonburg, died Friday morning, Dec. 21, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born on Aug. 23, 1982 in St. Marys, the son of Richard Jack Sample and Judith A. Muroski Sample.
He resided in Johnsonburg most of his life and was a graduate of Johnsonburg Area High School, Class of 2000. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church.
James S. Fehr, 69, of 7673 Laurel Mill Rd., Ridgway, formerly of Springfield, died at Sena Kean Manor, Smethport on Friday morning, Dec. 21, 2012.
He was born May 15, 1943, in Easton, a son of the late Robert and Madeline Click Fehr.
On March 20, 1965, in Straw Lutheran Church, Phillipsburg, N.J., he married Sandra Miller Fehr, who survives.