Archive - 2014
Irene G. Covac, 93, of 116 Poplar Rd. and a resident of Elk Haven, died Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.
She was born March 3, 1921 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Joseph and Franciska Wiesneski Mackoviak. On Aug. 10, 1940, in the Holy Rosary Church, she married Albert L. Covac, who preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 2011.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Holy Rosary School. Mrs. Covac was a member of the Queen of the World Church and enjoyed being with her family and spending time at her home.
Betty J. Bille, 95, a resident of Elk Haven and formerly of Gypsy Road, died Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born April 15, 1919 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Peter and Mary Ginther Largey. On Nov. 23, 1949, in the St. Mary's Church, she married Richard E. Bille, who preceded her in death on May 25, 1998.
Fire companies from St. Marys, Fox Township, and Johnsonburg responded to a Friday afternoon blaze at 105 Challingsworth Rd, located off of Taft Road in St. Marys. The two-story structure was fully engulfed upon arrival causing a small brush fire in the back of the residence. Crews were still on scene late Friday afternoon. Ridgway Fire Dept. was on standby at Station 11 in St. Marys.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team evened their record at 3-3 with a 3-0 victory over the DuBois Area Lady Beavers on a cold and windy afternoon at the SMAHS softball field.
Brandon Schlimm struck out 12 batters over the course of six innings on the mound for ECC and the Crusaders used strong showings in the second and sixth innings to defeat the DuBois Central Catholic Cardinals by a score of 10-2 on Wednesday afternoon.
A war of pennies has resulted in a positive outcome at St. Marys Area Middle School in which three local organizations have benefitted from the students donations.
During the school's annual Penny Wars students collected $1,265 which was distributed between the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Elk County Humane Society.
A Brookville resident is charged with removing items from Sheetz and then threatening a witness with a 5 3/4 inch bladed knife.
Diane Glass, 75, of Farmville, Va., died Monday, April 14, 2014 following a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 17, 1938 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Alvin J. Luhr and Caroline Knouse Luhr.
She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1956.
She is survived by two sons, Mark Glass of Farmville, Va., and Mike Glass of Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Marcia (Kevin) Huffman of Virginia Beach, Va.; one grandchild, Nick Glass; one brother, Jack Luhr of Newtown; two sisters, Mary Luhr of Lake Wales, Fla., and Katherine Luhr of New Brighton.
There will be no visitation.
The Elk County Humane Society and Amphenol Advanced Sensors, formerly GE Sensing, have teamed up to host an Adopt A Friend event on Saturday at the Fox Township Community Park.
The springtime event for company employees and their families has progressed with a portion of it being open to the community.
From 1-3 p.m. residents can stop by the stage area of the park to meet several dogs available for adoption.
RIDGWAY â€“ Educational needs of an underserved populace in rural Pennsylvania may finally be addressed by legislators this year.
House Bill 1701, now in the House Education committee, aims to create a rural community college pilot program serving an 11-county region of northwest and north central Pennsylvania.
Its sister legislation, Senate Bill 1000, passed with flying colors, 42-4.