March 10th, 2013
Margaret â€śMargeâ€ťÂ Schaberl Forster, 99, a recent resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 979 Johnsonburg Rd., died on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the nursing home.Â
She was born on Nov. 26, 1913 in Daguscahonda in a boarding house run by her mother, Gertrude Schaberl.Â
On Oct. 10, 1935, she married the late Henry "Hank" Forster in St. Mary's Church, where they celebrated four very special anniversaries.Â He preceded her in death on June 28, 2002 after nearly 67 years of marriage.Â
Doris B. Hunger, 82, of Punxsutawney, died peacefully at home with her family on Thursday, March 7, 2013.
She was born July 25, 1930 in Summerville, the daughter of the late Donald and Sarah (Wayland) Burns. She was married to John B. Hunger Jr., who preceded her in death on July 20, 2002.
Mrs. Hunger and her husband owned and operated Hunger's Office Supply in Punxsutawney and the Hunger's Hallmark at the Groundhog Plaza.
ST. MARYS - A new program is in the works to offer low income students in the St. Marys Area School District access to pre-Kindergarten instruction, the only of its kind in the county.
The Fox Township Supervisors met in a brief executive session during their recently held regular monthly meeting.
As a result, Supervisor Mike Keller said they discussed negotiations to purchase property from Dinsmore Welding at the Industrial Park. The township has agreed to purchase the land, with Supervisor Randy Gradizzi to present the owner with the price to see if he agrees with the amount.
Supervisor Dave Mattiuz said a resident requested open gym hours at the Community Building. He said he believed this to be a good idea. The supervisors approved looking into the request.
With enrollment and revenue both in decline, expenditures on the rise and uncertainty surrounding the future of state funding all shaping discussions surrounding the district's budget, St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Ann Kearney presented the proposed budget for 2013-2014 to the board Thursday night.
Thursday's workshop meeting of the St. Marys Area Board of Directors included the announcement of two emergency drills to be held in district buildings during March.
The Daily Press is one of the thousands of newspapers across the U.S. commemorating Newspaper In Education Week by recognizing area businesses for their contribution in providing newspapers to local classrooms to utilize as an educational resource.
Last Friday the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) announced the discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in three free-ranging deer harvested during the 2012 general firearms deer season.
Mary Lou Knapp DiNardo, 80, of 424 Water Street Extension, Johnsonburg, died early Thursday morning, March 7, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born on May 7, 1932 in Johnstown, daughter of the late LaRue and Mildred Hunter Knapp.
She had been married to John Murphy II and the late George DiNardo.
ST. MARYS - A note stating a potential bomb was present at Elk County Catholic High School Wednesday morning was determined to be a hoax with the help of St. Marys City Police, according to school officials.