February 14th, 2014
Dorothy J. Curley, 82, of the Colorado Lutheran Home in Arvada, Colo., and formerly of Kersey, died on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Colorado Lutheran Home following a battle with cancer and Alzheimer's Disease.
She was born on Aug. 14, 1931 in DuBois, the daughter of the late Henry and Leona Braund Boring.
On Aug. 1, 1952, she married Richard J. Curley, who preceded her in death on April 14, 1997.
Michael Joseph Pfeufer, 70 of 518 Rock St., St. Marys, died on Thursday evening, Feb. 13, 2014, at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
He was born on Dec. 16, 1943 in Springville, N.Y., a son of the late Joseph and Edna A. Johnson Pfeufer.
Mike attended schools in Punxsutawney and St. Marys, and retired from Airco-Speer after many years of service.Â He enjoyed working at home, listening to WKBI radio and watching TV.
He is survived by one brother, Donald Pfeufer of St. Marys, and a niece, Coleen Pfeufer and her husband Lindsay Carroll of Charlotte, N.C.
The federal Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) has received its first written appeal against a proposed "injection well" in Highland Township.
Judith E. Hudson of 539 Hacker St., Kane, filed the appeal with the EAB earlier this month. She is appealing a Jan. 28 decision by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue a 10-year permit to Seneca Resources. The permit is under the EPA Underground Injection Control (UIC) program.
The cost and quality of cyber schools are posing a challenge to school districts throughout the state including the St. Marys Area School District.
"The public needs to be made aware that cyber schools are not free. Those students going to cyber school are causing your taxes to go up. They truly are, because it is draining the basic subsidy of all school districts," Superintendent Ann Kearney said.
Though local historian Ray Beimel began his recent tour of St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery with the statement that he would not be telling any ghost stories, he concluded his tour by addressing and dispelling one of the more popular tales that has become a part of St. Marys folklore.Â
The Reverend Cornelius T. Cooney was born in 1892 in Renovo and died in 1935 while serving in a parish in the Erie Diocese in Grove City.Â
ERIE â€“ A federal criminal case filed this week in U.S. District Court in Erie apparently is not directly linked with the proposed Seneca Resources injection well in Highland Township.
Ronald A. Wright of Pleasantville is charged with providing false information involving the plugging of three abandoned oil and gas wells in Elk County.
The alleged false documents were used by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in considering injection well permits for the American Refining Group (ARG) based in Bradford.
The St. Marys Area Dutch wrestlers were two points away from a perfect score as they routed the Bradford Owls 82-0 on Thursday night in a match that was also senior night for the Dutchmen.
The victory sets new school records for both most points scored in a single match and largest margin of victory. The previous record was a 78-point victory over Kane during the 1998-1999 season.
During the weekend of Jan. 17-19, DDCC of April School of Dance traveled to Pittsburgh toÂ take classes and compete at the DanceMakers, Inc. convention and competition. The company earned adjudication awards as well as overall awards for each of their 22 dances choreographed byÂ artistic director Jennifer Blankenship of KaneÂ and her sister Chelle Blankenship.Â The judgesÂ picked three dancesÂ out of 250 performances they wanted to see danced again. DDCC's "Lemonade" was awarded a "Dance AGAIN" andÂ was performed at the convention's WrapIt Ceremony.
In an effort to protect students, visitors and school property, St. Marys Area School District looks to their network of security cameras in tracking daily activity within the schools and a recent donation of two new 50-inch televisions to St. Marys Area High School has played a role in significantly enhancing the visibility of the cameras' footage.
Military markers dot the landscape throughout the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. One is located adjacent to each veteran's grave indicating the conflict in which they served.Â
These men and women served in the armed forces throughout the country's history, and Beimel shared a few of their stories during a tour of the cemetery earlier this year.Â