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Archive - Jan 2013

January 28th

Finish GED now before changes in exam, costs

January 28, 2013

Anyone who needs to earn a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) high school equivalency test is encouraged to take or finish the exam before requirements change and costs increase in 2014, according to Kate Lomax, director of educational services at the Community Education Council of Elk and Cameron Counties (CEC). The five-part test is being revised and the new version will be released in January 2014.

Laura Jane Schultz

January 28, 2013

Laura Jane Schultz, 44, of Swannanoa, N.C., died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at John F. Keever Jr. Solace Center in Asheville.
She was born in Port Allegheny on March 12, 1968, daughter of Lawrence E. Austin and Louise E. Dickinson Smith.
She was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School and was of the Jehovah’s Witness faith.
She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Andrew T. Schultz; a son, Elliot Austin Schultz; a daughter, Tissica Bleu Schultz; a brother, Christopher Smith; and three sisters, Jeanette Sisson, Michele Garcia and Kimberly Austin.

Sophia G. Schmidt

January 28, 2013

Sophia G. Schmidt, 31, of 31 West Patrick St., Frederick, Md., died unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 in Frederick, Md.
She was born Feb. 27, 1981 in Madison, Wis., daughter of Christian and Heidi Dorsey Schmidt, who survive, of St. Marys.
In 1990 the family moved to St. Marys and Sophia graduated from Elk County Catholic High School, Class of 1999. She also graduated from Bucknell University in 2004 and received her master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in 2011. She was an employee of the Science Applications International Corporation.

Donald V. Reed

January 28, 2013

Donald V. Reed, 81, formerly of Ridge Road in Kersey, died on Sunday, Jan, 27, 2013 at Pinecrest Nursing Home in St. Marys.
He was born on Jan. 18, 1932 in Bradford, son of the late Richard and Mary Charnisky Reed.
Donald was Protestant by faith. He had been employed at Speer Carbon in St. Marys.
He is survived by one brother, William F. (Dorothy) Reed of Kersey; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Milton, Marvin and Raymond Reed; and one sister, Clara Anderson.

Kathleen J. “Kay” Caliari

January 28, 2013

Kathleen J. “Kay” Caliari, 75, of Hoovertown Road in Penfield, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
Born on Oct. 11, 1937 in Elk County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Florence (Mosier) Harvey.
She was married to Irvin L. Caliari. He preceded her in death on May 9, 2003.
She retired from Brockway Glass after over 30 years of service. She also worked at Paws & Claws Pet Grooming in Penfield. She enjoyed her horses and her dogs and going to the casino in Salamanca.

Sally J. Antoine

January 28, 2013

Sally J. Antoine, 63, of 1104 Gordon St., Natrona Heights, died at the home of her daughter at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 following an illness of the past several months.
She was born in Allegheny County, Harrison Township, on June 6, 1949, the daughter of Gertrude Sherrieb and the late Blaine Anderson.
She resided in Harrison Township for most of her life and graduated from Har-Brack High School, Class of 1967. She was employed as an administrative assistant for UPMC Heritage Place, Shadyside. She enjoyed crafts and craft shows, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.

January 27th

Lady Crusaders hold off Ramettes for 38-34 win Saturday

January 28, 2013

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders held on for a 38-34 Allegheny Mountain League over the Johnsonburg Ramettes Saturday night at the ECCHS gym.

New vendors showcased at upcoming Business Expo

January 27, 2013

Once again the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce and The River 98.9 radio station are teaming up to host the 2013 Business Expo taking place Saturday, Feb. 23 at The Red Fern in St. Marys.

District Band students perform to packed house

January 27, 2013

On Friday evening, 165 music students from 41 schools throughout the area performed in the PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association) District II Band Festival concert. Elk County Catholic High School was the host of this year's festival, which ran from Jan. 23-25. Dr. Stephen Bolstad, a native of St. Marys and former band director at St. Marys Area High School, was the guest conductor. The band performed seven arrangements.

Area squads compete in ninth annual ECC Cheer Frenzy

January 27, 2013

The Cheer Frenzy at Elk County Catholic High School had a good turnout once again this year as cheerleaders and spectators packed the ECCHS gymnasium on Saturday for the ninth annual event.

The St. Marys Little League Baseball Senior League All-Stars opened play in the Pa. State...
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On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...