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Karen G. Spence

November 22, 2013

Karen G. Spence, 56, of Pine Township, died Nov. 14, 2013.
Karen was an all around volunteer at St. Alexis where she ran the Certificate Program, coordinated the festival games, was a homeroom mother, helped with Girl Scouts, vacation bible camp, Junior Achievement, book fair, flea market, cafeteria and playground supervisor.
She enjoyed vacationing and exploring the western national parks with her family and spending time with her kids, traveling, photography and gardening. She will be greatly missed.

Thomas A. Reed

November 22, 2013

Thomas A. Reed, 60, a longtime resident of St. Marys, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 20, 2013 at The Lutheran Home at Kane, where he had more recently resided.
Born June 30, 1953 in St. Marys, he was the son of John Z. and Angela C. Herzing Reed.
Although mentally disabled, he graduated from St. Marys High School.
He is survived by a niece, Ellen Reed of Horseheads, N.Y.; a nephew, Jason Reed of Penn Yan, N.Y.; and a sister-in-law, Emily Reed of Horseheads.  Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

Search warrant yields cocaine, other items

November 22, 2013

ST. MARYS – As a result of a comprehensive investigation by the North Central Drug Task Force a search warrant was served on the residence located 419 Erich Rd. in St. Marys.
The search warranted yielded large amounts of cocaine, U.S. currency, firearms and bomb-making materials. The search led to the arrest of two juveniles. The investigation is ongoing.

St. Marys City Council discusses grant agreement

November 22, 2013

City Council held a special meeting Friday evening to discuss a cooperative agreement between the City of St. Marys and Creekside Investments for a grant to build a hotel in the city. The grant is a $3 million reimbursement grant being administrated through North Central Enterprises, a non-profit community development organization.
All council members were present. Todd Hanes was present to represent Creekside Investments.

Tiebreakers held for several positions

November 22, 2013

RIDGWAY – Several ties were settled Friday afternoon during a Board of Elections meeting at the Elk County Courthouse Annex.
Names must be legitimate or the position is declared vacant in the event the name is bogus or that of a person not living in the precinct in question.
For judge of election for a four-year term in Fox Township No. 1, the position was declared vacant after "Present" drew the No. 1 ball.

Annual Historical Society dinner set for Dec. 1

November 22, 2013

The 51st annual dinner of Historical Society of St. Marys and Benzinger Township will be held at The Red Fern in Fox Township on Sunday, Dec. 1 with a social hour starting at 5 p.m. and dinner following at 6 p.m.
The event is typically held on the Sunday closest to the anniversary of the community's founding, Dec. 8. While that date falls on a Sunday this year, local historian Ray Beimel, who is one of the speakers at the dinner, explained that The Red Fern was already booked on Dec. 8 and so the society opted to go with Dec. 1 instead.

Freda M. Frank Dunworth

November 22, 2013

Freda M. Frank Dunworth, 96, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, formerly of 329 Mill St., Johnsonburg, died Thursday morning, Nov. 21, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 28, 1917 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late William and Mattie Falkenberg Frank.
She married Harold Dunworth on May 8, 1935 in Mayville, N.Y. He died April 6, 1976.

ECC musical offers ogre-sized fun 

November 22, 2013

The lively antics of a green ogre, his donkey companion, a feisty princess and a host of other fairy tale characters is being brought to the stage of Elk County Catholic High School in "Shrek the Musical."
Audiences can take in the musical comedy Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are available for children and adult admissions. Following the Sunday performance, children will have the opportunity to go onstage and be photographed with the characters, the set, and the dragon.

Residents share memories of Kennedy's assassination

November 22, 2013

Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 started off as a normal day for many area residents.
Ray Beimel and Deanna Young were both in class. Beimel attended St. Marys Parochial and Young was a fifth grader at Queen of the World. Mary Meyer, a junior at ECC, was home sick that day.
Further from St. Marys, Lois Keller-Poole was in class at Dunblane Hall, a Catholic school for girls in Washington, D.C., where she was in the eighth grade.
All four shared with The Daily Press how that seemingly ordinary day turned into one that would remain ingrained in their memories 50 years later.

Editorials offer local perspective on Kennedy assassination

November 22, 2013

"It will be a long time before the saddened implication of [President John F.] Kennedy's death will be forgotten in the land of his birth." These words formed the conclusion of an editorial titled 'All America Mourns' that appeared in The Daily Press on Saturday, Nov. 23, 1963, the day after Kennedy's assassination, and was penned by Daily Press editor H. T. "Jack" O'Brien.
In addition to Saturday's editorial, O'Brien also authored several others related to Kennedy that appeared in the paper in the days both leading up to and following his death.

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