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November 22nd

Tiebreakers held for several positions

November 22, 2013

RIDGWAY – Several ties were settled Friday afternoon during a Board of Elections meeting at the Elk County Courthouse Annex.
Names must be legitimate or the position is declared vacant in the event the name is bogus or that of a person not living in the precinct in question.
For judge of election for a four-year term in Fox Township No. 1, the position was declared vacant after "Present" drew the No. 1 ball.

Annual Historical Society dinner set for Dec. 1

November 22, 2013

The 51st annual dinner of Historical Society of St. Marys and Benzinger Township will be held at The Red Fern in Fox Township on Sunday, Dec. 1 with a social hour starting at 5 p.m. and dinner following at 6 p.m.
The event is typically held on the Sunday closest to the anniversary of the community's founding, Dec. 8. While that date falls on a Sunday this year, local historian Ray Beimel, who is one of the speakers at the dinner, explained that The Red Fern was already booked on Dec. 8 and so the society opted to go with Dec. 1 instead.

November 21st

Freda M. Frank Dunworth

November 22, 2013

Freda M. Frank Dunworth, 96, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, formerly of 329 Mill St., Johnsonburg, died Thursday morning, Nov. 21, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 28, 1917 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late William and Mattie Falkenberg Frank.
She married Harold Dunworth on May 8, 1935 in Mayville, N.Y. He died April 6, 1976.

ECC musical offers ogre-sized fun 

November 22, 2013

The lively antics of a green ogre, his donkey companion, a feisty princess and a host of other fairy tale characters is being brought to the stage of Elk County Catholic High School in "Shrek the Musical."
Audiences can take in the musical comedy Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are available for children and adult admissions. Following the Sunday performance, children will have the opportunity to go onstage and be photographed with the characters, the set, and the dragon.

Residents share memories of Kennedy's assassination

November 22, 2013

Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 started off as a normal day for many area residents.
Ray Beimel and Deanna Young were both in class. Beimel attended St. Marys Parochial and Young was a fifth grader at Queen of the World. Mary Meyer, a junior at ECC, was home sick that day.
Further from St. Marys, Lois Keller-Poole was in class at Dunblane Hall, a Catholic school for girls in Washington, D.C., where she was in the eighth grade.
All four shared with The Daily Press how that seemingly ordinary day turned into one that would remain ingrained in their memories 50 years later.

Editorials offer local perspective on Kennedy assassination

November 22, 2013

"It will be a long time before the saddened implication of [President John F.] Kennedy's death will be forgotten in the land of his birth." These words formed the conclusion of an editorial titled 'All America Mourns' that appeared in The Daily Press on Saturday, Nov. 23, 1963, the day after Kennedy's assassination, and was penned by Daily Press editor H. T. "Jack" O'Brien.
In addition to Saturday's editorial, O'Brien also authored several others related to Kennedy that appeared in the paper in the days both leading up to and following his death.

November 20th

George R. Zamboldi

November 20, 2013

George R. Zamboldi, 84, of Linden, Mich., died November 19, 2013.
He was born April 20, 1929 in New Bethlehem, the son of the late Joseph and Angelina (Berti) Zamboldi.
He was educated at the St. Marys schools and attended Duquesne University on a football scholarship. He proudly served his country in the army during the Korean conflict, in counter intelligence. He was employed for many years at Airco Speer Carbon Company in St. Marys, and then started his own manufacturers rep company.

Vincent J. “Potato” Olewnik

November 20, 2013

Vincent J. “Potato” Olewnik, 82, Chestnut Avenue, Force, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 28, 1931 in Force, son of the late Stanley and Mary (Visneski) Olewnik. On April 27, 1957 in St. Joseph's Church, DuBois, he married Germaine (Zukauskas), she survives.

Pauline M. “Polly” Fox

November 20, 2013

Pauline M. “Polly” Fox, 67, of 802 Washington St., St. Marys, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at her home.
She was born Sept. 2, 1946 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Paul and Margie Wicks Herzing.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School. She was a former employee of Quality Components.
On July 12, 1969, in St. Leo’s Church, she married Dennis T. “Denny” Fox, who preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 2009.
Mrs. Fox was a member of the St. Mary’s Church. She enjoyed her family, grandchildren, and her dog, Marley.

Gloria Katherine Donovan

November 20, 2013

Gloria Katherine Donovan, 87, of St. Marys, formerly of Ridgway and Smethport, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys. 
She was born Sept. 22, 1926 in Shamokin, a daughter of Elvin W. and B. Katherine Wilson Long. On June 20, 1947, in Williamsport, she married James Edward Donovan who died Aug. 17, 1998.
Mrs. Donovan was a graduate of Williamsport High School and attended Lock Haven State Teacher’s College. She was employed as the food services director at the Ridgway High School for 20 years, retiring in 1988.

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