June 11th, 2013
ST. MARYS â€“ In approving the St. Marys Area School District's 2013 budget, the board of directors have resorted to transferring over a half-million dollars from district reserve funds to cover an expected budget shortfall and avoid program cuts and tax hikes.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ An impressive lineup of open class drum corps are set to perform at a Blast in the Burg IV taking place Friday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. at Memorial Field in Johnsonburg.
"This year's lineup of corps is bound to please everyone alike," said Terry Feronti, event organizer.
RIDGWAY â€“ A Byrnedale man charged in a July 11, 2012, wreck along SR 255 in Weedville that claimed the life of his 23-year-old passenger was in Elk County Court Tuesday where he asked a judge to weigh in on the admissibility, and accessibility, of the evidence against him before going to trial.
ST. MARYS â€“ A group of former area high school athletes seeking to have the St. Marys Area School District's high school football field renamed after alumnus and former pro football player Dan Conners were met with resistance by the district's board of directors who asked if Conners' on-field achievements were enough to warrant the distinction, given what was characterized as his frayed and distant ties to the community.
John Leo Colle, 73, of Lee, Maine, died on May 9, 2013, at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine, after a brief bout with cancer.
Born November 9, 1939, in Kane, he was a son of Felix and Elizabeth Colle.
KERSEY â€“ At just 25, Lacey Skillman of Ridgway has been waging a battle against colorectal cancer as she has been in and out of remission for a little over a year.
As the keynote speaker for the 2013 Relay for Life of Elk County Skillman told her story, often through tears, to a crowd gathered during the Opening Ceremony held Saturday at noon at the Fox Township Community Park.
BRADFORD TWP. â€“ It took a squadron of police to stop a McKean County motorist found to have a Blood Alcohol Content [BAC] of .251 after he reportedly led police on a late night car chase Sunday on state Route 219 in Bradford Township.
The St. Marys American Legion Post 103 won a hard fought 4-2 victory over the Bradford Legion team on Sunday evening at Berwind Park.
The annual Pizza Tournament, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament that is typically a Friday night staple at Memorial Park, kicked off for the summer on Saturday evening at Fox Township Community Park in a special event held in conjunction with the Relay for Life.
Jennie R. Capuccini, 93, a resident of Elk Haven and a former Kersey resident, died Friday, June 7, 2013 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.
She was born March 2, 1920, in Kersey, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Antonioli Capuccini.
She was a lifelong resident of the area, attended Kersey schools, and was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Co.
She was a member of the St. Boniface Church.
She is survived by a sister, Carolyn Miller and her husband James of State College; and by several nieces and nephews.