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Archive - Nov 2, 2012

Equine Dice Run raises funds for Make-A-Wish

November 2, 2012

Organizers of the Equine Dice Run appreciate all of the participation from the riders and volunteers for their hard work in hosting the event, which took place at the St. Marys Campowners on Sept. 15 to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The event raised an amazing $7,216.22.

Area Catholic churches taking up collection for Sandy relief

November 2, 2012

Please be advised that in response to the many individuals and parishes who have been inquiring, Most Rev. Lawrence Persico, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Erie, has authorized parishes to take a collection to support disaster relief services related to Hurricane Sandy. Pastors are free to choose the Sunday on which they will hold the collection. Donations will then be sent to the Diocese of Erie for distribution to organizations providing help on the ground in the areas most in need of relief. One hundred percent of the money collected will be donated.

Shelley L. Robuck

November 2, 2012

Shelley L. Robuck, 56, of 510 Third Ave., Johnsonburg, died on Friday morning, Nov. 2, 2012 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie following a lengthy illness.
She was born on Dec. 13, 1955 in Kane, daughter of the late Richard and Shirley Polinski Disque.
She married David E. Robuck on June 15, 1974 in the Wilcox Lutheran Church. He survives.
Shelley resided in Johnsonburg since her marriage. She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1974 and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Johnsonburg.

Brookville named one of 'Prettiest Painted Places'

November 2, 2012

If you want to see the prettiest painted communities in America, you’re going to need a lot of time, several tanks of gas, and a state-of-the-art GPS.  The Paint Quality Institute has identified the nation’s 12 most beautifully painted neighborhoods and towns, and many are little-known and far from the beaten path.

Gail F. (Facchine) Forbes

November 2, 2012

Gail F. (Facchine) Forbes, 65, of Greensburg, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at home.
She was born on Aug. 6, 1947 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Guido and Mary Wurm Facchine.
Gail was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School and Seton Hill College. She received her Masters in Teaching at the University of Pittsburgh. She taught fourth grade and was the Instructional Support teacher at Mt. View School in Latrobe prior to retiring in 2004.

Richard H. "Dick" Farnsworth

November 2, 2012

Richard H. "Dick" Farnsworth, 71, of 811 Washington St., St. Marys, died at his home on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 following a battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 20, 1941 in New Millport, a son of the late Russell and Bertha Chittister Farnsworth.
On Feb. 4, 1967 in St. Mary's Church, he married Joan Hoffman Farnsworth, who survives.
Dick was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having been discharged in January of 1968. He made his career working at St. Marys Carbon and Stackpole Carbon Company. He also spent time as a truck driver and working at the All American Car Wash.

Coudersport eliminates Lady Crusader volleyball 3-1

November 2, 2012

Missed opportunities were becoming the norm as St. Marys Area and Ridgway continued to pile up...
Rain early in the day on Tuesday gave way to cloudy skies in the afternoon and the Elk County...
The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team improved to 6-1 on the season with a 9-0 victory over...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...