February 23rd, 2012
Joseph C. Rieder, 74, of Northumberland, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 at Geisinger Medical Center.
He was born in St. Marys, the son of the late Joseph and Veneta Gerg Rieder.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters; one son; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Lou Ritter, Margaret (Peg) Buhler and Patty Brooks; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Wilbur, Bob, Tom and Richard; and three sisters, Verna Dornish, Elaine Brennan and Shirley Lanzel.
Joan Helen Krise, 69, of 227 Ridge Rd., Kersey, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 at the Mt. Laurel Nursing Home in Clearfield following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 4, 1942 in Portland Mills, daughter of the late John and Lola Luchs Bugden. On March 23, 1957 in Ridgway, she married Thomas Anthony Krise Sr., who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Ridgway schools. She was a former employee of Wal-Mart and the former Oasis Restaurant in Ridgway. She enjoyed cooking.
Family and friends of St. Marys native Tom Krug have worked tenaciously to organize a fundraiser being held on Saturday evening at The Edgewood to assist the family in paying their medical bills as they continue to recover from injuries they sustained in a multi-vehicle pileup crash on Interstate 80.
The benefit dance will run from 6 p.m. to midnight at The Edgewood, located at 717 S. St. Marys St. behind the Subway restaurant. Ticket costs, available for singles or couples, include the cost of food, adult beverages and entertainment. Attendees must be 21 years of age.
At the recent Deanery meeting held at the priory in St. Marys, pastors and priests of Elk County parishes gathered to discuss issues of relevance to the Catholic Church, with the prevalent topic being that of a recent mandate by the Obama administration that requires employers, including religious institutions, to provide contraceptives for employees under healthcare plans.
Members of St. Marys City Council were informed a new state regulation could supersede an oil and gas ordinance the city has been working on for over a year.
Zoning Officer Matt Pfeufer approached the council during Monday evening's meeting looking for direction in determining if the city's new ordinance is going to be in compliance with the state regulations. If changes are to be made, Pfeufer must instruct the city's planning commission to make the necessary revisions.
Reacting to Governor Tom Corbett's initial budget proposal released Feb. 7, officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] said they find the spending plan to be challenging.
"The state budget is definitely a tough budget with a lot of things that, if they play out the way they are in the proposal, will present challenges to a lot of people," said Eric Bridges, executive director at North Central. "It is a budget proposal and given that it is an election year, there will be a lot of legislative wrangling.
In a seminar at the American Legion building on Main Street in Ridgway Wednesday, two artisans participating in the annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carver Rendezvous, Roger Day of England and Bob King of Seattle, Wash., spoke about the processes involved in wood carving, as well as the technique and new technology geared toward the medium of wood.
Bob King, in his seventh year at Rendezvous, delved into the topic of spatial perception which he described as "something we all have in common, how we perceive objects in the world and their relation to us in space."
Leo Tamburlin, 93, of Route 219, Brockport, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at his residence.
He was born April 19, 1918, in Kersey, son of the late Peter and Felicita Ferraza Tamburlin. He married Lorraine Grecco, who survives.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team advanced to the District 9 Class A quarterfinals by defeating the Cameron County Red Raiders by a 58-48 score Wednesday night at the ECCHS gym.
The Crusaders started out slow as they were outscored 13-5 in the first quarter, but ended the first half tied at 22. In the second half of the game, Elk Catholic outscored the Raiders by a 36-26 margin to advance.
The Crusaders will now travel to Rimersburg Friday night for a 7 p.m. game with second seed Union Knights.
Dutch squad takes second in state bronze division
The St. Marys Area gymnastics squad brought home a silver plaque in the PA Classic Team Championship, with two members of the squad winning gold medals. The team brought home a total of 13 medals.
Bringing home individual championships were senior Michaela Sorg in the balance beam and sophomore Mackenzie Neureiter in the floor exercise.