Archive - 2014
Rena I. "Joy" Gleixner, 87, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Cedar Road, St. Marys, died on Friday, May 23, 2014 following a lengthy illness.
She was born on April 5, 1927, a daughter of the late Vere and Jennifer Knarr Swesey.
On June 15, 1950 in Emporium, she married Edward L. Gleixner Sr., who preceded her in death on May 15, 2010.
Joy was a graduate of Emporium High School and a member of Sacred Heart Church.Â She enjoyed cooking, sewing and crocheting.Â Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
RIDGWAY â€“ Preliminary reports indicate at least one person is dead after an accident on the Clarion River in the Portland Mills area.
Emergency responders were called to the vicinity of 35080 Portland Mills Rd. in Ridgway Township for an initial report of five individuals in the water, including at least one with injuries. Elk Company 4 (Ridgway Fire Department) and Ridgway Ambulance were called at 3 p.m., and fire chief Scott Pontious later called for a swift water rescue team from Clearfield County to the scene. The coroner was requested to the scene.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders found themselves in an early two-run deficit against the Smethport Hubbers on Thursday afternoon at Berwind Park in the opening round of the District 9 Class A Baseball Tournament, but ECC rallied with a pair of runs in both the third and sixth innings to come from behind for a 4-2 victory.
The Keystone Lady Panthers scored two runs in the home half of the sixth inning to come from behind to edge the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders by a 2-1 score Thursday afternoon in a District 9-A quarterfinal played at Keystone.
Patricia A. Fuenffinger, 78, a resident of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, and formerly of 170 Meadow Rd., Emporium, died on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Guy & Mary Felt Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 27, 1935, a daughter of the late Elisha and Anna Naring Bush .
On Saturday, Aug. 20, 1955 in St. Marys Church, she married Robert Fuenffinger, who survives.
Richard E. "Lardy" Friedl, 84, of 104 West Theresia Rd., St. Marys, died on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following injuries suffered from a car accident.
He was born on Dec. 24, 1929, a son of the late Frank and Clara Zwack Friedl.
RIDGWAY â€“ Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency [PEMA] officials were in the area Thursday to assess the damage from Wednesday's flooding that ravaged Elk County, particularly Ridgway where standing water in some areas reached well over four feet.
Detailed numbers regarding home and business damage, and monetary damages were not readily available Thursday evening as PEMA teams were still analyzing data at the county's 911 Center.
Mike McAllister, director of Elk County's Office of Emergency Services, said teams were still working Thursday evening to assess the damage.
n keeping with tradition South St. Marys Street Elementary introduced a torch relay as part of the school's annual Olympic Games.
After hearing about the new idea, Todd and Kim Taylor, longtime Olympic volunteers, decided to expand on the idea and create a real torch for the games.
"We wanted to do something special for the school and for the Olympics," Todd said.
With the help of his co-workers at Quala-Die, a group of about eight people churned the aluminum and brass torch out in six hours.
This year's Memorial Day parade grand marshal will be WWII veteran Francis (Buzzy) Resch. He was born in 1923, grew up in the area and attended Central Catholic High School, quitting after the 10th grade. He entered the U.S. Army on April 12, 1943, and attended Boot Camp in Fort Bliss, Texas.
He was sent overseas and was in the third wave when he landed on Normandy beaches on June 9, 1944.
The St. Marys Area High School held its Spring Sports Awards Program Tuesday evening at the Carpin Auditorium.
Those student/athletes participating in boys and girls track and field, baseball, softball and boys tennis were recognized.