March 7th, 2014
Latin may be referred to by some as a "dead language," but that is not the case at Elk County Catholic High School.
After a hiatus of several years, the school once again began offering Latin courses a few years ago under the direction of Janet VanEerden. VanEerden currently teaches Latin II, while Fr. Ross Miceli, ECCHS Campus Minister, teaches Latin I.
"We have 22 kids in Latin I, so it's a pretty big class," Miceli said.
Olga D. Simbeck, 96, of Apple Street, Weedville, died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born Feb. 19, 1918 in Caledonia, daughter of Angelo and Giovanna (Trojan) Dezanet. On Nov. 4, 1961, she married John "Jack" Simbeck, who survives.
She lived all her life in Bennetts Valley. She was a member of St. Joseph Church of Force and Bennetts Valley American Legion Auxiliary. She retired from Sylvania in Emporium and St. Marys after 44 years of service.
Rose M. Wolf, 89, formerly of 36 Powers Ave., Johnsonburg, died March 6, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born on Jan. 4, 1925 in Johnsonburg, daughter of John and Theresa Manno Calla. On Sept. 10, 1960, she married Norbert G. Wolf, who preceded her in death on March 20, 2001.
Rose resided in Johnsonburg all her life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1943. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church and Johnsonburg Senior Center. She loved entertaining, cooking and being a homemaker. She worked for Stackpole Carbon Co. for 35 years.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team saw their season come to an end Friday night at Clarion University's Waldo Tippin Gymasium as the Homer-Center Wildcats edged the Crusaders by a 47-45 score in the opening round of the PIAA Class A Tournament.
While both teams had 17 field goals, the Wildcats were 9 of 18 from the foul line while Elk Catholic was seven of 19 from the sin strip.
When the dust settled Friday night, the Ridgway Elkers (21-6) were the lone District 9 Class A team still alive in the state playoffs.
With Elk County Catholic (23-5) and Johnsonburg (23-5) on the losing end, it was Ridgway's Jeremy Breier who played like a season veteran Friday night, scoring 29 points en route to a 62-32 victory over Eisenhower in the opening round of the PIAA Class A boys' basketball playoffs.
An emphatic statement was made in the second quarter by Lincoln Park Friday night.
There would be no celebration at the Leopardsâ€™ expense this year.
Lincoln Park outscored Johnsonburg 35-13 in the second quarter en route to a 96-46 win over the Rams Friday night at North Hills High School in the first round of the PIAA Class A boys basketball playoffs.
Dorothy C. Heigel, 89, of 437 Wolfel Ave., St. Marys, died on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born June 17, 1924, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Frank and Eleanor Nissel Bauer.
On Nov. 30, 1946, she married George A. Heigel Sr., who preceded her in death.
Dorothy was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of the St. Marys Church.Â She enjoyed baking, cooking, and her annual trips to the beach with her family.Â Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.
Complete with his helmet, supplies, and U.S. Army attire, Mitchell Sanderson looks every bit the part of a World War II medic from Pennsylvania's 28th Infantry Division.
A sophomore at St. Marys Area High School and a member of the school's German Club, Sanderson is a World War II reenactor whose interest in the hobby was sparked several years ago as he began attending reenactments in which his father was participating.
Polly (Baum) Witmer, 54, of Reston, Va., died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 following a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Polly was born in Ridgway, daughter of the late Edward and Betty Baum.
She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1977 and from Mount Aloysius College in 1979. She worked as a certified occupational therapist assistant in Jamestown, N.Y., and Fairfax, Va.
Polly was also a certified massage therapist treating both people and animals. She enjoyed being active outdoors with hiking, skiing, running, scuba diving, rafting, and camping.
FOX TWP. â€“ A proposal to save township money through increased monitoring of overtime generated strong disagreement among Fox Township supervisors at Wednesday night's meeting.