Mary K. McCarren, 65, of 67 Pine Ave., Force, died on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at her home.
She was born Sept. 28, 1948 in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Ann Swanson Manners of St. Marys and the late Alfred "Pete" Manners, who preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 2013.
On June 8, 1968 in St. Boniface Church, she married Francis McCarren Sr., who survives.
Mary was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Bennetts Valley High School.Â She was Methodist by faith and enjoyed crocheting, bingo and baking.Â She also enjoyed camping and country music.
Recently representatives from the Elk County Humane Society addressed the growing problem of feline overpopulation and their proposed efforts to lessen the burden on the shelter and area residents.
Elk County Humane Society President Joe Boylan explained the goal of the society is to provide an adequate place to temporarily house animals until most can be adopted and to educate the community on the benefits associated with spaying and neutering to reduce the magnitude of the situation going forward.
Childhood memories inspired an extensive hobby for Chuck Fox and Tom Schloder. â€śTomâ€™s Trains,â€ť an extensive model train display spans a large room at Schloderâ€™s home on East Eschbach Road.
â€śIt just excites me doing this,â€ť Schloder said. â€śI spend some time every day tinkering around on these trains."
Schloder remembers finding his first model train set up around the Christmas tree on the Christmas morning of 1947.
The annual Wreaths Across America ceremony was held Saturday at noon, in conjunction with the wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Coordinator Dolly Wehler said that this year's ceremony had the most people in attendance, in spite of a heavy snowstorm.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team used Friday the 13th to their advantage as they won their home opener 76-58 over the Coudersport Falcons on Elementary Night.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team picked up their first win of the season with a 67-32 victory over the Kane Wolves on Friday night in Kane.
Bernice E. Ott, 88, of 507 McClelland St., Ridgway, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 13, 1925 in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Louis and Lillian Fleming Entres.
A new service is being offered inside Patty Krivonyakâ€™s Always Stylinâ€™ salon at the St. Marys Plaza as Lindsey Daly is now taking appointments for therapeutic massage.
Daly said that studying nursing led to her interest in helping people through therapeutic massage.
Flying Dove Ranch, a non-profit organization located along Old Red Mill Dam Road in Ridgway, has recently added some new buildings on the property in order to provide more accommodations for guests as well as youth participating in programs hosted at the ranch.
The St. Marys Area gymnastics team opened their 2013-2014 season on Wednesday evening on the road as they defeated the Ridgway Area squad by a 114.975 to 100.125 score.