Archive - 2014
Over a year's work came to fruition with the approval of the St. Marys Area School District's Comprehensive Plan.
The plan was presented to the SMASD board of school directors by Assistant Superintendent Josh Williams during their recent meeting.
"The work was the result of many committee and sub-committees that involved business leaders, community members, some board members and teachers," Williams said.
Oftentimes the illusion created is that a cancer patient becomes a number on file in an endless mound of paperwork, an incomprehensible level on a cluttered diagram, a lump projected on a cold wall.
For Karen MacAfee, 42, of St. Marys, and Patty Greene, 57, of Kersey, the war waged against breast cancer, and cancer in general, is a battle with seemingly no end.
It was a colorful morning at the St. Marys Area High School on Saturday as a number of area residents turned out for the Color Me Crazy 5K, which was held to benefit the AP Economics Club's annual trip to New York City.
The run/walk got underway at 11 a.m. and groups of people wearing white shirts that were becoming increasingly covered with various bright colors of cornstarch powder could be seen making their way around the course.
Carol L. Hahn, 96, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, St. Marys and formerly of Hollywood, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Penn Highlands Elk after a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 25, 1917 in Bradford, daughter of the late George and Bertha (Paul) Courtright. She had been a resident of St. Marys the past seven years and attended Bradford Area Schools. She was a former employee of Zippo in Bradford, Sylvania in Emporium, and Stackpole Carbon in St. Marys.
On Feb. 12, 1948 in Olean, N.Y., she married Raymond M. Hahn, who preceded her in death in 1983.
Louis J. "Poncho" Cherry, 90, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, died early Sunday morning, Oct. 19, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 26, 1923 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Thomas Cherry and Rose Grenci Borello Cherry.
On July 27, 1963 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, he married Ruth A. Calla. She died Aug. 27, 1997.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life and was a 1942 Johnsonburg High School graduate.
Anthony Michael Sette, 84, of 22 Elk Ave., Ridgway, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was born April 9, 1930 in Ridgway, son of Mike and Amelia Spizziri Sette. He recently returned to Ridgway from Detroit, Mich., where he had lived and worked for Ford Motors. He served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed going to casinos and betting on horses.
He is survived by a sister, Frances Pizzini of Dearborn, Mich.; and by several nieces and nephews.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader football team is making sure their fans get to see a little bit of everything this season. They started off the year with a couple of big shutout victories, added a few closer games, got their only loss to date out of the way, and most recently they have been rallying in the fourth quarter to come up with with some key victories.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch football team lost a 41-0 contest to the Clarion Bobcats Friday night at Clarion University's Memorial Stadium.
RIDGWAY â€“ In preparation for the upcoming elections, the Elk County Republican Party hosted their annual fall banquet featuring a speaker panel with Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson), Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-Pa. 5) and state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk).
The banquet was hosted at the Royal Inn in Ridgway on Friday, and 118 local residents were in attendance, including various local elected officials from Johnsonburg, Ridgway and St. Marys.
Sari Stevens, executive director of Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania's Political Action Committee, recently spoke with the Daily Press in reference to claims by the Silent No More pro-life campaign.
"It's so unfortunate that this is the dialogue that's going on," Stevens said. "These organizations are out spreading this information and not working to prevent unintended pregnancies. If we focus our efforts on lowering the rate of unintended pregnancies, the need for abortion would be reduced. But instead, it's this effort to misinform, scare, shame and demean women."