October 26th, 2010
LaVerne J. "Skinny" Gorske, 92, of 426 Willow St., Johnsonburg, died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 24, 2010, at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home in St. Marys following a short illness.
He was born March 11, 1918 in Erie, son of the late Paul and Agnes Bilgere Gorske.
He married Lucille Williams on July 26, 1940 and she preceded him in death on July 15, 1994.
Elk County recycling and solid waste coordinator Bekki Titchner reported to Solid Waste Authority members on Tuesday afternoon that so far there have been no instances of illegal dumping in St. Marys related to the removal of the city's drop-off recycling containers.
The containers, which were previously located on South Michael Street and Depot Street, were removed on Monday, Oct. 18 in conjunction with the start of the county's new recycling contract.
Sintergy Inc., a Reynoldsville-based powered metal plant, celebrated its grand opening on Monday afternoon at its new state-of-the-art facility.
The companyâ€™s officers are Rick Young, president, Jason Emery, vice-president and Steve Miller, chief financial officer. Miller is a former Kersey resident and a graduate of Elk County Christian High School.
The three officers previously worked together at Allegheny Powder Metallurgy in Falls Creek, which was owned by Miller.
Darren Simons of Elk County Catholic High School fired a five-over-par round of 76 in the opening round of the PIAA State Golf Tournament at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York. Darren fired a three over 39 on the front side and a two over 37 on the back side on Monday.
The District 9 soccer playoffs opened Monday night in boysâ€™ Class A, while the girlsâ€™ Class A tournament is scheduled to open today.
In Class AA tournaments, the girlsâ€™ tournament opens Wednesday with the boysâ€™ tournament set to start Monday, Nov. 1.
A county-wide effort to promote breast cancer awareness last Friday had area residents seeing pink.
As part of a county-wide Pink Day, students in the St. Marys, Ridgway and Johnsonburg school districts, as well as employees at the Elk County Courthouse and North Central, dressed in pink clothing and accessories.
The idea behind the event first came about two years ago when Kate McGonnell, a guidance counselor at the St. Marys Area Middle School, coordinated a district-wide pink day. Students were encouraged to wear pink and various events were held at each of the different schools.
ERIE - St. Marys Area Middle School students participated in the Northwest Pennsylvania Middle School Association (NWPMSA) Student Leadership Conference held on Oct. 19 at the James S. Wilson Middle School in Erie.
As interest in the development of the Marcellus Shale continues to grow, many people want to find out more of the basic facts about the massive natural gas formation. Recently Scott Weikert, a Forest Resource Educator from the Forest County Penn State Cooperative Extension, presented a basic overview on the Marcellus Shale for landowners.
Nancy L. Robinson, 63, of 122 Town View Rd., died unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 20, 1947, in St. Marys, daughter of the late James J. and Eileen M. Eckl Herzing. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1965. She was a former employee of the Keystone Carbon Co.
On Oct. 4, 1969, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Ronald E. Robinson, who survives.
Raymond B. Knepper, 67, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Erie Avenue, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010 at the Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born May 29, 1943 in Waynesboro, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Knepper.
On Sept. 9, 1972, in Cresson, he married Lucille Heiberger, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Barb Moates of Hagerstown, Md. and a brother, Bob Knepper of Waynesboro.
Mr. Knepper worked at ELCAM for the past 17 years.