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November 2nd, 2012

Brookville named one of 'Prettiest Painted Places'

November 2, 2012

If you want to see the prettiest painted communities in America, you’re going to need a lot of time, several tanks of gas, and a state-of-the-art GPS.  The Paint Quality Institute has identified the nation’s 12 most beautifully painted neighborhoods and towns, and many are little-known and far from the beaten path.

Gail F. (Facchine) Forbes

November 2, 2012

Gail F. (Facchine) Forbes, 65, of Greensburg, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at home.
She was born on Aug. 6, 1947 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Guido and Mary Wurm Facchine.
Gail was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School and Seton Hill College. She received her Masters in Teaching at the University of Pittsburgh. She taught fourth grade and was the Instructional Support teacher at Mt. View School in Latrobe prior to retiring in 2004.

Richard H. "Dick" Farnsworth

November 2, 2012

Richard H. "Dick" Farnsworth, 71, of 811 Washington St., St. Marys, died at his home on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 following a battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 20, 1941 in New Millport, a son of the late Russell and Bertha Chittister Farnsworth.
On Feb. 4, 1967 in St. Mary's Church, he married Joan Hoffman Farnsworth, who survives.
Dick was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having been discharged in January of 1968. He made his career working at St. Marys Carbon and Stackpole Carbon Company. He also spent time as a truck driver and working at the All American Car Wash.

November 1st

Coudersport eliminates Lady Crusader volleyball 3-1

November 1, 2012

School board to meet in Bennetts Valley

November 1, 2012

A public meeting to discuss the possible demolition of the old portion of the Bennetts Valley Elementary School will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bennetts Valley Elementary School gymnasium. The workshop meeting of the St. Marys Area Board of School Directors will be held Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium. Items on the agenda include board procedures, general school affairs, business affairs, student activities, buildings and grounds, curriculum, transportation, personnel and any other matters that may come before the board.

City Council to meet Monday

November 1, 2012

St. Marys City Council will be holding a worksession on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Room of City Hall, 11 LaFayette Street.
Items on the agenda include:
Report on Executive Session
Consider for publication:
Ordinance No. 277, re: Revising the procedure for the setting of parking fines and reporting and paying the same and the designation of parking lots
Ordinance No. 279, re: Making technical revisions and modifying various provisions of the City Zoning Ordinance
Request for free parking from the Chamber of Commerce
2013 Budget Workshop

USDA announces chicken nugget recall   

November 1, 2012

WASHINGTON – Perdue Foods, LLC, a Bridgewater, Va. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,440 pounds of chicken breast nugget products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, milk, not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday.   

Earl C. Lecker

November 1, 2012

Earl C. Lecker, 78, of St. Marys, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 while visiting his daughter, Amy Lecker Lynn, in Bristow, Va.
Earl was born May 27, 1934 in St. Marys, a son of the late Norbert and Caroline Lecker, and was one of 11 children.
On Nov. 21, 1951, he joined the U.S. Navy and fought in the Korean War. He devoted four years of his life serving our country, and was very proud to be a Korean War veteran.

Paula R. Carr

November 1, 2012

Paula R. Carr, 65, of E. Scribner Ave., DuBois, died on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 at the DuBois Nursing Home.
She was born on Oct. 12, 1947 in DuBois, daughter of the late Paul and Mary Buskirk Bloom.
Paula was a member of the V.F.W. Club in DuBois. She was Methodist by faith. She also enjoyed dancing, taking walks and camping. Above all, she loved spending time and being with Harry Hepburn.
Paula had worked in the housekeeping department at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.

October 31st

Central Pa. Investment and Wealth Management Co. announces expansion

October 31, 2012

WARREN – Central Pennsylvania Investment and Wealth Management Company (CPI), a locally owned, full-service financial institution located in St. Marys, has announced the opening of a branch office in Warren. The expansion into the Warren market will allow CPI, an independent firm processing with Woodbury Financial Services Inc., to further assist its clientele in providing proactive financial solutions.

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch opened play in the District 9 League Friday by hosting the Brookville...
The St. Marys Area Dutch wrestling team opened their home dual meet season with a 42-21 victory...
The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 55-34...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...