Archive - Mar 2014
March 14, or 3-14, is the date that corresponds with the first three digits of the irrational and transcendental number pi, and the day is often recognized as a holiday of sorts to honor the number. Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, and its digits continue infinitely without repetition. In celebration of Pi Day, students at St. Marys Area High School held an assembly on Friday afternoon, using the occasion as a fundraiser as well as to enjoy pie-themed events such as a pie-eating contest and giving students the opportunity to pie some of their teachers.
Theresa M. "Daisy" DiNardo, 91, of 440 Center St., Johnsonburg, died on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born on July 30, 1922 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Rosario "Sam" and Rose Manno Mannella. On June 22, 1946 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, she married John J. DiNardo, who preceded her in death on July 5, 1980.
She resided in Johnsonburg all her life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1940.
The legacy of a St. Marys dentist, the late Dr. Philip DaMore, continues in Honduras with the recent founding of a dental clinic in Honduras in his name.
The clinic was established by the Rice Foundation with dental equipment donated by Dr. DaMore following his retirement.
Last year marked the most prom gowns collected from area residents as part of an effort to ensure a group of disadvantaged Kentucky teens could attend their school proms.
According to Laura Kuntz, a St. Marys Catholic Elementary School teacher and project organizer, said she distributed 102 dresses, 43 pairs of shoes and various accessories such as purses and jewelry.
Kuntz is currently collecting gowns, dresses, shoes and accessories which she plans to hand-deliver to Beatyville, Ky., a deeply poverty-stricken area, toward the end of March as their prom takes place at the end of April.
Any area residents who have considered combining their love of books and baking are in luck, as the St. Marys Pubic Library will be holding an Edible Book Contest open to amateur bakers of any age on Saturday, March 22 at 2 p.m.
"We're encouraging people to take a favorite book and turn it into a visual cake," said St. Marys Public Library Director Leslie Swope.
Using a cake or cupcakes, individuals are challenged to be imaginative and create a cake depicting a scene, character, or overall theme from a book.
Jerry K. Grube, 79, of Clearfield, died Monday morning, March 10, 2014 at his residence.
Born Sept. 5, 1934 in St. Marys, he was the son of John and Claudia (Kramer) Grube.
On Nov. 26, 1959 he wed the former Anna Mae Heiberger who survives.
Mr. Grube had worked for Stackpole Carbon Factory, had worked as the office manager for Fullington Auto Bus Company, the Clearfield Hospital, and then retired from Kurtz Brothers School Supplies where he was the Manager of the Bid Dept. after 25 years of service in December of 1997.
The ongoing improvements to the Million Dollar Highway have led to a certain amount of frustration on the part of local residents. Potholes, traffic delays and equipment in residentsâ€™ front yards are a few of the problems that go along with road construction. Several business owners along the highway, however, say that construction hasnâ€™t slowed them down.
Among the latest personnel changes approved by the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors are new hires of school drivers, support personnel, awarding of numerous supplemental contracts, a resignation, leaves of absence and transfer of support personnel.
The board approved an employment agreement between the district and Ginger Williams for the position of Business Manager. Terms of the the contract will run from June 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017.
JAMES CITY â€“ The Highland Township Board of Supervisors is gearing up for a possible court battle to block a proposed injection well for the disposal of drilling waste fluids.
Acting at a meeting Wednesday, Supervisors Jim Wolfe, Paul Burton Sr. and Joe Milstead approved an agreement for representation by the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) of Mercersburg.
Thecla F. Werner Coppolo, 87, of 570 Church St., St. Marys, died Sunday evening, March 9, 2014, after a lengthy illness.
Thecla was born on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 1926, in St. Marys, the youngest daughter of the late Arthur A. and Edith Mary Kaul Werner. On April 16, 1955, in St. Maryâ€™s Catholic Church, she married Attorney Alvin B. Coppolo, the love of her life, who predeceased her in 2008.