August 21st, 2014
MT. JEWETT â€“ "It's a red-letter day in McKean County."
This is the message from Linda Devlin, who joined with state dignitaries Thursday in the ground-breaking ceremony for the long-awaited Visitors Center at the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett.
Devlin, executive director of the Bradford-based Allegheny National Forest (ANF) Visitors Bureau, has played a major role in building state and local support for the project.
Watching baseball, spending time with friends, and sitting around a campfire are all things commonly associated with summertime in Elk County, and the staffs at Memorial Park and the St. Marys Community Pool joined together to host an event featuring all three on Wednesday evening as they wrapped up another successful summer season.
David W. Kahl, a resident of Monongahela, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 in Monongahela after a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 19, 1947 in Monongahela, son of Dorothy Broadhead Kahl of Monongahela and the late William D. Kahl, who died in 1983.
He was a 1965 graduate of Monongahela High School and a 1970 graduate of Penn State University with Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Bachelor of Arts in General Arts and Sciences degrees. He served in the Army National Guard during the Vietnam War.
Marie T. Gausman, 91, of 276 N. St. Marys St., St. Marys, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born on May 19, 1923, a daughter of the late Fred and Margaret Krug Gausman.
Marie was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Central High School, Class of 1941. She retired from Keystone Carbon Company after more than 30 years of service. She enjoyed watching game shows and cooking shows.
Raymond K. Ferris, 58, of Rock Springs, Wyo., and formerly of St. Marys and Grampian, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at his home.
He was born March 26, 1956, son of the late Robert E. and Anna M. (Illerbrun) Ferris.
Raymond was employed by R & M Welding until he became disabled in June 2012.
Pittsburgh's Action News 4's Amber Nicotra has the latest on the charges expected to file possession of marijuana charges against Steelers running backs Leâ€™Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount. Bell will also be charged with driving under the influence by Ross Police.
John E. Zook, 77, of 307Â W. Hemlock Ave., Kane, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born Sept. 11, 1936, in Kane, he was a son of the late John E. and Ruth Gilbert Zook. On Dec. 26, 1959 in Kane, he married Sandra Orcutt who survives.
John, a well-known Kane businessman, was the owner of Zook Motors which is one of Kane's oldest businesses. He was very active andÂ community-minded and was always there to help or give to the community in so many different ways. Zook Motors could always be counted on when a cause was at hand and money had to be raised.Â
Doris J. "Dorie" McAlee, 84, of 627 First Ave., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday night, Aug. 19, 2014 at her residence following an illness of the past three years.
She was born June 29, 1930 in Oil City, daughter of the late James Kane and Grace Gier Kane Cyone.
On Jan. 29, 1949, she married Edward A. McAlee in St. Leo Magnus Church, Ridgway, and he survives.
She resided in Johnsonburg for the past 66 years and was formerly of Ridgway.
She was a 1947 graduate of Ridgway Area High School.
Nancy Lee Ross Long, affectionately known as â€śMeme,â€ť passed away peacefully at home in State College on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.Â
The daughter of Charles and Sarah Belle Myers Ross, Nancy was born Sept. 3, 1938 in Philipsburg.
Elk County recently became home to a new Civil Air Patrol (CAP) squadron with a focus on aerospace education, emergency services and cadet programs.
The Elk County Composite Squadron 507 is under the direction of
Squadron Commander Alan McPherson and 2nd Lieutenants Bill Laird and Faisal El-Awar, all of whom are pilots. Senior member Jim Weichman acts as the group's historian and financial advisor.
"We want to provide this service to the county," McPherson said.