Archive - 2014
Frances D. Eckert, 98, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of Bucktail Trail, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Elk Haven, on her motherâ€™s birthday.
She was born March 8, 1916 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Pfingstler Dietz. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Leoâ€™s High School, Class of 1934. She was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1981 after 28 years of service.
On Aug. 17, 1935 in Portageville, N.Y., she married Herbert G. Eckert, who preceded her in death Feb. 20, 1976.
Anthony C. "Charlie" Distler, 78, of 249 Rightmeyer St., St. Marys, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 at his home.
He was born May 14, 1936, a son of the late Charles and Emma Eckert Distler.
Charlie attended St. Marys Parochial Schools and retired from Stackpole Carbon Company after many years of service. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and will be remembered by his friends that he had in town.
He is survived by several cousins and close friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rosemary Distler.
The flow of people into the Farmers National Bank in downtown St. Marys was fairly steady at times throughout the day on Friday. Instead of making deposits or withdrawals though, many were there to give out money to a worthy cause. The bank hosted the annual Make-A-Wish Day, which was also broadcast on area radio station The River 98.9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Clythera Hornung was named as the new president of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors Thursday evening during their organizational meeting.
The regular meeting convened following the brief organizational meeting. Bob Luchini, outgoing board president, declined a nomination to continue as president.
According to Luchini, this was due to him having only one year left to serve in his term and he is unsure if he will seek re-election to the board.
The St. Marys Area School District will lose $65,630 in revenue as a result of a settlement agreement with Mersen USA regarding a property tax appeal by the company.
The appeal was filed due to the company's belief that it was being over-assessed based on the fair market value of their facility.
The appeal was filed in August 2013 for the company's 45-acre property on Trout Run Road in St. Marys, home to its carbon and graphite manufacturing facility. The plant employs 200 people locally.
The Christmas season is upon us and with that comes festively lit homes and businesses. The Daily Press is seeking photos and descriptions of your holiday light displays in and around St. Marys, Kersey, Weedville and Benezette. Selected submissions will appear online and in the print editions of the newspaper. Submit photos by emailing them to email@example.com.
Talented musicians and singers are taking center stage this holiday season throughout Elk County.
The Concert Choir of Elk County on Tuesday night presented their annual Christmas show entitled "Wreath of Carols" at St. Leo's. A followup performance is scheduled to be performed Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys.
Directors for the choir include Gloria Almquist-Shull and Lois Sadley, along with accompanist Rita Ordiway assisted by Ann Ordiway.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Elk County Historical Society will be hosting a Christmas Toy Exhibit/Open House event tonight from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6, from 1-4 p.m. at the Center House Museum, 109 Center St., in Ridgway.
The free event features an "Old Time Christmasâ€ť exhibit covering roughly a century of toys and decorations. The Friday event will feature hors dâ€™oeuvres and eggnog while the Saturday event is geared more towards our areaâ€™s youth with hot chocolate, candies, and cookies.
Lyle Yale, 78, of Yale Drive, Brockport, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 at his residence.
Born Dec. 30, 1935 in Brockport, he was the son of the late Eli and Bernice Sidelinger Yale Sr.
On Jan. 7, 1956, he was married to Janet Snedden and she survives.
Retired, he had been employed at Keystone Carbon in St. Marys. Lyle enjoyed tinkering around his house, especially cutting the grass. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his two grandsons, Toby and Matt Nashadka.