May 30th, 2011
MT. ZION â€“Â The Honorable Richard Masson, 59th Judicial District Judge, took part in the fifth annual Memorial Day Dedication at Mt. Zion Historic Park on Saturday afternoon, addressing the large crowd gathered about the plans currently under way for a Civil War memorial for the Elk County chapter of the Bucktails.
Masson began by commenting on the Historic Park in general, referring to it as a â€śwonderful facility.â€ť
The annual graveside services to honor war veterans were held once again on Monday morning in both the St. Mary's Catholic and Protestant cemeteries. This year's services were held at the graves of World War II veteran William Herbstritt in the Catholic cemetery and Korean War veteran Larry Bucher Jr. in the Protestant cemetery. The ceremonies were conducted by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1047.
Chester H. Huth D.D.S., 94, of 400 N. Michael St., St. Marys, died Saturday evening, May 28, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 2, 1916, in Gardenville, N.Y., son of the late William A. and Helen Pletscher Huth. On Jan. 29, 1946, in Pittsburgh, he married Marie Jean Schmitt, who survives.
He was a resident of St. Marys since 1962. He attended elementary school in Gardenville, N.Y., and graduated from high school in Buffalo, N.Y. He was also a 1944 graduate of the University of Buffalo School of Dentistry.
Terry L. Dietrick, 57, of 7 West Cardott St., Ridgway, died early Saturday morning, May 29, 2011 at DuBois Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born March 19, 1954 in Ridgway, son of John P. and Charlotte L. (Lundin) Dietrick, who survive. On Nov. 2, 1974, he married Donna S. (Stauffer) Dietrick, who survives.
Angela Chew, a licensed clinical social worker who works part-time at Dickinson Center Inc. Possibilities Autism Center in Ridgway, is shown checking some of the facility's equipment used to help treat youngsters with the disorder. Photo by Amy Cherry.
In an effort to bring autism disorders to the forefront, Dickinson Center, Inc. is hosting its first Autism Awareness Charity Ball on Friday, June 3 at the Red Fern in St. Marys.
Elk County Catholic High School senior thrower Megan Dornisch won the PIAA Class AA championship in the discus Friday at the PIAA Track and Field Championships being held at Shippensburg University.
Megan threw the discus 141â€™3â€ť to win the title. She had been seeded second in the event with a distance of 134â€™10â€ť. Aubree Ray of Middletown, who was the top seed at states, placed second in the event with a throw of 137â€™2â€ť.
The budget proposed by the state House of Representatives would cut 10 percent of critical funding for services to victims of abuse and rape, forcing nonprofit organizations like CAPSEA, Inc. [Citizens Against Physical, Sexual & Emotional Abuse] to make serious cutbacks, according to CAPSEA Executive Director Billie Jo Weyant.
CAPSEA also provides legal assistance for people living in poverty to address such needs as home foreclosures, disability benefits, and homeless assistance.
According to Weyant this cut would revert the organization back to its 1998 budget level.
A regular collection for paint and pesticides will once again get under way this year, starting Wednesday from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Stackpole Complex in St. Marys. Area residents utilizing the collection are asked to first stop at the Community Recycling Center to inform volunteers that they have material to drop off.
Elk County Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner explained that this is necessary because, for the time being, paint and pesticides will still need to be dropped off near the electronics recycling location, which is where the material was collected last year.
Dennis Michael Carlini, 68, of 148 Spruce St., Brockway, died Thursday, May 26, 2011 at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 9, 1943 in Ridgway, son of the late Michael and Virginia Eukon Carlini.
On June 8, 1983, he married Denise "Dee Dee" Esposito of Brockway, who survives.
He was a member at St. Tobias in Brockway, where he also served as an usher for many years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during
Tina M. Close, 43, of East Weber Avenue, DuBois, died suddenly at work, Tuesday, May 24, 2011.
She was born October 3, 1968 in Lynn, Mass., daughter of Eugene Close of Ridgway and Ann (Moats) Stroud of St. Marys, who survive. Â
She was a clerk at Snappyâ€™s of DuBois and enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing. She lived most of her life in Massachusetts and lived in the St. Marys/Ridgway area for 10 years until moving to DuBois last year to attend school.