Archive - Jun 2013
During the month of April, Elk County's unemployment rate dropped to 6.4 percent from 8.2 percent, the lowest unemployment rate in the six-county area according to St. Marys City Manager Dave Greene.
This information was presented to Greene during a recent Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee (CEDS) meeting held in Ridgway.
Photo by Becky Polaski
Construction work continues along SR 255 in St. Marys, and crews were busy working near its intersection with Kallas Road on Monday morning.
Last week's meeting of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors included board approval of a number of new personnel items.
A rally by the St. Marys Legion baseball squad came up short Sunday night at Berwind Park as the Port Allegany squad held on for an 8-6 victory.
David A. Burns, 66, of Lovers Lane, Kersey, died on Friday, June 14, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born April 22, 1947 in DuBois, son of the late Russell I. and Mary Anderson Burns.
He graduated from DuBois High School in 1965 and was a graduate of Penn State University.
He had lived in the area since 1971 and was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Co. where we worked as a mechanical engineer.
Mr. Burns was a member of the Kersey Eagles, the American Legion Post #511 and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Clara A. Fox, 89, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 505 Nicklas Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, June 14, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 27, 1923 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Sylvester and Elizabeth Auman Wilhelm. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1942.
On March 1, 1949, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married George R. "Bob" Fox and he preceded her in death in 1983.
Ronald T. (Ted) Cassels, 70, of 16678 Boot Jack Rd., Ridgway died Saturday, June 15, 2013 at DuBois Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born February 9, 1943 in Spring Run, Jay Township, son of the late William L. and Mildred A. (Wheeler) Cassels.
He had resided in Ridgway and was a former Spring Run resident. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and rides in the woods. He was an organ donor who wanted to help others. He had been employed by Pepsi, Powdered Metals, Exotic Metals, and IPM.
ST. MARYS - A recent meeting of the Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group, or AHUG, an advocacy group for the region's forest industry, included an address from Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson who took aim at strangulatory regulations he said interfere with the industry's ability to compete on the global stage.
Nearly 60 local residents from various aspects of the community volunteered as part of the Junior Achievement (JA) program during the 2011-12 school year. The need for additional volunteers is necessary with efforts being made to expand the program, which is currently active in Elk and Cameron county schools.
Why not try something extraordinaryâ€”like walking from one end of the U.S. to the other?
This is precisely what James McKeighan is doing. Pushing or pulling a wheeled cart that carries his belongings, McKeighan recently passed through the Kane area in his quest to walk across America