February 22nd, 2012
At the recent Deanery meeting held at the priory in St. Marys, pastors and priests of Elk County parishes gathered to discuss issues of relevance to the Catholic Church, with the prevalent topic being that of a recent mandate by the Obama administration that requires employers, including religious institutions, to provide contraceptives for employees under healthcare plans.
Members of St. Marys City Council were informed a new state regulation could supersede an oil and gas ordinance the city has been working on for over a year.
Zoning Officer Matt Pfeufer approached the council during Monday evening's meeting looking for direction in determining if the city's new ordinance is going to be in compliance with the state regulations. If changes are to be made, Pfeufer must instruct the city's planning commission to make the necessary revisions.
Reacting to Governor Tom Corbett's initial budget proposal released Feb. 7, officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] said they find the spending plan to be challenging.
"The state budget is definitely a tough budget with a lot of things that, if they play out the way they are in the proposal, will present challenges to a lot of people," said Eric Bridges, executive director at North Central. "It is a budget proposal and given that it is an election year, there will be a lot of legislative wrangling.
In a seminar at the American Legion building on Main Street in Ridgway Wednesday, two artisans participating in the annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carver Rendezvous, Roger Day of England and Bob King of Seattle, Wash., spoke about the processes involved in wood carving, as well as the technique and new technology geared toward the medium of wood.
Bob King, in his seventh year at Rendezvous, delved into the topic of spatial perception which he described as "something we all have in common, how we perceive objects in the world and their relation to us in space."
Leo Tamburlin, 93, of Route 219, Brockport, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at his residence.
He was born April 19, 1918, in Kersey, son of the late Peter and Felicita Ferraza Tamburlin. He married Lorraine Grecco, who survives.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team advanced to the District 9 Class A quarterfinals by defeating the Cameron County Red Raiders by a 58-48 score Wednesday night at the ECCHS gym.
The Crusaders started out slow as they were outscored 13-5 in the first quarter, but ended the first half tied at 22. In the second half of the game, Elk Catholic outscored the Raiders by a 36-26 margin to advance.
The Crusaders will now travel to Rimersburg Friday night for a 7 p.m. game with second seed Union Knights.
Dutch squad takes second in state bronze division
The St. Marys Area gymnastics squad brought home a silver plaque in the PA Classic Team Championship, with two members of the squad winning gold medals. The team brought home a total of 13 medals.
Bringing home individual championships were senior Michaela Sorg in the balance beam and sophomore Mackenzie Neureiter in the floor exercise.
James Stephen Sennett, 89, of Seven Lakes, N.C., died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.
He was born in St. Marys, son of the late Clifford J. and Catherine F. Sennett. Following graduation from Penn State University, he was employed as Sales Manager for Stackpole Inc. He was an avid golfer, friend to all, a man of integrity and always a gentleman. He was a devoted husband and a loving father.
During WW II, he served in the Army Air Corps with the 319th Bombardier Squadron and was involved in combat duty in the Mediterranean Theatre.
Corinne D. "Cookie" Kuntz, 85, a resident at the Hacienda Rehab and Care Center in Sierra Vista, Ariz., and formerly of Elk Towers and 119 Maurus St., St. Marys, died on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 following a lengthy illness.
She was born Feb. 15, 1927 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Clarence T. and Gertrude Klausman Decker. On Nov. 5, 1949 in Sacred Heart Church, she married the late Francis L."Frank" Kuntz, who preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 2005.
Catherine B. Glass, 92, formerly of St. Marys, died on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
In lieu of flowers or donations, the family requests that you reflect for a moment to honor the spirit and dedication of mothers like Catherine Glass whose legacy springs eternal.Â A memorial service is being scheduled and will be announced at a later date.Â
The Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements.Â Online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreen.com.