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Archive - Mar 2013

March 10th

Margaret “Marge” Schaberl Forster

March 10, 2013

Margaret “Marge” Schaberl Forster, 99, a recent resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 979 Johnsonburg Rd., died on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the nursing home. 
She was born on Nov. 26, 1913 in Daguscahonda in a boarding house run by her mother, Gertrude Schaberl. 
On Oct. 10, 1935, she married the late Henry "Hank" Forster in St. Mary's Church, where they celebrated four very special anniversaries. He preceded her in death on June 28, 2002 after nearly 67 years of marriage. 

March 8th

Doris B. Hunger

March 8, 2013

Doris B. Hunger, 82, of Punxsutawney, died peacefully at home with her family on Thursday, March 7, 2013.
She was born July 25, 1930 in Summerville, the daughter of the late Donald and Sarah (Wayland) Burns. She was married to John B. Hunger Jr., who preceded her in death on July 20, 2002.
Mrs. Hunger and her husband owned and operated Hunger's Office Supply in Punxsutawney and the Hunger's Hallmark at the Groundhog Plaza.

District proposes pre-K program for low-income, at-risk students

March 8, 2013

ST. MARYS - A new program is in the works to offer low income students in the St. Marys Area School District access to pre-Kindergarten instruction, the only of its kind in the county.

Fox looks to purchase industrial park land

March 8, 2013

The Fox Township Supervisors met in a brief executive session during their recently held regular monthly meeting.
As a result, Supervisor Mike Keller said they discussed negotiations to purchase property from Dinsmore Welding at the Industrial Park. The township has agreed to purchase the land, with Supervisor Randy Gradizzi to present the owner with the price to see if he agrees with the amount.
Supervisor Dave Mattiuz said a resident requested open gym hours at the Community Building. He said he believed this to be a good idea. The supervisors approved looking into the request.

March 7th

SMASD 2013 tentative budget unveiled

March 8, 2013

With enrollment and revenue both in decline, expenditures on the rise and uncertainty surrounding the future of state funding all shaping discussions surrounding the district's budget, St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Ann Kearney presented the proposed budget for 2013-2014 to the board Thursday night.

SMASD to hold emergency drills in March

March 7, 2013

Thursday's workshop meeting of the St. Marys Area Board of Directors included the announcement of two emergency drills to be held in district buildings during March.

NIE program provides classrooms with unique study tool

March 7, 2013

The Daily Press is one of the thousands of newspapers across the U.S. commemorating Newspaper In Education Week by recognizing area businesses for their contribution in providing newspapers to local classrooms to utilize as an educational resource.

A look at the spread of CWD in states neighboring Pa.

March 7, 2013

Last Friday the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) announced the discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in three free-ranging deer harvested during the 2012 general firearms deer season.

Mary Lou Knapp DiNardo

March 7, 2013

Mary Lou Knapp DiNardo, 80, of 424 Water Street Extension, Johnsonburg, died early Thursday morning, March 7, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born on May 7, 1932 in Johnstown, daughter of the late LaRue and Mildred Hunter Knapp.
She had been married to John Murphy II and the late George DiNardo.

March 6th

ECCHS: Note indicating bomb a hoax

March 6, 2013

ST. MARYS - A note stating a potential bomb was present at Elk County Catholic High School Wednesday morning was determined to be a hoax with the help of St. Marys City Police, according to school officials.

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen earned a trip to the District 9 Class AA championship game with...
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch saw their season come to an end with a 2-0 loss to the Clearfield...
The fifth-seeded Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders battled through wet and muddy conditions on...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...