October 30th, 2013
Throughout her years organizing the Christmas in Kentucky program, local teacher Laura Kuntz has serviced over 150 less fortunate families since the program's inception in 1996.
Each year Kuntz travels 10 hours to Beatyville, Ky. where she works with two social workers in setting up a gift shop and distributing the items to those in need.
"None of this could be done without the support of the people of the St. Marys area," Kuntz said.
St. Marys City Manager Dave Greene reported on his activities over the past month during the latest St. Marys City Council meeting.
Also during the meeting resident Warren Stewart requested the light at the Ford Road intersection be looked at as the green signal is very short, typically only allowing one car through each cycle.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the District 9-A volleyball tournament by defeating the Curwensville Golden Tide by a 3-0 score Tuesday night at the ECCHS gym.
Elk Catholic won the first set 25-22. They took the second set 25-9 and won the match by taking the third set 25-15.
Elk Catholic hosts Keystone Thursday night at 6:30 p.m.
Margaret Ann Nale (aka, Midge Nortum), 66, of Indianapolis, Ind., died on Sept. 7, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her daughter and niece.
She was born Aug. 28, 1947 in Johnsonburg to the late Lawrence Frederick Nortum and Lillian Margaret (Leahy) Nortum.
Jane Patricia Benton, 91, of East Cardott Street, Ridgway, died Oct. 29, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Ridgway on March 22, 1922, the daughter of Elmer and Mabel Frantz Eckert.
She was a lifelong resident of Ridgway and a faithful member of St. Leo's Catholic Church. She married Loraine Joseph Benton, he preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1999.
During a recent St. Marys City Council meeting, Mayor Sally Geyer brought up the issue of repealing the $5 parking ticket fine and decreasing it to a lesser amount. She mentioned the idea as a topic of discussion at the conclusion of the meeting.
"I think its a very big deterrent to downtown shopping. It's a thorn in everyone's side, it's upsetting a lot of people," Geyer said.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Elk County Community Recycling Center has recently partnered up with eLoop LLC, a Pittsburgh-based electronics recycling center that operates throughout the state. eLoop will be the new collector of electronics for the center which recently ended its deal with Eco International who closed their doors late last month.
A Kane woman charged with manslaughter as a drug-influenced driver in a horrific six-fatality traffic accident Aug. 31 was arraigned Tuesday.
Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman said he conducted the preliminary arraignment proceeding for Kathleen S. Douglas, 37, in her room at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Area residents are encouraged to kick off the holiday season during the upcoming annual Light Up Night, sponsored by the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce, being held Friday, Nov. 22 in St. Marys.
As organizers work diligently in planning the event, they greatly appreciate any involvement by community groups and clubs, schools, organizations, businesses and individuals who are interested in volunteering for the event in any capacity, such as window mannequins, elves and much more.
The Elk County Conservation District is still continuing its efforts to complete the West Creek Wetlands project.
"We have been working on putting together some bid packets, to see if we can get some other costs proposals after the initial proposal we got," said district manager, Steve Putt.