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February 11th, 2014
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.
During a recent tour of the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, local historian Ray Beimel made stops by some of the graves of individuals with religious ties who are buried in the facility.
One of those people was the man responsible for building Decker's Chapel.Â
According to Beimel, Michael Decker Sr., a farmer who lived across from where Tractor Supply is currently located, injured himself and made a vow that resulted in the chapel's construction.Â
While Governor Corbett may have proposed an increase to the state education budget, St. Marys Area School District is not benefitting from the increase.
Although Corbett's preliminary budget is not set in stone the figures provide the school district an opportunity to start to build its budget and estimate what they anticipate receiving from the state and federal government, earned income and real estate.
SMASD's proposed 2014-15 budget is $9,782,347, an increase compared to the 2013-14 budget of $9,571,032.
St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery is the final resting place of some of the founders of the community, and local historian Ray Beimel pointed out a few of their graves during a recent tour of the cemetery.Â
The first grave Beimel stopped at, which is located near the chapel, is that of John Walker.Â