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Hunters harvest 13 elk on opening day

October 31, 2011

KARTHAUS – The 2011 elk hunt opened on Monday, with hunters harvesting 13 elk - five bulls and eight cows. There were a total of 56 elk licenses awarded this year in a drawing held at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Harrisburg headquarters on the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 14. Of those 56 licenses, 18 were for bulls, while 38 were for cows.
Chris Rosenberry, supervisor of the deer and elk section for the PGC, indicated that Monday's harvest was typical for the first day of the season.
Last year, a total of eight elk were harvested on the opening day of the hunt.

Flu shot availability expanded throughout county

October 31, 2011

ST. MARYS - With flu season upon us, many are finding more options exist than ever before when it comes to when and where they can get the vaccine.
Whereas before, flu shot providers were limited essentially to doctors and physicians, now there are a variety of officially sanctioned providers, including pharmacies and nurse- run clinics, to administer the vaccine. The increased availability is the result of a nationwide effort on part of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase vaccination rates among the public.

Janis M. Sample

October 31, 2011

Janis M. Sample, 53, of 148 School St., Kane, and formerly of Wilcox, died on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 at Kane Community Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born on August 19, 1958 in Ridgway, daughter of Thomas J. and Dorothy Dush Redmond.
She married Jeffrey A. Sample on May 14, 1982. He survives.
She resided in Kane for the last 22 years. She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School, Class of 1976 and from Median Technical School of Pittsburgh as an Animal Health Tech. She was employed by Kinzua Veterinary Clinic in Warren for 10 years.

Jane Tell

October 31, 2011

Jane Tell, 76, of Arroyo Road, Spring Creek Township, died Sunday, October 30, 2011, at her residence.
She was born April 1, 1935, in New Bethlehem, the daughter of the late Lester and Frances Reitz. On October 7, 1972, she married William Tell, who survives.

Virginia L. Fodge

October 31, 2011

Virginia L. Fodge, 74, of Fincastle, Va., previously of St. Marys, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 following a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 15, 1936 in Bethlehem to Edward and Hyla Snyder.
She resided in St. Marys most of her life, working for Stackpole Carbon and Powdered Metal Products. She was a member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church, Westminster Presbyterian of Escondido, Calif., Fincastle Presbyterian Church most recently, and the Presbyterian Women’s Organization. She was also an active member of the Brae and Beck Garden Club of Fincastle, Va.

October 30th

Lady Crusaders defend District 9-AA cross country title

October 30, 2011

RIDGWAY – The snowy weather and muddy conditions on Saturday in Ridgway did little to slow down the Elk County Catholic High School girls' and boys' cross country squads in the District 9 Cross Country Championships held at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway. The girls' team won their 11th consecutive AA team title by four points over Northern Potter, while the boys' team finished second after being edged by Oswayo Valley by one point. Both squads will advance to compete in the state meet next weekend in Hershey.

Dutch cross country team wins D9-AAA title

October 30, 2011

RIDGWAY – The St. Marys Area boys' cross country team used a strong showing on Saturday at the 2011 D9 Cross Country Championship at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway to take home the team's first AAA boys' District team title in 30 years. The girls' squad also posted good results for the day, finishing fourth overall out of 12 teams in the girls' AA race.
The runners faced snowy and muddy track conditions for this year's event, but many seemed undeterred by the weather.

William (Bill) H. Dyke

October 30, 2011

William (Bill) H. Dyke, 83, of Warren, died Sunday morning, Oct. 30, 2011 at his residence.
He was born in Warren on March 18, 1928, to the late George H. and Mary Lee E. Seekings Dyke.
On Oct. 4, 1947 near Plumer, Pa., he married Eleanor "Ellie" Mabon Dyke, who survives.

Library looking to offer eBook service

October 30, 2011

The St. Marys Public Library is looking into offering a new eBook and audio book service that would begin in the spring of 2012 pending agreements with surrounding libraries and the securing of funding sources.
While many libraries serving large populations currently have the OverDrive program in place, St. Marys Library Director Scarlette Corbin explained that it is a costly venture for smaller libraries, especially since libraries' state funding was substantially decreased for 2011-2012.

Local historian remarks on local legends

October 30, 2011

Do you believe in ghosts? Chances are, even if you don't, you have at one time or another heard or even told a ghost story. Ghost stories, urban legends or local folklore exist and persist in every corner of the world, and Elk County is no different.
Most area residents have heard stories involving local surnames, locations, or geography, and most maintain a healthy skepticism of these tales, but they persist nonetheless.

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