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February 12th, 2014
Stopping at the grave of George Simons during a recent tour of the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, local historian Ray Beimel cited the fact that one never knows who they will end up buried next to due to the cemetery's layout. Some family members are buried together or in close proximity to one another while others are scattered throughout the facility.Â
Simons, who served as the secretary for many of the corporations founded by Andrew Kaul, falls into the latter category.Â
Among the latest personnel changes approved by the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors are new hires of support personnel, awarding of numerous supplemental contracts, retirements, a resignation, leaves of absences and transfer of support personnel.
Those announcing their retirements were Superintendent Ann Kearney of Kane, South St. Marys Street Elementary School Principal Robert Grumley of Johnsonburg and Business Manager Cindy FinGado. All are effective June 30, 2014.
Individuals from all walks of life are buried in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Some lived long lives, while others barely had a chance to live at all. It is the individuals in the latter category that local historian Ray Beimel discussed during part of his recent tour of the facility.Â
Beimel began by stopping at the grave of Rose D. Weis, who died in 1928 at the age of 25.Â
HUTCHINS â€“ A 72-year-old man from Clearfield County was killed Monday evening in a freak accident on Temple Drive near the particleboard plant in Hutchins.
State Police on Tuesday identified the victim as truck driver Melford G. Teats of Grassflat, a community north of the Kylertown exit on Interstate 80.
In a 4-2 vote the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved a motion to utilize the
Pa. School Boards Association (PSBA) Executive Search Program for a new superintendent at a cost of $10,500. This action follows last week's announcement that current Superintendent Ann Kearney will retire at the conclusion of this school year.
Board members Bert Sorg and Bryan Chiappelli cast opposing votes.
A LERTA application was approved for the St. Marys Box Co., Inc. for the construction of a new building for additional manufacturing by the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors on Monday evening.
The estimated cost of the building is $1.6 million and will be located at 109 Jeep Rd. in St. Marys. It is slated to be completed in the spring.
According to local historian Ray Beimel, one of the unsung heroes in St. Marys' history is Captain Charles H. Volk.
Beimel discussed Volk's contribution to the community while passing by his grave during a recent tour of St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.Â
Volk was born in 1820 and died in 1871.
HUTCHINS â€“ A truck driver was killed about 6 p.m. Monday in a freak accident at the particleboard plant in Hutchins.
State Police from the Lantz Corners station are investigating the incident. They were not ready to release details Monday night.
McKean County Coroner Mike Cahill of Bradford was called to the scene. He also declined to release information Monday night pending the investigation.
The St. Marys Servicemen's Detail held their annual banquet on Saturday evening at Bavarian Hills, and a good size crowd of both members and nonmembers turned out for the occasion.
Tom Price served as the master of ceremonies, and following dinner and introductions, he highlighted events in which Detail members participated through 2013.
Each year, the St. Marys Servicemen's Detail attempts to honor a veteran from the area who has received the Purple Heart medal for wounds suffered in combat in the U.S. Armed Forces. At their annual banquet on Saturday night, they honored a man who has received not one, but two of the medals.