February 25th, 2013
Following a decision by the Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] to institute general permit fees for stream and wetland projects, the Elk County Conservation District approved a motion to waive fees for reviewing the permit.
CLARION - The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling team will be sending seven representatives to the PIAA Class AAA Northwest Regional this coming weekend at Altoona Area High School following the District 4/9 Individual Wrestling Championships held at Clarion University.
The Harrisburg-based firm Long, Nyquist and Associates presented general highlights of a plan to market the city's airport industrial park to members of City Council.
JAY TWP. - Jay Township's Water Authority is demanding answers from the township's board of supervisors following their refusal to fill a vacancy on the water authority's board during the township's reorganizational meeting in January.
Donald G. Olson, 91, of 315 Jackson Ave., Ridgway, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, Feb. 24, 2013, at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born March 19, 1921 in Ridgway, son of the late Fritz and Molly (Nelson) Olson.
He married Martha E. Miller on Sept. 14, 1946 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in St. Marys, with Fr. Henry officiating.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a 1938 graduate of the Ridgway High School. He was a member of the Ridgway Elks Club, and a past member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion.
He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of WWII.
Adeline M. Knight, 94, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 139 Locust Rd., St. Marys, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 5, 1918 in Kersey, daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Eckert Emmert.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1937. She was a former employee of the Market Basket for 27 years.
On Sept. 1, 1939, in the St. Boniface Church in Kersey, she married Othmar P. Knight, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 1978.
Rose Marie Hedberg, 70, of Bennetts Valley Highway, Byrnedale, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at home surrounded by her family.
She was born May 29, 1942, daughter of the late Steve and Jenny (Micale) Kuchy.
She was a lifelong resident of Bennetts Valley and the proud owner of Rose's Hilltop Diner for the past 20 years.
Margaret V. Anzinger
Margaret V. Anzinger, 83, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, and formerly of Elk Towers and Weedville, died peacefullyÂ surrounded by her family at Elk Haven Nursing Home on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 23, 2013.
She was born June 25, 1929 in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late Herbert and Marie Lukehart Fox.
On May 31, 1958, in Tyler, she married John Anzinger, who survives.
She lived most of her life in Bennetts Valley and was a member of the Sacred Heart Church.
Frances A. Anderson, 96, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 105 David St., Kersey, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 30, 1916, in Kersey, daughter of the late Antolino and Josephine Stenta. On Aug. 3, 1935, in the Maria Lutheran Church, she married Andrew John Anderson, who preceded her in death on June 5, 1986.
Mrs. Anderson was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1934. She was a member of the Maria Lutheran Church.
Confirmation candidates from the three local parishes-- St. Marys, Sacred Heart, and Queen of the World-- held a 'Soup'er Bowl collection following each Mass at all three parishes on the weekend of the Super Bowl earlier this month. Student volunteers also manned a collection following a Mass held at the chapel at Elk County Catholic High School that weekend prior to the Diamond Dazzle. Throughout the course of that weekend, over $5,700 was raised to benefit the St. Marys Christian Food Bank.