March 29th, 2012
Thomas P. "Tom" Weaver, 63, of 613 First Ave., Johnsonburg, died Wednesday evening, March 28, 2012, at his residence following an illness of 15 months.
He was born on March 24, 1949 in Vestaburg, son of the late Clarence and Isabelle Kittle Weaver.
He married Mary Winifred Hoh on March 17, 1973 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, and she survives.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team raised their record to 3-0 on the season as they edged the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen by a 5-4 score Thursday afternoon in a match played at the Benzinger and Memorial Park courts.
âThat was a very competitive match today, to say the least,â said ECCHS coach Nick Caggiano. âIt could have gone either way, easily. St. Marys has some good shot-makers on their team and very consistent hitters.â
âItâs been a wacky week in terms of weather, but I think we adapted well. Our competitiveness got us over the finish line today,â said Caggiano.
Robert A. Schatz, 89, of 753 Washington Rd., St. Marys, died Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 8, 1922, in St. Marys, son of the late Henry and Beatrice Marshall Schatz, and was preceded in death by his grandmother Anna, who had raised him.
On Oct. 20, 1945, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Frances Celin, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys public schools. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1978 after over 40 years of service.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team picked up a 7-2 victory over the Ridgway Elkers in their home opener at Berwind Park on Thursday afternoon.
Ridgway put a run on the board in the top of the first inning to take an early lead, but the Crusaders immediately answered back with three runs in the bottom half of the inning to take a lead that they would never relinquish.
Shirley E. Sheeley, 77, of 215 Dagus Mines Rd., Dagus Mines, died Thursday, March, 29, 2012, at the Elk Regional Health Center unexpectedly.
She was born Aug. 22, 1934, in Elbon, daughter of the late Charles E. and Agnes L. Anderson Lyle.
On Jan. 9, 1960, in Ridgway, she married James E. Sheeley, who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of the Horton Township High School. She was a retired employee of Brockway Glass, retiring in 1997 after over 30 years of service.
Elk County Catholic High School held its 2011-2012 Winter Athletic Awards Program on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the school's auditorium.
It became a busy afternoon in a short time for the Crystal Fire Department, which responded to back-to-back calls less than 10 minutes apart on Wednesday afternoon.
The first call came in at 4:39 p.m. for a brush fire above P/M National at 201 Grotzinger Rd., off of Rosely Road. Upon arrival, firefighters found a fairly large area of grassland on fire.
Federal road funding is set to expire this weekend and the monetary halt has caused considerable unrest amongst area planners.
WEEDVILLE - Hundreds of bidders turned up at the site of the former DeLullo's Shur Save Supermarket in Weedville on Wednesday for an equipment auction, as the store opened and closed its doors for the last time. The location is now the future site of a Family Dollar scheduled to open this summer.
Auctioneer Mark Barkley, with Barkley Auctions LLC, said the day was a success, adding that, "Everything was liquidated."
"We had 125 registered bidders . Most come in pairs, so you could easily count 250 people in attendance," Barkley said.
FOX TWP. - On Wednesday approximately 125 school board members, representatives from various youth agencies and numerous employers attended the first Summit to Connect Business and Industry with Education, hosted by the North Central Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Youth Council.
The summit, entitled "Preparing Our Youth for the 21st Century," featured three speakers and an interactive discussion panel that included residents from throughout North Central's coverage area of Elk, Cameron, Clearfield, Jefferson, McKean and Potter counties.