February 6th, 2015
Rose E. Werner, 91, a resident of Silver Creek Terrace, and formerly of 844 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.
She was born May 26, 1923 in Weedville, daughter of the late Patsy and Theresa Sica Santo.
On May 21, 1949 in the St. Josephâ€™s Church in Force, she married George J. Werner in a ceremony officiated by the Rev. Father Ferrera. Her husband preceded her in death Feb. 26, 2008.
HUSTON TWP. â€“ A 33-year-old St. Marys man died Thursday afternoon after the car he was driving collided with a school bus with 12 preschool children onboard.
Jason Allen Trask was pronounced dead at the scene Thursday afternoon by the Clearfield County coroner's office, according to a public information release report filed by the DuBois-based state police.
RIDGWAY â€“ Dayon McCracken was sentenced to six to 12 years of incarceration in the State Diagnostic and Classification Center in Pittsburgh after being found guilty of one felony and four misdemeanors stemming from an April 27, 2014 kidnapping incident.
Longtime St. Marys resident Joan Damerst recently published "Mrs. Agnes and the Mystery at Penrose Place," the second book in a series about the life of a newly widowed and retired woman who is learning to cope with her new circumstances.
"In this book this feisty widow woman takes on a new challenge while learning to trust in her Lord to solve some unsolvable situations," Damerst described.
The finals of the John Skok Memorial Bowling Tournament (City Singles) were held last weekend at the CYMA alleys with Dave Molella, Dave Clyde, Bill Groll and Jesse Beimel reaching the finals. They bowled a four-game series and the total pinfall determined the final placement. The event was sponsored by St. Marys Moose Family Center #146.
After all four games were completed, Bill Groll stood as the victor with a series of 818. He had four games of 203, 209, 176 and 230.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team celebrated Senior Night with a 38-26 victory over the DuBois Central Lady Cardinals Thursday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven in their final home game of the season.
KERSEY â€“ In a 2-1 vote the Fox Township Supervisors approved a new purchasing policy which now entails a form be submitted for approval by two supervisors prior to township personnel making purchases over $100.
Supervisor Randy Gradizzi opposed the motion, stating "I think it's going to slow things down and make things more complicated."
The policy states purchase requisitions should be submitted five days prior to any event or deposit due, however there are provisions included for emergency purchases.
James A. Curley Jr., 76, of 2857 10th St., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 following a lengthy illness.
He was born July 2, 1938 in St. Marys, son of James A. Curley Sr. and Mary Martha Conneen Curley.
He married Carla Kesler on Dec. 27, 1961 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and she survives. He resided in Cuyahoga Falls since 1956.
Mr. Curley graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1956. He attended St. Bonaventure University for one year and graduated from Akron University.
Erma R. Butterfuss, 87, of 103 Lovers Ln., Kersey, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 at her home.
She was born July 18, 1927 in Moyers, W. Va., daughter of the late Lester and Mary Alice Moyers Pitsenbarger. She had been a resident of Elk County since 1950.
She was a graduate of Blue Grass High School in Blue Grass, Va., Class of 1944, and as a member of the Cadet Nurses Corp from the Emergency Hospital School of Nursing in Washington, D.C., Class of 1948.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders remained perfect on the season with a 63-39 District 9 League victory over the Brookville Lady Raiders Wednesday night at the ECCHS gym on Grade School Appreciation Night.
The Lady Crusaders are now 20-0 on the season.