February 27th, 2013
Seeing is believing.
Claiming to have seen "Bigfoot" six times in the past three years, Jeff Anderson of Kane is convinced the mysterious ape-like creature exists in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF).
In his one-man show, area artist Peter Winklbauer is featuring new watercolor pieces along with a live demonstration taking place Saturday from 7-10 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Parish Center on Center Street in St. Marys.
Priscilla A. (Teddy) Sterbank, 97, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Cedar Road, Kersey, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 20, 1915, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Joseph and Kathryn Stockman Rigard. On April 25, 1937, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married John J. Sterbank, who preceded her in death on April 29, 1992.
Mrs. Sterbank was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Sacred Heart School. She was a former employee of Sylvania in St. Marys.
Casimir â€śCharlieâ€ť Carpin, 84, of Bennetts Valley Highway, Weedville, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at DRMC after a lengthy illness.
He was born March 4, 1928 in Weedville, son of the late Salvatore â€śSamâ€ť and Manuello â€śMinnieâ€ť (Dilullo) Carpin.
On Nov. 25, 1950 he married Aileen M. Cameroni, who survives.
He lived all his life in Bennetts Valley and was a graduate of Bennetts Valley schools and the DuBois Business College. He served in the U.S. Navy.
He was employed as a drafter and designer of homes and a building material salesman with Corbet Cabinet & Burke Bros. of St. Marys.
Dorothy Marie (Dippold) Keller, 93, of Gaithersburg, Md., died on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 in Gaithersburg, Md.
She was born on May 16, 1919 in St. Marys, the seventh of eight children born to the late John A. and Katherine â€śKateâ€ť (Erich) Dippold. Mrs. Kellerâ€™s husband of 67 years, William Charles Keller, predeceased her exactly six months previously on Aug. 22, 2012.
On Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI led the Angelus, a Roman Catholic devotion to Jesus, from his studio window before an estimated crowd of 200,000. This marked the last time he will lead the devotion as Pope; after an eight-year Pontificate, he is stepping down due to health reasons and will officially retire at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Two Elk County natives will be performing with the Lycoming College Tour Choir as they make a stop in St. Marys for a Friday evening performance at the Shiloh Presbyterian Church on Washington Street.
Beginning March 1, all federal benefits will be paid electronically, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.
John Johnston, Erie-based public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, said electronically paid benefits will include Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
Conservation District Field Representative John M. Green of the Pennsylvania Department of Environment of Protection [DEP] responded to Gov. Tom Corbett's budget proposal to strip the state's conservation districts of funding and instead potentially rely on money received from impact fees during Monday's regular Elk County Conservation District meeting.
John E. Charleson, 73, of 240 High Ave., Ridgway, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born March 8, 1939 in Reynoldsville, son of the late Harry N. and Mary Ann (Anderson) Charlesen.
He married Nancy A. Knight on May 12, 1962 in Queen of the World Catholic Church in St. Marys.
He resided in Ridgway for the last 67 years and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, a member of the Lions Club, the Elks, and the Eagles. He had also been a board member of the Ridgway Ambulance Corp.