Archive - 2014
KERSEY â€“Â The weather could not have been better from 9 a.m. Saturday until 9 a.m. Sunday for 2014 Relay for Life of Elk County, which was held at Fox Township Community Park in Kersey. There were blue skies and sunshine throughout the day on Saturday and the rain held off until the event had concluded on Sunday morning, and a sizable crowd from throughout the area was present at the park throughout the 24-hour period of this year's Relay.
KERSEY â€“Â Many area residents know Richard Masson as the President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of the 59th Judicial District of Pennsylvania, a post he has held for a number of years, and in which capacity he had interacted with individuals from throughout the county. On Saturday evening though, Masson addressed attendees at the Relay for Life of Elk County, held at the Fox Township Community Park, in a much different context. Masson was the guest speaker at this year's event as a 10-year throat cancer survivor.
KERSEY â€“Â Amy Armstrong, an Elk County Relay for Life committee member in charge of survivorship, addressed the crowd at this year's event at the Fox Township Community Park prior to the survivors' walk on Saturday evening.
Armstrong began her brief remarks by explaining that she was going to talk about "something a little unusual"â€“rubber bands.
"Rubber bands are a brilliant creation," she said. "They're so useful. They're simple, but they're useful in many different ways."
St. Marys City Council adopted two resolutions to apply for grant funding for a $20,000 study of the Elk Creek Park and $50,000 for a facade program. Both are administered through the Pa. Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).
The requests were submitted by Tina Gradizzi, St. Marys Community and Economic Development coordinator. She explained the details of each grant during a recent council meeting.
Roseanne Gorton, beloved mother, died Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the age of 69 after a courageous battle with sarcoma.
She was surrounded by her five daughters and close family members and friends. Her profound love, unconditional support, and gentle manner will be sorely missed by those closest to her.
Roseanne was born in 1945 to the late Barbara and Harry Hannibal. She has an older brother, Alan Hannibal; a sister, Lora Johnson; and a very sweet baby sister, Mary B. Hannibal, for whom Roseanne has been devoted to caring for for many years.
Sigmonda D. "Ziggy" Catalone, 81, of 319 Spring St., Emporium, died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, on Saturday morning, June 7, 2014.
She was born Nov. 10, 1932 in Force, a daughter of the late Stanley and Virginia Ritacheska Visneski.
On Nov. 6, 1954 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Force, she married Gabrielle "Paul" Catalone, who survives.
This summer will see numerous projects within several buildings in the St. Marys Area School District.
At the high school a new fire alarm system will be installed. On May 30 five bids were reviewed for the project ranging in cost from $115,500 to $158,000. The lowest bid was submitted by Hallstrom-Clark Electric Inc. of DuBois. KTH Architects out of DuBois is reviewing the bid and will provide the contractor with the notice to proceed.
Work at the South St. Marys Street Elementary School (SSMSE) Kelly Gym began on June 2. To date wall padding, lights, and the old ceiling have been removed.
Harold H. â€śBudâ€ť Erich, 77, of Gardner Hill Road, Weedville, died Friday, June 6, 2014 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 2, 1937 in St. Marys, son of the late LeRoy "Curley" and Helen "Honey" (Geitner) Erich.
On June 7, 1961, he married Carol J. (Smith) Erich, who survives.
He was born and raised in St. Marys and had been a resident of Bennetts Valley for the last 50 years. He served in the Army Reserves and worked for Stackpole/Carbone for 43, retiring in 1999.
Laura E. â€śBetteâ€ť Ginter, 89, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
She was born to Fred and Jane Anderson on Dec. 15, 1924, married William C. â€śBillâ€ť Ginter on June 30, 1945, and lived most of her life in Brisbin. Her most recent residence was at Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation in Carlisle and had previously resided in both State College and Glen Hazel.
The office of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett released a statement early Friday indicating that Elk County and surrounding counties will be eligible for U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans following a flood disaster May 21.
Per SBA guidelines, citizens and business owners in Elk County, as well as the neighboring counties of Cameron, Clearfield, Forest, Jefferson, McKean and Warren, may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the SBA Disaster Loan Programs.