February 20th, 2015
Those missing playful winter days are encouraged to attend Winterfest featuring such activities as ice skating and snowman building as well as treats including hot chocolate, cookies, hot dogs, drinks and s'mores around a fire.
Winterfest is taking place Sunday, March 1 at Kaulmont Park in St. Marys from 1-3 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public and is being hosted by the Elk County Volunteer Alliance.
In addition, the park offers complimentary ice skates to borrow as well as a warming area to change into skates.
Randy Wagner hails from Spillville, Iowa and started chainsaw carving for his love of art and the chainsaw. â€śItâ€™s quick gratificationâ€ť when you can create a sculpture in the relatively short period of time it takes to carve with the chainsaw. Busy during the warmer months in pest control and lawn care, Wagner is attending his first Rendezvous in hopes of picking up some tips and learning more advanced techniques in one of his winter time occupations which also includes ice fishing and trapping along the Mississippi
Charlotte Rueger Woodley, 88, of 119 Iron Run Rd., St. Marys, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 in Scranton.
She was born Jan. 29, 1927 in Lucerne, Switzerland, daughter of the late Ernst and Anna Bucher Rueger. On Nov. 25, 1949 in Ridgway Presbyterian Church, she was married to Clarence George Woodley who preceded her in death June 30, 2011.
Gibby Perantoni, 86, of Chandler, Ariz., died Feb. 18, 2015.
He was formerly a resident of Johnsonburg and the son of the late Ermine (bleach) and Evelyn Perantoni.
He was born March 18, 1928. He married Mary J. Borrello on Sept. 23, 1950, she preceded him in death June 30, 1987.
He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Japan. He had a local band â€śThe Four Guysâ€ť and loved entertaining people with his piano. In his later years he loved listening to his radio and stayed current with all the news.
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St. Marys City Council accepted the resignation of longtime City Manager Dave Greene during a special meeting Thursday evening as part of an agreement reached between council and Greene.
His last day of employment is at the end of business hours today. He was not in attendance at the meeting.
JAY TWP. â€“ Provoking outrage from a large crowd in attendance, the Jay Township Board of Supervisors terminated township road crew employee Dave Liptak at Thursday night's monthly meeting.
"After the executive session, it's looking like we're going to terminate," supervisor Victor Catalone said before asking for a motion that was approved unanimously by the board.
RIDGWAY â€“Â The Elk County Solid Waste Authority continues to make progress towards opening a new recycling center in St. Marys as the organization has received a $200,000 commitment from the Stackpole-Hall Foundation.
The authority has set a goal of $2 million for the project, and currently, the authority has raised $300,000, which consists of a $200,000 commitment from the Stackpole-Hall Foundation and a $100,000 commitment from the Elk County Solid Waste Authority.
Gloria M. Chileski, 72, of 309 Jackson Ave., Ridgway, died unexpectedly early Thursday morning, Feb. 19, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.
She was born Feb. 25, 1942 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Domenic and Josephine (Testa) Sorge.
She married Alan S. Chileski on April 20, 1963, and he survives.
The Bluewater Thermal Solutions facility in St. Marys on Wednesday was the recipient of a Best Overall Performance award from its parent company.
The St. Marys facility was one of four winning facilities from Bluewater Thermal Solutions' network of 12 facilities within the United States and Canada.
The St. Marys facility was selected as the winner of the Best Overall Performance award at Bluewater Thermal Solutions, being selected as the winner from a pool of 12 facilities owned by Bluewater.