November 6th, 2013
QUEHANNA â€“Â The 86 individuals drawn for elk licenses in this year's drawing represented only a small fraction of the 22,331 hunters who applied. Additionally, many of those individuals had been applying for years and had accrued a number of preference points, resulting in 116,734 entries being in this year's drawing.
Given those numbers the odds of a first-time applicant being selected, much less for one of the 26 available bull tags, seemed to be slim, but that is exactly what happened for Catawissa resident William Gifford.
Janice M. Molella, 80, of Cushing Avenue, Johnsonburg, died late Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at UPMC Hamot of Erie after a short illness.
She was born April 15, 1933 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Herman and Helen (Koppitch) Grabofski.
A graduate of Johnsonburg Area High School, Class of 1951, she had been employed as an LPN at the hospital in St. Marys for 40 years.
She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and lived all her life in Johnsonburg.
Three write-in candidates apparently have won election to seats on the Kane School Board.
According to unofficial results from the election Tuesday, it appears Claire Ann Depto, Susan Grolemund and Linda A. Anderson all have won as write-in candidates. John Ball, who was endorsed by the three write-ins, also won a fourth seat on the board.
The Wetmore Township Board of Supervisors again will hold the line on taxes.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Four incumbents on the Mt. Jewett Borough Council won re-election Tuesday, according to final, but unofficial results.
Newcomer Gary Schul won election Tuesday to a seat on the Kane Borough Council along with two incumbents-- Dennis Drost and John Gentilman.
Schul, who won both the Republican and Democratic nominations in the primary, led voting Tuesday with 648 votes. Gentilman, a Democrat, was next with 484. Drost, also a Democrat, received 447.
JAMES CITY â€“ Jim Wolfe and write-in candidate Joe Milstead are the apparent winners for supervisor in Highland Township.
HERSHEY â€“ Amidst abundant sunshine and beautiful weather in southwest Pennsylvania, the Kane Wolves cross country team finished 14th at this weekendâ€™s PIAA cross country championships in Hershey.
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.