May 2nd, 2013
Alfred N. â€śAlâ€ť Dempsey, 61, of 453 Toby Road, Kersey, died Wednesday evening, May 1, 2013, at his home after a lengthy illness.
He was born October 29, 1951 in Franklin, son of the late Alfred and Alice â€śLettie Jeanâ€ť Neal Dempsey.
On September 2, 1972 in the St. Maryâ€™s Church in Reynoldsville, he married Bonnie J. Pegnetter, who survives.
Mr. Dempsey had been a resident of the area since 1975. He was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School, Class of 1971 and graduated from Vo Tech in Reynoldsville in 1971. He was an employee of SGL in St. Marys for 33 years.
Margaret A. Bonfardine, 73, of 148 Louis Street, St. Marys, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at her residence after a lengthy illness.
She was born August 10, 1939, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Alcuin J. "Doc" and Charlotte Myers Dornisch.
On October 31, 1959, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Gelindo "Boots" Bonfardine and he survives.
The sunny weather was the ideal setting for Thursday's Tree City USA ceremony celebrating Arbor Day. Fifth grade students from St. Marys Catholic Elementary School gathered at Benzinger Park where they
assisted in the planting of a Purple Prince Flowering Crab during a ceremony hosted by the St. Marys Shade Tree Commission.
KERSEY â€“ This week the Centerville Grill in Kersey is celebrating its grand re-opening showcasing recent renovations made in the restaurant.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ In the early morning hours of April 27, two young children were found wandering through the streets of Johnsonburg, without shoes and wearing little clothing in temperatures below 40 degrees.
ST. MARYS â€“ Dozens gathered in downtown St. Marys Thursday as part of the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer observances.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team advanced to the finals of the District 9-AA tennis team championship with a 5-0 victory over the DuBois Central Catholic Cardinals in a match played at Benzinger Park Wednesday.
A walk-off grand slam home run by Hayley McGowan gave the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team a 12-0, five-inning victory over the Brookville Lady Raiders Wednesday afternoon at the SMAHS softball field.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen got down early, fought back to take the lead, but then gave it up and were unable to rally back, coming up short 7-4 on Wednesday evening in a game played against the Brookville Raiders at Berwind Park.
Plans are moving ahead with the relocation of the St. Marys Catholic Middle School into the Elk County Catholic High School building as officially announced Wednesday. The move is set to be completed in August 2013 for the start of the new school year.