October 1st, 2014
Katherine Rose Luhr, 63, of New Brighton, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
She was born April 3, 1951 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Alvin and Caroline Knouse Luhr.
The first part of her life was spent at home in St. Marys. In 2001, she moved to McGuire Memorial Home in New Brighton where she resided until her death.
Kathy enjoyed working in the greenhouse, swimming, football, social activities, and especially, her baseball hat collection.
Although she was a special needs person, she reminded us of the preciousness of life with her boundless energy.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader soccer team defeated the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen 1-0 on Tuesday evening in a match played at Angela Huey Memorial Field in Fox Township. It was the third meeting of the season between the crosstown rivals, with Elk having won each match.
Being down 2-0 early in Tuesday afternoon's game did little to phase the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch as they used a strong second half to rally for a 3-2 victory over the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders in the crosstown rivals' first meeting this season, which was played at Benzinger Park.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball squad won their third straight match last night as they defeated the Kane Lady Wolves by a 3-1 score.
After 60 years of service to the community, Ivan's Men's Wear and Women's Apparel will be closing their doors. The establishment is the only independently owned men's and ladies department store in Elk County.
The storied establishment has been a staple on the diamond in downtown St. Marys with its seasonal window displays featuring their vast inventory of various styles and selections ranging from career wear, sportswear, outerwear, shoes and accessories.
"After 44 years working six days a week and working Sundays doing the buying, it's time. I've done enough," said owner Mike Faulk.
KERSEY â€“ The Elk County Solid Waste Authority held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, in a slightly different location, at the Greentree Landfill.
Members of the authority received a tour of the landfill's facilities before proceeding with their regularly-scheduled meeting's agenda.
The Greentree Landfill, which is located in Kersey, has been owned by Advanced Disposal since the company purchased the property from Violia Environmental Services in November 2012.
A Veterans Outreach event slated for Oct. 7 will offer area veterans an opportunity to register for various health care services and enroll with service organizations.
The event runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Parish Center along Center Street in St. Marys.
Service vans will be arriving from Indiantown Gap and veterans' affairs centers in DuBois and Altoona which will be offering free flu vaccines, free enrollment and eligibility registration, free MyHealtheVet registration, Virtual Lifetime Electronic Records (VLER), social work services and more.
Gula Lona Watkavitch, 94, of Baumertown, died suddenly at home Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
She was born April 7, 1920 in Baumertown, daughter of the late Paul and Gertrude (Buskirk) Lovenduski.
On Jan. 3, 1942, she married John J. Watkavitch in St. Joseph Church. He preceded her in death May 15, 2000.
She was a 1939 graduate of Bennetts Valley High School. She was a floor aide for St. Marys hospital for 20 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of St. Joseph Church and enjoyed Polka dancing, crocheting and especially time with her grandchildren.
She lived all her life in Baumertown.
St. Marys Area's Sarah Casey will meet Punxsutawney's Amber Ward this afternoon at 2 p.m. at Benzinger Park for the District 9 Class AA Singles Tennis Championship.
The first three rounds of the tournament were played Monday at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford courts.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader golf team placed second at the District 9 golf championship held at the Punxsutawney Country Club on Monday.
Ridgway won the Class AA team championship with a 337 total. Elk Catholic finished with a 352 total for second. Third place went to the Brookville team with a 353 total.
For Elk Catholic, Mitchell Struble finished with an 80 followed by Jeff Wehler 86, Drew Meyer 90 and Jonah Meyer 96.