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Postby CHILLERLC1 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:43 pm

Wow, at my church today I went to a funeral for a friend who's husband is named Dick. At the reception drinking a Yuengling, my table talked about the Yuengling brewery not too far from Knoebels and I talked to my father about returning to the park soon, going to Centralia, and going on that brewery tour while in that area.

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Postby Capitalize » Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:54 am

Rest in peace :(

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Postby RCoasterny » Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:13 am

Here's the full obit- [edit- The Daily Item of Sunbury, PA has posted the obit- here's the link: http://www.legacy.com/dailyitem/Obituar ... =136682921 ] This was taken from r.r-c.

Barbara Ellen (Cook) Knoebel passed into the Lord’s eternal peace
Friday, November 27, 2009 at the age of 66. She died peacefully at her
home at 206 Knoebels Boulevard, Elysburg, with her family by her side.
Born May 3rd, 1943 in Lykens, Pennsylvania, Barbara was the daughter
of the late Charles and Elizabeth Cook. She was a 1961 graduate of
Lykens High School and furthered her education at Polyclinic Hospital
becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Barbara married Richard Knoebel on February 10th, 1968, a marriage
that lasted until her death, a span of over 41 years. They are the
parents of two sons, Richard A. and Brian L. Knoebel.
Barbara was a member of Elysburg Presbyterian Church. She was an
active member of Order of the Eastern Star having served as Worthy
Matron of Iris Chapter #306, Shamokin. She held the statewide office
of Grand Adah during 1984-85 and traveled throughout Pennsylvania in
this capacity. She was also active in the Pennsylvania Amusement Parks
Association and the International Association of Amusement Parks and
Attractions. She served on several IAAPA committees, most notable the
original Hall of Fame Committee.
At Knoebels Amusement Resort, Barbara was an important member of the
family business. She worked side by side with Dick serving as Manager
of the park office and Group Sales Manager. In the latter capacity she
assisted groups in planning outings and arranged catered meals for
thousands of guests each season.
In September Dick and Barbara traveled to California where Amusement
Today, an industry publication, honored them with the Golden Ticket
award as industry Persons of the Year for 2009.
In addition to her husband and sons, she is survived by four
granddaughters, Haley, Hannah, Abigail and Ashley. She is also
survived by a brother, Walter Cook, of Gowen City, sister in law Ruth
Cook, brother in law Ronald Knoebel and his family and sister in law
Leanna Knoebel Muscato and her family.
In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by brothers
Charles “Boom” Cook and Donald Cook.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Alan Horne Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held at the Elysburg Presbyterian Church, Friday
December 4th beginning at 5:00 pm and Saturday, December 5th beginning
at 9:00 am. Services are scheduled for 11:00 am at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in
Barbara’s memory to Give Kids the World, Attn: Development, 210 S.
Bass Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746.

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Postby TheRapidsNerd » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:01 pm

My heartfelt condolences to her family and loved ones.

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Postby Jim S. » Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:46 pm

There is good and bad news on Kozmo Knoebel's Facebook page.

The good news is that the eagles have been moved into their new enclosure, and the Schoolhouse and Covered Wagon cottages have been moved. (I didn't know they had Schoolhouse and Covered Wagon cottages!)

The bad news is that we shouldn't expect Black Diamond to open before 2011 :( I know that they never gave a definite time for it, but Dick seemed optimistic at PPP this year and with them clearing the land for it before the new year even arrives, I'm surprised that they don't think they'll be able to construct it in one season. (I'm hoping that this means that labor is being diverted into getting Flying Turns ready for spring -- but they've been curiously silent on that since the new car chassis arrived last month.)
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Postby Ccron10 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:53 pm

^With the finish that they have added to the trough, they would have to.

With work starting on Black Diamond, it sounds like things might've gone well with Flying Turns. I wonder what the final designs for the cars look like?
EDIT: I found a picture on Knoebels's facebook page that is over a month old now. Looks like the transfer track setion has been installed.
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Photo from Knoebels's facebook page.

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Postby Jim S. » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:38 am

That looks weird with all the leftover supports from when that turn was trough instead of track. I wonder if they're going to cut them down or anything.

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Postby CoasterCrazy88 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:10 pm

This looks awesome! I hope I get the chance to ride it this summer!
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Postby JEAPUgrad » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:14 pm

Jim S. wrote:That looks weird with all the leftover supports from when that turn was trough instead of track. I wonder if they're going to cut them down or anything.


No chance of them tunneling that section of the ride?

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Postby Jim S. » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:29 pm

That's just the turn between the brake run and the station, but who knows? I haven't even heard if they still intend to enclose the helix at the beginning of the ride.

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