Archive - 2013 - News Article
RIDGWAY â€“ Several ties were settled Friday afternoon during a Board of Elections meeting at the Elk County Courthouse Annex.
Names must be legitimate or the position is declared vacant in the event the name is bogus or that of a person not living in the precinct in question.
For judge of election for a four-year term in Fox Township No. 1, the position was declared vacant after "Present" drew the No. 1 ball.
The 51st annual dinner of Historical Society of St. Marys and Benzinger Township will be held at The Red Fern in Fox Township on Sunday, Dec. 1 with a social hour starting at 5 p.m. and dinner following at 6 p.m.
The event is typically held on the Sunday closest to the anniversary of the community's founding, Dec. 8. While that date falls on a Sunday this year, local historian Ray Beimel, who is one of the speakers at the dinner, explained that The Red Fern was already booked on Dec. 8 and so the society opted to go with Dec. 1 instead.
The lively antics of a green ogre, his donkey companion, a feisty princess and a host of other fairy tale characters is being brought to the stage of Elk County Catholic High School in "Shrek the Musical."
Audiences can take in the musical comedy Friday andÂ Saturday at 7 p.m. and a Sunday matineeÂ at 2 p.m.Â Tickets are available for children and adult admissions. Following the Sunday performance, children will have the opportunity to go onstage and be photographed with the characters, the set, and the dragon.
Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 started off as a normal day for many area residents.
Ray Beimel and Deanna Young were both in class. Beimel attended St. Marys Parochial and Young was a fifth grader at Queen of the World. Mary Meyer, a junior at ECC, was home sick that day.
Further from St. Marys, Lois Keller-Poole was in class at Dunblane Hall, a Catholic school for girls in Washington, D.C., where she was in the eighth grade.
All four shared with The Daily Press how that seemingly ordinary day turned into one that would remain ingrained in their memories 50 years later.
"It will be a long time before the saddened implication of [President John F.] Kennedy's death will be forgotten in the land of his birth." These words formed the conclusion of an editorial titled 'All America Mourns' that appeared in The Daily Press on Saturday, Nov. 23, 1963, the day after Kennedy's assassination, and was penned by Daily Press editor H. T. "Jack" O'Brien.
In addition to Saturday's editorial, O'Brien also authored several others related to Kennedy that appeared in the paper in the days both leading up to and following his death.
Despite the recent passage by Pennsylvania House and Senate leaders of a major transportation spending proposal for the state, in the immediate aftermath local planning officials are still feeling the squeeze.
The U.S. Army marched into St. Marys Area High School on Wednesday afternoon as they officially honored seniors Catherine Riddle and Jaime Whitaker as being selected as part of the
2014 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.
They are among only 10 students chosen from Pennsylvania.
With this selection, Riddle and Whitaker join the ranks of an elite group of only 125 musicians and color guard members from across the country who will showcase their talent during a halftime performance at the nationally broadcast U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.
Drivers entering and leaving St. Marys on the Million Dollar Highway may notice a new billboard that expresses a strong opinion on an issue that often raises strong emotions.
The billboard that reads, â€śGod is pro-life,â€ť and, â€śChoose to give your baby life,â€ť has been placed by Elk County Right to Life with donations from the Knights of Columbus and the efforts of various community members.
Members of Elk County Right to Life and the Knights of Columbus gathered at the home of Viola Geci on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the placement of the new sign.
The Elk County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday morning announced that their proposed budget with be unveiled during a special meeting next week.
The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 in Conference Room No. 2 at the Elk County Courthouse Annex.
In other business, the commissioners on Tuesday morning during a meeting approved a five-year contract with Boot Jack Auto Sales for fleet maintenance for county-owned vehicles.
Members of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved numerous items during their recent meeting.
Superintendent Ann Kearney noted information on food service surveys for parents will be sent home this week. The survey is posted on the school district's website.