November 23rd, 2014
MT. JEWETT â€“Â Len Groshek, Land Management Group Supervisor and Wildlife Conservation Officer for the Pennsylvania Game Commission, described the harvest on the first day of bear season as being "average," with 66 animals having been processed at the bear check station located at the Mt. Jewett Fire Hall as of 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.
A total of just over 600 people attended one of the three tours of St. Joseph Monastery hosted by local historian Ray Beimel this past weekend, and the tours gave community members of all ages the opportunity to get a firsthand look at many of the places that made up the daily lives of the Benedictine Sisters who lived at the facility.
The first stop on the tour was the convent chapel, which is located in the newest building in the complex, having been constructed in 1934. The current chapel, Beimel noted, is actually the second chapel to be built at the convent.
Theresa McFall, 49, of 759 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at UPMC Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 12, 1965, a daughter of the late James Dornish and Helen Samick Dornish Beck Fredrickson, who survives, of St. Marys.
Theresa was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of the Elk Baptist Church. She had worked as a care nurse for many years and also had her own cleaning business. She was a fun loving person who enjoyed being with her family and friends, and who lived life to the fullest.
William J. Folmar, 78 of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Karthaus, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.
He was born Oct. 30, 1936 in Clearfield, son of the late Irvin and Elsie Folmar. Bill proudly served his country in the United States Air Force as a flight engineer retiring with a rank of Master Sargent. After his retirement from the Air Force in 1974, he then worked in the Karthaus post office, retiring in 1997 as the postmaster.
Earl Dennis Crosby, 78, of Pine, Ariz., and formerly of St. Marys, died in the early morning of Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 in Payson Regional Medical Center in Arizona after recurring health complications caused his heart to stop.
Dennis, as he was known to his friends, moved to Pine, Ariz. two and half years ago with his sister from Colorado. He was born July 6, 1936 in Warren and lived in St. Marys where he went to school at Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School and Central Catholic High School. After graduation, his family moved to North Olmsted (Cleveland), Ohio.
John H. Clark, 60, of 105 Darr St., St. Marys, died peacefully at his home Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.
He was born Jan. 30, 1954, a son of the late Robert and Margaret McDonald Clark.
John was a graduate of Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1972, and a veteran of the U.S. Army having served from 1974-1976. He was a member of the CMF and had been employed at St. Marys Carbon Company for more than 40 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Joseph Bleggi, 76, of Grapevine, Texas, formerly of Weedville, had returned to the valley last week, his home place, to attend the funeral of his nephew, when he died unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Penfield.
He was born May 24, 1938 in Weedville, son of the late Albino and Gisella â€śHazelâ€ť (Michelini) Bleggi. He first married Judy (Carpin) Bleggi who preceded him in death in 1988. He later married Linn (Wilson) Bleggi who survives and lives in Texas.
A Living Nativity drew visitors throughout Friday evening as part of St. Marys' annual Light Up Night celebration.
The Shiloh Presbyterian Church hosted its first ever Living Nativity, complete with children and adult characters as well as a camel, llama, donkey and sheep.
Parish members have been working about one and a half months on the project.
Although this is a new venture for the church, Shiloh Pastor Rev. Scott Wiest Sr., said they are considering the possibility of expanding it in the future.
EMPORIUM â€“ Working in an industry surrounded by a negative stigma, Seneca Resources faces many questions about the impacts that its work has on the environment and community that surround its drilling sites.
On a recent rig tour, Seneca Resources representatives answered a few common concerns about the gas drilling industry, specifically the company that owns a majority of the mineral rights in Elk County, Seneca Resources, while explaining what Seneca does to recycle goods and reduce the impact of its drilling sites.
The first of three planned tours at St. Joseph Monastery was held on Friday evening, and the turnout by members of the community was overwhelming.Â
It was anticipated that maybe a few dozen people would show up. Instead, around 250 were estimated to have attended.