November 5th, 2013
QUEHANNA â€“Â When Randy Caldwell's friends first called him to tell him he had been drawn for a bull elk license in this year's weeklong elk hunt he thought they were playing a practical joke on him.
The Export native recalled that he was in disbelief at first after friends told him they saw in the paper that his name had been drawn.
LANTZ CORNERS â€“ A fast-moving fire early Monday morning destroyed the Jason Rankin residence at 9261 Route 6 in Hamlin Township.
No injuries were reported, according to Dan "Beans" Gustafson, chief of the Mt. Jewett Volunteer Fire Department.
MT. JEWETT â€“ The proposed 2014 budget for Mt. Jewett is still a work in progress. Rather than act Monday to adopt a tentative spending plan for next year, the Mt. Jewett Borough Council scheduled a "work session" to discuss the budget.
BRADFORD â€“ Suspended Kane Police Chief Brian Hillard is expected to waive his preliminary hearing in a criminal case filed by the state Attorney General's office.
Hillard is accused of falsifying firearms training records for three Kane police officers.
The Salvation Armyâ€™s world famous Red Kettles have been an American tradition since 1891. These familiar Red Kettles will be hitting streets and shopping areas soon, and The Salvation Army is seeking volunteer bell ringers to raise much-needed funds to help their neighbors in need. Student and community groups are encouraged to volunteer their time. Please contact your local churches to sign up and volunteer to ring the bells.
DuBOISâ€”DuBois Lanes hosted the second District 4 youth gold pin tournament Sunday afternoon with Cycloneâ€™s Wayne Putnam claiming the title.
Twenty-two bowlers bowled a three-game qualifying round with the top five bowlers matching up in the step ladder finals.
QUEHANNA â€“Â Jim Scharnitz of Northampton got to have the experience of a lifetime on Monday morning as he successfully harvested a 7x6 bull elk while hunting with his father and guides from Elk County Outfitters.
QUEHANNA â€“Â As of just after 3 p.m. on Monday afternoon a total of 17 elk had been brought to the Pennsylvania Game Commission's elk check station in Quehanna. The animals were all harvested on the opening day of this year's elk hunt and consisted of seven bulls and 10 cows. The 17 tags were among 86 awarded to hunters this year, with 26 tags being drawn for antlered elk and 60 for antlerless.
Many local races are featured Tuesday in the general election.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Some of the key races include a contest for four seats on the Kane School Board, seats on borough council in both Kane and Mt. Jewett, two seats on the Board of Supervisors in Highland Township and contests for tax collector in Kane and Highland Township.
This sums up whatâ€™s going through the mind of U.S. Rep. Glenn â€śGTâ€ť Thompson as he deals with many of the Obama Administration policies and programs.
The congressman from Centre County discussed various federal issues during a recent visit to the Kane Republican office. His remarks indicate a high level of exasperation with the president.