February 7th, 2013
Thursday's workshop meeting of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors included discussion of the district's preparation for the upcoming implementation of a new set of standardized tests-- the Keystone Exams.
The St. Marys Sewage Treatment Plant continues to see high inflows, as in 2012 more than half of the water treated accounted from storm water and inflow and infiltration (I and I).
Last year 54 percent of the water treated consisted of storm water and I and I, with 46 percent being sewage, while in 2011, 59 percent was storm water and 41 percent was sewage.
Donald E. Kirst, 87, of 627 Fox Rd., St. Marys, died on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 following a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 4, 1925 in Buffalo, N.Y., a son of the late John and Louise Degan Kirst.
On Sept. 15, 1945 at St. Mary Magdaline Catholic Church in Buffalo, N.Y., he married the late Kathleen Hughes Kirst.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen wrestling squad dug themselves a hole early in Wednesday evening's match against the Punxsutawney Chucks, but then were able to rally for a 43-30 win at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
Members of the Elk/Cameron Counties Local Housing Options Team [LHOT] met Wednesday afternoon to finalize preparations for the third annual housing expo, set for today from noon to 5 p.m. at The Edgewood Hall in St. Marys.
Although the Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department saw a similar number of dispatches in 2012 as in the past 10 years, the amount of structural damage was much higher than average.
The Fox Township Supervisors approved installing a streetlight, continuation of seismic testing and the purchase of garage door openers for the township garage during their Wednesday evening meeting.
Michael L. Stumpff, 60, of Hudson, N.C., died Tuesday, January 22, 2013 after a short illness.
He was born November 1, 1952 in St. Marys, son of Valery J. Stumpff and the late Harry G. Stumpff of Emporium and later Altoona.
He graduated from Cameron County High School in 1970 and attended St. Bonaventure University, graduating in 1974 with a B.A. degree in Economics.
Christine A. Schatz, 61, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Bucktail Road. died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at the Pinecrest Manor after an illness of the past several months.
She was born Feb. 20, 1951 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Charles and Loretta Nissel Schatz.
Christine was loving and easy to please. In her good years, she enjoyed many things. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church.
Esther A. Piccirillo, 101, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, died Monday, February 4, 2013, at her residence.
She was born August 17, 1911, in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Henry and Matilda Martinson Nelson. She married Michael Piccirillo.