April 9th, 2012
At Monday's meeting of the SMASD Board of Directors a motion to raise school lunch prices $.10 per meal was adopted unanimously. The increase, to take effect next year, is the result of a federal mandate entitled "Equity in School Lunch Pricing." The mandate requires districts to raise lunch prices $.10 per year until the "paid meal" lunch prices reach the the $2.72 level, at which the government then reimburses districts per free lunch.
Robert J. "R.J." Schreiber Sr., 82, of 360 Main St., Kersey, died Monday, April 9, 2012 at the Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born July 16, 1929, in Kersey, son of the late Karl and Gertrude Pontzer Schreiber.
On Oct. 28, 1950, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Helen Welz, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 11, 1978. On Oct. 21, 1993, in Wilcox, he married Margaret (Maggie) Shields McCoy, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 2, 2011. They were married by Fr. Norbert Wolf.
Cynthia Ann Neal, 63, of St. Marys died Sunday, April 8, 2012 in the DuBois Nursing Home in DuBois.
She was born Jan. 28, 1949 in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late John Roger and the late Shirley Mae Yeager Duke. On Feb. 15, 1975, in Kane, she married Robert D. Neal, who survives.
Mrs. Neal was a graduate of North Tonawanda, N.Y. schools and was a homemaker tending to the needs of her family.
Earl E. Robertson Jr., 88, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of Ridgway and Bethel Park, Pa., died on Friday, April 6, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 27, 1924 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Earl E. and Martha G. Holiday Robertson Sr.
On March 17, 1948 in Pittsburgh, he married the late Victorine Walter Robertson, who preceded him in death on Aug. 7, 2010.
In a 2-1 vote, the Fox Township Supervisors approved an investment ordinance for the township which would set aside funds in a savings account.
Of the three supervisors, Randy Gradizzi cast the opposing vote, while Supervisor Chairman Mike Keller and Dave Mattiuz voted to adopt the ordinance.
Resident Cheryl Ruffner said while she commended the supervisors on establishing an investment ordinance, she believes the ordinance is a bit "loose and could be more stringent."
Keller agreed with Ruffner but noted that having something is better than nothing.
It may have been a bit cool on Saturday morning, but the sunny weather still resulted in a good turnout for this yearâ€™s Bunny Hop 5K walk/run at Benzinger Park. The second annual event was the result of efforts by Taylor and Carly Frank and Michael, Daniel, and Rachael Paladino to raise money for The Brain Aneurysm Foundation.
â€śIt was definitely better weather [this year] and I think we might have had more people,â€ť said Taylor Frank prior to the 5K run.
Pip, the 19-year-old son of St. Marys native Jim Arnold, is set to once again appear on NBC's "The Voice" tonight, this time in a live show that will require people to vote to prevent him from being eliminated.
Audrey E. Dwyer, age 90, of Penn Street, Johnsonburg, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
She was born July 24, 1921 in Kane, daughter of the late Edward and Frances (Wold) Kranking. She married Daniel A. Dwyer on June 27, 1953; he preceded her in death Oct. 2, 1994.
A 1939 graduate of Johnsonburg High School, she worked at Indiantown Gap military base during WWII and also worked many years with the Ubel Fashion Shop, Furniture Store and Funeral Home.
An online method of paying court fees using credit and debit cards is being called a success by court administrators who credit it with improving efficiency and contributing to higher collection levels.
According to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC), any traffic tickets, court-ordered fines, costs, and restitution issued anywhere in Pa. can now be paid using the online E-Pay system. The system was expanded from Common Pleas courts to all magisterial courts, phased in between April 2010 and December 2011.
A sure sign of spring's arrival is seeing bunnies hopping about, as is the case at Bucktail Bunnies, a local rabbitry owned by Cindy Wingard of St. Marys.
Having been born on a farm, Wingard has raised rabbits since she was a child. Today her hobby has turned into a barn full of 30 rabbits which she breeds annually.
According to Wingard, she started her rabbit-raising hobby again after her two children, Amy and Travis, were grown.