November 24th, 2013
MT. JEWETT â€“Â Activity at the bear check station at the Mt. Jewett Fire Hall in McKean County was slow on Saturday afternoon, with only a dozen bears being brought to the site through 3 p.m. to kick off the opening day of the statewide firearms bear season. In addition to Saturday, the four-day season continues today through Wednesday.
Students in the Elk County Catholic School System (ECCSS) recently presented Elk Regional Health Center with a check for $2,739 to benefit their Women's Imaging Center. The funds were raised during Pink Day activities at the Catholic elementary, middle, and high school.
Karen G. Spence, 56, of Pine Township, died Nov. 14, 2013.
Karen was an all around volunteer at St. Alexis where she ran the Certificate Program, coordinated the festival games, was a homeroom mother, helped with Girl Scouts, vacation bible camp, Junior Achievement, book fair, flea market, cafeteria and playground supervisor.
She enjoyed vacationing and exploring the western national parks with her family and spending time with her kids, traveling, photography and gardening. She will be greatly missed.
Thomas A. Reed, 60, a longtime resident of St. Marys, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 20, 2013 at The Lutheran Home at Kane, where he had more recently resided.
Born June 30, 1953 in St. Marys, he was the son of John Z. and Angela C. Herzing Reed.
Although mentally disabled, he graduated from St. Marys High School.
He is survived by a niece, Ellen Reed of Horseheads, N.Y.; a nephew, Jason Reed of Penn Yan, N.Y.; and a sister-in-law, Emily Reed of Horseheads.Â Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
ST. MARYS â€“ As a result of a comprehensive investigation by the North Central Drug Task Force a search warrant was served on the residence located 419 Erich Rd. in St. Marys.
The search warranted yielded large amounts of cocaine, U.S. currency, firearms and bomb-making materials. The search led to the arrest of two juveniles. The investigation is ongoing.
City Council held a special meeting Friday evening to discuss a cooperative agreement between the City of St. Marys and Creekside Investments for a grant to build a hotel in the city. The grant is a $3 million reimbursement grant being administrated through North Central Enterprises, a non-profit community development organization.
All council members were present. Todd Hanes was present to represent Creekside Investments.
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.
Freda M. Frank Dunworth, 96, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, formerly of 329 Mill St., Johnsonburg, died Thursday morning, Nov. 21, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 28, 1917 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late William and Mattie Falkenberg Frank.
She married Harold Dunworth on May 8, 1935 in Mayville, N.Y. He died April 6, 1976.
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.