Archive - Aug 2013
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.
A small group of city staff plan to soon meet in order to determine cost cutting measures for the wastewater treatment plant.
This was prompted from a unanimously approved motion by City Council as a way to find answers on how to run the plant more efficiently.
WETMORE TWP. â€“Â Two Johnsonburg residents were killed and two juveniles injured in a two-vehicle head-on collision that occurred just after midnight on Sunday in McKean County.
The Pittsburgh Pirates currently have a three-and-a-half-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals for first place in the Central Division of the National League, and the teams are set to face off in a three-game series in St. Louis during the middle of this week.
Kenneth M. Haupricht of Johnsonburg has over 20 years of experience shooting on the range.
Even he never had a day quite like Saturday.
Haupricht claimed the national championship in the High Power Hunting Rifle competition of the NRA National Silhouette Championships which concluded Saturday at the high power range.
Members of St. Marys City Council approved waiving of the open container laws and suspending of parking for two upcoming events.
The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce was granted permission for an open container event during its annual upcoming Wing Fling on Friday, Aug. 16 from 6-10 p.m. in the Market Street municipal parking lot.
This year's Summer Reading Program at the St. Marys Public Library is drawing to a close, and participants have until Monday to complete their reading journals and claim their prizes at the Scholastic Book Fair, which is set up in the children's section of the library.
SMETHPORT â€“ The attorney for Pastor Mark Hooper of Mount Jewett asked Judge John Cleland to drop the charge of endangerment of the welfare of a child in a hearing on Friday afternoon at the McKean County Courthouse.
Attorney Joseph Charlton petitioned the court to drop the endangerment charge, arguing that the â€śmissing of a mealâ€ť or not taking the children to a doctor does not rise to the level of endangerment.
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 Hazel Hurst, 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 was a graduate of the Kane High School and a member of the Wilcox Presbyterian Church and Wilcox Sportsmen's Club.
Edward C. Dankmyer Jr., 82, of Hanover, died Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the Lutheran Retirement Village at Utz Terrace, Hanover.
Born October 23, 1930 in Johnsonburg, he was the son of the late Edward C. and Helen C. (Oâ€™Conner) Dankmyer.
He was the loving husband of Faith A. (Eckert) Dankmyer of Corry.
He was a graduate of St. Vincentâ€™s High School in Latrobe. He served his country proudly from 1952-1954 and was a veteran of the United States Army.
Mr. Dankmyer retired after 25 years of service in forestry. During this time, he was employed by Stackpole of St. Marys.