Archive - Nov 6, 2010
Helen M. Pavlock, 88, of 209 Glen Mayo, Johnsonburg, died Thursday evening, Nov. 4, 2010 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
She was born on Dec. 23, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio, daughter of the late Louis and Mary Machcoviak Majewski.
On Oct. 25, 1941, she married Bernard R. Pavlock, who preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 1988.
Helen M. Wiesner, 90, of 183 Center St., Elk Towers, and formerly of 220 Ford Rd., St. Marys, died Thursday at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.
She was born March 5, 1920 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Nichlaus and Elizabeth Dippold Grasser.
On Oct. 11, 1947 in the St. Maryâ€™s Church, she married William F. Wiesner, who preceded her in death on May 10, 1988.
Mary Lou Burgeson, 77, of 574 Maurus St., St. Marys, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 3, 2010, at the Lutheran Home at Kane after a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 3, 1933 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Ignatius and Gertrude Fritz Feldbauer. She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. She was a former employee of Central Drug and Widmann and Teah Drug Store.
On March 2, 1957, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Frederick A. Burgeson, who survives.
Benjamin L. Keech, 36, of Roulette, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 in Port Allegany.
He was born Nov. 9, 1973 in DuBois, the son of LaVerne and Judy Ann Keech, who survive. On April 12, 2008, in Port Allegany, he married Jami Lynn Nellis, who survives.
He was a truck driver for Nellis Trucking and worked as a machine operator for GKN in Emporium.
Michael J. Gelsick, 82, formerly of Wilcox, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, in the Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys.
He was born Nov. 27, 1927, in Rasselas, son of the late Peter and Katherine Gomola Gelsick.
Once again donations are being sought for the â€śChristmas in Kentuckyâ€ť program, established by St. Marys resident Laura Kuntz.
For the past 15 years, Kuntz, a kindergarten teacher at St. Marys Catholic Elementary School, has been collecting Christmas gifts and making the 10-hour-trip to Beattyville, KY, in Lee County, where a local contact helps in distributing the donated gifts.
Each year, Kuntz and a Kentucky-based social worker compile wish lists for numerous needy families.
Members of the St. Marys City Council continued their discussion on the city's 2011 budget on Thursday evening, making a number of cuts in an effort to reduce the budget deficit and the resulting tax increase that would be imposed on city residents.
According to Carol Muhitch, city finance director, if the budget were to be approved as it is right now, city residents would likely be facing around a $138 increase to their real estate property tax in 2011.
St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Ann Kearney provided updates on various programs during the school boardâ€™s workshop on Thursday evening.
Next week the district will conduct field testing for the Keystone Exams. They have been requested to participate in the field testing for Algebra I.
In the spring, the district will conduct Keystone Exams in Algebra I, Biology and Literature. The tests will be given to students who have finished those corresponding courses.
â€śWe are permitted to give these exams as low as sixth grade if they have completed the course,â€ť explained Kearney.
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a federally funded, community service and work-based training program that provides subsidized job training and employment opportunities for people age 55 and older who are unemployed or whose employment outlook is poor. Through SCSEP, older individuals can benefit by becoming more economically self-sufficient, and businesses benefit by being able to make use of qualified and reliable employees.
Free parking will once again be provided this year for shoppers throughout downtown St. Marys during the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as on Light Up Night. Depot Street will also be closed to through traffic on Light Up Night between 7:30 and 9 p.m. so that hay rides can be offered.