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Saturday, March 23 2002


Passing of Grant Dino, Mary Bezek, Steve Olenick
Blacklick Valley senior was role model, 'parent's dream'
New photo of Eliza Furnace | Audrey Bracken obituary
St. Mary's School class of '38 | Route 22 in 1944 photo
Someone looking for you?/Looking for Someone?| Deaths


David Caldwell's weekly roundup
of news affecting Blacklick Valley

Teen death

A standing room only congregation of friends, relatives and schoolmates gathered at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church this past Wednesday to pay tribute to the life and mourn the death of 18-year-old Dino Rudolph. Dino, the son of Michelle (Yaronczyk) and Dino J. Rudolph, died of accidental electrocution early last Sunday morning while trying to help with a water leak at the home of a friend. The Rev. Father David S. Peles paid great tribute to the accomplishments and the favorable impressions this young man made on old and young during his short life. Dino was captain of the BVHS basketball team and an active participant in many school and community activities. He was buried in his number 11 jersey. Fr. Peles also spoke words of comfort to the many young mourners who are having a very difficult time dealing with this death. The school has also brought in counselors to help students deal with their grief.


Those opposing zoning in Jackson Township have come back on the supervisors with an example of problems they predicted. Christine Kilgore, a Jackson Township resident, planned and applied for state permits to open a kennel she was going to name Free Spirits Dog Park. The state permits came through but she hit a roadblock when she applied for a permit to build the kennel on her four-acre property. Zoning officer Harry Baker denied the permit because Ms Kilgore's property was zoned agricultural and a property with fewer than five acres with that designation is not allowed to construct out buildings. Supervisor David Bracken pointed out that Christine could apply for a zoning variance. Instead, she is looking for property outside Jackson Township to build her kennel.

Fund raising

The Nanty Glo Recreation Authority is holding a dance at the firehall tonight to raise funds for improvements at the Park and Pool and at McMullen Memorial Field. The authority is also selling advertising space on the fences at the Ball Park and on blocks at the Park and Pool. The authority had sought increased monies from borough council. However, the borough was unable to increase funding much, as the borough is having its own money problems. Council is now looking into a plan to sell 80 acres of land to a developer in the hope of receiving a cash payment and creating a new tax source. The possible land sale is in the early, exploratory stage.


After the 70-plus-degree day on Friday, March 15, the temperature dropped and by St. Patrick's Day the area was hit by a snowstorm. The temperatures then moderated to seasonal norms until Thursday. This first full day of spring began cold, as many early spring days do, then warmed into the forties. At 3:30 it began to rain, then by 4 it was sleeting and the wind began to howl. By 4:30, the ground was white with snow and the temperature had dropped into the mid 20s. By Friday morning, the temperature was in the single digits and the wind was still blowing. Many are wondering whether spring is over and winter is back.

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Cute signs

At a military hospital-door to colonoscopy: To expedite your visit, please back in."

On a Plumber's truck: We repair what your husband fixed."

On the trucks of a local plumbing company: "Don't sleep with a drip. Call your plumber."

Pizza shop slogan: "7 days without pizza makes one weak."

Another Pizza shop slogan: "Buy our pizza. We knead the dough."

At a tire shop: "Invite us to your next blowout."

Door of a plastic surgeon's office: "Hello. Can we pick your nose?"

At a drycleaners: "How about we refund your money, send you a new one at no charge, close the store and have the manager shot? Would that be satisfactory?"

—Sent by Mike Harrison

Lenten thought for the day

What matters is what your husband or wife thinks of you, your children, your parents. They see the real you. None of the fancy speeches or public acclaim or public image matters to them - they care if you are someone who puts others first or yourself first, if your actions at home measure up to your words outside the home, if you keep your promises or break them. Your family cares if you lie or tell the truth, if you put them first or they get only your leftovers, if they feel safe in your love ... if you build them up or tear them down.

And those are things that really matter to God. If you want to see what a person is really like, see what their family thinks of them. They know you without the image, without the mask, without the nice speeches. There is no greater honor than to have your family consider you a hero. There's no greater disgrace than to have your family not believe in you. If you don't carry your home precinct, you lose. You have nothing more important to do than to be what they need you to be. n.

Ron Hutchcraft
Sent by Jim Martin

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