Archive - Jan 15, 2012
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" This question, posed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is relevant more than 40 years after his death.
Today marks the annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that has been observed on the third Monday of January each year since 1986 to commemorate the anniversary of King's birth on Jan. 15, 1929.
ST. MARYS - The emergence of the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania has presented an opportunity for local entrepreneurs to fill a variety of roles and jobs created by the Marcellus Shale boom.
Service companies and contractors like EverGreen Gasfield Services of St. Marys, established in January 2010, have carved out a niche in providing services, equipment, and laborers to the oil and gas companies.
Throughout the past two years, City of St. Marys Police Patrolman Michael Shaffer and police canine Copper have enhanced their training by participating in specialized activities with fellow canine teams and their handlers.
In December a small group of canine handlers and trainers visited St. Marys during a break in their training in Olean, N.Y.
Freda M. Michuck, 100, of Horseshoe Drive, Penfield, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 at DRMC West after a lengthy illness.
She was born April 3, 1911 in Tyler, daughter of the late David and Agnes (Gustafson) Walker.
She married John Michuck, who preceded her in death on Aug. 8, 1980.
Born and raised in Tyler, she was a Penfield resident since 1941. She was a housewife and attended Penfield United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed volunteering her time, along with the Penfield Fireman's Auxiliary and many other local volunteer activities throughout the years.
Bertha M. Verbeck, 93, of 135 Swift St., Ridgway, died early Saturday morning, Jan. 14, 2012, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Jan. 21, 1918 in Medix Run, Benezette Township, daughter of the late Adiel and Mary (Lynch) Verbeck.
The last time the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch took on the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders at St. Marys Area High School, it was on Dec. 30, 2011 in the championship game of the 2011 Elk County Girls' Holiday Basketball Tournament, a game ECC won 41-35. According to St. Marys Area coach Leona Hoohuli, that game was not on her team's mind on Saturday evening as the two teams once again faced each other at the "Dutch Oven."