September 30th, 2012
The Elk County Catholic boys' and girls' cross country teams competed in the McQuaid Invitational on Saturday in Rochester, N.Y.
The Lady Crusaders finished 10th out of 21 teams in the small schools seeded race, while the Crusaders came in 16th out of 29 teams in the small schools unseeded race.
A Minuteman Environmental Services 18-wheeler hauling brine water wrecked Sunday afternoon after rounding the curve in front of Boot Jack Road and turning on its side.
The large vehicle collided with two vehicles, a burgundy Ford Explorer and a white Ford truck, which were descending down Boot Jack Road. There were no injuries reported.
In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State, additional focus has been placed on the stateâ€™s Child Protective Services law and mandated reporting requirements for suspected child abuse under that law.
According to the state Department of Public Welfare (DPW), any professional who engages with children in their employment, occupation or professional practice is known as a â€śmandated reporterâ€ť and is obligated by law to report suspected child abuse.
Planning is well under way for a weekend-long agenda of events as part of the Fox Township Bicentennial taking place June 28-30, 2013.
Community members are pitching in and lending a hand with various events by attending monthly organizational meetings headed up by Bicentennial Committee Chairpersons Kathy and Jamie Dowie, Lee Neureiter and Cheryl and Don Ruffner.
RIDGWAY - A St. Marys man charged in connection with a July 28 hit-and-run that left 21-year-old Natasha Schmitz in critical condition entered a not guilty plea in waiving his arraignment on charges related to the incident.
Anne (Twig) Vogt, 56, of 326 Shawmut Ave., Johnsonburg, died Sunday morning, Sept. 30, 2012, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 26, 1955, in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Orlando (Popeye) and Borgia McDivitt Maletto. On Aug. 10, 1974, at St. Leo's Church in Ridgway, she married Victor (Vic) Vogt, who survives.
She lived in Johnsonburg most of her life and also lived briefly in Ridgway. She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1973.
Dorothy M. Thompson, 75, of 80 Blue Ridge Dr., Levittown, and formerly of St. Marys, died at her home following a brief illness on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 surrounded by her family.
She was born Nov. 15, 1936 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late George and Edna Shobert Hess.
She was a member of Weedville Wesleyan Church in her early years.Â She had worked as a computer programmer since 1991.Â She was a loving and dedicated mother, grandmother and sister who enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.Â
John Edward Rogers, 93, formerly of Winterburn Road, Penfield, died early Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at Christ the King Manor of DuBois, where he had been a resident for six months.
He was born Oct. 31, 1918 in Winterburn, son of the late Edward and Grace (Hicks) Rogers.
He married Doris (McCafferty), who survives.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a medical technician, achieving a fifth grade rank. He also received the Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, being in the battles of New Guinea and Luzon and also the liberation of the Philippines.
Silvio J. Martini, 88, of 1603 Bucktail Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 17, 1923, in Brandy Camp, son of the late John and Angeline Pettite Martini.
On Aug. 13, 1946, in the St. Joseph's Church in Force, he married Betty R. Cashmer, who preceded him in death on May 20, 2009.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Brandy Camp schools. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Corp., retiring in 1986 after 46 years of service.
Pauline K. Gebauer, 82, of Elk Towers,185 Center St., St. Marys, and formerly of 430 W. 6th St., Emporium, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, on Friday evening, Sept. 28, 2012.
She was born Jan. 8, 1930 in DuBois, a daughter of the late Rudolph and Anna Kassawara.
On Oct. 18, 1958 in St. Mark Catholic Church, she married the late Gerhard Gebauer.