Archive - May 2014
Robert E. Hedberg, 73, of 459 Main St.., Kersey, died suddenly on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at his home.
He was born on March 19, 1941, a son of the late John and Evadna Ninnis Hedberg.
Bob was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of St. Boniface Church. He retired from Stackpole Carbon Company after many years of service.Â He was a member of the Fox Township Fire Department and the Dagus Mines Legion.Â He enjoyed hunting, fishing and motorcycle riding.
James L. Urbancic, 75, of 202 Badeau Rd., Kersey, died Friday, May 16, 2014 at the UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh after a brief illness.
He was born May 8, 1939 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Albert L. and Margaret E. Allinger Urbancic. On June 16, 1966 in Kersey, he married Mary Jane Johnson, who preceded him in death on May 24, 2011.
Mr. Urbancic was a graduate of St. Marys High School and attended Penn State University. He was a retired employee of Metaldyne. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
A year after holding their first pet photo contest to raise funds to benefit the Elk County Humane Society, St. Marys Dairy Queen is once again calling on area pet owners to submit photos of their pets enjoying a Dairy Queen treat.
This year's contest began on May 15 and will continue through June 10. Entries may be submitted at Dairy Queen, through the business' Facebook page, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new guidance counselor position, gym renovations, playground work, paving bids and personnel matters were just some of the topics discussed during a recent St. Marys Area School District board of directors meeting.
The district is advertising for a guidance counselor position with K-12 certification with the building to be determined.
"Guidance counselors do a lot more than career counseling anymore," SMASD Superintendent Ann Kearney said.
It came down to the final race to decide the District 9 Class AA girls' team title on Friday evening at the Track and Field Championships at Brookville Area High School. In the end, the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders ended up edging the Johnsonburg Ramettes by a mere 2.5 points, 105.5-103.
On a night suitable for football, temperature-wise, the Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team defeated the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch by a 3-0 score Friday night at Berwind Park.
The Crusaders finished the regular season with a 20-0 record.
A walk-off grand slam by Cheyenne Bothun gave the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team a 5-1, nine-inning victory over the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders Friday evening at the SMAHS softball field on Senior Night.
KERSEY â€“ Ten individuals, businesses and organizations were recently named as 2014 Champions of the PA Wilds for their work in conservation and sustainable tourism development.
More than 130 business and community leaders from across the Pennsylvania Wilds gathered Thursday at the Red Fern in Kersey to get an update on the state and local efforts to grow the regionâ€™s outdoor recreation economy, and to honor the award winners.
James E. â€śJimâ€ť Weis, 86, of Rockford, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at the apropos time of â€ś5 oâ€™clockâ€ť, at home in the arms of his children. Â
He was born Aug. 27, 1927, in St. Marys, the son of Leander â€śLeeâ€ť and Marian (Ryan) Weis.
His familyâ€™s legacy was that of restaurants, fine food, and entertaining, and he never met anyone who wasnâ€™t welcome at his table. He met the love of his life, Helene Ann Shuster, at St. Marys High School in 1942. They were married when he returned from the Navy on Aug. 23, 1947.
RIDGWAY â€“ A Johnsonburg man was sentenced Friday to five to 10 years in prison for his involvement in the statutory sexual assault of two teenage girls that occurred on Oct. 14, 2012.
Andrew Kowalski, 23, appeared before President Judge Richard A. Masson at Elk County Court Friday afternoon and said that he was baffled that the co-defendants, Jonathan A. Schmitz, 20, and Justin Phillip Latona, 26, received lighter sentences. Kowalski argued that he had left the room and that he was not the one who had texted the girls to arrange a meeting.