March 15th, 2012
Itâ€™s no surprise that Kane native Jim Sirianni became a high school history teacher.
The late Robert â€śChiefâ€ť Carson, a Kane teacher, heavily influenced Sirianni. And he listened to his tutor and has had a 36-year career as a history teacher at Kane Area High School.
â€śIâ€™ve always been interested in history,â€ť Sirianni said.
Sirianni not only teaches history. He has dug deep into the subjectâ€”especially on the local level.
Charlene Parks Bradford, 54, of Homosassa, Fla., died on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 after a brief illness.
She was born May 2, 1957, in Johnsonburg, the daughter of the late Harold D. and Ethel (Arron) Parks.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Bradford of Homosassa, Fla.; three brothers, Larry Parks of Johnsonburg, Gary Parks of Wilcox, and Kirk Parks of St. Marys; and a sister, Tammy Parks of Johnsonburg.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jay Parks of California, in 1992.
The St. Marys Area Winter Sports Awards Program was held Tuesday evening in Carpin Auditorium.
Student Activities Director Terry Straub welcomed everyone to the awards portion of the evening in Carpin Auditorium.
The first order of business was presenting Michael Fox and Matt Hoffman with their Upper Allegheny Soccer League trophies, which they received for being named to the UAVSL all-star squad following the fall season.
The three co-op sports were the first to present their letter winners.
ECC finishes with fine 24-5 record
PUNXSUTAWNEY - The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team was eliminated from the PIAA Class A girlsâ€™ tournament by the Vincentian Academy Lady Royals last night in a second-round game played at Punxsutawney Area High School by a 57-38 score.
The Lady Crusaders got off to a rough start offensively, as the Lady Royals outscored them 17-6 in the first period and 11-10 in the second quarter to take a 28-16 halftime lead. In the second half, Vincentian outscored Elk Catholic 29-22.
From jewelry, food, makeup and accessories to kitchen products, candles, crafts and home decor the upcoming Lucky Ladies Day taking place on Saturday is featuring an array of area vendors showcasing their products.
The event, sponsored by Relay for Life's Team SMP which consists of staff of St. Marys Pharmacy and Home Medical, is taking place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the St. Boniface Elementary School cafeteria in Kersey. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.
The Red Cross Blood Drive, held Wednesday at the Moose Club in St. Marys, saw over 60 individuals turn up to donate.
Pat Schwarzmueller, of Buffalo, a supervisor with the New York and Northwestern Pa. chapter of the Red Cross, said "everyone is our type" when asked what blood types the organization is looking for.
Elk County Catholic High School recently held its annual induction ceremony for the National Honor Society, this year welcoming 30 new members into the organization.
In addition to maintaining a certain grade point average, inductees also had to meet specific criteria related to leadership, service, and character.
Proposed cuts to higher education included in Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's 2012-2013 budget proposal have precipitated a backlash, with student protests and academic administrators in Harrisburg clamoring for legislative allies in an effort to stem the flow of state dollars from their respective institutions.
Rita Delores Marks, 75, of Adams Street, Byrnedale, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at UPMC Northwest in Seneca, Pa.
She was born May 25, 1936 in Byrnedale, the daughter of the late William H. and Mary Alice (Ferris) Cassels.
She lived most of her life in Byrnedale and attended Weedville schools. She worked as a beautician for some years and retired from Windfall as a floor leader in 2000 after nine and a half years.
Ray E. Lewis, 89, of 1470 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, died early Tuesday morning, March 13, 2012, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 23, 1922, in Ridgway, son of the late Charles H. and Josephine (Greeley) Lewis. He married Flora A. Bobenrieth on April 1, 1977; she survives.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a member of the American Legion Post #208. Ray was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to garden. He served in the U.S. Army and was a WWII veteran. He had been a self-employed truck driver for Lewis Trucking for 52 years.