November 21st, 2013
"It will be a long time before the saddened implication of [President John F.] Kennedy's death will be forgotten in the land of his birth." These words formed the conclusion of an editorial titled 'All America Mourns' that appeared in The Daily Press on Saturday, Nov. 23, 1963, the day after Kennedy's assassination, and was penned by Daily Press editor H. T. "Jack" O'Brien.
In addition to Saturday's editorial, O'Brien also authored several others related to Kennedy that appeared in the paper in the days both leading up to and following his death.
George R. Zamboldi, 84, of Linden, Mich., died November 19, 2013.
He was born April 20, 1929 in New Bethlehem, the son of the late Joseph and Angelina (Berti) Zamboldi.
He was educated at the St. Marys schools and attended Duquesne University on a football scholarship. He proudly served his country in the army during the Korean conflict, in counter intelligence. He was employed for many years at Airco Speer Carbon Company in St. Marys, and then started his own manufacturers rep company.
Vincent J. â€śPotatoâ€ť Olewnik, 82, Chestnut Avenue, Force, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 28, 1931 in Force, son of the late Stanley and Mary (Visneski) Olewnik. On April 27, 1957 in St. Joseph's Church, DuBois, he married Germaine (Zukauskas), she survives.
Pauline M. â€śPollyâ€ť Fox, 67, of 802 Washington St., St. Marys, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at her home.
She was born Sept. 2, 1946 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Paul and Margie Wicks Herzing.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School. She was a former employee of Quality Components.
On July 12, 1969, in St. Leoâ€™s Church, she married Dennis T. â€śDennyâ€ť Fox, who preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 2009.
Mrs. Fox was a member of the St. Maryâ€™s Church. She enjoyed her family, grandchildren, and her dog, Marley.
Gloria Katherine Donovan, 87, of St. Marys, formerly of Ridgway and Smethport, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.Â
She was born Sept. 22, 1926 in Shamokin, a daughter of Elvin W. and B. Katherine Wilson Long.Â On June 20, 1947, in Williamsport, she married James Edward Donovan who died Aug. 17, 1998.
Mrs. Donovan was a graduate of Williamsport High School and attended Lock Haven State Teacherâ€™s College. She was employed as the food services director at the Ridgway High School for 20 years, retiring in 1988.
Despite the recent passage by Pennsylvania House and Senate leaders of a major transportation spending proposal for the state, in the immediate aftermath local planning officials are still feeling the squeeze.
The U.S. Army marched into St. Marys Area High School on Wednesday afternoon as they officially honored seniors Catherine Riddle and Jaime Whitaker as being selected as part of the
2014 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.
They are among only 10 students chosen from Pennsylvania.
With this selection, Riddle and Whitaker join the ranks of an elite group of only 125 musicians and color guard members from across the country who will showcase their talent during a halftime performance at the nationally broadcast U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.
Drivers entering and leaving St. Marys on the Million Dollar Highway may notice a new billboard that expresses a strong opinion on an issue that often raises strong emotions.
The billboard that reads, â€śGod is pro-life,â€ť and, â€śChoose to give your baby life,â€ť has been placed by Elk County Right to Life with donations from the Knights of Columbus and the efforts of various community members.
Members of Elk County Right to Life and the Knights of Columbus gathered at the home of Viola Geci on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the placement of the new sign.
The Elk County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday morning announced that their proposed budget with be unveiled during a special meeting next week.
The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 in Conference Room No. 2 at the Elk County Courthouse Annex.
In other business, the commissioners on Tuesday morning during a meeting approved a five-year contract with Boot Jack Auto Sales for fleet maintenance for county-owned vehicles.
Members of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved numerous items during their recent meeting.
Superintendent Ann Kearney noted information on food service surveys for parents will be sent home this week. The survey is posted on the school district's website.