Archive - Aug 12, 2013
Carl W. Cook, 80, of 1102 Horner Rd., Wilcox, died Friday morning, August 9, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a brief illness.
He was born July 7, 1933 in Hazelhurst, son of the late Carl R. and Lillian Dippo Cook.
He married Beverly Marlene Johnson on November 20, 1954 in the Wilcox Presbyterian Church, and she survives.
Formerly of James City, he resided in Wilcox since 1958. He graduated from Kane High School and was a member of the Wilcox Presbyterian Church and Wilcox Sportsmen's Club.
Justine Marie Bowser, 35, of Johnsonburg, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 as the result of an auto accident.
She was born July 23, 1978 in St. Marys, daughter of Robert W. Bowser Sr. and his wife Clara of St. Marys, and Antoinette "Toni" (Hasselman) Jordan and her husband Willis of Johnsonburg.
With the first day of school just over one week away, St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Ann Kearney stressed the importance of attendance in the success of a student's academic career.
"There's a large correlation between academics and attendance," Kearney emphasized. "I really hope the parents and guardians will really take it seriously to make sure the children are here.
Members of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors voted to table a decision on the high school's track resurfacing project until specs are complete in order to use when they advertise for bid packages.
Terry Straub, SMAHS director of student activities, recapped the project during the Monday evening school board meeting. It entails choosing from two options ranging in costs from $63,000 to $210,000.