February 20th, 2013
Constance L. (Connie) Eckert, 78, died at her home in Galeton on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.
Connie was born in St. Marys in 1934 and graduated from St. Marys High School in 1953.
On February 12, 1955 in St. Marys, she married her loving husband of 58 years, Jerome Eckert, who survives.
She was very active in the Catholic Church and various charities, including the Special Olympics, and enjoyed sports and spending time with her family.
A cautionary tale circulating through the cybersphere warns readers not to pull over for unmarked cars with flashing red lights because it is the work of criminals masquerading as police in targeting lone motorists as victims. According to myth-busting site www.snopes.com, that tale may be a mix of both fact and fiction.
Ridgway native and Elk County Catholic High School graduate Logan Williams will return to Biblical times as one of the stars in an upcoming production of "Children of Eden" at the Byham Theater in Pittsburgh this March.
The Elk County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a recycling development and implementation grant for approximately $83,000 during a bi-weekly meeting.
William Gerg, a deputy for the Elk County Sheriff's Department, was recognized Tuesday morning during a board of commissioners meeting for exceptional services to the county.
Carmellena M. "Lena" Scilingo, 85, of Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys and formerly of 321 East Ave., Johnsonburg, died
Tuesday morning, Feb. 19, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born on March 4, 1927 in Johnsonburg, the daughter of the late Paul and Carmella Borelli Scilingo.
She resided in Johnsonburg all her life and attended Holy Rosary School in Johnsonburg. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg. She had been an Avon representative for several years.
Victoria Karoleski, 88, a resident of Christ the King Manor and formerly of Reed Street in DuBois, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
Born on April 22, 1924 in DuBois, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Adamski) Dobinski.
On April 23, 1949, she married Edward S. Karoleski, who survives.
She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Rosary Infant of Prague Society.
She enjoyed being with her family.
Stanley C. â€śCorkâ€ť Langston Jr., 62, of Winslow Hill Road, Benezette, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at home after a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was born May 29, 1950 in Washington, D.C., the son of Stanley C. Langston Sr. and Marjorie (Zema) Langston, who survive. On June 25, 1983, he married Pegenne (Jones), who survives.
He was a graduate of Knoch High School in Saxonburg and had been a resident of Benezette since 1998.
He served for two years in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam era as a Corporal in the Marine Corps Air Division.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders advanced to the quarterfinals of the District 9 Class A tournament with a 78-43 victory over the Port Allegany Gators Tuesday night at the ECCHS gym.
The Crystal Fire Department improved upon its already high score, receiving a superior rating during a recent Insurance Services Office (ISO) analysis.